Agaves & Arids
Bananas, Gingers & Aroids
Cloud Pruned, Bonsai & Niwaki Trees
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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'
Acacia pravissima is a completely whacky and remarkable member of the Mimosaceae family. One can expect a breath-taking abundance of bright yellow flowers in the form of tiny pom-poms. These flowers usually form during late summer and sit on the ...
Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan'
Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan' Vivid yellow/lime green leaves turning a richer green then orange red shades in the autumn. Really stunning, great for lightening up an area in semi shade. Plant in a sheltered spot away from cold winds....
Aechmea recurvata var. recurvata
A super rare bromeliad from the cool mountains of Brazil. The stiff recurved leaves turn an amazing deep rich burgundy with red with pinky red flowers in the centre of each roseate. Eventually form a tight clump of many rosettes of leaves and flower...
Agapanthus orientalis "Queen Mum'
Agapanthus orientalis 'Queen Mum' is a relatively recent introduction, spectacular in that it is an enormous Agapanthus with thick, almost leek like stems and leaves which produce very large flower spikes and tubular white flowers which are deep blue...
A Mexican evergreen, rosette forming succulent that can grow up to 50cm tall and wide. Greenish-white flowers are borne on spikes of up to 2.5m high. Requires well-drained sandy or loamy soil in full sun. Suitable for coastal gravel gardens. Protect ...
One of the most attractive and bizarre of the agaves. It forms a rosette of grey-green leaves formidably armed with papery teeth. Tolerates some frost but best grown in a container and given protection over winter. Grow in well drained soil in full s...
'Mountain Agave' from high altitude forests of Mexico, this is one of the hardiest varieties, suitable for planting out in milder parts of the country such as coastal gardens, will survive the winter in well drained dry conditions. Montana has ma...
Hardy Aloe Vera
A fantastic Aloe closely related to Aloe vera which is proven to be hardy down to at least -10 degrees centigrade. Aloe striatula grows fairly quickly into an architectural multi-stemmed specimen around 1 metre in height and spread. Site in a sunny p...
Ampelopsis glandulosa var. maximowiczii
I first really noticed Ampelopsis glandulosa var. maximowiczii last autumn growing through an old mature Viburnum shrub when I was stopped in my tracks by the incredible show of brightly coloured shiny berries. The colours ranged from pale blue to ...
Araucaria araucana Monkey Puzzle Tree
The Monkey Puzzle Tree is instantly recognisable and a well known feature in many gardens throughout the country. Botanically known as Araucaria araucana, the Money Puzzle Tree originates from Chile where it grows in impressive forest groups. Ara...
Mediterranean Fan Palm
Chamaerops humilis is a spectacular and hugely versatile hardy palm suitable for growing in many British Gardens. Often known as the Mediterranean Fan Palm, Chamearops are tough adaptable palms happy in arid hot Mediterranean climes whilst being equa...
Chamaerops humilis 'Compacta'
Mediterranean Fan Palm
This Chamaerops palm is a recent introduction from a spectacular palm grower in Italy. It is a superb selection of the well known form Chamaerops humilis 'Volcano', differing from 'Volcano' by consistently growing very compact, dense and uniform le...
Colocasia esculenta 'Kona Coffee'
Ornamental Black Leaf Taro
Colocasia esculenta 'Kona Coffee' is a beautiful new introduction from the plantsman Dr. John Cho in Hawaii with amazing heart shaped metallic looking purply-black brown leaves up to 40cm or more long. Said to be more compact than the species our sto...
Cordyline australis 'Pink Champagne'
Pink Cabbage Palm
Cordyline australis, the Cabbage Palm or Torbay Palm is not actually a palm but has a palm like appearance naturally originating from New Zealand. It is amongst the easiest exotic plants to grow with 'Pink Champagne' being a particularly striking var...
Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler'
Variegated Torbay Cabbage Palm
Cordyline australis, the Cabbage Palm is not actually a palm, but it's a good fit with them. It is one of the easiest exotic plants to grow and 'Torbay Dazzler' is a particularly striking variety with green and cream stripes. It is very tolerant of w...
Japanese Sago Palm
Cycas revoluta is a beautiful slow growing palm-like tree. Produces a solitary trunk, which after many years can reach 2m. Much prized as an exotic container plant in which it will grow quite happily given adequate water nutrients. Tolerant of low li...
Dasylirion serratifolium is amongst one of the most dramatic and architectural plants. Thin strap-like leaves are covered with tiny spines along both sides, with the mature plant reaching a round 1.5 metres in height and spread. Suitable for a very h...
Dryopteris buschiana (crassirhizoma)
Dryopteris buschiana correctly known as Dryopteris crassirhizoma is despite its name a superb, large fern originating from Russia. It develops into a stately miniature tree-fern-like fern with lush shuttlecocks of robust deep-green fronds which eme...
Japanese Shield Fern
Dryopteris erythrosora is one of our favourite ferns. Almost evergreen, it produces masses of large upright glossy, lush green leaves which in spring and early summer, are joined by beautiful unfurling new fronds which can vary from bronzes to ri...
Eriobotrya japonica 'Rose Anne'
Eriobotrya japonica 'Rose Anne' is a brilliant new variety of the Loquat Tree. I first discovered 'Rose Anne' growing at small family run propagation nursery in Belgium where the grower told me that this Eriobotrya was discovered growing in a garden...
Winged Spindle Tree
A beautiful hardy medium sized shrub with unusual ‘winged’ corkey stems. Euonymous alatus makes a perfect architectural specimen in the garden with year round interest. During winter the bare branches are a bold feature followed in spring with lu...
Fargesia 'Black Dragon'
Fargesia 'Black Dragon' is an exciting newly introduced clumping black bamboo sure to become a massive hit with bamboo fans. We have been patiently waiting for stock of Fargesia 'Black Dragon' to mature enough ready for us to offer this marvellous b...
Fargesia 'Green Dragon'
Fargesia nitida sp ‘Sichuan’ also known as Fargesia 'Green Dragon' Eventual Size: Up to 4-5 metres, but can be pruned Position: Shade to part shade out of cold, drying winds - especially coastal winds Foliage: Evergreen Habit: Upright Soil: A...
Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou 1'
Red Panda Fountain Bamboo
Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou' often called 'Red Panda' Fargesia was once a very rare bamboo, fortunately this fabulous clumping bamboo is now available all year at Big Plant Nursery. Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou' bamboo was first discovered and collected at Jiuzhai...