HIGH ROAD, CHIGWELL, ESSEX, IG7 5BL
020 8500 2690
When you browse the shrub section at Chigwell Nursery you will find one of the largest, most comprehensive ranges of shrubs in the area. At the core of our business is a genuine love of plants, and we endeavour to provide you with an excellent choice of both popular and unusual varieties to add structure, interest and vitality to your garden.
If you are new to gardening and find the choices a little overwhelming, our expert staff will be happy to help you find the best plants for your garden. We also have free leaflets available on shrubs for shady areas to help you find the perfect plants for problem spots.
Remember, to get the best from your plants it is essential to plant them into fresh compost - a member of staff will advise you on which type you need if you’re unsure.
Photinia Red Robin
Rhododendron 'Lord Roberts'
There is a large problem in our area with Buxus caterpillar, which can reduce any Buxus to a skeleton almost overnight. This has resulted in the loss of many Buxus balls, pyramids and hedges recently, causing understandable distress. If you have Buxus we recommend treating with Bug Clear Ultra, which will give systemmic protection to your plant. If your Buxus is already affected, it's still worth spraying, however it seems that once the caterpillar takes hold it is very difficult to get under control. In the meantime, we are sourcing alternative plants to replace affected Buxus. Lonicera nitida is one option, but our prefernce is for Taxus baccta (yew), which makes a fabulous dark green, glossy-leafed hedge. It will grow happily in sun or shade and can be clipped into perfect balls and pyramids. At £3.99 the small Taxus hedging plants are the same price as the Buxus. We will be stocking an increasingly large selection of shaped Taxus as they become available, and hope you will find them a good alternative to Buxus if yours are unlucky enough to be affected.