Plant List

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Shrubs

Abelia grandiflora
A medium - sized, semi-evergreen shrub which is ideal against a sunny wall protected from cold winds. Pink and white tubular flowers, slightly fragrant, are abundantly produced.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Abelia grandiflora 'Francis Mason'
A small semi-evergreen shrub with glossy yellow leaves. It is festooned with white, pink- tinted, fragrant flowers from midsummer to autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Abelia grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
A small semi-evergreen shrub with glossy variegated leaves that change from lime green to pink and orange throughout the season. A true kaleidoscope and pretty white flowers too.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ailanthus altissima
A beautiful, medium - large sized shrub or small tree. Ash like leaves. Extremely tolerant of atmospheric pollution.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Andromeda polifolia 'Compacta'
Compact, evergreen, twiggy shrub which bears delicate pink clusters of flowers in spring and early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aralia elata
Large, suckering hardy shrub. Grows well in any acid soil, even in a moist situation. Pure white flowers on bare stems in spring. Orange and red autumn colours.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aralia elata 'Aureovariegata'
A large shrub with its leaflets irregularly margined and splashed with yellow. Later in the summer the variegation becomes silvery-white.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aralia elata 'Variegata'
A large shrub with its leaflets irregularly margined, with creamy white markings. Later in the summer the variegation becomes silvery-white.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aronia melanocarpa
A small shrub with obovate, dark glossy - green leaves. Colours brilliantly in autumn with white hawthorn - like flowers in spring, followed by lustrous black fruits.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'
A medium - sized shrub with narrow, dark green leaves, grey felted beneath. Notable for its bright red fruits and exceptional autumn colours.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Artemisia 'Lambrook Silver'
Sprays of silver, aromatic foliage and whitish flowers during the summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Artemisia arborescens
A small shrub of rounded habit, with sweetly aromatic, finely divided leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Artemsisia 'Powis Castle'
A small shrub which forms a clump of beautiful silver - grey filigree foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Atriplex halimus
A lax, semi-evergreen bush of medium size. Leaves narrow, greyish - white. Useful for coastal planting.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aucuba japonica
Large shrub with glossy green leaves. An easy plant that grows well even in shade.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Aucuba japonica 'Picturata'
Large shrub with golden leaves broadly edged in green. Lights up the winter garden - quite magnificent.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Anneke'
Deciduous azalea with large, scented bright yellow flowers. Late flowering.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Berryrose'
Deciduous azalea with copper coloured young foliage. Pink foliage with a yellow splash.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Cecile'
Bushy upright azalea with salmon pink flowers marked with a yellow flash.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Davesii'
Fragrant, deciduous azalea whose white flowers are marked with a yellow splash.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Diorama'
Fragrant orange, red flowers. Flowers in May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Doctor M Oosthoek'
Deciduous azalea with orange, flame coloured flowers in May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Gibralter'
Deep orange, red buds open into large flame, red flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Golden Sunset'
Yellow flowers in May with an orange flare. Good autumn colour.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Homebush'
Popular deciduous azalea with semi double pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Hotspur'
Deciduous azalea with attractive red new growth. Flowers orange, red in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Klondyke'
Deciduous azalea with golden, orange flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Persil'
Scented, deciduous azalea. Large white flowers with a yellow flash in the throat.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Rosata'
Highly perfumed deciduous azalea. Flowers pink with deeper coloured veining.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Satan'
Deciduous azalea with deep red flowers opening from deeper red buds.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Soir de Paris'
Fragrant , deciduous azalea. Flowers which appear in June are pink with an orange blotch.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Summer Fragrance'
Fragrant, deciduous azalea, pale yellow flowers with a darker yellow flash.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea 'Whitethroat'
Compact deciduous azalea with double, frilly white flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Adonis'
Evergreen azalea, white flowers in May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Blue Danube'
Evergreen azalea with stunning purple, blue blooms.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Geisha Orange'
Evergreen azalea with deep orange flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Geisha Red
Evergreen azalea with purple red

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Girard's Hot Shot'
Evergreen azalea with large orange, red, ruffled flowers in May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Hatsugiri'
Dwarf evergreen azalea with purple flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Hino-crimson'
Upright evergreen azalea with crimson flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Johanna'
Compact evergreen azalea with deep red flowers in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Kirin'
Evergreen azalea with attractive rose pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Mary Helen'
Evergreen azalea with ruffled white flowers, marked with yellow.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Mother's Day'
Small, spreading evergreen azalea with semi double crimson flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Orange Beauty'
Evergreen azalea with orange flowers in May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Palestrina'
Evergreen azalea, white flowers with faint green markings.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Silvester'
Evergreen azalea, pink flowers with deeper pink markings.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Vuyk's Rosyred'
Evergreen azalea with pinky red flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea japonica 'Vuyk's Scarlet'
Evergreen azalea with scarlet flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Azalea'Glowing Embers'
Deciduous azalea, bright orange flowers with splashes of golden yellow.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ballota pseudodictamnus
A small, sub - shrub with long curving stems and round felted leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis buxifolia
This shrub is excellent as a slow growing evergreen ground cover. Small glossy, dark green, leaves with silvery - blue reverse, producing yellow flowers in early spring and oval purple berries later.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis darwinii
This early - flowering medium sized evergreen is one of the finest of all flowering shrubs. Its flowers are bright orange, tinged with red, in drooping clusters over a long period in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis darwinii 'Compacta'
New compact form with a very dense habit. New growth tinged red turning green. Orange flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis dictophylla
A Chinese shrub of medium size. Has young red stems covered with a white bloom, silvery leaves, white beneath. Pink autumn foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis frikartii 'Amstelveen'
A dwarf shrub of dense habit. Beautiful arching branches, producing yellow flowers in spring. Glossy, green foliage is bluish - white beneath.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis gagnepainii
A shapely bush, erect growing with long narrow crinkled, evergreen leaves. Yellow flowers in spring are followed by black berries. Makes an impenetrable hedge.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis julianae
Excellent, tall spiny evergreen shrub. Scented, yellow flowers during April. Makes an excellent, dense hedge or screening plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis linearifolia 'Orange King'
An attractive evergreen shrub of medium size, producing masses of bright, apricot flowers early spring. Plant in full sun with some protection from north east winds.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis media 'Park Jewel'
A small shrub of dense, prickly habit. Yellow flowers with dark green leaves that turn a beautiful metallic purple as the season goes on.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis ottowensis 'Superba'
Deciduous, arching shrub covered in deep reddish - purple leaves. Small yellow flowers tinged red in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis stenophylla
A medium - sized evergreen shrub, forming an impenetrable thicket of arching stems and numerous, small dark green leaves. In April/May, many golden yellow, scented flowers are produced.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii
Deciduous arching shrub. It's pale green oval leaves turn in autumn to give a magnificent display of reds ad oranges.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Admiration'
Attractive yellow-edged purple red leaves with pink flowers in summer followed by crimson berries and leaves in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea Nana'
Attractive dwarf shrub with purple foliage which produces good autumn colour. Pale yellow flowers in May and red berries in autumn. Suitable for rockeries or front of sunny border.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea'
An excellent hedging or free - standing shrub with purple foliage and pale yellow flowers in May, red berries in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'
Excellent small shrub with pale yellow leaves, turning light green by late summer. Pale cream flowers in spring and bright red shiny berries in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Bagatelle'
Compact shrub with purple leaves which turn bright red in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Bonanza Gold'
Excellent small shrub with pale yellow leaves, turning light green by late summer. Pale cream flowers in spring and bright red shiny berries in autumn. Does not burn in the sun.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Darts Red Lady'
Distinct, semi - spreading shrub with purple - black leaves. Good autumn colour.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Erecta'
A small, fastigate shrub with a dense habit, green foliage and orange autumn colour. Good for restricted space in full sun.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Ring'
A beautiful, deciduous shrub with purple foliage which develops attractive edges of golden - yellow. The leaves turn bright red in autumn. Pale yellow flowers in May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Harlequin'
A shrub of upright, arching habit. Yellow flowers in spring and pretty purple foliage with heavily mottled pink markings.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Helmond Pillar'
A narrow, medium-sized, upright shrub with rich purple foliage. Useful in a restricted space.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Pink Queen'
A small, shrub and the best pink - variegated form, with reddish leaves heavily flecked with grey and white. Looks effective planted with silver foliage plants.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Pow Pow'
A dwarf form with dense, golden foliage and a more columnar habit. Best in light shade.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Red Chief'
A shrub of upright habit, with shining, narrow, graceful, dark red leaves. Pale lemon flowers appear in early April.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Red Pillar'
An upright shrub whose small leaves are deep red turning to scarlet in the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Red Rocket'
An attractive, upright shrub, with glowing red foliage. Pale yellow flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbergii 'Silver Beauty'
A compact, spreading shrub with creamy white mottled leaves. The white part of the leaves turn crimson in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis thunbgerii 'Rose Glow'
A small shrub with mottled silver pink and rose coloured young leaves that turn purple with age.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis verruculosa
A slow growing compact shrub. Drooping stems densely covered with small, glossy dark green leaves with white undersides.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Berberis wilsonae
An elegant shrub with green leaves turning brilliant reds in autumn. Masses of coral berries weigh the branches down well into winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Brachyglottis greyii (Senecio greyii)
Attractive silver shrub forming a dense, low mound. Bright yellow, daisy - like flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Brachyglottis monroi (Senecio monroi)
A small, spreading shrub with silver foliage. Leaves white tomentose on both sides when young, becoming glossy green above. Flowers bright yellow, daisy - like.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Broussonetia papyfriera
A large shrub or small tree with hairy leaves. The female has globular heads of orange red fruits. In Japan the bark is made into paper.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buddleia 'Lochinch'
One of the best buddleias. Strong growing, with silver leaves and long racemes of lilac-blue flowers in summer. Scented.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
Lovely buddleia with arching branches covered with long racemes of deep purple in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buddleia davidii 'Empire Blue'
Buddleia with the nearest to true blue racemes on a graceful arching shrub.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buddleia davidii 'Harlequin'
Arching shrub with lance-shaped cream and green leaves and panicles of red-purple flowers all summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buddleia davidii 'Ile de France'
Tall arching shrub with long racemes of lavender blue flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buddleia davidii 'Nanho White'
Low growing buddleia with racemes of sparkling white flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buddleia davidii 'Pink Delight'
This buddleia has graceful, arching branches and long, narrow, dark green leaves. In early summer the branches are wreathed along their length with lilac, scented flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red'
Arching buddleia with beautiful dark red-purple panicles, winning itself a well deserved A.G.M.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buddleia davidii 'White Bouquet'
A grey leaved buddleia with panicles of white, orange-eyed flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buddleia davidii 'White Profusion'
Arching shrub with masses of white, yellow eyed racemes with heavy honey scent.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buddleia globosa
A striking erect, medium sized, shrub. In June laden with ball like orange - yellow flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buddleia weyeriana
An unusual, deciduous hybrid with ball - shaped heads of orange - yellow, often mauve tinted flowers in slender panicles in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buxus sempervirens
A large, evergreen shrub or small tree with masses of tiny, dark green leaves. There are many forms, several of which are suitable for topiary. Most commonly used for hedging.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buxus sempervirens 'Aureovariegata'
Dense evergreen shrub whose green leaves are deeply edged in cream.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buxus sempervirens 'Elegans'
A medium - sized to large, dense, bushy shrub with green leaves that are variously splashed and mottled with creamy -yellow. Ideal as a feature plant or planted as a small hedge.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'
Dense, small - medium, slow growing shrub. Leaves green with irregular creamy - white margin. Makes an attractive specimen plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'
A small, slow - growing form with rounded leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion'
A medium sized shrub with clusters of bright purple berries freely produced and deep rose - purple foliage in autumn. Free fruiting selection.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Callistemon Citrinus
A vigorous, spreading shrub of medium size with narrow, rigid leaves that are lemon scented when crushed. Red bottle - brush flowers in summer. For a sheltered site.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Callistemon rigidus
A vigorous evergreen shrub of medium size with red bottle-brush flowers in summer. For a sheltered site.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Callistemon salignus
A medium - sized shrub with narrow rigid, leaves and dark red flower spikes in summer. Needs a sheltered, warm situation.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Calycanthus floridus
A dense, bushy, medium - sized shrub with dark green, aromatic leaves. Interesting brownish - red flowers with numerous petals appear over a long period during the summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Camellia japonica ' Tiffany'
Large loose pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Camellia japonica 'Brushfield Yellow'
Evergreen shrub with shiny dark green leaves. Flowers have creamy yellow outer petals and primrose yellow deeply ruffled inner petals.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Camellia japonica 'Kramer's Supreme'
Evergreen shrub. Large, fragrant, paeony form flowers are deep red.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Camellia japonica 'Lavinia Maggi'
Double flowers are white to very pale pink with splashes of bright cerise.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Camellia japonica 'Margaret Davies'
Double white flowers with unusual pink markings to the petal edges.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Camellia japonica 'Silver Anniversary'
Paeony form with very large white flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Camellia sasanqua 'Hugh Evans'
Produces large numbers of single, fragrant pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Camellia x williamsii 'Anticipation'
Upright habit. Paeony form deep pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Camellia x williamsii 'Debbie'
Large vigorous evergreen shrub. Paeony form double pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Camellia x williamsii 'Donation'
Strong growing shrub. Large semi double pale pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Camellia x williamsii 'E.T.R. Carlyon
Upright habit. Large semi double white flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Camellia x williamsii 'Jury's Yellow'
Anemone type flowers creamy yellow outside petals surround a darker middle.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Camellia x williamsii 'Ruby Wedding'
As the name suggests a red flowering paeony type flower.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Carpenteria californica
A beautiful medium sized shrub. Large white flowers with golden anthers are produced in July. Needs a warm, sunny position.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Carpenteria californica 'Elizabeth'
A more compact form of this beautiful evergreen, whose large white, anemone like flowers appear in mid-summer. Needs a sheltered position in full sun to thrive.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Caryopteris clandonensis 'Grand Bleu'
Intense blue flowers in late summer on a small shrub with aromatic foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Caryopteris clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue'
Small, graceful shrub with aromatic blue - grey foliage. Masses of mid - blue flowers through August, Sept, Oct.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Caryopteris clandonensis 'Kew Blue'
Small shrub with aromatic, grey leaves. Bright blue flowers through August and Sept.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Caryopteris clandonensis 'Worcester Gold'
A small shrub with lovely gold foliage and dark blue flowers over a long period during the summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceanothus 'Autumnal Blue'
Abundant, sky - blue flowers from late summer until autumn. Excellent wall shrub doing best in a sunny situation. Possibly one of the hardiest evergreen Ceanothus.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceanothus 'Blue Mound'
A dense, bushy, small to medium - sized shrub with clusters of bright blue flowers in spring and again in autumn. An excellent shrub for a sunny spot.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceanothus 'Concha'
A dense, medium - sized shrub with arching branches and narrow dark green leaves. A profusion of dark blue flowers appear in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceanothus 'Dark Star'
Spreading evergreen shrub with deep blue-purple flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceanothus 'Delight'
Splendid hardy wall shrub. Long panicles of rich blue flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceanothus 'Italian Skies'
A medium - sized shrub which produces deep blue flowers in spring and early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceanothus 'Puget Blue'
A dense, medium - sized shrub which produces deep blue flowers in spring and early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceanothus 'Southmead'
Medium sized shrub with attractive dark green leaves. Deep, rich blue flowers in May and June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceanothus delileanus 'Gloire de Versaille'
Deciduous form with powder - blue flowers in large panicles in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceanothus griseus 'Yankee Point'
Bright blue flowers in May with tiny evergreen leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceanothus impressus
Medium sized spreading shrub with blue flowers in spring, ideal against a wall as it is slightly tender.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceanothus pallidus 'Marie Simon'
This compact, medium - sized shrub has pale pink flowers during summer, set off against dark green foliage and red stems.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var repens
Vigorous ground hugging form. Produces large amounts of attractive blue flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceanothus thyrsifolius
A dense evergreen shrub with clusters of dark blue flowers in spring and early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceanothus thyrsifolius 'Sky Lark'
A large evergreen shrub, with bright blue flowers May to June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceratostigma griffithii
A beautiful Himalayan dwarf species with deep blue flowers. The leaves often turn red in late autumn and persist well into the New Year.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ceratostigma willmottianum
An attractive, dwarf shrub suitable for a sunny, sheltered border. Rich blue flowers in clusters are produced from July to autumn. Foliage is tinted red in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Chaenomeles japonica
Early flowering shrub of bushy and spreading habit. Medium size with red flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Chaenomeles spec. 'Rubra'
Brilliant red flowers on this bushy, spreading shrub. Flowers early in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Chaenomeles speciosa
Early flowering shrub of bushy and spreading habit. Medium size with red flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Chaenomeles sup. 'Pink Lady'
Bushy spreading shrub with delightful pink flowers in early spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Chaenomeles superba
Early flowering shrub of bushy and spreading habit. Medium size with red flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Chamaecytisus purpureus
Small shrub with lilac - purple flowers in May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Chimonanthus praecox
Medium - sized shrub, best grown against a sheltered, sunny wall. Sweetly scented, pale yellow flowers on bare stems in winter. Loves chalky soil.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Chionanthus retusus
Given a warm climate, it is one of the most handsome of large shrubs, bearing a profusion of snow - white flowers in June and July, followed by damson - like fruits.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Chitalpa tashkentensis
Large shrub with clusters of white - purple flowers after a hot summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Choisya ternata
A medium -sized shrub of rounded habit. Sweetly scented white flowers June - July. Trifoliate shiny evergreen leaves aromatic when crushed.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Choisya ternata 'Aztec Pearl'
Outstanding, compact, shrub. Pink buds open to white, fragrant, flowers in May and again in late summer. For sun or shade, border or patio. Aromatic foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Choisya ternata 'Goldfingers'
Finely cut lemon coloured leaves on this compact, slightly tender shrub - needs a warm wall.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Choisya ternata 'Sundance'
A popular medium - sized shrub. Bright yellow young foliage, aromatic when crushed. White scented flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cistus 'Golden Treasure'
Gold variegated leaves with large, papery purple blooms in summer. A low growing shrub for a sunny bank.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cistus 'Grayswood Pink'
Pale pink single flowers with golden centres above grey-green leaves. A prostrate shrub for a sunny bank.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cistus 'Peggy Sammons'
More upright than most cistus but with typical rock rose flowers in sugar pink.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cistus 'Silver Pink'
As its name implies, masses of papery blooms in silver pink. Very popular rock rose for a sunny bank.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cistus corboriensis
Masses of single rose like white flowers above grey-green foliage in summer. A low growing shrub for a sunny bank.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cistus cyprius
Large, papery blooms whose single white flowers bear a deep maroon blotch at the base of each petal.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cistus loretti
White flowers on a compact, sprawling shrub with grey-green leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cistus pulverulentus 'Sunset'
Deep rose coloured papery flowers over grey green leaves in summer. A low, spreading shrub for a sunny spot.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cistus purpureus
Deep rose coloured flowers each with a maroon blotch at the base of the papery petals. Narrow deep green leaves, a good shrub for a sunny bank.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cistus skanbergii
Masses of pale pink flowers above wavy-edged grey green leaves. A compact shrub for a sunny spot.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Clerodendron trichotomum
A strong - growing, large shrub, valuable for autumn effect. Very fragrant white flowers with maroon calyces followed by bright blue berries Aug to Sept. This variety differs in having smooth leaves and stems.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Clerodendrum bungei
A remarkable, suckering shrub of medium height that makes a thicket of dark coloured, erect stems. Large, heart - shaped leaves and terminal flower heads, from late summer to early autumn, fragrant and rosy red.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Clethra alnifolia
White spikes of flowers from July to August, which are sweetly scented. Small to medium - sized shrub.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Clethra alnifolia 'Pink Spire'
A medium shrub with pink flowers in erect, terminal racemes, sweetly scented in August. Leaves dark, glossy green.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Clianthus puniceus
A vigorous semi-evergreen shrub of medium size with pinnate leaves. The curious claw like flowers are brilliant red and carried in pendulous racemes during early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Colutea arborescens
A vigorous bush with pinnate green leaves. Yellow pea flowers throughout the summer. Large inflated seed pods late summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Convolvulus cneorum
Lovely shrub which forms a mound of silver leaves amongst which typical convolvulus flowers appear all summer. Trumpets are pink in the bud and open white. Choice plant, non-invasive but slightly tender, good in a sheltered position.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cordyline australis
Small tree with dense masses of long sword - like leaves. Creamy, fragrant flowers in early summer. Makes a good focal point or pot plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cordyline australis 'Coffee Cream'
Unusually coloured form of this shrub which makes a striking feature in a container. Coffee coloured foliage. Perfect in winter, but keep very well sheltered.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cordyline australis 'Purpurea'
Small - medium sized tree with purple leaves, usually forming a single trunk. Makes a striking feature plant but needs protection in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler'
A small form with leaves margined with creamy - white. Ideal for a container. Protect in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cordyline pumilio 'Purple Tower'
Narrow, sword shaped, dark bronze leaves. This plant eventually forms a trunk reaching 10ft. It is hardy, given some winter protection. Good pot plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus 'Eddie's White Wonder'
A superb, large shrub of compact, upright habit. In spring the flowers are surrounded by pure white bracts that wreath the branches. Superb autumn colour. For a sheltered, moist situation.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus alba
This well known species, succeeding in wet or dry soils, forms a thicket of stems, the young branches being rich red in winter. Leaves colour well in autumn. Fruits white or tinged blue.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus alba 'Aurea'
Bark is good red in winter followed by beautiful lime - green foliage suffused with soft yellow. A most useful shrub in any garden.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'
Leaves broadly margined white. Deep red winter stems followed by green. Lovely foliage plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus alba 'Gouchaltii'
Similar to Spaethii, with which it is most often confused but the leaves are duller and with a pinkish tinge. Dark red stems in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'
A shrub grown especially for it's striking purple - black stems. Green foliage which turns purple in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus alba 'Sibirica Variegata'
Cream variegated leaves followed by bright red stems throughout winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus alba 'Sibirica'
The most popular red - stemmed form. Striking crimson stems in winter. Green foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus alba 'Spaethii'
A very attractive shrub, with dark red bark in winter and bright, golden margined leaves throughout summer. Easy to grow and a very effective foliage plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus alternifolia 'Argentea'
Certainly one of the finest of all white variegated shrubs, an accolade chiefly attributed to its beautiful layered arrangements of branches. For a sheltered wind free site.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus kousa
A small tree or elegant, tall shrub. Bushy habit with green leaves which turn red - bronze in autumn. Conspicuous white bracts, on slender stems in June followed by strawberry - like fruits.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus kousa 'China Girl'
Vigorous shrub with large - bracted flower heads, profusely born, even on young plants. For a sheltered position.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus kousa 'Chinensis'
A large shrub, with white flowers which look superb in July, followed by strawberry - like fruits and good autumn colour.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus kousa 'Nicole'
A large, elegant shrub with numerous white bracts in June - July. Fruits strawberry - like and lovely autumn colour. For acid, moist soil in a sheltered spot.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus kousa 'Satomi'
A beautiful Japanese selection with white bracts which turn pink with age. The leaves turn deep purple - red in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus mas
A large, easy to grow shrub with abundant small, yellow flowers, before the leaves in February. Purple - red autumn foliage with edible red fruits.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus mas 'Aurea'
A large shrub or small tree producing an abundance of small yellow flowers in Feb - March before the leaves which are suffused yellow. Flowers are followed by bright red, edible fruits.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus mas 'Variegata'
An outstanding, free fruiting, variegated large shrub or small tree. Leaves conspicuously margined with white. Easy to grow with abundant, small, yellow flowers. An asset to any garden.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus nuttallii
A handsome, medium - sized shrub, creamy - white flushed pink in June. Strawberry - like fruits follow. For moist, acid soil, in a sheltered site.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus officinalis
An easy to grow, large shrub with masses of bright yellow flowers early spring, on bare stems. Yellow autumn foliage and bright red fruits. Very similar to Cornus mas.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus sanguinea
Our native hedgerow species. Greenish - red, flushed stems with rich purple autumn colour. Fruits black and bitter to taste.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'
This unusual, compact form of dogwood has bright orange - yellow and red stems in winter and orange - yellow autumn foliage. Leaves pale yellow - green in summer. Needs more shelter than most.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea'
A very effective winter shrub when planted with red stemmed verities. Young stems are lime green, followed by green foliage, yellow in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cornus Stolonifera 'White Gold'
A relatively new introduction - with very showy foliage of green with white variegation. Hardy and easy to grow.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Coronilla valentina 'Variegata'
Small shrub with variegated foliage and pretty, yellow pea like flowers all autumn and winter. Slightly tender so needs a sheltered position.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Corylopsis pauciflora
Leaves pink when young. Flowers primrose - yellow and cowslip - scented appear in March before the leaves. This form will tolerate alkaline soils but prefers acid to neutral. Dwarf, protect from late frost.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Corylopsis spicata
A medium - sized shrub with narrow racemes of bright yellow, fragrant flowers with dark purple anthers before the leaves in spring. Protect from late frost.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Corylopsis veitchiana
A very distinct, large, erect growing shrub with characteristic elongated, elliptic leaves of a bright green edged with incurved teeth and glaucous beneath, purplish when young. Flowers in large racemes, primrose - yellow with brick red anthers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Corylopsis willmottiae
A medium to large shrub, purple or reddish - purple when young, with soft yellow flowers in dense, showy racemes in early spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Corylopsis willmottiae 'Spring Purple'
A selection with most attractive plum - purple young growths. Medium to large shrub with soft yellow flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Corylus avellana
A large native shrub draped with long yellow catkins in Feb. Edible nuts and yellow leaves in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Corylus avellana 'Aurea'
A soft yellow - leaved form of Hazel. Excellent in contrast with the 'Purple leaved Filbert'. Very hardy and easy to grow.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
Unusual twisted branches and twigs. Striking in winter when covered in catkins. Slow growing to medium size. Cut out any straight stems.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Corylus colurna
A remarkable, large tree of striking pyramidal shape. Corky bark is an added attraction.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Corylus maxima 'Nottingham'
Large shrub with rounded, heart - shaped leaves. This is one of a number of selections grown for their prolific fruiting.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Corylus maxima 'Purpurea'
A medium to large shrub with rich purple leaves and strong growing. Striking amongst green or golden shrubs. Has catkins in winter and nuts in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotinus coggygria
A large shrub with green leaves which colour vividly in autumn. Feathery, pink flowers looking like 'smoke' appear July and August.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotinus coggygria 'Flame'
Green leaves that turn brilliant orange red in autumn and greenish pink flowers that form a mist over the bush in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit'
The golden form of the Smoke Bush, having almost translucent leaves. Autumn colours of coral - orange and red. Keeps it's colour, without singeing in the sun.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotinus coggygria 'Grace'
Outstanding smoke bush with foliage that opens as scarlet, deepens to plum and then ends the year as scarlet again.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotinus coggygria 'Purpureus'
Plum - purple foliage in summer on this popular shrub. The large panicles of purplish - pink flowers resemble puffs of pink smoke, from a distance, in June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'
A large shrub, with deep, wine - purple coloured leaves that redden in autumn. Flowers like clouds of pink smoke in July.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak'
Deep purple red leaves turn dazzling red in autumn. Smokey - fawn flower plumes in summer. A strong growing shrub for full sun.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotinus coggygria 'Young Lady'
Smaller variety, with rounded green leaves which turn a lovely varied autumn colour. Smokey plumes of flowers in the summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster 'Autumn Fire'
A small wide, spreading, semi - evergreen shrub of lax almost pendulous habit with bright, glossy green, elliptic, pointed leaves. The small bright orange - red fruits are produced in large quantities in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster 'Cornubia'
Vigorous, semi-evergreen, large shrub. Branches can be weighed down with red berries from autumn into winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster 'Skogholm'
A dwarf, shrub of wide spreading habit. Large, coral red fruits in autumn. White flowers in spring. Useful for banks or low walls.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster cochleatus
A low growing shrub with spreading branches covered in white flowers, beloved of bees in the spring. Red berries in the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster conspicuus 'Decorus'
Evergreen spreading shrub with white flowers in spring and large orange-red berries in the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster hybridus 'Pendula'
A striking evergreen with long pendulous branches. White flowers in spring, masses of red berries in autumn. Ideal for a small garden when grafted on a stem to make a small, weeping tree.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster lacteus
An elegant, medium sized shrub with large evergreen oval leaves. Very large clusters of red berries that ripen late and last until well after Christmas. A great favourite.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster salicifolius
Glossy narrow leaves on drooping stems. Foliage rich red in autumn with red fruits. A very attractive ornamental shrub for the lawn or border. Tall and graceful evergreen.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cotoneaster simonsii
Semi-evergreen upright shrub, good for hedging. Typical cotoneaster small, white flowers in spring followed by red berries in the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Crinodendron hookerianum
Large shrub with narrow deep - green leaves. Crimson lantern flowers along the branches in May and June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cytisus 'Boskoop Ruby'
Ruby red pea flowers in spring on a compact broom.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cytisus 'Burkwoodii'
Cerise pea flowers in spring on a compact broom.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cytisus 'Cornish Cream'
Cream pea flowers in spring, a very pretty broom.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cytisus 'Lena'
Rounded broom with bright yellow and red pea flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cytisus 'Zeelandia'
Pretty little broom with bi-coloured lilac and pink pea flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cytisus beanii
Small broom with bright yellow pea flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cytisus kewensis
Arching, prostrate broom with pale yellow pea flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cytisus praecox
Arching shrub with masses of primrose yellow pea flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cytisus praecox 'Albus'
Arching shrub covered in white pea flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Cytisus praecox 'Allgold'
Lovely broom with arching branches covered in yellow flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Daboecia scotica 'Silverwells'
Small heather like shrub with white bell flowers from late spring to autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Danae racemosa
A charming, small, shade - loving evergreen, with arching sprays of narrow, polished green leaves. Orange - red fruits produced after hot summers. Closely related to Ruscus, but differing in it's hermaphrodite flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Daphne burkwoodii
A small, fast growing, semi-evergreen shrub. The pale pink, deliciously fragrant flowers are borne in clusters on short leafy shoots all along the branches in May - June and often again in the autumn. Don't move once planted.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Daphne burkwoodii 'Astrid'
A semi-evergreen, dwarf shrub. Very fragrant pink flowers cover branches May - June. Lovely cream - green variegated leaves. Must have cool, moist, well drained soil. Do not disturb once planted.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Daphne burkwoodii 'Somerset'
A small, semi-evergreen shrub. Deliciously scented pink flowers cover branches during May and June. Must have cool, moist, well drained soil with plenty of humous to do well. Do not disturb once planted.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Daphne laureola
Upright evergreen with shiny green leaves and tiny tubular flowers in late spring which, like all daphnes are highly fragrant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Daphne laureola philippi
Small, spreading shrub with evergreen shiny leaves and small fragrant flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Daphne mezereum
A small, deciduous shrub with very fragrant, purple flowers on naked stems during Feb - March. Must have cool, well drained soil. Do not disturb once planted.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Daphne mezereum 'Rubra'
Small, deciduous shrub with sweet scented, purple - red flowers in early spring, followed by scarlet fruits. Thrives in chalk soils with plenty of humous.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Daphne odora
This winter and early evergreen spring - flowering, small shrub should be given some protection but is hardy enough to withstand frost of considerable severity. Very fragrant pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'
Evergreen shrub with green, yellow edged leaves. Scented pink flowers Feb and March. Shelter from North and East winds. Likes cool, moist, well drained soil. Hardier than the green form.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Daphne pontica
Dwarf evergreen with fragrant spidery flowers, greeny yellow in colour.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Desfontainia spinosa
An unusual, late summer - flowering, small - medium sized, evergreen. Leaves small, holly - like. Flowers tubular, scarlet with a yellow throat. Give a sheltered position in half shade.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Deutzia 'Pride of Rochester'
Erect, medium - sized shrub. Double white flowers, tinted pink, in profusion June and July.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Deutzia 'Tourbillon Rouge'
Easily grown medium to large shrub with lovely pink flowers in June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Deutzia elegantissima 'Rosealind'
Dwarf, erect, rounded shrub. Scented, deep carmine flowers on arching branches in June and July.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Deutzia gracilis
A low growing shrub with pretty white flowers in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Deutzia hybrida 'Mont Rose'
Rose pink flowers with darker tints, freely produced in clusters during June. A reliable and easy, small to medium - sized shrub.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Deutzia hybrida 'Perle Rose'
A small to medium shrub with pale pink flowers in clusters during early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Deutzia hybrida 'Strawberry Fields'
A lovely small to medium shrubs with clusters of flowers, strawberry pink in bud opening to paler pink in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Deutzia kalmiiflora
An attractive, small shrub, with large white - flushed carmine flowers during June and July.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Deutzia magnifica
A vigorous shrub of medium size. Large panicles of double white flowers during June and July.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Diervilla splendens
Easily grown, small, summer - flowering shrub with short - petioled leaves and sulphur - yellow flowers. Bronze young foliage, suckering habit, but a useful, neat plant which looks good almost all year.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Diospyros kaki
A large shrub or small tree, long cultivated for its edible fruits and glorious orange - yellow to orange - red and plum - purple autumn colour of the large lustrous leaves. The orange - yellow, tomato - like fruits come late summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Dipelta floribunda
Excellent, large shrub of great garden merit. Fragrant, pink, weasel - like flowers flushed yellow at throat are produced in great profusion during May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Disanthus cercidifolius
A medium - sized, unusual shrub of open, elegant, habit. Beautiful, soft crimson and claret - red autumn tints.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Drimys lanceolata
Medium to large, aromatic shrub. Dark green foliage with purple - red shoots. Small creamy - white flowers in April and May. Exotic looking plant requiring some shelter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Drimys winteri
A very handsome, tall shrub or small tree with large, leathery leaves, glaucous beneath. Flowers fragrant, ivory - white. Evergreen foliage is tinted copper when young.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Elaeagnus angustifolia 'Caspica' (Quicksilver)
A stunning, large foliage plant with willow - like, intensely silvery foliage all spring and summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Elaeagnus ebbengei
Large, fast growing evergreen shrub. Blue - green leaves, silver beneath. Fragrant flowers in autumn. Excellent as a specimen or as a dense screen.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Elaeagnus ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'
A large, hardy, fast growing evergreen shrub with distinctive, yellow edged green foliage. A good specimen shrub.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Elaeagnus ebbingei 'Limelight'
A large shrub with felted young foliage, green above at first with silvery scales - developing a broad blotch of deep yellow and pale green, silvery beneath.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Elaeagnus pungens 'Fredrickii'
Slower growing form with more narrow leaves, mainly pale creamy - yellow with a bright green border. Small to medium - sized.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Elaeagnus pungens 'Goldrim'
A striking, slower growing variety, with deep green foliage, margined bright yellow.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata'
Beautiful summer and winter foliage shrub with gold splashes on the leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Elaeagnus umbellata
A large strong growing and wide spreading shrub with yellowish - brown shoots and soft green leaves. Pale red fruits in autumn. Fragrant flowers in May and June. Deciduous form.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Eleagnus angustifolia
Large shrub with lovely willow like leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Eleutherococcus sieboldianus 'Variegatus'
Medium - sized, unusual shrub with erect stems and clusters of 3-5 divided leaves with a small, curved prickle at base. Attractive green leaves, edged creamy - white. Black fruits in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Embothrium coccineum
Profusion of orange - scarlet flowers in May to June. Erect and semi-evergreen, slender, tall shrub or tree. Must have a moist, well drained, sheltered, site.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Enkianthus campanulatus
Large shrub whose tiny, hanging pink bells completely cover the branches in late May and early June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Eriobotrya coppertone
A large shrub or small tree with dark green, evergreen leaves. Large clusters of pink buds open into small white flowers. Bronze foliage in spring. Best in a fairly sheltered position.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'
A compact evergreen shrub with pink and white tubular flowers, the colour of apple blossom, in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Escallonia 'C.F. Ball'
Evergreen shrub with crimson tubular flowers in late summer, makes an excellent hedge.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Escallonia 'Crimson Spire'
Evergreen shrub with crimson tubular flowers in summer, good as a hedge.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Escallonia 'Donard Radiance'
A compact evergreen shrub with rose red tubular flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Escallonia 'Edinensis'
Carmine pink tubular flowers in summer makes a nice evergreen hedge.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Escallonia 'Gold Brian'
Compact evergreen shrub with rose red tubular flowers in summer and yellow leaves ageing to gold.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Escallonia 'Iveyi'
Large evergreen shrub covered in small fragrant tubular white flowers in midsummer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Escallonia 'Red Dream'
Compact evergreen with small red tubular flowers from mid-summer to early autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Escallonia laevis 'Gold Ellen'
Compact evergreen shrub with spectacular golden leaves and pink flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Escallonia rubra
Compact evergreen with small green leaves and tubular rose red flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Escallonia rubra 'Woodside'
Compact evergreen shrub with masses of small crimson flowers in midsummer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Escallonia rubra macrantha
Evergreen shrub with sweetly scented rose red flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Eucryphia glutinosa
A large, erect - branched, deciduous shrub or small tree. Profuse white flowers in July and August. Beautiful autumn tints. One of the best woody plants for sheltered, acid soil, with shade on roots.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Eucryphia hillieri 'Penwith'
A large, tall growing, shrub of vigorous growth. Dark, shiny leaves which are glaucous beneath. Best in sheltered position but hardier than most. Beautiful white, cup - shaped blooms.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Eucryphia intermedia'Rostrevor'
A lovely, free growing, small evergreen tree of compact, broadly columnar habit. The fragrant white flowers smother the branches in late summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Eucryphia nymanensis 'Nymansay'
Magnificent small to medium, fast growing tree of broadly columnar habit. White flowers wreath the branches August to September. Plant in moist loam and shade roots from the hot sun.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus alatus
Slow growing, medium - sized shrub, of open, stiff habit. Narrow leaves on corky, winged branches. Leaves turn a stunning rosy scarlet in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'
A slow growing, compact shrub with corky branches. A fine autumn colouring shrub with brilliant crimson - pink foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus europeaus
Green stemmed native shrub with abundant rosy red fruit capsules. Brilliant red autumn foliage. An easy tree suitable for hedgerow or garden, especially on chalk soils. Plant more than one for pollination.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus europeaus 'Red Cascade'
Green stemmed, medium - sized, shrub. Branches are weighed down in autumn by a mass of rosy red fruit capsules. Foliage turns brilliant red in autumn. Self pollinating.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus fortunei 'Dart's Blanket'
A ground cover or climbing form. Leaves deep green turning bronze-red in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus fortunei 'Blondy'
Leaves deep green with an elongated central golden blotch - red tinged underneath in winter. For ground cover or front of border.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus fortunei 'Canadale Gold'
Superb evergreen dwarf shrub with green leaves, edged deep gold. Can be clipped to shape. Lovely and bright in the winter months. Very easy to grow in sun or light shade.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus'
A ground cover or climbing form. Leaves beautifully coloured purple throughout winter especially when the roots are starved or controlled.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n Gold'
A popular dwarf shrub with a bushy habit. Bright golden variegated leaves, tinged bronzy - pink in winter. Climbs, given support.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaeity'
A dwarf shrub. Leaves have creamy - white margins turning pink in winter. Lovely patio or ground cover plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus fortunei 'Harlequin'
Dwarf evergreen with oval leaves that are speckled white and flush pink in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus fortunei 'Minimus'
This dainty form with slender prostrate stems and minute leaves is suitable for the rock garden where it will form small hummocks or cover rocks. Climbs if given support.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus fortunei 'Silver Queen'
A dwarf shrub. Unfolding leaves are a rich creamy - yellow, later becoming green with a broad creamy - white margin. Compact border shrub or will slowly grow 2m. against a wall.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus fortunei 'Sunspot'
A dwarf shrub with attractive variegated green and gold leaves. Makes excellent ground cover. Easy to grow in sun or partial shade.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus japonicus
Large evergreen shrub with oval leaves and, in the autumn, orange seeds hanging below flaring pink seed covers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus japonicus 'Albomarginatus'
Large evergreen shrub with oval leaves that have a conspicuous broad, white margin.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus japonicus 'Aureus'
A large shrub with glossy - green, leathery leaves. Very versatile and tolerant of atmospheric pollution but plant in a sheltered spot in sun or shade.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus japonicus 'Bravo'
Forms a shrub of attractive evergreen foliage. Young leaves have broad, central blotch of bright yellow.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus japonicus 'Microphyllus'
A small, slow growing form of dense compact habit with small narrow leaves. Somewhat resembling Box in general appearance.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'
Small slow growing dense shrub with small golden variegated leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus japonicus 'President Gaulthier'
A shrub of upright habit, with mid green large leaves and creamy - white margins. Plant in sheltered sun or shade.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus oxyphyllus
A slow growing, medium - sized shrub with leaves that turn rich shades of red and covered with bright red capsules in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus phellomanus
Medium - sized shrub with conspicuous corky, winged shoots. Striking four - lobed pink fruits, freely carried in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Euonymus pierrolino
Compact evergreen shrub with an upright habit. Young foliage is marbled with white and often completely white but darkens to green on maturity.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Exochorda macrantha 'The Bride'
Shapely shrub whose fountain like branches drip with pearly cream flowers in April and May. Frost can burn emerging foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Fatshedera lizei
Very useful, scrambling, ivy - like shrub. Large polished, palmate leaves. Best in a sheltered position in partial sun or shade. Excellent for seaside gardens and survives in dry shade.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Fatsia japonica
A handsome shrub with large palmate, dark green, glossy leaves. Milky - white flower heads in October. Plant in a sheltered position. Striking, black fruits in winter. Good for seaside gardens or a sheltered position inland.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Fontanesia phillyreoides
Closely related to Ash. A large shrub with ovate, privet - like leaves and greenish - white flowers in June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Forsythia 'Fiesta'
A small to medium - sized shrub of compact habit. Large golden yellow flowers appear in spring. Green leaves with cream and gold variegation make this form a more interesting choice.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Forsythia 'Golden Times'
Medium - sized shrub, bearing bright yellow young leaves, later green in the centre - with the margin becoming creamy - white. Plant in a light, shady position. An interesting foliage plant which is hardy and easy to grow.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Forsythia intermedia
Well known shrub with masses of yellow flowers in early spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Forsythia intermedia 'Lynwood'
Glorious, medium - sized, spring flowering shrub. Large brilliant yellow flowers in masses, on bare stems March and April. Branches cut after Christmas and put into water will flower quickly in the warmth of the home.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Forsythia intermedia 'Spectabilis'
Superb, medium - sized early spring flowering shrub. Masses of golden yellow flowers are produced March - April.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Forsythia intermedia 'Weekend'
A mutation of 'Lynwood' retaining the colour and floriferous ness of its parent, but shorter growing with a more compact habit.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Fothergilla gardenii
Erect, scented white bottle - brush like flower spikes during April and May. Large round leaves, late to arrive in spring - achieve spectacular sunset tints in autumn. Slow growing, dwarf shrub.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Fothergilla major
Erect, scented white bottle - brush like flower spikes during April and May. Large round leaves that are late to arrive in spring and achieve vivid sunset tints in autumn. Slow growing to medium size.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Frementodendron 'California Glory'
Evergreen bush or wall shrub. Large, single, yellow flowers over a long period during the summer, given a warm, sunny spot. Some people find the dusty indumentum irritating to their skin.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Fuchsia 'Alice Hoffman'
A small shrub, with small purple - tinged leaves in dense clusters. Small flowers with a scarlet calyx and white petals.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Fuchsia 'Mrs. Popple'
Famous hardy fuchsia with masses of red and purple flowers in late summer and early autumn, one of the best.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Fuchsia 'Riccartonii'
Hardy fuchsia with masses of dark purple and crimson flowers from July to September.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'
Dwarf hardy fuchsia with pretty red and mauve purple flowers from late summer into early autumn. Well deserved A.G.M.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Fuchsia magellanica
Hardy fuchsia with small purple and red flowers, used as hedging in Cornwall.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Fuchsia magellanica 'Versicolor'
Hardy fuchsia with very attractive cream and pink tinged leaves and masses of small purple and red flowers in late summer and early autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Garrya elliptica
Evergreen that makes an excellent wall shrub with superb long, silky catkins in late winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Gaultheria procumbens
A very pretty, creeping shrub. White bell - shaped flowers, in late summer. Large red fruits autumn to winter. Foliage turns deep red in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Gaultheria shallon
A vigorous, suckering, dwarf shrub. Pinkish - white flowers and dark purple fruits in clusters.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Genista aetnensis
Large, long flowering, elegant shrub. Fragrant yellow flowers in July and August.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Genista hispanica
Low growing shrub, resembling dwarf gorse. Forms dense prickly mounds covered with yellow flowers May and June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Genista lydia
Pretty, mound - forming dwarf shrub, smothered in golden yellow flowers during May and June. Slender weeping branches. Plant in full sun, in rock gardens, borders or containers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Genista pilosa 'Vancouver Gold'
Low growing, prostrate shrub with spreading stems covered in bright golden - yellow flowers all summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Genista tinctoria
Low growing shrub which produces rich golden flowers in May and June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Griselinia littoralis
A useful evergreen shrub with pale green leaves. Ideal as a hedge or free - standing plant. Grows well in coastal areas.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Griselinia littoralis 'Bantry Bay'
Large evergreen shrub whose oval leaves are extravagantly splashed with cream. Grows well in coastal areas.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Griselinia littoralis 'Variegata'
Large, evergreen shrub with conspicuous white variegated green leaves. Ideal coastal plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Halimiocistus sahucii
Dwarf, spreading shrub. Pretty white flowers in profusion from May to September. Ideal as a front of border plant. Plant in full sun and in well drained soil.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Halimiocistus wintonensis 'Merrist Wood Cream'
A dwarf, spreading shrub, with silvery leaves and saucer - shaped flowers of a pale yellow with a maroon centre in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Halimium libanotis
Dwarf shrub ideal for dry banks with silver-grey leaves and masses of buttercup yellow flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Halimodendron halodendron
An attractive spiny, silvery leaved shrub of small - medium size. Masses of purplish pea - like flowers in mid-summer. An ideal sea side plant from the salt fields of Siberia and SE Russia.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hamamelis intermedia 'Arnold Promise'
A handsome, slow growing shrub with clusters of sweetly fragrant pale yellow flowers Dec-Mar. Even in severe weather the flowers are produced in profusion. Yellow foliage in autumn. Protect from late frost.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hamamelis intermedia 'Diane'
One of the best red flowered winter shrubs. A large shrub with scented flowers from December to March. Superb red, autumn foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hamamelis intermedia 'Jelena'
Superb vigorous, spreading, shrub. Dense clusters of large yellow flowers suffused rich coppery-red. Good autumn foliage of orange - red and scarlet.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hamamelis intermedia 'Ruby Glow'
A handsome, slow growing shrub with clusters of sweetly fragrant, ruby flowers from Dec-Mar. Even in severe weather the flowers are produced in profusion along the branches. Yellow foliage in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hamamelis intermedia 'Westerstede'
A vigorous upright, large shrub. Large, light yellow scented flowers appear during winter and spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hamamelis mollis
A handsome, slow growing shrub with clusters of sweetly fragrant, yellow flowers Dec-Mar. Yellow foliage in autumn. Still one of the best forms for scent and flower.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hamamelis mollis 'Pallida'
A handsome, slow growing large shrub. Clusters of larger, sweetly fragrant sulphur flowers Dec-Mar. Yellow foliage in autumn. Deservedly one of the most popular forms.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Autumn Glory'
A dwarf, compact Hebe with glossy, bronze tinged leaves. Intense violet - blue flowers June to October.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Caledonia'
Dwarf hebe with spear shaped dark green leaves and violet flower spikes in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Carl Teschner' syn youngii
Low growing evergreen with narrow leaves and violet blue spikes in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Charming White'
Compact evergreen with mid green leaves and spikes of white flowers in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Emerald Green'
Dwarf hebe with emerald green leaves in a neat dome, a non-flowering variety.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Great Orme'
Compact narrow leaved hebe with bright pink flowers fading to white all summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Hearbreaker'
Small hebe with narrow, cream edged leaves tinged pink in winter and mauve flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Lady Ann'
Medium hebe with variegated green and white foliage and dark pink flower spikes in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Marjorie'
Medium spreading evergreen with glossy green leaves and pale mauve flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Midsummer Beauty'
Medium shrub with long, narrow leaves tinged purple when young and lilac-mauve flowers over a long period in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Mrs. Winder'
Small dark green leaves and small violet-blue flower spikes in summer and autumn on a neat hebe.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Nichola's Blush'
Small hebe with green leaves that become purple tinged in winter and pale pink flowers that fade to white . Flowers continuously from early summer to autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Oratia Beauty'
Mid green leaves with fat flowering racemes that are pink in bud and open to white. Flowers all summer, a very pretty plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Pink Elephant'
Low growing hebe with grey green leaves edged in cream, blushing pink in winter. White flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Purple Queen'
An upright hebe with dark purple stems and leaves flushed purple with rich violet flowers summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Red Edge'
Small shrub with blue grey leaves edged in red in winter and pale mauve flower spikes in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Sapphire'
Upright hebe with mid green leaves tinged with red and purple flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Spenders Seedling'
Characterful hebe with narrow, spear shaped leaves bearing white racemes of flowers all summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'White Gem'
Compact hebe with glossy, dark green leaves and pure white flower spikes.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe 'Wiri Charm'
Compact shrub with spear shaped green leaves and deep pink verging on purple flowering spikes in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe albicans
A dwarf hebe with dense glaucous foliage and spikes of white flowers in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe armstrongii
Dwarf evergreen with erect habit and tiny, scale like leaves terminating in spikes of white flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe buxifolia
Upright hebe with box like leaves and white flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe franciscana 'Blue Gem'
Dense dark green foliage on a hebe with light mauve spikes from summer to autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe pinguifolia 'Pagei'
Dwarf hebe with silvery grey foliage and small white flower spikes in spring and summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe pinguifolia 'Sutherlandii'
Low growing hebe with pale grey green leaves and white flower spikes in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe pratens 'Orphan Annie'
Cream edged green leaves tinged purple when they first open and pink flowers all summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hebe rakaiensis
Rounded shrub with glossy, bright green leaves and large racemes of white flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Helichrysum italicum
An aromatic, dwarf shrub with long silvery leaves. Long stalked yellow flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Helichrysum serotinum
A dense, dwarf shrub with narrow sage green leaves that have a strong smell of curry. Yellow flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Heptacodium miconoides
Vigorous and very hardy large shrub with masses of scented, snow - white flowers in late summer. Peeling bark and conspicuous, veined leaves with good autumn colour.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hibiscus syriacus
Large shrub with beautiful single flowers, reminiscent of a hollyhock. Pale pink with deeper eye. Needs a sheltered spot.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hibiscus syriacus 'Hamabo'
Attractive shrub bearing large single blush - pink flowers with crimson eye August to September. Important to plant in the hottest situation in the garden to encourage the summer flowering before the early autumn frosts.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hibiscus syriacus 'Oiseau Bleu'
A medium - sized shrub with single violet - blue flowers with dark eye July to October. Important to plant in the hottest situation in the garden to encourage the summer flowering before the early autumn frosts.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hibiscus syriacus 'Pink Giant'
Medium to large sized shrub with clear pink flowers with a red eye.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'
A medium - sized shrub with large white flowers with a red eye are produced from August to October.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hibiscus syriacus 'Woodbridge'
A medium - sized shrub with large single rose - pink flowers with carmine eye from July to October.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hippophae rhamnoides
A picturesque, medium - sized shrub with narrow, silvery leaves. Orange - yellow berries in winter on female plants. Ideal for coastal planting.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Holodiscus discolor
An elegant shrub with long feathery panicles of creamy - white flowers in July. Greyish - green foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
White flowers and lime green foliage. A beautiful, late flowering shrub which is not susceptible to frost.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea aspera
Hydrangea with large, velvety leaves and heads of lace-cap flowers in shades of blue and purple.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea aspera 'Sargentiana'
An exotic - looking, medium sized shrub with large handsome, velvety leaves. Flat heads of lilac - pink flowers shaded white in June and July. Plant in a sheltered site.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea aspera 'Villosa'
A lovely, medium sized shrub with lacey, lilac - blue flowers. Foliage and stems are hairy. Lacy flowers have serrated edges. Requires a sheltered site.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea macr. 'Blaumeise'
Bright hydrangea blue lace-cap with lighter eye.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea macr. 'Bouquet Rose'
Mop headed hydrangea with deep blue flowers in late summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea macr. 'Mariesii Perfecta' ( Blue Wave)
Small lace-cap with blue florets in summer and shiny, green leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea macr. 'Mme E. Mouillare'
White mop-headed flowers that are pink tinged when fading. A handsome plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea macr. 'Tricolour'
Pale pink lace-cap with variegates leaves of grey, green and yellow.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea macrophylla
The well known mop headed hydrangea from Japan whose colour is either blue or pink depending upon the acidity of the soil.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ayesha'
A most distinct and unusual hydrangea. The rather flattened, dense heads are comprised of thick petalled, cup - shaped florets, resembling a large lilac. Greyish lilac or pink flowers that have a faint but distinct scent.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'
The best Hydrangea for a frost pocket. Medium - sized with large panicles of white flowers which fade attractively to pink.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu'
Bright green, lush foliage with panicles of white flowers from July into autumn. Easy to grow in sun or shade.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique'
One of the showiest of large, hardy shrubs. Huge panicles of small, white, sterile florets appear from summer to autumn and gradually turn pink with age. Good autumn foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea petiolaris
A self clinging, useful, climber which thrives in a shady position. Large, white flowers in May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea quercifolia
A showy, large leaved, medium - sized shrub with oak - like foliage and erect terminal panicles of white flowers in July. Spectular, red autumn foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea serr. 'Bluebird'
Superb blue lace-cap flowers in late summer and early autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hydrangea serrata 'Preziosa'
A handsome, small shrub with lace cap, blue flowers from Aug-Oct. Superb autumn foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hypericum anderosanum
Good, shade bearing shrub with continuous, small yellow flowers, over the summer, followed by red, finally black berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hypericum calycinum
Excellent, dwarf, suckering ground cover plant. Large buttercup - yellow flowers from July to October.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hypericum Hidcote
A popular, easy to grow semi - evergreen, low shrub with large saucer shaped yellow flowers July to September. Suitable for any situation.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hypericum inodorum 'Elstead'
A semi-evergreen, small shrub which produces large yellow flowers August to October. Brilliant salmon - red fruits in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hypericum moseranum
A dwarf shrub with arching reddish stems. Yellow flowers in clusters June to October. Flowers have conspicuous red anthers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hypericum moseranum 'Tricolor'
A very pretty shrub with variegated pink, white and green foliage. Yellow flowers with red anthers from July to October.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Hypericum olympicum
A dwarf, hardy, perennial sub - shrub. Lemon flowers with greyish - green leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex 'Handsworth New Silver'
Attractive purple stemmed clone with long, deep green spiny foliage, edged white and red berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex alaclerensis 'Golden King'
Broad, almost spineless, gold edged green leaves with masses of bright red berries in winter. A good specimen plant which responds well to clipping. A great favourite.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex alactlernsis 'Lawsoniana'
A vigorous, colourful shrub with mostly spineless green leaves with a central yellow splash. Very free fruiting. Be careful to cut out any reverting shoots.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex aquifolium
The familiar, native holly which has male and female forms. Mostly used for dense, natural hedging.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska'
A large upright shrub or tree with dark green, glossy and spiny leaves and red berries in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'
A large shrub or small tree with spiny, silver - edged green leaves and red berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex aquifolium 'Aureomarginata'
A small bushy tree, with spiny green, margined with yellow leaves. Red berries in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex aquifolium 'Bacciflava'
A handsome shrub which produces heavy crops of yellow berries. Dark green, mainly spineless foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex aquifolium 'Ferox Argentea'
Small unusual holly, the foliage having spines on the upper surface as well as the edges of the leaves. A showy, male form with variegated foliage of green and white.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex aquifolium 'Golden Milkboy'
Large shrub with spiny dark green leaves with central golden blotch. Male plant, so has no berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex aquifolium 'Golden van Tol'
A sport of J.C. van Tol, but with attractive golden - margined leaves almost spineless and red berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex aquifolium 'J. C. van Tol'
A superb shrub with dark, shining, almost spineless leaves. Produces large regular crops of red berries, self pollinating.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex aquifolium 'Madame Briot'
An attractive, large, purple stemmed shrub with strongly spined, green leaves mottled and margined yellow and red berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex aquifolium 'Myrtifolia Aurea'
Compact shrub with purple shoots when young and narrow holly leaves with handsome yellow centres.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex aquifolium 'Myrtifolia'
Compact shrub with purple shoots when young and narrow holly leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex aquifolium 'Pyramidalis'
Conical shrub or small tree, of medium - size with abundant red berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex aquifolium 'Silver Queen'
An attractive male shrub or medium tree. Dark green leaves with creamy - white edges.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex crenata
An attractive, dwarf shrub which forms a mound of tiny green leaves. Masses of tiny white flowers are produced in spring, followed by small, black berries. Makes an excellent low, clipped hedge.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex crenata 'Convexa'
Small, smooth dark green leaves on a compact shrub and not unlike box in looks and habit. Indeed, the Japanese clip it in the same way that we clip box. Ought to be more widely known.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'
A small, compact shrub with a flattened top and yellow leaves, particularly attractive during winter and spring. Female.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex meservaea 'Blue Angel'
Dark green - blue glossy, spiny foliage on purple stems. Large, shiny, deep red berries. Medium - sized shrub.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex meservaea 'Blue Prince'
Small spreading shrub with ovate glossy holly leaves and purple shoots.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ilex meservaea 'Blue Princess'
Dense shrub with purple shoots in spring and oval, spiny holly leaves with a blue cast to their dark green surface.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Indigofera hebepetala
A medium - sized, spreading shrub, with pea - like flowers of distinct pink colouring and green pinnate foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Indigofera heterantha
Medium - sized shrub with elegant pinnate leaves and bright purplish - rose flowers from summer into autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Itea ilicifolia
Holly - like, lax foliage. Beautiful, long catkins open to greenish - white, fragrant flowers in August and September.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Jasminum beesianum
A vigorous shrub, producing dense masses of foliage, of medium size. Deep violet - red flowers in May and June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Jasminum humile 'Revolutum'
A quite remarkable and beautiful medium - sized shrub with deep greenish, persistent leaves of good texture composed usually of 5- 7 leaflets. Flowers large, deep yellow, slightly fragrant throughout the summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Jasminum nudiflorum
Yellow flowers in profusion on naked bright green stems from November to February. It is an excellent wall shrub and will flourish on a North or East facing wall.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Jasminum officinale
Sweetly scented, white flowers in summer. Strong growing on a south or west sheltered wall. Twining stems make this an interesting plant to grow up a post.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Jasminum officinale 'Fiona Sunrise'
A rare, yellow - leaved jasmine with scented white flowers in summer. Needs a hot, sheltered site.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Jasminum stephanense
A semi-evergreen wall plant. Strong growing to large size. It is also good for pergolas or archways. Fragrant, pale pink flowers appear in clusters 2-3 in. long during June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Kalmia angustifolia
A small evergreen shrub with curious pale pink flowers, very attractive.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Kalmia angustifolia 'Rubra'
A small evergreen shrub from North America. This form has vivid rose pink flowers in midsummer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Kalmia latifolia
Magnificent medium - sized shrub, for acid soil. Clusters of bright pink, saucer - shaped flowers in June, giving the impression of cake decorations.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Kalmia latifolia 'Ostbo Red'
Bright red buds opening to deep pink flowers on this lovely evergreen American. Makes a handsome, medium sized shrub for acidic soils.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Kerria japonica
Upright shrub with bright green stems and foliage and single yellow flowers all along the stems in April and May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Kerria japonica 'Picta Variegata'
A pretty small shrub with cream and pale green variegated leaves. Single yellow flowers April and May. Deciduous.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'
An upright shrub with bright green stems. Double yellow flowers in profusion during April and May and sometimes later.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'
A lovely and graceful shrub of medium height. During May and June it is draped with masses of rose pink small foxglove like flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lavandula 'Vera'
Up to a metre tall, a fine plant with narrow silvery grey leaves and true lavender blue flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lavandula angustifolia
Well loved lavender with true lavender coloured flowers in July above silvery grey foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lavandula angustifolia 'Alba'
Compact, fragrant lavender with long stems carrying white flowers in July.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lavandula angustifolia 'Dwarf Blue'
Very good dwarf from of lavender with lavender blue flowers in July.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
A compact form with silvery foliage and purple blue flower spikes in July.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'
A compact form with narrow grey - green leaves. The dense spikes of tiny tubular flowers are lavender blue and open towards the end of the first half of summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lavandula int. 'Grappenhall'
A tall growing lavender with long stems of blue lavender flowers, perfect for picking and drying.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lavandula intermedia 'Grosso'
A lovely, robust, bushy lavender with silvery leaves and lilac flowers in July.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lavandula stoechas
Dwarf, aromatic shrub. Dark purple flowers in dense heads during summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lavandula stoechas 'Papillion'
A dwarf, intensely aromatic shrublet with narrow leaves. Flowers dark purple are borne during summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lavatera 'Bredon Springs'
Shrubby mallow with dusky pink hollyhock like flowers flushed purple all summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lavatera 'Rosea'
Shrubby mallow with masses of sugar pink hollyhock like flowers all summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ledum groenlandicum
A dwarf, upright shrub with white flowers which are produced from mid to early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Leptospermum myrtifolium
Tall evergreen shrub with narrow leaves and white flowers in early summer. Well known antipodean shrub, the nectar of which is famous for being the ingredient in 'manuka honey'.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Leptospermum scop. 'Elizabeth Jane'
Compact evergreen shrub with narrow leaves and rosy pink flowers in early summer. New Zealand shrub whose nectar is collected by bees to make the famous 'manuka honey'.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Leptospermum scop. 'Red Damask'
Medium shrub with narrow dark green aromatic leaves and deep-red double flowers in late spring and early summer. Slightly tender, so a sheltered site for this antipodean.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lespedeza thunbergii
An outstanding, small to medium - sized autumn shrub with arching stems that are weighed down by huge panicles of rose - purple flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Leucothoe axallaris 'Scarletta'
A dwarf, shrub with white, pitcher - shaped flowers in May. Leathery evergreen leaves turn a marvellous scarlet in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Leycestera formosa
An unusual shrub with sea - green shoots. White flowers in drooping panicles of claret - coloured bracts from June to September. Red shining berries in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Leycesteria formosa
Large deciduous shrub with very showy racemes of burgundy coloured bracts supporting white flowers. Reddish purple berries in autumn, much loved by pheasants as the name implies.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns'
Deciduous shrub with golden, heart shaped leaves and showy racemes of burgundy coloured bracts with white flowers in summer. Reddish purple berries follow in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ligustrum japonicum
A compact, medium - sized, shrub with camellia - like, dark green, shiny foliage. Large panicles of white flowers are produced in late summer. Ideal for screening or hedging in a slightly more sheltered, shady site.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ligustrum lucidum
A large shrub or small tree with long glossy green leaves. Handsome panicles of white flowers in autumn. Often seen as a beautiful, symmetrical tree with an attractive fluted trunk.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ligustrum ovalifolium
Traditional evergreen hedging plant may lose some leaves in severe winters. Makes an excellent 'private' screen which needs to be clipped to shape. It tolerates most soils and aspects.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Argenteum'
Leaves are green with creamy white margins. Fast growing and shade tolerant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum'
A brightly coloured shrub with green edged yellow leaves. Can be used as an attractive hedge or a splendid specimen shrub.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ligustrum vulgare
Long, narrow leaves of dark green. Its long clusters of shining black fruits are conspicuous during autumn. Semi-evergreen.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lindera benzoin
Deciduous, bushy shrub with aromatic leaves which turn clear yellow in the autumn. Greenish - yellow flowers in spring followed by red berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lonciera nitida 'Red Tips'
An unusual form with small evergreen leaves, red at the tips. Hardy and easy.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lonicera fragrantissima
Semi evergreen, medium - sized shrub. Bears sweetly fragrant, creamy - white flowers from late winter through to spring. Red berries in May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lonicera nitida
A dense, small leaved, hardy shrub growing to medium - size. Fast growing and responds well to clipping, making it ideal as a hedge.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lonicera nitida 'Baggesons Gold'
Attractive, golden leaved hardy plant, used as a specimen shrub or as a neat, bright hedge. Can easily be clipped to desired shape and size. Plant in full sun for best colour.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lonicera nitida 'Lemon Beauty'
This dense, small - leaved, spreading evergreen with variegated gold and green leaves can be used for ground cover or as a dwarf hedge.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lonicera nitida 'Maigrun'
A useful, low growing evergreen shrub that will grow in most conditions. The pale young leaves contrast well with the dark green older ones in the spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lonicera nitida 'Silver Beauty'
Dense, habited, small - leaved evergreen. This variety has lovely silver variegated leaves. Grows quickly and can be clipped.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lonicera pileata
Excellent shrub for shade or part shade. Forms a low evergreen hummock. Good ground cover shrub, which grows in almost any soil.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lonicera purpusii 'Winter Beauty'
A partially evergreen shrub of medium size. Sweetly fragrant creamy white flowers, late winter into spring. Red berries in May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Lonicera standishii
Deciduous or semi evergreen, medium - sized shrub. Fragrant flowers, white flushed with pink, in winter. Red berries in early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Luma apiculata 'Glanleam Gold'
A tall evergreen shrub whose aromatic, glossy leaves are pink tinged when young and mature to cream edged dark green leaves. Pretty white flowers from mid-summer through into autumn followed by purple-black berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Magnolia 'Betty'
A medium - sized, vigorous shrub with large flowers, purplish - red outside, white within, appearing in spring. Flowers on bare stems.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Magnolia 'Galaxy'
A vigorous, small tree with striking purple pink to red flowers in mid late spring. Slightly fragrant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Magnolia campbellii 'Charles Raffill'
A vigorous, unusual hybrid, with large flowers of deep rose pink in bud. When open they are rose - purple outside and white with a pinkish - purple marginal flush on the inside.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Magnolia denudata
Large shrub or small tree. A profusion of fragrant, pure white flowers in early spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Mahoberberis meithkeana
An unusual, evergreen shrub of medium size. Soft yellow flowers followed by black fruits. As the name suggests, a cross between Mahonia and Berberis.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Mahonia aquifolium
Small, suckering shrub. Useful for under planting or game cover. Flowers, rich yellow in early spring and berries blue - black.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo'
Striking, small shrub with glossy evergreen leaves and bright yellow flowers April and May. It will grow in sun or shade and the prickly leaves achieve attractive autumn tints.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Mahonia aquifolium 'Atropurpureum'
A small evergreen shrub which will grow under trees or shady spots. Rich purple leaves and yellow flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Mahonia bealei 'Hivernant'
Large upright shrub with sea green, pinnate leaves that can flush scarlet in frost. Long pendulous racemes of lemon-yellow scented flowers from late autumn until early spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Mahonia bealii 'Gold Dust'
Attractive, large shrub with deep green, pinnate leaves. Long, pendulous racemes of lemon - yellow, fragrant flowers from late autumn to early spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Mahonia media 'Charity'
Large specimen shrub with spiny leaves in ring formations. Upright racemes of fragrant, yellow flowers in autumn, through winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Mahonia media 'Winter Sun'
Attractive green prickly evergreen leaves. Erect racemes of fragrant yellow flowers from autumn to late winter. Medium to large shrub.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Mahonia wagneri 'Fireflame'
Substantial mahonia growing up to two metres with pinnate evergreen leaves and racemes of golden yellow flowers in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Myrica gale
Small, native aromatic shrub of dense habit. Golden - brown catkins glisten in the sunlight in April and May. A pleasing plant for a damp site.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Myrtus communis
Aromatic, densely leaved, evergreen shrub. Profuse white flowers in July and August. Purplish black berries late summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Myrtus communis 'Tarentina'
Attractive, compact shrub with narrow, aromatic leaves. Abundant white flowers August to October, followed by white berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Myrtus luma 'Glanleam Gold'
Peeling cinnamon bark with cream and green evergreen leaves. White flowers August to October followed by black berries..

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Nandina domestica
An attractive, evergreen, bamboo-like shrub of medium size, with long, elegant upright stems. Panicles of small white flowers are produced during the summer. Hardy in all but the coldest districts.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Nandina domestica 'Fire Power'
Fresh, lime green leaves turn vivid hot - pink and deep - wine red in autumn and winter. Excellent dwarf garden or container plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Nandina domestica 'Richmond'
Fresh green leaves turn bright red, spring and autumn. Small flowers in panicles in summer, followed by showy red berries. Excellent tub plant in a sheltered site. Vigorous, medium sized shrub.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Neillia affinis
Medium - sized shrub with downy shoots, producing attractively toothed and ribbed leaves. Racemes of bright rose-pink flowers in May and June. Suitable for most except very dry soils.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Olearia haastii
A rounded, evergreen shrub of medium size. Small, silvery leaves are felted white beneath. During July and August it is smothered with fragrant white flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Olearia macrodonata
A large shrub which produces broad heads of fragrant white flowers and has evergreen, holly - like leaves. Ideal screening or hedging shrubs for exposed coastal gardens.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Olearia nummularifolia
A medium - sized shrub with stiff branches and an unusual appearance. Branches are covered with small, thick yellow - green leaves. White flower heads in July. One of the hardiest species.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Olearia scilloniensis
Small, rounded, shrub which is covered in grey green leaves. White, scented blooms cover the plant in May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Olearia virgata 'Lineata'
A large, elegant shrub. It's arching branches are covered in narrow dark green leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Osmanthus burkwoodii
A large, evergreen shrub with small leathery leaves and very fragrant, white flowers in April and May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Osmanthus decorus (Phillyrea Decora)
A dome - shaped, evergreen bush with large, leathery leaves and clusters of small scented flowers in spring. Hardy and worthy in any garden.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Osmanthus delaveyi
A very beautiful, slow growing bush which in time forms a round, dwarf shrub. Masses of scented white flowers are produced in April.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Osmanthus heterophyllus
Erect, dense, medium - sized shrub. Glossy, green, holly - like leaves. Small fragrant white flowers in late summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Purpureus'
A medium - sized evergreen, shrub. Holly - like leaves tinted purple. Scented white flowers in Spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Tricolor'
A lovely, hardy shrub with holly - like leaves that are variegated green, pink and yellow. Scented white flowers in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus'
Slow growing shrub with holly - like leaves, variegated cream and green. White, sweetly scented flowers are produced during autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ozothamnus ledifolius
A small, globular, dense, aromatic shrub. The yellow shoots are covered with small dark green leaves with yellow undersides. White flowers are borne in early summer. The seed heads are honey scented.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius
Medium - sized shrub for a well sheltered, warm site. Scented white flowers open from attractive red buds.. One of the hardiest species in the right situation.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius 'Silver Jubilee'
Beautiful silvery - grey foliage and heads of small white flowers open in June. Needs a dry, sunny site, in a very sheltered corner.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pernettya mucronata
Dwarf, evergreen, thicket - forming, shrub. Small white flowers are followed by large coloured berries on female plants, if pollinated by a male. Trim after fruiting.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pernettya mucronata 'Bell's Seedling' aka Gaultheria
Useful evergreen shrub with small dark green leaves on wiry stems. Hermaphrodite form producing large dark red berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire'
A beautiful, dwarf, silvery - grey foliaged shrub. Aromatic panicles of lavender blue flowers late summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Philadelphus 'Avalanche'
A small, erect shrub with masses of single, richly fragrant flowers in summer, so plentifully borne that they weigh down the branches.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'
Beautiful, compact shrub of medium - size. Single, large, scented white flowers flushed maroon in the centre, are produced in June and July.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Philadelphus 'Manteau D'hermine'
Dwarf, bushy shrub, with fragrant, creamy - white double flowers during June and July.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Philadelphus 'Silver Showers'
A lovely, small, dense shrub with pointed leaves and single, white, scented flowers during the summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Philadelphus coronarius
A large shrub grown for its beautifully perfumed large white flowers. Particularly suited for growing on dry soils.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus'
Strong growing shrub with creamy - white, richly scented flowers. Leaves bright yellow when young. Plant in lightly shaded position as may singe in full sun.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Philadelphus coronarius 'Variegatus'
Unusual, strong growing, medium - sized shrub with creamy - white, richly scented flowers. This form has leaves with a creamy - white margin, and makes a lovely specimen plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Philadelphus erectus
A small, erect deciduous shrub. In early to mid summer the plant is covered in small highly scented flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Philadelphus lemoinei
A small shrub with clusters of scented white flowers in June and July.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Philadelphus virginal
Strong growing, erect branched shrub. Large, highly fragrant, double white flowers clothe the plant during June and July.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phillyrea angustifolia
Easy to grow evergreen shrub. Narrow labours leaves and small creamy yellow fragrant flowers. Ideal for coastal planting.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phlomis fruticosa
Dwarf, evergreen shrub with woolly, grey - green leaves. Yellow whorls of flowers in late summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phormium 'Alison Blackman'
Clump forming evergreen rising to a metre in height with strap like variegated leaves of olive green yellow and orange.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phormium 'Apricot Queen'
Peachy yellow and deep apricot strap like leaves edged in green. A very pretty phormium which makes a striking feature in any garden.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phormium 'Back in Black'
Small for a phormium but with typical strap like leaves that are a dramatic bronze-black.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phormium 'Flamingo'
You might expect this phormium to be predominantly pink but although it has deep rose stripes it is also striped in olive green and yellow. One of the most colourful of its tribe.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phormium 'Maori Sunrise' syn Rainbow Sunrise
A beautiful plant whose strap like leaves are deep rose striped with olive green.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phormium 'Pink Stripe'
Dark bronze strap like leaves edged, very thinly, in pink.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phormium 'Rubrum'
Strap like leaves fountain up in one of the darkest reds of all phormiums.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phormium 'Surfer'
Typical strap like leaves of olive green but with a thick dark red margin to each leaf.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phormium 'Surfers Bronze'
A neat little phormium whose olive green strap like leaves are very thinly edged in dark red.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phormium cookianum 'Evening Glow'
Lovely phormium whose strap like red leaves are subtly tinted with purples and bronze.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phormium cookianum 'Jester'
Very subtle phormium with pink leaves that fade to green. Extremely pretty and unusual.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phormium cookianum 'Platts Black'
One of the smallest phormiums growing only 10 high with strap like leaves that are, as its name implies, virtually black.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phormium cookianum 'Tricolour'
A colourful phormium whose sword shaped leaves have red margins and yellow stripes.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phormium tenax 'Sundowner'
A stately phormium rising to 2 metres in height whose bronze strap like leaves are thickly striped in pink.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Phormium tenax 'Yellow Wave'
The broad strappy green leaves on this AGM award winning phormium are striped in bright yellow.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Photinia davidiana 'Palette'
Slow growing variety. The young leaves have patches of pink and cream.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Photinia fraseri 'Little Red Robin'
A dwarf form of one of the best loved shrubs having the same glossy green leaves with brilliant red young leaves but only ever reaching a metre in height.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Photinia fraseri 'Red Robin'
A spectacular large shrub with glossy, green leaves and brilliant, red young growths. A very useful evergreen for almost any situation. Best if pruned each year in winter to encourage new growths.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Physocarpus opulifolius 'Dart's Gold'
A compact, easy shrub, thriving in an open, moist situation. Bright gold foliage for much of the spring and summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'
Vigorous, medium shrub, thriving in sun or light shade. This variety is grown for its beautiful, dark bronze foliage. Very hardy and easy.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Physocarpus opulifolius 'Luteus'
Medium - sized shrub, thriving almost anywhere. Young growths are clear yellow, gradually turning green over the summer. Hardy and easy to grow.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pieris japonica
The attractive, glossy, evergreen foliage of this medium sized shrub is complimented by the panicles of waxy white flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pieris japonica 'Cupido'
A compact Pieris under a metre in height with glossy green leaves and racemes of cream flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pieris japonica 'Debutante'
A compact Pieris with dark green leaves and racemes of cream, lily -of-the-valley flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver'
A compact pieris with white edged leaves but with the same fiery red foliage when young. Racemes of cream flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame'
A pieris that, quite rightly, has been awarded an AGM. Its new leaves begin as fiery red but then age to pink and cream before turning green. Cream flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pieris japonica 'Little Heath Green'
A very dwarf pieris with small, glossy evergreen leaves that are coppery red when young. Very few flowers but an AGM nevertheless.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pieris japonica 'Little Heath'
Dwarf pieris with variegated leaves that are narrowly edged in white, pink when young. Racemes of cream flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'
The leaves of this pieris are a lovely red-bronze when young ageing to dark green. Racemes of creamy white flower in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pieris japonica 'Purity'
This is the one to grow if you are buying a pieris for its flowers. Masses of pure white lily-of-the-valley flower in racemes in spring. Dark green leaves on a compact plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pieris japonica 'Sarabande'
A compact pieris whose dark green leaves begin life as bronze young shoots. Racemes of creamy white flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pieris japonica 'Variegata'
White margined leaves are flushed pink in spring. Racemes of creamy which flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pittosporum tenuifolium
A charming, large shrub of columnar habit. Glossy, pale green leaves on dark shoots. Small purple-brown, scented flowers in spring. Plant in a sunny, sheltered position. Good for seaside planting.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Abbotsbury Gold'
Bushy evergreen with wavy margined leaves of straw yellow with pale green margins. Insignificant deep red, scented flowers in spring and summer. A sheltered spot is needed for this slightly tender plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Garnetti'
Charming, large shrub with white variegated leaves flushed pink. Plant in a sunny, sheltered position in well drained soil. Especially good for seaside planting.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Gold Star'
A very pretty little evergreen shrub with yellow and pale green variegated leaves shown off against red stems. A sheltered position is best.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golden King'
A compact evergreen with golden-yellow wavy edged leaves against black stems. Needs a sheltered site.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Irene Patterson'
Very attractive, slow growing form to medium size. Young leaves creamy - white, becoming green, marbled white. Pink tinged in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Queen'
A medium - sized shrub with pale green leaves edged silvery - grey. Chocolate - purple, honey scented flowers in spring. Leaves suffused silvery - grey, narrowly margined with white. Forms a neat and handsome, evergreen, specimen shrub.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tandara Gold'
A medium sized evergreen with golden-yellow wavy edged leaves above black stems. Very attractive.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb'
Compact evergreen shrub whose pale green leaves deepen to a dark purple with age. Inconspicuous honey-scented flowers in spring. Needs a sheltered spot but has been awarded an AGM.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Variegatum'
Very pretty evergreen with dainty grey-green leaves edged in cream over black stems. Inconspicuous scented flowers. Needs a sheltered spot.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Warnham Gold'
Superb large shrub with young leaves greenish - yellow, maturing to golden yellow. Particularly stunning in autumn and winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pittosporum tobira 'Nana'
A slow growing, dwarf form from Japan and China. Bright, glossy green, larger leaves in whorls. Orange - blossom scented, creamy - white flowers. Plant in a sheltered spot only. Very drought resistant. Good for seaside locations.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum'
Very pretty, if tender, pittosporum with cream splashed variegated leaves and scented cream flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Poncirus trifoliata
Unusual, slow growing, medium - sized shrub. Beautiful in spring with white, sweetly scented flowers. Green stems are armed with stout spines and trifoliate leaves. Globular orange - yellow fruits.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla atrosanguinea
A hardy perennial whose deep red flowers appear above strawberry like leaves all summer and into the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla f. 'Abbotswood'
A compact, bushy shrub whose white, five petalled flowers appear above fine blue-green foliage throughout the summer and into the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla f. 'Beesii'
A shrubby perennial with buttercup yellow five petalled flowers all summer and through the autumn. Leaves are small and blue-green.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla f. 'Daydawn'
A compact shrub with lovely creamy five petalled flowers that are flushed orange-pink. Begins flowering in spring and continues through summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla f. 'Elizabeth'
Well known shrub with pale yellow five petalled flowers that appear all summer and into the autumn over small green leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla f. 'Hopleys Orange'
Small shrubby potentilla with fine grey-green leaves and orange flushed yellow flowers all summer and into autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla f. 'Jackman's Variety'
Upright shrub with small grey-green leaves and yellow five-petalled flowers which appear all summer and into autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla f. 'Manchu'
Small shrub with a spreading habit. Tiny grey-green leaves are a perfect complement to its pure white flowers which appear all summer and into the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla f. 'Pink Beauty'
A very pretty small shrub with a low, spreading habit. Lovely clear pink flowers from spring into summer above small green leaves. Part shade for the best flower colour.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla f. 'Primrose Beauty'
Pale primrose yellow flowers from spring into summer on a compact shrubby plant with grey-green leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla f. 'Princess'
Compact shrub with tiny eaves and pale pink flowers all summer. Flowers bleach white in the sun creating a pretty effect, or plant in part shade to retain colour.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla f. 'Red Ace'
A low, spreading shrubby plant with small leaves above which bright orange flowers appear from spring until autumn. For brightest flower colour plant in half shade.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla f. 'Tangerine'
A low, spreading shrub with lovely, five petalled coppery flowers from spring through the summer. Small mid-green leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla f. 'Tilford Cream'
A low, spreading shrub with large, creamy flowers from spring into the summer above small mid-green leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Potentilla f. 'Vilmoriniana'
Lovely upright shrub with small, silvery grey leaves and cream flowers from late spring through into the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Prostanthera cuneata
A hardy, dwarf spreading shrub. Small, dark green, glossy, aromatic leaves. Flowers white, flushed lilac in late spring. Plant in a sunny, sheltered situation.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Prunus cistena
Rich, red - purple foliage. White flowers in early spring. Makes a good dwarf hedge and grows in sun or light shade.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Prunus cistena 'Crimson Dwarf'
An A.G.M. for this dwarf shrub with its rich purple leaves that are ruby red as they unfurl. White flowers appear to be flushed pink because of the red stamens. Makes an ornamental hedge too.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Prunus laurocerasus 'Angustifolia'
A vigorous wide spreading, evergreen shrub which will grow to a large size. Makes a superb, dense hedge or screening specimen shrub.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Prunus laurocerasus 'Cherry Brandy'
A small, dense, mound forming shrub. The bronze young foliage eventually becomes green. Excellent, evergreen, glossy groundcover.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Prunus laurocerasus 'Marbled White'
A slow growing, eventually large, dense bush. The leaves are green, marbled through with white.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'
An outstanding evergreen shrub of dense, dome - shaped habit. Long glossy, dark green leaves. Spikes of white flowers are produced in early May. Outstanding low shrub in leaf and flower.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia'
A superb evergreen with large glossy leaves. Its dense habit makes this an ideal candidate for a hedge.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Prunus laurocerasus 'Van Nes'
Broad, spreading habit with dark green, narrower, laurel leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Prunus laurocerasus 'Zabeliana'
A low growing evergreen shrub with narrow, long, glossy, green leaves. Profusion of white flowers in Spring. Excellent ground cover, even under the shade and drip of trees.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Prunus lusitanica
Glossy, dark green leaves with dark red stalks. Cream scented flowers in June. A beautiful specimen tree when allowed to develop naturally. Splendid hedging plant or individual shrub.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Prunus lusitanica 'Variegata'
Leaves white variegated, sometimes pink - flushed in winter. Slower growing than the type.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Prunus tenella 'Firehill'
An outstanding small shrub with erect stems wreathed in brilliant single rose red flowers during mid spring. One of the best dwarf almonds.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ptelea trifoliata 'Aurea'
Low spreading tree with small, yellowish flowers which are beautifully perfumed.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pyracantha 'Mohave'
Tiny leaved evergreen that can be trained against a wall. Its thorny nature makes it ideal as a hedge. Masses of white flowers in spring are followed by orange-red berries in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pyracantha 'Orange Charmer'
Dense, tiny leaved evergreen armed with thorns that makes a good hedge. White flowers in spring are followed by masses of orange berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pyracantha 'Orange Glow'
Tiny leaved thorny evergreen that makes a dense hedge. White flowers in spring are followed by orange berries. This shrub has a well deserved AGM.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pyracantha 'Soleil d'Or'
Tiny leaved evergreen armed with thorns. White flowers in spring are followed by golden yellow berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pyracantha 'Teton'
A thorny evergreen with tiny leaves, makes a very good dense hedge. White flowers in spring are followed by yellow-orange berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column'
Upright evergreen with tiny leaves and armed with thorns. Its bee-friendly white flowers in spring are followed by masses of bright red berries in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Cushion'
A low growing evergreen shrub with tiny leaves and thorns. In spring it is covered with bee friendly white flowers which are followed by red berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Pyracantha Saphyr Orange aka 'Cadange'
Evergreen with tiny leaves and thorns making a good hedge. White flowers in spring are followed by orange berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhamnus alaternus 'Argentovariegata'
Beautiful, evergreen, variegated shrub with green, marbled grey leaves with an irregular creamy margin. Thrives in sun or shade but needs some shelter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhamnus cathartica
A large native shrub with spiny branches which have shiny black fruit in autumn. Attracts butterflies.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhamnus frangula
Large shrub with green leaves which turn yellow in autumn. Red fruits turn black.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhamnus frangula 'Asplenifolia'
An unusual form of this plant in which the leaves have been reduced to narrow strips. The leaves turn an attractive yellow in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron ' Madame Masson'
A traditional hybrid. The white flowers are marked with a yellow blotch.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron ' Mrs Charles E. Pearson'
An old favourite. Vigorous upright plant. Mauve flowers with darker spots, fading to almost white.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron ' Pink Pearl'
A popular, very hardy variety. Large pink flowers with clear crimson-brown markings.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron ' Solidarity'
Medium sized shrub. Large trusses of wavy edged, pink flowers open from red buds.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron ' Wren'
Mound forming dwarf rhododendron. Yellow flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Albert Schweitzer'
Pale pink flowers open from darker pink buds. A particularly robust variety.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Anna Rose Whitney'
A vigorous, medium sized shrub. Pale pink flowers with brown patches.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Baden-Baden'
Compact, dwarf shrub with deep red flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Bashful'
Dwarf rhododendron, pink flowers with unusual orange spotting .

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Betty Wormald'
Dense growing variety. Dark pink flowers, paler inside with red spotting on the upper petals.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Blue Diamond'
Compact shrub with upright growth habit. Bright violet-blue flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Bow Bells'
Bronze new growth, delicate pink flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Brittania'
Rhododendron with bright scarlet flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Carmen'
Dwarf rhododendron with deep red flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Caroline Allbrook'
Medium sized rhododendron. Lavender-pink flowers with ruffled edges.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Christmas Cheer'
Early flowering variety with pale pink flowers opening from December, hence the name.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Clipense'
Early flowering, compact variety. Bell shaped flowers are white flushed pink.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Cosmopolitan'
Broad, dense shrub with glossy dark green leaves. Flowers pale pink, with dark red flares.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Cunningham's White'
Medium sized shrub. White flowers are spotted with yellow or brown. More tolerant of soil type than most rhododendrons.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Curlew'
Dwarf shrub with clear yellow flowers spotted with green - brown.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Doc'
Compact dwarf shrub Rose pink flowers with wavy edges fade to white.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Dopey'
Small growing rhododendron with matt green leaves and deep red flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Dora Amateis'
Dwarf rhododendron ideal as a groundcover plant. Clusters of white flowers in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Dreamland'
Compact plant attractive pink flowers are edged with darker pink.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Fastuosum Flore Pleno'
A very hardy hybrid. Double or semi-double rich mauve flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Fred Peste'
Dense, compact shrub. The leaves are heavily felted on the undersides. Flowers red with darker throat.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Furnivall's Daughter'
A popular selection this rhododendron has large pink flowers with bright red markings.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Germania'
This small rhododendron has spectacular large pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Ginny Gee'
A small mound forming hybrid. Its pink flowers gradually fade to almost white

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Goldflimmer'
Dark green foliage is splashed gold. Purple flowers are marked with yellow.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Gomer Waterer'
Medium sized shrub. The flowers which are white, flushed mauve have the added attraction of being fragrant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Grumpy'
Compact dwarf shrub. The flowers are yellow tinged with pink.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Halfdan Lem'
A medium sized shrub with large trusses of bright red flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Hoppy'
Compact shrub with attractive, frilly light mauve flowers which fade to white.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Hotei'
One of the best yellow rhododendrons. The flowers are bell shaped. Needs dappled shade and a well drained, but not dry, soil to perform well.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Lee's Dark Purple'
Compact bush, flowers dark purple with a green-brown markings.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Lord Roberts'
An upright growing bush. The flowers are dark red with distinctive black markings.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Morning Cloud'
Dwarf shrub, white flowers are flushed with pink.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla'
A vigorous plant which will grow in more difficult areas. Trusses of deep red flowers are borne in May and June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Patty Bee'
Dwarf rhododendron with pale yellow flowers in April. The dark green leaves turn bronze in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Percy Wiseman'
This compact shrub has an abundance of cream, flushed pink flowers which age to creamy white.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Ptarmigan'
Compact, dwarf rhododendron. Early flowering, white flowers with distinctive dark spots.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Ramapo'
Dwarf evergreen with aromatic grey-green leaves. Mauve flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Shamrock'
Dwarf evergreen shrub with lemon coloured flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Sneezy'
Compact rhododendron. Pink flowers open from red buds in May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Snipe'
Dwarf shrub. Flowers a white flushed with pink and mauve.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Surrey Heath'
Small, compact shrub. Rose-pink flowers are carried on yellow stems.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Teddy Bear'
Compact evergreen shrub. Dark green leaves felted brown on the undersides. Large pale pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Titian Beauty'
Small shrub with upright growth habit. Red flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Wee Bee'
Small, mound forming shrub with neat habit. Red buds open to pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Wilgen's Ruby'
Medium sized plant. Ruby red flowers with darker markings.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhododendron 'Winsome'
Compact, dwarf shrub. Copper coloured spring growth contrasts with the red flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhus glabra
A wide - spreading, medium sized shrub, with glaucous stems and attractive, pinnate glaucous leaves which turn intense red, orange and yellow in autumn. Erect, scarlet, plume - like fruit clusters.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhus typhina
A multistemmed, small, suckering tree. The stems are densely brown felted. The large pinnate leaves turn scarlet, red and orange in autumn. Plant in full sun for best effect, in a lawn so suckers get mown off.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rhus typhina 'Dissecta'
A female form with deeply cut leaves and velvet shoots. In autumn the fern like leaves produce a dazzling display of oranges and reds.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ribes alpinum
A small, semi erect shrub of dense habit. Flowers are greenish - yellow followed by red berries. Very useful shrub for heavy shade.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ribes odoratum
Small to medium sized shrub with racemes of golden yellow flowers in April, followed by black berries. Leaves colour richly in autumn. Very hardy and easy to grow.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ribes sanguineum
A very easy shrub to grow and a great cottage garden favourite. Racemes of pink flowers with a distinctive scent in early spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ribes sanguineum 'Brocklebankii'
The golden leaved form of this popular shrub. It bears racemes of pink flowers in spring. Best in part shade to preserve the leaf colour.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'
An easy to grow, popular shrub. Intense, crimson flowers in racemes in great profusion, in April. Lower growing than the typical form.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ribes sanguineum 'Pulborough Scarlet'
An extremely good form of a popular shrub whose racemes of flowers are a clear, bright red.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ribes sanguineum 'White Icicle'
A very lovely and refined flowering currant with pure white racemes in early spring. A very easy shrub for all its refinement.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ribes speciosum
An unusual, medium - sized, semi - evergreen shrub. Beautiful slender, fuchsia like red flowers hang from the branches in April and May. Succeeds in dry shade or full sun.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Robinia hispida
A deciduous suckering shrub. Clusters of pink pea-like flowers appear in early summer. Plant is quite brittle so needs a sheltered site.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa 'Ballerina'
One of the best polyantha roses with great heads of pale pink single flowers. Will flower well into the autumn. Trouble free rose that grows to just over a metre in height.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa 'Blanche Double de Coubert'
Shrub rose with semi-double white flowers from July to September. Ideal for a mixed border.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa 'Canary Bird'
One of the first shrub roses to flower, with dainty yellow blooms. The unusual fern like foliage adds interest for the rest of the season.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa 'Complicata'
Shrub rose. Distinctive large single blooms are pink with a white centre.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa 'Getrude Jekyll'
Full bloomed English rose. Pink, scented flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa 'Graham Thomas'
A popular English rose. Its deep yellow double flowers have a distinctive tea-like scent. Long flowering period from early summer through to late autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa 'Kent'
A recumbent rose with shiny leaves and cream semi-double roses in summer and autumn. One of the best ground cover roses.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa 'Nevada'
Shrub rose with arching branches. Semi double white flowers with yellow centres in summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue'
A modern shrub rose whose semi-double flowers are purple in the bud and flower before fading to slate blue. One of the best attempts at a blue rose.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa 'The Fairy'
Small spreading shrub which bears a profusion of small rosette shaped pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa arvensis
Native rose ideal for use in hedges. White flowers are followed by attractive red hips.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa gallica 'officinalis'
Small shrub rose which produces richly scented semi double red flowers with distinctive yellow anthers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa gallica 'Versicolor'
Small shrub rose similar to Rosa g. 'Officinalis' but the red flowers are striped with variable white markings.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa gentiliana
Rambling rose with sprays of heavily scented single white flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa glauca
This attractive shrub rose is grown mainly for its foliage, blue-green leaves on almost thorn less red-brown stems. Clear pink flowers with white centres are followed by red hips.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa moyesii 'Geranium'
An arching shrub grown for its bright red single flowers and orange-red flagon shaped hips.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa pimpinellifolia
Native rose whose stems are clothed with dense prickles, making it extremely useful as a barrier. Perfumed creamy white flowers are followed by distinctive black hips.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa rubiginosa
Vigorous shrub rose often used for hedging. Aromatic foliage contrasts with the clear pink single flowers. Bright red, long lasting hips

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa rugosa
A very healthy shrub rose from Japan often used as a hedge. Bears masses of cerise pink flowers in summer followed by very large red hips in autumn. Good, butter yellow leaf colour in autumn too.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa rugosa 'Roserai de l'Hay'
Famous for its strongly scented semi-double purple flowers which appear in summer. Like all rugosa roses, it is very healthy. It will form a good hedge and its large leaves turn butter yellow in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa rugosa 'Alba'
A very healthy shrub rose from Japan often used as a hedge. Bears masses of white flowers in summer followed by very large red hips in autumn. Good, butter yellow leaf colour in autumn too.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa rugosa 'Rubra'
Shrub rose often used for hedging. Fragrant crimson flowers are followed by large, distinctive hips.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa seicea pteracantha
Distinctive flat, translucent thorns which look particularly attractive with the sun shining through. Ideal for making an impenetrable hedge.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa x centifolia
A small shrub with highly fragrant pink flowers. This rose is grown commercially for its rose perfume.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosa x odorata 'Mutabilis
Small to medium sized shrub . Single flowers which change with age from orange yellow to pink. Rich tea perfume.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosmarinus officinalis
The classic Mediterranean herb which will grow into a shrub a metre or more in height in time. Tiny, aromatic evergreen needles and blue flowers in late spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosmarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessopp's Upright
A very good upright form of this aromatic shrubby herb. The flowers, which appear in late spring and summer are a nice, clear blue.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
A low growing and spreading form of this well known shrubby Mediterranean herb. Blue flowers in late spring, needs very well drained soil.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rubus cockburnianus
A medium - sized, species with arching purple stems with a vivid white bloom and fern - like leaves. Bare stems look particularly attractive in winter frosts. Small rose - purple flowers are followed by bloomy - black fruits. Good as a non penetrable, t

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rubus cockburnianus 'Goldenvale'
A vigorous species of medium - size. The white, arching stems overlaid with a vivid white bloom and fern like bright golden - yellow foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rubus thibetanus 'Silver Fern'
Glossy, red - brown stems, covered with a silvery white bloom, most attractive in winter. Silvery fern - like leaves covered with thin, silky hairs.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Rubus tridel 'Benenden'
Large, vigorous shrub with white, glistening flowers with a central boss of gold stamens, produced along the arching branches in May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ruscus aculeatus
Dwarf shrub which forms clumps of green, leafy stems bearing minute green flowers in winter and spring. Excellent ground cover for dry, shady areas. Red berries on female plants.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix acutifolia
A very graceful, large shrub with plum coloured shoots covered in a white bloom. Catkins appear before the thin pointed leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix alba
A native species of willow found by riversides and water meadows. Masses of silvery leaves appear alongside the catkins. Fast growing.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix alba 'Chermesina'
Most conspicuous in winter when the branches are brilliant orange-scarlet, especially if pruned hard every second year.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix caprea
A common native species. The female form is commonly collected as pussy willow. Unlike other willows this broad leaved tree can grow in woodlands away from water.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix cinerea
A large shrub or small tree with stout, pubescent twigs and ovate leaves, grey beneath. Catkins before leaves in Spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix cottetii
A willow which can be used for ground cover. Its trailing branches form a mat up to several metres across. In spring catkins are formed before the leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix daphnoides
Fast growing, small tree with purple - red stems. White bloom on stems. Catkins before the leaves in spring. Best if hard pruned, every other year. Very effective in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix elaeagnos 'Rosmarinifolius'
A medium to large shrub whose grey green leaves are reminiscent of rosemary. Slender catkins appear in spring alongside the young leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix erythroflexuosa
The orange-yellow shoots of this tree twist and contort into unusual shapes.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix exigua
A beautiful, large, erect shrub or small tree. Long, slender, grey - brown branches, clothed with linear silvery-silky leaves. Prune quite hard in spring to keep as a neat bush.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix fragilis
One of the largest growing of the willows. It naturally spreads by vegetative propagation, pieces which break of in the wind root readily in moist soil. It has rugged bark and narrow toothed leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix hastata 'Wehrhahnii'
A slow growing, small-medium sized shrub. In spring the shrub is covered with pretty silver catkins which turn yellow as they age.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix helvetica
This attractive small shrub is ideal for the rock garden It is well branched and covered in small green leaves with pubescent white undersides. In spring silver catkins are formed.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix integra 'Flamingo'
A dwarf willow with remarkable, flamingo pink shoots in the spring which are followed by green and white dappled leaves. The stems of this pretty dwarf are red making it a willow for all seasons and all gardens as it only reaches two and a half metres in

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'
Outstanding Japanese, dwarf willow. Beautiful cream -green - pink young leaves. Best if pruned each year in March. Must have a sheltered, lightly shaded site.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix lanata
Slow growing, dwarf with round, silvery grey leaves. Grey woolly catkins in spring. A rare native species suitable for rock gardens.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix magnifica
Large shrub or small tree with large oval, magnolia - like leaves. Catkins produced with leaves in spring. A most impressive and unusual species.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix purpurea
A graceful, medium - sized willow with long pendulous branches. Slender catkins and green, oblong leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix purpurea 'Pendula'
An attractive form with long, pendent branches. It is sometimes trained as a standard to form a small arching tree.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix repens 'Voorthuizen'
Charming, low growing, miniature willow with silky leaves and tiny catkins in spring. Suitable for a rock garden.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix sepulcralis 'Chrysocoma'
The most beautiful, hardy, weeping willow. It is a medium - sized, wide spreading tree with arching, golden yellow branchlets and catkins in spring. Traditional willow for planting next to water.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salix viminalis
Large shrub, small tree with brilliant gold and orange stems. Good fast growing screen, especially in a moist position.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salvia nemorosa 'Mainacht' aka May Night
Spires of royal blue flowers in spring and summer above grey green leaves. A nice compact salvia and well worth having.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salvia officinalis
Our own culinary sage with grey green leaves and blue flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
The purple leaved form of culinary sage and just as good to eat.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Salvia officinalis 'tricolor'
Dwarf, semi - evergreen for a sunny, sheltered, well drained site. Pink, green and cream variegated foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sambucus nigra 'Aurea'
Leaves golden yellow, deepening with age. One of the hardiest and most satisfactory of golden foliage shrubs.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sambucus nigra 'Aureomarginata'
A more unusual form with pale yellow edged, green leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'
With black leaves instead of green, this is a dramatic elder. The flat corymbs of elder flowers are pink rather than cream, very pretty.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'
Finely cut dark purple leaves verging on black do indeed give this elder the appearance of black lace.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sambucus nigra 'Guicho Purple'
Leaves green when young becoming deep blackish-purple, red in autumn. Flowers contrast well, pink buds opening to white.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sambucus nigra 'Laciniata'
An attractive form with finely divided, fern like leaves.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sambucus nigra 'Madonna'
A very attractive variegated elder with yellow margined green leaves. The usual cream elder flowers and black berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sambucus nigra 'Purpurea'
Fast growing shrub, with particularly dark purple leaves which contrast well with the flattened heads of pale cream flowers in June, followed by black fruits. Prune back quite hard every March.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sambucus nigra 'Thundercloud'
A superb black elder with dark chocolate-purple leaves and pale pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sambucus racemosa 'Plumosa Aurea'
Deeply cut golden foliage with white flowers in spring followed by red berries. One of the best golden shrubs.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold'
An excellent foliage shrub with beautiful, deeply cut, golden leaves. It is one of the elite of golden shrubs, less liable to scorch in hot sun.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Lemon Queen'
Low growing aromatic shrub with dense silvery foliage and lemon yellow button flowers in July. Needs a sheltered and well drained site.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Santolina chameocyparissus 'Pretty Carol
Good form of this low growing shrubby plant. Silvery grey foliage with dainty yellow button flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Santolina incana 'Chamaecyparissus'
Charming, low growing, aromatic shrub, with woolly, silver hued, thread - like foliage and yellow button flowers in July. Trim back hard after flowering.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Santolina pinnata neapolitana
Finely cut grey-green aromatic leaves on a low growing shrub. Yellow button flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Santolina rosmarinifolia
An attractive, dwarf species with thread - like aromatic leaves of a vivid green colour. Flower heads bright yellow.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Santolina rosmarinifolia 'Lemon Fizz'
Dwarf cotton lavender with bright lime-green leaves and dainty lemon yellow flowers in summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sarcococca confusa
Small, rounded shrub with shining evergreen leaves and insignificant white flowers with a rich perfume.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sarcococca hookeriana 'Digyna'
Low growing shrub which forms clumps with shining green leaves. Female white flowers are perfumed and appear in January, followed by black berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sarcococca hookeriana 'Purple Stem'
An erect growing, small shrub with attractive young stems, petioles and midribs flushed purple. Scented, white flowers in late winter followed by black berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sarcococca humilis
A densely branched, suckering dwarf shrub. Dark shining green leaves. Scented flowers in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sarcococca ruscifolia
Rounded evergreen shrub with small, shiny leaves and insignificant white flowers that are, however, very richly scented. Flowering in mid-winter they are one of the delightful surprises of the season.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Skimmia confusa 'Kew Green'
Excellent mound forming evergreen shrub which, in this variety, has been awarded an AGM for its flowers, large green heads which appear in spring and have an outstanding fragrance. Male.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Skimmia japonica
Fragrant, white flowers in early spring. Clusters of red berries autumn to winter if planted with a male plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Skimmia japonica 'Foremanii' (Veitchii)
Pink buds all through the winter, open out into fragrant white flowers in spring, followed by red berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Skimmia japonica 'Kew White'
A rounded evergreen shrub with large heads of white flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Skimmia japonica 'Reevesiana'
A dwarf shrub, forming a low compact mound. White flowers produced in May followed by crimson - red fruits which last all winter and are usually still present when flowers appear in spring. Self pollinating.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'
Attractive, evergreen shrub which has red buds in winter which open to pink tinted, fragrant flowers in spring. Can be grown in borders or tubs. Male.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sorbaria sorbifolia
A small-medium sized, suckering sub - shrub with erect stems and leaves. Cream flowers in narrow, erect panicles mid-late summer. Grows in almost any situation.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem'
A very showy small shrub whose pinnate leaves flush bright pink in spring and turn red in the autumn. Panicles of white flowers in summer. It will sucker freely and become a dense thicket if left to its own devices.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Spartium junceum
Strong growing shrub with green rush - like stems. Fragrant yellow pea - like flowers in racemes throughout summer and autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Spiraea arguta
A medium - sized, dense shrub whose graceful branches are clothed with small white flowers in April and May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Spiraea bumalda 'Goldflame'
A very popular, dwarf shrub with golden leaves in spring, emerging reddish - orange, and pink flower heads in June, July and August.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Spiraea bumalda 'Goldmound'
Useful low shrub with attractive golden leaves, edged pink. Pink flower heads in June, July and August. Forms a mound of golden foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Spiraea cinera 'Grefsheim'
An attractive, small shrub with tiny leaves and arching branches. Abundant pure white flowers cover the branches, in dense clusters, during May and June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer'
Excellent low shrub with heads of carmine - pink flowers during June - July and August. Bronze young foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Spiraea japonica 'Firelight'
A compact, deciduous shrub with red-bronze shoots in spring and purple-red leaves in autumn. Rosy pink clusters of flowers in summer. Spectacular autumn colour.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Spiraea japonica 'Genpei'
A compact, deciduous shrub grown for its delightful clusters of flowers which begin life as red buds, open to rosy pink and gradually fade to white. Often all three colours appear on the shrub at the same time. Flowers all summer and well into the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Spiraea japonica 'Gold Princess'
A small, hardy shrub with red - bronze shoots in spring and golden leaves all summer. Bright pink flowers June - August.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'
A dwarf, compact shrub forming a low mound and covered with rose - crimson flowers May to September.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Spiraea nipponica 'Snow Mound'
A small shrub with a dense, bushy habit and long arching stems. Abundant clusters of white flowers smother the branches during June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Spiraea thunbergii
A popular small - medium - sized shrub. Masses of tiny white flowers during March and April. Good autumn colour of foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Spiraea vanhouttei
A vigorous, semi - evergreen, medium - sized shrub with white flowers in May. Arching branches colour well in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Spiraea vanhouttei 'Pink Ice'
Dwarf shrub with very attractive sage - green leaves, speckled silver. Heads of pink flowers July and August.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Stachyurus praecox
A late winter flowering shrub with purple-red stems. The greeny-yellow flowers appear before the leaves open.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Stephanandra incisa 'Crispa'
A small ground cover shrub with attractive crinkled leaves which have rich autumn tints.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Stephanandra tanakae
A useful and versatile shrub, with long arching, elegant branches, producing good foliage all year. Hardy and easy to grow with brilliant autumn foliage. Low to medium growing.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Styrax japonica
A beautiful, large shrub with wide spreading branches. Bell- shaped, fragrant white flowers hang under the branches in early summer. Thrives in moist, loamy, acid conditions, in sun or semi - shade.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Styrax obassia
Beautiful, large shrub or small tree with handsome large ovate leaves. White, fragrant, bell -shaped flowers in long racemes in June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Symphoricarpus albus
A vigorous, suckering shrub which is grown mainly for its persistent, marble like white berries. Ideal for use as game cover.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Symphoricarpus chenaultii 'Hancock'
A dense, wide spreading shrub. Small white flowers are followed by lilac-pink berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Symphoricarpus orbiculatus 'Variegata'
A graceful plant with small, green leaves margined yellow. Purplish berries in autumn. Medium - sized shrub for almost any soil.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Syringa josiflexa 'Bellicent'
A medium to large sized shrub with fine, deep green leaves. An excellent clone with enormous panicles of clear, fragrant rose - pink flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Syringa meyeri 'Pabilin'
Slow growing, medium - sized shrub of dense habit. Elegant, lilac - pink flowers, in panicles even on young plants. Ideal for a small garden.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Syringa microphylla 'Superba'
A very pretty dwarf lilac, forming a medium - sized shrub. Rosy pink, fragrant flowers in May and intermittently into October.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'
This small Asian lilac bears masses of pinky lavender flowers which are very fragrant even by lilac standards. As a bonus its leaves turn to purple in the autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Syringa yunnanensis 'Rosea'
A deciduous upright shrub. Fragrant rose-pink flowers are formed in slender panicles.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Tamarix ramosissima
Small tree or large shrub with light, airy branches covered in wispy leaves and completely covered in pink flowers in summer and autumn. Often grown by the sea as it tolerates heavy winds, is therefore a good windbreak.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Teucrim fruticans
A small, silvery shrub with pale blue flowers, in terminal racemes throughout the summer. It requires a sheltered position.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Trochodendron aralloides
An unusual large, slow growing, evergreen shrub. The leaves which have attractive scalloped edges are born on long stems. Green flowers in spring and early summer.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ugni molinae (myrtus ugni)
Slow growing with a stiffly, erect habit. Waxy pink bells, followed by delicious, edible, mahogany - red berries. Needs a sunny, sheltered situation.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ulex europaeus
Native, densely branched, viciously spined shrub. Scented, yellow flowers in profusion along the branches March to May, and intermittently through the summer. Best shape of shrub is obtained by hard pruning after flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ulex europaeus 'Flore Pleno'
Native, densely branched, viciously spined shrub. Scented, double yellow flowers in profusion along the branches March to May, and intermittently through the summer. Best shape of shrub is obtained by hard pruning after flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Ulmus minor 'Jaqueline Hillier' (Elegantissima)
A medium - sized to large shrub, with small, double - toothed leaves. Forms a beautiful architectural plant. Ideal as a bonsai.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Vaccinium delavayi
Hardy, compact, shrub with small, glaucous, box - like leaves and tiny pink - white flowers in May followed by purple - blue berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Vibrunum 'Eskimo'
A mound forming evergreen shrub with glossy leathery leaves. The white flowers are formed in ball shaped clusters.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum bodnantense 'Charles Lamont'
A splendid, vigorous, medium - sized to large shrub. This form has fragrant, pure pink flowers from mid-autumn well into winter. Frost - resistant flowers.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn'
Beautiful, vigorous, medium - sized shrub producing masses of frost - resistant, scented, pink flowers during autumn and winter. The perfume from the flowers fills the air. Outstanding winter shrub.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum bodnantense 'Deben'
A lovely clone, producing clusters of sweetly - scented flowers which are pink in bud, opening white during mild spells October to April.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum burkwoodii
An evergreen shrub which has dark green, shiny leaves which are brown - felted beneath. Fragrant, white flower clusters, pink in bud, are produced during January to May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum burkwoodii 'Anne Russell'
A lovely, medium - sized, hybrid with clusters of fragrant, white flowers April to May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum burkwoodii 'Chenaultii'
A medium - sized, semi - evergreen shrub. Highly scented, pink - budded, white flowers in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum burkwoodii 'Fulbrook'
A pretty, medium sized, semi evergreen shrub. Produces fragrant white flowers opening from pink buds in spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum carlcephalum
Large rounded shrub with dark green leaves which turns red in autumn. In May large, deliciously perfumed flowers are produced which fill the air with fragrance.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora'
Rounded habit of medium size. Very fragrant, pale pink flower clusters which are red in bud, are produced in April and May. Leaves turn rich autumn colours.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum davidii
A small evergreen shrub with heads of white flowers in summer. Bright turquoise blue berries in autumn if planted in groups to help pollination. Ideal, large leaved shrub for shade and ground cover.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum farreri aka fragrans
One of the winter flowering viburnums, a deciduous shrub with very fragrant white flowers in winter.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum globosim 'Jermyns Globe'
The best clone, of dense, rounded habit, with dark green, leathery foliage. Flat topped clusters of white flowers in spring, followed by bluish - black berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum henryi
An evergreen shrub with arching branches. The leaves are dark green and shaped like those of the willow. White flowers in June are followed by red berries which turn to black.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum hilleri 'Winton'
A semi - evergreen, medium - sized shrub with spreading and ascending branches. The new leaves are copper tinted. Creamy - white flowers profusely borne in panicles in June. Fruits red, finally black.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum juddii
A small to medium sized rounded shrub with dark green foliage. In spring this bushy plant is covered in fragrant white flowers which open from pink buds. Less susceptible to aphid attack than other viburnums.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum lantana
Large deciduous shrub with white lacecap flowers in late spring and early summer. Foliage turns red in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum opulus
Large, native, vigorous shrub of spreading habit. Rich autumn colour on maple - like leaves, white lace cap flowers, followed by clusters of red fruits.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum opulus 'Aureum'
A striking shrub with a compact habit. Bright yellow leaves. Heads of showy - white flowers June and July.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum opulus 'Compactum'
A small shrub of dense, compact habit. Heads of showy, white flowers June and July. Glistening, red fruits well into winter. Maple like leaves colour richly in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum opulus 'Roseum'
One of the most popular and hardy large shrubs. Globular, creamy - white, sterile, snowball - like flower heads in June and July.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum opulus 'Xanthocarpum'
Large, bushy shrub with palmate leaves. White flowers are followed by bright yellow berries that become translucent with age.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum plicatum
A large shrub whose branches are developed in layers. Produces white flower heads in May and June. Bunches of red fruits follow the flowers in autumn. Good, red, autumn foliage.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum plicatum 'Lanarth'
A strong growing variety with layered branches. Dark green heavily veined leaves turn purple-red in autumn. White flowers are sometimes followed by red berries.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii'
A truly magnificent shrub which is a real asset to any garden. In early summer the layered branches are covered in a mass of white flowers. Red foliage in autumn.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum plicatum 'Pink Beauty'
Dark green leaves become reddish - purple in autumn. Flowers white turning pink in late spring. A charming selection which is free flowering.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum plicatum 'Summer Snowflake'
Like the other plicatum varieties growth is layered. White flower heads during the summer months. Good autumn colour of red and purple.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum plicatum 'Tomentosum'
A wide-spreading, medium to large shrub, of architectural value. The branches grow in layers, creating a tiered effect. Creamy - white flowers late May early June.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum pragense
A large, spreading, evergreen shrub. The leaves are shiny green above and felted on the underside. Cream flowers open from pink buds during May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum rhytidophyllum
Large shrub with creamy - white flowers in May, red berries in autumn. Splendid shrub for screening which is fast growing with ovate, leathery, leaves. Plant more than one for pollination.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum sargentii 'Onondaga'
A large shrub with maple - like leaves that are deep maroon when young. White, lace cap flowers appear during summer. Good autumn colour.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum tinus
One of the most popular, evergreen shrubs. An excellent winter flowering shrub for all but the coldest areas. Tolerant of shade and maritime exposure. Masses of white flowers, late autumn to spring. Blue fruits.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price'
A compact, dense shrub with carmine buds opening to pink - tinged flowers from autumn to early spring.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum tinus 'Gwenllian'
Compact shrub which produces numerous flower trusses of pink budded, white flowers autumn-winter. Leaves are narrow and shorter than tinus.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum tinus 'Lucidum'
A vigorous form with glossy, green leaves. Larger flowers than those of the type, opening white, in March and April.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum tinus 'Purpureum'
Evergreen shrub with dark green leaves which are tinged with purple on the young growth.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum tinus 'Variegatum'
Leaves conspicuously variegated creamy - yellow. Not as hardy as the other varieties..

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Viburnum utile Chesapeake
A small shrub, forming a mound broader than it is tall, with dark, glossy green, long, persistent leaves. The flowers are pink in bud, opening white and are followed by red fruits that turn black.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Vitex agnus-catsus ' Latifolia'
An attractive, spreading, aromatic shrub of medium size. Fragrant, violet flowers in autumn. Latifolia is a hardier and more vigorous form.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Weigela 'Bristol Ruby'
A well known deciduous shrub with small leaves and tubular flowers, in this case ruby red, in May.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Weigela florida 'Foliis Purpureis'
A bushy deciduous shrub whose leaves have a purple cast to them perfectly complimenting the rosy pink trumpet shaped flowers that are much paler within giving a two toned effect.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Weigela florida 'Variegata'
Lovely cream and green variegated leaves on this small weigela with pink trumpet shaped flowers in late spring. Has been awarded an AGM

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Yucca filamentosa
An architectural shrub which produces dense clumps of glaucous, erect, sword like leaves. Striking creamy white flowers on long stems are produced July to August on mature plants. Plant in a sheltered site.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Yucca filamentosa 'Bright Edge'
Dense clumps of upright, sword - shaped leaves edged with bright golden-yellow. Excellent patio plant.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Yucca filamentosa 'Variegata'
Dense clumps of glaucous, erect, sword - like leaves margined and striped yellow. Creamy - white flowers on long stems produced during July-August on mature plants.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil


Yucca flaccida 'Golden Sword'
An architectural shrub with variegated sword like leaves. Each leaves bears a wide cream stripe down its centre.

  • Evergreen
  • Acid soil
  • Well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • Half sun
  • Shade
  • Award garden merit
  • Moist soil
  • Dry soil
  • Wet soil