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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.
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 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 for it'...
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...
Eucalyptus pauciflora niphophila
Eucalyptus pauciflora niphophila Common name: Snow gum tree Height and spread in 20 years: 5 x 3 metres Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter Foliage: Grey/green foliage in spring, with white flowers appearing in summer and ornam...
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...
Ilex altaclarensis 'Golden King'
A large spreading evergreen shrub or small tree with leaves which are green with a yellow margin. Female clone producing red berries in Winter that contrast brilliantly with the folliage. Young branches are green with a purplish flush. The bright yel...
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'
Silver Variegated Holly
Silver Variegated Holly. It is a columnar, female evergreen tree. Young branches are green, streaked with cream colour. Broadly oval, spiny, dark green leaves, with wide, creamy-yellow margins, are shrimp-pink when young. Bears an abundance of bright...
Laurus nobilis, The Bay Tree, is a conical evergreen tree or large shrub with glossy, dark green, aromatic leaves. During early summer masses of sulphar tiny flowers are produced much loved by bees and other pollinaters. Will respond very well to pru...
Magnolia 'Peachy' The flower of this hybrid magnolia is an exquisite creamy orange colour, with darker base, large and fragrant. It has a fairly fastigate habit making it an excellent specimen for a smaller garden. Green, ovate deciduous leaves...
Magnolia 'Sunsation' A cross between M. Brooklynensis and M. Elizabeth, having gorgeous goblet shaped golden yellow flowers with a hint of pink in April/May. Large green ovate, deciduous leaves, Sunsation has a spreading habit eventually possibly r...
Magnolia 'Vulcan' A very sought after hybrid, 'Vulcan' has wonderful goblet shaped flowers in shades of light purple to a rich puple red, making a beautiful floral display in spring. Height 5-6 metres after 10 years. Grows in fertile, humus rich ...
Magnolia 'Amethyst Flame'
A beautiful, rare, compact hybrid that produces magenta, violet flowers in the spring followed by dark green, ovate leaves and the odd flower throughout the summer. Makes a beautiful strong, upright, goblet shaped tree. Deciduous, hardy, medium...
Magnolia 'Judy Zuk'
Magnolia 'Judy Zuk' has amazing bright yellow with a hint of orange, fragrant flowers with a touch of plum at the base - gorgeous! Can reach 6 metres after 10 years, giving an incredible spring display. Has an open, rounded habit, ovate, mid gree...
Magnolia 'Solar Flair'
Magnolia 'Solar Flair' A later flowering cross between brooklyensis 'Woodman' and 'Gold Star', with gorgeous primrose yellow flowers having a pale pink base emerging from pale green buds - truely lovely. Will eventually reach 4 metres, having an ...
Paulownia fortunei 'Fast Blue'
Common Names: Foxglove tree 'Fast Blue'...
Prunus lusitanica The 'Portugal Laurel' is a small to medium to large-sized evergreen tree with glossy, dark green, ovate leaves on red stalks Creates nice winter colour with the reddish stalks. Tree can be shaped for more informal effect and is su...
Prunus lusitanica 'Brenelia'
Prunus lusitanica 'Brenelia' The 'Portugal Laurel' is a small to medium to large-sized evergreen tree with glossy, dark green, ovate leaves on red stalks Creates nice winter colour with the reddish stalks. Tree can be shaped for more informal effec...
Prunus lusitanica 'Myrtifolia'
The 'Portugal Laurel'. A small to medium to large-sized evergreen tree, 'Myrtifolia' is slightly smalled leaved than the species with glossy, dark green, ovate leaves on red stalks. Creates nice winter colour with the reddish stalks and the tree can ...
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...
Sorbus 'Autumn Spire'
An excellent, small, columnar shaped, deciduous rowan tree. It's a fastigiate clone of 'Joseph Rock'. Green, fern-like leaves turn a stunning reddish-yellow in autumn. White flowers in May are followed by clusters of bright yellow-orange berries with...
Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame'
Sorbus commixta 'Olympic Flame'Common Names: Olympic Flame Rowan Tree...