Large Specimen Plants

Large Specimen Plants

Specimen plants are grown as a focal point. They add instant impact as they are large plants often just at a few years old. Usually planted for ornamental effect rather than being massed with others, large specimen plants should take centre stage with more showy features. Some features they have include bright flowers, unusual foliage or peculiar twists of their branches, striking the eye as quite unusual.

The specimen plants we often have in stock include Photinia, Magnolia, Prunus and many deciduous trees.

Practical Considerations

When selecting a large specimen plant, it’s important to consider various factors as they are a significant investment. The most important consideration is height and spread, as when the plant reaches its ultimate height over a number of years, its suitability to you might change. So, aim to think about which season the specimen plant will look its best with flowering time, foliage, fruit and bark in mind.

Additionally, check the practicality of bringing a large plant into the garden, confirm access and proximity to drainage channels. Ensure the site is ready when the large plant is delivered to guarantee you can plant the specimen plant as soon as possible. And remember to water thoroughly before planting.

  • Acer Palmatum Firecracker 175/200cm 35 litre £239.99 Beautiful purple foliage, turning to red
  • Magnolia grandiflora 350/400cm 500 litre £899.99 Evergreen with large scented white flowers
  • Prunus Lusitanica Angustifolia 60 litre £119.99 Dark green foliage with black berries
  • Syringa Beauty of Moscow 140/160cm 43 litre £81.99 Highly scented spikes of double white flowers

(All prices before discount with share and save card)

Specimen Plants Maintenance

It’s important to take care of specimen plants particularly during their first season. The plants will experience the most stress at this time due to adjusting to their new soil, and the amount of sunlight and wind they are now exposed to.

Work with your ground conditions to water specimen plants as they need it; remember overwatering can be just as damaging as under watering.

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