Plants

Puya alpestris

Puya alpestris

A pineapple relative from the high Andes. Spiky (very), exotic and hardy in mild gardens. Good in a 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.

Not specified Red
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Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Cushion'

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Cushion'

Pyracantha always looks good summer or winter and clips beautifully into impenetrable blobs, undulations, hedges etc. White flowers and red berries galore. To about 6ft. 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, Screening Plants, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki Green
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Quercus ilex 'Niwaki'

Quercus ilex 'Niwaki'

Unique. Grown in Somerset from acorns collected in Chichester some 25 years ago. Suitable for almost every imaginable situation.

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, Japanese, Niwaki, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki Green
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Quercus ilex* - (Holm Oak)

Quercus ilex* - (Holm Oak)

Very grand. The mightiest of all the Evergreen Oaks. To 50ft after 80 years. Often used as posh topiary - interesting geometric shapes like stilted hedges etc. 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, Mediterranean, Screening Plants, Seaside, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Large Green
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Quercus myrsinifolia - (Bamboo-leafed Oak)

Quercus myrsinifolia - (Bamboo-leafed Oak)

Piles of evergreen bamboo-like foliage (reddish when young). An utterly beautiful tree to 30ft after 40 years years. Also known as the Japanese White Oak. 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.

Exotics, Japanese, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Medium Green
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Quercus suber* - (Cork Oak)

Quercus suber* - (Cork Oak)

If you want the essence of the Mediterranean, all you need is a grove of the wonderful Cork Tree. 20ft after 20 years. Tough, reliable, beautiful and unaccountably rare. 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, Exposed, Mediterranean, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Medium Amber
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Rhododendron 'Cunningham's White'

Rhododendron 'Cunningham's White'

Mauve buds open to white flowers with a pale yellow eye in early May. With delicate small flowers, it's a tough dense plant good for screening and difficult positions. 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.

Flowers, Hedges, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Space & Light Green
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Rhododendron graziella*

Rhododendron graziella*

The texture is startling. You look at it and instantly fail to recognise it as a Rhododendron. Tight and rounded with pointy leaves. Purple flowers - if you allow them. 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, Ground cover, Japanese, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Space & Light Green
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Rhus Typhina 'Dissecta'* - (Sumach Tree)

Rhus Typhina 'Dissecta'* - (Sumach Tree)

Small, deciduous tree with large, soft cut leaves that turn brilliant scarlet in autumn. Maximum height 15ft. Deep red fruits on female plants. A sunny spot needed. 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.

Japanese, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Robinia pseudoacacia 'Umbraculifera'

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Umbraculifera'

Compact form of the well-known Robinia. It forms a tight rounded head. A deciduous tree for a low maintenance, formal look. We have them planted as an avenue at the nursery. 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, Soft & Fluffy, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Small Green
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