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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.
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'
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 '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, ...
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...
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Moonbeam'
Himalayan birch 'Moonbeam'
A Stunning snow white peeling bark with Dark green leaves, that turn yellow in autumn. This specie of tree will reach 10m in height after 10 years Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Moonbeam' Common Names: Himalayan birch 'Moonbeam' ...
Callistemon citrinus 'Splendens'
crimson bottlebrush 'Splendens' Common Names: crimson bottlebrush 'Splendens' ...
Callistemon rigidus Standard
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...
Catalpa erubescens 'Purpurea'
Purple Indian Bean Tree
Catalpa erubescens 'Purpurea', the Purple Indian Bean Tree, is a wide, spreading tree with large, heart-shaped leaves which emerge a dark purple before fading to pale green. Upright panicles of creamy white flowers are produced in early summer, thes...
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...
Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'
blue Atlas cedar 'Glauca Pendula'
In cultivation since 1900, this is a lovely small tree with weeping branches and glaucous leaves. Perhaps one of the best hardy blue conifers in cultivation. Ideal for use in the garden as an architectural specimen plant. Can be grown for many ye...
Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'
blue Atlas cedar 'Glauca'
Atlas Cedar. Native to the Atlas Mountains of North Africa, this is a large tree of reasonably fast growth when young. A superb specimen plant if you have the space to admire it. Can be grown for many years in a container as an architectural pa...
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...
Hong Kong dogwood
Cornus hongkongensis (Hong Kong dogwood) A broadly conical tree with dark green leaves, lighter underneath. Produces masses of small green flowers surrounded by creamy-white bracts in late spring/summer. Great for adding colour to a shady spot in you...
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 ...
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
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 Tree 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 fo...
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...
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 polutan...
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...