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.
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.
Exceptionally fine form of ornamental elder, with dark purple and finely cut foliage, with pink flowers in early summer. Best in full sun to keep dark colouring. Fully hardy. H: several metres if not cut back in the spring, in which case size can be limited to as little as one metre in height and width.
Evergreen shrub for light shade. Extremely fragrant small white flowers in late winter followed by bright red fruits. This variety has characteristically narrow and pointed leaves. Fully hardy. H: about 75cm
Hardy evergreen shrub from the Himalaya; narrow glossy leaves and small cream-with a hint of pink, intensely fragrant flowers in late winter. Green-purplish stems. Prefers light shade in any decent soil. H: about 1m in time.
Beautiful ornamental evergreen shrub suitable for shade. Glossy elliptical leaves. Racemes of buds develop in Autumn with highly fragrant creamy-sulphur yellow flowers in late winter-early spring. H:60cm; W: 1m
Lovely ornamental shrub that will flower over a very extended period - very well suited to smaller gardens that need such versatility. Syringa Pink Perfume is quite compact so can be grown in a large pot but do keep well watered and regularly fed. Trim back lightly after the first major spring flush of flowers to keep neat and tidy. Fully hardy. Grow in full sun or light shade in a moist but well drained fertile soils. Final height: 1-2m if kept trimmed
Large upright shrub, baring intensely fragrant flowers in purple each with a clear white margin in spring or early summer. Plant in full sun or light shadein a rich or at least well prepared soil. Prune immediately after flowering. Fully hardy. H: 2-3m
Compact rounded shrub with small rounded mid green leaves. Fragrant lavender pink flowers in dense panicles in late spring and early summer. Full sun and fertile well-drained soil preferred. Fully hardy. H:1.5m