Plants

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Acacia dealbata* - (Mimosa)

Acacia dealbata* - (Mimosa)

Ferny evergreen leaves and lots of yellow flowers in spring. Survives most winters anywhere. Reliably hardy in large cities and near the coast. To 25 ft. in less than 10 years. 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.

Exotics, Flowers, Mediterranean, Screening Plants, Soft & Fluffy, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Trees - Medium Red
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Acacia pravissima* - (Oven's Wattle)

Acacia pravissima* - (Oven's Wattle)

Tasmanian Mimosa. A small, dense, evergreen Weeping Willow with little triangular leaves and fragrant yellow flowers in spring. Beautiful little tree. 20ft 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.

Flowers, Mediterranean, Screening Plants, Soft & Fluffy, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, 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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Betula utilis var. 'Jacquemontii'* - (Himalayan Birch)

Betula utilis var. 'Jacquemontii'* - (Himalayan Birch)

Gentle use of a pressure washer on a damp day will transform these from white to REALLY white. Best with low dark green foliage for the posh Holland Park look. To 30ft. 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.

Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Medium Green
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Carpinus betulus fastigiata* - (Hornbeam)

Carpinus betulus fastigiata* - (Hornbeam)

A form of the well know deciduous Hornbeam. Fastigiate refers to the fact that the branches ascend and create a remarkable tear-drop shape. Bright yellow autumn-ness. 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, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Medium Green
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Carpinus betulus* - (Pleached Hornbeam)

Carpinus betulus* - (Pleached Hornbeam)

A well known deciduous British tree that's long been used in gardens for topiary and hedges. These have been ready pleached (trained horizontally) as a stilted hedge. Posh. 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, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Catalpa 'Bungei'* - (Dwarf Indian Bean Tree)

Catalpa 'Bungei'* - (Dwarf Indian Bean Tree)

Neat, compact deciduous, rounded shrub, grafted onto a 6ft trunk. Very formal. Will get to approx 15ft. 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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Ceanothus arboreus* - (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus arboreus* - (Californian Lilac)

Large shrub that always benefits from a good hair cut. Covered in quantities of fragrant blue flowers in early summer. Spectacularly fast growing. 12 ft. in 3 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, Flowers, Screening Plants, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Space & Light Amber
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Cordyline australis* - (Cabbage Tree)

Cordyline australis* - (Cabbage Tree)

Cabbage Tree, Torquay Palm. Not a cabbage or a palm and doesn't come from Torquay. Exotic and almost impossible to kill They like lots of light and space. 20ft after 20 years 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, Exotics, Exposed, Palms, Screening Plants, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Red
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Elaeagnus x ebbingei* (Fragrant Mouseberry)

Elaeagnus x ebbingei* (Fragrant Mouseberry)

One of our stalwarts. Evergreen bush for use as hedge, topiary or tree. No amount of wind, salt or frost will fluster it. Little edible fruit and fragrant flowers in autumn. 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, Screening Plants, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Small Green
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