Exotic Plants To Spice Up Your Garden

Exotic Plants To Spice Up Your Garden

If you’ve already got to grips with growing Wasabi at home, and perhaps you’ve conquered a citrus tree as well, why not try something a little different? Our Myoga ginger, Szechuan and Sansho plants are back in stock NOW – they are ideal for a kitchen garden or anyone who wants to add something exotic to their garden.

Myoga Ginger Plants


Myoga ginger is the perfect plant for all sushi lovers – it’s plump buds are the ginger you might see very finely sliced as a garnish, especially with sashimi. With a beautifully mild ginger flavour, the buds can be harvested from mid-late summer and used in any manner of ways. Plants will thrive in partial sun with well-draining soil and can grow up to around a metre.

Sansho Pepper Trees


If you’re trying to grow a Japanese kitchen garden, look no further than the Sansho tree. The young leaves, Kinome, are used in Japanese cuisine to great effect just as much as the berries that come later. Red sansho can be harvested in the summer when fully ripe, they have a citrusy spice and can be dried and used like peppercorns for a lemon-pepper hit.

Szechuan Pepper Trees


Similar to the Sansho tree, Szechuan trees will also produce vibrant red fruits. When these red cases open to reveal black peppercorns inside, they are ready to be harvested and enjoyed in a myriad of ways with punchy peppery flavour and a lingering tingle on the tongue. Trees can grow up to 3m in 10 years, but can also make excellent bonsai trees.

Shiso Plants


For a delightful herbal addition to your garden, why not try Shiso? With similar requirements to Basil, shiso will bring abundant leaves ready to harvest in summer for cooking, making tea, or even try a shiso cordial – incredibly refreshing!

Yuzu Trees


Liven up your home with the Queen of Citus; yuzu! With electric yellow fruits in the late Autumn, it will provide a glorious pop of colour just when you need it most. Use your homegrown yuzu in all sorts of recipes for a zesty burst of flavour.

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