Agaves & Arids
Bananas, Gingers & Aroids
Cloud Pruned, Bonsai & Niwaki Trees
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Half, Quarter & Full Standards
Hardy Palm Trees
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Tree Ferns & Ferns
Architectural & Colonial Gardens
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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'
Japanese gardens (日本庭園 nihon teien?) are traditional gardens that create miniature idealized landscapes, often in a highly abstract and stylized way. The gardens of the Emperors and nobles were designed for recreation and aesthetic pleasure, while the gardens of Buddhist temples were designed for contemplation and meditation.
Japanese garden styles include karesansui, Japanese rock gardens or Zen gardens, which are meditation gardens where white sand replaces water; roji, simple, rustic gardens with teahouses where the Japanese tea ceremony is conducted; kaiyū-shiki-teien, promenade or stroll gardens, where the visitor follows a path around the garden to see carefully composed landscapes; and tsubo-niwa, small courtyard gardens.
Japanese gardens were developed under the influences of the Chinese gardens, but gradually Japanese garden designers began to develop their own aesthetics, based on Japanese materials and Japanese culture. By the Edo period, the Japanese garden had its own distinct appearance. Since the end of the 19th century, Japanese gardens have also been adapted to Western settings.
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....
Acer shirasawanum 'Yasemin'
Acer shirasawanum 'Yasemin' Common Names: Japanese maple 'Yasemin' ...
Acer x conspicuum 'Phoenix'
Snake Bark Maple
Acer x conspicuum 'Phoenix'One of several Acers otherwise known as the 'Snake Bark Maple', this is the by far the most outrageous owing to its extraordinary bark which is a bold orange-pink with silvery-white striations. The delecate foliage is a b...
Amicia zygomeris is another rare treat which we're delighted to be able to offer for sale. Amicia is a wonderfully architectural tall growing perennial reaching up to 2m in height, this is a must-have addition to any exotic garden and will tolerate...
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 ...
Arachnoides aristata 'Variegata'
East Indian Holly Fern
A fabulous evergreen fern boasting vivid fronds with a striking central streak of lime green/gold. This is an unusual and striking fern reaching up to 30cm in height which makes it perfect for ground cover. The glossy and vibrant fronds make for ...
Araucaria araucana Monkey Puzzle Tree
The Monkey Puzzle Tree is instantly recognisable and a well known feature in many gardens throughout the country. Botanically known as Araucaria araucana, the Money Puzzle Tree originates from Chile where it grows in impressive forest groups. Ara...
Hart's Tongue Fern
Hart's Tongue Fern. A super hardy British-native fern often seen growing alongside hegderows and forest edges. The Hart's tongue fern produces long strap like evergreen leaves with shuttlecock-like crowns. The bright, glossy green, often waved fronds...
Azalea japonica 'Beethoven'
Azalea japonica 'Beethoven' A stunning new variety of Japanese Azalea producing bold, deep-pink-puple flowers which smothier the plant during May. The small, glossy dark-green leaves provide year-round interest. A beautiful compact addition to sm...
Azalea japonica 'Johanna'
Azalea japonica 'Johanna' Hardy evergreen Azalea. A compact bushy Azalea which produces masses of deep red coloured flowers during April and May. Best in semi-shade in moist acid to neutral soil. Can be grown in a container. Evergreen, height 1m....
Azalea japonica 'Stewartstonian'
Azalea japonica 'Stewartstonian' An excellent, scarlet red hybrid, with a profusion of bright funnel shaped flowers in April/May and the added interest of changing leaf colour. The leaves are mahogany in winter, turn reddish through spring to green...
Chilean Hard Fern
Blechnum chilense is probably the most essential fern you can grow in your garden. In my opinion Blechnum chilense, sometimes known as the Chilean Hard fern due to it's robust crinkly edged fronds is one of the most spectacular evergreen ferns suitab...
Calycanthus floridus 'Aphrodite'
A new improved variety of calcycanthus brings wonderful fragrance to the beautiful deep red flowers. Flowers from mid- summer onwards, makes a fabulous shrub for a sheltered site in sun/part shade. Eventual height 2.5m, hardy deciduous with green g...
Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine'
A beautiful but rare and unusual shrub so named because of its wine coloured, magnolia stellata shaped flowers that are not only stunning but also fragrant. 'Hartlage Wine' grows into a multi-satemmed shrub with upright to arching branches with lar...
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, ...
Camellia japonica 'Bicolor'
Camellia japonica 'Bicolor' Compact upright shrub or small tree with glossy green leaves. Bears double pink variegated flowers. Height 2.5m. Spread 2.5m. Flower colour Red. Flowers from March to April. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Planting...
Camellia japonica 'Blood Of China'
Camellia japonica 'Blood Of China' A fantastic, vibrant red that appears early in the year when all else is looking rather grey. Camellia japonica 'Blood of China' is a beautiful yet hardy, evergreen shrub with rich scarlet red flowers from early spr...
Camellia japonica 'Guimaraes de Figueroa'
Common camellia. Compact upright shrub or small tree with glossy green leaves. Bears large red flowers. Height 2.5m. Spread 2.5m. Flower colour Red. Flowers from March to April. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Planting instructions Water thor...
Camellia japonica 'Kramer's Supreme'
Camellia japonica 'Kramer's Supreme' Common camellia. Compact upright shrub or small tree with glossy green leaves. Bears large, flat, semi-double, rose-red flowers. Height 2.5m. Spread 2.5m. Flower colour Red. Flowers from March to April. Evergreen....
Camellia japonica 'Lady Campbell'
Camellia japonica 'Lady Campbell' Common camellia. Compact upright shrub or small tree with glossy green leaves. Produces masses of medium-sized, bright red, rose-form flowers. Height 2.5m. Spread 2.5m. Flower colour Red. Flowers from April-May. Ever...
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Hime-sawara'
Sawara false Cypress
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Hime-sawara'...
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'White Pygmy'
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'White Pygmy' Cupressus pisifera, Sawara Cypress...
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...