Acer davidii: Small snake barked tree. Striking cream and green striations, with rich autumn colour and plentiful attractive fruits.
Acer griseum: Paperbark maple. A small tree, easy to grow. The bark is a beautiful peeling cinnamon brown, very characteristic and attractive. The typical small maple leaves turn good autumn colours.
Acer palm Osakazuki: Sensational autumn colour. Attractive fine lush green maple leaves.
Acer palmatum: Japanese maple. A small tree or large dome-shaped shrub. Tolerates most fertile soils. The leaves are bold, lobed, very attractive, fresh bright green, with excellent autumn colours. Appreciates some protection from the coldest winds.
Acer palmatum atropurpureum: Acer Palmatum Atro specimen A small tree or large shrub. The leaves are a wonderful deep red, turning brilliant scarlet in autumn.
Acer palmatum Bloodgood: A medium to large shrub. The leaves are dark red to purple, turning fiery red in autumn. Spectacular.
Acer Tamukeyama: A small, slow-growing Japanese maple, with delicate, lacy, burgundy red foliage, small purple flowers and fantastic, deep red autumn colour.
Agapanthus: Summer-flowering perennial plants, grown for their showy flowers, commonly in shades of blue and purple, but also white and pink.
Amelanchier lamarckii: Snowy mespilus. A fabulous small deciduous tree, surprisingly tough. The young leaves are copper red, then green and finally a rich orange in autumn. Masses of racemes of white flowers in spring, with black fruits later.
Large tough evergreen leaves, with clear speckled variegation. Grows well in shade. A good plant for screening, it can reach 3 metres high.
Betula albosinensis Fascination multi-stem: A medium-sized tree of pyramidal habit with stiffly ascending branches and green leaves that turn yellow in autumn. Peeling, deep orange bark turns a pale pink-white and in spring, yellow-brown male catkins up to 10cm long also appear in spring
Betula utilis jacquemontii multi-stem: A vigorous deciduous tree to 18m tall, with brilliant white bark on the trunk and larger branches; ovate leaves turn yellow in autumn; yellow-brown male catkins to 12cm long open in early spring
Cercidiphyllum japonicum: Katsura tree. Small to medium tree. Prefers a rich ordinary soil. The leaves are heart-shaped, attractive, and take on subtle but effective shades of yellow and orange in autumn.
Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’: This deciduous shrub has oval, dark green leaves and produces small, creamy-white flowers in May and June. But it’s really grown for the bright, coral-red stems that are revealed when the leaves fall. This lovely dogwood looks stunning planted in groups, beside water, or in a winter border. Best in full sun, it works particularly well with orange or purple-stemmed varieties of dogwood.
Cornus alternifolia: Branches in distinctive horizontal layers lead to the common name Wedding Cake Tree.
Cornus controversa: Tiered branches and attractive foliage, this plant is also called Wedding Cake Tree.
Cornus controversa variegata: ‘Wedding cake’. Very attractive in its own right, with beautiful pale bunches of flowers in spring, excellent variegated leaves, with good autumn colour and small dark fruits.
Cornus Kesselringii: A deciduous shrub with deep red shoots that darken and turn a blackish-purple colour in winter
Cornus kousa ‘Milky Way’: Extremely floriferous and sets a very heavy crop of fruit. When in bloom, the bracts can conceal the foliage.
Cornus kousa chinensis: A large graceful shrub. Lots of white flowers are carried in bunches in early summer. Pointed red fruits follow. Good red and orange autumn colour.