Plants

Magnolia grandiflora* - (Evergreen Magnolia)

Magnolia grandiflora* - (Evergreen Magnolia)

Evergreen tree. Big glossy leaves, huge fragrant white flowers. Slow to establish but long lived and robust. A wonderful subject for Creative Maintenance. 20ft after 20 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.

Conservatories, Exotics, Flowers, Mediterranean, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Medium Green
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Musa basjoo* - (Hardy Banana)

Musa basjoo* - (Hardy Banana)

Implausible though it sounds - a hardy Banana from Japan. Best in shade and sheltered from wind. Leaves get frosted but always come back in the spring. To 15ft in 3 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.

Exotics, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Japanese, Mediterranean, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Amber
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Nolina nelsonii

Nolina nelsonii

Obscure, dramatic and spiky. Huge trunk forming exotic from the Mexican mountains. 6ft tall x 5ft wide. 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, Mediterranean, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Red
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Olea europaea* - (Olive)

Olea europaea* - (Olive)

Familiar with its grey leaves, gnarly trunk and essence of hotter climes. As with most plants - the bigger, the hardier they are. Try clipping them - beautiful topiary. 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, Edible, Exposed, Mediterranean, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Red
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Phillyrea latifolia* - (Green Olive)

Phillyrea latifolia* - (Green Olive)

Dense, dark evergreen that produces a crown like broccoli. Tough, posh and very long lived. To 20 ft after 25years, to 40ft after 250 years. The essential architectural plant. 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, Mediterranean, Pots, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Pinus pinea* - (Umbrella, Stone or Pesto Pine)

Pinus pinea* - (Umbrella, Stone or Pesto Pine)

Wonderful, flat topped Pine familiar to all visitors to the Med. ESSENTIAL in any Mediterranean garden, along with the Italian Cypress. To 30 ft after 30 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, Edible, Exposed, Mediterranean, Screening Plants, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Medium Green
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Pinus radiata* - (Monterey Pine)

Pinus radiata* - (Monterey Pine)

Monterey Pine from California. Large, fluffy and remarkable for two things: its speed of growth and its salt resistance. Could reach 30ft in 15 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, Exposed, Mediterranean, Screening Plants, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Large Green
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Platanus x hispanica - (London Plane)

Platanus x hispanica - (London Plane)

A huge and unbelievably tough deciduous tree that's as happy in London as Malaga. We sell it trained with a flat top to create a formal matrix with a continental air. 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.

Mediterranean, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Large 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 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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