All plants

Abutilon 'Ines'

A new Pan-Global' intro from the USA, making a small to medium shrub, about 1.5m high and wide. Flowers are a lovely combo of soft yellowish-cream petals, backed by dusky, brick-red calyces, and are seen throughout summer. One of the hardiest varieties, though best sited sensibly for most of us, preferably with wall shelter. A hybrid of A. megapotamicum.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Abutilon 'Orange Hot Lava'

A new intro from the USA, this is a superb A. megapotamicum hybrid forming a compact multistemmed plant approx' 1m or more high. A mass of orange bells, net-veined in red and with a prominent brick-red calyx, are produced over a long period from July until frosts. Hardy with the shelter of a warm wall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Abutilon 'Patrick Synge'

A vigorous hybrid potentially reaching about 3m on a sheltered wall. Attractive green foliage provides a good backing to the sumptuously coloured, dangling, party dress shaped flowers; seen over a long period. Petals are a glowing red-orange with a deep purple-red interior, backed by a soft, matt, red-brown calyx. Survived Jan 09 outside here!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acacia 'Gaulois Astier'

A form selected by the southern French 'Mimosa' cut flower industry for its particularly good bunches of scented sulphur-yellow flowers. The leaves are much greener and with more substantial leaflets than A. dealbata (which it is always sold as). In most areas of the UK this would be best planted in a sheltered position, backed by a wall, where it'll bloom late winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea'

Unique and highly ornamental large shrub or small tree for a sheltered site in full sun. Light grey-blue leaves with new growth plum-purple through the growing season. Golden yellow 'Mimosa' flowers in early spring. Easy in a pot, can be hard pruned every year. Takes a fair amount of frost, though is best sited sensibly. My best selling plant by far.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea'

Unique and highly ornamental large shrub or small tree for a very sheltered site in full sun. Bright blue-green leaves with new growth deep plum-purple through the growing season. Golden yellow 'Mimosa' flowers in early spring. Easy in a pot, can be hard pruned every year. Takes a fair amount of frost, though is best sited sensibly. My best selling plant by far.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acacia pataczekii

Only described in 1978 from a discovery in the cool highlands of Tasmania, 'Wally's Wattle' is the hardiest of all Acacias, known to tolerate as low as -18c! A large evergreen shrub or very small tree here in the UK, with a dense bushy crown of linear blue-green leaves (actually phyllodes) and a mass of pale yellow little balls of flower in late winter. Most rare!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acacia pataczekii

Only described in 1978 from a discovery in the cool highlands of Tasmania, 'Wally's Wattle' is the hardiest of all Acacias, known to tolerate as low as -18c! A large evergreen shrub or very small tree here in the UK, with a dense bushy crown of linear blue-green leaves (actually phyllodes) and a mass of pale yellow little balls of flower in late winter. Most rare!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acanthus spinosus Spinosissimus Group

Exceptionally deeply divided and particularly spiny, rich green leaves on this most extreme expression of the species from the drier end of its wild range. Spires of soft mauve and white hooded flowers in summer if in full sun, but a splendid mound of textured foliage in any case. Height 120cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acer buergerianum (new)

From Eastern China and Korea, this is a very hardy species with three lobed foliage, turning to red and orange tones very late in autumn/winter. The grey and beige bark on older trees is very distinctively flaky, exfoliating in thin strips. A small tree in cultivation in the UK, usually to 10m only, yet up to 25m tall in warmer climates.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acer campbellii subsp. campbellii from Burma (new)

Large in the wild, in cultivation this makes a medium sized tree with splendid 5 to 7 lobed slightly shiny green leaves, expanding red and turning to yellow in autumn. Best sited in a sheltered position like open woodland where it will be hardy throughout most of the UK. Very rare in cultivation.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acer campestre 'Evenley Red'

A new form of our native 'field maple' from Northamptonshire, selected by Tim Whitely for its consistently good red autumn colour, which is a rather unusual colour for this species. As ever this will make an easy small tree, eventually growing, over very many years, to make a medium tree. Tough as old boots.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acer carpinifolium

The Hornbeam Maple from Japan is most unmaple-like in foliage, until of course you get to know all the other unmaple-like Acers. This makes a small to perhaps medium sized tree with wide spreading branches and simple foliage, much like a common hornbeam, but more elongated and with a drip-tip, turning gold and brown in autumn. Easy and hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acer griseum

The Paper Bark Maple is one of the most attractive of all small trees with a very long season of interest. Very beautiful cinnamon-orange bark peeling off in thin papery pieces, and fine, yellow orange and red autumn colour are its principal attractions. Very tolerant and easy even on thin chalky soils. Not fast but lovely even when small.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acer laevigatum NJM 10.049

Found on Tay Con Linh mountain, almost on the Chinese border in N. Vietnam at 1800m alt., this small semi-evergreen maple has long taper pointed, unlobed foliage that emerges deep red. Requiring a sheltered site in not overly cold areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acer palmatum (new)

These are seed raised plants from wild Japanese origin. A small deciduous tree with handsome relatively small foliage from this locality, and excellent autumn colour, for any reasonable soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acer pectinatum

Hailing from the highest peak in Indochina, this was collected originally as A. campbellii var. fansipanense. Whatever, it is very handsome in leaf with broad 3 to 5 lobed leaves on red petioles, turning to shades of orange and gold in autumn. Best sited in a sheltered position like open woodland where it will be hardy throughout most of the UK.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acer sterculiaceum subsp. sterculiaceum NJM 13.087

A collection from Nagaland, with large leaves flushed red when emerging and predominantly five lobed. Racemes of large yellow-green flowers in spring followed by drooping clusters of substantial fruits on females. Males have attractive red flowers. A fairly big tree eventually, happiest in a reasonably wind sheltered position.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acer turkestanicum (new)

From SW Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia, these are probably the only plants in UK cultivation of this attractive, very hardy maple. The predominantly seven lobed leaves have extra smaller lobes and show good yellow autumn colour. A handsome round headed medium sized tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Acradenia frankliniae

A very unusual evergreen from Tasmania. This Choisya relative makes an upright small to medium sized shrub with dainty three fingered aromatic foliage and flat clusters of white flowers in May, and occasionally again in autumn. Very hardy in cold inland gardens through the cold of Jan and Dec 2010, but best sited with some shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Actinidia arguta 'Ananasnaya'

A Russian form developed under Stalin, but virtually unheard of in the UK. This vigorous climber, closely related to Kiwi fruit, bears large crops of fragrant, tangy, pineapple flavoured, grape-like fruit in autumn. With thin smooth skins there is no need to peel them, unlike kiwi fruit. Very hardy and best in a sunny spot in the UK. Needs a mate like 'Issai' for pollination.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Actinidia arguta 'Issai'

This vigorous deciduous climber, closely related to Kiwi fruit, bears large crops of fragrant, tangy, pineapple flavoured, grape-like fruit in autumn. With thin smooth green skins there is no need to peel them, unlike kiwi fruit. Very hardy and best in a sunny spot in the UK, this form is self pollinating and needs no mate.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Actinidia arguta 'Ken's Red' (new)

Red-skinned and fleshed fruit on this vigorous deciduous climber, closely related to Kiwi fruit, it bears large crops of fragrant, tangy, pineapple flavoured, grape-like fruit in autumn. With thin smooth red skins there is no need to peel them, unlike kiwi fruit. Very hardy and best in a sunny spot in the UK. This is apparently a hybrid though the RHS treat it as A. arguta.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Actinidia sp. from China (new)

An unidentified as yet Edward Needham collection from an unknown locality in China. A vigorous climber with foliage emerging splendidly red-brown tinted, turning to green with red-brown tints and with pale silvery-grey markings. There are many Actinidia species in China and this is one of the finer ones for foliage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Actinidia tetramera var. maloides (A. pilosula of horticulture)

A lovely, vigorous climber from China, with narrow, taper pointed leaves tipped with a conspicuous, variably sized pure white blotch, as if dipped in paint. Coral-pink saucer shaped flowers in spring. Climbs by twining stems so needs support. Sun or semi-shade and any reasonable soil. Until now, wrongly known as A. pilosula; a different Chinese species.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Adiantum venustum

A very hardy and beautiful Maidenhair fern, slowly creeping to form a patch of delicate fronds. New fronds emerge pink early in the spring. Ht 30cm. Very tough, in dry-ish or moist humusy soil in semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aesculus californica

'Californian Buckeye'. A superb, but totally neglected, very dwarf Horse Chestnut making a small spreading tree with fragrant white flowers tinted pink in dense erect panicles in mid summer. Small, neat, very attractive foliage emerges very early in the season, though is not affected by frost. Hardy and drought tolerant. In my top 10 trees.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aesculus parviflora

A shrubby horse-chestnut from the south eastern USA reaching only 2-3m, forming in time a wide, multi-stemmed bush. Very attractive, erect, bottle-brush-like panicles of white flowers in abundance in late July, followed by butter-yellow autumn colour. Any ordinary soil, sun/semi-shade. Immune to leaf miner attack.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Agapanthus 'Black Pantha'

A very richly coloured evergreen type with rounded heads of deep violet-blue flowers opening from very dark buds on stems to 90cm in late summer. For a sunny position in a sheltered border, or in a pot overwintered under glass. This was raised originally as a seedling from open pollinated A. praecox. subsp. orientalis 'Blue', so won't be the hardiest.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Agapanthus 'Stellenbosch' (new)

A selection I made from hundreds of seedlings at Jim Holmes' nursery in South Africa many years ago. Pure white flowers have the drooping appearance of A. inapertus, but have widely opening trumpet-like mouths, making for an attractive and different look to most Agapanthus. Full sun and good soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Agapanthus 'Windsor Grey'

A rare and choice African Lily cultivar. Huge heads of dove-grey flowers in summer. Height 1m. Sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Agapanthus inapertus 'Lydenburg' (new)

Good mid-blue, very drooping flowers with flared mouths in large heads on stout 1.2m stems. Arose at Kirstenbosch and thought to be a hybrid of two wild forms of inapertus. For a sunny position in good soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Agapanthus inapertus 'Tempest' (new)

A new variety, named here. The drooping tubular flowers are the colour of the darkest of storm clouds, a really deep greyish-blue. Stems to approx. 1m. For sun and well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Agapanthus inapertus Tall pale blue form (new)

Heads of pale blue, very pendulous tubular flowers on stout, very tall 1.5m stems. For a sunny position in good well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Agastache 'Black Adder'

Vertical spikes of lavender-purple flowers emerging from very dark buds over a long period from mid to late summer/early autumn. Beloved of butterflies etc, this is a drought resistant plant for well drained soil in sun. Height to 80cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Agave ovatifolia NJM 09.002

The 'whale tongue agave' was officially described in only 2002, this new species from the far north east corner of Mexico is, without question, one of the most stunning of all. Very chunky perfectly formed rosettes, 120cm across by 90cm tall at their maximum, are composed of icy-blue, very deeply scalloped leaves. Proven one of the hardiest and easiest in the garden. Fabuloso!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Agave parrasana

From the Sierra de Parras in the middle of the Chihuahuan desert, this is related to A. parryi, though it has a look all its own. Even at maturity this is a stubby, squat, spiny little beast, with relatively wide leaves compared to their length and a height of only about 30cm. The foliage is bluish-grey with hooked lateral spines. Pretty hardy, but best in a pot.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Akebia longeracemosa Clone 1

A collection from N. Taiwan. This makes a vigorous twining climber with semi-evergreen leaves composed of 5 slim leaflets. The scented blackish-maroon flowers are borne in pendulous racemes to 15cm long in spring. Grow more than one clone for purplish sausage shaped fruits in autumn. A hardy species surviving unscathed here at -14c. Sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Akebia longeracemosa Clone 2

A collection from N. Taiwan. This makes a vigorous twining climber with semi-evergreen leaves composed of 5 slim leaflets. The scented blackish-maroon flowers are borne in pendulous racemes to 15cm long in spring. Grow more than one clone for purplish sausage shaped fruits in autumn. A hardy species surviving unscathed here at -14c. Sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Akebia quinata Cream form

A form of this fast growing, semi-evergreen, twining climber with the sweetly-scented flowers cream with a central maroon zone, quite different from the norm and in my opinion more attractive. Handsome foliage with 5 leaflets and, after a good year, big, dark-purple, sausage shaped fruit in autumn. Good for covering fences, arches or small trees.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Alangium platanifolium

A handsome Eastern Asian deciduous foliage plant with maple like leaves and clusters of small but very beautiful flowers in June and July, like little white lilies with recurved petals and yellow stamen, dangling like little ballerinas. Fruit are dark metallic-blue. Eventually a large shrub or sometimes a small tree. Rarely encountered but hardy and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea'

Unique among foliage plants hardy throughout southern UK and a real taste of warmer climes with its exceptionally beautiful, feathery, Mimosa like foliage and sprays of light pink, fine brush-like fragrant flowers in late summer on a small tree with spreading, layered branches. An absolute gem for a place with reasonable summer warmth. Untouched here Jan '10.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Albizia julibrissin 'Rouge selection'

A new form of the species selected in France for the very rich flower colour, being a strong red-pink. Exceptionally beautiful, feathery, mimosa like foliage and sprays of fine brush-like fragrant flowers in late summer on a large shrub or small tree with spreading, layered branches. An absolute gem for a warm sunny corner or sheltered courtyard. Likes heat.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Albizia julibrissin NJM 13.018 (new)

A collection from the furthest West in its range in Azerbaijan. Unique among foliage plants hardy throughout southern UK and a real taste of warmer climes with its exceptionally beautiful, feathery, Mimosa like foliage and sprays of light pink, fine brush-like fragrant flowers in late summer on a small tree with spreading, layered branches. Untouched here Jan '10.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Alchemilla alpina

A tough little arctic-montane perennial forming low clumps of pretty little deeply lobed leaves, each edged with a silvery hairy lining. Yellow flowers in spring/early summer up to 30cm. A much smaller plant than A. mollis for a well drained site in sun or semi shade, excellent at the edge of a border or for self seeding into gravel etc.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Allium chinense

A hardy evergreen clump forming species, the leaves of which are used like chives in Asian cuisine. The bulbs are also eaten, raw or cooked. Terminal heads of deep mauve flowers in Sept/Oct. Sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Allium hookeri 'Zorami'

Leaves used in Asian cooking, and delicious they are too. A vigorous long flowering clone recently found in Mizoram, NE India by Paul Barney. Relatively tall robust flowering stems with terminal white drumsticks of flower, a favourite of bees. Flowering into December some years. Hardy. Sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Allium schoenoprasum 'Pink Bere' (new)

Pink Chives. A seedling of 'Black Isle Blush' with richer pink flowers, the colour of 'Pink Perfection'. Very vigorous. Comparatively large heads of rich pink flowers. Splendidly edible.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Allium wallichii CLD 1500 (new)

Attractive rich-purple flowers on stems to 40cm high in summer, this is a very fine form of this Sino-Himalayan speices, found in Yunnan. Used as a vegetable in India, Burma and China; all parts are edible. Excellent for semi-shade conditions and therefore well suited to the 'forest gardening' crowd.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Alnus subcordata NJM 13.009

Hailing from the Caucasus and the Hyrcanian forests bordering the Caspian Sea, where we found this growing with Pterocarya fraxinifolia, Parrotia persica, Quercus castaneifolia etc. A very vigorous species making tall characterful specimens in time, with splendid trunks. Broad foliage up to 15cm long. The male catkins are seen very early in the season.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aloe striatula var. caesia (new)

The strictly high altitude, greyer leaved and supposedly hardier variety from around Molteno in the E. Cape. Easily growable outside throughout milder parts of the UK, but also possible further inland in very sheltered, sunny, very well drained spots. Multi-stemmed to 1.5m, topped by yellow Kniphofia-like flowers in July over the succulent grey-green leaves.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Amicia zygomeris

A most exotic looking large perennial pea from Mexico, with strong growth to about 2.5m. Pinnate foliage has leaflets with indented tips, giving a very distinct effect. Highly conspicuous large pale green, but heavily purple-red stained, stipules on the stems and large deep yellow pea flowers in late summer, makes for a striking specimen! Absolutely bone hardy in my experience, even through Dec' 2010, without a mulch. Sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Amicia zygomeris

A most exotic looking large perennial pea from Mexico, with strong growth to about2.5m. Pinnate foliage has leaflets with indented tips, giving a very distinct effect. Highly conspicuous large pale green, but heavily purple-red stained, stipules on the stems and large deep yellow pea flowers in late summer, makes for a striking specimen! Absolutely bone hardy in my experience, even through Dec' 2010, without a mulch. Sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Amomyrtus luma

Another of the Chilean myrtles, this one makes a large, dense, aromatic, evergreen shrub or small tree, smothered by a multitude of small white fragrant flowers in May. The small leaves emerge strikingly copper coloured, turning glossy green. The edible berries turn from red to black. Fairly hardy, though needing sensible positioning in cold areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Amomyrtus meli (new)

A great rarity in cultivation, this Chilean myrtle has classic small evergreen foliage, not unlike A. luma or Luma apiculata for instance, but when crushed it gives a delightful fragrance. Clouds of cream flowers in late summer. An upright tree in the wild with highly attractive palest-cinnamon bark, here, so far, it has reached about 4m tall, making dense upright shrubs.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Amsonia hubrichtii

Heads of pale-blue starry flowers in spring are lovely in themselves, but the show doesn't stop there. Very fine thread like leaves radiate around the multiple stems and make a beautiful feathery foliage display that lasts through summer and turns to a cloud of warm yellow in autumn, lasting into winter. Height 75cm, width 60-75cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Amsonia illustris

The Shining Blue Star is native to the Central USA and makes a bushy, very hardy perennial 60-90cm tall. Masses of small pale blue star like flowers are seen in summer and the narrow foliage turns to superb autumn colours of rich yellow and maroon. Best in an open position in average soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia (new)

Bunches of pale steely-blue starry flowers atop each stem in early summer. Makes a good clump to about 80cm tall with stems clad in slim willowy foliage that turns to attractive yellow shades in autumn. Very hardy and easy in sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Anemia mexicana

A most unusual fern, from Mexico believe it or not. Known as the Flowering fern for some reason, probably because the totally green fertile fronds rise vertically through the pinnatifid, evergreen, sterile fronds in a somewhat flowery way, though they don't look remotely like flowers, per se. I've seen this in NE Mexico on well drained rather dry sites.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Anemone leveillei (new)

Similar to A. rivularis but with larger flowers, this hardy spring flowering perennial bears a mass of lilac-backed white flowers with lilac stamen over attractive dissected foliage. Excellent in semi-shade and also sun if not too dry. Height 60cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Anemonopsis macrophylla

A dainty Japanese woodlander; the 2cm, nodding, whitish lavender flowers rise en masse above the foliage in late summer, giving a light, airy appearance to the plant. For humus rich soil in shade, never too dry in summer. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Angelica archangelica subsp. decurrens (new)

A most unusual subspecies of an otherwise well known favourite, found at altitude in Tajikistan, C. Asia. A monocarpic species with very bold fragrant foliage and impressive globular white inflorescences reaching 1.8m high on strong thick stems. For sun or semi-shade in any reasonable soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Angelica brevicaulis

From 3000m altitude in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, there is no doubting the hardiness of this species! Making a short stout species in the wild with usually unbranched inflorescences reaching to 1m high, topped by broad distinctive umbels of white flowers. Foliage is composed of broad segments.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Angelica sylvestris 'Ebony'

A gently self-sowing biennial with dark-purple washed foliage and grey-pink umbels of flower on stems to 75cm in summer. Sun or semi-shade. Easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Anthericum ramosum

A native of Western and Central Europe, producing a cloud of starry white flowers on branched 80cm stems in summer over grassy foliage. For fertile soil in a sunny position. Very hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Anthriscus nemorosa (new)

A close relative of Cow Parsley from the Caucasus, though in this case firmly perennial, this creates clouds of beautiful white umbels slightly earlier in early summer, to a similar height. Hardy and easy in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Arachniodes davalliaeformis

From the Southern Japanese islands comes this unusual species with very thick textured, though lacy, dark green fronds to 60cm tall. These are seemingly made of plastic and quite stiffly held, offering a most unusual look in the shade garden. For a sheltered and semi-shaded position in leafy soil, not too wet. Should be hardy across most of the UK.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Arachniodes simplicior (syn. A. aristata 'Variegata') (new)

A particularly handsome evergreen Asian species with broadly triangular, bipinnate, dagger-like hard textured fronds; deep green and glossy with prominent yellow markings along the midribs and therefore naturally variegated. An elegant beauty for semi-shade where it will make a gently moving colony on spreading rhizomes. Beware slugs when fronds are young. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Arachniodes standishii

The 'upside-down fern' from Japan and Korea has semi-evergreen, tripinnate, ovate, pale green fronds rather different from most in the genus, which reach up to 90cm. It also has the rather funky appearance of the fronds being upside down, which they are, of course, not. An unusual but hardy and easy fern for a humid semi-shade position in leafy soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aralia continentalis

A large imposing perennial with layers of horizontally held bold bipinnate, deciduous leaves composed of multiple broad leaflets and white ivy-like flowers followed by black berries in autumn. Height to 1.5m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aralia sp. NJM 13.033

Found in the botanically rich Eastern Hills of Manipur, NE India, at 1822m asl, this made a typically spiny specimen to circa 8m tall, with huge bipinnate foliage and heads of black fruit. Expect a smaller specimen here. Hardiness as yet untested, though undoubtedly hardy in the milder regions of the UK at least.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Arbutus x andrachnoides

Hybrid Strawberry Tree. Truly one of the loveliest of small evergreen trees and one I would not be without. Very beautiful cinnamon-red peeling bark on usually very picturesque gnarled stems. Clusters of white flowers in late autumn, and strawberry-like, rounded fruit over glossy foliage. Perfectly suited to acid or alkaline soils. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Arbutus x androsterilis (new)

A virtually unheard of hybrid between A. canariensis and A. unedo, found occasionally wild on Tenerife, where A. unedo is an introduced weed. Visually it is closer to A. unedo, but it has unusual and distinctive slim foliage, pale pink tinged flowers and large, bright scarlet, deliciously sweet fruit. The bark is rough and red brown on young plants at least. Probably rather hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ardisia japonica 'Houkan' (new)

Very new to cultivation here, a variegated Japanese selection of this evergreen non-aggressively mat forming plant for a leafy position in shade. The glossy leaves emarge with a pink tint and turn dark green with a large central area in yellow-green. Small pink and white star shaped flowers in spring, followed by red fruit in autumn, persisting into winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ardisia japonica 'Ito Fukurin'

Very new to cultivation here, a variegated Japanese selection of this evergreen non-aggressively mat forming plant for a leafy position in shade. Glossy leaves are grey green with a very fine white margin; the Japanese name meaning 'thread picotee'. Small pink and white star shaped flowers in spring, followed by red fruit in autumn, persisting into winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Argania spinosa

The Argan is endemic to the Souss valley of Morocco and makes particularly picturesque and gnarled specimens, often photographed by tourists with their branches laden with goats. Extremely drought tolerant, this tree's nuts produce one of the worlds finest culinary oils. Try it here against a hot sunny wall. Never offered before in the UK?

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Arisaema costatum

A truly sinister and most impressive beast. The huge veiny trifoliolate leaf stands up to 60cm high, and as it unfolds, there emerges the big, hooded, white-striped, purple flower. From the spathe hangs a long thread that reaches the ground, allowing pollination by ground dwelling creepy-crawlies. Open, well drained, humusy soil in light shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Arisaema ringens

A Cobra lily from the Far East with superb trifoliolate leaves standing 50cm high with bold, broad, glossy leaflets; each leaflet up to about 30cm long with impressed veins. A white striped green and red flowering spathe in this form, with a bulbous hood like Punch's hat. An easy Arisaema for the garden, growing in any well drained soil in semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aristolochia contorta (new)

A 'Dutchman's Pipe or 'Birthwort' from China and the Far East, this makes a climbing perennial to about 1.5m, bearing typically bizarre and fascinating pale yellow flowers in July - August over heart shaped light green foliage. For a sunny position on suitable support. Hardy and easy on any well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aronia x prunifolia 'Hugin'

Purple Chokeberry. A large fruited form of this very hardy N American deciduous shrub, reaching 2m tall. Grown equally for its bunches of purple-black fruit in autumn, which contain very high levels of antioxidants, and the arresting scarlet and burgundy autumn leaf colour. Fruit are tart when raw but superb cooked or used in jams etc. Not for shallow chalk.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aronia x prunifolia 'Nero'

Purple Chokeberry. A large fruited form of this very hardy N American deciduous shrub, reaching 2m tall. Grown equally for its bunches of purple-black fruit in autumn, which contain very high levels of antioxidants, and the arresting scarlet and burgundy autumn leaf colour. Fruit are tart when raw but superb cooked or used in jams etc. Not for shallow chalk.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aronia x prunifolia 'Viking'

Purple Chokeberry. A vigorous form of this very hardy N American deciduous shrub, reaching 2m tall. Grown equally for its bunches of purple-black fruit in autumn, which contain very high levels of antioxidants, and the arresting scarlet and burgundy autumn leaf colour. Fruit are tart when raw but superb cooked or used in jams etc. Not for shallow chalk soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Artemisia lactiflora NJM 11.010

Our collection from Guizhou, China. White flowers on rather arching stems, to 120cm, in summer. Bright green foliage emerges variably tinged with darker tones. For sun or part shade. Not dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Arundo donax 'Macrophylla'

Giant reed. A truly gigantic thing, forming big clumps of blue-green towering foliage to 3m+ high. This is the wider leaved form, good for even more exotic effect, with leaves as wide as a good belt, with long tapering tips. Looks great as a backdrop, or even as a frontdrop if you like that sort of thing. Any ordinary soil in full sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Arundo donax 'Macrophylla'

Giant reed. A truly gigantic thing, forming big clumps of blue-green towering foliage to 3m+ high. This is the wider leaved form, good for even more exotic effect, with leaves as wide as a good belt, with long tapering tips. Looks great as a backdrop, or even as a frontdrop if you like that sort of thing. Any ordinary soil in full sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Asarum epigynum 'Takasago Saishin' (new)

One of the finest in the genus for foliage effect, this has spear-shaped evergreen foliage in dark green with contrasting silver net-veining. Little pale-rimmed dark-purple flowers, spotted greenish-yellow are seen amongst the foliage Mar-May. Forms a slowly spreading patch to 15cm tall. Shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Asarum europaeum

The Wild Spikenard is one of the finest of low ground cover foliage perennials for shade, this makes mats of glossy, kidney shaped, well veined foliage with a wonderfully rounded general look. Odd little hooded dark purple-red flowers in spring. For well drained humusy soil, this reaches about 10cm tall by 30cm across.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Asarum europaeum Pontic form (new)

A collection of Wild Spikenard from NE Turkey with larger leaves. One of the finest of low ground cover foliage perennials for shade, this makes mats of glossy, wonderfully rounded, kidney shaped, well veined foliage with odd little hooded dark purple-red flowers in spring. For well drained humusy soil, this reaches about 10cm tall by 30cm across

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Asparagus filicinus NJM 12.024

A particularly handsome and relatively small growing species found in Manipur, NE India, with branched stems 50 to 70cm tall, arching over with the weight of the tiny, narrow, linear foliage. Black fruit in autumn. Untried for hardiness as yet, but probably pretty tough as a deciduous herbaceous, this would in any case make a very attractive pot plant for foliage effect.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Asparagus filicinus PAB 13.457

A particularly handsome and relatively small growing evergreen species found in Nagaland, NE India, with branched stems 50 to 70cm tall, arching over with the weight of the tiny, narrow, linear foliage. Black fruit in autumn. Untried for hardiness as yet, but probably pretty tough as a deciduous herbaceous, this would in any case make a very attractive pot plant for foliage effect.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Asparagus tenuifolius (new)

Very closely related to the commonly cultivated A. officinalis, this Southern European naturally grows in some shade in the wild though would no doubt cope with full sun in the UK. Most probably delicious, but I would grow it for its beautifully dissected, cloud-like foliage alone. A collection from Croatia. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Asparagus virgatus

A not too large evergreen species from South Africa with very fine textured foliage on arching stems, reaching about 1m, with thousands of tiny cream flowers and little orange fruit. Drought tolerant, for sun and well drained soil. In my cold frost pocket it's been fully perennial, but killed to the ground in very cold winters, sprouting strongly the following spring.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Astelia fragrans (new)

This New Zealand evergreen bears a rosette of slightly silver-green sword like foliage on a clump 1m x 1m. Fragrant basally held spring flowers followed by orange berries. Makes a striking contrast to things like Muehlenbeckia astonii, which it grows together with in nature. Happy in inland or exposed coastal conditions. For well drained, but not dry soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aster 'Primrose Path'

Tough, drought tolerant, even in dry shade, Sprays of lilac flowers with maroon centres in late summer/autumn. Foliage gains red tints through the season. Height approx 50cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aster 'Vasterival'

From the French garden of the same name comes this fine cultivar, producing masses of light mauve flowers on dark stems for most of September. Height to 1.2m. Sun or part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aster ageratoides var. scaberulus

We found this on Leigong Shan, Guizhou, SW China where it grew in the shade of trees, forming perennial plants to 80cm tall which had borne mid-sized white flowers in early autumn. Very suitable for dry shade sites

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aster divaricatus (new)

A species aster from N America, with a mass of white flower on contrasting dark purple stems over coarsely toothed heart shaped foliage in late summer/autumn. Extremely hardy, for sun or part shade. 1m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aster laevis 'Calliope'

A fine taller growing Aster with masses of smaller bright lavender flowers on a multitude of vertical black-tinted stems from Sept-Nov. Forms airy mildew free clumps to 1.5m tall. Sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aster novi-belgii 'Porzellan' (new)

Relatively large pale-blue semi-double flowers on dark stems to 90cm tall in late summer and autumn. Sun or part shade. Not too bone dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aster turbinellus of hort. (new)

A tough, vigorous, beautiful species, making strong clumps to 1.2m tall, with slightly blue-green foliage on slim stems. Masses of small pale lilac-blue flowers with red/yellow centres are seen in late summer/autumn. Sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Asteranthera ovata

A very lovely gesneriad from the forests of S. Chile where it climbs tree trunks on the edge of forest clearings. In this country it requires humidity and leafy soil to prosper, so is good on a sheltered north wall or tree. Raspberry-red tubular flowers with wide spreading lobes appear from June and through the summer. 3-4m. Not for the very coldest areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Astilbe rivularis PAB 5238

A striking, very tall species collected in E Manipur. Bold compound foliage makes a good ground hugging mound of large leaflets, giving rise in autumn to 2m high inflorescences of cream-green flowers in pyramidal, airy, branched heads. A real understated beauty of some size, looking great even in seed. For soil that doesn't get too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Astilbe rivularis var. myriantha

A striking, very tall species with bold compound foliage making a good mound of large leaflets, giving rise in autumn to 2m high inflorescences of creamy-white flowers in pyramidal, airy, branched heads. A real understated beauty of some size, looking great even in seed when the pods turn deep-red. For soil that doesn't get too dry. This form originated in Sichuan.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Athyrium 'Ghost'

Very different to anything else, even the greyer forms of A. nipponicum, this truly unique fern has uniformly very pale grey fronds with darker stipes. Fronds are regularly and delicately divided and rise in a rather upright fashion to 60cm. A hybrid between the 'painted' and 'lady' ferns. A wonderful contrast to greener things. For semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Athyrium nipponicum var. pictum 'Silver Falls'

A newish form of the Japanese painted fern with lovely, subtly marked fronds, mainly in ghostly silver-grey but also with a good wash of deep red up the middle. Best in a semi-shaded site in leafy soil, not too dry, where it will spread slowly. Height 35cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Athyrium otophorum var. okanum

A colourful, very hardy Lady fern from Japan with fronds an unusual creamy-green with reddish stalks and veins. Great as a contrast in greener plantings. Ht 40cm. Semi-shade and humus rich soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Aucuba japonica f. longifolia 'Salicifolia'

Not usually a species I get excited about, but in this free fruiting form the leaves are long, particularly narrow, plain green and elegant. They are also held on sea-green stems. Invaluable, of course, as a rounded medium sized shrub for the darkest, driest corner, or any other location you can think of, including full sun. Up to about 2m high.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Azara microphylla

The hardiest Azara, this makes an upright large shrub or small tree quite quickly, bearing wonderfully vanilla scented, small yellow flowers under the very graceful sprays of tiny dark green foliage in very early spring. Wise to plant this where you can appreciate a good whiff of this delicious scent.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Azara microphylla 'Variegata'

A very elegant, hardy, evergreen, large shrub or small tree with small, but strongly and deliciously vanilla scented, yellow flowers covering the undersides of the branches in early spring. The tiny leaves are highly variegated cream and green reminding one of the foliage of Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Variegatus'. Probably best with a little shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ballota pseudodictamnus Compact form B&M 8119

A Chris Brickell collection from Crete, this forms a smaller plant than usual, making a mound of small woolly grey foliage with soft purple flowers in summer, followed by persistent grey green sepals. One of the best small sub-shrubs for grey foliage effect. A hardy plant for sun and well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' (new)

A hybrid of B. australis and B. alba, with racemes of smokey-violet pea flowers in early summer on charcoal coloured stems over blue-green foliage. Drought tolerant once established. Height 1m. Sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Baptisia australis

Spikes of deep indigo pea flowers in early summer over blue-green foliage. Height 1m. Sun and rich soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Beesia calthifolia

A scarce new Chinese introduction proving very amenable to cultivation. Glossy heart shaped leaves, shining and bronzed in spring and with striking veining. Starry white flowers on 40cm spikes over a long summer season. Semi-shade to shade, even handling a fair amount of sun. Will self sow gently if happy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia 'Mishmi Silver'

New from Arunachal Pradesh, Far NE India, is this as yet unidentified species. The leaves on the horizontal stems have an olive-green background but are heavily silvered between the veins and have dark red undersides. Reaches to 30cm high with pale pink flowers in summer. Hardiness unknown, so experiment if you like, or over-winter it inside.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia 'Mishmi Silver'

New from Arunachal Pradesh, Far NE India, is this as yet unidentified species. The leaves on the horizontal stems have an olive-green background but are heavily silvered between the veins and have dark red undersides. Reaches to 30cm high with pale pink flowers in summer. Hardiness unknown, so experiment if you like, or over-winter it inside.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia 'Torsa' (new)

A hybrid of a Bhutanese species and B. grandis, this has much of the latter species visual appearance, but produces much larger, thicker textured leaves up to 48 x 35.5cm. The latter are most handsomely net-veined in red beneath and are held on red-banded green stems, topped in late summer by pale pink flowers. Hardy in the ground, like B. grandis.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia 'Torsa' (new)

A hybrid of a Bhutanese species and B. grandis, this has much of the latter species visual appearance, but produces much larger, thicker textured leaves up to 48 x 35.5cm. The latter are most handsomely net-veined in red beneath and are held on red-banded green stems, topped in late summer by pale pink flowers. Hardy in the ground, like B. grandis.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia emeiensis (new)

One of the hardiest of all Begonia, this Chinese species makes bold clumps of broad, slightly silvery-green, shallowly lobed foliage that even shows some iridescence in the right light. Large pale pink flowers. Very hardy, given a shaded moist site and well drained soil, preferably high in open organic matter. Mulch over for greater winter protection, but you shouldn't need it.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia emeiensis (new)

One of the hardiest of all Begonia, this Chinese species makes bold clumps of broad, bright green, shallowly lobed foliage that even shows some iridescence in the right light. Large pale pink flowers. Very hardy, given a shaded moist site and well drained soil, preferably high in open organic matter. Mulch over for greater winter protection, but you shouldn't need it.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia fusca

Originally collected in Chiapas, S. Mexico, this is a very large leaved species of monumental proportions, with leaves up to 1m across on petioles of the same length! Without warmth and tropical humidity they are a little smaller. Large panicles of pale pink flowers, then pink seed capsules. Splendid in a pot stood in shade in summer; brought inside in winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia fusca

Originally collected in Chiapas, S. Mexico, this is a very large leaved species of monumental proportions, with leaves up to 1m across on petioles of the same length! Without warmth and tropical humidity they are a little smaller. Large panicles of pale pink flowers, then pink seed capsules. Splendid in a pot stood in shade in summer; brought inside in winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia grandis subsp. sinensis 'Snowpop'

A new white flowered form of this hardy Begonia species named here at Pan Global'. The subsp. sinensis has smaller, prettier leaves than the commoner subsp. evansiana and in this form they have particularly attractive red veining underneath. Masses of small white flowers in late summer/early autumn above the leaves. For semi shade in humusy soil. 45cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia grandis subsp. sinensis 'Snowpop'

A new white flowered form of this hardy Begonia species named here at Pan Global'. The subsp. sinensis has smaller, prettier leaves than the commoner subsp. evansiana and in this form they have particularly attractive red veining underneath. Masses of small white flowers in late summer/early autumn above the leaves. For semi shade in humusy soil. 45cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia heracleifolia 'Nigricans' (new)

One of the finest Begonia for spectacular foliage; each large, deeply and sharply lobed palmate leaf is up to 38cm across and boldly and randomly marked with greenish-black, turning greener as they age. These are held on red speckled petioles up to 36cm long and pale pink flowers are borne on stalks up to at least 70cm tall. A great houseplant, or outside in summer only.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia heracleifolia 'Nigricans' (new)

One of the finest Begonia for spectacular foliage; each large, deeply and sharply lobed palmate leaf is up to 38cm across and boldly and randomly marked with greenish-black, turning greener as they age. These are held on red speckled petioles up to 36cm long and pale pink flowers are borne on stalks up to at least 70cm tall. A great houseplant, or outside in summer only.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia josephi (new)

From NE India, this Himalayan species has peltate foliage, either simple or with two strong pointed lobes on the upper half of the leaf. Some are green below, others with red tints. Under the right shading the leaves can show very good iridescence. Pure white flowers. This has a little hardiness, but mulch well if you want to try it outside over winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia josephi (new)

From NE India, this mainly Himalayan species has peltate foliage, either simple or with two strong pointed lobes on the upper half of the leaf. Some are green below, others with red tints. Under the right shading the leaves can show very good iridescence. Pure white flowers. This has a little hardiness, but mulch well if you want to try it outside over winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia koelzii NJM 12.077 (new)

A new species, very recently described, though originally found by Kingdon Ward in Manipur. One of the most splendid foliage Begonias with very large, palmate, heavily dissected leaves on red spotted petioles. Pink flowers in late summer. Makes a very bold clump up to 50cm high by 75cm across. Possibly hardy outside with a mulch but untested as yet.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia koelzii NJM 12.077 (new)

A new species, very recently described, though originally found by Kingdon Ward in Manipur. One of the most splendid foliage Begonias with very large, palmate, heavily dissected leaves on red spotted petioles. Pink flowers in late summer. Makes a very bold clump up to 50cm high by 75cm across. Possibly hardy outside with a mulch but untested so far.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia palmata 'Tye Dye'

A Michael Wickenden collection from the wild, this extremely handsome introduction has large deeply lobed olive green leaves, heavily marked with silver and red tinted under. Velvety to the touch. Reaches 40cm with small pink flowers seen in summer. Hardiness unknown, so experiment if you like, but possibly fairly tough.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia palmata 'Tye Dye'

A Michael Wickenden discovery from Arunachal Pradesh, this extremely handsome introduction has large deeply lobed olive green leaves, velvety to the touch and heavily marked with silver, red marked under. Reaches 40cm with small pink flowers seen in summer. Hardiness unknown, so experiment if you like, or over-winter it inside.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia pedatifida 'Apalala' (new)

An exceptional foliage form of this very hardy Chinese species, named here, with the broad leaves exceptionally cut into multiple, often overlapping, sharply pointed lobes. Large lightly scented pure white flowers in mid to late summer. Fully hardy outside in even the very coldest winters in rural Gloucestershire, forming a splendid clump. Well drained, open, humus rich soil in part shade, mulched in winter if you're scared.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia pedatifida 'Apalala' (new)

An exceptional foliage form of this very hardy Chinese species, named here, with the broad leaves cut into multiple, often overlapping, sharply pointed lobes. Large lightly scented pure white flowers in mid to late summer. Fully hardy outside in even the coldest winters in rural Gloucestershire, forming a splendid clump. Well drained, open, humus rich soil in part shade, mulched in winter if you're scared.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia silletensis var. mengyangensis (new)

Big, sumptuous, glossy, bright green foliage up to 27 x 27cm and highly fragrant pure white flowers in spring, up to 15 per inflorescence. The whole plant up to 50cm tall, this is suited to pot culture in the UK, overwintered frost free. An endemic of the very far south of Yunnan, China, growing in riverside shaded habitat.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia silletensis var. mengyangensis (new)

Big, sumptuous, glossy, bright green foliage up to 27 x 27cm and highly fragrant pure white flowers in spring, up to 15 per inflorescence. The whole plant up to 50cm tall, this is suited to pot culture in the UK, overwintered frost free. An endemic of the very far south of Yunnan, China, growing in riverside shaded habitat.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia sp. U614 (new)

Introduced from Arunachal Pradesh and distributed incorrectly as B. sikkimensis by Michael Wickenden, this highly attractive probable new species has wonderfully deeply lobed and lacerated foliage in shades of silvery grey and green, with a deep red underside and white flowers. Reasonably hardy outside with a winter mulch, though superb in a pot too.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia sp. U614 (new)

Introduced and sold incorrectly as B. sikkimensis by Michael Wickendon from Arunachal Pradesh, this highly attractive probable new species has wonderfully deeply lobed and lacerated foliage in shades of silvery grey and green, with a deep red underside and white flowers. Reasonably hardy outside with a winter mulch, though superb in a pot too.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia tapatia F&M 337 (new)

A collection from 2300m altitude in Sinaloa State, Mexico. A potentially fairly hardy, tuberous species with, in this form, white spotted, dark glossy purple-green foliage of very thick texture, white with green veins on the underside. Inflorescences of pink flowers rising about 30cm high in autumn. Grows on shady banks and moist rocky slopes in its natural setting.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia xanthina x hatacoa (?) (new)

Exceptionally good silver and green foliage; deep green net-veining with solid or splotched silver in-between, red washed under, on a plant to approx. 50cm tall. Pale yellow flowers. Possibly has some hardiness if mulched well, but safest potted and overwintered frost free until you have enough to play with.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Begonia xanthina x hatacoa (?) (new)

Exceptionally good silver and green foliage; deep green net-veining with solid or splotched silver in-between, red washed under, on a plant to approx. 50cm tall. Pale yellow flowers. Possibly has some hardiness if mulched well, but safest potted and overwintered frost free until you have enough to play with. This remains evergreen if frost free.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Berberis triacanthophora 'Cally Rose'

An excellent new introduction and unique in having clusters of pink flowers with cream inner petals, borne in summer. The rich green foliage is very fine and narrow and a joy in itself. Makes an evergreen, spiny, free flowering shrub to 1.8m, for sun or shade. Purchased in Japan, but originally collected in China. Incorrectly sold as B. panlanensis 'Cally Rose'.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Berberis valdiviana

A highly sought after and desirable species from Chile making a large, evergreen shrub with polished, leathery, almost spineless leaves and long drooping racemes of saffron-yellow flowers in spring. Always in demand, hard to propagate, visually arresting in flower and rarely available. Easy and hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Bergenia 'Eden's Magic Giant' (new)

Sculpted pink flushed shiny green foliage turns red in winter. Vivid deep-pink flowers March-April. Forms a good ground covering patch. Tolerant of very dry conditions in sun or semi-shade. One of the very finest modern cultivars and a far cry from the old insipid Bergenias you and I are not fond of. Height 45cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Bergenia ciliata 'Wilton'

Beautiful palest pink flowers in spring, slightly later than usual, helping to avoid frost. Attractive bristly, deciduous leaves grow to a huge size, are hairier than the norm and are slightly different in overall texture, turning red in autumn. Height to 30cm. Sun or semi-shade and shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula albosinensis 'Bowling Green'

A form of this wonderful Chinese birch originally selected for its bark qualities from an Ernest Wilson collection growing at Werrington, Cornwall. The bark is a warm honey colour and peels off to reveal a darker, more cinnamon-brown underside. Makes a fast growing medium sized tree. Easy and hardy. Best as a group planting.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula albosinensis 'China Rose'

A new form of this wonderful species, selected, as so many good ones are, by Kenneth Ashburner. Making a fast growing medium sized tree, the bark on this is a really good saturated coppery-orange-red, with only a little white bloom when young. At its best close planted as a group of three, or cut back hard to form a multi-stem, but just one is pretty marvellous.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula albosinensis 'Chinese Garden'

The second form selected for its bark qualities from an Ernest Wilson collection growing at Werrington, Cornwall. The rich pinkish bark is darker than 'Bowling Green', the other selection from that garden. Makes a fast growing medium sized tree. Easy and hardy. Best as a group planting.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula albosinensis 'Pink Champagne'

Selected for its outstanding dusky pink bark, overlain with a persistent transparent layer of white betulin, the whole appearing pale pink. A new form of this marvellous Chinese birch, making a fast growing medium sized tree. Most effective as a close group of 3, but just one is beautiful. Hardy and easy. Originally from seed sent from Gansu, China.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula albosinensis 'Red Panda'

Yet another outstanding clone of this most desirable of birches, this time collected originally in Hubei Province, China. As usual the bark is difficult to describe, but the main base colour is a caramel-orange-red, much like a Red Panda, but there is also gold in there, with heavy horizontal lenticel banding throughout. Superb as a group, just fine as one.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula albosinensis var. septentrionalis Purdom 752

Originally collected in Gansu, China, by William Purdom in the early 1900's, this form has very attractive stems with bark of smoky mauves, buffs and satiny pinks. Makes a fast growing medium sized tree for most soils. Always most effective as a group, but one is still lovely.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula cylindrostachya

A rare Himalayan birch making a vigorous small tree with large, glossy foliage on stout shoots covered in soft yellow hairs, the bark shiny greyish-black. The catkins in spring are long and showy, up to 14cm. For a sheltered position in milder areas where it makes a fast growing reliable tree. Fine specimens can be seen in both Cornwall and on the Wirral.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula dahurica 'Maurice Foster'

A new selection of this very distinct birch. The bark of the trunk and branches is particularly shaggy, composed of zillions of tightly shredded wisps of paper-thin sheets. In this form the outer bark is a dusky red-brown, peeling to reveal a silvery-grey inner layer. Very hardy and well suited to tough cold sites. Eventually makes a medium sized tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula ermanii 'Grayswood Hill'

This birch is one of the finest for all year bark and trunk interest. The normally heavily branching stem or stems are rich cream with naturally shedding bark peeling off in little strips. The new foliage is orangey-red on expansion. One of the finest of all birch and best planted as a group, so as to enjoy as much bark as possible. Hardy and easy in most places.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula ermanii 'Hakkoda Orange'

A colourful form of this Far Eastern species; the cream coloured papery bark naturally peeling off in strips to show warm pinkish-orange newer bark underneath. The branches tend to be less cream and more orange and the whole tree has striking horizontal lenticel banding on all bark surfaces. Will make a hardy medium sized tree for most soils. Collected N. Honshu.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula ermanii 'Mount Zao Purple'

A truly unique birch with the most amazing coloured bark. The base layer is a mistily bloomed deep chocolate-purple, heavily overlain with copper-orange patches and a mass of very prominent creamy lenticel banding. Reliable orange autumn colour. Quite exceptional as a single specimen, this would look amazing as a group planting. From N. Honshu, Japan.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula insignis

Introduced from China in only 1985 and still a rarity in cultivation. Described as 'most handsome' by Ashburner and Mc Allistair. Leaves large, up to 16cm long, and the big clusters of male catkins are 'the showiest of all birches', being again up to 16cm long. The dark bark has conspicuous horizontal lenticels. Excellent yellow-orange autumn colour.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula luminifera

Rarely sold or grown, this is a common tree in some parts of W. China. Very attractive very long male catkins in April and shining, dark, reddish-brown, cherry-like bark with conspicuous horizontal lenticels. Large deep green leaves persist until late autumn. Perfectly hardy even though very early to start into growth. A success in Holland and Belgium for eg.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula luminifera 'White House Farm' (new)

A selected form from Maurice Foster. Very attractive very long male catkins in April and shining, dark, reddish-brown, cherry-like bark with conspicuous horizontal lenticels. Large deep green leaves persist until late autumn. Perfectly hardy even though very early to start into growth. A success in Holland and Belgium for eg.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula medwediewii

A most distinctive birch from the Caucasus making a large shrub or small tree of broad rounded form with a brush of multiple upright stems to approximately 4m, the bark of which being a shiny pale gold. Distinctly large terminal buds and corrugated leaves, the latter turning to such a good yellow in autumn it earned this tree an RHS Award of Merit. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula nigra 'Wakehurst'

The N. America River birch has striking exfoliating bark and is very suitable for planting in moist places. This selection was made by Tony Schilling in 1990 for its superb bark, being pink and brown and as shaggy as ever. Makes a medium sized hardy tree with soft green foliage, glaucous beneath.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis 'Bhutan Sienna'

A sister to 'Dark Ness' with lustrous dark-red peeling bark with a brown tint, showing prominent white lenticel flecking, offering a rather Prunus serrula-like look. Originally collected in Bhutan in 1984. Fabulous after or during rain when the trunk colour glows.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis 'Buddha'

Originally introduced from Nepal by Tony Schilling in 1976, this form has attractive underlying pale pinkish-brown bark, thinly washed with white, with contrasting coppery exfoliating bark strips. Heavily-veined, large, glossy leaves. A particularly nice, subtle bark colour on this one. A fast growing medium sized tree, always best planted as a group.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis 'China Bronze'

An original collection of the Himalayan birch made by Prof. Yu, under his number 10163. This Chinese form has metallic reddish orange bark, overlain with white and a semi-weeping habit. A fast growing medium sized tree eventually, especially effective if planted as a group.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis 'Chris Lane'

A very richly coloured new form from wild Chinese seed, most desired by those that have seen it. The bark is dark purplish-red-brown, heavily banded with white lenticels and the papery peelings are semi-translucent burnt-orange. One of the fine newer generation of birch cultivars with exceptional bark colour.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis 'Chris Sanders' (new)

A very richly coloured new form from wild Chinese seed. The bark is a complex mix of very fine features, with a base layer of dark purplish-red-brown, heavily banded with white lenticels. The whole is washed hither and thither with a misty cloud of whitish betulin and the papery peelings are semi-translucent burnt-orange. Praise be!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis 'Dark Ness'

A particularly richly coloured form of the Himalayan birch with lustrous mahogany-red peeling bark showing prominent white lenticel flecking, offering a rather Prunus serrula-like look. Originally collected in Bhutan in 1984 and planted at Ness Botanic Garden on The Wirral where it was selected in 2000. Fabulous after or during rain when the trunk colour glows.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis 'Forrest Blush'

A George Forrest collection (F19505) of the Himalayan birch with the bark a wonderful and variable mixture of soft coppery orange and palest white-pink and cream, all with prominent horizontal lenticel banding. Overall this gives a very pale, very beautiful appearance. A fast growing medium sized tree eventually, especially effective if planted as a group.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis 'Jim Russell' (new)

A new cultivar from Arboretum Wespelaar, Belgium, selected for its outstanding burnished-copper coloured bark. Collected originally by the late Jim Russell, the bark has a mix of red-brown and pale-purple tones. A medium sized strong growing tree, best planted in groups for extra bark effect, but of course one is still marvellous.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis 'Mt Luoji'

From the opposite end of the Himalaya to the white barked var. jacquemontii, this selection from Mt Luoji, Sichuan, China, could not be more different. Bark on this one has a prominent base layer of black-purple (with occasional white bloom), overlain with peeling sheets of paper-thin rich copper-orange. A medium sized tree, especially effective if planted as a group.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis 'Nepalese Orange'

Collected originally in Central Nepal by Roy Lancaster etc., this unusual form of the variable Himalayan birch possesses outstanding coppery-orange bark, overlain with paler patches and prominent horizontal lenticel banding, equal, in its own way, to any form of B. albosinensis. A hardy, medium sized tree, most spectacular when planted as a tight group.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost'

An exceptional form of the Himalayan white-barked birch with guess what? Yup, bright white bark. Foliage is deep green and glossy. Typically a fast growing medium sized tree for most soils in good light. Easy and hardy. Most spectacular as a group of three or more, even if planted very closely.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Knightshayes'

This selection from the famous Devon garden is unusual in that it has a semi-pendulous branch habit. The stems are as dazzling white as ever. Makes a medium sized fast growing tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Ramdana River'

A relatively recent selection of the Himalayan white birch from Kenneth Ashburner's National collection, collected from Garwhal, Uttar Pradesh, India and considered a very fine form by him. Particularly white bark, even on young trees, and glossy green foliage. Especially good planted in groups.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Snow Leopard' (new)

This collection from Kashmir has been selected and vegetatively propagated from a tree showing distinctly pearly white bark. From the far western end of the species range where the trees exhibit wonderfully characterful trunks with less peeling bark. Many jacquemontii in cultivation are actually hybrids, this is the real deal. Easy, hardy, fast growing.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Trinity College'

From the grounds of Trinity College Botanical Garden, Dublin, this was originally received as seed sent by Hooker from Kew around 1883. A fine selection with a narrow habit and gleaming white bark from an early age. The leaves last well into autumn, dropping late.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis var. occidentalis (new)

An extreme rarity from Central Asia, at the farthest western end of the species range in Tajikistan. One of the most beautiful birch for bark, unique in being cream and flaking in multiple sheets. Can be difficult in winter-mild areas like the UK, though has reached 11m at Wakehurst Place, Sussex, so worth every effort. Superbly adapted to Continental climates.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Betula utilis var. yunnanensis 'Park Wood'

A selection of this variable Himalayan species with most unusual dark chocolate coloured bark, with contrasting thin white horizontal lenticel banding. Sounds bizarre for a birch, but is actually rather sumptuous, especially as the trunk gets fatter. The bark peels off naturally leaving a clean trunk. Makes a medium sized tree with a light canopy, in typical birch fashion.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Bidens aurea 'Hannay's Lemon Drop'

Delicate daisies with lemon yellow, strikingly white tipped petals in late summer. Height 150 cm. Sun, sheltered site.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Blechnum punctulatum (new)

Long slim, linear to lanceolate, evergreen pinnate fronds that emerge red-pink from an open rhizome, this South African is hardy across the UK and beyond. Humus rich soil in semi-shade. Frond length 60-90cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Blepharocalyx cruckshanksii

A Chilean myrtle relatively new to cultivation, forming a large shrub with glossy evergreen leaves, often folded somewhat, and red-brown flaking bark. Masses of white flowers in summer followed by black berries. Hardy to about -10c apparently, though a sheltered position would be sensible.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Bomarea acutifolia F&M 130

From the Sierra Chiconquiaco, Veracruz, Mexico at 1800m. A climbing Alstroemeria relative with terminal clusters of narrow, tubular, bright orange flowers with paler, dark spotted interiors on herbaceous twining stems, reaching 2m + high with suitable support. Very showy scarlet seeds. Best in humus rich soil in sun/semi-shade, mulched over for winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Bomarea caldasii

A South American, herbaceous twining climber resembling, and closely related to, Alstroemeria, growing 2m + high. Clusters of tubular flowers with flared mouths, borne at the ends of the shoots in late summer, are orange-red on the outside with a yellow interior flecked brown. Mulch over in winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Bomarea multiflora (new)

Seed raised from a plant originally found at 3100m in Ecuador, this is closely related to B. caldasii, though has larger, more crowded heads of orange flowers; the throats a lighter orange with dark speckles. Flowers form at the end of climbing shoots in late summer. A striking and rarely grown climber, best mulched over in winter. Sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Borinda nujiangensis (new)

New from Yunnan, China, and one of the most elegant of all. Tightly clumping, with closely packed relatively slim culms that are erect at first and then arch out under the weight of exceptionally slim foliage. The new culms are covered at first in red tinted sheaths that peel away to reveal ravishing icy-blue culms. Proven very hardy, even through 2010 in Shropshire! 3m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Borinda papyrifera Stapleton 1046

One of the finest of modern introductions from the slopes of Zi Ben Shan, Yunnan, SW China at 3300m asl. The icy-blue-white new culm colour lasts extremely well; though equally good are the huge papery sheaths. Particularly strong upright growth to 5m, with the older culms arching under the weight of foliage. Very tightly clump forming with big thick culms.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Boykinia lycoctonifolia

A rarely seen Japanese endemic woodlander with maple-like light green foliage and delicate heads of smallish yellow-green flowers on hairy stems above the leaves in spring. Height 40cm. Humusy shade/semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Brachyglottis bidwillii (new)

A splendid foliage plant from alpine New Zealand making a small slow growing evergreen shrub to 75cm. Of compact rigid habit this makes a dome of very handsome and very thick textured foliage, vivid glossy green above and buff beneath. Flowers are relatively irrelevant and white. For well drained soil

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Briza media 'Golden Bee'

A slightly more compact form of the native perennial Quaking grass with particularly bright, soft yellow tinged flower heads. The distinctive and highly attractive dangling flowers are seen in summer and fade beige as they go over. The little flowers bob around in the breeze on multiply-branched wiry stalks. Height to 50cm from a tight clump. Sun or part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Briza media 'Limouzi'

A form of our native perennial Quaking Grass with blue-green leaves and distinctive and highly attractive dangling flowers tinted red-purple in summer, fading beige. The little flowers bob around in the breeze on multiply-branched wiry stalks. Height to 60cm from a tight clump. Sun or part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Spear'

Excellent all-silver mature foliage with green net veins. Blue flowers in spring. Height 45cm. Very similar to 'Jack Frost' but apparently a stronger plant. Part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Buddleja crispa

A mid summer flowering species reaching about 2m, usually grown against a wall. Soft, white-woolly stems and leaves: the latter with a serrated edge. Fragrant lilac-pink flowers freely borne in late June/July. Sun and well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Buddleja globosa HCM 98017 Cream flowered

A very different colour form of the well known orange flowered species. Collected relatively recently in the wilds of Chile, this plant bears the usual heads of ball-like inflorescences, but in a soft cream colour. Makes a medium sized shrub for a sunny site in any ordinary soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Buddleja megalocephala BSWJ 9106

A new introduction from very high altitude in Guatemala where it grew up to 5m tall at 3350m alt. Long narrow foliage has particularly white hairy undersides and the terminal heads of yellow turning deep burnt orange flowers are produced in ball shaped clusters, much in the same way as B. globosa. This will no doubt be best tried in a sheltered corner.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Buddleja myriantha

An unusual species from W China and Burma, this makes a medium sized shrub, the lance shaped leaves with a soft yellow-beige hair beneath. Terminal panicles of purplish flowers are produced in late summer, the individual flowers downy on the outside. Hardy in sun and well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Buddleja paniculata (new)

A rarely available species, native to the Himalaya, where it forms a large deciduous shrub. Panicles of pale-lilac flowers in summer over soft-green hairy foliage that emerges white-woolly. For a sheltered position, best against a sunny wall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Buddleja salviifolia

A splendid evergreen species from South Africa proven hardy here over many years. As the name suggests the foliage on this one is rather sage-like, covered as it is in close, fine hairs. New growth is a most lovely cream-beige. A large shrub showing terminal heads of lilac-blue, sweetly scented flowers in spring. Wonderful.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Buddleja salviifolia white flowered

The name on this one is tentative at present, but the plant is a beauty. The leaves differ from the more usually grown blue flowered form by being greener, with additional white hairs, and having a more bullate (blistered/puckered) surface. Big heads of highly scented creamy white flowers in spring. Hardiness seems good, but a warm wall would be sensible.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Buddleja speciosissima (new)

A new introduction to the UK from the cool mountains of temperate S. Brazil where it forms a medium sized shrub clothed in narrow foliage, silvery-white hairy when young and on the reverse. Spectacular in flower, this produces very distinctive terminal woolly inflorescences of tubular bright-orange flowers with flared mouths in summer. Exact hardiness unknown.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Buddleja sterniana

Now part of the highly variable B. crispa, I retain the name here as it is a distinct entity with ornamental features. A rounded bushy deciduous shrub up to 3m tall with young shoots, leaf undersides and flower stalks covered with dense white woolly hair. The leaf upper surface is at first covered in golden-brown wool. Fragrant pale lavender flowers in spring.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Buddleja x wardii KR 4881

New to cultivation, this is a relatively recent collection by Keith Rushforth from 3000m alt' in Tibet. A naturally occurring hybrid of B. alternifolia and B. crispa, this forms a twiggy round headed tree to 5m if left unpruned. Pale grey, small, slim, toothed foliage on wiry branches with axillary clusters of white, fragrant flowers with soft orange tubes in April. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Bupleurum longifolium Lime-green form (new)

From a Hungarian collection, this form of this variable species has lime-green flowers instead of the more often seen coppery-bronze. A hardy umbel from Central Europe with spatula shaped foliage and flower stems to about 1m tall in summer. The individual flowers are almost like little Astrantias and last very well, even in seed.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Calamagrostis 'Kyrgyz Giant' (new)

This very bold grass was found high in the Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan. It forms big clumps, with inflorescences to approx. 2.5m high and inhabits gravelly valley bottoms where it endures long dry summers. Deciduous and extremely hardy (it gets to -50c in habitat!).

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Calanthe Kozu grex

A hardy orchid from Japan for light shade and humusy soil. Attractive pleated foliage emerges in spring, followed by 25cm high heads of light-caramel flowers with pale-pink lower lips in summer. A hybrid between the hardy C. discolor and the fragrant C. izu-insularis.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Callicarpa psilocalyx NJM 13.057

A recent collection from Manipur, NE India, where this softly hairy large shrub to about 3m high was showing it's pearly, intense true-purple, relatively small fruit in dense clusters from every leaf axil along the arching stems. Leaves are held in opposite pairs and are comparatively large. This will probably require a fairly warm position away from winter extremes.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Calycanthus 'Venus'

From creamy-yellow buds open large, Magnolia-like, fruity-scented, multi-tepalled flowers up to 11.5cm across, white with yellow and purple centres, opening from spring to mid-summer. A hybrid Allspice with complex parentage, raised in the USA. Forming a large deciduous shrub, 3x3m eventually, for any reasonable soil in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Calycanthus floridus 'Michael Lindsey'

Selected for it's truly deliciously fruity fragrance, this Carolina Allspice forms a dense, bushy, medium sized deciduous shrub with a multitude of small deep-maroon flowers borne over a long period in summer over glossy, rich-green, aromatic leaves. For any reasonable soil in sun or semi-shade, apparently even tolerant of rather wet soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Camellia 'Night Rider'

New from New Zealand, this is a very slow growing, compact hybrid with an upright growth form. The dark green foliage emerges shiny deep-purple tinted and the mid to late spring flowers are semi-double and deep blood-red. Very suited to either garden or pot culture.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Camellia forrestii (new)

The complete opposite of the usual brash and brazen cultivars so popular in gardens, this wild S. Chinese and N. Vietnamese species bears masses of small white lightly fragrant flowers on each shoot in spring. Probably best in milder gardens or as a potted specimen, afforded a little protection in winter. A shrub, or small tree given a long time and the right conditions

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Camellia sinensis (new)

Tea plant. Yup, this is where your PG Tips comes from. It is a perfectly hardy and growable plant for UK cultivation and with pleasant little white flowers in late autumn and early winter over the rich-green foliage, it is a wonder it is not planted more often. Why not grow your own tea? Makes a large shrub slowly, but can be kept in trim easily. Not for limy soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Camptotheca acuminata

Xi Shu or 'Happy Tree'. Whilst tender when very young this vigorous tree from SW China develops great hardiness with age. Foliage emerges red tinted, turning green with a red stalk and midrib. Flowers are balls of white followed by attractive hemispherical green to yellow fruit clusters, maturing yellow in autumn. Related to Davidia, and in use an as anti-carcinogen.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cardamine waldsteinii

From the Balkans, Waldstein's toothwort makes a tough little April flowering perennial to about 30cm high, with comparatively large white open faced flowers with purple stamen over the bright green trifoliate leaves. Easy in sun or semi-shade if not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cardiandra alternifolia subsp. moellendorffii

An herbaceous hydrangea relative from China, forming a clumping perennial with delicate brick-pink lacecap flowers in late summer and autumn. For a humus rich soil in a wind sheltered position. Approx 50cm high.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cardiandra formosana

Basically an herbaceous hydrangea, from the mountains of Taiwan, forming a clumping perennial with delicate lilac-pink lacecap flowers in late summer and autumn. For a humus rich soil in a wind sheltered position. Approx 50cm high.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense

The marvellous Giant lily producing, when ready, a giant scape of deliciously scented, creamy-white lily flowers, stained purple in the throat, and in this Chinese variety, contrasting flower stems stained almost black to about 2m high, and the young heart shaped leaves also tinged bronze. Cool, rich, humusy soil in part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carex plantaginea

The Broad-leaved sedge from Eastern N. America is native to moist spots in deciduous woods and makes bold clumps with leaves to 3cm across. Foliage emerges bright green and is clearly linear-veined in a corrugated fashion. An evergreen for at least semi-shade and soil that doesn't become dry. An excellent contrast to ferns.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carmichaelia stevensonii

Previously known as Chordospartium stevensonii, this is the pink flowered Weeping broom from New Zealand. Looking entirely dead when very young (straw brown shoots), this matures to be an elegant beauty, making a large shrub with weeping whipcord like branches. Racemes of lilac-pink pea flowers in summer. Hardy in sun and well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carpenteria californica 'Eskimo' (new)

Tree Anemone. A selected form of this July flowering, medium sized, evergreen Californian shrub, with a more compact habit and larger rounder flowers with overlapping petals. Masses of Anemone-like white flowers with golden centres over deep green leathery leaves. Best in full sun and not necessarily needing a wall, as once thought.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carpinus caroliniana from Mexico (new)

A form from NE Mexico of this American hornbeam which is possibly different to populations from the USA and may be the form sometimes accepted as var. tropicalis. A small to medium sized perfectly hardy tree which has been a great success in Kent for many years. Similar in many ways to our native species but with richer autumn colour, sometimes red-orange.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carpinus fangiana

Monkeytail Hornbeam. An exciting relatively new intro' from China, with comparatively huge leaves up to 20cm long, bronze when young, with as many as 30 prominent veins. In autumn hung with remarkable and striking pendent fruiting catkins up to 30cm long. Should make a medium sized tree in time. Quite an exceptional new species to cultivation.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carpinus fargesiana

Particularly rare in cultivation with merely a handful of young trees in specialist collections, this Chinese and Vietnamese hornbeam is particularly elegant, with pointed mid green leaves on a small to medium sized tree with weeping branchlets. Hardy. This collection from Shanghai Botanic Garden seed.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carpinus fargesiana KR 8780

Particularly rare in cultivation with merely a handful of young trees in specialist collections, this Chinese and Vietnamese hornbeam is particularly elegant, with pointed mid green leaves on a small to medium sized tree with weeping branchlets. Hardy, even through the cold of 2010 etc.. This collection from Ha Giang Province, N. Vietnam.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carpinus omeiensis KR 280

Collected originally on Mount Omei, Sichuan, by Keith Rushforth, this remains a very rare species of hornbeam in cultivation, though hardy and attractive with very slender, semi-pendant branchlets. In this collection the small elegant leaves are rich coppery red when young. A small tree to 7m maximum, though it has yet to reach that size in cultivation.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carpinus polyneura

Described in Grimshaw and Bayton's 'New Trees' as "another exceptional new tree to cultivation". A very elegant small to medium sized Chinese tree with long slender, semi-pendulous shoots clad with long, pointed, strongly veined leaves, which emerge red and persist very late in the year. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carpinus pubescens

An Asian Hornbeam with a naturally weeping habit, new to cultivation, with smallish, dainty foliage, attractively coppery-red on emergence. Grows to 15m in its natural habitat. From SW China and N Vietnam growing at up to 2000m on limestone. This collection from Yunnan, China.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carpinus shensiensis

Pretty new on the scene, this rare hornbeam from S. Gansu and S. Shanxi, China will make a small to medium sized tree here, with neat foliage emerging deep red flushed. Fruiting clusters to 10cm long. Any reasonable soil. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carpinus tschonoskii BBJMT 297

A Far Eastern hornbeam making a small to medium sized hardy tree in cultivation. Like most hornbeams this is an elegant, understated tree with simple features; the leaves are finely serrated and with conspicuous venation. The pale grey bark is marked all over with vertical darker 'stretch marks'. Very hardy and tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carpinus turczaninowii var. turczaninowii Farrer 331 (new)

These are propagations from the original 1914 Farrer introduction at Highdown, where it has made a very beautiful rounded tree to 11m tall, the branches pendulous at their tips. Dainty small leaves on slender stems emerge red-tinted, turning orange and russet in autumn. An altogether elegant deciduous tree, this will remain relatively small for many years.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carrierea calycina PW 84

This great rarity from Sichuan, China is virtually never available commercially, though is perfectly growable and flowers well in my garden here. A vigorous hardy tree, eventually of medium size with handsome dark green foliage on red petioles and attractive, creamy-white, fruit scented lantern-like flowers in early summer. Related to Idesia and Poliothyrsis.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carya cordiformis

The Bitternut from the Eastern USA is the best hickory for growing in the UK, forming a strong upright tree to about 30m given time. The pinnate foliage is composed of much finer, slimmer, smaller leaflets than most and turns to rich butter yellow shades in autumn. the winter buds are golden yellow. Suited to any reasonable soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Carya illinoinensis

The mighty Pecan of the USA makes only a small to medium tree here and is thought not to be a long term success, though I have watched a tree grow for over twenty years in Stroud, Gloucestershire and it's still in rude health. Perhaps our climate has changed? Handsome, large pinnate leaves with up to 17 leaflets. For a sunny site.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Castanea seguinii

A naturally relatively small growing Sweet Chestnut from China with long coarsely serrated handsome foliage. Rarely seen in cultivation, though reaching 18m tall at Borde Hill in Sussex after 80 years. Used for chestnut production in China. Very hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Catalpa fargesii f. duclouxii

This Chinese 'Bean tree' is quite different to the norm due to its spectacular lilac-pink foxglove-like flowers, stained yellow with red-brown spots, borne in large heads in July. Rarely offered, it makes a beautiful, summer flowering, small to medium tree with elegant long-pointed leaves. Any well drained soil in sun. Importantly, these are grafted, for early flowering.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cautleya gracilis from Manipur

This small ginger relative, with red and yellow flower spikes in late summer, was found in Manipur on Shirui Peak at 2500m alt. A more delicate looking species than C. spicata, reaching about 60cm. Rich soil, sun/semi-shade

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cautleya gracilis from Nagaland (new)

This small ginger relative, with red and yellow flower spikes in late summer, was found in Nagaland on the Dzukou Massif at 2400m alt. A more delicate looking species than C. spicata, reaching about 60cm. Rich soil, sun/semi-shade

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cautleya gracilis from Nagaland (new)

This small ginger relative, with red and yellow flower spikes in late summer, was found in Nagaland on the Dzukou Massif at 2400m alt. A more delicate looking species than C. spicata, reaching about 60cm. Rich soil, sun/semi-shade

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cautleya gracilis var. robusta 'Tenzing's Gold'

A fine form of this hardy ginger relative with more flowers per stem, usually between 15 and 20. Rich yellow flowers from red tinted bracts in late summer on stems to 50cm. The leaves have most attractive deep-red undersides. Enjoys a semi-shade position in good free draining soil that doesn't get too dry. Mulch over in winter if you live on Ben Nevis, but otherwise hardy if not waterlogged in winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cautleya gracilis var. robusta 'Tenzing's Gold'

A fine form of this hardy ginger relative with more flowers per stem, usually between 15 and 20. Rich yellow flowers from red tinted bracts in late summer on stems to 50cm. The leaves have most attractive deep-red undersides. Enjoys a semi-shade position in good free draining soil that doesn't get too dry. Mulch over in winter if you live on Ben Nevis, but otherwise hardy if not waterlogged in winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cautleya spicata 'Arun Flame'

A collection of this hardy ginger relative from E. Nepal which has the darkest red stems to about 1m tall. Orange flushed rich yellow flowers emerging from deep-red bracts are produced atop the stems July to Sept and the leaf undersides are tinged purple-red. Enjoying a semi-shade position in good free draining soil that doesn't get too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cautleya spicata 'Arun Flame'

A collection of this hardy ginger relative from E. Nepal which has the darkest red stems to about 1m tall. Orange flushed rich yellow flowers emerging from deep-red bracts are produced atop the stems July to Sept and the leaf undersides are tinged purple-red. Enjoying a semi-shade position in good free draining soil that doesn't get too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cautleya spicata 'Robusta'

A very exotic looking, but hardy ginger relative with striking flower spikes in August, borne atop clumps of luscious foliage to about 70cm. Richest orangey-yellow Roscoea like flowers emerge from deep blood-red bracts. Rich soil in semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cautleya spicata 'Robusta'

A very exotic looking but hardy ginger relative with yellow and red flower spikes in August, borne atop clumps of luscious foliage to about 70cm. Enjoying a semi-shade position in good free draining soil that doesn't get too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cedrus deodara 'Robusta'

An unusual form of the Himalayan Cedar with exceptionally long stout needles, up to 8cm long, forming a wide spreading medium sized tree with drooping branches. Hardy and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cenolophium denudatum

See Cnidium.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cephalotaxus fortunei (new)

The 'Chinese Plum Yew' makes a hardy, bushy, large, rounded shrub or small tree, broader than tall. The leaves are up to 9cm long and female trees bear edible olive-brown fruit up to 3cm long in autumn. As shade tolerant as a Taxus, this can also be grown in full sun. From Central and South Western China and suited to most soils, including chalk.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cercis racemosa

One of the loveliest of all 'Judas trees' and remarkably distinct from the norm. In this very rare Chinese species the small pea flowers are a soft pink and, more importantly, are held in dangling racemes, unlike any other species, in May. It forms a more upright and potentially larger tree than C. siliquastrum. Hardy and easy in full sun. This is 100% correctly named.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Chaenomeles cathayensis

Grown both for its salmon-pink and white blossom in spring and for the very large, yellow, pear-shaped fragrant fruit, this large shrub from W. China will reach up to 3m x 3m if left unpruned. The fruit are the largest in the genus and make very good eating when cooked, often used in jellies and pies and very good combined with apples. Tough and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Chamerion (Epilobium) angustifolium var. album

The pure white form of Willow herb, making bold clumps with flowers in summer. Height 1.5m. Sun or part shade. Very elegant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cheilanthes farinosa (new)

A highly attractive small fern with bipinnate lance shaped fronds to 30cm. Fronds are erect, which is useful for viewing the exquisite pure white undersides, which is derived from a protective farinose wax. Native primarily to Mexico, but also to Africa and Asia, this xeric fern is suited to pot culture in the UK; outside in sun in the summer and overwintered dry under glass.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Chimonobambusa tumidissinoda

A very distinct bamboo with particularly swollen nodes on the culms, used to make the famous Chinese walking sticks. Extremely elegant and distinct long narrow foliage on graceful arching culms to 2-3m. Running habit best controlled with rhizome barrier. Gorgeous, one of my favourites, and probably the most elegant of all bamboos. Best in semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Chionochloa conspicua

The Plumed Tussock Grass from New Zealand makes a robust, ornamental specimen to 1.5m high. The flat leaves are green with a central orange stripe. Graceful, semi-pendent, loose inflorescences are borne in summer. Sun, not too bone dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Chionochloa flavicans

Often confused with the slightly inferior C. flavescens, this evergreen species from New Zealand is slightly smaller. Forming a graceful tussock of vivid green foliage with arching flower stalks ending in nodding inflorescences above the foliage, the remains of which last well through winter. Suited to a wide range of soil types and drought tolerant. Height 90cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Chionochloa rubra

The 'Red tussock grass' of New Zealand. Bold clumps of thin foliage, mainly soft red-brown with a hint of purple, turning more orangey in winter. A striking grass for full sun and well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Chloranthus oldhamii BSWJ 2019

From the mountains of Taiwan, a hardy perennial with upright stems to 50cm bearing whorls of four to six handsome leaves and terminal spikes of scented white flowers that droop down from an upright stem and essentially last for months. For a humus-rich soil in semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Choisya arizonica 'Whetstone' (new)

New to the UK, this was found originally in the mountains of S. Arizona by Sean Hogan and was selected for its winter red tint, fine foliage, and extra vigour. Beautiful fingered foliage with very narrow leaflets to only 5cm long on a rounded plant to only 90cm high, covered in a mass of large scented white flowers in summer, Drought tolerant, for sun to semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Chrysopogon gryllus

Large open heads of gold/purple flowers in summer make a cloud of subtle beauty across the grasslands of E. Europe. A tussock forming grass with hairy leaves in two ranks. Height 1.3m. Sun, hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Chrysosplenium macrophyllum

A plant for moist shade, with large grey-green bristly leaves, which bronze a little in winter, and large red-pink tinted white flowers in winter/spring, lasting for weeks as they set seed. Spreads by runners which emerge heavily washed in deep red, so forming a colony. Great ground-cover and extremely easily removed if spreading too far.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Chusquea culeou

These are recently seed raised from the flowering of a plant originally collected in Chile. A sought after bamboo, forming a very tight clump with thick upright, yellow-green culms and distinct, dense, leafy branching at each node. A real specimen bamboo, also great associated with big leaves. 3-4m, sometimes smaller. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Chusquea gigantea

The holy grail to many lovers of bamboo. This very large growing Andean species creates an awe inspiringly impressive clump of widely spaced thick culms extremely quickly. Culms are green, turning yellow between the nodes which are prominently branched. New culms have attractive, persistent cream sheaths, and the leaves are long and narrow. Height 6m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cistus ladanifer 'Blanche'

A pure white flowered selection of this comparatively large growing (2m) aromatic species of sun rose. Big white, yellow centred flowers up to 11cm across in June/July over slim, lance shaped, leathery foliage. Equal to the quality of the flowers is the excellent fragrance emitted from the sticky resinous foliage, which wafts about on the breeze. Sun and drainage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cistus salviifolius 'Prostratus'

A dwarf, grey leaved shrub, prostrate and spreading in this form, with yellow centred white flowers very freely produced in June/July. Very drought tolerant and best in full sun in poor, well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cistus x aguilarii 'Maculatus'

An old classic sun rose of upright form, reaching about 1.5m or sometimes more. Big white flowers, with a ring of perfectly formed deep wine-red markings at the base of each petal, are seen in early summer. The evergreen foliage is handsome in itself, narrow with an undulating edge. A great plant for sunny well drained positions in unamended soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Citrus ichangensis (C. cavaleriei)

One of the hardiest of all Citrus, this distinctive foliage plant can survive on a warm wall in many parts of the UK and even free standing in mild areas. A small to medium sized shrub with tapered ovate-elliptic leaves with the extended winged petiole as broad as the leaf blade (like Kaffir lime leaves). White flowers are followed by lemon shaped fruit if grown on a warm wall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cladrastis kentukea

The Yellowwood from the SE USA forms a very attractive tree here, with unusual alternately pinnate, bold foliage, turning to an excellent clear yellow in autumn. The long drooping panicles of white pea flowers in June remind one of Wisteria. Easy in most places, enjoying sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cladrastis sinensis

A very rarely offered or seen Chinese tree of small to medium size for a sunny position. Attractive pinnate leaves open late, and the tree is smothered in large panicles of pink-tinged white pea flowers in July, but not usually on very young specimens. Bark is smooth and grey, and the autumn colour is an exceptional, glowing, clear golden yellow.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cladrastis wilsonii W 1102

Almost extinct in cultivation and possibly none too common in the wild, this was never offered for sale, until now. These are grafts of the last known tree in cultivation in the UK (now dead) at Wisley. Closely related to the beautiful C. sinensis, but with larger flowers in smaller panicles. Excellent yellow autumn colour on this small hardy tree for any ordinary soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Clematis aff. tongluensis

From 2900m in Kachin State, Far NW Burma. A rarely seen Himalayan species of restricted distribution, this relatively small growing species has C. montana-like foliage. Distinctly long stalked white flowers with elegant lanceolate petals and contrasting purple tipped stamen are seen from June to October. Demanding of a cool root run; never too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Clematis fasciculiflora L657

Rare, beautiful and distinct, this evergreen climber from China usually has foliage attractively marked with a silvery blotch and bears it's fragrant, bell shaped, white flowers in late winter/early spring. New shoots appear red-purple with bronze-red foliage and eventually reach about 6m with suitable support. I have used it to cover a sunny 2m wall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Clematis orientalis from Kyrgyzstan

Rather different to what you know in cultivation as this species, these have very blue-grey, very narrowly dissected foliage from this area and light yellow flowers. Extremely hardy and as easy as ever in sun or part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Clematis recta (new)

A Hungarian collection of this summer flowering herbaceous species reaching about 1.5m tall. Masses of white scented flowers on stems that usually need a little support to remain upright. Good soil in full sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Clerodendrum trichotomum

An invaluable late flowering large shrub to small tree. New foliage emerging burgundy flushed. Very fragrant white flowers held in maroon calyces borne in Aug/Sept, followed by bright blue berries, still subtended by the persistent calyxes. A tolerant and hardy species for acid or alkaline soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Clethra barbinervis 'White Star'

A new form of a desirable hardy medium to large shrub from Japan and S Korea, flowering at a younger age, with attractive exfoliating grey and pink-brown bark recalling a crape myrtle, Lagerstroemia. Long racemes of deliciously scented white flowers are seen in July/August, followed by red and yellow autumn colour. Requires lime free soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Clethra delavayi

A variable species, now including many closely related entities, but always very handsome. A large shrub with long, broad, horizontally held, many flowered racemes of highly scented pure white flowers in late summer. Seen at its best with at least some shelter. Usually perfectly hardy in most parts of the UK. For lime free soil

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Clethra kaipoensis NJM 11.020

A relatively new introduction from 1850m altitude in Guizhou, China, where it was a deciduous upright large shrub or small tree to 4m with rough, fissured bark. The terminal, branched, narrow-conical inflorescences are seen in late summer and are composed of multiple white flowers giving a fine fragrance. For lime free soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Clethra kaipoensis NJM 11.058

A relatively new introduction from 2000m altitude in Guizhou, China, where it was a deciduous upright large shrub or small tree to 4m with rough, fissured bark. The terminal, branched, narrow-conical inflorescences are seen in late summer and are composed of multiple white flowers from red-pink tinted stems, giving a fine fragrance. For lime free soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Clethra monostachya

One of the finest of all late summer flowering shrubs, this makes a large deciduous bush for lime-free soils. Best suited away from the very coldest areas and requiring a sheltered site inland, this bears long racemes of fragrant white flowers in late summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Clethra pringlei

Very rare in cultivation, this Eastern and North Eastern Mexican species is highly regarded by the few that grow it in North America. A large shrub for lime free soil, or given time a small tree, this has foliage that emerges reddy-bronze and turns to deep green later with long racemes of strongly cinnamon scented white flowers in summer. Certainly reasonably hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cleyera japonica var. japonica

A rare member of the Tea family from Japan, where it is the sacred tree of Shintoism. Forms a rigidly wide spreading, distinctly layered evergreen shrub with red-rimmed, green, leathery foliage, often red tinted in winter. Masses of fairly inconspicuous but wonderfully scented, small, translucent cream flowers in summer. Not suited to shallow chalk soils. Height 3m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cnidium silaifolium (Cenolophium denudatum)

Deep green, very finely divided leaves form beautiful foliar texture in spring, then broad flat umbels of white flowers rise above in summer. Sun or shade, even very dry shade. A very tough plant which will happily naturalise in wild, and not so wild, parts of the garden.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cobaea pringlei CDR 1323

This really is a superb newish hardy climber from NE Mexico and will one day be widely planted. A very vigorous self-clinging herbaceous climber producing annual stems each year and masses of large cream, bell shaped flowers from August to first frosts. Far more refined than the common, tender C. scandens.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Collinsonia canadensis (new)

From the Eastern USA, this member of the mint family has citronella scented flowers and foliage (when bruised). An herbaceous plant 1m to 1.3m tall, with broad foliage and terminal pyramidal inflorescences of small soft-yellow flowers in September. An important medicinal herb, the foliage can also be used to make a tea. A woodland plant in nature, often, but not always, on limestone.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Colquhounia coccinea Schl 2458

This clone is thought to be the best in cultivation by Tony Schilling who introduced it. A tall deciduous shrub looking a little like a Buddleja in leaf, and a giant Salvia in flower, with lovely, scarlet, tubular flowers in late summer/autumn, at the ends of the branches. This is a good hardy form, for full sun and well drained soil. From the Milke Danda, Nepal, 2740m alt.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Coniogramme japonica 'Flavomaculata' (new)

The 'Bamboo fern' is a potentially large evergreen fern from the Far East with twice pinnate glossy green fronds up to 1m long by 60cm wide in good conditions. In this form with small yellow markings in herringbone pattern on the upper side of the fronds. For a shaded moist humus rich soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Convallaria majalis 'Hofheim' (new)

A form of Lily of the Valley with the slightly grey-green leaves tastefully edged in a variable but generally tastefully slim cream margin. Splendidly scented white bell flowers as per normal in spring. Forms patches over time on most soils, even very dry ones. Sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Convallaria majalis 'Vic Pawlowski's Gold'

A particularly stable variegated clone of Lily of the valley; the leaves vividly striped creamy-yellow from top to bottom and an improvement on 'Albostriata'. Typical deliciously scented white flowers in spring. Forms patches over time on most soils, even very dry ones. Sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus 'Eddie's White Wonder'

A hybrid between the American species C. florida and C. nuttallii, making a large shrub or small, compact tree, with layers of branches smothered in large white flower heads in spring. Leaves give brilliant autumn colour. Quite a sight in flower, closely resembling a good C. nuttallii.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus 'Ormonde'

A hybrid between C. florida and C. nuttallii resembling C. 'Eddies White Wonder' (same parentage), but of spreading habit. An old specimen at Kew was a most beautiful sight in full flower and made a very full, rounded small tree with branches to the ground. The inconspicuous flowers are surrounded by four large white bracts and smother the branches in May.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus 'Stellar Pink'

Another product of the Cornus breeding program of Elwin Orton of Rutgers University, New Jersey, this hybrid of C. kousa and C. florida visually leans toward the former parent. Bearing a massed display of white to soft pink bracted flowers in mid summer on a rounded small tree to about 6m tall with spreading branches. For sun or part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus 'Venus'

A hybrid of C. kousa and C. nuttallii bearing one of the most magnificent floral displays of any Cornus. The broad rounded clear white bracts that surround the flowers reach typically to 12 to 15cm across and occasionally to 17.5cm! They are borne in profusion on the spreading branches in June. Up to approx 6m tall by 8m across. For sun or semi shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus aff. capitata NJM 12.048 (new)

A very interesting find from 2222m altitude in Manipur, NE India. Foliage much less hairy and smoother than C. capitata and in many ways closer to C. hongkongensis. The bracts are white and the fruit are huge, up to 6cm across and drop from the trees pale green, unlike all C. capitata known, which have smaller red fruit.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus alternifolia 'Argentea'

Very distinct and extremely attractive medium to large shrub a bit like a miniature, multi-stemmed Wedding Cake Tree with layered, tabulate branching and silvery-white variegated leaves. Leaves are small however, giving an incredibly delicate effect. A plant deserving of a prime position.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus capitata Hardy form

A highly regarded evergreen from the Himalaya and China, making a large shrub or small tree. Four large conspicuous, softest cream-yellow bracts per flower cover the branches in June, followed by a mass of pendulous edible strawberry-like fruit in October. Far hardier than the old stock in cultivation and proven hardy through Dec 2010 near here.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus controversa 'Variegata'

'Wedding Cake Tree'. A well known and ornamental small deciduous tree with level and distinctly layered branching, and strikingly variegated white and green foliage, providing a unique effect in gardens. Grows well on any ordinary soil. Young plants usually look a bit lopsided, but will sort themselves out if left alone.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus elliptica (new)

An evergreen flowering dogwood from China; visually much like an evergreen C. kousa with foliage dark glossy-green above and pale grey under. A mass of four-bracted inflorescences start out a beautiful lime-green in early summer before turning white and are followed by globose red fruit in autumn. A hardy small tree in the UK, best with a little shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus florida subsp. urbiniana (syn. pringlei)

A most unusual Mexican subspecies, bearing flowers with their showy white bracts clasping at their tips; never splaying out and therefore giving the appearance of lanterns. Most effective visually and very almost unique amongst Cornus. Free growing and hardy, this is a great success in Seattle, for example. Not good on very thin chalky soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus kousa 'Bultinck's Giant'

A fine new form of this summer flowering beauty with large flowers heads. Flowers are surrounded by four beautiful white bracts and are seen en-masse over the fairly level branches in June, followed by large edible red fruits. The foliage shows good autumn tints. Easy and hardy in most soils, but not happy on thin chalk, making a large shrub to 4m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus kousa 'Miss Satomi'

In this Japanese selection of this much loved large flowering shrub, the natural red pigments are much more in evidence. The spectacular bracts that surround the flowers in June are deep pink instead of white and the leaves are red tinted through the season, turning rich purple red in autumn. A success in most reasonable soils, it will reach about 3m eventually.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus kousa var. chinensis 'Wisley Queen'

Spectacularly beautiful in flower, this form was selected for its large-bracted white flower heads, and its willingness to flower profusely, in June, covering the branches to the point of foliage eclipse. Bracts blush pink as they age. Autumn colour starts with a hint of red, building to rich bronze and crimson and lasts for up to a month. A small tree with spreading branches.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus macrophylla MSF 821 (new)

This vigorous and much neglected small tree, collected in Korea, makes an impressive specimen with glossy pointed leaves and a mass of broad, flat heads of creamy flowers in July/Aug., followed by blue-black fruit. In old age it assumes a very picturesque, flat-topped shape, a bit like C. controversa. Very rarely encountered. Hardy and easy in most soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus oblonga from Sichuan (new)

A Chinese collection of a rarely seen or grown evergreen shrub for a sheltered position where it will produce glossy green foliage, grey downy on their undersides and terminal corymbs of slightly scented white flowers in late autumn and early winter. A large shrub to perhaps 3m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cornus wilsoniana (new)

A superb species from China, though virtually unknown in UK cultivation as yet, making a very large shrub or small tree to at least 5m with a frothing mass of white flower in early summer. The highly attractive peeling bark makes a patchwork in shades of grey-white, grey and grey-green. Slim attractive foliage has a pale reverse. Hardy, for any reasonable soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Correa lawrenceana

Mountain Correa. One of the largest growing of these Australasian evergreens, becoming a large shrub, with relatively small leathery leaves, velvety beige on their undersides, on distinctly orange-brown twigs. Masses of pendulous, narrow, bell-like red flowers are seen in spring. This proved surprisingly tough in the killing winter of 2010/11, at least in some areas. For sun and shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Correa reflexa var. nummulariifolia (new)

A dwarf evergreen shrub endemic to Tasmania, forming semi-prostrate mats of small rounded deep-green foliage and with elongated bell-shaped pale yellow flowers in spring. For well drained soil in a sunny sheltered position. Avoid very cold areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cortaderia richardii

The Toe Toe, from New Zealand. A majestic, tussock forming grass with huge, but oh so elegant, arching white plumes to 3m in late summer and into winter. Sun and average to moist soil. Most definitely NOT a 'suburban' Pampas grass.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Corydalis 'Dzukou Mousse' (new)

Found at 2450m on the Dzukou Massif, Nagaland, NE India, this large growing unidentified species forms mounds of bronze-tinted green ferny foliage with caramel and yellow flowers from early summer till frost. This can get to over 1m high if allowed to rest against neighbours.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Corydalis 'Tory MP'

My own striking hybrid with intense bright blue scented flowers on reddish stems to 75cm, from late spring over a very long season. Repeats in autumn if very happy. Easy, very perennial and bulks up vigorously, in fact this is the most vigorous of all Corydalis in the National Collection! Named as such because it's a true-blue and tends to go on a bit... (flowering that is). Half sun or shade, not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Corydalis elata 'Blue Summit' (new)

Found on the upper reaches of Emei Shan, Sichuan, by Elizabeth Strangman, this form of the species is stronger and more reliable than most and bears strikingly rich-blue scented flowers on stems to 45cm in summer, over typically attractive green foliage. Taller than C. flexuosa and with deeper flower colour, this species also foregoes the summer dormancy. Height 45cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Corydalis flexuosa 'Blue Panther' (new)

Electric blue flowers over a long spring-summer season over dainty divided foliage. Moist well drained soil in semi-shade. Height 25cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Corylopsis glabrescens 'Lemon Drop' (new)

A selected form of this superb March flowering hardy deciduous shrub. From the Witch Hazel family, but looking very different in flower, the bare twigs of this wide spreading medium to large shrub are completely strung with innumerable pendulous racemes of scented pale yellow flowers in early spring. Foliage is ovate to orbicular and has fine autumnal tints.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Corylopsis sinensis 'Spring Purple'

One of the loveliest of spring flowering shrubs with its drooping clusters of small, soft yellow, cowslip-scented flowers borne just before the new plum-purple leaves emerge. These turn green as the season progresses, but any further growth has this colour. A medium to large shrub for any reasonable soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Corylus chinensis (new)

Chinese Hazel. A hardy, fairly strong growing, usually single stemmed tree with fairly large foliage that emerges maroon tinted. The brownish-grey bark develops a lightly fissured and flaking appearance. Closely related to the excellent C. colurna. Fine long catkins in spring.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cosmos x Dahlia 'Mexican Black'

Apparently from a wild collection in Mexico, this has very dark black-red, slightly scented flowers with crinkled petals on stems to about 90cm above deep green divided foliage. Treat as a Dahlia and leave in with a mulch or dig up and store over winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cotoneaster ogisui Og 95105 (new)

A recently named species and one of the finest in the genus, this makes a medium to large shrub, up to 5m tall, with arching branches weighed down with masses of large orange-red to bright-red fruits in autumn as the lightly bullate (puckered) foliage turns orange and yellow. Hardy and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Crambe maritima

A native coastal brassica with the most wonderful undulating, pale blue-green foliage that emerges as tightly bunched and crinkled, fat, purple heads in spring. Large rounded clusters of white flowers follow. This enjoys good drainage and can even be grown in pure crushed rock or shingle, like some of my plants here. A much desired unusual vegetable.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Crataegus sp. (new)

From Tajikistan, this makes a small deciduous tree with fairly broad and well lobed foliage up to about 10cm long and amber coloured reasonably large fruit. Extremely hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Crinum campanulatum

A rare member of the genus, confined to the Eastern Cape of South Africa where it inhabits seasonally wet areas, with the lower half of the plant immersed in water for some weeks. Dormant for many months in the wild, in cultivation it will remain evergreen if protected in winter. Red-pink to white lily flowers produced in summer. Perhaps best in a pot, submerged in a pan/pond for the summer and dried somewhat in winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Crinum x powellii 'Album'

A huge bulb, bulking quickly to form clumps, with white trumpet flowers in summer over big mounds of glossy, dark-green, exotic, snake-like foliage. Height 120cm in flower. Full sun in rich soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Crocosmia 'Auricorn' (new)

Soft orange flowers in late summer on a tall plant with bold sword-like foliage. A relatively new hybrid of C. masoniorum x paniculata. 1.5m. Sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Crocosmia 'Hellfire'

More striking even than 'Lucifer', of a richer red and flowering a little later in July/Aug, with dark stems and branched spikes of the most vivid deep red to 1m tall. Pleated upright green foliage. Sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Crocosmia 'Limpopo' (new)

Large broad, thick petalled flowers are a mix of pink and orange on stems to 75cm tall, seen over a long period, July to September. For any reasonable soil in sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Crocosmia 'Mex' (new)

A relatively new vigorous form with very vibrant large red flowers seen July to September. Height 1m. For any reasonable soil in sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Crocosmia 'Saracen'

A shortish dark leaved variety with foliage washed with brown. Fairly large deep red flowers on stems to only 55cm, July-Sept.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Crocosmia masoniorum 'Rowallane Yellow' (new)

A very fine selection of this robust species from the Northern Irish garden of the same name, with splendid broad pleated upright/arching foliage topped by rich, warm-yellow upward-facing flowers in inflorescences to 90cm July/Aug. Not a thug and perfectly hardy. Sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Crocosmia paniculata (new)

A large and striking species from the mountains of South Africa, with bold sword-like foliage topped in summer by deep-orange flowers on open branched heads. For any reasonable soil in sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Crocosmia pottsii

Orange-red flowers on wiry, arching stems to 75cm in late summer. For a sunny site in moist soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Crocosmia Twilight Fairy 'Crimson' (new)

A dwarf form to only 35cm tall, making strong clumps of upright bronze-tinted sword-like foliage topped by very vibrant red flowers in multi-branched heads in late summer. For any reasonable soil in sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Babylon'

One of the finer larger flowered forms with blooms of an intanse red orange in late summer on stems to approx 75cm high. For a sunny site, though still flowering well in semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Zeal Tan'

A short form to about 50cm with intense, deep orange-red flowers later than most, in Aug/Sept.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cunninghamia lanceolata

An exotic looking and unusual hardy Chinese conifer, making a medium sized conical tree with rich green, spiky looking foliage, white banded beneath, bearing some resemblance to a Monkey Puzzle when very young, but not when old. The bark is a rich red-brown. Very hardy, but better looking with some shelter. For sun or even very dense shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cupressus cashmeriana KR 8688a (assamica) (new)

This collection from Western Arunachal Pradesh is the true species, unlike the plant in cultivation under the name C. cashmeriana, and is hardier. The Weeping Cypress is one of the most beautiful of all conifers making a small to medium sized tree in the UK, with an upright conical crown draped with pendant sprays of conspicuous blue-grey foliage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cupressus lusitanica

Mexican Cypress. Found widely in the upland areas of Mexico and beyond, this is a surprisingly hardy conifer in the UK and forms a medium to large graceful tree with spreading branches clothed in grey green foliage on pendant shoots. Easy in most soils over most of the UK, but best away from the coldest northern areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Curculigo crassifolia NJM 10.123 (new)

Appearing like a young palm seedling with long linear-lance shaped corrugated evergreen foliage; deep green above and covered with pale beige hair beneath. This superb foliage plant was originally collected in N Vietnam, where it inhabits anything from rock ledges to bog edge. For milder gardens or superb in a pot, overwintered under cover.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cyclamen cilicium (new)

A dainty and floriferous species for the open garden with usually pale-pink flowers with elegantly twisted petals, seen in autumn. The deep-green leaves have a subtle cream or silver patterning. Grow this as you would C. coum or C. hederifolium in leafy soil under deciduous shrubs or trees.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cyclamen coum subsp. caucasicum (new)

An unusual geographical form of this widely cultivated late winter flowering gem, from NE Turkey and the Trans-Caucasus. Rarely sen in gardens in the UK, this has more heart shaped foliage, often marked, and generally larger flowers in shades of pale to mid-rose pink. Dormant in summer, grow this under trees or shrubs in leafy soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cyclamen graecum (new)

A truly magnificent autumn flowering species for a glasshouse or a very sheltered warm well drained spot outside, coming in an infinite range of splendid leaf patterns and markings. From Southern Greece and the Greek Islands, as well as Southern Turkey, this has flowers in shades of pale to deep-pink emerging before the leaves, September to November.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cyclamen intaminatum (new)

One of the two smallest species (with C. parviflorum), this dainty little gem is perfectly hardy and suitable for outdoor cultivation in the UK, though probably at its best in a raised bed or trough. Palest pink or white flowers are seen as the leaves emerge from September to November. Leaves are either plain green or variably marked in grey or silver.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cyclamen x hildebrandii (new)

A hybrid of C. hederifolium and C. africanum, intermediate between the two parents. Pink flowers in autumn, much like C. hederifolium.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cyrtomium devexiscapulae

An unusual Holly fern with a wide range in Eastern Asia, but as yet rarely planted here. Up to 80cm high with glossy, leathery dark green fronds composed of long pointed well spaced pinnae (leaflets) in up to 10 pairs per frond. Suitable for a sheltered, shaded, humusy position in most areas. A good bold contrast to finer textured ferns etc.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cyrtomium falcatum

An evergreen 'Holly fern' from the Far East, up to 60cm high with glossy, leathery, dark green fronds composed of broad pinnae, creating quite a different look to most ferns Hardier than once imagined and suitable for a sheltered position in most areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cyrtomium falcatum 'Rochfordianum'

A striking evergreen 'Holly fern' up to 60cm high with glossy, leathery, dark green fronds composed of broad pinnae and in this form with handsomely lacerated margins. Hardier than once imagined and suitable for a sheltered position in most areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Cyrtomium macrophyllum (new)

The Large leaved Holly fern is one of the most striking of the genus with very large segments to the 60cm fronds. Unlike more usual looking ferns this makes a bold exotic presence. The fronds are composed of up to eight pairs of pale green, matt textured pinnae; each broad, but drawn out at the tip. For woodsy soil in shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dacrycarpus dacrydioides - hardy form

Normally thought tender, the form I grow and propagate has been hardy to at least -12c outside, frozen solid in a pot through the mega winter of December 2010! An individual, distinctive and attractive small tree in the UK where it forms a crown of arching, pendulous very slender branches clad in very small, narrow, two ranked, spirally arranged, brown tinted leaves.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dactylicapnos sp. NJM 12.042

From the hill country of Manipur, NE India. Forming herbaceous climbing stems to perhaps 3m each year, attaching themselves with tendrils and bearing clusters of bright yellow dicentra flowers in summer. Should be pretty hardy plant, but mulch over in winter if worried. For sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dahlia imperialis

The giant mother of all Dahlia, reaching up to about 4m in suitable conditions before flowering, though the large, pale-pink, single flowers are produced very late, in early winter, so frost free early winter conditions are needed to see them. Very hardy if mulched well, though in my experience doesn't really need it. Huge foliage and thick stems a joy in themselves. This clone has flowered outside near here.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dahlia merckii compact

A dwarf version of this fairly hardy species with a different growth habit. There are many more shoots and they're less straggly. Simple, pinky-lilac flowers on stems to 75cm in late summer. Easy to grow in well drained soil in sun. Mulch over in winter to be safe, though very tough.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dahlia rudis

Derived from plants we found in Mexico, this very uncommon species reaches about 2m on thick black-purple stems, with large green foliage topped by fairly large purple pink single flowers in autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Danae racemosa

'Alexandrian Laurel'. A close relative of Ruscus, this forms a small evergreen shrub with arching sprays of healthy looking, glossy green leaves, and orange-red fruits in autumn. Shade tolerant, tough as old boots and great for flower arrangements.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne 'Spring Beauty'

A cross between D. aff. sureil and D. bholua 'Peter Smithers', this has fragrant lilac-pink flowers borne in early spring over a particularly long period. The flowers are attractively less crowded in the inflorescence than D. bholua. Makes a medium to large evergreen shrub, for well drained soil and a sheltered site, though this has taken -10c with no damage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne acutiloba 'Fragrant Cloud'

A selection from plants introduced by Compton, D'Arcy and Rix from SW China. The long, narrow, dark-green leathery leaves provide a fine backdrop to the deliciously and spicily scented creamy-white flowers, borne over a long period in spring. Attractive bright orange-scarlet fruits are not often seen. Upright and bushy to 1.2m tall. Any well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne bholua

A fine deciduous to evergreen medium sized shrub from the Himalaya bearing a multitude of heavenly scented white to purple pink tinged flowers in the depths of winter. These are seed raised plants from deliberate crosses between cultivars of the species. All will be beautiful, some exceptional. Reasonably well drained soil in sun or semi shade, with some shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne bholua 'Garden House Enchantress'

A particularly floriferous form of the species, selected from many seed raised plants in Devon, bearing a multitude of heavenly scented white faced flowers, pale pink on the reverse in the depths of winter. Reasonably well drained soil in sun or semi shade, with some shelter. Height approx 2m

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne bholua 'Garden House Ghost'

A particularly good white flowered form of the species with larger flowers than 'Alba', selected at the Garden House, Devon, bearing a multitude of heavenly scented pure white flowers in the depths of winter. Reasonably well drained soil in sun or semi shade, with some shelter. Height approx 2m

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne bholua 'Garden House Sentinel'

A particularly upright form of the species and also a strong flowerer, selected from many seed raised plants in Devon, bearing a multitude of heavenly scented white and purple-pink tinged flowers in the depths of winter. Reasonably well drained soil in sun or semi shade, with some shelter. Height approx 2m

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'

Often regarded as the all-round best form of the species, though most plants sold today are micro-propagated and seem to produce fewer flowers. These are grafted from my old plant to avoid such problems. A fabulous evergreen, medium sized shrub with rounded clusters of large white/pink flowers, filling the garden with a delicious scent in Jan/Feb.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne bholua 'Limpsfield'

A recent selection of this fine evergreen medium sized shrub from the Himalaya. A particularly floriferous form, the heavenly scented flowers are seen in the depths of winter, usually in Feb, and are rich purple-pink in bud with some of that colour bleeding into the white open faces. Reasonably well drained soil in sun or semi shade, with some shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne bholua 'Peter Smithers'

A very fine form of the species named after that great plantsman, who originally collected seed from the Daman ridge in Nepal. Evergreen or sometimes semi-deciduous, the flowers start as very dark red-purple buds, opening to white flushed with red-purple. For sun or semi-shade in any ordinary soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne bholua from Burma 1 (new)

From high altitude in N Burma this has evergreen foliage and bunches of smaller flowers, white in the face, purple-pink outside, turning to cream as they go over. Ultimate hardiness unknown in this form so give it a certain amount of shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne bholua from Burma 2 (new)

From high altitude in N Burma this has evergreen foliage and flowers of an unknown shade as yet. Ultimate hardiness unknown in this form so give it a certain amount of shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne bholua NJM 13.115

A collection from Nagaland, NE India at 2570m asl, this has almost white flowers, with just a hint of pale pink on the reverse, and evergreen foliage. Ultimate hardiness unknown in this form so give it a certain amount of shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne bholua var. glacialis 'Gurkha'

A naturally deciduous high altitude clone, introduced from E Nepal in 1962 by Tom Spring-Smythe, with clusters of comparatively large flowers, purplish-pink and white, borne continuously in Jan-Feb and worth trekking across a garden, or mountainside, to sniff. Rarely seen nowadays due to difficulty of propagation. One of the very hardiest forms.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne laureola subsp. philippi

A dwarf Pyrenean form of our native evergreen Daphne, shrunken in all its parts, making a little hummock of a shrub with glossy leathery leaves. Tolerating the deepest shade, it is happier and better looking in brighter conditions and suitable for a raised bed or rock garden. Clusters of tiny fragrant yellow-green flowers borne in Feb/Mar. Any free drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne mezereum

An old classic, winter flowering, small deciduous shrub, making a bushy, rounded plant of about a metre high, heavily clothed in purplish-pink scented flowers in February. Scarlet fruits follow. For any free drained soil in either sun or shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'

Hardly needing an intro, this much admired small evergreen shrub has one of the most powerful fragrances of any plant that we can grow. The clusters of piercingly citrus-sweet purple-pink and white flowers are borne all over the bush in late winter and early spring. The foliage has a narrow creamy yellow margin. Ordinary well drained soil in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne pontica

A small, rounded, hardy evergreen shrub from the Near East, very tolerant of shade and poor soil. Clusters of spidery, yellow-green flowers in April/May, deliciously fragrant in the evening. Similar in a way to our native D. laureola, but with broader leaves and better flowers.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphne tangutica

Though not as highly perfumed as some of its cousins this indispensable evergreen shrub will make a neat hummock of glossy dark green with white and rose-purple scented flowers in spring and again in late summer. These are followed by glowing red fruit. Easy in any well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Daphniphyllum himalense var. macropodum

A superb, unusual, evergreen, large shrub with fairly sizable, Rhododendron-like foliage, pale beneath and with red petioles. Easy and hardy in any good soil, acid or alkaline, in sun or shade. Male flowers, when in bud, look a bit like Mulberries. An aristocratic foliage plant of fine form.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dasyphyllum diacanthoides

An evergreen tree in the family Compositae bearing heads of most attractive creamy-white, rather atypical daisies. From the cool temperate rainforests of Southern Chile where it is endemic, growing with such lovely trees as Nothofagus dombeyi and Drimys winteri and also drier areas This survived the hellish cold of Dec 2010 at Ness BG.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Datisca cannabina from Tajikistan (new)

An excellent plant for striking yet graceful structural form in green. Clumps of arching 2m stems clad with pinnate leaves and terminating in semi-pendulous terminal green inflorescences. In this unusual form the arching inflorescences have extra wispy leafy bracts throughout. A very graceful foliage plant for a reasonably sunny site and drought tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dendromecon rigida

Highly prized and always in demand, with never enough available, this is a 'Tree Poppy' from California best planted and trained against a very sunny wall in well drained soil, where it will make a tall shrub with rigid, narrow, glaucous, evergreen leaves and a very long succession of poppy-like, bright, buttercup yellow flowers in summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dendropanax trifidus (new)

A splendid evergreen large shrub or small rounded tree from Japan and Taiwan, still very rarely encountered in cultivation. Thick textured, glossy green, leathery foliage is deeply three lobed in the juvenile state and ovate/elliptic in adulthood. Conical heads of creamy flowers are produced terminally in summer followed by black fruit. Known to survive -15c in the USA.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Cabana Buta' (new)

A new collection from Romania with fairly broad foliage and silvery very diffuse heads of flower in summer. To 1m high. Naturally clump forming, this flowers best in full sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'

Meaning 'gold dew', this German selection of Hair grass has particularly fine textured, translucent, cloud-like inflorescences, opening yellow-green in early summer and luminous if side or backlit. One of the shorter cultivars reaching up to 60cm in flower. Naturally clump forming, this flowers best in full sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Mill End' (new)

A taller selection of our wonderful native Tufted Hair Grass, reaching up to 1.2m in flower. Forming good clumps of deep green foliage these are topped by a multitude of relatively upright slim stems holding a veritable cloud of tiny beige flowers in early summer. Stems and seed heads turn uniformly straw coloured in late summer/autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deschampsia cespitosa 'Schottland''

Originally from Scotland, this German cultivar is fairly typical of the species with dark green foliage and fine textured, translucent, cloud-like inflorescences opening light green in early summer. reaching up to 1m in flower. Naturally clump forming, this flowers best in full sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Desmodium elegans Dark form

A small to medium sized Chinese shrub with attractive trifoliate leaves, composed of fairly broad, pale green leaflets, and large panicles of intense purplish-pink pea flowers in summer, followed by flattened seed pods. Well drained soil and sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deutzia 'Dark Eyes'

A very fine 'new' form with masses of comparatively large flowers, white, marked down the back of each petal with a line of purple pink which stains through somewhat. The centre of each flower is dark red-purple surrounding the stamens. A very hardy deciduous medium sized shrub for sun or semi-shade in most soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deutzia calycosa 'Dali'

An exceptional form of this still rare species, both collected in China and named by Roy Lancaster. The flowers on this medium sized deciduous shrub are larger than the norm though of the usual, handsome, pink-tinged white. Leaves are grey-green. Hardy and easy in most situations.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deutzia compacta SBEC 435 (new)

This Chinese species bears densely clustered, hawthorn-like, sweetly scented, white flowers, pink in bud, in July. Makes a neat compact, deciduous, hardy shrub. Any ordinary soil. This form collected in the Cangshan, Yunnan.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deutzia glomeruliflora (new)

A species from China, introduced by Wilson, making a hardy deciduous shrub up to about 2m, with leaves grey beneath. The dense clusters of large white flowers completely cover the plant in May and June. Any ordinary site or soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deutzia hookeriana

An unusual species from the Himalaya/Sino-Himalaya with small leaves and a profusion of rounded pale-pink flowers in dense corymbs in June on a hardy shrub up to 2m high. Any ordinary soil or site. These are derived from an original George Forrest collection.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deutzia longifolia

None too often encountered, this is a fine, deciduous, medium sized shrub from W. China with long narrow foliage and large clusters of white flowers in this form (the old var. farreri), in June/July. Very tolerant and tough, to about 2m tall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deutzia monbeigii (new)

A George Forrest intro from China, this makes a hardy deciduous shrub to about 1.5m with white-backed small foliage. Smothered in a mass of small, pure white, star shaped flowers in June. Tough and easy in most places, this holds an AGM from the RHS.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deutzia multiradiata Og 93004

A new species from Sichuan, China, Collected by Mikinori Ogisu, forming a low growing shrub. Small, star shaped white flowers with conspicuous golden anthers are borne in loose corymbs in June. Most remarkable for its evergreen foliage, glossy green above and white-glaucous beneath. Far hardier than previously assumed, but give it a sheltered site.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deutzia ningpoensis

Sometimes known as D. chunii, this is a first rate species. A medium sized shrub with arching branches, covered in late June in a multitude of white flowers with reflexed, narrow petals, borne on 10cm panicles all along the branches. The leaves are narrow and grey beneath. This has both an AGM and an AM from the RHS, if you like that sort of thing.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deutzia pulchra - pink tinged form

A beautiful medium to large sized hardy deciduous shrub of noble aspect, for any soil in sun or semi-shade. The drooping spikes of pink-tinged white, golden centred flowers in June have been likened to lily-of-the-valley (without the scent). Mature plants have wonderful pale cinnamon bark peeling off in smooth papery sheets. One of the finest of all Deutzias.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deutzia setchuenensis var. corymbiflora 'Kiftsgate'

An exceptional new form, named here. A deciduous medium sized, comparatively slow growing shrub to 2m. Innumerable clusters of white, star-like flowers during July/Aug over sea green, rough to the touch foliage. Even pretty in bud when the plant is speckled with tiny white dots. The finest form of this species with larger flowers, creating a superb effect.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Deutzia setchuenensis var. corymbiflora NJM 11.096

Our collection from Guizhou, China, this is one of the finest species in the genus. A deciduous medium sized, comparatively slow growing shrub to 2m. Innumerable clusters of white, star-like flowers during July/Aug over sea green, rough to the touch foliage. Even pretty in flower bud when the plant is speckled with tiny white dots.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Diascia fetcaniensis (new)

Growing at up to 3000m in the Drakensberg Mts of South Africa, this is a truly hardy species for permanent planting. Multiple spires of mid-pink flowers over a long period from mid to late summer. Good for border edges or containers etc. For full sun to part shade and any reasonably well drained soil. Height 40cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dichroa aff. febrifuga NJM 10.042

Collected in N. Vietnam on Tay Con Linh, this Asian Hydrangea relative, like many of its cousins, has flowers which are very blue on acid soils, and pink on alkaline. An evergreen shrub to 3m high for mild areas. Diffuse heads of thick petalled flowers produced in late summer/autumn, followed by intense-blue berries. The true species is extremely rare in cultivation.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dichroa aff. hirsuta NJM 10.051

I found this in N. Vietnam on the very little visited mountain Tay Con Linh at 1850m, where it formed an upright semi-evergreen shrub to about 2m tall. The foliage is particularly narrow and the terminal clusters of white flowers in late summer are followed by striking cobalt-blue berries. Hardiness unknown, but best not too cold.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dichroa aff. yunnanensis (new)

Possibly this species, found in Himalayan N. Burma. A medium sized evergreen shrub bearing larger panicles than other species, up to approx. 25 x 25cm, of blue-black small fruit in autumn. Comparatively large foliage is borne on striking vivid blue petioles. I expect this to be suited to mild areas only.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dichroa cyanea NJM 13.104

A collection of this Himalayan species from 2400m in Nagaland, NE India. A close Hydrangea relative, but with vivid cobalt blue berries, following the either blue or pink dense heads of flower, the colour depending on soil acidity, seen autumn into winter if mild. A semi-deciduous shrub for mild gardens or very sheltered corners.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dichroa sp. from Guizhou, China

Found in Guizhou, SW China at 1800m, in 2011; the foliage is textured like no other species I know, with impressed veins on the upper surface and a pale underside. White flower buds open to powder blue flowers (on acid soils) in late summer, followed by blue and purple berries. Probably best suited to milder areas. This doesn't key out properly as any known species.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dierama 'Blackbird' seedlings

A very special Wand Flower with many very richly coloured bell flowers, often very dark, though also in rich pink-purple, on arching scapes to 1.5m. 'Blackbird' is not a clone; it has always been raised from seed and therefore variable. Sun, not too dry in summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dierama 'Coral Bells'

Warm-pink flowers in summer with silvery bracts. Height 1m+. The late Michael Wickenden's selection. Sun, moist in summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dierama igneum

A species Wand flower with pendulous rich pink flowers on stems 50-150cm high. Sun, not too dry in summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Digitalis ferruginea 'Gigantea'

Self-seeding short lived evergreen perennial foxglove with particularly beautiful, tall, straight, very narrow spikes of densely set, hooded, apricot-yellow flowers, brown netted in their throats. Dark green leaves are glossy and narrow. A particularly large form up to 1.8m high, flowering over a very long period in summer. Sun or part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dipelta yunnanensis

A large deciduous shrub much prized and sought after by plantsmen. Weigela like flowers, cream tinged light pink with orange throats, borne in great profusion in May followed by interesting papery, winged fruit. More refined foliage than D. floribunda but smaller flowers. Hardy and suitable for most soils in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Diplazium australe (new)

The 'Austral Lady Fern' hails from Eastern Australia, New Zealand and Lord Howe Island and is a close relative of Athyrium. A medium to large fern, this remains elegant with finely divided tripinnate fronds to 70cm. Easily grown in shade to semi-shade in moist leafy soil, this rarity should be hardy in all but the very coldest inland northern pats of the UK.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Diplazium dilatatum (new)

A splendid, exotic looking medium to large fern from Southern Asia to Australia, this rarity warrants a sheltered position until its hardiness is proven, or pot culture. Bipinnate evergreen fronds up to 3m tall from a trunk to 50cm in habitat, though no doubt smaller here unless you garden in a west coast woodland.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Diplazium hachijoense (new)

An exotic looking rarity from Japan, though this has proved its hardiness over many years in a cold part of Central England. Large evergreen bipinnate fronds to 90cm arch over and make semi-horizontal layers of handsome foliage from a gently creeping dark rhizome. Non-invasive, but give this one some space to shine, in a shaded leafy spot.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dipsacus asper

A tall Asian perennial teasel with rounded heads of white to yellowish flowers on leafy stems to 2m, very different from our native. An important plant in Tradition Chinese herbal medicine and also recently tested for use against Alzheimer's disease. A collection from Guizhou, SW China, flowering in summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dipsacus dipsacoides (new)

From Uzbekistan, this teasel has particularly ornamental flower heads in rich lavender-blue. Very different and with smaller spherical heads than our native, but a vastly better colour. Height approx. 1 to 1.5m, flowering in summer. For sun and well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Disanthus cercidifolius

This deciduous, hardy shrub from the Far East is renowned for its superlative autumn colour, turning soft-crimson and claret-red, sometimes with yellow thrown in too - the leaves resembling a Cercidiphyllum. Tiny red-purple flowers are seen in October. The plant forms a medium sized spreading shrub, needing moist lime-free soil in a semi-shaded spot.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Disporopsis aspersa

Short stout Solomon's Seal look-alike with broad evergreen foliage. Little creamy bells with dark mouths and a fine scent hang from the 30cm stems in June. Spreads slowly to form ground covering patches in leafy soil in shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Disporopsis taiwanensis (new)

A relatively recent introduction to cultivation, from the cold mountains of Taiwan, this evergreen Polygonatum relative has relatively broad foliage held alternately along its stems. Along those same stems in June are strung multiple little white bell-like flowers, purple yellow inside. For shade in humusy soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Disporopsis undulata

An evergreen Solomon's Seal relative reaching only 20cm high and spreading slowly to form a patch of arching stems bearing undulating dark green leaves. The little scented bell-like flowers are white with purple speckles and a yellow interior and are produced along the stems in May/June. Violet berries replace the flowers and are seen through winter. Hardy, for a woodsy spot in well drained humus soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Disporum aff. longistylum NJM 11.011

A collection from Guizhou, SW China at about 2000m asl. This formed a well branched perennial to about 1m. Flowers not seen as yet, but probably pale greenish yellow. For semi-shade and humusy soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Disporum cantoniense 'Blueberry Bere'

A unique new colour form we found at altitude in Manipur, NE India, bearing plenty of lilac bell-like flowers on vigorous upright stems in late spring, followed by black berries. For humus rich soil in semi-shade

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Disporum longistylum 'Night Heron' (new)

Magnificent dark-chocolate new growth extends on equally dark almost bamboo-like stems with contrasting pale sheaths. These branch and bear creamy-green bells followed by black fruit. Leaves turn to dark olive-green with maturity. To 1.8m tall, for semi-shade. A splendid and most desirable Dan Hinkley intro from China.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Disporum longistylum 'Night Heron' seedlings

As 'Night Heron' itself only produces a small amount of propagating material each year why not have a seedling, which comes generally true anyway... with a bit of rogueing here and there? Magnificent dark-chocolate new growth extends on almost bamboo-like stems with contrasting sheaths. These branch and bear creamy green bells followed by black fruit. To 1.8m, for semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Disporum lutescens (new)

Pale yellow dangling bells from the tips of 25cm tall Solomon's Seal-like leafy stems in May-June. A very hardy Japanese woodlander for semi to full shade and humusy soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Disporum viridescens

A Solomon's Seal relative from China and Japan, making a spreading clump of strong upright leafy stems to about 50cm, arching at their tips, where the clusters of starry greenish-white flowers dangle in April/May. Best in leafy soil with shade. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Doodia aspera 'Rough Ruby'

Noted for its rough textured fronds that emerge pink-red, this Antipodean species produces said fronds from 15 to 45cm tall and enjoys a warm well drained position. From a gently spreading rootstock this forms patches. Best in the warmer parts of the UK and deciduous if grown outside here.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dracunculus canariensis

Quite the opposite of the stinking D. vulgaris, this white flowered elegant beauty from the Canary Isles is generally smaller to about 1m tall. The slim white spathes with a pale yellow spadix inside are borne above the divided green foliage in spring to early summer. A winter growing species, dormant in summer, therefore needing cool glasshouse conditions. Rarely offered.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dracunculus canariensis

Quite the opposite of the stinking D. vulgaris, this white flowered elegant beauty from the Canary Isles is generally smaller to about 1m tall. The slim white spathes with a pale yellow spadix inside are borne above the divided green foliage in spring to early summer. A winter growing species, dormant in summer, therefore needing cool glasshouse conditions. Rarely offered.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Drimys winteri var. chilensis

A very handsome large, upright evergreen shrub or small tree for a fairly sheltered site. Can't be mistaken for anything else with its large leathery leaves, pale glaucous beneath, and loose clusters of starry white flowers in May. Magnificent specimens to be found in west coast gardens.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dryopteris aemula (new)

The 'Hay Scented Buckler Fern' is a North West European native, including Britain. One of our most attractive wild species, with fresh green triangular tripinnate textured fronds. Native of humid woods, this prefers neutral to acid humusy soil in shade. Deciduous. Height 60cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dryopteris formosana (new)

A great rarity from the mountains of Taiwan and Japan with rather shiny evergreen pentagonal fronds held out horizontally, giving a golden-green sheen in summer. Drought tolerant and tough in semi to shaded sites. Slow into growth in the summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dryopteris kuratae (new)

A relatively newly described species from Japan, this is still rare in cultivation, yet easy to grow in average ferny conditions in shade to semi-shade. Tapering lance-shaped, pinnate fronds reach 60cm tall and arch out from the centre. Semi-evergreen.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dryopteris lepidopoda (new)

Similar in many ways to D. wallichiana, but far more colourful, with foliage emerging pink then turning coppery-bronze and finally a slightly glossy green. From the Himalaya, this reaches 60cm high with lance-shaped fronds. For ferny soil in semi-shade to shade. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dryopteris sieboldii

A most unusual and striking hardy fern from Japan. The pinnate fronds are composed of few, large, very leathery pale grey-green pinnae, and reach about 50cm. Looks good associated with exotic plants of contrasted with finer ferns. Semi-shade and leafy soil, but actually rather enjoys warm summers.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Dryopteris wallichiana

A striking fern on account of the dark unfurling fronds. The effect is produced by the black or brown scales on the stalk which travel right up the underside of the frond. Fronds can reach up to 120cm and are rich green, long-lance-shaped and divided into many narrow pinnae. Good humusy soil in semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Echeveria 'Ghostbuster'

An exceptionally pale blue new hybrid from the USA, vigorously forming clusters of plump rosettes. Sun and well drained compost with water in summer and a dry winter. Easy outside in summer and overwintered on a windowsill or glasshouse.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Grandiflora'

A Daphne relative from China making a small to medium, rounded, deciduous shrub up to about 1.5m tall. Densely clustered, scented, yellow flowers in nodding heads at the tips of the naked branches in late winter or early spring. Each individual flower is clothed on the outside with silvery silky hairs. This form is noticeably larger in all its parts with excellent foliage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ehretia acuminata (new)

Once known as E. thyrsiflora, this hardy small, slow growing tree can be highly effective in flower in late summer, usually August, when masses of small white flowers in corymbose panicles cover the foliage. From the Himalaya to the Far East, but also from SE Asia and Australia, this is a hardy species in the UK once established though very rarely planted or offered.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver'

One of the silveryest of shrubs and hardier than you'll ever need it to be. Fast growing deciduous shrub forming an upright plant if you don't hack it back, which, by the way, it responds admirably to, forming a bushy dome. Sweetly scented small, creamy flowers in early summer. A sun lover, it is very drought tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Elaeagnus parvifolia (new)

Sometimes considered a variety of E. umbellatus, this has all the qualities of the latter but with slimmer leaves. A vigorous, hardy, sweet smelling deciduous large shrub when the masses of fragrant white flowers are borne in May and June. These are followed by splendidly tasty small red fruit en masse in autumn, which look very fine combined with the leaves.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eleutherococcus aff. leucorrhizus PAB 8119

A semi-scandent shrub to about 2m or more, with compound palmate foliage in the style of Schefflera etc. and white flowers in terminal orbicular umbels in late summer/autumn in the style of Hedera and indeed being followed by large dense orbicular clusters of fat black berries. The stems are clad in well spaced prickles. Found at 1800m on Fanjingshan, Guizhou, China.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Elsholtzia flava PAB 13.012

A collection from the Japfü massif, Nagaland, NE India, at 1830m asl. This species has broad sumptuous foliage that emerges deep purple and holds this colour for a while, especially at the extremities of the leaves. Terminal heads of small warm-yellow flowers in late autumn. Height approx 1.5m. Mulch over the base in winter to be safe.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eomecon chionantha

Poppy of the Dawn. Crystalline white flowers and handsome shallowly lobed grey-green reniform leaves. Height 45cm. Spreads in shade, making very useful and attractive groundcover.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium 'Domino'

One of the finest of not only the modern hybrids, but of all Epimedium. Huge amounts of soft-red centred white flowers are produced on a multitude of burgundy stalks in spring to a height of 60cm, over a wide mound of elongated foliage that emerges heavily speckled with maroon. Superb.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium 'Jean O'Neill'

New evergreen floriferous hybrid from Hampshire proving rather tough. Flowers composed of creamy-white sepals with purple, yellow tipped spurs. Glossy, prickly foliage. Height 30cm. Shade and humus rich soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium 'Pink Champagne'

One of the finest of the new wave of hybrids, raised by Darrel Probst in the USA. This bears a mass of pale-pink, raspberry-red centred flowers on inflorescences up to nearly 40cm long in April. Combining with the flowers is the heavily maroon-speckled new foliage, which expands to be long tapered and evergreen. For humus rich soil in semi-shade

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium 'Red Maximum'

A new hybrid from Belgium, a cross between E. grandiflorum 'Freya' and E. membranaceum. Dark burgundy flowers to 35cm high in spring and evergreen foliage emerging with nice tints. For humus rich soil in semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium 'Spine Tingler' CC 001764 (new)

Striking spiny long drawn out foliage with undulate edges emerges coppery-maroon before turning green. Fairly large pale lemon yellow flowers come at the same time in late spring. Humusy soil in shade, not too bone dry. Found wild in China and possibly a new species.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium 'Suzuka' (new)

A relatively new Japanese offering with light pink and white flowers in spring. Foliage has subtle bronzy tints on emergence. Hardy and suited to good woodsy soil in shade, not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium 'The Giant'

No truer word was said. Discovered and introduced by Darrell Probst in 2001 from Chongqing and initially sold for $500 a piece, this is like no other Epimedium. Close to E. wushanense, but with vast panicles of soft-yellow, amber centred flowers from 1 to 1.8m tall, seen over a few months from spring!! This needs a little light staking or to be grown up between low shrubs for support, or down a slope.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium 'William Stearn' (new)

A cross between E. membranaceum and E. x omeiense, with splendid amounts of spidery flowers with long cherry-red spurs, tipped yellow, backed by mauve-pink sepals. Makes a good evergreen clump to 40cm high, for humus rich soil in semi-shade, not overly dry. One of the finest red flowered Epimedium.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium acuminatum 'Night Mistress'

A more compact selection with slightly darker purple and white spurred flowers in spring over heavily purple-red mottled new foliage. Height to 30cm. Partial shade and humus rich soil. Bulks up well. Found by Darrell Probst near Nanchuan, Chongqing, China.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium acuminatum L575

Roy Lancaster's original introduction and one of the very finest forms. Large inflorescences of mauve and white spurred flowers in spring over heavily purple-red mottled new foliage. A mature plant has splendid presence, with its substantial, relatively horizontally held evergreen foliage. Height to 40cm. Partial shade and humus rich soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium alpinum (new)

From the Balkans and Northern Italy, this hardy drought tolerant species bears bicoloured yellow and garnet-red flowers in spring over subtly red-tinted new foliage, turning bright green. Height 30cm. A tough woodland ground cover for shade or semi-shade, this collection is from Samobor, Croatia.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium brachyrrhizum CPC 940447

Big, soft violet-pink flowers. New foliage bronzed, matt green later. Good do-er for humusy shade. 30cm. Scarce and choice.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium davidii EMR 4125

Bright yellow, spurred flowers in spring over attractive Berberis-like, evergreen foliage. Height 45cm. Part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium ecalcaratum Og 93.082

Exquisite spurless yellow flowers in late spring. Attractive evergreen foliage with small leaflets. Height to 30cm. Humus rich soil in shade. A collection from W Sichuan, China.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium epsteinii CPC 94.0347

Chunky white and violet flowers; evergreen foliage. Height 30cm. For humusy soil in shade. Very uncommon.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium fargesii 'Pink Constellation' Og 93.023

Soft lilac-pink, nodding, backswept flowers en-masse in spring over narrow evergreen foliage which emerges heavily washed in soft red. Humus rich soil in shade. Another Mikinori Ogisu collection from China.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Red Beauty'

A deciduous species with new foliage expanding reddish-bronze before the rich purple-red flowers rise above in spring. For lime-free soil in shade and humusy soil. Height 25cm

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium latisepalum Og 91002

Huge flowers of glistening white and cream. Evergreen foliage. Humus-rich soil in some shade. The type collection from Baoxing Xhian, Xiaoguanzi, Sichuan Province, China.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium leptorrhizum

Pale, lilac-pink, spurred flowers in spring, over slightly grey-green foliage. Height 30cm. Part shade and humus-rich soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium leptorrhizum 'Mariko'

Exceptionally good, large flowers; light magenta sepals with white spurred petals. Height 30cm. For moist, but well drained soil in shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium macrosepalum (new)

A particularly large flowered, bi-coloured species from the Russian Far East, with exceptionally broad sepals that curve back somewhat above the spurs. These are a bright pink, but the cup at the centre of the flower and tips of the spurs are pure white. Forms a gently spreading ground cover to only 10 - 20cm high, with foliage turning maroon over winter

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium membranaceum

Large, widespread, light-yellow spurred petals with contrasting paler bracts, seen over a very long period from late spring to potentially August or September, when others are long over. This forms a good spreading patch and forms an effective ground cover over time in not too dry conditions. Height 40cm. Humus-rich soil in some shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium pauciflorum

A small plant with lots of palest white-pink scented flowers in spring over glossy, serrated foliage. Height 15cm. Makes good ground cover in humusy semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium pinnatum subsp. colchicum L321

Glossy evergreen leaves. Bright yellow flowers in early spring. Very tough and drought tolerant in most soils. Height 40cm. Shade. An early Roy Lancaster collection.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium pubescens Og 91.003

Large panicles of very many small white flowers in spring over particularly well marked new foliage, turning green later. For humusy semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium sagittatum 'Warlord'

A spectacular foliage plant on account of the striking obliquely arrow-shaped, exceptionally large leaflets and especially in the colour of new growth in this form, being very heavily speckled in rich maroon and narrower than typical . A rarely seen or available Chinese species with tiny white and yellow flowers, but in heads of 50 or more in spring. 45cm. Semi-shade and humus.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium wushanense 'Caramel' Og 92.009

Big spidery caramel coloured flowers on stems to 80cm when established. Wonderful evergreen leaves in trident formation, mottled red when young, with long narrow leaflets. Humus rich soil in light shade. Thought not to be the true species, rather a natural hybrid, but a very fine garden plant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium wushanense CC 014193 (new)

A splendid form of the true species collected by Darrell Probst in China, with very impressive large spiny foliage, emerging heavily mottled with rich red. Dense panicles of creamy-white flowers washed soft-yellow in the interior on stems to 50cm tall in April-May. Makes a striking evergreen clump for semi-shade and humus rich soil, never too desperately dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium wushanense Og 93.019

Big spidery soft yellow flowers in huge quantities, on very tall stems to 80cm when established. Excellent evergreen leaves, composed of long narrow leaflets, making a comparatively huge mound. Humus rich soil in light shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium x rubrum

Crimson and yellow flowers in spring, the new foliage maroon with green veins, green in summer, then red again in winter. Height 30cm. Part shade and humus-rich soil. A superb foliage plant for ground cover.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium x versicolor 'Cupreum' (new)

Tough, vigorous, evergreen ground cover plant. Soft pink and yellow flowers in spring over bronzed new foliage. For most soils, even rather dry ones, in light shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium x versicolor 'Neosulphureum'

Tough, vigorous, evergreen ground cover plant. Soft yellow flowers in spring over bronzed new foliage. Later flowering than 'Sulphureum'. For most soils, even rather dry ones, in light shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'

A tough, vigorous, evergreen ground cover plant. Soft yellow flowers in spring over bronzed new foliage. Very similar to 'Neosulphureum' but earlier flowering. For most soils, even rather dry ones, in light shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium x warleyense

Coppery orange flowers in early spring. Light green foliage. Height 30cm. Part shade and humusy soil is best, but very tough.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Epimedium zhushanense

A splendid richly coloured species from China, with a very restricted wild distribution, being found only in Zhushan, Hubei Province. Flowers are composed of dark purple spurs backed by paler, mauvey-pink sepals, seen in spring. Handsome evergreen spiny foliage is distinct from most others in having simple leaves (i.e. not leaflets). For humusy soil in shade, not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Equisetum 'Bandit' (new)

Strikingly banded with yellow, green and black at each internode up the narrow vertical stems. Safest in an ornamental pot kept moist through the growing season. 60cm, sun or shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Equisetum telmateia (new)

The tallest species outside tropical regions, the Great Horsetail is native to the UK and is capable of producing stems to at least 1.5m tall if well fed and moist. Magnificent dark-banded green stems clothed in linear, very fine foliage. Fertile stems rise to 45cm in spring before the foliage. Safest kept in a large pot, stood in a tray of water.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eragrostis curvula 'Totnes Burgundy'

Long, delicate, arching panicles of grey flowers in summer. Very fine leaves, wine-red from midway in summer. Height 90cm. Sun. A lovely form raised by my friends the Suttons in Devon.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eragrostis curvula SH 10

A very good form of African Love Grass, in fact possibly a different species. Lovely delicate, arching, very diffuse panicles of tiny flowers in summer, olive-green-grey in bud and a mist of beige in flower. Height 1m. Sun. One of the finest, airiest grasses. A wonderful contrast to bold form.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eriobotrya japonica 'Rose-Anne'

A new form, selected for hardiness on the continent. A small tree and one of great presence and exotic appearance. The evergreen leaves are corrugated, thick textured and with pale brown tomentum beneath, rich glossy green above and reach up to 30cm long. Scented white flowers in clusters produced after hot summers.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eriobotrya japonica 'Rose-Anne'

A new form, selected for hardiness on the continent. A small tree and one of great presence and exotic appearance. The evergreen leaves are corrugated, thick textured and with pale brown tomentum beneath, rich glossy green above and reach up to 30cm long. Scented white flowers in clusters produced after hot summers.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eryngium yuccifolium 'Kershaw Blue'

A form of this Eastern North American species found by Tony Avent in S. Carolina. The 5cm wide spine edged foliage is an exceptional powder blue, a joy in itself. Branched umbels of thimble-like cream flower heads to 1.3m in summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Erythrina crista-galli

Spectacular when in flower, indeed enough to bowl you over from 100 paces. Huge long heads of very big, intense crimson, waxy pea flowers borne in summer from coral buds, all atop prickly herbaceous stems with impressive trifoliolate leaves. Naturally a small tree in its native Brazil, but in this country cut back to a stump each winter. Warm wall and winter mulch please.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Escallonia bifida

One of the finest shrubs for late summer and autumn flower, this makes a dense large shrub with glossy dark-green foliage. Large panicles of pure white flowers cover the foliage late in the season. Requires the shelter of a wall away from mild areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eucalyptus gregsoniana

The Wolgan Snow Gum is one of the most attractive of hardy gums. A hardy large shrub rather than a tree, with red newer stems contrasting beautifully with the masses of white flowers, grey-green narrow leaves and branches with grey and white flaking bark. An obscure relative of E. pauciflora, this deserves wider planting. Sun, drought tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eucalyptus nicholii

One of the most attractive Eucalyptus growable in the UK, this species is generally hardy over a wide area of the UK. Very narrow blue-green leaves, especially when young when they also have a purple bloom, giving a soft, fluffy effect and are highly scented of peppermint. Makes a fast growing medium sized tree here, suitable for most soil types, barring thin chalk.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. debeuzevillei

'Jounama Snow Gum'. The hardiest of all Eucalypts, and very attractive with it, making a small tree with a low spreading crown, silvery white new shoots and thick leathery grey-green leaves like a spear head. The bark on older trees develops into a mottled mixture of cream, grey, silvery-grey and brown. Untouched by the coldest winters in the UK.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila

'Snow Gum'. One of the most beautiful and certainly one of the hardiest of all Eucalypts, suffering little or no damage even in our very coldest winters. A small tree with highly ornamental smooth patchwork peeling bark in green, grey-green and cream. Leathery blue-green small leaves on white shoots. Slower growing than many, but still gets on with it.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eucomis zambesiaca (new)

A lower growing white flowered species of Pineapple lily from the highlands of Malawi. 30cm tall. Sun and ordinary soil, not too bone-dry in the growing season.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eucryphia 'Miniature'

This was received as 'E. glutinosa miniature' but doesn't resemble that species at all (it's evergreen for a start), more a hybrid, with slim foliage more akin to E. lucida, but miniature it is, and newish it is. This is a slow growing, low, mound forming plant with beautifully formed cup shaped white flowers in late summer. For neutral to acid soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eucryphia lucida 'Ballerina'

A pink selection of the species found by Ken Gillanders in the forests of NW Tasmania in 1991. As usual, this makes a large evergreen shrub, or even a small tree given many years, with slim, elegant foliage, glaucous beneath. Masses of fragrant round, saucer-like flowers, pale pink with a boss of stamens crimson at their base, in July. Neutral/Acid soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eucryphia lucida 'Chaplin's Variety'

A selected form from Marwood Hill, Devon, of this large, dense, evergreen shrub or small tree with larger and more densely set flowers. Covered in Jun/Jul with fragrant, white, pendulous, round, flowers over dainty narrow foliage, glaucous beneath. Enjoys reasonable shelter and neutral/acid soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eucryphia lucida 'Dumpling'

A brand new dwarf form of this lovely Tasmanian evergreen shrub. In this variety, selected by Sarah and Julian Sutton of Devon, the plant only reaches about 1m x 1m, considerably smaller than the norm and very suitable for smaller spaces. Flowers are typical, white and fragrant, produced freely in June and July. Neutral to acid soil please.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eucryphia moorei

From SE Australia comes this unusual member of the genus, making a small evergreen tree in the UK with particularly attractive foliage, having up to 13 slender leaflets of the same form as some members of the genus Sorbus. Masses of white flowers, similar to E. lucida, are produced in late summer. For the milder parts of our isles, on neutral to acid soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eucryphia x hillieri 'Winton'

An evergreen hybrid between E. lucida and E. moorei, raised by chance at Hillier Nurseries of Winchester and rarely offered for sale. Resembling E. lucida in flower with beautiful cup-shaped white flowers in late summer, though more like E. moorei in leaf with pinnate foliage composed of narrow leaflets, but fewer in number. For a sunny position.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eucryphia x intermedia 'Rostrevor'

A superb hybrid, between E. lucida and E. glutinosa, forming an upright, columnar, densely branched evergreen shrub or small tree for neutral to acid soil. The beautiful, fragrant white flowers are profusely borne in August and September and measure up to 5cm across. One of the gems of late summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eucryphia x nymansensis 'George Graham' (new)

Very similar to the well known 'Nymansay', but flowers two weeks later and has the same tolerance of alkaline soils. A very handsome dense, columnar, evergreen large shrub or small tree of rapid growth, wreathed in August and September with large round, white flowers. Best with some shelter from wind. A must for late summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eucryphia x nymansensis 'Nymansay'

A very handsome dense, columnar, evergreen large shrub or small tree of rapid growth, wreathed in August and September with large round, white flowers. Best with some shelter from wind. I know of a plant that has grown healthily near here in the Cotswolds for about 30 yrs on thin rocky, very alkaline soil. A must for late summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euonymus aff. myrianthus Slim leaf NJM 11.016

Found in Guizhou at about 2000m asl, this was a large evergreen shrub to about 3m high with very attractive slim, lanceolate, leathery foliage. Vivid-yellow fruits open to show orange-scarlet seeds. This should be perfectly hardy, especially with some shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'

A small, slow growing, deciduous 'Spindle' making a dense shrub, very tolerant of almost any soil. One of the finest shrubs for extremely intense and reliable crimson-pink autumn colour. Branchlets can develop interesting corky wings, and reddish-purple fruit with orange berries are sometimes borne, though are lost in the amazing foliage colour.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euonymus alatus 'Rudy Haag' (new)

A particularly dwarf form of the species, forming flattened domes of dense foliage, turning to brilliant and intense crimson-pink in autumn. A slow growing Spindle, tolerant of almost any soil and one of the finest shrubs for extremely intense and reliable autumn colour. Branchlets can develop corky wings, and reddish-purple fruit with orange berries sometimes borne.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euonymus cornutus ex Hird 103

A recent collection from W China with exceptionally attractive very narrow foliage and fascinatingly beautiful, if subtle, soft-red translucent flowers. In this rarer form the fruit have 4 projecting horns, not 5, and the scarlet seeds dangling out on tiny threads as usual. A small hardy shrub reaching about 1.5m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euonymus fortunei var. minimus

A unique form of the species with tiny evergreen leaves, which, if planted in open ground, will climb/support its own short stems to make peaky mounds. If you plant a drift you end up with a surreal scene reminiscent of Karst limestone landscapes of SE Asia, or even a choppy sea!! Bizarre and fabulous when grown in this way. Bone hardy and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euonymus phellomanus

A superb Chinese 'Spindle Tree', making a hardy large shrub with exceptional and striking corky, winged shoots. A profusion of 4-lobed pink fruits with red seeds borne in autumn and, in a good year, excellent autumn colour. Easy on virtually any soil, even poor chalk.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euonymus semenowii (new)

From western Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, this is a very rare plant in cultivation, yet highly attractive and extremely hardy. A large deciduous shrub bearing handsome narrow lanceolate foliage with a pale midrib. Red flowers in May-June are followed by four-lobed pink fruit, bearing orange seeds.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euonymus sp. from Burma 1

A species from NW Kachin, Burma, making a medium sized evergreen shrub to about 2m, with fairly large oblong-elliptic foliage and pale pink fruit with four very conspicuous and rather long horns, like E. cornutus, opening to show orange seeds. Hardiness untested.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euonymus sp. from Burma 2 (new)

A high altitude deciduous species from NW Kachin, Burma, with red tinted capsules. Makes a medium sized shrub. Hardiness untested.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euonymus sp. from Burma 3 (new)

An evergreen species from NW Kachin, Burma with conspicuous dark red flowers seen as the pale pink fruit ripened . Makes a medium sized shrub to about 2.5m. Hardiness untested.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euonymus sp. NJM 10.106

We found this on the side of Fan Si Pan Mountain, N. Vietnam at approx 1900m, where it formed evergreen shrubs to about 2m high bearing elegant foliage with a drip tip and generally four angled pink fruit, opening to show orange seeds in autumn. Growing in shady forest in nature, try this in a sheltered place - against a wall or between evergreen shrubs etc..

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euonymus tingens ex LS&H 17559

An evergreen large shrub bearing mid sized elliptic dark green foliage. Conspicuously purple-veined creamy-white flowers in May and June are followed by pink fruits splitting to reveal scarlet-coated seeds in late autumn. Proven hardy in the south of the UK at least, even through very testing winters.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euonymus verrucosus NJM 13.024 (new)

Found in the Azerbaijan Caucasus, this makes a medium sized deciduous shrub with good pink to red autumnal colour and pink fruit with dangling orange seeds. The branches are densely warty. Very hardy and easy in most sites and soils in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe' (new)

A compact growing Joe Pye Weed, native to Eastern N. America, reaching to just 1.2m tall. Sturdy stems are topped by large domed heads of lavender pink flowers from slightly darker buds from July to October. A butterfly magnet. For good soil, not too bone dry, in sun or semi-shade. Very good in moister soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euphorbia sp. from Armenia (new)

A highly attractive unidentified herbaceous species found in Armenia, making a rounded bushy plant to about 1m tall, composed of many red stems clothed with slim blue-grey foliage. Bright yellow flowers in summer. This inhabited hot, summer-dry sites and will be drought tolerant and hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euphorbia stygiana

The true Azorean species with impressive rosettes of thick, leathery, rich green foliage at the ends of low, serpentine, green stems. Yellowy-brown clusters of slightly honey-scented flowers are seen in May/June. A few specialist nurseries incorrectly sell the hybrid E. x pasteurii under this name, though the two aren't that similar. Hardier than E. mellifera.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euphorbia stygiana

The true Azorean species with impressive rosettes of thick, leathery, rich green foliage at the ends of low, serpentine, green stems. Yellowy-brown clusters of slightly honey-scented flowers are seen in May/June. A few specialist nurseries sell the hybrid E. x pasteurii as this species, though they aren't that similar. Hardier than E. mellifera. Best in sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euphorbia stygiana subsp. santamariae

An extremely endangered and very recently introduced rarity that is limited to about 50 individuals in the wild on one Azorean island. Rather different from the straight species, this wants to be a small tree, as it is in the wild, with strong apical dominance and very vigorous growth. Foliage is quite different too, less leathery with a faint bluish bloom.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euphorbia stygiana subsp. santamariae

An extremely endangered and very recently introduced rarity that is limited to about 50 individuals in the wild on one Azorean island. Rather different from the straight species, this wants to be a small tree, as it is in the wild, with strong apical dominance and very vigorous growth. Foliage is quite different too, less leathery with a faint bluish bloom.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euphorbia x pasteurii 'John Phillips'

A selected clone of this marvellous hybrid spurge, received from and named after a fine and generous plantsman from Wiltshire who was probably the first to grow it in the UK. Some E. x pasteurii can look very like E. mellifera, this does not, with big broad foliage and a very vigorous constitution. Honey scented flowers. Very tough but safest in a sheltered spot.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euphorbia x pasteurii 'John Phillips'

A new, robust clone of this marvellous hybrid spurge, received from and named after a fine and generous plantsman from Wiltshire who was probably the first to grow it in the UK. Some E. x pasteurii can look very like E. mellifera: this does not, with big broad foliage and a very vigorous constitution. Honey scented flowers. Very tough but safest in a sheltered spot.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euphorbia x pasteurii 'Phrampton Phatty'

Selected from my own garden, this forms a particularly wide spreading, dense, evergreen dome, wider than high, covering the ground efficiently. Classically large foliage, like a E. mellifera on steroids, and large mounds of honey scented yellow-brown flowers in spring. Expect height about 2m and spread 3m after just a few years.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euphorbia x pasteurii 'Phrampton Phatty'

A clone growing here in my garden, which has turned out to be quite distinct. It has formed a wide spreading, dense, evergreen dome, wider than high, covering the ground efficiently. E. mellifera gives it the dense uniform head of superb foliage and the other parent E. stygiana gives the broad spreading habit. Expect height about 1.5m and spread 2.5m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Euptelea polyandra

An obscure and subtly beautiful small tree from Japan with branches covered in red anthers (i.e. petal-less flowers) in spring, followed by elm-like seeds. Coarsely toothed, handsome, distinct foliage, heart shaped with a long drawn out tip, turns to shades of yellow and red in Autumn. Rarely encountered, but hardy elegant and tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Exbucklandia populnea (new)

A highly desired evergreen member of the Hamamelis family from the Sino-Himalaya, though very rarely available and difficult to propagate. A foliage plant par excellence with bold, very thick textured foliage and conspicuous and distinctive stipules up to 3cm long. Flowers are irrelevant. A strong growing upright small tree for mild areas, though has easily taken -10c.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fagus grandifolia subsp. mexicana

Extremely rare in cultivation, yet fully hardy, these plants of the Mexican Beech are propagated from a tree growing in Holland. Not only rare in cultivation, this is very rare in the wild state also, with only ten small populations known in the mountains of E Mexico. A large tree in the wild, the leathery leaves are attractive with a dentate margin and drawn out tip.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fagus longipetiolata

Virtually unknown in Western cultivation, this Chinese species is one of the most attractive beeches judging by plants I've seen in Guizhou, with ovate fairly taper-pointed leaves in comparison to our native. The leaves turn to very similar shades of russet and gold in autumn. The bark is a similar smooth cold grey. Expect a smaller, medium sized tree here.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fagus longipetiolata NJM 11.036

Virtually unknown in Western cultivation, this Chinese species is one of the most attractive beeches judging by plants I've seen in Guizhou, with ovate fairly taper-pointed leaves in comparison to our native. The leaves turn to very similar shades of russet and gold in autumn. The bark is a similar smooth cold grey. Expect a smaller, medium sized tree here.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fagus sp. from Guangxi

From Huaping, Guangxi, China, this could be one of a couple of species. Ovate, fairly taper pointed foliage persists much longer into winter than other beech, being green to at least Christmas. This should make a medium sized tree in the UK. The bark is a classic smooth cold grey.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fagus sp. from N. Vietnam (new)

From Northern Vietnam, this could be one of a couple of species. Ovate, fairly taper pointed foliage persists much longer into winter than other beech, being green to at least Christmas. This should make a medium sized tree in the UK. The bark is a classic smooth cold grey.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl' (new)

A relatively new form of the species raised in 2005, so this should not in theory flower and die till about 2105. The culms are heavily stained blackish-purple in both winter and summer; this should make a dense clump of upright slim culms to about 3m tall. Very hardy and easy in sun or shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fargesia nitida Jiuzhaigou 1

Collected 1986 from N Sichuan, China. Originally thought to be F. nitida, but now considered a different species by some. Erect growth to about 2.5m with new culms aging to a lovely deep red, and very pretty, tiny leaves arranged in small, downward pointing bunches. Very hardy and tightly clump forming. Enjoys shade though stands full sun too.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fargesia nitida Jiuzhaigou 2

Up to 4m high, this is one of the largest forms of this beautiful small leaved species. Similar to Jiuzhaigou 1 in many other respects, with slightly larger culms that are less tightly packed into the clump. Very hardy, non-running and unlikely to flower for a very long time. Originally thought to be F. nitida, but now considered a different species by some.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fargesia robusta

A superb, relatively recent introduction, which lives up to its name well. Red-tinted, hairy shoots are seen very early in spring, emerging from a tight, non-running base and growth is vertical and strong, with a dazzling display of bleached white culm sheaths all the way up the culms in midsummer. Foliage is deep glossy green, long and slim. Height 4 or 5m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fargesia rufa

Fairly new, this very beautiful clump forming species has great potential in small gardens, either in the ground or in a pot. Culm sheaths and branches tinted with rusty orange-red, and narrow, glossy, rich green foliage on thin, densely set culms all add up to a distinctive, refined look. Up to about 2m, though often a bit smaller, especially in a pot. V.V. nice.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fargesia scabrida

This is yet another fabulous species new to cultivation in the West. The colouring on the new shoots on this beauty is quite remarkable, with pale burnt-orange culm sheaths contrasting magnificently with the violet-blue fresh culms. Foliage is elegant glossy-green, long and slim. Non-running but very vigorously makes a clump about 3m high. Superb.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fascicularia bicolor subsp. canaliculata

A virtually completely hardy bromeliad, rarely affected by frost here and in cold areas merely needing a very sheltered site. Quite extraordinary in flower when the central leaves of the dark green rosettes of very thin, toothed foliage turn bright scarlet before the fat cluster of sky blue fleshy flowers open. Grow in well drained soil in sun or part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fatsia polycarpa Needham form

A superb relatively recent introduction and a vast improvement on F. japonica, with very deeply lobed and dissected, matt, slightly greyish green foliage. The white flowers that come in winter are similar, but open from milk-chocolate brown felt covered inflorescence stalks. A very handsome and striking, medium sized, hardy evergreen foliage plant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ferula communis subsp. glauca NJM 13.001

A greyer-green variant of this truly impressive giant perennial umbel from the Mediterranean with violet bloomed flower stems, forming big mounds of fine feathery grey-green foliage, and after a few years sending up a 3m stem topped with fat balls of yellow flowers. Full sun to slight shade. Summer dormant and fully hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ficus aff. oligodon NJM 13.084 (new)

A large leaved evergreen species from Manipur, NE India, the leaves approx. 20cm x 20cm and almost heart-shaped. Edible red-tinged large fruit. This is only worth trying outside in very mild areas of the British Isles, or used as a very bold conservatory plant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ficus aff. oligodon NJM 13.084 (new)

A collection from 1800m asl in Manipur, NE India, this is a tree for a very mild climate or one for a pot, overwintered in a conservatory. Splendid, handsome, very large ovate evergreen foliage with prominent impressed veins. Fruit are large dark-red, edible and sweet. Similar in many ways to F. auriculata, the Elephant Ear Fig.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ficus carica 'Cambridge Builder' (new)

Derived from said builder, this has particularly deeply lobed foliage. Striking, big, bold, very deeply lobed foliage, a joy in itself, with big juicy, sweet, purple-brown fruit in late summer. Very hardy, and perfect as a free standing specimen across much of the UK, but will fruit more prolifically against a wall, especially in poor soil, or with restricted roots.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ficus carica 'Sultane' (new)

Large pear-shaped dark blackish-purple fruit with particularly delicious red tinted flesh, this fig produces good crops outside, at least it does here in the Cotswolds. As ever, better crops will come from being planted against a warm sunny wall. Also known as 'Noire de Bellone'.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ficus johannis subsp. afghanistanica 'Silver Lyre'

A recent selection from Oregon of this very unusual hardy deciduous fig from the Near East. The heavily dissected silver-green foliage is particularly handsome and the small dark fruit are sweet and commonly consumed (in Iran at least). This should make a large shrub or small tree in cultivation, very drought tolerant and probably best with some heat from a wall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'

'Queen of the Prairie' is essentially a taller pink American alternative for our native meadowsweet with, under suitably moist conditions, erect stems up to 2.5m topped by fluffy heads of deep-pink flowers ageing paler from mid to late summer. The foliage is pinnate but with the terminal leaflet palmately lobed - quite handsome! Tolerant of most decent soils if never too dry and very happy in a bog.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Firmiana simplex

'Chinese Parasol Tree'. Thought to be tender, this fabulously tropical looking tree has grown outside at Kew for years, and in my garden it's BONE hardy - even thru Dec' 2010! Makes a medium sized deciduous tree with outsized maple-like leaves on very stout, green shoots: the bark staying green to the ground for years. Likes warmth in summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Foeniculum vulgare 'Giant Bronze'

A selected form from Piet Oudolf. This comes true from seed and produces plants of a very dark and dusky charcoal bronze. Typical yellow, flat umbels of flower on 1.8m stems. Easy and very hardy in most soils in sun. Very drought tolerant and edible.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fuchsia campos-portoi

A low, shrubby little plant with narrow foliage, from a small area of temperate Southern Brazil and rare in cultivation. Makes a small suckering shrub bearing lots of vibrant-pink and royal-purple flowers throughout summer. Apparently hardy to -10c and possibly lower.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fuchsia hatschbachii

Not only one of the hardiest of all Fuchsias, but one that has such a great name, that will no doubt inspire many a really poor joke about family cars. A very vigorous bushy species that can grow to 2m in one season after a hard prune, bearing willow-like foliage. Elegant, slim, 'fuchsia coloured' (funnily enough) flowers appear continuously in summer and autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fuchsia magellanica 'Lady Bacon'

This distinct form of the species has multicoloured but exceptionally elegant flowers. and narrow, small foliage. making a plant only about 1m high. The pendulous flowers are composed of an unusually long red-pink tube with slender white sepals splaying out around a violet corolla with long red tinted stamen below. Generally hardy in most areas if sited well.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fuchsia magellanica 'Logan Woods'

Found originally in the woods at Logan, SW Scotland, so not an altogether inappropriate name really. This is a distinct form of this generally rather hardy species with the flowers a typical pink, but with the colour gradually draining to white at the tips of the sepals. As normal, the exserted stamen protrude from the deep violet corolla.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Fuchsia regia subsp. serrae

A very unusual and newly available Fuchsia from the highlands of temperate SE Brazil. Splendid silvered foliage with red veins and petioles is rather different and attractive. The flowers are rather classic in being red-pink with purple innards. This is a potentially large plant that can climb up through other shrubs in a scandent way. Root hardy to below minus 10c.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Gamblea ciliata (new)

Found in E. Manipur, N.E. India, this rare member of the Aralia family forms a small to medium deciduous tree in the mountain forests of the Himalaya etc. Foliage is composed of three to five leaflets that turn to a bright yellow in autumn. Rounded clusters of white flower in summer, followed by black berries. Hardiness untested but should be quite tough.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Gaultheria sp. From N. Burma (new)

A medium sized evergreen shrub up to about 2m high, with mid-green leaves and fruit in a rather lovely shade of palest blue.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Genista aetnensis

The Mount Etna broom makes a very pretty small, light, airy tree with semi-weeping slender, green, leafless shoots, smothered in July and August with a multitude of small bright, golden-yellow, scented pea flowers. A beauty for a sunny well drained position. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Gentiana asclepiadea Dark blue form

The Willow Gentian. An easy herbaceous species for any reasonably good soil in semi-shade. Deep blue flowers in this form, produced all down the arching stems in late summer. The common name derives from the willowy foliage. Height about 50cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Geranium 'Sanne'

An excellent new cultivar forming a low wide dense mat of brown-purple flushed diminutive foliage, topped by a display of little white flowers from May to September. Height 20cm, spread > 60cm. Hardy and easy in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Geranium palmatum

A magnificent species forming mighty plants with impressively large vivid green, deeply dissected foliage. Huge heads of magenta-pink flowers in summer. Height to 120cm. Sun or part shade. Requires some protection in very cold areas, but generally pretty hardy. The giant Herb Robert to grow if you aren't mild enough for G. maderense.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Gillenia trifoliata

Pretty, star-like, white flowers from pink buds on stems to 1.2m in summer, over attractive foliage. Forms clumps in good soil. Not too dry and sunny, though not too shady.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold'

A fine cultivar of this most distinct and truly ancient Chinese tree, selected for its outstanding golden-yellow autumn colour and well branched upright habit, forming a full rounded crown. Very hardy and adaptable to most soils and sites, making a large tree over many decades.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ginkgo biloba 'Fairmount'

Selected in Philadelphia for its narrow upright columnar form, this slowly makes a medium to large tree with splendid golden yellow autumn colour. A male clone, this doesn't drop smelly fruit. For almost any soil or site, Ginkgos are very tough - they've had to be to survive the last 300 million years!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga'

An interesting and beautiful form of this most distinct and truly ancient Chinese tree. The leaves are drawn out, deeply divided and semi-pendulous and turn a good clear yellow in autumn. It is also smaller growing making a compact, upright tree for virtually any soil or site. Very hardy, tough and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ginkgo biloba 'Tubifolia'

A fairly dwarf form for many years, with the most unusual and ornamental foliage when young; the edges being rolled inward; imagine an ice-cream cornet without the ice-cream. As the tree gets older leaves become flatter and more laciniate (dissected) than the norm. Very good golden yellow autumn colour. Reaches only about 6m after many decades.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Gladiolus 'Dark Ruby'

A hybrid of the very hardy G. papilio. The hooded, nodding flowers are very dark red with darker interior markings and the foliage is glaucous. Flowering late summer at about 1m. Quite different from the usual top heavy gaudy things. Not too dry in the growing season please. A darker flowered seedling, very similar to 'Ruby'

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Gladiolus 'Ruby'

A hybrid of the very hardy G. papilio. The hooded, nodding flowers are rich red with darker interior markings and the foliage is glaucous. Flowering late summer at about 1m. Quite different from the usual top heavy gaudy things. Not too dry in the growing season please.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Gleditsia caspia NJM 13.019

This collection from Azerbaijan is one of the most spectacularly and formidably armed of hardy trees, the trunk of older trees being covered in branched woody spines up to 15cm long or more. A small hardy tree for any well drained soil with highly attractive bipinnate foliage. The insignificant flowers are followed by 20cm long pods which turn dark brown.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Globba radicalis PAB 10485

Dancing Ladies. An apparently fairly hardy ginger from NE India with a twice flowering habit. The first inflorescence arises before the foliage in early summer with the second flowering in late summer, then producing tuberlets. The inflorescences are bizarre and beautiful, not easily described here, composed of palest white-mauve flowers with yellow markings.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Grevillea alpina (new)

From high altitude in SE Australia, this compact, rounded small shrub produces a long season of bicoloured red and yellow flowers from spring over grey-green narrow foliage. Hardy through most winters these days if given adequate drainage. Height about 60cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Valley Queen'

A form selected for slightly larger flowers, more prolifically set. Comparatively large pink-red flowers emerge from rusty buds and hang in drooping racemes in summer or winter over a canopy of slightly shorter silvery-green lanceolate leaves. A medium sized evergreen shrub for well drained lime free soil. Proven hardy, even in the West Midlands!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Gunnera perpensa

Rare fairly hardy African species. Kidney shaped bristly grey-green leaves are bold, but are in no way huge. Compact, to 75cm tall, with 1m red tinged flower spikes. For moister soil, but not too terribly cold or wet. Easily mulched over in winter for extra hardiness. Grown very well for me in my frost pocket for a number of years..

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Gymnocladus chinensis

Very new into cultivation in the UK and a particularly interesting introduction. Closely related to the American G. dioicus, the Kentucky Coffee Tree, this has altogether more tropical looking foliage, resembling a species of Albizia. The bipinnate leaves flush purple and retain that colour on the leaflet reverse. Very hardy, this will enjoy warmth in summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Gymnocladus dioica

The 'Kentucky Coffee Tree' is only rarely seen in this country, which is a shame as the huge but very graceful, bi-pinnate leaves are quite a sight. Steadily makes a deciduous tree of small to medium size with foliage pink tinged in spring and turning a good yellow in autumn. Twigs conspicuously palest grey in winter. Very hardy though grows best in warm summer areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hakea lissosperma

A most unusual plant with a look like no other we can grow in the UK. A tall dense shrub or small tree with linear evergreen needle-like foliage looking more like a conifer, though actually a member of the Protea family from Tasmania and SE Australia. Clusters of attractive white flowers are produced in abundance during April and May. Not for very limy soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hakonechloa macra

Exceptionally handsome, rich green arching foliage forms rounded mounds 60cm high, composed of elegantly long-tapering blades. Sun or part shade, not too dry. A personal favourite.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hakonechloa macra 'Albovariegata'

Heavily striped white and green arching foliage forms rounded mounds 60cm high, composed of elegantly long-tapering blades. Sun or part shade, not too dry. Deciduous.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Low clumps of arching, brilliantly yellow-striped leaves. Deciduous. Height 30cm. Sun or part shade, not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Anne' (new)

An unusual clone, this cultivar from Holland has long bright yellow petals, seen on the bare branches in winter. A medium sized spreading shrub for any reasonable soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Aphrodite'

A very large flowered cultivar with slightly fragrant deep-orange flowers borne en-masse in late winter/early spring on spreading branches, considerably later than some clones. Autumn colour rich orange and red. For any reasonable soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise'

One of the very first clones of this hybrid Witch Hazel ever raised and still highly regarded. A vigorous cultivar making a large wide spreading bush, the branches profusely covered in bright yellow flowers towards the end of winter. Any reasonable soil. Award of Garden Merit.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Nina'

A Danish witch hazel selection with long, clear yellow petals to the flowers, seen in mid to late winter, on a vigorous rounded shrub to 4m tall and of a similar width. Autumn colour is a deep butter yellow.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Orange Peel'

A witch hazel with clear orange sweetly scented large flowers on a shrub to 3.5m high and round, though upright when young. The foliage is orbicular, turning yellow orange and red in autumn and the flowers, as is often the case, are produced in mid to late winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium 'Helen Dillon' (forrestii of hort.)

One of the hardiest gingers and a superb foliage plant, this is what goes around as H. forrestii in cultivation, but is definitely not that species. Exotic, orchid-like white flowers with orange stamen make up a loose inflorescence in late summer/autumn on very leafy pseudostems to 1.8m. Rich soil in sun or part shade. Bone hardy here, even without mulch through 2010!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium aff. stenopetalum RF 148 (new)

A collection from Arunachal Pradesh, farthest NE India, of a ginger lily with the most magnificent foliage. Very large and long exotic looking leaves are topped by large heads of pure white spidery flowers in late summer. This flowers easily for me if overwintered under glass and summered outside after the last frosts, though it also seems fairly hardy in the garden so far.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium coccineum 'Hungphung Stripe'

From Manipur, NE India, this new form has striking leaves up to 60cm long with a pale white green stripe along the midrib, held in a particularly distichous 'ladder fashion'; at right angles up the pseudostems. Makes plants to about 2m high. So new it has yet to flower here.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium coccineum 'Shillong Ghost'

Recently found on Shillong Peak, N.E. India, this hardy and reliable ginger lily produces large spikes of vivid red-orange flowers over blue-green foliage in late summer. This flowers outside even in very cool, dull summers. Height 1.5m

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium coccineum from Burma (new)

From Northern Kachin State, Burma, this form of the variable H. coccineum has light-orange flowers in dense heads. Bold ladder-like foliage with a paler mid-rib. Try it outside with a good winter mulch.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium densiflorum 'Assam Orange'

This is one of the hardiest of all ginger lilies. Dense spikes of small burnt orange flowers on leafy stems to about 1.2m in late summer. Sun or part shade in a sheltered position, mulch in winter. Originally discovered by Frank Kingdon Ward in 1938. Mulch over in winter if you're worried about cold.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium densiflorum 'Sorung'

A very distinct form of the species, found by the late great Edward Needham in Nepal. Larger than usual flowers, in the style of the cultivar 'Stephen', are a most unusual pale pinkish-orange. Tough, hardy and easy in the garden.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium densiflorum 'Stephen'

A tough Ginger lily suited to outdoor culture. Exotic foliage and dense spikes of soft yellow, delicately scented flowers, with contrasting deep-orange anthers, in late summer atop 1.2m stems. Sun or part shade. Flower spike larger than most other forms of H. densiflorum. Tough, hardy and easy in the garden.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium densiflorum MW ex Salween

A distinct Michael Wickendon collection from the Salween Valley in NW Yunnan. A very hardy ginger lily for permanent garden planting, showing lush foliage to about 1m and slim dense spikes of soft pinkish-orange flowers in late summer/autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium gardnerianum NJM 13.079 (new)

A collection from Manipur with the pseudostems and leaf reverse more heavily covered with white farina. Flowers as yet unseen, though will of course be spectacular. Pseudostems to about 1.5m tall, with glossy evergreen foliage if kept potted under cover for winter, though hardy and deciduous outside, especially if mulched.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium greenei

One of the finest Ginger lilies for foliage. 1.2m stems are maroon tinted, with leaves green above and a sumptuous deep maroon on the reverse. Shortish heads of fairly large and flamboyant flowers are seen late in the season and for this reason it's best to keep it as a pot plant, though it's really rather hardy in the ground if mulched over for winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium sp. 'Khang Khui Tall Boy' (new)

Found in the wilds of Eastern Manipur at 1600m asl, at the epicentre of Hedychium diversity, this has pseudo-stems to 2.5m tall. Unseen in flower as yet.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium sp. 'Ziyadum' (new)

From Northern Burma. Species unknown and unflowered as yet. Fairly broad foliage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium sp. (yunnanense?) PAB 7361

A highly attractive relatively recent introduction with cream flowers and long extended orange stamen radiating fully around the inflorescence, on leafy stems to 75cm. The flowers are borne extremely early for an Hedychium, in July outside here. This should be fully hardy in the ground, but also an excellent pot plant. Rich soil in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium spicatum 'Singalila' (new)

A superlative and very floriferous selection from Eastern Nepal of one of the hardiest and most reliable of all Ginger lilies. Exotic foliage shows red tinted undersides, on stems to approx. 1.2m, topped by large heads of fairly fragrant, rather lax white flowers with orange markings in late summer. The attractive bright red seeds cling to orange seed capsules. Very hardy in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium spicatum 'Troglodyte'

An exceptionally brightly coloured form with large individual flowers, found in Manipur. One of the hardiest and most reliable of all Ginger lilies in the garden, forming a mass of exotic foliage on stems to only 1m or less, topped by fairly fragrant diffuse white flowers with orange and yellow bits in late summer. The attractive bright red seeds cling to orange seed capsules. Good soil in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium spicatum - from Tibet

A recent wild find of one of the hardiest and most reliable of all Ginger lilies, In this distinct form the flowers are in a dense head and are slightly yellow tinted at maturity in late summer. Attractive bright red seeds cling to orange seed capsules. Grow in rich soil in a warm sheltered site in sun or semi-shade. Height 1m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium villosum var. tenuiflorum

A collection from the far north of its range in Arunachal Pradesh, NE India, this is one of the very finest of Ginger lilies, being short, highly floriferous, flowering fairly early in the ginger season and with deep green glossy foliage and dark-red tinted pseudostems. The flowers are a mix of white spidery petals that age primrose yellow and deep-red long extended stamen, all from red tinted bracts.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium wardii

A relatively new introduction from NW Yunnan, China which has settled in very well to cultivation. Most distinct from others in cultivation, this species produces 15cm tall cone-like inflorescences from August onward, from which emerge clusters of large scented, clear yellow, butterfly-like flowers with very short filaments. Trials proved this rather hardy through winter 2010.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium x moorei 'Tara'

A very fine Ginger Lily selected by Tony Schilling, suited to outdoor cultivation. Large, exotic, bright orange flower spikes in late summer, over typically lush, glaucous-green foliage. To 1.5m high. Sun or part shade in rich soil. This has been utterly hardy with me for years, without a winter mulch, even through Nov/Dec 2010!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hedychium yunnanense

One of the hardiest, this species is closely related to H. spicatum. A compact plant reaching 80cm with broad foliage to 10cm wide, and spidery white flowers in summer with long, exserted orange-red stamen: earlier in the season than most. The true species and a tough garden plant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Heimia salicifolia (new)

A rarely grown and relatively unknown, but hardy and attractive narrow-leaved small shrub ranging from the Southern USA to South America. Small rounded yellow flowers are produced from July to September. Up to 1.2m tall for sun or semi-shade. Leaves contain psychoactive alkaloids and have been used for shamanic purposes for aeons.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Helenium 'Baudirektor Linne' (new)

Masses of flat fat-petalled daisies in a mix of scarlet and orange in summer/autumn. Makes a tidy clump to 1.1m high. Sun or part shade. Good with grasses.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Helenium 'Sahin's Early Flowerer'

Masses of daisies, rich yellow streaked red or mainly red with a little yellow, finally burnt orange. Summer-autumn. 1m. Sun or pt shade. Good with grasses.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Helenium 'Vivace' (new)

A relatively short clone to about 80cm, the rich-red flowers in late summer have large brown central cones. Easy in sun or part shade. Good with grasses.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Helenium 'Waldhorn' (new)

A particularly deep red variety with flowers in August and Sept on stems up to 1.2m tall. Easy in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Helianthus 'Bitter Chocolate'

Similar to H. salicifolius but with broader foliage and stems to only 2m, topped with clusters of larger, bright yellow, very dark centred, deliciously scented starry flowers earlier in the season in Aug-Sept. A hardy and easy clumper.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Helianthus salicifolius

The Afghan Hound of the plant world and grown mainly for its truly marvellous stems, with incredibly elegant hanging curtains of long very narrow green foliage. Reaching 2.5m tall and ending in clusters of bright yellow, very dark centred and deliciously scented starry flowers in October. Stems are apt to relax somewhat half way through the season. Hardy and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Saphirsprudel'

One of the finest of all blue grasses. A clump-forming species with intense blue-grey leaves. Oat-like flower heads on stems to 1m turn straw-coloured in summer. A Mediterranean grass, this enjoys sun and drainage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Helleborus x hybridus Slatey shades

Lenten Rose. One of the most appealing colour forms with slatey-grey-purple flowers in early spring. Height to 60cm. Partial shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Helwingia chinensis - Narrow leaf form

One of only 3 members of the Helwingiaceae, this Chinese species is rather similar to H. himalaica. Forming a vigorous evergreen shrub to about 2m or more with rather attractive, glossy, willow like foliage, emerging coppery-red and edged with small teeth. Green purple flowers open in the centre of the leaf (!) in summer, followed by black fruit. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Helwingia japonica - broad leaved form

A small obscure deciduous hardy shrub with a wide distribution in Asia. This is a broad leaved form with ovate leaves; the veins conspicuously impressed on the upper surface. Little umbels of green flowers are, most bizarrely, borne in the centre of the leaf, followed by small black fruit on females. Reaches approx 1m or more high. For sun or shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Heptacodium miconioides

The 'Seven Son Flower of Zhejiang'. Only introduced from China in 1981 this vigorous, easy, very hardy and attractive large shrub has proved its worth. The foliage has 3 prominent veins and each leaf curls under the branch creating a tube effect. Clusters of scented white starry flowers are borne in late summer, the calyx turning red if it's warm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Heuchera americana 'Harry Hay'

Scarce, super-vigorous variety with large foliage expanding dark red then turning greener above with red beneath. Very bold clumps of foliage and flower stems to a whopping 1m with cream flowers in early summer. Sun or part shade. This is from the late legendary plantsman himself. Not your average Heuchera. Even I like it.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Heuchera villosa (new)

An exceptional species and especially nice in its wild green leaved form, this has broad maple-like foliage and very handsome vertical spire-like inflorescences of creamy-white flowers hovering above the leaves in mid to late summer. Very hardy and easy in a little shade or sun, not too overly bone dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hibiscus sino-syriacus 'Lilac Queen'

Deserving of far wider planting, this is closely related to the common hardy Hibiscus but far superior with much larger sage-green foliage, more vigorous growth and, in this form, beautiful lilac flushed flowers with garnet-red bases. These are also larger than H. syriacus, and with thicker petals. Easy in a sunny position in well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hibiscus sinosyriacus 'Ruby Glow'

A very rarely seen relative of the hardy Hibiscus. This species is from China and has much wider sage-green leaves on a more vigorous, spreading bush, with flowers of a more substantial nature. In this form the white petals have a red base. Full sun in any reasonable soil. This is virtually unknown and should, along with the other clones, be more widely planted.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hippophae rhamnoides subsp. sinensis LSE 15724

Very different from the straight species, this rarity from China forms a round headed small tree with a thick trunk and semi-weeping, arching branches. The slightly broader foliage is green above and grey beneath. Very tough and easy, eventually reaching up to about 8m tall with a trunk up to 60cm thick.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hippophae rhamnoides tall form

Derived from plants originally collected in Turkey which have a distinctly tall upright growth habit, but with pendent outer branches, reaching potentially 10m tall. Otherwise, sharing all the same characteristics of the species, being very hardy, very drought tolerant, with very narrow silver leaves and spiny stems. Suckers from the roots need to be removed or enjoyed.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Histiopteris incisa (new)

Found from temperate southern hemisphere to the tropics, this spreading fern bears distinctive, tri-pinnately divided pale glaucous green fronds from 60 to 120cm tall. Hardy across most of the UK, especially if mulched.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hoheria 'Ace of Spades'

A new British cultivar, possibly H. angustifolia x H. lyallii, selected for its triangular deeply lobed leaves and masses of rounded white flowers in July. A strong growing, tall, deciduous shrub or small tree eventually. Easy, even on thin dry soils, and best in full sun. No Hoheria is anything but a fine addition to any garden.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hoheria 'Borde Hill' (new)

Highly confused in the trade due to plants being raised from seed, this is the true form, renowned for its distinctive very slim columnar growth form. Considered a hybrid of H. sexstylosa and H. angustifolia. As ever, frothing masses of white star-like flowers in July/August and great vigour. Makes an evergreen columnar shrub or small tree to about 6m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hoheria 'Glory of Amlwch'

A magnificent large, semi-evergreen shrub absolutely smothered in scented white, cherry-blossom like flowers crowded on the branches in late July, early Aug, an otherwise fairly dull time in the garden. Enjoys sun and a little shelter in cold areas. In my experience very good in poor limy soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hoheria angustifolia

From New Zealand comes this, the smallest leaved member of Hoheria. Makes a tall slim evergreen shrub or small tree with diminutive leaves and masses of starry little white flowers in July/August. Easy in most soils, even very thin ones, and very vigorous too. This is usually a tangle of wiry stems in its early years but then matures and grows up, as it were.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hoheria x lanceolata Clone 1

H. angustifolia x sexstylosa. A superb, vigorous, upright, perfectly hardy, evergreen large shrub or small tree. The dark green foliage is slim, willowy and lightly lobed on slightly pendulous outer branches, smothered in early August with clouds of fragrant, starry white flowers. This plant has grown into a very handsome specimen with me on poor limestone soil. A favourite.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Holboellia brachyandra (new)

One of the most exciting new climbers in years, this is the largest flowered species in this most attractive genus. Clusters of up to nine white to palest pink exceptionally large scented flowers, up to 2.5cm long on equally long contrasting red-purple stalks, are borne in late spring. Evergreen foliage is trifoliolate, with three leaflets per leaf. Up to 5m high.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Holboellia coriacea

Handsome and vigorous, this twining evergreen climber from the Himalaya bears compound palmate leaves with up to 7 leaflets with distinct stalks, and deliciously fragrant flowers in March, the males being purplish, the females greenish-white. Best on a warm wall where the sausage shaped, fleshy, purple, edible fruit can form if flowers are hand pollinated.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Holboellia latifolia

Handsome and vigorous, this twining evergreen climber from the Himalaya bears compound palmate leaves with up to 7 leaflets with distinct stalks, and deliciously fragrant flowers in March; males purplish, the females greenish-white. For a warm wall where the sausage shaped, fleshy, purple, edible fruit can form.. V. similar to H. coriacea.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Holboellia latifolia from Manipur (new)

Handsome and vigorous, this twining Himalayan evergreen climber bears compound palmate leaves with up to 7 leaflets with distinct stalks. Deliciously fragrant flowers in March; males purplish, the females greenish-white. For a warm wall where the sausage shaped, fleshy, purple, edible fruit can form.. V. similar to H. coriacea. This collection from an obscure area.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Holboellia latifolia var. angustifolia

A fine and distinct form of this twining evergreen climber from the Himalaya with up to seven very narrow leaflets up to 15cm long and 2cm wide. Fragrant bronzy-pink flowers with recurved sepals in March; males greenish-yellow in the throat. For a wall, fence or tree, where the sausage shaped, fleshy, purplish, edible fruit can form if pollinated by another clone.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hordeum jubatum

The Foxtail Barley from North America is an often short lived perennial of great beauty in flower. Growing to 75cm tall, but often shorter, the diffuse, long-awned, translucent, pink-suffused inflorescences are seen in June/July. For a sunny site, this can self-sow freely. Lucky you.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hovenia dulcis NJM 11.003

The Japanese Raisin Tree is actually native to China and the Himalaya, but cultivated elsewhere for the edible branches of the inflorescences. Yes indeed, it's not the fruit you want to eat with this one, but the fleshy reddish twigs they perch on! We found this growing in a village in Guizhou, China where it made a small to medium sized deciduous hardy tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea 'Dharuma'

Thought to be a hybrid between H. paniculata and H. heteromalla, this is apparent in the flower heads which visually sit between the two, being broad relatively flattened complex inflorescences with white ray flowers liberally interspersed between the fertile florets; the whole soon turning pink. A rounded fairly small plant to only 1.5m tall. Tough and tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea 'Early Sensation' (new)

An early flowering form with deep-red stems which looks to be a hybrid between H. paniculata and H. heteromalla. Short, flattened, conical flower heads turn from white to rich pink in summer. The sterile and fertile florets are equally dispersed on the profuse inflorescences. A large shrub, though can be pruned hard for a smaller effect. Easy and hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea 'Garden House Glory'

A new hybrid, first released here. A cross between H. macrophylla and H. serrata, this makes a small shrub to about 1.3m, wider than tall. Foliage emerges red tinted and gives excellent autumn colour. The flowers are a glowing red and of lacecap form. Happy in sun or semi-shade and very hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea 'Glyn Church'

A fine new form, making a small to medium sized shrub bearing mopheads composed of large white florets with frilly edges, which turn progressively more red stained as the season progresses.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea 'Mirai'

Although appearing to be an H. macrophylla, this is actually a hybrid with H. serrata. Makes a low bushy plant to about 1m high, bearing densely packed mopheads composed of white florets with conspicuous red margins. Foliage emerges heavily stained claret-red. Even attractive in bud. The H. serrata parent is 'Kiyosumi'. Enjoys a half shaded position.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea 'Preziosa'

A compact and rounded bush of small to medium size with small mopheads in a lovely shade of red, even on acid soils. Immature sepals are cream with pink edges and mature to bright red. Excellent, distinct and suited to both ground or container cultivation.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea 'Sandra'

Foliage emerges with deep red tints and the outer florets of the otherwise white lacecap flowers are rimmed with red. Makes a rounded shrub to about 1.5m. Although listed as a H. macrophylla, this obviously has some H. serrata 'Kiyosumi' blood.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea angustipetala

A distinct, rarely seen or grown species from the Far East, making a deciduous shrub to 1.5m tall with very slim, willow-like, dark-green, toothed leaves, and lacecaps with white outer florets surrounding soft yellow fertile florets, the outer florets turning yellower as they age. For a semi-shaded position in any fairly reasonable soil; best with a humusy mulch.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea angustipetala 'Golden Crane'

A selected form of this distinct species from the Far East, making a deciduous shrub 1 to 1.5m tall with very slim, willow-like, dark-green, toothed leaves. Fragrant lacecaps with white outer florets surrounding soft yellow fertile florets, the outer florets turning yellower as they age, from spring onwards. For a semi-shaded position in any fairly reasonable soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea angustipetala f. macrosepala

A distinct, rarely seen or grown species from the Far East, making a deciduous shrub to 1.5m tall with very slim, willow-like, dark-green, toothed leaves. In this form lacecaps with fewer, particularly large, white, frilly edged outer florets surround soft yellow fertile florets. For a semi-shaded position in any fairly reasonable soil; best with a humusy mulch.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Similar to H. arborescens 'Grandiflora', differing in the slightly smaller florets making up the bigger globular heads of creamy-white flowers, borne from July to September. Prune hard in spring for gigantic heads of flower. A very hardy deciduous shrub reaching about 1.5m, for any reasonable soil in sun or semi-shade. Drought tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea arborescens subsp. radiata 'Samantha'

A new form, combining bright white undersides to the leaves, typical of the subspecies radiata, with fully sterile cream-white flower heads, like subspecies discolor 'Sterilis'. The inflorescences are smaller than 'Annabelle' and so avoid the flopping sometimes associated with that cultivar. A hardy, tough, medium sized deciduous shrub for sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera 'Bellevue'

A magnificent new, triploid, giant, French form, from the garden of the same name. A cross between subsp. sargentiana and 'Macrophylla', this looks like the former, but with the intensity of flower colour of the latter and with bigger inflorescences than either. This enjoys a little shade, where it will reach up to a magnificent 4m in ideal conditions. Awesome.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera 'Elegant Sound Pavilion' (new)

Newly available, this is a most unusual mop-head form of the species found by Dan Hinkley on Emei Shan, Sichuan, China and named for the Buddhist temple near where it was discovered. The flower heads emerge in late summer with chartreuse (green) tones, turning to creamy-white and then going over to lime-green. Hardy, but perhaps not as a baby.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera 'Farrell' (new)

A very distinct cultivar, making a smaller shrub to about 1.8m and one of the earliest clones to flower, in early July with me. Masses of lacecaps in lilac pink surrounded by palest pink outer florets. Rarely encountered though fully hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera 'Koki'

A splendid new intro from Japan, with deep purple-red new foliage, expanding to a deep dusky purple-red-green above and red below. Leaves are fairly broad. Large lacecaps of purplish-pink fertile flowers surrounded by pale-pink ray florets. Proven hardy in Europe, with a slightly deeper colour in leaf than 'Gongshan'.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera 'Macrophylla'

One of the most magnificent Hydrangeas, becoming quite a large shrub over time with large roughly hairy leaves and huge domed lacecap heads of porcelain blue flowers surrounded by a ring of pure white sterile florets in July. This colour will not be affected by soil alkalinity. To about 2m x 2m with me in 10 yrs. Absolutely gorgeous.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera 'Mauvette'

A very attractive compact form still not commonly seen, making a medium sized spreading shrub covered in lacecap heads of uniform mauvey-lilac in July. A soft and more subtle effect than other forms. Leaves fairly large and rough to the touch. Flower colour stays constant on all soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera 'Peter Chappell'

A very rare pure white compact form, named after that bloke from Hampshire. Lovely wide lacecaps in summer on a medium sized deciduous shrub, with large-ish hairy leaves. Any reasonable soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera 'Sam Macdonald'

A selection of villosa with lacecaps of lilac-blue with a certain wash of pink tinge and the usual softly hairy leaves. Will make a medium sized deciduous shrub. Flower colour will stay the same on acid or alkaline soils. Any reasonable soil, but at its best with a semi-shaded or reasonably sheltered site. Hardy, superb.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera 'Titania' (new)

A unique and extremely exciting form of the species, found in the wild in China. The foliage is large, heart-shaped, dark-green and with blood-red veins, midribs and petioles, to 32 x 22cm. The large lacecap flowers have lilac fertile flowers surrounded by huge white outer florets up to 8cm across and with deeply serrated margins. This seems to be best suited to milder gardens.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii group

A very lovely form of the species from the mountain forests of Taiwan. Broad bold softly hairy leaves with purple-pink petioles and pale veins, topped by large flattened multi-tiered lacecap heads of deep violet, with white sterile florets, borne late during autumn. Flower colour is always the same. Makes a large spreading deciduous shrub enjoying semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera Kawakamii group x involucrata

This has H. involucrata influence in the flowers, but attains a larger size than that species and is slightly longer flowering. Raised in Devon by Mark Fillan it forms a medium sized shrub bearing handsome lacecap flowers in late summer. Sterile florets are pure white, surrounding lavender-pink fertile flowers, with the occasional sterile floret toward the centre.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera subsp. robusta KR 10735

A recent collection from Arunachal Pradesh, NE India, of this very rare subspecies with rather rounded foliage emerging pink-red flushed and with red tinted petioles, making a large shrub or even a small tree. Lilac lacecaps in summer on a large deciduous shrub, at its best in semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana 'La Fosse'

A distinct form of sargentiana from the French arboretum 'La Fosse', in the Loire Valley. The huge leaves are more rounded in form, with an even tougher texture. The overall shape of the plant is more bushy, reaching 2m high. The big blue and white lacecaps are seen, as usual, in July/August. For a bright but fairly wind sheltered site. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera subsp. strigosa

A seed collection gathered from Wolong, Sichuan by John Marston. A distinct and late flowering form of the species from Central and SW China etc, making a medium sized shrub with relatively narrow foliage and lilac and white lacecap flowers in late summer. Flower colour is not affected by soil type.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera subsp. strigosa 'Sapa'

Collected near Sapa, N. Vietnam, this is a relatively narrow leaved form of the species, the stems and leaves covered in fine and sparse strigose hairs and the lacecap flowers with lilac blue fertile flowers surrounded by white sterile florets. Makes a medium sized shrub, best with some shelter. The flowers remain the same colour on acid or alkaline soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera Villosa Group

One of the finest Hydrangeas, making a medium sized compact shrub to about 2m, with softly hairy leaves and stems. Large, lilac-blue lacecap flowers with paler sterile florets borne in July and August, whether on acid or alkaline soil and effective till Oct. Very hardy, but can lose the first flush of leaves to late frost, though the flowers are never affected by this.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea aspera Villosa Grp. 'Velvet and Lace' (new)

A fine old Hillier selection, making a medium sized compact shrub to about 2m, with softly hairy leaves and stems. Large, mauve-blue lacecap flowers with paler mauve-pink outer florets borne in July and August, whether on acid or alkaline soil and effective till Oct. Very hardy, but can lose the first flush of leaves to late frost, though the flowers are never affected by this.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea chinensis 'Big White'

A Maurice Foster selection of this otherwise neglected species, bearing a mass of large lacecaps of creamy small fertile flowers surrounded by large, serrated, pure white outer florets in summer. A medium sized hardy shrub to about 2m, best in semi-shade, not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea chinensis NJM 11.090

A collection from Guizhou, SW China, at 1600m asl. This was a rounded deciduous shrub to 2.5m tall, bearing lacecaps of creamy small fertile flowers surrounded by large, serrated, pure white outer florets in summer. Best in semi-shade, not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea heteromalla 'Nepal Beauty'

Raised from wild collected Nepalese seed, this form has large foliage with conspicuous red margins and petioles. Airy large white flat lacecap flowers from July to September. Makes a large, tough, deciduous shrub to about 2.5m in 10 years, suitable for sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea heteromalla f. xanthoneura NJM 11.009

A new collection of this mighty Hydrangea from Guizhou, China, Where it made a sizable shrub to at least 2.5m high on the exposed peak of Leigongshan. Big creamy lacecaps are seen by the dozen in summer over narrowly ovate foliage, pale beneath and with red petioles Hardy and tolerant of exposure and drought.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea heteromalla from Burma (new)

A collection from N. Burma at 3200m altitude, this form has large foliage with conspicuous red petioles. Airy large, white lacecap flowers from July to September. Makes a large, tough, deciduous shrub to about 2.5m in 10 years, suitable for sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea involucrata 'Mihara-kokonoe'

A new form from Japan, found on the island of Oshima. This has almost indescribable, highly complex, irregularly globose flower heads composed of fertile and sterile florets. It's mainly the sterile florets you see as they emerge on long stalks, stacking up, one after the other, opening white, then turning pale green. A vigorous plant, this can reach 1.8m. Spectacular!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea involucrata var. izuensis 'Oshima'

Collected on the Japanese island of the same name, this represents a large growing form of the species, potentially reaching 4m tall under ideal, i.e. humid and semi-shaded conditions. The foliage is slightly thicker and hairier and the lacecap heads of flower are produced late in the season in August and September, being lavender blue with white ray florets.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea longipes var. longipes NJM 11.084 (new)

A collection from Guizhou of this unusual species. Early to flower, in June, with lacecap flowers pale lilac, surrounded by white sterile florets. Related to H. aspera, this is most evident in the foliage being hairy and broadly ovate, though with exceptionally long leaf stalks and, as a bonus, flushed bronze when young. Any reasonable well drained humusy soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ayesha'

Totally distinct amongst the mophead Hydrangeas, very floriferous, with large, rather flattened, dense heads of thick textured, small, cup shaped florets looking a bit like Lilac flowers. They are pale pink or pale blue and slightly scented. Makes a medium sized shrub.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hopaline'

Flattened domes of many sterile florets start creamy pink or pale opal-blue, depending on soil, then turn to shades of green and red as the heads age. A compact shrub to about 1m, best out of midday sun to avoid flower scorch.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lanarth White'

A very highly regarded white lacecap of Cornish origin, bearing irregular heads of white sterile flowers with a central zone of blue or pink. A compact medium sized shrub, excellent in exposure to sun or sea.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Merveille Sanguine'

A stunning, distinct and much sought after cultivar. A mophead with intense, deep red florets turning a deliciously rich deep-maroon, or the most intense royal purple on very acid soils, over thick textured, deep-maroon tinged foliage, darkening as the season progresses. Best in sun, as long as it doesn't get excessively dry. Makes a medium sized bush.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nachtigall'

One of the famous Teller series from Switzerland, this has beautifully formed, bold lacecaps in a striking dark blue or violet, if grown on acid soil, red pink if not. The heads are typically very uniform, formed on stout branches on a plant to about 1.5m high.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Rotschwanz'

One of the Teller series, this is an exceptional, rare and highly desirable form, making a medium sized bush with lacecap flowers composed of large, deep red sterile florets with each section curled when mature so as to form a cross, surrounding pink fertile flowers. Leaves turn deep red in autumn. If soil is very acid lacecaps will be a deep, rich purple.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Soeur Thérèse'

A plant very similar to 'Madame Emile Mouillère', but with the florets even whiter, in a large, slightly laxer and slightly less congested mophead. Best with some light shade to avoid scorching the flowers. Makes a medium size shrub.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea macrophylla subsp. stylosa

Undeservedly very rarely encountered, this was found at 2400m, Nushan, W. Yunnan. A deciduous shrub to 1.5m in height with relatively small, slim foliage, covered in a mass of splendid, strikingly bi-coloured lacecaps in July; the central fertile flowers being a vibrant mid-blue, surrounded by frilly-edged, pure white ray florets. Pink and white in alkaline soil..

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea paniculata 'Dart's Little Dot'

A most dwarf form of the species, making a rounded little shrub to about 1m high. Open flower panicles, with an even distribution of sterile and fertile florets, start white and turn pink, being produced over a long period from July to late September. No need to prune this one.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu'

A medium to large shrub, upright in this form with unusually dark, glossy leaves. Conical heads of white flowers with sterile florets lightly dispersed, giving an airy appearance. Flowers, from July onwards, remain white throughout the season. Can be hard pruned in spring to produce strong stems with huge panicles of flower. Very tough and tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'

Huge sterile heads of flower like the old form 'Grandiflora' but the florets are a most lovely soft green-cream turning to creamy-white and then with pink tones as the season progresses. A well branched shrub to about 2.5m, or smaller if you prune hard in spring, whereby it will produce even bigger inflorescences. Easy, hardy, tough, flowering in late summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea paniculata 'Phantom'

This cultivar has the largest flowerheads of all the paniculatas. Starting creamy-white in late summer, the huge conical panicles, made up mainly of sterile florets, change to soft pink as the season progresses. Absolutely huge heads could be obtained by hard pruning in spring. Easy, hardy, tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond'

A spectacular form of this easy undemanding species in which the large flowerheads turn from white to rich pink from late summer. The sterile and fertile florets are equally dispersed on the profuse inflorescences, which can be very large on hard pruned specimens. Left to grow naturally, this will make a large shrub. Easy and hardy in most sites and soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique'

An aptly named form of this medium to large oriental shrub, with very large, somewhat rounded, conical flower heads, consisting of a great number of sterile florets, opening white in July and turning pinker as the season progresses. Very tough and tolerant, useful where other Hydrangeas won't grow. Hard prune in spring for huge flowers on strong shoots.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'

A relatively new form of the species, growing larger than the norm and with larger inflorescences. The typically deeply lobed leaves give superb autumn colour, and the very large conical panicles of white flowers, up to 35cm long, turn pink with age. Altogether a giant form it would seem. Easy and tough.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Applause' (new)

Similar to the excellent 'Snow Queen', this is a refined form of the species. The conical flower heads with extra sterile florets, pure white turning pink with age, and weighing the branches down with their substance. American Red Oak-like foliage turns to red-purple in autumn and falls late. Easy in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Burgundy'

This new form of the Oak leaved Hydrangea has been selected for its exceptional autumn colour, turning a deep, rich red and lasting well. Typical conical panicles of white flowers are large in this form turning pink as they age. An easy and hardy medium sized deciduous shrub.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Harmony'

In this form the flower heads are very large, up to 30cm across and made up of purely sterile florets each 2cm wide, a bit like a conical creamy-white mophead. These huge inflorescences weigh the branches down in late summer. Typical, bold, oak-like foliage, turning deep red in autumn. Hardy and easy, enjoying sun and any ordinary soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ice Crystal'

A new form of the Oak leaf hydrangea from the USA with attractive, more deeply lobed than typical foliage and a very long flowering period, from early summer to the first frosts. Flowers are white, of typical conical form. Makes a tough medium sized shrub up to about 1.8m, for sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee'

A dwarf, compact form of this excellent species, wider than tall, with mainly sterile, conical, creamy-white flower heads borne in late summer. Excellent red-purple autumn colour. Easy in most soils in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'

A refined form of the species, the conical flower heads with extra sterile florets lying flat against the head, pure white, turning cream to pink, and weighing the branches down with their substance. Lovely American Red Oak-like foliage turns to shades of red-purple in autumn and falls late. Hardy and tolerant in sun or semi-shade on acid or alkaline soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea seemannii

An evergreen climbing Hydrangea from Mexico with long glossy green leaves and complex heads of white fertile flowers surrounded by sterile florets, like a multi-storey lacecap, borne in summer. The flower buds are enclosed by conspicuous bracts. Climbs by aerial roots like the common climbing Hydrangea, grows well in shade but flowers best in sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea serrata 'Beni-Gaku'

Lacecap flowers with lilac-blue fertile centres (pink on alkaline soils) surrounded by initially white ray florets that spot and blotch with deep crimson and become ever redder as they age, especially if not over-shaded. An old Japanese cultivar reaching 1.3m tall, for semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea serrata 'Cap Sizun'

A new variety from Brittany, this has lacecap heads in clear light blue or pink, the sterile florets having particularly serrated edges. Foliage turns to rich maroon tones later in the season. For semi-shade. Fairly drought tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea serrata 'Fuji-no-taki'

A recently introduced Japanese form with pure white lacecaps, composed of a relatively inconspicuous central fertile zone, surrounded by full, double, sterile florets; the upper sepals much smaller than the lower, making little white posies. An elegant cultivar, reaching about 1m high, for semi-shade where it will be fairly drought tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea serrata 'Grayswood'

This very showy plant is large for a serrata reaching about 2m eventually. Flowering starts at the beginning of August and shows colour into October. Lacecap heads have fertile flowers in pink or blue, surrounded by a ring of white sterile florets that soon start to turn brilliant red from the tips, then reverse and turn rich crimson. Elegant, slim foliage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea serrata 'Hallasan'

Found in the Hallasan National Park, S. Korea by the de Belders, this is a relatively small form of the species, growing to about 80cm, though wider than high. A sister seedling to 'Spreading Beauty', this has lacecaps of mauvey-blue or pink and excellent autumn colour of orange and red. For semi-shade, where it will be fairly drought tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea serrata 'Kurenai'

An exquisite Japanese cultivar with perfectly formed lacecaps of well spaced sterile florets, with usually only three sepals each. These sterile florets start white and turn through pink-red to intense crimson, contrasting completely with the cream inner fertile florets. As if this wasn't good enough, the foliage gains maroon tinting as it matures. A shrub to 1m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea serrata 'Kuro-hime'

A free flowering small shrub bred by Yamamoto in Japan, this form has black upper stems and light green foliage. Lacecaps are mid sized, to about 10cm across, the outer sterile florets mauve blue or pink, depending on soil, surrounding fairly large violet or pink sterile florets. For semi-shade, where it will be fairly drought tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea serrata 'Niji'

A Japanese selection reaching about 1m high and at its best on slightly acid soil where the lacecap flowers will have a blue central fertile zone and the outer sterile florets will be blue in their centres, grading to pink around the edge of each sepal. On very acid soils the flowers become a pure light blue, and of course on alkaline they are light pink. For semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea serrata 'O-amacha'

An old Japanese form, grown around Buddhist temples and private gardens primarily for the foliage, which is used for tea. The flowers are lacecaps of blue or pink fertile florets, depending on your soil, surrounded by sterile florets which emerge white and speckle and stain ever more pink-red as they age. A small shrub to about 1.3m, for semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea serrata 'Odoriko amacha'

A fairly large form to about 1.5m. The lacecap flowers are on the larger side with a striking contrast between the central rich violet fertile florets and the outer pure white sterile florets. Flowers will be pink and white on alkaline soils. Best in semi-shade. Leaves large, so possibly a hybrid with H. macrophylla.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea serrata 'Santiago' (new)

A particularly good new form with very rich, vivid pink flowers, with the outer florets variably normal or semi-double, over the entire plant for a long season. Foliage soon takes on good maroon tints. A small rounded hardy deciduous shrub for acid or alkaline soils. In acid soils the flowers will turn deep blue.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea serrata 'Sekka'

A very unusual form. Relatively diffuse lacecap flowers can be a vivid blue on acid soils, but whether on acid or alkaline the florets will become ever more mottled with red as the season progresses. This applies to the foliage as well, which stains a rich maroon as it ages. A small shrub for semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrangea serrata 'Shojo'

A very free flowering vigorous Japanese cultivar with fairly large lacecaps in bright blue, mauve-blue or pink depending on soil and, as a bonus, the sterile florets have one sepal larger than the others; Yipee. The foliage tints well in good light, turning to red-purple shades and the whole plant reaches about 1.5m. For a semi-shaded position.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hydrophyllum virginianum (new)

A Boraginaceous woodland perennial from Eastern N. America, often forming carpets under trees. White flowers over the foliage in summer on stems usually about 40cm tall. For shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hylomecon japonica

A Far Eastern woodlander with clear yellow poppies over pretty light green compound foliage in early summer. Height 30cm. Partial shade, humus rich soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hypericum sp. nova 'Fancy Pants'

A exceptional new species, found on Fan Si Pan Mountain and due to receive a formal description soon. In the meantime we can enjoy it in our gardens as a first rate plant. Related to H. hookerianum with flowers orange-yellow in bud, opening a rich, egg-yolk yellow with a very cup shaped form. Broad leaves are heavily stained purple on the underside of new growth.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hypericum uralum NJM 10.097

A collection of this pretty, dainty flowered species from the Far north of Vietnam at 1900m asl. A hardy semi-evergreen small growing species with slim, small foliage and pretty, golden-yellow little flowers only 2.5cm across borne on arching shoots in Aug and Sept. reaching between 60cm and 1m high. For sun or semi-shade in most soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Hypolepis millefolium (new)

The Thousand Leaved Fern. Bright green very softly hairy fronds are very finely divided, making for a distinct look in gardens, and rise above a gently spreading rhizome. From sub-alpine areas in New Zealand this is hardy across the UK in neutral to acid soils and ferny conditions. Height 60cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Idesia polycarpa

A rarely encountered, but highly ornamental medium sized deciduous tree from the Orient. Spreading branches clothed in fine, large, red stalked, heart-shaped foliage, glaucous beneath, and dangling bunches of bright red pea-like fruit on females in autumn. Male flowers are pinky-brown in pendant racemes and sweetly scented. Suitable for any good soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ilex cyrtura - Female

A rarely encountered species from SW China and Upper Burma, suitable for the milder parts of the country, though a plant at the Hillier Gardens in Hampshire has survived for many years. Toothed, leathery leaves with a pronounced slender drip-tip adorn plants that can attain small tree proportions. Bright red fruits occur on females (like this).

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ilex cyrtura - Male

A rarely encountered species from SW China and Upper Burma, suitable for the milder parts of the country, though a plant at the Hillier Gardens in Hampshire has survived for many years. Toothed, leathery leaves with a pronounced slender drip-tip adorn plants that can attain small tree proportions.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ilex fargesii subsp. fargesii var. fargesii (new)

A particularly elegant species and a cut above the rest for foliage effect, forming a large shrub or small tree with slender, usually oblong leaves of up to 12.5cm. Fruit on females is small, bright red and produced in profusion down the stems. Perfectly hardy. Potentially reaching 6m at full maturity.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ilex perado subsp. platyphylla (female)

The Canary Island Holly is one of the most distinct and striking of all on account of its short stalked and really very broad, dark green, leathery foliage, sometimes up to 15cm long by 10cm wide. It is surprisingly hardy. passing without injury in most areas even through very cold winters. A small bushy tree. This is a female clone.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ilex rotunda

Originally collected on Cheju-Do Island, S. Korea, this makes a small evergreen tree with glossy, deep green, non-spiny foliage; in effect similar to Ligustrum japonicum. Clusters of small bright red berries are seen on females in autumn/winter. Best with some shelter in winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Illicium 'Woodland Ruby'

A cross between a white flowered form of I. floridanum and I. floridanum mexicanum, with larger flowers than either, in red-pink, borne in spring over evergreen leathery foliage. A medium sized shrub with all parts emitting a pleasing fragrance when crushed (well, I like it). Best in not over limy soil, a fairly sheltered spot and not too dry, in semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Illicium oligandrum

An obscure species of anise from SW China, where it forms evergreen forest trees to 12m. Here it will be much smaller, perhaps a tall shrub with time. Small pale yellow flowers are seen in summer. For a sheltered site. Full hardiness as yet unknown.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Illicium simonsii

A superb relatively new introduction from China, forming a dense upright, evergreen, pyramidal shrub 3 to 5m tall. with creamy-yellow flowers, each up to 3.5cm across, in early spring. Good in sun or semi-shade and perfectly hardy in cultivation since its introduction in the 90's. Arguably the finest of the genus in cultivation. Not for very limy soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Impatiens pritzelii 'Sichuan Gold' (new)

A Darrel Probst collection from China, this exceptionally hardy species is best suited to some shade and not too overly dry soil. The large flowers, see June to October are cream and soft yellow with darker orange-brown markings in the throat. Height 45cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Incarvillea olgae (new)

Penstemon-like pink trumpet flowers over a very long succession in summer and autumn, carried atop many upright slender stems to about 1m tall; the stems clothed in short pretty pinnate foliage composed of narrow, sometimes dissected leaflets. Extremely hardy and drought tolerant. A form of this long lived woody based perennial found in Tajikistan, C. Asia.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Indigofera himachalensis H&M 1818

A new species to cultivation in the UK from the Indian Himalaya, making a deciduous shrub up to 1.8m high, clothed in pretty pinnate foliage and bearing upright racemes of purple-pink pea flowers in summer. For a sunny site in well drained soil. Previously erroneously offered here as I. hancockii.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Indigofera howellii (syn. subverticillata)

A superb new species from China. Long racemes of vivid, warm-pink flowers project semi-horizontally from the typical attractive pinnate foliage over a long period in summer and autumn. Hardy in sun and well drained soil, being nipped back only lightly by the very coldest winters. Approx 2m high, though can be pruned to the ground each year if desired.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Indigofera kirilowii

An unusual small Chinese sub-shrub with beautiful pinnate foliage and comparatively large almond-pink pea flowers in dense racemes during early summer. Very hardy, this acts as a herbaceous plant, re-growing strongly from the base when pruned hard in late winter. Plant in full sun. Drought tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Indigofera kirilowii var. alba

The particularly rare white form of this unusual small Chinese sub-shrub with beautiful pinnate foliage and comparatively large pure white pea flowers in dense racemes during early summer. Very hardy, this acts as a herbaceous plant, re-growing strongly from the base when pruned hard in late winter. Plant in full sun. Drought tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Indigofera pendula

An absolute gem of a plant, relatively recently re-introduced from China, this tall growing species flowers for months during summer. Beautiful very, very long, pendant racemes of pink pea flowers, on close inspection really lilac-grey and deep carmine. Worth every effort to grow. Re-shoots strongly from the base if cut back hard. Full sun and well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Indigofera sp. NJM 13.078 (new)

A collection from Manipur, NE India at 1300m asl, not yet tested for hardiness, but this was a low altitude find from 1300m so best tried in a sheltered sunny warm position and perhaps a winter mulch (Indigofera come back very strongly if cut back). Deep red pink flowers in upright racemes from the leaf axils and strong growth on a plant to about 2m tall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Iochroma australe

This South American member of the potato family forms a free growing woody shrub to perhaps 2m tall, with softly hairy leaves and pendulous, funnel shaped, lilac-blue flowers, dangling along the undersides of the branches in late summer. This is most suited to a protected position, ideally a west wall or suchlike, but has shown remarkable tolerance to cold.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo'

Large, glistening white flowers in late spring. Grey leaves. Height 10cm. Sun and drainage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Iris chrysographes 'Black Knight'

Elegant black-purple flowers to 45cm high in early summer over narrow, bright green foliage. Sun. A native of S. China and Burma.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Iris foetidissima var. citrina

An extremely tough evergreen species, native to the UK and suitable for very dry shade and of course less testing sites also. In this form the summer flowers are pale yellow with soft purple markings and show up much better than the more normal dingy purple form. Seed pods open to show striking bright orange seeds in autumn, which last into winter. Height 60cm. Sun or shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

A hardy, small, deciduous shrub from the Eastern USA, producing erect, cylindrical racemes of scented creamy-white flowers in July. This form is renowned for its excellent, rich red-purple autumn colour. Not for thin limey soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Jasminum humile f. farreri Farrer 867

An original collection from N. Burma of this semi-scandent small to medium sized shrub to about 2m, with semi-evergreen pinnate foliage, composed of up to 7 leaflets. Clusters of bright yellow scented flowers are borne at the end of the shoots in early summer. Easy and hardy in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Jovellana punctata

Similar in many ways to J. violacea but with broader, larger foliage. Also from Chile, this too has very unusual looking flowers, being small and very deeply cup shaped, white with internal markings of purple yellow and red, and produced in bunches en-masse in June and July. For a sheltered, mild position in well drained soil or for a pot overwintered undercover.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Jovellana violacea

A pretty little shrub from Chile with very unusual looking flowers. They are small and deeply cup shaped, pale violet with darker markings inside, and produced in bunches en-masse in June and July over delicate bright green foliage with contrasting dark stems. For a sheltered, mild position in well drained soil or grow it in a pot overwintered undercover.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Juglans major

Very handsome, but rarely seen, this is a classic example of a hardy, drought tolerant attractive tree with splendid foliage that should be far more widely grown. From Arizona and NW Mexico, this walnut makes a medium sized deciduous tree to about 15m high with a rounded crown and pinnate leaves composed of up to fifteen lance shaped leaflets.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Juglans microcarpa (new)

The Texan Walnut is particularly delicate and graceful in comparison to others, the pinnate leaves being composed of numerous small, narrow leaflets. Making only a small to medium sized tree, sometimes multi-stemmed, this is very hardy though rarely offered. Native to four central and southern US states.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Juglans sigillata ex Burma

A particularly rare and attractive species of walnut recently introduced from the Himalaya and China, where it grows up to 25m high and bears very bold pinnate leaves up to 50cm long with a maximum of 15 leaflets. Known as the 'Iron walnut' in China where it is cultivated for nut production, the nut husks are relatively small and deeply pitted.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Kadsura heteroclita (new)

Found in the forests of N. Vietnam, this evergreen climber is closely related to Schisandra and bears similar cream flowers in late summer, followed by splendid and rather striking large rounded/angled red-purple fruit clusters. Lustrous generally elliptic glabrous foliage. Best suited to a warm wall or milder gardens.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Kalopanax septemlobus var. maximowiczii

A particularly desirable form of this species with very deeply and attractively lobed foliage. In essence this resembles a very bold maple with outsize leaves, but they are held on very spiny, thick shoots. A fast growing tree but only of small to medium size eventually. Large flattish heads of white flowers are seen in autumn. A member of the Aralia family from the Far East.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Kirengeshoma palmata Koreana Group

More erect and taller than the typical form with wider flared flowers. Lovely soft yellow, fleshy flowers in autumn, smart, lobed foliage on dark stems. Height 1.5m. Good, preferably humusy soil in shade or sun, not too dry in summer. This is lime tolerant even though the books say it isn't.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Kniphofia 'Green Jade'

Unusual lime-green buds open to cream flowers in early autumn. Height to 1.5m. Sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Kniphofia 'Shining Sceptre'

Apricot-orange buds open to golden-yellow flowers, contrasting gently with the copper tinted stems. 90cm. Sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Kniphofia linearifolia (new)

One of the boldest of all species, making broad clumps of heavily keeled deep green foliage. Pokers rise to 1.8m tall, composed of vivid orange buds opening to light yellow flowers in mid summer. Native to South Africa, where it often grows in large stands in moist areas. In cultivation here it is perfectly happy in any ordinary soil, even through droughty periods.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Kniphofia northiae

A distinct, huge Poker with leaves up to 2m long and over 10cm wide, arching out of a dense clump giving a very exotic effect. Big fat, dense, ovoid heads of very densely set flowers, pinkish-red in bud, and opening whitish-yellow in summer. Needs a sunny position in ordinary soil. I have seen this at 2500m in the Drakensberg, looking marvellous.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Kniphofia pauciflora

A dwarf South African species, now thought to be extinct in the wild. Short pokers of rich yellow from variably warm orange buds en masse in late spring/early summer and then sporadic flowers throughout the summer if happy, i.e. not bone dry and half starved. Height 45cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Kniphofia rooperi

One of the finest species, with autumn flowers in distinctive very fat heads atop stems to 1.2m high. Flowers are vivid orange, turning yellow from the bottom up as they mature. Evergreen and hardy. Great with late grasses.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Kniphofia thomsonii 'Kichocheo'

A distinctive recently wild collected poker from E. Africa, with the gently pendulous, soft orange and yellow flowers more closely packed in the spike than is typical, seen in summer and autumn. Repeat flowers. Height 1m. Sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lagarostrobos franklinii

The Huon pine from Tasmania is a member of the Podocarpus family and makes a large evergreen pendulous shrub, or small tree after many years. Slender branches of scale-like evergreen foliage droops in a very graceful fashion, 'weeping like a windblown fountain'. This appreciates a little shelter in most places, though is fully hardy, even in E. Scotland.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lagerstroemia 'Tuskegee'

Masses of vibrant, deep red-pink flowers are seen late summer and stems show light grey and tan bark. A hybrid between L. indica and L. fauriei raised by Don Egolf in the USA, this, despite popular belief, flowers regularly in the Southern UK at least. Plants at Kew have been covered in flower in late summer for many years, including recent poor summers.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lagerstroemia indica 'Cedar Lane Red' (new)

A very richly coloured cultivar raised in Georgia, USA, this Crape Myrtle has new growth flushed with red throughout the growing season and truly deep vibrant red flowers in late summer. Plant this against a warm wall to promote good flowering, though the plant itself is perfectly hardy. Best in the parts of the UK with reasonably warm summers.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lamprothyrsus hieronymi RCB RA K2-2

Elegant pampas grass relative from South America, only 1m tall and hugely more refined. Light, silvery flower heads arch outward in summer. Drought tolerant. For a sunny site.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Laser trilobum PAB 3382

A recent collection of The Horse Caraway from Georgia, were it inhabited pine forest. Attractive compound blue-green foliage composed of rounded segments sits beneath loose white umbels of flower in summer. Height 60cm. Part shade. A lesser known spice, the seeds have a cumin-like aroma and are used widely in Turkey with the meat dish köfte.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Laureliopsis philippiana

One of the most distinctive evergreen trees one can see in west coast gardens, though is hardier than you might imagine, to below -10c. Often confused with Laurelia sempervirens, both species native to Chile. A medium sized semi-weeping evergreen tree with smooth pale grey bark, distinctive, toothed, aromatic foliage and small white flowers in spring.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Leptospermum myrtifolium 'Silver Sheen'

A lovely metallic looking, upright, medium sized evergreen shrub with lots of little narrow silver leaves on reddish stems. White flowers produced in July. Best in full sun in well drained neutral to acid soils, though doing well near here on lime. Hardier than many other species of Leptospermum.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lespedeza thunbergii 'Edo Shibori'

A very distinctive Japanese form with pink and white bi-coloured flowers. As is typical of this late flowering sub-shrub the arching stems are weighed down in September and October by the massed flower display. Semi woody annual stems clad with pale green trifoliolate leaves rise to at least 1m or more from a hardy rootstock. Cut back hard in spring.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lespedeza thunbergii 'Gibraltar'

New from the USA this is a selected large growing form to about 1.5m. Billowing panicles of rose-purple pea flowers over trifoliolate pale green leaves bow the stems to the ground under their weight in Sept and Oct. This tough sub-shrub is best hard pruned to the ground every winter. Any well drained, even poor soil in sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Libertia chilensis Procera Group

A profusion of comparatively large 3 petalled white flowers hover above evergreen foliage in early summer on very tall stems to 120cm. Sun or part shade in well drained soil. Hardy here most winters, though the very coldest can set it back. The largest most striking plant in the genus.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ligusticum lucidum

An excellent tough umbellifer with handsome very finely dissected airy green foliage and branched inflorescences of white umbels on stems to 120cm in summer. Sun, semi-shade, even very dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ligusticum scoticum

Scotch Lovage. A native of NW Europe and NE America at higher latitudes, often near coasts and even on cliff tops, this tough perennial bears umbels of white flowers on dark stalks over broadly segmented thick textured glossy foliage in mid to late summer and reaches about 60cm in flower. All parts apart from the flowers are used culinarily.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ligustrum delavayanum

An evergreen species SW China. Dense panicles of white flowers with violet anthers are borne in summer, followed by small black fruits, this makes a medium sized shrub with small dark green glossy leaves; a good substitute for box and highly prunable, but also a great background plant. Hardy, though not the best for very cold, exposed sites.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ligustrum quihoui

Do not confuse this with a hedging shrub! This relative of the scourge of suburbia is altogether a finer thing. Marvellous for late summer flower, it produces drooping panicles of white, scented blossom in August and September up to 50cm long, when most things are over. An elegant shrub up to about 2m high, easy on virtually any soil, far too rarely seen.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lilium mackliniae PAB 9327

A reintroduction from Manipur of the fabled 'Manipur lily', originally found by Kingdon-Ward on Mt Shiroi, Manipur and named after his wife, this is a very beautiful species with stems up to about 50cm in cultivation, bearing pale white-pink bell like flowers, flushed a little darker. For a cool position in humusy soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lindera aggregata

A most unusual evergreen species of 'spicebush' from SE Asia. Forming a large shrub in the wild with very attractively shaped, relatively small, rounded foliage with an elongated drip-tip. The veins are deeply impressed and the leaves emerge covered in silken golden hairs, turning green with silvery undersides. Soft yellow flowers in spring/summer. Proven very hardy in the USA.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Liquidambar acalycina

A rare and relatively recently introduced species from China, closely related to, but hardier than L. formosana, with 3-lobed leaves and new growth bronze-purple throughout the growing season, turning rich red-purple in late autumn. Makes a medium sized tree for any reasonable soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Liquidambar acalycina 'Spinners' (new)

A relatively recently introduced species from China, closely related to, but hardier than L. formosana, with 3-lobed leaves and new growth bronze-purple throughout the growing season, turning rich red in late autumn. 'Spinners' holds its autumn colour much longer into early winter. Makes a medium sized tree for any reasonable soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Liquidambar orientalis (new)

Endangered in the wild state in SW Turkey, where it inhabits marshy ground in a few river valleys, this makes only a small tree here in the UK. The foliage is deeply 5-lobed (with extra lobes on those lobes) and turns to fine red and orange shades in autumn. Hardy and tolerant of moist sites as well as ordinary soil. Not happy on thin chalk.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Liriodendron chinense

The rare Chinese Tulip Tree, differing from its big American cousin in its smaller stature and more ornamental, narrower waisted leaves more glaucous beneath and purplish on expansion. Similar tulip like flowers. Any ordinary soil. Wonderfully strong growing.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lithocarpus fenestratus NJM 13.074 (new)

Found in Manipur, NE India, this handsome evergreen oak relative made a fine specimen tree with lustrous ovate foliage adorned with a drawn out drip-tip and a silvery underside. The leaves are highly attractive, drooping and suede-like on emergence. For a reasonably sheltered garden in not so cold areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lobelia tupa Tall form

These are derived from a Jim Archibald collection which makes very tall plants. Striking orange-red to scarlet flowers produced en masse in summer over grey-green leaves. Height to 2m or more. A magnificent species from Chile, requiring sun and reasonable drainage. Totally hardy with me, even at -14c in the big freeze of Jan 2010 and, even worse, Dec 2010.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lomatia fraseri

An Australian member of this Proteaceous genus of evergreen trees and shrubs, forming an upright multi-stemmed large shrub with long narrow, toothed, evergreen foliage, and clusters of fragrant white Grevillea-like flowers in summer, much loved by bees. Not good on thin chalk soils, though remarkably hardy and suitable for much of the British Isles.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lonicera aff. henryi NJM 11.033

A collection from 2000m elevation on Fanjingshan, Guizhou, China. This will make a vigorous semi-evergreen, but not massive climber for wall or fence with flowers yellow/red, seen in summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lonicera aff. pamirica (new)

One of the many deciduous shrubby honeysuckles from Central Asia, this is from the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan, where it makes bushy well branched shrubs to 1.8m. Foliage is relatively slim, greyish-green and paler under. Small flowers in early summer are followed by a mass of small bright red berries, the colour of red-currants. Extremely hardy and drought tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica 'Larisa'

The Haskap is a superb alternative to blueberries, especially for those without acid soils. Forming an extremely hardy deciduous shrub 1.5m x 1.5m, with sea-green foliage and yellowish-white flowers followed by elongated blue tinged fruit in June/July. 'Larisa' is a clone selected for abundant fruit production and flavour.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica 'Maries'

The Haskap is a superb alternative to blueberries, especially for those without acid soils. Forming an extremely hardy deciduous shrub 1.2m x 1.2m, with sea-green foliage and yellowish-white flowers followed by elongated blue tinged fruit in June/July. 'Maries' is a clone selected for abundant fruit production, sweet flavour and more compact growth form.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica 'Rebecca'

The Haskap is a superb alternative to blueberries, especially for those without acid soils. Forming an extremely hardy deciduous shrub 75cm x 75cm, with sea-green foliage and yellowish-white flowers followed by elongated blue tinged fruit in June/July. 'Rebecca' is a clone selected for abundant fruit production and flavour and a very compact habit.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lonicera crassifolia (new)

Really more a splendid ground cover than a climber, as it only gets to about 1m high, and as the former it makes a dense mat of very rounded small, evergreen, densely set semi-succulent foliage that takes on bronze tints in winter cold. The spring/early summer flowers are pale creamy-yellow and pink, followed by bluish-black berries autumn/winter. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lonicera elisae

Introduced from China by Roy Lancaster in 1983 this has made a medium to large winter flowering hardy shrub. Blue-green foliage is very heavily flushed purple in summer and the slender tubed, trumpet shaped, pale primrose yellow flowers are pink tinged and hang in clusters from the bare stems in late winter, giving off a subtle but lovely scent. An excellent intro.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lonicera glabrata 'Damchin La' KR 10608 (new)

A superb new climber from Arunachal Pradesh, NE India at approx. 2000m alt., this vigorous evergreen climber has very handsome deep purple new foliage, of ovate form and crucially with a matt finish, turning green later in the season. Spicy-sweet flowers are white turning egg-yolk orange-yellow in summer and are produced terminally and axillary.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lonicera setifera 'Daphnis' (new)

A rare and special yet fully hardy and easy deciduous shrubby species from the Himalaya and China with a close affinity to L. fragrantissima. Clusters of sweetly fragrant white faced flowers with pink tinged throats are seen on the bare branches in late winter or early spring followed by bristly red berries. Reaches about 2m tall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lonicera subaequalis Ogisu 93.329

A striking and very rare honeysuckle species collected in Sichuan, China. A climber with fairly glaucous foliage, the leaf stalks often encircling the stem. Softly fragrant yellow flowers produced in small clusters in summer, backed by and semi-enclosed with a deep hood, creating a striking effect. Perfectly hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Luma apiculata (syn. Myrtus luma) Hardy form

One of the very finest large shrubs/small trees for bark, it being a gorgeous smooth, cinnamon-orange, peeling in patches to reveal the white inner bark. Clouds of white myrtle flowers in late summer/autumn followed by edible black fruit. These are from plants known to have taken extreme cold in Dec 2010, so are worth trying anywhere with reasonable shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Luma chequen

A small evergreen densely leafy tree with small, aromatic, undulate, bright green foliage and a mass of scented creamy-white flowers in summer and autumn followed by black berries. One of the hardiest of all myrtles; totally untouched through Nov-Dec 2010 in rural Berkshire! Leaves can be used sparingly in soups etc and fruit make a fine preserve.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lunaria rediviva

This is a tall form of Perennial Honesty. Profuse lilac-white flowers over mid-green leaves in spring on a dense rounded plant of about 1.5m tall. Oval papery pods follow the flowers. For any normal soil conditions in sun or semi-shade. Lovely.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lyonothamnus floribundus subsp. aspleniifolius

'Catalina Ironwood'. A highly desirable, fast growing, slender, small evergreen tree with very attractive fern like foliage and handsome red-brown and dark-grey shredding bark, kinda like a mini redwood trunk. Big plates of white flowers in early summer. For a sunny, sheltered site. Very surprisingly totally hardy here, even in extreme winters like Jan or Dec 2010.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lysimachia barystachys 'Huntingbrook'

A new cultivar, selected by me from Jimi Blake's garden, near Dublin. This makes healthy, vigorous, spreading clumps of slim vertical stems over 1m high in this form, topped by nodding, tapering heads of white flowers in late summer. This form was selected for its deep red stems and extra height, from a batch of seed raised plants from China.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lysimachia christinae 'Zixin' (new)

Found wild in China, 'Zixin' was named for the excellent deep purple-red variegation following the veins in the otherwise green leaves. In use as a groundcover plant in China, this will spread to form low mats of excellent small foliage, interspersed with bright yellow flowers with deep purple throats in spring/ early summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Lysimachia paridiformis var. paridiformis NJM 11.067

A new introduction (the first?) of the typical variety of this most handsome of ground cover perennials, from Guizhou, SW China, 2011. Four broadly obovate to elliptic leaflets per rosette with a boss of rich yellow flowers at their centres, on low stems to 30cm. Shade. Very different from the var. stenophylla, looking like a Paris out of flower.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Albatross'

This is a hybrid seedling of M. cylindrica, raised at Trewithen, Cornwall, forming a vigorous, broadly upright small to medium sized tree, bearing large, cup shaped, virtually pure white flowers in spring, opening to 30cm across. These appear white, but have a faint pink blush at the base of the tepals.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Anticipation'

From the famed American Magnolia breeder August Kehr, this is a very fine white flowered hybrid derived from open pollination of M. cylindrica. Similar to M. 'Albatross', this makes a vigorous medium sized tree with large white flowers, starting as goblets and opening to 26cm (10 inches) across. A slightly earlier season spring Magnolia.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Apollo'

A superb, exceptionally heavy flowering hybrid from New Zealand, this is a cross between M liliiflora and M. campbellii 'Lanarth', producing large quantities of big, star-shaped flowers in late March and April. The tepals are a dark rose-pink on the outside, showing an intense pinkish-purple as they open out. Makes a small round headed tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Athene'

One from the Jury stable in New Zealand, this makes a vigorous medium sized tree with large M. campbellii-like flowers with thick tepals, white with a pink stain at the base, seen on the bare branches in spring.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Atlas'

Truly huge flowers are borne on this plant from a very early age, sometimes from 3 years old, which makes quite an arresting site. They are of cup and saucer habit, pink on the outside, white within, and can be up to 36cm across, that's one and a quarter feet! Best to plant this medium size tree in some shelter to avoid wind damaged flowers. Full on Flower Power.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Black Tulip'

A superb and relatively new hybrid from New Zealand, showing very rounded goblet shaped flowers of a most intense port-wine red on the bare branches in spring. This colour is darker and more intense than M. 'Vulcan', which is one of the parents. An compact and upright small tree to about 4m tall, most suitable for small gardens.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Caerhays Belle'

Any one who has seen this growing behind the castle at Caerhays knows its worth. A small to medium sized tree magnolia with sumptuous flowers, composed of broad, overlapping, spoon shaped salmon-pink tepals, borne very densely on the bare branches in spring, reaching 30cm wide and nodding outwards. 20cm long red-pink seed cones in autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Caerhays Surprise'

A hybrid of M. campbellii subsp. mollicomata and M. liliiflora 'Nigra', this makes a small tree with flowers about 20-25cm across, composed of 9-12 narrow tepals, soft lilac-pink with deeper red-purple undersides. They are seen on the bare branches over a long season, from the end of March until May. A fine hybrid, raised at Caerhays Castle in 1960.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Daphne'

Considered to be one of the finest yellows of all by Magnolia buffs, this was bred in the late 1990's by the late August Kehr, a renowned American magnolia breeder. The colour is particularly rich, even in cool climates such as the UK, and to boot it is late flowering, avoiding many late frosts. Should make a small tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'David Clulow'

Still scarce, but regarded by those in the know as one of the finest of all white flowered magnolias. Large white, 'cup and saucer' flowers, with a faint hint of pink at the base of the tepals, are seen on the bare branches in spring. It flowers when very young and will eventually make a medium sized tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Genie'

A fabulous new variety with deliciously dark flowers bred by Vance Hooper in New Zealand. Black-red buds open to rounded 15cm wide goblets of intensely deep red-purple in April, but are seen over many weeks in spring. Flowering starts as early as 1 year after grafting and plants make a compact, upright tree to about 3m in ten years.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Ghislaine' (new)

A new (2011) hybrid from the renowned Magnolia collection at Arboretum Wespelaar, Belgium. Large pale lavender-pink flowers have a lovely droopy quality when open and cover the bare branches of this strong growing tree Magnolia in March/April. Leaves are persistent till Dec. Very floriferous. Parentage: M. 'Galaxy x 'Purple Breeze'.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Iolanthe'

One of the very fine Jury hybrids from New Zealand. Huge soft pink, thick textured flowers up to 25cm across borne in abundance in mid-March, even on plants just 5 years old. Another feature is the huge hairy flower buds. Eventually a broad spreading small tree, best on reasonably good soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'J.C. Williams'

A Cornish hybrid between M. sargentiana var. robusta and M. sprengeri 'Diva', this makes a full, medium sized, very hardy tree bearing an abundance of particularly arresting vivid lilac-purple-red flowers in spring, very similar in colour to M. campbellii 'Lanarth'. The original tree in full flower is a sight for sore eyes, absolutely smothered in bloom.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'John Congreve'

A hybrid from the magnificent Mount Congreve estate in S.E. Ireland. A cross between M. sprengeri and M. sargentiana robusta, this fine tree was selected for its cyclamen-purple flowers that share more genes with the sprengeri parent and therefore flower later, helping to escape frosts, but also tip slightly outwards, showing their faces, like sargentiana.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Lois'

A highly regarded new-ish yellow hybrid, thought of as an improvement on M. 'Elizabeth'. Upright tulip-shaped flowers are a clear primrose-yellow and are seen over a four to five week period from mid-April in southern England, not fading as 'Elizabeth' does. This is a hardy small tree, suitable for limey soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Manchu Fan'

A highly floriferous and highly regarded Gresham hybrid, bearing tulip-shaped white flowers in great profusion on the bare branches in mid spring. Flowers have a merest hint of pink at the base, but are effectively white. Makes a small tree that flowers from a very early age; most often in a pot on the nursery.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'March til Frost'

A new break in Magnolia breeding, this one bears a continuous production of rich purple-pink flowers with pale interiors throughout the entire growing season, followed by upright red-tinged seed cones in autumn. Makes a hardy large shrub to small tree for any good soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Olivia' (new)

A sister seedling of 'Daphne', this has slightly larger rich yellow flowers on a more upright crown. Avoids late frost by being one of the last in spring to flower. One of the finest of yellow flowering cultivars.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Sir Harold Hillier'

A hybrid of unknown parentage which bears exceptional, pure white flowers of cup and saucer shape and substantial size, up to 30cm across, in mid-spring. It is thought one of the parents is M. campbellii var. alba, for obvious reasons, though how big this cultivar will get is unknown as yet. According to Graham Rankin a 'magnificent magnolia'. Most rare.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Star Wars'

A superb and exceptionally long flowering hybrid raised in New-Zealand in the 1970's. Makes a small to medium sized tree, flowering when only 4-5yrs old, deep pink in bud opening to pink with a white interior, about the same size as M. campbellii. Good, moisture retentive soil in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia 'Summer Solstice'

A hybrid between M. globosa and a pink flowered form of M. obovata, named by Maurice Foster, though raised at the Savill Garden. This makes a strong growing tree of small to medium size with leaves glaucous beneath and strongly fragrant globular flowers in June; pale pink in bud opening white, with pale pink outer tepals and a boss of red stamens internally.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia campbellii 'Betty Jessel'

A truly exceptional form of the species with flowers close to crimson in their colouring. Also one of the last forms of M. campbellii to flower in spring, with 25cm diameter flowers seen in April and sometimes May.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia campbellii 'Darjeeling'

A highly desirable clone of Indian origin, the sumptuous flowers are a vivid deep winey-red-pink. As with other M. campbellii, this will need a position away from cold frost pockets to avoid frozen flowers. Potentially a medium to large tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia campbellii 'Queen Caroline'

A rarely seen form of this classic tree magnolia, raised at Kew gardens in 1904 from material sent from India. Flowers are an exceptional deep red-purple with a paler interior and measure up to 23cm diameter. An early flowerer, so a sheltered but sunny site with good frost drainage is a good idea.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia campbellii Alba Group from Burma (new)

An unforgettable sight in very early spring when the branches of this large Himalayan tree are covered in hundreds (or thousands) of large waterlily like flowers. Found originally in N. Burma, these are grafts for earlier flowering. For good soil in any but the coldest gardens.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia campbellii var. alba 'Strybing White'

A unique form of this pure white flowered variety, where the outer tepals droop down vertically around the otherwise upright cup shape of the inner tepals as they age. Raised in California from seed sent from Darjeeling. Potentially a medium to large tree with flowers seen early in the spring, therefore sensible siting is necessary.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia caveana NJM 13.037

A new introduction to the West, this was found in Manipur at 2015m asl amongst other temperate flora. A member of Sect. Manglietia, this is a handsome species in foliage alone, with relatively broad evergreen leaves emerging flushed with coppery tones and ginger terminal buds. White flowers in summer. Probably best suited to milder gardens.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia caveana NJM 13.044

A new introduction to the West, this was found in Manipur at 2015m asl amongst other temperate flora. A member of Sect. Manglietia, this is a handsome species in foliage alone, with relatively broad evergreen leaves emerging flushed with coppery tones and ginger terminal buds. White flowers in summer. Probably best suited to milder gardens.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia changhungtana x insignis (new)

A brand new hybrid between an extremely rare and very recently introduced white flowered species and a very deep red flowered form of M. insignis; both evergreen species from Asia and with considerable hardiness if sited out of freeze drying winds. These are F1 seed raised plants.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia cylindrica (true) (new)

This is the true species, rather than the old hybrid long called cylindrica, which is now known as 'Pegasus'. A much taller, more upright tree, this is still not a large species, being up to 11m so far since its introduction in 1984. Masses of smallish fragrant white flowers with a subtle pink base are seen in spring, even on shaded specimens. Extremely hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia delavayi

One of the finest broadleaf evergreens growable in this country. A truly magnificent small tree, best grown against a wall in all but the mildest areas, bearing huge sea-green leaves matt above and paler beneath. Parchment coloured, slightly fragrant flowers to 20cm across open in the evening, through late-summer and autumn. Very tolerant of limey, even chalky soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia doltsopa (manipurensis) NJM 13.051

A recent reintroduction from the mountains of Manipur, NE India, collected at nearly 2400m asl. A virtually evergreen, highly floriferous small to medium sized tree that makes wonderful specimens in the South West UK, but a customer tells me he has a tree growing in woodland in the N. Welsh mountains! Powerfully scented white flowers in spring emerge from rusty-ginger, hairy buds. Leaves are leathery, glossy green with a glaucous underside.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia doltsopa (syn. Michelia doltsopa)

This virtually evergreen, small to medium sized tree makes wonderful specimens in the South West, but I know trees growing in woodland in the N. Welsh mountains and in Kent, coming through 2010 anscathed! Deliciously and powerfully scented white flowers in spring emerge from rusty-ginger, hairy buds. Leaves are leathery, glossy green with a glaucous underside.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia figo (syn. Michelia figo)

A classic conservatory plant, filling your room with the most incredibly delicious scent over a long period in spring/summer. Only one of the small, purple edged, cream coloured flowers is needed to stop you in your tracks. Makes a bushy evergreen shrub. Can be grown outside in the mildest areas. (now known correctly as Magnolia figo)

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia globosa

Originally collected in Northern Burma. Rarely seen, either in gardens or nurseries, this Himalayan species lives up to its name with creamy-white, nodding, scented, globular flowers borne on stout felted stalks in June. Best in a sheltered site, it will make a fully hardy large shrub or even a small tree given time. Related to M. wilsonii, M. sieboldii etc.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia laevifolia (syn. Michelia yunnanensis)

A relatively newly available species forming a medium to large evergreen shrub with small leaves brown on their undersides when young, and deliciously fruity scented creamy white flowers opening flat in spring from handsome velvety brown buds. Tough, easy and lime tolerant, this hardy species demands a prime position. Also known as Magnolia dianica!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia obovata (syn. hypoleuca)

A vigorous and very attractive medium sized tree for good soil. Very, very strongly fragrant creamy flowers with crimson stamens borne in May/June over huge obovate leaves, followed by big red fruit clusters. A wonderful tree that should be in every tree collection and/or reasonably sized garden. The scent drifts on the breeze for quite some distance.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia obovata Pink form (new)

A vigorous and very attractive medium sized tree for good soil. Very, very strongly fragrant creamy flowers with a pink flush and crimson stamens borne in May/June over huge obovate leaves, followed by big red fruit clusters. A wonderful tree that should be in every tree collection and/or reasonably sized garden. The scent drifts on the breeze for quite some distance.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia salicifolia 'Van Veen'

A form selected in Switzerland for very fragrant flowers and fine bamboo-like foliage. The white flowers are borne profusely in early spring, and the attractive foliage is aniseed scented when crushed. This species will make a small to medium sized tree, and is suitable for sun or semi-shade on good soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia salicifolia Upright form

These are grafted from a tree growing at the Garden House in Devon, which has a very upright form. Possibly the same as Millais' var. fastigiata? The white flowers are typically scented and borne profusely in early spring, and the willow-like foliage is aniseed scented when crushed. This species will make a small to medium sized tree, and is suitable for sun or semi-shade on good soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia sieboldii 'Colossus'

Regarded as the finest form of the species with profuse, very fragrant flowers up to 15cm across, composed of between 10 and 17 heavy textured white tepals surrounding the central deep red stamen, the leaves are up to 30cm long and 15cm wide. A 'mega' clone, created by August Kehr and though to be hexaploid. Should reach about 3 to 4m tall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia sieboldii DJHG 11120

A Dan Hinkley collection of this summer flowering species from Guizhou, China, producing fragrant white, red centred, semi-pendulous, cup-shaped, lemony-fragrant blooms on leafy branches intermittently from May to August. Flowers are borne from a young age on a slow growing eventually large shrub. A very fine species, best suited to a neutral to acid soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia sieboldii subsp. sinensis

This large deciduous shrub has an appearance similar to M. wilsonii and reaches a maximum of 6m high with pendulous, fragrant white saucers dangling from the undersides of the branches in May and June, enhanced by a ring of crimson stamen at the centre of each. For good acid or alkaline soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia stellata 'Jane Platt'

Regarded as the finest pink form of the species. This cultivar is extremely floriferous and has up to 30 tepals per flower in a rich, deep pink (the deepest pink of all the stellatas). Makes a slow growing densely branched shrub, or, given 50 years or so, a small tree. Hardy, easy and tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Similar in many ways to a stellata, this bushy little hybrid small tree or large shrub bears a multitude of lilac-pink flowers with multiple strap shaped tepals on the bare branches in early spring. Very lime tolerant and highly regarded.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia x loebneri 'Merril'

Somewhat similar to a white stellata, but with broader and fewer tepals to the fragrant flowers, giving a more substantial look. Makes a large shrub or small tree eventually, but flowering from a very early age, in early spring on the bare branches. Excellent on most soils, even chalk.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia x loebneri 'Swansong' (new)

A new cultivar raised by Maurice Foster in Kent. Visually this is a typical white x loebneri, with flowers half way between Magnolia kobus and stellata, but it flowers when the others in this group are going over. A very useful feature which extends the season and helps to avoid late frost. A pretty small tree, useful for small gardens.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia x proctoriana

A large, very floriferous shrub, a hybrid of salicifolia and stellata, producing fragrant, pure white flowers of a more refined, poised nature than a stellata, usually with less tepals. Leaves emit a pleasant fragrance when crushed. Lime tolerant and hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia x wieseneri

There can be few other plants perfectly hardy in these isles with flowers as incredibly fragrant as these. This makes a large shrub or small tree, producing its upward facing, saucer-shaped flowers in June and July. They are creamy-white with a central boss of deep-red stamens and smell like nothing else. A cut flower in a room becomes overpowering.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Magnolia yuyuanensis x insignis

A most unusual cross between two members of sect. Manglietia; M. yuyuanensis having superb slim glossy foliage and white flowers, M. insignis bearing red-pink flowers. These are F1 hybrid progeny and show long slim evergreen leaves. Should be hardy in most areas, if sheltered from freezing winds in winter by other trees, buildings etc.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia 'Esme' (new)

A new Mahonia, originally from China, but named by Maurice Foster in Kent. This is possibly a form of the variable M. duclouxiana and the splendid bold foliage is composed of well spaced fairly narrow leaflets in an unusual grey-green tone on red-pink tinged petioles. Long racemes of fragrant yellow flowers are produced on grey-pink tinged stalks in winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia 'Pan's Peculiar'

There is no other Mahonia that looks like this, with its relatively short, congested, pinnate leaves arching downward to form hummocks of foliage on the upright stems. Winter flowers are large soft-yellow and well scented, similar to one of its parents. A hardy hybrid between M. duclouxiana and M. japonica that I've grown for over a decade without a name, until now!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia bodinieri

A large and fast growing species from China reaching 3 to 4m high, with huge pinnate, tough, leathery leaves forming a magnificent, very broad rosette atop pale corky barked stems. Clusters of erect terminal racemes bearing bright yellow flowers are borne in early autumn, followed by bloomy, purplish-black fruits. A very striking and particularly unusual species.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia duclouxiana KR 7692 (syn. M. siamensis)

A collection of this variable entity from the Mekong-Salween divide, Yunnan, SW China. A shrub to 3m tall with bold handsome, large, pinnate foliage and huge branched heads of richly scented yellow flowers in winter; paniculate rather than the most often seen racemes. Probably best in a fairly sheltered spot come a very cold winter, but very rare in cultivation.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia eurybracteata x nitens

The batch of seed from which these were raised came from a plantsman's garden where many rare Mahonia grow. They appear to be M. eurybracteata x nitens, but I can't be sure of this. No matter, they are rather unique and attractive to boot, with good foliage and terminal, erect racemes of sometimes orange tinted yellow flowers in autumn. A small shrub.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia fortunei 'Curlicue' (new)

A new form of this rarely seen species with rather distinct foliage; the leaflets twisting along their length. An evergreen, relatively slow growing bushy shrub, eventually reaching about 2m, with pinnate leaves composed of long and very narrow, well toothed leaflets with a matt finish. Bright yellow, erect terminal racemes of flower seen in autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia gracilipes

A handsome and fascinating species, introduced from China by Roy Lancaster in 1980. Forming a low evergreen shrub, the foliage is strikingly chalky white beneath, and the flowers are a most unusual purple-red with a creamy-white inner, held on wiry, branched stems. Fruits are bloomy blue-black, seen in winter. Best in a sheltered, semi-shaded position.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia gracilis

This fine Mexican species is unaccountably rare here in the UK. An evergreen shrub to about 2m with racemes of distinctively fragrant yellow flowers on red stalks in late winter/spring over pinnate foliage with bright red petioles and rachis. For sun or semi-shade and reasonable shelter, though has proven exceptionally hardy here, even through Dec 2010!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia haematocarpa

A rarely grown native of South Western USA and Northern Mexico. Making a medium sized evergreen shrub up to about 2.5m tall, with light blue-grey pinnate foliage composed of narrow spiny leaflets. Yellow flowers borne in spring all along the vigorous shoots, followed by bright red berries. Sun and drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia hartwegii

A magnificent species from Mexico, where it grows to 3m high. Still relatively new to cultivation in the UK and of exotic appearance, with leaves to 60cm and fragrant pale yellow and cream flowers in extraordinarily huge panicles 60 to 90cm long, seen over a long period in spring or other times of year. Proven hardy to USDA zone 7 in the USA.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia magnifica

Well named, this impressive species, first found by Kingdon Ward in Manipur, makes a large multistemmed evergreen shrub with splendid large pinnate foliage composed of long taper pointed well spined leaflets, the veins deeply impressed above. Long racemes of fragrant yellow flowers in spring. This collection from the highest peaks of Mizoram. Hardiness unknown.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia nitens x gracilipes (new)

From open pollinated seed collected from M. nitens, these plants have a lot of M. gracilipes blood and the flowers are far closer to the latter. Foliage is half way between the two. So, these will make a small evergreen shrub with deep-red flowers on long stalks above handsome pinnate foliage in late summer. Height 1m. For shade to semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia oiwakensis

One of the most visually arresting species in the genus, from the mountains of Taiwan, with superb evergreen pinnate foliage, with up to 14 long narrow leaflets per leaf. Making a large shrub eventually, with bright yellow flowers in spreading/ascending inflorescences at the shoot tips in autumn/winter. Very hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia pinnata 'Ken S. Howard'

A selected form of a rare West Coast USA native, this makes an evergreen shrub to about 1.2m high with handsome, spiny, very glossy, heavily textured pinnate foliage that emerges in spring heavily red flushed. Congested panicles of rich yellow flowers are also seen in spring. For a sunny or part shade site in well drained soil. Most unusual. AKA 'Ken Hartman'.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia pinnata subsp. insularis 'Schnilemoon'

New to the UK, a selection from an endangered race from Santa Cruz Island, California. Foliage emerges bronze tinted and bright green leaflets are relatively flat and almost spineless in comparison with the very undulate spiny leaflets of 'Ken S. Howard'. Congested panicles of rich yellow flowers in spring. To 1.5m high and wide. Very tough and drought tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia trifolia EKB 4618

A very little known, but very hardy species from high altitude in C Mexico. A slow growing species, eventually reaching 3 or 4 metres in height with very dark green, hard, rigidly spiny leaflets held in threes or fives which turn to deep plum shades in cold winters. Rich yellow flowers are held in clusters up the stems in spring. Closely related to M. moranensis.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia x lindsayae 'Cantab'

An exceptional hybrid with superb parentage: M. japonica gives the hardiness and fragrance while the rare and tender M. siamensis offers huge drooping foliage with widely spaced leaflets. Winter flowering with racemes of large, soft yellow, sweetly scented flowers. Makes a wide medium sized shrub. Never available (why not?). It is now.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia x media F2

A rather distinct backcross of the commonly grown 'Charity', raised at Windsor. In this form the large handsome pinnate foliage is composed of particularly flat and relatively slim leaflets, all sitting in one plane, giving an unusual texture. Light yellow flowers in upright racemes in mid winter. A large evergreen shrub for sun or shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mahonia x savilliana

A rare hybrid between two unusual species; eurybracteata and gracilipes, both introduced by Roy Lancaster in 1980 from Sichuan, China. A smallish, erect, evergreen shrub with variably upright cylindrical racemes of yellow flowers, variably red tinged, in autumn. Foliage can favour either parent. Has grown to 1.8m in 17yrs with me. Sun or shade in most soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Maianthemum stellatum

A dainty Solomon's seal relative from North America with narrow leaflets on the 30-45cm stems which terminate with a cluster of starry white flowers in spring. Red berries follow in autumn. Humusy soil in part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mallotus japonicus

A great foliage plant for a reasonably sheltered position, this very rarely encountered large shrub or small tree from the Far East is principally grown for its handsome leaves. New foliage emerges covered in fine hair and starts deep red, turning through soft brown to green. Male and female flowers on separate plants, the females in large creamy panicles.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Malus 'Roundabarrow Ruby' (new)

Raised from open pollinated M. transitoria, this has the splendid, up to three lobed, maple-like foliage of the latter, but is deep-red in new growth and older leaves are green, heavily suffused red. Most probably a hybrid, this is too new to have flowered with us yet, but they will almost without doubt be pink or red. A small tough tree for most sites.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Malus aff. prattii SICH 755

An excellent recent introduction from SW China forming a neat compact small tree with a mass of white flowers in spring, handsome large ovate foliage turning to rich autumn tints and conspicuous orange and red flushed fruit lasting well after the leaves have fallen. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Malus transitoria

A particularly elegant small, spreading tree with deeply and narrowly lobed leaves, covered in May with fragrant creamy white blossom. Beautiful in its golden yellow autumn colour with the multitude of tiny, round, pea sized yellow fruit. One of the very finest crabs and highly regarded by those in the know. A lacy delight.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Marsdenia oreophila (syn. Cionura)

An unusual and exotic looking evergreen climber bearing clusters of starry, deliciously sweetly scented, creamy flowers over a long period in summer. Reaches about 5m on a sunny wall, in well drained soil. Has survived for years on a house wall in a customers cold Midlands garden and another chap has it up to the rafters in Bristol, even through Dec 2010.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Matteuccia orientalis (new)

An Asian relative of the European shuttlecock fern, but very different, bearing wide spreading broader fronds on long stipes. A particularly handsome thing with a distinctive look in the garden, requiring a reasonably wind sheltered site and a not too dry soil. Height 60-90cm. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Ostrich Plume Fern. Beautiful, symmetrical 'Shuttlecocks' of fresh, very light-green fronds in spring, opening out during summer. Spreads slowly underground to form a colony. Ht to 1m. Moist, even boggy soil in shade/semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Matteuccia struthiopteris 'Jumbo' (new)

For those who like things big, this is a large form of the Ostrich Plume or Shuttlecock Fern with fronds up to 1.5m tall; named in the USA but originally from European stock. Beautiful, symmetrical 'Shuttlecocks' of fresh, very light-green fronds in spring, opening out during summer. Spreads slowly underground to form a colony. Moist, even boggy soil in shade/semi-shade. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Maytenus boaria

An evergreen small tree from Chile, and other S American countries, of simple graceful elegance, bearing smallish, narrow, glossy-green foliage on slender branches. Usually has an oval crown with drooping branches. Zillions of tiny green flowers borne in spring. Rarely planted in the UK, though hardy and of easy cultivation on most soils, even on thin chalk.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Meconopsis 'Branklyn'

A very fine, very rare, reliably perennial, big blue poppy, almost lost to cultivation. Large rich-blue flowers in May. Moist, humus-rich soil in part shade, unless you live in the cool, rainy north, where you can grow it in full sun. Best blue in acid soil, though it is tolerant of more alkalinity if humus rich. Height 90cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Melanthium virginicum (Syn. Veratrum) (new)

Once treated as a Veratrum, this highly attractive and very hardy Eastern North American perennial is very slow to increase from seed, therefore is very rarely offered in the UK. Rosettes of corrugated linear foliage give rise to flowering stems in early summer, topped by candelabras of creamy-white flowers followed by handsome pale green seed pods. Unlike most Veratrum this flowers nearly every year if well fed.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Melianthus major

A stunning foliage plant with huge grey-blue serrated foliage like nothing else. Usually treated as herbaceous, but can be a woody shrub in mild areas. Plant in a sunny spot against a wall and mulch in winter, though I don't bother mulching and have no problems. Will make a plant 1.5 x 1.5m in one season, if happy and at its very best in autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Melianthus villosus

Very bold grey-green, serrated edge pinnate foliage and softly hairy black-purple striped green flowers in tall heads on a plant to 2m tall. Possibly hardier than M. major. May be cut back by frost, but will grow vigorously from the base like a herbaceous perennial. For a warm sunny position.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Melianthus villosus (new)

Very bold grey-green, hairy, serrated edged pinnate foliage and softly hairy black-purple striped green flowers in tall heads during summer on a plant to 2m tall. Possibly hardier than M. major. May be cut back by frost, but will grow vigorously from the base as a herbaceous perennial. For a warm sunny position. Most importantly, flowers on the current season stems.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Meliosma cuneifolia

An obscure summer flowering deciduous shrub, introduced originally by E.H. Wilson from W. China and fully hardy in cultivation. Making a large shrub with plumes of creamy-white flowers borne in July. The foliage is simple, bristle toothed and obovate, with clearly impressed veins.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Melliodendron xylocarpum (new)

A highly desired and very rarely available Styrax relative from China, making a graceful small to medium sized tree in neutral or acid soil. A multitude of pendulous, but widely opening star shaped flowers in white or pale pink line the bare branches in April, up to 6cm across. Hardy, but happiest in sheltered conditions, not hot and dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Mentha spicata BERBER MINT (new)

A gift from the Berbers of the Anti-Atlas, Southern Morocco, this is the true Moroccan Mint, vital for authentic Moroccan mint tea, unlike most of the other stock currently in cultivation which is substandard. Traditionally brewed with Chinese gunpowder green tea, poured from a great height and served with large amounts of white sugar! Unlike other M. spicata this needs a sunny well drained spot.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Microlepia strigosa

Highly attractive and most unusual in the UK the 'Lace Fern' has downy light green fronds to 90cm tall. Evergreen in mild gardens, this will be deciduous for many, where it should be perfectly hardy. This has a broad distribution in the wild, from the Himalayas, Asia, Japan, etc. For a shaded, preferably sheltered site.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Microlepia strigosa 'MacFaddeniae'

Originating in a California garden, this highly ornamental form of the Asian 'Lace Fern' has fronds along the same lines of the Tatting fern, Athyrium filix-femina 'Frizelliae', though longer and potentially evergreen. Evergreen in mild gardens, this will be deciduous for many, where it should be perfectly hardy. For a shaded, preferably sheltered site.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Microsorum henryi (new)

Best suited to pot culture, unless you live in a mild area like the west coast or Central London, where it could be tried outside. A clump forming evergreen from warmer parts of Asia, this has lots of long, very slim, shiny fronds, with undulating margins; the underside of adult fronds with two opposite rows of orange sori.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Miscanthus lutarioriparius (Syn. Triarrhena) (new)

This is new to cultivation in the UK, from China. A truly huge exotic windproof grass reaching 5 to 6m tall; the giant of the genus. It has a running rhizome, so dig in a barrier if it is important to keep it from spreading too far or just grow it in a large pot overwintered under cover. Very hardy and easy in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Miscanthus nepalensis Hardy form

A distinct species with truly LOVELY silky gold tinted flower heads and fluffy golden seed heads, unlike any other Miscanthus. The flowers are held on stems well clear of the foliage and the seed heads last through until spring. Height approx 1.5m. Some forms are not so hardy, but this one has come through the worst cold of the 2009 and 2010 winters with no problems.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Miscanthus sinensis 'China'

Bold clump-forming grass. Large upright plumes of richly red-tinted flowers in late summer. Height 150cm. Sun or part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Miscanthus sinensis 'Kaskade' (new)

One of the finest forms of the species for flower effect, this produces heavy, arching, exceptionally plumose pink-tinted silvery flower heads relatively early in the season in August. Height 2m. Easy in most soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Fontäne'

Fine textured and compact to 1.5m tall, the silvery flowerheads are seen in late summer atop the upright stems. Makes good clumps of relatively slim foliage. Hardy, for sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Graceful white striped very slim foliage. Pink flower spikes in autumn, though mainly grown for spectacular foliage effect. Height 1.5m. Sun or part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Miscanthus sinensis 'Rotsilber' (new)

Bold clump forming grass to 1.5m. Arching foliage, shiny red flowers, and good autumn colour of orangey-maroon. Sun or part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus NJM 11.021

A collection of this large growing variety from 1800m on Leigongshan, Guizhou, China. Long, comparatively broad foliage, mid green with a central white pinstripe, arches out from the clump. The cream flowers rise distinctively high above the foliage in late summer to 2.5m. A striking variety, useful in the garden as a statement. For sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Miscanthus transmorrisonensis

From the high mountains of Taiwan this is a virtually evergreen species in our climate with elegant narrow arching foliage reaching 90cm high on an upright clump. Flowering stems rise clear of the foliage to about 2m, topped by arching pinky-white plumes of flower early in the Miscanthus season in July-Aug. Sun or semi-shade. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Molinia caerulea 'Dark Defender' (new)

A form of Purple Moor Grass with splendid black, slim, linear flower-heads which stand at the tips of vertical stems in summer. Makes a good clump which bleaches out in autumn and stays firm and effective all winter. Hardy, easy, to approx. 1m tall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Molinia caerulea 'Skyracer' (new)

A very handsome tall grass, the diffuse late summer purple-green inflorescences are held on wiry upright stems to 2.1m tall, giving a bold airy effect. The foliage contrasts by staying in a basal clump of comparatively broad arching leaves. The whole plant turns to shades of yellow in autumn. Hardy. Sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Molopospermum peloponnesiacum

An exceptional umbel from the mountains of central and southern Europe. Fairly large, glossy green, deeply and strikingly dissected ferny foliage emerges in early spring, followed by yellowish-white umbels of fragrant flowers on stems to 1.3m high in early summer. The seedheads are themselves attractive, bearing yellow seeds. For sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Monarda 'Hartwood Wine' (new)

Deep purplish-pink flowers atop stems to approx. 90cm, June to Sept. Highly aromatic Bergamot foliage. For any reasonable soil in sun or semi-shade, not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Monarda 'Jacob Cline' (new)

Fiery scarlet flowers from burgundy tinted calyces on stems to 90cm. Highly aromatic Bergamot foliage. For any reasonable soil in sun or semi-shade, not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'

A fine mildew resistant form with rich red-pink flowers over dark green highly aromatic foliage. Forms big clumps to 1.2m tall. The flowers are a magnet for butterflies. For any reasonable soil, not too bone dry in summer. Hardy, for sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Monarda 'Violet Queen' (new)

A bergamot with purple tinted highly aromatic foliage, topped in late summer to autumn by violet-purple flowers on stems to 90cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Morus cathayana

Introduced by Ernest Wilson in 1907, this has remained a very rare tree in cultivation, though perfectly hardy. A handsome species on account of its large, heart shaped foliage, tipped with a slender point. Fruits usually ripen to black and reach 2.5cm long.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Muehlenbeckia astonii

The Wiggy Wig bush from New Zealand is certainly obscure, but it's also unique and handsome, has one of the best common names ever, and makes a dense tangle of reddish-brown wiry, zigzag stems with miniscule heart shaped deciduous leaves, to about 2m or more. A coastal plant in nature, so excellent in exposure, this needs well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Muehlenbeckia complexa

Well known to anyone who frequents Cornish gardens, this fascinating twining climber forms amazing tangled masses of tiny evergreen leaves on wiry stems up to 6m high. Usually only seen in mild areas, this can be grown successfully in a sheltered position over a wide area of the UK. A mulch over the root stock ensures survival in a bad winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Muehlenbeckia complexa 'Texture Big Leaf'

A larger leaved form of this fascinating twining climber forming the usual amazing tangled masses of rounded evergreen leaves on wiry stems up to 6m high. Usually only seen in mild areas, this can be grown successfully in a sheltered position over a wide area of the UK. A mulch over the root stock ensures survival in an exceptionally bad winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Muhlenbergia dumosa

One of the most beautiful of all grasses, but sadly not the hardiest, the Bamboo Muhly from Arizona to S. Mexico is suitable for milder areas or pot culture. Slim, well branched, arching stems to 1.2m move in the slightest breeze and are clad in exceptionally fine foliage, creating a billowing cloud like effect. Mine look mighty fine in pots juxtaposed with bold succulents etc.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Myrceugenia ovata var. nannophylla (new)

One of the two most cold-tolerant of Chilean Myrtaceae, this medium sized upright evergreen shrub to about 2.5m tall is clothed in masses of tiny slim foliage that flushes red, followed by masses of creamy-white flowers and orange fruit. Hardy to at least -15c, this should be tried anywhere, but will be happiest with a little shelter in winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Myrrhis odorata (new)

Sweet Cicely is an airy perennial umbellifer from the mountains of Southern and Central Europe that has naturalised here in the UK, especially in the north. A handsome garden plant with white lacy umbels above very finely divided foliage in May-June, it is also an edible aromatic herb with a strong flavour and scent of anise. Hardy and easy in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Narcissus broussonetii MSF 652

An autumn flowering species from W. Morocco, producing multiple, distinctly long tubed, smallish, clove scented white flowers, usually up to five per 40cm stalk. One of the earliest of all the Narcissi and rarely seen in cultivation. This needs a mild climate to grow outside, but is very easy in a pot, given the shelter of a cold glasshouse. Available as dormant bubs in summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Neolitsea sericea - from Korea

A Far Eastern member of the laurel family, making a medium to large evergreen shrub. In this form the oval foliage expands particularly pinky-red in spring, covered in silken, golden shining hairs, before becoming green, when the glaucous underside becomes apparent. The deeply impressed veins are a give-away as to its family. Cream flowers in autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Neopanax laetus

A Schefflera relative from New Zealand with magnificent foliage. Suited to mild areas, this is one of the finest foliage plants for such areas, bearing large glossy green foliage with five broad leathery leaflets, often overlapping each other. Branched heads of white flowers from deep pinkish purple buds, followed by orange-purple fruits. A large shrub.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Neoshirakia japonica (syn. Sapium japonicum)

A hardy deciduous shrub or small tree from the far east, grown for its superb autumn colour. The smooth leaves turn from dark green to bright, glowing crimson late in the season. One of the few woody members of the spurge family hardy in this country and rarely seen or offered.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Nepeta govaniana

An unusual catmint from the Western Himalaya with graceful, fairly large, soft-yellow flowers produced over a long period in summer. Height 90cm. Part shade or sun, not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Nepeta nuda 'Lake Sevan' (new)

A non-flopping tall species from Southern and Central Europe sending vertical stems skyward, topped by candelabras of slim inflorescences to 1.2m high. Masses of small mid-blue flowers in late summer in this form from Armenia. Grey green foliage clothes the lower half of the stems. For sun and well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Nepeta nuda 'Romany Dusk' (new)

A non-flopping tall species from Southern and Central Europe sending vertical stems skyward, topped by candelabras of slim inflorescences to 1.2m high. Masses of small pale pinky-blue flowers in late summer, set off against splendid dark stems in this form. Grey green foliage clothes the lower half of the stems. From the Apuseni Mountains, Romania. For sun and well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Nerium oleander from Morocco

A collection of the wild Oleander from Tafraoute in the Anti Atlas mountains of Morocco. Large heads of deep-pink, periwinkle flowers from June to October, this will make a medium sized, rounded evergreen shrub for a sheltered site in full sun. Grows well in various parts of the UK nowadays and takes a fair amount of frost if sensibly sited. Great in a pot.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Nothofagus cunninghamii

A rarely planted evergreen species from the mountains of Tasmania and Australia, best suited to sheltered gardens, though an old plant grows perfectly at Hergest Croft in Herefordshire!. Forming a small evergreen tree with slim wiry branches and densely set tiny dark green leaves, often coppery on new growth. The dominant rainforest tree in Tasmania.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Nothofagus dombeyi

One of my favourite of all large trees. This very elegant, small leaved evergreen comes from the temperate rainforests of S Chile where it grows into wonderful flat topped, almost cedar like specimens with cherry-like bark when young. Here it is a fast growing tree with all parts quietly attractive, and simply beautiful as a whole. For any reasonable soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Nothofagus menziesii

The Silver Beech from New Zealand, where it forms incredibly beautiful old trees in the pristine forests of Fiordland. In this country it is suited to the southern counties or anywhere on the Atlantic seaboard, where it will make a graceful, small to medium size evergreen tree with cherry-like bark and fairly rounded, small leaves, silvery when young. Very rarely seen.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Nothofagus moorei

A rare chance to obtain this evergreen species from the rainforests of E. Australia, which grows perfectly well in our milder counties, making a small to medium sized tree. The Camellia-like foliage is quite distinct, being dark green, comparatively large, leathery, glossy and sharply toothed. Like most Nothofagus the trunk becomes characterful with age.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Nyssa leptophylla

A close relative of N. sinensis from Hunan, China and extremely rare in cultivation. This makes a hardy small tree with excellent red autumn colour and attractive, rich green pointed leaves that emerge with a red tint. Best autumn colour in a sunny position. For neutral to acid soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Nyssa sinensis 'Jim Russell'

Selected at Arboretum Wespelaar, Belgium for reliable autumn colour. A Chinese counterpart to the N. American 'tupelo', N. sylvatica, this is mainly grown for its superb autumn colour, in this case from golden yellow through orange to poppy red. New growth is red tinted, maturing green, and leaves can reach 15cm long. Makes a small hardy tree for neutral to acid soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Nyssa sylvatica 'Miss Scarlet' (new)

Guess what colour this one turns in autumn? Yup, superb scarlet foliage is seen as the leaves senesce in October and November if planted in good light. Particularly lustrous deep green foliage in the summer months, this medium sized very hardy tree makes a good specimen on lime free soils. A particularly prolific fruiter with little blue-black berries in autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Nyssa sylvatica 'Wisley Bonfire'

This is the superb clone of the American 'Tupelo' that has grown and been admired at RHS Wisley for many years. Strangely, often depicted in RHS publications as a normal Tupelo, it is very distinct from all others I have seen. Its crown structure is very uniform, like a Japanese Pagoda, with superb scarlet, orange and yellow autumn colour. Lime free soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Oenanthe pimpinelloides

Sometimes cultivated for the edible rounded tuberous roots, which taste of hazelnuts. These are great stir-fried in sesame oil. A perennial to about 80cm tall with umbels of white flowers in summer and finely divided foliage that emerges in winter. Previously sold as Bunium (which is completely confused in UK cultivation).

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Olearia 'Henry Travers'

An evergreen medium sized shrub with willowy grey-green foliage, silver on the under side, bearing large, pendent, purple-centred lilac daisies in June. A very lovely hybrid, but not the hardiest of the bunch. Try it in a sunny, sheltered position, or take it to the seaside where it will thrive. Suitable for any well drained soil, even thin chalk.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Olearia ilicifolia (new)

One of the finest of the genus and also one of the hardiest, becoming a dense, rounded, evergreen, medium-sized shrub, clothed in coarsely toothed, leathery, narrow grey-green foliage, whiteish-felted beneath. Heads of scented white flowers are borne in June. For any well drained soil with some shelter from freezing winds, though very tolerant of maritime exposure.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Olearia macrodonta 'Minor'

A dwarf form of the species, smaller in all its parts than the norm, but bearing the same fine features of this tough evergreen shrub from New Zealand. Sage-green foliage is spine edged and silvery-white beneath and the broad panicles of fragrant white flowers cover the plant in June. Superb in coastal exposure but just fine inland also. Hardy

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Onoclea sensibilis Copper form

An unusual copper-red tinted form. An easy, hardy and very distinct looking fern from N America, the pinnatifid fronds with broad flattened frilly edged segments. Spreads to form patches in moistish ground. In this rare form the fronds emerge red tinted and turn bright-green later, retaining colour in the stalk. Easily kept under control in small gardens as the rhizomes are not deep.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ophiopogon chingii

A Japanese dwarf species, making low mounds of evergreen, narrow, linear, curly green foliage. Palest lavender-white flowers on short spikes in summer, followed by electric blue fruit. Essential ground cover in many Japanese gardens. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Compactus'

A very small evergreen perennial making mounds of grassy, dark-green leaves to a few cm tall. Short spikes of little lilac flowers in summer. Slowly forms patches. Used by the Japanese as extremely short groundcover and a vital element in some designs.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ophiopogon sp. NJM 11.018 (new)

An unidentified species from Guizhou, SW China, found at nearly 1900m altitude in semi-shade. This has slim dark green evergreen arching foliage to 30cm long, white and lilac flowers in summer, followed by bright blue fruit. Excellent evergreen ground cover for sun or shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Osmanthus armatus (new)

A large dense, evergreen, hardy, Chinese shrub, covered in thick-textured rigid foliage, lined with spiny teeth. Clusters of sweetly scented white flowers line the branches in autumn. A tough shrub for sun or shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Osmanthus delavayi

A classic spring flowering beauty, this medium sized evergreen shrub with small dark glossy green foliage is covered in pure white highly scented long-tubed flowers in April. Slowly reaches 2m tall and a little wider. A sniff or two of this is one of the joys of spring.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Osmanthus x fortunei (new)

A comparatively vigorous hybrid of O. fragrans and O. heterophyllus, this makes a large dense evergreen shrub, with spine-edged shiny holly-like foliage becoming less spiny as the plant matures. Highly fragrant white flowers are borne in autumn. Very tough and hardy for sun or shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Osmanthus yunnanensis

Like no other in the genus, this is a magnificent, large, evergreen shrub (or small tree given half a century), with impressive long, dark, olive-green leaves, either bristle edged or entire, emerging rich purple in spring. The numerous small clusters of ivory-white, sweetly fragrant flowers are produced as early as Feb/March and smell of vanilla/playdough.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Osteomeles subrotunda

A very rarely seen, but particularly pretty, small to medium sized evergreen shrub of slow growth from E China. Slim arching shoots are adorned with ferny pinnate leaves bearing tiny leaflets; a joy in themselves. The Hawthorn-like flowers in June are followed by reddish berries. In colder areas the protection of a wall is advised.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ozothamnus hookeri

A small evergreen shrub from SE Australia and Tasmania, related to Helichrysum, forming an upright or spreading small bush. The stems are clothed in white wool and the diminutive, aromatic, sticky leaves are closely pressed about them. Small heads of white flower clustered towards the ends of the shoots in summer. For a sunny, well drained position.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pachyphragma macrophyllum

Pure white honesty-like flowers in spring, over dark green leaves. 15cm. A pretty spreader for moist shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Paesia scaberula (new)

A very pretty little fern from New Zealand with tripinnate very finely divided fronds. A coloniser in the wild, this is much better behaved in cultivation in colder areas like the UK and makes a neat clump. Rickard rates it as Zone 7 in Central England, so clearly tougher than we think, though mulch the rhizomes with straw if you're scared.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Parablechnum cordatum (syn. Blechnum chilense)

A particularly robustly handsome South American evergreen fern producing very bold, very leathery, darkest green fronds with many opposite pinnae. Slowly spreads to form patches, with fronds reaching about 1m, or up to 1.5m if moist and sheltered. Humus rich acid to neutral soil in semi-shade, or sun if moist. Hardy throughout the UK.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Parahebe perfoliata

Sometimes treated as a Veronica, this is a rather distinct looking, semi-lax perennial with stems clad in glaucous perfoliate leaves. Each stem terminates in a spike of soft lavender-blue flowers in summer. Cut hard back after flowering this can flower again in Sept-Oct. From the cold mountains of SE Australia, this is generally hardy in the UK in a warm sunny sheltered position. Usually about 30cm tall on longer stems.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Parathelypteris beddomei (new)

A ground covering fern from Korea, rarely seen in cultivation, though very hardy and easily grown in moist woodland conditions. Tapering fronds with up to 30 or more pairs of pinnae rise from a creeping rootstock. A good ground covering species only 45cm tall, good for mingling around taller and bolder subjects.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Paris incompleta

Allied to our native P. quadrifolia, but an all round better garden plant, being stouter and more vigorous and having wider leaves in whorls of 7 to 11 leaflets, centred by larger yellow-green flowers on stalks above the leaves. Slow to establish, but with gently creeping rhizomes, this is best in woodsy humus rich soil in shade. From The Caucasus, Armenia and Turkey.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Paris quadrifolia

Herb Paris. Our lovely rare native, found in ancient woodland, and perfectly suited to a semi-shaded spot in leafy soil in the garden. Very elegant green flowers on stems to 50cm, effective from May to Aug. Black berries follow.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Patrinia sp. from China

A tall attractive E Asian member of the valerian family. Multiple small flat heads of soft, pale-yellow, scented flowers, produced on a well branched scape to 1.8m tall in September. A tall plant with none of the harsh yellow normally associated with P. scabiosifolia. A hardy perennial that doesn't appreciate exceptionally dry conditions.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Paulownia kawakamii

A very unusual and highly endangered species from Taiwan; probably the finest species in flower. Very fast growing, drought tolerant, small deciduous tree best in full sun. Long panicles of large, lilac-blue foxglove-like flowers, heavily spotted inside, are borne on the bare branches in May. Typically huge leaves have an interesting sticky hairiness.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Paulownia tomentosa W769

Brought back from the brink by Pan Global', this is the extra vigorous, large growing form Wilson originally introduced from W. Hupeh, China, which reached a whopping 26m at Westonbirt before its death in 1990, far bigger than is normally associated with this species. It also grew at Colesbourne, where this material was derived. Typical big leaves and lilac foxglove flowers.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pellaea viridis (new)

A distinctive handsome, evergreen fern with vivid, glowing green fronds, composed of angular pinnae and contrasting black stipes, to about 60cm. Full hardiness unknown, it requires very well drained compost and good light. Happy overwintered in a cool conservatory.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Peltaria alliacea

Garlic Cress in endemic to SE Europe where it inhabits open stony ground. Purple tinged glaucous foliage emerges early in late winter and masses of white flowers in loose panicles appear in early summer. The leaves are used culinarily to add a garlicky, mustardy kick to salads and are best harvested in spring and autumn. Height 70cm. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Peltoboykinia watanabei

Beautiful deep green, large, deeply lobed peltate leaves. Spikes of delicate cream flowers above the foliage in summer. Height 40cm. A splendid foliage plant for cool, moist shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head' (new)

A Fountain grass with, in this form, soft-red-pink spikes to 1m in summer. Fluffy, elongated and as beautiful as ever. Deciduous. Sun, well drained soil. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pennisetum macrourum

Long, slim, whitish 'paint brush' flower spikes in late summer and autumn. Upright and clump forming. Height 1.5m. Warm, sunny position. A fine, bold, hardy grass from South Africa.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose' (new)

Particularly good soft-pink, slim, 'bottle-brush-like' flower heads on a tall plant to about 80cm in summer. Sun and well drained soil. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Persicaria virginiana var. filiformis

Olive-green and red tints in leaves and stems and a bold dark, red-brown V shape on each leaf. Long spikes of deep red very small flowers in late summer. A safe clumper, 75cm tall, for sun or shade in not too dry conditions. Loves heavy moist soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Philadelphus 'Casa Azul'

This was found as a seedling in my garden, growing between two Mexican parents. The ultimate size is not yet known but so far it appears to be a shrub to perhaps 2m. Particularly sweetly scented, cup shaped white flowers with a subtle central purple-red stain are borne in profusion in early summer over narrow, dainty foliage on exceptionally arching stems.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Philadelphus coulteri

Another of the virtually unheard of Mexican species, yet one of the most attractive. This one makes an arching shrub, so far to about 1.8m in my garden, with big, flat, scented white flowers in summer. A particular feature is the whitish-grey hairy underside to the leaves. Most rare and frankly rather desirable.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Philadelphus delavayi BO-13-083 (new)

A large vigorous, deciduous shrub bearing dense racemes of heavily scented, large white flowers in June. One of the finest species. This is the real thing, collected in SW China. Easy in virtually any soil or situation, sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Philadelphus delavayi f. melanocalyx B&L 12168

Much sought after, this form of this already superb species has dark-purple calyxes behind the pure white petals. The flowers are sweetly and heavily scented and are produced in dense racemes in June. Makes a large deciduous shrub for sun or semi-shade. This is a particularly fine clone with graphite tones in the new growth. Easy and hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Philadelphus karwinskianus F&M 152

A large species from Mexico, collected in N. Puebla State, this is closely related to P. mexicanus but is even more vigorous and scandent in growth, clambering over other things to make a large semi-evergreen almost climbing shrub with elegant foliage and terminal panicles of large heavily perfumed white flowers. This needs a warm position like P. mexicanus.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Philadelphus maculatus 'Mexican Jewel'

A fine selection of this hardy deciduous 2m tall shrub from the high mountains of Mexico. Intensely sweet, unarguably bubble-gum scented white flowers with red-purple centres borne in June. This superior clone was collected and named by Martyn Rix, that fine botanist and altogether nice chap from Devon. The scent from this eclipses any other species.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Philadelphus madrensis F&M 326

Most (all?) stock of this species in UK cultivation is in fact P. maculatus. Here we have the real thing, that we found in Durango State, Mexico, which differs in its pure white flowers and lightly toothed foliage. Masses of extremely sweetly scented white flowers in early summer on a shrub to only 1m in the wild, though in cultivation will probably reach 1.5 to 2m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Philadelphus palmeri

From the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains in NE Mexico and neighbouring Texas and Arizona, this very rare little evergreen 'Mock Orange' makes a small shrub with arching branches up to about 1m high, with sweetly scented white flowers in June. For sun or semi-shade in most soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Philadelphus purpurascens

A most desirable species of 'Mock Orange', rarely seen, forming a shrub to about 2m with arching branches covered in clusters of sweetly scented white flowers with contrasting purple calyces in June. This is similar to P. delavayi var. melanocalyx but the calyces are slightly more of a red-purple than any of the clones I have of the former. Easy and hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Philadelphus schrenkii var. jackii (new)

A rare species, from NE China and Korea in this variety, making an upright large shrub with very fragrant white flowers in June/July. Akin to the European P. coronarius. Any ordinary soil, even thin chalk.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phillyrea angustifolia

A medium sized, compact evergreen shrub for a sunny site and drought tolerant with it. Slender dark green foliage and large amounts of small fragrant, cream flowers in clusters along the branches in May and June. Ideal for seaside gardens but hardy and easy inland. Related to the olive but hardier and giving a similar mediterranean feel.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phillyrea angustifolia 'French Fries'

Originally released here, this is my own selected form from a collection made in southern France with exceptionally narrow, very pretty foliage. A medium sized evergreen shrub with large amounts of small, fragrant, cream flowers in clusters along the branches in May and June. Very drought tolerant. It is, I believe, the true forma rosmarinifolia.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phillyrea latifolia

A very characterful small evergreen tree for Mediterranean effect. A rounded, dense, bushy tree or large shrub, enhanced by the small, black-green, leathery foliage contrasting with pale beige bark. Small white flowers in spring are borne profusely. Much used in period plantings. Hardy and drought tolerant. It's difficult to describe quite how good this is.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phlomis 'Toob'

This came to me as P. angustifolia, which is a synonym of P. fruticosa. Its true identity is unclear; it needs a name, so I've given it one for the wonderful foliage texture it possesses, having soft grey-green leaves longitudinally in-rolled to show very pale grey undersides. Yellow flowers in early summer. A small evergreen shrub for sun and drainage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phlomis bourgaei NJM 12.015

Collected in SW Turkey near Sinneli at 1100m alt, this unusual species has broad green foliage in winter. In the Med' summer heat twisted, thickly golden-brown-hairy leaves replace the winter leaves after the yellow flowers have appeared in June, but in the UK we keep the broad winter leaves and get either grey or sand yellow tints. For sunny well drained sites.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phlomis grandiflora NJM 12.005

A potentially large species, rarely seen in cultivation but as hardy as P. fruticosa. This is common in SW Turkey where I found it making huge mounds of pale grey foliage up to 1.8m high by 3m across, but usually smaller. Masses of bright yellow flowers in early summer on long stalks held high above the foliage. For a sunny well drained position.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phlomis lycia

A small evergreen shrub to about 1m tall, this unusual Turkish species has pale green foliage in winter, but the drier it is in summer the more extreme the leaves become. Summer foliage in the UK climate is narrow and pale yellow-hairy. Yellow flowers in June. Treat this mean, in a well drained, even very dry sunny site.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phlomis russeliana NE Turkish form (new)

A form with deeper yellow flowers and greener leaves. Whorls of yellow flowers encircling the 1.2m stems in summer. Forms slowly spreading patches of luscious hairy leaves, green in winter. Seed heads provide winter interest. Sun or shade, very tough.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phlox ovata (new)

The Mountain Phlox is a small Eastern North American species rarely grown in the UK, this has stems to 30cm topped by heads of deep rose-pink flowers in summer. For semi-shade and not too dry soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phlox paniculata 'Jade' (new)

A relatively new short sturdy form, with uniquely coloured rounded heads of scented white flowers edged in green in summer. Mildew resistant. Height 50cm. Sun or part shade. Not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Photinia niitakayamensis

From high altitude Taiwan and only introduced about 1980, this is a compact hardy evergreen shrub, closely related to P. davidiana, with narrower glossier leaves and more compact in form. Clusters of white flowers in summer turn to bright pinkish-red fruits en-masse in autumn, which often persist in to winter. For sun or semi-shade, it reaches perhaps 2m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Photinia serratifolia

A very handsome evergreen, large shrub or small tree with large leathery leaves. Big corymbs of white flowers in spring, followed by red fruit. Throughout the long growing season the foliage emerges bright coppery-red. Most unusual compared to its common-or-garden-centre fodder cousins. Less red in new growth, but a better looking plant all round.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Photinia sp. NJM 09.097

An evergreen shrub to small tree in the wild, with red berries in autumn and relatively slim foliage, collected form Fan Si Pan Mt., N. Vietnam at 2045m asl. Species unknown as yet, but it makes a relatively horizontally branched shrub. Try this in a sheltered spot.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Photinia villosa var. laevis

One of the finest plants we can grow for autumn colour, this Eastern Asian deciduous species forms a small tree with a wide spreading crown. Clusters of Hawthorn-like flowers in May are followed by bright red egg shaped fruits which add to the end of season display. Leaves turn to a dazzling orange, red or yellow in autumn. Not for thin chalk.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'

Widely available and deservedly so, this is a very colourful and very hardy plant with a mass of strongly upright, golden-yellow culms that have an alternating green groove, and occasionally have a zigzag base. The culms temporarily blush red on the sunny side, and the foliage is rich green. Potentially running, so use rhizome barrier. To about 4.5m tall. Best in sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Marliacea' (new)

A very rare form of this strong growing hardy species, distinct in the textural corrugated culms, with longitudinal grooves, this has for long been a most desirable acquisition for bamboo aficionados. Best in the southern half of the UK at least, as this species grows better with warmer summers, the thick upright culms potentially rise to about 6m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phyllostachys nigra

'Black Bamboo'. Hardly needs an introduction; the unique and well known favourite, making a gracefully arching upright clump to about 3m high. Culms often green in their first year, becoming jet black. Not overly vigorous for a Phyllostachys with limited spread at the root; easy to control. Loves sun, heat and rain. Perfectly hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phyllostachys nigra 'Boryana'

Much bigger than the normal 'Black Bamboo', this form develops into a huge upright specimen to about 6m, with thick green culms splashed with large dark brown blotches in their second year. Sounds strange but is in fact very attractive. Hardy and vigorous, making quite a clump in time. An excellent specimen plant. Best in full sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis'

Me oh my, I love this bamboo. Truly marvellous, and jaw droppingly impressive when one encounters a mature specimen, which doesn't take long from a small plant, as the huge thick culms seem to arise from nowhere. They are golden yellow with occasional green stripes, and the foliage is rich green, elegantly drooping and held high. Up to 6m. Vigorous.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phymatosorus diversifolius (syn. Microsorum)

From Australia and New Zealand this Polypodium relative is sometimes found as an epiphyte on imported tree fern trunks. Can form impressive colonies as a climbing plant on trees, banks or walls in mild areas, even up to 5m off the ground. Glossy evergreen fronds are either simple, as juveniles, or pinnatifid, as adult. Not tried outside here yet but excellent on the West coast.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phymosia umbellata

An Abutilon relative from Mexico, making a medium sized shrub with sumptuous deepest blood-red flowers with paler interiors, in this form. The petals are perfectly placed together to form a clean open funnel. The vine-like foliage is lightly hairy and slightly grey-green. Totally untouched by cold in a very frosty unheated polytunnel here, so obviously has some hardiness.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii 'Variegata' of hort.

A form of Chinese Lanterns with the green leaves randomly blotched and spotted yellow, forming a low mound of foliage, covered in autumn with vivid red-orange lanterns which make fine dried arrangements especially around Halloween. For a well drained position.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Phytolacca americana

The Pokeweed from the USA makes a rather striking herbaceous plant to about 2m tall, the stems branching widely to make a sizable specimen. Racemes of white or pink flowers are followed by shiny black fruit on pink stalks. This plant is as toxic as various other commonly grown garden plants and should be treated with respect.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Picrasma quassioides

A very rare and ornamental Asian, small, hardy, easily grown tree with attractive pinnate foliage turning bright yellow, orange or scarlet in autumn, contrasting with the bunches of pea-sized fruit that start red and turn metallic slate-blue.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pileostegia viburnoides

A highly neglected evergreen climber with handsomely held dark green, glossy, simple foliage setting off the frothy panicles of creamy-white flowers in late summer/autumn. Easy and floriferous, if a little slow growing, on virtually all soils in sun or shade. Can reach 6m on a suitable wall or tree trunk, but is easy to keep much smaller.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pimpinella major 'Rosea' Short form (new)

The Greater Burnet-Saxifrage from Central Europe and the Caucasus is actually a member of the carrot family, the Apiaceae and, in this form, bears flattened umbels of pale pink flowers in early summer on stems to 60cm. Sun or part shade in most decent soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pimpinella major 'Rosea' Tall form

The Greater Burnet-Saxifrage from Central Europe and the Caucasus is actually a member of the carrot family, the Apiaceae and, in this form, bears flattened umbels of pale pink flowers in early summer on stems to 1m. Sun or part shade in most decent soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pimpinella rhodantha (new)

Light and airy mid-pink or occasionally pale pink hardy perennial dwarf umbel flowering June to August on stems to just 40cm over finely dissected foliage. From Transcaucasia, Turkey and Iran. This collection from Georgia. For full sun and any ordinary soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pinus coulteri

The 'Big cone pine' from California not only has superb grey-green needles up to 30cm long, but also produces the heaviest cones of any pine. The huge woody, strikingly thorny cones weigh up to 2kg and are a feature in themselves, especially on the mantelpiece. Makes a bold specimen, usually attaining a medium tree size here with dense foliage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pinus patula

A gorgeous Mexican pine with the most beautiful drooping, fairly long bright-green needles, hanging from the branches in curtains. The bark is reddish brown and the branches wide spreading, though the tree is never very large in this country. So wonderful I've planted one in the nursery in a prominent position. Perfectly hardy, but not in the very coldest areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pistacia terebinthus NJM 10.004

A collection of the Chian turpentine Tree from SW Turkey, where this drought tolerant large shrub or small tree was found at the southernmost edge of the Taurus mountains at approx 1000m alt. For full sun and well drained soil, where autumn colour of the pinnate foliage should be a beautiful pale orange-red. Very succesful at Glasnevin BG, Dublin.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pittosporum daphniphylloides

A large evergreen shrub from China and Taiwan, with bold leathery foliage up to 23cm long and dense rounded clusters of sweetly scented, soft-yellow, small flowers in spring. Hardy, even through very hard winters, but enjoys a little shelter. Given a few decades and a good site this can reach small tree size. Rarely encountered.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pittosporum glabratum

An evergreen Chinese species, very rarely seen in cultivation, up to 1.8m high with dark green foliage, tapered at both ends, and very fragrant soft yellow flowers seen in May. Seed capsules split to reveal bright red seeds in autumn. For a sheltered position, though actually really rather hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pittosporum heterophyllum

An unusual S.W. Chinese species with slim evergreen foliage and clusters of sweetly scented cream and softest yellow flowers in early summer. Makes a bushy shrub to about 2m high, hardy in most areas; the Asian members of this genus are usually hardier than their Australasian counterparts. Best in sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pittosporum illicioides var. angustifolium

From the mountain forests of Taiwan, this extremely elegant evergreen shrub is one of the finer introductions of recent years. Long very thin dark green leaves up to 20cm in length arch out from the stems and reach their longest in light shade, though the plant is happy in full sun. Fragrant pale yellow flowers on long thin curved stalks in June. To about 2m tall?

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pittosporum illicioides var. illicioides PAB 9004

Found by us on Shirui Peak, Manipur, NE India at nearly 2400m asl, this evergreen made medium sized shrubs with Celastrus-like seed heads splitting to reveal orange seeds in autumn. These were preceded by clusters of highly fragrant, evening scented pale-yellow flowers in June. This variety has ovate foliage. For a sheltered position.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pittosporum omeiensis VdL 80626

A collection by Harry van de Lar on Emei shan, Sichuan, China. This evergreen shrub has dark shiny green oblanceolate foliage clustered towards the ends of the branchlets. Terminal clusters of sweetly scented yellow flowers are seen in summer. Proven hardy to considerable cold in a reasonably sheltered position, grow this in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pittosporum parvilimbum (new)

New to cultivation in the UK and another Pan Global' introduction, this hardy species form China is rather different and particularly elegant. Very slim, dainty evergreen foliage clothes an open large shrub, with clusters of long stalked pale yellow sweetly scented flowers seen in early summer. Proven tough in the USA, grow this in full sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pittosporum ralphii 'Variegatum'

A surprisingly hardy medium sized, slow growing, evergreen shrub from New Zealand with grey-green leaves broadly margined with creamy-white. Clusters of dark crimson flowers with yellow anthers contrast with the foliage in summer. For any well drained soil in sun. Very rarely offered for sale.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pittosporum tobira 'Tall 'n' Tough'

A selected very hardy form of this medium sized evergreen shrub from the Far East made at the JC Raulston arboretum, North Carolina. This will grow 2m x 2m. Dark green glossy foliage is obscured in summer by the highly fragrant, orange-blossom scented creamy white flowers, turning yellow as they age. Drought tolerant. Hardy to at least -17 degrees.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Platycrater arguta

Pretty new on the scene, this hardy woody member of the Hydrangea family hails from Japan and China and in flower shows affinities to Philadelphus and Deutzia. A small deciduous shrub up to about a metre or more high, with long slim willowy leaves and terminal clusters of white flowers with a large boss of yellow stamen. For sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Plectranthus effusus var. longitubus

Formerly Rabdosia, this Japanese woodlander reaches its peak in autumn when long tubed lilac flowers are formed en-masse in airy inflorescences at the top of 90cm stems. For shade or semi-shade. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pleiosorbus megacarpus (new)

Virtually unknown in cultivation, this was found originally by Kingdon Ward and described as Eriobotrya wardii, though is a far cry from E. japonica. This Eastern Himalayan is usually epiphytic but can be terrestrial. Usually a large shrub/small tree, though can be larger, with large ovate foliage turning fiery red in autumn. Conical heads of white flower and huge brown fruit.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Podocarpus latifolius (new)

The South African 'Real Yellowwood' forms large trees up to 30m high in the moister mountains of the south, east and north of the country and also Zimbabwe. Attractive slim, linear flattened evergreen foliage emerges pink-red flushed and radiates around the shoots forming an attractive effect. Only hardy in the mildest parts of the British Isles.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Podocarpus macrophyllus

Native of the Far East, this is one of the hardiest of all Podocarps, withstanding heavy frosts if sited well. Leaves long leathery and narrow, usually up to 13cm, but up to 18cm on vigorous shoots, green above and glaucous beneath. An evergreen shrub or small tree given enough time. Lime tolerant but not suited to chalk.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Podocarpus salignus Hardy form

From Chile comes this noble evergreen tree, related to the conifers, but with egg shaped fleshy fruits. A medium sized tree eventually with superb rich-green, long, narrow, almost willow-like foliage loading the branches. Elegant and with an exotic appearance, this form has proven hardy in a cold inland Cumbrian (!) garden over many years, given reasonable shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty' (new)

Large parasols of foliage with lobed margins, heavily spotted and marked with dark brown dots, especially on emergence. Fairly large dark-red flowers hang under the foliage in May and June. A superb foliage plant for shade or semi-shade in woodsy, not too dry soil. Protect from slugs and snails as the plant emerges in spring. Height 45cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Podophyllum peltatum

Handsome foliage emerges brown tinted and forms highly attractive, very deeply lobed parasols to 45cm. Beautiful, nodding, cupped white flowers among the foliage in spring, followed by elongated red-orange seed pods. A fine eastern N. American perennial where it forms drifts of impressive foliage in deciduous woodland. For shade and humusy soil. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polygonatum falcatum NJM 11.012 (new)

A collection from Guizhou, SW China, of this large impressive species. Arching stems with relatively large elongated foliage and dangling white and green flowers in June. Height 50cm. For some shade and humusy soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polygonatum odoratum 'Red Stem' (new)

A form of Solomon's Seal with a distinctly red stem contrasting with the bright green foliage and the usual white flowers in late spring. Clumps up well in good soil with light shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polygonatum punctatum

A small species with distinctly purple spotted stems and equally purple spotted white pitcher-shaped flowers, giving a pale pink effect, followed by bright red berries. The berries are persistent and can overwinter on the evergreen stems to mingle with the new spring flowers. Height to 30cm. For a humusy shaded site.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polygonatum verticillatum

An unusual Solomon's Seal with little lilac-white bells in early summer, dangling from the arching stems, clad in very narrow foliage. This is a tall form. Height 1.5m. Reasonable soil in shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polygonatum yunnanense Og 94047

Clumps or arching stems to 30cm with glossy green, prominently veined foliage and dangling clusters of green tinted cream flowers from the axils of each leaf. Previously regarded a synonym of P. nodosum, this has recently been shown to be incorrect. Shade and humus.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polylepis australis - tall form

A fascinating plant from N. Argentina; a member of the Rose family, closely related to Acaena, and with similar pinnate, sea-green foliage, but grows into a small tree eventually, with amazing, pale-brown, flaky-pastry bark. Some leaves turn yellow in autumn with the rest remaining for the winter. Perfectly hardy in many areas. This form is of tree size.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polypodium 'Whitley Giant'

Previously very obscure, but now getting about a bit, this is close to P. cambricum, though has longer and broader fronds, making for a very handsome polypody. Pinnatifid fronds to 40cm from a gently creeping rootstock, eventually forming a nice patch. For reasonably well drained, even rocky soil in semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polypodium scouleri

A most unusual species with thick textured, leathery, shiny, dark-green fronds. Forms a good clump in time with a height of about 30cm. Rarely seen but perfectly hardy in inland UK and excellent in maritime areas, as it is in the wild state on the very coastal fringe of N. America from B.C. to Baja. For a shaded site.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polystichum aff. manmeiense (new)

From a Nepalese collection, this makes a dark evergreen species with thick textured arching shiny fronds. Usually a fairly small fern though very rarely seen in cultivation. For a sheltered humus rich spot.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polystichum lepidocaulon (new)

A very handsome fern, though not the hardiest, this is best long-term in a sheltered position with a little overhead cover if possible, or in milder areas. Often from maritime parts of Eastern Asia this has evergreen, shiny, leathery, pinnate fronds 30 - 60cm long. Rarely available.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polystichum neolobatum (new)

One of the most desired of the genus and a particularly good looking evergreen species with very thick textured and prickly edged, glossy green fronds, the stipe and rachis covered in dark-brown scales. Fronds are slightly metallic silvery when young. Many plants sold as this are actually related species. Height 45cm. For some shade and humusy soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polystichum polyblepharum

An impressive Japanese evergreen fern with very glossy, rich-green, divided fronds, beautiful when unfurling in the spring covered in golden bristles. Ht 60cm. Shade/semi-shade in humusy, well-drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polystichum setiferum 'Cristatopinnulum'

A very old form of our native Soft shield fern found in Dorset in 1878. The tough but feathery, heavily divided fronds have little fan shaped pinnules and reach up to 90cm high. Rarely offered.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polystichum setiferum 'Plumoso-divisilobum Bland' (new)

One of the finest of the setiferum types and rarely offered, this reaches 60cm high, with highly divided fronds, quadripinnate at the base rising to tripinnate at the tip. Pinnae overlapping at the base and not at the top. Easy in ferny conditions.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosum-Bevis'

Until very recently this was a very expensive rarity. Now the wonders of micro-propagation have brought you these. One of the finest of all ferns, with splendidly elegant, dark-green, uniformly and perfectly divided fronds, ending in a drawn out, tapering tip, arching out from the crown. Height up to 1.2m. Easy in any well drained, good soil in semi-shade/shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polystichum wawranum (new)

Related to the magnificent P. vestitum and like it from New Zealand, this is a little smaller growing with slightly lighter green, drawn-out, triangular evergreen fronds with a different 'look'. For a shaded, moist and humusy site. Rarely seen in cultivation in the UK.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polystichum x dycei (new)

A rare hybrid between two excellent species (proliferum and braunii) this forms one of the very largest of all Polystichum, up to 1.2m tall, making individual crowns of beautifully dissected lance shaped, bipinnate fronds. Can produce small plantlets at the tips of the fronds as per P. proliferum. A tough and easy large fern for shade to semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polystichum xiphophyllum

Not often seen in cultivation, yet easily grown in acid or alkaline conditions, this hardy evergreen fern from India, China and Taiwan bears glossy, lance shaped, hard textured fronds on a plant 30 to 45cm tall. The silvery green patina to the fronds is distinctive and attractive. For a semi-shaded position in humusy soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Polystichum yunnanense (new)

A very robust, hardy and easy species with narrowly triangular glossy green fronds to 90cm long, the stipes (stalks) with very obvious brown scales. From the Sino-Himalayan region, this is a strong and easy species in UK cultivation, though rarely offered or grown.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Populus glauca ex Gaoligongshan

This very rare tree was originally collected in the Gaoligongshan, NW Yunnan. Striking in foliage with large, rounded, blue-green leaves with red veins on flattened red petioles, emerging fairly late in late spring/early summer. Vigorous and hardy, this will make a medium sized tree for most soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Populus glauca KR 3993

This very rare tree was originally collected in Yunnan by Keith Rushforth. Striking in foliage with large, rounded, blue-green leaves with red veins on flattened red petioles, emerging fairly late in late spring. Vigorous and hardy, this will make a medium sized tree for most soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Populus lasiocarpa Hermaphrodite form

A form collected by Ernest Wilson with polygamous catkins. An ornamental medium sized Chinese tree with huge leaves often up to 30cm long, with conspicuous red veins and leaf stalks. Nothing like the huge hybrid Poplars we are so used to seeing in our river valleys, these will form smaller, dome shaped trees. Plants can be coppiced to produce huge foliage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Populus purdomii

Described as "extremely rare in cultivation" by Grimshaw in New Trees, this Chinese species makes a healthy, upright, but relatively slow growing tree in cultivation. Leaves are fairly large and emerge red flushed in May, after frosts have passed, retaining a red petiole through the season. Young trees at the Hillier Gardens look distinctive, stylish and handsome.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Populus szechuanica var. tibetica (new)

Rarely seen, yet one of the most attractive of the Chinese balsam poplars, the leaves being a similar size to the well known and loved P. lasiocarpa. Foliage is elegant and broadly ovate, flushing red in spring and retaining a red midrib, green above and whitish-glaucescent beneath. A strong growing large tree to 20m+ adapted to most soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Populus x wilsocarpa 'Beloni'

As the name suggests, a hybrid between two ornamental, large leaved Chinese species, P. wilsonii and P. lasiocarpa, sharing characters of both. Not a vast tree, though strong growing, forming an upright conical crown when young, this has thick shoots and big heart shaped leaves up to 25x18cm. Hardy and suited to any normal or wet soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Potentilla micrantha 'Purple Haze'

Found a few years ago in Albania, this February flowering ground covering perennial has strawberry-like flowers; white with a pink base. The foliage starts pale purple and darkens with age. Happy in full sun or deep dry shade, the choice is yours.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pourthiaea aff. arguta KR 10738

Collected in Arunachal Pradesh, Far NE India, this Rosaceous large shrub to small tree is very closely allied to Photinia and is also known as that. Creamy white flowers in terminal corymbs in spring/summer followed by red fruit in autumn. Leaves are relatively narrow, sprinkled with white hair when young and semi-persistent in winter. Hardiness untested.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Prunus himalaica

Closely related to both P. serrula and P. rufa, this is also grown for its wonderful bark; deep mahogany with very heavy horizontal lenticel banding creating a striking effect. A small tree, introduced from Nepal in only 1965, this usually branches low into multiple stems; all the better for seeing the bark effects. Softly hairy serrated foliage and pale flowers in spring.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Prunus ilicifolia subsp. lyonii

The Catalina cherry hails from the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California where it grows with such delights as Lyonothamnus etc. An evergreen large shrub with glossy foliage and racemes of white flowers in June/July up to 13cm long, followed by rounded fruit, starting red and turning black. For a sheltered position. Rarely seen or offered.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Prunus lusitanica subsp. azorica

A superb, rarely encountered, surprisingly hardy evergreen large shrub or small tree from the Azores. Larger, thicker leaves than normal Portuguese Laurel, reddish when young, turning a brighter green with red petioles, and with the same pretty racemes of white flowers in June. Tolerant of most soils. A very pleasing foliage plant, demanding wider planting.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Prunus sp. NJM 13.108

Found at 1950m in Nagaland, NE India, this was a deciduous tree to 13m tall. Foliage is fairly substantial for a cherry. Flowers unseen.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pseudolarix amabilis

A very attractive slow growing, very hardy, deciduous Chinese conifer superficially similar to Larch, but with longer thicker leaves bright, light green all summer, turning a striking rich golden-yellow in autumn. The little cones that stud the branches resemble small artichokes. Potentially a medium sized tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pseudopanax 'Tuatara' (new)

Recently raised in New Zealand, this hybrid Pseudopanax has leathery purple-tinted dark green foliage with three very narrow divergent leaflets, lined with prominent forward pointing teeth. To probably about 2m tall, this is well suited to coastal gardens and other mild areas. Great in a pot.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pseudopanax crassifolius (new)

The Lancewood from New Zealand has an unmistakable growth form. For years as a youth it grows strongly upward with very slim evergreen leaves up to 60cm long pointing rigidly downwards at an angle. Usually dark purple-brown-green, they become much shorter in adulthood when the plant changes into a dense lollipop-shaped tree. Survived 2010 in Oxfordshire!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pseudopanax crassifolius f. trifoliolatus

Most unusual and totally bizarre, this is a three lobed form of a bizarre looking plant at the best of times. Each dark-brown tinged rigid leaf is composed of three very narrow, linear lobes. These are produced around the slim vertical narrow stem, to about 5m, when the plant will enter adult stage and broaden its crown. Fairly hardy but not for the coldest areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pteris incompleta (new)

A rarity from very few sites in the Western Mediterranean and the Canaries, Azores and Madeira where it inhabits Laurisilva forests. A handsome species, the fronds with an elegantly drawn out apex to the lamina and also the pinnae. These fronds have black bases to the stalks and can reach up to 1.5m long in ideal conditions. For mild gardens or pot culture.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pterocarya fraxinifolia 'Abbotsbury Giant'

Cuttings from one of the particularly huge specimens at Abbotsbury Subtropical gardens in Dorset, where they are considerably larger than any other specimens in the British Isles. A vigorous tough, tolerant tree from the Caucasus to N. Iran with pinnate foliage up to 60cm long and female inflorescences up to 50cm. Loves wet sites, but isn't demanding of them.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pterocarya fraxinifolia NJM 13.007

A collection from the rich Hyrcanian forests of Azerbaijan. A vigorous tough, tolerant, large deciduous tree from the Caucasus to N. Iran with pinnate foliage up to 60cm long and female inflorescences up to 50cm. Loves wet sites, but isn't demanding of them. Hardy and easy in most positions.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pterocarya macroptera var. insignis

Otherwise known as P. insignis, this is a magnificent new addition to our gardens and arboreta. From China comes this large, very vigorous, hardy deciduous tree. One of the 'wingnuts', it bears pinnate foliage to 45cm long and dangling infructescences up to a whopping 120cm! Best in a site that doesn't dry out excessively, this species doesn't appear to sucker.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pterocarya stenoptera 'Fernleaf'

This is a truly exceptional form of Wingnut. The normally Ash-like pinnate leaves are 3 times or more divided, to the point of looking like a plumose fern frond. Very long drooping catkins followed by winged fruit. Particularly free growing, making a large tree. Very tolerant and easy, but best in moist-ish soil. Originally sold as a form of P. x rehderiana.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pterocarya tonkinensis

Extremely rare in cultivation, these are the first ever sold and distributed in the UK of this Wingnut from Southern China and neighbouring countries. A large tree, similar to P. stenoptera that can intergrade with it in the wild. Grows well in Edinburgh, but will no doubt grow more vigorously further south. Naturally a moisture lover, but tolerant of drier sites.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pterostyrax psilophyllus var. leveillei

A vigorous Chinese deciduous tree, producing masses of small white flowers in pendulous panicles up to 15cm long in June on almost bare branches. This stumped us in Guizhou with its very unusual and strikingly trilobed leaves. Reaching 10m or more, this is very rare in cultivation yet extremely handsome in flower and with great foliage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare'

A very highly rated form with excellent long slim silver foliage and striking blue-purple flowers in spring. Height 30cm. For shade or semi-shade in not too overly dry soil, though in fact rather tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus acutissima subsp. kingii NJM 13.077

A recent collection from Manipur of this extremely rare oak, endemic to the Western part of the species range, in the Eastern Himalaya etc. A fast growing tree to perhaps 12m tall in the wild. Glossy green leaves are up to 20cm long with multiple, closely set parallel veins ending in sharp forward pointing bristle tipped teeth.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus aliena NJM 11.078

A collection from Guizhou, SW China, of this small growing species with fairly large, obovate, wavily toothed leaves. Rarely offered though hardy and handsome, resembling in many ways Q. prinus of the USA.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus bicolor

The N. American Swamp White Oak makes a medium sized very hardy tree in the UK to about 20m tall in the finest specimens. Trunks have particularly flaking bark and the shallowly lobed leaves are up to 18cm long, glossy green above and pale whiteish beneath, turning to golden yellow and russet in autumn. Not for thin chalky soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus coccifera NJM 12.006 (new)

'Kermes Oak'. The classic dwarf scrub oak of the Mediterranean basin, looking more like a holly. This collection from SW Turkey. A slow growing, drought resistant evergreen shrub, eventually reaching 2m or more in a sunny site. The foliage often emerges in beautiful shades of copper-red. This is the host plant of the cochineal producing Kermes insect.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus coccinea 'Splendens'

This selected form of the N American 'Scarlet Oak' is a magnificent sight when the very beautiful, deeply lobed foliage turns to a rich, glowing, bright red in the autumn sunlight. What other large tree can do this in the UK climate? Fast growing on most soils, making a grand specimen.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus durata (new)

A Californian endemic evergreen scrub oak with small holly-like spiny leaves, usually cupped and with a felted underside. Reaches a maximum of three meters tall, but usually much shorter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus faginea ex Andalucía (new)

An impressive oak from Southern Spain, collected originally near Jimena de la Frontera. This makes a perfectly hardy, drought tolerant small to medium evergreen tree of full, rounded form, with deeply fissured bark, the leaves with shallow, forward pointing lobes. Only ever really seen in specialist collections in the UK, for no good reason. Easy on most soil types.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis (new)

The Valonia oak has handsome grey-green hairy foliage, deeply and sharply lobed. The acorns are surrounded by huge very scaly cups. Rarely offered or seen this great looking oak makes a deciduous, hardy small to medium tree in the UK. From Turkish seed.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus laurina NJM 05.013a (new)

A medium sized tree with fairly narrow evergreen foliage with shallow spine tipped lobes and the most superb, rich-red new growth. Collected west of Teziutlan, Puebla State, Mexico at 2100m alt. Fully hardy and even fully evergreen exposed in a field through Dec 2010 here in a rural frost hollow in Gloucestershire!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus macrocarpa

The Burr oak from N America makes a striking, characterful, medium sized hardy tree with huge foliage on young vigorous specimens up to 40cm long. The leaves are conspicuously lobed and covered on the underside by a pale mat of fine hairs. Bone hardy, but rarely seen here in the UK. Not for thin chalk soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus muhlenbergii (new)

The Chinquapin oak ranges from E and C USA down into N Mexico and is rather rarely planted in the UK, though it forms a handsome hardy specimen. Foliage is coarsely toothed and with a pale underside, turning to rich autumn tints.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus myrtifolia

The Myrtle Oak hails from the Far S.E. USA where it makes an evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub or small tree with rigid, glossy, bright green, usually obovate foliage up to 5cm long. Very drought tolerant and hardy if given shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus pagoda

The Cherrybark Oak from the moist bottomland forests of the SE USA is a close relation of Q. falcata and makes a fast growing tree up to about 20m in the UK. Leaves are along the lines of many red oak types, but the derivation of the name pagoda can be seen by turning a leaf on end. Splendid red autumn colour. Not for shallow chalk soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus petraea subsp. iberica NJM 13.025

This is not from Spain or Portugal as the name might suggest, but actually a very rare eastern variant from SW Asia, the leaves having up to ten pairs of shallow lobes. These were found in the Eastern Caucasus in Azerbaijan. Highly drought resistant and completely hardy, making a fine large specimen oak.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus polymorpha

The Mexican White Oak is rarely found in the UK, but is hardy and has reached at least 5m tall in Cambridgeshire. It will no doubt prefer the extra heat of the Southern Counties however. Unlobed to slightly lobed semi-evergreen ovate to elliptic foliage up to 15cm long. Reaches 20m in the wild and will no doubt do so in parts of Southern Europe too.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus pubescens

An unusual Southern European deciduous oak, with the downy grey-green foliage deeply dissected into narrow lobes, though highly variable throughout its range. Easy and hardy in the UK, it is also very drought tolerant: I have seen them growing on rocky south facing hillsides on the Italian Riviera. Makes a small to medium sized tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus pubescens subsp. crispata NJM 12.016

A rare geographical form of this normally Southern European deciduous oak, found in Turkey, with the downy, grey-green foliage deeply dissected into narrow lobes, the foliage being tougher and slightly crisped. Easy and hardy in the UK, it is also very drought tolerant. Makes a small to medium sized tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus pubescens subsp. crispata NJM 12.017

A rare geographical form of this normally Southern European deciduous oak, found in Turkey, with the downy, grey-green foliage deeply dissected into narrow lobes, the foliage being tougher and slightly crisped. Easy and hardy in the UK, it is also very drought tolerant. Makes a small to medium sized tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus rotundifolia - from Andalucia

An oak from the mountains of S Spain and North Africa, very rarely seen in cultivation. It forms a sturdy, domed, medium sized evergreen tree in the wild, the foliage being rounded and spiny and quite glaucous in most specimens. Very drought tolerant, and very closely related to the Holm Oak, Q. ilex. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus rysophylla 'Maya'

This evergreen oak from NE Mexico has proven hardy over many years in the UK, forming a vigorous medium size tree so far, with the most striking, hard, glossy dark-green leaves, very prominently and deeply veined and up to 25cm long by 8cm wide, emerging rich red and downy on new growth. This cultivar selected for finer colouring. For a site in reasonable shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus semecarpifolia (new)

A splendid, but rarely seen Sino-Himalayan evergreen oak. Potentially forming a strong upright tree 15 to 20m tall given 100 years, with handsome undulate foliage, spine edged on young plants, but entire on older specimens, emerging with the undersides conspicuously sand-yellow hairy. Very hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus suber

Cork Oak. A short stemmed, eventually spreading, evergreen tree with amazing pale beige, very, very, very thick, rugged, fire proof cork bark: even young plants start to show this feature. Make your own bottle stoppers! Surprisingly hardy; one of the finest specimens in the British Isles has been growing near here for the last 150 or so years.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Quercus trojana

Macedonian Oak. An Albanian collection of this Balkan, SE Italian and Turkish deciduous oak, related to Q. cerris, but with rather different foliage and only forming a small to medium sized densely branched tree, to a maximum of about 20m here. The persistent leaves are glossy green, oblong, taper pointed and margined with large triangular teeth,

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Raukaua laetevirens (new)

An elegant Pseudopanax relative from the moist forests of Southern Chile. Small compound foliage consists of five slim leaflets and the green flowers in terminal clusters give rise to maroon-purple fruits. Makes a large shrub or even small tree to 6m if very happy. Hardy to at least -12c. I've seen these under Araucaria and Nothofagus dombeyi in Chile.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rehderodendron indochinense NJM 09.119 (new)

Exceptionally rare in cultivation, the seed for these was gathered in N. Vietnam at 2100m. Differing from R. macrocarpum in the more persistent, more elegant foliage, dropping later in autumn, and also other points. Equally beautiful in flower and fruit, the bunches of white flowers with exserted stamens being seen in May.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rehderodendron macrocarpum

A most desirable and rarely available Styrax relative from China. A small tree for neutral to acid soil bearing pendent clusters of softly fragrant, cup-shaped, slightly pink tinged white flowers with conspicuous exserted yellow anthers in May. Cocktail sausage sized, ribbed, bright red, dangling fruit hang from the branches in autumn. Foliage tinted in autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rehderodendron sp. (new)

From N. Burma at 2700m this is potentially a very interesting find. Like any Rehderodendron this will have white flowers and sausage shaped fruit.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Reineckea carnea

Easy little evergreen spreader for some shade with grassy leaves and starry pale pink flowers from rich pink buds from late spring. A Lily of the valley relative from the Far East. Height 15cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rhamnus imeretina

A most unusual Buckthorn, very rarely seen, and certainly the most striking species, coming from the Caucasus where most plant types have their most outstanding, vigorous, healthy species. A hardy medium sized to large shrub with very bold foliage on stout shoots, the leaves sometimes up to 35cm long and 10cm wide, bronze-purple in autumn. Not for a dry site.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rhaphithamnus spinosus (new)

From Chile and Argentina, this is grown primarily for the small tubular pale-blue flowers in April and especially the deep-blue round fruits in autumn. This would appear to be a myrtle from afar, but under close inspection one sees the small sharply toothed leaves are subtended by sharp spines. A medium to large evergreen shrub, best against a warm wall in colder areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rheum 'Great Bere'

A giant form of uncertain parentage, forming massive plants with huge foliage and soaring vertical inflorescences up to nearly 4m tall! A huge statement plant for soil that doesn't dry too much in sun or semi-shade. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rhododendron cinnabarinum subsp. xanthocodon

A medium to large sized evergreen shrub from the Himalaya with relatively small blue-green leaves and clusters of waxy, yellow, funnel- to bell-shaped flowers in May and June. A fine species, especially in this form which is very resistant to powdery mildew. For acid soil with reasonable shelter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rhododendron johnstoneanum NJM 12.068

From the summit of Khayangphung, Manipur at 2800m asl, smack on the border with Burma. A large evergreen shrub of the Maddenia Subsect., the dark green foliage with a bristly margin and densely golden scaly beneath. Open faced sweetly scented white flowers blotched yellow in the throat emerge from primrose buds. Hardy in mild gardens.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rhodohypoxis '1000 Cranes' (new)

Flowers white flushed pink with deep pink centres. A South African alpine plant in nature enjoying a moist summer in well drained gritty, peaty soil and full sun. Grassy leaves and flowers in June/July. Ideal in a trough, pot or well drained rock garden, with a slate or similar over the dormant plant in winter to keep off excess moisture. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rhodohypoxis 'Pintado' (new)

A clone with white flowers, flushed pink. A South African alpine plant in nature enjoying a moist summer in well drained gritty, peaty soil and full sun. Grassy leaves and flowers in June/July. Ideal in a trough, pot or well drained rock garden, with a slate or similar over the dormant plant in winter to keep off excess moisture. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Apple Blossom' (new)

A clone with flowers a mix of white and softest pink. A South African alpine plant in nature enjoying a moist summer in well drained gritty, peaty soil and full sun. Grassy leaves and flowers in June/July. Ideal in a trough, pot or well drained rock garden, with a slate or similar over the dormant plant in winter to keep off excess moisture. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Coconut Ice' (new)

A white clone, centred and faintly flushed pink. A South African alpine plant in nature enjoying a moist summer in well drained gritty, peaty soil and full sun. Grassy leaves and flowers in June/July. Ideal in a trough, pot or well drained rock garden, with a slate or similar over the dormant plant in winter to keep off excess moisture. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Mars'

A vivid pink clone. A South African alpine plant in nature enjoying a moist summer in well drained gritty, peaty soil and full sun. Grassy leaves and flowers in June/July. Ideal in a trough, pot or well drained rock garden, with a slate or similar over the dormant plant in winter to keep off excess moisture. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rhodohypoxis deflexa

Bright pink flowers, slightly smaller than others but very floriferous. Grassy leaves and flowers in June/July. Seems to be tolerant of more winter moisture than others, but still advisable to plant in a trough or similar very well drained position. A South African alpine plant in nature enjoying a moist summer in well drained gritty, peaty soil and full sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rhodohypoxis milloides

Taller and more upright than other species. A South African alpine plant enjoying a moist summer in well drained gritty, peaty soil and full sun. Grassy leaves and vivid deep-pink flowers in mid to late summer. Ideal in a trough, pot or well drained rock garden, with a slate or similar over the dormant plant in winter to keep off excess moisture. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rhus potaninii

One of the finest small trees for brilliant red autumn colour, receiving an Award of Merit for such. Leaflets toothed in juvenility, becoming entire in adulthood. Vigorous in youth and reaching about 10m at maturity. Good in most soils, acid or alkaline and perfectly hardy. Rarely flowers or fruits in the UK.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ribes laurifolium 'Mrs Amy Doncaster'

A more compact and floriferous variety of this invaluable winter flowering evergreen small shrub. Leathery foliage is overlain with a multitude of pale green flower clusters in Feb-March. Excellent in sun or shade. Flower arrangers love it. Easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ribes odoratum

The Buffalo currant from N. America makes a very hardy and easy small to medium sized shrub with pendulous clusters of deliciously sweet, clove scented, golden-yellow flowers in spring. Foliage is deeply lobed and rich green, colouring well in autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rodgersia nepalensis

A rare species with large pinnate foliage and unusual one sided inflorescences of greenish-white flowers, up to 1m high in summer. Moist soil in semi-shade. Thought by some to be tender, but bone hardy with me, even in pots at -10c.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rohdea japonica 'Lance Leaf'

A rare member of the Lily of the Valley family from the Far East, grown for it's thick textured dark evergreen foliage, a bit like a hardy Sansevieria and long and narrow in this form. Strange flowers produced at ground level followed by bright orange berries. Good for dry shade. Hardy. Slug pollinated I believe. How nice.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Romneya coulteri 'White Cloud'

A selected form of Matilija poppy, producing extra large silky flowers, the size, shape and colour of a fried egg, but infinitely more beautiful. Flowering from Jul to Oct over bluey foliage on stems to 2.5m, but most often to about 1.5m, spreading at the root to form a colony. Sometimes tricky to establish, so give it a warm spot in full sun in good open soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rosa 'Cooperi'

'Cooper's Burmese Rose'. A very beautiful large growing, semi-evergreen climber for a south wall, with large, single, pure white, slightly fragrant flowers with golden anthers in June, over wonderful healthy, glossy-green, bold foliage on reddened stems. A very tasteful, 'quality' rose with superb foliage. Bone hardy here, even through December 2010.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rosa aff. kokanica ex Kyrgyzstan (new)

Found near Arkyt, Kyrgyzstan, in an area that regularly sees -30c, and sometimes less, this should be hardy with you. A fairly small growing species to about 1.5m high, with attractive diminutive blue-grey-green foliage. Flowers are either yellow or white and are of course single. Hips are long necked and mature red-black. For a warm sunny well drained position.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rosa banksiae 'Lutescens'

NOT to be confused with the common double flowered 'Lutea', this is the rarely encountered, single flowered, highly scented yellow Banksian rose. A small leaved evergreen climber with virtually no thorns, reaching up to 7.5m with suitable support. Bunches of small, warm-yellow, sweetly scented flowers are produced in May. For a sunny wall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rosa banksiae var. normalis

The true wild type of Banksian rose, forming a strong growing semi-evergreen climber with virtually NO thorns, bearing masses of small cream flowers in early summer over attractive dainty foliage with narrow leaflets. Flowers are borne in clusters, have conspicuously notched petals and are scented of violets. For a warm sheltered wall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rosa chinensis var. spontanea

This is the wild ancestor of all Hybrid Tea and Floribunda roses, discovered and introduced to cultivation by Mikinori Ogisu, from Sichuan, China. A nearly thornless evergreen climber to about 3m with single flowers opening pink in early summer, but soon turning crimson, with all stages seen on the plant at the same time. A great rarity for a warm wall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rosa cymosa 'Rebecca Rushforth'

A superb selection of this rarely seen Chinese climbing rose, covered in a mass of flattened domes of small creamy white flowers with conspicuous yellow stamen in May/June, followed by clusters of small red hips. Foliage is composed of narrow pointed, elegant leaflets and new growth is strikingly deep red. For a sunny wall, not too cold.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rosa helenae

A recent re-introduction from China, this was discovered originally by Wilson and named after his wife. A vigorous hardy climbing rose, suitable for putting into trees etc, with creamy-white fragrant flowers borne in large dense corymbs in summer, followed in autumn by drooping bunches of narrowly ovoid orange-red fruit.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rosa sericea subsp. omeiensis PAB 2883

Recently collected in Bhutan by Paul Barney, this form of a variable species has over eleven leaflets to each ferny-looking leaf and bizarre looking fruit, having the stalk enlarged and fleshy like the fruit, forming an elongated hip in red and yellow, seen in summer. Flowers are white with usually four petals. Makes a tough, medium sized, dense shrub with prickly stems.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rosa sp. from Meghalaya, NE India (new)

From 2000m on Shillong Peak, NE India, this climbing rose is unflowered as yet here but is less vigorous than R. brunonii that is also evident in the area. Hips are red-orange and flowers will no doubt be white and scented.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rosa sp. From N. Vietnam (new)

A collection from high altitude in the temperate mountains of N. Vietnam this makes a large evergreen climbing rose with glossy green pinnate foliage and masses of scented white flowers in June, followed by orange hips in autumn. This is probably better suited to a warm wall in most areas, though may be much hardier than assumed.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Roscoea auriculata

A fine species with an exceptionally long flowering period. Rich purple orchid-like flowers on leafy stems to about 40cm in late summer and autumn. Sun or part shade, not overly wet in winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Roscoea purpurea 'Red Gurkha'

True bright red flowers on a short stout plant with green foliage and deep red pseudostems. A most desirable form emerging from the ground only in about mid June and flowering as late as August and September. Best in humus rich soil in light shade, never too dry. Found in central Nepal in 1992.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rostrinucula dependens NJM 11.072

My collection of this lightly suckering shrub from Guizhou, SW China. Newish to Western cultivation, it bears masses of long, pendulous inflorescences of lilac-pink flowers from whitish buds in late summer. The slim green foliage is less hairy on the underside in this form. Easy in sun and well drained soil, this reaches about 2.5m high. Hardy to below -10c.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rubus arcticus (new)

The Arctic Raspberry forms a very low growing creeping species to about 30cm tall, with vivid red-pink flowers in early summer followed by very tasty deep-red fruits that are remarkably unaffected by frost. Usually found in acid soils in nature, but probably more tolerant than that.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rubus calophyllus PAB 13.171 (new)

One of the finest of all Rubus, making a medium-sized evergreen arching shrub. The large deep-green glossy leaves are silvery beneath with very many closely spaced parallel veins, and could be likened to an imaginary single leaflet R. lineatus. Claret-red flowers in summer. Best with some shelter, from freezing easterly winds.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rubus ichangensis Silver form (new)

A Chinese species grown for its striking silvered new foliage. The evergreen leaves are shaped like a long arrow head and emerge in spring a glistening silver, turning to pewtered green as the season progresses. This forms an efficient ground cover or pops up between things. Height to 50cm unsupported. Hardy with me in my VERY cold garden.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rubus irenaeus (new)

A rather bold looking Chinese species, used wisely as a ground cover in shady areas. The broad rounded evergreen foliage with a subtle metallic lustre is beige felted beneath and sometimes over 15cm across on slender pale grey downy stems. White flowers followed by large edible red fruit. Hardy. Height generally about 50cm but can be taller if supported.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rubus lineatus

One of the finest of foliage plants, up there with Neolitsea and Schefflera etc, with extremely attractive leaves in the style of a Schefflera, but with the 5 leaflets conspicuously and densely parallel veined, green above and silvery, shining, silky beneath. A virtually spineless, multistemmed semi-evergreen shrub to 2m, for a sheltered corner.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rubus lineatus from Burma (new)

One of the finest of foliage plants, up there with Neolitsea, Schefflera etc, with extremely attractive leaves in the style of a Schefflera, but with the 5 leaflets conspicuously and densely parallel veined, green above and silvery, shining, silky beneath. A virtually spineless, multistemmed semi-evergreen shrub to 2m, for a sheltered corner.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rubus nepalensis

A low growing evergreen carpeting shrub from the Himalaya reaching only 20cm high with trifoliate deeply veined leaves on densely bristly stems, forming a patch about 1m across. Delicious, slightly tart red fruits follow the white flowers in summer. For semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rubus phoenicolasius

The 'Wineberry' makes a delicious addition to the ornamental garden, for it indeed makes an attractive plant as well as bearing bunches of tasty, distinctively flavoured, bright orange red fruits in late summer. The bristly red arching stems are superb in winter and reach up to 3m, and the large trifoliate leaves are white felted beneath. Easy and hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rubus sp. NJM 10.142

A collection from the mountains of N. Vietnam at 2200m alt, where this splendid foliage plant formed patches of angled stems bearing pinnate foliage with many lanceolate, conspicuously veined leaflets. Pretty white flowers are followed by bright red tasty fruit. Reaching about 2.5m tall in cultivation, where it should be afforded a reasonably sheltered position.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rudbeckia maxima

An arresting species with large, late, yellow flowers on tall, erect stems to 1.8m, over broad, brassica-like pale blue-green foliage. Sunny site.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Rumex alpinus

A splendid non-invasive dock from upland areas of Europe and W. Asia. In the best forms, like this one, the foliage is very bold, very broad and handsome and a joy in itself. Upright red tinted inflorescences reach about 75cm in late spring. Forms a gently spreading patch for sun or semi-shade in any ordinary soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ruscus aculeatus from Croatia (new)

'Butchers Broom'. These are from Southern European stock. A very tough, spiny-leaved, extremely shade and drought tolerant, bushy evergreen shrub, reaching about 1m. Berries resembling bright red cherries, often abundantly produced if both males and females are grown. Tolerant of both acid and alkaline soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salix aff. moupinense

An ornamental shrubby willow, found in N. Vietnam, having deep red stems in winter and bright green, relatively large, lanceolate leaves with pale white glaucous undersides and red petioles, the red bleeding into the leaf midrib. A medium to large shrub, though can be pruned back hard for a smaller size. Extremely rare in cultivation. Previously sold as S. radinostachya.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salix capusii

Virtually unknown in cultivation, this very attractive willow from C. Asia was introduced by John Whitehead and makes a large shrub with very pretty grey-blue particularly narrow foliage. Could be kept much smaller of course with annual or biannual pruning. Very hardy and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salix gracilistyla 'Mt Aso'

New from Japan, where it is used for cut stems in the floristry industry, this is in effect a pink flowered pussy willow. Large dark-pink flower buds open to show soft furry, silvery pink catkins before the leaves emerge in early spring. Making a vigorous medium sized shrub, this can be kept smaller by cutting to the ground each year after flowering. Very hardy, tough and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salix magnifica (male)

A very distinct willow; thought to be a Magnolia when first discovered in China by Wilson in 1909. Forms a hardy large shrub with broad leaves, sometimes up to 20cm long and 13 cm wide, and striking long catkins in spring. Any reasonable soil, best if not too dry. These are male, which bear far superior catkins in spring - red in bud, opening with bright yellow pollen.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salvia 'Amistad'

A new hardy perennial with vivid Royal purple flowers emerging from black calyces on upright stems to 1m high over a long summer period, from May till frost. Sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salvia 'Phyllis Fancy' (new)

A splendid Californian S. leucantha hybrid with white and palest lavender flowers emerging from rich-blue calyces on nodding 30cm spikes over a very long season in late-summer/autumn. A bushy green leaved perennial, this is one of the finest of modern salvias. Take cuttings in autumn in case of extreme cold, but actually proven very hardy in American trials. Height 1.8m, spread 1.8m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salvia chamaedryoides Silver form

A very silver leaved, blue flowered Mexican shrublet to 30cm high and about 50cm across. The combination of silver-grey small leaves and masses of deep blue flowers is a delight. Fairly hardy, this needs a sunny well drained spot. This could be likened to a blue flowered, silver leaved S. greggii.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salvia chamaedryoides var. isochroma

A silver leaved, blue flowered Mexican shrublet to 30cm high and about 50cm across. The combination of silver-grey small leaves and masses of deep blue flowers is a delight. Fairly hardy, this needs a sunny well drained spot. This could be likened to a blue flowered, silver leaved S. greggii.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salvia dombeyi

The longest flowered Salvia in the world (up to 11cm!), this tall growing species from S. Peru and N. Bolivia is not known in the wild. Elongated heart shaped foliage is up to 18cm long and plants reach 1.8 to 2.5m. The huge lax clusters of vertically dangling intense scarlet hairy flowers from red-black calyces are borne continuously from summer to winter. Happiest moist and cool, with no frost.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'

Makes a broad, rounded clump of fairly shiny vivid green foliage, topped by rich blue flowers from virtually black calyces from late summer. Height to about 1.3m. Mulch over the base of this perennial South American species if you are concerned about cold; it is nearly fully hardy. This is the real deal and not the big bruiser that masquerades as such.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salvia macrophylla Purple leaf form (new)

Also known as Upright form in the USA, this is taller and more upright than the original clone in cultivation and with longer inflorescences of vibrant deep-blue, this reaches 1.5m high. Large triangular green leaves are deep-purple beneath. From Peru, this is not hardy, but cuttings root very easily and seed is produced in abundance. Replant in spring after frosts have passed..

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salvia microphylla F&M 157 (new)

A form with brilliantly vivid red flowers over a typically hugely long period in summer and autumn. Flowers are not as huge as some modern cultivars, but the intensity of colour is outstanding, being a striking, vivid, non-fading, vibrant crimson. Makes a low dense bush, wider than high, for a sunny, warm, well drained spot. Survived Jan 09 outside.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salvia serboana (syn. vitifolia)

A relatively new introduction from the mountain forests of Oaxaca, Mexico, this close relation of S. patens has much bigger, softly hairy, triangular foliage and strong growth to 1.8m in one season. Large intense deep blue flowers in late summer atop the stems. This has proved totally hardy for Robin Middleton in Bagshot, Surrey. Sun or semi-shade, not too scorched and dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salvia stachydifolia CDPR 3071

Collected in Argentina, making a hardy herbaceous perennial and reaching 1.5 x 1.5m and flowering from June until frost. Soft, light blue flowers with a white blotch come from graphite-blue tinged calyces. Even more flowers come if dead headed. Very attractive, if you ask me. For sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salvia stolonifera

A recent introduction from Oaxaca, Mexico, this pretty species has so far proven hardy, making a spreading plant (as the name would suggest) for semi-shade, coming as it does from cloud forest. Masses of long, slim, terracotta-orange flowers seen over a very long period in summer on a plant to 60cm tall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salvia uliginosa 'Ballon Azul'

A lower growing selection from Germany, reaching 1m only. Dazzling azure blue flowers in late summer and autumn on upright slender stems. Warm, sunny position and not too dry soil. Mulch in winter if you are very cold.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Salvia x jamensis 'Peter Vidgeon'

Bright lavender-pink flowers from dark calyces over a very long period in summer-autumn (i.e. June to November). A twiggy bush to 1m. Fairly hardy, given sun and drainage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sambucus nigra subsp. caerulea

Virtually unknown in cultivation in the UK, this is really very beautiful in fruit. The Blue Elderberry from the Western USA does what it says on the tin. Highly attractive bright pale-sky-blue berries are borne in large bunches in late summer/autumn. Otherwise it is rather similar in most ways to our tough old native, though the foliage is a tad more attractive.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sanguisorba 'Lemon Splash' (new)

Green foliage is speckled with bright yellow. Maroon thimble-flowers high above the foliage on 75cm stems in late summer/early autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sanguisorba 'Tanna'

Rounded maroon flower heads on 30cm stems. Forms a spreading clump. Sun or part shade, not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sanguisorba applanata (new)

A superb foliage plant with sumptuous masses of ground covering, bold, pale blue-grey pinnate leaves to 50cm tall, very much in the style of Melianthus major. Occasional heads of white flowers in summer are completely irrelevant. Hardy and easy; spreading to form a splendid patch in sun or semi shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sanguisorba menziesii

A Burnet with wine-red tassel flowers in summer. Attractive grey-green foliage. Height to 90 cm. Sun or part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sanguisorba tenuifolia 'Stand Up Comedian' (new)

A particularly good form of the species with strong upright stems topped by drooping white catkins in summer. Finley divided pinnate green leaves are most attractive. Sun and moister soil, though actually rather tolerant. 1.5m

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sanguisorba tenuifolia DTHC 535 (new)

A richly flowered selection with dark maroon 'catkins' atop strong and sturdy upright stems over finely divided foliage in August. Sun and moister soil, though actually rather tolerant. 1.5m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sanguisorba tenuifolia Tall pale pink (new)

A very strong form with pale pink drooping 'catkins' atop sturdy upright stems to 1.8m tall, over finely divided foliage in August. Sun and moister soil, though actually rather tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna

A dwarf evergreen shrub and one of the finest forms of Christmas Box, with long, narrow foliage on purple stems and pink tinged white flowers, small, but very sweetly scented and borne in profusion in the middle of winter. Best positioned near your front door where you'll get the full benefit. Very shade and lime tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna Crinkle leaf

A dwarf evergreen shrub and one of the finest forms of Christmas Box, with long, narrow foliage, crinkled in this unusual form, on purple stems and pink tinged white flowers, small, but very sweetly scented and borne in profusion in the middle of winter. Best positioned near your front door where you'll get the full benefit. Very shade and lime tolerant, if needed.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sarcococca orientalis

A Christmas Box introduced from E China by Roy Lancaster in 1980. Comparatively large, broad green leaves and pink tinged white flowers borne en masse in mid-winter, earlier than most and producing a wonderful sweet fragrance, so best planted near a door or path. An evergreen shrub to about 1m, for virtually any soil or position. Very shade tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sarcococca ruscifolia var. chinensis 'Dragon Gate'

A relatively new form of this hardy and tolerant, dwarf, evergreen shrub collected in 1980 by Roy Lancaster from W China. The leaves differ from the norm by being narrow with a long pointed tip, but the flowers are typically small, white, deliciously fragrant and borne en masse in the depths of winter. Very easy to please, in sun or shade, acid or alkaline soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sarcococca wallichii from Manipur 1 (new)

A fairly tall member of the genus, forming an evergreen shrub to 1.5m high, with not particularly fragrant white flowers borne from the leaf axils in autumn, winter or spring, depending on your climate. Leaves are large for a Sarcococca. For a sheltered position in semi-shade or sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sarcococca wallichii from Manipur 2 (new)

A tall growing species with comparatively large leaves, reaching about 1.5m high with short racemes of wonderfully sweetly scented white flowers (up to 12 flowers per raceme) borne in the leaf axils up the stems in autumn, winter or spring, depending on your climate. For a sheltered position in semi-shade or sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sassafras albidum

An unusual and very distinct small to medium, conical, aromatic tree from the Eastern USA, with leaves variously lobed or entire, like a Mulberry, pale under and colouring well in autumn. Small clusters of greenish-yellow flowers in spring are quietly charming. Requires a lime-free soil. Grows best in the southern half of Britain, but even better on the continent.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Scabiosa argentea PAB 892

An unusual species from SE Europe with finely divided grey-hairy leaves. Cream flower heads in summer. Height 50cm. Sunny well drained position. Very drought tolerant. This collection from Croatia.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera aff. alpina NJM 09.140

Sold incorrectly as S. chapana. A high altitude collection from N. Vietnam of this highly desirable large shrub in the Aralia family. Leathery leaflets radiate in groups of seven from long petioles and heads of purple tinged flowers in early autumn make way for bloomy black fruit. One of the hardier species, favouring upland areas in the wild.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera aff. brevipedicellata NJM 10.102

A rather hardy and relatively small growing elegant species, to about 1.8m, from N. Vietnam, where it is found at around 2000m asl in semi-shade. Compound palmate foliage variably has an extra rank of one or two leaflets above the others. Comparatively large and showy panicles of white flowers in late summer, adored by insects. Surprisingly tough in Dec 2010.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera aff. brevipedicellata NJM 10.102

A rather hardy and relatively small growing elegant species, to about 1.8m, from N. Vietnam, where it is found at around 2000m asl in semi-shade. Compound palmate foliage variably has an extra rank of one or two leaflets above the others. Comparatively large and showy panicles of white flowers in late summer, adored by insects. Surprisingly tough in Dec 2010.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera alpina NJM 09.140

Different from NJM 09.157. A high altitude collection from N. Vietnam of this highly desirable large shrub in the Aralia family. Leathery leaflets radiate in groups of seven from long petioles and heads of purple tinged flowers in early autumn make way for bloomy black fruit. One of the hardier species, favouring upland areas in the wild. This collection from 2380m alt.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera delavayi

One of the most handsome and potentially hardiest of the Schefflera now grown in the UK. A variable species in the wild it would seem, but this form bears glossy, rich green leaves composed usually of five leaflets, often mildly lobed when young. Spectacular large terminal heads of small white flowers in summer. A large shrub or small tree for a sheltered spot.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera delavayi

One of the most handsome and potentially hardiest of the Schefflera now grown in the UK. A variable species in the wild it would seem, but this form bears glossy, rich green leaves composed usually of five leaflets, often mildly lobed when young. Spectacular large terminal heads of small white flowers in summer. A large shrub or small tree for a sheltered spot.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera rhododendrifolia

One of the hardiest of all species of this exotic genus of evergreen shrubs and trees. Palmate foliage is variably lobed on young plants, but entire as it matures. A large shrub or small tree of very exotic appearance, requiring a sheltered position in gardens away from the very coldest areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera rhododendrifolia (syn. impressa)

One of the hardiest members of this most desirable genus of evergreen shrubs or small trees, surviving, with shelter, even the very coldest winters of recent years in inland gardens. Leaflets are variably lobed on young plants, but not in adulthood as they mature into large compound palmate foliage. A large shrub (or even small tree) of very exotic appearance.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera shweliensis NJM 13.130 (new)

Very closely related to S. taiwaniana, this rarity hails from the Eastern Himalaya and these were found in Nagaland, NE India. Superb trees to approx. 20m high are found in the wild, with beautiful glossy evergreen foliage with usually nine leaflets. This will make a much smaller tree in the UK. Hardly any plants are grown in the UK so ultimate hardiness is unknown.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera sp. from Yunnan (new)

An unidentified species as yet, with very beautiful slim shallowly lobed leaflets when juvenile, turning to still slim, but unlobed when mature. Expect some hardiness, but I have no idea how much. Found on Cangshan Mt, near Dali, at apparently 3000m altitude, this is almost definitely the first offering ever of this species in the UK.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera sp. nova NJM 10.086

We found this on Tay Con Linh Mountain, Ha Giang Province, N. Vietnam, a stones throw from the Chinese border, at 2425m asl. This fits no known species so needs officially describing! A small evergreen tree to 6m in nature, with narrow heavily toothed foliage when young, each leaflet broadening with age. Black fruit in umbels on a raceme.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera sp. nova NJM 13.118

This recent find from high altitude in Nagaland is apparently an undescribed new species. Sharing the forest at over 2700m asl with Rhododendron macabeanum, this made a small tree to about 10m in the largest specimens, but most often much smaller. Compound palmate leaves with lightly toothed leaflets green above and grey hairy beneath.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera sp. nova NJM 13.118

This recent find from high altitude in Nagaland is apparently an undescribed new species. Sharing the forest at over 2700m asl with Rhododendron macabeanum, this made a small tree to about 10m in the largest specimens, but most often much smaller. Compound palmate leaves with lightly toothed leaflets green above and grey hairy beneath.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera sp. nova NJM 13.128

This recent find from high altitude in Nagaland is apparently an undescribed new species. Sharing the forest at over 2700m asl with Rhododendron macabeanum, this made a small tree to about 10m in the largest specimens, but most often much smaller. Compound palmate leaves with lightly toothed leaflets green above and grey hairy beneath.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera sp. nova NJM 13.130 (new)

This recent find from high altitude in Nagaland is apparently an undescribed new species. Sharing the forest at over 2700m asl with Rhododendron macabeanum, this made a small tree to about 10m in the largest specimens, but most often much smaller. Compound palmate leaves with lightly toothed leaflets green above and grey hairy beneath.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera taiwaniana

A most desirable member of the Araliaceae from higher altitudes in Taiwan, forming a deliciously tropical looking large shrub with beautiful, digitate, evergreen foliage made up of slim dark, glossy green leaflets. The new, semi-expanded growth is covered in pale hairs. For a sheltered, not too hot position in sun or semi-shade. One of the best species for UK cultivation.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schefflera taiwaniana

A most desirable member of the Araliaceae from higher altitudes in Taiwan, forming a deliciously tropical looking large shrub with beautiful, digitate, evergreen foliage made up of slim dark, glossy green leaflets. The new, semi-expanded growth is covered in pale hairs. For a sheltered, not too hot position in sun or semi-shade. One of the best species for UK cultivation.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schima khasiana PAB 3447

A collection from Shillong Peak, Meghalaya, NE India. This form has excellent red flushed new growth and particularly wavy edged foliage. Makes a large evergreen shrub or small tree with camellia-like white flowers with a central boss of yellow stamen in late Sept/Oct. Rarely seen in cultivation, but the species has taken -17c in 2010!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schisandra chinensis (new)

Five Flavour Fruit. A strong growing hardy deciduous climber grown for the pendulous spikes of fragrant white to pale-pink flowers in late spring and the following strings of scarlet fruit. A very important herb in both Traditional Chinese Medicine and also Western herbal medicine, the fruit are also produced commercially for use in teas, juices, wines and sweets.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schisandra grandiflora from Bhutan (new)

A hardy deciduous Himalayan species forming a strong growing climber to about 6m if allowed, though can be kept much smaller with ease. The highly fragrant cream flowers are borne on drooping stalks from the leaf axils in spring/early summer and, on female plants, are followed by strings of vivid red fruit. Foliage is fairly leathery with conspicuous venation.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight'

A naturally occurring geographical variant of the species with very effective silvery-green leaves, turning yellow in autumn. A fine, self clinging climber with large flattened, lacecap heads of creamy-white flowers, with large teardrop shaped bracts around the edges, borne in July. Slow to start but can reach 12m on a suitable wall, flowering best in sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Schizophragma integrifolium

A truly aristocratic beauty with fine, slender pointed foliage. This species is larger in all it's parts than S. hydrangeoides, with creamy-white lacecap flowers reaching up to 30cm across, and with the surrounding teardrop bracts up to 9cm long. Can be grown in sun or shade, but will flower best in sun, where it can reach 12m or more. Very nice.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Searsia leptodictya (Syn. Rhus) (new)

A small South African evergreen tree to 5m high with willowy trifoliate leaves and a rounded crown. Inconspicuous flowers are followed by apparently edible fruit on female trees, which are often brewed into a beer. This has some hardiness, but is only suited to the mildest parts of N. Europe. Very drought tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Selaginella uncinata (new)

The prehistoric Chinese fern-relative 'Blue Spikemoss' is at its most spectacular after the first flush of growth in spring, when the peacock-blue iridescence is seen most readily. Splendid ground cover for sheltered, humid shady areas between ferns, Epimediums etc., etc., where it will reach a height of just 15cm. For humusy well drained soil. Hardy throughout the British Isles.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Selinum wallichianum

Flat, white, cow parsley-like flower-heads in summer over gloriously finely cut leaves. The foliage a joy in itself. One of the finest umbellifers, but one that is difficult to keep looking good in a pot on a nursery, darn it! Height 120cm. Sun, but not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Selinum wallichianum from Bhutan (new)

A tall growing form originally from Bhutan. Flat, white, cow parsley-like flower-heads in summer over gloriously finely cut leaves. The foliage a joy in itself. One of the finest umbellifers, but one that is difficult to keep looking good in a pot on a nursery, darn it! Height 180cm in a moist year.. Sun, but not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sempervivum 'Bronco'

A splendid hardy variety with red tinged rosettes becoming rich shiny red in winter. Sun and good drainage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sempervivum 'Othello'

Fine, potentially very large dark red rosettes. Pink starry flowers in summer to 15cm. For a sunny position in lean soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sempervivum 'Virgil'

A very fine cultivar with rich purple foliage heavily washed with a glaucous grey bloom, the intensity of which changes through the season. Bulks up very well. Short stalks of pink flowers in summer. For very well drained gravelly conditions in sun.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sempervivum calcaratum 'Extra'

Superb densely packed rosettes of blue green leaves, each leaf tipped with deepest red. Hardy. Sun and very good drainage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Glaucum'

This light blue-green leaved version of the Giant Redwood forms a much narrower crown, making a slim spire, quite striking when compared to the thumping great ordinary version. This form is less vigorous, but they will no doubt become a fair bit wider given 100 yrs or so. There are fine specimens at the Hillier arboretum in Hampshire. Easy in most positions.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sidalcea reptans

Very rarely seen ground covering species from The Sierra Nevada Mts of California with spires of mauve-pink flowers up to 50cm high in summer. Sun or part shade, not too dry. Runs.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sinningia tubiflora

Beautifully drooping, long tubed, white trumpets held high on long slim stems emit a wonderfully sweet lemony fragrance in late summer. Makes a mound of softly hairy grey-green foliage. Give this Gesneriad full sun. I grow this as a pot plant overwintered dry but cold in a polytunnel and have yet to experiment with it outside. Bulks up splendidly by way of tubers. Quite gorgeous.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sinofranchetia chinensis

A Holboellia relative from China, though deciduous, with foliage composed of three leaflets, glaucous beneath. Forming a vigorous, hardy, twining climber for any reasonable support and mainly grown for the large drooping elongated clusters of lavender-purple, grape-like fruits in autumn as the leaves turn pale-yellow. You'll need both female and male plants for fruit.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sinopodophyllum hexandrum var. chinense

Woodlander for leafy soil with bold deeply lobed palmate foliage, each emerging heavily blotched with red-brown markings and expanding green to 30cm across. Light pink flowers rise just above the foliage in early summer, followed by dangling vivid red edible fruit, much used in herbal medicine. Height 75cm or so at maturity, making a bold clump.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Skimmia arborescens (new)

Found in Manipur, NE India, in the Arakan mountain range, this is a large growing species. Known to reach up to 8m high in the wild, this will be shorter in cultivation, where it is virtually unknown. Better suited to milder areas, this will excel in west coast gardens, where it will make a large shrub, and possibly a small tree one day. White spring flowers, then black fruit.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Smallanthus sonchifolia 'Red China'

Yakon. A big leafy Andean member of the Aster family, producing striking pairs of opposite, dark tinted foliage up the 2m stems. Large leaves are shaped roughly like an arrowhead, with striking veining and a winged petiole, adding an exotic element to any planting. Purple tubers are sweet and edible having an extremely low glycaemic index and are easy to juice. Lift like a Dahlia for winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Smallanthus sonchifolia 'Red China'

Yakon. A big leafy Andean member of the Aster family, producing striking pairs of opposite, dark tinted foliage up the 2m stems. Large leaves are shaped roughly like an arrowhead, with striking veining and a winged petiole, adding an exotic element to any planting. Purple tubers are sweet and edible and extremely low on the glycaemic index and are easy to juice. Lift like a Dahlia for winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Smyrnium olusatrum Cretan Giant form (new)

An exceptionally tall race of the species originally found on Crete, reaching at least 1.8m high in flower. 'Alexanders' were brought here from southern Europe by the Romans as an early season edible. Very early into growth, the splendid glossy green foliage is topped by umbels of pale greenish-yellow flowers in spring. A biennial so allow to self sow, where it will be easy on any scrubby bit of soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Soldanella villosa

Frilly violet-blue flowers in spring dangle over glossy rounded little leaves. 20cm. For a moist but well drained acidic soil in shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sollya heterophylla

Bluebell Creeper. Loveliest of lovelies, sells on sight, but alas not the hardiest, hailing, as it does, from SW Australia. With mild winters, many are getting away with it I'm told. A conservatory suits it admirably however, where it will produce a succession of beautiful little sky-blue, bell-shaped flowers throughout summer and autumn. Not too rampant, up to 2m or more.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus 'Showa' KR 5585

One of the finest of the 'new' rowans on the scene, this one collected by Keith Rushforth in Tibet at 2850m alt. and as yet formally undescribed. The pinnate leaves are blue-green and the heavy clusters of fruit start white and turn pink as the leaves change to warm yellow and orange in autumn. A small tree for any normal soil in good light.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus aff. karchungii AGSES 347

One of the fine, large leaved Himalayan whitebeams, this species was originally collected as S. thibetica, but is closest to karchungii according to Keith Rushforth. Collected in Sikkim, this was a medium to large tree in the wild with leaves silvery grey beneath and yellow fruit, tinted orange. An upright, very tolerant, hardy tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus aff. pseudovilmorinii KR 6453

One of the most striking Sorbus at Ness Botanic Garden in autumn, this Keith Rushforth intro from Pasum Tso, SE Tibet is a small tree about 3-4m tall with very ferny attractive pinnate foliage with multiple small leaflets. The fruit start deep crimson in June and slowly turn paler until they are almost white with a touch of pink in November. Hardy and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus aff. wallichii ex Burma (new)

A rowan from 2320m altitude in Himalayan Burma, with brick-red fruit and small dark green pinnate leaves. A small tree probably not best suited to the coldest gardens.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus caloneura

This hardy Chinese species should be planted more widely in the UK. The very early flushing new foliage in spring emerges red and is totally immune to frost. Masses of creamy-white flowers in spring followed by small brown globular fruit. A distinctive, low, wide spreading small tree with a flattened crown, for any reasonable soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus dunnii

Extremely rare in cultivation, this Chinese whitebeam makes a small shrubby tree to about 3m tall, perhaps more. Foliage is fairly narrow and with a good white underside; the brown hairy veins contrasting well. Heads of white flower in summer followed by decent sized clusters of distinctive diminutive round red fruit. Bone hardy and easy in a sunny position.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus eleanorae (new)

A large leaved recent introduction from China, closely related to S. megalocarpa. A small hardy tree of upright, rounded habit, this differs from the latter in bearing its rounded-conical heads of creamy-white flowers with the foliage in spring. These are followed by bright-green turning red-brown fruit, like little crab-apples in autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus epidendron from Burma (new)

Found at over 2500m, this grew as a small tree in the mountain forests, with relatively slim green foliage and small green fruit. A member of the Micromeles section, as is S. megalocarpa etc. and very rarely seen in cultivation. Makes a large shrub or small tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus fansipanensis NJM 09.176

A rather distinctive looking rowan from N. Vietnam with very glossy dark green foliage. Heads of white flowers in summer are followed by long persistent, small, bright red berries which last through winter. Seeds for these was located on the side of Fan Si Pan mountain at just over 2000m. The earliest intro' of this rarity has reached 3-4m high. For a sheltered spot.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus gonggashanica

A 1981 Roy Lancaster introduction from SW China, this forms a small bushy little rowan with dark green leaves, up to 3.5m tall. Relatively large, showy pinkish-white fruit are usually heavily set. Excellent for the small garden. Hardy and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus harrowiana ex Dulong, NW Yunnan

Most distinct amongst the rowans, this Chinese/Burmese species, closely related to S. insignis, has comparatively huge foliage composed of great fat, thick textured, glossy, dark green leaflets with pale glaucous undersides. Large flat heads of white flowers are followed by small usually creamy-white fruits. Makes a large shrub or small tree eventually. Quite striking!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus harrowiana ex NW Burma

Most distinct amongst the rowans, this Chinese/Burmese species, closely related to S. insignis, has comparatively huge foliage composed of great fat, thick textured, glossy, dark green leaflets with pale glaucous undersides. Large flat heads of white flowers are followed by small usually creamy-white fruits. Makes a large shrub or small tree eventually. Quite striking!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus harrowiana ex NW Burma, from pink fruited

From rare pink fruited trees of this Chinese/Burmese species. Closely related to S. insignis, this has comparatively huge foliage composed of great fat, thick textured, glossy, dark green leaflets with pale glaucous undersides. Large flat heads of white flowers are followed by small usually pink fruits. Makes a large shrub or small tree eventually. Quite striking!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus hedlundii GWJ 9363

A collection from E Sikkim at 2950m asl, which has a wash of particularly persistent white hair on the upper side of the large leaves and are brilliant white underneath. Early growth has striking bronze veins on leaf undersides. White flowers are followed by small brownish green fruit. A tough, hardy small to medium sized tree. A superlative whitebeam.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus hedlundii KR 1687 Narrow form

A distinctly narrow crowned form, selected from a batch of his own Bhutanese wild source trees by Keith Rushforth himself. This would make a superb street tree or small to medium sized garden tree where space is restricted. As usual the leaves are large with vivid white undersides, showing contrasting bronze veins. Tough and easy. A superlative whitebeam.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus hedlundii KR1810a

A superb clone of the species, originally collected in Bhutan by Keith Rushforth, with extra large foliage up to 25cm long and 15cm wide. A rare and very fine whitebeam making a small to medium sized hardy tree, the new foliage particularly white, expanding to show bronze veins underneath. White flowers are followed by brownish green fruit.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus helenae EN3088

Very closely related to S. harrowiana, S. insignis and S. keenanii and like them this rarity makes a rowan with bold foliage. Collected from the top of Emei Shan, Sichuan, this makes a shrub or small tree with comparatively large pinnate leaves from fat buds on thick twigs. Bunches of white fruit, which are usually slightly larger than its close relatives.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus hemsleyi

A superb 'new' species being introduced to the UK in only 1992 from China. The foliage is clearly a Whitebeam, but is narrow and curled, showing the bright white underside well. The new leaves are even whiter, having a layer of hairs on the upper side, and the autumn colour is a rich yellow. Makes a small to medium sized narrow, compact, upright tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus keenanii NJM 12.029 (syn. S. insignis)

My collection from Manipur at just under 2400m asl. A superlative Rowan from NE India and Burma with bold pinnate leaves up to 25cm long, composed of glossy green narrow leaflets, glaucous beneath and turning red in early winter. Creamy-white flowers in summer are followed by large heads of small red fruit which last until the following spring. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus keenanii NJM 13.050 (syn. S. insignis)

A collection from Manipur at just under 2400m asl. A superlative Rowan from NE India and Burma with bold pinnate leaves up to 25cm long, composed of glossy green narrow leaflets, glaucous beneath and turning red in early winter. Creamy-white flowers in summer are followed by large heads of small red fruit which last until the following spring. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus keissleri NJM 11.056

A collection from Guizhou, SW China of this rare and distinct hardy Chinese species. Sweetly scented white flowers in spring followed by green and red globular fruit like little crab apples. Makes a hardy large shrub or small tree with multiple ascending branches for any reasonable soil. Splendid red and orange autumn colour.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus keissleri NJM 11.060

A collection from Guizhou, SW China of this rare and distinct hardy Chinese species. Sweetly scented white flowers in spring followed by green and red globular fruit like little crab apples. Makes a hardy large shrub or small tree with multiple ascending branches for any reasonable soil. Splendid red and orange autumn colour.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus matsumurana Clone 1

A great rarity in cultivation, this shrubby species from the mountains of Japan is conspicuous in habitat in autumn due to its glowing autumn colour. Here it makes a slow growing dense shrub that may eventually reach 3m, with distinctive deep red buds covered in a glaucous bloom. Pinnate leaves turn red in autumn and fruit are bright orange-red.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus matsumurana Clone 2

A great rarity in cultivation, this shrubby species from the mountains of Japan is conspicuous in habitat in autumn due to its glowing autumn colour. Here it makes a slow growing dense shrub that may eventually reach 3m, with distinctive deep red buds covered in a glaucous bloom. Pinnate leaves turn red in autumn and fruit are bright orange-red.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus megalocarpa var. cuneata

An unusual species from China with conspicuous cream flowers opening uniquely before the leaves in spring, the fruit being the same size and colouring of small partridge eggs. New leaves emerge red in spring and often assume similar colouring in autumn. This variety is easier in sites prone to late frost. A small tree eventually, for ordinary soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus megalocarpa var. megalocarpa

An unusual whitebeam relative from China, remarkable for its conspicuous cream flowers opening before the leaves in spring, and the fruit being the same size and colouring of small partridge eggs. New leaves emerge red in spring and often assume similar colouring in autumn. Makes a large shrub or small tree eventually, for any ordinary soil in sun or part shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus needhamii NJM 11.005

This is the first reintroduction from the type locality on Leigong Shan summit, Guizhou, China. Named after Edward Needham who first collected it this makes a sturdy small whitebeam with fairly slim foliage, green above and white beneath with many closely packed parallel veins. Clusters of white flowers in summer followed by bright red berries.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus pallescens 'White House Farm' (new)

From seed originally collected in China, this Maurice Foster selection turned out to be of naturally fastigiate habit, making a flame-shaped upright hardy deciduous tree for tight spaces or formal avenues etc. Simple elliptic to oblong leaves are white beneath and clusters of white flowers in spring are replaced by green fruit with red cheeks. Tough and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus paniculata NJM 13.092

From Nagaland, NE India; the first introduction to Western cultivation, as far as is known. This forms a small tree with white flowers in spring, followed by brown fruits, the foliage being along the lines of a whitebeam with whitish undersides. Hardiness untested as yet, but possibly not for the coldest areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus pseudovilmorinii x aria

A most unusual hybrid between a Chinese Mountain Ash and our native Whitebeam, with leaves half way between being pinnate and entire. Raised by Maurice Foster in Kent, this makes a small hardy tree with heads of white flowers in ealry summer and clusters of red berries in autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus randaiensis BSWJ 156

The true species, only introduced from Taiwan's mountain forests in recent years. A close relative of the excellent S. commixta, this has narrower, glossier and more numerous leaflets. A freely fruiting small tree bearing heavy crops of shiny orange-red fruit.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus reducta

A dwarf rowan from Upper Burma and W. China, forming small shrubs up to 1m high and sometimes found to be gently suckering in habit. The foliage has red petioles and the whole turns to reddish purple in autumn, contrasting with the pink flushed white fruit that start pure white. For a position in good light and very hardy, relishing alpine conditions.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus rosea SEP 492

Found in NE Pakistan in 1983, this is very closely related to S. cashmeriana and differs from it principally in having more red pigment throughout the plant. A small tree with deeper pink flowers than S. cashmeriana, the fruit are slightly smaller, but start pale pink in Aug and turn to dark pink by Nov. Early autumn colour in Sept is better, being red and orange

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus wallichii NJM 13.127 (new)

A collection from Nagaland, NE India, of this rarely seen Himalayan species. A small tree, the pinnate foliage with 4 - 8 pairs of narrowly oblong leaflets and small crimson fruit in late autumn/winter.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus wardii from N Burma (new)

An unusual Himalayan whitebeam, this makes a small to medium sized hardy tree. Leaves emerge grey-downy and turn green above and pale beneath. Globular amber fruits in autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus wardii KW 21127

A genuine Kingdon Ward collection of this unusual Himalayan whitebeam. This makes a distinctly upright, columnar, small to medium sized tree to at least 9m with erect branching, therefore good for tight spaces where a pale foliage tree is desired. Leaves emerge grey-downy and turn green above and pale whitey-grey beneath. Globular amber fruits.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus wattii NJM 13.123

From 3000m, Nagaland, NE India, growing with Rhododendron macabeanum. Found as a shrub on an exposed ridge, this will be a small tree in cultivation. Very shiny rich green pinnate foliage, pale white-green on the underside, turning to deep red and orange in the autumn. Fruit unseen as yet.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus yuana Clone 1

Introduced from China in 1980, this remains rarely cultivated outside of botanic gardens. A fine 'new' introduction, forming shapely conical trees with stiffly ascending branches and foliage with prominent veins and pale undersides. Leaves turn golden-yellow in autumn and contrast with the rich red fruits and the spring flowers are a good white. Very hardy and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus yuana Clone 2

Introduced from China in 1980, this remains rarely cultivated outside of botanic gardens. A fine 'new' introduction, forming shapely conical trees with stiffly ascending branches and foliage with prominent veins and pale undersides. Leaves turn golden-yellow in autumn and contrast with the rich red fruits and the spring flowers are a good white. Very hardy and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sorbus zahlbruckneri (new)

Sometimes confused with S. alnifolia, this Chinese species has slimmer leaves and forms a rounded crown of attractive narrow foliage that takes on good autumn tints as the small fruit ripen to red. Leaves are thinly hairy beneath. The true species is rare in cultivation and looks more like S. folgneri and is very hardy and easy to grow.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Speirantha convallarioides

An unusual 'Lily of the Valley' relative from SE China, with scented starry white flowers nestling amongst the evergreen leaves, on stems to 30cm. Spreads gently to form a patch. Leafy soil in shade/semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Stachyurus chinensis 'Celina' (new)

A selected form of this exceptional deciduous large hardy shrub. Dark purple-brown branches are exquisitely strung along their bare lengths in early spring with rigidly pendulous racemes up to 13cm long, of small primrose-yellow flowers. Foliage is handsome in form with a long tapering tip.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Stachyurus praecox

A glorious sight if grown well. Thousands of stiffly pendulous racemes of small, primrose-yellow cup shaped flowers adorn a mature plant in early spring; March or even earlier. Very young plants will also flower well. I think it's best to plant this medium sized shrub in a sunny site to promote strong flowering, though it is rather shade tolerant. Easy and hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Stachyurus salicifolius

Worth planting purely for foliage effect, this semi-evergreen species from W China has graceful arching growth and, as its name suggests, long, very narrow, willow like leaves, bronze when expanding. Stiffly drooping racemes of pale yellow flowers in early spring all along the branches. Makes a shrub to about 2.5m, for any reasonable soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Stachyurus yunnanensis

An evergreen species, perfectly hardy in cultivation, this forms a medium sized shrub with foliage resembling a Leucothoe, being oblong, leathery and slightly pewtered green, sometimes flushed red and with a satin sheen. Flowers are primrose-green in stiffly drooping spikes up to 8cm long, spread down the branches in in early spring.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Stauntonia purpurea

A strong growing evergreen climber from the mountains of Taiwan, with foliage composed of up to 5 leaflets and clusters of richly coloured, deep-purple flowers, shaped like pixie's caps, borne in late spring. Elongated, purple, deliciously edible fruit follow in autumn. The foliage and flowers of this species are daintier than some other species. For a sheltered site.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Stauntonia sp. NJM 10.133 (new)

Found near Fan Si Pan mountain, N. Vietnam at just over 2000m asl, very near the Chinese border, this formed an evergreen climber with compound palmate foliage with up to 8 leaflets. The yellow fruit with deliciously sweet flesh were up to 10cm long. Try this on a sheltered wall, not too cold.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Stewartia rostrata (syn. sinensis) (new)

A small tree with white Camellia like flowers in succession over several weeks in Jul/Aug and superb crimson autumn colour. Closely related to S. sinensis, but with a grey lightly fissured bark. Needs a lime free soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Stewartia sinensis

A superlative Chinese tree with exceptionally beautiful bark. This hardy, deciduous, small to medium sized tree has stone cold, paper thin, pinkish coloured bark that darkens to an earthy red-pink in autumn and peels off to reveal the pale beige new layer - GORGEOUS. White Camellia-like, fragrant flowers are seen in summer. For not too dry, light acid soil. Superb in woodland.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Stipa gigantea 'Goldilocks' (new)

A recently selected slightly more compact form of this magnificent species. Huge, but very airy heads of whispy flowers turn straw coloured in summer and are held through to winter giving an extremely long season of interest. Height 1.5 to 1.8m. Sun. Big but fairly transparent. I would not be without this species.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Stipa pseudoichu (new)

A collection from N. Argentina of this highly attractive ornamental grass. Very fine green foliage forms a basal clump and from it rises fairly tall flower stalks topped by wispy arching heads of silvery pale-beige in late summer. Height 1.5m. For sun and reasonably well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Styrax americanus Kankakee form

A medium sized upright shrub for lime-free soil. Masses of bell-shaped white flowers seen in early summer have narrow reflexed petals and hang on slender stalks with up to four in a cluster. This is a preferred Northern form of the species. Probably best in the UK with a warm summer position, though perfectly hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Styrax formosanus var. formosanus

A species from the mountains of Taiwan, closely related to S. japonicus, but with the pendant, white, bell-like flowers markedly scented, similar to but not quite as good as Jasminum polyanthum. Only introduced in the 1990's it is perfectly hardy and less wide spreading than typical S. japonicus. Expect at least 6m tall in woodland conditions on lime free soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Styrax japonicus

A hardy and elegant small Japanese deciduous tree requiring lime free soil. Best planted where one can look up under the fan-like branches to admire the thousands of pendulous, white, yellow centred, bell like flowers dripping from their undersides in June.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Styrax japonicus 'Sohuksan' (syn. 'Emerald Pagoda')

Originally found on Sohuksan Island, South Korea, this form of the species has substantially bigger flowers and leaves than the typical Japanese form and is more tree like. The foliage is also thicker textured, darker glossier green and more ovate in form, with the flowers reaching up to 3cm across and lightly scented. A superlative cultivar, for lime free soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Styrax japonicus Benibana group

A hardy and elegant small Japanese deciduous tree requiring lime free soil. Best planted where one can look up under the fan-like branches to admire the thousands of pendulous, pink, bell like flowers dripping from their undersides in June.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Styrax japonicus var. fargesii Guiz 216

A South Western Chinese collection of this very appealing small deciduous tree. In this form all parts are larger than the more typical Japanese type. Masses of pendulous, white, yellow centred, bell like flowers, fully 2.5cm across and STRONGLY fragrant, drip from the undersides of the branches in June. Leaves to 15cm long by 7.5cm wide! For lime free soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Styrax obassia

Grown as much for the superb large orbicular foliage as it is for its conspicuous racemes of white flowers, this deciduous Japanese small tree is suited to a site in lime free soil, with shaded roots. The underside of the foliage is pale and softly hairy and the fragrant bell-like flowers are seen in June in long terminal racemes. A superb member of the genus.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Styrax odoratissimus (new)

A newly available species from China producing terminal racemes of sweetly scented white flowers with conspicuous yellow stamens in early summer. Will probably reach about 6m in a sheltered, open woodland position or equivalent. Leaves of a moderate size. Needs a well drained, moist, lime-free soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Styrax shiraianus

In cultivation for many years, this Japanese large shrub or small tree remains a rarity. The unusual looking obovate or orbicular leaves are coarsely toothed or lobed in the upper half and downy beneath. Short densely hairy racemes of white funnel shaped flowers are seen in June. For good, moist, lime free soil in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Styrax sp. NJM 11.013

Found at high altitude in Guizhou, SW China, this was a small tree to perhaps 6m, amongst such delights as Magnolia sprengeri, Acer flabellatum, Euonymus hamiltonianus etc, etc. It's very hard to key out Styrax species from China with any accuracy. Masses of relatively large and fragrant white flowers in June. A small tree for lime free soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Succisa pratensis Early form

Devil's bit scabious. A native of damp grassland with domed deep lavender scabious flowers, in this early form seen in June/July. It is tolerant of drier sites however and can be used in any reasonable soil in sun or semi-shade. Height 40cm. The food plant of the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and the Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth. Also good for bees, hoverflies and other butterflies.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Sycopsis sinensis

A member of the Witch Hazel family from central China, this dense, evergreen, medium to large upright shrub is rarely seen, though has a distinct and handsome appearance, and is perfectly hardy. The flowers come as early as February and March and are petal less, though pleasing in their colouring, being clusters of yellow, red-anthered stamens.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Symphytum cordatum

An unusual comfrey from E. Europe, this Carpathian endemic species has different and splendid broad heart shaped foliage and clusters of primrose-yellow flowers in spring. A creeping, relatively low growing species, found in light woodland in nature.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Syringa komarowii subsp. reflexa

One of the finest of all lilacs, this very hardy and tolerant Central Chinese large deciduous shrub reaches 3 to 6m tall on many stems. Large rough oval leaves are up to 20cm long and cascades of long pendulous tapering flower clusters up to 20cm long are composed of purplish-pink flowers, whitish within, seen in late May and June. Very free flowering.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Syringa pinnatifolia

Try and catch out your most haughty botanical and horticultural friends with this one. A species of lilac from NC China with relatively short completely pinnate leaves. Small nodding panicles of scented white flowers in May. Makes a deciduous hardy shrub to about 2.5m tall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk' (new)

Rarely seen or known in the UK, this very hardy large shrub or usually small tree from the Far East deserves wider planting. This Canadian selection is more compact in its form with more prolific flowering, showing large dense panicles of creamy-white fragrant flowers in mid-summer. Easy in most locations.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Syringa tomentella

This large growing lilac from W. China is grown for its broad terminal panicles of sweetly scented lilac-pink flowers with white throats that appear in late May and June, when your average S. vulgaris cultivars are finished, extending the lilac season. Makes a large specimen up to about 4m high, with a broad crown. Bone hardy and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Syringa x laciniata

A highly attractive small, rounded, dense, deciduous shrub with deeply dissected little leaves on slender shoots, reaching about 1.5m high. Small panicles of lilac flowers produced en-masse in May. A graceful beauty, so much nicer than S. vulgaris out of flower. Grown here since the 17th century, but rarely seen. Hardy and easy in any ordinary soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tasmannia (syn. Drimys) lanceolata

A slender, upright, medium sized, evergreen shrub with attractive copper tinted new growth and numerous small, creamy white flowers in April/May. The slim, relatively small dark green leaves contrast with the purple-red stems and are aromatic if crushed. Best with some shelter. From cold areas of SE Australia and Tasmania.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Taxodium huegelii (syn. T. mucronatum)

The wonderful Mexican Swamp Cypress which is such a fabulously charismatic tree in the wild where it forms a more weeping habit than its American cousin and trees of vast sizes can be found. A success in the UK; Kew has a 100yr old specimen. I would recommend a warm site in ordinary or damp soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tetracentron sinense

The 'Spur leaf' is most distinct and too rarely seen in the UK. Forming a small to medium sized tree with spreading branches and handsome heart shaped leaves with drawn out tips, red flushed on new growth. Elegant when strung with 15cm long yellowish, pendent catkins in summer. Branches develop little spurred growths over time. Easy and hardy on most soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tetradium ruticarpum

A fine, relatively new addition to our gardens. This species, from a wide area across Eastern Asia, makes a fast growing small to medium sized deciduous tree. The pinnate foliage has ruby red petioles and rachis and has an arresting, pungent aroma when brushed. Heads of small pale flowers in late summer followed by very attractive clusters of bright red fruit.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tetrapanax papyrifera 'Rex'

This form of this mega-exotic looking gem has immensely impressive foliage, spectacularly massive with great claw like lobes. Grow it in a sheltered site where it should reach 4m. It will be fairly hardy there but will shoot strongly from the roots if cut back by cold, or secateurs. It will also sucker a fair bit when established but these are easily removed. Fabulous.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tetrapanax papyrifera 'Rex'

This form of this mega-exotic looking gem has immensely impressive foliage, spectacularly massive with great claw like lobes. Grow it in a sheltered site where it should reach 4m. It will be fairly hardy there but will shoot strongly from the roots if cut back by cold, or secateurs. It will also sucker a fair bit when established but these are easily removed. Fabulous.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Teucrium ackermannii hort. (new)

The Silver Germander makes a splendid flattened mound of a dwarf silvery shrub for a raised bed, with a mass of purple-pink flowers in summer and highly aromatic foliage. Up to 45cm across and hardy to at least -10c. Widely grown, the name of this plant doesn't actually exist officially, it probably being in reality T. cossonii or a hybrid of.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Teucrium fruticans 'Azureum'

A selected form of the Mediterranean 'Shrubby Germander' with deeper blue flowers than the norm. Makes a small evergreen shrub for a sunny well drained spot against a wall. The stems and undersides of the leaves are covered in very fine white hairs giving the plant a greyish appearance and the flowers are in terminal racemes throughout summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Teucrium fruticans 'Compactum'

A dwarf, neat, compact form of the Mediterranean 'Shrubby Germander'. Makes a small evergreen shrub for a sunny well drained spot against a wall. The stems and undersides of the leaves are covered in very fine white hairs giving the plant a greyish appearance and the flowers are pale blue in terminal racemes throughout summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' (new)

A tall and rather splendid recent introduction with exceptional stem colour. Fluffy heads of lavender-purple flowers contrast with the jet-black slim stems that rise through a sea of Aquilegia-like green leaves in mid-summer. Sun or semi-shade in any reasonable soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Thalictrum 'Splendide' (new)

One of the finest in the genus for sheer flower-power, yet still retains the grace of most Thalictrum. Billowing masses of comparatively large cupped pinkish-lilac flowers with cream stamen over a very long period in summer, from June to Sept. Up to 1.3m tall with attractive foliage to 50cm. T. delavayi x T. elegans. Sun or semi-shade, not overly dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Thalictrum uchiyamai

Splendid, relatively new, tall species. Soft violet flowers with yellow stamens in summer on upright stems to 2m over attractive divided foliage. Light shade or sun; not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Thamnocalamus crassinodus 'Kew Beauty'

A real gem and one of my favourite bamboos. Billowing masses of exquisite tiny leaves on upright culms that emerge with a blue-grey bloom and turn deep-red with good light. Very tightly clump forming with a height of about 4m. Best with some shade, especially in hot dry areas. Hardy to about -15c. Very beautiful and highly recommended by me.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Thamnocalamus crassinodus 'Lang Tang'

Another exquisite form of this wonderful species from the Himalaya. In this cultivar the foliage is very slim and tiny on upright culms that emerge blue-grey and turn green. The effect of a mature specimen is of a billowing mass of intricate greenery. Very tightly clump forming, reaching about 3.5m high, and best in semi-shade. Hardy to about -15c. A very special gem.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia 'Harold Hillier'

A vigorous hybrid lime raised in 1973 and thought to be T. japonica 'Ernest Wilson' x T. mongolica. A medium sized tree of conical habit, the leaves are rather maple-like with three prominent lobes and bristle-tipped teeth, dark green above and grey-green beneath, turning to a rich butter-yellow in autumn. Clean of aphids in summer. 16m high after 40 years.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia 'Moltkei'

Very rarely seen, this hybrid lime is a beauty. The broad rounded foliage is grey underneath and clothes the arching, slightly pendent branches fully, giving a luscious healthy appearance. Vigorous growth, large clusters of fragrant flowers in late summer and simple unpretentious elegance. A medium to large tree, best suited to the bigger garden.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia 'Varsaviensis'

Discovered in Warsaw in the early 20th century, this is either a cultivar or hybrid of Tilia tomentosa, forming a fast growing hardy tree with a conical dense crown form and leaves green above and grey beneath. The very strongly scented cream-yellow flowers are seen in summer and cast their fragrance on the wind. Very tough and easy, making a large tree eventually

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia aff. oliveri Hers 2808

A Tilia collected quite some time ago in China, this great rarity has survived in only one or two places in the UK, until now. Desired by tree buffs who've seen it, this is an elegant thing with heart shaped foliage, grey under, on a crown of sweeping, semi-weeping branches. Fully hardy and easy, like most Tilia. A small to medium size tree.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia amurensis from Korea

A tree with a large distribution in the Far East and up to 35m tall in the wild. In this country one can expect a medium sized tree to about half that height. Some forms from the north end of the wild range are difficult to grow here, but this clone from Korea makes a healthy tree with a rounded crown, cordate foliage and heavily scented flowers in late summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia caroliniana subsp. heterophylla (syn. monticola)

Very distinct from all other species in the white hairy backs to the huge foliage that emerges with a deep maroon tint, making a truly spectacular sight. From the Eastern USA and one of the finest limes in cultivation, but very rarely seen and for no good reason. Splendid specimens can be seen at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire. Up to 20m or so.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia chinensis - from Muli, Sichuan

A rarely encountered species with rather unique flaking bark on older trees. Leaves are broadly ovate, sharply toothed with slender-pointed tips and red petioles. Makes a distinct, small to medium sized tree. Hardy and easy, though very rarely seen. This is genuine wild source material from Muli, Sichuan, China

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia chingiana

One of the many Chinese species, introduced into Ireland in 1938, but remaining very rare in cultivation. A hardy small to medium sized deciduous tree to perhaps 11m tall. Flowering in late July and early August. Foliage large on vigorous young trees, settling down to ovate leaves with small tufts of hair in the vein axils beneath. As elegant as any Tilia.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia cordata 'Len Parvin'

A relatively new form of our native Small leaved lime discovered growing in the Wye Valley by the above named. The leaves are the smallest found so far for this species (but not obvious on young vigorous atypical growth) creating a delicate and beautiful effect. Typically lovely fragrant white flowers in late summer. Easy, hardy, tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia dasystyla subsp. caucasica A&L 16

A rare lime from the Caucasus and N. Iran with conspicuously bristle-toothed somewhat rounded foliage and very prominent long, pale bracts attached to the inflorescence of scented cream flowers. Makes a strong growing, healthy medium sized tree in the UK. This clone was collected N. Iran by Mrs Ala and Roy Lancaster and has deep purple-red winter twigs.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia dasystyla subsp. caucasica ex N. Iran

A rare lime from the Caucasus and N. Iran with conspicuously bristle-toothed somewhat rounded foliage and very prominent long, pale bracts attached to the inflorescence of scented cream flowers. Makes a strong growing, healthy, medium sized tree in the UK. This is a Bob Cherry collection from N. Iran, with bright red winter twigs.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia dasystyla subsp. caucasica NJM 13.029

A rare lime from the Caucasus and N. Iran with conspicuously bristle-toothed somewhat rounded foliage and very prominent long, pale bracts attached to the inflorescence of scented cream flowers, which make quite a feature around flowering time in summer. Makes a strong growing healthy tree to about 20m in the UK. This collection from the Azerbaijan Caucasus.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia endochrysea

A recent and very exciting introduction from China. This lime has distinct foliage that emerges dark crimson, then expands to a deep green with a contrasting pale whitish-grey underside. Leaves are entire, shallowly lobed or dentate, especially on the upper half and flowers are seen in late summer. A tree to 20m in the wild, but could be smaller here; we shall see.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia henryana 'Arnold Select' (new)

A fine selection from the USA of this highly desirable Chinese lime, growing comparatively strongly and upright, with a healthy, full, rounded crown. Very distinct and exceptionally beautiful foliage emerges softly hairy and carmine tinged, expanding to glossy green with very conspicuous bristle like teeth. Autumn flowering with lots of sweetly scented flowers.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia japonica Large leaf form

This material came from China, originally collected in Nanjing, where the mainland population of T. japonica occurs, and looks quite different from the smaller leaved forms of the Japanese type. A small to medium sized hardy tree with fairly broad heart shaped foliage. Masses of scented creamy white flowers in summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia japonica Small leaved form

Another of my all time favourite trees, eventually becoming an elegant specimen. This small to medium sized species from E Asia is closely related to our native Small leaved lime, but differs in its beautifully extended leaf tips. Creamy white flowers and bracts are borne in such profusion as to almost cover the foliage in late summer. Easy, hardy, tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia mandshurica

A most handsome lime from NE Asia with really luxuriant, broad foliage: large, heart-shaped, with a slight pewter tinge, downy on expansion and greyish beneath. A specimen of this really stands out in the late Harry Hay's Tilia collection in Surrey. In this country it makes a small to medium sized tree to 15m tall. Very rarely encountered.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia maximowicziana

A superb Japanese species, though rarely encountered, this is a medium to large tree at maturity with broad, dark-green, deeply veined foliage, hairy above and below, especially on expansion. Very heavily scented flowers cast their fragrance on the wind, travelling a fair distance in my experience. The Tilia of choice for bee keepers in the know. Exceptionally fine.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia mexicana CDR 1318

An attractive hardy species collected in the early 1990s by Compton, D'Arcy and Rix from, wait for it, Mexico. Fast growing, hardy and like most limes is proving to be an elegant beauty. Long drawn out foliage emerges with a deep red tinge and the branches are slightly pendent. Probably a medium sized tree eventually, as were wild plants we found in '06.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia nobilis KR 226

A Keith Rushforth collection from Emei Shan, Sichuan, China. This was found as a tree to about 10m tall with large rounded leaves up to 14cm long. The conspicuous flower bracts are just as long and the fruit are huge (for a Tilia) at up to 1cm long and nearly globose. Slow and steady growth from this one, but hardy and extremely rare to boot.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia paucicostata

The real deal; most are wrongly named. An attractive dainty lime, closely related to both Tilia japonica and our native Tilia cordata, this Chinese species differs from both in having ovate leaves with a pronounced oblique base. The leaves are also blessed with an attractive acuminate tip and conspicuous teeth. Scented white flowers in summer.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia tomentosa 'Orbicularis'

A rare lime raised in 1868 from seed collected from T. 'Petiolaris', this is slightly more weeping in habit and has grey, as opposed to silver, undersides to the very glossy leaves. The crown on this large tree is also more conical than 'Petiolaris'. Highly scented flowers in summer. No honeydew problems with this one. This is also known as Tilia x orbicularis.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tilia tuan var. chenmoui

A recently introduced Chinese lime, this should make a medium sized tree in the UK, with exfoliating bark and very beautiful, comparatively drawn out foliage, softly silvery-grey tomentose above and below on newest growth, retaining it only on the underside. Hardy and late frost resistant. A strong growing specimen from the original intro at Wisley looks very fine.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Toona sinensis

A striking, hardy, medium sized tree of fast growth and sub-tropical appearance. Large handsome, pinnate leaves, often bronze when young, smooth grey bark and large drooping panicles of fragrant white flowers in late summer. The young leaves and shoots are edible and have a very interesting flavour; widely grown in China as a vegetable. Any ordinary soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Toxicodendron sp. (Rhus)

Found at 2500m asl in Far Northern Burma this was a small tree with pinnate foliage and rich red autumn colour. Once part of Rhus, Toxicodendron was split off relatively recently, though some would still treat this as Rhus. Untried for hardiness as yet.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Waterwheel'

A very narrow leaved form of this evergreen climber, named after that fine, sadly now deceased nursery. Very fragrant white flowers turning cream, 2.5cm across and 'windmill' shaped, borne in July and August on self clinging stems to 7m high, though not particularly fast growing. Warm sunny wall, or conservatory in very cold areas.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Trachycarpus princeps

The holy grail to most hardy palm enthusiasts. Hailing from Yunnan Province, SW China this is arguably the most attractive of all Trachycarpus species, with fronds of perfect form, their undersides washed with bluey-white. Even the upper surface is of a paler tone. Proven very growable and hardy so far in the UK.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Trachycarpus ukhrulensis (new)

An exciting new species of relatively hardy palm hailing from Manipur and Nagaland, NE India at around 2000m alt. A robust species forming tall specimens in the wild with bare, fibreless trunks and superb white undersides to the mature fronds. In some ways similar to T. princeps but with more numerous segments to the fronds. Exact cold tolerance unestablished as yet.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Trachycarpus wagnerianus

A hardy palm growable just about anywhere in the UK and in reality a form of T. fortunei with smaller leaves more rigidly and elegantly held than it's bigger cousin, therefore vastly superior in windy locations, and always looking fabulous. Grows on a single hairy trunk, and responds well to rich soil, though very tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Trachystemon orientalis (new)

A tough dependable member of the Borage family from Eastern Europe to the Caucasus, forming great mounds of large, hairy to the touch, green foliage. Performs the same duty as a Hosta in giving very bold foliage effect in shady places, yet not bothered by slugs. Blue borage flowers in early spring. Height 60cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tradescantia crassifolia F&M 258

Collected in the Sierra de Pachuca, Mexico, this is an exceptional species, for its foliage alone. Shining, succulent green leaves are translucent as far as the lower leaf surface, producing a hologram-like effect. Pink flowers are produced over a fairly long period in summer. A tuberous species with potential hardiness, dying back completely in winter, though easy in a pot overwintered under glass.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tradescantia crassifolia F&M 258

A Mexican collection from Hidalgo State at 2800m alt. A low growing species with amazing fleshy foliage that is semi-translucent and reflects light in a most bizarre fashion. Purple pink, three petalled flowers in summer. A deciduous species from high altitude, so should possess some hardiness, though not tested here.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Trautvetteria carolinensis var. occidentalis (new)

A Western North American Ranunculaceous woodlander, with handsome large Aconite-like, deeply lobed foliage up to 20cm across, topped by fluffy heads of pure white flowers over a long period from mid to late summer. For shade/semi-shade in woodsy not too dry conditions. Height approx 60cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Triadica sebifera (syn. Sapium sebiferum)

The Chinese Tallow Tree is best suited to areas in the British Isles with warmer summers, as it needs to ripen its growth in autumn. Handsome and rather distinctive broadly ovate or rounded, abruptly pointed foliage turns to a truly gorgeous mix of brilliant red, orange and yellow in autumn. Making a small tree with fairly irrelevant flowers. Grows very well in France.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Trifolium ochroleucon

A giant clover making bushy clumps of grey-green foliage, topped by very large heads of scented creamy-primrose-yellow flowers in summer. Height 60cm. For sun or semi-shade. Non-invasive and great for insects.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Trifolium repens 'Isabella'

A new improvement on 'William' with glowing deep maroon-red foliage, each leaflet marked with green at the base, making vigorous spreading patches topped by light-pink flowers in June. Tough, tolerant and altogether easy ground cover for sun or part shade, looking great with blue-grey things etc.. Very easy to control.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Trillium cuneatum (new)

Dark brownish-red flowers with erect petals stand at the centre of excellent horizontal marbled foliage. This hardy N. American ephemeral woodlander starts to rise in early spring and dies down for summer. It enjoys humus rich soil in shade/semi-shade under deciduous trees or shrubs. A good robust species, though watch out for slugs as they emerge.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Trillium grandiflorum (new)

A classic Eastern North American spring woodland perennial, often occurring in huge numbers in nature. Pure white flowers, the three petals opening outward over the tri-foliate leaf arrangement. This hardy N. American ephemeral woodlander starts to rise in early spring and dies down for summer. It enjoys humus rich soil in shade/semi-shade under deciduous trees or shrubs.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Trillium kurabayashii

A highly prized plant, very slow to flower from seed, these are at or near flowering size. Wonderful red and green marbled foliage in spring followed by a striking, stiffly erect, deep red-purple (careful) flower in the centre of each trio of leaves. Shade and rich leafy soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tripterygium wilfordii NJM 11.029

A recent collection from Leigongshan, Guizhou, China, of this unusual scandent, climbing, deciduous shrub. Reaching up to 6m if allowed, this has foliage green above and glaucous beneath and bears elongated rusty tomentose panicles of greenish-white flowers in autumn, followed by attractive 3 winged capsules. Hardy and easy in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tritonia disticha subsp. rubrolucens

Branching spikes of really very lovely soft, deep, warm-pink Montbretia-like flowers in late summer. Equally Montbretia-like foliage. Height 60cm. Sunny position, hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Trochodendron aralioides Taiwanese form (new)

This form is much faster growing than the norm, making a large shrub or small tree with a distinctive and attractive layered growth habit. These are seed raised from a plant selected for red new growth colour. Dark evergreen leaves on spreading branches with fascinating green flowers in erect racemes in May. Very handsome, hardy and easy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tropaeolum speciosum

Well known and much admired, this is the Flame flower that covers so many yew hedges in northern English and Scottish gardens. An herbaceous perennial climber reaching up to 3-4m in one season and bearing a multitude of scarlet flowers over pretty bright green foliage in summer. Bright blue berries follow. The roots need to be cool and just moist.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Tulbaghia 'Moshoeshoe'

Selected from seedlings in 2003, this evening scented hybrid flowers from May till October with sweetly scented lavender coloured flowers with muddy orange centres on stems to 30cm. For sun and well drained soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ugni molinae

'Chilean Guava'. Previously known as Myrtus ugni, this little Myrtle inhabits woodland and scrub in S. Chile and is quite hardy here, forming an erect evergreen shrub to about 1.5m high, with tiny leathery leaves and very pretty, waxy, soft-pink bells followed by delicious mahogany-red fruit, tasting like sweets. In cold Northern areas needs wall protection.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ugni molinae 'Villarica Strawberry'

Introduced by Paul Barney from Pucon, Chile, this slightly smaller leaved, hardier form of the species is a welcome addition to horticulture and gives more of us the chance to grow this fab fruiting plant outside permanently. A small evergreen shrub myrtle with lightly scented white bells in summer, followed by distinctive and delicious dark red fruits in autumn. To 1.5m.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus 'Frontier'

A fine modern hybrid elm from the USA with a very good resistance to Dutch Elm Disease (rated 4 out of 5). Forming an upright, pyramidal crown to probably more than 10m tall, with glossy, relatively small foliage that turns, very unusually, to a rich burgundy in autumn. Very hardy and easy in the UK and Europe. A cross between U. minor and U. parvifolia.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus 'Homestead' (new)

An American hybrid elm with a very high resistance to Dutch Elm disease, rated 4-5 out of 5, making a very vigorous tree to about 20m with annual shoots, initially at least, up to 2m long. A well branched tree, forming an open rounded crown at maturity. Good yellow autumn colour.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus 'Regal'

Very resistant to Dutch Elm Disease (rated 4 out of 5), this American raised hybrid elm makes a strong growing upright tree, of columnar form when young, less so in maturity. The canopy is not dense, as in many other elms, creating a light canopy and dappled shade. Foliage is narrowly elliptical, 5 to 10cm long.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus changii (new)

Very new to cultivation in the West, the Hangzhou Elm is a very hardy species native over a wide area of China. Like many Elms from the Far East this could have very good resistance to Dutch Elm disease. Grows to a maximum of about 20m, with fairly large smooth foliage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus davidiana var. davidiana Clone 1

A very hardy Eastern Asian elm resembling the American elm, U. americana, in all but ultimate size, reaching only 15m at maturity and forming a dense canopy. Leaves emerge dark-red, turning green and rough hairy. This has a good resistance to Dutch Elm Disease and even young specimens have been seen to vigorously recover from infection in the UK.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus davidiana var. davidiana Clone 2 (new)

A very hardy Eastern Asian elm resembling the American elm, U. americana, in all but ultimate size, reaching only 15m at maturity and forming a dense canopy. Leaves emerge dark-red, turning green and rough hairy. This has a good resistance to Dutch Elm Disease.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus davidiana var. japonica

An Asian elm forming a graceful, usually tall crown and closely related to the European Field Elm, U. minor. Foliage is rough hairy and the twigs are downy. Has a variable resistance to Dutch Elm Disease, with some forms being completely resistant. Grown at the Hillier gardens, Hants, since 1977.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus davidiana var. japonica 'Prospector' (new)

100% resistant to Dutch Elm disease, this Asian elm is closely related to the European Field Elm, U. minor. forming a graceful crown with semi-pendant lower branches, up to 14m high. The rough hairy foliage emerges orange-red tinted and turns to a good yellow in autumn.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus harbinensis (new)

A new introduction to cultivation in the UK, this very rare elm is known from a small area in NE China, where it makes a medium sized sturdy robust tree to about 15m tall. Leaves are small and hairy. Like many Elms from the Far East this could have very good resistance to Dutch Elm disease.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus laevis

One of the most disease resistant elms, due to its bark being highly distasteful to Elm bark beetles, and virtually never infected in Western Europe. It makes fine specimens in France and the UK and enjoys a moist or even wet soil, tolerating seasonal complete inundation with ease. Normal soils are fine too. A large vigorous tree, very rarely seen in the UK.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus parvifolia

An elegant, medium-sized, graceful looking Elm with a rounded head of branches. The small, rich-green, glossy foliage is held fresh until the New Year. Suitable for virtually any soil or site, this species is very resistant to Dutch Elm Disease, though is rarely seen or offered for sale.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus parvifolia 'Yatsubusa' (new)

Meaning 'dwarf', this is a diminutive form of this hardy and highly disease resistant Japanese elm, which has a naturally distinctive growth form and is used in Bonsai for this reason. Grown freely in the garden it makes an 'elfin' little tree or large shrub with very small leaves and corky shoots. Easy and tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus prunifolia (new)

Extremely rare in cultivation and new to commerce, the Cheery-leaved Elm is endemic to Hubei, China and forms a large tree up to 30m tall there with dark-grey particularly smooth bark. Like many Elms from the Far East this could have very good resistance to Dutch Elm disease.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus szechuanica

A Chinese species, very rarely seen in cultivation, this forms a smallish tree with a spreading, umbrella-like crown, usually under 10m tall though can be taller. Found to show resistence to Dutch Elm Disease in American trials. Leaves obovate with a drawn out tip emerge dark red, becoming green.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus uyematsui

New to cultivation in the West, this elm from the mountain forests of Taiwan is extremely hardy and will probably make a medium sized tree here to perhaps 20m. Many Asian elms show remarkable resistance to Dutch Elm Disease so this could prove long lasting here. The elliptic to oblong-elliptic leaves emerge flushed red in spring and the grey bark is fissured.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus villosa ex Kashmir

From seed collected in Kupwara, Kashmir, this beautiful and distinctive elm is now offered for wider planting in cultivation. Very rarely seen this has a low susceptibility to Dutch Elm disease and a fine specimen grows at Kew for eg. It makes a large tree with semi-pendent branching and slightly grey green leaves that emerge with a red tint. The bark is almost cherry-like.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus x androsowii (new)

A very distinctive rarity, known as the Uzbekistan Elm, where it is used as a street tree. This forms a very characterful dense, spherical, cloud-like crown with compact branches and smallish leaves. Extremely hardy, this could well prove to have good disease resistance as one parent is U. pumila. Grows up to about 20m in Central Asia, though often smaller.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Ulmus x mesocarpa (new)

A new introduction to the UK, this hybrid elm originates from Korea, where it makes a small very hardy tree less than 5m high. The small leaves have long drawn out tips and asymmetric bases. Like many Elms from the Far East this could have very good resistance to Dutch Elm disease.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Vaccinium cylindraceum

From the Azores, yet fully hardy, this semi-evergreen species holds foliage until well into the New Year. Short racemes of very showy cylindrical flowers are borne on the branchlets in late summer and autumn; red in bud opening pale yellow-green, strongly tinged red, followed by bloomy blue-black berries. For lime free soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Valeriana jatamansi PAB 6846

Clustered heads of white flowers on stems to 60cm in late spring. A Himalayan species, from Afghanistan to SW China, enjoying sun to semi-shade in soil that doesn't get too dry. An important herb in Indian traditional herbalism.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Valeriana montana PAB 7654

From the Apuseni Mountains of Romania, this is a fairly dwarf species reaching only 50cm high, with white, pink or lilac flowers in summer. Hardy, tough, for sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Valeriana pyrenaica (new)

From the Pyrenees and Cantabria, a perennial with broad heart shaped foliage on stems to 1.1m, topped by branched heads of scented pinkish-white flowers opening from lilac-pink buds in May-July. A plant with presence. Hardy, in sun or semi-shade, not too bone dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Vancouveria chrysantha

An Epimedium relative from the western USA, with soft yellow flowers on wiry stems in early summer over attractively red-tinted, lobed foliage. Height 30cm. Leafy soil in semi-shade. Rather more drought tolerant than many Epimedium.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Veratrum album (new)

A native of Europe east to Alaska and therefore highly variable. Slow to raise from seed and not really a commercially viable plant, this genus is undeniably one of the finest for foliage, with wonderful pleated leaves, especially fine when emerging. Green flowers on branched stems to 1.75cm. For sun or semi-shade, not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Veratrum californicum (new)

This North American native is mainly grown for its splendid pleated foliage, at its most perfect in spring/early summer. Making bold clumps over time, this species does not produce it's tall branched inflorescences of starry white flowers every year. A true connoisseur's plant that is very slow to produce commercially from seed and hence expensive. Easy and hardy in sun, semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Veratrum viride (new)

Slow to raise from seed and not really a commercially viable plant, this genus is undeniably one of the finest for foliage, with wonderful pleated leaves, especially fine when emerging. This species is native of Eastern and Western N. America and sends up branched inflorescences to 2m tall in summer with green flowers. Foliage is spirally arranged on the stem. For sun or semi-shade, not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Verbena officinalis var. grandiflora 'Bampton'

Discovered in Bampton, Devon, this is a vigorous European variety of our native Vervain, but also with the most attractive red-purple foliage. The long loose heads of mauve-pink flowers open continuously over a long period from Jun to Oct or even November and are a great attraction to butterflies. Sun and well drained soil. Drought tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Veronicastrum 'Apollo'

A striking late summer perennial of upright form, bearing multiple slim long spikes of lilac-blue flowers July to Sept on strong stems to 1.5m. Foliage is arranged attractively in whorls up the stems. Sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Erica' (new)

In this pink flowered selection the foliage emerges with a soft red tint. A striking late summer perennial of very upright form, bearing multiple slim long spikes of pink flowers from dark-pink buds, July to September on strong stems to 1.2m. Foliage is arranged attractively in whorls up the stems. Sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Pink Glow' (new)

A fine pink selection. A striking late summer perennial of very upright form, bearing multiple slim long spikes of pale-pink flowers from slightly darker buds, July to September on strong stems to 1.2m. Foliage is arranged attractively in whorls up the stems. Sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Temptation' (new)

A striking late summer perennial of upright form, bearing multiple slim long spikes of bluey-lilac flowers July to Sept on strong stems to 1.2m. Foliage is arranged attractively in whorls up the stems. Sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Vesalea floribunda (syn. Abelia) (new)

Bunches of tubular, 5cm long vibrant deep-pink flowers with open mouths produced in abundance in June/July. This splendid Mexican species is usually best grown against a warm sunny wall where it will make a medium sized evergreen shrub.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum atrocyaneum Hird 113

An unusual Himalayan, hardy evergreen species of dense bushy habit, deserving of wider attention, making a medium to large shrub. Very pretty small glossy foliage, copper tinted when young. Bunches of small steely blue fruit lasting into winter. Any reasonable soil in sun/semi-shade. These are from wild collected seed.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum betulifolium AM clone

A large hardy shrub grown for the superb display of vivid redcurrant-like fruits, seen en-masse in autumn and lasting well after leaf drop, though the corymbs of white flowers in June and July are also fine. Initially upright, the branches spread out to show flower and fruit. This is Wilson's original Award of Merit clone from 1936.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora' (new)

A well known spring flowering shrub of medium size, bearing deliciously sweetly scented flowers in tight clusters. Regarded as an outstanding selection, which holds an AGM from the RHS, this form has red buds that open pink. Easy on any ordinary soil, in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum carlesii 'Diana'

A well known spring flowering shrub of medium size, bearing deliciously sweetly scented flowers in tight clusters. In this form the rounded flower heads have red buds and open pink, and the new foliage is purple tinged. A slow growing compact form. Easy on any ordinary soil, in sun or semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum erubescens VdL 4122

A medium to large sized shrub with deciduous elliptic foliage and paniculate, pendent clusters (rather unusual in Viburnum) of fragrant white flowers tipped pink (in this rare clone), borne in summer. Fruit start red and turn black. Collected on the Milke Danda, Nepal. Any ordinary soil, but best sheltered in the coldest most exposed gardens.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum furcatum

An aristocratic species from Japan and Taiwan, making a large, deciduous, hardy shrub. White lacecaps in May, followed by red fruits, turning black. The broad, potentially large, conspicuously veined foliage turns to brilliant scarlet and reddish-purple over a long period in late summer and autumn. These, grafted onto V. opulus, will grow in limy soil, as it does here!

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum harryanum

A medium sized evergreen Chinese species of distinct appearance, having very small, rounded, dark green leaves, only 1 to 2cm long. White flowers borne in spring followed by shining black fruit. A useful, different and highly attractive textural shrub.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum hoanglienense

Officially described as recently as 2011, this new species was collected on Fan Si Pan Mt, N. Vietnam, where it grows at up to 3000m asl. A shrub to 2m in the wild, but shorter in cultivation, with densely hairy and conspicuously deeply veined foliage. Terminal cymes of cylindrical white flowers in July, followed by clusters of scarlet fruit.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum macrocephalum (f. keteleeri) (new)

A classic Viburnum grown for the superb display of white lacecap flowers in May, though it is usually grown in the more gaudy sterile form. Flowers are followed by red to black showy fruit. Foliage is semi-evergreen on a medium sized rounded, full shrub to about 3m tall. Vigorous as well as drought and heat tolerant.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum mullaha KR 10609

A very unusual Himalayan to South East Asian species, forming a large shrub with ovate deciduous foliage 9 to 15cm long, with a deeply dentate upper half. Clusters of white flowers in May/June, followed by initially yellow then brilliant red berries. This collection from Arunachal Pradesh.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum nudum 'Brandywine'

A recent compact selection of this fine deciduous shrub from the eastern USA. Dark, glossy green leaves look like they should be evergreen, but colour deep-red in autumn. Long stalked clusters of creamy-white flowers borne in June, followed by pink fruit, turning blue-black. Thrives in most soils, apart from thin and limey, in sun or semi-shade. 1.5m - 1.8m tall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum nudum 'Pink Beauty'

This fine deciduous shrub from the eastern USA deserves wider planting. Dark, glossy green leaves look like they should be evergreen, but colour deep-red in autumn. Long stalked clusters of creamy-white flowers borne in June, followed by pink fruit, turning blue-black. Thrives in most soils apart from thin and limey, in sun or semi-shade. To about 2m tall.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum odoratissimum var. arboricola

Collected in the mountains of Taiwan, this is a distinct variety of the species with oblong foliage of a thinner texture than the species and with a matt upper surface. The white flowers are in conical branched terminal heads in late summer, followed by a mass of red berries if pollinated. Makes a large shrub eventually, totally hardy here even through 2010.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum oliganthum 'Kyo Kanzashi'

A new intro to the West, this is a Japanese cultivar of a rare Chinese species. Making a medium to large evergreen shrub with attractive lustrous, leathery, rather oblong slim foliage with a red midrib, setting off the pendulous panicles of pale-pink flowers in May. Fruit are deep red maturing black. For sun or semi-shade. Highly attractive.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum propinquum var. propinquum Guiz 222

An unusually broad leaved and particularly attractive form of this unusual species from Guizhou, SW China. Foliage is broadly elliptic, deep glossy green, distinctly three veined in the style of Cinnamomum and evergreen, sitting on red tinted petioles and stems. A medium sized dense rounded shrub with slightly tiered branching, suited to a sheltered site.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum setigerum

A fine shrub with many attractive features, though rarely encountered in gardens or trade. A medium sized deciduous species with an open habit; the foliage emerging metallic blue-red-green, turning through shades of green and then finally orange-red in autumn. Clusters of juicy, orange-red berries, turning scarlet, follow the white early summer flowers.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum sp. NJM 11.008 (new)

Found originally at 2150m altitude in Guizhou, SW China, this yet to be identified species made medium sized shrubs to 2m tall bearing clusters of bright red fruit. The new foliage throughout the growing season is a superb blackish-red.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Viburnum x hillieri 'Winton'

A lovely, medium size, semi-evergreen shrub with dangling panicles of sweetly scented white flowers borne profusely in June, followed by red fruit turning black. The narrowly oval leaves are copper tinted when young, and suffused bronze-red in winter. Easy in most soils and positions.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Watsonia 'Tresco Dwarf Pink'

A tough British hybrid. Sugar pink flowers in summer. Height 60cm. Sun and shelter, not too dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Weigela middendorffiana

A truly tasteful Weigela of compact growth, with beautiful soft-yellow, bell shaped blooms with dark orange markings on the lower lobes, seen in April/May. It enjoys a sheltered and semi-shaded site. Not my favourite plants on the whole, but this one is a beauty.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Wisteria 'Caroline'

An early flowering form producing its 20cm long, 'bunch of grapes' like clusters of highly scented violet pea-flowers on the bare wood in spring. Best trained on a sunny wall and pruned hard in winter to from a rigid framework, and again lightly in summer to encourage strong flowering. Any reasonable, well drained soil. Grafted plant = early flowering.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Murasaki-kapitan'

A vigorous climber bearing short-ish racemes of strongly fragrant, comparatively large violet-blue flowers, the largest in the genus. Foliage and shoots covered in silky hairs, especially when young, when they are conspicuous. Best in a sunny position in well drained soil, and trained to form a strong framework of flowering spurs.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Okayama'

A Japanese selection with deep mauve buds that open soft pinkish-mauve and are particularly strongly fragrant. A vigorous climber bearing short-ish racemes of large individual flowers; the largest in the genus. Foliage and shoots conspicuously silky hairy, especially when young. Best in a sunny position in well drained soil, and trained to form a strong framework of flowering spurs.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Shiro-kapitan'

Previously sold as W. venusta, this is a vigorous climber bearing short-ish racemes of strongly fragrant, very large white flowers, the largest in the genus. Foliage and shoots covered in silky hairs, especially when young when they are conspicuous. Best in a sunny position in well drained soil, and trained to form a strong framework of flowering spurs.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Wisteria brachybotrys 'Showa-beni'

The pinkest Wisteria, this Japanese selection will produce short racemes of very large, fragrant pea-flowers in spring. Foliage silky hairy, especially when young. Strong growing, this is best trained on a sunny wall or other suitable support and pruned hard to form a framework of flowering spurs over time. For a well drained soil, but not particularly fussy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Wisteria floribunda 'Alba' ('Snow Showers')

An old, slightly later flowering Japanese selection. Racemes of white pea flowers up to 60cm long hang in curtains from a well trained specimen. Very vigorous growth should be trained into a framework of branches on a wall or pergola, and then hard pruned every year to produce good flowering spurs. Either that or send it up a tree and let nature take it's course.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Wisteria floribunda 'Geisha'

A particularly attractive white and blue bicoloured selection of the Japanese wisteria with typical long racemes. Best hard pruned to achieve a good branch framework. Best in a sunny site in most ordinary soils. Grafted plant = early flowering.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Wisteria floribunda 'Multijuga'

A clone of this Japanese species selected for its very long racemes, up to 1m or more, so best suited to pergolas or dangling from bridges etc, though great on walls if well pruned. Fragrant flowers are lilac, tinged blue-purple. Best hard pruned to achieve a good branch framework. Best in a sunny site in most ordinary soils. Grafted plant = early flowering.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Wisteria floribunda 'Rosea'

A form of the Japanese Wisteria with long, tapered racemes of pale-pink, scented flowers as the leaves expand in May. Like any Wisteria, should be lightly pruned in summer and hard pruned in winter to 3 buds, forming over time a framework of flowering branch spurs. Suitable for covering arches, walls, bridges, pergolas or even full sized trees if you let it.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Wisteria x formosana 'Ivy Hatch' (new)

A hybrid of W. sinensis and W. formosana, the Chinese and Japanese Wisterias, this new cultivar from Kent has been selected for its full, medium length racemes of sweetly fragrant dark-mauve/purple flowers and moderate vigour. Suitable for covering most objects in most soils.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Woodwardia prolifera

Usually sold as the closely related but different W. orientalis. A spectacular evergreen fern originating from the Himalaya to Eastern Asia with most attractive deeply divided and tapered fronds up to 1.5m long. A mass of bulbils are produced on the upper surface of fertile fronds, giving an easy means of propagation. Requires a sheltered position in semi-shade in milder gardens.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Woodwardia unigemmata

One of the very finest ferns of all for UK gardens, this magnificent beast from the Himalaya to Japan bears evergreen fronds up to 2m long, which emerge bright copper-red in this form, turning deep green. They start fairly erect, eventually becoming horizontal under their own weight, unless grown on a bank, as often in nature, where they will cascade downwards. Hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Xanthocyparis vietnamensis

Discovered in only 1999 in N. Vietnam this distinctive small to medium sized conifer bears both juvenile and adult foliage even into maturity. Conical when young, becoming more irregular and even flat topped in maturity with horizontal branches. Not for the very coldest northern areas, but surprisingly hardy, even through winter 2010. A plant of great rarity.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zabelia triflora (syn. Abelia triflora)

Dense clusters of sweetly scented white, tinged pink flowers borne in June on this large, upright, graceful, hardy, deciduous shrub from the NW Himalaya.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zantedeschia 'White Giant'

New to the UK and available here first, this is a truly giant form of Arum lily with huge white speckled green foliage reaching up to 1.5m high and large white spathes on stalks to 2m! This will reach its largest proportions in a moist site (or water), though you'll find it easy in any site, dry or wet. Quite magnificent.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zantedeschia 'White Giant'

New to the UK and available here first, this is a truly giant form of Arum lily with huge white speckled green foliage reaching up to 1.5m high and large white spathes on stalks to 2m! This will reach its largest proportions in a moist site (or water), though you'll find it easy in any site, dry or wet. Quite magnificent.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Glencoe' (new)

A particularly good modern selection of the species from Shropshire; hugely floriferous, very hardy and reasonably large with leaves up to 1.5m. Masses of white flowers in summer over the lush foliage. A great cut flower. Easy in sun or semi shade, wet or dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Glencoe' (new)

A particularly floriferous and reasonably large Arum lily to 1.5m, with masses of white flower in summer over lush foliage A great cut flower. Easy in sun or semi shade, wet or dry.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zantedeschia albomaculata

An elegant smaller species from marshy spots on the mountainsides of the summer rainfall area of Eastern South Africa. The arrow shaped leaves are heavily spotted with white and the flower spathes are cream, blotched purple at their bases, and seen in mid to late summer. Although hardy, this appreciates a long growing season to flower well. 60cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zanthoxylum ailanthoides

A collection from Taiwan of this subtropical looking small tree. This has grown here for years, even through the intense cold of 2010. Forms a very distinctive wide spreading low crown up to about 7m tall, with long pinnate foliage, very large compared to other species. White flowers in autumn. The trunk is armed with pyramidal woody spines.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zanthoxylum armatum NJM 11.080

Found growing at the woodland edge in Central Guizhou, SW China this species of 'Sichuan pepper' formed shrubs to 2m tall with rather striking, comparatively large, heavily armed, shiny pinnate leaves. Red fruit clusters open to reveal shiny black seeds. Try this in a sheltered site, perhaps with wall protection, perhaps not. It's probably perfectly hardy.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zanthoxylum piperitum - purple leaved

Most desired amongst those who've seen it, this is the extremely rare dark purple leaved form of the Japan pepper. A culinary shrub in that country, with highly aromatic and ornamental diminutive pinnate foliage on a medium sized hardy, spiny stemmed and spiny leaved deciduous shrub to about 3m tall, for any normal soil.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zanthoxylum piperitum var. inerme Female (new)

The Japan Pepper is an obscure medium sized deciduous shrub closely related to Sichuan pepper. Used by the Japanese for culinary purposes, this form has far less in the way of spines. The pinnate leaves are very pretty with small leaflets. I love the wonderful fragrance emitted when brushed past or fondled and the red fruit clusters are attractive.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zanthoxylum simulans

'Sichuan Pepper'. A hardy deciduous spreading shrub to small tree, armed to the hilt with spines, even on the very aromatic, graceful leaves. Crush them (without impaling yourself) to release a heady fragrance. Small bunches of little reddish fruit in autumn have edible seed cases, much used in Asia as a very distinct spice. Great in stir-fries.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zauschneria californica 'Western Hills' (new)

A very long succession of scarlet tubular flowers over slim and small matt grey-green leaves on a bushy little gently spreading plant in late summer/autumn. Needs sun and drainage, where it is very drought tolerant. Excellent on walls or path edges. Height 40cm.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zelkova carpinifolia Multi-limbed form

One of the most distinctive and magnificent of all hardy deciduous trees. Rarely planted, this, the most commonly grown form in cultivation for over two centuries, has a most characteristic growth form. Bark is smooth pale-grey and the short trunk soon breaks into a multitude of upright stems forming sinuous shapes with maturity. Elm-like leaves turn to gold and russet.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zelkova carpinifolia NJM 13.014

A Tertiary relic, surviving in the Caspian and Caucasian forests. Seed for these was found in southern Azerbaijan, where the species grows rather like a Fagus, very different from the clone long cultivated in the UK. Bark is mainly smooth pale-grey, and the elm-like leaves turn to gold and russet shades in autumn. A long lived large hardy tree for most positions.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zelkova sicula ex Cicanna (new)

An extremely rare endemic of Sicily, discovered only in 1991 and known from only two high altitude populations. Considered one of the most critically endangered tree species in the world. Potentially a rounded deciduous fairly drought tolerant tree with grey bark to about 8m tall with well toothed foliage.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zenobia pulverulenta 'Blue Sky'

A very lovely and neglected little shrub from E North America for lime-free soil and a semi-shaded site. This form has very bright blue-green young foliage, and bloomy young shoots, with dangling clusters of aniseed scented white flowers, like a large Lily of the Valley, in June/July.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zingiber mioga 'Crug Zing'

A Wynn-Jones intro from Cheju Island, S. Korea, with pale pink flowers. Japanese folk eat the fresh young shoots and even the flower buds, though you'll probably want to leave them for their exotic effect in the garden. This woodlander sends stems of luscious foliage to 60cm or more and in autumn small, orchid-like flowers are seen at ground level. For good humusy soil in semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zingiber mioga 'Crug Zing'

A Wynn-Jones intro from Cheju Island, S. Korea, with pale pink flowers. Japanese folk eat the fresh young shoots and even the flower buds, though you'll probably want to leave them for their exotic effect in the garden. This woodlander sends stems of luscious foliage to 60cm or more and in autumn small, orchid-like flowers are seen at ground level. For good humusy soil in semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zingiber mioga 'White Feather'

Subtle white feathering on the leaves of this variegated form of the hardy Japanese edible ginger known as Mioga. This woodlander sends stems of luscious foliage to 60cm and in autumn small, orchid-like, pale yellow flowers are seen at ground level. For good humusy soil in semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

Zingiber mioga 'White Feather'

Subtle white feathering on the leaves of this variegated form of the hardy Japanese edible ginger known as Mioga. This woodlander sends stems of luscious foliage to 60cm and in autumn small, orchid-like, pale yellow flowers are seen at ground level. For good humusy soil in semi-shade.

Add quantity to shopping list: Add
1 item(s) added | View shopping list

^ Back to top..