Plants

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Araucaria araucana* - (Monkey Puzzle)

Araucaria araucana* - (Monkey Puzzle)

The incomparable Monkey Puzzle from South America. Familiar, primitive, weird and utterly unpredictable in its growth rate. 20 ft in 20 years is about average. 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, Exotics, Exposed, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Trees - Medium Green
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Arbutus unedo* - (Kilarney Strawberry Tree)

Arbutus unedo* - (Kilarney Strawberry Tree)

Well know shapely little evergreen tree: 20ft in 30 years. Needs well drained soil. Masses of little white flowers followed by fruits that look (a bit) like strawberries. 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, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Carpobrotus edulis* - (Hottentot Fig/Ice Plant)

Carpobrotus edulis* - (Hottentot Fig/Ice Plant)

Fleshy leafed ground cover. For salt resistance, the next best thing to bladder-wrack. Essential by the sea. 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, Edible, Exotics, Exposed, Ground cover, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light 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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Eriobotrya japonica* - (Loquat or Nespilo)

Eriobotrya japonica* - (Loquat or Nespilo)

A stalwart. Fast growing, small evergreen tree from Japan. Big leaves and pale green shuttlecocks in spring. Flowers that smell of Pink Camay. Reliable, beautiful, robust. 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, Exotics, Japanese, Screening Plants, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Ficus carica* - (Fig)

Ficus carica* - (Fig)

Long lived, hardy, delicious, accommodating, beautiful, evocative etc : The Wonderful Fig Tree. Grow at as a tree, train the branches to give summer shade. Enjoy the figs. 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, Exotics, Exposed, Mediterranean, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Holboellia latifolia*

Holboellia latifolia*

Dense evergreen climber with beautifully fragrant little whitish flowers in late March. Grows with vigour and bears edible fruit that look like well battered testicles. 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.

Climbers, Conservatories, Edible, Exotics, Flowers, Pots, Screening Plants, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Laurus nobilis 'Angustifolia'* - (Narrow Leafed  Bay)

Laurus nobilis 'Angustifolia'* - (Narrow Leafed Bay)

Another one of our stalwarts. To 30ft in 30 years but clip it - such a beautiful texture. Just as good for seasoning your pappardelle con funghi as any other Bay. Please contact us for other 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, Hedges, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Small Amber
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Lithocarpus edulis - (Japanese Oak)

Lithocarpus edulis - (Japanese Oak)

Large and glossy leafed, evergreen and exotic. Slow growing and excellent in dark and difficult spots. A rare Japanese evergreen Oak. Robust. To 15ft after 20 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, Edible, Exotics, Japanese, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Small Amber
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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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