Tree & Shrub Seeds

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  1. EXOCHORDA MACRANTHA 'THE BRIDE'

    The pure white flowers of this early summer flowering shrub give rise to the name - The Bride - or the Pearl Bush, as the opening flower buds have an astonishing resemblance to strings of pearls wrapped around the branches. In April and May it can produce an unforgettable cascading waterfall of sweetly perfumed ivory-white flowers. ... Learn More

    $3.15

  2. FATSIA JAPONICA

    A tropical-looking, frost-hardy evergreen shrub with large, leathery, brightly-polished leaves. Panicles of white flowers appear late in the year and much later still, in March and April, come the large clusters of jet-back berries. ... Learn More

    $3.72

  3. FICUS RACEMOSA

    This attractive tree usually has a distinctive crooked trunk and a spreading crown, but unlike the banyan, it has no aerial roots. The most distinctive aspect of this tree is the large number of short compact clusters of red, furry figs which amazingly grow directly out of the trunk of the tree. Native to Australasia, SE Asia and Indian sub-continent, it has long been used in Ayurveda, the traditional and ancient system of Indian medicine. It is also one of the sacred trees of Buddhists and Hindus. ... Learn More

    $3.59

  4. FICUS RELIGIOSA

    This lovely tree with pale grey bark produces figs which are primarily pollinated by fig wasps, which enter the flower through the hole at the base of the fruiting structure. It is sacred to Buddhists and Hindus as the Buddha himself was thought to have sat under one when he received enlightenment (bodhi). The oldest plant in the world of known planting date is the bo tree called Sri Maha Bodhi planted at the temple at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, in 288 BC. It is native to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, south-west China and Indochina and Sadhus (Hindu ascetics) still meditate beneath sacred fig trees, and Hindus do circumambulation, or meditative pacing around the sacred fig tree as a mark of worship. Today it is revered as a symbol for prosperity, happiness, good fortune and long life. ... Learn More

    $3.59

  5. FUCHSIA BACILLARIS

    This rare and delightful diminutive shrub has very many small, coral-red flowers with frilly reflexed petals, which open for almost every month of the year, and tiny delicate leaves, the stems being deep red on the young growth. Bunches of small, shiny, black, spherical berries are later produced. Originating as a natural hybrid from Mexico, it is evergreen in all but the hardest winters, when it is often cut back to the ground but always regenerates in the spring. Very few fertile seeds are ever produced. ... Learn More

    $4.91

  6. FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA

    We collected this most beautiful and bone-hardy plant, which can flower just four months after sowing, on our Chilean Expedition of 1994. Scarlet and purple 'ballerina' flowers open throughout summer and autumn and into winter in mild places, making a gorgeous hedge. ... Learn More

    $4.66

  7. FUCHSIA PANICULATA

    A spectacular plant from the highlands of Central America, this rather un-Fuchsia-like shrub with glossy-green leaves, bears on red stems many beautiful, large panicles of bright pink flowers all through the summer and autumn. It was even reported to have flowered continually for 13 months through a particularly mild winter in Cornwall. It can survive a few degrees of frost but would benefit from some protection over the winter. ... Learn More

    $4.98

  8. GAULTHERIA HISPIDA

    This lovely endemic (only grows in Tasmania) shrub opens its white flowers in May and June followed by showy pure white 'berries' throughout the autumn. It is snow & frost hardy in the UK, but prefers a cool spot in the garden. Native to Tasmanian temperate rainforest, it has attractive red foliage on young growth which have coarse reddish-brown hairs on the leaves as they mature. ... Learn More

    $3.72

  9. GOMPHOSTIGMA VIRGATUM 'WHITE CANDY'

    Stiff stems with grey leaves carry bunches of starry white, fragrant flowers excellent for cutting. This rare buddleia relative from alpine South Africa (the 'River Star'), is traditionally used to restore strength. We grow a lot here! ... Learn More

    $3.15

  10. GREVILLEA ROBUSTA

    Although it can be a relatively fast-growing evergreen tree, this plant is often grown as an annual for foliage effect, making a bushy shrub to 3m, clad in attractive, olive-green, fern-like leaves which are paler beneath. Racemes of attractive, fragrant golden-orange bottlebrush-like blooms open in the spring and these are often used commercially for honey production. It is not related to the true oaks, Quercus, and is actually a native of eastern coastal Australia. Before the advent of aluminium, its timber was widely used for external window joinery, as it is resistant to wood rot and it has been used in the manufacture of furniture, cabinetry, fences and guitars. It has also gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. ... Learn More

    $3.72

  11. HEBE TOPIARA

    Forming a neat, tight mound of grey-green, evergreen foliage, this attractive shrub looks like it has just been clipped over, hence its name. White flowers open in June and July on knobbly branches bearing half inch long, eliptical leaves. This one is completely hardy in the UK. In its New Zealand home, it grows wild in the Nelson mountains, to the north of the South Island. ... Learn More

    $3.59

  12. HEIMIA SALICIFOLIA

    This rarely grown American sub-shrubby plant is an unlikely member of the 'Loosestrife' family. Thin woody stems, which will slowly spread to form a clump, produce masses of small, bright yellow flowers in early spring. ... Learn More

    $2.96

  13. HIBISCUS COCCINEUS ALBA

    This is the very-rarely seen or offered pure white-flowering variety of the normally red flowered shrub, which if grown alongside the red one can make a dramatic statement. Relatively hardy in a well-sheltered and well-drained spot. ... Learn More

    $4.54

  14. HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES

    One of the most unusual shrubs in the UK, this beauty bears willow-like leaves, arranged tight to the branches. Both male and female plants occur, but only the females bear the amazing solid clusters of soft golden berries. These are famous for their many health benefits and are most commonly used in herbal teas. It is also making its way in to some of the most adventurous chef’s kitchens, becoming a very popular alternative in household recipes. With a sweet, sharp flavour, the berries add a fresh twist to many recipes, and also make a refreshing health juice drink. Some studies have also shown that it can help with cardiovascular, memory, growth, anti-inflammatory, and skin health. The berries are popular in Denmark, especially in home made pies and jams, where they are an alternative to more traditional berries. A powerful antioxidant, the berries are sometimes called Nature’s most balanced fruit, full of vitamins and minerals such as, vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, K, P and also omeaga 3, 6, 7 and 9. In ancient times, both leaves and young branches were fed to horses to support weight gain and also appearance of the coat. This lead to the name of the genus, Hippophae derived from hippo (horse), and phaos (shining)> ... Learn More

    $4.03

  15. HOHERIA LYALLII

    From New Zealand comes this unusual shrub/small tree which, surprisingly, belongs to the mallow family. Delightful sprays of white flowers are borne from midsummer onwards. ... Learn More

    $2.58

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