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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...
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 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 '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 'Ki-hachijo'
Japanese maple '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'
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 '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 '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...
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Orangeola'
Japanese maple 'Orangeola'
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Orangeola' is a breathtaking autumn colour is a mix of reds and oranges and lasts longer than most maples. This is one of the best dissectums for a sunny position and makes a large shrub eventually raching 1.5-2metre with wo...
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Seiryu'
Japanese maple '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'
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...
Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'
variegated Japanese laurel
Aucuba japonica 'Variegata', Variegated Japanese laurel is a very hardy, large shrub from Japan. It is tolerant of shady positions due to its native woodland habitat. Glorious, glossy green and yellow leaves, with red berries in the autumn. It would ...
Berberis media 'Dual Jewel'
Berberis media 'Dual Jewel' is a semi evergreen variety with attractive, orange discolored growths.Dense shrub with rounded crown, arching stems and spreading habit, growing up to 1 m in height. Semi-evergreen leaves, lasting in mild winters. Leaf bl...
Berberis thunbergii 'Admiration'
Japanese barberry 'Admiration'
Berberis thun. 'Admiration' has unique coloured foliage which is bright orange-red with striking yellow margins. Berberis thun. 'Admiration' has a natural compact growing habit. Admiration can best be prune lightly in early spring. Eventual Size: 1...
Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Rocket'
Japanese barberry 'Golden Rocket'
Deciduous, narrow-growing shrub with bright yellow foliage and coral-colored stems. Pale yellow flowers appear in the spring and are followed by bright red berries in the fall. Medium growth rate. Eventual Size: 100cm - 150cm Position: Full sun/p...
Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Torch'
Japanese barberry 'Golden Torch'
Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Torch' a bright addition to the garden, happy in most sunny or part shaded position. Easy, Hardy. Height up to 1 metre. Can be used as a low hedge, or a specimen shrub. Works well in cottage, formal or coastal gardens. Gro...
Berberis thunbergii 'Harlequin'
Japanese barberry 'Harlequin'
A very attractive shrub with ovate purple-red leaves tinged with pink and cream on spiny stems. Its pale yellow flowers in spring are tinged with red and followed by dark red glossy berries. In autumn the leaves turn a stunning scarlet red before...
Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket'
Japanese barberry 'Orange Rocket'
A vigorous, upright, compact form of this shrub, bearing bright orange-red leaves when young, turning green as they mature. Fantastic bright red colour in autumn. Produces racemes of yellow flowers in spring, followed by bright red fruit. Grows i...
Berberis thunbergii 'Rosy Rocket'
Japanese barberry 'Rosy Rocket'
Berberis thunbergii Rosy Rocket is a deciduous, upright, columnar shrub bearing young soft pink and burgandy variegated foliage deepening to deep purple. The colour of the plant deepens with age. Rosy rocket has small, red tinged, yellow flowers fro...
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...
Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Sapphire Ring'
Bright yellow foliage and clusters of lovely sapphire blue flowers mean this lovely, low growing shrub is guaranteed to brighten up any garden. Low growing and bushy, this plant is also great for ground cover. Compact and branching, this hardy de...