Plants

Arbutus glandulosa* - (Mexican Strawberry Tree)

Arbutus glandulosa* - (Mexican Strawberry Tree)

Smooth coppery bark, autumn flowering. Beautiful shape. Lime tolerance unknown. Well drained soil essential. 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, Exotics, Mediterranean, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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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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Arbutus x andrachnoides* - (Red Barked Strawberry Tree)

Arbutus x andrachnoides* - (Red Barked Strawberry Tree)

Rare and desirable shapely little evergreen tree. Red stringy bark, masses of little white flowers, needs well drained soil. Quite fast growing to 25ft in 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, Exposed, Mediterranean, Shade, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Arundo donax variegata* - (Variegated Spanish Reed)

Arundo donax variegata* - (Variegated Spanish Reed)

The variegated sugar cane lookalike seen in wet places throughout the Mediterranean. Dies down in winter. Dramatic yet well behaved. Grows to 10ft. Exotic. 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, Grasses, Mediterranean, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light Amber
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Arundo donax* - (Spanish Reed)

Arundo donax* - (Spanish Reed)

Sugar cane lookalike seen in damp spots throughout the Med. Rarely grown in Britain. The leaves need removing in winter. Dramatic yet well behaved. Grows to 12ft. 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, Exotics, Exposed, Grasses, Mediterranean, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'*

Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'*

Sometimes known as Astelia Silver Spear. Grows well in sun or shade in a sheltered garden. Enjoys a bit of neglect. 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, Exotics, Exposed, Ground cover, Herbaceous, Evergreen, House Plants, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Red
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Astelia nervosa* - (Mountain Astelia)

Astelia nervosa* - (Mountain Astelia)

Silvery green sword shaped leaves with a darker mid rib. Gets to about 3-4ft. It grows as an epiphyte in N.Z. Would it do the same in Britain? 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, Ground cover, House Plants, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Amber
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Baccharis patagonica*

Baccharis patagonica*

A wonder of the world from Tierra del Fuego. Grows quickly, doesn't get big, follow the contours with your shears. Specially for undulating blobberies. Beautiful texture. 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, Japanese, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Topiary & Niwaki Green
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Beschorneria yuccoides*

Beschorneria yuccoides*

Spiky looking but soft tulip-like leaves all the way from the mountains of Mexico. Remarkable and dramatic red eruptions (flowers) in spring. For 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, Exotics, Exposed, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Mediterranean, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Blechnum chilense* - (Seersucker Fern)

Blechnum chilense* - (Seersucker Fern)

Evergreen drifts of big slightly crinkly fronds. Another plant that taxes one's descriptive powers. An exotic and unusual fern from Chile. Can grow to 5ft in ideal conditions. 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, Exotics, Ferns, Shade, Soil - Clay Amber
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