Plants

Musa basjoo* - (Hardy Banana)

Musa basjoo* - (Hardy Banana)

Implausible though it sounds - a hardy Banana from Japan. Best in shade and sheltered from wind. Leaves get frosted but always come back in the spring. To 15ft 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.

Exotics, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Japanese, Mediterranean, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Amber
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Myrtus apiculata* - (Orange-barked Myrtle)

Myrtus apiculata* - (Orange-barked Myrtle)

Outstanding small evergreen tree up to 20 ft in 20 years with remarkable orange and white bark. Also grown as Niwaki. In Chile they call it the Bambi tree because of the bark. 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, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Nothofagus dombeyi* - (Dombey's Southern Beech)

Nothofagus dombeyi* - (Dombey's Southern Beech)

From deepest Patagonia comes this beautiful evergreen beech relative. Fast growing and reliable. 20ft in 10 years. Tremendously tolerant of shade but happy in direct sun. 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, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light, Trees - Large Green
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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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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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Pachysandra terminalis - (Japanese Spurge)

Pachysandra terminalis - (Japanese Spurge)

Dense evergreen ground cover with dark green shiny leaves. Known in Hillier's manual as a 'carpeting shrublet'. Greenish white spikes of flowers in early summer. 1ft x 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.

Ground cover, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained Green
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Parthenocissus henryana

Parthenocissus henryana

A hardy, deciduous, climber with amazing autumn colour. Beautifully veined, velvety green or bronze leaves and small dark berries 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.

Climbers, Ground cover, Screening Plants, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Parthenocissus triscuspidata* - (Boston Ivy/Virginia Creeper)

Parthenocissus triscuspidata* - (Boston Ivy/Virginia Creeper)

Lovely dense shiny leafed deciduous self-clinging climber going fiery red in autumn. Always associated with lofty academia. Grow this on your house and feel cleverer. 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.

Climbers, Ground cover, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver'*

Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver'*

Silvery cream edge to its evergreen foliage and each spring an outburst of new golden-red foliage is displayed on the top after flowering. Very slow. 5ft in 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.

Japanese, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Space & Light Green
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Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame'*

Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame'*

Neat piles of tiny evergreen leaves, brilliant red new growth, lots of hanging white bell flowers, flaky reddish bark, to about 6ft after 10 years. Very pretty. Lime Hater. 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, Japanese, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk Green
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