Plants

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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Pseudosasa japonica - (Metake)

Pseudosasa japonica - (Metake)

A large leafed bamboo with magical qualities. Its use as a back-drop to a private leafy oasis (a garden) is unsurpassed. Usually grows to about 12ft. 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.

Bamboos, Japanese, Pots, Screening Plants, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Cushion'

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Cushion'

Pyracantha always looks good summer or winter and clips beautifully into impenetrable blobs, undulations, hedges etc. White flowers and red berries galore. To about 6ft. 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, Flowers, Screening Plants, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki Green
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Quercus ilex 'Niwaki'

Quercus ilex 'Niwaki'

Unique. Grown in Somerset from acorns collected in Chichester some 25 years ago. Suitable for almost every imaginable situation.

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, Japanese, Niwaki, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki Green
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Quercus ilex* - (Holm Oak)

Quercus ilex* - (Holm Oak)

Very grand. The mightiest of all the Evergreen Oaks. To 50ft after 80 years. Often used as posh topiary - interesting geometric shapes like stilted hedges etc. 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, Mediterranean, Screening Plants, Seaside, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Large Green
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Quercus myrsinifolia - (Bamboo-leafed Oak)

Quercus myrsinifolia - (Bamboo-leafed Oak)

Piles of evergreen bamboo-like foliage (reddish when young). An utterly beautiful tree to 30ft after 40 years years. Also known as the Japanese White Oak. 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, Japanese, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Medium Green
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Quercus suber* - (Cork Oak)

Quercus suber* - (Cork Oak)

If you want the essence of the Mediterranean, all you need is a grove of the wonderful Cork Tree. 20ft after 20 years. Tough, reliable, beautiful and unaccountably rare. 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, Mediterranean, Screening Plants, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Medium Amber
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Rhododendron 'Cunningham's White'

Rhododendron 'Cunningham's White'

Mauve buds open to white flowers with a pale yellow eye in early May. With delicate small flowers, it's a tough dense plant good for screening and difficult positions. 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, Hedges, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Space & Light Green
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Rhododendron graziella*

Rhododendron graziella*

The texture is startling. You look at it and instantly fail to recognise it as a Rhododendron. Tight and rounded with pointy leaves. Purple flowers - if you allow them. 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, Ground cover, Japanese, Pots, Shade, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - NOT good on chalk, Space & Light Green
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