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
Winged Spindle. Deciduous shrub cultivated for autumn foliage. Dark green leaves turning brilliant dark red and bright orange seeds in red seed pods make for a gresat autumn show. H:2m; W:3m. Hardy. Well-drained soil; full sun or partial shade. AGM
A deciduous and fully hardy dwarf shrub cultivated for autumn foliage. Green summer foliage turns brilliant pink to dark red in late summer to early autumn, accented by red seed pots that open to reveal bright ornage seeds. Very robust and tolerant, thriving best in moist but well-drained soils in either full sun or partial shade. RHS Award of Garden Merit. H: up to 1m