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Illustrated List: A to Z

Aucuba japonica 'Crassifolia'

hardiness code green Big and very shiny leaves - somewhere between a holly and an oak. Very successful vigorous evergreen that seems happiest in shade. To 8 ft. more…

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  • 3 litre : £12.50

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

hardiness code green Deeply unfashionable due to over use in the past, it's actually a fine, architectural landscape plant - i.e. at its best when viewed from afar. more…

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Aucuba japonica 'Longifolia'

hardiness code green A useful, hardy, evergreen shrub that tolerates shade, drought and neglect to a ridiculous extent. To 6 ft. more…

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  • 3 litre : £12.50

Azalea japonica

hardiness code green A small leafed evergreen - vital in your clipped karikomi Japenese garden. We sell several forms that flower in a variety of garish hues. more…

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Baccharis patagonica

hardiness code green Unusual little shrub with tiny shiny evergreen leaves, proving itself incredibly tough. According to Christine, flowers smell like freshly baked fairy cakes(??) more…

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  • 3 litre : £12.50

Beschorneria yuccoides

hardiness code amber A Yucca lookalike with outrageous great red flower spikes in early summer. Not desperately hardy but ESSENTIAL in the milder garden. more…

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  • 3 litre : £14.50

Callistemon subulatus

hardiness code amber Evergreen shrub with highly distinctive arching branches and masses of crimson 'bottle brush' flowers. 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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Chamaerops humilis

hardiness code amber Surprisingly hardy if well sited. The only native European palm. Better than Trachycarpus in a windy spot. To about 5ft x 5ft. ESSENTIAL. more…

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Choisya ternata

hardiness code green Well known evergreen shrub with shiny leaves, and a pedestrian reputation. But have you ever tried clipping it? Unrecognisable. more…

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  • 7.5 litre : £24.50

Cistus x lusitanicus 'Decumbens'

hardiness code amber Essential in your Mediterranean bits with its deliciously aromatic leaves. Masses of white flowers and growing in low spreading Japanesey mounds. more…

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  • 3 litre : £12.50

Colletia armata 'Rosea'

hardiness code green Small evergreen tree halfway between a Tree Heath and a pile of barbed wire. Butterflies flock to its sweet almond scented flowers. Can you live without it? more…

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Corokia x virgata

hardiness code amber An unusual little wiry evergreen shrub with tiny leaves from New Zealand. Tiny yellow flowers in May followed by bright orange fruits. more…

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Daphne odora 'Aureo-marginata'

hardiness code green A not-very-architectural shrub with variegated evergreen leaves. Deliciously smelly flowers in late winter make it Virtually Essential. more…

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Dianella tasmanica

hardiness code amber Bit like a miniature phormium; soft but spiky looking, with leaves to 3 ft. Violet flowers on 4 ft stems followed by dark blue berries. more…

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Echium fastuosum

hardiness code red A shrubby Echium with greyish leaves and deep blue flowers in early summer for very mild gardens only. Echiums not happy in pots unless dustbin sized. more…

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Echium pininiana

hardiness code red Grow this and die happy. The Tree Echium from La Palma Island is another example of screaming exotica. Triennial to 8 ft with 12 ft flowers. more…

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Ephedra sp.

hardiness code green We're not sure of the species but we know it's hardy and very 'different' W.J.Bean, he say, quote, "charming evergreen patches", unquote. Rare. more…

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  • 3 litre : £14.50

Euonymus japonicus

hardiness code amber A beautiful, dense, glossy evergreen blob that even looks good in wind-battered sea-side gardens. Good for clipping and an early harbinger of spring. more…

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Euonymus japonicus 'Aureopictus'

hardiness code amber A beautiful, dense, glossy evergreen blob that even looks good in wind-battered sea-side gardens. Good for clipping and an early harbinger of spring. more…

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Euphorbia mellifera

hardiness code amber For sun or shade, grows to 8 ft. Luminous green leaves, flowers smell like honey. The best Euphorbia in the world. Evergreen and ESSENTIAL. more…

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Euphorbia wulfenii

hardiness code green A hardy evergreen (everblueish) shrub to 4 ft. Deservedly well known and useful. Easy to grow but like all Euphorbias, best in the ground (not a pot) more…

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  • 3 litre : £12.50

Fatsia japonica

hardiness code green Evergreen shrub, growing to about 10ft maximum. Can be pruned into an impressive single trunked little tree, or left shrubby. Ivy-like flowers in the autumn. more…

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Fremontodendron 'Californian Glory'

hardiness code amber Evergreen wall shrub with masses of big yellow buttercup flowers throughout the summer. Extraordinarily fast growing - 15 ft in 3 years. more…

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Grevillea rosmarinifolia

hardiness code amber A rosemary-like shrub from Australia with masses of pink/red flowers in summer. Probably the most frost hardy of the Grevilleas. more…

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  • 3 litre : £12.50

Hebe parviflora angustifolia (or H. stenophylla)

hardiness code green Simply the most useful and one of the prettiest plants in the nursery. Happy anywhere - including dry shade where nothing else will grow. To 6ft. more…

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Mahonia lomariifolia

hardiness code amber The best of the genus by far. Elegant and very architectural, to 8 ft. For full eulogy, see the writings of Christopher Lloyd. Very un-roundabout-like indeed. more…

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Melianthus major

hardiness code red A much loved evergreen (or blue) shrub (6 ft) with huge and deeply cut leaves. Cut back by severe frost, recovers rapidly. Grows like mad in the autumn. more…

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Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame'

hardiness code green Neat piles of tiny evergreen leaves, brilliant red new growth, lots of hanging white bell flowers, flaky reddish bark, to about 6 ft. Very pretty. Lime Hater. more…

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Richea dracophylla

hardiness code amber Rare, spiky and very odd thing (Cordyline-ish?) to 4 ft (?) from Tasmania. Primitive and mysterious - you're on your own with this one. Lime Hater. more…

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Rosmarinus officinalis

hardiness code amber Common maybe, but still an ESSENTIAL part of a Mediterranean garden, always smelling delicious. Grows to about 3 ft. more…

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Ruscus aculeatus

hardiness code green Weird. Dark evergreen triangles on 3 ft sticks, bright red berries. Happy in dry and dense shade where almost nothing else will grow. more…

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  • 7.5 litre : £16.50
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