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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...
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 japonicum '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 '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 'Ki-hachijo'
Named after a tropical Island south of Tokyo, this wonderful small tree has leaves emerging a gorgeous bright green then turning dark green in summer before giving a fabulous display of orange and gold in the autumn. Has a rounded shape to the crow...
Acer palmatum '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 'Sango kaku'
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 '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 '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 '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 palmatum 'Yezo Nishiki'
Wonderful vivid purple leaves that hold their colour throughout the summer then turn scarlet in the autumn. A small tree with a rounded habit. Place in sun or dappled shade in a sheltered position.Common Names: Japanese maple 'Yezo Nishiki'...
Acer palmatum Dissectum '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...
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Seiryu'
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Seiryu' is an unusual Japanese maple, for the fact that it is the only upright growing dissectum (the others normally having weeping and cascading growth). In the spring, the leaves appear a fresh, bright green with tinges o...
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...
Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Venus'
A beautiful but not commonly available shrub with gorgeous melon scented, magnolia stellata type creamy white flowers with purple centres in spring and intermittently through summer. Large, ovate, shiny and bright green leaves. Deciduous, hardy, ...
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...
Cotinus coggygria 'Young Lady'
This exceptionally handsome, rich flowering Cotinus produces a unique atmosphere in the garden, in containers, on the balcony and the terrace. This plant has roundish green leaves that colour yellow/red in autumn and produces gorgeous flowers in bi...
Euonymus phellomanusCommon Names: spindle tree...
(acca) Pineapple Guava
Fejoia / Feijoa sellowiana or Acca sellowiana, the Pineapple Guava, is a choice evergreen from South America. During the summer the compact silvery green foliage is topped with beautiful red and white flowers. The petals somewhat surprisingly taste o...
Forsythia koreana 'Kumsum'
This wonderful variety of Forsythia still has the spectacular display of bright yellow flowers in spring against red stems, however unlike the usual varieties, 'Kumsum' has the most attractive two-toned leaves with creamy veins tracing their pattern ...
Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold'
Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold' is a striking male form introduced from America, with mid green leaves, turning a beautiful golden yellow in the autumn. It grows into an oval shape with a spreading crown having a compact leaf form. Slow growing, after ...
Ginkgo biloba 'Barabits Fastigiata'
Superb narrow selection from Dr Elemer Barabits, having a feathered, upright habit, eventually reaching 10 metres. Can be planted as a specimen or against a wall, a rare but wonderful choice. Position: full sun/part shade Soil: any fertile, well dr...