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'
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.
Acacia pravissima is a completely whacky and remarkable member of the Mimosaceae family. One can expect a breath-taking abundance of bright yellow flowers in the form of tiny pom-poms. These flowers usually form during late summer and sit on the ...
Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
Acer japonicum 'Acontifolium' is just a beautiful, spreading japanese maple, with deeply cut leaves which emerge a very pale green in the spring before turning a dark green for the summer. The autumn colours are amazing, between scarlet red and dark ...
Acer palmatum 'Jerre Schwartz'
'Jerre Schwartz' is wonderful, dwarf Japanese Maple has distinctive, deeply lobed leaves that emerge a bright pink red, before turning darker maroon then green as the leaf matures. Fresh growth in the red shades adds interest through the growing se...
Acer palmatum 'Oridono-nishiki'
Japanese maple. A small, deciduous tree. Leaves emerge pink then take on green and cream tones in summer then burgandy in the autumn. Prefers neutral to acid soil in a sheltered spot away from cold northerly winds. Very pretty. Common Names: Japanese...
Acer palmatum 'Pixie'
Acer palmatum 'Pixie' is a dwarf cultivar, with seven lobed, burgandy leaves. Grows into a lovely, leafy mound and takes on wonderful bright tones in full sun. Very happy in a pot and also suitable for the bonsai enthusiast, this is one acer that...
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....
Albizia julibrissin 'Ombrella'
Ombrella or Mimosa Tree is a fast growing, small deciduous tree or large shrub who blooms with large pale pink flower clusters and long silky stamens in July/August. It is common in Mediterranean gardens in Southern Europe, but also grows a lot in So...
Cryptomeria japonica 'Rasen'
Twisted Japanese Cedar
Cryptomeria japonica 'Rasen' A very interesting form of Cryptomeria with a very unusual twisted habit, the needles literally twisting round the stem, the stems twist from the trunk and the trunk in turn is also twisted... wierd and wonderful! The...
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Compacta'
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Compacta' 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, oran...
Ginkgo biloba is a deciduous tree to 25m, conical when young, becoming more irregular with age. Fan-shaped and often bilobed leaves turn clear yellow in autumn As with all ginkgos, grows in most good fertile soil, not waterlogged, tolerant of poluta...
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...
Ginkgo biloba 'Landliebe'
Ginkgo biloba 'Landliebe' Ginkgo biloba 'Landliebe' is and upright, compact and dense branching form. Golden yellow autumn colour. Eventually reaching up to 8m high and 2m wide. slow growing. Matures to a medium to large tree. Can be planted as a spe...
Ginkgo biloba 'Samurai'
Ginkgo biloba 'Samurai' Ginkgo biloba 'Samurai' is a male selection of Ginkgo of outstanding pyramidal form, wide fan-shaped green leaves with golden yellow autumn color. Eventually reaching up to 4m high and 2m wide. Matures to a medium to large tre...
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Feuerzauber'
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Feuerzauber'Witch hazel ‘Feuerzauber’ boasts deep red and fiery orange flowers which are more heavily scented than some other varieties. These striking flowers are followed by broad oval green leaves which turn amazing s...
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Yamina'
Bronze Leaf Witch Hazel
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Yamina' When I first saw this amazing bronze-purple leaves Hamamelis, I had to take a double look. Unlike most Hamamelis, the large hazel-like leaves are a rich bronze-purple and what’s more unlike other Witch Hazels, the le...
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...
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 X Brooklynensis 'Yellow Bird'
Magnolia X Brooklynensis 'Yellow Bird' A wonderful new variety of Magnolia from China. Forms a beautiful specimen after many years, this is one of the few yellow flowered Magnolias. It will appreciate a free draining, slightly acidic soil where i...
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 denudata 'Sunrise'
Yulan Magnolia or Lily Tree
Magnolia denudata 'Sunrise' A wonderful new variety of magnolia with gorgeous, creamy, goblet shaped flowers with a pink stripe travelling up the petals. A small variety, reaching about 1.8 metres high, making it an excellent specimen for a small g...
Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'
Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' The Black Elder. The lacy, finely-cut foliage is darker than Black Beauty. The wonderful foliage is accented by creamy pink flowers in spring that turn into purple black berries in autumn for the fall. Berries are ideal fo...
Taxus cuspidata 'Dwarf Bright Gold'
Taxus cuspidata 'Dwarf Bright Gold' 'Dwarf Bright Gold' is an upright to spreading evergreen Japanese Yew with gold-variegated, green, needle-like leaves, can be used as a hedge, screen, topiary or specmen. Can be clipped to shape, suits a variety of...
Thuja plicata '4Ever Goldy'
western red cedar
This new variety of Western Red Cedar was a natural mutation discovered back in 2002. It has stunning bright gold foliage which turns fabulous shades of orange and gold in autumn. You should plant this in full sun to really appreciate the colour but ...