Plants

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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Rhus Typhina 'Dissecta'* - (Sumach Tree)

Rhus Typhina 'Dissecta'* - (Sumach Tree)

Small, deciduous tree with large, soft cut leaves that turn brilliant scarlet in autumn. Maximum height 15ft. Deep red fruits on female plants. A sunny spot needed. 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, Shrubs, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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Robinia pseudoacacia 'Umbraculifera'

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Umbraculifera'

Compact form of the well-known Robinia. It forms a tight rounded head. A deciduous tree for a low maintenance, formal look. We have them planted as an avenue at the nursery. 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, Soft & Fluffy, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Topiary & Niwaki, Trees - Small Green
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Rodgersia 'Chocolate Wing'

Rodgersia 'Chocolate Wing'

Large chocolate coloured leaves in spring that slowly change through to green. Flowers light pink in fluffy spikes that turn darker with age. An herbaceous perennial to 2ft. 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, Herbaceous, Pots, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light Green
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Rosmarinus officinalis - (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis - (Rosemary)

If you have beautifully drained soil (chalk or sand) OR raised beds, growing this wonderful aromatic herb is compulsory. Clip it, eat it, small it, hug it. Can get to 5ft. 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, Edible, Exposed, Ground cover, Hedges, Mediterranean, Pots, Seaside, Shrubs, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Amber
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Salvia officinalis - (Sage)

Salvia officinalis - (Sage)

An essential herb that also happens to grow into lovely Mediterranean looking mounds. Clip it, fry it, eat it, smell it, hug it. To 2ft. 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, Edible, Exposed, Herbaceous, Evergreen, Mediterranean, Pots, Seaside, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light Green
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Sasa palmata

Sasa palmata

Jungly, large leafed, hardy Bamboo. Grows to 8 ft. Thoroughly ill mannered (rampant) and everyone loves it. Can be confined to a pot with great success. 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, Exotics, Japanese, Pots, Screening Plants, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Soil - Soggy, Space & Light Green
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Sciadopitys verticulata - (Japanese Umbrella Tree)

Sciadopitys verticulata - (Japanese Umbrella Tree)

A distinctive Japanese conifer that we only occasionally have in stock. It's greatest value is when clipped into balls, blobs and mushrooms - a unique texture is created. 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, Shade, Soil - Clay, Soil - Dry/Well drained, Space & Light, Trees - Small Green
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