Plants

Azara microphylla* - (Vanilla Tree)

Azara microphylla* - (Vanilla Tree)

A rare little evergreen weeping tree from Chile with tiny little round leaves. 20ft after 25 years. Vanilla scented yellow flowers in early spring are a big attraction. 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.

Soil - Clay, Trees - Small Amber
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Baccharis patagonica*

Baccharis patagonica*

A wonder of the world from Tierra del Fuego. Grows quickly, doesn't get big, follow the contours with your shears. Specially for undulating blobberies. Beautiful texture. 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, Ground cover, Japanese, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Topiary & Niwaki Green
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Bergenia Bressingham White* - (Elephant's Ears)

Bergenia Bressingham White* - (Elephant's Ears)

This clump-forming evergreen perennial has oval, glossy, deep green leaves that look good all year. Between mid and late spring it produces pure white flowers. 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, Herbaceous, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Green
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Beschorneria yuccoides*

Beschorneria yuccoides*

Spiky looking but soft tulip-like leaves all the way from the mountains of Mexico. Remarkable and dramatic red eruptions (flowers) in spring. For reasonably mild gardens. 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, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Mediterranean, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Betula utilis var. 'Jacquemontii'* - (Himalayan Birch)

Betula utilis var. 'Jacquemontii'* - (Himalayan Birch)

Gentle use of a pressure washer on a damp day will transform these from white to REALLY white. Best with low dark green foliage for the posh Holland Park look. To 30ft. 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, Trees - Medium Green
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Blechnum chilense* - (Seersucker Fern)

Blechnum chilense* - (Seersucker Fern)

Evergreen drifts of big slightly crinkly fronds. Another plant that taxes one's descriptive powers. An exotic and unusual fern from Chile. Can grow to 5ft in ideal conditions. 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, Exotics, Ferns, Shade, Soil - Clay Amber
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Blechnum spicant* - (Deer Fern)

Blechnum spicant* - (Deer Fern)

A familiar evergreen British native fern with pinnate fronds to 2 ft long. Lime hater. 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 Green
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Buxus sempervirens variegata*

Buxus sempervirens variegata*

Variegated Box. As tough and vigorous as the green one. Rare. Probably a victim of a certain snootiness about variegation that we sometimes share. Not in this case. 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, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Topiary & Niwaki Green
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Buxus sempervirens* - (Common Box)

Buxus sempervirens* - (Common Box)

We do Balls, Cones and Pyramids and we do them very well. Nothing cutting edge here, just good, traditional stuff and lots of it. 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, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Small Green
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Callistemon subulatus* (Bottlebrush/Tina Turner)

Callistemon subulatus* (Bottlebrush/Tina Turner)

We call them Tina Turners. Hardy, reliable, prolific flowering, slightly outrageous and very Australian. Train them as a tree or a hedge or just enjoy them as they are. 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, Exotics, Exposed, Flowers, Hedges, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Space & Light Amber
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