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At Big Plant Nursery, we have a wide range of ornamental trees of all shapes and sizes, deciduous and evergreen. We produce a lot of the trees ourselves, such as Ginkgo biloba cultivars, Birch trees and Japanese maples. To complement our home-grown trees, we also have a selection of fantastic trees sourced and grown in the UK. Below are listed the trees which are always in stock, but we are able to get hold of most tree species, so if there is a particular tree you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us at the nursery.
We have tried to make the website as informative as possible but if you find the choice difficult or would like to know more please don't hesitate to call the nursery for advice.
White fir. An evergreen conifer with bluish-green soft leaves that point upwards. Cones are mid green ripening to brown. Height 25m. Spread 5m. Evergreen. Foliage colour Blue, Green. Hardy. Planting instructions Plant in hole large enough to avoid di...
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 '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 'Oridono-nishiki'
Japanese maple. A small, deciduous tree. Leaves emerge pink then take on green and cream tones in summer then burgandy in the autumn. Prefers neutral to acid soil in a sheltered spot away from cold northerly winds. Very pretty. Common Names: Japanese...
Acer palmatum 'Pheonix'
Acer palmatum 'Pheonix' is a very exciting small cultivar of Japanese Maple, the deeply lobed leaves emerging bright pink with distinctive green veins on young fresh red shoots. The leaves turn green with red edges in summer before turning yellow, ...
Acer palmatum '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 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...
Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'
Common Names: silk tree 'Summer Chocolate'...
Carpinus betulus Espalier
Espalier Hornbeam Tree
Carpinus betulus is an excellent choice for hedging and pleaching. It clips beautifully and although deciduous will hold onto some leaves during winter. Leaves turn a buttery golden-yellow in the autumn and emerge a vibrant green in spring. It'...
Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'
Californian Lilac Tree
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...
Hong Kong dogwood
Cornus hongkongensis (Hong Kong dogwood) A broadly conical tree with dark green leaves, lighter underneath. Produces masses of small green flowers surrounded by creamy-white bracts in late spring/summer. Great for adding colour to a shady spot in you...
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane' Clusters of striking deep orange-red spidery flowers appear in mid-late winter giving welcome colour and sweet fragrance. Broad oval green leaves turn amazing shades of orange, red and yellow in Autumn. Height and sprea...
Laurus nobilis, The Bay Tree, is a conical evergreen tree or large shrub with glossy, dark green, aromatic leaves. During early summer masses of sulphar tiny flowers are produced much loved by bees and other pollinaters. Will respond very well to pru...
Magnolia 'Amethyst Flame'
A rare and beautiful compact hybrid of M.liliiflora x M.'Vulcan' that will flower from a young age with a shrub like growth habit with upright growing branches. Produces stunning magenta-violet flowers in the spring which are followed by dark green, ...
Magnolia 'Aurora' An unusual and beautiful cross between M. 'Star Wars' and M. sorgentiana var. robusta. Large, rich deep-pink flowers adorn the plant from a young age, usually the second or third year from planting. A beautiful columnar tree wit...
Magnolia 'Banana Split'
Magnolia 'Banana Split' A new introduction which lives up to its name, producing beautiful pale banana-yellow, curved flowers with a pink-tinted vein. Flowers from March-April and is one of the faster-growing varieties reaching a height of 8ft afte...
Magnolia 'Big Dude'
Magnolia 'Big Dude' 'Big Dude' indeed - huge flowers which are reddish-purple on the outside with white on the inside, fading to rose-pink and sweetly fragranced too. This is a large deciduous and hardy shrub/small tree which prefers a sheltered po...
Magnolia 'Black Beauty'
Magnolia 'Black Beauty' An excellent late-flowering Magnolia boasting striking near-black tulip-like flowers. This is one of the darkest flowering Magnolias and you can expect a stunning display during April and May. Requires a sheltered spot in a ...
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 of ...
Masses of tulip-shaped, rich yellow flowers adorn this beautiful, upright Magnolia. These lemon-scented blooms give s a spectacular display during March-April, followed by elliptic dark green leaves. A deciduous small tree or a large shrub with an...
Magnolia 'Double Trouble'
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Magnolia 'Genie' New introduction, 'Genie' is a hybrid between M. soulangeana x M. lilliflora with wonderful dark red buds opening to deep maroon flowers. Position: full sun/dappled shade Soil: moist, well-drained, acidic soil Eventual Size: 4m x 1...
Magnolia 'Heaven Scent'
Magnolia 'Heaven Scent' A spreading tree with glossy, mid-green leaves and goblet-shaped, pink flowers outside and white inside, produced from mid-spring to early summer. Height 10m. Spread 10m. Flower colour Pink. Flowers from April to June. Deciduo...