Plants

Cycas revoluta* - (Sago Palm)

Cycas revoluta* - (Sago Palm)

Primitive, symmetrical, beautiful. Looks like a palm which it isn't. Slow growing, accommodating and almost impossible to kill. Hardy in London and built up coastal areas. 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, Conservatories, Exotics, House Plants, Japanese, Mediterranean, Palms, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Red
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Cyperus alternifolius* - (Dwarf Papyrus)

Cyperus alternifolius* - (Dwarf Papyrus)

Mini Papyrus - to 4ft. Thickets of miniature palm trees. Reputedly tender but not in our experience. Dies down in winter but always returns. Good in a pot. Easy plant. 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.

Conservatories, Exotics, Herbaceous, Evergreen, House Plants, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Echium fastuosum* - (Pride of Madeira)

Echium fastuosum* - (Pride of Madeira)

Wonderful exotica from Madeira. Shrubby, shapely (very), covered in electric blue flowers in May. A bit frost tender but you can always grow it in a nice big pot. 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, Conservatories, Exotics, Flowers, Pots, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Red
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Echium pininiana* - (Tree  Echium)

Echium pininiana* - (Tree Echium)

Amongst exoticists, this reigns supreme. The shape, the size, the flowers - all are exotic to the tips of their inflorescences. 8ft in 2 yrs. Flowers can reach 15ft. 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, Conservatories, Exotics, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Space & Light Red
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Edgeworthia chrysantha* - (Paper Bush or Worthingtonia)

Edgeworthia chrysantha* - (Paper Bush or Worthingtonia)

Shrubby and deciduous might sound unexciting but this has the exotic feel of an Echium PLUS the most extraordinary yellow and white fragrant flowers in 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, Flowers, Pots, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Space & Light Amber
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Embothrium lanceolatum* - (Chilean Fire Bush)

Embothrium lanceolatum* - (Chilean Fire Bush)

Small semi-evergreen tree from South America famous for its amazing red floral display in May and June. Needs a poor acid soil. 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, Flowers, Pots, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Equisetum camtschatcense* - (Horse Tail)

Equisetum camtschatcense* - (Horse Tail)

Very perpendicular and lots of it. Dies down in winter but always comes back. Can be a bit on the rampant side, so good to containerise it. To 3ft tall. 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, Herbaceous, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Eucomis bicolor* - (Pineapple Lily)

Eucomis bicolor* - (Pineapple Lily)

Big green leafy exotic rosette 1.5ft across with a difficult to describe, greeny-white, flower spike. Exotic and slightly pineapple-like. 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, Herbaceous, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Euonymus japonicus 'Bravo'*

Euonymus japonicus 'Bravo'*

White variegated Euonymus. Salt and wind resistant evergreen for hedging and topiary. Don't be snooty about it. It has its uses and it's as tough as old boots. 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, Hedges, Pots, Seaside, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Euonymus microphyllus*  (Box Leafed Euonymous)

Euonymus microphyllus* (Box Leafed Euonymous)

Everyone's looking for substitute Box. This look similar (slightly shinier leaf) and it's tolerant of shade. Useful plant. Reliable too. Slow growing. 3ft after 4 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, Exposed, Hedges, Japanese, Pots, Seaside, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki Green
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