Tropical Plants, Yuccas, Bamboos & Cordylines
7-9ft tall reduced to £160 2-3 chunky plants in each pot Strelitzia Nicolai, commonly known as the Giant White Bird of Paradise or Wild Banana, is a species of banana -like plants with erect woody stems reaching a height of 6 m (20 ft). The clumps formed can spread as far as 3.5 m (11 ft). These are outdoor tropical plants for summer or indoor plants. They also do well in a heated greenhouse.
£18 Canna lilies are impressive perennials that offer height, dramatic foliage. Often used in bedding displays, tropical borders or large containers, canna lilies are great value for money, giving years of colour and drama. They flower from June to October. If in the around some species can reach up to 2.5m at maturity. Cannas can stay in the garden in winter if mulched over well or the rhizome can be dry stored for the following year. In colder regions fleece or hessian can be pegged down to cover the area for added winter protection.
Hardy Yellow Aloe £16 Photo for show plant in bloom. Aloiampelos striatula, formerly Aloe striatula, the hardy aloe or striped-stemmed aloe, is a sturdy succulent plant that naturally occurs on the summits of mountains along the south of the Karoo region of South Africa. Tough and hardy, with bright yellow flowers, it is a popular plant in gardens around the world. Hardy Perennials
£18 Fatsia Japonica is a medium-sized evergreen shrub of open, spreading habit, with palmately-lobed leaves to 45cm in width and small white flowers in globose clusters. Winter hardy.
£12 Hardy perennial (not in flower at present) Hardy hibiscus plants are surprisingly easy to grow as long as you provide them with well-drained soil and a spot in full sunlight. The secret to success is to water enough to keep the soil evenly moist. Don’t worry if your hardy hibiscus plants die to the ground after a hard frost in autumn. Just cut them down to a height of 4 or 5 inches (10-13 cm.), and then wait for the plants to regrow from the roots in spring once temps begin to warm back up again.
Cordyline Multi Trunk
2m multi trunk £190 other sizes available Cordyline australis has become a choice and popular plant for coastal and city planting, thanks to its exotic, palm-like appearance and attractive foliage in shades of green, bronze and purple. Young plants are often used in bedding and container displays. Winter hardy.
Fatsia spiders Web
£35 Fatsia japonica 'Spiders Web' is a tough reliable shrub with handsome lobed green foliage dusted with white. It’s perfect for lighting up a shady corner of the garden and the bold foliage adds a tropical note to planting. Perfect for sun or shade.
Torbay Dazzler Cordyline
Around 4ft £65 Cordyline australis ‘Torbay Dazzler’ is a particularly lovely cabbage palm, bearing sword-shaped leaves with green and cream stripes. It’s perfect for growing in pots or as part of a mixed herbaceous border – particularly in tropical planting schemes – and in mild regions it will grow into a small tree. Mature plants produce branches of sweet-smelling, ivory-white flowers in summer, which are extremely attractive to bees. Its autumn berries are loved by starlings. For best results grow Cordyline australis ‘Torbay Dazzler’ in a sunny, well-drained spot away from cold winter winds
6ft £125 Many diffrens shapes, sizes and milti trunks in stock. Cordyline australis has become a choice and popular plant for coastal and city planting, thanks to its exotic, palm-like appearance and attractive foliage in shades of green, bronze and purple. Young plants are often used in bedding and container displays. Winter hardy.
4ft £59 5ft £69 Cordyline australis has become a choice and popular plant for coastal and city planting, thanks to its exotic, palm-like appearance and attractive foliage in shades of green, bronze and purple. Young plants are often used in bedding and container displays. Winter hardy.
Phyllostachys aurea - Golden Bamboo
5ft plus £38
Yucca Rostarata ( Beaked yucca)
£180 Yucca Rostrata Blue swan also known as the beaked yucca. 🌵 Winter hardy to - 15oc 🌵 Full sun to part shade 🌵 Substrate 50% grit, 25% sharp sand, 25% compost 🌵 Trim brown leaves if required. Some people leave them on then the form the trunk. 🌵Water sparingly in the summer. More in extreme heat. Don't water in winter. 🌵 Fertaliser isn't necessary, but you can give it a feed of liquid seaweed around once a month.
around 3ft £38 Standing majestically in their pots, these hardy variegated garden yucca trees will make a beautifully architectural statement on any patio, deck or terrace - or you can also grow indoors as a houseplant. They'll look good all year with their attractive spiky green and cream sword shaped foliage and bold structural outline. They're tough, robust and drought tolerant for the summer months, yet are strong enough to survive the frosts of winter, making an excellent choice for a pot on the patio. They'll do best kept on the dry side in well drained soil in full sun, avoiding excessively wet conditions in winter, so if you have a sheltered spot, that will be best for them, although they also do well in exposed coastal locations. Supplied as chunky, strong, hardy plants in larger containers. Very striking, this will create an instant architectural feature where ever they are planted and displayed.
Red Star Cordylines
Black Mondo Grass
£8 If you want a dramatic groundcover, try landscaping with black mondo grass. What is black mondo grass? It is a low-growing perennial plant with purplish-black, grass-like leaves. In proper sites, the little plants spread, forming a carpet of unique color and foliage. Black mondo grass care is simple and straightforward. They need regular water to get established and weekly thereafter for optimum growth. If planted in rich soil, they won’t need fertilizing but every couple of years in spring.
£14 Horsetail is a non-flowering evergreen perennial. It has vertical green stems with horizontal bands similar to bamboo, but they're skinnier and taller like ornamental grass. Similar to ferns, horsetail reproduces through spores rather than seeds, as well as underground rhizomes. Can be invasive so best in pots. Needs plenty of watering. It also makes a good pond plant.
£25 back in stock soon Echium pininana is a stunning biennial plant from the Canary Islands. In its first year it forms a low rosette of silver, hairy, spear-like leaves, and then in the second year it sends up a huge spike loaded with small blue flowers. It makes a dramatic statement in a sunny, sheltered garden, and is extremely attractive to bees. After flowering, Echium pininana scatters seed and dies. It self-seeds readily in mild, sheltered parts of the UK, but seed is unlikely to germinate in cooler regions.
Musa Dwarf Cavendish - Banana Plant
£36 out of stock The dwarf Cavendish is a fast grower in the right conditions. It likes a lot of light and will even be happy with some direct sun throughout the day. Let its soil dry out a little between waterings, but make sure to keep it regularly sprayed as those giant leaves need a lot of moisture.
Torbay Dazzler Cordyliines
around 80cm £18
£20 Brugmansia also known as Angel Trumpets 🌼 Perennial plants 🌼 Full sun to part shade. 🌼 Very fragrant especially in the early evening 🌼 Continously flowers from late spring to first Frost. 🌼 Flowers can grow a foot long 🌼 The plant can grow to 6-7ft 🌼 In winter small plants can be brought indoors or in a greenhouse. Alternatively the large plants woody stem can be hard pruned, kept in the pot and place somewhere dark and frost free over winter, like a garage or shed. Give very little water over winter, if any then the plant will stay dormant until you bring it back out in spring. 🌼 Prune in the autumn 🌼 Brugmansias are poisonous (all parts of the plant) and can be a skin irritant. 🌼 Water and feed generously all summer with liquid seaweed every week. They also benefit from a good nitrogen feed and potassium. For potassium you can place banana skins in water for a few days then use the water for your plant or finely chop banana skins and mix it in the soil. 🌼 For substrate use Compost, Perlite and rotten manure if possible.
Tetrapanax papyrifer 'Rex'
From £45 These stunning huge plants produce a thicket of upright stems topped by very large, deeply lobed green leaves up to 1m across. New shoots and leaves have a coating of fine, pale brown hairs. Creamy pompoms of flowers are produced in large sprays in autumn, followed by black fruit. It is a fast-growing plant that grows an average of 3 feet annually and attains a height of 9 feet to 22 feet at maturity. full winter hardy.