Plants

Paulownia tomentosa* - (Foxglove Tree)

Paulownia tomentosa* - (Foxglove Tree)

Vigorous deciduous tree covered in purple flowers ('Foxglove') before the leaves. Often coppiced every year to produce 10ft shoots bearing gigantic leaves for the exotic look. 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, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Medium Green
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Phormium tenax 'Croce di Malta'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium tenax 'Croce di Malta'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Our own form of Phormium. Hardy with straight narrow green upright leaves to 7ft with 10ft flower spikes. Explosive in aspect. To 7ft with 10ft flower spikes. 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, Conservatories, Exotics, Exposed, Flowers, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Phormium tenax 'Purpureum'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium tenax 'Purpureum'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Purple leaves. Flowers the same as Phormium tenax, tends not to grow quite as big and comes in an alarmingly wide range of shades of purple. Can grow to 6ft with 9ft flowers. 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, Flowers, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Phormium tenax 'Variegatum'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium tenax 'Variegatum'* - (New Zealand Flax)

Another for the Exploding Garden - with cream variegated leaves. Phormiums do best on heavy clay. Irresistible - even to the true Variegataphobe. To 7ft with flowers to 9ft. 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, Flowers, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame'*

Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame'*

Neat piles of tiny evergreen leaves, brilliant red new growth, lots of hanging white bell flowers, flaky reddish bark, to about 6ft after 10 years. Very pretty. Lime Hater. 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, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk Green
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Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'*

Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'*

Nice mound of evergreen foliage with dark red new leaves in spring followed by white bell like flowers. 6ft 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.

Flowers, Japanese, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk Green
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Pieris japonica 'Purity'*

Pieris japonica 'Purity'*

Pierises are famed for their red leaves, shape and white flowers. This exceeds in the beautiful shape and flowers but is deficient in the red leaf department - they're green. 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, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk Green
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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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Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Cushion'

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Cushion'

Pyracantha always looks good summer or winter and clips beautifully into impenetrable blobs, undulations, hedges etc. White flowers and red berries galore. To about 6ft. 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, Flowers, Screening Plants, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki Green
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Rhododendron 'Cunningham's White'

Rhododendron 'Cunningham's White'

Mauve buds open to white flowers with a pale yellow eye in early May. With delicate small flowers, it's a tough dense plant good for screening and difficult positions. 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, Hedges, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Space & Light Green
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