Cuppressocyparis Leylandii | Mary Letitia Green & Albert Bruce Jackson

Cuppressocyparis Leylandii or more commonly Leyland Cypress. This tree commonly grows and is planted as a hedge in many gardens of the world. It is a bigeneric hybrid between two genera both natives of North America. But as their evolution took place in locations separated by vast distances, never actually met in nature. One parent is – the Monterey Cypress or Cupressus macrocarpa is a fast growing tree but not hardy, from the central coast of California. The other parent is slower growing but hardy and is native of the coastal regions of Alaska and British Columbia. Authorship is by M.L. Green (Mary Letitia Green), born 1886 and died in 1978 and Albert Bruce Jackson born 1876 and died in 1947. They are both botanists at Kew and dendrologists.


Note: Our tree is at least 10 years of age.

from the series 18th Century Plant Collectors by Robert Kean 

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June visitors SDP Hedgehogs Nursery Glenrothes

A wedding gift for Gregor and Anna from Hedgehogs Nursery – Rhododendron Nova Zembla. Gregor and Anna are getting married next month. Anna chose Rhododendron Nova Zembla and Bob was there to congratulate the happy couple!! Congratulations and best wishes from the team here at SPD Hedgehogs Nursery. Also featured Clematis Dr Ruppel which has just bloomed – an absolute stunner and a well established Clematis Montana Rubens – venerable and much loved.

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Scot Plants Direct at Hedgehogs Nursery, Crompton Road, Southfield Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2SF

Rhododendrons & one azalea

All spectacular show for gardens, limited quantities and ready to plant.

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Cedrus Deodara | William Roxburgh

Family: Pinaceae. A species of Cedar native of the Himalayas in Eastern Afghanistan. It is a large coniferous tree up to 40-50 meters tall growing naturally at an altitude of 1500-3000 meters. The evolutionary snow adaption of a weeping habitat is typical. The overall shape of the tree is pyramidal. The needle-like leaves are mostly 2-5cm with barrel shaped cones which are upright on the branches. The specific name “Deodara” is Sanskrit for “wood of the Gods“. The author of this tree was William Roxburgh (1751-1815). He was a Scottish (born in Ayrshire) doctor educated in Edinburgh. He followed in the tradition of ships surgeons working for the East India Company with expertise in Botany and sciences. A study and collection of data on the meteorology of India was fundamental to the New Science. A friendship with Dr Nathaniel Wallich, the Danish born Botanist, produced many joint papers for the Royal Society at Kew Gardens, London.

from the series 18th Century Plant Collectors by Robert Kean 

Scot Plants Direct at Hedgehogs Nursery, Crompton Road, Southfield Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2SF

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Scot Plants Direct at Hedgehogs Nursery, Crompton Road, Southfield Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2SF

Rhododendrons and Azaleas

Azalea Anne Frank, Rhododendron Sneezy, Bob with Azalea George Arends, new and exciting Rhododendron Marcel Menard – it is a more deeper purple than the photo, but a classic, stunning rhododendron hardy hybrid, Rhododendron Marie Forte! red and bold!, Azalea Violetta – delicate pink/ purple – limited quantities special for this year!

Scot Plants Direct at Hedgehogs Nursery, Crompton Road, Southfield Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2SF

Spring bedding!! at Hedgehogs Nursery

We have a great choice. Superb begonias for tubs and baskets – fantastic petunia bacopa, sweet peas, and more than you can imagine – something special for hanging baskets – Million Bells!!! And let’s not forget the colourful petuniasgrand rapids mixed and hmmm lets see what else there is – how about just come in and see what we have!!!

Scot Plants Direct at Hedgehogs Nursery, Crompton Road, Southfield Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2SF

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Scot Plants Direct at Hedgehogs Nursery, Crompton Road, Southfield Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2SF

Ginkgo biloba | Carl Von Linnaeus

Known as the maiden hair tree and a genera of only one species native of Eastern China and Japan. It is found in fossilized form and hints to its ancestry in its fern like forms. It is only one species but has many forms, i.e., tree shapes such as upright growing, pendulous and yellow foliage.

The Ginkgo is one of the starting points of botany and is commonly placed in context by being referred to as a ‘Living Fossil‘. The plant also has the distinction of being first discovered and named by no less than the Father of Botanical nomenclature – Carl Von Linnaeus (1707-1778) a Swedish national.

Von Linnaeus pioneered the making sense of Biodiversity by using classification as the key to grouping organisations in hierarchal groups. His genius was based on everything getting two names, i.e. the Binomial system. This binomial system is in turn based on the dead language of Latin and continues to be the method used by scientists today when comparing one organisation to another.

from the series 18th Century Plant Collectors by Robert Kean 

Scot Plants Direct at Hedgehogs Nursery, Crompton Road, Southfield Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2SF