Listed below are  some of our instant border collections . These come in a range of styles including Japanese, Jungle, Shade Fernery, and Exotic.


 
COLLECTIONS

9ft-10ft  Hardy  Specimen Climber COLLECTION - FOUR  mixed 10ft  INCLUDING WISTERIA

Our specimen Climber  Collection consists of FOUR 9-10ft (inc. pot) mixed climbers and will include one Jasmine officianale, one Wisteria prolific, one Virginia Creeper, one clematis. 

Supplied in 10litre or 12litre size pots in their pots at the 9ft-10ft (inc. pot) size, shipped in two  (very long!) parcels.

Hardy Specimen Climber  Collection (four 10ft climbers) 245.00 (F)  


9-10ft Hardy Specimen Jasmine COLLECTION - FOUR 9-10ft 12litre plants

Our specimen Jasmine Collection consists of FOUR very tall 9ft-10ft (inc. pot) Jasmines and will include two white Jasmine and two pink Jasmine, all four being deciduous. Supplied in 12litre size pots in their pots at the 9ft-10ft (inc. pot) size, shipped in two (very long!) parcels. A saving of 60.00 if bought individually.

Hardy Specimen Jasmine Collection (four 9-10ft jasmines) 260.00 (E)  


  BORDER PLANT COLLECTIONS

 

INSTANT JUNGLE STYLE BORDER - 9 plants
9 PLANTS  suitable for a border 6ft by 3ft. All plants supplied in their pots, delivered  to your door in one large parcel.  Heights listed are the size of the plant that will be delivered (all sizes include pot).

SUPPLIED IN ONE  VERY LARGE PARCEL DIRECTLY TO YOUR DOOR! Over 250 worth of plants if bought individually from us (much more in a garden centre!)

Our Jungle style border will consist of:

1 x 10ltr  Banana Tree Musa Basjoo -  Musa basjoo is one of only a few species of banana that will survive outdoors in the UK. These banana plants are grown for their spectacular, exotic foliage up to 2 metres in length. I have grown Musa basjoo for many years now, and it is so rewarding seeing that trunk thicken each year, and the plant get ever more larger and magnificent. They will also produce offspring at this size, which can split in mid-summer from the parent plant, and planted. These Hardy Banana Trees WILL FRUIT in this country when large enough (approx. 9-12ft).

All that is required to get a Basjoo of this size through the winter is a wrap of horticultural white fleece around the trunk (we supply this in the Winter months). The leaves WILL BROWN AND DIE BACK with the hard frosts (usually in December), and in late Spring a sudden shoot from the stem centre will erupt into the first leaf which can be fully grown within a week. A new leaf every week can then be expected. You must protect the trunk with fleece  or/and straw over winter. One 10litre root supplied with shoots just showing.

1  4L size Hardy Silk Tree - Albizzia julibrissin, the Silk Tree, is probably one of the most beautiful Trees you can grow, with delicate Mimosa like leaves and stunning powder puff flowers that cover the whole tree in summer. This tree is HARDY at this size but will lose all of its leaves AND leaf stalks in the WInter (so just a single bare stem).  Do not confuse this Silk Tree with the Sensitive Plant, Mimosa Pudica which is NOT hardy and which is sometimes sold as a silk tree. When you touch the leaves of a Sensitive Plant, they will curl and close, but the leaves of a Silk Tree do not close on touch - BUT they do close at night and when the tree is being handled for any length of time.One small 4L  Silk Tree supllied .

1 7ltr size 5ft inc. pot Hardy Grape Vine  - Grape vines are grown for their lush and edible leaves as well as their fruit for table and for wine! From our large stock of vines at the nursery we will supply a 5ft inc. pot grape vine in a 7litre size pot.

1 7ltr size 5ft inc. pot Chocolate Vine - This is the beautiful Chocolate Vine (Akebia quinata), which is hardy in the UK, bearing masses of beautiful maroon-chocolate flowers in early spring which cover the whole vine and which are heavily scented with vanilla. Exotic, dark green, unusual three lobed foliage dress the vine from Spring to Autumn. The flowers are followed by very unique and ornamental 5inch fruit pods. One large 5ft 7litre vine supplied.

1 10ltr 6ft inc. pot Dwarf Green Indian Bean Tree - The very exotic, and lush, green heart shaped leaves of the Green Indian Bean Tree will mesmerize you all summer! This is a beautiful and much sought after tree which is grown not only for it's lush foliage, but also for its amazing fruit; long bean pods up to 1ft in length hang from all over the tree through late autumn to early Spring. It is fully hardy, and environmentally friendly, absorbing pollution as it grows. It can be successfully grown in containers for a very unusual and beautiful patio display, and comes into it's own in the exotic or jungle garden where it will make a central specimen tree.This is the DWARF top grafted form so will only grow to 8ft-9ft. One large 6ft inc. pot Green Bean Tree supplied.

2 2ltr size Fatsia Japonica   - The  fabulous and very exotic Fatsia japonica , Aralia Plant is a lush, green, lobed, palmate leaf shrub which has a very exotic, jungle look. Evergreen, and frost tolerant, it will add a sub-tropical look to any garden. Tolerant of most soils, this plant will withstand even harsh, coastal uk climates. Unusual ball clusters of white flowers are produced in autumn, followed by black fruits. Two small 2litre Fatsia supplied.

1 3litre size 1ft-2ft  inc. pot Staghorn Sumach Rhus typhina  - Rhus typhina, the Sumach Tree, is a medium sized tree that can be grown either as a bush (by pruning) or left to grow as an exotic looking canopy tree of approx. 12ft. It is mainly grown for its large arrow like leaves which turn simply dazzling colours of red, orange, and yellow in the autumn months. These are deciduous trees, losing all their leaves and leaf stalks in winter (supplied as just a single stem in the Winter months).

The Sumach Tree is fully hardy in any part of the UK, and able to withstand strong winds, and a coastal position, as well as sandy soils, clay soils, waterlogging, and drought! It is one of my personal favourite trees for the small Jungle garden. One 3litre 1ft-2ft inc. pot Sumach Tree supplied.

1 7ltr size 3ft inc. pot Hardy Fig (Brown Turkey) - This variety of fig tree is fully hardy, and will thrive in dry, free draining soils. Very easy to care for, it requires little attention throughout the year. Prune to shape the fig tree as you want it. Stunning, architectural foliage remains on the plant from Spring to early Winter. They are very slow growing, so can be safely planted next to the house if desired.Will produce figs. One 3ft-3.5ft inc. pot fig supplied.

SHIPPING: will be supplied in one very large parcel.

POSITION: We would recommend this border for a half or full sun position. This is a fully hardy collection (but protect the banana needs to be fleeced in Winter).

WATERING: Water in when planting, and water in the Spring and Summer. Once established, these plants require little attention or watering.

PRUNING: You can prune back the grape vine in Winter if required and the sumach tree can be pruned in the Winter if you want to turn it into a bush rather than a tree.

PROTECTION: all these plants are hardy in the UK but the banana tree will need to be protected with a fleece wrap from December until April/ May.

Jungle Collection (9 plants)  155.00 (F)  (2 in stock)


GIANT  JUNGLE STYLE BORDER - 18 plants

Our GIANT JUNGLE SYTLE COLLECTION  consists of eighteen plants  that will fit into a jungle border, but will also look beautiful on a sunny patio or terrace. These plants are fully hardy and only the musa basjoo hardy banana trees need protection over Winter (we supply the banana trees with fleece already wrapped around them in Winter and early Spring, with one leaf )

SUPPLIED IN TWO VERY LARGE PARCELS DIRECTLY TO YOUR DOOR! Over 580 worth of plants if bought individually from us (much more in a garden centre!)

This collection contains eighteen  plants, and is ideal for full sun position.

1 x 15ltr 2.5ft-3ft trunk Hardy Banana Tree Musa Basjoo -  Musa basjoo is one of only a few species of banana that will survive outdoors in the UK. These banana plants are grown for their spectacular, exotic foliage up to 2 metres in length. I have grown Musa basjoo for many years now, and it is so rewarding seeing that trunk thicken each year, and the plant get ever more larger and magnificent. They will also produce offspring at this size, which can split in mid-summer from the parent plant, and planted. These Hardy Banana Trees WILL FRUIT in this country when large enough (approx. 9-12ft).

All that is required to get a Basjoo of this size through the winter is a wrap of horticultural white fleece around the trunk (we supply this in the Winter months). The leaves WILL BROWN AND DIE BACK with the hard frosts (usually in December), and in late Spring a sudden shoot from the stem centre will erupt into the first leaf which can be fully grown within a week. A new leaf every week can then be expected. You must protect the trunk with fleece  or/and straw over winter. One large 15litre 2.5ft-3ft trunk banana tree supplied (with one leaf just showing).

1 9ft-10ft (inc. pot)  size Evergreen Acacia pravissima - Acacia pravissima is one of the most unusual and striking  trees we grow at Silk Tree Nurseries. This beautiful tree is very rarely available, but should be grown more often in the UK as it is a reliably HARDY Acacia tree which will grow in the UK climate with ease. It is EVERGREEN, with very unusual TRIANGULAR leaves. Acacia pravissima has a lovely weeping habit, and when it reaches 3-4ft will begin to flower, with exquisite yellow puff ball flowers covering the whole tree.

Acacias make stunning patio trees which you can leave out all year round, or grow in the ground as a specimen focal point in the garden. They require little attention, coming from very dry areas they put up with drought easily.We are supplying one of our very large 12litre 9-10ft (inc. pot)  specimens.

1 9ft-10ft (inc. pot) size Evergreen Large Leaf Honeysuckle - Lonicera henyri is one of our favourite honeysuckles, and one of our most popular at Silk Tree Nurseries, because of its reliable fully EVERGREEN nature (even in this winters -8C!), its much larger flowers than the normal honeysuckles, and its vigour. In the Jungle Style garden you can use it to climber a fence or wall, or leave it to trail like a vine amongst the other plants. One very tall 9ft-10ft (inc. pot) evergreen honeysuckle supplied.

1 5ft (inc. pot)  size Evergreen Blue Acacia - Acacia bailyana Songlines is a beautiful, delicate foliage tree which has Mimosa like leaves, which are a disctinct blue in colour, and stunning pom pom yellow flowers. For the sheltered garden, they make beautiful and unsual additions to the tropical or exotic garden.Acacias also make stunning patio trees which you can leave out all year around. This is the 'Songlines' hybrid of acacia baileyana which has beautiful new purple foliage in Spring. One 5ft inc. pot 7litre Acacia supplied.

1 2ft-3ft (inc. pot)  size Nandina domestica - 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, or for the patio. Nandina also FLOWERS white in Spring/Summer, and produces red berries for the autumn. One 2-5litre 1-2ft inc. pot nandina supplied.

1 3ltr size 3ft (inc. pot)  Hardy Grape Vine  - Grape vines are grown for their lush and edible leaves as well as their fruit for table and for wine! From our large stock of vines at the nursery we will supply a 3ft inc. pot grape vine in a 3litre size pot.

1 2ltr size 1ft (inc. pot)  Fatsia japonica  -  The fabulous and very exotic Fatsia japonica has green, lobed, palmate leaves which give it a real exotic look. Evergreen, and frost tolerant, it will add a sub-tropical look to any garden. Tolerant of most soils, this plant will withstand even harsh, coastal uk climates. Unusual ball clusters of white flowers are produced in autumn, followed by black fruits. One small 2litre 1ft Fatsia supplied.

1 7ltr size 5ft (inc. pot) Evergreen Jasmine - One of the most sought after Jasmines, Star Jasmine is grown for both it's evergreen foliage, and it's highly fragrant, sweet smelling white star-like flowers that cover the whole vine from mid-to late summer. Foliage will turn bronze to scarlet red in winter dependnig on how cold it is! Star Jasmine can be easily grown OUTDOORS on a warm wall or patio area. It is non-invasive and quite slow growing for a climber. You can also grow this climber in shade (but extremely slow in shade!) One 7litre 4ft-5ft inc. pot Evergreen Jasmine supplied.

1 15ltr size 6ft (inc. pot) Hardy DWARF Blue Gum Tree Eucalyptus  We are pleased to be offering in this border the brand new Eucalyptus Frances Bleu - this is a very new plant recently introduced which has the beautiful steel blue foliage of the Eucalyptus gunnii but stays dwarf between 6-7ft! Very hardy to -10C it will need no maintenance and just requires a free draining bed. Evergreen. One large 12litre 6ft (inc. pot)  Eucalyptus Frances Bleu supplied. 

1 7ltr size 2ft-3ft (inc. pot) Cordyline - For instant impact, a spectacular Torbay Palm will add exotic effect to any garden.  These very easy plants can grow to 12ft within 4 years and create a superb canopy for the exotic or jungle garden. They make excellent patio specimens, and require little water during the growing season. This is the green and cream striped leaf cordyline Torbay Dazzler we are supplying, which will be in a 7litre pot and approx. 2ft-3ft inc. pot.

2 4ltr size White Pampass Grass - Th elegant and large growing pampas grass Cortederia is grown for its silky white plumes which shoot up to 6ft in the Summer and  last well into Winter and look stunning in the frost - they can then be cut back for Spring . Ideal in the Jungle style garden where it can be used back of border, to fill out empty ground, or in large pots as features. Two 4litre pampass grass supplied.

2 2ltr size Staghorn Sumach (Rhus typhina) - Rhus typhina, the Sumach Tree is a medium sized tree that can be grown either as a bush (by pruning) or left to grow as an exotic looking canopy tree of approx. 12ft. It is mainly grown for its large arrow like leaves which turn simply dazzling colours of red, orange, and yellow in the autumn months. These are deciduous trees, losing all their leaves and leaf stalks in winter. The Sumach Tree is fully hardy in any part of the UK, and able to withstand strong winds, and a coastal position, as well as sandy soils, clay soils, waterlogging, and drought! It looks spectacular in the Jungle Style Garden where it can be grown as a canopy tree. Two small 2litre size trees supplied.

2 2ltr size Ostrich Ferns - The  stately Ostrich or Shuttlecock fern makes an ideal fern for mid-border or back border of a Jungle style garden underneath larger trees or shrubs where it can get some shade. This fern makes a unique 'shuttlecock' shape of fronds, the fronds standing very much more upright than other fern species. The Shuttlecock fern spreads by underground rhizomes, so you will have these very architectural ferns coming up with 1 or 2ft between each as they slowly spread. Two 2litre Ostrich Ferns supplied.

2 2ltr size Blue Festuca Grasses - Low growing, these lovely grasses make a superb underplanting to the jungle style border. Two 2litre Festuca glauca supplied.

Giant Jungle Collection (18 plants)  425.00 (F) 


 

 

 

 

 

 

INSTANT COTTAGE GARDEN BORDER - 12 plants

From Silk Tree Nurseries, comes our beautiful COTTAGE GARDEN border collection that will burst into life in early Spring and give you a wave of colours through to the first frosts of Winter. A collection of  Cytisus, Rosa, Trachleospermum, Fetsuca, Astilbe, weigela, and aruncus, this unique collection of plants will give you that lovely cottage garden look and is a great attraction for butterflies.  This DECIDUOUS Cottage Garden  Border Collection contains TWELVE plants and can be planted in partial shade to full sun, or left in pots on the patio.

Your Cottage Garden collection includes:

1 x 5ft Evergreen Jasmine - Trachleospermum jasminoides  -   One of the most sought after Jasmines, Star Jasmine is grown for both it's evergreen foliage, and it's highly fragrant, sweet smelling white star-like flowers that cover the whole vine from mid-to late summer - simply incredible scent  of citrus fruit, oriental spices, and subtle vanilla! Foliage will turn bronze to scarlet red in winter dependnig on how cold it is! It is non-invasive and quite slow growing for a climber. You can also grow this climber in shade (but extremely slow in shade!)One 4.5ft-5ft (inc. pot) jasmine supplied in a 7litre pot.

1 7ltr size 3ft inc. pot Weigela Red Prince   - Weigela is a large growing deciduous shrub which explodes in a Summer display of red, white, yellow, or pink funnel shaped flowers. This is the beuatiful vivid red variety Red Prince. One 7litre 3ft inc. pot plant supplied.

2 x 2ltr size Blue Grass (Festuca glauca)  - A beautiful low growing blue grass that produces sprays of seed heads from Spring onwards. Two 2litre Festuca glauca supplied.

2 x 2ltr size Astilbe  Producing lovely green/ bronze foliage in Spring and flowers of red/ purple (or mixed colours) in Summer. These can be used underplanted in the sunny border , or planted in shade. Two 2litre Astilbe supllied. 

1 3ltr size Flowering Cherry Prunus kojo no mai - KOJO NO MAI translates in English to 'FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES' and this is a perfect description for this gem of a plant, because the reason this cherry is just so sought after is for its incredible Spring display of white blossom. Beautiful and fragrant white flowers COVER the whole of the tree and even small ungrafted specimens are a sight to behold, but these standards are thrilling to see in Spring. One 3litre plant supplied.

1 5ft (inc. pot) 7litre size Climbing Rose - In this collection we are including one of our beautiful climbing roses at the 5ft inc. pot size. This will be either Blue Moon, Schoolgirl, Zeprine Drouhin or Iceberg. One 5ft (inc. pot) 7litre Climbing Rose supplied.

1 1ltr size Red Broom Cytissus hollandii  - A beautiful wine red variety of broom, the Cytissus Boskoop Ruby produces a mass of flowers in late Spring and early Summer followed by small leaves on tall stems creating a lovely swaying motion in the Summer breeze. One small 1litre  pot Cytissus supplied.

1 2ltr size Goats Beard  - Aruncus diocius is a beautiful back border perennial which sends up plumes of feathery tiny creamy white flowers with exotic fern like foliage. Attractive to bees and pollinators as well as being rabbit resistant. One 2litre size plant supplied.

1 3ltr size Weigela rubidor   - Weigela rubidor is a variegated form of this ever useful shrub.  One  3litre size Weigela rubidor supplied.

1 10ltr size 4ft-5ft Buddleja Royal Red - Buddleja are grown for their beautiful Summer flowers which attract all sorts of wildlife including lots of butterflies.In this border we are supplying one of our large 10litre size Buddlejas which will flower reddish-purple in Summer. One 4ft-5ft inc. pot 10litre size supplied.

Cottage Garden Collection  -  12  plants  145.00 (F)  (2 in stock)


 

SHADE / FERNERY COLLECTION (for shade)

12  PLANTS  suitable for a border 6ft by 4ft  

Our small SHADE BORDER is a collection of shade foliage plants for that shade border or edge of pond. Fernerys are one of our  favourite types of garden design, and are easily mixed with jungle style and cottage garden style gardens. You can select just a small section of the garden (say 6ftx4ft) for a fernery, and really create a little bit of woodland wilderness in your garden. Once established  fernerys require little watering or maintenance. Selecting evergreen and deciduous ferns, the fernery can create interest all year round.

SUPPLIED IN ONE  VERY LARGE PARCEL DIRECTLY TO YOUR DOOR! Over 200 worth of plants if bought individually from us (much more in a garden centre!)

1 10ltr size Ligularis Skyrocket - A spectacular specimen plant for the back border, large container, or around the edge of a pond. These really are magnificent plants - the foliage is large and bold and in mid to late summer these plants throw up a barrage of flower spikes that ignite from the bottom upwards, into a beautiful golden display up to 4.5ft tall! It will die back completely to the roots in winter, but will always come back the next year, bigger, bolder, and more magnificent! One, large 10litre Ligularis supplied (as a root in Winter).

1 7ltr size 5ft Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum is the species Japanese Maple, and is the strongest and longest living of all the Japanese Maples. They are ideal for the small garden, growing slowly and elegantly to 12ft over 15 years. A superb focal point for the shaded area of a garden, the species Acer palmatum has beautiful and deliacate palmate leaves, light green with a pink tinge at the edges. In the autumn, this Maple's foliage will turn a spectacular orange and red. One 7litre 5ft inc. pot maple supplied.

1 x  10ltr size Evergreen Juniper Blue Carpet A slow growing, low height, spreading conifer with blue needle foliage that is hardy all year around. Requires no maintenance except for light pruning in Spring if you wish to shape it. One 10litre size Juniper Blue Carpet supplied.

5 x  P10cm size DECIDUOUS & EVERGREEN ferns - Six ferns make up the base of the planting in the fernery, and these will consist of both small growing and large growing varieties. Five P10cm pot ferns supplied. (MAY BE TRIMMED BACK IN WINTER/EARLY SPRING)

1 x  2ltr size ASTILBE  -  Astilbe are suitable for full or half shade positions in the garden. These plants are ideal for a shady border or in pots in a shaded patio - producing lovely green/ bronze foliage in Spring and flowers of red/ purple (or mixed colours) in Summer. Will die down completely to the roots in Winter and shoot again in Spring. Two 2litre Astilbe supplied.

1 x 3ltr Fatsia Spiders Web - The very exotic Fatsia japonica Spiders Web , or Variegated Japanese Aralia Plant has lush, green, lobed, palmate leaves variegated with white. Evergreen, and frost tolerant, it will add a sub-tropical look to any garden. Tolerant of most soils, this plant will withstand even harsh, coastal uk climates. Unusual ball clusters of white flowers are produced in autumn, followed by black fruits. One 3litre size Fatsia Spiders Web supplied.

1 10ltr size Leycesteria Golden Lanterns  - The Himalayan Honeysuckle, Leycesteria formosa, is not a climbing honesyuckle but a large shrub with extraordinary pendulous white and red-purple flowers in June / July. In the autumn months purple berries form on the stems, and during a mild winter, the leaves can stay on all winter. MAY BE CUT BACK IN THE WINTER MONTHS. This is the very beautiful GOLDEN FORM of Himalyan Honeysuckle, with golden leaves in Spring and Summer. One large 10litre 3ft-4ft inc. pot plant supplied.

1 10ltr size EVERGREEN FERN - This collection will include one  large 10litre size fern and may be Dryopteris, Polystichum, or another variety which is large growing. One  10litre fern supplied. (MAY BE TRIMMED BACK IN WINTER/EARLY SPRING)

Fernery / shade collection  12  plants  149.99 (F)  (2 in stock)


GIANT SHADE / FERNERY COLLECTION (for shade)

20  PLANTS  suitable for a border 9ft by 4ft  

Our instant GIANT SHADE BORDER is a collection of shade foliage plants for that shade border or edge of pond. The giant shade border consists of:

1 20ltr size 6ft inc. pot Japanese Maple - The focus of this collection is a very large 6ft inc. pot Japanese Maple which will provide the shade covering for the other plants. Stunning foliage in Spring and in Autumn, Japanese Maples are slow growing so won't take over the garden. They will lose all their leaves over Winter. One large 20litre size 6ft inc. pot Japanese Maple included.

1 10ltr size 2ft inc. pot Acer Orange Dream Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum  'Orange Dream' is a beautiful strong growing variety of Maple, that has lovely yellow-orange leaves in Spring, turning to green in summer, then spectacular gold and orange foliage for the autumn season.One 10litre approx. 2ft inc. pot maple supplied.

1 7ltr size 5ft inc. pot species Japanese Maple - We are also including one of our lovely species  Japanese Maples in this collection (acer palmatum) which will be approx. 5ft inc. pot. 

1 7ltr size Climbing Hydrangea -  Schizophragma hydrangeoides Rose is a rarely available deciduous climbing woody Hydrangea, very slow growing which has lovely heart shaped leaves in Spring and in early Summer produces beautiful sprays of lacecap white flowers and pink florets.Ideal for a shady North or East facing wall, they dislike strong sun, and will eventually grow to a few metres in height. One 7litre 2ft-3ft plant supplied.

1 10ltr size Ligularis Skyrocket - A spectacular specimen plant for the back border, large container, or around the edge of a pond. These really are magnificent plants - the foliage is large and bold and in mid to late summer these plants throw up a barrage of flower spikes that ignite from the bottom upwards, into a beautiful golden display up to 4.5ft tall! It will die back completely to the roots in winter, but will always come back the next year, bigger, bolder, and more magnificent! One, large 10litre Ligularis supplied - WILL BE SUPPLIED AS A ROOT FROM NOVEMBER-SPRING .

2 2ltr size Ligularis Siberica - similar to Ligularis Skyrocket, this form of Ligularia has more rounded , largher leaves and slightly smaller flower spikes. Two 2litre Ligularis supplied. WILL BE SUPPLIED AS A ROOT FROM NOVEMBER-SPRING .

1 x  10ltr size Evergreen Juniper Blue Carpet A slow growing, low height, spreading conifer with blue needle foliage that is hardy all year around. Requires no maintenance except for light pruning in Spring if you wish to shape it. One 10litre size Juniper Blue Carpet supplied.

9 x  P10cm size DECIDUOUS & EVERGREEN ferns - Six ferns make up the base of the planting in the fernery, and these will consist of both small growing and large growing varieties. Five P10cm pot ferns supplied. (MAY BE TRIMMED BACK IN WINTER/EARLY SPRING)

1 x 3ltr Fatsia Spiders Web - The very exotic Fatsia japonica Spiders Web , or Variegated Japanese Aralia Plant has lush, green, lobed, palmate leaves variegated with white. Evergreen, and frost tolerant, it will add a sub-tropical look to any garden. Tolerant of most soils, this plant will withstand even harsh, coastal uk climates. Unusual ball clusters of white flowers are produced in autumn, followed by black fruits. One 3litre size Fatsia Spiders Web supplied.

1 10ltr size EVERGREEN FERN - This collection will include one  large 10litre size fern and may be Dryopteris, Polystichum, or another variety which is large growing. One  10litre fern supplied. (MAY BE TRIMMED BACK IN WINTER/EARLY SPRING)

1 5ltr size OSTRICH FERN - The elegant and stately Ostrich or Shuttlecock fern is one of my favourite ferns, and makes an ideal fern for mid-border or back border of a shaded moist bed or fernery. This fern makes a unique 'shuttlecock' shape of fronds, the fronds standing very much more upright than other fern species. The Shuttlecock fern spreads by underground rhizomes, so you will have these very architectural ferns coming up with 1 or 2ft between each as they slowly spread. These ferns can grow up to 3ft high with 4ft long fronds when established.One 5litre ostrich fern supplied. WILL BE SUPPLIED AS A ROOT FROM NOVEMBER-SPRING .

Giant Fernery / shade collection  20  plants  399.99 (F)  (2 in stock)


 

 INSTANT JAPANESE (DECIDUOUS) GARDEN BORDER
10 PLANTS  for a border 5ft by 3ft. All plants supplied in their pots, delivered to your door in one large parcel.

SUPPLIED IN ONE  VERY LARGE PARCEL DIRECTLY TO YOUR DOOR! Over 285 worth of plants if bought individually from us (much more in a garden centre!)

Your Japanese deciduous border will consist of:

1 x 7litre 5ft Japanese Rose - Kerria pleniflora - The Japanese Rose, Kerria pleniflora is a deciduous, fast growing large shrub which is smothered in golden yellow double flowers in early Spring. Suitable for a half shade position they do very well in most locations and are fully hardy. Can grow to 3m but easily kept smaller by pruning. One 7litre 5ft inc. pot Kerria supplied.

1 x 5litre Japanese Grass Miscanthus Indian Summer   -   Miscanthus Indian Summer is a beautiful perennial Japanese grass growing to 4ft-5ft with spectacular seedhead plumes of on red & orange fiery stems in the Autumn. Japanese grasses (Miscanthus) are grown for their late summer and autumn interest, with delicate, bold, and extremely unusual flowers in late August / September. SUPPLIED CUT DOWN IN NOVEMBER-SPRING. One 5litre grass supplied.

2 x 2ltr size Abelia grandiflora  - Abelia x grandiflora is a fully hardy semi-evergreen shrub that grows to 5ft-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. Very hardy and can be pruned to shape. Two 2litre abelia supplied.

1 3litre 3ft (inc. pot)  Japanese Katsura Bush  -  Cercidiphyllum japonicum is the Japanese Katsura Bush which has tiny pink flowers  on bare stems in early Spring, followed by unusual heart shaped, aromatic leaves and in the Autumn these leaves turn oranges, red, and yellows to give a magnificient display. Leaves then drop for the Winter months.One 3litre 3ft (inc. pot)  Katsura Bush supplied.

1 3litre 2ft-3ft Japanese Cherry Prunus kojo no mail  - KOJO NO MAI translates in English to 'FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES' and this is a perfect description for this gem of a plant, because the reason this cherry is just so sought after is for its incredible Spring display of white blossom. Beautiful and fragrant white flowers COVER the whole of the tree and are a sight to behold in Spring. Prunus kojo-no mai is unique amongst the Japanese Cherries, havng distinctive and remarkable ZIG ZAG branches which provide interest all year round. In this border we are including one of our lovely 3litre kojo no mai cherries which will be in a 3litre pot at the 2ft-3ft (inc. pot) size.

1 2ltr size  Weeping Jack Tree  -    This rarely available tree originates from China, and produces weeping branches and also pendulous white flowers in late Sprinr and early Summer. Slow growing into a large shrub. One small 2litre size tree supplied.

1 7ltr size 3ft-5ft inc. pot Wisteria lonigissima alba  - Wisteria  alba is a beautiful PURE WHITE form of Wisteria and can be used to great effect when grown over trellis, walls, or arbours, They can also be grown as standards for stand alone plants. One 7litre 3ft-5ft inc. pot wisteria longissima alba supplied.

1 7ltr size 5ft Japanese Maple  - Acer palmatum is the species maple and one of the most resistant to the classic maple 'leaf burn' in Summer. A strong growing species maple this has beautiful foliage coulour in Spring and in Autumn dazzling reds and scarlet leaves. One 7litre 5ft inc. pot maple supplied.

1 3ltr size Dwarf Weeping Sawara Cypress  - A superb and distinctive low growing mound shrub that is slow growing, with weeping mop  like foliage which is hardy and evergreen. A beautiful front of border plant that will keep to 2ft or can be used as ground cover in the Japanese style garden. Full or half sun location in free draining soil.One 3litre plant supplied.

Japanese deciduous Collection - 10  plants  199.99 (F)  (2 in stock)


 

 

INSTANT JAPANESE EVERGREEN BORDER
10 PLANTS  for a border 5ft by 3ft. All plants supplied in their pots, delivered to your door in one large parcel.

SUPPLIED IN ONE  VERY LARGE PARCEL DIRECTLY TO YOUR DOOR! Over 260 worth of plants if bought individually from us (much more in a garden centre!)

2 x 2ltr size EVERGREEN Japanese style ferns - From our large collection of ferns at the nursery we will suplly two of our evergreen 2ltr pot ferns . Please note that these may be cut back in early Spring to allow new fronds to grow. 

1 x 10ltr 3ft Niwaki Starter Buxus Cloud Tree -  This is an OUTDOORS  niwaki pruned cloud bonsai tree and can be kept outside all year long, or brought into the house for display purposes for up to 3 days at a time. This cloud tree  is EVERGREEN and very easy to keep (outdoors).  Pruning can be done throughout the year, with wiring done in the Winter months. Please note that we do have some training wires on these young starter trees.One 3ft inc. pot young Niwaki Cloud Tree 10litre size. 

1 2ltr size  Japanese Red Pine -    The beautiful Japanese Red Pine, Pinus densiflora Jane Kluis is a dwarf conifer, a hybrid cross between Pinus densiflora and Pinus thunbergii, with a low mounding habit. Stems have an attractive copper hue as they mature.  These are slow growing dwarf pines, so can be used in Japanese style gardens or make interesting bonsai trees.One 2litre  inc. pot pine supplied.

1 2ltr size Cedrus deodora - The Himalayan Cedar, Cedrus deodora 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 or keep pruned and you will have a most superb specimen tree that will keep its form all year round .One 2litre cedar supplied (approx. 1ft-2ft inc. pot)

1 10litre 39inch inc. pot Chamacyparis nootkatensis pendula   - . The very sculptural weeping Nookta Cypress are slow growing conifers which produce curtains of long, pendulous foliage resulting in a stunning specimen upright tree for the garden - they are a wonder in the snow and ice of Winter as they are fully hardy and evergreen. Growing eventually to 10m, but they can be kept easily to any height by pruning the leader.
 Ideal as a pot specimen, or for any size garden as it is so slow growing it can be kept to any height.
 

2 2ltr size Thuja Whipcord - The very unusual Whipcord conifer is evergreen and creates a weeping mound of tightly packed branches. Ideal for creating waterfall effects of stones and pebbles. Two small 2litre plants supplied.

1 10litre Juniper Blue Carpet Juniper Blue Carpet is a  hardy, evergreen conifer that slowly spreads horizontally to form a low cover in the border or in a pot - ideal for the edge of waterfalls or ponds as they will grow over them, but also effective in the front of any border or even in pots. Beautiful blue needles all year around. One 10litre pot size Juniper supplied.

1 10ltr size 5ft inc. pot Evergreen Magnolia   - Magnolia grandiflora is a beautiful evergreen Magnolia with large ovate glossy leaves, and in Summer (not Spring as with the deciduous magnolias) woolly buds burst into FRAGRANT and LARGE white flowers. This is the 'Exmouth' variety which has extra large flowers up to 30cm in diameter and fragrant as well as well as cinnamon undersides to the leaves.Magnolias make the ideal small tree for compact sized gardens, and can be pruned as a shrub, or as a specimen tree. This form is also lovely trained against a wall or grown on a frame as an espalier. Grow in a sheltered location from strong winds. One large 10litre 5ft inc. pot Magnolia supplied.

Japanese EVERGREEN Collection  10  plants  175.00 (F)  (1 in stock)


INSTANT EXOTIC STYLE HARDY GARDEN BORDER

8 PLANTS  for a border 5ft by 3ft. All plants supplied in their pots. SUPPLIED IN ONE  VERY LARGE PARCEL DIRECTLY TO YOUR DOOR! Over 260 worth of plants if bought individually from us (much more in a garden centre!)

1 x 5ft inc. pot Olive Tree (Olea) -  The Hardy Olive Tree, Olea europea, adds that touch of elegance to the garden or patio. Fully hardy, you can leave these trees out all winter in a pot or in the ground. Evergreen, and will reward you with olives that in some seasons will actually ripen in the UK. They survive well outdoors in free draining soil - they may lose some foliage in early spring that has been yellowed by the frost, but they grow quickly back.One large, 5ft inc. pot (approx. 20inch head) Olive supplied.

1 x 5ft inc. pot Chocolate Vine (Akebia)  -  This is the beautiful Chocolate Vine, which is hardy in the UK, bearing masses of beautiful maroon-chocolate flowers in early spring which cover the whole vine and which are heavily scented with vanilla. Exotic, dark green, unusual three lobed foliage dress the vine from Spring to Autumn. The flowers are followed by very unique and ornamental 5inch fruit pods. One 5ft inc. pot Akebia supplied in a 7litre pot.

1 5ft Eucalyptus dalrympleana Tasmanian Mountain Gum Tree -   The Tasmanian Mountain Gum is a hardy Eucalyptus that can be grown outdoors in the UK. It has red-to bronze new shoots and the bark will then turn a creamy white, making this Eucalyptus one of the most attractive for UK garden planting. It is fast growing, large tree so keep it pruned every year if you want it to stay a certain height, or grow as a container patio tree with Cordylines and Palms. This is an EVERGREEN tree, keeping it's beautiful foliage all year round. One 4litre size 5ft inc. pot Eucalyptus supplied.

1 5ft inc. pot  Black Seedless Grape Vine  - Vitis 'Venus' is a lovely flavoured edible grape with medium to large sized seedless blue/black grapes and can be grown outdoors or in a greenhouse. A lovely sweet flavour similar to a labrusca hybrid.One 4litre 5ft inc. pot Vitis Venus supplied.

1 2ft inc. pot Acacia pravissima   - Acacia pravissima is one of the most unusual and striking  trees we grow at Silk Tree Nurseries. This beautiful tree is very rarely available, but should be grown more often in the UK as it is a reliably HARDY Acacia tree which will grow in the UK climate with ease. It is EVERGREEN, with very unusual TRIANGULAR leaves. Acacia pravissima has a lovely weeping habit, and when it reaches 3-4ft will begin to flower, with exquisite yellow puff ball flowers covering the whole tree.One small 2litre approx. 2ft inc. pot acacia supplied.

1 3ft inc. pot Silk Tree (Albizzia)  - Albizzia julibrissin, the Silk Tree, is probably one of the most beautiful Trees you can grow, with delicate Mimosa like leaves and stunning powder puff flowers that cover the whole tree in summer. This is the selected ' rosea' form which has deeper pink flowers than the species. One 7litre 3ft inc. pot Silk Tree supplied.

1 2ft-3ft inc. pot Pink Pampas Grass  -  The elegant pampas grass Cortederia is grown for its silky plumes which shoot up to 6ft in the Summer they will last well into Winter and look stunning in the frost - they can then be cut back for Spring . This is the PINK form of pampas grass. One 5litre 2ft-3ft inc. pot Pink Pampas grass suppplied.

1 4ft-5ft inc. pot Edible Fig   -  The Brown Turkey  fig tree is fully hardy, and will thrive in dry, free draining soils. Very easy to care for, it requires little attention throughout the year. Prune to shape the fig tree as you want it. Stunning, architectural foliage remains on the plant from Spring to early Winter. They are very slow growing, so can be safely planted next to the house if desired.Will produce figs in a good weather year. One 7litre 4ft-5ft inc. pot fig supplied.

Exotic Border Collection 8  plants  175.00 (F)  (2 in stock)


Substitutes

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