Agaves & Arids
Bananas, Gingers & Aroids
Cloud Pruned, Bonsai & Niwaki Trees
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Hardy Palm Trees
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Tree Ferns & Ferns
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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'
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...
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...
Phyllostachys aurea, the Golden Bamboo or Fishing Pole Bamboo is perhaps the most popular bamboo planted in the U.K and for good reason. It has sturdy upright olive green, maturing to golden yellow canes or culms as we call them reaching between 3.5-...
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi'
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi' is definitely one of my favourite bamboo it really is gorgeous with golden canes streaked alternatively between the nodes in deep green. Each cane holding masses pale green leaves to add to the beauty. It is also a ramrod st...
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa'
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa' is another fabulously colourful large bamboo producing bright golden almost orange canes which can get to an impressive to 3-5cm in diameter. The fresh looking leaves are a deep green occasionally striped in cre...
Phyllostachys bissetii or as it's sometimes called David Bisset bamboo is a striking bamboo very garden worthy bamboo. Bissettii is extremely useful as a bamboo that alway looks fresh and healthy with its glossy deep green canes which when young are...
Phyllostachys humilis is at first appearance just another green bamboo but it's charms are subtle as this member of the Phyllostachys is a really useful bamboo, not getting too tall, of neat upright habit and having excellent leaf quality always look...
Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid'
Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid' (Vanderwolf's Pyramid Limber Pine) I really like Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid' not just because it has a crazy name, this pine is spectacularly architectural with beautiful bluish green dense needles and ...
Pleioblastus chino 'Elegantissima'
Pleioblastus chino 'Elegantissima' is a dainty bushy bamboo with long narrow leaves delicately variegated with creamy white stripes. 'Elegantissima' is useful for brightening up dull or shady positions in the garden where it can grow between 1-2 metr...
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...
Sasaella masamuneana 'Albostriata'
Sasaella masamuneana 'Albostriata' also known as Sasaella glabra Albostriata, fuiri-shiiya-zasa or the white-striped hairy bamboo. This particular type of bamboo is clump forming and very hardy. This low growing evergreen bamboo has brightly coloure...
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 ...
Trachelospermum jasminoides, evergreen Jasmine is simply the best hardy, evergreen climber you can own. Masses of mid/dark green, glossy leaves are held upon twining stems which in mid summer are followed by loads of tiny jasmine-like flowers that sm...
A cross dating to 1955 between V. rhytidophyllum and V. utile, from Prague Municipal Gardens. Has beautiful large heads of pink buds opening to pink white flowerheads, gently fragrant up to 10cm across. Evergreen, waxy, dark green, deeply veined le...
Viburnum burkwoodii 'Anne Russell'
This semi evergreen variety of burkwoodii has wonderful large rounded heads of white fragrant flowers emerging from pink buds in March-April. Plant next to a path where the highly fragrant flowers can be fully appreciated. A bushy medium sized shrub ...
Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora'
Carlesii Viburnum 'Aurora' 'in Dutch "snowball," is a medium-sized semi-evergreen shrub with round upright form. Aurora blooms in April and May generously with strongly scented pink flowers that open from red buds. The efflorescence is sometimes pink...
The David Viburnum. A useful small evergreen shrub. Plant in the middle of your border as a foil for your summer herbaceous flowers. In it's own right it has a compact, domed habit with dark green, leathery leaves with conspicous deep veins. Clusters...
Viburnum davidii 'Angustifolium'
Clusters of white flowers are held above the dark green, leathery foliage in May and June. During the summer the compact, domed habit of this evergreen shrub, sited toward the back of your border, makes an attractive foil for your later flowering pla...
Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'
A particularly lovely shrub with abundant, most attractive flowers from May. The round heads are made up of masses of trumpet shaped flowers, lime green in bud turning cream then pure white as they open. Leaves are toothed and bright green, turning...
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...