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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...
Bergenia 'Flirt' Dragonfly
The Bergenia 'Flirt' Dragonfly is a small plant with beautiful foliage. Its stems have large deep pink flowers that bloom during spring. One plant can carry over thirty flowers during spring time. During winter, the leaves almost turn black and becom...
Buddleja 'Silver Anniversary'
Buddleja Morning Mist, Silver Anniversary Buddleia
An excellent new introduction to this genus of shrubs bred at Longstock Park Nursery with lance-shaped, silvery, downy foliage and white sweetly scented flowers with yellow in eyes from early summer through to Autumn. Hardy and virtually evergreen in...
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...
Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Sapphire Ring'
Bright yellow foliage and clusters of lovely sapphire blue flowers mean this lovely, low growing shrub is guaranteed to brighten up any garden. Low growing and bushy, this plant is also great for ground cover. Compact and branching, this hardy de...
Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Gold'
Mexican Orange Blossom
Choisya Aztec Gold stands out for its aromatic golden young leaves. The Aztec Gold is a golden sun in the garden. In the autumn his leaves are green and continue to give all winter color to the garden because it is an evergreen shrub. Position: ful...
Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'
Wonderfully scented, star-shaped, white flowers appear from pink tinted buds in late spring among glossy, aromatic 'fruit gum' scented, dark green leaves, often having a second flush of flowers in the autumn. This handsome, compact and easy to grow...
Cotinus coggygria 'Young Lady'
Smoke tree 'Young Lady', Rhus cotinus
This exceptionally handsome, rich flowering Cotinus produces a unique atmosphere in the garden, in containers, on the balcony and the terrace. This plant has roundish green leaves that colour yellow/red in autumn and produces gorgeous flowers in bi...
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 ...
Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris
Hydrangea anomala petiolaris is an excellent climbing species with glossy, finely toothed leaves and many attractive lace-cap white flowers in summer. Self clinging, this deciduous climber thrives in sun or shade and is very useful where a flowering ...
Hydrangea arborescens 'Strong Annabelle'
hydrangea 'Strong Annabelle'
This recently introduced Hydrangea has tougher branches than many of the other arborescens types, which means that as they mature they will stand up better in more exposed positions and will rarely flop over when laden with flowers. The glorious bund...
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
The gorgeous Annabelle was found growing wild near Anna in Ohio and was named for this reason. It grows into a bushy shrub and is covered in very large, round heads made up of masses of little white flowers, making it very popular for use in formal...
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 '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 'Sunsation' A cross between M. Brooklynensis and M. Elizabeth, having gorgeous goblet shaped golden yellow flowers with a hint of pink in April/May. Large green ovate, deciduous leaves, Sunsation has a spreading habit eventually possibly r...
Magnolia 'Vulcan' A very sought after hybrid, 'Vulcan' has wonderful goblet shaped flowers in shades of light purple to a rich puple red, making a beautiful floral display in spring. Height 5-6 metres after 10 years. Grows in fertile, humus rich ...
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/...