Trees and Shrubs

Kousa Dogwood

Kousa Dogwood

The Japanese Dogwood A beautiful flowering tree from Japan, Korea and also China the Kousa Dogwood is a long lived tree and makes an excellent specimen for smaller gardens. The Kousa Dogwood differs from other dogwoods in that the flowers…

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Luculia gratissima

Luculia gratissima var. rosea

Originally from the Himalayas Luculia gratissima is a fragrant flowering plant, wonderful pink flowers that appear in winter, however this is depending a little on the climate zone. In its natural habitat it can reach 18ft (6m) however in cultivation…

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Juniperus communis

Juniperus communis 'Depressa Aurea'

The Common Juniper This is the common Juniper, and it grows in Europe, North America as well as Asia. It is also the source of Juniper Berries which are used for making Gin. As a garden plant it is versatile…

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Anisodontea capensis

MALVACEAE Pink Flowering AnisodonteaAnisodontea capensis or ‘Pink Star’ is a fast growing long flowering shrub ( to 3 feet) originally from South Africa. Attractive pale pink to pink flowers some with darker centers. The beauty of these plants is the…

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Osmanthus fragrans

Sweet Olive or Fragrant Tea Olive An evergreen shrub from China Osmanthus fragrans is not only grown for the sweetly fragrant flowers but also as a hedging plant. The flowers were traditionally used to flavour deserts as well as tea…

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Acer japonicum ‘Vitifolium’

Well suited to zone 5 Acer japonicum ‘Vitifolium’ is commonly called the ‘Full Moon Maple’ or ‘Vine Leafed Maple’. In spring small red flowers hang beneath the foliage. Foliage itself is green tinged with red when new. Reminiscent of a…

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Murraya paniculata

With Murraya paniculata, commonly known as the ‘Orange Jessamine’ being such an easy care plant it is no wonder it is so widely grown. Regarded as winter hardy in zones 10 – 12, this is a plant that can also…

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Zelkova serrata

Musashino zelkova (Zelkova serrata ‘Musashino’) is one a number of Japanese Zelkova tree cultivars widely used in landscaping. With a narrow upright habit compared to other Zelkova cultivars including the popular Zelkova ‘Green Vase’. Zelkova species and cultivars make ideal…

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Xanthorrhoea

One of the more dramatic landscaping plants, Xanthorrhoea ‘Grass Tree’ or Australian grass tree are a really unique plant. These are a drought tolerant plant, require little care and although slow growing make a great feature plant. (see picture right)…

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Weigela

Weigela is a plant often found in well-established gardens and modern production as resulted in a large variety of these shrubs of all sizes and colors. With long arching stems covered with masses of small, tubular flowers from spring to…

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Topiary Trees

Topiary trees, shrubs, frames and plants for the garden for sale from both specialist topiary plant nurseries and general nurseries. Topiary is the art of pruning and shaping plants into artistic shapes. Common topiary shapes are balls, spirals and pyramids,…

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Tibouchina

Tibouchina are a varied group of plants, all are commonly called the ‘Glory Bush’, Purple Glory Flower and sometimes the Princess Flower. It is Tibouchina urvilleana (syn. T. semidecandra) and T. grandiflora that are most widely grown. Although these plants…

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Thuja plicata Atrovirens

Thuja plicata Atrovirens is an evergreen conifer used widely as a hedging plant or as a specimen tree. This is a narrower growing form of the Western Red Cedar, Thuja plicata which is native to the United states ranging from…

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Lilac Plants

The common lilac bushes (Syringa vulgaris) are a fragrant flowering multi stemmed deciduous shrub. A number of varieties are available including some lower growing dwarf types. They come in a number of varieties with flower colour varying Lilac Care Lilacs…

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Stewartia

Although Stewartia are commonly called the pseudocamellia these slow growing small trees do differ depending on variety. Many are from Japan and Korea, however some are from south east of the U.S. In Japan this graceful tree is known as…

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Spiraea

With a long history of garden use, Spiraea make an excellent addition to the garden. Sometimes called ‘meadowsweet’ or the ‘may bush’, they have masses of flowers in spring and grow well in full sun. With over 70 species, mostly…

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Rhododendron Konori

A fragrant Vireya Rhododendron from the higher foothills and mountains of New Guinea, Rhododendron Konori is rare in cultivation, yet highly sought after. Rhododendron Konori (picture right) has large white (pink flushed) fragrant tubular flowers set in a wheel shape.…

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Rhapis Palms

Rhapis Palm (Raphis excelsa or Lady Palm) Trees are a valuable palm for both indoor and outdoor use. The most common forms are Rhapis excelsa and Rhapis humilis or ‘Slender Lady Palm’ both of these are used widely as indoor…

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Viburnum

If you are looking for a shrub that has foliage, flowers, fragrance and can also be used as a hedge, then Viburnums have the lot. Landscapers love them for their versatility; they grow well in most soils and will flower…

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Pyrus

Pyrus are a group of evergreen trees, many varieties used in landscaping. Some are well known others perhaps not so well known. The largest is Pryruss ussuriensis, the Manchurian Pear, reaching nearly 50 ft in height. The smallest is Pyrus…

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Vitex agnus-castus

Vitex agnus-castus, Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, or Monks Pepper is a small tree or large shrub that will reach 15ft given time. This is a deciduous tree that is grown as a garden ornamental and is also widely used in alternative…

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Plumeria

Plumeria plants are a shrub to small tree grown for the fragrant flowers. Very popular as a cut flower, they are easy to grow in warmer climates and are well suited to Hawaii, California and Florida. Although they can be…

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Pinus mugo

Pinus mugo is commonly known as the Dwarf or ‘Swiss Mountain Pine’ is originally from the European Alps and is a slow growing small tree growing to 8 ft. This is a variable species, different forms grow in different areas…

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Pieris Japonica

The Lily of the Valley tree is one of the many wonderful plants from Japan the botanical name is Pieris Japonica, also known as the Japanese Andromeda. It is the very attractive flowers that remind us of Lily of the…

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Philadelphus

Mock Orange Plant If you are looking for a perfumed bushy shrub then one of the Mock Orange varieties could be worth considering. These are Philadelphus species, and a good selection of Mock Orange plants are readily available for sale…

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Albizia julibrissin

A tree with many names, Albizia julibrissin is commonly called the ”Silk Tree’ or ‘Mimosa Tree’.This is a deciduous tree originally from Japan and Asia. The green feathery or ferny foliage is attractive, and long silky flower stamens in creamy…

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Maple Trees

With such variety in maple trees, from large specimen trees to dwarf types suited to small gardens the choice is huge. Selecting the right maple tree for your garden requires just a little research, however they are a versatile group…

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Mahonia Trees

Winter flowering Mahonias are, hardy, interesting foliage, good yellow flowers, attractive berries and easy care. What is not to like about Mahonias, and as they will grow well in shade, and even flower, thats an added attraction. Also known as…

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Magnolia Trees

Pronunciation: mag-NO-lee-a Magnolia trees may be either evergreen (Grandiflora) such as Magnolia Kay Parris and Magnolia Teddy Bear or deciduous or such as the ‘Star Magnolia’ or Magnolia Stellata. With some of the most elegant flowers in the plant world…

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Magnolia sieboldii

Pronunciation: mag-NO-lee-a see-BOLD-ee-eye Magnolia sieboldii One of the most striking of the deciduous magnolias is Magnolia sieboldii, clear white petals, brilliant deep red stamens and in the centres a touch of buttery yellow. This is a Chinese species that is…

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