Agaves & Arids
Bananas, Gingers & Aroids
Cloud Pruned, Bonsai & Niwaki Trees
Gifts for Gardeners
Grasses & Grass Like
Half, Quarter & Full Standards
Hardy Palm Trees
Hedging & Screening
Pleached & Espalier Screening
Tree Ferns & Ferns
Architectural & Colonial Gardens
Patio & Courtyard Gardens
Screening or Lose Your Neighbour
Small Town Garden
Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou 1'
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'
Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl'
Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa'
Phyllostachys nigra 'Henonis'
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi'
Nandina domestica 'Woods Dwarf'
Here at Big Plant Nursery we love water gardens for the atmosphere and drama they create and best of all the speed at which water and water side plants grow. Our own Gunnera manicata reaches 3 to 4 metres high each summer with it's huge giant rhubarb leaves, others such as the Skunk cabbage, lysichiton americanus produce in spring a bright yellow torche like spathe followed by large cabbage like leaves.
There are so many plants in this group to choose from we have selected a choice range to grow and sell providing both dramatic foliage through to stunning flowering plants. So wether you have a small back garden pond or a lakeside garden I'm sure there will be something to suit.
Acer palmatum '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'
'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 '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 '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 Dissectum 'Crimson Princess'
Japanese maple. A small, deciduous tree with feathery red leaves in spring turning bronze in summer and bright scarlet in autumn. Grows to form an elegant mushroom-shaped tree no much more than 2 metres tall, but can often be wider. Will need some...
Acer palmatum Dissectum 'Viridis'
Acer palmatum Dissectum 'Viridis' Position: Dappled sun to part shade out of cold, drying winds - especially coastal winds Soil: all soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering Eventual Size: up to metres, but can be ...
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Orangeola'
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Orangeola' is a breathtaking autumn colour is a mix of reds and oranges and lasts longer than most maples. This is one of the best dissectums for a sunny position and makes a large shrub eventually raching 1.5-2metre with wo...
Agapanthus 'Bridal Bouquet'
This is a beautiful new variety with the most spectacular white flowers. Agapanthus 'Bridal Bouquet' produces stunning large heads of pure white tubular flowers which appear earlier than many varieties during July to August. They sit elegantly ...
Cautleya spicata 'Robusta'
Cautleya spicata 'Robusta' is one of our favourite hardy gingers, this Cautleya only grows to around 1m high producing masses of dark green jungly leaves against burgundy red stems, it the garden it rapidly forms small elegant clumps with multi stems...
Colocasia esculenta 'Hawaiian Punch'
Colocasia esculenta 'Hawaiian Punch' is another spectacular ornamental taro with large heart shaped nodding leaves which are richly veined in deep red and are held on glossy dark red stems up to 1.20cm high. The leaves on this colocasia are themselve...
Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito'
Colocasia esculenta ‘Mojito’, well – what can we say, this is really exciting. Colocasia mojito has outrageously beautiful leaves. They are randomly splashed in varying shades of green, purple and black. Each leave being different from th...
Colocasia esculenta 'White Lava'
Elephant Ear Taro
Colocasia esculenta ‘White Lava’ is another stunning newly introduced, hardy Taro with large, up to 50cm, heat-shaped glossy green leaves in which the centre veining is a pure creamy-white. This absolutely stunning colocasia is just as happy ou...
Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'
Japanese Shield Fern
Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance' is a superb selection of the Japanese Shield fern already a beautiful 'Brilliant' has increased colours to the large glossy leaves with a range of oranges and pale reds showing as each frond develops in size as it ...
Eriobotrya japonica 'Rose Anne'
Eriobotrya japonica 'Rose Anne' is a brilliant new variety of the Loquat Tree. I first discovered 'Rose Anne' growing at small family run propagation nursery in Belgium where the grower told me that this Eriobotrya was discovered growing in a garden...
Fargesia 'Black Dragon'
Fargesia 'Black Dragon' is an exciting newly introduced clumping black bamboo sure to become a massive hit with bamboo fans. We have been patiently waiting for stock of Fargesia 'Black Dragon' to mature enough ready for us to offer this marvellous b...
Fargesia 'Green Dragon'
Fargesia nitida sp ‘Sichuan’ also known as Fargesia 'Green Dragon' Eventual Size: Up to 4-5 metres, but can be pruned Position: Shade to part shade out of cold, drying winds - especially coastal winds Foliage: Evergreen Habit: Upright Soil: A...
Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou 1'
Red Panda Fountain Bamboo
Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou' often called 'Red Panda' Fargesia was once a very rare bamboo, fortunately this fabulous clumping bamboo is now available all year at Big Plant Nursery. Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou' bamboo was first discovered and collected at Jiuzhai...
Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou' Genf
Red Dragon Bamboo
Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou' was once a very rare bamboo, only recently discovered, fortunately now increasingly available it is proving a very popular bamboo. It is a clump-forming bamboo with a height of around 3 metres or so. Excellent when planted in ...
Fargesia 'Obelisk' (murieliae x nitida)
Fargesia 'Obelisk' is one of the fabulous new generation of hybrid bamboos developed by Fargesia expert Hans Verweij by crossing two different species of Fargesia, murielae and nitida which were coincidently flowering at the same time during 2005. Th...
Fargesia 'Taibashan 2'
Fargesia 'Taibashan 2' is another recently introduced bamboo from China with really attractive grey-blue-black canes. I spotted this bamboo growing in a collectors garden in Holland a few years ago, I was struck by the deep glossy dark relatively thi...
Fargesia 'Viking' (murieliae x nitida)
Fargesia 'Viking' is one of the fabulous new generation of hybrid bamboos developed by Fargesia expert Hans Verweig by crossing two different species of Fargesia, murielae and nitida which were coincindently flowering at the same time during 2005. Th...
Fargesia denudata 'Lancaster 1'
Fargesia denudata is a fabulous, clump-forming bamboo. This fargesia has characteristic arching, pale green turning to olive green canes and masses of tiny, fresh green leaves. The new canes emerge with a powdery grey bloom and make a spectacular sta...
Fargesia murielae 'Dino'
Muriel's Bamboo/Umbrella Bamboo
Fargesia murielae 'Dino' is a fantastic, very hardy bamboo with bright green stems fading to a yellow-green as they mature. It is an excellent bamboo for a pot, rarely reaching any more than 4 metres in height. Happy in most soils and situations, but...