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Checklist of Trees and Shrubs for Shelterbelts: B - C

Botanical name Common name Deciduous/ Evergreen Height Growth rate Hardiness Wind Notes
Buddleia davidii Butterfly bush D S M-F 5 W Most soils,sunny position.Dyes.
Bumelia lanuginosa Chittamwood D M S-M 6 M Well drained soil,warm sunny position.Edible fruit.Gum-used for chewing.
Castanea sativa Sweet chestnut D T S-M 5 M Most soils,but dislikes lime.Edible seed.Hair shampoo,tannin,medicinal.
Cedrus deodara Deodar E T M 5 W Most well drained soils,sunny position.Medicinal.
Celtis occidentalis Sugarberry D T S 2 W Most soils,drought resistant.Edible fruit and seed.Dye.
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Lawson`s cypress E T F 6 W See hedge list.
Clematis flammula   D S-M M 6 W Dislikes heavy clay or sandy soils.Lime tolerant.Edible young shoots-cooked? Probably toxic.
Cordyline australis Cabbage palm E S-M S 8 M Well drained soils.Edible roots,shoots and pith-cooked.Fructose from stem and roots.Fibre.
Cornus capitata Bentham`s cornel D M M 8 M Most soils.Edible fruit.
Correa alba Botany bay tea tree E S S 9 M Peaty soil,sunny position.Tea.
Crataegus spp. Hawthorns D M M-F 5 W Most soils.Edible fruit and young leaves.Most species can be used other than C.apiifolia and C.spathulata.
Cryptomeria japonica Japanese cedar E T M 6 W Most soils,doing best in W.Britain.Incense.
Cupressocyparis leylandii Leyland cypress E T F 7 M See hedge list.
Cupressus macrocarpa Monterey cypress E T F 8 M See hedge list.

KEY

D = Deciduous E = Evergreen

Height:- S = Small (to 4ft for hedges, 20ft for trees.) M = Medium (to 6ft for hedges, 50ft for trees.) T = Tall (over 6ft for hedges, over 50ft for trees.)

Rate of Growth:- S = Slow M = Medium F = Fast

Wind Resistance:- W = tolerates Windy sites M = tolerates Maritime exposure

Hardiness zones 1(hardiest) to 10:- most of Britain is in zone 7 or 8 with some upland and northern areas being colder whilst western and southern coastal areas are milder.

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