Gallery - Shrubs
Scrambling shrub that comprises hundreds of microspecies. Arching stems armed with variably shaped prickles and root when they touch the ground.
Clump-forming shrub whose week, trailing,purplish stems carry small numbers of curved thorns.
Clump-forming shrub with suckers and stems that bear numerous straight thorns and stiff bristles.
Dense shrub of hedgerows, scrub and woodland margins with arching stems that bear rather straight thorns.
Compact hedgerow shrub. Upright stems bear short, curved thorns, bristles and glands.
Scrambling hedgerow shrub,long arching stems bear curved thorns.
Showy shrub with upright stems with rather straight thorns.
More often a multi-stemmed shrub than a tree. Much Hazel was formerly coppiced. The fruit are eaten by many species of animal and bird.
Also known as Palm,Great Sallow or Pussy Willow.
A native hedgerow shrub with small unlobed, serrated leaves, dark brown-black twigs and spines. Hawthorn like flowers appear in early spring before the leaves.
Laurel as its better known has a evergreen leaf simlar to Rhododendron which is another introduction.
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