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Plantsman's Special Plants

Our Plantsman's Corner. A paradise of unusual and rare and special plants for the more adventurous gardener, the Plantsman or even if you just want to tease the neighbours.
Not all these plants are complicated, they are either unusual on account of their appearance, rare, because they are hard to find, and special, not for their needs, but because they might amaze you.
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Acer griseumAcer griseum is one of the most beautiful of all unusual small trees, suitable for gardens of all sizes. The dark green, trifoliate leaves densely covered beneath with blue-white downy hairs, colour splendidly in autumn turning the whole crown deep crimson or red. The old dark red or chestnut bark flakes and peels back to reveal the new, smooth, orange-red bark beneath. Hardy throughout the British Isles.
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Aesculus indicaAlthough quite similar at first glance, Aesculus indica is usually a slightly smaller tree than the common horse chestnut (A. hippocastanum), and differs in having smooth, flaky, grey-green (rather than red-brown) bark. It also flowers later, its pinkish-white flowers appearing in strikingly beautiful spikes in July........
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Aesculus turbinataAesculus turbinata is a rare tree native to Japan, winter buds very resinous. Leaves like those of A. hippocastanum, consisting of five to seven stalkless leaflets, but more regularly toothed and tapering more gradually at the apex. On young plants the remarkable large leaves are obovate, and as much as 40cm long and 15cm wide,the whole leaf with...
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Aesculus wilsoniiAesculus wilsonii is a very rare species of Horse Chestnut native to China, and has handsome large leaves which emerge bronze-red in colour and gradually darkens through shades to green later in summer. Established trees have attractive white flowers with yellow turning red centers in tall upright spikes in early summer.

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Agave montana

Native to the mountainous regions of Mexico, the mountain agave,Agave montana, is a beautiful and architectural plant, forming a huge solitary rosette of densely packed, spined, deep-green leaves with a white powdery patina. In the wild it is exposed to cool moist cloud and more of a temperate climate than other agaves and is therefore better suited to the British climate than some of its less hardy cousins, and has even been known to survive harsh British winters outside, without any protection.


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Agave parryi

Native to grasslands, chaparral, desert scrub, and oak woodlands in North American states of Arizona, New Mexico and northern Mexico - typically at elevations from 4,000 to 8,000 feet can be found, Agave parryi, often called Parry's agave or mescal. It is a most gorgeous rosette-forming perennial succulent that is noted for its attractive blue-grey to grey-green evergreen leaves, but is also noted for its infrequent but spectacular flowering spikes.


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