Architectural Plants

Architectural Plants
Architectural plants have a strong and distinctive shape both in their leaf form and in their overall growth pattern. Many of the best architectural plants are evergreen or have a distinctive presence if grown indoors in containers. Others can properly fit into the category of architectural plants because of their bark coloration or branch shape or because they provide interest and colour during the dull winter months. By definition architectural plants tend to be fairly large.
This is our favourite selection, we do have others, you find them by using the a-z on the right hand menu or the keyword search in the top menu.

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ACACIA pravissima
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ACACIA pravissima

Oven's acacia, Wedged leaf wattle
Slender architectural branchlets with globular yellow flowers
 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £14 Each   £16.50 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
AGAVE americana
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AGAVE americana

Century plant, Pulque
Large architectural grey leaves with spines, suitable for sheltered hot dry sunny locations
 
Small £17.50 each 
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Large £50.00 each 
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ARALIA elata 'Aureovariegata'
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ARALIA elata 'Aureovariegata'

Japanese angelica tree
Very rare form with yellow variegated leaves
 
£100.00 each 
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ASTELIA chathamica 'Silver Spear'
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ASTELIA chathamica 'Silver Spear'

Striking silver, sword-like foliage, an excellent architectural plant for a patio tub or to lighten a dull corner
 
Large only £25.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
BAMBOO Phyllostachys aurea
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys aurea

Fishpole bamboo, Golden bamboo
Tall graceful species, canes bright green at first becoming deep yellow-green and finally brown at maturity. Young shoots edible in spring
 
Medium £50.00 each 
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Large £65.00 each 
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis

BAMBOO Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis

Crookstem bamboo, Yellow-groove bamboo.
Sulphur yellow canes with occasional green stripes near the bases
 
Medium £50.00 each 
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys aureosulcata spectabilis
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys aureosulcata spectabilis

Crookstem bamboo
Colourful and robust with golden canes, green grooved and sometimes burnished red in young growth. Fully hardy and best grown in the open so the full spectacle of these brilliantly coloured stems can be properly seen
 
Medium £45.00 each 
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Large £65.00 each 
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys bissettii
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys bissettii

David Bisset bamboo
Fully hardy species. Splits from canes used for weaving in China. White striping on the culm
 
Medium £50.00 each 
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys flexuosa

BAMBOO Phyllostachys flexuosa

Zigzag bamboo
Tall growing bamboo with edible young shoots in spring and green canes. A good screening bamboo which, although it is fairly slow to form large clumps is not very invasive
 
Medium £50.00 each 
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys nigra
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys nigra

Black bamboo
Graceful arching habit, canes green at first becoming mottled dark brown or black. Prefers a sunny position
 
Medium £45.00 each 
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Large £70.00 each 
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CARDIOCRINUM giganteum

CARDIOCRINUM giganteum

Giant Himalayan lily, Giant lily
An unusual lily which will take 5-7 years to produce an enormous 6-10ft high flowering spike of scented white flowers with a deep throat. After flowering the plant will die but large quantities of offsets and seedlings will appear nearby to develop again
 
Free delivery for this item
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £4.00 each   Seeds £5.00 packet 
MULTIBUY   individually £17.00 each , 3+ £14.00 each 
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CHAMAEROPS humilis
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CHAMAEROPS humilis

Dwarf fan palm, Mediterranean fan palm
bushy architectural palm suckering into many dense stems when mature with yellow flowers in dense panicles. Will survive happily outdoors in milder climates. 2-3ft fronds
 
Small £18.50 each 
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Specimens from £175.00 each 
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CORDYLINE australis
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CORDYLINE australis

New Zealand cabbage palm
Green
 
MULTIBUY   individually £13.50 each , 3+ £11.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Specimens £40.00 each 
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to £95.00 each 
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CORDYLINE australis 'Red Star'

CORDYLINE australis 'Red Star'

Dracaena palm, New Zealand cabbage palm
Striking bronzy red
 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £12.00 each   £15.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Also Large £40.00 each 
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CORDYLINE australis 'Torbay Red'
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CORDYLINE australis 'Torbay Red'

Dracaena palm, New Zealand cabbage palm
Purple foliage with greenish red central veining of leaves
 
Also Specimen £45.00 each 
COROKIA buddlejoides

COROKIA buddlejoides

Korokio
Slender long green leathery leaves which are silvery-white underneath. Small yellow star-like flowers and dark red fruits
 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £11 each   £13.50 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
COROKIA x virgata 'Sunsplash'

COROKIA x virgata 'Sunsplash'

Wire-netting bush
Creamy coloured leaves with splashes of green and pink, silver felted underneath
 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £11 each   £13.50 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
COROKIA x virgata 'Yellow Wonder'

COROKIA x virgata 'Yellow Wonder'

Wire-netting bush
Starry yellow flowers and berries, narrow bronzy leaves with silver undersides
 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £11 each   £13.50 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
DICKSONIA antarctica
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DICKSONIA antarctica

Man fern, Soft tree fern
This attractive architectural plant thrives in cool moist shaded woodland
 
Small £16.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
6 inch Trunk £37.50 each 
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Trunk 1ft £55.00 each 
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Trunk 2ft £115.00 each 
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Trunk 3ft £200.00 each 
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Trunk 4ft £245.00 each 
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Trunk 5ft £290.00 each 
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Trunk 6ft £350.00 each 
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FATSIA japonica
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FATSIA japonica

False castor oil plant, Japanese figleaf palm
Excellent glossy foliage and an attractive habit which makes for an architectural or feature plant
 
Small £14.50 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Large £30.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
KALOPANAX septemlobus

KALOPANAX septemlobus

Castor aralia, Prickly castor oil tree
(Pictus) - an architechural tree with broad sycamore-like leaves but with stout prickles all over the stem. Clusters of white flowers in autumn
 
£40.00 each 
LIGUSTRUM japonicum 'Rotundifolium'

LIGUSTRUM japonicum 'Rotundifolium'

Japanese privet
Very compact habit, with leathery green leaves, a good architectural plant
 
£14.50 each 
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LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Kathryn'

LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Kathryn'

Deep purple bullate foliage
 
£14.50 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Little Star'

LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Little Star'

A very attractive dome-shaped small shrub with dense tiny white, pink and green leaves
 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £12.00 each   £14.50 each 
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LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Pixie'

LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Pixie'

Small rounded leaves which are an exceptional deep maroon in winter
 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £12.00 each   £14.50 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Red Dragon'

LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Red Dragon'

New shoots brilliant red maturing to darker red
 
£14.50 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
MELIANTHUS major
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MELIANTHUS major

Honey bush
Handsome architectural evergreen for the herbaceous border in milder climates. Bluish green pinnate leaves and crimson tubular flowers
 
Free delivery for this item
Seeds £6.00 per packet 
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PHORMIUM 'Alison Blackman'

PHORMIUM 'Alison Blackman'

New Zealand flax
A new release with distinctive olive green centres to the leaves which have golden cream stripes and a thin margin of orange-red
 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for 14.00 each   £16.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
PHORMIUM 'Apricot Queen'

PHORMIUM 'Apricot Queen'

New Zealand flax
Yellow leaves overlaid with apricot, edged dark green bronze
 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for 14.00 each   £16.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
PHORMIUM 'Bronze Baby'

PHORMIUM 'Bronze Baby'

New Zealand flax
Arching outer leaves, red-bronze in colour
 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for 14.00 each   £16.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only

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