Plants

Arbutus x andrachnoides* - (Red Barked Strawberry Tree)

Arbutus x andrachnoides* - (Red Barked Strawberry Tree)

Rare and desirable shapely little evergreen tree. Red stringy bark, masses of little white flowers, needs well drained soil. Quite fast growing to 25ft in 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.

Coastal, Exposed, Mediterranean, Shade, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Arundo donax variegata* - (Variegated Spanish Reed)

Arundo donax variegata* - (Variegated Spanish Reed)

The variegated sugar cane lookalike seen in wet places throughout the Mediterranean. Dies down in winter. Dramatic yet well behaved. Grows to 10ft. Exotic. 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, Grasses, Mediterranean, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light Amber
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Arundo donax* - (Spanish Reed)

Arundo donax* - (Spanish Reed)

Sugar cane lookalike seen in damp spots throughout the Med. Rarely grown in Britain. The leaves need removing in winter. Dramatic yet well behaved. Grows to 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.

Coastal, Exotics, Exposed, Grasses, Mediterranean, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Asplenium scolopendrium* - (Hart's Tongue Fern)

Asplenium scolopendrium* - (Hart's Tongue Fern)

A familiar evergreen British native with bright green entire fronds to 2 ft. OK on acid soil, but loves very alkaline soil (chalk). 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, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Green
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Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'*

Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'*

Sometimes known as Astelia Silver Spear. Grows well in sun or shade in a sheltered garden. Enjoys a bit of neglect. 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, Exotics, Exposed, Ground cover, Herbaceous, Evergreen, House Plants, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Red
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Astelia nervosa* - (Mountain Astelia)

Astelia nervosa* - (Mountain Astelia)

Silvery green sword shaped leaves with a darker mid rib. Gets to about 3-4ft. It grows as an epiphyte in N.Z. Would it do the same in Britain? 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, Ground cover, House Plants, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Amber
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Aucuba japonica 'Crassifolia'*

Aucuba japonica 'Crassifolia'*

One of our easiest and successful plants. An evergreen shrub that loves shade with its big glossy green leaves that always look perfect - no matter what the weather does. 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, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Green
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Aucuba japonica 'Longifolia'*

Aucuba japonica 'Longifolia'*

A useful, hardy, evergreen shrub that tolerates shade, drought and neglect to a ridiculous extent. To 6 ft. 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, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Green
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Aucuba japonica crotonifolia* - (Spotted Laurel)

Aucuba japonica crotonifolia* - (Spotted Laurel)

Deeply unfashionable due to over use in the past, it's actually a fine, architectural landscape plant. i.e. at its best when viewed from afar. 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, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Green
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Azalea japonica* - various

Azalea japonica* - various

Japanese evergreen Azaleas need well drained acidic soil. Slow growing, free flowering (red, white, pink and purple) to about 5ft after many years. In Japan, they clip them. Nice little blobs. Please contact us for stock availa

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, Japanese, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Topiary & Niwaki Green
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