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Silk Tree Nurseries stock a wide  range of plants for Japanese style gardens, including shrubs, climbers, cherries, trees, grasses, and bonsai. We also offer set collections of Japanese plants in our instant border  collections, click here


 

 

JAPANESE & JAPANESE STYLE TREES & SHRUBS
 
JAPANESE  BORDERS:  we offer instant Japanese style deciduous, evergreen, and giant size border collections, please click here
 
JAPANESE   MAPLES -  Acer palmatum - click here
Abies koreana -   Korean / Japanese Fir

The Korean / Japanese Fir Abies koreana is a medium to large, but very slow growing tree, which is grown mainly for its lovely evergreen needle foliage and it's beautiful blue upright cones which stand vertically from the branches.

This tree can be pruned to be kept at any height in your garden - don't be afraid to plant a large growing tree in a small garden - as long as they are pruned every year they can be grown with ease.  These are pot grown trees (not bare root or root ball) and will be supplied in their pots.

3L  pot,  28inches-3ft inc. pot   24.99 (A)   

25L  pot,  5.5ft (inc. pot) - 2ft-3ft spread  specimen  145.00 (E)    ( 1 only)


Abelia x  grandiflora


Abelia x grandiflora is a fully hardy  semi-evergreen shrub that grows to 4-6ft in the garden, producing a mass of small green leaves on arching multi-stems and a profusion of bell like flowers white edged with pink from mid summer well into autumn. 

2litre 7.99 (A) 


Cedrus atlantica  glauca - Himalayan Blue Cedar 

The cedrus species  of trees are our  favourite of any tree species, and this is the blue needled glauca variety, which is a very tall tree if left unpruned but can be pruned to any size and shape, and lends itself well to cloud tree pruning (we offer cloud tree forms of this cedar, please see our Cloudtrees section). We are offering some very large 25litre specimens which are approx. 10ft inc. pot.

25L pot  10ft specimen (inc .pot) 175.00 (E) (1 only)


Cedrus atlantica  glauca pendula - Weeping Himalayan Blue Cedar 

The cedrus species  of trees are our  favourite of any tree species, and  these weeping blue cedars are the most spectacular having   unusual growth, with every branch weeping and twisting to form natural sculptural forms.  Very slow growing, these lovely trees are ideal for the small garden or in a pot as a patio specimen. You never have to prune them, they are drought tolerant, and they are BLUE EVERGREEN all through the winter! The photos show some of the actual specimens available (taken November).

45L pot  6ft  specimen (inc .pot) approx. 4-5ft spread 199.99 (E)  (1 only)


Cedrus deodora pendula - Weeping Green Cedar 

Cedrus deodora pendula is simply one of the most beautiful of all the Cedars, with magnificent weeping branches of blue-green pine needles. It is fully hardy and EVERGREEN and is a perfect patio container tree! This is a very large tree if planted in the ground, but keep it in a large pot and you will have a most superb specimen tree that will keep its form all year round. We are offering some beautiful, very large, 45Litre specimens which are appox. 7ft inc. pot . The picture shows one of the actual trees on offer.

45Litre  pot, 7ft specimen inc. pot   199.99 (B)


Cedrus deodora aurea - Weeping Golden Cedar 

Cedrus deodora aurea is simply one of the most beautiful of all the Cedars, with magnificent weeping branches of green-gold pine needles. It is fully hardy and EVERGREEN and is a perfect patio container tree! This is a very large tree if planted in the ground, but keep it in a large pot and you will have a most superb specimen tree that will keep its form all year round.

10Litre  pot, 6ft (inc. pot)  specimen   59.99 (E) 


Chaenomeles  japonica Japanese Quince - FRUITING VARIETY

If you are looking for large, edible Quinces from your Japanese Quince bush, then the species is the one to plant - quicker growing than the hybrids, you will still get a display of bright orange flowers in early Spring, and then followed by edible Quince.

3litre (approx. 2-3ft inc. pot) 12.99 (A)


Chaenomeles   'Hot Fire' - Japanese Quince - RED FLOWER

A lovely Japanese quince that bears large red flowers in early Spring - ideal planted with our shrub Japanese cherries and the larger weeping cherries. Can be grown as a shrub or as a climber.

10Litre  pots, 5ft inc. pot  29.99 (B)


Chaenomeles  nivallis  - Japanese Quince - WHITE  FLOWER

A pure white form of the Japanese Quince flowering from March to May, followed by medium sized green fruit. For a wonderful cascade of colour effect, plant two together (red and white)  and twist them and train them espalier to 6ft. 

10Litre  pots, approx. 5ft inc. pot  29.99 (B)


Chamacyparis filifera nana

A superb and distinctive low growing mound shrub that is slow growing, with weeping thread like foliage which is hardy and evergreen. A beautiful front of border plant that will keep to 1-2ft.

3Litre  pots 12.99 (A)


Niwaki pruned Golden Chamacyparis Pom Pom Cloud Tree - MORE PHOTOS (click)

We are offering this year some stunning and spectacular pom pom niwaki pruned Chamacyparis. Pom pom trees are selected  trees that have been specifically trained and pruned over a number of years to form shapes and clouds. Beautiful in an entranceway, or part of an ourdoor  display, they also make stunning feature plants in Japanase style gardens. These pom pom trees are easy to care for, all they need is watering!

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Cloud Trees  - Cedrus libani  (Japanese niwaki cloud pruned bonsai tree)

Cloud Trees are selected slow growing trees that have been specifically trained and pruned over a number of years to cloud bonsai form. This is the Lebanese Cedar (Cedar of Lebanon) Cedrus libani which is an evergreen GREEN needle cedar which is very hardy and slow growing.

The photos show one of the ACTUAL TREES on offer . These are 6ft including the pot, and are rooted in large 70litre size pots (they require two people to lift them).  They have an approx. diameter spread of 3ft, and approx. 16-18 clouds.  Please note our cloud trees maybe wired throughout the season as continually prune and shape them at the nursery. Please click here for larger photos.

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Cloud Trees  (BLUE) - Cedrus atlantica glauca   (niwaki cloud pruned bonsai tree)

We are also offering this year, some beautiful blue cedar cloud trees shown in the photo to the left. This is Cedrus atlantica glauca, a very slow growing, very hardy cedar which has been pruned and wired into the cloud form.

The photos show our  larger 6ft 70litre specimens . These are 6ft including the pot, and are rooted in 70litre size pots (they require two people to lift them).  They have an approx. diameter spread of 3ft, and approx. 18-20 clouds.  Please note our cloud trees maybe wired throughout the season as continually prune and shape them at the nursery. Please click here for larger photos.

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Cloud Tree  (Japanese Ilex) - Ilex crenata Japanese Box   (niwaki cloud pruned bonsai tree)

We also have in stock some stunning Japanese Ilex crenata Box Cloud Trees. Fully hardy, and very easy to maintain, Japanese Box is a small leaf evergreen that can be trained into bonsai cloud trees over many years.

The photos show our actual Ilex crenata cloud trees on offer.  These are 52inch including the pot, and are rooted in 15litre size pots. They have an approx. diameter spread of 2ft  and they both have 10 clouds. Please note these are WIRED trees, and the wires should remain on the tree until next Spring.

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Cotoneaster Coral Beauty - 2litre - Ideal as groundcover

This ungrafted, smaller size of Cotoneaster is ideal as a Japanese ground cover - fully hardy and very tough, it will grow naturally to form unusual shapes and twists, spreading in arches slowly.

2litre  6.99 (A)

7litre (approx. 3ft-3.5ft inc. pot, just repotted)  14.99 (B)


 

Cotoneaster  Coral Beauty - Top grafted standard

We are pleased to be offering this year for only the second time, some exquisite 'top grafted' Cotoneaster Coral Beauty - normally only seen as shrubs, these are very cleverly grafted at 4ft, and then they weep right down to the ground, so they are ideal for small gardens, as they never get above 6-7ft.

Fully hardy, this beautiful sculptural plant is evergreen, and is COVERED in flowers in Spring, and then in autumn/winter you are rewarded with ornamental orange/red berries. Ideal for the small garden, and especially beautiful in a Japanese style garden. 

We also offer the standard shrub form in 2litre size.

2litre pot 6.99 (A)  

10litre pot top grafted 5.5ft-6ft 49.99 (B)  


Cryptomeria elegans (compacta) - Red Japanese Temple Cedar

We are pleased to be offering the Red Japanese Temple Cedar, Cryptomeria elegans . This unusual and very beautiful evergreen conifer is widely planted in Japan around the Buddhist temples and is known for its delicate but hardy whorl foliage, which is all shades of green, turning to golden brown and red in the winter months. It has stunning copper bark, and this conifer can be pruned into bonsai and topiary forms.
Fully hardy, this is a native small Japanese forest conifer, and would compliment a Japanese garden or border.  We have some BUSHY 10litre specimens available now. The picture shows one of our specimens in January with its golden brown foliage (turns green in Spring/ Summer).
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10Litre  pot, 6ft-7ft inc. pot  79.99 (E) ( 18 in stock)


Cryptomeria elegans aurea - Golden Japanese Temple Cedar

This is the golden form of the Japanese Temple Cedar with fabulous golden needle foliage all year around, ideal for cloud tree pruning or as a standalone distinctive shrub. Growing usually no higher than 7-9ft.

10Litre  pot, 5ft inc. pot  79.99 (B)


Cryptomeria elegans viridis - Japanese Temple Cedar

This is a selected form of the above Temple Cedar, and is distinguished from the normal elegans by its winter foliage - this one, the viridis, stays golden green over winter as opposed to brown and red.

12Litre  pots, 3ft specimens  


Cryptomeria Sekkan Sugi (Golden Weeping Temple Cedar)

Well, what can we say about this cedar - simply one of the most beautiful and elegant plants we have ever offered ! Very rarely available, this is only the second time we have had them in stock. Beautiful golden needles on branches that weep down towards the ground.

The top photos shows one of our larger specimens .

10Litre  pot, 6ft  inc. pot  69.99 (E) ( 7 in stock)


Cryptomeria spiralis - Spiral Temple Cedar

A stunning and very rarely available dwarf cedar is the Spiral Temple Cedar. Whorls of needles grow compactly in weeping and twisting branches. Very slow growing, it will eventually form a mound of 2-3ft. Ideal in a small garden setting.  This is only the second time we have offered these beautiful conifers and we have very limited availability of them.

3Litre  pot  (approx. 14inch inc. pot, 9inch dimeter spread)  - 19.99 (A)  

10Litre  pot (approx. 30inch inc. pot, 14inch dimeter spread)  - 29.99 (B)

25Litre  pots  - 49.99 (C)  


Cryptomeria vilmorianna  - Japanese Dome Cedar

This unusual and very beautiful evergreen conifer is widely planted in Japan around the Buddhist temples and is known for its delicate but hardy needle foliage, which is all shades of green, turning to bronze in the autumn  months. .

Fully hardy, this is a native small Japanese forest conifer, and would compliment a Japanese garden or border and goes well with Japanese ferns, weeping Japanese cherry, and Azalea - but can also be used as a specimen stand alone conifer in any garden.  (Photo shows one of our 20litre specimens in the snow in December).

2litre pot 12.99 (A)

20litre pot 26inch inc. pot, 10-12inch diameter spread  39.99 (B)


ENKIANTHUS  (pallibini) - Japanese Pagoda Bush

Deciduous dome shaped shrub or small tree, bearing beautiful pendulous bunches of creamy white flowers in May. Stunning autumn colours. Fully hardy in any location. We have some lovely 12litre specimens in stock which are 3ft inc. pot with 18" diameter.

10litre  3ft specimens  49.99 (B)  


EUONYMOUS alatus - Japanese Burning Bush

The Japanese Burning Bush is so called for its stunning autumn display of fire red leaves. This is a large shrub or small tree growing only to 6-7ft in the garden and will produce unusual, cork-like edged stems followed by rich green leaves in the summer, which turn a blaze of crimson in September. This bush will also produce red capsule fruit.

15llitre size (approx. 3ft inc. pot) at 49.99 (C)  


EUONYMOUS alatus compactus - Dwarf Japanese Burning Bush

The dwarf form of the Japanese Burning Bush - growing to no more than 3-4ft.

15litre size (approx. 4ft  inc. pot ,2ft spread)  59.99 (E) 


Gingko biloba - Japanese Maidenhair Tree

We are privileged to offer these living fossils, which date back hundreds of millions of years. A unique and unusual tree which has fan shaped leaves turning a mouth watering honey yellow in autumn. The Ginkgo is an extraordinary tree, bathed in mysticism and revered in Japan where some specimens still growing are over 900 years old. .

9L pot  (approx 4ft-4.5ft inc. pot) 34.99 (B)   


Hydrangea Kyushu

Lush large leaves foliage is followed by delicate sprays of lime green to white flowers in early and mid summer. An excellent plant for the mid border. Supplied pruned down in winter months.

2litre  9.99 (A)


Ilex crenata  - JAPANESE box holly

Very similar to box, ilex crenata has small evergreen rounded leaves, known as the Japanese Holly, but leaves which are not prickly at all. Ideal for topiary and cloud pruning.

7litre (approx. 4.5ft-5ft inc. pot) 39.99 (B)  


Ilex ensata ' - Japanese Iris

The Japanese Iris, Iris ensata, is a beautiful plant for planting near ponds and in full sun moist areas in the garden. Sword-like foliage up to 3ft tall, is followed by beautiful blooms in the summer.

3litre 6.99 (A)


Juniper Green Carpet - Green Creeping Juniper

A ground hugging, creeping Japanese juniper to create shape and form around ponds and stones in the Japanese garden. Slow growing, it will form a carpet of GREEN . Evergreen and fully hardy.

10litre specimens 19.99 (B)


Juniper Blue Carpet - Japanese Blue Creeping Juniper

A ground hugging, creeping Japanese juniper to create shape and form around ponds and stones in the Japanese garden. Slow growing, it will form a carpet of BLUE. Evergreen and fully hardy.

2litre specimens 5.99 (A) 

10litre specimens (approx. spread of 3ft) 49.99 (B) 


Larix keampferi  - JAPANESE LARCH

The Japanese Larch is most commonly seen as a bonsai tree, but makes a superb project tree for Japanese style gardens, where it can be pruned and shaped into beautiful windswept forms. Simply use wire and pruning to create a large bonsai form, very popular in Japan.

The Japanese Larch is a deciduous tree, losing its needles in winter.

5L pot, 3-4ft specimens 19.99 (A)    

10L pot, approx. 9ft inc. pot specimens 99.99 (E)    

10L pot, 4ft specimens 79.99 (D)   - 'S' SHAPED  YOUNG CLOUD TREE

15L pot  Japanese Larch  Cloud Tree at 199.99 (E) - click here

Bonsai specimen (wired branches) 24.99 (A)     


Larix keampferi  'Stiff Weeper' - WEEPING DWARF JAPANESE LARCH

The very beautiful and unusual weeping JAPANESE Larch (larix kaempferi 'stiff weeper') is a  grafted form of larch that naturally weeps all of the way to the ground. On dwarf rootstock, these specimens will go to only approx. 6ft- 7ft . Ideal in Japanese style gardens and as a specimen to show off a border, or lovely in a patio pot. These larches are deciduous - in autumn the needles will turn a beautiful golden brown and drop - new needles appear in Spring. The  photos show some of the ACTUAL PLANTS on offer (taken September before the needles turn colour for Autumn) . This is an approx. 5.5ft-6ft Weeping Japanese Larch  in a 10litre sized pot .

10L pot, approx. 6ft inc. pot specimen 59.99 (E)   

   


Larix decidua 'KORNIK' - GLOBE LARCH

This unusual grafted form of larch is grown as a standard, forming a dense globe of needles on a tall trunk. The goble will slowly enlarge over the years (slow growing). On dwarf rootstock, these specimens will go to only approx. 5ft. Ideal in Japanese style gardens and as a specimen to show off a border, or lovely in a patio pot. These larches are deciduous - in autumn the needles will turn a beautiful golden brown and drop - new needles appear in Spring.

10L  pot, 4.5ft (inc. pot) specimen (approx. 10-12inch head) 45.00 (B)  


Larix decidua 'PULI' -WEEPING LARCH

 This is a weeping form of European Larch (larix decidua 'puli'). This grafted form of larch naturally weeps all the way to the ground, and twists and turns upwards very slowly (10-12inch per year). On dwarf rootstock, these specimens will go to only approx. 6ft (and will take a few years to do it!). Ideal in Japanese style gardens and as a specimen to show off a border, or lovely in a patio pot. These larches are deciduous - in autumn the needles will turn a beautiful golden brown and drop - new needles appear in Spring. 

5L  pot, 4ft (inc. pot) specimen 39.99 (B)  


 

Larix kaempferi  'DIANA' -TWISTED JAPANESE LARCH

This is the very stunning Twisted Japanese Larch (larix kaempferi 'diana'). This grafted form of larch naturally twists and contorts with its branches forming unique shape and form, growing slowly (10-12inches per year). On dwarf rootstock, these specimens will go to only approx. 8-10ft (and will take a few years to do it!). Ideal in Japanese style gardens and as a specimen to show off a border, or lovely in a patio pot.These larches are deciduous - in autumn the needles will turn a beautiful golden brown and drop - new needles appear in Spring. This beautiful  larch is also  a sight in winter, as the frost and snow really bring out the form of the contorted branches. Fully hardy. 

5L  pot, approx. 5ft (inc. pot) specimen 39.99 (B)       


Magnolia  'Betty'

A small to medium sized Magnolia that produces wonderful liliflora like flowers which are deep pink on the outside and cream on the inside. Later flowering than most magnolia so less prone to frost burn on the buds.

12litre (just repotted) , approx. 6.5ft-7ft (inc. pot)   59.99 (E) 


 

Magnolia 'Heaven Scent' - Light pink

A beautiful hybrid with vase shaped flowers in Spring which are magenta pink.

15litre, approx. 6.5ft-7ft (inc. pot) 69.99 (E) 


Magnolia 'Henry Kern' - Light pink

A lovely cross between a stellata and liliflora magnolia, with the vigour and mass of flowers of a stellata, but the shape and form of a lilliflora. Light pink flowers in Spring from deep pink buds.

15litre, approx. 4ft specimen  49.99 (B) 


Magnolia 'Leonard Messel'

Leonard Messel is a hybrid cross between Magnolia stellata rosea and Magnolia kobus, and has produced one of the most jaw dropping Magnolia trees currently available. This is a 'Star Magnolia' with star like flowers (similar to Stellata), rather than the tulip flowers of the Tulip Magnolias (Nigra, Jane). A sight to see in Spring, and an ideal small Japanese style tree.

10litre, 5.5ft-6ft specimen 49.99 (E) 


Magnolia Merrill - Fragrant white star Magnolia

A beautiful fragrant white star magnolia that produces a mass of flowers in Spring.

15litre , approx. 4ft-5ft (inc. pot)  specimen  49.99 (B)


Magnolia Nigra - Deep Purple Magnolia

Magnolia lilliflora 'Nigra' will amaze anybody that sees it - huge 4-6inch goblet style flowers of deep wine purple cover the tree in early Spring. A specimen sized Magnolia such as this one will give that instant 'wow' factor to any garden or patio (it can be kept in it's pot if desired).  We have a VERY LIMITED number of ground grown specimens, which are now potted and ready for sale - these are thicker stems and a lot bushier than pot grown specimens.

10litre, 3.5ft-4ft  specimens 39.99 (B) 


Magnolia sielboldi- Oyama Magnolia

The Oyama Magnolia, Magnolia sielboldi is much sought after for its delicate, pure white, single blooms in the Spring. Very different from the bold goblet magnolias, and very beautiful, this is a rarely offered Magnolia. This slow growing shrub Magnolia won't take over the garden, and is ideal for the small garden or Japanese style setting. 

5litre, 2-3ft  specimen  24.99 (B) 


Magnolia stellata  'ROYAL STAR' - Snow Star Magnolia

Snow Star Magnolia's are grown for their exquisite star-strap pure white blooms, which are lightly scented, and cover the tree in early Spring. They have a smaller flower than the hybrid Magnolias, but they are more prolific, and last longer (up to 3 weeks of blooms)

Magnolia stellata Royal Star has white as snow blooms, which cover the tree in profusion in April. Lush green foliage follow the flowers in late Spring.

15litre , approx. 6ft (inc. pot)  59.99 (E) ( 2 only)


Magnolia stellata rosea - Pink Star Magnolia

This is the beautiful pink form of Magnolia stellata.
 

10litre , approx. 6.5ft (inc. pot)  59.99 (E)


Magnolia x soulangeana - Goblet flower, pink & white

Magnolia x soulangeana is a much sort after cultivar, with large 4-6inch diameter goblet form flowers which are cream and pink. They have a mesmerizing sweet fragrance. Growing to only 15-20ft, this Magnolia is ideal for the small to medium garden, and it is non invasive so can be planted safely close to the house.
Magnolias make the ideal small tree for compact sized gardens, and can be pruned as a shrub, or as a specimen tree. They are deciduous (losing their leaves in autumn), and are known for their incredible flower displays in early Spring, flowers which appear BEFORE the leaves, making the whole of the tree appear a ball of colour. They can be used as specimen trees, planted in the garden now, or left in a pot to be used in a patio display for early Spring.

15litre, approx. 6ft (inc. pot)  specimen 59.99 (B)    ( 1 only)


Magnolia Susan - Purple Goblet Magnolia

Magnolia 'Susan' is one of our favourite Magnolia, having magnificent goblet flowers in Spring of deep purple. Specimen sized trees of this variety are truly a sight to behold, literally dripping with flowers which smother ever branch of the whole tree. Unmistakingly fragrant, you will never forget seeing a Magnolia Susan in flower! This variety is a cross between two beautiful trees; Magnolia stellata 'Rosea' and Magnolia liliflora 'Nigra'.

9litre, approx. 5ft  (inc. pot)  39.99 (B) 


Mahonia x Charity - Holly Grape

Mahonia is a proud, structural foliage plant that also has unusual sprays of pendulous flowers when you need them most; late December to early March. They are EVERGREEN, keeping their attractive foliage all year round, with stunning bronze to deep red foliage in autumn / winter. They can be grown in virtually any soil or position (except very deep shade) and will survive neglect easily.  

Mahonia 'charity' is a cultivar grown for its very yellow flowers with strong fragrance, followed by attractive light blue berries. It can be grown as a shrub, a small 'tree' (to 4 metres) or as as a patio 'standard'.

Photos show some of the actual plants available (taken September).

10litre, approx. 3.5ft-4ft  (inc. pot)  39.99 (B) 


Nandina domestica - Sacred Bamboo / Heavenly Bamboo
The Sacred or Heavenly Bamboo, Nandina domestica, is actually not a bamboo, but is a very fascinating and beautiful shrub from Japan and China, that forms bamboo like stems, with green foliage at the tips that turn a stunning red and orange in the winter months. It is non-invasive, and grows to only 5-6ft and makes a fabulous plant for the front of border, for the patio, and is a must in the Japanese style garden.

This Sacred Bamboo also FLOWERS white in Spring/Summer, and produces red berries for the autumn.

3litre (approx. 2ft-3ft  inc. pot) 15.99 (A)

10litre (approx. 6ft inc. pot) 59.99 (E)


  Ophiopogon  nigrescens - BLACK GRASS -  see bamboos & grasses - click here
Osmanthus goshiki

A very distinctive  EVERGREEN shrub, this goshiki variety has variegated leaves which look similar to holly, but are not prickly. Fragrant, white, tubular flowers show in autumn. Very hardy, and tolerant of most conditions. An ideal plant to use as a specimen in a a Japanese evergreen border.

3litre 9.99  (A)  


Pieris Katsura  - Evergreen Japanese Katsura Bush

Pieris 'Katsura' is a simply spectacular EVERGREEN shrub for the back border or patio display. Incredible eruptions of fiery red foliage burst forth from this amazing plant in April and May. The foliage turns from flame red to pink, back to green over the growing months. The flowers are lily-of-the-valley like in their appearance and come in clusters in Spring, but this plant is grown mainly for it's wonderful red foliage. Pieris do well in half shade, and are not fussy about soil types, although prefer acidic. We also offer the 'Carnival' variegated form, click here

10Litre  pot, 27-30inch specimens (18inch-2ft spread) 45.00 (B)   


Pinus mugo - Japanese Dwarf Mountain Pine

This very slow growing variety will form a small mound of evergreen foliage over a period of 10 years, reaching no more than 4ft high. Easy to maintain, no pruning required, and ideal in the small garden and as a feature in the Japanese style garden.

7litre 18inch (inc. pot) specimens 24.99 (A)


Pinus mugo  - Japanese Creeping Pine

A low growing, ground cover pine that slowly spreads with stiff upright branches forming a mound after many years. Superb in the Japanese style garden to accentuate features such as statues and stone lanterns. Can also be used to great effect with the larger growing pines below.

2litre (12-18inch spread)   12.99 (A)


Pinus nigra (austriaca) - Austrian Pine/ Japanese Black Pine

A faster growing form of nigra, superb evergreen colour all through the year - can be left to grow, or kept in a pot, cloud pruned, or pruned to any height or shape. A very versatile tree.

10litre specimens (pot grown)  (6ft-7ft inc. pot)  99.99 (E)

25litre specimens (pot grown)  (approx. 8ft inc. pot, 3-4ft spread)  175.00 (E) ( 2 only)


  Pinus parviflora - Japanese White Pine

The species form of Japanese White Pine. Slow growing - but will form cones at this size. Stunning blue foliage.

10litre specimens 49.99 (B)


 Pinus patula - Mexican Weeping Pine

The remarkable weeping pine; pinus patula. VERY DIFFERENT from most other pines, the needles on this tree all weep downwards to the ground, and give the effect of falling green waterfall! Simply beautiful, and ideal in a Japanese style garden, where it can be used to great effect over a pond or stone lantern feature. This is a very slow growing tree, so you can keep it to any height with pruning in the early Spring. You can also keep it in a pot if well watered.

These are hardy to about -6C, so will need protection with fleece if it threatens to go below this - plant in a sunny, sheltered spot. WATERING - VERY IMPORTANT - in a pot you must keep these watered every day in Spring and Summer.

The photos show some of the actual pines on offer (taken September).

10litre specimens (approx. 7ft inc. pot, 2-3ft spread) 99.99 (E)   (5 only)


Pinus thunbergii - Japanese Black Pine

We are also offering this year some lovely small  thunbergii Japanese black pines, which are large growing trees (although slowly!) but can be pruned to any height and shape including bonsai and cloud pruned. The top photo shows our 10litre size specimens, and the bottom photo our very large 25litre size.

10litre (pot grown)  (5.5ft-6ft inc. pot, 2-2.5ft spread)  79.99 (E) (4 only)

25litre (pot grown)  (9.5ft-10ft inc. pot, 3-4ft spread)  175.00 (E) (3 only)


Pinus wallichiana - Himalayan Bhutan Pine

These very beautiful trees are grown for their spectacular long weeping needles, which stay evergreen throughout the winter months, and look stunning in the frost and snow. Very very hardy, and slow growing, so easy to keep under control with pruning. Producing large, long, pendulous banana-like cones in the winter it makes a fabulous specimen to plant as a Christmas feature, decorating it every December. Ideal in Japanese style gardens as a feature tree.

10litre specimens (approx. 4ft-4.5ft inc. pot) 59.99 (C)

25litre specimen (approx. 8ft  inc. pot, 4ft spread) 175.00 (E)  (1 only)


Prunus - JAPANESE CHERRIES

We grow a number of different varieties of Japanese cherry trees at the nursery, for our current selection, please CLICK HERE

 


Prunus serrula Tibetan Cherry Tree

A fabulous tree for any garden, the Tibetan Cherry is grown for its beautiful, peeling, red bark, which is present all year (but looks wonderful in the winter months). Willow green leaves are followed by small white flowers, and in the autumn, small fruits are produced, attractive to the birds.

This is a medium to large tree, but can be kept any height by pruning once in the winter months. It can also be grown as a spectacular pot tree. The photos are of our actual specimens (taken in November). These are approx. 9.5ft tall inc. pot with an approx. 1.5inch diameter trunk in a 45litre pot - these are pot grown trees (not bare root or root ball) and will be supplied in their pots.

45litre specimens (approx. 9.5ft inc. pot) 179.99 (E) (3 only)


Salix babylonica crispa  - Japanese Weeping Moon Willow

This rarely available Japanese Weeping Moon Willow is a small growing weeping willows (they only grow to 6-9ft) showing crescent moon twisted leaves all over every branch, that draws attention from everybody who see them. One of the most beautiful willows in the large willow family, most of the other willows are huge trees that are unsuitable for urban or small gardens. This gem however, is slow growing and stays relatively small.

5litre pot 4-5ft  - 19.99 (A)


Salix gracillistyla melanostachys  - Black Willow

This Black Willow is so named for its black catkins in the winter months, making it an ideal small tree to plant for winter interest in the Japanese garden. Lush green foliage,  and strong growth. Growing to a maximum of 6-8ft, it is deciduous, but produces fabulous black catkins.

5litre, approx. 3-4ft  plants inc. pot  - 24.99 (B)


Thuja whipcord

Thuja plicata Whipcord  is a stunning hardy, evergreen conifer that grows very slowly to form a sculptural mound in the garden and are ideal for overhanging a pond, or as a low feature in a Japanese style garden. Very distinctive and unusual with cord-like foliage which droops.

25litre size  - 49.99 (B)


Tsuga canadensis Fantana

A beautiful arching, spreading conifer with grey-green foliage, ideal for a semi-shade or shade position.

4litre specimens (approx. 14inch inc. pot and 12inch spread) 14.99 (A)


Tsuga canadensis Jeddeloh

Known as the Canadian Hemlock, these also work well in Japanese gardens with slow growing, weeping evergreen foliage, forming waterfall cascading shapes and structure.

10litre specimen (apprx. 15inch inc. pot and 10inch spread) 24.99 (A)


WINEBERRY

A rarely available edible raspberry-like fruit with a delicious taste that can be eaten straight off the bush. Stunning hairy, red stems in the winter months. Fast growing and easy to fruit.

2litre, 2-3ft  specimens - 12.99 (A)




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