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Trees and Shrubs Native to County Durham

The following common trees and shrubs are generally considered to be native to County Durham.

Other woody species native to the county, including dwarf shrubs and very rare species, include:

  • Bearberry
  • Bell Heather
  • Bilberry
  • Bilberry: Bog
  • Birch: Dwarf
  • Bramble: Stone
  • Cloudberry
  • Cowberry
  • Cranberry
  • Cross-leaved Heath
  • Crowberry
  • Currant: Downy
  • Currant: Mountain
  • Currant: Red 
  • Dewberry
  • Dyers Greenweed
  • Gorse: Western
  • Heather
  • Rock Rose: Common
  • Rose: Harsh downy
  • Shrubby Cinquefoil
  • Whin: Petty
  • Whitebeam: Rock


For further information on the distribution of each species and guidelines on their requirements and suitable sites for planting, download the following PDF:

Trees and Shrubs Native to County Durham (PDF, 781kb)