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 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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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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Pseudopanax chathamica* - (Chatham Island Lancewood)

Pseudopanax chathamica* - (Chatham Island Lancewood)

Long thin leathery leaves organised in an architectural manner on top of a slender trunk and if you think it sounds odd, try Pseudopanax crassifolius. Exotic. 15ft in 10 years. Please contact us for stock availability and size

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, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Pseudopanax crassifolius*- (Lancewood)

Pseudopanax crassifolius*- (Lancewood)

From N. Z. In its juvenile state, 2ft long leaves, very thin, hanging at 45° from the trunk. Outrageous. One of our more original designs. Exotic in the extreme. To 20ft. Please contact us for other stock availability and size

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, House Plants, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Pseudopanax laetus

Pseudopanax laetus

The pretty one. Large glossy evergreen bush/tree. Marvellous in a pot. Pseudopanax don't seem to bother much with soppy things like roots... 10ft in 7 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, House Plants, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Red
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Sarcococca confusa - (Christmas Box)

Sarcococca confusa - (Christmas Box)

Sweetly scented white flowers December to March followed by glossy black berries. Slow growing and suckering. Best in shade and happy on chalk. To 3ft. 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.

Flowers, House Plants, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Green
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Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Fleshy domes of succulent glaucous leaves with nice red flowers. 1.5ft x 1.5ft. 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.

Conservatories, Exposed, Flowers, Ground cover, House Plants, Mediterranean, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Sempervivum calcereum - (House Leek)

Sempervivum calcereum - (House Leek)

Familiar spiky little rosettes 0.4ft across. Grow these in profusion amongst your yuccas and other succulents. Or even on your roof. Tremendously tough and satisfying. 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, Ground cover, House Plants, Mediterranean, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Skimmia 'Fragrans'

Skimmia 'Fragrans'

Red flower buds over winter opening to sweetly scented white flowers March to May. Evergreen glossy leaves. Height and spread 3ft max. Male. Happy in shade not good on chalk. 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.

Flowers, House Plants, Japanese, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Green
READ MORE

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