Vigorous deciduous shrub with glossy leaves and large panicles of creamy sterile flowers and pinkish fertile flowers in late summer; best in moist soil and partial shade. Cut back in early spring. H: 2-3m
Hardy shrub for cooler and/or moister part of the garden. Creamy-white flower panicles age to shades of pink by late summer. Prune hard in early spring to encourage new growth. Fully hardy. H: 2m if unpruned.
Medium-sized shrub, ideal for a cool and lighty shaded spot, preferably on reasonably moist soil. Very pretty lace-cap flower-heads with blue central fertile florets surrounded by white sterile 'honey guides' aging in late summer to pink and red. Spectacular fiery red foliage in the autumn. Fully hardy. H:1m+
Large, conical, female evergreen shrub or medium-sized tree. Produces large red berries. Will tolerate light shade and prefers moist but well drained soil. H:7m. Hybrid of I. aquifolium and I. latifolia. AGM
Deep yellow single flowers fading to cream flowering upright, deciduous shrub. Bright green leaves turning yellowish in the Autumn. Flowers are c. 6cm wide in April-May. Very eye catching. Hardy. Full sun. H:2m
A rare and elegant deciduous shrub honeysuckle from China. Narrow, tubular cream/white flowers with a rosy flush at the base in late winter. Wonderfully fragrant. Best in full sun or lightly dappled shade in moist but well drained soil. Cut out old wood in late spring to encourage new flowering wood. Fully hardy. H: 1-2m
A rare species of shrubby honeysuckle native to northern and western North America, with characteristic pairs of yellow flowers tinged orange or red followed by large, glossy black to purple fruits in later summer . Fully hardy. H: 2m
Delightful slender-branched spreading shrub with small glaucous green leaves and soft pink and very fragrant flowers in the spring/early summer. Very robust and tolerant, and will do well in full sun or light shade. Cut out old wood after flowering. Native to China and Tibet. Fully hardy. H:1-3m.
Fly Honeysuckle. Bushy deciduous shrub. Oval grey-green leaves. Cream-white tubular flowers occur along the shoots in pairs in spring. Showy red berries. H:3m. Hardy. Well-drained soil. Sun or part shade.
Spreading evergreen subshrub. Attractive densely hairy silvery grey-green leaves. Pale lemon yellow flowers often throughout the year but mostly in summer and to a lesser extent again in early autumn. H:60cm. Full sun and well-drained soil. Protect from cold wet in winter.
A rare and very beautiful magnolia, bearing yellow flowers with white interiors in spring. Will grow in to a large shrub or in time a small tree. Fully hardy, and preferring a rich and fertile soil in a reasonably sheltered position that sees a few hours of sun each day. Height: 2-5m
A beautiful, large deciduous shrub from Japan, Korea and China; large white scented flowers from May to July. As a woodland specialist it prefers dappled shade and reasonably moist soil. Fully hardy. H: probably growing to 2-3m
Vigorous, medium-sized, deciduous shrub or small tree, with narrow ovate leaves about 12cm in length.Star shaped lilac-pink flowers emerge in Spring with a lovely scent. The flowers grow to 10cm in width and open before the leaves. Fully hardy. H+W: 3-6m.
Honey Flower. A magnificent plant, grown for its large, aromatic, grey-green leaves. Best in full sun and reasonably well drained soil; a dry mulch during severe cold may be advisable. S. African origin. H: up to 2m
Upright evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves; fragrant white flowers in autumn. Crushed leaves produce a distinct and attractive aromatic perfume which is used in Sardinia to make 'mirto', an alcoholic liquer. In classical Greek mythology, myrtle was sacred to the goddess Aphrodite and is to this day used in traditional wedding bouquets.Prefers full sun and a sheltered site. Frost hardy. H: 2m
Small leaved myrtle. Evergreen shrub with small shiny evergreen leaves, a compact, rounded habit and masses of fragrant white flowers in late summer-autumn. Plant in a sheltered, well-drained and warm location; prune lighlty in spring to maintain shape. Hardy to -15°C. H: about 1.2m
Neillia is a lovely deciduous shrub grown for profuse clusters of pink-white flowers in the spring and early summer and a graceful arching habit. Prefers moist soil in sun or part shade. Fully hardy. Prune old wood hard after flowering to encourage fresh flower-bearing stems the following year. H:2m
Deciduous upright large shrub. Attractive, large and deeply cut leaves. Single bowl shaped yellow flowers in early summer. H:2m. W:1.2m. Hardy. Sun or partial shade. Rich well drained soil will produce best results.
Very attractive upright shrub with grey stems and silver-grey heavily lobed leaves. Tubular violet-blue flowers in long panicles in late summer. Prune right back mid-spring. Hardy. Well-drained soil. H:1.2m. AGM
Beautiful deciduous shrub, raised in the USA, and noted for its uusualy large, double and scented white flowers in early summer. Best in full sun or light shade on good rich soils that are moist and well drained. Cut back old wood hard after flowering. Fully hardy. H:1-3m depending on pruning.