Conifers, Bamboo, Climbers
The Quirky Bird says:
Conifers and Bamboos are some of those groups of plants that alternates between being fashionable or not. Whatever the fashion they provide valuable evergreen colour and structure to the garden. Climbers add vertical interest and with careful choosing provide interest through the year.
Plants are available from 1 litre up to 5 litre pots. They can be planted at any time of year as long as the ground isn’t frozen or water logged. In summer water plants regularly until established.
Below is our current list of conifers, bamboos and climbers in stock. With nearly 100 new additions across the whole plant list hopefully you will find something for your own garden. There are other pot sizes available for some of them and some plants are not listed as we have limited numbers. If you are looking for something not on the list, please get in touch. I will be adding more in the spring once I know what other plants we will have available.
A very distinctive, small, conical tree with bristly stems of shiny, dark-
H 12m, S 3m. 5L pot £20.00
Cedrus deodara ‘Aurea’ AGM
A tree with soft, pendulous branches, clothed in golden to greenish yellow needle
like foliage. It combines well with perennials, shrubs and other evergreens and enjoys
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Columnaris Glauca'
One of the best upright blue Lawson's with fragrant, blue-
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Minina Glauca'
An attractive compact, dwarf conifer with blue green foliage. Ideal for alpine troughs,
pots, and alpine beds. Grow in sun and well-
H 60cm, S 60cm. 3L pot £10.95
Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans'
Deceptivly soft, feathery foliage which is green in summer and then turns bronze in winter. Ideal in a mixed border in sun.
6 m in 20 years, S 3m. 3L pot £10.95
Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Carpet’ AGM
A robust, very effective, steely blue ground-
Height 30cm, spread 2 to 3 m over 10 years. 3L pot £9.95
Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'
A small dwarf conifer that eventually forms a mound of bright steely blue foliage all year round. Ideal for pots or small gardens.
H 50cm, S 50cm. 3L pot £9.95
Juniperus squamata 'Loderi'
Metasequoia glyptostroboides AGM
A beautiful, fast-
Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Gold Rush’
A lovely form with delicate, filigree leaves that remain gold throughout the summer, ending in an autumn display of orange and golden tints. Soft, flaky, cinnamon bark. Ideal for planting near water as it enjoys moist conditions. Eventually forming a large tree that needs a significant bit of space!
H 6m. 3L pot £45.00
“Norway Spruce” A large pyramidal evergreen conifer that is native to the mountains
of northern and central Europe east to the Urals. It is noted for its rapid growth.
Primary branches are slightly upturned but secondary branches become pendulous as
the tree matures. Branches are clad with spirally-
Picea abies nidiformis
A classic, slow growing conifer which has bright green fresh needles each spring. These turn olive green through the summer as the plant grows into a low, flat topped mound. An interesting specimen for year round colour in full sun or part shade at the front of a border, in a gravel garden or in a container on a sunny patio. Height 1.2m. 3L pot £10.95
Picea glauca 'Alberta Globe'
Superb very slow growing, small conifer, ideal for alpine gardens or containers.
With its dome shape and apple-
Picea glauca 'Conica'
A very slow growing Alberta spruce with bright green foliage which grows in a perfect conical shape. Perfect structure in the garden as a specimen or in a border. H 2m, S 1m. 3L pot £15.95
Pinus mugo var. Mughus
A hardy, mound shaped pine with upward growing branches. Long needles are a rich,
dark green in thick bunches with solitary or small clusters of reddish-
“Bhutan Pine”, a large broad-
A low, compact, spreading conifer which has dark green foliage in summer, which turns
H 50cm, S 1.2m. 3L pot £10.95
Taxus baccatta 'David'
A newer variety that resembles the irish yew, being upright and narrow in profile and slow growing. The new growth is bright gold, fading slightly as it ages. H 1.2m, S 30cm. 3L pot £10.95
Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aurea'
This is a handsome slow growing conifer which forms a naturally neat columnar shape without any need for trimming. It’s compact upright growth forms a dense column of green eaves edged with bright gold. It is ideal as a specimen plant to add height or structure to a mixed bed or in containers while small.
H 3m, S 60cm. 1L pot £6.50
Taxus baccata 'Repandens'
A widely spreading, robust selection of English yew with undulating branches with
Thuya occidentalis 'Danica'
Thuja plicata 'Goldy'
A bright gold conical conifer, great as a specimen in mixed borders or ideal for
small garden hedges with only 15cm growth a year. Grow in sun and well-
Thuya occidentalis 'Tiny Tim'
A very slow growing dwarf conifer eventually forming a globe with soft, feathery evergreen foliage. This is emerald green and tightly packed and can be trimmed lightly to give a more formal appearance. An excellent structural plant for the small garden that will never outgrow its space. Plant in full sun or partial shade at the front of beds and borders. Good for raised beds, rock and gravel gardens, also pots and containers.
H 100cm, S 100cm. 3L pot £9.95
Fargesia ‘Black Pearl’
A great clumping bamboo with dense foliage and almost black canes. This quick growing bamboo will produce number of new shoots each year.
H 4m. 2L pot £15.95
Climber and Wall Plants
Chaenomeles speciosa 'Gisha Girl'
A compact deciduous shrub with semi-
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Nivalis’
Chaenomeles x superba ‘Pink Lady’ AGM
H 1.5m, S 2m. 7.5L pot £12.00
Clematis ‘Rouge Cardinal’
A lovely Clematis with single, velvety crimson flowers to 15cm across with creamy-
Cheerful, yellow, lantern-
H 4.5m, S 3m. 2L pot £9.95
Hedera helix ‘Buttercup’
Neat, slow growing Ivy with bright golden yellow foliage that excels in full sun,
light green in shade and so is invaluable as a well behaved self-
Hedera helix 'Minima'
Although it makes an eye-
Hedera hibirnica 'Rona'
How exciting to have a plant with the same name as me, and the same more unusual spelling of Rona too! A medium sized, wide classic lobed ivy leaf, the young growth is marbled cream and green, taking on purple tinges in winter. Excellent as an evergreen climber or as ground cover. I grew this very successfully as ground cover on the edge of a patio on top of a drystone dyke in very poor soil in my last garden.
H 4m. 9cm pot £7.50
Vigorous twining climber with pale green hops from late summer into autumn. Plants grow vigerously in one season before dying away completely in winter only to reappear the following spring. Requires sun or light shade and shelter. Invaluable for scrambling up through mature shrubs and over fences.
H 6m. 1L pot £5.50
Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’ AGM
Vigorous twining climber that can attain great height in a single season before dying away completely in winter only to reappear the following spring. This variety has bright golden leaves right through summer, very striking. Requires sun or light shade and shelter. Invaluable for scrambling up through mature shrubs and over fences. H 6m. 3L pot £10.95
This is a reliable evergreen climber with dark green leaves and clusters of tubular
Lonicera periclymenum ‘Belgica’
Early honeysuckle, flowering in May and June and repeating later with pale-
H 5m. 3L pot £10.95
Lonicera periclymenum ‘Graham Thomas’ AGM
A large twining, deciduous climber with oval, dark green leaves and terminal clusters
of fragrant, white and golden-
H. 8m. 3L pot £10.95
Lonicera periclymenum ‘Serotina’ AGM
This usefully late honeysuckle produces highly fragrant flowers from July to October.
The tubular flowers are an intense red outside and pale-
'Scottish Flame Flower'. A perennial climber with attractive dark green leaves and