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Exotic Plants


Renowned for their showy blooms and lush foliage, our superb range of unusual and exotic plants are excellent for lending a tropical feel to your garden. Exotic-looking plants are often thought of as tender and difficult to maintain but some are very hardy in the UK! Try growing these great-value exotic flowers in borders, conservatories, or in patio containers as feature plants.

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Tree Fern, Australian Tree Fern

Dicksonia antarctica

The Australian Tree Fern makes an extraordinary sight! Long, finely cut fronds of up to 1.5m (5’) unfurl from the crown in a truly magnificent 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 RHS AGM species forms only 3cm of trunk per year, taking many years to reach its ultimate height of around 4m. A truly exciting addition to a sheltered garden and perfect for woodland areas and exotic borders. Supplied in 2 litre pot or as a 90cm (3ft) trunk. Height and spread: 4m (13’).
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    • 1 tree fern 90cm trunk

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    • 1 tree fern plant in 2 litre pot

    • Despatch: By end of May 2017
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    • £19.99
    • 1 tree fern with 15cm trunk

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    • £39.99
    • 2 tree fern plants in 2 litre pots

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    • 2 tree ferns with 15cm trunk

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Campsis x tagliabuana 'Indian Summer' (Large Plant)

Trumpet Vine, Trumpet Creeper

The trumpet vine or trumpet creeper Campsis x tagliabuana 'Indian Summer' might look exotic and tropical, but is incredibly easy to grow, simply needing a south-facing wall to climb, or a sheltered pergola to creep over. From May to September it will be covered in orange flowers. Height: 1.5m (5ft). Supplied in a 1 litre pot. More info
    • 1 campsis plant in 1 litre pot

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    • £16.99 £13.99
    • 2 campsis plants in 1 litre pots

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Bird of Paradise Flower

Strelitzia reginae

Admired for their exotic blooms, resembling birds with bright plumage, which make vibrant, long lasting cut flowers. The stately blue green, deeply ribbed foliage makes an attractive foil for their magnificent flowers. Exquisite specimens for the greenhouse and conservatory, or for a bright windowsill indoors. Move them outside during summer for a striking talking point on the patio! Height: 2m (78") Spread: 1m (39") Pot grown plant supplied.
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    • 1 bird of paradise plant in 9cm pot

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    • £14.99
    • 2 bird of paradise plants in 9cm pots

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    • £29.98 £24.98

Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen' (Large Plant)

Trumpet Vine, Trumpet Creeper

Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen' is a remarkable, fast-growing climber, producing striking trumpet-shaped flowers during late summer. This plant may appear tropical but it is actually hardy in the UK and easy to grow.

Trumpet Vine is an impressive climbing plant and once established, will thrive on neglect, so it is perfect for lazy or busy gardeners. Campsis is an ideal choice to cover walls and fences and it climbs by aerial roots, sometimes reaching up to 12m (39') tall! An alternative option is to grow Campsis 'Madame Galen' in large patio containers. Height: up to 12m (39’). Spread: 3m (9.8’).

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    • 1 campsis plant in 2 litre pot

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    • £19.99
    • 2 campsis plants in 2 litre pots

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Trachelospermum 'Pink Shower'

Star Jasmine

A Star Jasmine with candy pink flowers that will add a new colour choice to your climbing selection. Trachelospermum ‘Pink Showers’ is a great climbing plant that offers evergreen foliage and a hardy performance every year, but instead of the normal white flowers, this variety has pretty pink! Just as fragrant and perfect for growing against walls and hedges or on an obelisk in a large patio pot too. Height: 300c m (118"). Spread: 300cm (118") More info
    • 1 trachelospermum plant in 7cm pot

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    • 2 trachelospermum plants in 7cm pots

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Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern, Hard Fern

If you like Dicksonia tree ferns but find them too large or expensive, why not try this new alternative? This dwarf Brazilian tree fern has only recently been introduced to the UK and is sure to be the next big thing for the home gardener. The compact plants are ideal for patio pots and thrive in low light, so they're great for giving an exotic touch to your garden. Young fronds unfurl in a bronze shade, turning shiny green as they open and and reach up to 70cm (28") tall. This fern will gradually form a small trunk, reaching around 30cm tall in 10 years. Although tropical in origin, Blechnum brasiliense is hardy enough to grow in most areas of the UK gardens, tolerating temperatures as low as -5C (23F) but will it will appreciate a sheltered spot and some protection in winter. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 70cm (28").
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    • 1 blechnum plant in 9cm pot

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    • 2 blechnum plants in 9cm pots

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Peony 'Eden's Perfume'

Paeonia

Indulge in the exquisite fragrance of Peony 'Eden's Perfume'. With its rose-like scent and lavish layers of soft pink petals, this stunning herbaceous peony is guaranteed to impress. Peonies make a beautiful feature in cottage garden borders and are superb for cutting too. Height and spread: 100cm (39"). Supplied as a bare root plant.

Culinary information: The petals can be added to salads, or cooked slightly and sweetened for a treat. Peony water was also once considered a delicacy and the blooms can be floated in punches. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 bare root peony plant

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    • £14.99
    • 2 bare root peony plants

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Phormium 'Black Velvet'

A tough, drought-resistant grass which loves an exposed location. The jet-black swords of 'Black Velvet' can be used to great contrasting effect with your favourite cottage garden plants and seasonal bedding. For a really contemporary look, grow this black New Zealand flax in aluminium pots or white glazed containers. Ht. 2m. More info
    • 1 phormium plant in 9cm pot

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    • 2 phormium plants in 9cm pots

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    • £19.98 £12.98

Chinese Lantern

Physalis alkekengi, Ground Cherry, Japanese Lantern

Grown for the intriguing papery lanterns which enclose its bright orange autumn fruits. The stems of vibrant lanterns can be cut for dried flower arrangements, or left on the plant where they add winter interest; slowly becoming ornate skeletons. This undemanding perennial is easy to grow and will thrive in most situations. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 90cm (36"). Bareroot plants supplied.
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    • 4 Chinese lantern bare root plants

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Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy'

Cape Jasmine

Enjoy the heavenly fragrance of gardenia flowers in your garden with the first hardy variety. This dwarf evergreen shrub produces exotic looking, single snow white flowers against a backdrop of dark glossy foliage. Gardenia plants are best planted in patio containers or in sheltered borders next to a path or doorway, where its distinctive gardenia perfume can be most appreciated. Height and spread: 90cm (36"). Supplied in a 9cm pot.

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Culinary information: Use these extremely fragrant blooms in jams and preserves or add to cakes for extra flavour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 gardenia plant in 9cm pot

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    • 3 gardenia plants in 9cm pots

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Tropaeolum speciosum

Flame creeper, Flame nasturtium

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An eruption of fiery red flowers will set walls and fences ablaze with exotic blooms throughout summer. Set against a backdrop of attractive foliage, the spurred flowers are followed by spherical blue fruits. This frost hardy climber is ideal for romping through evergreen shrubs or scrambling over walls. An unusual and sought after plant! Height and spread: 3m (10').
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    • 1 bare root Tropaeolum speciosumplant

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    • 2 bare root Tropaeolum speciosumplants

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Acacia dealbata

Mimosa, Silver Wattle

  • Fragrant yellow blooms
  • Half-hardy evergreen
  • Attractive to bees
Evergreen fern-like foliage makes an attractive foil for clusters of bright yellow, fluffy ball shaped mimosa flowers. Its fragrant, nectar rich blooms are a big attraction for bees and other beneficial insects in spring. This half hardy evergreen makes an ideal specimen plant for containers, or sheltered sunny borders. An excellent focal point for a large conservatory. Height if unrestricted: 15m (49') Spread if unrestricted: 6m (19'). Supplied in 9cm pots.

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How to plant trees and shrubs

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    • 1 x 9cm acacia pot-plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • 2 x 9cm acacia pot-plants

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