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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 conspicuum 'Red Flamingo'
Snake Bark Maple
The stunning Red Flamingo' is a slow-growing, deciduous, snakebark maple. A rarely seen collectors plant, boasting beautiful bright pink leaves with white variegation, becoming mottled through the summer, mixed with splashes of green and dark pink. ...
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...
A very large, striking agave with glaucous, light grey-blue leaves which curve at the top gracefully. Unknown origin, most probably a form or hybrid of Agave americana, being similar but much more blue than any of the agaves and as such very sought...
'Mountain Agave' from high altitude forests of Mexico, this is one of the hardiest varieties, suitable for planting out in milder parts of the country such as coastal gardens, will survive the winter in well drained dry conditions. Montana has ma...
Cabbage Head Agave
Rarely offered on the market this Agave has an unusual form due to the tightly held leaves. It occurs at elevations up to 8000ft so should tolerate dry cold to at least -6C. It has great symmetry making it a wonderful specimen for pot culturePosition...
Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana
New Mexico Agave, New Mexico Century Plant, Mescal Agave, Mescal Century Plant, Mescal, Mezcal
One of the hardier Agaves from the mountains of New Mexico and Texas, reaching up to 50cm across and hardy to -10c however only in very well drained, dry conditions or best kept in a pot with a soil based/grit mix. Forms an attractive rosette of po...
Coral Aloe, Hardy Aloe
A fantastic Aloe, which has proven to be hardy down to -8/-10 degrees Centigrade; it grows fairly quickly into a multi-stemmed plant around 1 metre in height and spread. Site in a sunny position in well-drained soil (or pot) to ensure good growth and...
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 ...
Azalea japonica 'Silvester'
Masses of bright dark and mid pink, funnel shaped flowers cover this beautiful evergreen shrub in late spring contrasting beautifully with the dark green ovate leaves. Reaches 1m high giving a fabulous burst of colour to the garden. Grows happily in ...
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 'Cabernet'
Japanese Barberry 'Cabernet'
Cabernet is an extremely dense, compact form of 'Crimson Pygmy', and requires little to no pruning. Its bright crimson new growth is followed by rich burgundy to purple foliage. Eventual Size: 1 metre Position: Full Sun/part shade Habit: Bushy ...
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...
A fabulous, elegant palm from Madagascar, with stunning large silver grey and hints of purple leaves. Rare and not often available, will tolerate temperatures to minus 3C but needs a be at least plus 10C during the day,so ideal for a conser...
Mexican Blue Palm, Blue Hesper Palm
Brahea armata, the Mexican Blue Palm originates from Mexico (surprise, surprise!) and is a beautiful, slow growing palm with large blue-grey leaves. It can withstand heavy frosts once established but is best planted in full sun and very well-drained ...
Butia capitata, the Jelly Palm. This is a stunning feather palm from South America, which is becoming more and more popular due to its remarkable hardiness. It produces large fleshy fruits (which are very tasty) after a good hot summer. It will need ...
Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion'
Beauty Berry. An excellent, hardy deciduous shrub proving very unusual autumn colour to the garden. Young foliage emerges bronze, from June to July clusters of lilac-pink flowers are followed by beautiful dark violet fruits in autumn which hold on th...
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...
Catalpa bignoniodes 'Aurea'
Golden Indian Bean Tree
Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea', the Golden Indian Bean Tree, is a wide, spreading tree with large, heart-shaped leaves, which emerge a golden yellow before turning to pale green. Upright panicles of creamy white flowers are produced in early summer, th...