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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 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...
Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine'
Sweetshrub 'Hartlage Wine', Carolina Allspice
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'
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...
Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold'
Maidenhair Tree '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 ...
Magnolia 'Amethyst Flame'
Magnolia 'Amethyst Flame'
A beautiful, rare, compact hybrid that produces magenta, violet flowers in the spring followed by dark green, ovate leaves and the odd flower throughout the summer. Makes a beautiful strong, upright, goblet shaped tree. Deciduous, hardy, medium...
Magnolia 'Black Tulip'
Magnolia 'Black Tulip'
Magnolia 'Black Tulip' Fabulous burgandy purple, rounded flowers will ensure this magnolia becomes a must have variety, a simply stunning specimen for the spring garden. Dark green, ovate deciduous leaves, has an upright bushy habit with a height o...
Magnolia 'Judy Zuk'
Magnolia 'Judy Zuk' has amazing bright yellow with a hint of orange, fragrant flowers with a touch of plum at the base - gorgeous! Can reach 6 metres after 10 years, giving an incredible spring display. Has an open, rounded habit, ovate, mid gree...
Magnolia 'Peachy' The flower of this hybrid magnolia is an exquisite creamy orange colour, with darker base, large and fragrant. It has a fairly fastigate habit making it an excellent specimen for a smaller garden. Green, ovate deciduous leaves...
Magnolia 'Solar Flair'
Magnolia 'Solar Flair' A later flowering cross between brooklyensis 'Woodman' and 'Gold Star', with gorgeous primrose yellow flowers having a pale pink base emerging from pale green buds - truely lovely. Will eventually reach 4 metres, having an ...
Magnolia 'Susan' A very popular magnolia, 'Susan' is a cross between M. liliflora 'Nigra' and M. stellata 'Rosea'. It has gorgeous dark pink purple buds that open into purple pink flowers with paler pink centres. Gives a magnificent spring displa...
Magnolia 'Vulcan' A very sought after hybrid, 'Vulcan' has wonderful goblet shaped flowers in shades of light purple to a rich puple red, making a beautiful floral display in spring. Height 5-6 metres after 10 years. Grows in fertile, humus rich ...
Magnolia loebneri 'Leonard Messel'
magnolia 'Leonard Messel'
A rounded shrub/small tree that is covered in very pale pink, lilac flowers in spring before the green, ovate leaves emerge. The flowers are lightly scented and very pretty with up to 12 narrow petals. Can be grown as a shrub or small tree in a she...
Magnolia stellata is a smaller, compact growing choice but what it lacks in size it makes up for in performance. It is one of the early flowering magnolias but has good frost resistance and looks simply stunning when the flowers emerge from fat lit...
Magnolia stellata 'Rosea'
Pink star magnolia
'Rosea' is a pink variety of Magnolia stellata, with pink buds opening into very pretty pale pink star-like flowers giving a beautiful, romantic display in spring. Small compared to the other varieties, reaching only 2.5m after 20 years, this is an...
Nandina domestica, Sacred Bamboo, is a much under-rated evergreen shrub from China which isn't actually a bamboo.. It reaches no more than 1.8 metres in height and is covered in masses of tiny leaves. After a good, hot summer and a couple of fros...
Tree peonies are delightful hardy shrubs, not trees at all but beautiful feathery leaved medium to small shrubs that produce the most amazing flowers in late spring. All tree peonies are prolific flowerers, creating a much admired display in April/...
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Bai Yuan Hong Xia'
Tree peony 'Yuan Hong Xia'
Tree peonies are delightful hardy shrubs, not trees at all but beautiful feathery leaved medium to small shrubs that produce the most amazing flowers in late spring. ' Bai Yuan Hong Xia' has incredible large, up to 25 cm, double ruffled deep cerise p...
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Chu Wu'
Tree peony 'Chu Wu'
Tree peonies are delightful hardy shrubs, not trees at all but beautiful feathery leaved medium to small shrubs that produce the most amazing flowers in late spring. 'Chu Wu' has incredible large, up to 25 cm, Ruffled deep burgandy red flowers with y...
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Xue Ta'
Tree peony 'Xue Ta'
Tree peonies are delightful hardy shrubs, not trees at all but beautiful feathery leaved medium to small shrubs that produce the most amazing flowers in late spring. 'Xue Ta' has incredible large, up to 25 cm, pure white flowers with yellow stamens i...
Paeonia x Itoh 'Cannes'
These amazing peonies known as Itoh peony after the Japanese horticulturist Toichi Itoh who crossed a tree peony with a herbaceous peony and delight this stunning hybrid. This is one of those occasions when you really do get the best of both worlds a...
Punica granatum 'Wonderful'
The pomegranate plant is an attractive shrub that produces delightful, exotic looking rose shaped scarlet flowers in the spring which go on to develop fruit - 'Wonderful' is a heavy cropping, large and sweet juicy red variety and in the right positi...
Rhododendron 'Black Widow'
Rhododendron 'Black Widow' is a stunning cross from Roy Thompson of Oregan who patiently crossed and planted hundreds of seedlings to be rewarded with this amazing, deep purple red, black toned flower. It has wavy edged petals and white topped anth...