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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.
Mimosa, Silver Wattle
Pompom yellow mimosa flowers are produced on this evergreen tree against a backdrop of feathery foliage. In spring the scented, nectar-rich blooms provide a valuable source of food for bees and other insects. In mild parts of the UK, Acacia dealbata plants can be grown outdoors, making a brilliant specimen for sheltered borders. In frost prone areas grow acacia in containers, and move them to a frost free position in winter. Height: Up to 8m (26'). Spread: Up to 5m (16').More info
Australian Tree Fern
Feast your eyes on the extraordinary RHS AGM Australian Tree Fern! Long, finely cut fronds of up to 1.5m (5') unfurl from the crown in a truly magical display that adds drama to damp, shaded areas of the garden. Native to Australia, Dicksonia antarctica is hardy to around -5°C (23°F) and thrives in the relatively mild, wet climate of the UK. This slow growing species forms just 3cm of trunk per year, taking many years to reach its ultimate height of around 4m. A truly magnificent addition to a sheltered garden and makes the perfect specimen for woodland areas and exotic borders. Height and spread: 4m (13').More info
Phoenix canariensis, Canary Island Date PalmAn exotic looking palm tree for a British garden! The Phoenix Palm can happily be grown in a pot or container and incorporated into a patio display or placed in a border for a touch of the unusual. Also known as the Canary Island Date Palm, this plant will have its height limited to approximately 6 feet (182cm) if kept in a container, however in milder, sheltered areas it may be suitable to be planted directly into the ground where it can reach up to 5m (16') tall with a canopy of 3m (10') which will look truly amazing. Also suitable for growing in a conservatory, this winner of a RHS Award of Garden Merit is guaranteed to please, wherever it is located. More info
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