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Aloe arborescens

A tall growing aloe, with stunning curved leaves. Exotic summer flowers, not...


Aloe vera
Original African medicine. Use to sooth burns and stings, the African way. Not...

Agave stricta

A dense cluster of blue, grey leaves topped with very aggressive spikes....


Agave victoria reginae

A small growing agave with white edged triangular leaves. Not very hardy,...


Agave americana

Blue-green leaves with needle tips, great in pots. Very cold hardy if kept...


Agave attenuata

Perhaps the most stunning agave we have. It hates frost but we love it....


Agave parryi

A sphere of blue leaves with very sharp black/ purple spikes, it has proven...


Cordyline australis

This is a huge member of the lily family, it is often mistaken for a palm or...


Dasylirion longissium

These slow growing spikey mexican grass trees are one of our favourites, not...


Dasylirion wheeleri

These plants are fantastic in a bright sunny border, they must have free...


Fasicularia bi-colour

We love this plant, it grows in sun or shade, in a pot, in the ground or...


Phormium tenax

Huge strappy leaves, the perfect companion plants for palms. Grow in full...


Xanthorrhoea glauca

The famous Australian Black Boy or grass tree if you prefer. It can take...


Yucca aloifolia

Stiff green leaves, tipped with ferocious spines and white flowers in...


Yucca elata

A stunning yucca with fine leaves and sweet smelling flowers. It is very...


Yucca filifera

An unusual yucca growing very tall naturally. It has stiff green leaves...


Yucca gloriosa

Very hardy yucca, slowly forming a trunk with huge plumes of white flowers. ...


Yucca rigida

A stunning blue yucca and seems to be as tough as old...


Yucca rostrata

The most popular of the blue yuccas, long thin strap like leaves are carried...


Yucca thompsoniana

Very similar to rostrata but smaller heads of fine blue leaves and usually...


Aloe arisata

A low growing Aloe which forms a thick carpet over time, plant on an angle...


Echivera elegans

Rosettes of blue grey succulent leaves, topped with yellow and red flowers,...


Aloe striatula

The hardiest Aloe for UK cultivation. Its quite a messy grower falling over...


Dudleya brittanii

One of the bluest silver plants you can grow. Fantastic in pots full of free...


Lewisia cotyledon

A hardy alpine plant which carries bright coloured flowers in late spring....


Cordyline Torbay Dazzler

A stunning cordyline, often described as a firework on a stick, it may reach...


Cordyline redstar

Deep red/ purple leaves are carried on a trunk upto 4 or 5 metres tall. Not...


Phormium All Black

A stunning dark purple cultivar, grown in full sun ideal in the ground or in...


Phormium Yellow Wave

A stunning Phormium cultivar, yellow and green strappy leaves. It thrives in...


Aeonium tabulaforme

This unusual succulent has huge flat saucer shaped heads around 30cm in...


Trichocereus pasacana

This very hardy cactus does very well in our climate, it will even take a...


Agave americana variegata

A tough succulent with very sharp points on its tips, great in the open...


Agave filifera

A hardy Agave if kept dry. Plant on an angle in full sun, preferably against...


Yucca faxoniana

A huge growing yucca both in height and width. Broad stiif leaves carry...


Agave medio picta

A stunning Agave which does have some cold hardiness, however if you dont...


Astelia Bronze Spear

As the name suggests bronze lance like leaves with just a hint of silver,...


Fasicularia pitcairnifolia

Another tough bromeliad, grow in the sunny border, a pot or as an ephyphite...


Yucca recurvifolia

A common easy yucca to grow, ideal in pots, it has long recurved leaves...


Aeonium schwarzkopf

This dark red, purple succulent thrives in the hot sunny conservatory. It...


Brahea armata

Slow growing but hardy if kept dry in winter. Silver blue leaves when grown...


Butia capitata

A tough South American palm which thrives here in the midlands. Grow in full...


Chamaedorea microspadix

The Bamboo palm. This palm is fantastic for growing in shade or semi shade....


Chamaedorea radicalis

Same as Chamaedorea Microspadix but slightly hardier to -8. Grows well in...


Chamaerops humilis

A must for all exotic gardens. Stiff wind resistant fan leaves, thrives on...


Chamaerops humilis var cerifera

A blue leaved fan palm from the chilly Atlas mountains of Morocco. It...


Cycas revoluta

A stunning cycad - Great in pots on the patio, in the house or in a...


Jubea chilensis

This huge growing South American feather palm is one of the hardiest for...


Macrozamia communis

A rare cycad from Australia, it does show good frost resistance, however if...


Nannorhops ritchiana

Drought, frost, wind this palm can put up with most things but dislikes cold...


Phoenix canariensis

Withstands several degrees of frost when mature, quick to grow and well...


Rhapidophyllum hystrix

Probably the hardiest palm in cultivation, it can cope with temperatures to...


Sabal minor

This slow growing trunkless palm comes from the USA. It tolerates quite...


Trachycarpus fortunei

Plant in full sun or semi-shade, give plenty of water in spring and summer...


Trachycarpus wagnerianus

Just as hardy as the Trachycarpus Fortunei but has smaller stiffer leaves...


Trithrinax campestris

We love this palm. One of the biggest and best for British gardens, strong...


Washingtonia filifera

Very quick growing palms from the USA. They seem to do the best in very...


Trachycarpus manipur

This large growing palm comes from very high altitude making it great for UK...


Tracycarpus nanus

The dwarf Trachycarpus originates from Southwest China, its trunk is mostly...


Trachycarpus geminisectus

This palm produces large leathery deep green leaves which withstand strong...


Trachycarpus oreophilus

The mountain fan palm. This Trachycarpus produces a tall slim, naked trunk....


Brahea edulis

This palm can grow in full sun or semi shade, great in a pot but better in...


Trachycarpus latisectus

This recently introduced palm produces a tall hairless trunk, looking quite...


Tracycarpus fortunei x wagnarianus

A hybrid between the two species, leaves are slightly smaller than the...


Trachcarpus darjeeling

This Trachycarpus has slightly smaller stiffer leaves than fortunei, coming...


Livistonia nitida

A tough growing fan palm from Australia. Grow in full sun or semi shade and...


Syagrus romanzoffiana santa catarina

This graceful feather palm will take severe frost, we recomend you grow it...


Chamaerops humilis vulcano

This tough fan palm originates from the island of Vulcano of the Itallian...


Macrozamia moorei

A huge growing cycad from Australia, it will grow well in a sheltered garden...


Phoenix roebelinii

A stunning feather palm for a bright room or conservatory, also great on the...


Phoenix reclinata
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Butia yatay

A graceful South American feather palm which often keeps its boots ( leaf...


Trachycarpus nova

Another new species of Trachycarpus, this one seems very fast growing so if...


Rhapis excelsa

This graceful looking palm is much tougher than it looks, it can grow in...


Butia odorata

A very attractive butia palm, not quite as hardy as other butias so will...


Acacia dealbata

A graceful tree with evergreen soft ferny foliage and sweetly scented yellow...


Albizia julibrissin

Soft ferny leaves and pink fluffy flowers, every girls dream. Needs a...


Aralia elata

This deciduous shrub is sparsely branched, most of the leaves are carried at...


Eriobotrya japonica

Large leathery evergreen leaves, and juicy orange fruits in a hot summer,...


Fatsia japonica

Large glossy deep green leaves, give this shrub a real exotic feel. It...


Nandina domestica

Also known as Sacred Bamboo, this shrub has it all. Delicate evergreen...


Paulownia tomentosa

Grows into a beautiful tree but we chop ours down every Spring to encourage...


Pittosporum tobira

Glossy evergreen leaves and sweet smelling flowers in June make this shrub...


Hibiscus newbiscus

This herbaceous hibiscus produces huge mauve / pink flowers 15cm across in...


Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon'

This stunning shrub may reach 3 metres in height, it freely produces flowers...


Protea cynaroides 'Little Prince'

A stunning potea which flowers whilst still quite young, grow in full sun...


Leucodendron safari sunset

A fantastic protea for the sheltered sunny garden. Keep moist during the...


Banksia integrifolia

An evergreen tree which needs a very sheltered spot in full sun to do well....


Lomatia ferruginea

An evergreen tree reaching 10 metres in height, grow in full sun.

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Acacia pravissima

A great acacia with unusual triangular leaves, grow in full sun and keep...


Acacia bailyana

A graceful tree with evergreen soft ferny foliage and sweetly scented yellow...


Callistemon leavis

An evergreen shrub which is covered in bright red bottle brush flowers in...


Olea europa

This popular tree is proving a firm favourite here in the UK. Grey green...


Olea european trellis

This popular tree is proving a firm favourite here in the UK. Grey green...


Drymis lanceolata aromatica

A strong growing evergreen shrub with very hot peppery leaves, new stems are...


Colletia paradoxa

An unusual shrub with sharp triangular spikes for leaves. It has small white...


Callistemon sieberi

An evergreen shrub which produces yellow bottlebrushes in early summer. Keep...


Arbutus unedo quercifolia

An evergreen shrub which may reach 5 metres in height. Grow in full sun and...


Calycanthus fioridus

A deciduous shrub which produces exotic red flowers in summer, give it a...


Euphorbia amygdaloides

A large growing perennial/ shrub with masses of yellow flowers in spring....


Buxus sempervirens - Pyramid

This hardy evergreen shrub is familiar to most of us, usually clipped into...


Buxus sempervirens - Cube

This hardy evergreen shrub is familiar to most of us, usually clipped into...


Buxus sempervirens - Ball

This hardy evergreen shrub is familiar to most of us, usually clipped into...


Ilex crenata pom pom

Very similar to buxus in both appearance and needs, this miniture ilex must...


Ilex crenata spiral

Very similar to buxus in both appearance and needs, this miniture ilex must...


Acer palmatum atropurpureum

A deciduous tree with purple leaves, grow in semi shade and keep damp during...


Acca sellowiana

A tough evergreen tree/shrub, it has grey green leaves and stunning pink,...


Aucuba japonica

A hardy evergreen variegated shrub, grows in full sun or full shade. It...


Wollemi pine

This exotic looking pine almost resembles a cycad whilst young. It was only...


Laurus nobilis

The common bay tree. Leave it to its own devices and it can grow to over 6...


Sambucas nigra "Black Lace"

Not very exotic but the black lacey foliage adds a different texture to the...


Embothrium coccineum

The Chilean fire tree is an evergreen (in mild areas) which can grow as high...


Acacia paradoxa

A tree of two sides, soft downy leaves hide long sharp thorns beneath....


Viburnum tinus

Not at all exotic but this evergreen shrub brightens the garden in late...


Eucalyptus archeri

A large growing evergreen tree ideal for windbreaks and screening. Pollard...


Alocasia macrorrhizos

Huge exotic elephant ear leaves add a touch of the tropics to any garden,...


Arisaema speciosum

To do well it should be planted in dappled shade, with rich free draining...


Canna durban

Orange red and black stripped leaves up to 1 metre in height topped by...


Colocasia Esculenta

An exotic and remarkably hardy addition to any garden, must be kept dry and...


Cyperus papyrus

This should be listed with the grasses as it is a tropical reed. We have...


Ensete ventricosum

We have seen this beauty half way up Mount Kenya, when it gets a frost every...


Ensete Ventricosum "Maurellii"

Same as the Ensete Ventricosum but with deep red leaves, not as hardy but...


Gunnera manicata

Planted in a bog garden this plant gets huge, it needs lashings of water to...


Musa Basjoo

This banana can get huge when planted out (4-5 metres). Feed and water well...


Musa Sikkimensis " red tiger "

Nearly as hardy as the Musa Basjoo but with thicker red splashed leaves, and...


Musella lasiocarpa

This slow growing banana only reaches 1.5m but rewards you with a huge...


Strelitzia nicolai

This giant bird of paradise can reach 6m, but much less in a pot, bring into...


Strelitzia Reginae

This South African beauty can withstand a few degrees of frost, as it...


Tetrapanax papyrifera 'Rex'

A very popular shrub with huge jagged leaves, good in part shade. It can...


Canna Striata

Green and yellow striated leaves topped with yellow flowers, grow in full...


Canna indica

Dark purple leaves topped with rich red flowers, grow in full sun in a rich...


Aganpanthus africanus

This hardy South African perennial thrives in a rich free draining soil in...


Abutilon megapictum

This rambling rather messy climbing shrub more than makes up for its messy...


Tillandsia Flabelata

This bromeliad will take a little frost but not enough to make it hardy. We...


Nepenthes Miranda

Not hardy at all but looks fantastic hanging in the garden in semi shade,...


Nepenthes concinea

Not hardy at all but looks fantastic hanging in the garden in semi shade,...


Cyperus alternifolious

A remarkably hardy Papyrus if mulched well in winter. Grow in the pond as a...


Sparmania africana

A bushy shrub with large plate like leaves and small white flowers in...


Clivia minata

A fantastic plant to put under evergreen shrubs and trees, thick green...


Philodendron selloum

Huge green jagged leaves, add a jungle feel to any garden, best grown in...


Blechnum Nudum

This beautiful dwarf tree fern only gets a stem height to around 70cm so...


Cyathea Australis

Probably the best Cyathea for growing outdoors in the UK. A large trunk...


Dicksonia antarctica

Probably the best tree fern for the UK. A thick fibrous trunk which...


Dicksonia Fibrosa

Nearly as hardy as the Dicksonia Antarctica but slightly smaller. Ideal for...


Matteuccia Struthiopteris

The famous "shuttlecock fern". Neat crowns of feathery fronds, loves water...


Polystichum Jade

An evergreen fern with glossy fagged fronds, fantastic as groundcover or in...


Asplenium Scolopendrium

This hardy exotic looking fern is actually a British native. Strappy fronds...


Blechnum Tabulare

A south African dwarf tree fern which can form a trunk upto 1 metre high, it...


Cyrtomium Falcatum

This hardy evergreen fern makes excellent ground cover in both sun or shade,...


Asplenium Scolopendrium Angustifolia

This hardy exotic looking fern is actually a British native. Strappy fronds...


Polystichum Proliforum

A fantastic evergreen mini tree fern. It can produce a trunk up to 70cm...


Todea barbara

This rare fern can grow a trunk upto 150cm tall with multiple crowns. Grow...


Cyathea medularis

This monster among tree ferns was once common in cultivation here in the UK....


Blechnum chilense

Large evergreen leathery fronds up to 120cm long. This ferm looks very...


Blechnum magellanicum

This miniture tree fern gets large leathery evergreen fronds, grow in semi...


Phyllostachys Aurea

A very popular bamboo. Green stems turning yellow in the sun, clump forming...


Phyllostachus Aureosulcata Aureocaulis

Clump forming yellow culms turning a rich orange in the sun. One of our...


Phyllostachys Bissetii

A dense bamboo ideal for tall hedging or as a specimen. Grows in sun or...


Phyllostachys Glauca

Green culms covered in a white powder - Unusual. It can take a little more...


Phyllostachys Nigra

Shiny black canes when grown in a sunny position, rich green leaves. Clump...


Phyllostachys Vivax Aureocaulis

This is our favourite, thick yellow culms with a green stripe, will spread...


Pseudosasa Japonica

A vigorous spreading bamboo with large jungly leaves, we love it. Height...


Sasa Palmata Nebulosa

Let this out of its pot at your peril, very vigorous with huge jungly...


Arundo Donax Variegata

Same as the Arundo Donax but variegated, not quite as tall and a little more...


Carex Buchananii

Much loved by landscapers, reddish brown leaves with curly tips. Great in...


Festuca glauca "Intense Blue"

Mounds of bright blue leaves which look great in desert beds or pots. Grow...


Imperata cylindrica "Red Baron"

Lime green leaves tipped blood red, turning totally red in August. Plant in...


Miscanthus Sinensis "Zebrinus"

The famous zebra grass. Lime green leaves flecked with white bands, very...


Stipa Tenuissima "Pony Tails" H

Soft feathery plumes carried on dark green leaves. Good in pots or can be...


Carex Evergold

A fantastic evergreen vareagated grass, versitile it will grow in full sun...


Rhodocoma Capensis

A stunning restio which may reach a height of 150cm. Grow in full sun in a...


Miscanthus Ghana

Deep green foliage topped with rusty brown flower plumes in autumn. Grow in...


Chondropetalum Elephantinum
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Miscanthus Grosse Fontane

Stunning leaves which carry large silver plumes in autumn. Grow in full sun...


Miscanthus Morning Light

This Miscanthus has long thin vareagated leaves which look silver from a...


Miscanthus Cosmopolitan

A bright vibrant grass vareagated green and white. Grow in full sun in a...


Miscanthus Cabaret

A vareagated grass with white a centre and green edges, grow in full sun in...


Pleablastus Fortunei Variegatus

A dwarf Bamboo only reaching 30cm, it makes excellent ground cover in sun or...


Fargesia Murieliae

A fantastic clump forming bamboo only reaching a height of around 2 metres....


Luzula sylvatica

A large growing grass which looks fantastic in semi shade planted under...


Acorus gramineus hakuro mishiki

A dwarf acorus with bright yellow and lime green leaves, it needs a damp...


Fargesia jiuzhaigou
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Himalayacalamus blue

The famous blue bamboo. ( to be honest we don't think its that blue )...


Phyllostachys auresulcata
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Phyllostachys inversa

Large green culms stripped with yellow. Great as a hedge or alone as a...

      

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