Plants

Stipa tenuissima*

Stipa tenuissima*

It's short and green and whispy and must be planted in large quantities in a very light and well ventilated garden so it can be seen waving in the wind. To 1ft. 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.

Exotics, Grasses, House Plants, Shade Green
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Strelitzia reginae - (Bird of Paradise)

Strelitzia reginae - (Bird of Paradise)

Slow growing exotic that does well in a pot indoors. Just as well as it's the only place it'll survive in Britain. Banana leaves and insane flower spikes. To 5ft. 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, Herbaceous, Evergreen, House Plants, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Red
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Trachycarpus fortunei*- (Chusan Palm)

Trachycarpus fortunei*- (Chusan Palm)

The corner stone of all exotic gardens in Britain. Tough as old boots, grows to 20ft after 30 years. We usually remove the hair on the trunk (if you were wondering) 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, Exotics, House Plants, Japanese, Mediterranean, Palms, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Trachycarpus wagnerianus*

Trachycarpus wagnerianus*

Highly desirable - like a neater T. fortunei and the leaves are so stiff you really can grow them in windy gardens. Slow growing and rare but incredibly reliable. 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, Conservatories, Exotics, House Plants, Japanese, Mediterranean, Palms, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Trochodendron aralioides* - (The Cartwheel Tree)

Trochodendron aralioides* - (The Cartwheel Tree)

Primitive, weird and unique from its evergreen Schefflera-like leaves to its vivid green flowers. Very frost hardy, slow growing to 20ft. 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.

Conservatories, Exotics, Flowers, House Plants, Japanese, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Woodwardia unigemmata*

Woodwardia unigemmata*

Huge exotic evergreen fern (8ft across x 4 ft high) with reddish new fronds. Rare and remarkable. 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.

Exotics, Ferns, Ground cover, House Plants, Japanese, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Amber
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Yucca aloifolia* - (Spanish Bayonet)

Yucca aloifolia* - (Spanish Bayonet)

Pretty seems an odd word to describe the most viciously spiky plant on the nursery but it is. Beautifully organised horizontal spiky leaves on a 6ft trunk. Avoid strong winds. 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, Exotics, Flowers, House Plants, Mediterranean, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Yucca gloriosa variegata* - (Adam's Needle)

Yucca gloriosa variegata* - (Adam's Needle)

As Yucca gloriosa but with yellow and green striped leaves. Very frost hardy but much less bulky. Could reach 4ft tall by 3ft across, less likely to form a 'thicket'. 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, Conservatories, Exotics, Exposed, Flowers, House Plants, Mediterranean, Pots, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Yucca gloriosa* - (Adam's Needle)

Yucca gloriosa* - (Adam's Needle)

The true Y. gloriosa with its stout trunk and stiff ascending leaves. Impressive, wonderful texture. Excellent in windy spots. Can reach 5ft tall. Huge white 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, House Plants, Mediterranean, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Yucca recurva*

Yucca recurva*

Another classic Victorian favourite. Trunk forming, but with graceful recurved (bending) leaves. Huge white flower spikes, as with all the Yuccas. Tp 5ft x 3ft across. 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, Conservatories, Exotics, Flowers, House Plants, Mediterranean, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light Green
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