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Acer griseum, also called by the name of paperbark maple, has green leaves above but frosty blue-green to gray-green with fine hairs beneath. Fall colour varies, typically ranging from showy shades of orange and red to shades of reddish-green to bron...
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 'Shindeshojo'
Spring Ruby Tree
Acer palmatum 'Shindeshojo' is a well known japanese maple for good reason. It is a reliable and rewarding easy to grow acer. The leaves are bright red when they first emerge, the colour fades to a blue-green for the summer before turning to scarlet ...
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' is a stunning Japanese maple with almost round nine to thirteen lobed leaves which emerge in spring a beautiful pale golden yellow. During summer they mature to a lime green. On mature plants the winged seeds produced in l...
Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine'
A beautiful but rare and unusual shrub so named because of its wine coloured, magnolia stellata shaped flowers that are not only stunning but also fragrant. 'Hartlage Wine' grows into a multi-satemmed shrub with upright to arching branches with lar...
Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'
Ceanothus 'Trewithen Blue', the California Lilac, a wonderful small evergreen tree which is covered in masses of pale blue flowers in early summer. It is tolerant of exposed and coastal conditions as long as it is in full sun. Little maintenance is r...
Old Man's Beard
Clematis 'Proteus' Position: Full sun/part shade. Soil: Fertile, free draining Eventual Size: 3m Habit: Climbing Foliage: Deciduous, green Common Names: Old Man's Beard ...
Clematis 'Mikelite' Position: Full sun/part shade. Soil: Fertile, free draining Eventual Size: 2.5m Habit: Climbing Foliage: Deciduous, green Common Names: Clematis viticella and Old Man's Beard...
Clematis 'Polish Spirit'
'Polish Spirit has huge saucer shaped flowers with dark puple petals having violet tones, simply stunning. A vigorous grower and has good resistance to clematis wilt, Polish Spirit flowers from mid summer to autumn. Great for training up trunks o...
Clematis armandii, the evergreen Clematis, originates from China and is a vigorous climber. With clusters of beautifully scented white flowers, being produced in abundance from March until May, the flowers are set off against the long, dark green lea...
Clematis viticella 'Dark Eyes'
Clematis viticella 'Dark Eyes'Common Names: Clematis viticella 'Dark Eyes'...
Clematis viticella 'Royal Velours'
Clematis viticella 'Royal Velours'Common Names: Clematis viticella 'Royal Velours'...
Elaeagnus x ebbingei
Elaeagnus ebbingii, Oleaster, is a vigorous shrub with glossy, dark green leaves with a silver sheen and underside. Tiny, very sweetly fragrant creamy white flowers are produced on the stems amongst the leaves in late summer followed by small, oran...
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Compacta'
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Compacta' is a vigorous shrub with glossy, dark green leaves with a silver sheen and underside. Tiny, very sweetly fragrant creamy white flowers are produced on the stems amongst the leaves in late summer followed by small, oran...
Eriobotrya japonica or loquat are a fabulous tree for a sunny garden where a jungly or exotic look is required. Loquats are often seen in mediterranean gardens where it is prized for it's tasty fruits. However here in the UK we love it for it'...
Japanese Aralia False Castor Plant
Fatsia japonica, the False Castor Oil Plant, is a brilliant shrub, growing to about 2 metres in height with jungly foliage, giving it an exotic look ! It looks great planted in semi-shade and associates well with ferns and Hostas. It is tolerant of c...
Ginkgo biloba 'Barabits Nana'
Ginkgo biloba 'Barabits Nana' is a rare dwarf cultivar, selected by Dr. Elemer Barabits in Hungary and is peculiar by being a very compact shrub-like plant, but with slightly larger leaves than the species, creating a very ornamental effect. Perfect ...
Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken'
Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken' is a very recent introduction, discovered in The Netherlands in the mid 1990's, and named after a famous historical statue close by. The growth is very slow and incredibly compact eventually forming a spherical mass of leaves....
Ginkgo biloba 'Tubifolia'
Ginkgo biloba 'Tubifolia' is a fascinating shrubby tree, with thin, twiggy growth. This forms two distinct types of foliage: on mature wood the leaf is fused to resemble a small green trumpet while the younger wood produces a classic Ginkgo leaf but ...
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 stunn...
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...
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...
Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris
Hydrangea anomala petiolaris is an excellent climbing species with glossy, finely toothed leaves and many attractive lace-cap white flowers in summer. Self clinging, this deciduous climber thrives in sun or shade and is very useful where a flowering ...