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Screening or Lose Your Neighbour
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Important in today’s gardens hedging and screening plants make up a key feature in todays landscape. At Big Plant Nursery we specialise in many evergreen hedging plants such as bamboo, bays, laurels, photinia, conifers and yew.
Increasingly for immediate effect we are stocking both espalier and standard espalier plants of hornbeam, evergreen oak and photinia in both small and large sizes. We can offer advice and give assistance for all kinds of hedging and screening albeit a roof terrace, seaside garden, town garden or country garden.
Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Purpurea'
Large leaved jungly climber with glossy deep green leaves that turn an amazing red to deep purple in autumn. Great on walls, over sheds or fences. One of our favourites for clothing unsightly areas as its fast growing and tolerant of most conditionsC...
Photinia x fraseri 'Pink Marble'
An attractive variegated form of the always popular 'Red Robin', this variety has a marbled pink and red to the new growth, giving a pretty twist to this evergreen hardy shrub. Sprays of white flowers in spring. The fresh growth in spring makes thi...
Phyllostachys aurea, the Golden Bamboo or Fishing Pole Bamboo, has dark green canes maturing to a golden yellow. Nice and bushy and excellent as a screen. Will reach a height of between 3.5 and 5 metres. Easy to distinguish from other bamboos by the ...
Phyllostachys bissetii is a striking bamboo, with glossy grey-green canes. A very strong growing species that retains its dark, fresh green colour throughout the worst winter. It produces masses of leaves and can grow up to 5 metres in height. Ideal ...
Phyllostachys nigra or the Black Bamboo has to be the most popular and best known of all bamboos. The jet black canes reach around 4 or 5 metres in height and are covered in masses of lush green dainty leaves. The best situation for the black bamboo ...
Prunus caroliniana Standard
Carolina cherry laurel
Native to America, Prunus caroliniana is often used in shrub form to as hedging. Here we have a full standard tree which is excellent as a specimen tree or for using as screening. It boasts pointy, ovate, lush evergreen leaves and you can look fo...
Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii Nigra'
A spreading tree with striking dark purple-red leaves and here we have it trained into pleached screens. Although deciduous, this variety offers year round interest with beautiful pale pink flowers in the spring which remain until the striking red-...
Cherry Laurel, Laurel. A dense bushy shrub with glossy green leaves. Fragrant white flowers on upright spikes in spring, followed by red fruit ripening to black. Height 4m. Spread 2m. Flower colour White. Flowers from April to May. Fruit colour Red. ...
Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna'
Cherry Laurel, Laurel. An improved form of the dense bushy shrub with the extra attraction of the new growth coming through a fantastic, contrasting bronze- orange colour. Fragrant white flowers on upright spikes in spring, followed by red fruit ripe...
Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita'
Cherry Laurel, Laurel. An extra hardy variety of the dense bushy shrub with glossy green leaves. Fragrant white flowers on upright spikes in spring, followed by red fruit ripening to black. Height 4m. Spread 2m. Flower colour White. Flowers from Apri...
Prunus lusitanica The 'Portugal Laurel' is a small to medium to large-sized evergreen tree with glossy, dark green, ovate leaves on red stalks Creates nice winter colour with the reddish stalks. Tree can be shaped for more informal effect and is su...
Prunus lusitanica 'Brenelia'
Prunus lusitanica 'Brenelia' The 'Portugal Laurel' is a small to medium to large-sized evergreen tree with glossy, dark green, ovate leaves on red stalks Creates nice winter colour with the reddish stalks. Tree can be shaped for more informal effec...
Prunus lusitanica 'Angustifolia'
Prunus lusitanica 'Angustifolia' The 'Portugal Laurel' is a small to medium to large-sized evergreen tree with glossy, dark green, ovate leaves on red stalks Creates nice winter colour with the reddish stalks. Tree can be shaped for more informal e...
Prunus lusitanica 'Myrtifolia'
The 'Portugal Laurel'. A small to medium to large-sized evergreen tree, 'Myrtifolia' is slightly smalled leaved than the species with glossy, dark green, ovate leaves on red stalks. Creates nice winter colour with the reddish stalks and the tree can ...
Pseudosasa japonica, the Arrow Bamboo is a very rapid grower and is ideal for covering that trouble spot in your garden. Will wander when planted in the ground, so bamboo root barrier would be recommended. Good in a pot and does not mind being in a s...
Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata'
Irish Yew. A narrowly columnar slow growing evergreen conifer found in Ireland in the 18th century. Tolerant of most soils and situations if given good drainage. Excellent as a specimen tree in the formal garden. Will also do well in a pot. C...
Trachelospermum jasminoides, evergreen Jasmine is simply the best hardy, evergreen climber you can own. Masses of mid/dark green, glossy leaves are held upon twining stems which in mid summer are followed by loads of tiny jasmine-like flowers that sm...
A cross dating to 1955 between V. rhytidophyllum and V. utile, from Prague Municipal Gardens. Has beautiful large heads of pink buds opening to pink white flowerheads, gently fragrant up to 10cm across. Evergreen, waxy, dark green, deeply veined le...
Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora'
Carlesii Viburnum 'Aurora' 'in Dutch "snowball," is a medium-sized semi-evergreen shrub with round upright form. Aurora blooms in April and May generously with strongly scented pink flowers that open from red buds. The efflorescence is sometimes pink...
Viburnum dentatum 'Blue Muffin'
So named because of the wonderful, bright blue berries in late summer that follow the white clusters of flowers in May-June. This deciduous cultivar is a fast grower with a good, dense habit so as well as a specimen plant can also be used for hedgi...
Viburnum hillieri 'Winton'
Originated from Hillier's nurseries in the 1950's, this popular, larger variety of viburnum is semi-evergreen and will reach 3 metres high. Larger specimens are often evergreen in sheltered positions. Winton is covered in fragrant, creamy white f...
Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'
A particularly lovely shrub with abundant, most attractive flowers from May. The round heads are made up of masses of trumpet shaped flowers, lime green in bud turning cream then pure white as they open. Leaves are toothed and bright green, turning...