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.
Spreading evergreen subshrub. Attractive densely hairy silvery grey-green leaves. Pale lemon yellow flowers often throughout the year but mostly in summer and to a lesser extent again in early autumn. H:60cm. Full sun and well-drained soil. Protect from cold wet in winter.
This attractive small tree is a Magnolia acuminata x loebneri hybrid. The star shaped flowers are bright yellow with a paler creamy white inner petal. The flowers emerge in late spring before the leaves and are scented. The plant is fully hardy and prefers either full sun or partial shade in a moist but freely draining rich neutral-acid soil. H: 5-8m
A beautiful, large deciduous shrub from Japan, Korea and China; large white scented flowers from May to July. As a woodland specialist it prefers dappled shade and reasonably moist soil. Fully hardy. H: probably growing to 2-3m
Vigorous, medium-sized, deciduous shrub or small tree, with narrow ovate leaves about 12cm in length.Star shaped lilac-pink flowers emerge in Spring with a lovely scent. The flowers grow to 10cm in width and open before the leaves. Fully hardy. H+W: 3-6m.
Honey Flower. A magnificent plant, grown for its large, aromatic, grey-green leaves. Best in full sun and reasonably well drained soil; a dry mulch during severe cold may be advisable. S. African origin. H: up to 2m
Upright evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves; fragrant white flowers in autumn. Crushed leaves produce a distinct and attractive aromatic perfume which is used in Sardinia to make 'mirto', an alcoholic liquer. In classical Greek mythology, myrtle was sacred to the goddess Aphrodite and is to this day used in traditional wedding bouquets.Prefers full sun and a sheltered site. Frost hardy. H: 2m
Small leaved myrtle. Evergreen shrub with small shiny evergreen leaves, a compact, rounded habit and masses of fragrant white flowers in late summer-autumn. Plant in a sheltered, well-drained and warm location; prune lighlty in spring to maintain shape. Hardy to -15°C. H: about 1.2m
Neillia is a lovely deciduous shrub grown for profuse clusters of pink-white flowers in the spring and early summer and a graceful arching habit. Prefers moist soil in sun or part shade. Fully hardy. Prune old wood hard after flowering to encourage fresh flower-bearing stems the following year. H:2m