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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 japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
Japanese maple '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 'Beni Kagami'
Japanese Maple 'Beni Kagami', 'Red Mirror' maple
The 'Red Mirror' maple was introduced from the Angyo Maple Nursery, Japan, in 1930 and is one of the larger Japanese maples, having very attractive, dark wine-red colour, seven lobed, deeply incised leaves on red leaf stalks and having tiny red flo...
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 'Enkan'
Japanese maple 'Enkan'
Acer palmatum 'Enkan' is an excellent variety that has fine, feathered dark red leaves that turn a vivid bright shade of red in the autumn with a small compact growth habit. Grows well in a rich moist but well drained humus rich soil in a position s...
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 'Pheonix'
Japanese maple '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'
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 '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 '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...
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 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 'Crotonifolia'
Japanese Spotted Laurel
Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia', Japanese Spotted 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 ...
Aucuba japonica 'Goldstrike'
Japanese Spotted Laurel
Aucuba japonica Crotonifolia 'Goldstrike', Japanese Spotted 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...
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 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...
Calycanthus floridus 'Aphrodite'
A new improved variety of calcycanthus brings wonderful fragrance to the beautiful deep red flowers. Flowers from mid- summer onwards, makes a fabulous shrub for a sheltered site in sun/part shade. Eventual height 2.5m, hardy deciduous with green g...
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...
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...
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 ...
Fothergilla major 'Blue Shadow'
Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Shadow', 'x intermedia Blue Shadow'
This beautiful, compact deciduous shrub comes up trump throughput the seasons - fragrant, cream coloured bottle brush flowers in the spring are followed by attractive blue green soft foliage through summer and then an autumn show of reds and orange...