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Important in today’s gardens hedging and screening plants make up a key feature in todays landscape. At Big Plant Nursery we specialise in many evergreen hedging plants such as bamboo, bays, laurels, photinia, conifers and yew.
Increasingly for immediate effect we are stocking both espalier and standard espalier plants of hornbeam, evergreen oak and photinia in both small and large sizes. We can offer advice and give assistance for all kinds of hedging and screening albeit a roof terrace, seaside garden, town garden or country garden.
Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea'
Common Dogwood. A vigorous suckering shrub with bright yellow-green winter shoots. Dark green leaves turn red or orange in autumn. White flowers followed by white fruit often tinged blue. Height 2m. Spread 4m. Flower colour White. Flowers from April ...
Escallonia 'Iveyi' is an upright, evergreen shrub with small, dark green, glossy leaves. Pretty pure white trumpet shaped fragrant flowers contrasts well with the dark foliage. Excellent as a heging plant and thrives in all well drained soils. ...
Escallonia laevis 'Pink Elle'
Escallonia 'Iveyi' is an upright, evergreen shrub with small, dark green, glossy leaves. Pretty pink trumpet shaped fragrant flowers contrasts well with the dark foliage. Excellent as a heging plant and thrives in all well drained soils. Fragrant...
Euonymus fortunei 'Harlequin'
A dwarf prostrate shrub, the new growth unfolds as pure white, gradually developing to a green and white speckling on the leaves, slight pink tints in winter. Height 10-35cm. Spread Indefinite. Fruit colour Red. Fruits from September Evergreen. Folia...
Evergreen Japanese Spindle
Japanese Spindle. A large shrub with evergreen glossy, dark green leaves, fairly fast growing and an excellent hedging plant particularly good for coastal gardens as is tolerant of salt wind. Suitable for most soil types, plant with a good quality ...
Euonymus japonicus 'Benkomasaki'
An excellent upright growing variety with neat, compact habit reaching 1.5 metres. Can be used as statement plants in a mixed border, shapely specimens or hedging, Evergreen. Tolerant of coastal conditions. We recommend using a good quality compo...
Euonymus japonicus 'Green Rocket'
Euonymus japonicus 'Green Spire' is also known as Euonymus 'Green Rocket'. Deep green foliage with an upright, compact habit. Evergreen and particularly hardy, keeps its colour all year round. Ideal for low hedging or as a box hedge alternative.Commo...
Fargesia 'Obelisk' (murieliae x nitida)
Fargesia 'Obelisk' is one of the fabulous new generation of hybrid bamboos developed by Fargesia expert Hans Verweij by crossing two different species of Fargesia, murielae and nitida which were coincidently flowering at the same time during 2005. Th...
Fargesia 'Winter Joy' (murieliae x nitida)
Fargesia 'Winter Joy' is one of the fabulous new generation of hybrid bamboos developed by Fargesia expert Hans Verweig by crossing two different species of Fargesia, murielae and nitida which were coincidently flowering at the same time during 2005....
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell' is one of the most Upright Bamboos, with lovely dull green straight canes, also this Fargesia Bamboo is better suited for a sunny location in the garden, it makes an excellent hedge, with a slightly smaller leave than stra...
Fargesia robusta 'Pingwu'
A chinese form of robusta, this is one of the most upright and compact Fargesias, with lovely dull green straight canes. The emerging culms are a startling green and show up well against the white culm sheaths in the spring. This bamboo will reac...
Fargesia robusta 'Tauro'
'Tauro' is particularly useful as an upright specimen hedging or screening due to its compact dense neat habit. Robusta bamboo are one of the most Upright Bamboos, with lovely dull green straight canes, also this Fargesia Bamboo is better suited for ...
Fargesia robusta 'Wolong'
This is one of the most upright Fargesias, with lovely dull green straight canes and slightly larger leaves than Fargesia robusta. The emerging culms are a startling green and show up well against the white culm sheaths in the spring. This bamboo w...
Chinese Virginia Creeper
With its beautiful white veined leaves henryana is a very elegant Virginia creeper. Slower growing than its cousins make it ideal for covering smaller areas. Great for clothing unsightly sheds or walls the lovely foliage turns deep reddish pink in th...
Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Purpurea'
Large leaved jungly climber with glossy deep green leaves that turn an amazing red to deep purple in autumn. Great on walls, over sheds or fences. One of our favourites for clothing unsightly areas as its fast growing and tolerant of most conditionsC...
Photinia x fraseri 'Pink Marble'
An attractive variegated form of the always popular 'Red Robin', this variety has a marbled pink and red to the new growth, giving a pretty twist to this evergreen hardy shrub. Sprays of white flowers in spring. The fresh growth in spring makes thi...
Phyllostachys aurea, the Golden Bamboo or Fishing Pole Bamboo, has dark green canes maturing to a golden yellow. Nice and bushy and excellent as a screen. Will reach a height of between 3.5 and 5 metres. Easy to distinguish from other bamboos by the ...
Phyllostachys nigra or the Black Bamboo has to be the most popular and best known of all bamboos. The jet black canes reach around 4 or 5 metres in height and are covered in masses of lush green dainty leaves. The best situation for the black bamboo ...
Prunus caroliniana Standard
Carolina cherry laurel
Native to America, Prunus caroliniana is often used in shrub form to as hedging. Here we have a full standard tree which is excellent as a specimen tree or for using as screening. It boasts pointy, ovate, lush evergreen leaves and you can look fo...
Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata'
Irish Yew. A narrowly columnar slow growing evergreen conifer found in Ireland in the 18th century. Tolerant of most soils and situations if given good drainage. Excellent as a specimen tree in the formal garden. Will also do well in a pot. C...
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 dentatum 'Blue Muffin'
So named because of the wonderful, bright blue berries in late summer that follow the white clusters of flowers in May-June. This deciduous cultivar is a fast grower with a good, dense habit so as well as a specimen plant can also be used for hedgi...
Viburnum hillieri 'Winton'
Originated from Hillier's nurseries in the 1950's, this popular, larger variety of viburnum is semi-evergreen and will reach 3 metres high. Larger specimens are often evergreen in sheltered positions. Winton is covered in fragrant, creamy white f...