Fota Pollinator Trail – Station 4

While native plants provide food for pollinators and should always be protected and planted, here in the Arboretum some of the plants introduced with their origins in far off places also have a valuable contribution to make to our native wildlife. Those shown at this station are a small sample, but other plants worthy of consideration are Daphne, Sarcococca (Sweet Box), Galanthus (Snowdrops), Primula (Primrose), Corylus (Hazel), Salix (Willow) and Cotoneaster to name but a few. The list is extensive so check out www.biodiversityireland.ie for more details.

ShrubsIn FotaFlowering TimeGenus
BerberisYesSpringBerberis
CotoneasterYesSpringCotoneaster
Forsythia?SpringForsythia
IvyYesAutumn-WinterHedera
MahoniaYesWinter-SpringMahonia
RosemaryYesSummerRosemarinus
WillowYesSpringSalix
HerbaceousIn FotaFlowering TimeGenus
Lungwort?AutumnPulmonaria
CrocusYesAutumnCrocus
Autumn CrocusYesAutumnColchicum
AsterYesAutumnAster
Dahlia?AutumnDahlia
SalviaYesAutumnSalvia
SnowdropYesWinterGalanthus
Hellebore?WinterWinter
Wallflowers?SpringErysimum
AlliumYesSummerAllium
Cosmos?SummerCosmos
EchiumYesSummerEchium
Sunflower?SummerHelianthus
Poppy?SummerPapaver
FoxgloveYesSummerDigitalis
Hyssop?SummerAgastache
Calaminth?SummerCalamintha
Knapweed?SummerCentaurea 
Delphinium ?SummerDelphinium 
Bergamot?SummerMonarda
Oregano/Marjoram YesSummerOreganum
SedumYesSummerSedum
SageYesSummerSalvia
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