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Mimosa, Silver wattle, Blue wattle
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 japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
Japanese maple 'Aconitifolium'
Acer japonicum 'Acontifolium' is just a beautiful, spreading japanese maple, with deeply cut leaves which emerge a very pale green in the spring before turning a dark green for the summer. The autumn colours are amazing, between scarlet red and dark ...
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'
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 'Bloodgood'
Japanese maple '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 'Fireglow'
Japanese maple 'Fireglow'
A fairly recent introduction with excellent dark red foliage which holds its colour well throughout the summer, turning a wonderful scarlet red for the autumn. The palmate leaf of 'Fireglow' is slightly thinner than most cultivars which results in ...
Acer palmatum 'Jerre Schwartz'
Japanese maple '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 'Little Princess'
Japanese maple '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 'Orange Dream'
Japanese maple 'Orange Dream'
Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' is a vigorous form, with fresh yellow-orange spring growth, turning a beautiful limey-green for the summer. Suitable for all but the hottest parts of the garden, where the foliage is liable to scorch in the strong midsumm...
Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy'
Japanese maple '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 'Sango kaku'
Japanese maple 'Sango kaku', Coral Bark Maple
Acer palmatum 'Sango kaku' or coral barked maple is well known for it's bright orange-red coloured bark on young branches which creates a pleasing winter feature. During summer it has pale green leaves with a pinkish tinge to the margins which in aut...
Acer palmatum 'Shaina'
Japanese maple '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...
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 palmatum 'Skeeter's Broom'
Japanese maple 'Skeeter's Broom'
Discovered by Ed "Skeeter" Rod in Pennsylvania this is a witches broom with the usual twiggy growth but a very vigorous upright habit. The small attractive leaves emerge bright red in spring before turning dark red in summer. This plant holds it's co...
Acer palmatum Dissectum 'Crimson Queen'
Japanese maple 'Crimson Queen'
Acer palmatum Dissectum 'Crimson Queen' is perhaps one of the most stunning Japanese maples, having finely dissected red-purple leaves and an cascading mound like growth habit. It's a fairly small Japanese maple reaching around 3 metres in height...
Agave franzosinii (Agave beauleriana) is a very large, striking agave with glaucous, light grey-blue leaves which curve at the top gracefully. Unknown origin, most probably a form or hybrid of Agave americana, being similar but much more blue than ...
The Amelanchier lamarckii has white, star-shaped flowers. This plant is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil under full sun to part shade. Lamarckii is tolerant of a somewhat wide range of soils, but prefers moist, well-drained loams. I...
A fabulous, elegant palm from Madagascar, with stunning large silver grey and hints of purple leaves. Rare and not often available, will tolerate temperatures to minus 3C but needs a be at least plus 10C during the day,so ideal for a conser...
Mexican Blue Palm, Blue Hesper Palm
Brahea armata, the Mexican Blue Palm originates from Mexico (surprise, surprise!) and is a beautiful, slow growing palm with large blue-grey leaves. It can withstand heavy frosts once established but is best planted in full sun and very well-drained ...
Butia capitata, the Jelly Palm. This is a stunning feather palm from South America, which is becoming more and more popular due to its remarkable hardiness. It produces large fleshy fruits (which are very tasty) after a good hot summer. It will need ...
Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion'
Beauty Berry. An excellent, hardy deciduous shrub proving very unusual autumn colour to the garden. Young foliage emerges bronze, from June to July clusters of lilac-pink flowers are followed by beautiful dark violet fruits in autumn which hold on th...
Calycanthus floridus 'Aphrodite'
A new improved variety of calcycanthus brings wonderful fragrance to the beautiful deep red flowers. Flowers from mid- summer onwards, makes a fabulous shrub for a sheltered site in sun/part shade. Eventual height 2.5m, hardy deciduous with green g...
Cephalanthus occidentalis, Buttonbush, Honey Balls. A truely fabulous, deciduous shrub which is easy to grow and looks absolutely amazing when the orbit-like full sun/part shadecream/white flowers open up in mid summer to late summer... the round s...
Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Fiber Optics'
‘Fiber Optics’ is an improved version of Cephalanthus occidentalis. A truely fabulous, deciduous shrub which is easy to grow and looks absolutely amazing when the orbit-like full sun/part shadecream/white flowers open up in mid summer to late sum...