Trees and Shrubs

Buddleja

The Butterfly Bush Plants If you are looking for a plant that attracts both Butterfly’s, Hummingbirds and Bees then Buddleja (Buddleia) is very high on the list. However with many varieties to choose from the birds and the bees and…

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Brugmansia The Angel’s Trumpets

The world of Brugmansia or as they are commonly called ‘Angel’s Trumpets’ is both fascinating and colorful. With flower colors varying from white through to yellows and red as well as bi color, these look like a tropical plant, they…

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Brunfelsia americana

Brunfelsia americana is much loved by gardeners for its easy care nature and the masses of flowers it produces . In warmer climates this is a popular fragrant small tree or shrub originally from the West Indies. Flowering in summer…

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Brugmansia x candida Culebra

With its large white flowers and narrow long sword shaped leaves, Brugmansia x candida Culebra is related to the species supposedly used by the Incas for ceremonial purposes. Although sometimes written about as a ‘tender’ plant, this really does depend…

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Bonsai Trees

Bonsai is the art of growing trees in small containers. Bonsai trees are kept small by a highly constricted root system and selective pruning to maintain a small tree shape. Bonsai techniques require access to range of specialist bonsai tools…

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Picea Pungens

Used widely as a feature trees as well as privacy plant or screening tree, Picea Pungens or as it is commonly names, the ‘Blue spruce is aptly named for the wonderful blue green foliage color. With horizontal branches and a…

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Barringtonia neo-caledonica

Barringtonia neo-caledonica is a small ornamental tree or shrub originally from New Caledonia where it grows in damp areas. Nice bright green leaves and pink tinged fluffy white flowers followed by a woody ‘fruit’. Will grow to 10m. Barringtonia neo-caledonica…

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Barleria micans

Sometimes simply called the Yellow Barleria, Barleria micans is originally from Mexico, Columbia and surrounding areas. A dense multi-branched shrub growing to 1m, flowers are a golden yellow with erect spikes of flowers emerging from contrasting green bracts. Sun or…

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Banksia

Banksia plants are native to Australia and are a varied group of plants. Many varieties having wonderful long lasting flowers, with B.integrifolia and B.serrata being two of the most garden worthy species for the USA. Banksia occidentalis with its spectacular…

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Azara microphylla

Grown widely in parks, gardens and street plantings, Azara microphylla is a little overlooked by home gardeners, however it does have a lot of qualities that make it a shrub well worth considering. Azara are an evergreen shrub from Chile…

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Azaleas

Small bushy shrubs, Azalea plants are grown both for the flowers and the evergreen foliage. They come in a number of varieties and flower colors vary from white trough to purples. With so many varieties, you will find types that…

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Aucuba Japonica

With wonderful green and gold foliage, Aucuba japonica is a great plant for shaded areas, with bright splashes of gold on the foliage this variegated plant is suitable for planting beneath large trees or in shaded areas next to buildings.…

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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

n evergreen prostrate or low growing shrub to small tree, Arctostaphylos or manzinita are native to areas from, Canada to California, generally a tough genus and require a well drained soil. Looking best when the brilliant red berries appear, contrasted…

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Arborvitae

The Green arborvitae or ‘Thuja occidentals’ is just one of a number of varieties widely used in landscaping. While the green arborvitae is widely used as a hedging or screening plant, other varieties have good landscaping applications. The Green arborvitae…

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Flowering Trees

Varieties of flowering trees ranging from evergreen flowering trees such as Magnolia Grandiflora species to deciduous flowering trees such as Cherry Blossom Trees and Ornamental Pear. Exotic flowering trees that require tropical to sub tropical conditions can look great in…

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Daphne Plants

In late winter the fragrance of Daphne plants can fill the garden. Perhaps the ultimate shade loving winter flowering plant for perfume, although some species do grow well in the sun. The newer cultivars available for sale such as ‘Eternal…

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Daphne pontica

Daphne pontica

With fascinating green flowers Daphne pontica is a small plant flowering late in spring. With a spreading habit Daphne pontica will reach around 4ft in height with a similar spread. However this is slow growing so be patient. Also known…

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Daphne arbuscula

Daphne arbuscula is a small (prostrate) evergreen slow growing daphne. It is a daphne that seems to cope well with cold and frost. Daphne arbuscula has rather beautiful rose pink flowers in spring which are both fragrant large for this…

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Daphne ‘Carol Mackie’

One of the very popular cultivars Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’ with its deep pink new flower buds puts on a wonderful display of flowers as they open to very pale pink to white bloom in spring. One of the…

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Daphne x eschmannii

Daphne x eschmannii is a hybrid, Daphne blagayana x daphne cneorum. It was raised in Switzerland’ by Jacob Eschmann. This is a daphne with very nice pink to purple fragrant flowers. Usually a sprawling habit, tolerant of full sun (except…

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Daphne odora

Daphne odora

The Winter Flowering Daphne Perhaps the most widely grown species, Daphne odora is a winter flowering plant grown form the fragrant flowers that cover the plant until spring. A small rounded shrub with pink or white flowers Daphne odora also…

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Daphne cneorum

Daphne cneorum is an alpine daphne. A suckering dwarf shrub with showy bright pink scented flowers in spring. Reaching only around 12 inches in height and often less, this is a spreading evergreen shrub with narrow deep green foliage. Slow…

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Agapates smithiana

With attractive tubular flower yellow Agapetes smithiana is a small shrub reaching around .8m in height. The main flush of flowers appears in spring, however this is a plant that will spot flowers through summer and fall. Originally from the…

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Aesculus

Aesculus are small group of small to medium trees and include what we call the ‘Horse chestnut’, ‘Conker Tree’ and ‘Buckeye’, in themselves a useful group of trees. However with a number of varieties and cultivars available for sale they…

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Acer palmatum ‘Eddisbury’

With attractive coral red stems, Acer palmatum ‘Eddisbury’ is a maple for all seasons. The foliage emerges a bronze green in early spring, a good mid green foliage from spring through summer, good red to yellow and orange color in…

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Acacia Cognata

Acacia Cognata are a weeping evergreen tree or small shrub. Drought tolerant and with attractive foliage they make a great landscaping plant and are increasingly used in gardens as a feature plant. The species will reach over 20′ however it…

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