//Top Plant Picks

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BT*, DD*, PH1 – PH50, AB10 – AB40+, PH5 – PH13, PH15 – PH44, PH49 – PH50, IV1 – IV36, IV40 – IV56, IV63, KW1 – KW17, PO30 – PO41, IM*, KA27, KA28, PA20 – PA38, PA41 – PA80, GY1 – GY8, GY9 – GY10 (ALDERNEY & SARK), JE*, HS*, ZE*, DUBLIN, EIRE, ISLE OF WIGHT

We’ve chosen a special selection of our favourite plants to grow in larger numbers for our garden centre visitors and are now making these available for you to buy online. Our ‘top plant picks’ include unusual, rare and appealing specimens which we will deliver to you.

Many of these plants are so rare they are difficult to find at other garden centres across the country. Others have special historical significance to us. We’re proud to have been one of the very first places in the UK to grow and sell ‘exotica’ such as the Restios and continue to grow and sell these plants today.

All these plants are available to buy online, subject to availability as they sell out fast! Watch out for new additions being added to our Trevena favourites in our ‘top plant picks’ selection.

As a traditional nursery growing a huge range of plants we aren’t able to maintain a complete catalogue of plants in our online shop due to continuously changing stock levels. If you’d like to buy plants which aren’t on the website, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us as we are happy to arrange payment and delivery (subject to availability). Call us on 01736 763880.

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    Aloe striatula

    £10.50
    Originating from South Africa, the Aloe striatula is a hardy, resilient succulent (1 metre in height and spread) which is tolerant of drought and frost. In early summer this plant produces colourful, orange-yellow flowers which are set off against the stripey light and dark green stems creating a compelling and curious (almost alien like) appeal. Plant in full sun in a very well drained soil with extra grit added when planting. Situate in wall-side borders, rock gardens, gravel gardens or patio containers for best effect. Pictures are for guidance only. Our online shopping Terms & Conditions (postage and returns) can be viewed here: /online-shopping-terms-conditions/
  • Griselinia Redge at Trevena Cross
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    Currently unavailable online Griselinia Redge is an evergreen, compact grower with attractive glossy green leaves, offset by dark coloured leaf stalks and stems. It could be considered more shrubby growing than the standard variety, but also makes a fantastic hedge with its better branching and strong healthy roots, resistant to disease. Slower growing than the standard it grows around 30cm a year, and is therefore a great one for a lower hedge, smaller garden or even container cultivation. It is reported hardy down to around -7°C, and will withstand salt laden winds on the seafront in sheltered or enclosed estuaries like St. Mawes and Falmouth in Cornwall, but in exposed positions will need to be positioned several hundred feet from the sea. For extremely exposed coastal sites like Land’s End, and Lizard Point in Cornwall, we would recommend the tougher Olearia traversii Compacta over Griselinia littoralis Redge, although Griselinia is a super choice for most locations. A per plant discount is available for bulk purchases of Griselinia Redge hedging plants. This discount will be applied in your basket if applicable (begins at 10+ plants).
  • Euonymus japonicus Microphyllus
    The nursery grows thousands of different perennials every year - and they are available at the garden centre in various sizes. One of our most popular sizes is the two litre perennial - a nicely established plant but also a very cost effective buy, and still with plenty of growing on to do. Perfect for a mixed perennial or shrub and perennial border - or perhaps as focal points in pots of summer colour! An example of the selection available includes different varieties of Aquilegia, Campanula, Coreopsis, Gaillardia, Lupinus, Rudbeckia and Salvia. Your three selected 2ltr plants could form any combination and will be chosen based on current availability, but we will aim to supply a mixed selection (unless requested otherwise).
  • Griselinia-Green-Horizon5L-Griselinia-Green-Horizon
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    NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ONLINE Take advantage of our special Griselinia Green Horizon pallet deal - UK wide. We are now offering a discounted pallet deal WITH FREE DELIVERY on one of our most popular sizes for UK wide delivery – the 5 litre Griselinia Green Horizon! Plants currently in the region of 60-90cm high. Buy 50 plants and have them delivered anywhere in mainland UK for just £497.50 including VAT – that’s our discounted rate for 50 plants – just £9.95 per plant – AND FREE DELIVERY (usually £70.00). …A great deal that you’ll struggle to beat! Lovely, large plants, up to 1m tall. For more details call us: 01736 763880.
  • Olearia traversii Compacta

    Olearia traversii Compacta

    £6.95£12.50
    Currently only available in a 5 litre pot. Height around 50-60cm high. IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION: We don’t believe the height of our hedging plants to be of huge importance when we make them available for sale. In fact we trim all of our hedging plants several times a year to promote a bushy plant, that will be ready to form a decent hedge right away. Height isn’t everything – while a 2 litre plant could easily be 1m tall without trimming, this ‘leggy’ specimen wouldn’t be the kind of plant that you want for a hedge. A trimmed one with multiple shoots, will establish as a hedge much more quickly, and we therefore believe shape and bushiness to be real signs of quality, rather than current plant height.
    A per plant discount is available for bulk purchases of Olearia traversii Compacta hedging plants. This discount will be applied in your basket if applicable (begins at 10+ plants).
  • Sea of Pinks- Trevena CrossPinks (9cm) - Trevena Cross
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    Ten Pinks (mixed varieties) are yours in this Pinks selection. An evergreen, mat forming perennial, perfect for planting on Cornish walls, in rockeries or other spots where alpines grow well. A delightful selection of ten pinks will be chosen for you based on what is ‘ready’ and current availability, but we will aim to supply a mixed selection (unless requested otherwise). Grows well in a free/well drained light soil in a sunny aspect, but should be kept well watered until established.
  • Sale! 4 for £20 2ltr shrubs - Trevena Cross
    4 for £20 Enjoy a selection of four highly recommended shrubs grown right here on our nursery. A lovely 2ltr size, very affordable but also well established and ready to grow on to a bigger size in your own garden. Great in beds and borders, or large pots - all hardy and with plenty to offer varied landscapes. You will receive a selection chosen at random, depending on availability. A few examples include Corokia, Euonymus, Hypericum, Pittosporum, Prostanthera and Santolina.
  • Corokia x virgata Sunsplash foliageCorokia x virgata Sunsplash - Trevena Cross
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    Corokia x virgata Sunsplash (1.2-1.5m height and spread) is part of our coastal plant collection and it is a great one for seaside planting - tolerating salt laden winds well. It is evergreen for year round interest, with green-yellow and cream variegated foliage, sometimes flushed orange, and small star shaped yellow flowers in spring, followed by shiny orange-red berries in autumn. It works well as a low hedge, due to its compact, upright growing habit too. Enjoys a well drained, fertile soil in a sunny, ideally sheltered position.
  • Hypericum Hidcote yellow flowerHypericum Hidcote at Trevena Cross
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    Also known as St John's Wort, Hypericum Hidcote is a reliable grower, bearing masses of golden yellow flowers (around 5cm in diameter) through summer and into autumn. Its dense and bushy habit (1.5m height and spread) makes it perfect in a border with other shrubs or a mixed border with perennials. It grows well in moist but well drained soil, in full sun or partial shade, ideally somewhere sheltered, protected from cold, drying winds. It is also attractive to bees - an added bonus!
  • Pittosporum Tom Thumb
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    Pittosporum tenuifolium Tom Thumb is a compact, rounded shrub with attractive small, dark purple leaves, which contrasts strikingly with its light green young growth. Grown for its foliage, its slow growing nature suits a smaller space (ultimate height and spread only up to 1m). It should be grown in a sheltered spot in full sun or part shade, in a moist but well drained soil.
  • Prostanthera rotundifolia Rosea
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    Also known as the Australian Mint Bush, this bushy, evergreen shrub has strongly mint-scented dark green leaves and an abundance of pretty pale rose pink flowers (darker at the centre) through a long flowering season in late spring-early summer. It can grow up to 2.5m in the right conditions, with a spread of around 1.5m after a number of years. It should be grown in a sunny sheltered position in a moist but well drained soil.
  • succulent selection - Echeverias
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    Receive a selection of Echeverias in this special succulent top pick! Varieties will be chosen at random and will vary depending on availability but we'll aim to provide you with a mixed selection. Echeverias are succulent, evergreens from South America, with attractive rosette forming foliage. Ideal in a warm position, they grow well in troughs, pots and containers inside or outside on a sunny patio - just be sure to protect from the cold/frosts when combined with 'wet weather' as these plants thrive in drought-like conditions once established, originating from hot, sunny climes!
  • Griselinia VariegataGriselinia Variegata plants
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    NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ONLINE A slower growing Griselinia, this attractive variety grows about 30cm / 1ft a year, if fed with a very good slow release fertiliser like Trevena Cross Fertiliser, making it very suitable for smaller sized hedges. It's attractive variegation is displayed on leaves that tend to be rounder in shape than on it's close relative Griselinia Green Jewel. Like the standard Griselinia, it will withstand salt laden winds but will only tolerate a seafront position if located in a sheltered estuary or inlet, like St Mawes or Falmouth in Cornwall. In exposed locations, Griselinia would need to be positioned several hundred feet away from the sea or for extremely exposed coastal sites like Land’s End, and Lizard Point in Cornwall, we would recommend an alternative like the tougher Elaeagnus or Olearia traversii. Plants on average supplied at 60-90cm high, but this can vary. A quick grower, we don’t find height of griselinia is really such an important factor when considering the quality of the plant. A decent pot size provides a good indication of plant robustness and bushiness, and in fact we will cut our nursery plants down to encourage bushier growth (rather than a ‘leggy’ plant). if we feel it necessary. A per plant discount is available for bulk purchases of Griselinia Variegata hedging plants. This discount will be applied in your basket if applicable (begins at 10+ plants).
  • Griselinia hedge at Trevena Cross5ltr Griselinia littoralis UK wide pallet deal
    Take advantage of our special Griselinia littoralis UK wide pallet deal. We are now offering a discounted pallet deal on one of our most popular sizes for UK wide delivery - the 5 litre Griselinia! Buy 50 plants and have them delivered anywhere in mainland UK for just £497.50 including VAT - that's our discounted rate for 50 plants - just £9.95 per plant - AND FREE DELIVERY (usually £75.00).  ...A great deal that you'll struggle to beat! Lovely plants on average 50-70 cm tall currently. For more details call us: 01736 763880. (please note, the photo is for illustrative purposes only and does not reflect current height of plants).
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    Woodwardia orientalis - A stunning evergreen fern from Asia with large fronds, excellent for creating that sub-tropical look. Height 0.6- 1.5 metres with a spread of 1.5-2 metres. Plant in moisture retentive but free draining soil in a sheltered spot. Hardy to about minus 5°C. Pictures are for guidance only. Our online shopping Terms & Conditions (postage and returns) can be viewed here: /online-shopping-terms-conditions/
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    2 litre pot Trachycarpus fortunei – these magnificent palms have to be seen to be believed! They’ve got the Wow Factor! Available to buy online here in a two litre pot, but in a wide range of sizes at the garden centre, they will fit perfectly in your courtyard or garden space. Simply buy the height you need as they are slow growing. The hardiest palm available, they can withstand temperatures down to an extreme -18 degrees centigrade! Also known as the Chusan Palm the Fortunei provides an instant sub-tropical feel to any space.