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.
Very attractive shrubby perennial with heavily dissected grey-green leaves. Large delicate white poppy heads, with pronounced yellow yolks for centres, in summer. Full sun. Well drained soil. H: 1.5m. Vigorous.
Aromatic sun-loving shrub. Dark green foliage with masses of small white flowers in summer. Cut back after flowering to encourage new growth. Best in full sun and moist but well drained soil. Many uses in the kitchen. H: about 1m
Vigorous spreading shrub. Large, glossy leaves on vigorous runners. Orangy-red attractive fruits in late summer. Ground cover. Fully hardy. Part shade preferred but otherwise very tough and tolerant of a wide range of conditions.
Evergreen shrub for light shade. Extremely fragrant small white flowers in late winter followed by bright red fruits. This variety has characteristically narrow and pointed leaves. Fully hardy. Height about 0.5 to 1m
A rare evergreen shrub that prefers a warm sheltered garden. Native of Nepal. This lovely Sweet Boxi has large, glossy, bright green leaves and masses of sweetly scented white flowers in winter. H:2m. Semi shade or light sun. Moist but well drained soil. Do not plant in a windy corner or frost pocket.
Beautiful ornamental evergreen shrub suitable for shade. Glossy elliptical leaves. Racemes of buds develop in Autumn with highly fragrant creamy-sulphur yellow flowers in late winter-early spring. H:60cm; W: 1m
Lovely ornamental shrub that will flower over a very extended period - very well suited to smaller gardens that need such versatility. Syringa Pink Perfume is quite compact so can be grown in a large pot but do keep well watered and regularly fed. Trim back lightly after the first major spring flush of flowers to keep neat and tidy. Fully hardy. Grow in full sun or light shade in a moist but well drained fertile soils. Final height: 1-2m if kept trimmed
Dense, mound-forming bush with mid-green leaves often turning purple in autumn. Fragrant, purplish lilac flowers in nodding panicles in late spring to early summer. Sometimes flowering sparsely again in the autumn. Fully hardy. Grow in in fertile soil in full sun or light shade. .H:2m.
Spreading, deciduous shrub or small tree, wonderful scented double white blooms with pale lavender tinted buds in late springLilacs prefer sun with a moist, rich soil, but can tolerate some shade. Prune after flowering. Can be grown as a specimen shrub or in a border.
Large upright shrub, baring intensely fragrant flowers in purple each with a clear white margin in spring or early summer. Plant in full sun or light shade in a rich or at least well prepared soil. Prune immediately after flowering. Fully hardy. H: 2-3m
Dense, bushy deciduous shrub, dark green foliage. Pink buds open to very fragrant white flowers in mid-spring followed by black fruits in summer to autmun. Fully hardy and tolerant of most conditions. H: 2m
Rare species of viburnum from western China. Unusual, small dark green and almost circular leaves; clusters of small white flowers in early summer followed by shining black berries. Tolerant of most conditions; fully hardy. H:2-3m Sometimes called the Mouse Ear Viburnum.
Exceptionally beautiful, vigorous spreading deciduous shrub. Hundreds of large white open flowers on arching branches in early summer, followed by small red fruits and reddish autumn leaf colour. Happy in full sun or partial shade in moist but well drained soil. H+S:3m or more.
Very beautiful hardy deciduous shrub suitable for partial shade or full sun. Delicate creamy-white flowers and bracts with fine pink edges, turning to salmony pink, smother branches that start erect but later spreading to form flat layers. Foliage turns red in autumn, complementing the small red berries. Highly recommended. H:2m.
Viburnum with both attractive flowers and foliage. Leaves, when young in mid-spring, start purple, age to green before turning yellow in autumn. Bold, flat clusters of lacecap-type flowers produced in early summer, contrasting with foliage. H: 2m. Sun or semi-shade.
Elegant robust deciduous shrub with oval bronze young leaves turning dark green. Deep pink buds open to fragrant pink flowers from late autumn to early spring. Won't flower in cold winters. Hardy. H: 3m. Full sun.