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.
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.
A very beautiful shrub, easily worthy of a prominent but perferably sheltered position in the garden. Pendant white flowers tinged pink with golden anthers are borne in elegant sprays in late spring. Native to mountains in N. Philippines. Frost hardy. H: 2m
Deciduous hardy shrub flowering in mid summer and suitable for middle to back of the border. The variety Candidissima' is tall and erect branching shrub producing large clusters of honey-scented, double white flowers in June and July. Fully hardy. H:2.5m
Southern Bush Honeysuckle. Low-growing hardy shrub, native to eastern North America. Small yellow flowers in spring. Creeps under ground and will form dense thickets, so good ground cover. Great autumn colour. H:35cm
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.
Dense, rounded and evergreen shrub, with leathery silver-grey leaves and small creamy white flowers in autumn. Best in full sun or partial shade. Well drained soil. Extremely tolerant plant apart from waterlogging. H: 2-3m