Deciduous shrub, a hybrid between P. nepalensis and P. microphyllus. Sweetly fragrant single white flowers in early summer, with prominent yellow stamens. Best in full sun or light shade on rich, moist but well drained soils. Cut older wood hard after flowering to encourage fresh grwoth that will bear flowers the following year. Fully hardy. H+W: 1m
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
Medium sized upright evergreen shrub. Leaves to 6cm long, green and cream edged with pink. Good for floristry. Tolerates a wide range of conditions but for best leaf colour, plant in a sheltered spot, in any decent garden soil. H:1-2m
A new variety of pittosporum, with a compact and conical habit, requiring minimal pruning. Mid-green evergreen foliage, small fragrant purple flowers in spring and early summer. Enjoys full sun to part-shade and will grow well on most soils. Final height may be about 1 to 1.2m
Evergreen shrub with aromatic foliage. growing to about 1 or 2m in height and width. Small, ovate green leaves with a powerful aroma of mint when crushed. Masses of purple flowers in high summer. Happy in any well drained soil, including both sandy and chalky conditions. Not hardy, so best kept in a pot that is overwintered in a frost-free environment. Native to south-east Australia.
Hardy, spreading shrub, preferring dappled shade or sun in dry gardens. H:1-3m. Bristly, spiny stems and lobed dark green leaves. Attractive tubular fuchsia-like dark red flowers followed by orange fruits.