Architectural & Colonial Gardens
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Screening or Lose Your Neighbour
Small Town Garden
Big plants and specimen plants are what the nursery is known for. We stock a large range of plants suitable for screening, such as big bamboos through to plants which when added to a garden will instantly change the look and feel of the space. Architectural plants are an integral part of any garden and can make an area look absolutely stunning if the right plant is chosen.
We are here to help you decide which plant would be best suited to your situation, so please look at the photos below to give you a few ideas, then feel free to contact us at the nursery to talk through your requirements.
Mexican Blue Palm, Blue Hesper Palm
Brahea armata, the Mexican Blue Palm originates from Mexico (surprise, surprise!) and is a beautiful, slow growing palm with large blue-grey leaves. It can withstand heavy frosts once established but is best planted in full sun and very well-drained ...
Brahea edulis is a superb fresh looking, fast growing fan palm with large, shiny fan shaped leaves, which grows in high altitudes on the Guadalupe Island, Mexico, becoming rare partly due to young plants being a chosen food of goats! Can be grown i...
Butia capitata, the Jelly Palm. This is a stunning feather palm from South America, which is becoming more and more popular due to its remarkable hardiness. It produces large fleshy fruits (which are very tasty) after a good hot summer. It will need ...
Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine'
Sweetshrub 'Hartlage Wine', Carolina Allspice
A beautiful but rare and unusual shrub so named because of its wine coloured, magnolia stellata shaped flowers that are not only stunning but also fragrant. 'Hartlage Wine' grows into a multi-satemmed shrub with upright to arching branches with lar...
Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Venus'
A beautiful but not commonly available shrub with gorgeous melon scented, magnolia stellata type creamy white flowers with purple centres in spring and intermittently through summer. Large, ovate, shiny and bright green leaves. Deciduous, hardy, ...
Mediterranean Fan Palm
Chamaerops humilis, the Mediterranean Fan Palm, is the only truly European palm and one of our most popular due to its remarkable ability to withstand most situations. Its robust nature makes it a good palm for coastal conditions and windy sites and ...
Chamaerops humilis 'Vulcano'
Mediterranean Fan Palm
Chamaerops humilis 'Vulcano' was discovered growing on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily and is remarkable for it's tight compact habit and really tough rounded leaves creating wonderfully architectural roseates of foliage. Closely related to regula...
Chamaerops humilis cerifera
Blue Mediterranean Fan 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...
Cryptomeria japonica 'Hungarian Gold'
Cryptomeria 'Barabit's Gold', Japanese Cedar
A graceful, conical evergreen whose foliage emerges an eye catching, delicate pale yellow in the spring, becoming darker as the needles mature in the summer. The branches form a delicate, fan shaped appearance having a slightly weeping habit. Sma...
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Compacta'
Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Compacta' is a vigorous shrub with glossy, dark green leaves with a silver sheen and underside. Tiny, very sweetly fragrant creamy white flowers are produced on the stems amongst the leaves in late summer followed by small, oran...
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'...
Fargesia 'Obelisk' (murieliae x nitida)
Fargesia 'Obelisk' is one of the fabulous new generation of hybrid bamboos developed by Fargesia expert Hans Verweig by crossing two different species of Fargesia, murielae and nitida which were coincidently flowering at the same time during 2005. Th...
Fargesia 'Winter Joy' (murieliae x nitida)
Winter Joy Bamboo
Fargesia 'Winter Joy' is one of the fabulous new generation of hybrid bamboos developed by Fargesia expert Hans Verweig by crossing two different species of Fargesia, murielae and nitida which were coincidently flowering at the same time during 2005....
Fargesia rufa is a small to medium sized, well behaved bamboo. Develops into a compact arching specimen usually between 1.5 - 2m tall. It has masses of small leaves on top of orange /green stems. Very hardy and tolerant of shade. Plant in good, rich ...
Fargesia murielae 'Dino'
Muriel's bamboo, Dino Bamboo
Fargesia murielae 'Dino' is a fantastic, very hardy bamboo with bright green stems fading to a yellow-green as they mature. It is an excellent bamboo for a pot, rarely reaching any more than 4 metres in height. Happy in most soils and situations, but...
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell' is one of the most Upright Bamboos, with lovely dull green straight canes, also this Fargesia Bamboo is better suited for a sunny location in the garden, it makes an excellent hedge, with a slightly smaller leave than stra...
Fargesia robusta 'Pingwu'
A chinese form of robusta, this is one of the most upright and compact Fargesias, with lovely dull green straight canes. The emerging culms are a startling green and show up well against the white culm sheaths in the spring. This bamboo will reac...
Fargesia robusta 'Tauro'
'Tauro' is particularly useful as an upright specimen hedging or screening due to its compact dense neat habit. Robusta bamboo are one of the most Upright Bamboos, with lovely dull green straight canes, also this Fargesia Bamboo is better suited for ...
Fargesia robusta 'Wolong'
This is one of the most upright Fargesias, with lovely dull green straight canes and slightly larger leaves than Fargesia robusta. The emerging culms are a startling green and show up well against the white culm sheaths in the spring. This bamboo w...
Fargesia scabrida 'Asian Wonder'
Fargesia scabrida 'Asian Wonder' is a beautiful clump forming bamboo from China with rusty-orange culm sheaths and reddish stems turning to green in the summer. It is an excellent bamboo for a pot, rarely reaching any more than 3.5 metres in height....
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...
'Zeblid' switch ivy
Very attractive, dense, bushy mound shaped shrub with wonderful glossy, ovate green and red leaves having bronze and burgandy tints in the autumn. Evergreen and hardy, this neat and colourful shrub will reach about 1.5 metre and will grow in sun ...
Magnolia 'Amethyst Flame'
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...
Pieris 'Forest Flame'
Pieris floribunda '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...