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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 '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 '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 'Pixie'
Japanese maple 'Pixie'
Acer palmatum 'Pixie' is a dwarf cultivar, with seven lobed, burgandy leaves. Grows into a lovely, leafy mound and takes on wonderful bright tones in full sun. Very happy in a pot and also suitable for the bonsai enthusiast, this is one acer that...
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 '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...
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 '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...
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'
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...
Choisya x dewitteana 'White Dazzler'
'White Dazzler' earns its name having the most attractive, bright aromatic, palmate leaves with wonderful fragrant star shaped flowers. it is a compact, evergreen shrub reaching 1 m in 2-5 years. Free flowering from spring onwards, hardy and ev...
Cotinus coggygria 'Young Lady'
Smoke tree 'Young Lady', Rhus cotinus
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...
Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'
Gold-edged winter daphne
Superb attractive shrub that will brighten the dullest winter day with its beautiful fragrance from pretty little trumpet shaped pink flowers. The evergreen leaves are edged irregularly in gold and are ovate and glossy. Flowers mid winter to early ...
An unusual but beautiful Chinese shrub that produces nodding clusters of fragrant yellow flowers clothed in white silky hairs in late winter. Fresh oblong green leaves emerge in late spring. This is a choice, edge of woodland plant related to Daphnes...
(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...
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....