Agaves & Arids
Bananas, Gingers & Aroids
Cloud Pruned, Bonsai & Niwaki Trees
Gifts for Gardeners
Grasses & Grass Like
Half, Quarter & Full Standards
Hardy Palm Trees
Hedging & Screening
Pleached & Espalier Screening
Tree Ferns & Ferns
Architectural & Colonial Gardens
Patio & Courtyard Gardens
Screening or Lose Your Neighbour
Small Town Garden
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'
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.
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 japonicum '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'
'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. 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. Common Names: Japanese...
Acer palmatum '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 '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....
Albizia julibrissin 'Ombrella'
Ombrella or Mimosa Tree is a fast growing, small deciduous tree or large shrub who blooms with large pale pink flower clusters and long silky stamens in July/August. It is common in Mediterranean gardens in Southern Europe, but also grows a lot in So...
Amelanchier arborea 'Robin Hill'
Juneberry, Serviceberry, Snowy Mespilus
Amelanchier arborea ‘Robin Hill’, sometimes referred to as ‘Juneberry’, is a beautiful small tree offering interest throughout the seasons, starting with an abundance of pretty white flowers during spring. Flowers are followed by bright gree...
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...
Amelanchier lamarckii 'Ballerina'
Snowy Mespilus Tree
Amelanchier lamarckii 'Ballerina' ...
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...
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...
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Moonbeam'
Himalayan birch 'Moonbeam'
Ideal for the smaller garden or where space is limited, this lovely, compact birch is slow growing but develops it's stunning, luminous-white, peeling bark relatively early and should show signs of it within a couple of years of planting. Leaves turn...
Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens'
Crimson Bottlebrush. Attractive shrub, arching pink-red young stems, with dark green leaves, lemon-scented when crushed. Brilliant crimson bottlebrush-like flowers from late spring through summer. Height 1.5m. Spread 1.5m. Evergreen. Any fertile, wel...
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 Tree
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...
Chilopsis linearis 'Burgundy'
Often known as the desert willow, this drought tolerant shrub has long, typically willow-shaped green leaves and is attractive enough just growing as a foliage plant. However during summer, sprays of large foxglove-like burgundy-pink flowers are prod...
Hong Kong dogwood
Cornus hongkongensis has taken us somewhat by storm. This Cornus has everything; superb evergreen foliage which turns red and orange in the autumn, with the leaves remaining then turning dark green again in spring. In late spring/early summer the fra...
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'
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...
Cotoneaster x Watereri
Cotoneaster x Watereri Common Name: Cotoneaster Tree Latin Name: Cotoneaster X Watereri Soil: Moderately fertile, well-drained Position: Full sun Flowering period/colour: May to June/White Hardiness: Fully hardy Eventual height/spread: 5m/5m Special ...
Cryptomeria japonica 'Rasen'
Twisted Japanese Cedar
Cryptomeria japonica 'Rasen' 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...
Cytisus battandieri 'Yellow Tail'
During June-July you’ll be delighted by a stunning display of intense, bright-yellow, pea-like flowers which stand upright above the silky foliage; their fragrance is sensational. The sweet, heady pineapple scent brings a wonderful sense of the exo...
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...