HELP! Purchasing exotic/tropical flowering plants in the UK or abroad

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jamesbrennan0+
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HELP! Purchasing exotic/tropical flowering plants in the UK or abroad

Post by jamesbrennan0+ » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:41 pm

Hi guys,

I'm trying to source any of the following Australian Flowering plants, would anyone be able to recommend a Nursery/garden center/florist/wholesaler that would supply any of these?

Callistemon
Banksia
Grevillea
Manuka Flower
Villea

The only catch is they also have to be flowering, so I would be looking at a supplier that would grow in a hot house or would import from abroad.

Any help at all would be great!

thanks

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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:00 pm

Hi James. I would recommend Burncoose Nurseries in Cornwall for your plants. They have a huge range of plants from Australia and New Zealand.among the 4000+ that they stock.

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Post by otorongo » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:12 pm

jamesbrennan0+ wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:41 pm
The only catch is they also have to be flowering, so I would be looking at a supplier that would grow in a hot house or would import from abroad.
Not sure what the logic behind this is? Why would the conditions they've been grown in affect their future flowering potential for you?

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Post by charliep » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:02 pm

I expect they are wanted for immediate display so would need to be fooled into flowering at this time of year?
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HELP! Purchasing exotic/tropical flowering plants in the UK or abroad

Post by chainsaw kid » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:59 pm

Hi James,

How soon do you want them, the first three were available at the spring show in Malvern last year. Not a million miles from you if you can wait that long. Pan Global which is even closer to you, just up the M5 would also be worth a look. icon_thumright
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