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Trees - ever fancied growing one in your garden, but worried about it getting too big? They're not all giants and our range features deciduous and evergreen trees for all sizes of garden. Some can even be grown in large containers on the patio.
Heptacodium miconioides (Large Plant)
Seven Son Flower Tree
Heptacodium is an unusual shrub for the garden; it may look exotic, but plants are fully hardy and there are plenty of reasons to grow one in your garden. The late summer blooms are creamy-white and deeply fragrant, and even when they fall, they leave behind colourful, pink-coloured calyxes. The foliage is also attractive hanging in elegant pairs of glossy green leaves.
Heptacodium miconioides can be grown either as a shrub or compact, manageable tree in the garden, so is ideal for small gardens. Plants are quick-growing and easy to maintain. Height: 6m (20’). Spread 3m (10’).More info
Olive Tree (Standard)
Olea europaeaThese slow growing, self fertile, evergreen trees are normally associated with the Mediterranean but you can now grow these highly decorative plants very successfully in the UK. Attractive grey-green foliage atop a tall slender stem makes this Olive Tree standard an elegant and modern addition to the garden. In long, hot summers the small fragrant flowers are followed by smooth green fruits. Olive trees can be grown in very sheltered gardens or large containers, and make an attractive and productive addition to the patio. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 50cm (20"). Supplied height: 90-100cm (35-39"). More info
Leyland Cypress 'Castlewellan' (Large Plant)
× Cuprocyparis leylandii 'Galway Gold', x Cupressocyparis, Cupressus leylandii
The Leyland Cypress is a popular choice for hedging in the UK, as it is fast-growing and evergreen, making a useful screening plant. Leyland Cypress ‘Castlewellan’ has golden foliage, which is a real eye-catcher and makes a striking evergreen specimen plant. The feathery foliage is accompanied by small, round cones later in summer.
This well known conifer can grow to 12 metres, but will take 20 years or more to reach this height. Leylandii can be clipped as a hedge, as long as this done regularly. Height: up to 25m (80’). Spread: 5m (15’).More info
Thuja occidentalis 'Mirjam' (Large Plant)
ArborvitaeThis dwarf conifer forms a neat evergreen globe that will add structure to the garden all year round. The golden foliage of Thuja occidentalis 'Mirjam' takes on shades of burnt-orange, bronze and green during the winter months when there is little colour elsewhere in the garden. This compact evergreen makes a lovely specimen for a rockery or patio container, needing no maintenance whatsoever from year to year. Height and spread: 90cm (36"). More info
Pomegranate - Exotic Seed Collection
The Pomegranate forms a neat bush which can be grown outdoors in a warm position, either as a free-standing shrub or fan-trained against a wall. The rich red blooms which have silky scarlet petals are very decorative, and are followed by the fleshy Pomegranate fruits which are absolutely delicious!
Easy and quick to grow in any good compost, and in a position of good sunlight. Will need to be kept warm to ensure fruiting. May also need winter protection in cool regions. Height 3m (10ft).
Please note that due to the nature of our exotic range of seeds, some varieties are more challenging and may require more care and patience to grow than other less exotic varieties. However we wish you every success and hope you agree that they are definitely worth the effort.More info
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