Attenborough Arboretum Trees

Trees Shrubs

Pre-Boreal (10,000y ago)
Scots Pine
Silver Birch
Downy Birch
Aspen
Rowan or Mountain Ash
Hazel
Bird Cherry
Sorbus rupicola

Boreal (9,000y ago)
Wych Elm
English Oak
Sessile Oak
Yew
Holly
Bay Willow
White Willow
Crack Willow
Almond Willow
Hawthorn
Midland Hawthorn

Atlantic (7,000y ago)
Alder
Small-leaved Lime
Large-leaved Lime
Common Lime
Wild Cherry

  • Broad-leaved Whitebeams
    Sorbus decipiens
    S. subcuneata
    S. devoniensis
    S. croceocarpa
    S. bristoliensis
    S. latifolia
    S. vagensis
  • Common Whitebeams
    Sorbus aria
    S. leptophylla
    S. eminens
    S. hibernica
    S. lancastriensis
    S. porrigentiformis
    S. wilmottiana
    S. vexans
  • Intermediate Whitebeams
    Sorbus minima
    S. arranensis
    S. leyana
    S. anglica

Wild Service Tree
Bastard Mountain Ash

Sub-Boreal (ca 5000y ago)
Ash
Hornbeam
Beech
Field Maple
Black Poplar
Apple
Plymouth Pear

Pre-Boreal (10,000y ago)
Ephedra
Juniper
Sea Buckthorn
Dwarf Birch
Purple Willow
Osier
Goat Willow
Common Sallow
Eared Willow
Dark-leaved Willow
Tea-leaved Willow
Creeping Willow
Downy Willow
Mountain Willow
Whortle-leaved Wilow
Dwarf Willow
Net-leaved Willow
Woolly Willow
Blackthorn
Honeysuckle

Boreal (9,000y ago)
Guelder-rose
Dogwood
Ivy
Elder
Bramble

Atlantic (7,000y ago)
Alder Buckthorn
Mistletoe

Sub-Boreal (5,000y ago)
Box
Buckthorn
Spindle
Rose

No post-glacial records
Old Man’s Beard
Barberry
Red Currant
Downy Currant
Black Currant
Mountain Currant
Gooseberry
Common Privet
Mezereon
Spurge-laurel
Wayfaring-tree

For more information please contact:-

University of Leicester Botanic Garden,
Stoughton Drive South, Oadby, Leics., LE2 2NE
Phone/fax: 0116-271-2933
Email: botanicgarden@le.ac.uk

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