Specimen trees and plants in demand from Shrewsbury specialist plant centre
15th April 2015
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Showpiece trees and plants that make a statement in a garden are in demand from a specialist plants centre in Shrewsbury.

Love Plants, based at caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure’s Emstrey headquarters, is reporting a big increase in demand for specimen olive, Japanese flowering cherry, weeping birch and hazel trees, palms and yuccas.

Currently available from the company is a 20-year-old, 10 foot tall cloud pruned pine tree valued at £3,500, a 35-year-old Italian olive tree at £1,000, a 15-year-old olive tree at £299 and 20 foot weeping birch trees as £168.

“Love Plants is one of the few places in this area that sells specimen trees of this type,” said manager Tim Robinson. “They are showpiece trees designed to make a statement in the garden and create a real talking point amongst visitors to the centre.”

He has noticed a move by Shropshire gardeners towards low maintenance, Mediterranean type gardens in the two years since Love Plant opened. “Yuccas thrive in hot, south-facing gardens and they are also popular for patio containers,” he said. 

“Very popular during March have been climbing plants like clematis as well as our wide range of rhododendrons and azaleas, which provide a burst of stunning flowers.”


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