Wildlife gardening – trees to attract bees in spring

Wildlife gardening – trees to attract bees in  spring. The top trees to attract bees to your garden from Telegraph gardening’s list of flowers and plants.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/beekeeping/9981527/The-best-spring-flowers-and-plants-to-attract-bees.html?frame=2531042

Pussy willow

Pussy willow is a name given to many of the smaller species of the genus Salix (willows and sallows) when their furry catkins are young in early spring. These species include (among many others):

  • Goat willow or goat sallow (Salix caprea), a small tree native to northern Europe and northwest Asia.
  • Grey willow or grey sallow (Salix cinerea), a small tree native to northern Europe
  • American pussy willow (Salix discolor), native to northern North America.

also see London Tree Surgeons / Willow Trees

Crab apple

Crab apple or wild apple Malus (/ˈmeɪləs/ or /ˈmæləs/), apple, is a genus of about 30–55 species of small deciduous trees or shrubs in the family Rosaceae, including the domesticated orchard apple (M. domestica). The other species are generally known as crabapples, crab apples, crabs, or wild apples.

The genus is native to the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere.

also see London Tree Surgeons / Wild Fruit Trees

Cherry trees

Cherry trees particularly “cherry blossom” trees – A cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese Cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura after the Japanese

also see  London Tree Surgeons / Fruit Trees

Hawthorn

Crataegus monogyna, known as common hawthorn or single-seeded hawthorn, is a species of hawthorn native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia.

Other common names include may, mayblossom, maythorn, quickthorn, whitethorn, motherdie, and haw. This species is one of several that have been referred to as Crataegus oxyacantha, a name that has been rejected by the botanical community as too ambiguous.

also see London Tree Surgeons / Hawthorn

also see London Tree Surgeons – Flowering Trees & Shrubs

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