There are plenty of Christmas plants to share with people over the period. Holly is great, anything in the Ilex genus, since the berries give people the deep reds they associate with the season.
East Sussex (PRWEB UK) 21 December 2012
English woodlands, the suppler of trees, shrubs and hedging located in Sussex, England, announced today their recommendations for consumers seeking plants for use as gifts this Christmas.
An often overlooked product that can make for a great gift is a plant. For even the most inexperienced of gardeners a low-maintenance plant can make a great permanent addition to any garden, and experienced gardeners will often have particular species in mind they’ll be grateful to receive.
Winter-appropriate trees are popular gifts, especially for beginners. They tend to require less maintenance, as well as looking healthy and attractive year-round. For this year, though, English Woodlands is drawing attention to plants with a specific Christmas theme. A Customer Service Representative from the business outlined their recommendations, “There are plenty of Christmas plants to share with people over the period. Holly is great, anything in the Ilex genus, since the berries give people the deep reds they associate with the season. We stock Irish and Persian Ivy, great plants for ground and wall coverage people already associate with winter. Though we can’t supply the partridge, pear trees make for great gifts, being easy to maintain and yielding edible fruit.”
Though most species of Holly are suitable, the most iconic being the Ilex Aquifolium, featuring the glossy, spiny green leaves accompanying long-lasting red berries, first appearing in the autumn. Persian Ivy is variegated, featuring bright yellow highlights to the large leaves helping brighten up any winter garden, where Irish Ivy provides deeper, mature green hues.
Pear Trees are an ideal starter tree for any gardener. They require minimal pruning, aside from the removal of disease, and produce high amounts of immediately edible fruit, appropriate for either cooking or eating raw. There are 5 available on the English Woodlands online store, depending on how late customers want their fruit to appear, or whether they prefer self-pollinating varieties.
Any of these trees would make an appropriate Christmas gift for someone with an existing interest in gardening, or a latent one waiting to be kindled. All are fairly low-maintenance, and a low degree of time investment makes them ideal one-off presents to any garden-owners.
English Woodlands have been providing trees, shrubs and hedging across the UK for many years, with the company dating back to 1919. By continuing to advise customers on planting and cultivation of their products they hope to demonstrate excellent service for the foreseeable future.