Ilex Nellie Stevens: A good even green holly with fewer spines than the type, this smaller female selection is quick to start bearing bright red berries
Laurus nobilis: Bay laurel. A medium to large evergreen shrub or small tree, with a dense habit. It takes well to close clipping. The deep green leaves are aromatic when crushed. Tiny white flowers are carried in spring.
Magnolia grandiflora: A breathtaking evergreen, a large shrub or medium sized tree. Succeeds on most soils. Glossy leaves make a foil for the huge creamy-coloured flowers in summer. Best planted against a wall or in full sun.
Provide them with good moisture retentive soil, good drainage and a sheltered position and they will repay you handsomely, with prominent flowers ranging from brilliant white through to deep rose pink depending on variety.
Malus evereste: A small deciduous tree, broadly conical in outline, with more or less lobed leaves. Flowers 5cm in width, white, opening from red buds; fruit to 2.5cm in length, yellowish-orange
Malus royalty: A spreading deciduous tree with ovate deep purple leaves reddening in autumn, and clusters of purplish-red flowers in spring, followed by small, deep purple fruits
Parrotia persica: Persian ironwood. A small tree or large shrub. Tolerant of most soil types. Tiny red flowers are borne in late winter. The leaves are reminiscent of beech, but turn dazzling shades of red and orange in a favourable autumn.
A popular and versatile plant! A Photinia red robin can be used as a pleached tree, standard or half standard, mature shrub or hedging.
Prunus serrula: A small to medium-sized tree. Small pale flowers appear in spring with the slender delicate leaves. The glory of the tree is the bark: polished mahogany layers peel away in spiraling strands, revealing more vivid and shiny copper surfaces beneath.
Sorbus aucuparia Asplenifolia: A selection of Mountain Ash with deeply divided leaflets. A small to medium native tree. Tolerates just about any well-drained site. Delicate-looking pinnate leaves, lots of white flowers carried in panicles in spring, then bunches of bright red or orange berries in autumn. Good autumn colour.
Sorbus hupehensis: Sorbus aucuparia section. A smaller but vigorous tree, with ascending branches. The leaflets are bluish and distinctively oval. The white flowers turn to white fruits, that are smudged with mauve. Good autumn colour.
Available sizes 12-18cm girth.
Lilac. A large deciduous shrub or small tree. Thrives in most places, reveling in chalky sites. Heart-shaped leaves appear in spring, followed by masses of perfumed panicles of flowers.
Good evergreen leaves and tolerant of most soils and aspects, this makes a good hedge or screen for a less formal area. It flowers over a long period in the winter, adding welcome interest and colour to the colder months.
Viburnum tinus: A large, evergreen shrub to 3m with dark green, oval leaves. Clusters of small, creamy-white flowers, often pink-tinged in bud, are produced over a long period in late winter and spring, followed by blue-black berries