Rounded evergreen shrub with oval glossy dark green leaves and clusters of fragrant tubular white flowers in mid-late spring. Fully hardy and easy to grow in either full sun or partial shade on moist but well-drained soil. Prune after flowering. Could be used as a very ornamental, somewhat rounded hedge. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. H:1-3m depending on pruning.
Deciduous upright large shrub. Attractive, large and deeply cut leaves. Single bowl shaped yellow flowers in early summer. H:2m. W:1.2m. Hardy. Sun or partial shade. Rich well drained soil will produce best results.
Very attractive upright shrub with grey stems and silver-grey heavily lobed leaves. Tubular violet-blue flowers in long panicles in late summer. Prune right back mid-spring. Hardy. Well-drained soil. H:1.2m. AGM
Large deciduous shrub native to China and Tibet. The plant is upright with arching branches, with ovate dark green tapered leaves. Very fragent single white flowers are borne in the summer. Plant in partial shade to full-sun in rich but not water-logged soils. Fully hardy. Prune old wood hard after flowering. H:1-3m
A rare form of this hardy shrubby perennial with grey felty leaves. Whorls of pure white flowers in mid summer. Thrives in hot, full sun and in well drained soils. Drought tolerant. Cut back in spring if necessary to keep tidy. Will attract both bees and butterflies. H: 60cm.
Striking evergreen shrub with markedly cream/green variegated leaves. Very small pale yellow fragrant flowers in spring. Prefers any good soil in full sun or light shade. H: up to 2m but can be clipped back as required.
Large upright bushy shrub or small tree, with handsome glossy dullish green, usually evergreen foliage. Honey scented flowers in early summer. Healthy and trouble free this easy to grow plant is happy in full sun or light shade and in a reasonably fertile soil. Fully to frost hardy it is probably not best planted where cold winter winds can scorch foliage. Good subject for a pot as it can easily be clipped to keep compact. H: 1-4m