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Welcome to our special offer plants page with lots of plants, trees and hedging on sale at large discounts! Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up some genuine bargain plants for your garden!

At Paramount Plants, we have a continuous stock of hedging plants, trees and ornamental shrubs on special offer. As we are constantly refreshing our nursery stocks, we regularly need to make room for our new arrivals of trees and shrubs. This is largely what determines which plants we have on sale. You can be assured that quality of our trees and plants on sale is as consistently good as our regular plants.

Scroll down to browse our sale section to discover a good cross section of what we sell in our nursery.  Whether you are looking for large evergreens, flowering shrubs, or a screening hedge you could be in luck!

Check back regularly to view our latest bargain plants and special offer plants. Pick up some wonderful plants at a discount. All offers while stocks last. 

The Field Maple, Latin name Acer Campestre, originating from Europe and parts of Asia, is the only maple tree that is native to the UK. Throughout British countryside, the Hedge Maple, as it is also known, can often be found in fields and hedgerows. In the winter season we also have Acer Campestre available in bare root form. 

A deciduous, low maintenance tree, the Field Maple has large mid-green foliage, the leaves having 5 lobes. It is in fact, not dissimilar to the Acer Pseudoplatanus (or the Sycamore Tree). It flowers in spring producing tiny green flowers and afterwards produces helicopter winged fruit. In autumn, the foliage turns yellow or red. The bark can take on a somewhat corky texture.

Left to its own devices, Acer Campestre is a medium-sized, slow growing tree that will generally reach 7 to 10 metres height and spread. It has a nice, compact, bushy growth habit. Although deciduous and slow growing, it is not averse to being clipped and is thus sometimes used for creating hedges, particularly mixed hedgerows.

In terms of aspect, the hedge or field maple will grow in full sun or partial shade. It also growths well in coastal locations.

Timber from the field maple tends to be white in colour and is highly sought after particularly for musical instruments. It is widely believed that the acclaimed luthier Stradivari used Acer Campestre which grew naturally in the alpine forests of Northern Italy to make his instruments. These forests are still alive and well today – and are known as the Musical Woods (Il Bosco Che Suona).

The field maple has an RHS award of garden merit.

High Quality Bare Root Plants

Our bare root Acer Campestres are established & mature, with well developed root systems.

We are confident that these are the best quality bare root plants available. They will quickly establish & thrive, once planted.

Prices are based on a minimum order of 25 plants.

Overall Size: 2-2.5m
Plant shape: BARE ROOT HEDGING PLANTS - MINIMUM ORDER 25 PLANTS
Price: £24.75
Buy 25 for £618.75

Acer Palmatum 'Ornatum' is a deciduous Japanese maple. 
This fully hardy shrub is prized for its burgundy red leaves which turn to a blazing crimson in the autumn, a striking addition to your garden design. These are low growing Acers but we also may have Acer Palmatum Dissectum Ornatum in a large specimen size. Email us for details. 
Other dissectum varieties include Acer Palmatum Dissectum Garnet and Acer Palmatum Dissectum.

This Japanese Acer is a relatively compact variety with a delicate weeping shape - it prefers partial shade and can be grown in a container but must not be allowed to dry out. See more of Paramount Plants range large selection of Japanese Acers.
Read more about Japanese Maples on our blog.

Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens.

More photos Best Autumn colour gallery

 

Overall Size: 70-100cm
Plant shape: dome shaped
Pot size: 10-20L
Price: £75.00
Price: £75.00 Sale price: £55.00

Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree
 
Another in the line of unusual County Kerry natives, the lovely Strawberry Tree (Latin name Arbutus Unedo) has much to commend it all year round. Most of the Strawberry Trees grown in the UK are more likely to be medium sized shrubs rather than specimen trees. However here at Paramount Plants, we now have both types of Arbutus Unedo in stock.  
 
Arbutus Unedo as a Shrub
These Arbutus Strawberry shrubs have a nice bushy shape and are approximately 1 metre tall (excluding the pot). When grown as a shrub, Arbutus is low maintenance, naturally developing an attractive shape when left to its own devices so pruning is not necessary. 

 
Arbutus Unedo as a Full Standard Tree
Less easy to find in the UK is the Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree grown as a full standard, clear stemmed tree. These mature, beautifully shaped, ornamental trees are between 3.5 and 4 metres tall with a long, slim trunk circa 12 cm in diameter. An Arbutus full standard Tree is impressive as a standalone focal point or given the shape, can also be used for above-fence screening
 
About the Arbutus
Arbutus Unedo is famously known in Ireland as the Killarney strawberry tree, where it grows prolifically. Given Killarney’s proximity to the Atlantic Coast, it is safe to assume that Arbutus Unedo is very well suited to coastal areas as long as it is planted in a warm, sheltered spot.
Arbutus Unedo is a beautiful evergreen with impressive strawberry-like fruits that are very attractive to look at and lovely serrated evergreen leaves. In contrast to the green foliage, the bark is an attractive cinnamon-reddish brown colour. Small flowers emerge in creamy clusters in autumn which then go on to form the pretty, strawberry-shaped fruits. These fruit turn red when ripe and are adored by birds. The flowers last well into early winter and are sweetly scented. They provide pollen for bees and other pollinating insects at a time of the year when nectar can be scarce.
 
Customers often ask us whether the Arbutus fruit is edible. The answer is yes! Arbutus fruits, which take a year to ripen, are edible as a raw fruit and are rich in vitamin C. Some may find them a little bland and conclude that they look more striking than they taste. In recipes, arbutus fruit is most commonly used in jams, syrups, chutneys and as a filler fruit for pies. The fruit is relatively large, about the size of an average strawberry in fact.

The Arbutus Uneda Strawberry Tree is UK hardy. They are slow growing so they work well in smaller gardens. You can plant them in full sun or partial shade, ideally with shelter from strong winds. Younger plants may need protection in extra harsher winters until they are more mature and hardier.
 
Growing Tip: Choose a sunny and sheltered spot to allow them to settle in. Pruning may mean the loss of fruit as they form fruits on the previous year's flowers.
Overall Size: 80-100cm
Plant shape: Bushy Shrub Shape
Pot size: 7.5L
Price: £40.00
Buy 2 for £70.00

Azalea Girards Fuchsia

Azalea Girards Fuchsia is an outstanding, slow growing, evergreen, mounted shaped ornamental plant. This variety of Azalea is one of the must have plants in your garden. In late spring,  Azalea Girards Fuchsia is covered in beautiful clusters of fuchsia-coloured, purple flowers. Girards Fuchsia is a very popular choice of Azelea and is extremely versatile.  It can be used in mixed borders, containers or as low-growing ornamental hedge. The small green leaves provide interest all year round.

Azalea Girards Fuchsia prefers acidic, moist well-draining soil in sun or partial shade. It should be trimmed once a year, just after the flowering period. 

These particular Azalea Girards Fuchsia have been grown in containers. They have been trimmed on a regular basis and always at the right time. Thanks to this, each of these plants has a lovely bushy and compacted shape, which also means more flowers. 

Azalea Girard’s Fuchsia in the 3l pot size has a 35-40cm spread.

Azalea Girard’s Fuchsia in the 7.5l pot size has 40-45cm spread. 

Overall Size: 35-40cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 3L
Diameter: 35-40cm
Price: £10.95
Price: £10.95 Sale price: £9.50

Azalea Haru No Sono

Azalea Haru No Sono belongs to the legendary family of Satsuki Azaleas and Satsuki hybrids, carefully selected and bred for over hundreds of years by dedicated Japanese enthusiasts. In the Western hemisphere, Satsuki Azaleas such as Azalea Haru No Sono are mainly used as garden azaleas.

Azalea Haru No Sono is an evergreen shrub very compacted with a nice rounded form. In is a low growing azalea with an attractive spread. In late spring, its lovely light pink flowers, which include several colour variations of pale pink, burst into bloom creating an exciting exhibition, bustling the garden along into summer.  

When in flower, Azalea Haru No Sono is a most spectacular feature in mixed borders, where it fits in wonderfully, given its low-growing tendancies. 

As it lends itself well to shaping and clipping, Azalea Haru No Sono can be shaped into a bonsai-style shrub to create a striking garden focal point.

Azalea works well as a plant for containers (use an ericaceous slow release fertilizer once a year).

In terms of aspect, Azalea Haru No Sono prefers partial shade or full sun and as with most azaleas likes acidic, moist, free-draining soil.

Overall Size: 35-40cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 3L
Diameter: 35-40cm
Price: £10.95
Price: £10.95 Sale price: £9.50

Azalea Hino Crimson. 

Japanese Azalea Hino Crimson is a low growing evergreen shrub with dark green leaves, beautiful small deep red flowers profusely cover the entire plant in late April through until May. The leaves turn to bronze-red in late winter providing interest in the garden with beautiful coloured foliage at a time when there is little colour around. Azalea Hino Crimson, a beautiful little specimen that works best when planted in groups or within mixed borders, it is also a fabulous patio plant as it will thrive when container grown. Azaleas are slow growing and are perfect for using as a low hedge, especially within a two or three tiered hedge design..

Clip once a year after flowering to maintain its shape.  Max height 1-1.5m  Max spread 1-1.5m.

Prefers full sun or partial shade, and an acidic, moist, fertile soil.

Overall Size: 35-40cm
Plant shape: Clipped domes
Pot size: 3L
Diameter: 35-40cm
Price: £12.95
Price: £12.95 Sale price: £9.50

Azalea Johanna AGM

Azalea Johanna has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by RHS.

As smaller shrubs go, Azalea Johanna is one of the most popular azaleas thanks to its stunning red flowers in spring and evergreen foliage turning deep red in winter, providing interest in your garden all year round. When in bloom, Azalea Johanna will be one of the most noticeable plants in the garden. In late spring, you can expect a mass of large red flowers, its display should be quite spectacular. Azaleas are extremely versatile, particularly in smaller gardens and can also be planted in containers or mixed borders in partial shade or full sun.

Azalea Johanna likes moist but well-draining, acidic soil.

These container-grown Azaleas Johanna plants are a very nice bushy and compact-shape plants.

Azalea Johanna in the 3 litre pot size has a 35-40cm spread.

Azalea Johanna in the 7.5 litre pot size has a 40-45cm spread.

Azalea Johanna in the 12 litre pot size has a 50-60cm spread.

Overall Size: 35-40cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 3L
Diameter: 35-40cm
Price: £10.95
Price: £10.95 Sale price: £9.50

Azalea Japonica are commonly known as Japanese Azaleas. These stunningly beautiful flowering shrubs with small thick leaves have become a true garden favourite. 

Azaleas are slow growing with green glossy evergreen leaves and burst into bloom, producing a haze of colour in early summer - there are a vast range of colours available from pure white through yellows, oranges, pinks and crimsons. 
Read more about Azaleas on our blog...

Azalea Japonica Aladdin Scout is a bright red to deep orange flowering large showy flowers in early to mid summer.

Azaleas are related to Rhododendrons and are one of the most colourful of the spring flowering shrubs in the UK. With flowering continuing for several weeks during April/May/June, it’s no wonder they are one of the most popular gifts for Mother’s Day and Easter.

Azaleas have great significance in Chinese and Japanese cultures. Known in China as the ‘thinking of home’ bush, it is a very treasured gift. Many Azalea festivals take place in Japan and Korea during May with stunning displays created in natural landscape settings which attract thousands of visitors.

Azaleas have been cultivated by plants people for centuries resulting in more than 10,000 colourful cultivars. Here at Paramount we have selected our favourite Azalea Japonica varieties from each colour range.

Growing Tip: Azalea Japonica has a shallow root system so they need to be kept moist, they prefer an acidic soil and partial shade. They will tolerate full sun but ONLY if their roots are kept moist at all times. They do grow well in containers, but again, attention must be kept in terms of keep them moist as they can easily dry out when kept in pots.

Overall Size: 35-40cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 3L
Diameter: 35-40cm
Price: £10.95
Price: £10.95 Sale price: £9.50

Azalea Nuccio's Wild Cherry

Azalea Nuccio's Wild Cherry is one of the Satsuki Azaleas, much acclaimed in Japan. Evergreen Satsuki azaleas have been extensively cultivated in Japan for hundreds of years. As characteristics, Satsuki Azaleas tend to be later blooming than other evergreen azaleas (usually May to June) and have large single flowers. The plants tend to be compact in shape and can either be low and spreading or more upright.

Azalea Nuccio's Wild Cherry has a nice low growing habit and produces an abundance of large, dark pink flowers. This is a perfect plant for ornamental purposes.

It is good idea to plant Nuccio’s Wild Cherry in mixed borders with other varieties of Azalea. As an evergreen plant Azalea Nuccio’s Wild Cherry provides garden with an interest all year round.

Azaleas prefer acidic, moist, free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade.

These plants have been trimmed regularly and our Azalea Nuccio's Wild Cherry are compact bushy plants with a nice healthy shape. 

Azalea in 3l pot has 35-40cm spread.

Azalea in 7.5l pot has 40-45cm spread.

Overall Size: 35-40cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 3L
Diameter: 35-45cm
Price: £10.95
Price: £10.95 Sale price: £9.50

Azalea Nuccio’s Lucky Charm

Azalea Nuccio’s Lucky Charm is a variety of Satsuki Azalea. Satsuki Azaleas, cultivated for hundreds of years in Japan, are much celebrated evergreen azaleas with a rather dense and low growing habit. These azaleas are ideal for shaping and tend to be an important feature in Japanese Gardens, where foliage and form are just as important as beautiful flowers. This specific variety will reach a maximum height of 0.5 metres and spread of circa 1 metre and lends itself very well to shaping.

Like most Satsuki Azaleas, Azalea Nuccio’s Lucky Charm flowers in late spring / early summer, usually from May to June. It has an abundance of deep pink flowers that should last for around four weeks. It has green ovate leaves that will turn bright yellow in autumn.

Due to the changes in colour of the evergreen foliage throughout the year and the profuse deep pink flowers, Azalea Nuccio’s Lucky Charm is a charming addition to any garden. It grows beautifully in full sun or partial shade. It can be trimmed after flowering. This azalea is great performer in mixed borders or containers.

In terms of soil type, it should be acidic, moist and free-draining. Plants in the containers should be feed with an ericaceous slow release fertilizer.

These particular Azaleas have been grown in containers and have been carefully trimmed on a regular basis. As a result, these plants are a nice bushy shape and have a neat, compacted form and should produce an abundance of flowers. 

We currently have 2 sizes of these Azaleas.
The 3 litre pot size has a 35-40 cm spread.
The 7.5 litre pot size has a 40-45cm spread.

Overall Size: 35-40cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 3L
Diameter: 35-40cm
Price: £10.95
Price: £10.95 Sale price: £9.50

Azalea Japoncia Purple Splendor

Azalea Japoncia Purple Splendor is a low growing, evergreen ornamental shrub, with small oval green leaves, turning orange in autumn. It blooms in late spring or early summer and produces long-lasting flowers. The flowers are quite a splendid pink magenta. American variety ‘Purple Splendor’ is not to be confused with the English variety ‘Purple Splendour’ which though similar has purple rather than vivid pink flowers.

Azalea Japonica Purple Splendor is not an overly large shrub, making it a good choice for smaller gardens. As it grows a little bit faster than other azalea varieties, it will quite quickly reach it’s a maximum height of 0.8 metres and 1.5 metre spread.

Thanks to lovely bloom and evergreen foliage providing interest all year round Azalea Japonica Purple Splendor is a perfect choice for mixed borders, ground cover or containers. It’s a nice addition to the garden due to its low-growing habit and spread. When in flower, it looks spectacular.

Purple Splendor prefers acidic, moist, free-draining soil. In terms of aspect, it is quite versatile and will grow in full sun or partial shade.

We have three sizes – you can choose from a 35-40cm spread, 40-45cm spread or the more mature 50-60cm spread.

Overall Size: 35-40cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 3L
Diameter: 35-40cm
Price: £10.95
Price: £10.95 Sale price: £8.50

Azalea Stewartstonian
 
Azalea Stewartstonian is a profusely flowering, slow-growing evergreen azalea with masses of lush red flowers in late spring that last for weeks. It has small broad leaves that change colour with the seasons, further adding to the attraction of this plant. The new foliage is burgundy in spring, medium green in summer before turning a stunning red in autumn and in winter.
 
The Azalea Stewartstonian has a natural dome shape. It is a hybrid variety, named after Stewartstown in Pennsylvania, where Joe Gable developed hybrid azaleas for prolific flowering and hardiness. As it matures into a medium size bush, and is in full flower, Azalea Stewartstonian can create a virtual wall of red. 
 
As with all Azaleas, Stewartstonian prefers moist, well-draining, acidic soil and will do well in a sunny or a semi shady spot.
 
Azalea Stewartstonian should be slightly trimmed after flowering to keep its bushy shape. 
 
This variety of Azalea Stewartstonian are grown in the containers and have been trimmed regularly to ensure a nice, bushy and compact shape and should be profuse flowerers. 
 
We have three sizes:
Azalea Stewartstonian in the 3 litre pot size has 35-40cm spread.
 
Azalea Stewartstonian in the 7.5 litre pot size has 40-45cm spread.
 
Azalea Stewartstonian in the 12 litre pot size has 50-60cm spread.
Overall Size: 35-40cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 3L
Diameter: 35-40cm
Price: £10.95
Price: £10.95 Sale price: £9.50

Azalea Treasure

Acid-loving Azaleas come in both deciduous and evergreen varieties. The Glenn Dale evergreen hybrids were developed in America and the stunning Azalea Treasure is one of these.  

Azalea Treasure is a compact growing azalea with an attractive spreading habit and as with most Glenn Dale evergreen hybrids, it is extremely hardy.

Azalea Treasure a rare variety in the UK but it is a real gem in the garden. With Its gorgeous white flowers with lovely pink spots on the upper section, it looks beautiful set against the oval foliage in late spring. Azalea Treasure is a vigorous shrub, growing much larger than Azalea Japonica varieties for example. Given proper care and an optimal location, they can grow up to 1.8 metres in height and spread.

Being an evergreen, Azalea is one of the plants which will give you pleasant appearance in mixed borders throughout the year.

Azalea Treasure prefers acidic, moist, free-draining soil in partial shade or shade.

Overall Size: 35-40cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 3L
Diameter: 35-40cm
Price: £10.95
Price: £10.95 Sale price: £9.50

Beautiful Topiary Bay Tree Lollipops
These Topiary Bay Trees come in half, quarter, ¾ and full standard shapes with a lollipop crown, meaning they have a straight clear stem with a spherical ball of foliage on top. This particular topiary shape is often referred to as lollipop. The type of ‘standard’ refers to the length of the clear stem – the shortest being quarter standard and the tallest being full standard. 

Laurus Nobilis (or the Bay Tree) is an evergreen and high aromatic shrub or tree. Bay is fully hardy and is equally happy in sun or partial shade. These beautiful Topiary Bay Tree Lollipops are very happy to grow in containers and they look particularly elegant in terracotta planters on either side of an entrance doorway or driveway. As these ornamental topiary bay trees look great in pairs, we have a special price when you buy two. 

Maintaining the topiary shape of the crown is very straight-forward. It simply requires a trim once per year. Ideally it is best to do this in winter when the plant is dormant. As bay trees are quite slow growing, one trim per year should do the job. 

Twisted Stem Topiary Bay Trees:
You may also be interested in our Topiary Bay Tree Lollipops with a twisted stem. These very elegant specimens are large-sized mature topiary trees that provide your outside space with an instant impact. They are available in a 1.5 metre tall size and also a stunning 2 metre plus size.

Here at Paramount Plants, we are a topiary specialist nursery with an extensive range of topiary specimen plants. Read more about the ancient art of Topiary on our blog.
 

Overall Size: 1.4-1.5m
Plant shape: Twisted stems
Trunk height: 110-115cm
Pot size: 10-12L
Diameter: 40-50cm
Price: £125.00
Buy 2 for £200.00

Himalayan Birch, Betula Jacquemontii or White Stem Birch is also known as Jacquemonts Birch after the French naturalist - a tall upright fast growing tree that can be grown in moist soils. Similar to Silver Birch but this tree is better as white stems.

The Himalyan Birch is a deciduous tree and is one of the most popular trees for sale at Paramount Plants. Originating from the Himalayas it's unusual bright white bark provides interest in the winter landscape.
Betula Jacquemontii has dark green leaves which turn to ochre yellow in the autumn and  each Spring the white birch tree produces attractive yellow brown catkins - this tree provides valued all year interest.

Photo below with the tree during the Summer months in foliage.
See also multistemmed betula jacquemontii

Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens

Overall Size: 1.75-2m
Plant shape: Single Stem
Pot size: 25L
Price: £115.00
Buy 2 for £750.00

Butia Capitata is commonly known as the Pindo Palm or Jelly Palm Tree. It is one of the hardiest of the feather palm trees. Graceful silvery-blue feather like leaves arch outwards. For best results grow in well-draining soil in well-sheltered gardens near larger trees for protection.  A native of South America, specifically Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Butia's also suit container growing well, as the root system adapts to a confined growing space.

Read our blog for more information on palms and many other plants.

Overall Size: 1.1-1.2m
Trunk height: 20cm
Pot size: 25L
Price: £60.00
Price: £60.00 Sale price: £55.00

 
Buxus Sempervirens is commonly known as the box or boxwood shrub. It is a bushy, rounded shrub or small tree with glossy, dark green leaves, which are notched at the tips. These box plants are particularly suited for Box Hedging and creating bed borders. 

Buxus Sempervirens is slow growing. It should be trimmed lightly twice a year to keep it in shape.

The Buxus boxwood is hardy and likes sun or partial shade. Water thoroughly before planting.

We also recommend Ilex Crenata as a very good alternative to Buxus for both hedging and topiary purposes.

 

Overall Size: 10-15cm
Plant shape: 9 cm pot
Price: £2.25
Buy 10 for £21.70

Camellia Japonica Adolphe Audusson - Full Standard Tree
Camellia Adolphe Audusson is one of the best known of the Camellia Japonica varieties, originating from France in 1910. Renowned for good reason, Camellia Adolphe Audusson has glossy dark green foliage and spectacular blood red flowers with striking golden stamens. The flowers appear en masse, covering the entire crown of the tree and producing a magnificent display in Spring.
Depending on your location the buds can start to bloom as early as February and March and the prolific blooms will continue flowering right through until May.
Camellia Adolphe Audusson is hardy variety to around -15C and is a beautiful evergreen shrub, our specimens are rare full standard trees. These are trained with a clear stem and a full crown and look stunning especially when in full bloom.
Camellias need to be grown in acidic soil to really thrive, if your soil is not acidic, Camellias will grow in containers using ericaceous soil. They need feeding a couple of times a year with liquid 'Camellia feed' and do need to be kept watered (not waterlogged!). In late summer to early Autumn it is very important to not let your Camellia dry out - this is the time of year when buds are forming for next year's display.
Camellia Adolphe Audusson is hardy and a very reliable variety. The pretty, bright red flowers, are circa 11cm in diameter, they form as semi-double blooms with 12 petals formed in 3 rounds with a crown of golden stamens at the centre, some of these may develop as petaloid stamens. 
Where to plant - Camellias don't like cold, dry winds, it is best to plant in a sheltered location. We recommend avoiding an easterly aspect, the cold morning sun from the east, during the winter months, is hard for Camellias to bear. Camellias can be planted at any time of the year as long as the ground is not frosted. Best time to plant is in late Autumn when the ground is still warm from the summer. Give them a good mulch every year and carefully dead-head the flowers after blooming. Remember, Camellia Adolphe Audusson is a relatively slow growing variety so a light prune to keep in shape once a year is all that is required.
Overall Size: 2.75-3m
Plant shape: Full standard
Trunk girth: 14-16cm
Pot size: 70L
Diameter: 90-100cm
Price: £695.00
Buy 2 for £1,100.00

Choisya x Dewitteana - Aztec Pearl is commonly referred to as Mexican Orange Blossom.
 
Choisya x Dewitteana Aztec Pearl is an incredibly handy shrub to grow in the garden - it is really easy to maintain and is very accommodating regarding its positioning. It will grow in bright sunshine and and will grow in shady areas but it does need a bit of shelter as it is not too happy with cold winds.

The gorgeous bright green glossy leaves are evergreen and the profusion of white fragrant flowers tinged with pink  will last and last and absolutely cover the plant. In sunny spots Choisya x Dewitteana Aztec Pearl (Mexican Orange Blossom) will flower again for a second showing in the late summer. As you would expect, the flowers are very attractive to pollinators.
 
Choisya Aztec Pearl will naturally form a rather neat mound shape of around 1 metre high and 1 metre spread but can easily be pruned if you need to keep them smaller. As with other varieties of Choisya,  Choisya x Dewitteana Aztec Pearl produces a lovely citrus smell when the leaves are cut. Choisya Aztec Pearl will grow well in a container and can also be used to create a very pretty hedge, being fragrant, evergreen and reacting well to pruning. 

Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens. 

For more Choisya varieties, see also the regular dark green 
Choisya Ternata, the golden lime Choisya Ternata Sundance or new variety Choisya X Dewitteana Aztec Gold.

Overall Size: 60-80cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 20L
Price: £75.00
Buy 10 for £520.00

Choisya Ternata is commonly known as Mexican Orange Blossom. 
 
Choisya Ternata (Mexican Orange Blossom) originates from Mexico. But is UK hardy and is frost tolerant to circa -10 degrees. This lovely, low-growing shrub however works best in gardens sheltered from cold winds and when planted in a nice, sunny spot. 
 
Choisya Ternata (Mexican Orange Blossom) has beautiful, glossy evergreen foliage that stays a dark green all year round and it is covered in flowers in early summer. The starry white flowers are highly fragrant and because of their resemblance to orange blossom, hence the common name Mexican Orange Blossom. As the plant matures, the lovely fragrant flowers become ever more profuse. 
 
Choisya Ternata only requires a trim once per year to keep it in shape, and this is best undertaken at the end of the growing season. After a trim, the leaves which are also fragrant, exude a lovely citrusy smell in the garden.
 
Choisya Ternata (Mexican Orange Blossom) lends itself to trimming and re-grows very well. Consequently, it is highly suited for use as a fragrant, evergreen hedge. A Choisya Ternata hedge, once established can reach heights of about 2 metres. 
 
Choisya Ternata is not fussy about soil type and can be considered a low-maintenance plant. 
 
The Royal Horticultural Society has given Choisya Ternata its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

For more varieties of this versatile evergreen, see also Choisya Ternata SundanceChoisya x Dewitteana Aztec Pearl or Choisya X Dewitteana Aztec Gold
Overall Size: 80-100cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 20L
Price: £65.00
Buy 10 for £520.00

Cherry Laurel Hedging Root Ball Plants
With 6 sizes of premium cherry laurel hedging plants in stock, we have an instant hedging solution for every budget. Our pack of 10 offers really are superb value. And don’t forget, spend a minimum of £300 and you’ll get a further 25% off your entire order!  Full details at the Checkout. You won’t find a better deal out there for this size and quality of plants.
We deliver throughout the UK, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

About our Cherry Laurels
The botanical name for Cherry Laurel is Prunus Laurocerasus. It is well known as a fabulous plant for hedging and screening purposes. It's fast growth rate and densely populated foliage ensures that if you need year round privacy screening, then this is the hedging plant of choice.

These huge, mature specimens are designed to have instant impact. Even though these are very large specimens, we're able to offer our Laurels at a great price due to their rootballed status. Grown in the ground until ready for planting, these trees are then lifted and the roots are wrapped in hessian. To plant, you just pop then in the ground, complete with the protective hessian wrap, which disintegrates naturally. The avoidance of constant re-potting creates a cost saving which we are very happy to pass on to our customers. 

Cherry Laurel is very accommodating in that it will grow happily in either full sun or partial shade - one of the few hedging plants that will grow in shade. Prunus Laurocerasus produces small, fragrant white flowers on upright spikes which bloom in springtime, followed by red fruits that will eventually ripening to black. The flowers, fruits and density of the foliage make this a good choice for hedging with wildlife in mind. 

Read more about Cherry Laurel Hedging on our blog...

Prunus Laurocerasus or Cherry Laurel, has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit a sure sign it will perform well in UK gardens.

View this link for our range of potted Cherry Laurel Hedging Plants 

Overall Size: 3-3.5m
Plant shape: root balled not potted
Price: £325.00
Buy 2 for £600.00

Crataegus Monogyna is known as the Common Hawthorn and is a common sight along the hedgerows in the UK. This beautiful tree has been part of the British landscape for millennia.
The May Tree's blanket of white blossom heralds the beginning of summer. In fact one of the best known names for this tree is the May Flower and the ship that set sail from the UK to America - The Mayflower was named after the Hawthorn tree.
The tree is robust and dense and is absolutley covered in white blooms in May - June, creating a wonderful sight in any garden as a specimen tree. The flowers are circa 10mm across with five pure white petals and numerous pinky red stamens. The flowers attract pollinators and the dense foliage is the perfect safe place for nesting birds. In Autumn the flowers are followed by haws - these are bright red in colour and similar to berries or hips - they are a very important source of food for many birds and are particularly loved by waxwings and thrushes. Foliage in Autumn turns a beautiful golden yellow contrasting with the bright red haws.
Growing Tip - Common Hawthorn is hardy and will grow on just about any soil, including chalky or clay soil. It is tolerant in exposed sites including the coast. 
Crataegus Monogyna is a natural hedging plant and is a must in mixed hedgerows or mixed ornamental hedges. With its dense habit and thorny branches this is a go-to hedging plant for resisting intruders, plant this attractive hedge around your property boundary for extra security. 
 
Overall Size: 1-1.25m
Pot size: 2.5L
Price: £12.95
Buy 10 for £110.00

Cupressus Leylandii trees are often referred to as simply Leylandii or Leyland Cypress.The full botanical name is Cupressus x Leylandii and they are acknowledged as one of the fastest growing evergreen conifers here in the UK. Leylandii are mainly used for hedging and evergreen screening yet all Cupressus trees make excellent roosting places and are often used as nest sites by birds such as greenfinches, robins, dunnocks and wrens. A Cupressus Leylandii hedge provides year round shelter for a wide range of wildlife.
The continuing popularity of Cupressus Leylandii for hedging here in the UK is hardly surprising if you look at this plant’s characteristics. As well as being evergreen, a prerequisite of any year round screening, Leylandii are very fast growing, expect a growth rate of at least 3 feet per year. Leyland Cypress will grow and perform well in virtually any soil but do need to be maintained.
Cypress Leylandii new growth lends itself very well to trimming and a Leylandii hedge maintains its shape well if trimmed regularly, ideally 2 to 3 times per year. Leyland Cypress hedging should not be cut back too hard beyond the green foliage, as they do not shoot from old wood. Best practise is to give consistently regular trims rather than letting them grow and cutting back hard. If you follow this rule you will be rewarded with a neat dense hedge that will provide instant privacy.
If you prefer a more moderate growth and a Cypress tree that easily re-grows from a hard prune, we recommend Thuja Plicata Martin – it looks very similar to Leylandii but is more forgiving when cut back hard.
Leyland Cypress is also available in a golden colour, either as Cupressus Leyland Goldrider and / or  the ever popular Leylandii Castlewellan Gold. For more information, view our entire collection of Conifers .
Leylandii trees are still the fastest and most cost effective way of achieving a neat tall hedge or screen in the garden. They grow up to 1m per year (2-3ft). 

See our full range of trees and shrubs for Evergreen Screening

View our Blog post on Using Plants for Screening

Overall Size: 3-3.5m
Plant shape: bushy upright tree, dark green
Pot size: 30L
Price: £125.00
Buy 10 for £1,125.00

Leylandii Castlewellan Gold – a fast growing tree, ideal for hedging and ticks all the boxes...

Part of the Leylandii family of Cypress trees, it is widely acknowledged as a perfect plant for hedging, Castlewellan Gold is fast growing (up to 60cm annually) yet can be kept trimmed to whatever height and/or shape you require, it lends itself well to regular cutting back. Testimony to this is its popular use for topiary (see Leylandii Topiary). 
In spring and summer, Castlewellan Gold produces bright yellow – golden foliage, turning to more of a green-gold towards the autumn, its colouring is very vibrant.
Ideally to keep its shape, a Castlewellan Gold Hedge should be pruned at least once per year, preferably in summer. Our premium quality Leylandii Castlewellan Gold Hedging trees are circa 6 Feet tall and are ideal for evergreen screening and most general hedging requirements and can be planted in any fertile, well-drained soil. It is best to plant the trees approximately 75 cm apart. 
Although these trees can reach an ultimate Height of circa 12 metres, with regular trimming, a Castlewellan Gold Leylandii hedge can be kept to virtually any height or shape, to suit your space.
Growing Tip: It’s best to trim in summer cutting back only the young shoots, these trees do not re-grow from old wood.
Leylandii Castlewellan Gold originated on the Castlewellan estate in Northern Ireland as recently as the 1960’s. Take advantage of our special offer on Castlewellan Gold trees and create an instant screen in your garden. 
Our Castlewellan Gold Hedging trees are for sale online with UK nationwide and Ireland delivery.
Overall Size: 1.4-1.6m
Plant shape: Bushy
Pot size: 12L
Price: £30.00
Buy 10 for £265.00

Cupressus Leylandii Gold Rider - a vibrant golden yellow conifer.  Fast growing and bushy. Gold Rider is an ideal hedging plant and provides a home for birds and wildlife.  Keep well-watered during the growing months.

Also available in dark green hedging Cupressus Leylandii

Best time to Plant:
Ideally plant Leyland Cypress trees in the autumn/winter months for easiest maintenance (ie little watering will be required and the roots of the plants will be allowed to settle in with little heat stress). 

Hedging Guide:
Plant 1 tree per metre for a reasonably instant bushy dense screen.
Our trees are already over 6ft in height and are good quality, wide/bushy plants, so these are perfect for instant screening.

Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens.

Overall Size: 1.2-1.5m
Pot size: 12-15L
Price: £30.00
Buy 10 for £250.00

Cupressocyparis Leylandii Variegata is also known as Variegated Leyland Cypress trees - everyone is very familiar with Leylandii Trees, generally accepted as one of the fastest growing 
cypress trees in the UK. We're delighted to have sourced these rare and unusual Variegated Leylandii trees, they are similar in shape to the usual green Leyland Cypress, however, these trees have a deep shade of green for the main foliage interspersed with cream to white leaves - creating a lovely patterning in the foliage. These trees will make a lovely hedging plant and at this size will screen out the neighbours nicely.
 
Cupressocyparis Leylandii Variegata can be grown as a stand alone specimen tree, or when planted at regular intervals, will create a dense evergreen screen, it will need to be trimmed once or twice a year to keep it in good shape.
Overall Size: 1.5-1.75m
Pot size: 10-12L
Price: £35.00
Buy 10 for £315.00

Euonymus Japonicus Jean Hugues, more commonly known as Spindle Jean Hugues, is an attractive and practical alternative to box. Along with Ilex Crenata, it is fast becoming one of the  ‘go-to’ shrubs for areas where box blight has become established.
Euonymus Japonicus Jean Hugues is a tough, versatile shrub perfect for low hedging, screens and sheltering spaces such as vegetable gardens or seating areas.
Spindle Jean Hugues’ branches are compact and dense with evergreen foliage that’s oval, toothed and points upright. Its early growth is a fresh light green which darkens into a strong, glossy forest green shade. Even though it is grown for foliage, in June to July it flowers producing four-petalled white blooms that are fragrant and attract bees. These flowers often turn into fruits in autumn. 
Euonymus Japonicus Jean Hugues will grow to heights of two metres but it’s easy to keep at a metre or below. 

How Hardy Is Euonymus Japonicus Jean Hugues?
Spindle Jean Hugues is hardy in all of the UK and will grow in any type of ordinary garden soil. Its dense, compact nature renders it tough and able to withstand windy areas. 
Young shrubs recently planted out will benefit from some wind and frost protection. If you can provide this, it will enhance their growth over the coming years. Once established they will no longer require protection from the elements.

How To Use Euonymus Japonicus Jean Hugues
Euonymus Japonicus Jean Hugues is typically grown as a wildlife-friendly hedging plant. It grows slowly, densely and its evergreen nature ensures you have shelter all year round. It withstands coastal breezes, windy areas and makes a good screen for tender vegetables and flowers. 
It’s an excellent stand alone plant for a container as it can be clipped and pruned into structural shapes. It also creates pleasing mid-height ground cover in larger gardens.

How To Care For Euonymus Japonicus Jean Hugues
Spindle Jean Hugues requires no special care once established. It’s drought tolerant and hardy against the elements. Planting one full sun will show off its colour, but it will grow in full shade too.
It’s best to keep Spindle Jean Hugues as a low hedge. Trim it back in May and again in September if you enjoy a very tight clipped look, but be aware that pruning before it’s flowered may remove the flower buds. 

If you are looking for a hedging plant Spindle Jean Hugues is hard to beat. It’s attractive, tough, easy-to-care for and its slow growth habit is a firm favourite with time pressed gardeners. If you are struggling with box blight Euonymus Japonicus Jean Hugues is an excellent disease-free alternative. 

Overall Size: 50-60cm
Pot size: 5L
Price: £32.00
Buy 10 for £295.00

Elaeagnus x Ebbingei is also commonly known as Oleaster. This is a lovely, vigorous shrub with glossy dark green leaves and silvery colour on the underside of the leaf. Oleaster produces fragrant creamy white flowers which are then followed by orange speckled silver fruit. The flowers are attractive to bees and the fruit encourage birds into your garden. When used as hedging plants Eleagnus x Ebbingei is lovely and dense and birds will happily nest within it's branches.
This variety of Oleaster will groen to a Maximum Height of 4metres with a maximum spread of 2 metres. Is easily clipped to keep its shape so is excellent as hedging and screening plants. Wildlife Friendly - Eleagnus x Ebbingei flowers September to October with fruits in February - just the time of year when the birds need extra food.
Prefers to be grown in full sun but will tolerate part shade, fully hardy in the UK and is useful for growing in windy or coastal areas - a good all rounder for hedging!

View our range of hedging plants

Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most UK gardens.

Overall Size: 1.5-1.75m
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 20L
Diameter: 50-60cm
Price: £95.00
Buy 10 for £870.00

Eleagnus x Ebbingei Limelight is a stunning hedging shrub - creating beautiful green leaves that mature to a verdant lime green colour that is dashed with golden yellow splashes they look as though someone has painted the centre of the leaves.
This is a variegated, evergreen Oleaster and is such a tough shrub it is the perfect answer for those dark corners of the garden and will also create a very vibrant hedge which can be kept clipped or left as informal hedging with a quick tidy-up trim in the autumn but wait until after the hedge has bloomed. The creamy fragrant flowers in autumn are a lovely treat for the end of the year for bees.
Eleagnus x Ebbingei Limelight is quite drought tolerant once it gets established and will also grow in coastal areas.
Overall Size: 100-125cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 20L
Price: £95.00
Buy 10 for £750.00

Fargesia Murielae - also known as the Umbrella Bamboo

An elegant  dense clump forming bamboo with thin, yellow-green arching canes and soft green foliage. The leaves grow to about 8-10cm long. This stunning Fargesia Murielae bamboo originates from China and is very tolerant of full sun and is wind resistant. Umbrella Bamboo makes an ideal plant for hedging and screening as it is so densely growing. It also works well as a specimen plant for small gardens and will grow quite happily in pots and containers.

Fargesia Murielae also called Umbrella Bamboo has been awarded an RHS AGM Award of Garden Merit, a sure sign it will perform well in most gardens.
Growing Tip: Plant in full sun or partial shade in any well drained fertile soil.

This bamboo will reach a maximum height of 2.5 to 4 metres with a maximum spread of 1.5 to 2 metres,  generally within 5 to 10 years.

Overall Size: 1-1.25m
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 20L
Price: £95.00
Buy 3 for £225.00

Fargesia Murielae Rufa

A medium size elegant bamboo with an arching upright growth habit, and glossy green foliage on light green canes with pink sheaths. 

Fargesia Murielae Rufa is a clump forming bamboo that can reach up to 1.5-2.5m in height and 1.5m wide an ideal choice for screening or in mixed borders pots and containers.

Likes sun partial shade or shade, and any moist but well drained fertile soil.

Overall Size: 1.5-1.75m
Pot size: 20L
Price: £125.00
Buy 3 for £190.00

Feijoa Sellowiana or Pineapple Guava is also known as Acca Sellowiana.
Feijoa is an evergreen tree-like shrub with silver green leaves and pink/red fluffy flowers in Summer. Feijoa Sellowiana or Pineapple Guava has one of the most exotic flowers you will find that is hardy enough to grow in our UK climate. It is drought tolerant once established, but a lack of water will cause fruit to drop off. Feijoa does not like to be kept too wet. The rather exotic looking flowers come in early summer and have fleshy petals. Widely cultivated in New Zealand, this evergreen prefers sheltered partially shady areas.

Evergreen Acca Sellowiana can grow to form a screen or a dense hedge or into a sizable tree with a single trunk. If not pruned, it can grow to a height of 15 feet. The leaves are egg-shaped and silver in colour. They can grow up to 3 inches long. In addition, Pineapple Guava

produces attractive, showy flowers in May. They  have fleshy white / pink / red petals and scarlet stamens. The fruits are round shaped and about 3 inches long with waxy green bark containing a green juicy pulp.

Acca Sellowiana is native to Southern Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It adapts to most soil types and grows well in full or partial sun exposure. The plant does not require extra watering unless grown in dry climates.

Pineapple Guava is a versatile plant that remains attractive throughout the year. In addition, the plant is resistant to pests and diseases. It requires minimal maintenance and is a great shrub for areas that experience hot and dry climates.

Feijoa Sellowiana responds well to pruning and can be manipulated to any shape. They are great for hedges and as standalone trees. Normally the fruits drop once they are ripe. However, you can pluck them before they ripen and let them ripen indoors. The fruits taste like minty pineapple, which you can eat by cutting into half and scooping out the pulp.

We deliver our Pineapple Guava plants throughout the UK and Ireland. 

 

Overall Size: 1-1.2m
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 7L
Diameter: 40-60cm
Price: £29.50
Buy 10 for £250.00

Fagus Sylvatica or Common Beech Tree
Fagus Sylvatica (also known as the Common Beech or European Beech) is native to South Wales and the southern United Kingdom and belongs to the family of Fagaceae. This is a popular hedging variety of Fagus Sylvatica, which although deciduous, gets its new leaves early every year. In the autumn, its old leaves drop off very slowly, often remaining on the plant throughout the winter. These features make it suitable for hedging. In fact, beech is one of the most popular deciduous hedging plants in the UK. In the winter season we also have this plant available in bare root form. 

Fagus Sylvatica produces new foliage between March and April each year. The shape of the leaves are ovate. New leaves emerge in spring in hues of beautiful green-yellow. As the foliage matures over the summer, the leaves become a deeper green. In autumn, they turn reddish-brown. 
Fagus Sylvatica is monoecious, meaning it produces both male and female flowers, which it produces during late April and May. Female flowers grow in pairs and are green. Male flowers are in the form of catkins and drape elegantly from long stalks. After the flowering period, edible beech nuts are produced, which these days, are mainly used to feed livestock. Whole enriched oil-nuts start forming in autumn, around September. The leaves of common beech take some time to decay completely. 

Fagus Sylvatica can live for hundreds of years and is UK hardy for all regions of United Kingdom. Beech is wild-life friendly providing shelter and food for many species. It is not overly fussy about soil type but thrives in limestone or chalky soils. See also Purple Beech for Hedging

High Quality Bare Root Plants

Our bare root Fagus Sylvatica are established mature plants with robust and developed root systems.

These are the best quality bare root plants available and are expected to thrive and grow quickly, once planted.

Prices are based on a minimum order of 25 plants.

 

Overall Size: 2-2.5m
Plant shape: BARE ROOT PLANTS - MINIMUM PURCHASE OF 25 PLANTS
Price: £27.80
Buy 25 for £695.00

Cupressus Goldcrest 3/4 standard Topiary Tree 

The Cupressus Goldcrest conifer is also known as Goldcrest Wilma or Lemon Cypress. Cupressus Goldcrest is an easy to grow evergreen. If left to its own devices, it generally has tall columnar growth. These particular lollipop-shaped goldcrests have been topiarised into a striking  3/4 standard shape tree. Tall and slim with a crop of green golden foliage on top, they are quite elegant and eye catching. The foliage has a lovely fragrant lemon aroma when crushed - hence the name Lemon Cypress. 

Goldcrest Wilma will grow well in containers. Have them on show in the patio or, as a pair, framing an entrance. Make sure to keep them especially well watered if you are growing them in containers. 

Cupressus Goldcrest is one of our most popular topiary trees here at Paramount Plants. We have a range of different topiary shapes including Cupressus Goldcrest spirals

Overall Size: 1.6-1.7m
Plant shape: ¾ standard
Trunk height: 1.25-1.30cm
Trunk girth: 10cm
Pot size: 12-15L
Diameter: 40-50cm
Price: £95.00
Buy 2 for £150.00

Cupressus Goldcrest Topiary Spirals also known as Goldcrest Wilma or Lemon Cypress
This is an easy to grow conifer with tall columnar growth which has been topiarised into a spiral. 
Goldcrest Wilma works well in a container and for the patio but must be kept well watered. The attractive leaves are golden coloured with a hint of bright green and have the scent of lemons when crushed.

Cupressus Goldcrest is one of Paramounts most popular topiary trees, there are a range of different spiral topiary trees in stock. Our topiary trees are for sale at our London garden centre & online.

Overall Size: 2.5-3m
Plant shape: Spiral
Pot size: 50L
Price: £295.00
Buy 2 for £500.00

Griselinia Littoralis also known as the New Zealand Privet is an excellent plant for upright dense hedging.  Griselinia likes a well-drained site and copes well in coastal exposed and windy conditions.  It has glossy apple green leaves and it makes an excellent upright hedge. The soft green leaves have a glossy finish and are oval in shape.

Griselinia Littoralis, also referred to as New Zealand Privet or New Zealand Broadleaf, flowers in May. It produces tiny yellow blooms. These are sometimes followed by small purple fruits, which are a tasty treat for birds and gives an added wildlife interest to the plant.

A Griselinia hedge will be fast growing and can average anywhere between 20 to 40 centimetres in one year. Griselina hedging is suited for inland positions as well as exposed coastal situations. Evergreen Griselinia makes a dense and lush hedge with year-round interest and screening. It provides shelter from winds and noise pollution and is ideal for seaside locations, as it has hardy foliage that can stand harsh climate conditions. 

New Zealand Privet is perfect for upright formal hedging as it can be pruned into a neat and compact shape.

Buy our shrubs in London at our garden centre and online with nationwide delivery throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland. In addition to Griselinia hedging, we have many more hedging plants available in a wide range of sizes  / maturities. 

Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens.
Overall Size: 1.75-2m
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 30L
Diameter: 100cm
Price: £145.00
Buy 10 for £1,350.00

Carpinus Betulus or Common Hornbeam is an indigenous tree species in Britain and is one of the finest of our native hedging plants. Fast and densely growing Carlinus Betulus is particularly suited to shaping, trimming and creating espaliers or clear stem trees. Hornbeam hedges, although considered similar and often compared to Beech, are in our opinion  infinitely superior plants for hedging. Hornbeams  have beautiful vibrant green foliage in Spring and although they are deciduous, with a summer trim the leaves will change to a beautiful tawny yellow colour in autumn and in all but the harshest winters will remain on the stems creating a lovely golden coloured hedge throughout the winter months. In the winter season we also have this plant available in bare root form. 

 

Historically this was one of the UK's most treasured trees - creating incredibly tough wood, hornbeam was prized for many, many uses including creating tools, for fuel and for making excellent charcoal.
Hornbeam will grow in most well drained, moist soils and will happily grow in partial shade, although will be most luscious and fast growing in full sun.
 

High Quality Bare Root Plants

Our bare root Carpinus Betulus are established mature plants with well developed & robust root systems.
These are the best quality bare root plants available and are ready to race away in the spring, once planted.
Prices are based on a minimum order of 25 plants.
 
Overall Size: 1-1.25m
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 4L
Price: £13.50
Buy 10 for £127.50

Holly Trees are extremely hardy trees capable of coping well in extreme cold and windy areas.  These trees are useful for screening as the head will block out views above the fence-line (they have a clear stem of around 1.8m height). 

Hollies also known as Ilex are a very attractive ornamental with berries in the winter months.  Fairly slow growing they can be planted near to the house provided they are kept maintained and pruned every few years.

Other evergreen trees useful for screening include Photinia Red Robin, Prunus Lusitanica, Quercus Ilex and Bays.

This Holly Tree is excellent as produces red berries without the need for a male/female partner.   

Overall Size: 3.25-3.5m
Plant shape: ilex nellie stevens
Trunk height: 120cm
Trunk girth: 14-16cm
Pot size: 120L
Diameter: 100-125cm
Price: £450.00
Buy 2 for £795.00

Carpinus Betulus Pleached Trees commonly known as Hornbeam can make a wonderful contemporary green backdrop to other smaller trees and shrubs, particularly when shaped as pleached trees. These pleached hornbeam trees have been trained on a tall clear stem frame to be used as a "hedge" above the fence or wall line (sometimes referred to as stilted hedging). These Carpinus Betulus Pleached Hornbeam Trees are trained on a clear stem onto tall bamboo frames and used as a contemporary stilted hedge or screen above the fence line. Grown in this way, Carpinus Betulus Pleached trees can also be used as a stand-alone panel to create a backdrop to a special garden ornament, urn or sculpture.

The Hornbeam tree is native to Britain. It is similar to green Beech and is often used for hedging. Hornbeams are also most suited to being pleached. Pleaching is the ancient art of training the young hornbeams trees to be grown on stilted stems or tall clear trunks with the foliage kept in a squared shape on top, above head height. Once shaped into a nice pleached form, these hornbeams are not difficult to maintain. Pleaching originated in the 17th century. Today pleached hornbeams are used to great effect in contemporary gardens to provide height and elegance while taking up minimal ground space. Carpinus Betulus Pleached Hornbeams are ideal for creating garden rooms, providing a green screen above head height, delineating pathways or guiding the eye towards a particular focal point or view. 

These Carpinus Betulus Pleached Hornbeam Trees are trained on a clear stem onto tall bamboo frames and used as a contemporary stilted hedge or screen above the fence line. Grown in this way, Carpinus Betulus Pleached trees can also be used as a stand-alone panel to create a backdrop to a special garden ornament, urn or sculpture.

Hornbeam is a dense, hardy hedging plant which produces attractive catkins in springtime. Although deciduous, Hornbeam leaves will generally keep their form over the harshest winter months turning a lovely copper colour. Then producing dark/mid-green dense bushy foliage in the Summer months.  With a slow to medium growth rate, Hornbeams are easy to maintain, needing only an occasional trim to keep their shape.

Hornbeams prefer full sun or partial shade and are hardy. They cope well with windy positions and can be grown in heavy clay soils.

Recipient of the Award of Garden Merit by the RHS, a sure sign that it will perform well in British gardens. 

Lots more pleached trees here...

Overall Size: 3m
Plant shape: Pleached Frame:120cm wide x 90 cm height
Trunk height: 190cm
Trunk girth: 10-12cm
Pot size: 45-50L
Diameter: 120cm
Price: £275.00
Buy 3 for £750.00

Hydrangea Paniculata Vanille Fraise Half Standard Tree Form
 
Hydrangea Paniculata have conical shaped flowers which bloom on new wood. In contrast to their better know cousins Hydrangea Macrophylla (or mop heads), Paniculatas are taller and have a more erect growth habit. In addition, they can be clipped at any time except immediately before they bloom. This makes them ideal for growing in an elegant topiary style hydrangea tree form (also known as standard or half standard). 

These Hydrangea Paniculata Vanille Fraise specimens have been trained as a half standard tree form and have a nice long trunk height of about 80 cm. The lovely green foliage on top will turn into a mass of creamy white showy flowers that, as the summer progresses, will be irresistibly tinged with pink and eventually turn to deep red in autumn. Hydrangea Paniculata Vanille Fraise tree form allows a shape that concentrates the blooms and the half standard height brings the lovely vista closer to eye level.
 
Hydrangea Paniculata Vanille Fraise is a beautiful Hydrangea with a long flowering period. The blooms are large conical shaped creamy white flowers that take on a gorgeous pink hue as the season advances. In autumn, the flowers become a rich red. 
 
Unlike Hydrangea Macrophylla, Hydrangea Paniculata may be grown in a sunny position provided they get enough water. However, ideally they do prefer some shade from the afternoon sun.
 
These hydrangea tree form Vanille Fraise are beautiful ornamental trees that look great in pairs – framing an entrance or brightening up a patio or roof terrace. Their slim shape means that they won’t take up a lot of horizontal space. 
 
We also have Hydrangea Paniculata Vanille Fraise available as a shrub form
 
Overall Size: 1-1.25m
Plant shape: ½ standard
Trunk height: 80cm
Pot size: 10L
Price: £75.00
Buy 2 for £90.00

Ilex Crenata Hedge

This variety is Ilex Crenata Maxima, a new variety of Japanese Holly. It is an excellent addition to the range of Ilex Crenata plants such as Convexa which are already available on the market. It is very well suited for growing an Ilex Crenata Hedge. 
 
Alternative to Box Hedge
In the UK, Ilex Crenata is perhaps most widely known as a plant for topiary. Due to its dense growing habit, it is also a good plant to use for hedging. In particular, an Ilex Crenata hedge is an effective alternative to Box Hedge.  As Boxwood (Buxus Sempervirens) continues to be very susceptible to the dreaded box blight, an Ilex Crenata hedge is in our opinion one of the best alternatives to box hedge. It is a hardier plant while having a similar appearance to Buxus.  
 
Japanese Holly
Ilex Crenata, more commonly known as Japanese Holly, is an evergreen shrub, very similar in appearance to Buxus (Box Hedging) and is typically used for hedging or beautiful dense topiary.
 
Ilex Crenata Maxima
The variety Ilex Crenata 'Maxima' is a compact grower with bright green and shiny evergreen leaves. The leaves are small, oval, glossy and dark green. The new foliage in contrast is a very pretty lighter green. Maxima is a Japanese holly that is well-branched. Its compact growth habit and any pruning help it to quickly develop into a compact plant. With its full and sleek shape, Ilex Crenata 'Maxima' is an excellent choice for tight hedges and in beds. 
 
These are all ideal characteristics for hedging plants and these particular plants have been grown specifically with hedging in mind. The plants are bushy in shape and are available in many sizes, the smallest from 30 cm to the largest to 1.75 metres tall. Our aim is to have a plant size to fit every budget. We are offering a substantially discounted price when you buy 10 or more plants. 
 
If you are looking to establish an Ilex Crenata hedge, you may also be interested in our Ilex Crenata Instant Hedge Screens and Ilex Crenata Convexa

Ilex Crenata Maxima prefers moist, free draining soil and full sun or partial shade. 
Overall Size: 1.25-1.5m
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 20L
Price: £75.00
Buy 10 for £675.00

Ilex x Altaclerensis Lawsoniana also called Holly Lawsonia, is a perfect shrub for screening and hedging. This is a bushy evergreen holly shrub which grows up to 6m tall with variegated spineless leaves, golden-green in the centre. Small white flowers and red-orange berries. The brightly variegated foliage will provide year-round interest in your garden, acting as a colourful constract to other plants in your garden. In autumn and winter, you have the added pop of colour from the bright berries. Ilex Lawsoniana has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit for its many desirable qualities.
A cross between the native English holly and a variety from the Madeira, Azores, and Canary Islands, Ilex x altaclerensis Lawsoniana has almost spineless medium green leaves, with irregular yellow and green splotches in the centre. In spring and early summer the small white flowers appear, and are very attractive to bees. The flowers are followed by red-orange berries in the autumn, persisting through the winter and attracting birds to your garden. As it grows, Holly Lawsonia takes on a pyramidal form.
Hardy throughout the UK, Holly Lawsonia will grow slowly to a full height of 4-8 metres and spread of 2.5-4 metres in a period of 20 to 50 years. It can be pruned to maintain a desired shape or size. Stems which revert to fully green leaves should be cut out entirely. For a hedge, space Ilex x altaclerensis lawsoniana plants 60 cm apart. 
Ilex x altaclerensis lawsoniana will do best in full sun, although it can also be grown successfully in partial or full shade. Plant it in any well-drained, humus-rich soil in an exposed or sheltered position. Resistant to deer and rabbits, Holly Lawsonia is a good selection for a country property. As well, Ilex x altaclerensis lawsoniana is salt tolerant, so will do well in a coastal region. Since it does not like to be moved once established, make sure that you find the right spot for it the first time!
Holly Lawsonia is a great specimen or hedging plant. One planted at the back of a flower border will complement flowering plants in season, and then provide its own colour with its vibrant foliage and bright red berries in winter. Ilex x altaclerensis lawsoniana is an excellent choice for a hedge, as its dense growth habit and evergreen foliage will provide a reliable year-round screen, and it responds well to pruning for shape and size. 
Ilex x altaclerensis lawsoniana is a hardy, attractive choice for a landscape plant in both city and country gardens. Its colourful leaves and bright red berries will make it an all-year favourite in your garden!

Overall Size: 1.25-1.5m
Plant shape: Bush
Price: £49.99
Buy 10 for £450.00

Ilex aquifolium Alaska

Ilex Aquifolium Alaska is a particularly hardy variety of holly. It is a slow growing, low maintenance evergreen shrub or tree. Ilex Aquifolium Alaska grows to 10 metres tall and is an excellent plant for security hedging and /or screening.

As with most Hollies, Ilex Aquifolium Alaska has spiky glossy leathery leaves. It grows in full sun and / or in semi shade and enjoys moist, well-draining soil.

Ilex Aquifolium Alaska is a self-pollinating variety so males and female versions of the plant are not required. It should produce masses of bright red berries, which are a vital source of food for birds in the winter.

These mature Ilex Aquifolium Alaska hollies that we have in stock right now are ideal for hedging & evergreen screening. Why not take advantage of our special offer for 10x plants and create a handsome, wildlife-friendly hedge at a bargain price? 

Overall Size: 1.25-1.5m
Plant shape: Bush
Price: £44.95
Buy 10 for £420.00

Perfect for use as English Holly Hedging, Ilex Aquifolium are evergreen holly shrubs. These medium-sized evergreen hollies have wonderful glossy sharp tipped leaves. They begin with dull small white flowers in the spring, which occur on male and female plants separately. Their beautiful berries occur on pollinated female shrubs. They are slow growers, with dark, glossy green leaves that are strongly spiny.  Fully hardy, these Ilex Aquifolium shrubs makes an excellent hedge plants (although they are not fast growing) or can be used as an standalone ornamental shrub and shaped as a pyramid or globe.

The English Holly is a recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society. Its origins are from Europe to North Africa and across the hemisphere to South and Western Asia.  A member of the Aquifoliaceae Family, the Ilex Aquifolium will grow to higher than 12 metres if allowed to grow vertically; with ultimate spread of 4-8 metres. It’s a long lived plant, ranging from 20-50 years to reach ultimate height. Typically managed as a hedge or standalone shrub, they are well suited as a flower border or in beds, evergreen screening,  in city and country gardens alike, in coastal gardens, or just in an informal placement.
Ilex Aquifolium  grows well in most all soil conditions. It will perform best in well-drained soil with a sunny position; but is also suitable for partial shade. In order of preference, its Aspect should be facing South, North, West, or East. It can tolerate exposure, or do well in sheltered environments. Ilex Aquifolium is hardy to Zone H6 in the UK and Ireland.


English Holly likes a pH near neutral and can grow well in slightly acidic or slightly alkaline pH. It will prefer moist soil but does need adequate internal drainage. From sand to clay, chalk and loam, its adaptation covers many soil textures.

Ilex aquifolium can be an ideal hedging plant due to its growth habit requiring minimal maintenance. Its dense form and prickly leaves serve well as borders to keep natural intruders out. Though slightly irritating to the human stomach, birds love the berries, attracting them through the winter months. It can be shaped to most any form to fit your landscape as a border or standalone. 


Other Hollies available to buy include Ilex Nellie Stevens

Overall Size: 150-175cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 20L
Price: £175.00
Buy 10 for £1,650.00

Ilex Nellie R Stevens is one of many varieties of Holly. It is a hybrid of the Horned Holly - Ilex Cornuta and Ilex Aquifolium (which is the common holly).

Nellie R Stevens Holly is an evergreen Shrub growing to 4m by 5m over time. It is fairly slow growing. This shrub is adaptable to all soil types although prefers slightly moist areas. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.

Wildlife Tip: Attracts birds and wildlife to feed or nest in its dense branches

Holly Nellie R Stevens typically grows as a large evergreen broadleaf shrub with a conical and dense form. Its foliage is a rich dark green in colour, glossy in texture, and oblong in shape. Leaves can be 4 inches long and have spiny margins with typically 2 to 3 spines per side.

As with most hollies, Holly Nellie R Stevens is evergreen and blooms with small flowers, which are greenish-white in colour, each spring. It produces red berries in autumn.

Ilex Nellie R Stevens are ideal selection for privacy screens, hedging, borders or standalone shrubs. Plant in part shade or full sun. If you do need to do any pruning, best to do this in winter.

Ilex is a genus of more than 400 specimens of deciduous and evergreen trees, climbers, and shrubs from temperate, subtropical, and tropical regions. They are mostly grown for their evergreen and attractive foliage, which never fade and stay green throughout the year. View other hollies – such as the native Ilex Aquifolium. We also have Ilex Nellie R Stevens available as a topiary clear-stemmed tree. And we have Ilex Nellie R Stevens as a pleached tree

Overall Size: 150-175cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 20L
Price: £125.00
Buy 10 for £975.00

Ilex Crenata Convexa Japanese Holly 

Ilex Crenata Convexa has glossy dark green convex-shaped foliage having a surface curved like the exterior of a circle. Ilex Crenata Convexa is a handsome slowish-growing evergreen plant from Japan with a pleasing compact form. Commonly known as Japanese Holly, it is related to our own native holly tree and like our hollies, there are male and female plants. Only the females will berry. These are usually a dark purple colour.

Ilex Crenata Convexa Japanese Holly is an ideal plant for creating topiary or also to use as a neat hedge or as a border in a flower bed. It is relatively slow growing and happy to grow in any soil types even shallow chalky soils. If you live in an area prone to box blight then this is the plant to replace it with as it does not suffer from blight.

Ilex Crenata Convexa can grow to about 3-4 metres tall if you do not clip it. Most gardeners will plant Ilex Crenata though because it will form a neat, compact hedge for many many years.

These particular 
Ilex Crenata Convexa plants are a nice bushy shape and are ideal for use as evergreen hedging. 

You may also be interested in Ilex Crenata Maxima Hedge Plants

 

Overall Size: 80-100cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 20L
Diameter: 70-80cm
Price: £75.00
Buy 10 for £650.00

Ilex Crenata Balls also referred to as Japanese Holly Globes - these elegant densely growing plants are part of our quality Topiary collection. With small glossy leaves these plants lend themselves beautifully to being clipped into all kinds of shapes, only restricted by your imagination.
A firm favourite with all Topiary lovers, Ilex Crenata is reasonably slow growing so a twice yearly trim is all that is required to keep it's original shape. These Japanese Holly Globes are perfect for container growing on roof terraces or window boxes and they look very graceful when placed either side of an entrance door.
Ilex Crenata is our plant of choice for Topiary shapes - see what can be achieved with a little artistry - view our unique Japanese Cloud Trees - grown in their native Japan and imported to the UK by Paramount Plants.

Overall Size: 25-30cm
Plant shape: Globe
Price: £39.95
Buy 10 for £350.00

Ilex Crenata Topiary Spirals
Native to Japan, Ilex Crenata has small round green leaves, not dissimilar to box plants (also a popular choice for topiary). 

Slow-growing and compact, Ilex Crenata is ideal for topiary. The new growth is a pale green and contrasts beautifully with the darker older foliage.

Ilex Crenata Spirals (Japanese Holly Spirals) are surprisingly easy to maintain, requiring trimming once to twice per year to keep them in shape, ideally in May and again in September. With Ilex Crenata, you will get away with a once a year clip if twice proves too much. 

Overall Size: 1.2-1.3m
Plant shape: Spiral
Pot size: 15L
Price: £125.00
Buy 2 for £205.00

Ilex Meserveae Blue Maid

Ilex Meserveae Blue Maid Holly Shrub is a female variety of blue holly. It is an evergreen, dense shrub with spineless leaves. Tiny, white flowers appearing in spring are followed by lovely red berries in autumn. Ilex berries are great source of food for birds in winter.

Ilex Meserveae Blue Maid is ideal for Hedging! Ilex Meserveae Blue Maid planted in a row and being pruned on a regular bases will reward you with dense, lush screening. These hollies can also be used in mixed borders with the deep green foliage providing a good background for flowering plants. Red berries will bring interest to the garden in winter months.

Ilex Meserveae Blue Maid likes slightly acidic, moist, free draining soil in full sun or partial shade.

Overall Size: 1-1.25m
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 12L
Price: £55.00
Buy 10 for £300.00

Ilex Meserveae Blue Princess Topiary

The evergreen Ilex Meserveae Blue Princess holly has medium size, blue-green, spiky leaves. It produces tiny flowers in spring followed by stunning red berries in autumn. Ilex x Meserveae derives from Ilex Aquifolium (our native English Holly) and Ilex Rugosa (Japanese holly).

If left to its own devices, Ilex Meserveae Blue Princess grows into a very bushy shrub approx. 2.5m in height and spread. But as with most Ilex (hollies), these plants are well suited to being clipped and shaped and are found to work very well as topiary plants. Its popularity for use as a topiary plant is further enhanced by its attractive foliage providing colour throughout the year.

Our Ilex Meserveae Blue Princess trees will make a stylish exhibition by the entrance or front door of your property or planted in the garden in a border with different types of topiary.

Low maintenance and drought tolerance makes Hollies one of the best choices for containers.

Ilex Meserveae Blue Princess should be grown in any moist, free draining type of soil in full sun or partial shade.

     

Overall Size: 1.7-1.8m
Plant shape: ¾ standard
Trunk height: 120cm
Trunk girth: 7-9cm
Pot size: 20L
Diameter: 60-80cm
Price: £145.00
Buy 2 for £265.00

Ilex meserveae Blue Prince (also known as the Blue Holly) is an evergreen holly shrub. It produces discreet little flowers in spring. The prickly foliage has a permanent blue-green hue and leaves are circa 5 cm in length and have decorative leaf spines. The bark is a contrasting purple brown colour.

Ilex Meserveae Blue Prince has a naturally bushy, spreading, vigorous growth habit. Within 10 years, it will be about 2 metres tall, if not clipped.  Overtime, it will reach a height of about 3 to 4 metres by 2. 5 metres wide. As Ilex Meserveae Blue Prince can be clipped quite tightly so you can keep it to whatever shape is required.

Blue Prince is the male form of Ilex Meserveae, which is a hybrid of Ilex Rugosa (Japanese holly variety) and Ilex Aquifolium (English Holly).  Blue Prince is an excellent pollinator for female forms – such as Ilex meserveae Blue Angel and Ilex meserveae Blue Princess, which are known for producing an abundance of berries. In fact, Blue Prince is an excellent pollinator of female hollies in general so it is always good to add one to the garden to ensure an abundance of showy holly berries in the autumn and winter.

Planting Usage:
Ilex Meserveae Blue Prince shrubs can be planted as single standalone shrub or in groups. Ilex Meserveae can also be used as an excellent evergreen privacy screen. It makes an attractive evergreen, dense and hardy hedge, keeping intruders at bay due to it spiny leaves. These hollies shrubs can also be used in mixed borders with the deep blue green foliage providing a good background for flowering plants. Ilex Meserveae plants will grow well in containers.

Aspect:
If possible, plant Ilex Meserveae in a nice sunny spot. That said, they are definitely shade tolerant.

Meserveae Blue hollies are very hardy and very well suited to the UK climate. They are especially useful in a coastal location.

In addition to the shrub forms of Ilex Meserveae Blue Prince, we also have Ilex Meserveae Blue prince Cloud Trees and Ilex Meserveae Blue Prince Topiary Globes

Overall Size: 1.5-1.75m
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 20L
Price: £95.00
Buy 10 for £750.00

Trachelospermum Jasminoides is also known as the Star Jasmine or Evergreen Jasmine or Confederate Jasmine.
This beautiful twining evergreen climber originating from China has glossy dark green leaves, turning bronze-red in winter. Pure white, heavily fragranced flowers from mid to late summer. This is the variety of Jasmine flowers that are used in perfume manufacture. 
Banks of this plant grow wild in the Mediterranean, particularly in the South of France - filling the air with their heady scent. 
Max Height 5m. Flowers July to August. Full sun/partial shade. 

Here at Paramount we've sourced some unusually large specimens of over 3.5metres in height (11ft plus) these are bushy and wide and are excellent for providing evergreen screening coverage of large areas. We also stock a deciduous variety of Common Jasmine or Jasminum Officinale. View our entire range of Climbing Plants

Overall Size: 2.75-3m
Plant shape: climber on bamboo cane
Pot size: 10L
Price: £95.00
Special Offer: Buy 2 get 1 Trachelospermum Jasminoides - Evergreen Jasmine (2.75-3m) free

Laurus Nobilis is commonly known as Bay Leaf Tree or Sweet Bay. The leaves of this tree are renowned for their fragrance and are widely used in cooking to enhance the flavours of many dishes.
This variety has been trained into the traditional Full Standard Shape, which works well as a pair on either side of an entrance doorway.
Originating from the Mediterranean the Bay Laurel is a large evergreen tree that can grow to a height of 40 feet. However, it is easily kept to it's topiarised shape with a twice-yearly trim.
Paramount Plants is a Mediterranean Tree Specialist nursery.

Other full standard (clear stem) trees include photinia red robin
and Ligustrum Japonicum Trees.

Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens.

Overall Size: 4-4.5m
Plant shape: Full standard
Trunk girth: 14-16cm
Pot size: 50L
Price: £395.00
Buy 3 for £1,000.00

Laurus Nobilis or Bay Laurel Shrubs
These particular plants are an excellent foliage shrub for evergreen screening and for hedging. Laurus Nobilis has a medium rate of growth but forms a lovely dense hedge which offers excellent privacy. It will encourage wildlife into your garden as bay is especially loved by birds where they will perch and nest within the branches. Bay trees produce small yellowish blooms during April to May followed by fruits of small black berries in June to August. 
Culinary Use of Bayleaf
This is an extremely important culinary herb and has been used for flavouring food for centuries. No herb garden is complete without Bayleaf! The aromatic leaves of Laurus Nobilis express a beautiful glossy, dark green colour. The leaves can be dried as Bay Leaves and used fresh or dried for cooking for their aromatic qualities. 
Hedging
The Bay Laurel is very often used for hedging and these shrubs have been trained and matured as bay hedging plants. Laurus Nobilis holds its shape with just a light trimming in the summer time to maintain your desired shape. This is an excellent choice as a foliage shrub to create a natural screen. Laurus Nobilis responds well to a light clipping and can be pruned into wonderful formal shapes. It makes an ideal choice for a prominent entrance border or along your patio. You can also train your Bay Laurel as a topiary tree as it will grow wherever you trim it to.  It can be managed in containers as well as with for example these twisted stem bay lollipops

Laurus nobilis, also known as bay tree or sweet bay, is one of the oldest shrubs in cultivation. It is considered a member of evergreen shrub group, flowering in spring, with ultimate height and spread of about 7.5 metres if left unshaped or clipped. It prefers a full sun or partial shade Aspect, is generally hardy to -5OC but can tolerate colder temperatures in a sheltered position. It is considered tolerant to hardiness Zone H8 in the UK and Ireland. Container Bays will be less tolerant to cold than when planted in the ground. If it is subjected to winter damage or scorch, the affected leaves can be trimmed out and the plant recovers nicely.  
Laurus Nobilis is considered an easy shrub to grow. It prefers well drained soil which retains its moisture well. Soil textures range from light sandy soils to medium loams and through to heavier clays as long as drainage is good. It can persist in slightly alkaline soils, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral pH.
It is not terribly picky regarding sunlight and can grow in semi shade and even very low sunlight. Given site selection, encourage non-exposed orientations, especially if prone to the cold and avoid direct maritime exposure. It generally can tolerate strong winds, but not extreme cold.

 

Overall Size: 2.5-3m
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 30-45L
Price: £95.00
Buy 10 for £850.00

Ligustrum Japonicum is also known as Evergreen Privet or Wax Leafed Privet.

Originating from Japan and Korea, this tall Ligustrum japonicum full standard tree has a thick covering of shiny, dark green leaves all year round, making it an excellent evergreen screening plant. The leaves are somewhat pear-shaped with a pointed end. They tend to measure 5 to 10 centimeters long and 2.5 to 5 centimeters wide. The top side of the leaf is darker than the underside and sports five or six raised veins that stand out in stark contrast to the rest of the leaf. Variegated varieties of the Ligustrum Japonicum sport lovely leaves that are a marbled mix of dark green and cream colours. 

Because of its tall elegant trunk, these mature evergreen trees work particularly well when used as stilted hedging for above the fence line screening. These Ligustrum Japonicum Full Standards have been shaped over time to have a crown of evergreen foliage above a clear straight stem of at least 190 cm from the pot to the base of the crown (depending on which you select). 

White flower panicles appear in the spring. Each panicle measures about 12 to 20 centimeters in length. The clusters of blossoms have a sweet, pleasing fragrance. After flowering, green berries appear that ripen to a shiney black colouration during late summer. The dark berries tend to persist on the tree into the winter months and add visual interest. Songbirds love dining on the berries and they are an invaluable food source during the early winter months when berries are often scarce. 

Handy Tips: Trim Ligustrum Japonicum to shape in late winter - if you clip during the late summer you will lose the flowers and the berries. As the tree ages, it tends to develop an open form. Many people prune the tree up to create a bonsai-like appearance. The tree's rapid growth rate makes it a favourite for creating topiary specimens. Although, the tree tolerates pruning well, it does not require it. When left to grow naturally, the Ligustrum japonicum develops a multi-stemmed form. Ligustrum Japonicum is exceptionally hardy and naturalizes well in areas with mild winters. It requires very little care to thrive.The Ligustrum japanicum grows well in full sun or partial shade. It is not overly picky about soil type. Once established, it can withstand periods of drought.  

We also have mature Ligustrum Japonicum variegated in a full standard shape. 

Overall Size: 3.1-3.6m
Plant shape: Full standard
Trunk height: 190-220cm
Trunk girth: 25-35cm
Pot size: 180-200L
Diameter: 100-150cm
Price: £395.00
Price: £395.00 Sale price: £325.00

Ligustrum Japonicum Variegated - the Latin name is Ligustrum Lucidum Excelsum Superbum and it is also commonly known as Japanese privet and is one of our most popular shrubs. The variegated leaves are very attractive and will brighten up any planting scheme. Ligustrum Japonicum variegated is an easy variety to grow as a shrub or a tree and will train well as a full standard tree - our most popular clear stem tree for above fence screening.
The long pointed leaves have pale yellow to cream coloured margins and as an evergreen these provide a year round display and make a striking evergreen screening hedge. They are relatively fast growing and very hardy and Ligustrum will just need an occasional trim to keep the shape or height that is required. 
It will grow happily in most aspects and bears small white flowers followed by shiny black berries that last through Autumn and winter.
View our full range of Hedging shrubs here.
 
Overall Size: 1.2-1.5m
Pot size: 18.5L
Price: £39.50
Buy 10 for £350.00

Ligustrum Ovalifolium (Privet Hedging)

Ligustrum Ovalifolium is more commonly known as privet (or hedging privet and also oval-leaved privet). Privet is Britain’s best-loved and perhaps most popular hedging plant, explaining why it is often referred to as hedging privet. 
 
Ligustrum Ovalifolium is fast growing with a very dense habit. Privet hedging plants will rapidly form an impenetrable hedge, ideal for screening and privacy. Privet is a tough and hardy shrub originating from Japan. It is semi-evergreen but throughout most UK winters it does retain its foliage unless the weather is very severe. Its dense branches provide safe and secure nesting for small birds. 
 
Privet has attractive lush green foliage with flashes of greenish-yellow from the leaf underside. The leaves, as the name Ovalifolium suggests, are oval shaped. 
 
You can keep a Ligustrum Ovalifolium hedge at any height you like. From a low decorative privet hedge of 3 to 4 feet, right up to 15 feet or more if required. Privet is extremely tolerant of clipping and shaping and can be clipped several times per year. 
 
Some gardeners prefer a more informal hedge than the strict geometric lines of a formal clipped hedge. Ligustrum Ovalifolium works just as well when grown more informally. Clipped less often, it will produce panicles of tiny, white flowers in summer and black berries in autumn, thus becoming a real wild-life magnet in your garden as well as providing solid screening and privacy. 
 
Privet Hedging Plants will benefit from a bit of feeding for the first few years until they get established.

Don’t miss our fantastic offer: Buy 10x Ligustrum Ovalifolium Privet Hedging plants for only £85 

See also Golden Privet - Ligustrum Ovalifolium Aureum
Overall Size: 80-100cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 4L
Price: £14.99
Buy 10 for £85.00

Ligustrum Ovalifolium Aureum
 
Ligustrum Ovalifolium Aureum (also named Golden Privet) is the golden, variegated variety of the much loved green leaved Ligustrum Ovalifolium (Hedging Privet). Golden Privet is a semi evergreen shrub that makes a beautiful dense hedge. The leaves are small, yellow and oval-shaped with a green margin in the centre. In summer, Ligustrum Ovalifolium Aureum produces small white scented flowers, followed by black fruits in late summer or autumn. 
 
Ligustrum Ovalifolium Aureum can be planted in full sun or partial shade. This is useful to know, particularly for those difficult to fill shady spots. Golden Privet will grow in any moist, well-drained, fertile soil. This is a resilient and hardy shrub with lots of versatility. Stand-alone and unclipped as an informal shrub, its golden foliage is most attractive and its summer flowers and autumn fruits will attract pollinators and birds aplenty. Its merits as a formal hedge are well known, particularly here in the UK where it is very popular. 
 
Ligustrum Ovalifolium Aureum can reach a maximum height of 3 to 5 metres with a maximum spread 3 to 4 metres. However, like its green cousin Privet, Golden Privet is happy to be clipped several times per year and can be kept to whatever size and width of hedge you require.
 
Ligustrum Ovalifolium Aureum has achieved the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Overall Size: 1.25-1.5m
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 20L
Price: £75.00
Buy 10 for £675.00

Ligustrum Jonandrum Pom Pom (Italian Privet Pom Pom) 

These beautiful, tall, slim and elegant Ligustrum Jonandrum Pom Pom trees will create an instant impact on your garden, roof terrace or patio.

Multi-stemmed on each plant, these Ligustrum Jonandrum topiary trees have been shaped in the style of Japanese garden bonsai, but will look great in any style of garden. These Ligustrum Pom Pom trees are also ideal for containers – on patios or roof terraces. 

Ligustrum Jonandrum is a very elegant type of privet from Italy where for centuries it has been used to produce wonderful topiary shapes. It has a small round leaf not dissimilar to English Boxwood but it grows faster. It is evergreen and has attractive dark green foliage.

These Ligustrum Jonandrum Pom Pom trees are happy in full sun but will grow just as well in semi shade.

Our Mature Topiary is guaranteed to provide an instant effect – take advantage of our offer and buy a pair!

Overall Size: 1.3m
Plant shape: 2 balls, Pom-Pom
Price: £195.00
Buy 2 for £195.00

Liquidambar Styraciflua is commonly known as the Redgum Tree or the American Sweetgum Tree and is a medium to large-sized deciduous tree. The leaves have a maple-like appearance with five pointed lobes. This is one of the best trees for autumn colour. The Redgum tree's autumn colours are reds, yellows, purples and smoky browns. The American Sweetgum is a very popular ornamental tree with intense autumn colour.

We have this autumn gem available in three forms – the smallest at around 2 M tall excluding pot – is in a regular single stem tree shape.  We have a Liquidambar Styraciflua Full Standard Tree at 2.4 M tall. At 3 M tall, we have Pleached Liquidambar Trees on bamboo canes. 

Native to the eastern United States, Liquidambar Styraciflua was first brought to UK gardens in the 1600’s, and has been a favourite ever since. Its leaves emerge a glossy dark green in spring, before turning to their brilliant autumn colour, often displaying all the colours at once, creating a truly spectacular show, and lasting into December before the leaves finally drop.

Hardy throughout the UK and northern Europe, the American Sweetgum Tree will grow to a height of 6 metres within 10 years, before reaching its mature height of more than 12 metres and spread of more than 8 metres in more than 50 years. Liquidambar Styraciflua needs little or no pruning to maintain its broad, conical crown. 

Plant Liquidambar Styraciflua in full sun or partial shade in any well-drained sand, loam or clay soil with an acid or neutral pH. It is generally pest and disease-free, making it an excellent low-maintenance landscaping choice.  

This large tree needs room to grow, so American Sweetgum Tree will do best in a larger space. It makes a striking focal point in a lawn, particularly if you plant a row of pleached Liquidambar Trees, where its autumn show will be on full display. On a country property, one or more can create a shady spot in the summer, and then be a stand-out in autumn. They also make great additions to a woodland planting scheme.

When you are looking for brilliant autumn colour and a reliable, low-maintenance landscape tree, Liquidambar Styraciflua is the way to go, and our large specimens will get you off to a brilliant start!

Paramount is a specialist tree nursery with a huge range of deciduous, conifers and evergreen trees - suitable for all aspects from sun to shade.





 

Overall Size: 3m
Plant shape: Pleached
Trunk height: 180cm
Trunk girth: 10-12cm
Pot size: 35L
Diameter: 100cm
Price: £225.00
Buy 3 for £585.00

Olea Europea - Olive Trees for Sale UK

Here at Paramount Plants, we specialise in Mediterranean plants. As you can see from the details above, we have a really extensive selection of olive trees for sale, ranging from younger olive trees through various sizes to the large mature specimens. 

We also have full standard olive trees as well as very mature 100 year old olive trees, all of which can be bought online with delivery to the UK and EIRE. 

Olea Europea (the Olive Tree) is an evergreen rounded tree with grey-green leathery leaves and tiny fragrant, creamy white flowers followed by edible green fruits ripening to black. The flowers appear from June to August and the fruits develop in August.

In terms of aspect, Olive Trees need to be planted in a full sun position. They are frost hardy and prefer well-draining soil. They will do well in a large pot or container.

Our more mature Olive trees in particular are very popular with customers wanting an instant garden effect. With their gnarly trunks and wide trunk girth,  they can appear to have 'always been there' in the garden landscape.

Our specimen Olive trees are frost hardy, tolerating quite cold winter temperatures. 

Take a look here if you are interested in gnarled, very ancient old Olive trees
View our Blog post on Olive Trees
 

Overall Size: 60-80cm
Plant shape: ¼ standard
Pot size: 5L
Price: £29.99
Buy 2 for £29.99

Prunus Avium, more commonly known as Wild Cherry Tree, is a mid-sized ornamental tree, prized for its profusion of stunning spring blossom and good autumn colour. Long-lived and highly decorative, this cherry tree is a great candidate for a specimen tree.
Often confused with Prunus Avium Plena, which is the double-flowering variety, this cultivar is as dazzling as its close relative. In mid-spring, the crown of this showy tree is enveloped by rounded clusters pure white blossoms. The plethora of 5-petalled flowers stays on the tree for several weeks, offering interest and attracting pollinators. The clusters of delicate flowers are followed by fruit, reddish-yellow and rounded, turning to deep, dark shades of red as it ripens. Although edible, the Wild Chery Tree fruits are not as sweet and palatable as the cultivated varieties of Prunus Avium, but they are favoured by birds and small wildlife. In the autumn, the broad, oval, serrated leaves turn from green to brilliant shades of red and orange.
When it comes to the location, Wild Cherry Tree isn’t picky. As long as the spot is sunny and the soil moderately fertile and well-drained, this deciduous ornamental tree will thrive. To be able to fully enjoy the eye-catching spring bloom, choose a location that’s sheltered from the strong wind, as they might damage the flowers.
A European native, Prunus Avium is fully hardy in Britain and Ireland. It fares well even in severe winter, and doesn’t require sheltering from frost. Fast-growing, this cultivar can grow up to be higher than 12 metres, with a crown wider than 8 metres. Although you should this tree’s eventual size in mind when choosing a location for planting, take into consideration that Wild Cherry Tree will achieve its ultimate height after a few decades, as it is quite long-lived.
Generally considered resilient and in good health, when grown in optimal conditions, Prunus Avium requires little maintenance to stay in good shape. Just remove any dead, congested or damaged branches before the flowering season begins.
With a beautiful display of white cherry blossoms in the spring and warm, rich autumn shades of the foliage, Prunus Avium is a great choice as a focus tree. Magnificent for the better part of the tree, this ornamental tree loses none of its appeal in the winter, when its reddish-brown bark and open-branched form provide interest. Planted en masse, Wild Cherry Tree looks particularly picturesque.  You might also be interested in our selection of flowering and ornamental trees.
 

High Quality Bare Root Plants

Our bare root Prunus Avium Wild Cherry trees are established & mature, with well developed root systems.
We are confident that these are the best quality bare root plants available. They will quickly establish & thrive, once planted.
Prices are based on a minimum order or multiple of 25 plants.

Overall Size: 2-2.5m
Plant shape: BARE ROOT PLANTS - MINIMUM ORDER 25 PLANTS
Price: £17.00
Buy 25 for £425.00

Fagus Sylvatica Atropunicea. Commonly known as Purple Beech
A magnificent tree the purple majestic can be seen in absolute contrast to the myriad of greens in the UK landscape. As a specimen tree it was often used by Capability Brown and has become a firm favourite for woodland style planting, due largely to its spectacular foliage colour. Plant this tree strategically to get the most WOW factor. As this is a large broad leaf tree it is not a suitable choice for small gardens but will thrive where it has room to grow and achieve its full potential. 
In contrast Fagus Sylvatica Atropunicea grown for hedging is easily managed by regular pruning this cultivar maintains its deep purple colour throughout the year, unlike the more common Copper Beech which can fade to green in the summer. Can be attractive when planted with alternate green hedging to create an ornamental hedge of purple and bright green - a Grisselinia is a good contrast for this.
A purely purple beech hedge is a thing of beauty and will be appreciated by nesting birds in the summer. For a super stunning design element use purple beech to create a mini maze or for screening off 'garden rooms' such as an outdoor seating area or for dividing flowers and a potager area. The possibilities are endless. 
 
Growing Tip: Good growing conditions for beech are well draining rich soils and in a sunny open position. 
Overall Size: 1.25-1.5m
Pot size: 4L
Price: £19.99
Buy 10 for £178.28

Renowned for its exceptional hardiness, Phyllostachys Glauca is a fast growing, decorative bamboo variety. Named for the silver-blue waxy coating on young canes, this evergreen bamboo cultivar is a great choice for coastal gardens as it tolerates strong, cold winds. It is ideal for use as a windbreak or for tall evergreen sceening. Offering multiple seasons of interest, the bright green canes start out tinged with blue and silver. The combination of the new growth and established culms creates a brilliant display of colours. The lanceolate, narrow leaves with a glaucous underside create a rich, dense foliage that stays on the canes throughout the year.


With similar preferences to its Phyllostachys relatives, Phyllostachys Glauca thrives in fertile, humus-rich soil with adequate moisture and drainage. Although quite large, it can be planted in a container, as long as the soil in the pot is enriched with liquid fertiliser. It performs well in both dappled shade and full sun. As it doesn’t mind strong winds or exposed locations, this evergreen bamboo variety is a great choice for coastal gardens.
Naturally occurring in China, Phyllostachys Glauca is one of the most robust bamboo varieties. Fully hardy in Britain and Ireland, this evergreen cultivar has tough leaves and canes that can survive temperatures up to -20 degrees. It’s also resistant to frost and won’t need sheltering. Easy to grow and to care for, this variety of Phyllostachys is considered pest and disease free.
Tough and vigorous, this evergreen bamboo has an upright, spreading habit, and forms an open grove as it matures. Even though it’s not considered invasive, in optimal conditions Phyllostachys Glauca tends to grow enthusiastically. If you want to prevent it from spreading, consider using a bamboo barrier. With a fast growth rate, this bamboo variety can be up to 8 metres tall when fully established.
Renowned as one of the most robust bamboo varieties, Phyllostachys Glauca is a perfect candidate for evergreen screening. Its tolerance of strong, biting winds makes it a favourite in exposed coastal gardens where it can serve as a windbreak. The dense, evergreen foliage and bluish-green canes add colour and texture to the garden, especially in dull, winter months.

Overall Size: 2-2.5m
Pot size: 18L
Price: £125.00
Buy 3 for £295.00

Phormium Tenax Variegated is commonly known as New Zealand Flax, a highly ornamental plant with striking sword shaped lime green leaves striped and margined with a yellow / cream colour. Phormium Tenax Variegated produces very attractive tubular flowers from July to August. An incredibly architectural grass which is originally from New Zealand they grow extremely well in the UK climate achieving a maximum height of around 2 metres with a maximum spread of 1metre - Phormiums are quite a striking addition to any garden and will grow really well in coastal areas. Phormium Tenax Variegated prefers full sun but is quite tolerant of partial shade. Frost hardy Phormiums will grow in most fertile well drained soil, when planting, back-fill with soil mixed with peat substitute and a suitable fertiliser.

Many other varieties of Phormiums available please also read our blog on phormiums for more information.  Phormiums are very useful for adding structure and colour to the garden.

Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens.

Overall Size: 1.75-2m
Pot size: 30L
Price: £125.00
Special Offer: Buy 2 get 1 Phormium Tenax Variegated (1.75-2m) free

Photinia Red Robin is a popular evergreen shrub and is also known as Photinia Christmas Berry - Latin name Photinia Fraseri. A Photinia Red Robin Hedge will add all-year-round interest to your garden or outside space. These compact, bushy plants are just perfect for hedging and are ready for planting. You can purchase our Red Robin hedging online and take advantage of our special discounts when you buy 10 or more plants. We deliver throughout the UK and Ireland. Our Red Robin hedge plants come in all sizes, from just 3 feet tall right up to a massive 13 feet tall. 

Photinia Red Robin continues to be one of our most popular hedging shrubs. Understandably so, it is a lush evergreen with dense branches from the ground up. When planted as a hedge, the branches will intertwine and create a fabulous screening hedge that has the bonus of being wildlife friendly. Relatively fast growing, a Photinia Red Robin hedge produces new growth each spring. The young leaves are a startling reddish orange colour, which gradually transform into vibrant bronze then green as the leaves mature, giving most attractive foliage colours. The white flowers that appear later in the year are loved by pollinators. This is a gorgeous hedging plant which will enhance your garden throughout the year.

Photinia Red Robin is an upright, evergreen shrub.  It is frost hardy, very easy to grow and will thrive in most UK locations. These particular Red Robin plants with their nice, bushy shape are ideal for creating dense, evergreen hedging. They are available in all sizes up to a massive 13 feet tall. Many clients in need of hedging are looking for a Photinia Red Robin hedge that will have an instant screening impact in their gardens. 

Photinia Red Robin has wonderful year round interest and works very well as an evergreen hedging plant with a maximum height of 4 metres and a spread of 2 metres over time. Red Robin's attractive young leaves are bright red in colour gradually turning green as the leaves age - so the shrub has a wonderful range of leaf colours throughout the growing season, usually May - June. It also forms small white flowers and fruits in August.

If used for evergreen hedging and pruned regularly, this plant will keep the new growth coming and encourage the red coloured leaves for which this shrub is renowned.

As it is easy to shape, Photinia is also a popular choice of shrub for use in topiary - Red Robin Half Standard or Photinia Red Robin Full Standard for a screening tree. You may also be interested on our variegated Photinia Pink Marble pleached trees, which can be used for stilted hedging. 

Red Robin is one of Paramount's most popular shrubs. We have a wide range of suitable plants for evergreen screening at the nursery in North London.

This plant received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens.

Overall Size: 60-80cm
Pot size: 3L
Price: £12.50
Buy 50 for £465.00

Photinia Full Standard Tree also commonly known as Photinia Red Robin.

This is a hardy, beautiful full standard (clear stemmed) tree with the evergreen foliage of the Photinia.  Red Robin has bright red leaves in early Spring. Further red growth is encouraged by gentle trimming.

This attractive Photinia full standard tree is used often for evergreen screening because it is tall, above the fence line and has such attractive foliage and pretty white flowers in late spring, early summer.

Photinia's are amongst the most popular trees and shrubs at Paramount. We have many types, forms and varieties for Photinia for sale. These include Photinia Red Robin Espalliered and Photinia Red Robin Topiary and Photinia Hedging Shrubs.

Other varieties of Photinia in stock include the variegated Photinia Pink Marble as a pleached tree.  

Please read our blog post on Growing Photinias

A full standard tree form always has one single, straight trunk (clear stem) without any lower branches. The clear trunk height should be around 6 feet (circa 1.8 metres). The maturity of full standard trees can be gauged by the girth size (width of the trunk). 

Overall Size: 2.75-3m
Plant shape: Full standard
Trunk height: 1.8-1.9cm
Trunk girth: 6-8cm
Diameter: 80-90cm
Price: £195.00
Buy 3 for £550.00

Meet the slower growing relative of the very popular Photinia Red Robin. In fact, it is unusual to find a mature Photinia Fraseri Little Red Robin tree for sale, particularly as a full standard form as they really are quite slow growing. That said, Little Red Robin has all the excellent features of its larger Red Robin relative – the glossy evergreen leaves, gorgeous vibrant red shoots in spring, white flowers, late summer fruits, a wildlife magnet…, you get the picture!
 
In addition, Photinia Fraseri Little Red Robin also has a more compact habit. The fact that it is slow growing makes it very easy to maintain in the topiary lollipop shape of these trees without too much effort. 
 
These Photinia Fraseri Little Red Robin trees are elegant enough to grace any doorway to entrance, hence our special price when you buy a pair. They grow well in containers and are just perfect for smaller spaces where you want plant to make a big impact without risking it ever getting overly large. Our Photinia Fraseri Little Red Robin standard trees are ideal also for balconies and roof terraces
 
We have two half standard sizes of Photinia Fraseri Little Red Robin tree – that is with a clear stem of 80 – 100 cm.  If you are looking for something larger than this, we have Photinia Fraseri Little Red Robin available as a full standard tree with a clear stem trunk height of 180 cm. These are topiary shaped trees with a topiary lollipop finish.
 
Despite their extremely elegant looks, our Photinia Fraseri Little Red Robin trees are very easy to maintain, requiring a trim once or twice a year to keep it in shape.
 
We also have Photinia Fraseri Little Red Robin available as a shrub
 
Overall Size: 1.2-1.3 m
Plant shape: ½ standard
Trunk height: 80-100cm
Pot size: 9-15L
Diameter: 35-40cm
Price: £79.50
Buy 2 for £140.00

Photinia Red Robin Pleached Trees are also known as espaliered trees. Pleached Photinia trees are quite rare in the UK. These specimens have been formed using a frame of approximately 1 metre in width x 1 metre in height. Each tree has a 1.8 to 2 metre tall clear stem (or trunk). These beautiful espaliered Photinias are really useful as a screen, and will help to create a modern contemporary appearance in your garden.

Photinia Red Robin Pleached Trees are evergreen and show an amazing red colour in the spring when all the new leaves appear red and slowly change back to green towards the end of the year. Fully hardy, Photinia Red Robin is one of the easiest trees to grow.

We have a large collection of these very popular Photinia Red Robin Trees, in many shapes and sizes. Our Photinia collection includes Half Standard Pleached Photinia Trees. You can read more about these Half Standard Pleached trees on our blog. Photinia Red Robin is also available at our London Plant Centre and online as shrubs for hedgingtopiary and full standard trees

We also have a variegated variety of Photinia: Photinia Pink Marble Pleached

If you are particularly looking for above fence screening do view our Clear Stem Trees section, and please read our latest blog which features our entire Pleached Trees collection, these are all available to buy online with UK wide delivery and / or from our plant centre in Crews Hill, Enfield, North London. 

Overall Size: 3m
Plant shape: Frame 70 cm wide 90 cm high
Trunk height: 200-210 cm
Trunk girth: 6-8cm
Pot size: 25L
Price: £295.00
Buy 3 for £750.00

 
Phyllostachys Bissetii is also known as Bisset's Bamboo is a fast growing variety of Bamboo, that is a very useful choice as a living screen. The dense evergreen foliage and densely clustering canes make this bamboo a good wind screening plant or windbreak.
A luscious hedging bamboo that provides an air of calmness and tranquility in the garden, with its gently rustling leaves in the breeze.
Bisset's Bamboo is particularly cold hardy and is the go-to Bamboo screen for areas that need cold hardy evergreen screening, for these locations Phyllostachys must be grown directly in the ground. 
Growing Tip Phyllostachys Bissetii prefers either full sun or partial shade location in rich, well drained soil. These can be grown in pots for example on a roof terrace but care must be taken to keep them properly watered.
Phyllostachys Bissetii has been given the RHS Award of Garden Merit - a sure sign it will perform well here in the UK
 
 
 
Overall Size: 1-1.25m
Pot size: 10-12L
Price: £35.00
Buy 10 for £300.00

Jasmine Box, Latin name Phillyrea Angustifolia, is also called the Narrow-leaved Mock Privet. It is a compact evergreen shrub that rarely grows over 3 meters in height and 2.5 meters in width. It is slow growing and normally takes between 20 to 50 years to attain its full potential.

Phillyrea Angustifolia has opposite leathery, dark green leaves measure 6 centimeters long and are elongated into a lance-shape with a pointed tip. The narrow leaves measure only 6 to 10 mm in width. Many people mistake the Phillyrea angustifolia for an olive tree because its foliage bears a striking resemblance. 

In the spring and early summer months, Narrow-leaved Mock Privet is adorned with white clustered flowers that have a pleasing fragrance. The white colour of the flowers stands out in stark contrast to the shrub’s dark green foliage. Following flowering, the shrub produces a small dark fruit. The drupes first appear a dark purplish red and quickly deepen to an almost black colouration. Each individual fruit contains a small seed. The fruits frequently persist into the winter months and add a bit of colour to the garden.

Many people opt to plant the Phillyrea Angustifolia along foundations, as a single specimen, as a plant border or as a short low-growing hedge. It is a favourite plant choice in many cottage style gardens. When grown as a hedge, the shrub can be easily trimmed into any shape and kept compact with an annual summertime prune.

Phillyrea angustifolia is a hardy shrub which is some of its appeal to the landscape gardener. It grows well even in a maritime climate. The shrub’s foliage is exceptionally tolerant of salty air. 

Plant the Phillyrea angustifolia in a location with full sunlight. It will withstand partial shade, but for optimum growth prefers at least six to eight hours of sunlight per day. Choose a planting location with well-draining soil. Once planted, keep the soil evenly moist to help the shrub create a strong root system. After the Narrow-leaved Mock Privet becomes established, it can tolerate periods of brief drought. 

A hardy shrub, the Jasmin Box grows in most soil pH types. However, it thrives best in soil that is rich in organic matter. 

Once planted the tough Narrow-leaved Mock Privet requires very little care to flourish. Plant the small shrub anywhere that you desire year-round visual interest and cover. 

Along with Ilex Crenata Maxima, Jasmin Box is an ideal alternative to common English box, as it does not suffering in any way from Blight. We also have these beautiful Mediterranean style shrubs available as mature plants in tree style that have been shaped as Phillyrea Angustifolia pleached trees – 2.8 metres tall in total.

Overall Size: 90-100cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 12L
Price: £25.00
Buy 10 for £200.00

Of all the Bamboos - Phyllostachys Aurea or Golden Bamboo performs as one of the best large, clump forming variety of bushy Bamboo for our climate here in the UK, where it is fully hardy. 
Golden Bamboo produces luscious green canes which as its name suggests become more golden yellow as the plant gets more mature. Phyllostachys Aurea is also sometimes commonly referred to as Fishpole Bamboo and will only achieve it's full height and spread in the more sheltered settings.
Bamboo is extremely popular in British gardens and is often used as an evergreen screening plant - they work well when planted as a bamboo hedge - offering a tropical feel to the garden design whilst successfully screening off any undesirable areas.
Paramount has a wonderful selection of Bamboos to buy and large very bushy, mature Bamboo Plants up to 6-7 metres in height - also available from our online shop.
Read more about bamboo on our blog...

why buy these bamboo? Phyllostachys Aurea work well as a hedge but as a soft screen rather than dense heavy look.  If you need instant height in particular these are excellent and for attractive look and tropical foliage.  Can be pruned to keep to height required.  

Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens

Overall Size: 1.8-2m
Pot size: 10-12L
Price: £50.00
Buy 3 for £90.00

Yellow Groove Bamboo or Phyllostachys Aureosulcata is a bamboo native to China - it is extremely hardy, evergreen plant that is particularly useful for screening and hedging purposes.
This densely bushy bamboo plant has lemon yellow canes which become more of an orange colour when exposed to sunlight.
Phyllostachys Aureosulcata prefers full sun but can be grown in partial shade and for this reason it's a useful plant for screening off shaded areas or for interest in the darker recesses of the garden.
Paramount Plants has a good range of Bamboo plants for sale at the nursery in London, UK.
Bamboo Root Barrier
Phyllostachys varieties of bamboo are clump forming and therefore usually non-invasive as the new shoots pop up within their own clump.  However after years the clump will expand and will start to spread.  If you want to control, direct and enhance the growth you can bury a root barrier (a thick membrane) around 70cm depth into the ground surrounding the bamboo planted area.  Membrane available in 5m, 10m and 20m lengths all at 70cm depths. 
View our Blog post on Bamboo Plant and their care

Overall Size: 1.7-2m
Pot size: 10-12L
Price: £47.50
Buy 3 for £100.00

Black Bamboo or Phyllostachys Nigra is a popular choice from the range of Bamboos at Paramount Plants. This dramatic tall clump forming bamboo has very striking, beautiful black stems and is easily maintained.  
Phyllostachys Nigra is a hardy evergreen which is ideal as an ornamental plant in an exotic garden design scheme, or is very useful as an elegant bamboo hedge with its light green leaves and contrasting black stems.
For these attributes Black Bamboo plants make a modern style hedge and are great when used as evergreen screening plants. 
NOTE: This plant has RHS Award of Garden Merit
Read more about Bamboo on our blog...

Overall Size: 1.4.1.6m
Pot size: 10L
Price: £50.00
Buy 3 for £100.00

Pittosporum Tobira Nana Tree.  
A dwarf Pittosporum in tree form, this half standard is shaped on a clear stem as a small ornamental tree growing up to 1.2m in height.  Commonly known as Japanese Pittosporum or Australian Laurel this variety has attractive foliage with lustrous green leaves and sweetly scented bell shaped flowers.  Pittosporum Tobira Nana, grows well in pretty much every aspect in the garden except north facing - shady/sunny/partial shade, which makes it a very useful plant to grow in what can sometimes be thought of as 'difficult' spots in the garden. It should be protected from cold winds - so choose a sheltered place.
This variety of Pittosporum is slow growing and evergreen and with the bonus of fragrant blooms it looks good on either side of an entrance.  

Pittosporum is also available as a shrub form and these are great as evergreen hedging plants. For other examples of half standard evergreen trees - check out our Topiary section

Overall Size: 1.3-1.5m
Plant shape: ½ standard
Trunk height: 70cm
Pot size: 10L
Diameter: 80cm
Price: £60.00
Buy 2 for £100.00

Pittosporum Tobira, Japanese Mock Orange. A very attractive foliage plant with lustrous green leaves and clusters of sweetly scented bell shaped flowers. Max Height 2m. Max Spread 1m. Flowers May to June. Sun/Partial Shady/ Shaded.

Other Pittosporum varieties include pittosporum tobira nana (the dwarf low growing variety of the above pittosporum tobira), pittosporum silver queen and pittosporum tom thumb.

Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens

Overall Size: 1.7-2.2m
Pot size: 30-35L
Price: £145.00
Buy 10 for £1,250.00

Cupressus Leylandii these trees have been trained to grow as a pleached tree to cover over the fence panel. Leylandii trees are often referred to as simply Leylandii, these are fast growing evergreen conifers that are mainly used for hedging and evergreen screening.  Cupressus trees make excellent roosting places and may also be used as nest sites for birds such as greenfinches, robins, dunnocks, wrens.

Also available in a golden colour - Cupressus Leyland Goldrider and the ever popularLeylandii Castlewellan Gold

Cupressus leylandii are excellent screening trees if correctly maintained. Leylandii should be trimmed back twice or three times each year to keep their shape. 
Leyland Cypress should not be cut back too hard beyond the green foliage as they do not re-shoot from wood. So they need consistent trims each year rather than letting them go and cutting back hard.
Leylandii trees are still the fastest and most cost effective way of achieving a neat tall hedge or screen in the garden.
They grow up to 1m per year (2-3ft). 
We also recommend Thuya Plicata for Hedging and Screening 
View our Blog post on Using Plants for Screening

 

Overall Size: 3.5-4m
Plant shape: Trained on a flat screen with short stem
Trunk girth: 25-30cm
Pot size: 100-110L
Diameter: 140-150cm
Price: £495.00
Buy 3 for £1,185.00

Prunus Laurocerasus Otto Luyken or Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken is an evergreen shrub that is one of our hedging best sellers. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit for its desirable qualities, this low-growing laurel will provide year-round interest in a compact size suitable for both large and small gardens! Otto Luyken is a spreading low growing variety of Laurel that won’t exceed 1 metre in height.
Even though its often called English Laurel, Prunus Laurocerasus is actually native to the eastern end of the Mediterranean, but has been grown in the UK since 1576. Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken was introduced in Germany in 1968. The narrow, glossy green leaves of Prunus Laurocerasus Otto Luyken remain year-round. In April, the shrub is covered with spikes of fragrant white flowers, with sometimes a second round of blooms in the autumn. The flowers are followed by in autumn by red berries which mature to a glossy black, remaining on the plant through the winter and attracting birds to your garden. 
Hardy throughout most of the UK, even in severe winters, Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken will grow up to 15 cm a year to reach a full height of .5-1 metres and spread of 1-1.5 metres in a period of 5 to 10 years. For a low hedge or mass planting, space plants 45 cm apart. Prunus Laurocerasus Otto Luyken should be lightly pruned after flowering in late spring to remove dead or damaged stems and to retain the desired shape and size. It is best to cut out individual stems rather than giving the plant an overall shearing. It is also possible to prune Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken back severely when necessary.
Prunus Laurocerasus Otto Luyken will grow well in almost any conditions. Plant it in full sun or part shade in any well-drained soil. It will do best with a steady supply of moisture. Resistant to salt, it is suited to coastal plantings. 
The low height of Prunus Laurocerasus Otto Luyken makes it an ideal choice for creating divisions in your garden without a massive height which restricts visibility and casts too much shade. One plant can make an attractive specimen in the corner of a courtyard garden, where year-round visual interest is especially important. At the back of a mixed border, one Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken will provide both beautiful flowers in spring as well as a reliable evergreen background for other flowering plants.
Prunus Laurocerasus Otto Luyken is deservedly popular for its reliable evergreen foliage, lovely spring flowers, and compact growth habit, making it a versatile choice for gardeners all over the UK!

Overall Size: 40-50cm
Pot size: 3L
Price: £9.50
Buy 25 for £205.00

Portuguese Laurel - botanical name Prunus Lusitanica, is a fabulous choice for evergreen screening. These quality plants have been grown as rootballs - grown in the ground to their current size and then lifted for sale. This is a very cost effective way to grow these hedging plants and we're pleased to pass on these savings to our customers.

Portuguese Laurel has beautiful glossy green leaves that are spearhead shaped with a lightly serrated edge. The new growth has a deep crimson red colour and overall these bushes are most attractive. Portuguese Laurel has hugely grown in popularity due to it's density of foliage and its relatively fast growth. These plants provide a fabulous evergreen screen and give instant privacy.

Prunus Lusitanica positively thrives on being cut and pruned, although, if you leave the pruning until after midsummer you'll be rewarded with a haze of flowers. These are creamy yellow in colour with stamens that give the blooms a lovely fuzzy appearance. The perfume is heady and gives a clue to it's close relative - the Hawthorn. The flowers of Prunus Lusitanica are followed by a mass of black berries which look pretty and are loved by birds.
 
Easily grown, Portugese Laurel ticks all the boxes for hedging, it will grow in almost any aspect. These are excellent quality plants and we have a good range of sizes, suitable for most situations, in particular for instant screening. 

Prunus Lusitanica or Portuguese Laurel has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit always a sign that it will perform really well in UK gardens.
Overall Size: 1-1.25m
Plant shape: Rootballed - not supplied in a pot
Price: £29.50
Buy 10 for £283.50

Pleached Pyrus Calleryana Chanticleer - Pleached Ornamental Pear Tree
 
Fruit trees such as ornamental pears and apples have long been used for purposes of pleaching. In particular Pyrus Calleryana Chanticleer (Callery Pear or Ornamental Pear) naturally has an upright, densely branched growth habit, a most useful attribute in a pleached tree. It produces small white flowers in spring and its foliage has vibrant autumn colour. Add to this the fact that it is always early to leaf in the spring and late to drop its leaves in the autumn, more reasons why it is widely acknowledged as a good tree for pleaching.
 
Pyrus Calleryana Chanticleer (Ornamental Pear) Tree has rich dark green foliage in summer. An abundant flowerer, Callery pear trees will produce masses of white blossom in springtime which attracts bees and other pollinators, usually before the leaves have fully emerged. In autumn, the foliage turns a fabulous red, gold and orange. Its fruits, which are small, hard and brown coloured, are enjoyed as an early winter feast by birds, once the fruits have been softened by the first frosts. 
 
Belonging to the Rosaceae family, deciduous Pyrus Calleryana Chanticleer is native to China and among the hardiest of pear trees. Pyrus Calleryana Chanticleer tolerates air pollution and is known for its resistance to disease, so this is a good tree to grow in urban areas. It is also salt resistant and more wind tolerant than other pear varieties and will therefore do well in coastal areas. You can plant in a full sun or partial shade position but it prefers full sun if possible.
 
A row of pleached trees can be used to great effect to create shaded avenues or driveways. Pleaching is also a way of growing trees in smaller, more confined urban spaces. Use them as a living screen for above the fence or an ornamental wall in the garden. Highly decorative, they will have the white blossom in early spring, green foliage in summer and lovely fiery red foliage in the autumn. Pleached trees are an excellent way of creating additional privacy over the top of a 2 metre tall fence. 
 
These pleached ornamental pear trees are 3 metres tall with a trunk or stem height of 1.8 metres and a frame of 1.2 metres high x 1 metre wide. We would recommend planting a row of these pleached ornamental pear trees at circa 1.5 metres apart.
Prune just once per year to maintain the shape. 
 
Other pleached trees here at Paramount Plants include pleached hornbeam trees, pleached Photinia Red Robin trees and Pleached Cherry Laurel trees
Overall Size: 3m
Plant shape: Pleached - Frame 1.2 metres high x 1 metre wide
Trunk height: 180cm
Price: £225.00
Buy 3 for £585.00

Photinia Fraseri Pink Marble Cassini Pleached Trees

Strikingly colourful foliage and prunability make Photinia Pink Marble an ideal candidate for pleaching. A line of pleached photinias will create a colourful, evergreen screen with year-round interest in any garden or landscape setting. The marble in the name refers to the marbling effect of the leaf colour throughout the year, which includes an impressive array of reds, pinks, greens, ivory, bronze and burgundy.

With clear stems or trunks of 80 – 90 cm tall, we refer to these particular photinias as half-standard sized pleached trees. The beauty is that they take up very little lateral space, making them ideal for screening in smaller gardens. Photinia Pink Marble in pleached form can be used for example to create a stilted hedge, or an ‘espaliered’ style hedge against a wall. They can also be used to create garden rooms, for above-fence or wall screening or as standalone ornamental trees, best displayed in a line. For this reason, we are offering a special price when you buy 3 plants. Our Photinia Fraseri Pink Marble plants are ready-pleached and keep their shape with regular pruning, which only needs to be done once or twice a year.

To give it its full name, Photinia Fraseri Pink Marble Cassini (Christmas Berry or Pink Marble Photinia) is a relatively new variegated variety of Photinia that has many ornamental features, most notably show-stopping variegated leaf colour all year round.

Like other Photinias, Pink Marble produces small, white, fragrant flowers in spring and red berry-sized fruit in autumn. However, this variety’s standout feature is its foliage. When the new leaves emerge in spring, they are a strikingly vivid pink and red, creating quite a display. As the leaves mature, the colour evolves to a glossy, dark green with an ivory-white edge or margin and with the occasional splash of pink and white. Red bronze tinged foliage follows in the autumn and the fruit, shaped like miniature apples, turn red as they ripen. They remain on the branches well into winter, providing food for the birds and butterflies. In winter, the foliage takes on a burgundy hue.

Photinia Fraseri Pink Marble responds well to pruning and has a reasonably fast growth rate. Like all Photinias, it is a popular choice of hedging and for screens. Photinia are low maintenance plants that will grow in most well-drained soils. They are pollution tolerant and as a result, they do well in urban areas.  In terms of aspect, preferably Photinia Pink Marble likes full sun but will also perform in partial shade.

A note on Pleached Trees
Pleaching is a style of growing trees in a neat line, usually straight, on clear stems or trunks with the foliage a geometric square shape on top. Pleached trees originated in the 17th century and are making a comeback in contemporary gardens of today.

You may also be interested in larger sized trees such as Photinia Red Robin Pleached. For stilted hedging you may also be interested in Eleagnus Ebbingei and Ilex Crenata.  

Other pleached trees include Pleached Hornbeam and pleached conifers such as Pleached Leyland Cypress trees.

Overall Size: 1.9m
Plant shape: pleached trees on a bamboo frame 110 cm wide x 110
Trunk height: 80-90cm
Trunk girth: 8-10cm
Pot size: 25L
Price: £265.00
Buy 3 for £675.00

Pleached Cherry Laurel Trees are also known as Prunus Laurocerasus Pleached Trees 
These stunning clear stemmed trees are evergreen with very dense foliage giving great screening cover. These trees are perfect for screening out unsightly views or for above wall or fence screening to give more boundary privacy with neighbours.
As with all Cherry Laurels, the foliage is bright green and very shiny and the leaves have an almost leathery quality. The young shoots are a vibrant green and they develop into a gorgeous dark green screen as the leaves mature. These trees are relatively fast growing but easy to keep in shape with a light trim once per year. 
Take a look at our entire Clear Stemmed Trees collection for our full range of amazing solutions to this perennial garden problem of Evergreen Privacy Screening. 

Overall Size: 2.8-3m
Plant shape: 120 cm wide 120 cm high
Trunk height: 180cm
Trunk girth: 8-10cm
Pot size: 35L
Diameter: 120cm
Price: £295.00
Buy 3 for £750.00

Prunus Lusitanica Variegata Prunus Lusitanica Variegata is sometimes commonly known as Variegated Portugal Laurel, this attractive bushy evergreen shrub can grow up to 4 metres.
Variegated Portuguese Laurel does respond well to being clipped so it can easily be kept to a more modest size. The highly glossy ovate leaves with white edges turn a pretty pink flush in wintertime.
Small creamy white flowers that are very fragrant are produced in early summer and these are followed by red fruit that gradually ripen to almost black.
These shrubs will grow in any soil in any aspect and can therefore be used in a variety of situations, working well as a hedge or for screening and also useful as a wind break to protect other less accommodating plants.
Because the leaves and branches are so densely growing this shrub provides valuable nesting possibilities for birds and they love the larder on hand when fruiting.

Overall Size: 30-40cm
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 3L
Price: £15.00
Buy 10 for £135.00

Prunus Laurocerasus Etna

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In our opinion Prunus Laurocerasus Etna is one of the most ornamental Laurels on the market. Its attractive shiny leaves emerge as a vibrant orangey red colour at the beginning of the Spring season (hence the evocative name Etna). It's new growth certainly bears the colouring of the firey, glowing lava from the Sicilian volcano. Prunus Laurocerasus Etna flowers are profuse, white and scented which attracts pollinators into the garden.

The Prunus Laurocerasus Etna variety is a more compact version of some of the usual varieties of Laurel (such as Prunus Laurocerasus). It therefore does not grow quite as quickly nor quite as tall as the latter. 
Etna matures to an eventual height of around 3-4 metres high. Laurel Etna is therefore a perfect choice for a small garden or where you need a well behaved hedge with an ornamental touch that will not require too much maintenance.

Prunus Laurel Etna is fully hardy and thrives on most soil types, coping well with shady conditions as well as full sun. 

Overall Size: 1.25-1.5m
Plant shape: rootballed not potted
Diameter: 50cm
Price: £49.95
Buy 10 for £450.00

Portuguese Laurel or Prunus Lusitanica is a fully hardy evergreen shrub which is highly adaptable and easily clipped into shapes making it a good choice for topiary designs. Often overlooked these days in favour of the more ubiquitous privets - this lovely tree was a favourite of the Victorians who used it to create Italianate gardens at many stately homes throughout the UK.
This Portuguese Laurel has been topiarised into a half standard shape.   See also our  full standard tree
Its interest is in the dense elongated oval green leaves that appear on dark red stems, from the cherry family, slightly scented white flowers appear in early summer followed by red turning to black berries that are loved by birds. 
The Prunus Lusitanica is very easy to maintain - a couple of trims each year will keep it in shape. The Portuguese Laurel is also a wonderful evergreen hedging shrub.
We also stock the narrow leafed version Prunus Lusitanicus Angustifolia - also perfect for hedging with very pretty flowers

Please read our blog on plants suitable for roof terraces.
 

Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens.

Overall Size: 2.4m
Plant shape: Full standard
Trunk height: 180cm
Trunk girth: 6-8cm
Pot size: 20-30L
Price: £175.00
Buy 2 for £255.00

Prunus Laurocerasus Cherry Laurel

An excellent hedging or screening plant, Prunus Laurocerasus Cherry Laurel is a dense bushy shrub with glossy green leaves and new shoots in bright green. If you are in need of a tall evergreen hedge that looks good all year round and is easy to maintain, then Prunus Laurocerasus is an ideal choice. 

Small, fragrant white flowers on upright spikes appear in spring (usually April to May), followed by red fruit ripening to black.

Prunus Laurocerasus will grow in full sun or partial shade. 

More on our Cherry Laurel Hedging blog...

Other hedging plants include Photinia Red Robin

Prunus Laurocerasus holds the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens.

Overall Size: 1.4-1.6m
Pot size: 10-15L
Price: £32.00
Price: £32.00 Sale price: £24.50
Buy 50 for £1,000.00

Prunus Laurocerasus Tree or Cherry Laurel Tree. This is a full Standard Tree shape of Cherry Laurel with a clear stem of around 2 M in height and bushy head. This is the perfect tree shape for instant screening above a wall or fence. The leathery bright green leaves of Prunus Laurocerasus provide an instant hedging screen. These trees lend themselves very well to being pruned and kept in shape. The foliage can be clipped or lightly pruned in late spring or early summer.

The glossy, green foliage of this evergreen tree forms a dense crown and offers year-round interest. In the spring, Prunus Laurocerasus Tree produces clusters of petite, white blossoms borne in erect racemes. The dainty flowers are followed by cherry-like, red fruit that ripens to black soon after appearing.

Easy to grow and to care for, Cherry Laurel Tree tolerates both full sun and partial shade. This highly decorative tree will thrive in any moist, well-drained soil.

Native to Eastern Europe and Southwestern Asia, Prunus Laurocerasus can withstand even severe winters. Fully hardy in Britain and Ireland, Prunus Laurocerasus Tree won’t be bothered by frost or need shelter from biting winds. 

View our complete collection of Evergreen Screening Trees.

 

Overall Size: 3.5-4m
Trunk girth: 14-18cm
Pot size: 80-90L
Price: £435.00
Buy 2 for £775.00

Prunus Lusitanica Angustifolia is a wide bushy evergreen shrub. Commonly known as the narrow leaf Portuguese Laurel or Portugal Laurel and also as Prunus Lusitanica Myrtifolia. The variety of Laurel is very similar to the Prunus Lusitanica but it has slightly narrower longer slimmer leaves which are a darker green and has a more compact growth habit. It also sports new stems that are a striking red in colour.Prunus Lusitanica Myrtifolia is a very useful plant to have as a hedge or as an ornamental shrub. These particular Portugal Laurel specimens are ideal for use as a dense evergreen hedge, having already a nice, bushy shape. 

Providing year round interest, the evergreen Portugal Laurel Angustifolia has beautiful white/cream, fragrant flowers in summer (around June to August) followed by cherry-like fruits that are loved by birds. Prunus Lusitanica Myrtifolia is very hardy, despite the fact that it originally came to Britain from Portugal, which is why it is known as the Portuguese Laurel. Down through the years, Angustifolia has proved itself to be very hardy indeed – in fact more hardy than its larger leafed cousin the Cherry Laurel. This is handy to know if you live in the Northern part United Kingdom. 
Eminently clippable, Myrtifolia sometimes called Angustifolia is fast becoming very popular as a hedging plant . As a hedge you can keep it clipped to your preferred height but it is capable of reaching lofty heights of 5 metres.  Prunus Lusitanica Angustifolia can be trimmed very easily and is often used in topiary - as half standard trees or full standard trees
View our Portuguese Laurel root ball plants - highly cost effective for hedging.

The main use of Prunus Lusitanica Myrtifolia is as a formal hedge. It forms dense compact cover with the additional bonus of coloured flowers and fruits. If you have a wildlife-friendly garden Portuguese laurel creates the perfect habitat for birds, pollinators and eventually hedgehogs and other small mammals that will nest beneath it. If you have an area that needs protection from winds, for example a seating area, a vegetable garden or delicate flower border, Portuguese laurel provides an attractive yet tough form of defense from cold gusty winds. Your Prunus Lusitanica Angustifolia will need just one prune a year once it’s reached your desired height. It appreciates an annual mulch around its roots to encourage healthy growth and young plants need water in the dry spells.

Overall Size: 60-80cm
Pot size: 4L
Diameter: 30-40cm
Price: £15.00
Buy 10 for £120.00

Prunus Lusitanica Angustifolia or Prunus Lusitanica Myrtifolia Standard Trees

Prunus Lusitanica Tree also known as the Portuguese or Portugal Laurel Tree. This smaller leafed variety is called Angustifolia or sometimes Myrtifolia and these trees are a full standard shaped tree with a clear stem and a nice bushy head or crown. The leaves are glossy and dark evergreen.
Fragrant white flowers on pendent racemes appear in early summer around June to July, followed by red cherry shaped fruit ripening to black. In terms of maximum height of  Prunus Lusitanica Angustifolia as a full standard tree, you should note that the  stem height will not change significantly. It is the the head (shrub part of tree) that will get larger. This can be pruned to shape or height desired.
Prunus Lusitanica Myrtifolia is happiest in full sun. It is very frost hardy. This lovely tree was a favourite of the Victorians who used it to create Italianate gardens at many stately homes throughout the UK. Hardly surprising then that it lends itself very well to topiary
This Portuguese Laurel has been topiarised into a full standard shape. Its interest is in the dense elongated oval green leaves that appear on dark red stems, from the cherry family, slightly scented white flowers appear in early summer followed by red turning to black berries that are loved by birds. Half Standard Prunus Lusitanica trees are also available.
The Prunus Lusitanica Angustifolia is very easy to maintain - a couple of trims each year will keep it in shape. The Portuguese Laurel is also a wonderful evergreen hedging shrub.

Overall Size: 2.6-2.8m
Plant shape: Full standard
Trunk height: 130cm
Trunk girth: 8-10cm
Pot size: 50L
Diameter: 60-80cm
Price: £275.00
Buy 10 for £2,550.00

Already in the UK since the mid-19th century, Pseudosasa Japonica or Bambusa Metake is a very useful and versatile variety of bamboo with a dense, upright habit and large foliage. 
 
Bambusa Metake is a short, clump forming bamboo with olive/green canes. It has large, dark green, narrow leaves. For a bamboo, it has a medium speed of growth. It is easily maintainable as a hedge or ornamental bamboo and is very tolerant of clipping.  It likes full sun, partial shade or full shade, making it very adaptable. It will even grow in dry woodland conditions.
 
Bambusa Metake is extremely hardy to -24c. It grows particularly well in dry, woodland conditions. This bamboo is very suitable for hedging and evergreen screening and can be grown in containers. 
 
Other names for Pseudosasa Japonica include Arrow Bamboo.

View our Blog post on growing Bamboo plants

Overall Size: 1.7-2m
Plant shape: Bush
Pot size: 12L
Price: £47.50
Buy 3 for £195.00

Quercus Robur, also known as Quercus Pedunculata or English Oak, is a magnificent tree native to the UK. This long-lived and much-loved tree is one of the most common species to be found in the UK, and with good reason - bring its stately beauty home to your own property!
The English Oak has long held a special place in the forests of the UK, where it is a native species. As Quercus Robur matures, it forms a wide, spreading crown which casts a dappled shade onto the ground below. The 10 cm long dark green leaves emerge in May, at the same time as the 2- 4 cm long yellow catkins which hang from the branches. Once an English Oak tree has reached about 40 years, these flowers are followed in autumn by the 2- 2.5 cm long acorns that are a favourite food of many wild animals. The leaves turn a reddish-brown in autumn. 
Hardy in all parts of the UK, Quercus Robur will grow to a height of 12 metres and spread of 8 metres in 20 to 50 years. However, it will continue to grow fairly rapidly for up to 120 years, reaching a final mature height between 20 and 40 metres. This is a tree to plant for the future, not just for your lifetime. Because of the eventual size of these trees, it is best to plant them up to 12 metres apart. No pruning is required to maintain the desired shape of these magnificent trees. Our specimens will get you off to a good start, as they are already more than 2 metres tall!  
Plant your Quercus Robur in full sun or partial shade in any well-drained soil, in a sheltered or exposed position. Tolerant of air pollution and moderately tolerant of salt spray, English Oak is a good choice for planting in many different environments within the UK.
Carefully select your spot for an English Oak tree, as you should consider its eventual large size. This is not a tree for a small city garden, but on a larger urban property a Quercus Robur would make an excellent specimen tree, and on an open country acreage or in a woodland garden, one or more of these magnificent trees would be a perfect choice!
Quercus Robur is a much-loved tree in the UK landscape, and understandably so: it is a long-living, sturdy tree of great beauty. Planting an English Oak is an investment not just for you, but for future generations! 

High Quality Bare Root Plants

Our bare root Quercus Robur are established & mature, with well developed root systems.

We are confident that these are the best quality bare root plants available. They will quickly establish & thrive, once planted.

Prices are based on a minimum or multiple order of 25 plants.

Overall Size: 2-2.5m
Plant shape: BARE ROOT PLANTS - MINIMUM ORDER 25 PLANTS
Price: £17.00
Buy 25 for £425.00

Quercus Ilex Trees Full Standard - also known as Holm Oak Tree and the Holly Oak Tree.
The Holly Oak or the Holm Oak is a native to the Eastern Mediterranean. A naturalised oak in the UK it was introduced sometime in the 1500's and is one of the very few evergreen oak trees found in Britain today. Holm Oak lends itself well to shaping - the shrub/bushy part of the tree is reasonably fast growing (the stem stays the same height) - this full standard is easily kept in shape with an occasional trim.
Quercus Ilex Full Standard is a large specimen tree - it has dark glossy silvery green leaves and a darker trunk or stem.
Specialists in Evergreen Trees and Trees suitable for screeening.

Overall Size: 3.5-4m
Plant shape: Full standard
Trunk height: 190-200cm
Trunk girth: 14-16cm
Pot size: 50L
Price: £395.00
Buy 2 for £700.00

Raphiolepsis Indica Springtime is also known as Indian Hawthorn 'Pink Lady'.

Produces profuse soft pink star shaped flowers which have a light scent in Springtime, followed by black berries, above lustrous evergreen foliage. These are sun loving plants and should be positioned against a south facing wall where it has protection from cold drying winds.

These specimens are shaped as elegant half standard (lollipop shaped) topiary trees.

More on Rhaphiolepis Pink Lady...

 

 

Overall Size: 1.4-1.5m
Plant shape: ½ standard
Trunk height: 80-100cm
Trunk girth: 13-16cm
Pot size: 25-65L
Diameter: 90-110cm
Price: £195.00
Buy 2 for £195.00

Semiarundinaria Fastuosa - Narihira Bamboo (AGM)

Semiarundinaria Fastuosa (commonly known as Narihira Bamboo) is a graceful elegant bamboo, native to Japan that grows up to 6 metres tall. Unlike other tall growing Bamboo, Semiarundinaria Fastuosa does not run and it makes an ideal screening bamboo for especially tight spaces as while tall, horizontally (or in terms of width) it won’t take up a lot of space.

Relatively new to Western Europe, Semiarundinaria Fastuosa is already proving extremely popular in the UK among those looking for a tall evergreen screen, particularly for a narrow space. 

The thick green and straight canes of the Narihira Bamboo later mature to a mauve red in the autumn. It is also tolerant of shade. This is a slow to propagate variety of Bamboo and as such, it can be in short supply. At Paramount Plants, we have this extremely useful Semiarundinaria Fastuosa Bamboo in stock and in quantities. We are only one of a few nurseries in Europe who actually have decent 4+ metre tall specimens.

Semiarundinaria Fastuosa likes both full sun and shade.

Note - The non-invasive Narihira Bamboo can sometimes be referred to as Arundinaria Fastuosa or Arundinaria Narihira.

Overall Size: 3-3.5m
Plant shape: Multi-stemmed
Pot size: 30L
Price: £195.00
Buy 10 for £1,450.00

Sorbus Aucuparia is also known as Rowan or Mountain Ash (NB - this tree has no connection to Ash Trees) and is actually a member of the rose family. These highly attractive deciduous, ornamental trees are grown especially for their colourful berries which cover the tree in summer and are adored by birds. In the winter season we also have this plant available in bare root form.This multi-stemmed tree can also be kept as a shrub, it is a round shape with pinnate-paired leaves that are a lovely deep green contrasting beautifully with the bright red berries. The small white flowers appear in Spring time in clusters of blossom - followed by the orange and red berries which appear in summer through to early autumn.
The leaves will change colour in Autumn to a lovely golden yellow - these attractive ornamental trees provide interest through most seasons and are very low maintenance.
Growing Tip - Rowan will grow in most soil types including slightly acid soil, can even be grown in poor sandy soil and is very easy to grow and maintain.
 

High Quality Bare Root Plants

Our bare root Sorbus Aucuparia are established and mature with well developed & robust root systems.

These are the best quality bare root plants available and once planted, will quickly take hold and race away in the spring,

Prices are based on a minimum order of 25 plants.

 
 
Overall Size: 2-2.5m
Plant shape: FEATHERED SHAPE - MINIMUM ORDER 25 PLANTS
Pot size: BARE ROOT PLANTSL
Price: £36.63
Buy 25 for £915.75

Yew. A broadly conical evergreen conifer with narrow dark green leaves. Produces cones. Max Height 10m to 20m. Max Spread 8m to 10m. Full sun/partial shade. Hardy. CAUTION toxic if eaten. Back-fill with soil mixed with peat substitute and a suitable fertiliser.

Containerised Yew in stock.  Rootball available from November to February only. See also Yew.

We also stock Irish Yew Trees
Please view our Blog post featuring Yew on Evergreen Screening Plants.

Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens.

Overall Size: 60-80cm
Pot size: 7.5L
Diameter: 30-40cm
Price: £25.00
Buy 10 for £225.00

Taxus Baccata Fastigiata is also know as Irish Yew. It is a narrowly columnar evergreen conifer with narrow dark green leaves. Taxus Baccata Fastigiata is often used for hedging purposes as it makes a very neat, lovely dense coloured hedging. However, its columnar shape makes it a good choice as a specimen tree when you need a punctuating element in the garden. Irish Yew grows neatly and even without trimming will produce a lovely slim columnar shape.

While the English Yew (Taxus Baccata) needs no introduction to most of us. We use it for hedgingevergreen screening and as a stand-alone ornamental tree. But what of origins of the Irish Yew? In the 1750s in a County Fermanagh estate, two seedlings were discovered by accident and promptly cultivated. It is likely that most of the Irish Yews on the planet emanate from these two seedlings. The Irish Yew is characterised by its more upright and narrow growth habit (hence the Latin ‘fastigiata’ addition to its name). It demands less space than the spreading English Yew. Interestingly, most Irish Yews are female and carry bright red fruits in autumn, adding to the attraction. Care should be taken when positioning as although birds can eat these berries they are toxic to humans. Taxus Baccata Fastigiata also produces cones.

Relatively slow growing, over time Taxus Baccata Fastigiata will reach a maximum height of circa 10 metres. Max Spread 6m.
Irish Yew is accommodating and will grow in full sun or partial shade and is very hardy.
When planting, back-fill with soil mixed with peat substitute and a suitable fertiliser.

You may also be interested in the Taxus Baccata Fastigiata Aurea – the golden version of the Irish Yew.

Overall Size: 1.4-1.6m
Plant shape: narrow upright yew
Pot size: 35L
Diameter: 50-60cm
Price: £145.00
Buy 2 for £250.00

Thuya Smaragd Full Standard Trees
Also known as Thuja Occidentalis Smaragd this is an attractive Conifer, a cedar variety which has dense dark green foliage which is easily trimmed. These trained full standard trees have nice tall clear stems which makes them fabulous to use for evergreen above fence screening. Also known as stilted hedging these trees take up little lateral space yet provide much needed privacy above a fence or wall. Thuja Smaragd has a lovely citrus fragrance when you trim the foliage and they are easily kept in shape with a quick tidy once or twice a year. These cedars grow best in full sun in moist well drained soil, once established Thuya's will tolerate drought conditions, a good mulch will keep them moist until they get settled in.
View our entire range of clear stem trees for privacy screening.
Overall Size: 3-3.5m
Plant shape: Full standard
Trunk height: 170-175cm
Pot size: 50L
Price: £125.00
Buy 3 for £300.00

Thuja Smaragd Half Standard Topiary Trees

Thuja Occidentalis 'Smaragd' is a wonderful cedar tree that maintains a lovely rich, dark emerald, green colour all year round. Thuya Smaragd is a very forgiving conifer when it comes to trimming or training, unlike some varieties Thuja's will keep a lovely green colour, even where they are trimmed. The foliage is fragrant and exudes a lovely smell when you brush against them or trim the leaves.
These half standard topiary trees are very elegant and look gorgeous when located either side of your entrance door. Remember though, if you do keep them in a container - make sure they are mulched regularly and that you keep them watered. If planted directly in the ground Thuja Smaragd is drought tolerant once established. Prefers to be planted in full sun in moist, well drained soil.
View our entire collection of Topiary to buy online.
Overall Size: 1.4m
Plant shape: ½ standard
Trunk height: 90cm
Pot size: 20L
Diameter: 50cm
Price: £85.00
Buy 2 for £150.00

Thuja Smaragd or White Cedar Smaragd. Supplied as Root Ball.

Thuja Occidentalis Smaragd is a most attractive variety of Thuja. Growing more slowly (width-wise) than other varieties of Thuja, Thuja Occidentalis Smaragd has an upright conical habit and produces erect sprays of charming bright green foliage even in winter. The foliage is aromatic.

Over recent years, Thuja conifers are becoming increasingly acknowledged as excellent hedging conifers that are well suited to our climate here in Britain and Ireland. They are evergreen, fast-growing, naturally conical shaped trees with small, fragrant leaves.

The variety Thuja Occidentalis Smaragd has many common names including White Cedar Smaragd or White Cedar Emerald. It can also be referred to as Thuja Occidentalis Emerald.  As the name suggests, its foliage has a beautiful, emerald hue (smaragd meaning emerald in German).

Thuja Smaragd trees have a dense growing habit and aromatic green foliage. The foliage lends itself very well to trimming, where required. Grown as a stand-alone specimen tree or pair of trees, Smaragd is a narrow, shapely and elegant conifer with its beautiful conical shape.

White Cedar Smaragd is an ideal conifer for hedging. If you are looking for instant impact in your garden or landscape, the more mature Thuja Smaragd trees standing at 2.75 metres tall are excellent value! 
 
There are many advantages to having a Thuja Occidentalis Emerald hedge. Smaragd is colour resistant in winter, meaning that it retains its colour during the winter months and is not susceptible to browning of the needles. 
 
Relatively little cutting & shaping is required. Thuja Smaragd is particularly dense and columnar. Its narrow stature means that unlike most other hedging plants, it needs relatively little pruning, even over many years. This is because Thuja Smaragd grows slowly width-wise. In height on the other hand, White Cedar Emerald has a normal growth rate. Perfect characteristics for hedging! 
 
Thuja Smaragd grows well in full sun on rich soil that drains well. Fully hardy. Max height in 20 years 3-4 metres. 

For many seasoned gardeners, Thuja 'Smaragd' is often considered the most beautiful and most recommendable of the Thuja varieties. But as it is slower growing, it tends to be more expensive than its related Thuja Occidentalis Brabant or Thuja Plicata Martin
 
We aim to have a size in stock for every budget. As these hedging plants are root balled, we are able to offer even better value. 
Read more about Root Balled Hedging Plants

View our entire collection of Conifers.

 

Overall Size: 2.5-2.75m
Plant shape: Conical. Supplied Rootball
Diameter: 50-60cm
Price: £125.00
Buy 10 for £1,170.00

Thuja Smaragd White Cedar Pencil Cypress

These beautiful Thuja Smaragd Pencil Cypress specimens have been clipped and trained into an Italian pencil cypress style tree. With their naturally upright, slender and conical growth habit, Thuja Smaragd White Cedar does closely resemble the classic Italian pencil Cypress except that Thuja Smaragd is much hardier than the Mediterranean native pencil cypress and therefore very well suited to the UK climate. These trees are ideal if you are looking to achieve that Mediterranean feel, even in very exposed areas. 
 
Evergreen and slow growing, Thuja Smaragd Pencil Cypress (Smaragd meaning Emerald in German) has beautiful glossy green foliage all year round. The foliage has a wonderful pineapple scent. 
 
Thuja Smaragd grows well in full sun on rich soil that drains well. Fully hardy, these slender pencil shaped trees will reach a maximum height over 20 years of 3 to 4 metres. 
 
Our pencil cypress style Thuja Smaragd trees are mature, already standing well over 2 metres tall (excluding the pot). They look particularly impressive when planted in pairs, framing a doorway, entrance or seating area for example. They work well in formal as well as more informal gardens. White Cedar Pencil Cypress can be grown in containers – and tall and slender as they are, will be an elegant addition to any patio or terrace. 
Overall Size: 2-2.5m
Plant shape: Pencil shaped
Pot size: 45-50L
Price: £195.00
Buy 2 for £320.00

Thuya Occidentalis Brabant. Specimen Hedging plants.

Thuya is finally getting deserved recognition as one of the best hedging conifers, providing dense growth and a lush green colour. Although slower growing than Leylandi, Thuya Occidentalis Brabant is still pretty vigorous and for instant hedging solutions we have mature specimens to provide privacy screening. 

Our quality specimens, are, as you can see from the pictures, very bushy from the bottom to the top of the plant and if you plant 2 trees per linear metre you will create an instant hedge. Very heavy growth makes these Thuya Occidentalis plants extremely good value for money. Thuya Occidentalis Brabant stands up to regular clipping much better than Leylandii - they renew and keep their nice green growth and release a very pleasant pineapple fragrance as the leaves are cut.

To be sure of securing these fabulous plants when you need them - use our Pay and Reserve Service and we will deliver when you are ready!

Overall Size: 2.25-2.5m
Plant shape: rootballed - supplied without pot
Diameter: 50-60cm
Price: £75.90
Buy 10 for £650.00

Thuja Plicata Martin is also known as the Western Red Cedar.  Thuja is part of the cypress family and is known as a fast growing conifer tree.
Thuya Plicata 'Martin' is a particular variety of Thuja which is a mid-size variety that will reach  6-7 metres in height at maturity. This variety retains a slender shape with a diameter of not more than 0.8-1 metre wide. This aspect is particularly useful for hedging purposes where lateral space is usually limited.
The evergreen foliage of Thuja Plicata Martin is a dense, mid green in colour, which becomes tinged with an attractive bronze during the winter months. 
Thuja Plicata Martin is a very popular choice for privacy screening hedging, partly due to its ability to renew itself after trimming or cutting back. Other varieties of fast growing hedging, for example Cupressus Leylandii, can develop dead foliage at their centre (especially when they are not regularly trimmed) which won’t renew itself easily. Thuja Plicata conversely, will regrow happily after being cut back and still remain a lovely verdant green hedge.
Thuja Plicata or Western Red Cedar (named for its red bark) is native to Pacific North America and grows well in the UK climate - easy to grow and with low maintenance. A trim at the beginning of the Spring to keep in shape is usually enough to last the year. If necessary, give another trim in autumn (don't leave it too late in the year for the last cut). 
Although a fast growing hedge it doesn't need as much managing as Leylandii. Thuja Plicata Martin has unusually fragrant foliage, when you brush past the trees or when you trim the leaves, there is a lovely scent of pineapple from the bright green foliage.  A very attractive and practical hedge plant 'Martin' is also an impressive specimen tree for small to medium sized gardens.
Another excellent variety of Thuja (sometimes spelled Thuya) that is especially useful for hedging, is Thuja Occidentalis Brabant.
 
Overall Size: 1.25-1.5m
Plant shape: Rootballed - not supplied in a pot
Price: £22.50
Buy 10 for £198.00

Trachelospermum Jasminoides Star Of Toscana Selbra

A very attractive climber, this yellow star jasmine (Trachelospermum Jasminoides ' Star of Toscana ' = ' Selbra ') blooms from summer through to autumn and has magnificent yellow flowers that smell wonderfully. The leaves are a beautiful dark green, so that the yellow flowers particularly stand out.

Trachelospermum Jasminoides Star of Toscana is a wonderful evergreen climber with clusters of light yellow star shaped flowers with a lovely fragrance. The small dark green foliage can sometimes turn bronze for winter.

Trachelospermum Jasminoides is an ideal choice for hedging and screening. You can grow this up a fence or trellis and it will perfume the air all summer long.

Trachelospermum Jasminoides likes full sun and any well drained moist fertile soil. We also stock Jasminum Officinale or Common Jasmine - mature specimen plants

Overall Size: 1.75-2m
Plant shape: bushy climber on bamboo cane
Pot size: 5L
Price: £70.00
Buy 2 for £70.00

Trachycarpus Fortunei is the hardiest palm in the world.  It is commonly known as the Chusan Palm and also the Chinese Windmill Palm. This is a much in demand architectural palm tree with beautiful segmented fan shaped leaves. The leaves fan out from the trunk and the trunk has a hairy appearance.
The Trachycarpus Fortunei palm has a maximum height of around 4m and a maximum spread of around 2m.
Trachycarpus Fortunei flowers from May to August. It is fully hardy and likes a position of sun or partial shade.
We have a variety of sizes in stock, ranging from younger palm of approx. 1 metre in height to large specimen palm trees of up to 4 metres.
Further information provided in our blog Architectural Plants for your garden
You may also be interested in the Trachycarpus Wagnerianus

Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens.

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Overall Size: 2-2.25m
Trunk height: 100-120cm
Pot size: 60L
Price: £295.00
Price: £295.00 Sale price: £245.00

Dao Jin is a giant flowering variety of Tree Peonies with some flowers reaching over 25cm in diameter. A red and white striped coloured flower also adds to the magic of this plant. The flower is fragrant. Mature well rooted plants. 

Tree peonies will grow in a sunny or shady position. Grow them  in fertile well drained soil and do not disturb them as they will hate being moved. Cut off any deadwood at the start of each growing season and you may need to stake the flower stems on younger plants. Tree Peonies can be slow to establish but once established, they will last for a very long time. 

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Overall Size: 60-80cm
Pot size: 20L
Price: £95.00
Price: £95.00 Sale price: £29.95

Tree Peony Hu Hong has double dark pink flowers with a light fragrance that are 17-20 cm wide. The Hu Hong variety of tree peony produces lots of flowers and eventually grows to around 1 metre high. These tree peonies are supplied as premium mature, well-rooted plants (not your standard tree peony sold elsewhere). 

Tree peonies are famous around the world for their exquisite exotic flowers.They have very nice architectural foliage as well.

Growing tree peonies is easy. Position  the tree peony in a sunny, shady or semi shady position. Prepare the soil well by enriching it with gooid organic compost and adding a couple of handfulls of bonemeal to the soil you dig out which you should mix with the compost and this mixture should be what you backfiil the hole with.

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Overall Size: 30-40cm
Pot size: 20L
Price: £95.00
Price: £95.00 Sale price: £29.95

Wu Long Peng Sheng is a medium sized tree peony (Paeonia Suffruticosa) with dark red flowers with a nice perfume. The striking blooms are anemone-shaped. 

Wu Long Peng Sheng is a a good, vigorous grower, reaching an eventual hieght of 4-5ft high when mature. Mature well rooted plants with many plants having over a dozen stems. Plants this large rarely offered in the Uk-especially at this price!

The literal translation of Wu Long Peng Sheng is Black Dragon Holds a Splendid Flower.

How to care for your tree peony once you have recieved your plant is easy. Tree peonies will grow in full sun,shade or semi shade. They require very fertile soil that drains well. Dig the hole no deeper than the pot and at least a third wider and mix the soil you dug out with some organic compost and a couple of handfuls of bonemeal.

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Overall Size: 50-60cm
Pot size: 20L
Price: £95.00
Price: £95.00 Sale price: £29.95

Tree Peony Xue Ta has beautiful large white flowers throughout late Spring and early summer.  The Snowy Pagoda or Snow Tower tree peony blooms make excellent cut flowers and are really fragrant.

Tree peonies are very hardy and will survive almost anywhere, in both sun or shade.

Our mature, well rooted & large-sized tree peonies are quite rare here in the UK and we are delighted to have sourced them.

Tree peonie care couldnt be easier if you follow a few simple steps. Find a spot in your garden which is sunny or shady and one which will accommodate the eventual 2metre height of this plant. Prepare the soil by digging a hole no deeper than the pot it was delivered in and at least a third wider. To the soil you dug out add an equal amount of compost and a couple of handfuls of bonemeal. now simply mix and backfill.

In addition to the Xue Ta, we have many more tree peony varieties in stock.

Visit our North London garden centre or buy online for UK wide delivery. Read more about Tree Peonies on our blog...
 

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Overall Size: 40-50cm
Pot size: 20L
Price: £95.00
Price: £95.00 Sale price: £29.95

Topiary Twisted Stem Bay Trees (also referred to as Corkscrew Bay Trees).

Bay Trees (Latin name Lauris Nobilis) are no strangers to topiary, ideally suited to this ancient gardening art due to their evergreen foliage, dense growth habit and the fact that they are quite happy to be clipped and shaped.  We are delighted to have sourced these twisted stem bay trees, with their clear stems twisted in a spiral giving these half and three quarter standard trees a spiralling decorative shape. Think of them as Bay Topiary trees with a twist – literally! 

These pretty twisted stem bay trees are available in two sizes - 1.5 metres tall (excluding pot) with a 1.15 metre clear stem height. Or the larger size which is 2 metres tall with a clear twisted stem of 1.4 metres. This is  most mature twisted stem bays are over 2 metres tall excluding the pot size.

As these highly ornamental twisted stem topiary trees look great as a pair, we have a special price when you buy two for the smaller size. Use them to great effect to frame a front doorway or an entrance. 

These decorative topiary bay trees are happy in any aspect whether in sun or shade. They will also do well in exposed positions such as roof terraces or balconies. Twisted stem bay trees are equally happy when planted in the ground or in a container. 

Maintaining the topiary lollipop shape of the crown is not difficult. Bay trees are quite slow growing and so a trim once per year in winter when the plant is dormant should suffice. You may also be interested in topiary bay tree lollipops without the twisted stem. 

Overall Size: 1.4-1.5m
Plant shape: Twisted Stem Bay Trees
Trunk height: 110-115cm
Pot size: 10-12L
Diameter: 40-50cm
Price: £125.00
Buy 2 for £200.00

Vitis Coignetiae, more commonly known as the Crimson Glory Vine, is a spectacular vigorous climbing plant with vivid red autumn foliage. The Vitis family of plants grow quickly scrambling up heights to cover large unsightly areas. The Crimson Glory Vine will reach a maximum of twelve metres and spread over two and half to four metres. 
Vitis Coignetiae Vines are usually bought for the heart-shaped foliage that appears in spring as dark green leaves measuring thirty centimetres in length. The undersides of these leaves are veiny and feel like felt. In May and June small green flowers appear and as autumn approaches its foliage begins to turn a bright scarlet red with orange and gold hues. In autumn black berries develop and although they are not edible, they are much loved by birds. In winter Crimson Glory Vine’s foliage falls, but the framework remains in place providing structure, height and texture.

How Hardy Is Vitis Coignetiae?
Vitis Coignetiae is fully hardy throughout the UK. It is deciduous and withstands harsh frost or snows provided its roots are not water-logged.

How To Use Vitis Coignetiae
The best use of Crimson Glory Vine is to scramble it up a wall, pergola, sturdy fence or tree. It is a large plant requiring room to grow and because the foliage is thick, it’s best to grow it independently. Other plants maybe staved of light and nutrients if grown alongside. 
Crimson Glory Vine is a good alternative to a traditional climbing rose or ivy and a reliable choice for gardeners who prefers low maintenance plants. 

How To Care For Vitis Coignetiae
Vitis Coignetiae requires little care once it’s established. It will grow in any type of soil from chalky to loamy and clay. It prefers alkaline to neutral soil, but if you have an acid soil prepare the ground with well rotted manure and compost. 
It grows best in full sun or partial shade for glorious autumn colours and in very hot spells will appreciate a soaking, but it does not need frequent watering unless grown in very dry soil. Vitis Coignetiae needs support to climb so some form of netting or trellis is important. Tie in the branches as your vine establishes itself and cut back to a healthy bud in the winter. 

The Royal Horticultural Society has given Vitis Coignetiae an Award of Garden Merit due to its glorious colour, hardy habit and low maintenance requirements. If you’re looking to cover a large unsightly area or want a thick quick-growing cover for your pergola or shed. Crimson Glory Vine is a tough yet attractive choice. 

Overall Size: 1.5m
Plant shape: large trellis
Pot size: 20L
Price: £0.00 Sale price: £80.00

Viburnum Tinus Lucidum Full Standard Tree.  Commonly known as Lucidum or Viburnum Tree, these evergreen trees have attractive glossy leaves on a long clear stem of around 1.7m height plus 1m height of bush. These full standard shapes are perfect for above fence or wall screening, sometimes referred to as stilted hedging. They look beautiful when underplanted with a contrasting shrub such has Japanese Acers or Photinia Red Robin shrubs.
Viburnum Tinus Lucidum produces profuse white flowers in early summer on new bright green foliage, followed by dark berries. A vigorous grower, it grows at a rate of around 20cm per annum. It is very tolerant of pruning, which is why it is so well suited to this full standard form. In addition, Viburnum Tinus Lucidum is naturally a larger and glossier bush with larger flowers than for example the more compact Viburnum Tinus Eve Price, which again makes it suited to the full standard clear stem shape.
Viburnum Tinus Lucidum as a Full Standard tree is a fabulous addition to the garden, either as stilted hedging or an an ornametal addition. Use a row of full standards to form an airy outdoor garden room. This works very well in smaller gardens, as it is possible to walk beneath the crown and also to sit under its shade.
Plant these Viburnum Tinus Lucidum Full Standard trees in a sheltered position in full sun. They will not thrive in a harsh exposed environment.

Overall Size: 3.5-4m
Plant shape: Full standard
Trunk height: 170-180cm
Trunk girth: 10-12cm
Pot size: 30L
Price: £195.00
Buy 3 for £499.00

Viburnum Tinus Eve Price Topiary

With its compact and dense growing habit, slender evergreen leaves in polished green and its capacity to be pruned, Viburnum Tinus Eve Price lends itself extremely well to Topiary. These lovely quarter standard lollipop-shaped topiary trees have a ball of foliage and flower on a 50cm stem. We currently have 3 sizes available - a very cute Viburnum Tinus Eve Price Quarter Standard Tree, this one having a clear trunk height of 50 cm. Next size up is the Viburnum Tinus Eve Price Half Standard Tree with a clear trunk height of 60 cm. The largest is Viburnum Tinus Eve Price 3/4 Standard Tree with a trunk height of 120cm. 

In addition to its attractive slender and pointed leaves, these Viburnum Tinus Eve Price Topiary plants produce long lasting, highly decorative, flower buds from late autumn up until spring. Around mid to late spring, the dark pink buds evolve into a mass of stunning white flowers. In August, Viburnum Tinus Eve Price produces black berries.

Viburnum Tinus Eve Price is slow growing. A hardy plant, although it can be somewhat tender in extreme frosts, Viburnums will tolerate windy conditions and can be planted in coastal areas. Viburnum Tinus Eve Price can be planted in full sun or partial shade.

These particular Viburnum Tinus Eve Price Topiary quarter standard trees look great when planted in pairs in containers (or in the ground). Use them to line a path or walkway or on either side of an entrance. As an unusual alternative to the standard lollipop topiary – Viburnum topiary trees look beautiful when covered in a snow-like haze of bloom. So pretty, so versatile, so easy! It’s not surprising The Royal Horticultural Society have awarded Viburnum Tinus ‘Eve Price’ their AGM Award of Garden Merit.

We also have Viburnum Tinus Eve Price available as a shrub for planting as hedging or as an ornamental shrub. If you are interested in Viburnum Tinus Full Standard Trees, take a look at the Viburnum Tinus Lucidum Full Standard Tree

Overall Size: 1-1.25m
Plant shape: ½ standard
Pot size: 7.5-10L
Diameter: 60cm
Price: £45.00
Buy 2 for £65.00

White Wisteria
A vigorous climber with long, fragrant, pendulous pea shaped flowers and lime green foliage. This white variety of Chinese Wisteria will grow to 12 metres high and up to 8 metres wide - looks beautiful grown along a wall or over an arch or pergola. This climber can also be trained to grow up into a mature tree.
The stems get large and gnarled and woody as the wisteria matures.
The fragrant flowers appear in spring and early summer and will occasionally give a second flush in late summer.
A beautiful and elegant climber. Also available in a deep blue violet variety.

, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens

Overall Size: 1.75-2m
Plant shape: Climber on bamboo cane
Pot size: 7L
Price: £60.00
Buy 2 for £90.00

Wisteria Floribunda Honbeni Rosea is also known as Pink Ice

A beautiful and vigorous self twining climber with pendent clusters of highly fragrant, pale pink pea-like flowers in late spring and early summer. Wisteria Floribunda Honbeni prefers full sun/partial shade and a well drained soil - remember, naturally, these are canopy climbers in a woodland setting so they thrive in a similar habitat. 
All Wisteria's look stunning when trained over an arbour or pergola or over the front entrance, another beautiful way to display these gorgeous flowers is to allow them to climb up into the branches of a tree with the blooms cascading down. Attracting pollinators, the bees will be buzzing around these fragrant blossoms
This Wisteria Pink Ice variety will grow to a 
Max Height of around 6m. The fabulous pink flowers appear in May - June and it can produce a reduced second flowering in late summer.

Prolific flowering can be encouraged by pruning back directly after flowering.

Overall Size: 1.5-1.75m
Plant shape: climber on bamboo cane
Pot size: 7L
Price: £55.00
Buy 2 for £90.00

Wisteria Prolific or Chinese Wisteria Lilac-Blue
 
Wisteria Prolific is a beautiful and vigorous twining climber with bright green foliage that emerges bronze in spring. It has pendent clusters of fragrant, lilac-blue pea-like flowers in late spring and early summer. 
 
This variety of Wisterisia prefers full sun or partial shade. Also available as a pure white variety Wisteria Sinensis Alba.

Wisterias look stunning when trained over an arbour or pergola or over the front entrance. Prolific flowers appear from May to June and can produce a reduced second flowering in late summer.
 
Growing Tip: With well drained soil in full sun Wisteria's will grow to a Max Height 9m.
Overall Size: 1.5-1.75m
Plant shape: climber on bamboo cane
Pot size: 7L
Price: £60.00
Buy 2 for £90.00

Wisteria Floribunda Sinensis or Chinese Wisteria - Domino Pale Blue
A beautiful and vigorous twining climber with pendant clusters of fragrant, pale blue pea-like flowers in late spring and early summer. 
Preferring full sun/partial shade. Also available as a pure white variety Wisteria Sinensis Alba. Wisterias look stunning when trained over an arbour or pergola or over a front entrance. 
Max Height 9m. Flowers May to June can produce a reduced second flowering in late summer.

Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit - a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens

Overall Size: 1.75-2m
Plant shape: Domino - Pale Blue on bamboo cane
Pot size: 7L
Price: £55.00
Buy 2 for £90.00

Yew or Taxus Baccata is the perfect choice for a neat trimmed hedge.   A coniferous bushy plant which grows well in most soil conditions.  

With the fashionable focus on contemporary minimalism and formal designs, taxus baccata is the go-to plant for many garden designers.

Yew (Taxus Baccata)  is luscious and dense. Its dark evergreen leaves providing colour and texture throughout the winter months. Native Yew is a wildlife-friendly hedging and is popular with birds for its berries and protective cover.  It is slow growing so minimal maintenance is required.  Consider buying larger plants (as larges as your budget allows) to avoid waiting too long for the hedge to establish. During the winter months Taxus hedging is available as rootballed plants here at Paramount. 

Taxus is also available as very large plants and it lends itself very well to being clipped as topiary - Taxus Spirals.  See also other varieties of taxus available at Paramount Plants.  The attractive Yew Hedge featured in the image below (the yew is the tallest part of this hedge) shows the hedge has been tiered to incorporate a hedge of Yew, Holly and then underplanted with an edging of Pines.

Overall Size: 100-125cm
Plant shape: rootballed - supplied without pot
Price: £35.00
Buy 10 for £240.00

Yew trees - half standard their latin name is Taxus Baccata are perfectly happy to be clipped and shaped as pyramids, Yew spirals, lollipops or other forms of topiary.  Here they are shaped as half standard lollipop trees.  
Yew is fairly slow growing and very hardy and a trim twice a year will easily keep them in good shape. These elegant trees suit either side of an entrance door or on a patio or roof terrace.
Growing Tip: Keep well-watered during the growing months (March - September).

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Overall Size: 100-110cm
Plant shape: ¼ standard
Trunk height: 60cm
Diameter: 30-40cm
Price: £75.00
Buy 2 for £120.00