Trees and Shrubs

Euonymus japonicus

A small to medium growing evergreen shrub Euonymus japonicus comes in a number of varieties with many of the variegated forms being sought after as garden plants. The common name is the ‘Japanese Spindle Bush’ and they are used in…

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Enkianthus campanulatus

It is not that often that a plant lives up to its name, however Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Showy Lantern’ (pictured right) certainly does. Sometimes called the ‘Red Vein’ Enkianthus, however if you were in Japan you might prefer to use ‘…

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Edgeworthia chrysantha

If you are looking for a shrub with year round interest Edgeworthia chrysantha could be it. Papery bark and fragrant flowers are a start, originally from China, the flowers look a little like large daphne flowers. Also known as the…

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Dwarf Conifers

Dwarf Conifers are a very popular garden plant and are available for sale online from mail order nurseries. useful in so many landscaping applications they are perhaps a little underused in many gardens. With varieties of dwarf conifers available in…

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Deutzia

Very attractive shrubs with flowers ranging from white to pink, Deutzia make an excellent garden plant. They grow well USDA zones 4 – 9, although they will need some protection in the colder areas. Best known for species such as…

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Davidia involucrata

The Dove tree (Davidia involucrata) is an elegant medium sized slow growing deciduous tree sometime referred to as ‘pocket handkerchief tree’. The flowers which appear in spring are actually small, however they are surrounded by white bracts that resemble ‘handkerchiefs’…

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Datura metel

An excellent garden plant, Datura metel with its large upward facing trumpet shaped flowers is sure to be one of the more exotic plants in any garden. Useful for its low growing habit and attractive foliage, Datura metel can be…

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Cypress Trees

A large group of trees that includes includes plants from the genus Cupressus species such as Cupressus macrocarpa or ‘Monterey cypress’, the popular Cupressus sempervirens and Cupressus glabra or ‘Smooth Arizona cypress’. Cultivars such as Cupressocyparis leylandii ‘Leighton Green’ are…

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Cryptomeria Japonica

Although Cryptomeria japonica is the only species in the genus this does not mean that all Cryptomeria varieties are the same. In Japan the common name is ‘Sugi’, they are also known as the Japanese Cedar. The species itself is…

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Cotinus

Cotinus coggygria ‘Smoke Tree’ Known as the Smoke Tree, Cotinus coggygria is a small bushy plant grown for the colorful foliage. However on of the outstanding feature are the plumes of seed heads that are held above the foliage in…

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Corymbia Ficifolia

Corymbia ficifolia - Red Flowering Gum

If you are looking for a flowering tree with a difference then Corymbia Ficifolia (formerly Eucalyptus Ficifolia) is the well known red flowering gum tree from Australia. With attractive red flowers and nice glossy foliage this is a tough drought…

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Corymbia citriodora

Corymbia citriodora (syn. Eucalyptus citriodora) is the tree that produces lemon eucalyptus oil or lemon scented eucalyptus oil (citronella). As with most Eucalypts this is a tough drought tolerant tree that grows well in areas such as California. Corymbia citriodora…

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Hamamelis

Known as the witch hazels, Hamamelis are a group of fall to winter flowering plants. Although only five species in the genus, these plants have been hybridised and well over 50 cultivars are available for sale. Valued in the garden…

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Corylopsis

Making up the plants referred to as Winter Hazel, Corylopsis are a group of around 30 species, many worthy of a place in the garden. Deciduous small to medium shrubs they are useful for the showy yellow flower racemes, bright…

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Cornus

Cornus x Eddies White Wonder

The Dogwood Trees Cornus or ‘Dogwood’ trees include the very popular deciduous flowering varieties as well as the evergreen Cornus capitata (evergreen dogwood). It is the deciduous flowering species and cultivars that are most popular as ornamental garden plants. A…

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Conifer Trees

Coniferous trees (Conifers) include a huge variety of species and cultivars from dwarf or miniature conifers that make wonderful landscaping trees. From dwarf varieties to large feature trees as well as types that are grown commercially for timber. They are…

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Cistus

The Rock Roses It is so easy to just label a plant as Cistus, however a numb roof different species are available tom the home gardeners and C.purpureus and C.ladanifer are just two popular species from the family of around…

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Choisya ternata

Mexican Orange Blossom Grown as a small hedge as well as in the garden border Choisya ternata are a fragrant evergreen shrub that can easily be pruned to shape and size. Fragrant white flowers in spring can be clipped back…

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Chamaecyparis

Chamaecyparis are native to both North America and Eastern Asia they are a large group of evergreen trees varying in habit depending on species and cultivar. Known commonly as the False Cypress, they characteristically have flattened scale like foliage (see…

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Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Commonly called the Katsura tree, Cercidiphyllum japonicum is fast growing upright tree deciduous tree originally from mountain areas of China and Japan. Also available for sale in a number of cultivars including a weeping form and a compact cultivar. Used…

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Caryota ochlandra

Arecaceae Caryota ochlandra is native to China and Thailand, and commonly called the ‘Chinese Fishtail Palm’ . A hardy tree once established, will grow to 30ft, narrow, blunt ended, jagged leaflets. The great attraction of all Caryota palm trees is…

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Caryopteris x clandonensis

Blue is a much sought after color in the garden and Caryopteris ‘ Blur Mist’ lives up to its name. Caryopteris x clandonensis is attractive to bees and birds when in flower. Look for variegated forms such as Caryopteris x…

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Camptotheca acuminata

Nyssaceae Camptotheca acuminata is native to China and Tibet and makes a very pretty deciduous specimen or shade tree, growing to 20-20 ft with straight trunk and spreading branches. Also known as the ‘Chinese tree of joy’ or ‘Happy Tree’…

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Camellia transnokoensis

A small leafed species from the foothills of Taiwan, Camellia transnokoensis makes an excellent hedging plant. In winter to spring masses of small white flowers held close to the stems cover this wonderful garden plant. The new foliage is an…

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Camellias

We believe that there is a camellia plant for nearly every garden. With so many species and literally 1000s of cultivars available for sale these are one of the most versatile of all garden plants. Pictured right is Camellia japonica…

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Camellia sinensis

Although it is originally from China through to the foothills of Northern India, Camellia sinensis is widely grown, including in Japan, Sri Lanka, Australia and yes in North America. This is the Camellia of commerce, the plant grown to make…

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Camellia crapnelliana

Camellia crapnelliana or Crapnell’s Camellia with its outstanding ochre – brown bark and large seed pods makes a great small specimen tree. The seed pods can get to be as large as an apple, an amazing sight when on the…

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Calliandra haematocephala

Calliandra haematocephala is also known as the ‘Red powder puff’ or ‘Blood Red Tassel Flower’. A small to medium sized shrub, this is a very colorful plant when in full flower. Masses of blood red flowers appear sitting on the…

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Buxus microphylla var japonica

This is a faster growing variety than many other buxus species. Buxus microphylla var japonica is known both as the Japanese Box or Little leaf Box. A popular evergreen small shrub used widely as a hedging plant. Usually clipped to…

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Buxus

One of the most popular plants for low hedges as well as for topiary Buxus comes in a number of varieties. Some are faster growing, some with more heat tolerance and others with finer foliage. Varieties that have a columnar…

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