Deliveries of 'Large Shrubs'

Please note: The cost for deliveries of shrubs exceeding 2m in height will be by 'special arrangement only', due to the restrictions applied by the courier network. Please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements. We will be happy to 'quote' and propose the most efficient means of delivering your order. Any delivery charges already quoted against 'large shrubs' on our website are for guidance only and are dependent on the specific height of individual specimens.

We will endeavour to fulfill all orders placed, however we reserve the right to withdraw any item from 'offer of sale', or cancel any order placed due to stock availability. 

Planting new trees and shrubs is not a difficult job, but one to get right, if you want your new plants to have the best start in life. The most important considerations are root establishment and health, weather, soil conditions and aftercare. To support early root establishment, we recommend using Rootmaster to assist root stimulation and healthy growth. 

This advice is suitable for all trees and shrubs, whether containerised, bare-root or rootballed:

Planting is best done between October and April. Container-grown plants can be planted any time of year, but are easier to care for if planted in Autumn or Winter, as they need less watering than ones planted in Spring or Summer. Bare-root and rootballed trees and shrubs are only available in Autumn and Winter. They should be planted immediately, but if this is not possible, then they can be heeled in (temporary planting in soil or compost to prevent the roots drying out) until planting is possible.

Problems: Planting too deep is a common cause of tree death. Aim to plant at the same depth that the tree was growing in the nursery. Poor establishment and brown leaves are also sometimes encountered after planting.

  • Acer palmatum Katsura

    Japanese maple. A small tree with yellowish-orange leaves turning bright yellow-orange in autumn. Height 1.4m. Spread 1.4m. Deciduous. Hardy. Sheltered Site. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.

  • Acer Palmatum Orange Dream

    Slow growing Japanese Maple with vivid orange spray foliage turning golden yellow in autumn. Ideal for a small garden. Wonderful autumn colour.

  • Acer palmatum Orangeola

    Slow growing Japanese Maple with vivid orange spray foliage turning golden yellow in autumn. Ideal for a small garden. Wonderful autumn colour.

  • Acer palmatum Oridono-nishiki

    Acer ‘Orido-nishiki’ has pretty cream and pink variegated leaves in spring, which darkens to pink, white and green in summer. It’s well suited to growing in small gardens, and may also be grown in a large pot. 3m x 3m.

  • Acer palmatum Osakazuki

    Japanese maple. A large tree with bright green deeply lobed leaves turning bright red in autumn. Height 6m. Spread 6m. Deciduous. Hardy. Sheltered Site. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat.

  • Acer palmatum Phoenix

    'Phoenix', this is a fantastic small tree, notable for its bright red young stems, giving a highly ornamental look in winter. The bark is white-striped on more mature stems, and the foliage provides a wonderful butter-yellow autumn show. Height 1.50 - 2 m. Full grown width 1 - 1.50 m.

  • Acer palmatum Pink Passion

    Variegated light and dark pink leaves which can have hints of cream and pale green amongst them. A fairly new introduction it has an open spreading habit ultimately reaching 2 or more metres high. Great as a focal plant either in the ground or container. One of the best pink leafed Acers for summer colour.

  • Acer palmatum Pixie

    Compact, upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with palmate leaves divided into five deeply-cut, dark reddish-purple leaves, reddish-pink in spring and turning bright red in autumn, Insignificant green flowers in spring are followed by winged, red seed pods.

  • Acer Palmatum Red Select

    Japanese maple. Upright-growing tree. Young branches and twigs are fiery red providing an excellent winter display. Green foliage goes yellow in autumn. Give some space or prune hard in spring.

  • Acer palmatum Red Wine

    'Redwine' is a compact, upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with toothed, deeply lobed leaves, bright orange in spring, turning yellow-green in summer and scarlet in autumn. Insignificant flowers in spring are followed by winged seed pods.

  • Acer palmatum Sango-kaku

    Japanese maple. Coral bark maple. Attractive coral-red stems in winter, deeply lobed green leaves, orange-red in spring then leaves turning a soft yellow in autumn.

  • Acer palmatum Sango-kaku

    Japanese maple. Coral bark maple. Attractive coral-red stems in winter, deeply lobed green leaves, orange-red in spring then leaves turning a soft yellow in autumn.

  • Acer palmatum Shaina

    Japanese maple for the Patio. A petite, slow growing Japanese maple. Forms a compact globe of small red leaves that turn maroon in the Summer. Height 4 - 5 ft.

  • Acer palmatum Shaina 1/2 Std

    Japanese maple for the Patio. A petite, slow growing Japanese maple. Forms a compact globe of small red leaves that turn maroon in the Summer. Height 4 - 5 ft.

  • Acer palmatum Shin Deshojo

    Japanese maple. A small tree with light pink leaves in spring turning light green in summer and red-orange in autumn. Height 2m. Spread 2m. Deciduous. Hardy. Sheltered Site. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.

  • Acer palmatum Shirazz

    New variety of variegated Acer, an unusual and attractive Japanese Maple with foliage of pink, cream and green.

  • Acer palmatum Skeeter's Broom

    'Skeeter's Broom' is a compact, upright, multi-stemmed, deciduous tree or shrub with deeply divided, palmately lobed foliage that is red in spring and red-maroon in summer and ruby red in autumn.

  • Acer palmatum Stella Rossa

    A graceful weeping tree that tolerates full sun. Bright red spring foliage ages to darker red then burgundy over summer before fiery reds and orange come to the fore in autumn. A small tree 3-5 feet in ten years.

  • Acer palmatum Stella Rossa 1/2 Std

    A graceful weeping tree that tolerates full sun. Bright red spring foliage ages to darker red then burgundy over summer before fiery reds and orange come to the fore in autumn. A small tree 3-5 feet in ten years.

  • Acer palmatum Sumi-nagashi

    Japanese maple. A larger leaved Japanese Maple, red purple in spring becoming bronze green in summer and fiery red in autumn. A small tree 13 feet in ten years.

  • Acer palmatum Summergold

    'Summer Gold' is an upright, rounded, branching, deciduous shrub or very small tree with toothed, deeply lobed leaves, light green in spring, golden-yellow in summer, and yellow in autumn. Insignificant flowers in spring followed by winged seed pods.

  • Acer palmatum Viridus 1/2 Std

    Matures to a naturally formal mounded cascading weeper. It can be pruned for a "mushroom cap" appearance, or left unpruned so that its branches weep clear to the ground. It reaches six feet in ten years. Likes moist well-draining acidic peaty soil, never too wet.

  • Acer palmatum Wilson's Pink Dwarf

    'Wilson's Pink Dwarf' is an upright, rounded, deciduous shrub or small tree with deeply lobed and serrated palmate leaves that unfurl pink or pink-red in spring, turn bright green by summer and bright red or orange in autumn. Height 1.5m. Spread 1m

  • Acer palmatum Yasemin

    The estimated height and spread of this Acer is 4 x 3 metres in 20 years.

  • Acer platanoides Globosum

    A striking small tree with short branches, forming a dense mop-head shape with dark green leaves turning clear yellow in autumn. Bears small yellow flowers. Height 15m. Spread 10m. Deciduous.

  • Acer pseudoplatanus Brilliantissimum

    Sycamore. Yellow-green pendent flowers followed by red winged fruit. Height 30m. Spread 25m. Deciduous. Hardy. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.

  • Acer rubrum October Glory

    Red maple. An upright large tree with glossy dark green leaves turning red in autumn. In spring the bare branches have small red flowers. Height 20m. Spread 10m. Deciduous. Hardy. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.

  • Acer shirasawanum Jordan

    Leaves emerge a lovely pastel orange, changing to stunning bright yellow through the summer with red seeds that push up above the leaves. This tree provides a big splash of color and thrives with full sun. It's a vigorous upright tree. At last a yellow tree for the colder climates!

  • Acer Viridis

    Matures to a naturally formal mounded cascading weeper. It can be pruned for a "mushroom cap" appearance, or left unpruned so that its branches weep clear to the ground. It reaches six feet in ten years. Likes moist well-draining acidic peaty soil, never too wet.

  • Albizia julibrissin Chocolate Fountain

    Glorious bronze purple, finely cut foliage with feathery purple and cream blooms. Can be grown as a free standing specimen or trained against a sheltered, sunny wall. A handsome tree, hardy to -5°C. Height and spread: 6m (19’). Flowering June, July, August, full sun.

  • Amelanchier canadensis

    Shadbush. Dense, erect, suckering shrub with mid-green leaves. Racemes of white flowers followed by blue-black fruit. Height 6m. Spread 3m. Flowers from April to May. Fruits from June to August.

  • Amelanchier candensis Lamarckii

    Shadbush. Upright-stemmed shrub with mid-green leaves. Racemes of white flowers followed by purple-black fruit. Height 3m. Spread 3m. Flowers from April to May. Fruit colour Black. Purple. Fruits from June to August. Deciduous.

  • Andromeda polifolia Blue Lagoon

    Urn-shaped soft pink flowers; foliage clear blue-grey, linear-lance-shaped leaves, with silvery hues. Height 30cm.

  • Arbutus unedo

    Strawberry Tree. A shrubby evergreen tree with interesting red shedding bark. Small white pink tinged flowers with red strawberry like fruits in autumn. Height 8m. Spread 8m. Flowers from August to September. Evergreen. Hardy. Sheltered Site.

  • Argyrocytisus battandieri

    Grey silken leaves and clusters of bright yellow pineapple-scented flowers.

  • Astelia Banksii

    This will produce very uniform clumps of narrow silver, swards of foliage. Ideal Conditions: Prefers full sun, or partial shade with free-draining, but moist soil or compost. Possible Situation: Perfect for use as an architectural plant in a container or planted out in a raised bed or border situation. Resilience: Hardy Habit: Mound Forming. Height x Spread / Trail: 80 x 60 cm.

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