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Large shrubs are often thought of last when planning a garden, but will often form the very backone of the design, so should be thought of early in your plans ! We stock a wide range of evergreen and deciduous shrubs of all sizes, from the more common types to the rarer, more interesting varieties. If you are looking for a particular shrub and can't see it on our website, then please contact us , it may be in stock or we could locate one for you or at the very least make a good recommendation for a replacement.
Bergenia 'Flirt' Dragonfly
The Bergenia 'Flirt' Dragonfly is a small plant with beautiful foliage. Its stems have large deep pink flowers that bloom during spring. One plant can carry over thirty flowers during spring time. During winter, the leaves almost turn black and becom...
Choisya ternata 'Apple Blossom'
The Choisya Apple Blossom is the first bi-colored Choisya. It grows massive pink buds during spring, with time, they will turn into beautiful white flowers. This plant gives your garden a romantic touch thanks to the soft shades of pink and white and...
Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Gold'
Mexican Orange Blossom
Choisya Aztec Gold stands out for its aromatic golden young leaves. The Aztec Gold is a golden sun in the garden. In the autumn his leaves are green and continue to give all winter color to the garden because it is an evergreen shrub. Position: ful...
Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'
Wonderfully scented, star-shaped, white flowers appear from pink tinted buds in late spring among glossy, aromatic 'fruit gum' scented, dark green leaves, often having a second flush of flowers in the autumn. This handsome, compact and easy to grow...
Choisya x dewitteana 'White Dazzler'
'White Dazzler' earns its name having the most attractive, bright aromatic, palmate leaves with wonderful fragrant star shaped flowers. it is a compact, evergreen shrub reaching 1 m in 2-5 years. Free flowering from spring onwards, hardy and ev...
Clematis heracleifolia 'New Love'
A clematis but not as you know it! This clematis is an upright shrub reaching around 1m tall. The broad, dark green foliage makes a fabulous background for me intense blue, tubular flowers with frilly edges and yellow stamens. Plant near a path to ...
Eriobotrya japonica or loquat are a fabulous tree for a sunny garden where a jungly or exotic look is required. Loquats are often seen in mediterranean gardens where it is prized for it's tasty fruits. However here in the UK we love it for it'...
Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web'
Speckled Japanese Aralia
Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' is a heavily speckled form of this bushy, rounded, suckering, evergreen shrub with leathery, glossy, deeply-lobed, dark green and creamy-white leaves. Clusters of small white flowers in autumn are followed by black fr...
(acca) Pineapple Guava
Fejoia / Feijoa sellowiana or Acca sellowiana, the Pineapple Guava, is a choice evergreen from South America. During the summer the compact silvery green foliage is topped with beautiful red and white flowers. The petals somewhat surprisingly taste o...
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
An upright flowering shrub reaching up to 1.5 metres, being covered in limey white, large cone shaped flowers throughout the summer and into the autumn. The flowers open up lime green fading to white giving a bright but gentle glow of colour, again...
Magnolia 'Peachy' The flower of this hybrid magnolia is an exquisite creamy orange colour, with darker base, large and fragrant. It has a fairly fastigate habit making it an excellent specimen for a smaller garden. Green, ovate deciduous leaves...
Magnolia 'Sunsation' A cross between M. Brooklynensis and M. Elizabeth, having gorgeous goblet shaped golden yellow flowers with a hint of pink in April/May. Large green ovate, deciduous leaves, Sunsation has a spreading habit eventually possibly r...
Magnolia 'Vulcan' A very sought after hybrid, 'Vulcan' has wonderful goblet shaped flowers in shades of light purple to a rich puple red, making a beautiful floral display in spring. Height 5-6 metres after 10 years. Grows in fertile, humus rich ...
Magnolia 'Amethyst Flame'
A beautiful, rare, compact hybrid that produces magenta, violet flowers in the spring followed by dark green, ovate leaves and the odd flower throughout the summer. Makes a beautiful strong, upright, goblet shaped tree. Deciduous, hardy, medium...
Magnolia 'Judy Zuk'
Magnolia 'Judy Zuk' has amazing bright yellow with a hint of orange, fragrant flowers with a touch of plum at the base - gorgeous! Can reach 6 metres after 10 years, giving an incredible spring display. Has an open, rounded habit, ovate, mid gree...
Magnolia 'Solar Flair'
Magnolia 'Solar Flair' A later flowering cross between brooklyensis 'Woodman' and 'Gold Star', with gorgeous primrose yellow flowers having a pale pink base emerging from pale green buds - truely lovely. Will eventually reach 4 metres, having an ...
Nandina domestica, Sacred Bamboo, is a much under-rated evergreen shrub from China which isn't actually a bamboo.. It reaches no more than 1.8 metres in height and is covered in masses of tiny leaves. After a good, hot summer and a couple of fros...
Tree peonies are delightful hardy shrubs, not trees at all but beautiful feathery leaved medium to small shrubs that produce the most amazing flowers in late spring. All tree peonies are prolific flowerers, creating a much admired display in April/...
Pieris 'Forest Flame'
A spectacular evergreen shrub which produces white lily of the valley like flowers in spring followed by stunning pink and red new growth. Forest Flame is one of the larger members of the family growing 2m or more high. Happy in full sun to part-shad...
Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver'
A lovely compact medium sized Pieris with delicately cream variegated leaves, in spring produces masses of white bell shaped flowers which are followed by beautiful pink new growth as the leaves emerge. Enjoys conditions from full sun to semi shade i...
Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'
‘Mountain Fire’ is a really showy Pieris with compact evergreen growth and huge panicles of white bell shaped flowers in spring followed by the emerging new growth a deep plum red turning deep glossy green as it matures. Hardy and tolerant of ful...
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Abbotsbury Gold'
This Pittosporum has gold and yellow variegated leaves eventually making a small tree like shrub. Originally from New Zealand where it is tolerant of coastal conditions often used a an unusual bright hedge. Hardy but best suited to southern or urban ...
Tetrapanax papyrifer 'Rex'
Rice Paper Plant
Tetrapanax papyrifer 'Rex' is undoubtedly one of the most architectural, hardy, exotic plants possible to grow here in the U.K. With perhaps the largest leaves of any other woody plant grown here "Rex' certainly makes it's presence felt in the garden...
Yucca recurvifolia 'Banana Split'
A relatively new introduction Yucca ‘Banana Split’ has spectacular variegated arching foliage unlike most yucca’s the leaves are soft without sharp spines. Eventually form a multi-stemmed arching clump. In late summer large spikes of creamy whi...