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Pigeon Holes: Broadleaf Evergreen Trees Under 25 feet

One of the most impressive and useful of all the groups of plants - for large or small gardens and many landscaping projects.

↓ Recommended Essentials ↓

Acacia dealbata

hardiness code red Ferny leaves and masses of yellow flowers in spring. Red label but grows fast and survives most winters anywhere. Hardy in London. To 25 ft. more…

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Acacia pravissima

hardiness code amber Very distinctive small, weeping, evergreen tree (to 20 ft) with curious little triangular leaves. Masses of fragrant yellow flowers in spring. more…

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Arbutus glandulosa

hardiness code amber Smooth coppery bark, autumn flowering, hardy in Nuthurst for 10 years (now 12 ft). Beautiful shape. Lime tolerance unknown. more…

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Arbutus x andrachnoides

hardiness code amber Beautiful evergreen (20 ft) with everything. Fast growing, winter flowering and the most remarkable bark. ESSENTIAL more…

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Azara microphylla

hardiness code amber Tiny round shiny evergreen leaves and sweet vanilla scented flowers in February/March. Another lovely little tree from Chile that loves our climate. more…

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Ceanothus arboreus

hardiness code amber Small evergreen tree for a sheltered spot. Covered in huge quantities of blue flowers in early summer. Spectacularly fast growing. 12 ft. more…

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Ceanothus azureus 'Concha'

hardiness code green Left alone, a bit of a blob - but, judicious pruning can make it into a beautiful little weeping tree. Some plants have architecture thrust upon them... more…

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Cupressus sempervirens 'Pyramidalis'

hardiness code green A neat and narrow form of the Italian Cypress. Plant with Pinus pinea for an immediate evocation of the Med. Be warned though - it's high maintenance. more…

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Daphniphyllum macropodum

hardiness code green Tough as old boots but much more exotic. Small, rare evergreen tree with domed head, leaves hanging, purple new growth, red stalks. A favourite. more…

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Drimys winteri

hardiness code amber A highly reliable little evergreen tree from South America with masses of white flowers and an upright, multi-stemmed habit. To 20 ft. more…

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Eleagnus x ebbingei

hardiness code green Extremely frost, salt and wind hardy evergreen with silver leaves and nice little smelly white flowers. Often seen as a hedge, we grow it as a small tree. more…

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Eriobotrya deflexa 'Coppertone'

hardiness code amber Half Loquat / half Photinia. Copper coloured young growth. Big smelly pink flowers in spring. Grow as a bush or a small tree. more…

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Eriobotrya japonica

hardiness code amber The best and easiest large leafed evergreen small tree for British gardens. Pale green shuttlecocks, spring and autumn. To 12 ft. ESSENTIAL. more…

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Eucalyptus debeuzevillei

hardiness code green Small (to 25 ft), hardy and beautiful with a rather difficult name. Similar to E. niphofila but with a whiter bloom to its branches. more…

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Eucryphia x nymansensis 'Nymansay'

hardiness code amber An evergreen columnar tree from Chile. Covered in white flowers in late summer. Unlike most Eucryphias, happy on limey soil. Grows to about 30 ft. more…

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Griselinia littoralis

hardiness code amber A fleshy, apple-green leafed, evergreen shrub or small tree from New Zealand. Very salt resistant, very distinctive and remarkably hardy. ESSENTIAL. more…

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Ilex aquifolium

hardiness code green We have a shifting population of green and variegated holly topiary - mop-heads, cones and blobs. All quite tolerant of being containerised. more…

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Ilex aquifolium variegata

hardiness code green This holly has dark green, moderately broad, oval leaves, regularly spined and neatly margined with creamy white. It is a female holly and very free fruiting. more…

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Laurus nobilis 'Angustifolia'

hardiness code amber Much prettier and hardier than the common one you put in stews. Aromatic and salt resistant, a beautiful little tree. more…

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Ligustrum japonica Texanum

hardiness code green An evergreen shrub with an upright, dense, and vigorous growth habit. Best pruned into a small tree. From spring to early summer it produces panicles of fragrant white flowers in panicles which are followed by round black fruit in the autumn. more…

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Ligustrum lucidum

hardiness code green One of our very best landscape trees. Large leafed evergreen, fast growing, domed head, covered in white flowers. To about 25 ft. more…

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Ligustrum lucidum 'Excelsum Superbum'

hardiness code green This is a variegated form of the Chinese privet with variegated foliage. White frothy panicles of fragrant flowers in autumn, which remain and turn chestnut-brown over winter. more…

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Lithocarpus edulis

hardiness code amber Large and glossy, evergreen and exotic. Slow growing and excellent in dark and difficult spots. A rare Japanese evergreen Oak. Easy, but a lime hater. more…

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Lomatia ferruginea

hardiness code amber An utterly beautiful member of the exotic Protea family. Large, evergreen, ferny leaves. ESSENTIAL if you have poor acid soil and a fairly open site. more…

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Lomatia myricoides

hardiness code amber Possibly the hardiest and certainly one of the most architectural of the Protea family. Long thin leaves, white flowers in July. Grows to about 6 ft. more…

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Lyonothamnus floribundus aspleniifolius

hardiness code amber Piles of ferny evergreen leaves and beautiful red stringy bark. Totally fabulous plant. Surprisingly hardy. To 20 ft. more…

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Magnolia delavayi

hardiness code amber Huge evergreen leaves. Mere words cannot do this wonderful Chinese tree justice - and a lime lover! Always in short supply. more…

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Magnolia grandiflora

hardiness code green Another ESSENTIAL evergreen tree. Big glossy leaves, huge smelly white flowers. Best as a free standing tree, not the traditional wall shrub. To 30 ft. more…

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Magnolia macrophylla

hardiness code green An awesome thing. Vast leaves over 2 ft long. Deciduous, grows to 30 ft. Always in short supply. Nature, once again, in absurd mode. Lime hater. more…

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Maytenus boaria

hardiness code amber Elegant, evergreen, willow-like tree for open sites. Salt resistant. Visit the grove at Portmeirion, and swoon. In the Home Counties, 25 ft. more…

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Myrtus apiculata

hardiness code amber Orange Bark Myrtle. An outstanding small evergreen tree (20 ft) with remarkable orange and white bark. Also grown by us as a Niwaki. more…

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Myrtus apiculata 'Niwaki'

hardiness code amber Orange Bark Myrtle. An outstanding small evergreen tree (20 ft) with remarkable orange and white bark. Also grown by us as a Niwaki. more…

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Olea europaea

hardiness code red Small evergreen tree with little white flowers in early summer. These will be followed by olives that will only ripen in this country if kept under glass. more…

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Osmanthus yunnanensis

hardiness code amber The most architectural of the genus. Large leafed, distinctive, evergreen little tree (to 20 ft). Unaccountably rare. All Osmanthuses = nice smells. more…

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Phillyrea latifolia

hardiness code green It's sculptural. To 20 ft with domes and bumps of tight evergreen foliage. Very hardy, very Japanesee, one of the very best. more…

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  • 3 litre : £16.50

Phillyrea latifolia 'Niwaki'

hardiness code green It's sculptural. To 20 ft with domes and bumps of tight evergreen foliage. Very hardy, very Japanesee, one of the very best. more…

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Photinia glabra

hardiness code green A clever idea from Italy - a bush grafted onto a trunk producing a tidy little evergreen tree with new growth that's red and frothy white flowers in May. more…

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Photinia serrulata

hardiness code amber Aristocratic evergreen (15 ft) with an exotic habit and new bronzy leaves in January. Not to be confused with the better known Roundabout species. more…

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Podocarpus macrophyllus

hardiness code green Ubiquitous in Japanese gardens. A very architectural little conifer with its long thin leaves. To about 15 ft, very hardy, does well in shade. more…

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Podocarpus salignus

hardiness code green From Chile. Piles of luxuriant evergreen foliage - there's nothing else like it. It grows to about 25 ft eventually and is ESSENTIAL. more…

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Prunus laurocerasus

hardiness code green Well known as a hedge but we grow it as a tree . Fragrant white flowers in April. Grows to 15 ft. Tough as old boots and very pretty. more…

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Pseudopanax chathamica

hardiness code amber Long thin leathery leaves organised in an architectural manner on top of a slender trunk and if you think it sounds odd, it's ordinary compared with Pseudopanax crassifolius more…

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Pseudopanax crassifolius

hardiness code amber from New Zealand. In its juvenile state, 2 ft long leaves, very thin, hanging at 45 degrees from the trunk. Outrageous. One of our more original designs. more…

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Pseudopanax laetus

hardiness code red The pretty one. Large glossy evergreen bush. Pseudopanax don't seem to bother much with soppy things like roots - they actually like growing in a pot. more…

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Quercus myrsinifolia

hardiness code green Piles of evergreen bamboo-like foliage (reddish when young). An utterly beautiful tree to 30 ft after many years. more…

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Quercus suber

hardiness code amber Much more successful in Britain than many people realise. Evergreen, to 25 ft, dense and round headed, lovely bark (cork). more…

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Trachycarpus fortunei

hardiness code green Ridiculously frost hardy but please don't try to grow it on the seafront. Many sizes - the big ones with stripped trunks. ESSENTIAL. more…

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Viburnum cinnamomifolium

hardiness code green As Viburnums go, an absolute monster. Similar to the well known V. davidii, but bigger in every respect; leaves almost twice the size, could reach 15ft. more…

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  • 3 litre : £14.50

Viburnum tinus (quarter standard)

hardiness code green Dead common but not to be under estimated. This has so much more to offer pruned into a little tree - try it! And it flowers all winter long. more…

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