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Acer palmatum '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 'Little Princess'
An extremely pretty, dwarf japanese maple. It has bright green leaves, edged with red. It will grow reasonably quickly to around 1m, but then slows right down, rarely going over 1.5m in height. Excellent as a patio plant, where it will slowly mature...
Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'
Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' is a very well known cultivar, and in our opinion, cannot be beaten for autumn colour, which seemingly becomes more fluorescent and luminous with each day that passes throughout the autumn. Our particular clone has intense s...
Acer palmatum '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 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 'Yezo Nishiki'
Wonderful vivid purple leaves that hold their colour throughout the summer then turn scarlet in the autumn. A small tree with a rounded habit. Place in sun or dappled shade in a sheltered position.Common Names: Japanese maple 'Yezo Nishiki'...
Acer palmatum Dissectum '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 palmatum dissectum 'Seiryu'
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Seiryu' is an unusual Japanese maple, for the fact that it is the only upright growing dissectum (the others normally having weeping and cascading growth). In the spring, the leaves appear a fresh, bright green with tinges o...
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...
Acer shirasawanum 'Yasemin'
Acer shirasawanum 'Yasemin' Common Names: Japanese maple 'Yasemin' ...
Actinidia deliciosa 'Boskoop'
Kiwi 'Boskoop' is a self-fertile kiwifruit, meaning that only one plant is needed to produce fruit. The kiwifruit is a deciduous climbing plant, which produces large round leaves covered in tiny light brown hairs. The white flowers are produced in la...
Actinidia deliciosa 'Jenny'
Actinidia deliciosa 'Jenny' is a self-fertile kiwifruit, meaning that only one plant is needed to produce fruit. The kiwifruit is a deciduous climbing plant, which produces large round leaves covered in tiny light brown hairs. The white flowers are p...
Agave Americana is a beautiful slow-growing structural plant with blue-green fleshy leaves tipped with a sharp point. Will need some protection from frost when young but in well drained soil and a sunny position it will withstand cold temperatures ...
Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba'
A stunning and particularly rare Agave. It does not grow as large as the species but more than makes up for this in character. It is immediately recognisable due to the longitudinal stripes down the centre of each leaf. Best placed in a sunny posit...
Agave americana 'Variegata'
An evergreen succulent with basal rosettes of spreading, lance-shaped, spine-tipped and spine-margined, grey-green leaves with creamy yellow edges Clusters of yellowish green flowers. Height 2m. Spread 3m.Flowers from June to July Sheltered site with...
Agave ferox (AGAVACEAE) - Agave salmiana var. ferox A real mean plant. This is just as hardy as A. americana but looks a whole lot nastier with wide leaf blades and particularly evil spines. This is best planted in full sun in good free-draining soi...
Agave franzosinii (Agave beauleriana) is 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 ...
One of the most attractive and bizarre of the agaves. It forms a rosette of grey-green leaves formidably armed with papery teeth. Tolerates some frost but best grown in a container and given protection over winter. Grow in well drained soil in full s...
Agave macroacantha, the Black-spined Agave is an excellent plant for full sun to light shade. Ideal for smaller gardens or patios. Small to medium sized agave with dusky blue-grey to green leaves with a straight margin and dark brown teeth. Grow in a...
'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...
'Whales Tongue Agave' An open rosette of pale, grey green leaves , fairly broad, give this relatively recent find its common name. Found in 2001 an a mountain in Mexico, it appears to be fairly hardy and fast growing but over wintering in a glass hou...
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 culture Positio...
Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana
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...
Akebia quinata, the Chocolate Vine, is a beautiful semi-evergreen climber. Attractive dark green leaves with a blue-green underside, purple tinged in winter. 'Chocolate fragrant' racemes of purple flowers which after a good summer can be followed by ...