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.

  • Cleyera japonica Variegata

    A variegated form of this Asian shrub with fragrant small creamy white flowers in the summer. Probably not more that 10' tall, the variegation is a splashy creamy white and slows down the plant considerably. Best in well amended soil in part shade. More sensitive to salts, especially in Southern CA. Related to Camellias and like similar conditions.

  • Colutea arborescens

    Bladder Senna. A vigorous shrub with pale green leaves and pea-like, yellow flowers, followed by green translucent seed pods. Height 3m. Spread 3m. Flowers from May to August. Deciduous. Hardy. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.

  • Cordyline australis

    New Zealand Cabbage Palm. Erect, palm-like tree with arching narrow, matt green leaves. Mature trees bear tiny, creamy white flowers, followed by white or blue-tinted berries. Height 3-10m. Spread 1-4m. Flowers from June to July. Fruits from August. Evergreen.

  • Cordyline australis Black Knight

    Elegant, dramatic plant with sword-like, dark foliage.

  • Cordyline australis Dracaena indivisa

    Arching strap like leaves good architectural shape. Good in gravel gardens or as a patio subject. Growth is limited in a pot but when planted in the ground 60cm of growth each year is not uncommon.

  • Cordyline australis Pacific Sunrise

    Vibrant architectural plant for pots and borders with variegated bronze-purple leaves, vivid pink edges and a pink central stripe. Does best in a sheltered spot in well drained soil in sun. Height and spread eventually to around 3m x 2m.

  • Cordyline australis Red Star

    New Zealand Cabbage Palm. Erect, palm-like tree with arching narrow red leaves. Mature trees bear tiny, creamy white flowers, followed by white or blue-tinted berries. Height 1m. Spread 1m. Flowers from June to July. Fruits from August. Evergreen. Well drained sheltered. site.

  • Cordyline banksii Electric Pink

    This is a palm-like, sub-tropical tree that grows with an upright habit and with age will branch to produce several heads. This cultivar is a very showy sport of Cordyline australis 'Red Star' with clusters of arching, sword-like leaves that are dark pink with bright pink margins. Protect from severe frost.

  • Cordyline indivisa Peko

    Tender, erect, palm-like, evergreen tree bearing broadly strap-shaped, red-flushed, bright green leaves, flushed reddish-pink on the underside. Loose, upright panicles of lightly fragrant, star-shaped, white flowers occasionally bloom in summer.

  • Cordyline Sunrise

    Sunrise is an erect, palm-like tree with arching, lance to linear-shaped, dark pink leaves with bright pink margins. Under favourable conditions, panicles of creamy white flowers bloom in summer followed by white or blue-tinted berries.

  • Cornus alba Elegantissima Aureus

    Red-barked Dogwood. A vigorous shrub with red winter shoots, Grey-green leaves, margined white, turn red in autumn, white flowers are followed by white berries, often tinged blue. Height 3m. Spread 3m. Flowers from April to June. Berries from July Deciduous Hardy.

  • Cornus alba Kesselringii

    Red-barked Dogwood. A vigorous shrub with blackish purple winter shoots. Purple leaves, turn red and purple in autumn, white flowers are followed by white berries, often tinged blue. Height 1m.

  • Cornus alba Sibirica

    Westonbirt Dogwood. A vigorous shrub with bright red winter shoots and dark green leaves turning red in autumn. White flowers are followed by white berries, often tinged blue. Height 3m. Spread 3m. Flowers from April to June. Fruits from July. Deciduous.

  • Cornus canadensis

    Creeping Dogwood. A creeping perennial with mid-green leaves. Green flowers are surrounded by white, sometimes pink flushed bracts, followed by fleshy red fruits. Height 15cm. Spread Indefinite. Flowers from April to June. Fruits from July Deciduous. Hardy. Peaty soil.

  • Cornus contraversa Variagata

    Wedding Cake Tree. A tree or multi-stemmed shrub with, spreading, tiered branches. Dark green, variegated glossy leaves. Small white flowers are followed by blue-black berries. Height 8m. Spread 8m.

  • Cornus florida

    Flowering Dogwood. A conical tree or multi-stemmed shrub with slightly twisted mid-green leaves, which turn red and purple in autumn. Small green flowers are surrounded by white to pink bracts. Height 6m. Spread 8m. Flowers from April to May.

  • Cornus florida Alba

    Flowering Dogwood. A conical tree or multi-stemmed shrub with slightly twisted mid-green leaves, which turn red and purple in autumn. Small green flowers are surrounded by white to pink bracts. Height 6m. Spread 8m. Flowers from April to May.

  • Cornus florida Rainbow

    Flowering Dogwood. A conical tree or multi-stemmed shrub with slightly twisted mid-green leaves, margined golden yellow, which turn red and purple in autumn. Small green flowers are surrounded by white bracts. Height 3m. Spread 2.5m. Flowers from April to May. Deciduous.

  • Cornus florida Rubra

    Flowering Dogwood. A conical tree or multi-stemmed shrub with slightly twisted variegated, gold and green leaves, which turn red and purple in autumn. Small green-white flowers are surrounded by pink bracts. Height 2m. Spread 1m. Flowers from April to May. Deciduous. Acid soil.

  • Cornus kousa

    Dogwood. A broadly conical tree with wavy margined dark green leaves, which turn deep crimson purple in autumn. Small pink flowers are surrounded by white bracts, followed by strawberry-like fleshy red fruit. Height 7m. Spread 5m. Flowers from April to June. Fruit colour Red. Fruits from July.

  • Cornus kousa Bonfire

    A lovely form with variegated gold and green leaves. Greeny white bracts, May-June. Specatacular autumn colour. Height 2.5m in 10 years. Sheltered site, good fertile soil, preferably neutral to acid.

  • Cornus kousa Bultinck's Giant Flower

    Bultinck's Giant' is an upright, slow-growing, deciduous tree with dark purple stems bearing ovate, glossy, dark green leaves, reddish-purple in autumn. Small green flower heads surrounded by four large, creamy-white bracts in late spring and early summer are followed by strawberry-like fruit in autumn. Height 4m x 2.5m.

  • Cornus kousa Cappuccino

    'Cappuccino' is an upright, deciduous, small tree or large shrub with ovate, glossy leaves, bright green in spring, turning bronze to reddish-purple in summer, and orange-red in autumn. Height 3m x 2m.

  • Cornus kousa Celestial Shadow

    Celestial Shadow has large, handsome green leaves, which develop beautiful canary yellow margins followed by spectacular pink and purple tints in Autumn. The large flowers are creamy white bracts which often turn pale pink as they age followed by red fruits during late summer. Height after 10 years*: 2.4-3 (8-10ft).

  • Cornus kousa Chinensis

    Dogwood. A broadly conical tree with dark green leaves, which turn deep crimson purple in autumn. Small green flowers are surrounded by large white bracts, followed by strawberry-like fleshy red fruit. Height 7m. Spread 5m. Flower colour Green. Flowers from April to June. Fruits from July Deciduous. Hardy. Sheltered Site.

  • Cornus kousa Claudia

    Dogwood. A pretty selection of vigorous, upright habit. High quality white bracts and fruit are freely produced. Height 7m. Spread 5m.

  • Cornus kousa Dr Bump

    A dwarf form of a bushy habit, more of a shrub than tree. Very free flowering. White bracts May-June. Attractive exfoliating bark. Height 6ft. Spread 5ft. Good autumn colour.

  • Cornus kousa Ed Mezitt

    This tree has purple new growth, with the leaves remaining bronze until flowering time in June. The bright orange autumn colour is some of the best, whilst wide creamy bracts overlap to give good floral effect too.

  • Cornus kousa Galilean

    A vase-shaped tree with variegated creamy-white and green foliage. The leaves are held in a pendulous manner. Brilliant white bracts bloom prolifically May to June. Strawberry-like fruit ripens in late summer. The fall colour is pink to burgundy. Disease resistant. It performs best in moist, acidic, well-drained soil and full to part sun..

  • Cornus kousa Milky Way

    A slightly more vigorous, upright habit, lush green leaves which take on deep red and crimson tints in a good autumn. An attractive, ornamental shrub suitable for most gardens.

  • Cornus kousa Peve Foggy

    Cornus kousa 'Peve Foggy' boasts variegated foliage with narrow silvery-white margins on fresh green leaves.

  • Cornus kousa Satomi

    Dogwood. An exceptionally free flowering selection with masses of large, rich-pink flower bracts in June. On occasions white flowers may be borne, sometimes on the north side of the plant whilst the south facing aspect has pink flowers. The leaves are bright green, turning shades of red and orange before falling in autumn. After flowering, large ornamental red /or yellow fruit can be produced in a hot summer.

  • Cornus kousa Schmetterling

    'Schmetterling' is a flowering dogwood with masses of large white flower bracts and a distinctive upright habit. The leaves are dark green in summer, turning attractive shades of scarlet and dark red before falling in autumn. Height 6m x 4m.

  • Cornus kousa Summergames

    A cultivar with leaves that are uniquely streaked, dappled and splashed with cream, pink and white variegation.

  • Cornus kousa Teresa

    A profusion of creamy white bracts followed by red fruits during late summer. Narrow mid green foliage with white variegated margins, tinted pink in the autumn. A true connoisseur’s selection forming an elegant deciduous shrub or small tree.

  • Cornus kousa Tri Splendour

    A small upright tree with beautifully coloured variegated foliage. The leaves are green and white dappled with some gold at the base on new growth. Bright red fall colour. Creamy white bracts appear in the spring.

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