The Tasmanian Mountain Pepper is a useful evergreen shrub suitable for a sunny or semi shaded site in a relatively sheltered position. The plant is hardy down to -5 to -10. The dark, glossy green leaves emerge from red stems; the bark and leaves are strongly scented of cinnamon. Fragrant greenish yellow flowers emerge in spring. H: 2-4m.
Fully hardy shrub with distinctive pointed leaf buds, green leaves turn fiery red in autumn. Large red pods in autumn with bright orange seeds. Choice shrub that becomes a highly-eye catching focal point in late summer and autumn. Very tolerant, and will do well in any decent garden soil in full sun or partial shade. H:2-2.5m
Spreading evergreen shrub with thick lobed large leathery mid green leaves. Small creamy - white flowers form in globular clusters in late summer-autumn. Full sun or dappled shade. Protect from winds. Frost hardy. Well drained soil. H+W:1.5-4m.
Spring flowering hardy shrub, enjoying full sun or perhaps dappled shade on any decent garden soil. Large soft primrose yellow flowers in profusion in spring, a much softer colour than the ubiquitous Forsythia x intermedia. Cut old wood hard after flowering to encourage blooms the following years. Attracts bees. Fully hardy. H: 2m
Beautiful winter-flowering shrub. Attractive mid green leaves turning orange to yellow and red in autumn. Unusual crimped fragrant sulphur-yellow-greenish flowers in midwinter. Acid or neutral soil in sun or partial shade. Preferably quite moist soil for best result so mulch well if in doubt and incorporate well-rotted garden compost when planting. AGM
A wonderful shrubby ivy; useful for screening or hedging or for a specimen plant. The ivy has glossy, dark green leaves, with cream-white flowers in early winter and then fruits. It is slow growing and doesn't grow much more than 1m in height. Well drained soil in partial shade. Hardy
Deciduous shrub. Flowering late in the summer. Interesting mop head cream flowers which turn pink-purple in late summer. Striking autumn foliage colour. Shade and reasonably moist soil for best results. H:1.5m
A beautiful hydrangea bearing large creamy-white spherical flowerheads in summer with attractive lime green leaves. Prefers partial shade and moister soils - if in doubt, add plenty of organic matter when planting and mulch generously each spring. Fully hardy. If desired, cut hard each spring to encourage fresh flowering stems and to control overall size. RHS AGM H+W: 1.5m.