BlueBell Nursery - Trees & Shrubs - 'Architectural Plants'

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'
Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' has an golden autumn colour and an upright habit with the branches covered with congested "clouds" of small, dark green leaves in summer
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Aralia elata

Aralia elata
Japanese Angelica-tree

A plant native to parts of Eastern Asia, including Japan, China and Korea, Aralia elata has huge, bi-pinnate leaves which can be up to 100 - 125 cm long on an established plants
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Aralia elata 'Silver Umbrella'

Aralia elata 'Silver Umbrella'
Variegated Angelica Tree

Special Order Only - An unusual cultivar which is similar to the species Aralia elata but with spectacular, creamy-white margined leaves up to 100 - 125 cm long
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Betula utilis 'Polar Bear'

Betula utilis 'Polar Bear'
Himalayan Birch

Betula utilis 'Polar Bear' is an unusual, strong growing selection of birch with thick, heavy-limbed branches and a pure-white trunk and branches once established
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Carpinus caroliniana 'Sentinel Dries'

Carpinus caroliniana 'Sentinel Dries'
American Hornbeam

Available Autumn 2017 - A rare selection, newly introduced to the United Kingdom from Belgium, Carpinus caroliniana 'Sentinel Dries' has dark green leaves with eye-catching dark red, yellow and orange autumn colours
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Carpinus x schuschaensis

Carpinus x schuschaensis
Iranian Hornbeam

A rare hybrid hornbeam, Carpinus x schuschaensis has an attractive branching habit once established and deeply veined leaves
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Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Katsura Tree

Available Spring 2017 - An unusual but easily grown tree, Cercidiphyllum japonicum is known for its beautiful, heart-shaped leaves which turn fantastic shades of yellow, purple and red in autumn
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Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Glowball'

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Glowball'
Dwarf Katsura

A new selection, Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Glowball' grows to be a very rounded small tree with beautiful golden-yellow and orange autumn colour before the leaves fall
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Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Heronswood Globe'

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Heronswood Globe'
Katsura Tree

A beautiful plant, Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Heronswood Globe' is an unusual dwarf selection of katsura tree with glorious creamy-yellow to pink autumn colour
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Chordospartium stevensonii

Chordospartium stevensonii
Cord Broom or Weeping Broom

INFORMATION ONLY - A rare and leafless tree, Chordospartium stevensonii  has odd cord-like, pendulous, weeping branches and lovely racemes of pale pink/lilac flowers in summer once mature
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Cornus alternifolia '(5L pots)'

Cornus alternifolia '(5L pots)'
American Wedding Cake Tree

The classic green leaved species native to parts of Eastern North America, Cornus alternifolia is a large shrub with wide, spreading tiers of branches once established
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Cornus alternifolia 'Argentea..(three to four years old)'

Cornus alternifolia 'Argentea..(three to four years old)'
Variegated American Wedding Cake Tree

Older and larger specimens of the above Cornus alternifolia 'Argentea', three to four years old and standing at 50 - 70 cm tall
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Cornus controversa 'Candlelight '

Cornus controversa 'Candlelight '
Golden Wedding Cake tree

This delightful, rare wedding cake tree is similar in growth and habit to a standard Cornus controversa 'Variegata' only with pure golden-yellow leaves in Spring
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Cornus controversa 'Pagoda.'

Cornus controversa 'Pagoda.'
Wedding Cake Tree

Information Only - An unusual and desirable green-leaved garden tree with a striking, tiered habit and masses of creamy-white flower heads in May
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Cornus controversa 'Variegata (3L pots)'

Cornus controversa 'Variegata (3L pots)'
Wedding Cake Tree

Available Aurumn 2017 A popular and beautiful small tree with cream variegated leaves and distinct tiers of branches once established
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Cornus controversa 'Variegata. (three to four years old)'

Cornus controversa 'Variegata. (three to four years old)'
Wedding Cake Tree

Older and larger specimens of the above Cornus controversa 'Variegata', three to four years old and standing at 40 - 50 cm tall
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Cornus controversa 'Variegata.. (four to five years old)'

Cornus controversa 'Variegata.. (four to five years old)'
Wedding Cake Tree

Available Autumn 2017 Older and larger specimens of the above Cornus controversa 'Variegata', four to five years old and standing at 80 - 100 cm tall
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Corylus avellana 'Anaconda'
Hazel

New to us, Corylus avellana 'Anaconda' has interesting bent and twisted stems and (so far!) a more upright habit than the similar Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
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Corylus avellana 'Contorta (3 or 4L pots)'

Corylus avellana 'Contorta (3 or 4L pots)'
Corkscrew Hazel or Harry Lauder's Walking Stick

An exceptionally popular, ornamental plant with twisted stems, Corylus avellana 'Contorta' was first found in a Gloucestershire hedgerow in the mid-nineteenth century
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Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'

Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'
Contorted Purple-leaved Hazel

A handsome new introduction to the United Kingdom, Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' is a contorted hazel with beautiful, deep purple leaves in spring and summer
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Corylus colurna

Corylus colurna
Turkish Hazel

A remarkable tree native to parts of South-east Europe and Western Asia, with a striking pyramidal habit and much sought after for its architectural appeal
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Crataegus monogyna 'Flexuosa'
Contorted Hawthorn

An unusual and contorted selection of hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna 'Flexuosa' grows to be a very small, usually upright tree with writhing, snake-like branches
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Exochorda serratifolia 'Snow White'

Exochorda serratifolia 'Snow White'
Pearl Tree

Native to Korea and Manchuria, we are amazed that this lovely flowering tall shrub or small tree remains so rare in cultivation
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Fagus sylvatica 'Horizontalis'

Fagus sylvatica 'Horizontalis'
Spreading Beech

An unusual and horizontally growing form, Fagus sylvatica 'Horizontalis' has lush green leaves and branches which spread out with a slightly weeping habit
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Fagus sylvatica 'Mercedes'

Fagus sylvatica 'Mercedes'
Dwarf Beech

Unusual and very slow growing beech, Fagus sylvatica 'Mercedes' has green, willow-like leaves which turn an attractive bronze colour in winter and can stay on the plant until the following spring
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Fagus sylvatica 'Tortuosa Purpurea'

Fagus sylvatica 'Tortuosa Purpurea'
Purple Beech

A curious and unusual wide, spreading small beech tree with slightly contorted branches, generally with a weeping branch tip and leaves which are an attractive, dark purple in colour
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Firmiana simplex

Firmiana simplex
Chinese Parasol Tree

An unusual tree in the UK, Firmiana simplex has handsome, large dark green leaves which turn yellow in autumn before falling
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Gymnocladus dioica

Gymnocladus dioica
Kentucky Coffee Tree

One of the most elegant of all hardy trees, Gymnocladus dioica has large, pink tinted young leaves (80 - 100 cm long), turning green as they age and glorious shades of yellow in autumn before falling
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Hedera helix 'Erecta'

Hedera helix 'Erecta'
Upright English Ivy

Available Summer 2017 - A curious ivy, Hedera helix 'Erecta' has very small, fine, dark green leaves which are close together and combined with the stiffly upright stems, give this plant an architectural look once established
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Ilex crenata 'Mariesii'

Ilex crenata 'Mariesii'
Dwarf Japanese Holly

An evergreen, dwarf and very slow growing holly, Ilex crenata 'Mariesii' is suitable for growing in a container and has has clusters of handsome small glossy, dark green leaves
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Kalopanax septemlobus f maximowiczii

Kalopanax septemlobus f. maximowiczii
Kalopanax

A rare and deciduous Japanese tree, Kalopanax septemlobus f maximowiczii has swollen, late winter buds which open into glossy, dark green, maple-like, deeply lobed leaves
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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gum Ball'

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gum Ball'
Compact Sweet Gum

A remarkable form of sweet gum, Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gum ball'  with a 'lollipop' shape and a dense, compact, bushy head of branches
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Magnolia x  'Galaxy'

Magnolia x 'Galaxy'
Galaxy Magnolia

A handsome plant, Magnolia x 'Galaxy' grows as an upright, pyramidal shaped small tree and in early summer it is covered with masses of beautiful, purple-red flowers once established
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Morus nigra

Morus nigra
Black Mulberry

Available Summer 2017 - Morus nigra is a small tree which produces many delicious, dark-red fruit in mid to late summer and assumes a striking, gnarled habit once mature
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Parrotia persica 'Vanessa'

Parrotia persica 'Vanessa'
Persian Ironwood

Available Spring 2017 -  An unusual small tree with green leaves in spring and summer which turn a glorious plum purple, red and orange in the autumn time before falling
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Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai'

Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai'
Fuji cherry

Lovely, delicate cherry with wiry, slightly contorted stems which burst into life in late winter and early spring with pale pink buds that open into an amazing display of pure white flowers
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Prunus pendula 'Ascendens Rosea'

Prunus pendula 'Ascendens Rosea'
Ornamental Cherry

An attractive small tree with an upright habit, Prunus pendula 'Ascendens Rosea' has masses of single, shell-pink flowers in spring
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Prunus x  'Shirotae'

Prunus x 'Shirotae'
Mount Fuji Cherry

A truly spectacular small tree, Prunus x 'Shirotae' has distinctive horizontal branches, some eventually arching to the ground, festooned with slightly fragrant, semi-double, large white flowers in spring
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Quercus palustris 'Isabel'

Quercus palustris 'Isabel'
Dwarf Pin Oak

Available Autumn 2017 - A new introduction to the United Kingdom from Holland, this rare oak grows to be a cone shaped, small tree with fiery red and orange autumn colours
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Quercus robur 'Compacta'

Quercus robur 'Compacta'
Compact English Oak

A very slow growing form of our native oak, Quercus robur 'Compacta' has dense clusters of the familiar dark green leaves and a slightly gnarled habit once established
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Quercus robur 'Fastigiata Koster'

Quercus robur 'Fastigiata Koster'
Cypress Oak

Available Autumn 2016 - This columnar form of our native oak is one of the most handsome fastigiate trees
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Quercus robur 'Menhir'

Quercus robur 'Menhir'
Dwarf Fastigiate English Oak

A new cultivar of English oak, Quercus robur 'Menhir' is slow growing and has a very narrow habit
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Rhamnus frangula 'Asplenifolia'

Rhamnus frangula 'Asplenifolia'
Fine-leaved Alder Buckthorn

Available Autumn/Winter 2017 A fantastic foliage plant, Rhamnus frangula 'Asplenifolia' has very fine leaves, similar in appearance to some of the more dainty Acer palmatum (Japanese Maple) cultivars from a distance
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Salix x sepulcralis 'Erythroflexuosa'

Salix x sepulcralis 'Erythroflexuosa'
Dragon's Claw Willow

An unusual cultivar, Salix x sepulcralis 'Erythroflexuosa' has fetching, contorted branches with the young stems coloured a vibrant orange-yellow, which fade to brown as they mature
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Salix udensis 'Sekka'

Salix udensis 'Sekka'
Dragon Willow or Japanese Fantail Willow

Native to parts of North-east Asia including the Sakhalin islands, Salix udensis 'Sekka' is a curious willow with strange flattened stems which occur most frequently on mature plants
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Sambucus nigra f porphyrophylla 'Black Tower'

Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Tower'
Columnar Elder

An eye-catching new cultivar, Sambucus 'Black Tower' has dark purple-blackleaves and a dense, columnar, upright habit once established
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Sophora japonica (Styphnolobium japonicum)

Sophora japonica (Styphnolobium japonicum)
Pagoda Tree

An unusual, handsome and sought after tree, Sophora japonica has pinnate (feather-like) leaves up to 30 cm long and clusters of pea-shaped white flowers after a hot summer
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Styrax japonica

Styrax japonica
Snowbell Tree

A beautiful small tree found growing in woods all over Japan, Styrax japonica develops wide, fan-shaped branches which are covered with cascades of bell-shaped, white flowers in summer
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Styrax japonica 'Pink Chimes'

Styrax japonica 'Pink Chimes'
Pink-flowered Snowbell Tree

Available Autumn 2017 - A rare cultivar, Styrax japonica 'Pink Chimes' has bell-shaped, pale-pink, pendant flowers with yellow stamens in mid summer
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Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress'

Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress'
Purple-leaved Snowbell Tree

A rare plant, Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress' has plum purple, oval leaves and masses of bell-shaped, pale pink to white flowers covering the branches in mid summer
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Tilia platyphyllos 'Tortuosa'

Tilia platyphyllos 'Tortuosa'
Contorted Lime (was £28.00)

Special Offer - An unusual form of Lime, Tilia platyphyllos 'Tortuosa'  has a generally upright habit with branches which appear twisted and coiled
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Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris'

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris'
Weeping Silver Lime

A beautiful tree known for its attractive foliage, Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' has large dark green leaves, the underside of which are coated in a silver felt
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Ulmus x hollandica 'Jacqueline Hillier'

Ulmus x hollandica 'Jacqueline Hillier'
Dwarf Elm

Available Autumn 2017 - A beautiful dwarf elm, Ulmus x hollandica 'Jacqueline Hillier' is a bonsai-like shrub with a dense spreading habit and small, dainty, finely toothed green leaves
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Viburnum plicatum 'Grandiflorum'

Viburnum plicatum 'Grandiflorum'
Doublefile viburnum

Available Spring 2017 - Native to parts of Japan this is an exciting deciduous shrub with very showy, rounded clusters of long-lasting, creamy white flowers in early summer
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Viburnum plicatum 'Kilimanjaro'

Viburnum plicatum 'Kilimanjaro'
Viburnum

A new and lovely hardy shrub, Viburnum plicatum 'Kilimanjaro' has flat clusters of pure white flowers in early summer and a striking, upright, pyramidal shape
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Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii (3L pots, 30 - 40 cm tall)'

Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii (3L pots, 30 - 40 cm tall)'
Viburnum

One of the most distinctive flowering architectural plants, Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii' has layers of tabulated (tiered) branches, clothed in flat white flower umbels in early summer
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Viburnum plicatum 'Summer Snowflake'

Viburnum plicatum 'Summer Snowflake'
Viburnum

An eye-catching flowering shrub, Viburnum plicatum 'Summer Snowflake' has masses of white flower clusters spread horizontally along the branches in early summer often with sporadic flushes of flower appearing later on
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