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.
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
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
Narrow leaved deep green evergreen shrub, with maroon colouring. Unusual white flowers like bubbles emerge from the leaf midrib in spring and late summer. Best in light shade and well-drained soil with regular summer water. Both male and female plants are needed for purple fruit to form. This unusual plant is a colorful addition to the woodland garden. Hardy. H: 2m eventually.
A really lovely hardy shrub or small tree for full sun or light shade. Bears fragrant creamy white flowers in September followed by vivid red seed capsules. Interesting grey 'cracked' bark in mature examples, hence the alternative name of 'ribbon bark'. H:3m+