Plants

Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'*

Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'*

Fluffy. Very fluffy. And lumpy. Evergreen, coniferous, slow growing - to 6ft after many years. Sun or shade but greener in a bit of shade. Can be clipped if thought necessary. 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.

Shade, Shrubs, Soft & Fluffy, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Green
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Cupressus arizonica 'Niwaki'

Cupressus arizonica 'Niwaki'

Unique. The straight form loved by the Japanese in a row. Grown in Somerset.

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, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki Green
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Cupressus sempervirens 'Pyramidalis'* - (Italian Cypress)

Cupressus sempervirens 'Pyramidalis'* - (Italian Cypress)

Essence of Tuscany. Learn how to grow these and join a very exclusive club. Grown well, there's nothing better, grown badly, there's nothing worse. 20ft after 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, Mediterranean, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Medium Green
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Cycas revoluta* - (Sago Palm)

Cycas revoluta* - (Sago Palm)

Primitive, symmetrical, beautiful. Looks like a palm which it isn't. Slow growing, accommodating and almost impossible to kill. Hardy in London and built up coastal areas. 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.

Coastal, Conservatories, Exotics, House Plants, Japanese, Mediterranean, Palms, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Red
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Cynara cardunculus* - (Cardoon)

Cynara cardunculus* - (Cardoon)

An artichoke on steroids. Huge silvery leaves to 4ft. Evergreen if it's not too cold. Purple flowers on 4ft stalks in summer. Plenty of light and rich soil. 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, Edible, Herbaceous, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Cyperus alternifolius* - (Dwarf Papyrus)

Cyperus alternifolius* - (Dwarf Papyrus)

Mini Papyrus - to 4ft. Thickets of miniature palm trees. Reputedly tender but not in our experience. Dies down in winter but always returns. Good in a pot. Easy plant. 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.

Conservatories, Exotics, Herbaceous, Evergreen, House Plants, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Daphne odora 'Aureo-marginata'*

Daphne odora 'Aureo-marginata'*

Slow growing evergreen dome to 4ft after 15 years. Grow it near the house - it produces the most deliciously smelly flowers in mid-winter. Tough as old boots. 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, Japanese, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Daphniphyllum macropodum*

Daphniphyllum macropodum*

Astonishingly beautiful little evergreen tree from east Asia. The young growth in the spring is always worth the wait. Hardy and reliable. Slow growing : 10ft in 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.

Coastal, Exotics, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Dasylirion acrotrichum*

Dasylirion acrotrichum*

A great spherical mass of thin green leaves that cleverly bridges the gap between exotica and topiary. Remarkable, easy and beautiful. 3ft by 3ft. 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, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Deschampsia 'Golden Dew'*

Deschampsia 'Golden Dew'*

An airy, fluffy evergreen grass. Silvery gold flower spikes that start in July and last well into autumn. It can grow to 2ft by 2ft. 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, Grasses, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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