PLANTS FOR SALE

The Kells Bay Gardens Plant Centre is an enthusiast-owned nursery that specialises in the import of Tree Ferns and other rare and unusual exotics from around the world.

The current plant range is comprised largely of unusual and rare plants from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, China, India, Mexico and Chile.

All of the plants that that we have for sale are growing in the gardens and therefore we have first hand experience of all the plants we have for sale.

Trading in many of these plants is protected by the international CITES Convention which promotes sustainable use of natural resources.

I have imported and sold plant exotica for the last 20 years and I continue to develop lines in unusual plants. I have a large stock of tree and ground ferns offering a huge choice of plants to both the professional and amateur gardener.

After you order we will email you the fulfilled order and price including delivery charge.

Botanical Works by Susan Sex and ‘Looking out the Window at Kells Bay’ by Pauline Bewick

DELIVERY / MAIL ORDER

Mail Order to Island of Ireland, 32 counties:

Cost per parcel is €15.00 – This covers anything up to 30 kg & 2.0 metres in length with delivery within 2 days.

For larger orders, where possible, we will endeavour to personally deliver your order to you. There is a minimum charge of €25.00 for these deliveries.

We can normally make deliveries to most areas of Kerry, Cork, Limerick, Dublin and nearby counties.

Mail Order to Island of Britain:

Cost per parcel is €30.00 – This covers anything up to 30 kg & 1.5 metres in length with delivery within 3 days.

For larger orders, I make a couple of visits to Britain each year, normally in Spring and Autumn doing deliveries. The area covered is generally the South and South West. Where possible we can make deliveries if notified well in advance. Cost of delivery will be quoted when an order is placed.

By Pallet: We can send larger order by pallet, please enquire.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, 10th to 15th September 2020 – I will be exhibiting here, you can pre order plants for collection here.

Mail Order to Europe:

Costs vary per country, please enquire. Unfortunately it is far more expensive than the rates for Ireland and Britain.

France – I visit France usually twice a year, normally late March and September. Area covered is Normandy and Brittany. Please pre book your order.

United States – We regret we cannot send plants to the US.

 

Blechnum brasiliense

Blechnum brasiliense is an evergreen, frost-tender fern reaching a height and spread of 1.5m by 1m. The erect to arching fronds are slightly crinkled; new fronds emerge an intense pinkish-red colour before maturing to a glossy green. Over time, the erect rhizome will...

Rehderodendron macrocarpum

Rehderodendron macrocarpum is native to southwestern China (Guangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan) and northern Vietnam, where it grows at in woodland at altitudes of 1,000–1,500 m. It is a deciduous tree growing to no more than 7–10 metres tall. It is noted for unusual fruit.

Blechnum palmiforme

Blechnum palmiforme

Blechnum palmiforme is probably the best of all the Blechnums in my opnion. Whilst not strictly categorised as a tree fern, this Blechnum certainly forms a stout black trunk over time (which the Albatross are known to nest in!). Aspect: This evergreen fern is more...

Dicksonia youngiae

Dicksonia youngiae is another Australian Dicksonia species that is endemic to the rainforests of New South Wales and Queensland. To the unaccustomed eye it is not dissimilar to its NZ cousin, Dicksonia squarrosa, with a slender woody trunk that will usually send up...

Cyathea dealbata

Cyathea dealbata is a very striking and beautiful tree fern. It is a slow grower eventually reaching a trunk height of 10 metres or more and has a stout, thick woody trunk up to 45cm in diameter. It is a very distinct and easily recognized New Zealand tree fern, made...

Cyathea medullaris

Cyathea medullaris is in my humble opinion the best of the tree ferns for the exotic feel! This is most definitely the best of the Cyathea species to start with. Hardy to -3 degrees for short periods of time. It will require some winter protection if temperatures go...

Blechnum wattsii

Blechnum wattsii

Blechnum wattsii is a very common and distinctive native ground fern found growing in wet forests. It is a large ground fern with coarse, erect, dark green fronds often about 1 metre long. It has been growing successfully here in Kells Bay Gardens for over 5 years now...

Podocarpus salignus

Podocarpus salignus is a species of coniferous evergreen tree in the Podocarpaceae family. It is found only in Chile, from 35 to 42° south latitude, where it is threatened by habitat loss. Growing up to 20 metres in height and 1 metre in diameter, the trunk is...

Cyathea brownii

Cyathea brownii is probably the largest tree fern species in the world. It is endemic to Norfolk Island, in the Pacific Ocean near Australia and New Zealand. It gets its name from the botanist Robert Brown (1773-1858). In natural habitat Cyathea brownii can reach up...

Cyathea australis

Cyathea australis is a superb looking Tree Fern from the forests of Southeast Australia (and Tasmania and Norfolk Island) comes this medium to large sized tree fern. In the wild it inhabits moist mountain areas in Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland, and is...

Phoenix canariensis

Phoenix canariensis is an endemic palm tree to the Canary Islands. Like all palms it is single trunked, pinnate palm that can grow to 20 metres tall in its native habitat. The trunk is generally 60-90cm in diameter when mature. The largest one we have in the Gardens...

Juania australis

Juania australis is an extremely rare feather palm with a green trunk from the Juan Fernandez Islands in the Pacific Ocean 700km off the coast of Chile. It is dioecious (has male and female plants). In time (a long time!) it will form a trunk and make a wonderful...

Agave striata

Agave striata

Agave striata Hardiness: Probably the hardiest of the Agave species if planted in very free draining soil.

Schefflera taiwaniana

Schefflera taiwaniana is a frost hardy perennial evergreen shrub with brown and green flowers. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are arranged in a spike inflorescence. It grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6...

Schefflera delavayi

Schefflera delavayi is a shrub or small evergreen tree from high elevation areas of China and Vietnam has broad umbrellas of green leaves that emerge covered in silver or copper indumentum. As with most members of the Aralia family it blooms in Autumn. Hardiness: This...

Aruacaria araucana

Aruacarua araucana is......... Hardiness: This is a very hardy tree which in most cases has come through the worst of the recent winters.

Fatsia polycarpa

Fatsia polycarpa

A very striking species of Fatsia that is endemic to the woodlands of Taiwan. To date it rarely found in cultivation. But due to its more exotic appearance it won't be long before it is more sought after than its better known cousin Fatsia japonica. With regard to...

Echium pininana‏

Echium pininana‏

Echium pininana is native to La Palma in the Canary Islands. It is typically biennial, it grows with large rosettes of silver and hairy leaves in the first year. In year two or three it will flower, producing a single 3 to 5 metre high flower spire filled with blue,...

Fatsia japonica‏

Fatsia japonica‏

Fatsia japonica is a medium-sized evergreen shrub of open, spreading habit, with palmately-lobed leaves to 45cm in width and small white flowers in globose clusters. Fruits are small and black. Hardiness: It is much hardier than first thought. It is safely hardy to -6...

Podocarpus henkelii‏

Podocarpus henkelii‏

Podocarpus henkeliii is an evergreen tree, native to South Africa and from the conifer family. It has a shiny, dense green foliage that is narrow and flat in shape. Slow growing evergreen tree 9-15m height and 4.6-6m in width. Prefers in full sun and partial shade,...

Dryopteris atrata‏

Dryopteris atrata‏

Hardiness: very hardy This is a very easy fern to grow, being very hardy and a good looking fern that is almost evergreen. RHS AGM

Daphniphyllum himalense var. macropodum‏

Daphniphyllum himalense var. macropodum‏

Daphniphyllum himalayense subsp. macropodum is a rounded understory broadleaf evergreen shrub or small tree that is most noted for its bold, attractive, Rhododendron like foliage and lovely red stems.  It is native to forested areas in Japan, Korea and China. Leaves...

Elegia tectorum‏

Elegia tectorum‏

Elegia tectorum is a beautiful large restio with stout culms rising from rhizomes to around 2 metres tall. The stiffly erect culms have persistent bright reddish pink sheaths and drooping hair-like foliage. The new growth is particularly showy and male plants have a...

Blechnum cycadifolium‏

Blechnum cycadifolium‏

Blechnum cycadifolium is one of my favourite of all ferns all ferns having gone to see it in its native habitat on Robinson Crusoe Island part of the Juan Fernández archipelago back in 2005. These magnificent ferns grow on very steep hillsides and cliffs of volcanic...

Rhododendron macabeanum‏

Rhododendron macabeanum‏

R. macabeanum is a large evergreen shrub or tree with magnificent glossy dark green leaves up to 30cm in length, whitish beneath. Flowers bell-shaped, pale to deep yellow with a purple blotch, in dense rounded trusses. Plant in moist but well-drained acidic soil....

Cyathea cooperi‏

Cyathea cooperi‏

Cyathea cooperi is a fast grrowing tree fern. It is native to New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. This spectacular tree fern enjoys a sunny position for best results. Keep protected in winter, this tree fern will makes a fine addtion to any garden. Hardiness:...

Blechnum penna-marina

Blechnum penna-marina

Blechnum penna-marina is an evergreen fern forming a mat of spreading, simply pinnate, dark green sterile fronds to 15cm in length, with narrower, erect fertile fronds, the young fronds often reddish. At first glance you may not think of Blechnum penna-marina as one...

Dryopteris wallichiana

Dryopteris wallichiana

Dryopteris wallichiana is a semi-evergreen fern, forming tufts of erect, lance-shaped, bipinnatifid fronds, bright yellowish-green when young, clothed with blackish-brown scales on the stalk and midrib. One of the more striking ferns with its very black scales on the...

Blechnum longicauda‏

Blechnum longicauda‏

Blechnum longicauda is a very exotic looking fern from Alexander Selkirk Island in the Juan Fernandez archipelago. The fronds on my ferns habve reached a length of around 60cm. Apparently they reach over 2 metres in their native habitat. Once you have one plant you...

Farfugium japonicum‏

Farfugium japonicum is a rhizomatous evergreen perennial with simple, rounded leaves and branched clusters of daisy-like bright yellow flowers in late autumn and early winter. It is one of my favourite woodland plants with its distinctive green and yellow blotches on...

Woodwardia unigemmata‏

Woodwardia unigemmata‏

Woodwardia unigemmata is a wonderful fern. As with all the Woodwardia genus these ferns have large arching evergreen fronds up to 120cm in length. But the red hew growth on the emerging juvenile fronds is simply amazing in it's vibrancy. Hardiness: Another safe bet as...

Myosotidium hortsenia‏

Myosotidium is a genus of plants belonging to the family Boraginaceae. This genus is represented by the single species Myosotidium hortensia, the Chatham Islands forget-me-not, which is endemic to the Chatham Islands, New Zealand.

Blechnum chilense‏

Blechnum chilense‏

Blechnum chilense is a wonderful big strong evergreen fern from Chile. It is a really strong, bold fern with thick, leathery dark green pinnatifid fronds. They can potentially reach a height of up to 6 foot in time but more usually around 3 to 4 foot from my...

Asplenium bulbiferum‏

Asplenium bulbiferum‏

Asplenium bulbiferum, known as Mother spleenwort. This fern species is native to New Zealand only. It is also called hen and chicken fern. Its fronds are known to be eaten as a vegetable. It is a most attractive fern with delicate looking fronds, generally full of...

Blechnum nudum

Blechnum nudum

Blechnum nudum is a wonderful fern that is a great addition to any fernery. Blechnum nudum forms an erect, rounded clump with a small black fibrous trunk up to 30cm, spreading by rhizome to form large colonies over time. Like many of the Blechnum species, the sporing...

Blechnum discolor

Blechnum discolor

Blechnum discolor is a lovely evergreen fern that is best suited to damp but well-drained, sheltered spot. It will cope with a wide range of conditions, including dry, frosts, and full sun to shade. It will form a small trunk in time up to about 30cm. Sends up new...

Blechnum novae-zelandiae‏

Blechnum novae-zelandiae‏

Blechnum novae-zelandiae is a medium to large ground fern, with once-divided fronds. Like most Blechnums, the sterile and spore-producing fertile fronds look markedly different. The segments of the fertile fronds are very narrow and black or brown. In the sterile...

Blechnum spicant‏

Blechnun spicant is a wonderful hardy, good looking evergreen native fern. For anyone looking for a safe bet and a great looking fern at a reasnoble cost this is the one I would highly recommend. Also very adaptable to most conditions. Will tolerate shade and wet...

Hydrangea species

Hydrangea species

Hardy scale : Generally hardy to -6 Celsius Available Species: Hydrangea villosa Hydrangea sargentiana Hydrangea aspera Gongshan Hydrangea Myama Yae Murasaki

Wollemia nobilis

Wollemia nobilis

Wollemi nobilis is still very new to cultivation. The story of the discovery of the Wollemi Pine has been well publicised. In brief, National Parks and Wildlife office, David Noble, discovered the plant while bushwalking in an isolated area of the Wollemi National...

Araucaria angustifolia

Araucaria angustifolia

If like me you are into the wonderful world of Araucariaceae this is a must have plant. Very striking tree which is a quick grower and appears hardier than its illustrious cousin Araucaria araucana. Aruacaria angustifolia is an evergreen tree growing up to 40 m and 1...

Todea barbara

Todea barbara

Todea barbara, being from the Osmundaceae family does best in or near water in damp ground. Still a rare fern in cultivation. Fronds are bipinnate, forms a large fibrous trunk over time. Evergreen in milder parts but will defoliate in freezing conditions.  Another...

Lophosoria quadripinnata

Lophosoria quadripinnata

Lophosoria quadripinnata is a very graceful fern with soft foliage. Fronds are triangular, tripinnate-pinnatifid with very leathery stipe. The mature undersides of the lamina are a silvery glaucous blue which is very striking. It would appear to be suitable in my...

Trachycarpus fortunei

This wonderful fan palm can grow to about 15 metres in its native habitat. The trunk is covered in a matted fibre. It grows relatively quickly (compared to all other palms I've tried) in Ireland. It actually has a preference for cooler, temperate areas making it an...

Trachycarpus wagnerianus

Trachycarpus wagnerianus

Trachycarpus wagnerianus is a fan palm is quite similar in appearance to Trachycarpus fortunei, but has shorter, stiffer leaves that stand more erect and aren’t as deeply divided. It is more cold and wind tolerant. In my opinion it is a more attractive palm to...

Blechnum tabulare

Blechnum tabulare

Blechnum tabulare gets it's name after Table Mountain in South Africa. This is a fabulous evergreen fern with very strong pinnate, thick leathery fronds. These can reach a size of 1 metre / 3 foot when the plant is mature. It will form a trunk in time up to 60 -90cm /...

Blechnum magellanicum‏

Blechnum magellanicum‏

Blechnum magellanicum is a very large trunked Blechnum, exclusively from Southern Chile. This is probably the largest trunked of all Blechnums. Very old, mature plants can have trunks of up to 1.7 metres in their native habitat in Chile. This is a rare fern to...

Blechnum fluviatile

Blechnum fluviatile

Blechnum fluviatile is a really unusual evergreen fern from New Zealand that has very distinctive pinnae. The sterile green fronds, up to 50cm long, are practically horizontal with the brown sporing fronds being erect in the centre of the crown. The scales on the...

Dicksonia squarrosa

Dicksonia squarrosa

Dicksonia squarrosa is an extremely elegant and exotic looking Tree Fern from New Zealand (North Island, South Island, Stewart Island, Chatham Island, Three Kings Island). It has a very slender dark trunk up to 7 metres (22 feet) tall, in its native habitat, covered...

Dicksonia sellowiana

Dicksonia sellowiana comes from from South America (from southern Mexico all the way down as far as Uruguay) can now be rated hardy along with lines of Dicksonia antarctica and Dicksonia fibrosa. It’s trunk height can grow up to 10 metres which is very fibrous and...

Jubaea chilensis

The generic name Jubaea honours a relatively obscure Numidian king, Juba I who was involved in civil wars against Julius Caesar in North Africa! But as to why it was applied to this palm I do not yet know. This is a truly massive palm in maturity with the largest...

Dicksonia fibrosa

Dicksonia fibrosa

Dicksonia fibrosa is a smaller species of the Dicksonia genus from New Zealand (North Island, South Island and Chatham Island) that looks almost like a miniature of Dicksonia antarctica. It grows in formidably cold areas of New Zealand, at elevations up to 900 metres....

Dicksonia antarctica

Dicksonia antarctica

Dicksonia antarctica is the best known of all the tree ferns. It has been grown in Britain and Ireland for years for its ease of cultivation, great beauty and proven cold-hardiness. The uncurling croziers and stipes are covered with soft, reddish-brown hairs. The...