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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 ...
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 centre of each roseate. Eventually form a tight clump of many rosettes of leaves and flower...
Hardy Aloe Vera
A fantastic Aloe closely related to Aloe vera which is proven to be hardy down to at least -10 degrees centigrade. Aloe striatula grows fairly quickly into an architectural multi-stemmed specimen around 1 metre in height and spread. Site in a sunny p...
Mediterranean Fan Palm
Second only to Trachycarpus fortunei, Chamaerops are a spectacular and hugely versatile hardy palm for British Gardens. Often known as the Mediterranean Fan Palm, we simply call them Chamaerops - less of a mouthful and for most, easier to spell! ...
Chamaerops humilis 'Compacta'
Mediterranean Fan Palm
This Chamaerops palm is a recent introduction from a spectacular palm grower in Italy. It is a superb selection of the well known form Chamaerops humilis 'Volcano', differing from 'Volcano' by consistently growing very compact, dense and uniform le...
Chamaerops humilis cerifera
Blue Mediterranean Palm
This super blue Chamaerops, Chamaerops humilis 'Cerifera' is every bit as tough as its cousin but tends to be slightly smaller and slower growing. This palm was fairly recently introduced into the UK originally from the high Atlas mountains in Morocc...
Japanese Sago Palm
Cycas revoluta is a beautiful slow growing palm-like tree. Produces a solitary trunk, which after many years can reach 2m. Much prized as an exotic container plant in which it will grow quite happily given adequate water nutrients. Tolerant of low li...
Eriobotrya japonica 'Rose Anne'
Eriobotrya japonica 'Rose Anne' is a brilliant new variety of the Loquat Tree. I first discovered 'Rose Anne' growing at small family run propagation nursery in Belgium where the grower told me that this Eriobotrya was discovered growing in a garden...
Ginkgo biloba 'Anny's Dwarf'
Anny's Dwarf Ginkgo biloba 'Anny's Dwarf' is as it's name suggest a dwarf variety of ginkgo with a compact branching habit almost naturally forming a bonsai like small tree. The deep lobed green fan-shaped leaves are also smaller than other ginkgos c...
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...
Hedychium 'Pink Princess'
Pink Butterfly Lily
Hedychium 'Pink Princess' is a fairly vigorous ginger plant quickly producing a large number of leafy stems topped with spikes of flowers having a beautiful pink-flushed white petals with a dark pink flame at the base, which also has an attractive sc...
Hedychium Telstar 4
Telstar 4 Ginger
Hedychium Telstar 4 is a recent hybrid hardy ginger producing tall fairly narrow stems with deep green slender leaves. Hedychium Telstar 4 is proving popular due it's speed of growth, up to 1.50cm high, and the abundant delicate salmon pink flowerhea...
Orange-red Ginger Lily
Hedychium aurantiacum is a selected form of Hedychium coccineum chosen beause of it's superb bright orange flowers which are produced in abundanced late summer right up until the first frosts. The architectural narrow grey-green foliage looks stunnin...
Hedychium forrestii is beautiful jungly hardy ginger with large showy leaves topped in late summer by white open flower clusters. Forests ginger has a sweet delicate fragrance to the flowers which often have pale pink to yellow bases to the stamens a...
Hedychium gardnerianum, the Kahili Ginger is one of the most reliable and best known gingers in cultivation for good reason, it has wonderful large deeply fragrant flowers which are held on stout stems clothed in chunky, dark green foliage. The flowe...
Hedychium greenii is a superb foliage plant, with maroon stems and undersides of the leaves, with the top of the leaf a dark glossy green. Hedychium greenii has a softer gently arching appearance than its spiky architectural relatives with large flo...
Hedychium wardiii is really beautiful hardy ginger with large wonderfully fragrant bright yellow flowers unlike other gingers. Reaching up to 1.5 metres high this ginger is proving remarkably hardy and easy to grow rapidly forming clumps of arching s...
Phormium 'Licorice and Lime'
Phormium 'Licorice and Lime' (Dwarf Flax) is an exciting new introduction with beautiful lime green leaves that are centred with dark purple almost black. Reaches around 80cm in height and spread. As with all Phormiums, it is tolerant of coastal co...
Phormium 'Platt's Black'
New Zealand Flax
An exciting new cultivar with stunning purple, almost black leaves. This is one of the more compact Phormiums with an elegant weeping habit. It may be grown in a container or, in a mixed border. Phormium 'Platt's Black' will provide excellent c...
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 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...
Phyllostachys nigra or the Black Bamboo has to be the most popular and best known of all bamboos. The shiny jet black canes reach can reach to 4 or 5 metres in height and are covered in masses of lush green dainty leaves. The black bamboo is probably...
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Abbotsbury Gold'
This Pittosporum has gold and yellow variegated leaves eventually making a small tree like shrub. Originally from New Zealand where it is tolerant of coastal conditions often used a an unusual bright hedge. Hardy but best suited to southern or urban ...
Tamarix ramosissima 'Hulsdonk White'
Tamarisk are well known shrubs tolerant of extreme coastal conditions. 'Hulsdonk White' produces masses of fluffy white flowers all along the stems during summer. A great plant for exposed or windy gardens where it can be pruned hard each year to sha...