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.
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 unusually 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.
Upright deciduous shrub, with golden yellow foliage, very fragrant off-white single flowers in early summer. Best in light shade to prevent foliage burning. H:2-3.5m. Prune old wood hard after flowering.
A new variety of pittosporum, with a compact and conical habit, requiring minimal pruning. Mid-green evergreen foliage, small fragrant purple flowers in spring and early summer. Enjoys full sun to part-shade and will grow well on most soils. Final height may be about 1 to 1.2m
Very attractive evergreen shrub with large glossy dark green leaves. Slow growing eventually making a large shrub. Very fragrant large cream flowers in early summer. An excellent wall shrub. Plant in a sunny position is moist but well drained soil. Final height: 1-3m depending on pruning
Plumbago is an evergreen shrub grown as a climber, attaining considerable size in the wild, but often much smaller in cultivation, perhaps 1 or 2m. Leaves are glossy green on long, thin, and climbing stems. The flowers are usually pale blue in summerr. Happy in a pot in a warm and sheltered position when all risk of frost has passed. Half-hardy, so protect from frost at all times.
Plumbago auriculata is only half-hardy and must over-wintered in a frost free conservatory of heated glaas house.
Sprawling evergreen shrub with striking pale cream-green flowers throughout late winter when there is little else in bloom. More compact and more floriferous than the true species this named variety of this fully hardy plant will be a welcome source of food for early-emerging bees. Happy in sun or semi-shade in any reasonably good garden soil. H: about 30cm, spread perhaps 1m.
Hardy, spreading shrub, preferring dappled shade or sun in dry gardens. H:1-3m. Bristly, spiny stems and lobed dark green leaves. Attractive tubular fuchsia-like dark red flowers followed by orange fruits.