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Checklist of Trees and Shrubs for Shelterbelts: E - M

Botanical name Common name Deciduous/ Evergreen Height Growth rate Hardiness Wind Notes
Eucalyptus coccifera Snow gum E M M 8 W Deep well drained soil,sunny position.Dyes.
Eucalyptus johnstonii Yellow gum E T M-F 8 M Deep well drained soil,sunny position.
Eucalyptus niphophylla Snow gum E S-M S 7 M Deep well drained soil,sunny position.Essential oil.
Eucalyptus pauciflora Ghost gum E M-T M 7 M Deep well drained soil,sunny position.
Fraxinus excelsior Ash D T F 4 M Prefers deep soils,succeeding on chalk.Can be wind shaped.Edible seed.Dye,medicinal,string.
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Red ash D M-T M-F 4 W Most soils.Tolerates urban pollution.Edible inner bark.Medicinal.
Ilex opaca American holly E M S-M 5 W Most soils if not waterlogged.Dislikes root disturbance.Tea.
Juniperus communis Juniper E M S-M 6 M Most soils.Edible fruit-a flavouring.Incense,fumigant,insect repellent,varnish,tea,medicinal.
Larix decidua Larch D T F 4 M Well drained soils,dislikes chalk or peat.Edible inner bark.Resin,tannin,medicinal.
Maclura pomifera Osage orange D M M 5 W See hedge list.
Morus alba White mulberry D M M 4 W Good soil,sunny position.Var."Tartarica"is used.Edible fruit and young leaves.Dye,fibre.

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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