Plants

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - (Snake's Beard)

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - (Snake's Beard)

Clumps of evergreen jet-black grassy stuff 1ft x 1ft. Lilac flowers in summer, black berries in autumn. Slow growing and remarkably black. 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.

Coastal, Exposed, Grasses, Ground cover, Herbaceous, Evergreen, House Plants, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Osmanthus x burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii

Dense evergreen, lovely shape, copious and fragrant little white flowers in April. Slow growing but really, really tough. 5ft x 5ft after 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.

Exposed, Flowers, Hedges, Pots, Shrubs, Soil - Clay Green
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Osmanthus yunnanensis*

Osmanthus yunnanensis*

Exceedingly rare little evergreen tree from S. China. To 20ft after 25 years. As with all Osmanthuses, deliciously fragrant flowers in late winter. 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, House Plants, Japanese, Pots, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Osmunda regalis* - (Royal Fern)

Osmunda regalis* - (Royal Fern)

Impressive 4ft deciduous fern for sun or shade. Very distinctive with its brown spore bearing new fronds. Royal? No idea. 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.

Ferns, Ground cover, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Green
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Phillyrea latifolia 'Niwaki'* - (Niwaki Green Olive)

Phillyrea latifolia 'Niwaki'* - (Niwaki Green Olive)

One of our home grown Niwaki (big bonsai). Fantastically hardy and robust and clips beautifully. If you need Niwaki in a particularly cold and exposed garden, this is the one. 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, Japanese, Niwaki, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki Green
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Phillyrea latifolia* - (Green Olive)

Phillyrea latifolia* - (Green Olive)

Dense, dark evergreen that produces a crown like broccoli. Tough, posh and very long lived. To 20 ft after 25years, to 40ft after 250 years. The essential architectural plant. 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, Mediterranean, Pots, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Phoenix canariensis* - (Canary Island Date Palm)

Phoenix canariensis* - (Canary Island Date Palm)

Waving fronds straight from the Riviera. Hardy in London, Falmouth, Sydney etc. There's even a fine example in Port Talbot waving at the M4. 20ft tall x 20ft wide after 15 years. Please contact us for stock availability and siz

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, House Plants, Palms, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Red
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Phormium cookianum 'Tricolor'* - (Mountain Flax)

Phormium cookianum 'Tricolor'* - (Mountain Flax)

As Phormium cookianum but with leaves striped green and white with red edges. Elegant and hardy - only showing slight damage in very severe winters. To 4ft tall x 4ft wide 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, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light Amber
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Phormium cookianum* - (Mountain Flax)

Phormium cookianum* - (Mountain Flax)

Greener, laxer and more luxuriant looking than the better known Phormium tenax. Lush and jungly. Yellow flowers on 5 ft spikes. to 5ft tall x 5ft wide. 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, Conservatories, Exotics, Exposed, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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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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