A rare, hardy, deciduous shrub, infrequently seen in British gardens, native to Afghanistan, Himalaya and S. China. Broad, rounded leaves turn orange/yellow in summer; very attractive pink fruits in autumn. Tolerates most condition. H: 2-4m
A rare and very attractive evergreen shrub, native to Western China and in 1908 by Ernest Wilson. Glossy, bright green leaves and dense provide the perfect foil for the rounded heads of greenish-yellow flowers in spring. In autumn yellow fruit develop, contrasting with the boldly coloured late-season foliage, opening to reveal orange-scarlet seeds. Euonymus myrianthus is trouble free and easy going and will grow best in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade, in time forming a large shrub.
Fully hardy shrubwith 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 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.
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 bright yellow flowers in midwinter. Acid or neutral soil in sun or partial shade. Preferably quite moist soil for best results 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
Evergreen, spreading and low growing shrub, very useful for tumbling over low walls or along the edges of paths or patios. Bright pinky-red flowers throughout the summer. H:20cm. Full sun. Well-drained soil. Hardy.
Evergreen, spreading and low growing shrub, very useful for tumbling over low walls or along the edges of paths or patios. Pale pink flowers with slightly darker centres and sfot golden stamens throughout the summer. H:20cm. Full sun. Well-drained soil. Hardy.
Low-growing, evergreen, dwarf shrub for a hot sunny location; lots of primrose-yellow flowers in summer. Ideal for a rockery, or over the edge of a low wall. Clip back after flowering. H: 15cm; W: up to 1m