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    ROSA HELENAE

    This quite vigorous tree-climbing species is adorned with attractive grey-green leaves which are covered with large clusters of very fragrant, golden-eyed, palest-primrose-to-cream flowers. Finally comes a wonderful display of huge clusters of oval orange-red fruits which are quite outstanding. Its strong growth makes this useful late flowering rambler perfect for growing over arches and along walls, even in a northerly position, for a simple yet stunning look. ... Learn More

    $3.45

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    RUBUS COCKBURNIANUS

    Clusters of white flowers later become sweet blackberries. But during the growing season, the arching canes look just like any other member of this family, but the real show starts when the leaves fall and the cranberry coloured stems become covered in white powder and glow with a ghostly silver (with the slightest hint of pink from the red stems underneath). This display is truly dramatic with a dark backdrop! They do well if cut to the ground each spring to keep them to a manageable size, and will grow in almost any position. But do plant them where they can be admired in the winter! In England this plant was crossed with Rubus occidentalis to produce vigorous hybrids with more flowers, greater fruit production,and resistance to viruses! ... Learn More

    $3.45

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    SEQUOIADENDRON GIGANTEUM

    The giant of the forest - these mighty trees grow spectacularly huge in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, and are believed to be among the oldest living organisms on the planet, and certainly the tallest! An interesting challenge for any keen horticulturalist to see how a seedling could be nurtured - consider planting one for your grandchildren (or possibly great-grandchildren!). ... Learn More

    $4.17

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    SYRINGA WOLFII

    One of the most very beautiful of all of the twenty species of lilac, this variety bears arching panicles of scented, lilac-mauve flowers in early to mid summer which are particularly large, broad, multi-stemmed and very strongly fragrant. These are exceptional as they can also vary from white to various shades of violet and purple-red, with even bi-coloured shrubs occuring. The individual flowers are horn-shaped, with four petals, each one attractively pointed. It blooms about two week after the common lilac (S. vulgaris), two species coming from Europe, the remainder mainly from eastern Asia where it grows naturally in Manchuria, Korea and the Russian Far East in the rocky mountain shrub layer, often in forests and river valleys. Despite its beauty, it has remained largely unknown in the West, but we have procured some valuable fresh seeds. ... Learn More

    $4.30

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    TITHONIA DIVERSIFOLIA

    Golden-eyed yellow flowers open amongst attractive, densely-packed, silver-backed, vine-like, foliage. Originally found in Mexico, this unusual plant can be grown as either an annual or a perennial when it will become almost shrub-like. Its main claim to fame though is its astonishing ability to make the soil more fertile, and it is often grown entirely for this purpose. Incredibly, just to recap on your school chemistry, when used as an environmentally and ecologically sound fertilizer, it contains 1.76% Nitrogen, 0.82% Phosphorus, and 3.92% Potassium. By comparison, all three properties are lower than this in cattle manure, whilst Phosphorus is higher than in poultry and pig manure. ... Learn More

    $3.75

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    TREE PEPPER

    The rare true species of Capsicum Pubescens is quite different from all other domesticated species of peppers, and indeed is the least cultivated and least widespread of them all. Readily identified by their black seeds and hairy leaves (pubescens means hairy), all of the various forms of this species have a distinctive flavour and heat that is different from all other peppers. Some of the cultivars are even hotter than the habanero! A valuable and quite significant trait of this species is its ability to withstand and even thrive in temperatures that are lower than the temperatures other pepper plants can handle. Although it takes a longer than normal time to mature, the plants grow huge, and in addition they are tough, resistant to diseases, infections and pests, and can tolerate cold more than other varieties. Visually they are one of the most stunning of chillies, resembling, even in size, red or yellow apples. Be prepared to let the plants grow to their full size, which can be 2m across and 1.5m high. In regions with mild winters, grown in the ground, they will live for many years, finally forming large shrubby bushes or small trees! The hairy leaves and stems are a deterrent to slugs and snails so it is resistant to pests, and it is completely unique in that it will not hybridise with other peppers. It is native to Bolivia and Peru and dates back to pre-Incan times. ... Learn More

    $3.33

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    VERBENA OFFICINALIS GRANDIFLORA

    Dense bunches of erect, wiry, constantly dividing stem hold branched clusters of purple flowers, which open over a very long period from early summer into autumn. Too rarely seen, this quite dwarf plant, which produces very few leaves to obstruct the blossoms, is much loved by butterflies and bees. ... Learn More

    $3.27

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    VERONICASTRUM VIRGINICUM 'ALBUM'

    This majestic perennial boasts striking slender spires of delicate, pure snowy-white flowers above dense green foliage. Flowering from June until August, this is an eye-catching addition to the cottage garden or can be dotted through a large herbaceous border to good effect, and is happy in full sun or partial shade. Especially impressive in a dark corner! ... Learn More

    $3.57

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    WISTERIA FLORIBUNDA

    One of the most dramatic and popular climbers, the Japanese wisteria is a vigorous grower and is awash with heavy, sumptuous racemes of delicate lilac to mauve pea shaped, deeply scented flowers in early spring. A spectacular decoration for a pergola or wall, it can also be trained and grown as a standard to quite stunning effect. This spectacular climber lends an air of romance to any garden, witness the thick-trunked ancient specimens on many historic buildings...... ... Learn More

    $4.78

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    XANTHOCERAS SORBIFOLIUM

    A magnificent, rare, choice, amazing, and extremely beautiful tree with gorgeous upright panicles of large white flowers with a dazzling deep red centre in late spring. Although it is completely unrelated, the attractive shiny leaves are similar in appearance to those of the common Mountain Ash. In a warm position it will produce large sized, walnut-like fruit that contain edible, cherry-sized seeds resembling small chestnuts. It was described by Joseph Hooker (Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 1865-1885) in 1887 as 'one of the most attractive and interesting hardy garden shrubs that has been introduced for many years'. It is native to northern China in the provinces of Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Ningxia, Shaanxi, and was originally collected near Beijing in about 1830 by the botanist Alexander von Bunge. A monotypic plant, it is the only species in the genus Xanthoceras. Fresh seeds very rarely obtainable. ... Learn More

    $4.78

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