Upright, deciduous shrub with abundant, sweetly-scented pink flowers in late summer. Will attracts bees and other pollinating insects. Prefers light shade, moist but well drained soil; resents chalky soils. Prune to size in the spring if required to control overall size. H+W: 1-2m
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.
Compact and rounded shrub, bearing a profusion of white flowers, the reverse of each petal flushed pink in spring/early summer. Fully hardy. Plant in full sun and moist but well drained soil. Once established, cut back the old wood hard after flowering to encourage new shoots in the current summer which willthen form flower-bearing shoots the following year. Height and spread: about: 1.2m
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.