Agaves & Arids
Bananas, Gingers & Aroids
Cloud Pruned, Bonsai & Niwaki Trees
Gifts for Gardeners
Grasses & Grass Like
Half, Quarter & Full Standards
Hardy Palm Trees
Hedging & Screening
Pleached & Espalier Screening
Tree Ferns & Ferns
Architectural & Colonial Gardens
Patio & Courtyard Gardens
Screening or Lose Your Neighbour
Small Town Garden
Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou 1'
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'
Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl'
Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa'
Phyllostachys nigra 'Henonis'
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi'
Nandina domestica 'Woods Dwarf'
Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy'
A small tree has maroon coloured, wispy, finger-like leaves throughout the summer. In autumn, the attractive foliage takes on startling shades of green, orange, yellow and red.One of the smallest Japanese maple tree varieties, Red Pygmy will reach a ...
Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan'
Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan' Vivid yellow/lime green leaves turning a richer green then orange red shades in the autumn. Really stunning, great for lightening up an area in semi shade. Plant in a sheltered spot away from cold winds....
Ampelopsis glandulosa var. maximowiczii
I first really noticed Ampelopsis glandulosa var. maximowiczii last autumn growing through an old mature Viburnum shrub when I was stopped in my tracks by the incredible show of brightly coloured shiny berries. The colours ranged from pale blue to ...
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, ...
Clematis armandii, the evergreen Clematis, originates from China and is a vigorous climber. With clusters of beautifully scented white flowers, being produced in abundance from March until May, the flowers are set off against the long, dark green lea...
Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom'
A vigorous evergreen climber with saucer-shaped, almost citrus scented, very pale, pink flowers, with cream anthers in April/May. The large ovate leaves have an attractive shiney leathery appearrance and being a relatively fast grower this is a use...
Ginkgo biloba 'Barabits Nana'
Ginkgo biloba 'Barabits Nana' is a striking compact dwarf ginkgo cultivar, selected by Dr. Elemer Barabits in Hungary. Ginkgo biloba 'Barabits Nana' naturally grows in a compact bush like habit with larger than typical ginkgos deep green leaves. The...
Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis is a plant that stopped us in our tracks whilst on our travels. A spectacular liquorice relative with the most extraordinary seed heads which follow lilac flowers. The flowers sit upon tall, upright stems and turn from lil...
Masses of tulip-shaped, rich yellow flowers adorn this beautiful, upright Magnolia. These lemon-scented blooms give s a spectacular display during March-April, followed by elliptic dark green leaves. A deciduous small tree or a large shrub with an...
Magnolia 'Genie' New introduction, 'Genie' is a hybrid between M. soulangeana x M. lilliflora with wonderful dark red buds opening to deep maroon flowers. Position: full sun/dappled shade Soil: moist, well-drained, acidic soil Eventual Size: 4m x 1...
Magnolia acuminata 'Blue Opal'
Magnolia ccuminata 'Blue Opal' is an unusual and beautiful variety taking its name from the striking blue buds which are abundant in late spring or early summer. These are followed by large green-yellow flowers during May. Large mid-dark green l...
Magnolia stellata is a smaller, compact growing choice but what it lacks in size it makes up for in performance. It is one of the early flowering magnolias but has good frost resistance and looks simply stunning when the flowers emerge from fat lit...
Nandina domestica 'Blush Pink'
This superb little shrub offers so much with its changing colourful foliage. The spring fresh growth emerges blush pink a lovely soft eye catching shade, and then develops into a rich deep red in summer followed by brighter tones in autumn and deep r...
Christmas Box, Sweet Box. A dense, bushy suckering, evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves. Clusters of small, very fragrant, white flowers with cream coloured anthers in winter followed by glossy black fruit. Height 1.5 m. Spread 1m. Flowers ...
Sarcococca hookeriana 'Purple Stem'
Christmas Box or Sweet Box
Sarcococca hookeriana 'Purple Stem' Christmas Box, Sweet Box. A dwarf suckering shrub with glossy dark green leaves. Clusters of fragrant pink-tinged, white flowers in winter followed by dark blue-black fruit. Height 60cm. Spread 1m. Flower colour Wh...
Sarcococca hookeriana 'Winter Gem'
Sarcococca hookeriana 'Winter Gem' A new variety of 'Christmas Box', a cross between humilis and Purple Stem, having larger leaves and red buds opening to very sweetly fragrant white flowers from February to April followed by red berries that ripen t...
crimson glory vine
I first saw Vitis coignetiae sometimes known as the Crimson Glory Grape Vine growing through mature trees during the autumn at Westernbirt arboretum back in the early '80's. The effect it had on me has remained all these years, the leaves of the Vit...
Weigela 'All Summer Red'
Weigela 'All Summer Red' Short, compact shrub with seasonal foliage. Numerous red flowers appear in early summer. It grows in height. Straight, raised stems, vivid green, elliptic leave with sharp tips. Flower buds form abundantly from May to June i...
Weigela 'Ebony and Ivory' ('Velda')
Weigela 'Ebony and Ivory' Weigela 'Velda (Ebony and Ivory) is a beautiful and low-growing flowering Weigela. The bright white flowers are orange yellow heart. They contrast with the purple colored leaf. ...