Thorny shrub with glossy green leaves. Creamy-pink flowers emerge from pink buds in spring on older wood, followed by large yellow-flushed red fruit in late summer - perfect for jelly-making. Fully hardy and equally content in full sun or even quite pronounced shade. Trim back to shape after flowering but avoid heavy pruning if possible. H:1-2m.
Spreading deciduous shrub with spiny branches and glossy dark green leaves. Dark pink cup shaped flowers develop in early spring on bare stems. In late summer, large yellow fruits develop that can be used to make very tasty jelly, much like the Cydonia quince. Fully hardy. Very tolerant but prefers well-drained, fertile and moisture-retentive soil in sun or light shade. AGM
Vigorous deciduous shrub with lance shaped glossy green leaves. Pendent fragrant sulphur-yellow flowers are produced on bare shoots in winter. Fully Hardy. Will do best in reasonably well drained soil and in full sun. H:2m+
A most elegant and rare shrub , potentially a small tree, from the Far East, bearing massses delicate sprays of fragrant white flowers in early summer. Fringe trees grow best in quite sheltered positions on reliably moist an reasonably rich soil, so improve with well rotted garden compost before planting. Fully hardy.
Glossy evergreen medium-sized shrub. Fragrant white flowers in late spring and in summer/autumn. Ideal for a sunny corner. Frost hardy. Well-drained soils in full sun will give the best results. Protect from cold winds by planting in south or south-west facing positions. H:2.5m. AGM
Compact, evergreen shrub, with fragrant white flowers from pink buds in late spring and, after a warm summer, in autumn as well. Ideal for a sunny corner. Hardy. Well-drained soil. Sun. H:1 to 2.5m. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit
Evergreen, sun-loving and medium sized shrub for sunny and well drained positions. Grey-green felty leaves. Large pure white flowers in summer with distinctive golden centres. Trim back lightly after flowering. H: 1m
Hardy evergreen shrub, well suited to full sun and well drained soils. Velvety grey-green foliage which has a strong lemon scent when touched and masses of pink flowers with prominent golden stamens in early summer. Trim lightly after flowering. Fully hardy. H:1m
Rather lovely deciduous shrub producing dark green oval-tapering leaves which are purplish when young. Large rosy-red fragrant flowers in mid to late summer. H:2m. Vigorous. Tolerant of most conditions.