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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...
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...
Magnolia 'Amethyst Flame'
Magnolia 'Amethyst Flame'
A beautiful, rare, compact hybrid that produces magenta, violet flowers in the spring followed by dark green, ovate leaves and the odd flower throughout the summer. Makes a beautiful strong, upright, goblet shaped tree. Deciduous, hardy, medium...
Magnolia 'Black Tulip'
Magnolia 'Black Tulip'
Magnolia 'Black Tulip' Fabulous burgandy purple, rounded flowers will ensure this magnolia becomes a must have variety, a simply stunning specimen for the spring garden. Dark green, ovate deciduous leaves, has an upright bushy habit with a height o...
Magnolia 'Honey Tulip'
Magnolia 'Honey Tulip' A really beautiful honey yellow coloured hybrid having a distinctive, rounded cup shaped flower, this stunning new variety was bred by Mark Jury in New Zealand and was a breakthrough in that unlike previous yellow magnolias, ho...
Magnolia 'Judy Zuk'
Magnolia 'Judy Zuk' has amazing bright yellow with a hint of orange, fragrant flowers with a touch of plum at the base - gorgeous! Can reach 6 metres after 10 years, giving an incredible spring display. Has an open, rounded habit, ovate, mid gree...
Magnolia 'Peachy' The flower of this hybrid magnolia is an exquisite creamy orange colour, with darker base, large and fragrant. It has a fairly fastigate habit making it an excellent specimen for a smaller garden. Green, ovate deciduous leaves...
Magnolia 'Solar Flair'
Magnolia 'Solar Flair' A later flowering cross between brooklyensis 'Woodman' and 'Gold Star', with gorgeous primrose yellow flowers having a pale pink base emerging from pale green buds - truely lovely. Will eventually reach 4 metres, having an ...
Magnolia 'Susan' A very popular magnolia, 'Susan' is a cross between M. liliflora 'Nigra' and M. stellata 'Rosea'. It has gorgeous dark pink purple buds that open into purple pink flowers with paler pink centres. Gives a magnificent spring displa...
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. ...
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. ...
Viburnum 'La Bois Marquis'
A stunning French cross between Viburnum awabuki and Virburnum Winton. Has abundant panicles of white, fragrant flowers in May/June followed by red berries. Arguably, however, the most striking feature of this plant is its its colour change in au...
Viburnum hillieri 'Winton'
Originated from Hillier's nurseries in the 1950's, this popular, larger variety of viburnum is semi-evergreen and will reach 3 metres high. Larger specimens are often evergreen in sheltered positions. Winton is covered in fragrant, creamy white f...