Plants

Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum'

Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum'

The variegated Tobira but barely recognisable as such. Beautifully layered and prodigious and precocious flowering in April. Sunny spot in 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, Exposed, Flowers, Japanese, Pots, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Pittosporum tobira - (Tobira)

Pittosporum tobira - (Tobira)

Shiny, tough, evergreen leaves and delicious, powerfully smelly cream coloured flowers in June. Very Japanese. Excellent by the seaside. To 6ft. 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, Exposed, Hedges, Japanese, Pots, Seaside, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki Amber
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Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

A low spreading and narrow leafed version of the well known Cherry Laurel. Clips well into blobs and domes. Sun or shade. Slow - 4ft tall x 6ft wide after 10 years. 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.

Exposed, Screening Plants, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Small Green
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Prunus laurocerasus - (Cherry Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus - (Cherry Laurel)

Well known as an evergreen hedge but we grow it as a tree as well. Fragrant white flowers in April. Grows to 15ft. Tough as old boots and makes a lovely tree. 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.

Hedges, Screening Plants, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Prunus laurocerasus rotundifolia - (Cherry Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus rotundifolia - (Cherry Laurel)

Dense, fast growing, evergreen for hedges. Large leathery glossy green leaves. Upright spikes of white flowers in spring contrast well against the foliage. 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.

Hedges, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Prunus lusitanica - (Portuguese Laurel)

Prunus lusitanica - (Portuguese Laurel)

Well known evergreen, tough as old boots. It has so many uses - we sell it as mushrooms, cones, mop heads and for hedging. As a tree it could reach 20 ft in 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, Hedges, Pots, Screening Plants, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Small Green
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Pseudopanax laetus

Pseudopanax laetus

The pretty one. Large glossy evergreen bush/tree. Marvellous in a pot. Pseudopanax don't seem to bother much with soppy things like roots... 10ft in 7 years. 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.

Exotics, House Plants, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Red
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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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Rosmarinus officinalis - (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis - (Rosemary)

If you have beautifully drained soil (chalk or sand) OR raised beds, growing this wonderful aromatic herb is compulsory. Clip it, eat it, small it, hug it. Can get to 5ft. 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, Edible, Exposed, Ground cover, Hedges, Mediterranean, Pots, Seaside, Shrubs, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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