Plant List

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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


Abies balsamaea 'Nana'
A popular, dwarf conifer with a neat, attractive look at all times. Excellent in sink or rock gardens. Bright, lime - green new foliage.

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


Abies concolor
A beautiful, large tree with smooth, grey bark. Leaves are light grey - green to bright silvery blue.

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


Abies grandis
Glossy, dark green leaves tipped with lush, light green of great beauty in spring. Superb specimen tree, which tolerates shade and chalky soils.

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


Abies koreana
A small, slow growing tree. Violet - purple cones, green needles, white beneath. Superb specimen tree, especially in confined spaces.

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


Abies nordmanniana
Beautiful, large growing fir of great ornamental value. Shining, dark green leaves. Cones lime - green when young. Disease resistant.

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


Abies procera 'Glauca'
A much sought after conifer with its lovely silver - blue foliage. A low, spreading bush for the front of the border.

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


Acanthus mollis
Architectural perennial with deep green leaves, the shape of which can be seen at the base of many a Greek column. Tall spires of fascinating purple and green hooded flowers

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


Acanthus spinosus
Architectural perennial with narrower leaves than A. mollis but the same spires of hooded flowers in late summer.

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


Acer campestre
Good natural hedging plant or small tree. Excellent autumn colour of yellow flushed red.

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


Acer capillipes
White downward stripes on green bark. Reddish young leaves turn green then crimson in autumn. A good tree for a special position.

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


Acer cappadocicum
A medium - sized to large tree with broad, five to seven lobed, glossy leaves turning rich butter - yellow in autumn.

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


Acer cappadocicum 'Aureum'
A striking form with red young leaves, turning golden yellow and remaining so for many weeks.

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


Acer cappadocicum 'Rubrum'
A most attractive medium - sized to large tree in which the young growths are blood red. The leaves are green in summer and then turn yellow in the autumn.

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


Acer circinatum
A large shrub or small tree with wine red and white flowers in April. Foliage crimson in autumn. Grows well, even in dry shade.

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


Acer davidii
A small tree with attractive green and white, striated bark. Dark green leaves colour richly in autumn with green fruit which hang all along the branches.

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


Acer davidii 'George Forrest'
A small, snake-bark tree of loose habit with vigorous, spreading branches. Dark green leaves, turning orange - red in autumn.

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


Acer freemanii 'Autumn Blaze'
A vigorous hybrid with spectacular, bright orange and red leaves in the autumn. A large tree with a dense, oval head.

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


Acer ginnala
A small tree with three - lobed, slightly heart - shaped, bright green leaves which turn vivid crimson in autumn. One of the best Acers for colour.

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


Acer griseum
One of the most beautiful, slow growing, small trees. Orange - brown old bark peels prettily to reveal cinnamon - coloured new bark. Vivid scarlet and flame autumn colour.

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


Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
An attractive, rounded shrub or small tree. Deeply lobed and toothed green leaves turn brilliant ruby crimson in autumn. Pretty clusters of spring flowers and 'key' seeds add to its attraction.

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


Acer negundo 'Flamingo'
This is best grown as a shrub and pruned regularly in March for the best foliage. New leaf growth is silver with a white edge and pink margin. Plant in a sheltered site for best effect.

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


Acer negundo 'Variegatum'
An attractive shrub of wide spreading habit. Leaves are pale to mid - green with white margins. Suitable for any situation but better foliage in a lightly sheltered site.

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


Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'
A slow growing, small, beautiful tree with palmate - shaped leaves of a bronze red colour. The foliage turns rich red in autumn.

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


Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
A slow growing, small, beautiful tree with deep red foliage which turns light red in autumn.

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


Acer palmatum 'Burgundy Lace'
A small spreading tree. Leaves, rich wine red - divided to the base into narrow sharply toothed lobes.

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


Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'
A medium sized shrub with deeply cut leaves that are grey - green margined with cream, tinged pink when young. The margins turn red in autumn. Must be planted in 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


Acer palmatum 'Chitoseyama'
An elegant bush with deeply cut green - bronze leaves, turning a rich autumn colour. Becomes mound like with age.

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


Acer palmatum 'Crimson Queen'
Leaves very deep reddish - purple with long lasting colour. The foliage is deeply divided into slender, finely cut lobes.

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


Acer palmatum 'Crippsii'
An elegant, slow growing form, with bronze - red foliage deeply divided into finely cut lobes.

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


Acer palmatum 'Deshojo'
An upright shrub of medium size. Leaves with slender, pointed lobes are brilliant red when young, turning bright green as the year progresses.

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


Acer palmatum 'Dissectum'
A low, spreading shrub with a mushroom shape. Very beautiful, finely divided, bright green foliage. Orange autumn colour.

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


Acer palmatum 'Elegans'
A large shrub with long, green deeply - toothed foliage.

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


Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream'
A large, upright shrub with yellow leaves in spring and most of summer. Brilliant pinky-red foliage in autumn.

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


Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'
A beautiful small tree. Mid green leaves turn superb shades of brilliant orange crimson and scarlet. Best given some shade and protection from late spring frosts.

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


Acer palmatum 'Sango-Kaku' (Senkaki)
A small slow growing tree with brilliant coral - red branches in winter. Light green leaves turn yellow in autumn.

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


Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'
An unusual, large upright form with bright green, finely cut leaves, tinged red when young. Orange - yellow autumn colour, splashed with crimson.

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


Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg'
A large shrub with deep purple - red leaves when young, gradually turning green later. Red in autumn . An outstanding plant which is best planted in dappled shade.

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


Acer palmatum dissectum 'Atropurpureum'
A small shrub with deep, reddish - purple foliage which turns red in autumn.

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


Acer palmatum dissectum 'Garnet'
A slow growing, deep red Japanese Acer, with finely cut foliage, which holds it's colour well throughout the summer. Sheltered lightly shaded soil is ideal.

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


Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ornatum'
A low spreading shrub which develops a mushroom shape. Very beautiful, finely divided foliage which is bronze - tinted in colour.

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


Acer pensylvanicum
A small tree with beautifully striped white and pale jade -green bark. Foliage turns bright yellow in the autumn.

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


Acer platanoides
Fast growing large tree. Foliage turns a brilliant yellow in autumn. Conspicuous clusters of yellow flowers, on bare stems in April.

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


Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'
Handsome large tree. Dark crimson - purple leaves all summer make it an outstanding colour in the garden. Deep yellow flowers, tinged red in spring.

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


Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'
A medium to large tree or neat, narrow habit. Deep burgundy - red 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


Acer platanoides 'Drummondii'
A handsome, large tree. Green leaves margined with creamy - white. Remove any reverting shoots.

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


Acer platanoides 'Emerald Queen'
A vigorous form with dark, glossy green leaves. Upright when young, broadening with age.

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


Acer platanoides 'Princeton Gold'
Medium - sized tree with good, gold foliage when young turning to pale green as the year progresses.

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


Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri'
Leaves and young growths, rich crimson - purple. Most effective when pruned hard every other autumn.

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


Acer pseudoplatanus
A picturesque, large tree. One of the best for exposed situations in any soil. Long planted and naturalised in many parts of the British Isles.

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


Acer pseudoplatanus 'Atropurpureum'
A selected form of sycamore, with leaves purple beneath.

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


Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'
A distinct, small, slow, mop-headed tree. Young leaves are shrimp - pink, fading to cream, then green. Best planted where full effect in spring can be enjoyed, but where it can fade into the background for the rest of the year.

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


Acer pseudoplatanus 'Leopoldii'
A medium - sized tree. Attractive foliage is yellowish - pink at first then green with yellow and pink splashes and speckles. Tolerant of all soils except if waterlogged.

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


Acer pseudoplatanus 'Worleei'
A medium - sized tree. Leaves soft yellow - green at first then golden, finally green.

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


Acer rubrum
Free growing tree which eventually becomes quite large. Dark green, glaucous leaves become rich red or yellow before falling. Outstanding for autumn colour. Fairly lime tolerant but prefers acid soil.

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


Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset'
A large form, of upright habit with large sycamore - like leaves which turn brilliant reds and oranges in autumn.

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


Acer rufinerve
A medium - sized tree with three - lobed leaves which turn scarlet - yellow in autumn. Older stems and trunk are green with white striations. Suitable for any well drained soil.

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


Acer saccharinum
A large, fast growing tree with deeply five - lobed leaves, silvery - white beneath, creating a delightful effect when ruffled by the wind. Attractive autumn tints.

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


Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' (japonicum 'Aureum')
A small, bushy, slow growing tree or large shrub of elegant habit. Leaves of soft - yellow. Plant in a shaded, sheltered position.

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


Acer triflorum
A rare, slow growing, small tree related and similar to Acer maximowiczianum but with characteristic pale grey - brown, flaking bark. Leaves trifoliate, glaucous beneath. One of the best small trees for the brilliance of its colour.

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


Achillea fil. 'Parker's Variety'
Perennial with striking golden umbels above feathery foliage. One of the stalwarts of the late summer border.

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


Achillea mil. 'Cerise Queen'
Perennial with superb flat umbels in vibrant cerise pink above feathery foliage.

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


Achillea mil. 'Lilac Beauty'
Perennial with flat umbels in delicate lilac that float above feathery foliage in the summer border.

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


Achillea mil. 'Moonshine'
Perennial with lovely pale yellow umbels over grey ferny foliage. One of the best achilleas for a summer border.

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


Acorus gramineus 'Argenteostriatus'
Highly ornamental grass like plant whose narrow leaves bear cream stripes. Good for a bog garden or beside a pond in moisture retentive soil.

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


Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'
Low clump - forming grass with green and gold variegated foliage, ideal for edging a border.

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


Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'
Low, clump - forming grass with green and white variegated leaves. Ideal for edging a border.

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


Actaea erythrocarpa 'Alba'
Spires of fluffy white flowers turn to white berries on thick, scarlet stalks. An August spectacle, but the berries, true to their common name, are poisonous.

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


Actinidia deliciosa 'Hayward'
The large fruits of this selection, which store well, have made it by far the most popular fruiting cultivar. Needs a male plant to pollinate.

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


Actinidia kolomikta
An unusual, striking climber with heart - shaped leaves which are white, flushed pink. Best when in a sunny, warm position away from late spring frosts.

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


Aesculus carnea 'Briotii'
A compact form of red Horse Chestnut with deeper pink flowers.

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


Aesculus hippocastanum
A stately, distinctive tree in the British countryside. White candle - like flowers in May which provide the familiar conkers of childrens' games in autumn.

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


Aesculus indica
Ideal large specimen tree. Panicles of pink flushed flowers appear in mid-summer. Late fruiting variety.

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


Aesculus parviflora
Medium to large shrub. Leaves bronze in spring yellow in autumn. Slender panicles of white flowers with striking red anthers.

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


Agapanthus africanus
Spectacular umbels of bell shaped flowers above strap like leaves. Slightly tender but worth a little protection for these beauties in blue and white.

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


Agapanthus Headborne hybrids
Hardier than the species but with the same spectacular heads of white and blue flowers.

  • 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


Ajuga reptans
Essential carpeting plant that will form a dense mat of evergreen leaves above which short spires of purple flowers appear in spring.

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


Ajuga reptans 'Alba'
Essential carpeting plant that will form a dense mat of evergreen leaves above which short spires of white flowers appear in spring.

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


Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'
Essential carpeting plant that will form a dense mat of shiny, deep red leaves above which short spires of purple flowers appear in spring.

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


Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
Essential carpeting plant that will form a dense mat of shiny, deep red leaves above which short spires of purple flowers appear in spring.

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


Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'
Evergreen carpeting plant that will form a dense mat of shiny purple leaves above which short spires of purple flowers appear in spring.

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


Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip'
Evergreen carpeting plant that will form a dense mat of shiny chocolate leaves above which short spires of purple flowers appear in spring.

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


Akebia quinata
A semi-evergreen climber of medium to large size. Five - lobed, attractive leaves with fragrant red - purple flowers in May. Dark purple, sausage - like seed heads.

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


Albizia julibrissin
Small spreading, graceful tree with pink flower heads in late summer to early autumn. Hardiest species.

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


Alchemilla mollis
Yellow flowers rise above beautiful green leaves that begin life pleated in a fan like manner.

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


Alnus cordata
A medium to large, conical tree. Glossy, dark green leaves with ochre - yellow spring catkins. Deciduous, although leaves hang on long into winter.

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


Alnus glutinosa
A medium - sized tree with smooth, grey bark. Leaves green and shiny, retained until late autumn. Yellow catkins in March.

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


Alnus glutinosa 'Imperialis'
This attractive and graceful form of the common alder has deeply and finely cut leaves. A medium - sized tree that has long yellow catkins in March.

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


Alnus incana
An exceptionally hardy large shrub or small tree with grey undersides to the leaves. Attractive catkins in early spring. Very good in cold, wet conditions.

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


Alnus incana 'Aurea'
A hardy small tree with yellow foliage on young shoots. Best planted in a lightly shaded, sheltered site. The catkins are tinted red and look striking in spring.

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


Alnus incana 'Lacinata'
An ornamental cut leaf form of grey Alder.

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


Alnus rubra
This medium - sized, large leaved tree, is very fast growing. It has a graceful habit, and in spring is festooned with male catkins.

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


Amelanchier canadensis
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


Amelanchier laevigiata 'Ballerina'
A small tree which breaks into a frenzy of white blossom in spring, good autumn colour. A very graceful little tree.

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


Amelanchier lamarckii
One of the most rewarding large shrubs, or small trees. Coppery - red young leaves turn scarlet in autumn. Masses of white flowers in spring before the leaves are fully developed. Will grow on almost any soil.

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


Amelanchier rotundifolia 'Edelweiss'
Large shrub or small tree. Leaves are silky and coppery - red when young. Masses of white flowers in loose racemes in spring. Rich autumn colour. A really beautiful sight in flower.

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


Ampelopsis aconitifolia
Handsome climbing vine with decorative cut leaves, will cover a pergola with ease. Orange berries.

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


Ampelopsis brevipedunculata
A luxuriant, large climber with heart - shaped leaves up to 6ins wide. Deep blue, small fruits appear after a hot summer. Attaches by means of curling tendrils.

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


Ampelopsis brevipendunculata 'Elegans'
A smaller variety of this climbing vine with leaves which are mottled white and tinged pink. Large white flowers, profusely borne.

  • 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


Anemone hybrida
The original hybrid raised at the RHS garden in Chiswick with soft pink anemone flowers above neat foliage 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


Anemone hybrida ''konigin Charlotte' aka 'Queen Charlotte'
Soft, pink anemone flowers carried on wiry stems rising three feet or more above neat foliage 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


Anemone hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'
Large, glistening white anemone flowers carried on wiry stems rising two feet above pleasant cut foliage 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


Anemone hybrida 'Whirlwind'
Large, semi-double white anemone flowers are carried on wiry stems rising two feet or more above neat foliage 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


Anthemis cupaniana
Close relation to the herb chamomile and sharing its aromatic scent but with mounds of deeply cut silver foliage.

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


Anthemis hybrida 'E.C. Buxton'
Relative of the herb chamomile but known for its masses of pale golden daisy flowers.

  • 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


Araucaria araucana
Stiff, prickly branches of unique appearance. Very slow when young but becomes a large tree in time.

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


Arbutus unedo
A highly desirable large shrub or small tree with evergreen leaves. Panicles of white flowers and strawberry-like red fruits borne simultaneously in autumn.

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


Arbutus unedo 'Compacta'
Medium sized shrub with dark, glossy green leaves. Panicles of white flowers and strawberry - like fruits produced in autumn. Prefers acid but will tolerate lime.

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


Arbutus unedo 'Rubra'
A large shrub or small tree which has a gnarled appearance with copper - brown shredding bark. The red fruits and white flowers are borne simultaneously in autumn. Withstands gales in coastal regions.

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


Arctostaphyllos uva-ursi
Woody creeping plant with shiny evergreen leaves and 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


Aristolochia macrophylla
A vigorous climber with attractive large heart - shaped leaves. Siphon shaped yellow - green flowers with purple flared mouths appear in June. For walls, fences or tree stumps.

  • 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


Artemesia 'Powys Castle'
Finely cut, feathery silver leaves, a superb plant that is highly decorative and a lovely foil to other border plants.

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


Artemesia lactiflora 'Guizhou'
Sprays of tiny white flowers appear above the purple black leaves in mid-summer. Easy plant in most conditions.

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


Artemesia lud. 'Silver Queen'
Felted silver grey leaves give all year round interest, excellent border plant.

  • 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


Aruncus dioicus
Tremendous plumes of white flowers in summer above lacy green leaves.

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


Asplenium trichomanes
Pretty little native fern with delicate evergreen fronds, often seen on rocky hillsides or crevices in old walls.

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


Asplenium scolopendrium
One of our fine native ferns with glossy green fronds all year round, happy in most places and soils.

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


Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'
Large silvery, spear - like leaves. Most attractive as a feature plant. Said to be on the tender side so needs a sheltered, warm spot. Probably best to cover with fleece in winter.

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


Aster dumosus 'Alice Haslam'
Charming aster with neat domes of light red daisy flowers in autumn.

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


Aster dumosus 'Apollo'
Neat white domes of white daisy flowers throughout autumn.

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


Aster dumosus 'Prof. Anton Kippenberg'
Long flowering aster with daisies of lavender blue flowering from late summer into autumn.

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


Aster frikartii 'Monch'
Delightful aster which will flower from mid-summer into autumn. Lovely lavender blue daisies on a lax plant.

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


Aster novae-angliae 'Herbstschnee'
Stately and imposing aster for back of the border with white daisies and gold centres.

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


Aster novi belgii 'Audrey'
Masses of violet-purple daisy flowers during autumn.

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


Aster novi belgii 'Heinz Richard'
Neat dome of pretty pink and violet daisy flowers from late summer into autumn.

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


Aster novi belgii 'Ibiza'
Compact aster with white daisy flowers that are long lasting.

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


Aster novi belgii 'Kristina'
Compact aster with glistening white flowers often tinged pink

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


Aster novi belgii 'Lady in Blue'
Compact dome of lilac-blue double flowers.

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


Astilbe 'Cattleya'
Lovely tall plumes of rose pink over lacy foliage in mid-summer.

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


Astilbe 'Diamant'
Imposingly tall white plumes over lacy foliage in mid-summer.

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


Astilbe 'Europa'
Intense deep red spires on this lovely astilbe that begins to flower in early summer.

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


Astilbe 'Fanal'
Plumes of intense crimson flowers above feathery bronze foliage in mid-summer.

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


Astilbe 'Irrlicht'
Plumes of white flowers above feathery foliage in mid-summer.

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


Astilbe 'Red Sentinel'
Plumes of intense deep red from early summer on, a lovely plant.

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


Astilbe 'Sprite'
Pale pink plumes above dark bronze, feathery foliage make this one of the prettiest astilbes.

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


Astilbe 'Vesuvius'
Carmine red spires on a compact plant in mid-summer.

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


Athyrium f.-f. 'Frizelliae'
Narrow fronds, resembling a string of beads, on this pretty little fern.

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


Athyrium f.-f. 'Lady in Red'
Lacy lady fern with vibrant red stems.

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


Athyrium filix-femina
Delicate lacy fronds on this delightful native fern give it a place in shady borders and pond sides.

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


Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
Stunning fern that lives up to its 'painted' common name with purple fronds painted in silver.

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


Athyrium vidalii
Golden yellow fronds with red stems, a very pretty fern.

  • 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


Azara microphylla
An elegant, small tree or large shrub, with large sprays of dainty evergreen foliage and yellow vanilla scented flowers in early spring.

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


Azara serrata
Evergreen, upright shrub with glossy bright green foliage and rounded bunches of fragrant, yellow flowers.

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