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
Compact rounded shrub with small rounded mid green leaves. Fragrant lavender pink flowers in dense panicles in late spring and early summer. Full sun and fertile well-drained soil preferred. Fully hardy. H:1.5m
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, in spring bearing intensely fragrant flowers in purple each with a clear white margin. 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.
Bushy and deciduous 'chunky' shrub. Heart shaped dark green leaves; red in autumn. Fragrant pinkish-white flowers in domed corymbs are borne in early summer. Hardy. H: up to 3m. Sun or partial shade. Well-drained soil. AGM
Very pretty, medium-sized deciduous shrub. Produces sprays of very pretty pink and white flowers in summer. Fully hardy and tolerant of a wide variety of conditions. Final height will be between 1 and 2m with a similar spread.
Hardy, deciduous shrub, well suited to any sunny position. Masses of pink flowers in early summer, with a lighter flowering in later summer. Attractive dark green foliage with a sharply distinct cream marge. Prune back after spring flowering. Fully hardy and best in moist but well drained and rich soil. H:1-2m depending on pruning.