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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 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 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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Forsythia x intermedia 'Spectabilis'
Forsythia x intermedia 'Spectabilis' features slender stems and is known for its amazing blossom come early march. Stunning yellow bell shaped flowers cover the stems brightening up your garden. This hardy deciduous shrub can be kept in a container....
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...
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Feuerzauber'
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Feuerzauber'Witch hazel ‘Feuerzauber’ boasts deep red and fiery orange flowers which are more heavily scented than some other varieties. These striking flowers are followed by broad oval green leaves which turn amazing s...
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Yamina'
Bronze Leaf Witch Hazel
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Yamina' When I first saw this amazing bronze-purple leaves Hamamelis, I had to take a double look. Unlike most Hamamelis, the large hazel-like leaves are a rich bronze-purple and what’s more unlike other Witch Hazels, the le...
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...