A very hardy, evergreen wattle.The blue-green leaves are often purple tinged when young on this small shrubby tree or bush. It carries globular, lemon flowers in racemes in late winter. It seems to be slow growing. It is a devil to propagate so rarely encountered! Australian mountains.
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 £25.00
This hardy, deciduous shrub has some of the best variegated leaves, sparkling with white blotches, that 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 £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 flabellatum (campbellii) yunnanense £25.00
A most beautiful, slender, small tree with deeply five-lobed leaves and distinctive red petioles. The new shoots are a very handsome red-bronze and the mature leaves are light gold turning green. Needs a sheltered spot. China.
Acer macranthum £25.00
A rare, small, hardy, deciduous tree. The small, five-lobed leaves turn brilliant bonfire reds and oranges in the autumn and the keys are also well coloured. Excellent for a small garden. Japan.
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 £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 pectinatum (campbellii fansipanensis) £28.00
A small tree with 3 to 5-lobed leaves on red petioles and similarly beautiful coloured emerging leaves. Absolutely stunning, especially in autumn with shades of orange and gold. China
Acer serrulatum (or oliveranum sub formosanum) £28.00
An extremely rare, small tree with five, long lobed leaves and the new shoots a bright, shiny, bronzey red. New growth in the summer is a pink red and the autumn colour is particularly spectacular. This Acer is dainty, colourful and beautiful. Taiwan mountains.
Acer sikkimense £32.00
For me, perhaps the most astonishing young red shoots I have ever seen. The leaves are the same colour when they emerge, gradually turning a shiny bronze before retaining their shine as they green. Unlike other cut leaf Acers, these leaves are entire. This is a small to medium sized tree which is semi-evergreen. Himalaya.
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 £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 £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 £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.
Alectryon excelsus £18.50
This is a wide, spreading, evergreen tree with glossy pinnate leaves, the fresh growth is paler with a reddish tinge. Tiny rusty red flowers, held in loose panicles give way to scarlet seed capsules which split to reveal shiny black seeds. It makes a wonderful specimen tree, but best in a sheltered spot. Very rare. New Zealand.
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.
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 £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 £22.00
This ‘Dutchman’s pipe’ is a vigorous climber and has the largest flower of the species, which 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 £15.50
This is a fairly hardy, erect, large 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 £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.
Azara uruguayensis £15.50
A tall, hardy and evergreen shrub, the glossy leaves are carried in pairs with conspicuous stipules, new shoots are bronzey. Yellow flowers are carried in hanging spikes on this rare and distinctive shrub. Uruguay.
Berberis glaucocarpa £15.50
A hardy, large, semi-evergreen shrub noted for the profusion of blue berries in autumn. Himalaya.
Berberis hypokerina £15.50
Rare, small shrub which forms a thicket of purple stems and holly-like leaves which are silver beneath. Autumn brings dark blue berries. An outstanding plant, not for chalk. Myanmar.