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.
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 antiquorum 'Black Leaf Illustris'
Black Leaf Taro
Colocasias are widely grown throughout the tropics and are commonly known as ‘Taro’. They make an important addition of carbohydrate staple to many diets. Colocasia antiquorum ‘Black Leaf Illustris’, often just known as Colocasia Illustri...
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 'Kona Coffee'
Ornamental Black Leaf Taro
Colocasia esculenta 'Kona Coffee' is a beautiful new introduction from the plantsman Dr. John Cho in Hawaii with amazing heart shaped metallic looking purply-black brown leaves up to 40cm or more long. Said to be more compact than the species our sto...
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...
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'
Purple Abyssinian Banana
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' is a fast growing, very jungly plant also known as the Red Abyssinian banana. Though not hardy it can be grown outside duriing the summer months either planted out or in a large container. Often growing to over 1.50 metr...
Orange-red Ginger Lily
Hedychium aurantiacum is a selected form of Hedychium coccineum chosen beause of it's superb bright orange flowers which are produced in abundanced late summer right up until the first frosts. The architectural narrow grey-green foliage looks stunnin...
Hardy Ginger Lily
Hedychium densiflorum is a lovely compact ginger which first introduced into the UK in the 1930's which has since proved to be one of the hardiest gingers available. We have Hedychium densiflorum growing planted out in the ground here in West Sussex...
Hardy Banana Tree
Musa basjoo, the Japanese hardy banana, is a fabulous hardy banana, which when given rich soil and plenty of feed can reach 4m or more. It is root hardy so shoots from the ground each year if frosted but if the trunk is protected it gets larger each ...