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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 a...
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 '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 '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...
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...
Citrus Kumquat 'Jordan'
Kumquat Tree 'Jordan'
Citrus Kumquat 'Jordan' is a gorgeous new tasty variety named after our very own Bruce by our growing nursery in Spain! This superb little juicy fruit is delicious eaten whole with the skin for a zesty sweet/sour experience. Prolific flowers follow...
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...
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 'Clone'
Elaeagnus ebbingii, Oleaster, 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...
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...
Laurus nobilis, The Bay Tree, is a conical evergreen tree or large shrub with glossy, dark green, aromatic leaves. During early summer masses of sulphar tiny flowers are produced much loved by bees and other pollinaters. Will respond very well to pru...
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...
Magnolia 'Black Tulip'
Magnolia 'Black Tulip'
Magnolia 'Black Tulip' Fabulous burgandy purple, rounded flowers will ensure this magnolia becomes a must have variety, a simply stunning specimen for the spring garden. Dark green, ovate deciduous leaves, has an upright bushy habit with a height o...
Magnolia 'Honey Tulip'
Magnolia 'Honey Tulip' A really beautiful honey yellow coloured hybrid having a distinctive, rounded cup shaped flower, this stunning new variety was bred by Mark Jury in New Zealand and was a breakthrough in that unlike previous yellow magnolias, ho...
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 '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 '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 ...
Magnolia 'Susan' A very popular magnolia, 'Susan' is a cross between M. liliflora 'Nigra' and M. stellata 'Rosea'. It has gorgeous dark pink purple buds that open into purple pink flowers with paler pink centres. Gives a magnificent spring displa...