Acer platanoides 'Drummondii'

Norway maple

10lt pot (1.5-1.8m)
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained
  • Rate of growth: vigorous
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Flower colour: yellow
  • Other features: creamy-white edged leaves turn orange in autumn
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Dark green leaves with creamy-white margins turning orange in autumn and small clusters of red-tinged, yellow spring flowers. This handsome, round-headed tree is possibly the best variegated Norway maple. An excellent specimen tree for a medium-sized garden, it is pollution-tolerant and copes well on most soils, including clay.

  • Garden care: Add a top-dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required, just remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant.

Sarcococca confusa

sweet box

Sweetly scented, pure white flowers December to March

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Bergenia 'Bressingham White'

elephant's ears

Pure white flowers and handsome deep green leaves

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Geranium sanguineum 'Album'

bloody cranesbill

Pure white flowers in early summer

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Hyacinthoides non-scripta

bluebell bulbs

English Bluebells from genuinely cultivated resources.

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Helleborus × hybridus

hellebore / lenten rose syn. (Helleborus orientalis)

Pretty, saucer-shaped flowers

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November pruning of trees and shrubs

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February pruning of trees, shrubs and climbers

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Autumn Colour

Autumn Colour

Perhaps it is because the colours of autumn are so variable in the UK that we value them all the more when they appear. As levels of sunlight fall in autumn and the days become shorter, photosynthesis is no longer effective. For the tree, leaves tha

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