Extremely attractive silvery grey leaved hardy shrub with aromatic foliage Bright blue flowers (larger than the species) throughout the summer. Trim lightly from time to time during summer to keep neat and tidy. Freely drained soil and full sun preferred. H:1m
Very low-growing, sun-loving hardy shrub, grown for its powerfully aromatic foliage, vital in the kitchen for numerous recipes, but also warmly appreciated by bees who will be busy visiting the numerous small pink flowers in summer. Trim back from time to time to encourage fresh growth and to prevent excessive woodiness. Fully hardy. H: 10cm
Dense, bushy deciduous shrub, dark green foliage. Pink buds open to very fragrant white flowers in mid-spring followed by black fruits in summer to autmun. Fully hardy and tolerant of most conditions. H: 2m
Exceptionally beautiful, vigorous spreading deciduous shrub. Hundreds of large white open flowers on arching branches in early summer, followed by small red fruits and reddish autumn leaf colour. Happy in full sun or partial shade in moist but well drained soil. H+S:3m or more.
Widely regarded as the best of the 'plicatum' viburnums. Profuse white flowering, with a layering habit. Allow a couple of metres or more around as in time it will form a substantial and very beautiful plant. Partial shade. Fully hardy. H:1.5m
Viburnum with both attractive flowers and foliage. Leaves, when young in mid-spring, start purple, age to green before turning yellow in autumn. Bold, flat clusters of lacecap-type flowers produced in early summer, contrasting with foliage. H: 2m. Sun or semi-shade.
Robust, easy-going hardy evergreen shrub, with flat heads of white flowers, opening from cream coloured buds in spring, followed by blue-black fruit. Dark green foliage makes a great backdrop for summer flowering plants. Clip to size. H: 2-3m
Bushy and deciduous 'chunky' shrub. Heart shaped dark green leaves; red in autumn. Fragrant pinkish-white flowers in domed corymbs are borne in early summer. Hardy. H: up to 3m. Sun or partial shade. Well-drained soil. AGM