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Acer palmatum 'Beni maiko'
Japanese maple '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, Japanese maple
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'
Japanese maple 'Aureum', full moon maple
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...
Attractive choice climber with dark green leaves, variegated with pink and white. Produces pretty small, cup shaped, white flowers from May to June. Can reach up to 4 metres in height and spread creating stunning effect. Deciduous and hardy, p...
Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'
Californian lilac '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...
Clematis viticella, Old Man's Beard
Clematis 'Mikelite' Position: Full sun/part shade. Soil: Fertile, free draining Eventual Size: 2.5m Habit: Climbing Foliage: Deciduous, green ...
Clematis 'Polish Spirit'
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...
Old Man's Beard
Clematis 'Proteus' Position: Full sun/part shade. Soil: Fertile, free draining Eventual Size: 3m Habit: Climbing Foliage: Deciduous, green ...
Cornus alternifolia 'Argentea'
Silver pagoda dogwood
A beautiful, rare form of cornus, this sought after shrub has attractive horizontally tiered branches giving it a most striking ‘layered’ habit. The leaves have a silvery variegation and the clusters of white flowers sit upright amongst the folia...
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Clone'
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'...
Exochorda 'The Bride'
False Castor Oil 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 'Mariken'
Maidenhair Tree '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'
Maindenhair Tree '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 ...
climbing lace cap hydrangea
Semiola, (seemannii x petiolaris) is a new variety crossed to give benefit of petiolaris flowers, white lace cap, with evergreen leaves from hydrangea seemannii resulting in a very attractive flowered climbing semi-evergreen hydrangea which is a fabu...
Leucothoe keiskei 'Burning Love'
A fabulous new low growing evergreen shrub with amazing bright red glossy new growth which contrasts beautifully with the older dark green growth. Has small white flowers in the summer and the leaves develop a purple flush in autumn and winter as the...
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...