Plants

Olea europaea* - (Olive)

Olea europaea* - (Olive)

Familiar with its grey leaves, gnarly trunk and essence of hotter climes. As with most plants - the bigger, the hardier they are. Try clipping them - beautiful topiary. 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.

Coastal, Conservatories, Edible, Exposed, Mediterranean, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Red
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Olearia hastii - (White Daisy Bush)

Olearia hastii - (White Daisy Bush)

Evergreen, tiny tough little leaves, masses of white daisy like flowers in July/August. Grows to 8ft x 8ft in under 10 years. Clips beautifully. Good for exposed sites. 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, Shrubs, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki Green
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Olearia traversii

Olearia traversii

Tough little evergreen from the Chatham Islands (N.Z.) for extreme maritime exposure and mild gardens. Makes a superb hedge. 10ft after 10 years. Masses of white flowers

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, Exposed, Hedges, Seaside, Space & Light Amber
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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - (Snake's Beard)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - (Snake's Beard)

Clumps of evergreen jet-black grassy stuff 1ft x 1ft. Lilac flowers in summer, black berries in autumn. Slow growing and remarkably black. Please contact us for other 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, Grasses, Ground cover, Herbaceous, Evergreen, House Plants, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Osmanthus x burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii

Dense evergreen, lovely shape, copious and fragrant little white flowers in April. Slow growing but really, really tough. 5ft x 5ft after 10 years. 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.

Exposed, Flowers, Hedges, Pots, Shrubs, Soil - Clay Green
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Osmanthus yunnanensis*

Osmanthus yunnanensis*

Exceedingly rare little evergreen tree from S. China. To 20ft after 25 years. As with all Osmanthuses, deliciously fragrant flowers in late 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, House Plants, Japanese, Pots, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Osmunda regalis* - (Royal Fern)

Osmunda regalis* - (Royal Fern)

Impressive 4ft deciduous fern for sun or shade. Very distinctive with its brown spore bearing new fronds. Royal? No idea. 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, Ground cover, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Green
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Pachysandra terminalis - (Japanese Spurge)

Pachysandra terminalis - (Japanese Spurge)

Dense evergreen ground cover with dark green shiny leaves. Known in Hillier's manual as a 'carpeting shrublet'. Greenish white spikes of flowers in early summer. 1ft x 1ft. 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.

Ground cover, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Green
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Parthenocissus henryana

Parthenocissus henryana

A hardy, deciduous, climber with amazing autumn colour. Beautifully veined, velvety green or bronze leaves and small dark berries 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.

Climbers, Ground cover, Screening Plants, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Parthenocissus triscuspidata* - (Boston Ivy/Virginia Creeper)

Parthenocissus triscuspidata* - (Boston Ivy/Virginia Creeper)

Lovely dense shiny leafed deciduous self-clinging climber going fiery red in autumn. Always associated with lofty academia. Grow this on your house and feel cleverer. 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.

Climbers, Ground cover, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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