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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 'Asahi-zuru'
Rising 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'
'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 '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'
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'
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...
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...
Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate'
Common Names: silk tree 'Summer Chocolate'...
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 Rubra
Pink Strawberry Tree
Arbutus Unedo Rubra is a large bushy evergreen shrub that blooms during mid-late fall. It has rough bark and dark green leaves. For optimal growth, it is recommended to plant the plant in a location where there is a lot of sun. It grows rosy-pink u...
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...
Carpinus betulus 'Rockhampton Red'
This new selection of ordinary hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) has a distinctive and reliable (orange -) red fall color. Then (around the end of November), the leaf turns brown. A portion of this brown leaves remain on the tree until the following sprin...
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'
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...
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 'Hungarian Gold'
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'
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...