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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'
Japanese gardens (日本庭園 nihon teien?) are traditional gardens that create miniature idealized landscapes, often in a highly abstract and stylized way. The gardens of the Emperors and nobles were designed for recreation and aesthetic pleasure, while the gardens of Buddhist temples were designed for contemplation and meditation.
Japanese garden styles include karesansui, Japanese rock gardens or Zen gardens, which are meditation gardens where white sand replaces water; roji, simple, rustic gardens with teahouses where the Japanese tea ceremony is conducted; kaiyū-shiki-teien, promenade or stroll gardens, where the visitor follows a path around the garden to see carefully composed landscapes; and tsubo-niwa, small courtyard gardens.
Japanese gardens were developed under the influences of the Chinese gardens, but gradually Japanese garden designers began to develop their own aesthetics, based on Japanese materials and Japanese culture. By the Edo period, the Japanese garden had its own distinct appearance. Since the end of the 19th century, Japanese gardens have also been adapted to Western settings.
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Camellia japonica 'Guimaraes de Figueroa'
Common camellia. Compact upright shrub or small tree with glossy green leaves. Bears large red flowers. Height 2.5m. Spread 2.5m. Flower colour Red. Flowers from March to April. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Planting instructions Water thor...
Cryptomeria japonica 'Cristata'
Crested Japanese Cedar
Affectionately known as the 'Seaweed Tree', wierd but wonderful, this fascinating Cryptomeria forms a narrow, upright tree whose soft, needle covered branches are graced here and there with strange almost fish-tail like crests the size of a man's fis...
Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis is a plant that stopped us in our tracks whilst on our travels. A spectacular liquorice relative with the most extraordinary seed heads which follow lilac flowers. The flowers sit upon tall, upright stems and turn from lil...
Helleborus 'Dana's Dulcet'
Hybrid belonging to the Rodney Davey Marbled Group and is sister to Anna's Red and Penny's Pink. Large, nodding purple-pink flowers over attractive marbled foliage. Plants produce bushy clumps of thick, leathery evergreen leaves. Flower stalks appear...
Lorepotalum 'Fire Dance'
A fabulous evergreen with wonderfully deep-purple foliage. Loropetalum ‘Fire Dance’ is a stunning relative of the witch hazel family which should come as no surprise when you see the beautiful, vibrant and deep-pink flowers arrive during late w...
Christmas Box, Sweet Box. A dense, bushy suckering, evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves. Clusters of small, very fragrant, white flowers with cream coloured anthers in winter followed by glossy black fruit. Height 1.5 m. Spread 1m. Flowers ...
Sarcococca hookeriana 'Purple Stem'
Christmas Box or Sweet Box
Sarcococca hookeriana 'Purple Stem' Christmas Box, Sweet Box. A dwarf suckering shrub with glossy dark green leaves. Clusters of fragrant pink-tinged, white flowers in winter followed by dark blue-black fruit. Height 60cm. Spread 1m. Flower colour Wh...
Sarcococca hookeriana 'Winter Gem'
Sarcococca hookeriana 'Winter Gem' A new variety of 'Christmas Box', a cross between humilis and Purple Stem, having larger leaves and red buds opening to very sweetly fragrant white flowers from February to April followed by red berries that ripen t...
Viburnum plicatum 'Kilimandjaro Sunrise'
Chelsea Flower Plant of the Year, 2015 It is no surprise that this gorgeous, eye catching new variety won the most prestigeous award at Chelsea, it has so much to offer. A structured, tiered shape is complemented with upright , hydrangea-like, whit...