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

ACACIA pravissima

Oven's acacia, Wedged leaf wattle

slender architectural branchlets with globular yellow flowers

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £15 Each
£17.00 each 
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AGAVE americana

AGAVE americana

Century plant, Pulque

large architectural grey leaves with spines, suitable for sheltered hot dry sunny locations

 
Small
£25.00 each 
Availability yet to be determined
We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
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Large
£60.00 each 
Collect Only
Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
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ARALIA elata 'Aureovariegata'

ARALIA elata 'Aureovariegata'

Japanese angelica tree

very rare form with yellow variegated leaves

 
£100.00 each 
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ASTELIA chathamica 'Silver Spear'

ASTELIA chathamica 'Silver Spear'

striking silver, sword-like foliage, an excellent architectural plant for a patio tub or to lighten a dull corner

 
Large
£25.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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Extra large
£35.00  
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys aurea

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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£50.00 each 
Large
£85.00 each 
Collect Only
Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
BAMBOO Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis

BAMBOO Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis

Crookstem bamboo, Yellow-groove bamboo.

sulphur yellow canes with occasional green stripes near the bases

 
Medium
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£50.00 each 
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys aureosulcata spectabilis

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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£50.00 each 
Large
£65.00 each 
Collect Only
Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys bissettii

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 
Large
£65.00 each 
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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£50.00 each 
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BAMBOO Phyllostachys nigra

BAMBOO Phyllostachys nigra

Black bamboo

graceful arching habit, canes green at first becoming mottled dark brown or black. Prefers a sunny position

 
Medium
£50.00 each 
Available again from summer 2022
Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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Large
£95.00 each 
Collect Only
Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
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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

 
Seeds
Free delivery
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £4.00 each
£5.00 packet 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY
individually £17.50 each , 3+ £15.00 each 
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CHAMAEROPS humilis

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 
Available again from summer 2022
Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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Large
£50.00 each 
Specimens from
£175.00 each 
Collect Only
Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
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CORDYLINE australis

CORDYLINE australis

New Zealand cabbage palm

green

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY
individually £14.00 each , 3+ £11.00 each 
Large
£40.00 each 
Available again from summer 2022
Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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Specimen
£95.00 each 
Collect Only
Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
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CORDYLINE australis 'Red Star'

CORDYLINE australis 'Red Star'

Dracaena palm, New Zealand cabbage palm

striking bronzy red

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £13.00 each
£16.00 each 
Also Large
£40.00 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 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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COROKIA x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate'

COROKIA x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate'

Wire-netting bush

distinct chocolate coloured foliage in winter

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each 
COROKIA x virgata 'Sunsplash'

COROKIA x virgata 'Sunsplash'

Wire-netting bush

creamy coloured leaves with splashes of green and pink, silver felted underneath

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£13.50 each 
COROKIA x virgata 'Yellow Wonder'

COROKIA x virgata 'Yellow Wonder'

Wire-netting bush

starry yellow flowers and berries, narrow bronzy leaves with silver undersides

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each 
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DICKSONIA antarctica

DICKSONIA antarctica

Man fern, Soft tree fern

this attractive architectural plant thrives in cool moist shaded woodland

 
Small
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£17.50 each 
6 inch Trunk
£45.00 each 
Available again from June 2022
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Trunk 1ft
£70.00 each 
Available again from June 2022
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Trunk 2ft
£150.00 each 
Available again from June 2022
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Trunk 3ft
£225.00 each 
Available again from June 2022
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Trunk 4ft
£300.00 each 
Available again from June 2022
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Trunk 5ft
£400.00 each 
Collect Only
Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
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Trunk 6ft
£500.00 each 
Collect Only
Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
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FATSIA japonica

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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£14.50 each 
Large
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£35.00 each 
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

 
£15.50 each 
Available again from SEPTEMBER 2022
This plant will be delivered when new stock arrives in early autumn
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LOPHOMYRTUS bullata 'Matai Bay'

LOPHOMYRTUS bullata 'Matai Bay'

rounded and heavily puckered brownish green leaves. New shoots are bright red maturing to mahogany brown

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£14.50 each 
LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Kathryn'

LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Kathryn'

deep purple bullate foliage

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£14.50 each 
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

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Multicolour'

LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Multicolour'

young shoots rose-pink becoming mottled green and greyish green margined creamy yellow

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Pixie'

LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Pixie'

small rounded leaves which are an exceptional deep maroon in winter

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Red Dragon'

LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Red Dragon'

new shoots brilliant red maturing to darker red

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£14.50 each 
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MELIANTHUS major

MELIANTHUS major

Honey bush

handsome architectural evergreen for the herbaceous border in milder climates. Bluish green pinnate leaves and crimson tubular flowers

 
Seeds
Free delivery
£6.00 per packet 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£17.50 each 
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MUSA basjoo

MUSA basjoo

Japanese banana

the hardiest of the bananas which will survive outdoors in mild areas. Although it will produce small bananas in maturity this plant is usually grown as an attractive architectural plant

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£18.50 each 

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