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.
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.
Beautiful hardy sun loving deciduous shrub. Arching spreading nature with attractive silver leaves and silvery shoots. Extremely fragrant, small sulphur yellow flowers produced from silver buds in summer. H:4m. Fertile well drained soil. AGM
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
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
A rare, fully hardy, deciduous shrub, infrequently seen in British gardens, native to Afghanistan, Himalaya and S. China. Broad, rounded leaves turn vivid red in autumn with showy red seed capsules. Easy-going and toleratant of a wide range of conditions. H: 2-4m
Spreading evergreen shrub with thick lobed lage 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.