Agaves & Arids
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Cloud Pruned, Bonsai & Niwaki Trees
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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'
Japanese gardens (日本庭園 nihon teien?) are traditional gardens that create miniature idealized landscapes, often in a highly abstract and stylized way. The gardens of the Emperors and nobles were designed for recreation and aesthetic pleasure, while the gardens of Buddhist temples were designed for contemplation and meditation.
Japanese garden styles include karesansui, Japanese rock gardens or Zen gardens, which are meditation gardens where white sand replaces water; roji, simple, rustic gardens with teahouses where the Japanese tea ceremony is conducted; kaiyū-shiki-teien, promenade or stroll gardens, where the visitor follows a path around the garden to see carefully composed landscapes; and tsubo-niwa, small courtyard gardens.
Japanese gardens were developed under the influences of the Chinese gardens, but gradually Japanese garden designers began to develop their own aesthetics, based on Japanese materials and Japanese culture. By the Edo period, the Japanese garden had its own distinct appearance. Since the end of the 19th century, Japanese gardens have also been adapted to Western settings.
Acacia pravissima is a completely whacky and remarkable member of the Mimosaceae family. One can expect a breath-taking abundance of bright yellow flowers in the form of tiny pom-poms. These flowers usually form during late summer and sit on the ...
Acer palmatum '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 shirasawanum 'Jordan'
Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan' Vivid yellow/lime green leaves turning a richer green then orange red shades in the autumn. Really stunning, great for lightening up an area in semi shade. Plant in a sheltered spot away from cold winds....
Araucaria araucana Monkey Puzzle Tree
The Monkey Puzzle Tree is instantly recognisable and a well known feature in many gardens throughout the country. Botanically known as Araucaria araucana, the Money Puzzle Tree originates from Chile where it grows in impressive forest groups. Ara...
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...
Ginkgo biloba is a deciduous tree to 25m, conical when young, becoming more irregular with age. Fan-shaped and often bilobed leaves turn clear yellow in autumn As with all ginkgos, grows in most good fertile soil, not waterlogged, tolerant of poluta...
Ginkgo biloba 'Barabits Nana'
Ginkgo biloba 'Barabits Nana' is a striking compact dwarf ginkgo cultivar, selected by Dr. Elemer Barabits in Hungary. Ginkgo biloba 'Barabits Nana' naturally grows in a compact bush like habit with larger than typical ginkgos deep green leaves. The...
Ginkgo biloba 'Landliebe'
Ginkgo biloba 'Landliebe' Ginkgo biloba 'Landliebe' is and upright, compact and dense branching form. Golden yellow autumn colour. Eventually reaching up to 8m high and 2m wide. slow growing. Matures to a medium to large tree. Can be planted as a spe...
Ginkgo biloba 'Samurai'
Ginkgo biloba 'Samurai' Ginkgo biloba 'Samurai' is a male selection of Ginkgo of outstanding pyramidal form, wide fan-shaped green leaves with golden yellow autumn color. Eventually reaching up to 4m high and 2m wide. Matures to a medium to large tre...
Kalopanax septemlobus syn pictus
Kalopanax septemlobus sometimes known as the tree aralia or castor aralia is super jungly exotic looking Asian tree with outrageous spiky trunks and branches and lush large palmate leaves. I first saw this plant growing in a plant collectors garden i...
Paulownia fortunei better known as the Foxglove tree is one of my favourite trees producing beautiful foxglove like flowers during late spring before the leaves are produced. The large purple0pink flowers are fragrant and produced in profusion creati...
Paulownia fortunei 'Fast Blue'
Common Names: Foxglove tree 'Fast Blue'...
Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'
Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' The Black Elder. The lacy, finely-cut foliage is darker than Black Beauty. The wonderful foliage is accented by creamy pink flowers in spring that turn into purple black berries in autumn for the fall. Berries are ideal fo...
Zanthoxylum piperitum purple leaf
Zanthoxylum piperitum commonly known as Japanese Pepper Tree is a really attractive shrubby small architectural tree with beautiful fern like shiny, in this case purple leaves. Zanthoxylum piperitum is found in several forms, the purple leafed form w...