//Top Plant Picks

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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    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/
  • 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.
  • Scleranthus uniflorus – a hardy moss like plant from New Zealand which forms a dense mound of bright green foliage about 20-30 cms across. Fabulous undulation with humps and hollows creating an attractive effect. Add pebbles or use as a border edging to show off effectively. Grows in ordinary, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Makes an excellent ground cover plant. Pictures are for guidance only. Our online shopping Terms & Conditions (postage and returns) can be viewed here: /online-shopping-terms-conditions/
  • Schefflera digitata – also known as Pate. If you’d like to add exotic impact to your garden, this plant will make a fine statement. An evergreen shrub from New Zealand with large, deep green leaves up to 20 cms long and a height/spread of 3 metres/2.5 metres. In the summer it has large clusters of tiny greenish white flowers hanging below the leaves. It grows best when the roots are cool, so plenty of mulch will aid this plant along with rich, fertile soil that’s moist and well-drained. Plant in full sun or partial shade. It’s hardy to -8 degrees centigrade. 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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    Pseudopanax ferox – also known as the Toothed Lancewood. This stunning, hardy evergreen architectural plant from New Zealand has tough, coarsely serrated long leaves (40-50 cms) with a mottled brown colouring on a single stem for many years before branching. (Height 3-4 metres). Position in a sunny or partially shaded site and well-drained soil. Pictures are for guidance only. Our online shopping Terms & Conditions (postage and returns) can be viewed here: /online-shopping-terms-conditions/
  • Pseudopanax ‘Purpureus’ – also known as Purple Houmspara. Rare to the UK, this exciting, wind-hardy evergreen from New Zealand is easy to grow in fertile, well-drained soil and benefits from full sun. This small multi-stemmed shrub grows to 2.4 metres high with glossy, purple, leathery leaves. Perfect for creating a dramatic visual when planted with lighter coloured plants or variegated foliage. In our experience, this has proved hardy to minus 5 degrees centigrade. Pictures are for guidance only. Our online shopping Terms & Conditions (postage and returns) can be viewed here: /online-shopping-terms-conditions/
  • Prunus Genolia foliagePrunus Genolia plant picture
    Available in a 5 litre pot. A variety of Cherry Laurel, Prunus laurocerasus Genolia is a Swiss evergreen shrub, ideal for mass planting as hedging or screening due to its dense, erect, columnar growing habit. Slower growing than common laurel, it displays shiny, dark green, fairly elongated foliage and in spring bears erect racemes/clusters of white flowers, which are attractive to bees and other wildlife. In autumn, some glossy black (inedible) fruits and (poisonous if eaten) seed capsules follow. It’s compact growth forms a narrow hedge, perfect for the smaller garden or where space is an issue. Trimming and pruning requirements are also reduced as a result. A per plant discount is available for bulk purchases of Prunus laurocerasus Genolia hedging plants. This discount will be applied in your basket if applicable (begins at 10+ plants).
  • Protea cynaroides - The national flower of South Africa with huge pink-crimson to cream bowl-shaped flowers and leathery leaves in the summer. Also known as the King Protea and Cape Artichoke Flower. One of the easiest Proteas to grow, this evergreen shrub will reach 1.5-2 metres high. Either plant in full sun in a large tub with protection for winter and water sparingly or outdoors in a frost-free, sheltered border in poor neutral to acid, well-drained soil. It can tolerate about minus 5 degrees centigrade, but if frosted it should re grow from the base. Do not use a fertiliser containing phosphates. 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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    Polygala myrtifolia 'Bibi Pink' – if you’re looking for an unusual, shrub with deep pink pea like flowers in summer, you’ve found it! The Polygala has clusters of flowers over small, luscious deep green leaves. Fully hardy to -10 degrees centigrade it sets the stage, making the perfect backdrop for other plants. It can be grown in a large container or a border in sun or part shade in moist or well-drained soil. (Height 0.6-1.2 metres). Pictures are for guidance only. Our online shopping Terms & Conditions (postage and returns) can be viewed here: /online-shopping-terms-conditions/
  • Olearia traversii hedging plantsOlearia traversii five litre plant

    Olearia traversii

    £9.95£25.00
    Available in a 4 litre or 10 litre pot. Olearia traversii is a tough, quick growing, upright evergreen shrub, and ideal as a hedging plant when used in multiples. It displays glossy green leaves, which are silvery-white on the undersides, creating a lovely two-tone effect. Inconspicuous daisy-like flowers bloom on panicles in early summer. It particularly makes a great coastal hedge, due to its tolerance of salt winds and dry, sandy soils. A per plant discount is available for bulk purchases of Olearia traversii hedging plants. This discount will be applied in your basket if applicable (begins at 10+ plants).
  • Leucadendron salignum ‘Fireglow’ – a striking, evergreen bushy shrub (height 1-1.5 metres) with narrow red-tipped green foliage and red bracts from early autumn to early spring. Excellent for cut flowers and a stunning container plant. It should be planted in well drained acidic soil in full sun and will remain hardly here until about -8 degrees centigrade. Pictures are for guidance only. Our online shopping Terms & Conditions (postage and returns) can be viewed here: /online-shopping-terms-conditions/
  • Leucadendron ‘Safari Sunset’ – a luscious evergreen, dense rounded shrub 2 metres high and spread with claret red flowers, changing to pink as they mature. The foliage is dark green, flushed with red. It is used extensively for cut flowers due to its appealing exotic blooms. It should be planted in full sun in free-draining soil and will remain hardy under such conditions able to withstand a temperature as low as -6 degrees centigrade. Or it can be grown in a warm greenhouse with a mix of 3 parts peat substitute, 3 parts grit or perlite and 1 part lime-free compost. Pictures are for guidance only. Our online shopping Terms & Conditions (postage and returns) can be viewed here: /online-shopping-terms-conditions/
  • Leucadendron ‘Mrs Stanley’ – a hybrid form of Leucadendron with a mix of pinks and creams and colours transitioning from soft pinkish-red bracts in autumn, deepening to rich burgundy over winter. Forms a low, compact, bushy shrub spreading to 1 metre feet high and wide. Plant in very free draining soil in full sun. Makes an excellent bright and spectacular tub plant using a low phosphate, well drained compost. Pictures are for guidance only. Our online shopping Terms & Conditions (postage and returns) can be viewed here: /online-shopping-terms-conditions/
  • Leucadendron ‘Maui Sunset’ – a stunning, hybrid variety with large, creamy white bracts edged with red. The colours are ever changing through winter, fading to pale yellow in spring and the plant’s height and spread is 1+ metres. An excellent, rear plant that will make an outstanding tub plant when placed in full sun in a well-drained, acidic soil. It can be grown outside in mild areas as long as it’s protected from severe frost as established plants can survive to minus 6 degrees centigrade. Pictures are for guidance only. Our online shopping Terms & Conditions (postage and returns) can be viewed here: /online-shopping-terms-conditions/
  • Griselinia Variegata leaves close upGriselinia Variegata plants
    Available in a 5 litre pot. 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. 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).
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    Griselinia littoralis

    £6.95£35.95
    ONLY 5 LITRE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ONLINE.
    Griselinia littoralis is a fast growing evergreen with apple green leaves, hardy to at least -10°C. It 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 Elaeagnus ebbingei or Olearia virgata Laxifolia.
    A per plant discount is available for bulk purchases of Griselinia hedging plants. This discount will be applied in your basket if applicable (begins at 10+ plants).