Plants

Phormium tenax 'Purpureum'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium tenax 'Purpureum'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Purple leaves. Flowers the same as Phormium tenax, tends not to grow quite as big and comes in an alarmingly wide range of shades of purple. Can grow to 6ft with 9ft flowers. 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, Exposed, Flowers, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Phormium tenax 'Variegatum'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium tenax 'Variegatum'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Another for the Exploding Garden - with cream variegated leaves. Phormiums do best on heavy clay. Irresistible - even to the true Variegataphobe. To 7ft with flowers to 9ft. 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, Exposed, Flowers, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Photinia glabra

Photinia glabra

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 with white flowers in May. 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, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Small Green
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Photinia serrulata* - (Chinese Hawthorn)

Photinia serrulata* - (Chinese Hawthorn)

Round headed, robust, reliable and exotic little evergreen tree. Shuttlecocks of apricot coloured new leaves in early spring and frothy white flowers. To 15ft in 10 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.

Coastal, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Small Amber
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Phyllostachys aurea - (Golden Bamboo)

Phyllostachys aurea - (Golden Bamboo)

Grow this and discover the meaning of the intriguing expression 'clustered node bases'. Grows to 15ft. One of the better behaved bamboos. Makes a great hedge. 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.

Bamboos, Exotics, Japanese, Pots, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light Green
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Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis'

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis'

Tall and straight with very yellow canes. In ideal conditions (plenty of water available) can reach 25ft or more. A great screening plant. 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.

Bamboos, Exotics, Japanese, Pots, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light Green
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Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'

Tall and straight with very yellow canes with a green stripe down one side. In ideal conditions (plenty of water available) can reach 25ft or more. A great screening plant. 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.

Bamboos, Exotics, Japanese, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light Green
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Phyllostachys bissetii

Phyllostachys bissetii

The tallest bamboo we have with green canes. Can grow to 20ft or more in ideal conditions (plenty of water). More vigorous than Phyllostachys aurea (the other green one). 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.

Bamboos, Exotics, Japanese, Pots, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light Green
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Phyllostachys nigra - (Black Bamboo)

Phyllostachys nigra - (Black Bamboo)

Black Bamboo with canes like ebony and dark green foliage. A fine candidate for experimenting with Creative Maintenance - clip it, thin it, lift it, fiddle with it. To 25ft. 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.

Bamboos, Exotics, Japanese, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light Green
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Phyllostachys pubescens

Phyllostachys pubescens

We keep quiet about this one as its supply is limited. Unfortunately it's the most sublimely beautiful of all bamboos. Fat furry canes and the finest little leaves. To 25ft. 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.

Bamboos, Edible, Exotics, Japanese, Pots, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light Green
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