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Abelia grandiflora 'Francis Mason'
Abelia 'Francis Mason' is a glossy leaved architectural small to medium sized shrub. Producing masses of pinky white flowers in early summer this evergreen or semi-evergreen bushy shrub has arching stems covering in fine multi-coloured glossy foliage...
Abelia grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
A kaleidoscope has all colours of the rainbow. The variegated leaves are green and white in the summer. In the autumn the leaves colour red. Very decorative as a garden, balcony and patio plant.Common Names: abelia 'Kaleidoscope'...
Abeliophyllum distichum is related to the forsythia and are beautiful,arching deciduous shrubs with paired deep green ovate leaves. Producing wonderful racemes of fragrant pretty flowers, borne on the bare stems in late winter or early spring. Before...
Acacia dealbata, Mimosa, is a beautiful small evergreen tree from Australia. Covered with masses of grey-green fern-like foliage which is topped by fluffy yellow fragrant flowers in early spring. It is best grown in milder gardens in a sunny positi...
Acer palmatum 'Asahi-zuru'
Rising Japanese Maple
'Asahi-zuru' is a very pretty tree with leaves emerging mottled mainly pink and cream then varying green, salmon pink and green variegation. Fairly dense in habit giving a very beautiful splash of colour to the garden. Takes on orange and red tone...
Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'
Purple Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' is a small tree of bushy habit, with deep purple leaves divided into about 7 lobes, and becoming red in autumn. Inconspicuous red-purple flowers in spring may be followed by winged, purple fruits. Deciduous. Prefers part...
Acer palmatum 'Beni maiko'
Acer palmatum 'Beni maiko' a medium sized shrub-like japanese maple with brilliant scarlet new leaves in spring. In Japanese it's name translates to 'red haired dancing girl' which rather wonderfully descibes it on a sunny spring day with its wonder...
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' is one of the best known red acers, as it is a strong growing, reliable purple-leaved acer. This particular variety makes an excellent focal point in the garden and is a must for the Japanese styled garden. If you are looki...
Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'
Japanese maple. A upright tree with grey-green leaves, margined white and pink. Height 3m. Spread 1.4m. Deciduous. Foliage colour Green, Grey. Hardy. Sheltered Site. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fetiliser....
Acer palmatum 'Jerre Schwartz'
'Jerre Schwartz' is wonderful, dwarf Japanese Maple has distinctive, deeply lobed leaves that emerge a bright pink red, before turning darker maroon then green as the leaf matures. Fresh growth in the red shades adds interest through the growing se...
Acer palmatum 'Oridono-nishiki'
Japanese maple. A small, deciduous tree. Leaves emerge pink then take on green and cream tones in summer then burgandy in the autumn. Prefers neutral to acid soil in a sheltered spot away from cold northerly winds. Very pretty. Common Names: Japanese...
Acer palmatum 'Pixie'
Acer palmatum 'Pixie' is a dwarf cultivar, with seven lobed, burgandy leaves. Grows into a lovely, leafy mound and takes on wonderful bright tones in full sun. Very happy in a pot and also suitable for the bonsai enthusiast, this is one acer that...
Acer palmatum 'Little Princess'
An extremely pretty, dwarf japanese maple. It has bright green leaves, edged with red. It will grow reasonably quickly to around 1m, but then slows right down, rarely going over 1.5m in height. Excellent as a patio plant, where it will slowly mature...
Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy'
A small tree has maroon coloured, wispy, finger-like leaves throughout the summer. In autumn, the attractive foliage takes on startling shades of green, orange, yellow and red.One of the smallest Japanese maple tree varieties, Red Pygmy will reach a ...
Acer palmatum 'Shaina'
Acer palmatum 'Shaina' is one of my favourite japanese maples. 'Shaina' has dark purply red leaves which are topped through the growing season by bright pink-red new growth. It was first discovered growing as a witches broom and as such is a very com...
Agave macroacantha, the Black-spined Agave is an excellent plant for full sun to light shade. Ideal for smaller gardens or patios. Small to medium sized agave with dusky blue-grey to green leaves with a straight margin and dark brown teeth. Grow in a...
Rarely offered on the market this Agave has an unusual form due to the tightly held leaves. It occurs at elevations up to 8000ft so should tolerate dry cold to at least -6C. It has great symmetry making it a wonderful specimen for pot culture Positio...
Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'
Common Names: silk tree 'Summer Chocolate'...
Arbutus Unedo Rubra
Pink Strawberry Tree
Arbutus Unedo Rubra is a large bushy evergreen shrub that blooms during mid-late fall. It has rough bark and dark green leaves. For optimal growth, it is recommended to plant the plant in a location where there is a lot of sun. It grows rosy-pink u...
Arbutus unedo, Strawberry Tree, is a beautiful evergreen shrub which grows to around 3 metres in height. The bell-shaped flowers are produced in late summer followed by orange fruits which ripen to strawberry red. Normally, the flowers and fruits are...
Arundo donax var. versicolor
Variegated Giant Reed
Arundo donax 'versicolor' is a evergreen plant that is very robust with his strong stems that reaches 2m high. It has bearing strap-shaped leaves that are striped with white and green colours. Feathery panicles of small, purplish flowers may appear ...
Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'
Japanese Spotted Laurel
Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia', Japanese Spotted Laurel is a very hardy, large shrub from Japan. It is tolerant of shady positions due to its native woodland habitat. Glorious, glossy green and yellow leaves, with red berries in the autumn. It would ...
Aucuba japonica 'Goldstrike'
Japanese Spotted Laurel
Aucuba japonica Crotonifolia 'Goldstrike', Japanese Spotted Laurel is a very hardy, large shrub from Japan. It is tolerant of shady positions due to its native woodland habitat. Glorious, glossy green and yellow leaves, with red berries in the autumn...
Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie'
The Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie' brings a nice and simple medium-green touch to your garden. Its leaves are glossy and the plant is naturally low and dense, so pruning to reduce size or to increase density is rarely needed. It grows up to 90-120 cm ta...