Plants

Polystichum setiferum* - (Soft Shield Fern)

Polystichum setiferum* - (Soft Shield Fern)

Easy to grow and more or less evergreen, it lays quite flat and forms a rosette of fronds about 3ft across. 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.

Ferns, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Green
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Prunus caroliniana - (Carolina Cherry Laurel)

Prunus caroliniana - (Carolina Cherry Laurel)

A newcomer. We discovered this pretty little evergreen tree in an Italian nursery about 5 years ago. It seems hardy, easy and extremely popular. To 15ft 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.

Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Small Green
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Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

A low spreading and narrow leafed version of the well known Cherry Laurel. Clips well into blobs and domes. Sun or shade. Slow - 4ft tall x 6ft wide after 10 years. 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.

Exposed, Screening Plants, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Small Green
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Prunus laurocerasus - (Cherry Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus - (Cherry Laurel)

Well known as an evergreen hedge but we grow it as a tree as well. Fragrant white flowers in April. Grows to 15ft. Tough as old boots and makes a lovely tree. 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.

Hedges, Screening Plants, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Prunus laurocerasus rotundifolia - (Cherry Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus rotundifolia - (Cherry Laurel)

Dense, fast growing, evergreen for hedges. Large leathery glossy green leaves. Upright spikes of white flowers in spring contrast well against the foliage. 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.

Hedges, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Prunus lusitanica - (Portuguese Laurel)

Prunus lusitanica - (Portuguese Laurel)

Well known evergreen, tough as old boots. It has so many uses - we sell it as mushrooms, cones, mop heads and for hedging. As a tree it could reach 20 ft in 25 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.

Coastal, Hedges, Pots, Screening Plants, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Small Green
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Pseudopanax chathamica* - (Chatham Island Lancewood)

Pseudopanax chathamica* - (Chatham Island Lancewood)

Long thin leathery leaves organised in an architectural manner on top of a slender trunk and if you think it sounds odd, try Pseudopanax crassifolius. Exotic. 15ft in 10 years. Please contact us for stock availability and size

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, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Pseudopanax crassifolius*- (Lancewood)

Pseudopanax crassifolius*- (Lancewood)

From N. Z. In its juvenile state, 2ft long leaves, very thin, hanging at 45° from the trunk. Outrageous. One of our more original designs. Exotic in the extreme. To 20ft. Please contact us for other stock availability and size

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, House Plants, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Pseudopanax laetus

Pseudopanax laetus

The pretty one. Large glossy evergreen bush/tree. Marvellous in a pot. Pseudopanax don't seem to bother much with soppy things like roots... 10ft in 7 years. 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.

Exotics, House Plants, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Red
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Pseudosasa japonica - (Metake)

Pseudosasa japonica - (Metake)

A large leafed bamboo with magical qualities. Its use as a back-drop to a private leafy oasis (a garden) is unsurpassed. Usually grows to about 12ft. 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, Japanese, Pots, Screening Plants, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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