Mop-head hydrangea. Great garden plant especially in a cooler or shadier spot. This variety has large white flowers tinged pink and is considerd the best white in the Hortensia hydrangea group. Fully hardy. H: 1.2m
A fine example of the classic 'mop-headed' hydrangeas, raised in 1870 and noted for nearly black stems and cream flowers that fade to rose pink. Best in dappled shade and reasonably moist conditions. Fully hardy. H: about 1.2m
Vigorous deciduous shrub with glossy leaves and large panicles of creamy sterile flowers and pinkish fertile flowers in late summer; best in moist soil and partial shade. Cut back in early spring. H: 2-3m
Hardy shrub for cooler and/or moister part of the garden. Creamy-white flower panicles age to shades of pink by late summer. Prune hard in early spring to encourage new growth. Fully hardy. H: 2m if unpruned.
Medium-sized shrub, ideal for a cool and lighty shaded spot, preferably on reasonably moist soil. Very pretty lace-cap flower-heads with blue central fertile florets surrounded by white sterile 'honey guides' aging in late summer to pink and red. Spectacular fiery red foliage in the autumn. Fully hardy. H:1m+
Deep yellow single flowers fading to cream flowering upright, deciduous shrub. Bright green leaves turning yellowish in the Autumn. Flowers are c. 6cm wide in April-May. Very eye catching. Hardy. Full sun. H:2m
Compact, dwarf shrub,, with grey-green leaves and spikes of fragrant white flowers in summer.. Prune lightly in early spring, no harder than 4 inches. Plant in full sun and well drained soil. Fully hardy. H:30cm
A rare and elegant deciduous shrub honeysuckle from China. Narrow, tubular cream/white flowers with a rosy flush at the base in late winter. Wonderfully fragrant. Best in full sun or lightly dappled shade in moist but well drained soil. Cut out old wood in late spring to encourage new flowering wood. Fully hardy. H: 1-2m
Delightful slender-branched spreading shrub with small glaucous green leaves and soft pink and very fragrant flowers in the spring/early summer. Very robust and tolerant, and will do well in full sun or light shade. Cut out old wood after flowering. Native to China and Tibet. Fully hardy. H:1-3m.
Fly Honeysuckle. Bushy deciduous shrub. Oval grey-green leaves. Cream-white tubular flowers occur along the shoots in pairs in spring. Showy red berries. H:3m. Hardy. Well-drained soil. Sun or part shade.