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  • Gorse

    Gorse Seed

    Ulex europaeus

    Gorse is a dense fiercely spiny shrub. In mild areas the yellow, pea-like flowers, smelling of coconut, are produced throughout the year but more usually they flower from March through to May. Brilliant for insects. The shrubs thrive on, and prefer, very poor light or stony soils. They can act as good pioneers, nursing other less tough plants until they’re big enough to survive. No maintenance necessary, but can be pruned quite hard (using armoured gloves!)

    £2.00£6.50 inc. VAT
  • Holly Seed

    Ilex aquifolium

    An evergreen shrub or tree that can be very long lived with leaves that are ovoid, shiny and generally spiky. In winter, bright red holly berries contrast beautifully with the dark green foliage. There are some varieties with yellow berries, and some with non-spikey leaves. Usually a male and a female tree are required to produce berries on the female. Very useful for hedging, it grows quite fast to begin with but slows down as it ages. It can be clipped into shape(carefully!)

    £1.69 inc. VAT
  • Ivy

    Hedera helix

    Common Ivy is adaptable and makes an excellent ground cover plant as well as being a good climber. Its evergreen leaves offer all year round green cover, and as such is used as a shelter and nesting site for small birds and insects. The scented spherical flower-heads offer a good source of nectar/pollen for late autumn flying insects and the blue-black berries are eaten through the late autumn and early winter by birds. Dipped in flour, the heads of berries were made into Christmas decorations by Victorian countryfolk.

    £3.50 inc. VAT
  • mahonia jap

    Japanese Mahonia Seed

    Japanese Mahonia is a large, architectural, evergreen shrub with  spikey leaves like holly but pinnate, on long stalks. It flowers from late autumn through the winter to early spring. The sprays of yellow flowers on upright or slightly lax stems are heavily scented. After flowering, blue berries are produced which can be eaten. Pruning isn’t usually necessary, but can be done in the spring. The wood tends to be bright yellow. It is a very useful addition to the winter garden and many different named varieties are available at nurseries. Shrubs from seed will be variable.

    £3.00£12.50 inc. VAT
  • Killarney Strawberry Tree

    Arbutus unedo

    The Strawberry Tree is a small evergreen tree or bushy shrub, with deep brown bark which peels off in shreds. Its red fruits and white flowers are produced simultaneously in the autumn. Lime tolerant and hardy, this little tree can withstand gales and the most inhospitable coastal conditions.

    £2.50£8.50 inc. VAT
  • Eucalyptus_kybeanensis

    Kybean Mallee Ash Seed

    Eucalyptus kybeanensis

    Kybean Mallee Ash is an ideal Eucalyptus for smaller UK gardens, relatively slow growing. It looks like an Olive but considerably hardier. Growing into an open, multi-stemmed tree, the Kybean has small, thin, silvery juvenile foliage and adult foliage that is long, thin and olive green. Bark is peeling chocolate brown with white stripes or sometimes smooth grey.

    £8.50 inc. VAT
  • Laurustinus

    Viburnum tinus

    An extremely popular evergreen, medium sized shrub with masses of glossy green leaves. The white-pink budded flowers are borne from late autumn to early spring. The egg shaped fruits are initially metallic blue but ripen to black. It makes an attractive hedge.

    £1.25 inc. VAT
  • lavenderhidcote

    Lavender “Hidcote” Seed

    Lavandula angustifolia "Hidcote"

    Lavender ‘Hidcote’ is a compact lavender growing to just over 0.5m with grey green leaves and stems. It is the classic ‘Old English Lavender’ used in cottage gardens. The highly scented violet flowers are borne in dense spikes in mid summer. Great for bees. After flowering, a light trim over with shears keeps the shrubs neat.

    £2.00£15.00 inc. VAT
  • Lawson Cypress

    Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

    A large conical tree which is a useful ornamental and makes an excellent evergreen hedge or screen even in exposed situations. Looks like Leylandii, but is slightly slower growing.

    £6.50 inc. VAT
  • Lemon Scented Gum Seed

    Corymbia/Eucalyptus citriodora

    Lemon Scented gum or Eucalyptus is grown as a shrub for its lemon scented, evergreen leaves, but in northern climes it is not hardy out of doors and is best used as a conservatory plant. In warm climates it is often planted outdoors.

    £2.50 inc. VAT
  • Ling Heather Seed

    Calluna vulgaris

    Ling Heather or Calluna vulgaris is a dwarf twiggy shrub that is often abundant on mountains and moorland. The petals are concealed by the familiar purple sepals from July into early autumn. Common in Europe and Asia Minor.

    £2.00£8.50 inc. VAT
  • Cowberry

    Lingonberry Seed

    Vaccinium vitis-idaea

    Lingonberry is a small evergreen shrub which flowers pink in May and June and the tiny berries ripen from August through to October. The plant is well known for attracting wildlife. When not in berry, it can be mistaken for Bilberry because of it’s similar foliage. It is the berry made popular by IKEA in their cafes – served with their famous meatballs.

    £2.50£56.00 inc. VAT
  • Littleleaf Cotoneaster

    Cotoneaster microphyllus

    A dwarf evergreen shrub with elliptic leaves that are usually less than 1cm long. Tiny white flowers give way to small deep red berries in autumn. Its habit is to grow in a low mound.

    £1.99 inc. VAT
  • Mahonia Seed

    Mahonia japonica

    One of the most ornamental of the evergreen shrubs. It has deep green leaves made up of 7 to 19 leaflets and spikes of highly scented yellow flowers.

    £2.50 inc. VAT
  • Milkflower Cotoneaster

    Cotoneaster lacteus

    A medium sized evergreen shrub with large oval leathery leaves which are grey-woolly beneath. The flowers in spring and early summer are milky white and followed by large clusters of small red berries which last well into mid winter.

    Makes a good informal hedge, and when grown as a single stem, makes a useful evergreen tree for a small garden.

    £2.00£5.00 inc. VAT
  • Mountain Gum

    Eucalyptus dalrympleana

    Mountain Gum is an attractive fast growing medium sized tree which is extremely hardy. Sometimes it is known as White Mountain Gum. It has a handsome patchwork bark that becomes white with age. In young specimens the evergreen leaves can be a bronzy colour, maturing to grey-green. Can be coppiced happily

    £7.50 inc. VAT
  • Myrtle Beech

    Nothofagus cunninghamii

    Myrtle Beech is an evergreen tree from Tasmania that needs to grow in areas with relatively mild winters but it can stand coastal areas well. It has tiny leaves which are bright, mid green and triangular. The fruits are tiny nutlets which take several months to mature.

    £1.99£14.85 inc. VAT
  • new zealand flax

    New Zealand Flax Seed

    Phormium tenax

    New Zealand Flax, Phormium, is a very striking evergreen shrub with foliage that forms clumps of rigid sword like leaves between 1 and 3m long. Bronze red flowers on panicles up to 4m long in summer. Highly resistant to sea winds and forms an excellent windbreak. The seed looks as if it is covered in black foil, very shiney but papery too.

    £7.50£16.00 inc. VAT
  • New Zealand Purple Flax Seed

    Phormium tenax atropurpureum

    Purple New Zealand Flax is a very striking evergreen shrub with purple – bronze foliage that forms clumps of rigid sword like leaves between 1 and 3m long. It has bronze red flowers on panicles up to 4m long in summer. It is highly resistant to sea winds and forms an excellent windbreak.

    £6.50£28.00 inc. VAT
  • Eucalyptus nicholii

    Nichol’s Eucalyptus Seed

    Eucalyptus nicholii

    Nichol’s Eucalyptus or Nichol’s Peppermint Leaved Eucalyptus has attractive fine blue-green, willow-like, weeping evergreen foliage, which can be quite dense. The bark is deeply fissured on mature trees but red and shaggy on younger branches. It forms a small tree but can be pruned and even coppiced successfully. Like most Eucalyptus, it has white flowers in late summer and aromatic leaves. It prefers a sheltered position and is suitable for Bonsai.

    £20.00 inc. VAT
  • Oregon Grape

    Oregon Grape Seed

    Mahonia aquifolium

    Oregon Grape is a small evergreen shrub with spikey pinnate leaves with 5 to 13 leaflets which often turn red in winter. Its rich yellow flowers open in early spring borne on racemes which are in clusters. The autumn berries are a black-blue colour. Can be grown successfully as a low informal but protective hedge, prune after flowering

    £2.50 inc. VAT
  • Pacific Madrona Seed

    Arbutus menziesii

    Pacific madrona is an evergreen tree. It is often multi-stemmed, with rich rust-coloured peeling bark which can be used to make a tea. Silvery green persistent leaves and cream ericaceous-type spring flowers followed by red berries. Grows on coastal sites in Northern California and towards Vancouver, but not far south.

    £4.50 inc. VAT
  • Portugal Laurel

    Prunus lusitanica

    A large evergreen shrub or small tree. Dark green leaves with reddish stalks are augmented by small white flowers borne on racemes in early summer. The fruits are small and red gradually turning dark purple. It is tolerant of chalk soils. Can be pruned into shape to make a formal or informal hedge.

    £1.49£3.19 inc. VAT
  • Privet Seed

    Ligustrum vulgare

    This Privet forms a medium sized semi evergreen shrub with dark green lance shaped leaves. The small off-white flowers appear in summer and are followed by long clusters of conspicuous round black fruits in the autumn. This should not be confused with the hedging Privet, (Ligustrum ovalifolium), although they can be used for the same purposes.

    £4.50 inc. VAT