Evergreen shrub from S.E. Xizang, China. Small glossy green leaves on arching stems. Masses of small white flowers will attract great numbers of bees whilst the the brilliant red berries in the winter will be welcome food for birds. May reach 2m in cultivation or cut back to desired size. Fully hardy.
Rounded deciduous shrub with arching stems bearing abundant rose-pink flowers in late spring. Well drained soil even poor, stony soils in full sun are quite appropriate. Cut back by about one-third after flowering to prevent legginess and induce longevity. Heith and width about 1 to 1,5m depending on how hard you prune.
Rounded deciduous shrub with arching stems bearing abundant clear yellow flowers in late spring. Well drained soil even poor, stony soils in full sun are quite appropriate. Cut back by about one-third after flowering to prevent legginess and induce longevity. Heith and width about 1 to 1,5m depending on how hard you prune.
Evergreen shrub, native to China and Japan Mid green leaves with paler margins. Very fragrant purplish pink flowers, from dark pink buds, emerge in late winter. Part shade preferred, but will grow in sun. H: 1.5m. At least frost hardy, in our expereince fully hardy if sheltered from very cold northerly winds in winter. Good loamy soil, moisture-retentive and with good drainage prefered for best results.
Medium size shrub, growing to 2m, with dense panicles of white to white-pink flowers in summer. Prefers full sun and moist but well drained soil. Fully hardy. Native to mixed forests, mountain slopes and valleys at 500-800m altitude in the eastern Chinese provinces of Anhui, Fujian, Hubei, Jiangxi, Shaanxi and Zhejiang.
The Tasmanian Mountain Pepper is a useful evergreen shrub suitable for a sunny or semi shaded site in a relatively sheltered position. The plant is hardy down to -5 to -10. The dark, glossy green leaves emerge from red stems; the bark and leaves are strongly scented of cinnamon. Fragrant greenish yellow flowers emerge in sping. H: 2-4m.
A rare and unusual evergreen hardy shrub from South America; creamy-white fragrant flowers in spring. Found alongside dinosaurs in the fossil record, so a very ancient plant! Plant in full sun in any decent garden soil. Fully hardy. H: 2-4m depending on pruning.
Architechtural evergreen shrub flowering in winter. Robust plants suitable for any exposed or sheltered site, preferrably in some sun. Large silvery grey leaves provide a useful backdrop or 'formal' look. Small grey/sulphur fragrant flowers occur in winter. Hardy. H: 2m