Trees & Shrubs P-T

Parrotia persicaParrotia persica – Persian Ironwood

A beautiful small tree or large shrub, similar to a witch hazel but without the need for ericaceous soil. Deciduous, mid green foliage with stunning autumn colour and producing (when older) spidery red flowers in mid winter. Fully hardy, prefers fertile, moist but well drained soil in full sun or part shade. HGT: 5m

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Parrotia persica ‘Persian Spire’

A much more columnar form of parrotia, similar to a witch hazel but without the need for ericaceous soil. Deciduous, mid green foliage with stunning autumn colour and producing (when older) spidery red flowers in mid winter. Fully hardy, prefers fertile, moist but well drained soil in full sun or part shade. HGT: 3m

£17.50

 


Paulownia fortunei 'Fast blue'Paulownia tomemtosa AGM (coreana)

Commonly called the ‘Foxglove Tree’, this fast growing, deciduous tree produces panicles of fragrant, tubular, lilac-pink flowers in early spring. Has mid-green, heart-shaped, deciduous foliage. Paulownias can be cut almost to the ground each year resulting in incredibly large leaves. Prefers deep, humus rich soil out of strong winds in full sun. Fully hardy. HGT 8m

£12.50


Philadelphus delavayi

A beautiful and rarely offered form of this ever popular shrub with mid-green, deciduous foliage and producing highly fragrant, single white flowers in early summer. Happy in most soils, even heavy clay or chalk, in full sun/part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 2.4m

£12.50

 

 


Philadelphus 'Mexican Jewel'Philadelphus maculatus ‘Mexican Jewel’

A rare form of Philadelphus originating from high in the Mexican mountains, having small, ovate, mid green foliage and producing masses of small, highly fragrant, white flowers with purple centres in early summer. Prefers a well drained soil in full sun/part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 1.5m

Available spring 2021

 


Philadelphus 'Manteau d Hermine'Philadelphus ‘Manteau d’Hermine’

A beautiful, dwarf form of this ever popular shrub with mid-green, deciduous foliage and producing highly fragrant, double white flowers in early summer. Happy in most soils, even heavy clay or chalk, in full sun/part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 75cm

£12.50

 

 


Philadelphus 'Silver Showers'Philadelphus ‘Silberregen’ AGM

Some times called ‘Silver Showers’, this is a beautiful, compact form of this ever popular shrub with mid-green, deciduous foliage and producing sweetly fragrant, single white flowers in early summer. Happy in most soils, even heavy clay or chalk, in full sun/part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 1.5m

£12.50

 


Physocarpus opulifolius ‘All Black’

A beautiful, thicket-forming shrub with deep purplish/red deciduous foliage that produces clusters of small pink flowers in early summer followed by pale brown fruit in autumn. Good autumn colour. Prefers neutral, well drained soil in full sun/part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 1.5m

£12.50 

 


Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Amber Jubilee’

Named in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, this eye-catching shrub has has striking rich, salmon-orange foliage & produces clusters of small creamy flowers in early summer followed by burgundy fruit in autumn. Prefers neutral, well drained soil in full sun/part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 1.5m

Available 2021


Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Midnight’

A beautiful & dramatic, thicket-forming shrub with deep red, almost black deciduous foliage that produces clusters of lightly fragrant, small pink flowers in early summer followed by pale brown fruit in autumn. Good autumn colour. Prefers neutral, well drained soil in full sun/part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 1.8m

£12.50 

 


Piptanthus laburnifoliaPiptanthus nepalensis

A rarely offered, semi-evergreen shrub with almost black young stems & glossy, mid green foliage. In spring it produces pendant clusters of vanilla scented, yellow, pea-like, flowers. May be wall trained. Prefers a well drained soil in full sun. HGT 2m

£15.00

 

 

 

Pittosporum heterophyllum ‘La Blanca’

Originating from China, this rarely offered, evergreen shrub has glossy, cream & green variegated foliage and produces clusters of highly scented, creamy-white flowers in early summer. Very drought tolerant. it prefers a well drained soil in full sun. Fully hardy. HGT 1.5m

£12.50

 


Potentilla fruticosa ‘Double Punch Cream’

An exciting new form of potentilla bred in France. Double Punch Cream forms a compact, rounded shrub (ideal for a pot) and produces masses of double, cream flowers from pink buds throughout summer. Prefers a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 50cm Width 1m

£12.50

 


Prunus 'Kojo-no-mai'Prunus incisa ‘Kojo-no-mai’ AGM

The name of this beautiful shrub-form of flowering cherry means ‘Flight of Butterflies’ due to its habit of producing masses of white flowers from pink buds all along the contorted branches in early Spring. The  deciduous foliage turns orange-red in autumn. Prefers moist but well drained, fertile soil in full sun. Fully hardy. HGT 2.5m

£20.00


Prunus x incam 'Okame'Prunus x incam ‘Okame’ AGM

A lovely form of Prunus forming an upright rounded tree with light green new foliage. It produces clusters of single carmine pink flowers in spring, often followed by small dark cherries (sadly inedible). Deciduous with stunning autumn colour. Prefers a moist but well drained, fertile soil in full sun. HGT 4m

£20.00

 


Prunus padus ‘Le Thoureil’

Commonly known as the ‘Bird Cherry’, this pretty, deciduous tree produces masses of pendulous, almond scented, white flowers in spring, followed by small black fruits in autumn that the birds love. Happy in most soils including chalk in full sun/part shade. Fully hardy HGT:6m

Available 2021

 


Punica granatumPunica granatum var. Nana – AGM – Pomegranate

A dwarf form of this beautiful (if spiny) small tree or large shrub with mid green, deciduous foliage that produces bright scarlet, trumpet shaped flowers in summer possibly followed by its well known fruit – the pomegranate. Punica needs a hot, well drained site in order to fruit. May need protection in harsh winters. HGT:1m

Available 2021


Ribes laurifolium ‘Rosemoor Form’

A rarely offered form of evergreen flowering ‘currant’, having leathery, dark green foliage and producing larger racemes of greenish-yellow flowers & with a tidier habit than ‘Amy Doncaster’. Flowers in late winter or early spring. Early pollinators love it! Slow growing, it prefers a reasonable in full sun/part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 1m

£12.50


Ribes odoratumRibes odoratum

An unusual form of this ever popular shrub with mid-green, deciduous foliage and producing clusters of highly fragrant, pale yellow flowers in Spring. Prefers a light soil in full sun/part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 1.2m

£12.50

 

 


Rostrinucula dependensRostrinucula dependens

A rarely offered Chinese shrub that is actually a member of the mint family. It has deciduous, silvery-green foliage & produces numerous purple-pink racemes in late summer. Needs well drained soil in sun. May suffer die back in severe winters but re-shoots readily in spring. HGT 1.5m

£12.50 or £20.00

 


Salix melanostachysSalix gracilistyla Melanostachys AGM

A striking form of Salix producing red anthered, black catkins in late winter/early spring before the grey-green foliage emerges. Forms a rounded, multi-stemmed shrub that will benefit from being hard pruned every 2 years. Prefers a moisture retentive soil in full sun. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 2.5m

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Salix gracilistyla Mount AsoSalix gracilistyla ‘Mount Aso’

A new & stunning form of Salix producing masses of silky soft, rose-pink catkins in late winter/early spring before the grey-blue foliage emerges. Forms a rounded, multi-stemmed shrub that will benefit from being hard pruned every 2 years. Prefers a moisture retentive soil in full sun. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 2m

£75.00 – Lg Std, collection only

 


Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’ – AGM

A large, deciduous shrub with striking, finely cut, black foliage. Produces panicles of scented, baby pink flowers in summer. Happy in most soils in any position. Fully hardy. May be hard pruned. HGT 4m

Available 2021

 

 


Sambucus nigra ‘Black Beauty’

A large, deciduous shrub with striking black foliage. Produces panicles of scented, baby pink flowers in summer. Happy in most soils in any position. Fully hardy. May be hard pruned. HGT 4m

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Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla 'Black Tower'Sambucus nigra f porphyrophylla ‘Black Tower’

A large & very upright shrub with striking black foliage. The more sun it receives the darker the foliage. Produces panicles of scented, baby pink flowers in summer. Happy in most soils in any position. Deciduous & fully hardy. Hard prune each spring. HGT 2.5m

£20.00


Sambucus nigra Linearis

Often mistaken for a Japanese Acer by visitors to the nursery, this rarely offered and beautiful shrub has VERY finely cut, light green foliage & produces panicles of tiny white, scented flowers in early summer followed by edible, black berries. Happy in most soils in sun/part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 2m

Available 2021

 


Sambucus racemosa 'Lemony Lace'Sambucus racemosa ‘Lemony Lace’

A striking new form of Sambucus with finely cut, golden-yellow foliage. Produces insignificant flowers in summer followed by inedible, red berries. Happy in most soils in full sun/part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. May be hard pruned. HGT 2m

£12.50

 

 


Sarcoccoca confusaSarcoccoca confusa AGM

Originating from China, this lovely evergreen shrub, more commonly known as ‘Sweet Box’, has glossy, dark green foliage and produces small, sweetly scented, creamy white flowers in winter. These are followed by black berries. Fully hardy, prefers fertile, moist but well drained soil in full or part shade. HGT: 1.5m

£12.50

 


Sarcoccoca hookeriana ‘Winter Gem’

A beautiful new hybrid form of this lovely evergreen shrub. ‘Winter Gem’ has larger glossy, dark green foliage and produces masses of sweetly scented pure white flowers from deep pink buds in winter. These are followed by black berries. Fully hardy, prefers fertile, moist but well drained soil in full or part shade. HGT: 1.5m

£12.50


Sciadopitys verticilliata AGM – The Japanese Umbrella Pine

A rather unique form of conifer, very slow growing, Sciadopitys has long, evergreen ‘needles’ that grow in obvious tufts. When mature it may form small, greenish cones. Prefers neutral, fertile, moist but well drained soil in full sun/part shade. Fully hardy. HGT: 8m (eventually)

Available 2021


Sinojackia xylocarpa

A beautiful & rare relation of the Styrax, forming a tall shrub or small tree. Sinojackia has glossy, mid green foliage and produces long racemes of white flowers in late spring. Deciduous & fully hardy. Prefers moist but well drained, ericaceous soil in part shade. HGT 6m

£35.00

 


Skimmia 'Kew Green'Skimmia x confusa ‘Kew Green’ AGM

A compact, evergreen, dome-shaped, male shrub with glossy, mid green foliage and producing dense clusters of fragrant, creamy-white flowers in late winter. Fully hardy. Prefers fertile, moist but well-drained soil in part shade. HGT 3m

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Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor Gold'Spiraea betulifolia ‘Tor Gold’

A lovely, compact, mound-forming shrub with small, yellow-green foliage that produces dense clusters of small white flowers in early summer. The leaves turn all shades of red, orange & purple in autumn. Happy in most reasonable soils in full sun. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT: 60cm

£10.00

 


Spiraea ‘Double Play Blue Kazoo’

An extraordinary form of this popular shrub with striking blue foliage. Blue Kazoo produces large, dense clusters of white flowers in early summer. The leaves turn all shades of red, orange & purple in autumn. Happy in most reasonable soils in full sun. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT: 75cm

(picture shows spring foliage)

£12.50 


Stachyurus chinensis 'Celina'Stachyurus chinensis ‘Celina’ AGM

A rare Chinese form that produces stiff racemes of pale yellow flowers in early spring on bare, reddish-purple branches. These are followed by pale green, deciduous foliage that turns pink in autumn. Prefers a fertile, moist but well drained, neutral to acidic soil in part shade. May be wall trained. Fully hardy. HGT: 2.5m

(Picture shows the autumn colours)

£15.00


Stachyurus salicifolius

A rare Chinese form that produces stiff racemes of pale yellow flowers in early spring on reddish-purple branches. The evergreen foliage is not disimilar to ‘Willow’ foliage. Prefers a fertile, moist but well drained, neutral to acidic soil in part shade. May be wall trained. Fully hardy. HGT: 2m

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Staphylea colchica

More commonly known as the ‘Ivory Bladdernut’, this rarely offered, large shrub has large, pinnate, deciduous foliage and produces short panicles of fragrant creamy-white flowers in late Spring. These are followed by edible nuts in Autumn with a similar flavour to Cashews. Happy in most soils in part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 3.5m

(large specimens)

£65.00


Stewartia monodelpha

A much sort after, small tree with copper coloured bark, deciduous, dark green foliage and stunning autumn colour. Produces stunning pure white flowers with yellow stamens in summer. Prefers fertile, moist but well drained soil in part shade. Fully hardy but late frosts can damage young plants. Dislikes lime. HGT 9m

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Styrax japonicus 'Pink Chimes'Styrax japonicus ‘Pink Chimes’

An unusual & beautifully elegant small tree with deep green, pointed leaves that turn yellowy-orange in autumn. Pink Chimes produces masses of bell-shaped, soft pink flowers in late spring. Deciduous & fully hardy. Prefers moist but well drained, neutral soil in part shade. HGT 8m

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Styrax japonicus 'Snowfall'Styrax japonicus ‘Snowfall’

A beautifully elegant medium sized tree with deep green, pointed leaves that turn yellowy-orange in autumn. Styrax produces masses of bell-shaped, white flowers that hang from the branches in late spring. Deciduous & fully hardy. Prefers moist but well drained, neutral soil in part shade. HGT 3m

£20.00

 


Syringa laciniata

Syringa x laciniata

An unusual form of ‘Lilac’ having finely divided mid green foliage and producing panicles of lilac flowers in late spring. Prefers fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun/part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 1.5m

£12.50

 

 


Tetrapanax papyrifer 'Rex'Tetrapanax papyrifera Rex

Originating from Taiwan, this amazing & unusual shrub has huge leaves which can be up to 1m across! New shoots & leaves have a lovely soft brown ‘fuzz’. Best in a sheltered spot with well drained soil in full sun/part shade. May die down to the ground in harsh winters. HGT 4m A real statement plant!

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Tilia cordata ‘Winter Orange’

A lovely form of ‘Lime’ with heart shaped foliage, red buds and orange shoots in winter. Winter Orange will produce clusters of fragrant yellow-green flowers in summer followed by winged fruit. Deciduous and fully hardy. HGT 15m

£55.00

 

 


Tilia henryana

First introduced to the West from China in 1901 by the plant hunter Ernest Wilson, henryana is a slow-growing tree with rounded, deciduous, toothed foliage (often tinged with red in spring) and producing clusters of fragrant, creamy-white flowers in summer. Fully hardy HGT 25m

£55.00