PLANT LIST of rare and difficult-to-find trees and shrubs

Acer buergerianum

Acer buergerianum
£25.00

This small, hardy, deciduous tree has attractive flaking bark. The three-lobed leaves emerge with a reddish tint. In autumn the colours are fantastic.

Acer campestre pulverulentum

Acer campestre pulverulentum
£25.00

This hardy, deciduous shrub has some of the best variegated leaves, sparkling  with white blotches, I have seen. Seems best in semi-shade or full shade. Good autumn colour. Have had this for some years but where it came from I know not!

Acer elegantulum

Acer elegantulum
£25.00

A large deciduous shrub or small tree, With purple emerging shoots and leaves. Mature leaves are  green- veined with five, long, tapering lobes and the flowers are pale green. Wonderful colours from spring to autumn. Best in woodland.

Acer macranthum

Acer macranthum
£25.00

A rare, small, hardy, deciduous tree, known as the paper bark maple. The old bark on the trunk and branches flakes and curls back to reveal a cinnamon underbark, the keys are a very pretty pink and the whole tree has superb autumn colours.China.

Acer negundo ‘Kelly’s Gold’

Acer negundo ‘Kelly’s Gold’
£22.00

Very hardy, fast growing deciduous tree with bright gold leaves. Blood-red flower tassels cover the tree in spring. Very pretty.

Acer negundo violaceum

Acer negundo violaceum
£25.00

Tall, hardy tree, young shoots and emerging leaves are purple / violet. Fantastic when draped in long pendent red tassels in early spring.

Acer sterculiaceum

Acer sterculiaceum
£28.00

A rare and most beautiful hardy, deciduous tree with large, lobed leaves which emerge a striking salmon red. The large flowers, carried on long racemes, emerge with the leaves in spring. The autumn colours are spectacular, altogether a splendid tree. China.

Acer tataricum ssp semenovii

Acer tataricum ssp semenovii
£22.00

A spreading, deciduous, small tree. The very pretty, deeply lobed leaves emerge reddish on red petioles. The green, erect flowers produce red hanging seeds. Brilliant autumn colours. Afghanistan and S.Russia.

Aetoxicon punctatum

Aetoxicon punctatum
£18.50

Tall, fairly hardy, evergreen shrub with yellowish flowers in axillary racemes followed by purple fruits. Sun or shade, but needs moist shelter. Should be better known. Argentina 1920.

Alangium platanifolium var. macrophyllum

Alangium platanifolium var. macrophyllum
£18.50

Large, tiered shrub with fragrant yellow-anthered hanging flowers in summer. Leaves are a feature and this variety has huge, 5 lobed, scalloped foliage. This rare form tolerates shade. Manchuria, China.

Alnus nitida

Alnus nitida
£18.50

Rare, hardy, tall, deciduous tree with scaling bark. The shining, green leaves have smooth, bright blood red petioles running into red veins. The emerging shoots are brushed red.  Long catkins are produced in the autumn. I love it! NW Himalaya.

Alnus subcordata

Alnus subcordata
£25.00

Fast growing, medium to large tree with heart shaped leaves up to 15cm long. The catkins are borne early in the year. Useful for damp conditions and will grow anywhere except shallow chalk. Very rare, N.Iran.

Amomyrtus luma

Amomyrtus luma
£14.00

Tall, hardy, evergreen shrub with beautiful cinnamon-cream bark and aromatic leaves and wood. The emerging shoots are a striking copper colour with thousands of myrtle-type flowers, full of fragrance in May, followed by red berries. Brilliant!

Ardisia japonica Ito Fukurin

Ardisia japonica Ito Fukurin
£16.50

This is a hardy, low growing, evergreen shrub. Its variegated leaves are best seen in a woodland setting. Pretty cream flowers are followed by red berries. China, Korea.

Aristolochia delavayi

Aristolochia delavayi
£22.00

This ‘Dutchman’s pipe’ is a vigorous climber and has the largest flower of the species, it is dark purple with a black centre washed cream at the veined base. My plant seems hardy  enough and I have had it for many years. China.

Asterotrichion discolor

Asterotrichion discolor
£15.50

This is a fairly hardy, large, erect shrub, very wind tolerant, which likes full sun. It has abundant, scented, white flowers in clusters in late autumn. Tasmania, where it grows in damp gullies.

Atherosperma moschatum

Atherosperma moschatum
£16.50

A tall, evergreen shrub which needs lime free soil and shelter, although it was untouched at -8 in my garden.Hillier Gardens near Winchester has a good example. A great favourite of mine. Tasmania. Available later in 2018.

Berberis triacanthophora (panlanensis) Cally Rose

Berberis triacanthophora (panlanensis) Cally Rose
£16.50

This compact shrub is hardy and evergreen with fine, spiny leaves. Rose calyces surround pale pink petals, all hanging in clusters in summer. Very pretty and unusual.

Berberis valdiviana

Berberis valdiviana
£17.50

A large, hardy, evergreen shrub which Roy Lancaster raved about. It has gold flowers in drooping racemes in spring. It is rarely offered because it is difficult to propagate. Chile.

Blepharocalyx cruckshanksii

Blepharocalyx cruckshanksii
£16.50

A tall, hardy, evergreen shrub of the myrtle family with lovely, smooth, peeling bark. Scented white flowers cover the entire bush in early summer, followed by dark brown berries. Rare. Chile.

Brachyglottis huntii

Brachyglottis huntii
£18.50

A compact, rounded, medium sized shrub with huge, golden, daisy rosettes in summer. It is a sun loving seaside plant, good with warm winds. Mine is under a south facing wall untouched so far to -5. Needs sun and shelter. New Zealand.

Brachyglottis rotundifolia

Brachyglottis rotundifolia
£14.50

A medium sized, evergreen shrub with rounded habit, its thick leathery leaves love windswept seaside gardens. it has yellow flowers carried in open corymbs. It will take and love Atlantic gales. N.Zealand.

Broussonetia kazinoki

Broussonetia kazinoki
£17.50

Very rare, deciduous, large bush or small tree. Hardy and strong growing with huge, wonderfully shaped leaves giving an exotic appearance. Oh yes – and odd looking flowers! China.

Buddleja colvilei kewensis Greenways

Buddleja colvilei kewensis Greenways
£15.50

This large, hardy semi-evergreen shrub has large greenish leaves. It is a lovely sight with its rich red flowers hanging in panicles in summer. This variety has the darkest red flowers and is wonderful when in full glory. India .China.

Buddleja colvilei Tregrehan

Buddleja colvilei Tregrehan
£16.50

A large, hardy shrub which was collected in Bhutan. It has the usual, lovely silver leaves of this species, but the flowers are light magenta with chalk- white centres. I was blown away by the soft beauty of the flowers -Unique.

Buddleja colvillei kewensis

Buddleja colvillei kewensis
£15.50

Hardy, semi-evergreen large shrub or small tree. Burgundy coloured panicles turn to dark red. Excellent species.

Buddleja colvillei Tregye

Buddleja colvillei Tregye
£18.50

Large, semi-evergreen shrub. This spectacular variety flowers in midsummer and is unique for its rich plum hanging buds, opening into burgundy panicles, which are orange within. Utterly fantastic! India, China.

Buddleja cordata

Buddleja cordata
£15.50

Rare, large shrub with pale green leaves. The heavily scented flowers hang in greeny-white panicles. It is hardy and can be seen growing in the Hillier arboretum in Hampshire. Mexican mountains.

Buddleja delavayi

Buddleja delavayi
£16.50

A rare, stunning shrub which loves a sheltered, sunny spot. The sweetly scented flowers hanging in 12cm panicles and are soft rose-pink/lavender with orange eyes. Yunnan, China.

Buddleja fallowiana

Buddleja fallowiana
£15.50

A medium to large, deciduous shrub which butterflies adore. The highly scented flowers are pale lavender with orange eyes and are carried in large panicles  from spring to late summer. Rare and hardy. China.

Buddleja fallowiana’ Bishop’s Violet’

Buddleja fallowiana’ Bishop’s Violet’
£15.50

This large, hardy shrub has white, woolly leaves and very fragrant, dark violet-blue flowers held in large panicles. This unique and rare shrub will thrive with sun and shelter.

Buddleja farreri

Buddleja farreri
£15.50

This rare shrub grows to 3-4m and has panicles of rose-lilac flowers which are  borne in spring and flower on last year’s growth. It would appreciate a warm wall. Introduced in 1915 from China.

Buddleja forrestii

Buddleja forrestii
£16.50

This large, vigorous, semi-evergeen shrub is hardy in the sun. It has huge, tropical looking leaves and carries stunning, 60cm  panicles of pink, orange-eyed flowers with two more racemes on either side. Stunning in full summer splendour.

Buddleja forrestii ex Dick Fulcher

Buddleja forrestii ex Dick Fulcher
£15.50

This lovely shrub is similar to the darker leaved forrestii with the 60cm drooping panicles. However, the flowers have a distinct pink hue and the leaves are a much lighter green with a brown indumentum beneath.

Buddleja heliophila

Buddleja heliophila
£15.50

A rare, tall, shrub with light green-grey leaves on woolly stems. The fragrant rose-lavender flowers have an orange eye and hang in panicles of short-stalked clusters.

Buddleja macrostachya

Buddleja macrostachya
£16.50

This hardy, vigorous, tall, semi-evergreen shrub needs sun. The 30cm long, tropical looking leaves are dark green and lanceolate. The flowers are white with orange eyes and the  main panicles are 60cm long with two more spires hanging alongside. Stunning in summer. India. China.

Buddleja megacephala

Buddleja megacephala
£16.50

This large bush carries ball-shaped racemes of  burnt-orange flowers which fade to yellow. Central America. Very rare.

Buddleja Moonlight

Buddleja Moonlight
£16.50

A number of crosses produced this beautiful, tall, hardy shrub. The flowers are carried as spherical heads in terminal clusters, they have soft orange eyes and are cream sprayed pink and become touched with lilac later in the summer.

Buddleja nivea pink form

Buddleja nivea pink form
£16.50

Vigorous, medium sized shrub with large leaves. The whole bush is covered in white felt. This form has pink flowers hanging in 18 cm panicles. From 10,000 feet in China.

Buddleja nivea yunnanensis

Buddleja nivea yunnanensis
£15.50

This is a huge growing, hardy shrub with 50cm long leaves which are covered in grey woolly hairs.  Long violet-purple  flowers are carried in  compound panicles. Very rare. Stunning! China.

Buddleja officinalis

Buddleja officinalis
£15.50

Rare, very perfumed, winter flowering shrub. Soft lilac / pink panicles make this plant very special. To -8. China.

Buddleja Salmon Spheres

Buddleja Salmon Spheres
£16.50

This cross between Globosa and Crispa has felted, grey-green leaves. The emerging flower buds are yellow opening into salmon terminal clusters. Each flower has a yellow eye.

Buddleja salviifolia

Buddleja salviifolia
£15.50

Large, very beautiful shrub, grey felted leaves have golden emerging growth. Blue flowers hang in huge panicles. Easy grower, hardy.

Buddleja salviifolia alba

Buddleja salviifolia alba
£15.50

Just as beautiful as straight salviifolia but with greener leaves and the larger panicles of  flowers are white.

Buddleja speciosissima

Buddleja speciosissima
£18.50

The foliage of this shrub is a soft, furry grey and the amazing flowers are orange red and 2-3 cm long. Although from the mountains of south Brazil, it grows quite happily in northern France, showing that it is possibly hardier than one may assume. I have waited for this brilliant Buddleja for some time.

Buddleja stenostachya

Buddleja stenostachya
£15.50

This rare, hardy, strong growing shrub has greenish leaves with grey woolly undersides on white downy stems. The long slender panicles carry pale lavender-pink flowers. Collected in W. Sichuan by Roy Lancaster.

Buddleja tibetica

Buddleja tibetica
£16.50

This rare, hardy, deciduous shrub grows to 2-2.5m. The exotic looking leaves are huge and felted and light purple, scented flowers bloom early before the leaves emerge. Listed as similar to crispa which it is not!

Buddleja venenifera

Buddleja venenifera
£15.50

A very unusual Buddleja with bright green leaves. The 30cm long panicles of lavender-purple flowers which bloom from spring to autumn are followed by pendulous seed heads which hang on all winter. Mexico.

Buddleja weyeriana ‘Sungold’

Buddleja weyeriana ‘Sungold’
£15.50

This is a large, hardy shrub. It flowers on the current year’s growth and the large terminal clusters are a wonderful clear, rich yellow. Much better than globosa! Haven’t seen this one around.

Callicarpa dichotoma

Callicarpa dichotoma
£16.50

A deciduous, hardy, compact shrub with bright pink flowers followed by purple fruits in autumn. Brilliant!

Callicarpa japonica alba

Callicarpa japonica alba
£16.50

A hardy, deciduous, upright shrub. White flower clusters produce an abundance of unusual glistening white berry clusters on bare branches. Bright autumn colour. Good plant!

Calycanthus Aphrodite

Calycanthus Aphrodite
£28.00

A hardy, deciduous shrub growing to 2-2.5m. The huge, fragrant flowers which are 10 cm across,  are blood red with pale cream on the reverse inner petals and  bloom from May to July. This is a new and outstanding shrub.

Calycanthus Athens

Calycanthus Athens
£28.00

This is a hardy, deciduous, spreading shrub 2.5 x 2m. From spring to midsummer, the most stunning, green-hued, cream flowers, 10cm across, cover the bush, smelling heavily of apples. Rare,  USA.

Calycanthus chinensis

Calycanthus chinensis
£25.00

This hardy, deciduous, medium-sized shrub will grow to 3m. Beautiful 25cm white flowers with yellow tepals cover the shrub in June. Fantastic!

Calycanthus Hartlage Wine

Calycanthus Hartlage Wine
£25.00

A hardy, deciduous shrub which will grow to 2.5-3m. The scented, wine-red flowers have a centre of cream tipped petals and adorn the bush throughout the summer. Good autumn colour of bright yellow.

Calycanthus Venus

Calycanthus Venus
£25.00

A hardy, deciduous shrub which will grow to 2-2.5m tall. The large, scented  flowers are cream, with a purple centre and yellow stamens. The leaves turn gold in the autumn. A beauty, with repeat flowering through the summer.

Carmichaelia odorata ‘Lakeside’

Carmichaelia odorata ‘Lakeside’
£18.50

A very rare evergreen with flattened branches. Mine has reached 4m. In summer the air is filled with the perfume of the masses of white and mauve flowers. Grows better not too dry, with sun and shelter. Not easy but brilliant if you can! New Zealand.

Carpinus fangiana

Carpinus fangiana
£25.00

This is a large, hardy shrub which has finely toothed, slender leaves and it carries the longest (up to 35cm)  slender, pendent catkins . One of the most exciting new finds. 1992 China.

Carpinus fargesiana

Carpinus fargesiana
£28.00

A very rare, small or medium sized, hardy tree with bronze washed leaves which have distinct, shiny, fresh green ribs.  The emerging leaves are red. The fruit clusters are on silky stalks.

 

 

Carpinus Omeiensis KR0280

Carpinus Omeiensis KR0280
£28.00

 

This is a small, hardy tree with elegant, weeping branchlets. The dainty, slender, veined leaves are bright bronze-red when emerging, washed bronze later. Collected on Mt. Omei, China.

 

Carpinus polyneura

Carpinus polyneura
£28.00

A new and very rare, tall, hardy shrub. The thickly veined, lanceolate leaves are a feature, but also, the new leaves emerge dark bronze-red and stay that way well into the year. Like C. fangiana it has long fruiting catkins up to 25cm. China. Sichuan.

Carpinus pubescens

Carpinus pubescens
£28.00

A small, deciduous tree with weeping habit. The pretty leaves are coppery red when young. Best grown in a sheltered spot. First introduced by Roy Lancaster in 1980. S.W.China.

Carpinus shensiensis

Carpinus shensiensis
£28.00

A hardy, small to medium sized tree with pretty, deeply veined, lanceolate leaves emerging dark red with pale bronze thereafter. Hop-like fruit clusters are 10cm long. Introduced by Roy Lancaster in 1982. Grows on chalk. China.

Carpinus tschonowskii

Carpinus tschonowskii
£28.00

This small, deciduous, conical shaped, ornamental tree is hardy. The new shoots are red and the amazing pink catkins are followed by boat-shaped fruits. Fantastic autumn colour in  all shades of red. Quite rare. Korea.

Carpinus turczanowii

Carpinus turczanowii
£28.00

A rare, small, hardy, deciduous tree with veined leaves growing to 5cm long. The autumn colours are magnificent and the hanging, fruit clusters persist long into the winter. N. China.

Carrierea calycina

Carrierea calycina
£22.00

A hardy, vigorous tree with lovely, dark green foliage on red petioles. The scented cream flower clusters are followed by hanging fruits. Very rare and sought after. Sichuan.

Catalpa fargesii duclouxii

Catalpa fargesii duclouxii
£28.00

This is a rare, hardy, deciduous tree, which in summer is the most spectacular of all the Catalpas, with red-spotted, pink foxglove-like flowers which are followed by long, slender seed pods. Hubei, China.

Chilopsis linearis

Chilopsis linearis
£15.00

Rare in this country, it is a deciduous tall shrub with very fragrant, pink, foxglove-like flowers which blooom from spring until the first frost. Has survived -10 and drought in its native environment. Usually found along water courses in W USA and Mexico. Needs full sun.

Chitalpa tashkentensis ‘Summer Bells’

Chitalpa tashkentensis ‘Summer Bells’
£25.00

This is a hardy, deciduous, tall shrub or small tree. The flowers, pink and orchid-like with purple markings inside, are carried in terminal racemes which cover the tree throughout summer and autumn. Full sun needed. Uzbekistan.

Cinnamomum camphora

Cinnamomum camphora
£22.00

A small to medium sized tree in this country, it  has wonderful, shiny leaves which smell of camphor and the emerging growth is copper coloured. Masses of starry, white flowers in spring cover the tree. It grows happily on a south facing wall. China.

Citharexylum quadulangulare

Citharexylum quadulangulare
£18.50

This is a virtually unknown, tall, evergreen shrub with shining green leaves. The small, white, purple-tipped flowers hang in 20cm long pendulous spikes in late summer, followed by red to black fruits. Supposedly tender, but I have had one growing for years in my garden in a sunny sheltered spot. Venezuela and Florida.

Cladrastis sinensis

Cladrastis sinensis
£25.00

A hardy, medium sized tree, with soft green, compound leaves. It carries panicles of fragrant, pink-tinged-white  flowers in July. Rare, introduced in 1901 from China. Utterly delightful.

Colletia hystrix

Colletia hystrix
£16.50

This is a hardy, robust, very spiny shrub which grows to 3m. White pitcher-shaped flowers crowd the whole bush and perfume the surrounding garden. Very undervalued!  Chile.

Colletia paradoxa

Colletia paradoxa
£14.50

This evergreen, slow-growing, medium sized shrub has spiky, flattened stems which make it look very dramatic. In late summer the whole bush is crowded with scented, white flowers which perfume our garden. Uruguay.

Colquhounia coccinea vestita

Colquhounia coccinea vestita
£15.50

This is a smallish, evergreen shrub with downy leaves and var. vestita has orange-scarlet tubular flowers in autumn. It will grow best in a sunny, sheltered spot where it may grow to 2m plus. Nepal.

Coprosma ‘Autumn Orange’

Coprosma ‘Autumn Orange’
£15.50

This tall, evergreen shrub is untouched at -8. The unusual cream flowers cover the bush followed by masses of bright orange fruits. A shrub that should be better known. New Zealand.

Coprosma virescens

Coprosma virescens
£15.50

This tough, hardy, divaricating shrub grow to 2m +. and the tangled branches form a fine tracery against the sky. This very unusual and rarely offered small shrub has tiny cream flowers. It is happy in sun or shade. New Zealand.

Corokia Frosted Chocolate

Corokia Frosted Chocolate
£14.50

A hardy, evergreen, medium-sized shrub with small chocolate coloured leaves with frosted white undersides. Yellow flowers cover the shrub followed by bright red berries over winter. Excellent for a sunny, windy spot. New Zealand.

Corokia virgata ‘Pink’

Corokia virgata ‘Pink’
£15.50

This is a hardy, dense growing, medium sized, evergreen shrub with small wind-resistant leaves.  In spring masses of tiny yellow stars cover the bush and are followed by as many pink berries which last until Christmas. I also have one each if the red and the yellow berried forms.

Correa glabra green

Correa glabra green
£14.50

This bushy, upright, evergreen shrub has yellow bell-shaped, hanging flowers through winter into spring. Has come through -5 in my garden. Needs sun and shelter. Australia.

Correa glabra red

Correa glabra red
£14.50

This small, evergreen shrub has a rounded form. It has proved itself hardy to -8/9 in a Hampshire garden. The wonderful crimson bell-shaped flowers are a valuable addition to the garden through winter to late spring. Sun and shelter. Australia.

Correa lawrenceana

Correa lawrenceana
£15.50

‘The Mountain Correa’ is a tall (2.5m), upright, evergreen shrub with dark green leaves which have chestnut-coloured down beneath. It has hanging, green and cream bells in autumn and winter. It is very hardy and tolerates frost and snow. Australia.

Correa lawrenceana mauve

Correa lawrenceana mauve
£15.50

This is a good, hardy,  evergreen shrub which will grow to 2.5m and is happy in semi-shade. It carries masses of hanging, tubular, dusky mauve flowers with yellow stamens in winter. This rare form comes from the mountains of Australia.

Correa reflexa

Correa reflexa
£15.50

This is a small, hardy, evergreen shrub with oblong leaves. Flowers are delightful hanging bells, red with green tips and cover the bush through winter to late spring. Well drained soil, sun and semi-shade. Australia.

Correa reflexa Brisbane ranges

Correa reflexa Brisbane ranges
£16.50

This small, evergreen shrub is one of the most stunning Correas, with brilliant fire-engine red bells which are gold tipped. A stunner but difficult to propagate. Hardiness unknown. Australian mountains.

Correa reflexa var nummulariifolia

Correa reflexa var nummulariifolia
£15.50

A hardy, little, evergreen shrub with rounded leaves. The flowers are primrose yellow, touched green at the base and bloom all winter from November to March. This is a particularly lovely variety which is spreading and low growing. Tasmania,

Cotoneaster affinis

Cotoneaster affinis
£14.50

This is a large, hardy, deciduous shrub. It is distinguished by the large hanging clusters of dark purple to black berries which cover the plant in autumn. It is most unusual to see black berries in such quantities! Himalaya.

Cyphomandra corymbiflora

Cyphomandra corymbiflora
£15.50

This is a rare, hardy, exotic shrub which will grow to 1.8m. It has huge, paddle shaped, deciduous leaves and pretty, hanging purple flowers. It is said to appreciate dampish soil and full sun, although mine is surviving in semi-shade in a dryish bed. It is hardy to -8 and the fruit, tomatillo, is edible. Andes.

Daphniphyllum himalayense macropodum

Daphniphyllum himalayense macropodum
£18.50

This very hardy, evergreen shrub grows to 4-5m. Is has dark green, leathery leaves which are held on red stems. The clusters of scented red flowers are followed by shiny, black drupes. This is a strikingly bold plant with an architectural appearance. China.

Dasyphyllum diacanthoides

Dasyphyllum diacanthoides
£16.50

This rare, hardy evergreen may grow to be a tall shrub or small tree in this country (unknown at moment). The vertical cracks in the bark add an interesting texture. The white fluffy flowers, which are really anthers, cover the  bush, followed by red fruit. Its natural habitat is moist shaded places. Argentina. Available later in 2018.

Decaisnea fargesii

Decaisnea fargesii
£18.50

This is  distinctive, very large, hardy shrub with large pinnate leaves, blue tinged when young. The yellow-green flowers are held in 50cm racemes during May followed by large blue metallic fruit pods. N E India.

Deutzia calycosa ‘Dali’

Deutzia calycosa ‘Dali’
£14.50

This is a very hardy, deciduous, spreading shrub. In late winter the bush has very pretty, hanging,  pink flowers on the bare branches. ‘Dali’, named by Roy Lancaster, is superb! China.

Deutzia Dark Eyes

Deutzia Dark Eyes
£16.50

This is a hardy, deciduous, medium sized shrub. This splendid new form has large, white flowers with deep purple centres  which cover the whole plant in June and July. New.

Deutzia multiradiata

Deutzia multiradiata
£16.00

This is a new species with evergreen foliage, glossy above,  lighter coloured beneath. The star-shaped flowers are white with noticeable golden anthers and are held in loose corymbs in June. Hardy, but needs a sheltered site. China. Available later in 2018.

Dipelta yunnanensis

Dipelta yunnanensis
£18.50

On this large, hardy, upright, deciduous shrub all the branches and stems having peeling bark. The fragrant, cream, foxglove- shaped flowers with orange markings, give way to showy, hanging winged fruits. China

Distylium racemosum

Distylium racemosum
£17.50

This is  a large, hardy, evergreen shrub or small tree with a spreading habit. Clusters of conspicuous red Hamamelis type flowers bloom in April – May. Woodland, rare. East Asia / Central America.

Distylium racemosum Guppy

Distylium racemosum Guppy
£16.50

A tiny, hardy shrub which will grow to 60cm by 60cm. This rare plant has small red stamens covering the branches in late winter to May. China.

Docynia delavayi

Docynia delavayi
£18.50

A semi-evergreen, small tree with lanceolate leaves which will persist into winter. The flowers are white, rose tinted on the outside of the petals and produce large green to yellow pomes which are edible and similar to quinces. Hardy. China

Drimys granadensis

Drimys granadensis
£16.50

A hardy, evergreen tree with leaves which are silvery glaucous beneath. Panicles of star-like white flowers cover the tree. A rare species from mountains in Mexico.

Drimys winterii chilensis

Drimys winterii chilensis
£15.50

This is a tall, evergreen tree with large, lustrous leaves. Loose umbels of beautiful, fragrant, ivory flowers bloom in May. Together with the red petioles on the new wood, this tree is something special. Best seen around the St Just in Roseland churchyard in Cornwall. Hillier Garden in Hampshire also grows them. Chile.

Ehretia dicksonii

Ehretia dicksonii
£22.00

This sturdy, hardy, small tree carries broad corymbs of small, fragrant, white flowers in June. It can be grown on chalk. Rarely offered. Himalayas. China.

Elaeagnus elongatus

Elaeagnus elongatus
£22.00

This is a new species from the mountains of Taiwan. It is believed to have larger flowers than other Elaeagnus and seems to be totally hardy.

Emmenopterys henryi

Emmenopterys henryi
£32.00

Very rare, hardy deciduous tree with lovely, mid-green leaves on red stalks. The young growth emerges bronze.When mature it has breathtaking, creamy, fragrant flowers surounded by bracts. Although a shy flowerer it is certainly worth growing for the foliage alone. China.

Eriobotrya deflexa

Eriobotrya deflexa
£28.00

The emerging growth of this  large, evergreen shrub  is an  astonishing coppery red that stays until late winter. Cream flowers hang in panicles in  spring and early summer. It needs a very sheltered spot. Taiwan.

Eucryphia Lucida ‘Pink Cloud’

Eucryphia Lucida ‘Pink Cloud’
£18.50

An evergreen large bush or small tree with dark oblong leaves. The charming, fragrant, pale pink flowers have darker margins and red stamens and are produced in abundance in June. A most delightful shrub. Shelter and moist loam preferred. Not chalk. Australia.

Euodia see Tetradium

Euodia see Tetradium
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Euonymus alatus

Euonymus alatus
£15.50

This hardy, medium sized shrub has very unusual, broad, corky wings on the branches. The flowers which are small and greenish are followed by purple-red fruits which split to show orange seeds. Autumn colours turn brilliant crimson. Japan.

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Euonymus alatus var. apterus

Euonymus alatus var. apterus
£15.50

This hardy, deciduous, medium sized shrub has clusters of cream flowers followed by purple fruits with orange seeds. In autumn its  leaves turn brilliant crimson like a fireball! Japan.

Euonymus americanus var angustifolium BSWJ12905

Euonymus americanus var angustifolium BSWJ12905 
£14.50

Very hardy, medium-sized, evergreen shrub with narrow, fresh green leaves. The small flowers are succeeded by lobed, fuzzy capsules which split to reveal orange seeds. Although rare in this country, it is easy to grow and delightful. USA.

Euonymus clivicola rongchuensis

Euonymus clivicola rongchuensis
£16.50

A hardy, deciduous, graceful shrub with elegant willow  like leaves which will grow to 3m+. Masses of purple flowers are followed by pink, winged fruit, which open to reveal orange seeds. This is s lovely, delicate bush. Nepal, Bhutan.

Euonymus cornutus

Euonymus cornutus
£15.50

Hardy, slender 2m shrub. Long, paired, lanceolate leaves show off the delicate salmon pink flower clusters. Red seeds hang from four-horned pods. Rare and beautiful. China.

Euonymus cornutus var. quinquecornutus

Euonymus cornutus var. quinquecornutus
£16.50

 

Hardy, deciduous, slender shrub to 2m. with long, paired, lanceolate leaves which show off delicate, pretty, pale purple flowers. The pink fruits have five horns like a jester’s cap with red seeds and hang in numbers from the branches. It is really a rather good shrub. S W China.

Euonymus echinatus

Euonymus echinatus
£15.50

Rare, semi-evergreen, scandent shrub which grows to 1.8m. Greenish yellow, four-petalled flowers are followed by prickly, red seed cases with bright orange seeds. Use as ground cover or climber as it has aerial roots. E. Nepal.

Euonymus europaeus aucubifolius

Euonymus europaeus aucubifolius
£15.50

Very hardy, upright, deciduous, large shrub or small tree which is good on chalk. This variety has creamy emerging leaves which become white mottled when mature, then pink and scarlet in autumn. Cream coloured flowers are followed by scarlet capsules opening to show orange seeds. Europe.

Euonymus fortunei ‘Kewensis’

Euonymus fortunei ‘Kewensis’
£14.50

Hardy, tiny-leafed, useful ground cover. It will form hummocks on its own  and is perfect for shady spots, although just as happy in sun. Well-drained soil.

Euonymus fortunei ‘Wolong Ghost’

Euonymus fortunei ‘Wolong Ghost’
£14.50

Very hardy, trailing shrub, good for shady places, as above, the brilliant leaves are etched a startling white along central and secondary veins. Rare.

Euonymus frigidus

Euonymus frigidus
£16.50

We bought this one as E. theaefolius, but I now believe it to be frigidus. it is a semi-evergreen shrub growing to 3m with prominent leaf venation. Purple/brown flowers are held in loose cymes and followed by pendulous, orange and red fruits.

Euonymus grandiflora

Euonymus grandiflora
£15.50

This tall, hardy, shrub has thick, shiny leaves. The yellow flowers are followed by scarlet seeds inside pink capsules. With autumn colours of wine and purple, which last well through winter, this is my favourite – magnificent!

Euonymus hamiltonianus Coral Charm

Euonymus hamiltonianus Coral Charm
£15.50

This  large, hardy, deciduous shrub has coral coloured young shoots throughout the  winter. It carries cream flowers followed by brilliant pink capsules with red seeds, freely borne, which also stay very well throughout the winter.

Euonymus hamiltonianus Popcorn

Euonymus hamiltonianus Popcorn
£16.50

This is a large, hardy, deciduous shrub. The masses of cream flowers are followed by fantastic white capsules with orange-red seeds hanging inside. Rare! I am very pleased to be able to offer this one.

Euonymus hamiltonianus var. hians

Euonymus hamiltonianus var. hians
£15.50

A large, hardy shrub with clusters of cream flowers. Spectacular dark pink fruits are abundantly produced. Autumn leaf colours are yellow, pink and red. A great favourite!

Euonymus kachinensis BSWJ11668

Euonymus kachinensis BSWJ11668
£16.50

This rare, hardy, evergreen green shrub grows to barely 2m. It bears  clusters of pink, 4-5 lobed fruits on long, pendent pedicels, later splitting to show the red seeds. New to me.

Euonymus latifolius

Euonymus latifolius
£16.50

This hardy, deciduous shrub  will grow to about 3m. Although similar to the European species, it has much larger, scarlet fruits opening to show orange seeds. The autumn colours are  brilliant. This is an uncommon variety for the woodland and some say it is one of the best.

Euonymus lucidus

Euonymus lucidus
£16.50

On this large, evergreen shrub the new spring growth is glossy crimson to copper. The freely born white flowers produce bright pink to red winged fruit. This is a West Country plant – mine has grown huge. Himalaya.

Euonymus morrisonensis

Euonymus morrisonensis
£16.50

This hardy, semi-evergreen shrub has smooth slender branchlets. It carries abundant greeny cream flowers in axillary cymes followed by clusters of pink and orange fruits. Available for the first time! Central mountains Taiwan.

Euonymus myrianthus

Euonymus myrianthus
£18.50

This is a rare, slow-growing, evergreen shrub. It carries greenish-yellow flowers in dense rounded heads in spring, followed by orange-yellow fruits which split to show scarlet seeds. A hardy plant with character.

Euonymus sp collected by Seiju Yamaguchi

Euonymus sp collected by Seiju Yamaguchi
£16.50

A delightful, seemingly low-growing, hardy evergreen shrub. Flowers are like cornutus but red-brown in colour. Horned fruits are pink and orange. Very rare.

Euonymus spraguei

Euonymus spraguei
£16.50

Newly introduced!! Hardy, evergreen sprawling or scandent shrub. Carries pretty sprays of creamy flowers with red calyces. Rare. Taiwan mountains.

Euonymus tingens

Euonymus tingens
£16.50

Large, evergreen shrub, hardy at Hillier Gardens near Winchester. Conspicuous, purple veined, cream flowers grow in stalked clusters followed by pink fruit with scarlet seeds. Very rare. Himalayas.

Euonymus trapococcus

Euonymus trapococcus
£16.50

Rare, deciduous, small tree grows to 3m. Fragrant yellow flowers with purple anthers adorn the branches in May, followed by pink capsules with white seeds. Lovely yellow / pink autumn colours.

Euonymus velutinus

Euonymus velutinus
£16.50

This is a rare, very hardy, medium-sized shrub with grey down on the young shoots and undersides of leaves. Small, pink tinged, greenish flowers are followed by rich pink fruits and soft pink autumn leaf colour. N.Iran.

Euonymus wilsonii

Euonymus wilsonii
£18.50

A striking, hardy, evergreen shrub with a lax habit and long, dark green, lanceolate leaves. The greenish-yellow flowers are followed by 4-lobed fruit, their awl-shaped spines making them look just like little hedgehogs! Very rare.

Euphorbia pasteurii

Euphorbia pasteurii
£15.50

This is a huge, evergreen shrub of rounded habit which is hardy to -7 or lower. Bees love the honey-scented flowers. Leaves redden in winter. A stunner. Be careful of the sap, though!

Euptelea polyandra

Euptelea polyandra
£25.50

This is a hardy, small tree. Red stamens cluster on the leafless branches before the young growth emerges copper red. Vivid autumn colour. A rare, good all-round tree.

Exbucklandia populnea

Exbucklandia populnea
£65.00

This is, without doubt, one of the rarest of trees. It is impossible to propagate and the seeds came from a private garden in France. It is a stunning tree and a specimen can be seen at Tregrehan in Cornwall. Best in sheltered woodland. N.India, China.

Fascicularia bicolour sub bicolor

Fascicularia bicolour sub bicolor
£14.50

A hardy clump-forming bromeliad, the sage green leaves in the centre of each rosette turn brilliant red in the autumn and bright blue flowers form. Needs well-drained soil and sun. Chile.

Fascicularia canaliculatum

Fascicularia canaliculatum
£14.50

Even hardier than bicolor and thinner in leaf. Has the usual dramatic red middle with sky blue flowers in the centre in autumn. Needs well drained soil and sun. Good in a pot. Chile

Freylinia langeolata

Freylinia langeolata
£16.50

A medium sized, evergreen shrub with arching branches of slender leaves. The panicles of honey scented,yellow flowers bloom in late summer. Best against a sunny wall. S.Africa.

Ginko biloba

Ginko biloba
£15.50

The ‘living fossil tree’ is very hardy, upright and slow growing – it will be a tall tree in 50 years. The lovely fan-shaped leaves glow yellow with autumn colour. China. Japan.

Griselinia ruscifolia

Griselinia ruscifolia
£14.50

An extremely rare evergreen which grows to say 1m in height and spreads by bulking. Small violet flowers shoot above the foliage in early spring and the new growth is a lovely bronze. For the half-shady bed. It has survived with me, undamaged, in a sheltered spot for years.  Argentina.

Griselinia scandens

Griselinia scandens
£16.50

A rare, evergreen shrub which grows to 1m in height. The  branches, with stemless leaves, carry upright clusters of chocolate-purple flowers in May, autumn brings purple-black  berries. It grows in diverse conditions in Chile, from wet to dry soil, shade or full sun. Best in a somewhat sheltered spot although seemingly hardy. I am enamoured!

Gymnocladus chinensis

Gymnocladus chinensis
£22.00

An exceedingly rare, medium sized tree with huge bipinnate leaves which emerge purple. The green and yellow flowers are followed by long fruit clusters. Wonderful shades of yellow autumn colour. The whole tree looks very tropical. Needs a sunny, sheltered spot. China.

Helwingia chinensis

Helwingia chinensis
£16.50

A medium height, hardy, evergreen shrub with the young growth coppery-red. Unusual because flowers and fruit grow in small clusters on the midrib of the leaves. Flowers are small yellow clusters followed by black fruits. Peculiar and interesting! Good shrub.

Helwingia japonica Broad Leaf

Helwingia japonica Broad Leaf
£18.50

Rare, hardy, evergreen shrub to 2m. Lovely glossy, coppery-green, puckered, veined leaves. The greeny purple flowers grow from the middle of each leaf. Black fruits and good autumn colours to the leaves.

Heptacodium miconioides (jasminoides)

Heptacodium miconioides (jasminoides)
£22.00

Very hardy, large, deciduous shrub or small tree with peeling bark. Small, fragrant, white flowers are borne in clustered whorls which cover the whole shrub in summer. When the petals have fallen, red calyces remain throughout the autumn. China.

Hoheria sexstylosa ‘Stardust’

Hoheria sexstylosa ‘Stardust’
£16.50

Vigorous, evergreen tree with upright habit and glossy leaves. Fully hardy, mine is now eight years old and unharmed by frosts. This is the most floriferous and hardiest of the Hoherias, with white, fragrant flowers covering the whole tree.

Idesia polycarpa

Idesia polycarpa
£18.50

A hardy, deciduous tree which has tiered branches and white/grey bark. The 25cm leaves are carried on red stems. Yellow/green flowers hang in panicles in summer, but it is as a fruiting tree that it is spectacular, with long dangling clusters of red fruit. Tolerates drought. Outlandish!

Illicium henryi

Illicium henryi
£18.00

A hardy, medium-sized, evergreen shrub, the whole bush is aromatic. Rose coloured, many petalled flowers cover the bush. Outstanding shrub, never enough for demand, needs woodland or shade. W China.

Illicium lanceolatum

Illicium lanceolatum
£27.00

This  newly introduced shrub is one of the most beautiful flowering Illiciums. The flowers are a delicate pink with deeper colour on the ends of the petals. Needs woodland or shade. China.

Illicium mexicanum

Illicium mexicanum
£22.00

A hardy, vigorous, evergreen shrub which will grow to 1.5m. It has lovely, shiny, aromatic, deep green leaves. The red, star shaped flowers are larger than other Illiciums and flower over a long period. Stunning! Best in shade.

Illicium oligandrum

Illicium oligandrum
£22.00

This is a new species and therefore rare. It is an evergreen, aromatic shrub with delightful, pale yellow-green flowers. Hardy in a woodland setting. China.

Illicium parviflora

Illicium parviflora
£22.00

This hardy, aromatic, evergreen shrub has shiny, green leaves and small, yellow, nodding flowers in late summer. Rarely available. Florida.

Illicium sp x no.2

Illicium sp x no.2
£25.00

This is a hardy, upright, evergreen shrub or small tree. This species was sold to me as yunnanensis, however the flowers are white, washed pink so I think it could be the very rare I. philippinense. Wild collected and very exciting! Best grown in woodland.

Illicium yunnanensis

Illicium yunnanensis
£22.00

A hardy, vigorous, upright evergreen which will grow to a large shrub or small tree. The new growth of the aromatic leaves is dark bronze-red. Early yellow flowers in spring are heavily scented. Loves shade or sun. In short supply. China.

Iochroma australe

Iochroma australe
£15.50

A stunning, deciduous shrub, once thought tender, but takes -10 in its stride. The flowers are a feature, lovely, blue, hanging trumpets all along the branches. Why has it taken so long for the shrub to be in everyone’s garden? Bolivia and Argentina.

Koelreuteria bipinnata

Koelreuteria bipinnata
£22.00

Rare and fantastic, this is a deciduous, medium sized tree. The small, very pretty, bipinnate, compound leaves turn yellow and red in autumn. The fragrant, dense, terminal panicles of flowers light up the tree with their yellow petals and red hearts. These are followed clusters of pink /red Chinese lantern-like fruits. Both flowers and fruit are good for drying. Wow! Have you one? Very rare. China.

Koelreuteria paniculata

Koelreuteria paniculata
£15.50

This hardy, deciduous, medium-sized tree is known as ‘the golden rain tree’. It has large panicles of yellow flowers followed by conspicuous bladder-like fruits. The pinnate leaves turn yellow in autumn. China.

Lagerstroemia Cedar Lane Red

Lagerstroemia Cedar Lane Red
£22.00

 This large, hardy, deciduous shrub has stunning, bright red, exotic flowers, mottled bark and wonderful autumn leaf colours. It thrives in sun and air with perhaps a little shelter. China, Korea.

Lagerstroemia chekiangensis

Lagerstroemia chekiangensis
£22.00

A rare, deciduous shrub, usually multi-stemmed with eye catching patterned bark. The large flower panicles are fragrant and a lovely baby-pink. Brilliant autumn colours. Needs sun and good air flow. China.

Lagerstroemia indica Prairie Lace

Lagerstroemia indica Prairie Lace
£22.50

This hardy, deciduous shrub grows to 3m, with wine-red new shoots and the soft, brown bark peels to reveal a pale pink inner trunk. The flowers are bright pink with white, crinkled outer margins and hang in  30cm panicles in late summer. Glorious autumn colours of red and orange. Thrives in an open, sunny spot. Good for chalk.

Lagerstroemia indica rosea

Lagerstroemia indica rosea
£17.50

This hardy, deciduous shrub will grow to 3m and the trunk peels to reveal a mahogany inner bark. The new leaves are bronze and the mature leaves  turn rich red, orange and yellow in autumn. Bright pink flowers hang in 25cm x 18cm wide panicles in summer. This shrub needs sun and an open airy spot.

Lagerstroemia indica Tuskegee

Lagerstroemia indica Tuskegee
£22.50

This very hardy, deciduous shrub has red bronze young growth, fantastic autumn colour and  handsome peeling bark. Large panicles of orange-red flowers 15 x 20cm bloom from summer to late autumn.

Lagerstroemia Red Imperator

Lagerstroemia Red Imperator
£22.00

More compact, deciduous shrub with peeling bark. The young leaves emerge bronze and autumn displays the colours of fire. Huge flower panicles are bright red.  I am told it is hardy to -10 where it grows in Bulgaria. Maybe plant against a south wall.

Laurelia sempervirens

Laurelia sempervirens
£22.00

This is a hardy, large, evergreen tree, with strongly aromatic,  bright green leaves. Small green flowers in spring. Rare. Chile.

Leptospermum lanigerum Silver Sheen

Leptospermum lanigerum Silver Sheen
£14.50

Seemingly hardy, this evergreen bush has tiny silver leaves. In late spring the upright bush is smothered in lovely little flowers, white with red centres and green hearts. Hillier Garden has had one for years. Good plant. Australia.

Leptospermum rotundifolium

Leptospermum rotundifolium
£15.50

A spreading, evergreen shrub which will grow to 1.2m. The larger-than-most-leptospermum flowers are white washed pink, with a large green centre. The buds and calyxes are dark red. I have had one for many years, it is hardy but needs full sun to thrive. Australia.

 

Lindera bezoin

Lindera bezoin
£22.00

Also known as the Spice Bush, this large shrub is very hardy and all of it is aromatic especially the leaves. The sweet-smelling, small, yellow flowers load the bare branches in February/March before the leaves emerge. Red berries are carried alongside the bright mustard leaves in autumn. A worthy garden plant. Not chalk. N. America.

Lindera reflexa

Lindera reflexa
£22.00

A tall, hardy, deciduous shrub. The tiny yellow flowers mass along bare branches in February and both leaves and flowers are fragrant. This rare species has stunning orange autumn colours. China. Available later in 2018.

Liquidambar acalycina

Liquidambar acalycina
£24.00

A very hardy,medium-sized, deciduous tree. The great attraction of this Liquidambar is that the emerging shoots are a rusty red throughout the year. In autumn the colours are the usual spectacular reds and yellows of this species. Altogether brilliant! China.

Liquidambar formosana

Liquidambar formosana
£16.50

This hardy, deciduous, small to medium sized tree has acer-like leaves. One of the best Liquidambars, it has wonderful, bronze, new shoots and leaves. The autumn colours are spectacular, from clear yellow to deep reds. Not for chalk. S. China, Taiwan.

Lithocarpus edulis

Lithocarpus edulis
£18.50

This is a hardy, evergreen shrub or small tree grown for its architectural merit. The leaves are leathery green and the fruits are like contorted acorns that cluster together after the erect flower spikes . Not for chalk. Japan.

Lomatia ferruginea

Lomatia ferruginea
£16.50

This large, hardy shrub has evergreen, fern-like leaves and red-brown velvet stems. It carries wonderful, red and yellow flowers in abundance in short racemes in July. Survives in Northamptonshire so pretty hardy, best in partial shade. Chile.

Lonicera crassifolia

Lonicera crassifolia
£16.50

A hardy, prostrate, evergreen shrub with neat, glossy foliage which turns deep red in winter. The creamy flowers have red colouring on the tubes and are followed by black fruit. Happy in sun or shade and moist well drained soil. China.

Lonicera infundibulum var. elisae (rockii)

Lonicera infundibulum var. elisae (rockii)
£15.50

This hardy, deciduous, small to medium sized shrub has purple new leaves and shoots. The fragrant flowers are funnel-shaped, cream tinged pink and hang all over the shrub in winter. Found by Roy Lancaster in 1983, China.

Lonicera korolkowii

Lonicera korolkowii
£15.50

This large, hardy shrub has graceful, arching branches and small, pale sea-green leaves. From a distance the overall effect is a grey-blue haze. It carries very pretty, pale pink flowers in  clusters in June, followed by red berries. Asia.

Lonicera setifera daphnis

Lonicera setifera daphnis
£18.50

This is a hardy, stout growing, deciduous shrub. The sweetly scented,  clusters of white, washed pink flowers are daphne-like and grow on the bare branches in late winter, followed by red berries. New and rare. Himalayas.

Lonicera standishii lancifolia (‘Budapest’)

Lonicera standishii lancifolia (‘Budapest’)
£16.50

 

This tall, hardy, deciduous shrub has fragrant, winter flowers which are white, tinged pink and form red berries in June. This variety has narrow leaves. Rare. China.

Magnolia caveana NJM 13.044

Magnolia caveana NJM 13.044
£28.00

This has just been introduced from where it was found on Mt. Manipur. This large tree has lovely, shiny, foliage with copper coloured emerging shoots. The bronze flower buds open into white, scented flowers. Best grown in a woodland situation or otherwise sheltered where it will be hardy. A must for all!

Magnolia delavayi

Magnolia delavayi
£32.00

A magnificent, evergreen tree with the largest leaves of any shrub or tree in this country; they are matt, blue-green above and glaucous beneath. The scented flowers are creamy-white and are 20cm across in autumn. The fruits are also huge. China.

Magnolia doltsopa

Magnolia doltsopa
£25.00

A magnificent, small, semi-evergreen tree. Heavily scented, multi-petalled, white flowers emerge from brownish buds in spring. The tree is covered in flowers. Mine was untouched at -8 and faces coastal gales every winter. Plant in a sheltered spot for full effect. Tibet.

Magnolia macrophylla

Magnolia macrophylla
£35.00

An awe-inspiring small tree. Its leaves, up to 60cm, are larger than any other hardy deciduous shrub in this country. Ii has large, white, fragrant flowers in spring. Obviously needs a sheltered site but awesome! S.E. USA

Magnolia macrophylla ashei

Magnolia macrophylla ashei
£38.00

This large shrub has huge, textured leaves which are glaucous below, just like a small macrophylla. It produces large white flowers with a prominent maroon blotch in the centre. Needs a sheltered site. Rarely offered – I had to wait many years to obtain one!

Magnolia obovata

Magnolia obovata
£28.00

This hardy, medium-sized, deciduous tree has huge, obovate leaves which are a feature of this form and, in addition, the young shoots are purple. The magnificent, strongly scented flowers are 20cm across; they are creamy white with conspicuous crimson stamens and are followed by large fruits. It should take centre stage in any woodland garden! Japan.

Magnolia tripetala

Magnolia tripetala
£32.00

A hardy tree with leaves 50cm long and 25cm wide. The strongly scented flowers are cream and 25cm across;  their many petals open slowly in May, followed by red, cone shaped fruit. One of my favourites, it needs a sheltered, woodland site. Not often available. USA.

Magnolia yunnanensis

Magnolia yunnanensis
£18.50

This small, hardy, evergreen tree carries strongly scented, glistening, pure white flowers which emerge from dark brown buds. Needs lime free, not too dry shelter. China.

Mahonia haematocarpa

Mahonia haematocarpa
£18.00

A beautiful, evergreen shrub which clumps to 2m. The lovely, blue-green spiny, small, crisped leaflets have plum coloured new shoots. Yellow flower clusters in May are followed by red berries. Needs well-drained, sunny spot. Mexico.

Manglietia insignis

Manglietia insignis
£28.00

A small, magnolia-like, evergreen tree with long, drooping lance shaped leaves which are copper coloured when young. Pink buds form in autumn and open into flowers which are cream brushed rose with a  7.5cm diameter. Best grown in woodland. Very choice and rarely offered. Himalayas.

Melaleuca squarrosa

Melaleuca squarrosa
£16.50

A tall, evergreen, erect shrub which will grow to 1.8m. It has cream, scented, bottlebrush flowers in summer, although mine flowers all year round. Hardy with me to -7. Tasmania.

Melia azedarach

Melia azedarach
£16.50

This is a small tree with large, elegant, pinnate leaves. The fragrant, small, lilac flowers, carried in loose panicles during summer, are followed by yellow bead-like seeds. Needs a warm sheltered spot. There is a good example close to Chelsea Hospital.

Meliosma dilleniifolia subsp. cuneifolia

Meliosma dilleniifolia subsp. cuneifolia
£28.00

A large, hardy shrub which has large panicles of creamy flowers in May and June, followed by black fruits in hanging clusters. Partial shade. W.China.

Meliosma pungens

Meliosma pungens
£28.00

This is a medium-sized, semi-evergreen shrub with grey stems. The flowers in summer are Spiraea-like, paniculate inflorescences crowded with white blossom. Rare. South America.

Myrsine africana

Myrsine africana
£15.50

This is a small, hardy, upright, evergreen shrub with glossy green, small, rounded, myrtle-like leaves. Tiny flowers cluster in leaf axils in spring, then the blue-black fruits form. New leaves are reddish brown. Lime tolerant. Rare.

Myrtus paraguayensis

Myrtus paraguayensis
£15.50

This hardy, evergreen, upright shrub has tiny, aromatic leaves and masses of white flowers in July, followed by purple berries. This rare variety has lovely reddish shoots and branchlets. Superb.

Neolitsea sericea ‘Gold Leaf’

Neolitsea sericea ‘Gold Leaf’
£18.50

A rare, hardy, evergreen tree, with aromatic mature leaves. New shoots are fawn velvet above, with white silk undersides, aging to shiny dark green. Dense clusters of yellow/green flowers in October. Not for chalk. Hillier Gardens has had one for years. Korea, China and Japan.

Neolitsea sericea ‘Silver Leaf’

Neolitsea sericea ‘Silver Leaf’
£18.50

A rare, hardy, evergreen tree with aromatic mature leaves. New shoots are fawn- silver above with white, silk undersides. It has dense clusters of yellow/green flowers in October. This form is most unusual because the leaf is very silver (see also ‘Gold Leaf’). Not for chalk. Korea, Japan and China.

Neolitsea taiwan

Neolitsea taiwan
£22.00

An evergreen large bush or small tree.  Like most Neolitsea the emerging leaf shoots are beautiful and in this case they are a lovely bronzy-red. Hardy if planted in a woodland site. Very rare. Taiwan mountains.

Olearia floribunda

Olearia floribunda
£15.50

A small, slender, evergreen shrub, like a tree heath. White flowerheads cover the branches in June, although mine often flowers throughout the year. Needs sheltered sun, but is fine with south westerly winds. Australia.

Olearia virgata dartonii

Olearia virgata dartonii
£15.50

This medium to large, hardy, evergreen shrub has long, wiry 4-angled stems. The loose habit of this graceful shrub gives an overall effect of a ghostly apparition!

Olearia virgata lineata

Olearia virgata lineata
£15.50

A large, evergreen shrub with pretty, small, grey leaves on pendant branches. Masses of tiny fragrant flowers in spring and summer. Brilliant in all winds and seemingly hardy to -9.

Olearia virgata var virgata

Olearia virgata var virgata
£15.50

A hardy, medium-sized shrub with the tiniest of very frothy leaves. It is smaller, laxer and more graceful in habit than lineata. New Zealand.

Orixa japonica

Orixa japonica
£18.50

A rare, hardy, deciduous shrub with all parts pungently aromatic. Bright, shiny green leaves in summer change to whites and pale yellows in autumn. Small, greenish pungent flowers are borne profusely in panicles on old wood, sometimes followed by red/orange fruits. Japan, Korea.

Osmanthus yunnanensis (forrestii)

Osmanthus yunnanensis (forrestii)
£16.50

A large, hardy, evergreen shrub which has long, toothed, lanceolate leaves.It has fragrant, white flowers in late winter. I love it because the new shoots are a fantastic, bright bronze. China.

Parrotiopsis jacquemontiana

Parrotiopsis jacquemontiana
£28.00

A large,  hardy, upright, deciduous shrub,  which is rare and unusual. The yellow flowers are carried in upright clusters subtended by conspicuous white bracts in May. Good autumn colour and fine on chalk. Himalayas.

Persea thunbergii

Persea thunbergii
£25.00

Also known as Machilus thunbergii, this is a tender evergreen tree which carrie small flowers followed by black fruits. The emerging shoots are a brilliant red and remain that colour for  a long time. In my garden it is a tall tree. China.

Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

Philadelphus coronarius variegatus
£14.50

This medium sized, hardy shrub grows to 1.8 to 2.4m with lovely variegated leaves and creamy, richly scented flowers in summer. It thrives in dry conditions. N. Italy, Austria.

Philadelphus delavayi melanocalyx ‘Nymans’

Philadelphus delavayi melanocalyx ‘Nymans’
£15.50

A large, vigorous, deciduous shrub with large leaves, felted grey beneath. The heavily scented, white flowers  have large, dark purple calyces behind each flower which  last after the flowers fall. China.

Philadelphus purpurascens

Philadelphus purpurascens
£15.50

A hardy, deciduous shrub growing to 2m. It has darkened washed leaves on arching branches. The racemes of sweetly scnted white flowers, carried in summer, have the darkest of purple calyces.China.

Phymosia umbellata

Phymosia umbellata
£14.50

An interesting, evergreen sub-shrub similar to an Abutilon but the translucent blood red flowers are darker and more spectacular. Makes a medium sized shrub. Takes a light frost so perhaps near a sunny south wall where it will perform best and amaze your friends. Rare. Mexico.

Picconia excelsa

Picconia excelsa
£22.00

A very rare, large, evergreen shrub with fragrant, white flowers which are borne in racemes in summer, followed by blue-black fruits. There is a good example in Hillier Gardens near Winchester so is reasonable hardy.  Madeira.

Picrasma quassioides

Picrasma quassioides
£22.00

A rare, hardy, deciduous, small tree with very ornamental 25cm pinnate leaves which turn brilliant orange and scarlet in autumn. Small yellow and green flowers form in axillary corymbs in May and are followed by small red fruits. Lime tolerant , best in neutral, cool, loam in semi-shade. Japan, Korea. Available later in 2018.

Pinus bungeana

Pinus bungeana
£28.00

The most sought after pine. Tall, with the most remarkable ornamental flaky bark,  which is a patchwork of white, yellow, purple, brown and green. Hardy. See Roy Lancaster’s ‘Travels in China’ book cover.

Pistacia chinensis

Pistacia chinensis
£16.5

Hardy small tree, the glossy pinnate leaves turn fiery red in the autumn, the emerging young shoots are bright red as are the flowers. Fruit clusters are red to blue. Very pretty little tree from China.

Pittosporum anomalum ‘Raven’

Pittosporum anomalum ‘Raven’
£12.50

A small, hardy, rounded shrub; the pretty, tangled leaves are reddish when emerging. Tiny, scented cream flowers cover the branches. Fruits of ‘Raven’ are darker than other anomalum. Unusual. New Zealand.

Pittosporum bicolor

Pittosporum bicolor
£16.50

This tall, evergreen shrub or small tree has an erect habit. The bell-shaped maroon and soft yellow flowers hang in clusters in spring. This is an amazing and beautiful shrub not immediately associated with Pittosporums. Sunny spot . Tasmania.

Pittosporum daphniphylloides

Pittosporum daphniphylloides
£22.50

A beautiful large evergreen shrub with surprisingly large leaves for a pittosporum. Cream flower clusters are deliciously scented in early summer and followed by red fruits. Hardy given some shelter. An excellent plant for the larger garden. China.

Pittosporum Green Globe

Pittosporum Green Globe
£15.50

This is a small, hardy, evergreen shrub. It never changes its rounded shape so brilliant for tubs and formal gardens. New Zealand.

Pittosporum illicioides var angustifolium WJ 12444

Pittosporum illicioides var angustifolium WJ 12444
£16.50

This evergreen shrub has unusually long, spidery leaves to 50cm in length and 20cm across. The fragrant, pale yellow bell flowers on long stalks. This is a very rare and beautiful form with an airy look. Taiwan mountains.

Pittosporum nepaulense

Pittosporum nepaulense
£18.50

This large, evergreen shrub has long leathery, lanceolate leaves. The fragrant yellow flowers grow in clusters in late spring. Also known as the Golden Fragrance bush it is a rare beauty. Nepal. Bhutan.

Pittosporum omeiense

Pittosporum omeiense
£18.50

Narrow, oblanceolate leaves cluster on the branch tips of this tall, evergreen shrub. Panicles of fragrant yellow flowers in late spring, give way to orage/red seed pods. Very choice.

 

Plagianthus divaricatus

Plagianthus divaricatus
£16.50

A hardy, large, upright, semi-deciduous shrub. The tiny, fragrant yellow/green flowers mass along the branches, followed by autumn berries. Withstands wind. New Zealand.

Platycrater arguta

Platycrater arguta
£18.50

A rare, hardy, small, rounded, deciduous shrub growing to 50cm to 1 m. The willow-like leaves flow in the wind and the swept back flowers, which are white with prominent yellow stamens, emerge in the autumn. Enjoys light shade. Japan.

Polygonum equisetiforme (scoparium)

Polygonum equisetiforme (scoparium)
£16.50

This is a rare, hardy shrub. The arching, reed-like stems, devoid of leaves, bear heavily scented white flowers in summer and autumn. It grows to about 1.5m height and width. Loves a sunny spot.

Pomaderris elliptica

Pomaderris elliptica
£15.50

An evergreen shrub with masses of yellow flower clusters in autumn. Takes a frost but best against a sunny sheltered wall where mine has been for years. Australia.

Populus glauca

Populus glauca
£25.00

A superb, rare, hardy vigorous tree. The ovate leaves to 20cm, emerge bronze, maturing to blue-green with red veins and petioles. This is a very attractive tree  and one I love. Nepal.

 

Populus lasiocarpa

Populus lasiocarpa
£25.00

A magnificent, rare, slow growing, smallish tree tree. The leaves, 30cm long and 23cm wide are bright green with red veins and leaf stalks. Should be in every arboretum. C. China. Available later in 2019.

Populus purdonii

Populus purdonii
£25.00

This upright, hardy and slow growing tree is very rare and virtually unobtainable. The one in Hillier gardens is a beautiful shape. The large ovate leaves emerge flushed red with red petioles throughout. Long catkins in May. China. Available later in 2019.

Pterocarya macroptera var insignis

Pterocarya macroptera var insignis
£22.00

This is a huge, hardy, deciduous tree with bronze coloured new shoots which mature into 45cm pinnate leaves. Flowers  and fruit hang in wondrously long catkins up to 70cm+  long. An impressive tree. New and rare. China.

Pterostyrax hispida

Pterostyrax hispida
£18.50

Hardy, deciduous small tree with long, fragrant panicles of white flowers in June. Spindle like fruits follow. Stunner when in full flower, sometimes called the epaulette tree because of the way the flowers hang. Japan.

Pterostyrax psilophyllus

Pterostyrax psilophyllus
£18.50

A very rare, hardy, deciduous tree. The fragrant, long, flower panicles are borne early in summer followed by spindle shaped fruits. China.

Pyrus pashia

Pyrus pashia
£22.00

This rare, small, hardy, deciduous tree has pretty, finely toothed leaves, which emerge bronze. Clusters of pink buds, open into white flowers with red anthers and are  followed by brown speckled fruit and beautiful autumn leaf colours. Himalayas.

Quillaja saponaria

Quillaja saponaria
£25.00

An extremely rare, evergreen tree with shiny green, leathery leaves. The flowers, which bloom in April, are solitary, large and white, with purple centres. It needs shelter, my tree is in a windy spot and it usually loses its leaves in winter but they return healthy in spring. Chile. Will be available later in 2019.

Rehderodendron macrocarpum

Rehderodendron macrocarpum
£25.00

A deciduous small tree or large shrub. The fragrant, cup shaped flowers, pink-tinged-white with yellow anthers, are produced in hanging clusters in May. The pendent fruits are ribbed and bright red, while the leaves are finely serrated with good autumn colours. Moist, lime free soil. A magnificent species! W. China 1934.

Rhamnus Imeretina

Rhamnus Imeretina
£18.50

An outstanding, large, deciduous shrub with huge, corrugated leaves 35cm long and 15cm wide which turn bronze purple in autumn. This fully hardy plant is good in shade and damp conditions.

Rhaphithamnus spinosus

Rhaphithamnus spinosus
£16.50

A medium sized, evergreen, myrtle-like shrub with a dense habit. It has shown no damage to -8. The small tubular, pale blue flowers in April (and autumn as well with me) hang throughout  the bush, followed by deep blue berries. Sunny wall. Chile.

Rhus aromatica

Rhus aromatica
£25.00

This deciduous, hardy, large shrub or small tree has aromatic, trifoliate leaves and the autumn display is truly spectacular. The flowers are yellowish, in huge numbers, giving way to red fruit. Rare in this country. Canada.

Rhus chinensis

Rhus chinensis
£25.00

This small, hardy, deciduous tree has an  autumn display of the boldest colours you will ever see. The pinnate leaves have curious winged rachises. Large panicles of beige flowers are followed by red fruits. Rare. SE Asia.

Rhus punjabensis

Rhus punjabensis
£25.00

This small, hardy, deciduous tree has pinnate leaves which turn brilliant crimson in autumn and the spring colours are also worthwhile. Greenish flowers hang in large  panicles and are followed by rich red fruits. Rare. NW Himalaya.

Rostrincula dependens

Rostrincula dependens
£18.50

A deciduous shrub which will grow to 1.8m. It has long spikes of pink flowers with extended pink stamens in autumn. It was introduced in 1985 from China. Rare!

Rubus acuminatus

Rubus acuminatus
£14.50

This evergreen, scandent shrub does not have thorns. It can scramble to about 2.5m, displaying its lovely, shiny leaves and white flowers which are carried on long upright spires. Loves woodland cover.

Rubus alceifolius BSWJ 11833

Rubus alceifolius BSWJ 11833
£14.50

This evergreen, scandent shrub has interesting leaves, which are green with brown markings and pale beneath. The lovely white flowers are followed by orange fruit. Rare. N. Vietnam

Rubus amphidasys

Rubus amphidasys
£14.50

This is a very rare, newly introduced, scrambling shrub with bright green, densely hairy leaves. The young leaves show amazing, strong brown markings, sometimes carried into the older leaves. White flowers produce red fruit. China.

Rubus calophyllus

Rubus calophyllus
£15.50

This is a newly discovered, semi-evergreen with exquisite, pleated leaves up to 30cm long and clusters of red flowers, followed by red fruits. Needs a little moisture. China.

Rubus formosensis BSWJ 1798

Rubus formosensis BSWJ 1798
£15.50

A very rare, scandent, evergreen shrub/climber, with lovely, palmate, rugose leaves, which are pale below and eventually show markings above. White flower clusters are followed by orange fruits ripening red. Mountains of Taiwan.

Rubus henryi

Rubus henryi
£15.50

A hardy, scrambling climber carries racemes of pink flowers followed by edible, black fruit. The leaves are three lobed and felted beige-cream beneath. Gorgeous and rare. Central China.

Rubus henryi var. bambusarum

Rubus henryi var. bambusarum
£15.50

A hardy, semi-evergreen climber, which can reach 6m scrambling through a tree. Lovely, deeply cut, three lobed leaves are shiny green above and strikingly beige cream beneath. The pink flowers are carried in slender racemes, followed by red/black edible fruits. Rare, China.

Rubus ichangensis ‘Silver Leaf form’

Rubus ichangensis ‘Silver Leaf form’
£14.50

This is a rare rubus and the only one with lovely silver leaves. Clusters of white flowers are followed by edible fruit in autumn.

Rubus lineatus

Rubus lineatus
£15.50

This hardy, semi-deciduous scrambler has wonderful, dark green, ribbed leaves and silky hairs on stems and beneath the leaves. Almost no thorns. The white clusters of flowers are followed by red fruit. Rare.

Rubus pentalobus BSWJ 3878

Rubus pentalobus BSWJ 3878
£14.50

This is an alpine shrub with interesting green to maroon leaves, colouring plum in winter. White flowers are followed by orange, edible fruit. Rare. Himalayas.

Rubus spectabilis ‘Olympic Double’

Rubus spectabilis ‘Olympic Double’
£14.50

A suckering, extremely hardy, deciduous shrub which has spectacular, magenta-rose double flowers. Good for the wild garden.

Rubus squarrosus

Rubus squarrosus
£15.50

This delightful, vigorous, hardy climber has distinctive, tiny, pale yellow thorns and little white flowers borne on leafless stems. Rare.

Rubus treutleri BSWJ2139

Rubus treutleri BSWJ2139
£14.50

This hardy, scandent, evergreen shrub has interesting, rugose leaves. Pretty white flowers are carried in clusters followed by edible red fruit. New and rare. N India.

Salix chaenomeloides Mt. Aso

Salix chaenomeloides Mt. Aso
£18.50

A new, pink flowered, pussy willow,  this a medium to large, hardy shrub could  be cut back to encourage the growth of young stems which carry the flowers. The big, dark pink buds open into furry, pink catkins before the leaves emerge. New to me, sounds brilliant!

Salix magnifica

Salix magnifica
£18.50

This is a hardy, small tree with glossy magnolia-like leaves 20cm long and 13cm wide, with catkins sometimes as long as 25cm in spring. An impressive plant from China.

Salix moupinensis

Salix moupinensis
£16.50

A very hardy, deciduous medium-sized shrub which is ornamental all year round. In winter it carries red buds on mahogany stems, then the emerging shoots are red on red stalks, later, the mature leaves have reddish veins and good catkins show in March/April. China.

Salvia africana lutea ‘Kirstenbosch’

Salvia africana lutea ‘Kirstenbosch’
£14.00

This shrubby evergreen has very aromatic leaves. The unusually coloured flowers are a rusty khaki, olive green at the base, in early summer.

Sapium sebiferum

Sapium sebiferum
£32.00

A small deciduous tree with very pretty, shiny, ovate leaves which turn a brilliant red in autumn. The slender racemes of greenish yellow flowers are followed by waxy seeds used as candles in China. Somewhat rare. Needs a sheltered spot. China, Taiwan.

Sassafras albidum

Sassafras albidum
£22.50

This aromatic, medium sized, deciduous shrub carries shiny, green leaves with two or three conspicuous lobes. Racemes of greenish yellow flowers appear in May and autumn brings out some wonderful leaf colours.It likes a  woodland situation. Native to N. America and, surprisingly, China. Only one left.

Schefflera taiwaniana

Schefflera taiwaniana
£22.00

A striking, vigorous, evergreen shrub/tree with 15cm long, palmate leaves. The sheaths of new leaves in spring emerge like a silvery fountain. Inflorescences of small white flowers are followed by black fruits. This is the hardiest of the scheffleras, which, as all gardeners know, are the most dramatic of  garden plants. This rare plant was first introduced by E Needham in Tregye, Cornwall in the 1990s.Taiwan.

Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Moonlight’

Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Moonlight’
£16.50

A vigorous, climbing hydrangea which has white flower head 20 – 25cm across in July. This selected form has green veined, silver blue leaves. Very sought after.  Korea, Japan.

Sinojackia xylocarpa

Sinojackia xylocarpa
£25.50

A fantastic small, hardy, deeciduous tree that can grow to 6m. The white bell-like flowers, with yellow stamens, hang all along the branches in May and June. Woody drupes are carried in the autumn. No chalk. China.

Smilax aspera

Smilax aspera
£14.50

This evergreen climber has prickly, angular stems and glossy green, leathery leaves blotched with grey. Reddish-green, fragrant flowers mass in late summer. Hardy so far, warm spot recommended. S Europe, N Africa.

Sophora tetreptera

Sophora tetreptera
£15.50

A large, evergreen shrub or small tree with dark green, delicate, pinnate leaves. The golden pea-like flowers, which can be 4-5cm long, grow on drooping clusters in May. Needs a sunny sheltered spot. New Zealand and Chile.

Sorbus hedlundii GWJ

Sorbus hedlundii GWJ
£25.50

A tough, hardy, deciduous, small tree with distinctive, large, grey leaves which are brilliant white beneath with striking bronze veins. White flowers, brown/green fruit. Eyecatching!

Sorbus hedlundii upright form KR1687

Sorbus hedlundii upright form KR1687
£25.00

A tough, hardy, medium sized, fastigiate tree,with white leaves which have striking bronze veins on the undersides. White flowers followed by brown fruits. Bhutan.

Sorbus keissleri

Sorbus keissleri
£25.00

A hardy, deciduous, medium sized tree with multiple ascending branches. The white flowers are scented and followed by green and red fruit clusters. Brilliant autumn colours.  China.

Sorbus matsumurana

Sorbus matsumurana
£18.50

This is a hardy, dense, slow-growing shrub which could reach 2.5m in height. The deep red leaf buds, which are covered in a glaucous bloom, open into pinnate green leaves. The autumn colour adds value to this seemingly rare tree. Japanese mountains.

Sorbus megalocarpa

Sorbus megalocarpa
£18.50

This very hardy, large, deciduous shrub or small tree carries large corymbs of beautiful, cream flowers on bare branches followed by large brown fruit clusters. The emerging leaves are a startling bronze-red maturing to dark, glossy green. W China.

Sorbus yuana

Sorbus yuana
£22.00

This rare, hardy, deciduous, small tree has ornamental ribbed leaves which turn a very handsome colour in autumn. The white flowers are held in cymes and are followed be drooping clusters of red fruit. China

Stachyurus praecox

Stachyurus praecox
£17.50

A tall, hardy, deciduous shrub. In early spring, glistening racemes of hanging yellow flowers mass on all the bare, arching branches. A wonderful sight!

Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple Leaf’

Stachyurus praecox ‘Devon Purple Leaf’
£19.50

This is an exceptionally rare form rescued from oblivion by an observant customer. It has all the wonderful features of praecox but in addition the emerging shoots are purple and stay a purplish green throughout the summer. A magnificent variety, well worth saving!

Stachyurus rubriflorus

Stachyurus rubriflorus
£19.50

This is quite a rare, and stunning, large (2.5m),  hardy, deciduous shrub, with upright, then arching habit. In early spring, the drooping racemes carry pink buds, which open into pale yellow flowers which then  turn pink. I have had one for a few years, it should be better known. Avaailable later in 2019.

Stachyurus salicifolius

Stachyurus salicifolius
£18.50

A hardy, large shrub with long, willow-like, evergreen leaves on arching stems. The emerging leaves are bronze. The pale yellow flowers are carried in pendent racemes along the branches.Only found in China in 1990. Nothing short of sensational!

Stachyurus sigeyosii

Stachyurus sigeyosii
£16.50

A semi-evergreen, tall (4m), hardy shrub with arching branches. In early spring it carries pendulous racemes of yellow flowers on the bare branches. From seeds brought back from Taiwan, in 2007.

Staphylea emodi

Staphylea emodi
£18.50

A tall, hardy, deciduous shrub. this very rare species has unique large, drooping, open panicles of white flowers in spring. A very good form! China, Japan.

Styrax japonicus pink (Benibana group)

Styrax japonicus pink (Benibana group)
£25.00

How pretty the pale pink flowers are as they cluster along the branches in early summer, made even more special by the darker pink buds and petioles. This hardy, deciduous, small tree is rarely obtained. Needs lime free soil and sun or part shade.

Sycoparrotia semidecidua

Sycoparrotia semidecidua
£18.50

A medium to large, hardy, semi-evergreen shrub. It carries dense clusters of yellow/red/orange anthered stamens in winter. A hybrid between Sycopsis and Parrotia and seemingly quite rare.  Switzerland.

Syringa  josiflexa Bellicent

Syringa josiflexa Bellicent
£22.00

The Hardy Lilac. This medium to large shrub has dark green leaves and carries long flowering, rosy-pink flowers in enormous panicles  25cm long; they  have a delicious scent of caramel in early summer. Butterflies love this spectacular plant. Canada.

 

Syringa reflexa

Syringa reflexa
£22.50

A large, hardy deciduous shrub which flowers freely. The drooping panicles are a rich purple/pink in May and June. China. Superb!

Syringa wilsonii (tomentella)

Syringa wilsonii (tomentella)
£22.00

This upright, hardy, large shrub or small tree has long, dark green leaves, grey felted beneath. The scented flowers are lilac-pink with white centres and are carried in wide, terminal panicles in May/ June. Very rare.  China.

Syzygium smithii (formerly Acmena smithii)

Syzygium smithii (formerly Acmena smithii)
£16.50

A large, evergreen shrub with gorgeous, red, emerging shoots for most of the year. It needs a sunny, sheltered spot, though it believed to be hardy. The blooms are wonderfully fluffy in late winter and early spring, followed by edible berries. Mine has been growing against the south wall of the house for years. Should be better known. Rare. Australia.

Tetracentron sinense

Tetracentron sinense
£28.00

A large shrub or small tree with a spreading habit. The large, heart-shaped leaves, which are caried on red petioles, are bronze when young. Small, yellow flowers clothe the branches in catkin-like spikes in summer. Rare. China.

Tetradium daniellii

Tetradium daniellii
£16.50

A medium-sized, hardy, deciduous tree with large, pinnate leaves which give good yellow autumn colour. It has white, heavily scented flowers carried in clusters in late summer, followed by red fruit also in large clusters. A very handsome tree! Korea.

Toxicodendron sp. (Rhus)

Toxicodendron sp. (Rhus)
£22.00

Recently found on a mountain in north Burma. Small tree with pretty, pinnate leaves, giving a spectacular autumn colour display. Best in sheltered woodland. Be careful of the sap.

Trochodendron aralioides

Trochodendron aralioides
£22.00

A hardy, evergreen, slow growing, large shrub. Leaves are apple green, scalloped at the margins, with older ones bright red in winter. It carries erect terminal racemes of green flowers in spring and summer. It is also very useful for flower arrangements. Sun or shade, not chalk. Japan.

Umbellularia californica

Umbellularia californica
£22.00

This is a strongly aromatic, large,  evergreen shrub with bright green leaves. Umbels of greenish yellow flowers in April are followed by purple fruit when ripe. A rare shrub in this country, untouched at -8. USA.

Uocodendron Whartonii BSWJ11706

Uocodendron Whartonii BSWJ11706
£25.00

Newly introduced genus which seems hardy enough. This is a small tree with purple, emerging shoots, the leaves are all pale purple beneath. Ribbon like, pinkish flowers in spring. Of the Hamamelis family, best in a sheltered wood. Very exciting! N Vietnam.

Vaccinium cylindraceum

Vaccinium cylindraceum
£22.00

A rare, semi-evergreen, rounded shrub which grows  1-1.5m. The  leaves emerge bronze before turning a lovely, bright, glossy green  and also give good autumn colour. The flowers are a feature, they are red in bud, opening to red/yellow and are carried in short racemes in summer and autumn, followed by clusters of blue black seeds in autumn. Needs shelter, but seems hardy enough. Azores.

Vaccinium delavayi

Vaccinium delavayi
£15.50

This hardy, slow growing, compact, evergreen shrub grows to 1.5m. The tiny leaves are leathery and dense with red new growth. Pink racemes of flowers in spring are followed by red then purple berries. Enjoys half shade.

Vaccinium retusum

Vaccinium retusum
£18.50

This very rare, dwarf, evergreen shrub is hardy. The small urnshaped pink flowers are carried in short terminal racemes in May, followed by black berries. Very rare. Himalayas.

Viburnum acerifolium

Viburnum acerifolium
£15.50

This deciduous, hardy shrub is small but grows strongly. The flowers are held in white terminal corymbs which bloom in June, followed by red to purple fruits. It carries lovely maple-like leaves which produce fantastic autumn colour, usually rich crimson, peuce and burgundy. Prefers dryish, part-shade. N. USA

Viburnum angustifolium

Viburnum angustifolium
£15.50

This is a very hardy, low growing, evergeen shrub. Emerging shoots are red-bronze and when mature the narrow leaves have a bronze tinge. Pink buds produce clusters of fragrant, white flowers followed by metallic blue berries.

Viburnum arborifolium BSWJ3054

Viburnum arborifolium BSWJ3054
£16.50

This newly introduced, tall shrub is a impressive evergreen with its large leaves emerging bronze. Huge white flower panicles in late summer give way to red fruit. Hardy and enjoys a woodland situation. Mts of Taiwan.

Viburnum atrocyaneum

Viburnum atrocyaneum
£15.50

This hardy, evergreen shrub (4m+) has a dense habit. The emerging shoots are bronze and the dark green leaves turn bronze-purple in winter. It also has very effective steel blue fruit in winter.

Viburnum betulifolium

Viburnum betulifolium
£15.50

This hardy, large, erect shrub with corymbs of white flowers in June and July.It is a magnificent sight in autumn with heavy clusters of redcurrant-like fruit. China.

Viburnum buddlejifolium

Viburnum buddlejifolium
£15.50

Hardy, medium sized, evergreen shrub with very pretty leaves which are long and pale green with soft hairs above and thickly felted below. Flowers are held in 8cm clusters in June followed by masses of red fruits. Rarely offered. China.

Viburnum calvum WWJ12012

Viburnum calvum WWJ12012
£16.50

This new, hardy evergreen shrub grows to 2-3m. The emerging shoots are burgundy colour and the young leaves are infused with the same colour. Mature leaves are wavy, grey- green, burgundy below with dark, impressed veins. The white flower corymbs in June give way to black fruits later. My, I am impressed with this very rare viburnum! China.

Viburnum cassinoides

Viburnum cassinoides
£15.50

A very hardy, medium sized shrub with emerging leaves a fantastic, shining bronze, turning to dark green, before scarlet autumn colours. Cream flowers in clusters in June  are followed by red fruits turning  metallic blue. N. America.

Viburnum cinnamomifolium

Viburnum cinnamomifolium
£15.50

This large, handsome shrub (4m+) has large, glossy, evergreen leaves which turn red in winter, before old leaves drop. The small, white flowers in 10cm clusters each have a purple tipped stigma and are followed by stunning blue, egg-shaped berries. Happy in sun or shade. Hardy.

Viburnum coriaceum BSWJ9719

Viburnum coriaceum BSWJ9719
£15.50

A large, hardy, evergreen shrub  with waxy, bronze tinted grey-green leaves. The tubular, white flowers with protruding, lilac stamens are carried in cymes in late summer followed by black berries. Vietnamese mountains.

Viburnum cotinifolium

Viburnum cotinifolium
£15.50

A very hardy, semi-evergreen shrub which grows to 2.5m. The leaves, up to 12cm long, are nicely rounded and often turn crimson in autumn. The flowers are carried in wide cymes of red buds and white flowers in May, followed by bunches of red fruits. Afghanistan. Rare.

Viburnum cylindricum

Viburnum cylindricum
£15.50

A large, hardy, evergreen shrub with green leaves covered in a waxy film. It carries large, flattened heads of white scented flowers with purple stamens in June. Fruits black. W. China.

Viburnum dentatum ‘Blue Muffin’

Viburnum dentatum ‘Blue Muffin’
£15.50

A hardy, deciduous shrub which grows to 1.8m and carries dome shaped, white flowers in cymes in May. This particular variety has dazzling blue fruits in clusters and brilliant, autumn colours of all shades of red. This is a very good form.

Viburnum dentatum var. pubescens

Viburnum dentatum var. pubescens
£15.50

This hardy, medium sized shrub has toothed, rounded leaves which are thicker and hairier than dentatum. The white flowers in cymes in May and June are followed by blue-black fruits.

Viburnum dilatatum

Viburnum dilatatum
£15.50

This hardy, medium sized shrub from Japan carries highly scented flowers in many trusses in May and June. These are followed by heavy bunches of vivid red berries, which are usually long lasting and the leaves show wonderful autumn colours. Plant in shade or sun.

Viburnum erosum BSWJ 11083

Viburnum erosum BSWJ 11083
£15.50

This deciduous shrub grows to 2.5m and carries interesting, rounded leaves, 10cm long, which have raised veins. The large, starry, white flowers in dense cymes in May are followed by red fruit clusters. Brilliant autumn colour. Japan.

Viburnum fansipanense BSWJ 8302

Viburnum fansipanense BSWJ 8302
£15.50

This rare, new, evergreen species from N. Vietnam will grow to 2m with bronze, emerging shoots. The white, cylindrical flowers in terminal cymes are followed by pendent clusters of red berries. It seems hardy, will tolerate sun or woodland shade.

Viburnum foetidum

Viburnum foetidum
£15.50

This seldom encountered, semi-evergreen shrub grows to 3.5-4.00m  with reddish new stems . Large rounded clusters of white flowers with purple anthers in July are followed by scarlet/crimson glabrous drupes – an exciting sight in winter. Bees love it.  China, Himalayas.

Viburnum fordiae

Viburnum fordiae
£16.50

This deciduous shrub , like all viburnums is a magnet for berry eating birds and pollinating insects. The leaves emerge a lovely yellow before maturing to green.  The white flowers are held in whorled inflorescences and followed by bright red hanging fruit clusters. Hillier Gardens near Winchester has a good example growing there. Woodland conditions would suit best. E. Asia.

Viburnum formosanum CWJ 12460

Viburnum formosanum CWJ 12460
£15.50

This is a newly introduced, large shrub with young growth a terrific bronze and  all leaves have pronounced veins. White flower cymes are followed by bright red, oval berries. As rare as it is new. Taiwan.

Viburnum harryanum

Viburnum harryanum
£15.50

This rare, hardy shrub (2-2.5m) is unusual for a Viburnum, as the attractive leaves are small and rounded. Little white flowers appear in rounded clusters in spring, followed by shining black fruit. A very pretty, neat shrub. China.

Viburnum henryi

Viburnum henryi
£15.50

A hardy, evergreen shrub with spreading branches which grows to 2-2.5m. The leaves are delightfully willow-like, dark green, lax and arching. The flowers are carried in stiff, pyramid shaped, green panicles which open white in June/July, followed by black fruits. An architectural shrub. China.

Viburnum hoanglienense

Viburnum hoanglienense
£15.50

This is a new species. It is a hardy shrub to 2m, carrying large, soft green leaves with impressed veins. It has unusual white-green flowers in July followed by red fruits which last through the winter. China.

Viburnum Le Bois Marquis

Viburnum Le Bois Marquis
£16.00

A gorgeous new hybrid,  this compact, hardy, semi-evergreen shrub has bronze young leaves, which unfold to dark, glossy green, then turn red in autumn. Fragrant white flowers in spring and summer are followed by glistening red berries. Happy in shade and sun.

Viburnum luzonicum oblongum

Viburnum luzonicum oblongum
£15.50

This hardy, deciduous, small shrub has small, pretty, ovate leaves. Flowers are tubular and white in terminal compound cymes and fruit are yellow turning red. Easily grown in part shade or sun.

Viburnum nervosum BSWJ 11083

Viburnum nervosum BSWJ 11083
£15.50

This hardy, deciduous shrub will grow to 2.8m in good light. It has wondrous leaves which are bronzy-brushed, with a very textured surface and will give good autumn colour. Pink  buds open into scented, white flowers with purple anthers in May. Red fruits follow.

Viburnum nudum ‘Pink Beauty’

Viburnum nudum ‘Pink Beauty’
£15.50

This hardy, compact shrub is gorgeous! It has glossy green leaves and the long-stalked flowers are carried in creamy cymes. The amazing berries hang in a mix of pink and blue and autumn leaf colours are glowing crimson and purple. Outstanding variety. N. America.

Viburnum odoratissimum awabuki

Viburnum odoratissimum awabuki
£15.50

A superb, evergreen, tall shrub which will grow to 5m+. The fragrant white flowers are carried in panicles in summer, followed by red fruit in the autumn.  Large, leathery leaves  turn a magnificent rich red in winter. Plant in sun or part shade, with a little shelter. Fantastic! Asia.

Viburnum parvifolium BSWJ4009

Viburnum parvifolium BSWJ4009
£16.50

This rare, small shrub will grow to 1.5-2m and has delightful, small leaves. White flower clusters are followed by globular bright red berries. It is hardy and from mountain tops in Taiwan.

Viburnum phlebotrichum  BSWJ  11058

Viburnum phlebotrichum  BSWJ  11058
£16.50

This small to medium-sized shrub has a slender habit and the bronze-green leaves are  prettily veined. The white flowers are pink-tinged in small swaying trusses, followed by large crimson fruit. Wonderful autumn colours. Rare. Japan.

Viburnum pragense

Viburnum pragense
£15.50

This large, extremely hardy,evergreen shrub has long, corrugated leaves, felted white below, dark green above. It carries terminal cymes of pink buds which open into  white flowers in May.

Viburnum propinquum

Viburnum propinquum
£15.50

A hardy, evergreen, rounded shrub which will grow  to 2.5m. The new shoots emerge bronze and the young leaves are washed red. The shiny dark green mature leaves are held on bright red petioles as are the blue fruits. A  beautiful rare and new viburnum. China.

Viburnum recognitum

Viburnum recognitum
£15.50

This is a very rare, hardy, medium-sized shrub which has lustrous, green leaves and good autumn colour. The flowers are carried in 14cm+ wide cymes of creamy-white flowers in May followed by clusters of blue berries. N. America.

Viburnum rhytidophylloides Willowwood

Viburnum rhytidophylloides Willowwood
£15.50

This fast growing, handsome, evergreen shrub is very hardy.  It has large, corrugated,dark green leaves which are grey woolly beneath. This form has glossier leaves than rhytidophyllum. Stout cymes of white flowers are carried in May followed by red fruit.

Viburnum rhytidophyllum ‘Variegatum’

Viburnum rhytidophyllum ‘Variegatum’
£15.50

This hardy, boldly textured, evergreen shrub grows to 5.5m+. The leaves are variegated cream and the flowers, white with prominent yellow stamens, are carried in 20cm cymes in April. Autumn brings clusters of  red to black fruit.

Viburnum sambucinum HWJ838-342

Viburnum sambucinum HWJ838-342
£15.50

Another rare, hardy, evergreen,this  large bush is fast growing and open in habit. The leaves are large with conspicuous venation. Broad cymes of white flowers are followed by red, flattened fruit. A dramatic Viburnum.

Viburnum taiwanianum CWJ12467

Viburnum taiwanianum CWJ12467
£14.50

A rare, semi-evergreen, small to medium sized shrub with 20cm, lanceolate leaves with impressed venation.Tubular white flowers with bright red buds produce red to black berries. Fabulous! New! N.Vietnam mountains.

Viburnum utile

Viburnum utile
£15.50

This hardy, evergreen shrub grows to 2.5-3m and has glossy leaves which are white beneath. Masses of white, scented flowers in rounded clusters are carried in April/May and  are followed by blue-black fruits. China.

Viburnum wilsonii

Viburnum wilsonii
£15.50

Rare, medium sized, hardy shrub with oval leaves. Young shoots bronze and autumn colours bronze-purple. Corymbs of white flowers in May-June. Clusters of bright red fruits make this a conspicuous shrub in winter. China. EH Wilson 1908.

Zanthoxylum acanthopodium

Zanthoxylum acanthopodium
£22.00

A small aromatic tree with splendid pinnate leaves which are heavily spined.  The new shoots emerge dark bronze and the yellow, bunched flowers grow along the spiky stem, followed by red fruit. Best in sun, it grows in rocky places and cliffs. Himalayas and Bhutan.

Zanthoxylum giraldii

Zanthoxylum giraldii
£18.50

A hardy, medium-sized tree with spines throughout. The foliage is aromatic and has brilliant autumn shades of gold and bronze in autumn. Tiny yellow flowers give way to red fruit clusters which contain peppercorns. Needs a sunny spot. China.

Zanthoxylum laetum WWJ11678

Zanthoxylum laetum WWJ11678
£28.00

This is a fantastic, small tree, with red veined emerging shoots. The mature leaves have red spines on the ribs, so who will check for us that they are actually aromatic? Red flowers in clusters followed by red fruit. New. N.Vietnam. Only one left.

Zanthoxylum oxyphyllum

Zanthoxylum oxyphyllum
£25.50

This hardy, shrubby species is covered in spines. The whol plant is aromatic, but especialy the roots. Tiny yellow flowers clusters give way to red fruit which can be used as pepper. This plant is somewhat rare in the species. Needs a sunny spot. Nepal, Bhutan

Zanthoxylum piperitum

Zanthoxylum piperitum
£18.50

This hardy, deciduous, medium sized shrub has attractive, aromatic, small pinnate leaves. Small green/yellow flowers are followed by reddish fruits which burst open to reveal black seeds used as pepper in Japan. Korea and Japan.

Zanthoxylum piperitum purple leaved

Zanthoxylum piperitum purple leaved
£22.00

This hardy, deciduous, medium sized shrub has attractive, small, pinnate, rich purple leaves. Small green/yellow flowers are followed by reddish fruit which burst open to reveal black seeds used as pepper in Japan. Japan and Korea.

Zanthoxylum simulans

Zanthoxylum simulans
£18.50

This rare, hardy, large shrub or tree has spiny branches and small, shiny green, pinnate leaves. Greenish flowers, which bloom in early summer,  are followed by red fruit.  China and Japan. Available later in 2018.

Zanthoxylum tri.. ?

Zanthoxylum tri.. ?
£18.50

This is a wild collected hardy tree, which I have had for many years. The glorious, large pinnate leaves are a shiny green.  The greenish yellow flowers are followed by red fruit which ripen to black. It has the usual large spines.

Zelkova variegata

Zelkova variegata
£25.00

This hardy, medium-sized, wide spreading tree has attractive flaky bark. It has superb, white variegated leaves, which turn pink to bronze in autumn. Very rare and beautiful. Japan.