Plants at Quercus

The plants we grow at Quercus have to be tough to cope with our position on the side of a hill at 850 feet. This means if they grow with us, they should grow with you.  We grow a wide of range of plants that will cope with many aspects and soil conditions, including dry shade, damp shade, wet soil, exposed conditions and clay soil. They really are plants for Scottish gardens.

So if you have an exposed garden on difficult soil we are the place to come for plants and advice. Part of my 37 years in horticulture included 15 years of  gardening and growing plants in exposed, windy conditions on clay in my previous personal garden. I call it gardening on the edge.

The style and use of plants is important too. Use plants that have texture, that look good in large swathes, knitted together with grasses  and shrubs to form a tapestry of colour and movement, plants that will stand up by themselves and not need support, that have a long season of interest, that are colourful or have  interesting foliage, flowers, seed heads through autumn and into winter, thus creating a garden that has interest all year.  

Our plant list on the website includes plants we generally have in stock, but it is advisable to contact the nursery just to make sure before you plan a trip if you a looking for a particular plant. We also have many more plants that we have limited numbers available, so again, if you are looking for something in particular, get in touch.  Over time we will add a database on the website that you can search with pricing and availability.

We are adding new plants to our collection all the time, so look out for new additions through the year  and when you visit the nursery.


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