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Top 10 Garden Plants of 2023

Looking for inspiration for your garden as the growing season gets underway? With spring just around the corner a lot of people are wondering which plants are trending, and how they can incorporate them into their garden.

So whether you’re starting from scratch and looking for ideas, or already have an established garden and would like to add some accent plants, read through our list of 2023’s top-sellers below, as chosen by our customers!

 

1. Rosemary - Salvia rosmarinus

1. Rosemary - Salvia rosmarinus

Salvia rosmarinus, commonly known as rosemary, is a classic aromatic herb with needle-like leaves. Native to the Mediterranean, it is valued for culinary, medicinal, and ornamental purposes, offering a distinctive fragrance.

Useful for both formal and informal garden styles, it loves full sun.

 

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2. Maidenhair Vine - Muehlenbeckia

2. Maidenhair Vine - Muehlenbeckia

Both Muehlenbeckia complexa and M. axilaris are wonderful filler plants for pots and gaps in the border. Their intricate network of lacy, wiry stems is adorned with tiny leaves. They add layers of texture and verdancy to any situation and are happiest when grown in part-sun/part-shade.

 

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3. Baby's Tears - Soleirolia soleirolii

3. Baby's Tears - Soleirolia soleirolii

Creating a spreading cushion of tiny leaves, Baby’s Tears gives an instant feeling of lushness to your planting scheme. Working well with ferns and other shade-tolerant plants, Soleirolia likes consistently moist soil.

Can be grown as in indoor plant or outdoors in milder parts of the country.

 

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4. Japanese Spurge - Pachysandra

4. Japanese Spurge - Pachysandra

Pachysandra forms a beautiful carpet of blankets landscapes with glossy, serrated leaves, forming a lush, evergreen carpet. Originating from East Asia, it thrives in shade, creating serene woodland gardens.

Resilient and low-maintenance, this species is celebrated for its enduring elegance in ornamental horticulture.

 

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5. Golden Bamboo - Phyllostachys aurea

5. Golden Bamboo - Phyllostachys aurea

Phyllostachys aurea, or golden bamboo, is a striking bamboo species with vibrant golden-yellow stems. Native to China, it graces gardens with tall, graceful canes, adding both visual charm and structural elegance.

 

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6. Western Sword Fern - Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’

6. Western Sword Fern - Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’

The Western Sword Fern is a captivating plant with coppery-red young fronds that gradually mature to glossy green. This fern thrives in shaded gardens, contributing a touch of vibrant elegance.

 

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7. Olive Tree - Olea europa

7. Olive Tree - Olea europa

It’s no surprise that Olive trees were in our top 10 last year. A firm favourite in British gardens now, it’s hard to believe that just a decade or two ago people thought that Olea europa wouldn’t grow in the U.K. Whether you go for the half-standard formal specimen, or a gnarled ancient character tree, an Olive has its place in any garden.

 

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8. Mediterranean Fan Palm - Chamaerops humilis

8. Mediterranean Fan Palm - Chamaerops humilis

Chamaerops humilis, the Mediterranean fan palm, graces landscapes with its compact stature and fan-shaped, silvery-green leaves. Native to southern Europe, it thrives in diverse climates, adding a touch of exotic beauty to gardens.

Resilient and adaptable, it’s a symbol of enduring charm.

 

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9. Fountain Bamboo - Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'

9. Fountain Bamboo - Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'

Fargesia robusta ‘Campbell,’ a clumping bamboo, exhibits elegant, arching canes adorned with lush green foliage.

Native to China, it’s prized for its non-invasive nature and resilience in various climates, creating serene bamboo groves. This ornamental bamboo adds grace and privacy to gardens.

 

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10. Black Mondo Grass - Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’

10. Black Mondo Grass - Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’

Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens,’ also known as Black Mondo Grass, features deep purple-black foliage that contrasts beautifully in gardens.

Native to Japan, this evergreen perennial thrives in shade, offering unique, low-growing charm. Its small lilac flowers add an additional touch of elegance.

 

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