Trees and Shrubs
The Quirky Bird says:
Trees and shrubs add height, all year interest and structure and form to the garden, providing habitat for birds and wild life. Even in winter when perennials have died down they provide interest especially if you choose evergreens, plants with interesting, colourful bark or berries and cones.
Trees and shrubs are available from 1 litre up to trees 45 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 trees and shrubs 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.
Berberis x stenophylla
Vigorous shrub with, spine-
A spiny medium-
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea
A vigorous, bushy deciduous shrub with rounded, deep reddish-
Betula nana 'Glengarry'
A prostrate dwarf birch with shiny, red copper-
Buddleia davidii 'Pixie Red'
A deciduous shrub with long arching branches tipped with long slender panicles of
flowers which are a rich plummy-
Buddleja ‘Lochinch’ AGM
A really lovely, compact Buddleja with well-
Buxus sempervirens ‘Blauer Heinz’
Box plants with noticeably blue-
H 2m, S 1m. 3L pot £10.95
Essential for the winter garden with their vibrant winter stems.
Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’ AGM
Hardy, deciduous shrub with two seasons of interest. Dark-
Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ AGM
Cornus kousa ‘Melanie’
A new cultivar with very attractive, sharp-
H 4m. 12L pot £25.00
Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’
Slender, vibrant, apricot-
H 70cm, S 70cm. 5L pot £19.95
Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea’ AGM
A robust, strong growing plant with vibrant green stems in winter. Tolerant of a wide range of conditions and will happily sit in wet ground, even coping with total submersion for a limited time. H 1.5m, S 1.5m. 2L pot £9.95
Cotoneaster adpressus 'Little Gem'
A beautiful low mounded groundcover shrub with dark green leaves on tightly held
Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’
Dwarf version of the well know shrub with dense bushy habit, dark green leaves and curious winged bark that doesn’t look anything special in summer but is simply outstanding in autumn when the whole plant turns brilliant scarlet before leaf fall. Any well drained soil in full sun or light shade.
H 1.2m. 2L pot £9.95
Large conical shrub with brilliant autumn colour, bronzed purple-
Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald and Gold’
Forsythia 'Gold Rush'
A deciduous shrub with mid-
This Fuchsia has tiny tiny leaves and miniscule flowers on upright branches. An unusual and colourful shrub which is great in containers for summer interest. I find it needs a bit of winter protection up here, but it can survive outdoors all year in a sheltered corner.
H 60cm, S 30cm. 1L pot £5.50
A dwarf evergreen shrub spreading indefinitely, with rounded leathery leaves, aromatic
when crushed and turning reddish in winter. Small, bell-
Hamamelis X intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ AGM
A lovely cultivar with superb large, deep yellow flowers that appear fairly late in early spring on the bare wood. Originating at the Arnold Arboretum, USA in the 1960’s. Prefers acid to neutral humus rich soil and light shade. H 5m. 5L pot £48.00
Hebe buchananii ‘Minor’
A compact, spreading shrub covered in white flowers in early summer. With evergreen mid green leaves this plant is ideal for a trough, pot ot front of the border. H 10 cm, S 30cm. 9cm pot £4.00
Hebe ‘Great Orme’
A lovely shrub with narrow mid-
Spreading dwarf shrub with grey green leaves and yellow flowers like crepe paper.
Flowering in early summer and thriving in well-
This rock rose has bright rosy – pink flowers that appear in early summer and go
on right through until August. Our plants in the nursery are always covered in flowers,
a real eye-
A large deciduous shrub with narrow, willow-
Hollies are invaluable plants for a wide range of situations and make excellent specimen trees or an excellent hedge for sheltering more tender plants. Their tough leathery leaves are salt tolerant, and the green varieties make a great backdrop for a host of more colourful plants.
“Holly” The native evergreen tree which feeds the birds with its berries and is well used at Christmas. In the garden it provides excellent hedging, makes a good structural plant and a good back ground to other plants in the border. H 6m, S 4m. 2L pot £9.95
Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’ AGM
Dark green spiny leaves and broad white margination on a columnar female tree that bears abundant scarlet berries. Very attractive and eventually attaining a height of over 10m. 2L pot £12.95
Ilex crenata ‘Convexa’
Mahonia media ‘Charity’
An upright evergreen shrub with pinnate leaves composed of up to 21 lance-
A dense, slow-
Parahebe catarractae ‘Delight’ AGM
Easy and very pretty, dainty little shrub with serrated evergreen leaves and small
lax spires of lilac blue and white flowers over a very long period. For full sun
and shelter in free-
Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'
This lovely mock orange is smothered with highly fragrant, single, cup-
Philadelphus coronarius ‘Aureus’ AGM
Lovely compact shrub with fresh golden yellow leaves, especially in spring. In summer
the plant produces clusters of single fragrant, creamy white flowers which are highlighted
well by the foliage. Grow in semi-
Prunus incisa 'Kojo-
A unique dwarf cherry with twisted stems providing all year-
H 2m, S 1.2m. 2L pot £12.95
Rhododendron 'Artic Tern'
A small Rhododendron with crowded trusses of pure white flowers with a slightly green
throat. Leaves are light green and narrow. A most unusual late flowering compact
dwarf for May-
Rhododendron (deciduous Azalea) ‘Berryrose’
Knap Hill and Exbury azaleas are vigorous deciduous azaleas mid-
A dwarf evergreen Rhododendron with small, aromatic leaves and widely funnel-
Rhododendron luteum (deciduous Azalea)
This Rhododendron has medium sized, lovely scented, pure yellow flowers from May to June. A deciduous shrub, the foliage turns brilliant autumn shades of red and orange before dropping off for winter. In spring new foliage can often be pink tinged as it emerges from the buds.
H 3m, S 2m. 2L pot £12.50
Rhododendron (Azalea) ‘Mother’s Day’
A spreading dwarf evergreen azalea with dark, glossy foliage, bronzed in winter,
Rhododendron (deciduous Azalea) ‘Persil’
Knap Hill and Exbury azaleas are vigorous deciduous azaleas mid-
Rhododendron (deciduous Azalea) ‘Satan’
Knap Hill and Exbury azaleas are vigorous deciduous azaleas and 'Satan' has mid-
Rhododendron ‘Scarlet Wonder’
A compact evergreen Rhododendron with small dark, ribbed leaves and lax trusses of
bright deep red flowers, with rather frilled corolla lobes, in mid-
A prostrate, dwarf evergreen Rhododendron with glossy, dark green leaves which may
turn bronze in winter whilst the young leaves have a reddish colour. Pale yellow,
Rhododendron yak 'Golden Torch'
A compact, evergreen shrub with neat foliage and rounded mounds of bell-
Ribes sanguineum 'Pulborough Scarlet'
A vigorous arching deciduous rose with mid-
A vigorous medium-
Rosa 'Alfred Carriere' climber
Gorgeous fragrant, fully double, white to pale pink flowers from July to September
and light green leaves. This reliable, repeat-
Rosa 'Blanche Moreau' shrub
Lovely pure white full blooms open from buds covered with brownish moss. An upright shrub rose with dark green leaves.
H 1.2m, S 90cm. 4L pot £11.95
Rosa 'Sarah Van Fleet' shrub
Blooms on this rose are a clear mid pink with a centre of golden yellow stamens. Foliage is dark green on a bushy plant with plenty of thorns making this an ideal rose to use as a hedge. Very tough making it perfect for exposed gardens. Hardy. H 120cm, S 100cm. 4L pot £11.95
Rose 'Danse Du Feu' climber
A repeat flowering climbing rose with small clusters of slightly scented, dark red blooms produced repeatedly throughout the summer into the autumn. Foliage is an attractive green tinted bronze. Can be grown up a north facing wall. Hardy with good disease resistance.
Rose 'Golden Showers' climber
Very useful large, semi-
Rose 'Handel' climber
This climber has dark stems and glossy, dark green foliage. The flowers are large,
This rose has large clusters of double, pure white flowers, sometimes tinged with pink in late summer. It flowers continuously from early in the season, often well into winter. H1.5m, S 1m. 4L pot £11.95
Rose 'Pretty Polly'
This is a very pretty Patio rose, with prolific clusters of small, lightly scented, loosely double soft pink flowers with deeper pink backs, covering the plant from late spring to the frosts. The foliage is healthy and glossy dark green, on a neat, domed plant. A favourite with bees.
H 50cm, S 50cm. 4L pot £11.95
Rose 'Velvet Fragrance'
A large flowering Hybrid tea rose with Intensely fragrant, old-
Salix alba 'Golden Ness'
Grown for its superb winter stem colour as the name suggests, a glorious golden colour in winter. These stems give the best colour if the plant is coppiced each spring. It looks particularly good when planted alongside streams or ponds and is ideal for use in a winter garden or with black or dark purple plants for a real colour contrast. H 10m, S 8m. 2L pot £9.95
Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys'
I love this willow for its dark catkins in late winter and spring which open to white,
red and black. Very gothic! Despite its messy growth habit, it is worth growing along-
Sambucus racemosa ‘Black Lace’
“Sweet Box”. A bushy evergreen shrub with glossy, deep green, wavy ovate leaves and
in winter, inconspicuous, very sweetly scented, creamy-
Skimmia japonica 'Kew Green'
A compact, dome-
H 1m S 1.5m. 2L pot £12.95
Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'
A small, bushy evergreen shrub with dark green, elliptic leaves and panicles of red buds, showy in late winter, open to fragrant white flowers in early spring. Ideal for containers or the front of a border. H 1m, S 1m. 2L pot £9.95
Spiraea x arguta
“Bridal wreath” A plant from my child hood garden, planted for its profuse white, spring flowers. Ideal for growing towards the back of the border, where it can make a soft green background for other plants after its lavish spring display of pure white flowers in neat crowded clusters. Bushes tolerate hard pruning, which helps keep the spreading growth to more manageable proportions. H 2.5m, S 2.5m. 3L pot £10.95
Syringa meyeri ‘Paladin’
This syringa has abundant panicles of fragrant, lavender pink flowers in late spring and early summer and oval, dark green leaves. Korean lilac is ideal for a sunny, well drained shrub or mixed border. Compact and slow growing it's perfect for the smaller garden or where space is limited.
H 1.5m. 2L pot £12.95
“Gorse” The native shrub with dense, dark green shoots and vicious spines giving
the appearance of an evergreen. From March to May and often late summer a dazzling
feast of colour is given by the fragrant pea-
A dense, bushy, deciduous shrub with ovate, toothed dark-
Viburnum davidii AGM
Architectural, low domed shrubs with glossy evergreen, ribbed leaves, red petioles, white flowers and metallic blue berries on female plants in winter. Prefers light shade and moist soil and continues to look good throughout the year. Really beautiful when covered in winter rime.
H 1.2m, S 1m. 2L pot £12.95
Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii'
A large deciduous shrub with wide-
Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price'
A large bushy evergreen covered with white flowers through winter, which makes this
an ideal specimen for the garden. Flowers are pink in bud and the plant will tolerate
shade. A great all-
Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’
Another winter flowering shrub, producing scented pink flowers through the winter months on bare stems. Deeply veined leaves cover the shrub through spring and summer, often with good autumn colour. H 2.5m, S 1.5m. 2L pot £12.95
Viburnum x burkwoodii
A lax evergreen shrub with glossy dark green, ovate leaves and highly fragrant white or pale pink flowers in mid and late spring. Plant in sun and most soils. H 2.5m, S 1.5m. 2L pot £12.95
A carpeting, evergreen plant that is extremely tolerant of dry shade with attractive single blue flowers over nice dark green leaves. Great ground cover for bankings and shady places. H 10cm, S 1m. 2L pot £7.00
Vinca minor f. alba ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ AGM
A white star in the deep gloaming! Carpeting, evergreen plant that’s extremely tolerant
of dry shade with attractive, single, white flowers over nice dark-
Vinca minor 'Flore Plena'
A carpeting, evergreen plant that is extremely tolerant of dry shade. Slightly different from the species with attractive double blue flowers over nice dark green leaves. Great ground cover for bankings and shady places. H 10cm, S 1m. 2L pot £7.00
Yucca filimentosa 'Variegata'
The variegated foliage of this evergreen shrub will provide year-
Acer platanoides AGM
A large, round headed, fast-
A conical tree with glossy dark green leaves. Pendent yellow-
Amelanchier lamarkii AGM
A super little tree with beautiful coral pink leaves and a profusion of small white flowers in spring. This is followed in autumn by a spectacular display of orange and red autumn finery. Will tolerate wet soil. Excellent for small gardens giving colour in spring and autumn.
H 4m, S 2m. 10L pot £25.00
Tough, graceful trees that are tolerant of a wide range of conditions, including exposure and poor soils.
A vigorous, narrowly upright birch from North America with peeling, whitish-
Betula pendula AGM
Our indigenous silver birch is a beautiful and graceful tree that has much to commend it as a garden tree. Peeling, white bark with darker fissures on the trunk and stems, gives rise to pendent, purplish, twiggy stems. Perfect used as a specimen tree, in group planting or as a screen. Leaves turn yellow in autumn. H25m. 3L pot £9.95
Betula ‘Royal Frost’
A stunning tree with rich royal-
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii
The Himalayan birch is a wide-
Betula utilis ‘Wakehurst Place Chocolate’
A rare, and very beautiful, variety of the Chinese birch with large, oval, glossy,
Corylus avellane ‘contorta’
“Corkscrew hazel”. This hazel grows into a large deciduous shrub or small tree with highly contorted and twisted branches. The leaves are broadly ovate and pendent yellow male catkins appear in late winter and early spring; useful for winter flower arrangements and very attractive in winter.
H3m, S 3m. 5L pot £35.95
Nyssa sylvatica AGM
Broadly conical with drooping lower branches. Glossy, dark-
A small Japanese flowering cherry with a very columnar habit making it ideal for smaller gardens. In late April and May almond scented double pink flowers appear. Grow in full sun and well drained rich soil. H 6m, S 2m. 10L pot £48.00
Prunus 'Fragrant Cloud'
This lovely flowering cherry produces masses of semi-
H 6m. 10L pot £48.00
A small deciduous tree with a spreading habit. Leaves are coppery when young, turning deep orange in autumn. Single vivid deep pink flowers 1.5cm in width are borne in profusion. H 7m, S 6m. 10L pot £48.00
Prunus 'Pink Perfection'
A small, spreading flowering cherry with clusters of frilly, double pink flowers in spring. The foliage is bronze and green in spring, turning mid green then with bursts of red and orange in autumn. Tolerant of most soils except very wet. H 5m. 10L pot £48.00
One of my favourite small trees with its outstanding smooth and shiny bark which makes it a great specimen to grow for autumn and winter interest. Small white flowers appear in late April. Grow in sun to illuminate the bark. H 10m. 20L pot £48.00
Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis'
A beautiful small tress that flowers on and off from November to March, although I find on our more expose hill it doesn’t start flowering until January at the very earliest. Its white or pink flowers appearing up the branches adding interest to the garden on dark winter days. It usually has good autumn.
H 8m. 10L pot £35.00
Sorbus ‘Joseph Rock’ AGM
“Japanese Elm”. A deciduous tree with a short trunk and large crown of branches. Covered in alternate leaves and insignificant flowers in summer. Worth growing for something a wee bit different. H 30m. 5L pot £15.00