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Recommend evergreen for woodland

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My fledgling woodland is doing well but mostly deciduous so looks pretty sparse and sad in the winter. I have a few Scots pine and holly planted, none of which are doing that well but wondered what evergreen species I could plant to give it some structure/cover at this time of year?

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Eucalyptus :D

 

Fast growing, good firewood and being a broadleaf will blend in fairly well too.

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2 minutes ago, Big J said:

Eucalyptus :D

 

Fast growing, good firewood and being a broadleaf will blend in fairly well too.

Seems so obvious now... any particular species?

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17 minutes ago, spandit said:

Seems so obvious now... any particular species?

Probably glaucescens, with you being on the east. You'll be too cold for nitens unfortunately. Glaucescens will still outgrow any native species. Speak to Bryan Elliot at Eucalyptus Renewables about saplings :D

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7 minutes ago, Big J said:

Probably glaucescens, with you being on the east. You'll be too cold for nitens unfortunately. Glaucescens will still outgrow any native species. Speak to Bryan Elliot at Eucalyptus Renewables about saplings :D

I've fired them off an e-mail...

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1 hour ago, Big J said:

Eucalyptus :D

 

Fast growing, good firewood and being a broadleaf will blend in fairly well too.

You an yr Eucs ;)  add Hemlock in there too ,  K

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10 minutes ago, Khriss said:

You an yr Eucs ;)  add Hemlock in there too ,  K

I love hemlock. It can become a little dominant though as it's so good at self-seeding :D

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3 minutes ago, Big J said:

I love hemlock. It can become a little dominant though as it's so good at self-seeding :D

I havent seen it fr ages an it used to be a conerstone tree in For, always wanted a goblet made out of it . K

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2 minutes ago, Khriss said:

I havent seen it fr ages an it used to be a conerstone tree in For, always wanted a goblet made out of it . K

It's really common in these parts. It self seeds with extraordinary vigour, even in places where there is no evidence of local hemlock trees.

There is a lovely mature (ie, over 100ft tall) DF stand near to us with a complete carpet of 20ft hemlock underneath if. It's very pretty.

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