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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 positi...
Aechmea recurvata var. recurvata
A super rare bromeliad from the cool mountains of Brazil. The stiff recurved leaves turn an amazing deep rich burgundy with red with pinky red flowers in the center of each roseate. Eventually form a tight clump of many rosettes of leaves and flowers...
Agave Americana is a beautiful slow-growing structural plant with blue-green fleshy leaves tipped with a sharp point. Will need some protection from frost when young but in well drained soil and a sunny position it will withstand cold temperatures ...
Agave americana 'Variegata'
century plant 'Variegata'
An evergreen succulent with basal rosettes of spreading, lance-shaped, spine-tipped and spine-margined, grey-green leaves with creamy yellow edges Clusters of yellowish green flowers. Height 2m. Spread 3m.Flowers from June to July Sheltered site with...
Agave franzosinii (Agave beauleriana) is a very large, striking agave with glaucous, light grey-blue leaves which curve at the top gracefully. Unknown origin, most probably a form or hybrid of Agave americana, being similar but much more blue than ...
'Mountain Agave' from high altitude forests of Mexico, this is one of the hardiest varieties, suitable for planting out in milder parts of the country such as coastal gardens, will survive the winter in well drained dry conditions. Montana has ma...
Cabbage Head Agave
Rarely offered on the market this Agave has an unusual form due to the tightly held leaves. It occurs at elevations up to 8000ft so should tolerate dry cold to at least -6C. It has great symmetry making it a wonderful specimen for pot culturePosition...
Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana
New Mexico Agave, New Mexico Century Plant, Mescal Agave, Mescal Century Plant, Mescal, Mezcal
One of the hardier Agaves from the mountains of New Mexico and Texas, reaching up to 50cm across and hardy to -10c however only in very well drained, dry conditions or best kept in a pot with a soil based/grit mix. Forms an attractive rosette of po...
Coral Aloe, Hardy Aloe
A fantastic Aloe, which has proven to be hardy down to -8/-10 degrees Centigrade; it grows fairly quickly into a multi-stemmed plant around 1 metre in height and spread. Site in a sunny position in well-drained soil (or pot) to ensure good growth and...
Arbutus Unedo Rubra
Pink Strawberry Tree
Arbutus Unedo Rubra is a large bushy evergreen shrub that blooms during mid-late fall. It has rough bark and dark green leaves. For optimal growth, it is recommended to plant the plant in a location where there is a lot of sun. It grows rosy-pink u...
Arbutus unedo, Strawberry Tree, is a beautiful evergreen shrub which grows to around 3 metres in height. The bell-shaped flowers are produced in late summer followed by orange fruits which ripen to strawberry red. Normally, the flowers and fruits are...
Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'
variegated Japanese laurel
Aucuba japonica 'Variegata', Variegated Japanese laurel is a very hardy, large shrub from Japan. It is tolerant of shady positions due to its native woodland habitat. Glorious, glossy green and yellow leaves, with red berries in the autumn. It would ...
Berberis media 'Dual Jewel'
Berberis media 'Dual Jewel' is a semi evergreen variety with attractive, orange discolored growths.Dense shrub with rounded crown, arching stems and spreading habit, growing up to 1 m in height. Semi-evergreen leaves, lasting in mild winters. Leaf bl...
Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Rocket'
Japanese barberry 'Golden Rocket'
Deciduous, narrow-growing shrub with bright yellow foliage and coral-colored stems. Pale yellow flowers appear in the spring and are followed by bright red berries in the fall. Medium growth rate. Eventual Size: 100cm - 150cm Position: Full sun/p...
Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Torch'
Japanese barberry 'Golden Torch'
Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Torch' a bright addition to the garden, happy in most sunny or part shaded position. Easy, Hardy. Height up to 1 metre. Can be used as a low hedge, or a specimen shrub. Works well in cottage, formal or coastal gardens. Gro...
Berberis thunbergii 'Harlequin'
Japanese barberry 'Harlequin'
A very attractive shrub with ovate purple-red leaves tinged with pink and cream on spiny stems. Its pale yellow flowers in spring are tinged with red and followed by dark red glossy berries. In autumn the leaves turn a stunning scarlet red before...
Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket'
Japanese barberry 'Orange Rocket'
A vigorous, upright, compact form of this shrub, bearing bright orange-red leaves when young, turning green as they mature. Fantastic bright red colour in autumn. Produces racemes of yellow flowers in spring, followed by bright red fruit. Grows i...
Berberis thunbergii 'Rosy Rocket'
Japanese barberry 'Rosy Rocket'
Berberis thunbergii Rosy Rocket is a deciduous, upright, columnar shrub bearing young soft pink and burgandy variegated foliage deepening to deep purple. The colour of the plant deepens with age. Rosy rocket has small, red tinged, yellow flowers fro...
Mexican Blue Palm, Blue Hesper Palm
Brahea armata, the Mexican Blue Palm originates from Mexico (surprise, surprise!) and is a beautiful, slow growing palm with large blue-grey leaves. It can withstand heavy frosts once established but is best planted in full sun and very well-drained ...
Butia capitata, the Jelly Palm. This is a stunning feather palm from South America, which is becoming more and more popular due to its remarkable hardiness. It produces large fleshy fruits (which are very tasty) after a good hot summer. It will need ...
Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Venus'
A beautiful but not commonly available shrub with gorgeous melon scented, magnolia stellata type creamy white flowers with purple centres in spring and intermittently through summer. Large, ovate, shiny and bright green leaves. Deciduous, hardy, ...
Caryopteris clandonensis 'White Surprise'
Blue beard, Blue spiraea
Caryopteris clandonensis 'White Surprise' was discovered in 2005 as a variegated shoot of 'Heavenly Blue'. Rich blue flowers cover this pretty shrub from August onwards which contrast beautifully against the delicate leaves which have a deep grey g...
Caryopteris incana 'Sunshine Blue'
Bluebeard 'Sunshine Blue'
A colourful and hardy introduction to this late Summer flowering genus of shrubs, with bright gold fragrant foliage followed by prolific clusters of amethyst blue flowers in August and September. Attacts butterflies and bees. Excellent to use as ...
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Sterling Silver'
bluebeard 'Sterling Silver'
This wonderful variety of caryopteris is very exciting in that it has the most beautiful silver-grey foliage along with the usual late summer display of fluffy violet blue flowers inviting an orgy of pollinating insects into the garden! Easy to gro...