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  • purple cordyline

    Purple Cordyline Seed

    Cordyline australis purpurea

    Purple Cordyline is of great use in pots on patios or in borders to give substance and architectural presence. It is hardy and prefers sun. Keep in a sheltered spot, out of cold winds and keep on the dry side through winter.

    £4.99£40.00 inc. VAT
  • Purple Leaved Mimosa Seed

    Acacia baileyana purpurea

    Purple Leaved Mimosa is a small tree/medium shrub. A bronze leaved version of Golden Mimosa, new growth is grey-purple-pink, contrasting with the very early yellow flowers. Very fine foliage casts only light shade. Needs a sheltered site, or to be grown in a conservatory

    £3.50 inc. VAT
  • Rose of Sharon

    Rose of Sharon Seed

    Hypericum calycinum

    Rose of Sharon is a dwarf evergreen shrub with large leathery leaves and golden flowers with long stamens all summer. It is an excellent ground-cover plant, suckering generously if kept shaded but can get a little out of control in full sun! Bits can be pulled up occasionally, and old stems chopped down, but otherwise doesn’t need much attention.

    £2.00£6.50 inc. VAT
  • Shining Gum Seed

    Eucalyptus nitens

    Shining Gum, Eucalyptus nitens makes a small tree in cooler climates with good young vigour. It has a jungly exotic appearance and the young growth stems are almost square. This tree makes a striking container plant and has some hardiness but requires a very sheltered position. Can be trimmed, but generally carefree. Doesn’t like being coppiced. Useful for floristry.

    £6.00£54.00 inc. VAT
  • Silver Leafed Mountain Gum Seed

    Eucalyptus pulverulenta

    Eucalyptus pulverulenta. Silver Leafed Mountain Gum is a well branched, medium-sized tree easy to control by pruning. The evergreen, juvenile foliage is glaucous silvery grey white and has been described as looking like a kebab! It rarely develops adult foliage. Bark is mostly smooth. Cream flowers occur when the tree is still young. This tree can be grown as a multi-stemmed specimen, but needs a sheltered spot.


    £3.25 inc. VAT
  • Silver Wattle

    Silver Wattle Seed

    Acacia dealbata

    Silver Wattle or Mimosa is a loose growing, small open evergreen tree or large shrub. It has ferny grey green leaves and scented yellow pompom flowers,  in the winter and early spring. It is often used by florists for winter colour and scent.  Mimosa is also a Champagne cocktail – champagne and chilled citrus juice, with or without Drambuie. Good for breakfast(so I’m told!) Mimosa can be grown outside in the southwest and on the south coast, but still really needs shelter.


    £4.50 inc. VAT
  • Small Leaved Gum

    Eucalyptus parvifolia

    An exceptionally hardy medium sized tree with an attractive peeling grey bark and willowy foliage. It produces small narrow blue-green leaves and its foliage is commonly used for flower arranging. This species makes an excellent specimen tree although it can be coppiced to good effect.

    £10.50 inc. VAT
  • Snow Gum

    Eucalyptus pauciflora

    Similar to Eucalyptus niphophila (which is often thought of as a subspecies) having a characteristic peeling green-grey and white bark. It has attractive white flowers, and aromatic evergreen foliage. Can be coppiced to form a multistem tree/shrub.

    £5.00 inc. VAT
  • Spinning Gum

    Eucalyptus perriniana

    A small hardy tree that has silvery leaves and a white, black blotched, stem. Bark on mature trees is shed in long strips. The leaves in young plants are round, encircling the stem, but become longer and thinner as the tree grows, developing their distinct glaucous bloom. Can be coppiced to encourage the young foliage which is used in flower arranging.

    £8.50 inc. VAT
  • Eucalyptus_robusta

    Swamp Mahogany Seed

    Eucalyptus robusta

    Swamp Mahogany is an unusual Eucalyptus in that it has  spongey, reddish brown bark which peels off in strips. The leaves are dark green, broad and evergreen. It flowers with creamy white fluffy flowers in autumn, which is quite useful for late insects. It is a long-lived tree and used for firewood, charcoal, coastal erosion control and pulp. It coppices successfully. Needs planting in a sheltered spot.

    £5.50 inc. VAT
  • sarcococca confusa

    Sweet Box Seed

    Sarcococca confusa

    Sarcococca or Sweet Box is a fantastically useful small evergreen shrub. It has a neat growth habit and produces small, feathery creamy white flowers in the depths of winter. These are highly sweetly scented. The black shiny berries that follow remain on the shrub until the following spring. Thrives in poorish dry soil and shade. Germination is sporadic, so patience is needed!


    £6.00 inc. VAT
  • Tasmanian Blue Gum

    Eucalyptus globulus

    To make a large specimen this tree requires the mildest of climates. In other situations it appears as a sparsely branched tree in tropical bedding schemes. Leaves on the young trees are silvery but as the tree matures they take on a blue-green hue. The source of the  “essential eucalyptus oil.” It will re-grow as a ‘Mallee’ i.e a multi-stem tree like a coppice, if chopped down to ground level.

    £2.00£7.50 inc. VAT
  • Tasmanian Snow Gum

    Eucalyptus coccifera

    A fast growing medium sized tree which can survive some winter frost. It has strikingly bloomy leaves and stems as it begins to mature.

    £8.50 inc. VAT
  • Tingiringi Gum

    Tingiringi Gum Seed

    Eucalyptus glaucescens

    Tingiringi Gum is a  fast growing evergreen with round, even, silver juvenile foliage used in floristry. It coppices well and is good for screening. Adult foliage is elongated, blue-green-silver and aromatic and this develops if the stems aren’t cut back. Like many Eucalyptus, the bark on mature trees shreds off revealing orange, grey, copper, white and grey streaks. Creamy flowers in autumn. Mallee form which is more shrub-like and multistem


    £2.50£14.00 inc. VAT
  • Eucalyptus urnigera

    Urn Gum/ Urn Pod Gum Seed

    Eucalyptus urnigera

    Eucalyptus urnigera, Urn Gum or Urn Pod Gum, is considered to be more decorative than E. gunnii. It makes a good specimen tree with silver-blue round juvenile and strap-like silver/grey-green adult leaves. Silver white bark matures to green-grey-white-gold-pink, mottled and peeling. Flowers are white in September from urn shaped buds and the seed cases are urn shaped too. The largest specimens grow in the warm damp weather of the Western Scottish Coast.

    £9.50 inc. VAT
  • Viburnum rhytidophyllum

    Viburnum Seed

    Viburnum rhytidophyllum

    Viburnum rhytidophyllum is a large handsome evergreen shrub with large elliptic corrugated and wrinkled leaves which are dark green above and grey felted beneath. The cream or pink flowers are borne in clusters in spring. The fruits are red, turning black and shiny as they ripen. A superb foliage plant especially on chalk soils. Maintenance-free, but a little light trimming can be done after flowering has finished, if the shrub is getting too big.

    £2.00 inc. VAT
  • Victorian Silver/ Buxton Gum

    Eucalyptus crenulata

    A medium sized evergreen tree which can be used as hedging or coppiced for floristry. Compact grey-green, wavy edged foliage turning to green with reddish hints as it matures. White, fluffy, scented flowers in spring. Smooth bark.

    £6.50 inc. VAT
  • Cotoneaster salicifolius

    Willowleaf Cotoneaster Seed

    Cotoneaster salicifolius

    Willowleaf Cotoneaster/Cotoneaster salicifolius makes a tall evergreen shrub or small tree, often multi-stemmed. It bears very heavy crops of spherical red shiny fruits in autumn, formed from white flowers in early summer. The glossy leaves are long and thin. This Cotoneaster is very useful as a screening plant and can be pruned into shape if necessary. It tolerates being planted in coastal areas, but can suffer leaf burn in very cold winds.


    £2.00 inc. VAT
  • Eucalyptus_gregsoniana

    Wolgan Snow Gum Seed

    Eucalyptus gregsoniana/ E. pauciflora nana

    Wolgan Snow Gum is a small tree with an open habit. It usually grows as a multi-stem or mallee but can be trained as a standard, single stemmed tree. Confusingly, it is also known as Eucalyptus pauciflora nana. Bright green buds, red/purple stems and long, narrow, grey drooping leaves make for an attractive addition to the garden. Whitish-grey bark peels off in ribbons. Flowers in spring, creamy white. Good in large containers and does well near the coast.

    £7.50 inc. VAT
  • Yellow Gum

    Yellow Gum Seed

    Eucalyptus johnstonii

    This is a pretty, hardy species with a reddish peeling bark and apple green leaves. It will create a large tree of over 20m if allowed to grow, even in cooler temperate climates and can cope with coastal conditions.

    £2.00£23.49 inc. VAT
  • Yellow Tree Lupin Seed

    Lupinus arboreus (Yellow)

    The tree lupin is a short lived evergreen shrub that can grow to 2m tall and whose flowers are yellow. They are delicately scented and flower throughout the summer producing bright dense clusters.

    £1.25 inc. VAT
  • Yucca

    Yucca filamentosa

    Yucca is an evergreen perennial with strap-like grey green leaves forming a stemless rosette. Eventually it will form a clump of rosettes. Flower spikes produced in late summer on older plants can be up to 2m high, carrying masses of creamy white, nodding, bell-shaped long lasting flowers. A striking, architectural plant.

    £6.50 inc. VAT