Plants

Dicksonia antarctica* - (Tree Fern)

Dicksonia antarctica* - (Tree Fern)

Huge and beautiful tree ferns from Down Under. They need space, not too shady and a reasonably mild garden sheltered from strong winds. Everyone loves tree ferns. Please contact us for other stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS A RED TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy in Atlantic Seaboard gardens, The Channel Islands, gardens in Central London (and other large cities) and conservatories.

This is only meant as a guide; there are some plants with red labels that would only survive in extremely favoured spots such as The Isles of Scilly or coastal south-west Ireland.

We're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Exotics, Ferns, Shade, Space & Light Red
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Drimys winteri* - (Wynter's Bark)

Drimys winteri* - (Wynter's Bark)

A reliable little evergreen tree from South America with masses of white flowers and an upright, multi-stemmed, narrow habit. Fairly quick growing - 20ft after 15 years. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS AN AMBER TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy in the Home Counties if sensibly sited (avoiding severe frost pockets, for example). Many Amber Labelled Plants are from cuttings from well-established plants that have survived many harsh winters in the South-East.

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Medium Amber
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Dryopteris erythrosora* - (Autumn Fern)

Dryopteris erythrosora* - (Autumn Fern)

Deciduous fern with coppery new fronds in spring and summer - all turning green later. Can grow to 3ft by 3ft. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Ferns, Shade, Soil - Clay Green
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Echium fastuosum* - (Pride of Madeira)

Echium fastuosum* - (Pride of Madeira)

Wonderful exotica from Madeira. Shrubby, shapely (very), covered in electric blue flowers in May. A bit frost tender but you can always grow it in a nice big pot. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS A RED TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy in Atlantic Seaboard gardens, The Channel Islands, gardens in Central London (and other large cities) and conservatories.

This is only meant as a guide; there are some plants with red labels that would only survive in extremely favoured spots such as The Isles of Scilly or coastal south-west Ireland.

We're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Conservatories, Exotics, Flowers, Pots, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Red
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Echium pininiana* - (Tree  Echium)

Echium pininiana* - (Tree Echium)

Amongst exoticists, this reigns supreme. The shape, the size, the flowers - all are exotic to the tips of their inflorescences. 8ft in 2 yrs. Flowers can reach 15ft. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS A RED TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy in Atlantic Seaboard gardens, The Channel Islands, gardens in Central London (and other large cities) and conservatories.

This is only meant as a guide; there are some plants with red labels that would only survive in extremely favoured spots such as The Isles of Scilly or coastal south-west Ireland.

We're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Conservatories, Exotics, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Space & Light Red
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Edgeworthia chrysantha* - (Paper Bush or Worthingtonia)

Edgeworthia chrysantha* - (Paper Bush or Worthingtonia)

Shrubby and deciduous might sound unexciting but this has the exotic feel of an Echium PLUS the most extraordinary yellow and white fragrant flowers in winter. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS AN AMBER TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy in the Home Counties if sensibly sited (avoiding severe frost pockets, for example). Many Amber Labelled Plants are from cuttings from well-established plants that have survived many harsh winters in the South-East.

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Conservatories, Exotics, Flowers, Pots, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Space & Light Amber
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Elaeagnus x ebbingei* (Fragrant Mouseberry)

Elaeagnus x ebbingei* (Fragrant Mouseberry)

One of our stalwarts. Evergreen bush for use as hedge, topiary or tree. No amount of wind, salt or frost will fluster it. Little edible fruit and fragrant flowers in autumn. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Exposed, Hedges, Screening Plants, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Small Green
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Embothrium lanceolatum* - (Chilean Fire Bush)

Embothrium lanceolatum* - (Chilean Fire Bush)

Small semi-evergreen tree from South America famous for its amazing red floral display in May and June. Needs a poor acid soil. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS AN AMBER TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy in the Home Counties if sensibly sited (avoiding severe frost pockets, for example). Many Amber Labelled Plants are from cuttings from well-established plants that have survived many harsh winters in the South-East.

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Exotics, Flowers, Pots, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Ephedra sp.* (Mormon's Tea)

Ephedra sp.* (Mormon's Tea)

Low with an undulating, hedgehoggy texture. Visit Cambridge Botanic garden for full appreciation and brew it up for an ephedrine charged hallucinogenic experience. 1ft tall. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Exposed, Ground cover, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Equisetum camtschatcense* - (Horse Tail)

Equisetum camtschatcense* - (Horse Tail)

Very perpendicular and lots of it. Dies down in winter but always comes back. Can be a bit on the rampant side, so good to containerise it. To 3ft tall. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Exposed, Herbaceous, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
READ MORE

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