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.
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...
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 '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 '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...
Fargesia Jiuzhaigou 'Genf'
Red Dragon Bamboo
Fargesia Jiuzhaigou 'Genf' is another spectacular bamboo collected as a seedling from the Jiuzhaigou Park in Sichuan Province, Northern China. Known as Jiuzhaigou 12 by collectors and rather unimaginately named 'Genf' this remarkable bamboo is just l...
Fargesia Jiuzhaigou 4 'Black Cherry'
Black Cherry Bamboo
Fargesia 'Black Cherry' is another beautiful clump forming bamboo closely related to Fargesia 'Red Panda' the difference being that ''Black Cherry' produces some of the darkest purply black canes. A mature specimen is really spectacular with masses o...
Fargesia scabrida 'Asian Wonder'
Fargesia scabrida 'Asian Wonder' is a beautiful lush clump forming bamboo from China with rusty-orange culm sheaths and reddish stems turning to green in the summer. Fargesia scabrida 'Asian Wonder' in our nursery garden always looks beautiful with ...
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 ...
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi'
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi' is definitely one of my favourite bamboo it really is gorgeous with golden canes streaked alternatively between the nodes in deep green. Each cane holding masses pale green leaves to add to the beauty. It is also a ramrod st...
Phyllostachys bissetii or as it's sometimes called David Bisset bamboo is a striking bamboo very garden worthy bamboo. Bissettii is extremely useful as a bamboo that alway looks fresh and healthy with its glossy deep green canes which when young are...
Phyllostachys humilis is at first appearance just another green bamboo but it's charms are subtle as this member of the Phyllostachys is a really useful bamboo, not getting too tall, of neat upright habit and having excellent leaf quality always look...
Sasa palmata 'Nebulosa'
Sasa palmata 'Nebulosa' is a magnificient jungly bamboo from the forests of Japan. Sasa palmata produces long narrow canes up to 3 or more metres high, they are highly ornamental showing alternate light and dark banding with purply black random blot...