Trees and shrubs: native to Britain

With so many trees and shrubs for gardeners to choose from, it can be useful to know which ones are native to Britain. These range from obscure rarities to familiar favourites.

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Sambucus nigra Elderberry RHS / Simon Garbutt

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Recommended native trees for gardens;

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