A vigorous, evergeen shrub with arching branches, mid-green leaves and clusters of pink-red flowers in summer and autumn followed by purple-red fruit. Best grown in full sun and moist but well drained soil, preferably in a sheltered and sunny position. Native to the southern USA and South America to Chile. Hardy to -5C, possibly colder when more mature. Poisonous if ingested.
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.
Very attractive specimen plant. Spreading deciduous shrub. Glossy leaves. Lovely fragrant white flowered panicles in summer. Fully hardy. Will do best in well-drained soils in full sun. North American. H+W:3m.
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
Vigorous shrub with pale green ovate leaves that will do best in full sun and well-drained soil.. Lovely bright yellow pea-like flowers throughout summer follwed by bladder-like seed pods. Fully hardy. Prune after flowering to control size and shape if desired. H:2-3m unpruned.
Potentially large, upright, deciduous shrub. Grey-green leaves, with irregular white margins and white flowers in early summer. Vigorous and capable of making a large shrub in a few seasons - hard pruning in spring will control this and also encourage the growth of bright red fresh stems, Very robust. Hardy. H:3m.
Very attractive small, deciduous and shrubby tree. Deep purple leaves and purplish catkins and edible nuts in the autumn. Fully Hardy. Full sun will produce the most dramatic dark leaf colouring. Cut back in spring to control size if desired. H: ultimately up to 6m with out cutting back
Deciduous shrub preferring sun or some shade. Mid- green rounded leaves turn a gorgeous bright orangey-red in the autumn. Striking orange-red cloudy flower heads in mid-late summer. H:3m or more or cut back in spring to control size once established. A fully hardy and choice plant, Cotinus 'Flame' will grow into a magnificent specimen plant.
Spreading evergreen shrub with glossy pointed leaves. Striking creamy yellow berries in late autumn. Very tolerant of most conditions, enjoying sun or shade. Fully hardy. Cut back as desired to maintain shape and size. The flowers are much appreciated by bees. H:3m.