At Big Plant Nursery, we have a wide range of ornamental trees of all shapes and sizes, deciduous and evergreen. We produce a lot of the trees ourselves, such as Ginkgo biloba cultivars, Birch trees a...
At Big Plant Nursery, we have a wide range of ornamental trees of all shapes and sizes, deciduous and evergreen. We produce a lot of the trees ourselves, such as Ginkgo biloba cultivars, Birch trees and Japanese maples. To complement our home-grown trees, we also have a selection of fantastic trees sourced and grown in the UK. Below are listed the trees which are always in stock, but we are able to get hold of most tree species, so if there is a particular tree you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us at the nursery.
We have tried to make the website as informative as possible but if you find the choice difficult or would like to know more please don't hesitate to call the nursery for advice.
Mimosa, Silver wattle, Blue wattle
Acacia dealbata, Mimosa, is a beautiful small evergreen tree from Australia. Covered with masses of grey-green fern-like foliage which is topped by fluffy yellow fragrant flowers in early spring. It is best grown in milder gardens in a sunny po...
grows up to 5 metres
evergreen, yellow flowers
fine, feathery foliage
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'
Japanese maple 'Aureum', full moon maple
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' is a stunning Japanese maple with almost round nine to thirteen lobed leaves which emerge in spring a beautiful pale golden yellow. During summer they mature to a lime green. On mature plants the winged seeds produced in l...
upright, golden leaves
fantastic summer colour
red/orange colouration in autumn
Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'
Californian lilac 'Trewithen Blue'
Ceanothus 'Trewithen Blue', the California Lilac, a wonderful small evergreen tree which is covered in masses of pale blue flowers in early summer. It is tolerant of exposed and coastal conditions as long as it is in full sun. Little maintenance is r...
grows up to 6 metres
masses of blue flowers
small evergreen tree
Pineapple Broom, Broom 'Yellow Tail', Argyrocytisus battandieri 'Yellow Tail'
Cytisus battandieri (Argyrocytisus) the Pineapple Broom originates from the Atlas mountains and is a rare but desirable small tree. The foliage is velvety in texture with a colour somewhere between grey and green; it is an attractive foliage tree whi...
grows 2 to 3 metres
pineapple scented flowers
Elaeagnus x ebbingei
Elaeagnus ebbingii, Oleaster, is a vigorous shrub with glossy, dark green leaves with a silver sheen and underside. Tiny, very sweetly fragrant creamy white flowers are produced on the stems amongst the leaves in late summer followed by small, ...
thrives in coastal situations
attractive silver foliage
use for screen, specimen or hedge
Hoheria sexstylosa 'Snow White'
A beautiful evergreen tree with a neat pyramidal form and masses of stunning white cherry-like flowers that appear in June / July. Once thought to be slightly tender this particular cultivar has been growing for many years in West Sussex and has surv...
Stunning white cherry-like flowers
Evergreen green foliage
Neat pyramid shaped habit
Ilex altaclarensis 'Golden King'
Holly 'Golden King'
A large spreading evergreen shrub or small tree with leaves which are green with a yellow margin. Female clone producing red berries in Winter that contrast brilliantly with the folliage. Young branches are green with a purplish flush. The bright yel...
columnar, female evergreen
bright red berries in winter
good for hedging or as a specimen
Laurus nobilis, The Bay Tree, is a conical evergreen tree or large shrub with glossy, dark green, aromatic leaves. During early summer masses of sulphar tiny flowers are produced much loved by bees and other pollinaters. Will respond very well to pru...
dense foliage and aromatic leaves
up to 5 metres, can be pruned
most soils except waterlogged or chalky
Magnolia 'Amethyst Flame'
Magnolia 'Amethyst Flame'
A beautiful, rare, compact hybrid that produces magenta, violet flowers in the spring followed by dark green, ovate leaves and the odd flower throughout the summer. Makes a beautiful strong, upright, goblet shaped tree. Deciduous, h...
stunning amethyst flower colour
goblet shaped tree
Magnolia 'Black Tulip'
Magnolia 'Black Tulip'
Magnolia 'Black Tulip' Fabulous burgandy purple, rounded flowers will ensure this magnolia becomes a must have variety, a simply stunning specimen for the spring garden. Dark green, ovate deciduous leaves, has an upright bushy habit with a heig...
stunning, dark burgundy red flowers
Magnolia 'Honey Tulip'
Magnolia 'Honey Tulip' A really beautiful honey yellow coloured hybrid having a distinctive, rounded cup shaped flower, this stunning new variety was bred by Mark Jury in New Zealand and was a breakthrough in that unlike previous yellow magnolias, ho...
fabulous honey yellow flowers
compact form, flowering on bare wood
Magnolia 'Judy Zuk'
Magnolia 'Judy Zuk' has amazing bright yellow with a hint of orange, fragrant flowers with a touch of plum at the base - gorgeous! Can reach 6 metres after 10 years, giving an incredible spring display. Has an open, rounded habit, ovate, ...
yellow tinted with plum flowers
superb spring specimen
Magnolia 'Peachy' The flower of this hybrid magnolia is an exquisite creamy orange colour, with darker base, large and fragrant. It has a fairly fastigate habit making it an excellent specimen for a smaller garden. Green, ovate deci...
large peachy coloured flower
upright fastigate habit
Magnolia 'Solar Flair'
Magnolia 'Solar Flair' A later flowering cross between brooklyensis 'Woodman' and 'Gold Star', with gorgeous primrose yellow flowers having a pale pink base emerging from pale green buds - truely lovely. Will eventually reach 4 metres, ha...
primrose yellow flowers
late flowering variety
upight, neat habit
Magnolia 'Sunsation' A cross between M. Brooklynensis and M. Elizabeth, having gorgeous goblet shaped golden yellow flowers with a hint of pink in April/May. Large green ovate, deciduous leaves, Sunsation has a spreading habit eventually possib...
stunning creamy yellow flushed pink blooms
uniform, pyramidal shape
Magnolia 'Susan' A very popular magnolia, 'Susan' is a cross between M. liliflora 'Nigra' and M. stellata 'Rosea'. It has gorgeous dark pink purple buds that open into purple pink flowers with paler pink centres. Gives a magnificent sprin...
stunning purple pink buds and flowers
excellent specimen for small garden
amazing spring display
Magnolia 'Vulcan' A very sought after hybrid, 'Vulcan' has wonderful goblet shaped flowers in shades of light purple to a rich puple red, making a beautiful floral display in spring. Height 5-6 metres after 10 years. Grows in fertile, hum...
deep purple/ruby red flowers
striking specimen tree
great for spring display
Prunus lusitanica The 'Portugal Laurel' is a small to medium to large-sized evergreen tree with glossy, dark green, ovate leaves on red stalks Creates nice winter colour with the reddish stalks. Tree can be shaped for more informal effect and i...
hardy evergreen shrub
sprays of white flowers
good as a screening plant
Sorbus 'Autumn Spire'
Autumn Spire Rowan Tree
An excellent, small, columnar shaped, deciduous rowan tree. It's a fastigiate clone of 'Joseph Rock'. Green, fern-like leaves turn a stunning reddish-yellow in autumn. White flowers in May are followed by clusters of bright yellow-orange berries with...
green foliage turns to reds and yellows in Autumn
white flowers in May
ideal for restricted spaces
Taxus baccata - Cone
Yew, English yew
English Yew. Native to Britain and much of Europe and North Africa. A broadly conical, densely branched evergreen conifer with narrow dark green leaves. Easily pruned (in this case into a cone shape). Makes a fantastic statement for the formal...
Evergreen, dense foliage
Cone shaped for formal gardens
Easy to prune