What trees should I plant in Ireland?

What are the fastest growing trees in Ireland?

6 fast growing native trees

  • Alder (Alnus glutinosa) Alder grows in a pyramid shape with dark green, glossy, rounded leaves. …
  • Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) …
  • Hazel (Corylus avellana) …
  • Common beech (Fagus sylvatica) …
  • Silver birch (Betula pendula) …
  • Willow, osier (Salix viminalis)

What is the best time to plant trees in Ireland?

NOVEMBER is the best month of the year to plant trees in this country. So, if you’ve any planting ambitions, you need to get to work fairly soon. There are several reasons why November is optimal. The first is that deciduous trees and shrubs are best planted when they’re dormant.

What is the most popular tree in Ireland?

ASH. Ash is the commonest tree in Irish hedgerows, and is also a traditional woodland species.

What are the worst trees to plant?

Trees to Avoid

  • Red Oak. Red oak is one messy tree. …
  • Sweetgum Trees. Sweetgum Trees are known for their lovely fall colour. …
  • Bradford Pear. …
  • Lombardy Poplar. …
  • Ginkgo biloba. …
  • Eucalyptus. …
  • Mulberry. …
  • Weeping Willow.

What grows well in Ireland?

Veg Directory

  • Veg Types. Brassica. Bulbs (Onions, garlic) Flowers. Fruit (Tomatoes, aubergines etc.) Leaves (Lettuce etc.) Legumes. Root. Roots. Seeds. Stems. …
  • Planting Season. Jan / Feb. Mar / Apr. May / Jun. Jul / Aug. Sep / Oct. Nov / Dec.
  • Harvesting Season. Jan / Feb. Mar / Apr. May / Jun. Jul / Aug. Sep / Oct. Nov / Dec.
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Can you plant trees in March?

Ideally, trees and shrubs need about 6 weeks to establish roots before a heavy freeze, but it’s actually OK to plant them anytime the ground is workable, and many bare-root trees and shrubs are planted in very early spring while they’re still dormant.