The Wildlife Food Plants Collection

  • It is not only us emerging from hibernation, but nature’s wildlife too. To help feed them through the coming seasons we have curated a food for wildlife collection.

  • The irresistible Wildlife Food Plants Collection contains one of each plant in either a 7cm or 8cm pot.

  • Chinese Rowan– Sorbus wilsoniana: Native in the Far East, this is a small, shrub like tree. It has fishbone-like composted leaves that turn a vibrant orange throughout Autumn. Large, white flower heads bloom late May which are then followed by striking red, very ornamental fruits from August. Easy to grow and can be grown in a large pot on the patio. Fully hardy to the UK.
  • Japanese Raisin Tree – Hovenia dulcis: An ornamental, deciduous tree with a medium growth rate (growing up to 10m). The tree is made up of large, glossy leaves that are slightly pointed. During July, the tree produces clusters of small, cream-coloured flowers which are followed by the fruits. The tree begins to produce the fruits after 3-4 years which are edible whether raw (they are sweet and have a similar flavour to that of the pear) or cooked, when dried they have a similar texture and flavour to raisins. It is a hardy plant, surviving temperatures as low as -20c.
  • Turkish Hazel – Corylus colurna: The largest species of hazel, reaching to a medium sized tree (it can be trimmed). Its leaves are softly hairy on both surfaces and turn a golden yellow during autumn. The fruits are nuts, slightly smaller than the commercial hazelnut but they are still edible and tasty. This is a very tolerant plant; will thrive in most types of soil with a slightly acidic, neutral, or alkaline pH. It is also very tolerant to urban pollution and drought.