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'
Here at Big Plant Nursery we love water gardens for the atmosphere and drama they create and best of all the speed at which water and water side plants grow. Our own Gunnera manicata reaches 3 to 4 metres high each summer with it's huge giant rhubarb leaves, others such as the Skunk cabbage, lysichiton americanus produce in spring a bright yellow torche like spathe followed by large cabbage like leaves.
There are so many plants in this group to choose from we have selected a choice range to grow and sell providing both dramatic foliage through to stunning flowering plants. So wether you have a small back garden pond or a lakeside garden I'm sure there will be something to suit.
Fargesia 'Taibashan 2'
Fargesia 'Taibashan 2' is another recently introduced bamboo from China with really attractive grey-blue-black canes. I spotted this bamboo growing in a collectors garden in Holland a few years ago, I was struck by the deep glossy dark relatively thi...
Fargesia 'Viking' (murieliae x nitida)
Fargesia 'Viking' 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 coincindently flowering at the same time during 2005. Th...
Fargesia denudata 'Lancaster 1'
Fargesia denudata is a fabulous, clump-forming bamboo. This fargesia has characteristic arching, pale green turning to olive green canes and masses of tiny, fresh green leaves. The new canes emerge with a powdery grey bloom and make a spectacular sta...
Fargesia murielae 'Dino'
Muriel's Bamboo/Umbrella Bamboo
Fargesia murielae 'Dino' is a fantastic, very hardy bamboo with bright green stems fading to a yellow-green as they mature. It is an excellent bamboo for a pot, rarely reaching any more than 4 metres in height. Happy in most soils and situations, but...
Fargesia murielae 'Jumbo'
Fargesia murielae 'Jumbo' has a lovely upright but slightly arching habit and makes an excellent specimen bamboo. It's proven to be hardy in cold areas of the northern hemisphere. It has bright green stems fading to a yellow-green as they mature. It...
Fargesia murieliae 'Lava'
Fargesia murieliae 'Lava' is a relatively new introduction and is a compact smaller growing form of Muriels bamboo growing in the classic umbrella shape, Fargesia murieliae 'Lava' is a clump-forming bushy bamboo with deep yellow/green canes eventual...
Fargesia nitida is another very beautiful bamboo long cultivated in the U.K. Being first introduced around 1889. Fargesia nitida is very dainty in appearance with fine narrow deep green leaves held on slender arching canes which vary in colour from g...
Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl'
Black Fountain Bamboo
Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl' is another really good selection from seedlings produced by the flowering of Fargesia nitida, the Fountain bamboo a few years ago. 'Black Pearl' has been selected not only for its vigour and robust upright growth but als...
Fargesia nitida 'Great Wall'
Blue Fountain Bamboo
Fargesia nitida 'Great Wall' is a really good selection from seedlings produced by the flowering of Fargesia nitida, the Fountain bamboo a few years ago. 'Great Wall' has been selected for it vigour and robust upright growth, gently arching at the to...
Fargesia nitida Gansu
Gansu is a dense clump forming bamboo with dark purple-green canes and small narrow green leaves. This Particular type of bamboo will reach heights of 2.5m and a spread of 1.5m. Very Hardy....
Fargesia nitida Gansu 'Shadow Light'
Fargesia nitida Gansu 'Shadow Light' is yet another beautiful clumping bamboo selected from seedlings produced by the last flowering of Fargesia nitida. Like Fargesia nitida Gansu has delicate narrow deep green leaves but differs from the species by ...
Fargesia scabrida 'Asian Wonder'
Fargesia scabrida 'Asian Wonder' is a beautiful lush clump forming bamboo from China with rusty-orange culm sheaths and reddish stems turning to green in the summer. Fargesia scabrida 'Asian Wonder' in our nursery garden always looks beautiful with ...
Gunnera Manicata has enormous foliage and works well in very moist conditions even in the pond! If you want to create a massive display of large leaves this is the plant. Gunnera Manicata is not always a hardy plant and should be lifted to protect fr...
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...
Hardy Ginger Lily
Hedychium densiflorum is a lovely compact ginger which first introduced into the UK in the 1930's which has since proved to be one of the hardiest gingers available. We have Hedychium densiflorum growing planted out in the ground here in West Sussex...
Juniperus horizontalis 'Andorra Compact'
An excellent ground cover specimen with bright green foliage in Spring, turning to a bronze-green colour in . Dense compact habit reaching a maximum height of 60cm and spread of 1.2m. Will tolerate sun or partial shade....
Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow'
Rocky Mountain Juniper
Junipers scopulorum ‘Moonglow’ is a relatively new introduction showing outstanding silvery-blue foliage with an upright, neat habit. We are excited to be able to offer this plant. We first discovered it growing at a nursery in Italy where th...
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 '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 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...
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...
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...