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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Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'* - (Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood')

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'* - (Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood')

'Bloodgood' is one of the most reliable and popular of all the hundreds of varieties of Japanese Acers. Purple leaves turning red in autumn. Small tree to 15ft after 25 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, Soil - Clay, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Trees - Small Green
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Acer palmatum dissectum* - (Cut Leaf Maple)

Acer palmatum dissectum* - (Cut Leaf Maple)

The best autumn colour of all the acers. Leaves are green in summer but turn the most brilliant, fiery scarlet in the autumn. Slow growing : 15ft in 25 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, Soft & Fluffy, Soil - Clay, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Trees - Small Green
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Callistemon subulatus* (Bottlebrush/Tina Turner)

Callistemon subulatus* (Bottlebrush/Tina Turner)

We call them Tina Turners. Hardy, reliable, prolific flowering, slightly outrageous and very Australian. Train them as a tree or a hedge or just enjoy them as they are. 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, Exposed, Flowers, Hedges, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Space & Light Amber
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Lomatia ferruginea*

Lomatia ferruginea*

A beautiful member of the exotic Protea family. Large, evergreen, ferny leaves. Essential if you have poor acid soil and a fairly open site. 10ft after 8 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, Flowers, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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Lomatia myricoides*

Lomatia myricoides*

Another one of our obscure little gems. An evergreen shrub/small tree from S-E Australia with delicate narrow leaves and a mass of frothy white flowers. 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, Flowers, Pots, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Space & Light Green
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Lyonothamnus floribundus aspleniifolius* - (Santa Cruz Ironwood)

Lyonothamnus floribundus aspleniifolius* - (Santa Cruz Ironwood)

Ferny evergreen leaves with a distinctly marijuana-like look plus beautiful red stringy bark. White frothy flowers after 10 years. Rare Californian tree. 20ft in 10 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, Conservatories, Exotics, Mediterranean, Pots, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber
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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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