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Acacia pravissima is a completely whacky and remarkable member of the Mimosaceae family. One can expect a breath-taking abundance of bright yellow flowers in the form of tiny pom-poms. These flowers usually form during late summer and sit on the ...
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...
Aechmea recurvata var. recurvata
A super rare bromeliad from the cool mountains of Brazil. The stiff recurved leaves turn an amazing deep rich burgundy with red with pinky red flowers in the centre of each roseate. Eventually form a tight clump of many rosettes of leaves and flower...
Agapanthus orientalis "Queen Mum'
Agapanthus orientalis 'Queen Mum' is a relatively recent introduction, spectacular in that it is an enormous Agapanthus with thick, almost leek like stems and leaves which produce very large flower spikes and tubular white flowers which are deep blue...
Hardy Aloe Vera
A fantastic Aloe closely related to Aloe vera which is proven to be hardy down to at least -10 degrees centigrade. Aloe striatula grows fairly quickly into an architectural multi-stemmed specimen around 1 metre in height and spread. Site in a sunny p...
Ampelopsis glandulosa var. maximowiczii
I first really noticed Ampelopsis glandulosa var. maximowiczii last autumn growing through an old mature Viburnum shrub when I was stopped in my tracks by the incredible show of brightly coloured shiny berries. The colours ranged from pale blue to ...
Araucaria araucana Monkey Puzzle Tree
The Monkey Puzzle Tree is instantly recognisable and a well known feature in many gardens throughout the country. Botanically known as Araucaria araucana, the Money Puzzle Tree originates from Chile where it grows in impressive forest groups. Ara...
A wonderful exotic climber originally from South America but now widely planted in the Mediterranean. It is best as a conservatory plant or on a patio during the summer months. Keep well fed and watered and it will flower for weeks. Protect from fros...
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...
Mediterranean Fan Palm
Second only to Trachycarpus fortunei, Chamaerops are a spectacular and hugely versatile hardy palm for British Gardens. Often known as the Mediterranean Fan Palm, we simply call them Chamaerops - less of a mouthful and for most, easier to spell! ...
Chamaerops humilis 'Compacta'
Mediterranean Fan Palm
This Chamaerops palm is a recent introduction from a spectacular palm grower in Italy. It is a superb selection of the well known form Chamaerops humilis 'Volcano', differing from 'Volcano' by consistently growing very compact, dense and uniform le...
Chamaerops humilis cerifera
Blue Mediterranean Palm
This super blue Chamaerops, Chamaerops humilis 'Cerifera' is every bit as tough as its cousin but tends to be slightly smaller and slower growing. This palm was fairly recently introduced into the UK originally from the high Atlas mountains in Morocc...
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 '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...
Cordyline australis, the Cabbage Palm is not actually a palm, but fits in well with them. It is one of the easiest exotic plants to grow. It is very tolerant of wind and coastal exposure and can reach heights of up to 5 metres in the right spot. When...
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...