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At Big Plant Nursery, we have a wide range of ornamental trees of all shapes and sizes, deciduous and evergreen. We produce a lot of the trees ourselves, such as Ginkgo biloba cultivars, Birch trees and Japanese maples. To complement our home-grown trees, we also have a selection of fantastic trees sourced and grown in the UK. Below are listed the trees which are always in stock, but we are able to get hold of most tree species, so if there is a particular tree you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us at the nursery.
We have tried to make the website as informative as possible but if you find the choice difficult or would like to know more please don't hesitate to call the nursery for advice.
Mimosa, Silver wattle, Blue wattle
Acacia dealbata, Mimosa, is a beautiful small evergreen tree from Australia. Covered with masses of grey-green fern-like foliage which is topped by fluffy yellow fragrant flowers in early spring. It is best grown in milder gardens in a sunny positi...
Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
Japanese maple 'Aconitifolium'
Acer japonicum 'Acontifolium' is just a beautiful, spreading japanese maple, with deeply cut leaves which emerge a very pale green in the spring before turning a dark green for the summer. The autumn colours are amazing, between scarlet red and dark ...
Acer palmatum 'Asahi-zuru'
Rising Sun Japanese maple
'Asahi-zuru' is a very pretty tree with leaves emerging mottled mainly pink and cream then varying green, salmon pink and green variegation. Fairly dense in habit giving a very beautiful splash of colour to the garden. Takes on orange and red tone...
Acer palmatum 'Jerre Schwartz'
Japanese maple 'Jerre Schwartz'
'Jerre Schwartz' is wonderful, dwarf Japanese Maple has distinctive, deeply lobed leaves that emerge a bright pink red, before turning darker maroon then green as the leaf matures. Fresh growth in the red shades adds interest through the growing se...
Acer palmatum 'Oridono-nishiki'
Japanese maple 'Oridono-nishiki'
Japanese maple. A small, deciduous tree. Leaves emerge pink then take on green and cream tones in summer then burgandy in the autumn. Prefers neutral to acid soil in a sheltered spot away from cold northerly winds. Very pretty....
Acer palmatum 'Pheonix'
Japanese maple 'Pheonix'
Acer palmatum 'Pheonix' is a very exciting small cultivar of Japanese Maple, the deeply lobed leaves emerging bright pink with distinctive green veins on young fresh red shoots. The leaves turn green with red edges in summer before turning yellow, ...
Acer palmatum 'Pixie'
Japanese maple 'Pixie'
Acer palmatum 'Pixie' is a dwarf cultivar, with seven lobed, burgandy leaves. Grows into a lovely, leafy mound and takes on wonderful bright tones in full sun. Very happy in a pot and also suitable for the bonsai enthusiast, this is one acer that...
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'
Japanese maple 'Aureum', full moon maple
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' is a stunning Japanese maple with almost round nine to thirteen lobed leaves which emerge in spring a beautiful pale golden yellow. During summer they mature to a lime green. On mature plants the winged seeds produced in l...
The Amelanchier lamarckii has white, star-shaped flowers. This plant is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil under full sun to part shade. Lamarckii is tolerant of a somewhat wide range of soils, but prefers moist, well-drained loams. I...
Arbutus unedo, Strawberry Tree, is a beautiful evergreen shrub which grows to around 3 metres in height. The bell-shaped flowers are produced in late summer followed by orange fruits which ripen to strawberry red. Normally, the flowers and fruits are...
Catalpa bignoniodes 'Aurea'
Golden Indian Bean Tree
Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea', the Golden Indian Bean Tree, is a wide, spreading tree with large, heart-shaped leaves, which emerge a golden yellow before turning to pale green. Upright panicles of creamy white flowers are produced in early summer, th...
Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'
Californian lilac 'Trewithen Blue'
Ceanothus 'Trewithen Blue', the California Lilac, a wonderful small evergreen tree which is covered in masses of pale blue flowers in early summer. It is tolerant of exposed and coastal conditions as long as it is in full sun. Little maintenance is r...
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy', Eastern Redbud, is a deciduous, small tree with a spreading habit. It has beautiful, heart-shaped, dark purple-red leaves. Deep crimson, purple-pink flowers are borne before the leaves appear. Ideally should be plant...
Cornus alternifolia 'Argentea'
Silver pagoda dogwood
A beautiful, rare form of cornus, this sought after shrub has attractive horizontally tiered branches giving it a most striking ‘layered’ habit. The leaves have a silvery variegation and the clusters of white flowers sit upright amongst the folia...
Yellow Berried Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster 'Rothschildianus' is a stunning, small evergreen tree, with slim, glossy, dark green leaves. It is a fast growing plant which is covered in masses of small white flowers in mid-summer, followed by clusters of creamy-yellow berries in the ...
Cotoneaster frigidus 'Cornubia'
Red Berried Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster 'Cornubia' is a stunning small semi evergreen tree with slim, glossy dark green leaves. It is a fast growing plant which is covered in masses of small white flowers in mid-summer which are soon followed by clusters of red berries in the a...
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...
Cryptomeria japonica 'Rasen'
Twisted Cryptomeria, Japanese cedar
A very interesting form of Cryptomeria with a very unusual twisted habit, the needles literally twisting round the stem, the stems twist from the trunk and the trunk in turn is also twisted... wierd and wonderful! The small brown cones are also i...
Cytisus battandieri (Argyrocytisus) the Pineapple Broom originates from the Atlas mountains and is a rare but desirable small tree. The foliage is velvety in texture with a colour somewhere between grey and green; it is an attractive foliage tree whi...
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'...
Eucalyptus gunnii 'Azura'
Eucalyptus gunnii 'Azura' is a new French variety, It's growth is approx 50% of it's species, and it is a more compact tree. It branches more extensively and benefits by being hardier. It also retains it juvenile foliage and it's glaucous, round leav...
Hoheria sexstylosa 'Snow White'
A beautiful evergreen tree with a neat pyramidal form and masses of stunning white cherry-like flowers that appear in June / July. Once thought to be slightly tender this particular cultivar has been growing for many years in West Sussex and has surv...
Ilex altaclarensis 'Golden King'
Holly 'Golden King'
A large spreading evergreen shrub or small tree with leaves which are green with a yellow margin. Female clone producing red berries in Winter that contrast brilliantly with the folliage. Young branches are green with a purplish flush. The bright yel...