Plants

Ligustrum lucidum 'Excelsum Superbum'* - (Chinese Glossy Privet)

Ligustrum lucidum 'Excelsum Superbum'* - (Chinese Glossy Privet)

Noted for its beautiful rounded shape - like a piece of giant topiary. It needs plenty of space and light. Could reach 25ft tall and 20ft wide after 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, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Small Green
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Ligustrum lucidum* - (Chinese Glossy Privet)

Ligustrum lucidum* - (Chinese Glossy Privet)

One of our very best landscape trees. Large leafed evergreen, fast growing, domed head, covered in white flowers. To about 12m. 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, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Medium Green
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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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Lonicera nitida 'Elegans'*

Lonicera nitida 'Elegans'*

Incredibly useful evergreen with tiny leaves for highly reliable small hedges, delicious undulations and clipped work. Fast growing, tough as old boots. Can reach 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.

Coastal, Exposed, Ground cover, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki Green
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Lyonothamnus floribundus aspleniifolius* - (Santa Cruz Ironwood)

Lyonothamnus floribundus aspleniifolius* - (Santa Cruz Ironwood)

Ferny evergreen leaves with a distinctly marijuana-like look plus beautiful red stringy bark. White frothy flowers after 10 years. Rare Californian tree. 20ft in 10 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, Conservatories, Exotics, Mediterranean, Pots, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Magnolia delavayi*

Magnolia delavayi*

Huge evergreen leaves. Mere words cannot do this wonderful Chinese tree justice. Any soil, even chalk. Always in short supply. 15ft after 15 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, Conservatories, Exotics, Flowers, Mediterranean, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Magnolia denudata 'Yulan' - (Lily Tree)

Magnolia denudata 'Yulan' - (Lily Tree)

Shapely little deciduous tree from China with pale yellow flowers appearing before the leaves in spring. To 15ft in 20 years. 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, Flowers, Japanese, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Maytenus boaria* - (The Maiten Tree)

Maytenus boaria* - (The Maiten Tree)

Elegant, evergreen, willow-like tree for open sites. Salt and wind resistant. Visit the grove at Portmeirion, and swoon. To 20 ft in 10 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, Exposed, Screening Plants, Soft & Fluffy, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Melianthus major* - (Honey Bush)

Melianthus major* - (Honey Bush)

Instantly recognisable with its huge, blue, deeply cut leaves, red flower spikes and an air of peanut butter. Cut back by frost in cold gardens but always returns in spring. To 6ft in 1 year. Please contact us for stock availab

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, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Red
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Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'*

Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'*

Deciduous grass, feathery pink flower heads in late summer, foliage turns honey colour in winter. To 6ft in 1 year. 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, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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