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Abeliophyllum distichum is related to the forsythia and are beautiful,arching deciduous shrubs with paired deep green ovate leaves. Producing wonderful racemes of fragrant pretty flowers, borne on the bare stems in late winter or early spring. Before...
Mimosa, Silver wattle, Blue wattle
Acacia dealbata, Mimosa, is a beautiful small evergreen tree from Australia. Covered with masses of grey-green fern-like foliage which is topped by fluffy yellow fragrant flowers in early spring. It is best grown in milder gardens in a sunny positi...
Calycanthus floridus 'Aphrodite'
A new improved variety of calcycanthus brings wonderful fragrance to the beautiful deep red flowers. Flowers from mid- summer onwards, makes a fabulous shrub for a sheltered site in sun/part shade. Eventual height 2.5m, hardy deciduous with green g...
Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Venus'
A beautiful but not commonly available shrub with gorgeous melon scented, magnolia stellata type creamy white flowers with purple centres in spring and intermittently through summer. Large, ovate, shiny and bright green leaves. Deciduous, hardy, ...
Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithen Blue'
Californian lilac 'Trewithen Blue'
Ceanothus 'Trewithen Blue', the California Lilac, a wonderful small evergreen tree which is covered in masses of pale blue flowers in early summer. It is tolerant of exposed and coastal conditions as long as it is in full sun. Little maintenance is r...
Choisya x dewitteana 'White Dazzler'
'White Dazzler' earns its name having the most attractive, bright aromatic, palmate leaves with wonderful fragrant star shaped flowers. it is a compact, evergreen shrub reaching 1 m in 2-5 years. Free flowering from spring onwards, hardy and ev...
Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'
Gold-edged winter daphne
Superb attractive shrub that will brighten the dullest winter day with its beautiful fragrance from pretty little trumpet shaped pink flowers. The evergreen leaves are edged irregularly in gold and are ovate and glossy. Flowers mid winter to early ...
An unusual but beautiful Chinese shrub that produces nodding clusters of fragrant yellow flowers clothed in white silky hairs in late winter. Fresh oblong green leaves emerge in late spring. This is a choice, edge of woodland plant related to Daphnes...
(Acca) Pineapple Guava
Fejoia / Feijoa sellowiana or Acca sellowiana, the Pineapple Guava, is a choice evergreen from South America. During the summer the compact silvery green foliage is topped with beautiful red and white flowers. The petals somewhat surprisingly taste o...
Forsythia koreana 'Kumsum'
This wonderful variety of Forsythia still has the spectacular display of bright yellow flowers in spring against red stems, however unlike the usual varieties, 'Kumsum' has the most attractive two-toned leaves with creamy veins tracing their pattern ...
Fothergilla major 'Blue Shadow'
Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Shadow', 'x intermedia Blue Shadow'
This beautiful, compact deciduous shrub comes up trump throughput the seasons - fragrant, cream coloured bottle brush flowers in the spring are followed by attractive blue green soft foliage through summer and then an autumn show of reds and orange...
Laurus nobilis, The Bay Tree, is a conical evergreen tree or large shrub with glossy, dark green, aromatic leaves. During early summer masses of sulphar tiny flowers are produced much loved by bees and other pollinaters. Will respond very well to pru...
Lonicera tatarica 'Arnold Red'
Upright, bushy shrub with prolific cherry red flowers having bright yellow stamens, attractive, loved by insects, buutterflies and bees. Bright redcurrant-like berries in the autumn, popular with birds. Deciduous, dark green leaves on arching ste...
Magnolia loebneri 'Leonard Messel'
magnolia 'Leonard Messel'
A rounded shrub/small tree that is covered in very pale pink, lilac flowers in spring before the green, ovate leaves emerge. The flowers are lightly scented and very pretty with up to 12 narrow petals. Can be grown as a shrub or small tree in a she...
Magnolia stellata is a smaller, compact growing choice but what it lacks in size it makes up for in performance. It is one of the early flowering magnolias but has good frost resistance and looks simply stunning when the flowers emerge from fat lit...
Magnolia stellata 'Rosea'
Pink star magnolia
'Rosea' is a pink variety of Magnolia stellata, with pink buds opening into very pretty pale pink star-like flowers giving a beautiful, romantic display in spring. Small compared to the other varieties, reaching only 2.5m after 20 years, this is an...
A rounded shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and clusters of very fragrant tubular white flowers from mid to late spring. ...
Tree peonies are delightful hardy shrubs, not trees at all but beautiful feathery leaved medium to small shrubs that produce the most amazing flowers in late spring. All tree peonies are prolific flowerers, creating a much admired display in April/...
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Bai Yuan Hong Xia'
Tree peony 'Yuan Hong Xia'
Tree peonies are delightful hardy shrubs, not trees at all but beautiful feathery leaved medium to small shrubs that produce the most amazing flowers in late spring. ' Bai Yuan Hong Xia' has incredible large, up to 25 cm, double ruffled deep cerise p...
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Chu Wu'
Tree peony 'Chu Wu'
Tree peonies are delightful hardy shrubs, not trees at all but beautiful feathery leaved medium to small shrubs that produce the most amazing flowers in late spring. 'Chu Wu' has incredible large, up to 25 cm, Ruffled deep burgandy red flowers with y...
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Xue Ta'
Tree peony 'Xue Ta'
Tree peonies are delightful hardy shrubs, not trees at all but beautiful feathery leaved medium to small shrubs that produce the most amazing flowers in late spring. 'Xue Ta' has incredible large, up to 25 cm, pure white flowers with yellow stamens i...
Paeonia x Itoh 'Cannes'
These amazing peonies known as Itoh peony after the Japanese horticulturist Toichi Itoh who crossed a tree peony with a herbaceous peony and delight this stunning hybrid. This is one of those occasions when you really do get the best of both worlds a...
Pieris 'Forest Flame'
Pieris floribunda 'Forest Flame'
A spectacular evergreen shrub which produces white lily of the valley like flowers in spring followed by stunning pink and red new growth. Forest Flame is one of the larger members of the family growing 2m or more high. Happy in full sun to part-shad...
Pieris japonica 'Debutante'
A choice low growing evergreen with deep green leaves topped in spring with masses of bell shaped slightly fragrant white flowers. Hardy and tolerant of sun or shade makes a perfect front of border plant. ...