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.
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 shletered 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.
Deciduous shrub bearing bright green leaves which turn red/purple in autumn. Fragrant yellow flowers in spring. Cut some of the older wood hard after flowering to retain vigour and to avoid overcrowding with twiggy growth. Fully hardy. Will perform best in moist but well drained soil in full sun. H: 2m.
Upright, deciduous spineless shrub that is easy to grow and a great addition to the spring garden. Numerous pendant racemes of white flowers in spring make this a stand-out plant that is happy in full sun or light shade in pretty much any soil other than very dry or very wet. Prune old growth hard after flowering to encourage fresh growth that will bear flowers the following season. H+W: 2m
Very attractive shrubby perennial with heavily dissected grey-green leaves. Large delicate white poppy heads, with pronounced yellow yolks for centres, in summer. Full sun. Well drained soil. H: 1.5m. Vigorous.