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'Specimen Plants'

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Magnolia stellata 'Rosea'

Slow growing with a compact habit, the Star Magnolia is perfectly suited to smaller gardens. Magnolia stellata 'Rosea' is a particularly charming form with soft pink blooms that burst from furry buds to decorate the naked branches. As spring progresses, the blooms fade…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Gunnera manicata

Gunnera is the 'big daddy? of the gardening world, and best suited to a large space where it can grow to its full potential. The giant, umbrella-like foliage can reach over 1m across metres across, and will add a real 'wow? factor to the garden! Throughout summer, this…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Perennial

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despatch by end of april 2019

Pennisetum viridescens

Enjoying a full sun position the elegant and attractive Pennisetum viridescens has evergreen leaves which arch gracefully back to allow tall stems of flower heads to push upwards. Beautiful feathery plumes are atop each stem, and each is flushed with a black which…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Crab Apple 'Golden Hornet'

Pink buds open to reveal pretty white cup shaped blossom in April and May, followed by spectacular crops of bright golden-yellow fruits that make an eye-catching autumn display and hold on the tree well into winter. Crab Apple 'Golden Hornet' makes an attractive and…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Tree

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Nandina domestica

Delicate in appearance the Nandina domestica is an ideal specimen plant for centre stage in your garden. Heavenly Bamboo from the Far East will happily grow in the UK and is at home in our climate. An upright, bamboo-like shrub with narrow oval shaped,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Styrax japonicus 'Fragrant Fountain'

Clusters of sweet scented white flowers with gold stamens hang in their masses from this hardy shrub throughout spring. With a compact, weeping habit, Styrax 'Fragrant Fountain' is a wonderful new specimen plant for the border, or as a centrepiece in a…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Saori'

Be one of the first to grow the Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year Hydrangea 'Miss Saori'. This show-stopping variety like no other Hydrangea, with blooms that are not only 2-tiered, but each petal also carries a unique frosted edge. An incredibly handsome…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Crème Brule' First Edition

Potentilla fruticosa 'Crème Brule' First Edition has dark green foliage that provides the ideal backdrop for the lovely double, creamy-white flowers it produces throughout the whole summer. This delightful Shrubby Cinquefoil is a small, deciduous shrub that can easily…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Red Leaf Rose (Hedging)

The Red Leaf Rose is a great choice for hedging for several reasons, not least its natural beauty. With its pretty pink flowers and purple-grey leaves, it stands alone as a beautiful specimen plant, or adds a touch of colour to the mix when grown with…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Beds
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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despatch by end of december 2018

Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Beauty'

Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla 'Black Beauty' has the most beautiful, delicate pink flowers which contrast well with the deep, dark and dense foliage; making this hardy shrub a really decorative specimen plant. With sweet, lemon-scented blooms which are…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Calycanthus chinensis

Rarely found in gardens, Calycanthus chinensis deserves to be much more widely grown. This handsome deciduous shrub forms a bushy, medium sized plant cloaked in glossy, mid-green foliage that turns to buttery yellow in autumn. In early summer it bears white,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Cream
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Meroke Twin'

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Meroke Twin' is an upright conifer which grows into a tall, evergreen column, making a fine specimen plant for the border or rockery. The foliage is dark green, with young leaves tipped with gold. This dwarf Hinoki Cypress is easy to…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Tree

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Sorbus ulleungensis 'Olympic Flame'

Commonly known as False Acacia, this golden-leaved tree makes a colourful specimen plant. The pinnate foliage emerges citrus yellow, and darkens to chartreuse-green before autumn turns it buttery gold.  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Tree

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Amelanchier (Hedging)

Amelanchier is often grown a specimen tree with an attractive, open habit. These deciduous trees are colourful, with leaves opening bronze and changing to orange and red tones by the autumn - they are known for their amazing autumn colours, which are enhanced…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Beds
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Snake Plant - Gift

Grown for its leathery, sword-like foliage, the leaves of the Snake Plant are mottled green with bright gold variegated edges. Easy to grow and virtually indestructible, this is the ideal house plant - especially for those whose fingers are less than…  More Info




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Dracaena fragrans 'Golden Coast' (House Plant)

A striking evergreen Dragon Tree with long, bright green leaves, each sporting a contrasting, bright gold margin. The eye-catching, variegated foliage of Dracaena fragrans 'Golden Coast' makes this a magnificent specimen plant for your home.  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Containers

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Dracaena fragrans (House Plant)

Dracaena fragrans makes a superb specimen plant for your home. Long, dark green leaves cloak the thick, upright stem creating a majestic, upright shrub over time. Dragon Trees are undemanding and easy to grow. Perfect for brightly lit rooms, and even cope…  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Containers

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Dracaena fragrans 'Compacta' (House Plant)

Dracaena fragrans 'Compacta' is a particularly compact, slow growing Dragon Tree. The glossy, dark green foliage crowds the thick, vertical stems to create a dense and bushy specimen plant. This majestic house plant is easy to grow, making a fine…  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Containers

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Acer palmatum 'Emerald Lace'

Delicate, finely dissected foliage in a rich emerald green, tinged slightly with red make Acer ?Emerald Lace? a fine specimen plant in any border, woodland garden or even planted in a large container as a focal point on a patio.  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Tree

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Rhododendron 'Flava'

An elegant, understated cultivar that makes a charming specimen plant. In late May, Rhododendron 'Flava' produces masses of apricot buds that open to palest primrose flowers, each decorated with a splash of red at the centre.  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Salvia 'Lavender Dilly Dilly'

Commonly known as Cheal?s Weeping Cherry, this eye-catching cultivar makes a superb stand-alone specimen plant. Pendulous branches drape from a central trunk to create a cascade of double pink Cherry blossom from late April.  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Tree

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Graziella'

A perennial, deciduous grass that produces a dense clump of narrow, green leaves from its strong root growth. Miscanthus sinensis 'Graziella' is ideal as a specimen plant or planted as part of an ornamental grasses border. Given its impressive…  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Silver
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Euonymus japonicus

If you are looking for a plant that you can mould to suit your purposes then a Euonymus Japonica is to be considered. It will make a delightful specimen plant with it's attractive dark green leaves but if you want to use it as a formal hedge or…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Amelanchier lamarckii

Amelanchier lamarckii is a truly unique, hardy tree that provides a rainbow of colour throughout the season. In April, it produces pure white blossom, making it easy to see why it has been given the alternative name Snowy Mespilus. When the specimen plant's  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Tree

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Rhododendron 'Cowslip'

Compact and bushy with a lovely rounded habit, Rhododendron 'Cowslip' makes a handsome specimen plant all year round. This is a particularly elegant variety. The bell shaped blooms are the palest shade of primrose yellow, delicately painted with raspberry…  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Dipelta floribunda

A magnificent specimen plant for a sunny site or in dappled shade, or the shrub border if given space. Valued for its peeling bark. Deciduous, fully hardy, multi stemmed large shrub/ tree with ovate, pointed leaves and corymbs of tubular pink with yellow…  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Phoenix Palm

Phoenix Palm is often known as Canary Island Date Palm because of its exotic appearance, but it looks just as at home in a British greenhouse, conservatory or even in a sheltered garden. Phoenix canariensis blooms into a spectacular specimen plant with…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Perennial

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Balsam Fir

If you are searching for a hardy, evergreen tree that requires only minimal pruning, this Balsam Fir is the one for you. The conifer grows a mere 2.5cm (1) a year, making it an ideal specimen plant for low-maintenance rockeries and alpine gardens. Abies…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Tree

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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Tower'

Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla 'Black Tower' has the most wonderfully deep, dark, dense and compact foliage and with its upright habit makes it a great Elder for small gardens. Sambucus is a great specimen plant too as it has the most unusual, flattened…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Berberis thunbergii

Although Berberis thunbergii is often used as a prickly, low hedge, its green foliage, yellow spring blooms and red autumn berries also make for a great specimen plant. This Barberry is particularly eye-catching when its deciduous leaves turn firey shades…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood Variety'

Forsythia brings a colourful splash of gold to the garden, brightening up even the dullest days of early spring. Awarded a prestigious RHS AGM, Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood Variety' is a superb cultivar for larger borders, where it will make a fine specimen   More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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despatch by end of august 2019

Escallonia 'Donard Seedling'

Escallonia 'Donard Seedling' is an easy to grow shrub with glossy dark green leaves and an abundance of pale pink saucer shaped flowers during summer. Escallonia have an in-built versatility that makes them suitable for shrub borders, specimen planting,  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Viburnum plicatum 'Watanabe'

Viburnum plicatum 'Watanabe' bears exquisite white lacecap flowers in mid September, helping to extend the season of interest in your garden. Like other Viburnums, this variety features layers of branches with bright green foliage. Ideal in a mixed border or as a   More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea

This variety of Japanese Barberry is distinguished by its density, which makes it an ideal candidate for use as a thick hedge. However, its rounded habit is equally notable, meaning that the hardy shrub can be grown into an excellent specimen plant,  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Aronia x prunifolia 'Autumn Magic'

This Chokeberry's name derives from the spectacular red and orange display it puts on in autumn. Before its leaves take on these colourful tones, they are green and waxy. The hardy shrub's foliage is also slow growing, making it a great specimen plant,  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Magnolia 'Red Lucky' (Patio Standard)

Often flowering twice a year, Magnolia 'Red Lucky' makes a superb specimen plant. The white petals, flushed on the outside with deep pink markings, appear in spring and again in late summer. This exceptional deciduous magnolia requires little maintenance…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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despatch by end of february 2019