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


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


Bergenia 'Abendglut'
Evergreen perennial beloved of Gertrude Jekyll. Large, leathery leaves flushed red are topped by semi-double rose 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


Bergenia 'Baby Doll'
Evergreen perennial whose large, bronze edged leaves are topped by soft pink flowers in late spring.

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


Bergenia 'Bressingham White'
One of Gertrude Jekyll's favourite plants. The large, leathery leaves are splendid ground cover with brilliant white flowers in spring.

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


Bergenia 'Overture'
Richly coloured wine red leaves that are smaller and neater than the species with stunning magenta red flowers in spring.

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


Bergenia 'Rotblum'
Red flowers on an attractive plant with wavy, dark green leaves that also turn red in autumn and persist through the winter.

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


Bergenia 'Silverlicht'
Leathery green leaves with scalloped edges are topped by white flowers in spring that blush pink with age.

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


Bergenia cordifolia
Tough perennial with large, leathery leaves that become tinted purple in winter. Pale pink flowers in late spring.

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


Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea'
Purple leathery leaves all year round with stems of deep pink flowers in late winter and early spring.

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


Bergenia purpurascens
Deep green, leathery leaves take on a purple sheen in winter. Good evergreen ground cover with pink flowers in spring.

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


Betula 'Nana Glencarry'
An interesting, dwarf form of birch with lovely autumn colour.

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


Betula albosinensis 'Septentrionalis'
A beautiful, medium - sized tree with shiny green leaves and striking peeling bark. Grey - pink, coppery pink on the branches, cream when first exposed. Yellow autumn foliage.

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


Betula alleghaniensis
A medium sized tree with golden bark which exfoliates in strips. Lovely, typical light birch leaves that turn golden in autumn.

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


Betula costata
A medium - sized tree with smooth, brown bark, which peels to a creamy white. Leaves ovate, oblong, downy, turning rich yellow in autumn.

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


Betula ermanii
A very graceful, vigorous tree with rough shoots and bright green, veined leaves. Bark creamy - white and pinkish.

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


Betula humilis
A small to medium-sized shrub with hairy and warty twigs and small leaves.

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


Betula lenta
A medium - sized tree with a smooth, dark, reddish - purple trunk. The young bark is sweet and aromatic. Yellow autumn colour.

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


Betula maximowicziana
The largest leaved birch of a medium size. The trunk is orange brown, becoming pinkish with age. The heart shaped leaves turn butter yellow in the autumn.

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


Betula nigra
A pyramidal shape with fine dense twigs and diamond shaped leaves. Bark white - pink becoming black and shaggy. Excellent on wet sites but not where permanently waterlogged.

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


Betula nigra 'Heritage'
A selected form of Betula nigra. An outstanding, vigorous tree with peeling, light brown bark and dark, glossy green leaves. As its common name suggests, it is one of the finest trees for planting in damp situations.

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


Betula papyifera
A striking large tree with white, papery bark and yellow autumn foliage.

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


Betula pendula
A medium - sized, white stemmed tree thriving in very dry areas and distinguished by its rough, warty shoots and sharply cut diamond - shaped leaves.

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


Betula pendula 'Fastigiata'
An erect form of birch, of medium size and stiff habit.

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


Betula pendula 'Laciniata'
A tall, slender, graceful tree with drooping branchlets and prettily cut leaves.

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


Betula pendula 'Purpurea'
A very attractive purple leaved birch. Slow growing and very ornamental. Needs a light, sheltered site.

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


Betula pendula 'Tristis'
A fast growing, graceful tree with white bark and pendant branchlets. Forms a narrow, symmetrical head. Ideal subject for lawns.

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


Betula pendula 'Youngii'
A dome - shaped, weeping tree with branches reaching the ground. Very graceful and ideal for the small garden.

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


Betula pubescens
This species thrives on a variety of soils and especially in damp localities. A less weeping habit, downy shoots and white bark to the base.

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


Betula szechuanica
A vigorous, medium - sized tree with glossy, blue - green leaves and chalk - white bark.

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


Betula utilis 'Dorenbos' 'Snow Queen'
Medium sized tree with attractive white peeling bark.

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


Betula utilis 'Jacquemontii'
One of the most popular birches. The dazzling white bark is always a feature but especially striking in winter.

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


Blechnum spicant
One of our native ferns with evergreen fronds that are a joy in 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


Briza media
Loosely tufted perennial. Flowers produced during May are tipped with pendent spikelets which rustle and rattle delightfully in the breeze. Clump forming to about 80cm.

  • 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


Brunnera mac. 'Jack Frost'
Sprays of bright blue forget-me-not flowers in spring above silver heart shape leaves looking very much as though they have been rimed with frost.

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


Brunnera macrophylla
As its common name implies, sprays of bright blue forget-me-not flowers are produced in spring above heart shaped leaves.

  • 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


Calamagrostis acut. 'Karl Foerster'
Tall feathery seed heads form plumes that bleach to straw in winter.

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


Calamagrostis acut. 'Overdam'
Variegated grass with tall plumes of light cream bleaching to white.

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


Calamagrostis acutiflora
Tall feathery plumes in late summer.

  • 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


Calluna v. 'Allegro'
Heather cultivar that is taller than the species and with burgundy flowers.

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


Calluna v. 'County Wicklow'
A compact heather with pink double flowers.

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


Calluna v. 'Dakness'
A compact heather with crimson flowers.

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


Calluna v. 'Golden Feather'
A golden leaved heather with purple flowers.

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


Calluna v. 'H.E. Beale'
A heather with double, pale pink flowers.

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


Calluna v. 'Jan Dekker'
Downy grey leaves that show off the mauve flowers of this heather.

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


Calluna v. 'Kerstin'
Mauve flowers above downy grey foliage that is tipped with yellow in winter and red in spring. An A.G.M. heather.

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


Calluna v. 'Spitfire'
Gold leaves that turn orange and then red as winter progresses and with mauve flowers.

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


Calluna v. 'Tib'
Early into flower this heather has double, deep pink flowers.

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


Calluna vulgaris
Our native heather, a good ground cover with mauve flowers in late summer and autumn.

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


Caltha palustris alba
The familiar spring flowering marsh marigold of ponds but with white flowers.

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


Caltha palustris plena
Large, double golden flowers in spring on this marsh marigold.

  • 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


Campanula glomerata 'Acaulis'
A dwarf form with clusters of purple-blue bell flowers atop short stalks. Ideal for a rockery or alpine trough.

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


Campanula glomerata 'Superba'
Large heads of dark purple-violet bell flowers and an A.G.M. for this splendid bellflower.

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


Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anna'
Clusters of lilac-pink bells top metre high stalks, very floriferous, holds an A.G.M.

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


Campanula portenschlagiana
Alpine bellflower producing masses of small, purple bells above dense mats of foliage.

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


Campanula pos. 'Lisduggan Variety'
Sprays of star shaped lilac flowers that persist from June to November.

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


Campanula poscharskyana
Low mats of starry blue flowers in summer persisting into autumn.

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


Campsis radicans
A tall vine which climbs by tendrils but needs to be tied in initially. Large orange trumpet shaped flowers in late summer and early autumn. Needs a sheltered site.

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


Campsis radicans 'Flava'
A tall, strong - growing vine which climbs by use of tendrils but should be supported when young. Brilliant scarlet - orange, trumpet - shaped flowers from Aug - Sept.

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


Campsis tagliabuana 'Madame Galen'
A tall, slow growing, climber with lovely pinnate leaves and trumpet - shaped, yellow flowers during August and September.

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


Caragana arborescens
A small, shrubby tree with yellow flowers. It is valuable as one of the toughest and most accommodating of all plants, succeeding in the most exposed areas on all types of soil.

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


Caragana arborescens 'Lobergii'
An extremely graceful, medium - sized shrub with narrow, grass - like leaves and small yellow flowers. Very hardy and easy.

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


Caragana arborescens 'Walker'
A very attractive, weeping tree with fern like leaves. Yellow pea - like flowers in summer.

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


Caragena arborescens 'pendula'
An extremely graceful, small weeping tree with narrow, almost grass like foliage. Yellow pea - like flowers during early summer.

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


Carex buchananii
Evergreen with bronze strap like leaves.

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


Carex comans 'Bronze Form'
Clump - forming, perennial forming a mound of hair - like, dull brown leaves growing up to 45cm. Flowers June-August.

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


Carex comans 'Frosted Curls'
Low growing, clump forming grass of a lovely, silvery - green, curling at the tips. Looks good grown in a container. Grows to about 60cm.

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


Carex comans 'Small Red'
Evergreen sedge with dense tufts of reddish brown leaves.

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


Carex dispacea
Forms dense, reddish tufts up to 75cms tall with yellow - red or dark brown sheaths. Easily grown in moisture retentive soil.

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


Carex elata 'Aurea'
Richest, most brilliant golden - yellow grass. Clump forming to about 80cm. Loves a moist soil, but grows well in sun, light shade and normal conditions.

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


Carex flagellifera
Evergreen sedge with dense tufts of butterscotch brown leaves.

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


Carex morrowii
Tufts of long evergreen leaves with cream inflorescences in spring.

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


Carex morrowii 'Variegata'
Tufts of long evergreen leaves edged in cream.

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


Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'
A tight mound of arching evergreen leaves striped green and gold, to about 40cm. Deservedly popular. Sun or light shade in any reasonable soil, front of border.

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


Carex siderostica 'Variegata'
A striking, broad - leaved, slowly running sedge with white -streaked leaves up to 40cms long. One of the most ornamental of the hardy sedges.

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


Carex testacea
Tufts of evergreen leaves in shades of coppery orange with brown sedge flowers.

  • 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


Carpinus betulus
A large tree with beautiful grey bark and green leaves which turn yellow in autumn. Thrives on heavy, wet soil.

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


Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
An upright, medium - sized, pyramidal tree. Leaves bright green and shiny turning gold and orange in autumn.

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


Carpinus betulus 'Pendula'
A dwarf, mushroom - headed tree with steeply pendulous branches. Easily grown, suitable for clay or chalky soils, in wet conditions.

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


Carpinus cordata
A slow growing, small tree with comparatively broad, deeply veined leaves, heart - shaped at the base. Green fruits in large clusters.

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


Carpinus henryana
A medium sized tree, the leaves of which taper to a point and are flushed with bronze when they first appear in spring.

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


Carpinus japonica
A slow growing, small tree with comparatively broad, deeply veined leaves, heart - shaped at the base. Green fruits in large clusters.

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


Carya ovata
The most valuable nut - producing species in the U.S. A handsome, medium to large tree, with rich, yellow autumn colour.

  • 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


Castanea sativa
A large, stately tree which produces edible nuts in autumn. Shining green, toothed leaves. Pale yellow, cord - like catkins in July. Fast growing.

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


Castanea sativa 'Albomarginata'
A large tree with white - edged foliage. Fruits have white spines.

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


Catalpa bignoniodes
A medium - sized tree with large, heart - shaped leaves. Flowers white with yellow and purple markings in July and August, followed by slender, pendulous pods.

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


Catalpa bignoniodes 'Aurea'
A striking form with yellow leaves and white flowers with yellow and purple markings. Once of the best trees of its colour. For a sheltered, lightly shaded situation.

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


Catalpa erubescens 'Purpurea'
A medium - sized tree. Young leaves and growths are dark purple, turning to dark green in late July. Numerous white flowers with yellow markings are produced in summer. Plant in a sheltered spot.

  • 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


Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'
A small weeping tree whose silver blue leaves can be used to great effect.

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


Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'
One of the most spectacular of all blue conifers. A large tree with beautiful almost horizontal branches, renowned for its grandeur. Makes a lovely specimen tree for the larger garden.

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


Cedrus deodara
Graceful, elegant, gentle weeping pyramid of glaucous green. Excellent specimen tree for the large garden.

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


Cedrus deodara 'Aurea'
Golden colour on exposed leaf. Unusual tree which is slower growing and smaller in stature than the normal.

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


Cedrus deodara 'Golden Horizon'
A golden cedar which is flat growing and spreading. As with all Cedars, it eventually becomes large, so allow plenty of room.

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


Cedrus deodara 'Pendula'
A form with pendant branches which hug the ground. Allow plenty of room for growth and prune to shape regularly to avoid production of a leader, which will make the plant lose its more dwarf habit.

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


Cedrus libani
Slow when young becoming a large architectural tree with tiered branches and characteristic flat top. Green or greyish - green leaves. An interesting tree of innumerable and historical associations.

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


Celastrus orbiculatus
A vigorous climber whose butter yellow leaves in autumn are accompanied by golden seed heads that split to reveal bright red berries.

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


Celastrus scandens
A vigorous climbing plant with starry greenish - yellow flowers in June and July. Brilliantly coloured fruits in autumn reveal scarlet seeds lasting well into winter.

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


Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'
Lovely wall plant with blue-green leaves and dense heads of bright red flowers - loved by bees.

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


Cephalotaxus harrintonii
A conifer from the Himalayas which has a yew - like appearance. Large shrub or small tree, of dense, bushy growth. Mid - green foliage, oval, pendulous, olive - green fruits.

  • 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


Cercidiphyllum japonica 'Pendulum'
A rare and unusual form with long, pendulous branches. Long cultivated in Japan where similar forms occur in the wild.

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


Cercidiphyllum japonicum
A beautiful small to medium tree. Young, heart - shaped leaves unfurl pale copper, turning rich green. Good autumnal colour of smokey - pink or pale yellow, the fallen leaves smell of toffee. Needs a sheltered situation away from late frost.

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


Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
A splendid shrub with deep, reddish - purple, heart - shaped, foliage. Flowers pink but not conspicuous. Scarlet and orange autumn leaves. Plant in a light, sheltered position.

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


Cercis chinensis
A Chinese species, having glossy green, heart - shaped leaves. Pea - like, bright pink flowers appear in May. For a warm sheltered spot.

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


Cercis siliquastrum
Wide spreading tree or shrub. Rich, rose - purple flowers in May. Plant in full sun, in well - drained soil. Purple tinted seed pods are often conspicuous from July onwards. For a warm and sunny spot.

  • 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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Alumigold'
Attractive pyramidal conifer with sprays of foliage, edged gold. Branches dense, compact and ascending. A medium - sized conifer.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Broomhill Gold'
Medium - sized conifer of dense compact growth, columnar when young. Golden - yellow foliage.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Chilworth Silver'
A slow growing columnar conifer whose young growth is an attractive silvery blue.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Columnaris Glauca'
A dense conical tree with glaucous, blue foliage. Ascending, flattened branches make this one of the best narrow growing conifers for the smaller garden.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii'
The erect branches on this conifer grow slowly to produce a dense column. The green foliage becomes steel blue in winter.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoods Gold'
A compact, columnar conifer of slow growth. Tips are yellow tinged in spring and summer. Good conifer for containers, large rock gardens or borders.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoods Pillar'
Attractive, dwarf, columnar conifer. Ideal for rock gardens, with feathery blue - grey foliage.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Erecta Viridis'
A medium - sized, dense tree of compact growth, columnar when young, broadening with age. Foliage bright, rich, green in large flattened sprays.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Fletcheri'
Blue - green dense column, of medium size.. Slow growing, but too large for a rock garden.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Golden Pot'
A delightful golden green dwarf conifer, compact and well shaped. Good in rock gardens or containers. Plant in sun for best colour.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Golden Wonder'
A well named, medium - sized, golden pyramid. An excellent specimen conifer for lawn or large border.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Green Globe'
A very dense, dwarf bush of rounded habit. Foliage deep, bright green, in short, tightly congested sprays.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Lanei Aurea'
A popular golden lawson. Very bright colouring all year which is particularly good during winter months. Resistant to wind burn. A medium - sized, columnar tree.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Minima Aurea'
Wonderful golden yellow dwarf with foliage held in fans, soft to the touch. Worth a place in any garden. Will grow in a sink garden, rockery or border.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Pelts Blue'
A small conical tree grown for its blue grey foliage.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Pembury Blue'
The bluest of all lawsons. A medium - sized, conical tree, with sprays of silver - blue foliage.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Pygmaea Argentea'
Inner foliage dark green, outer margins creamy white. Outstanding gem to grace a rockery. Dwarf, slow growing bush of rounded habit.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Stardust'
This outstanding conifer has bright yellow young growth which contrasts with the dark

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Tamariscifolia'
Bright green, mushroom - shaped, spreading bush. Slow growing, eventually medium - sized conifer. Bright green sprays of foliage.

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


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Wisselii'
A distinctive fast growing conifers which forms a slender conical shape. Dark green foliage and small crimson red male cones in spring.

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


Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'
An extremely elegant tree. It's upward sweeping branches are covered in gracefully hanging branchlets. Dark blue-green foliage.

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


Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Aurea'
One of the best dwarf, gold conifers. Loose tiered sprays of golden foliage. Ideal for rock gardens.

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


Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea'
Forms a beautiful 'mop' of bright gold threads of foliage. Unusual and bright all year round. Excellent in rock gardens or in containers. Can burn in full sun.

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


Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Nana Aureovariegata'
A ground hugging, bun shaped conifer with attractive golden variegated foliage. Good in rock or sink gardens.

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


Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Plumosa Aurea'
This medium sized conifer has soft feathery foliage which changes from bright yellow when young to a deeper golden yellow.

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


Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Squarrosa Sulphurea'
Similar to squarrosa in habit but with sulphur - yellow spring foliage.

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


Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Squarrosa'
A small to medium tree of broadly conical outline. The dense foliage is soft to the touch.

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


Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Ericoides'
Attractive, small, conical bush with soft juvenile foliage, colouring an attractive plum colour in winter and a soft blue - grey in spring and summer.

  • 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


Chelone obliqua 'Alba'
Distinctive herbaceous perennial with spikes of white snap-dragon like flowers in summer.

  • 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


Chionochloa conspicua
A highly decorative New Zealand grass, much in the manner of the pampas grass, but more open and refined in all its parts. The flowers are exceptionally elegant, and emerge in June, lasting until late autumn.

  • 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


Cimifuga simplex
Elegant spires of white flowers in late summer/autumn. A valuable plant for a shady area.

  • 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


Cladrastis kentukea 'Lutea'
A very handsome, medium - sized tree producing, long, drooping, wisteria - like, white flowers in June. Leaves yellow in autumn.

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


Clematis 'Aromatica'
Scrambling climber with narrow purple petals and distinctive bosses of yellow anthers. Flowers from July to September. Fragrant.

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


Clematis 'Etoile Violette'
Vigorous climber with large purple flowers from mid-summer to early autumn. Easily deserves it’s a.G.M.

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


Clematis 'Henryi'
An A.G.M. holder with large white flowers with chocolate brown anthers flowering from mid-summer to mid-autumn.

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


Clematis 'Nelly Moser'
Well loved clematis whose large pale mauve flowers with a deep central bar open in late spring and early summer. Prefers shade.

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


Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal'
Large crimson flowers in profusion all summer and into early autumn.

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


Clematis 'The President'
Large, rich purple flowers from late spring to autumn make this a well deserved A.G.M. recipient.

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


Clematis armandii
Evergreen climber with fragrant white flowers in very early spring. Slightly tender so grow against a warm wall.

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


Clematis carmanni 'Joe'
Masses of small, creamy white flowers with prominent stamens in early spring. A dwarf form that makes a neat mound.

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


Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles'
Evergreen climber with ferny foliage and creamy, bell shaped flowers with distinctive brick red freckles. In mild winters will begin flowering in late December and continue into March.

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


Clematis Jackmanii
Well known and well loved clematis with large purple flowers through mid and late summer.

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


Clematis Jackmanii Superba
Truly superb jackmanii, large purple flowers with a velvety sheen. Flowers through mid and late summer.

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


Clematis montana 'Broughton Star'
Spring flowering clematis with fabulous semi-double flowers in rose pink.

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


Clematis montana 'Elizabeth'
A vigorous spring flowering clematis with vanilla scented soft pink flowers.

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


Clematis montana 'Tetrarose'
Vigorous climber with rosy mauve flowers setting off gold stamens. Spring flowering.

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


Clematis montana rubens
Vigorous clematis with bronze foliage and pale pink flowers in spring.

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


Clematis tangutica
Small bright yellow lantern-like flowers in late summer followed with attractive seed heads.

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


Clematis vitalba
Native clematis with insignificant white flowers followed by fluffy seed-heads.

  • 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


Clerodendron trichotomum 'Carnival'
Small tree with green blue leaves edged in cream with clusters of pale pink flowers in August.

  • 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


Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sunburst'
Showy perennial with brilliant yellow daisy flowers throughout summer.

  • 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 'Norman Hadden'
A beautiful, graceful, spreading small deciduous tree that develops peeling bark with age. The small flower heads have four taper - pointed, creamy - white bracts that open in early summer and turn deep pink a month later.

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


Cornus 'Porlock'
A small, spreading tree similar to Norman Hadden. Creamy - white flower bracts in June turn to deep pink in July. Large crops of strawberry - like fruits hang from the branches in the autumn. Older trees develop peeling bark. Best in moist, acid soil.

  • 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 canadensis
This creeping, dwarf dogwood forms a carpet of erect stems topped with radiating leaves then by white flower bracts and red berries. In autumn the foliage turns wine red.

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


Cornus controversa
A magnificent tree - like species. The sweeping, tabulated branches are clothed in May, with broad clusters of cream flowers. Black fruits, with rich purple foliage, in Autumn.

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


Cornus controversa 'Pagoda'
A bushy form, of spreading habit, branching from the base. The large fruits ripen early on red stalks. Sweeping, tabulated branches. Foliage, rich purple in autumn.

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


Cornus controversa 'Variegata'
Huge tiered branches on layers of white, margined foliage. Brilliant specimen plant for a sheltered position. Grows to a large size.

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


Cornus florida 'Cherokee Chief'
A strong growing, small tree with scarlet - red foliage in autumn. Ruby - red, very decorative flower bracts. For a sheltered site, 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


Cornus florida 'Rainbow'
A beautiful, large shrub with rich red autumn colour. White flower bracts in May. Leaves have a yellow margin and yellow edged, green foliage. For a sheltered site.

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


Cornus florida rubra
Small tree with spreading canopy that produces showy pink bracts in spring and leaves that turn scarlet in autumn.

  • 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


Cortaderia 'Sunningdale Silver'
A large, fine form. Loose, silky - white plumes in early autumn. Invaluable for floral arrangements in winter.

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


Cortaderia richardii
This is the very best large pampas grass to grow. Majestic in size, elegant, slightly drooping plumes from July to September, but flowers look good well into winter. Good lawn specimen.

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


Cortaderia sell. 'Rosea'
Pampas grass with feathery plumes that are flushed pink.

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


Cortaderia selloana
Pampas grass with large silvery plumes that age to cream.

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


Cortaderia selloana Silver Stripe'
A more compact pampas grass with white margined foliage and silver plumes.

  • 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 'Coral Beauty'
A dwarf, evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. White flowers appear in the spring - and are followed by orange - red berries in late summer and autumn. Wide spreading and excellent ground cover.

  • 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 congestus
A pretty, dwarf, dense creeping evergreen forming mounds. Red fruits in autumn with bluish - green foliage.

  • 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 dammeri
Prostrate evergreen with long trailing shoots. Attractive bright red berries in profusion from autumn into winter. Excellent ground cover plant.

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


Cotoneaster franchetii
Medium sized semi-evergreen shrub with white, pink tinged flowers followed by 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 horizontalis
A low growing, shrub of spreading habit, the branches forming a 'herring bone' pattern. Invaluable for north or east walls or for covering banks. Fruit and leaves colour richly in autumn and winter.

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


Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Variegatus'
A dwarf, spreading shrub, with small, cream edged leaves. Especially pleasing in autumn when the foliage is suffused red.

  • 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 microphyllus
Forms a dwarf evergreen mound. Slender arching branches run along the ground. Large, bright crimson berries in autumn and into winter.

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


Cotoneaster radicans 'Eichholz'
Ground covering cotoneaster with typical 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


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 salicifolius 'Gnom'
A dwarf shrub with slender, arching shoots. Foliage bronze - red in autumn with red fruit. Excellent ground cover plant.

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


Cotoneaster salicifolius repens
Very free fruiting with bright red berries from autumn into winter. White flowers in early summer. Evergreen, willow - like foliage. Excellent ground cover.

  • 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


Crataegus crus-gali
A small, wide spreading tree, with glossy foliage and large thorns. Attractive in leaf, flower and fruit. Good autumn colour.

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


Crataegus laevigata ' Pleno'
A form of hawthorn that grows into a small tree. In May it is covered in double white flowers. Good for cold, difficult sites.

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


Crataegus laevigata 'Paul's Scarlet'
Double scarlet flowers in great profusion May-June. Tough, attractive and easy to grow on difficult sites.

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


Crataegus laevigata 'Rosea Flore Plena'
Attractive small tree, which has a profusion of double pink flowers in May.

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


Crataegus lavalleei 'Carrierei'
An attractive, small dense - headed tree. Long glossy, dark green leaves often into December. Orange - red berries through Winter.

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


Crataegus monogyna
A small native tree with fragrant white flowers May - June. Masses of red berries in autumn. A very common and popular hedge.

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


Crataegus persimilis (Prunifolia)
Compact rounded tree with excellent autumn colour. Crimson fruits from autumn into winter. Tough and easy to grow on difficult sites.

  • 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


Crocosmia 'Emberglow'
Brilliant orange - red flowers whose colour truly mimics the embers of a fire. Strap like evergreen leaves.

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


Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'
Large orange flowers with distinctive darker inner segment and strap like evergreen leaves.

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


Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Large brilliant scarlet flowers above substantial strap like leaves in late summer.

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


Crocosmia croc. 'George Davison'
Glowing yellow flowers above green strap like leaves from July to September.

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


Crocosmia crocosmiiflora
Old cottage garden plant with orange flowers above green strap like foliage.

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


Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans Aurea'
A slower growing form of cryptomeria. Its bright yellow-green foliage will turn bronze in cold winters.

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


Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans'
A large bush with soft, feathery foliage, rustic bronze in autumn and winter. Light green in spring and summer with red tips. Good background for winter shrubs or makes an interesting specimen.

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


Cryptomeria japonica 'Vilmoriniana'
Very slow growing, dwarf, conifer which has rich green feathery foliage, turning bronze in winter. Suitable for rock gardens or containers.

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


Cupressocyparis Ieylandii 'Castlewellan Gold'
Golden leaved form of this well known evergreen hedging plant. Will make a substantial tree when planted singly.

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


Cupressocyparis leylandii
The fastest growing green conifer. Mainly used in hedging but forms a large, noble tree, of columnar habit. Tolerant of coastal areas and chalk.

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


Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Gold Rider'
Brightest golden hedging conifer which also makes a good specimen. It stands full sun and does not burn.

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


Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'
Medium -sized, narrowly columnar, dense, compact tree which has rich yellow, feathery juvenile foliage.

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


Cupressus macrocarpa 'Golden Pillar'
A small - sized, narrowly columnar, dense compact tree with rich yellow, feathery young foliage. A useful tree for adding colour throughout the year.

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


Cydonia oblonga
A small tree for a warm site. White, pale rose, scented flowers and edible fruit of golden yellow. Leaves often turn rich yellow in autumn. Picturesque, historic specimen tree.

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


Cyrtomium fortunei
Upright evergreen fern with pale green, broad fronds.

  • 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


Davidia involucrata
Beautiful, medium - sized tree. Conspicuous in May when draped with large white bracts on mature specimens. One of the most spectular trees.

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


Delphinium 'Black Knight'
Stately delphinium with tall spires of intense, dark blue flowers.

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


Delphinium 'Galahad'
Beautiful delphinium with spires of creamy white flowers.

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


Delphinium 'Guinevere'
Lavender pink spires on this lovely delphinium.

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


Delphinium 'King Arthur'
Delphinium with intense blue flowers each with a white centre or 'bee'.

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


Deschampsia cesp. 'Goldschleier'
Dense tussocks of evergreen leaves above which a fountain of silver-green seed heads appear in mid-summer, turning golden in autumn and winter.

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


Deschampsia cesp. 'Goldtau'
Dense tussocks of evergreen leaves from which the flower stems arch in a fountain of silvery green changing to gold in autumn and winter.

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


Deschampsia cespitosa
Superb, ornamental grass of clump-forming habit, to about 50 cm.

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


Deschampsia cespitosa
Dense tussocks of evergreen leaves above which a fountain of seed heads appear in mid-summer before bleaching to gold as the year progresses.

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


Deschampsia cespitosa 'Tatra Gold'
Lovely, densely tufted, gold grass. Highly ornamental and clump forming to about 50cm.

  • 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


Dianthus 'Annabelle'
Narrow grey leaves form a tidy hummock from which rich pink scented flowers bloom all summer.

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


Dianthus 'Doris'
Well known pink with warm peachy-pink double flowers with a deeper pink eye. Scented and with typical grey green leaves.

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


Dianthus 'Mrs Sinkins'
Very well loved pink with heavily scented white flowers that burst out of their calyx. An historic pink.

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


Dicentra spectabilis
Heart shaped deep pink flowers on arching stems over dainty foliage in spring. Foliage dies away in summer.

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


Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'
White heart shaped flowers on arching stems over dainty foliage in spring. Foliage dies away in summer.

  • 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


Digitalis lanata
Intriguing foxglove whose beige tubular flowers have a pronounced lip. Short lived perennial from Greece.

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


Digitalis lutea
Pale yellow tubular flowers whose throats are spotted in brown.

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


Digitalis purpurea
Our native foxglove, well known biennial with purple tubular flowers. Seeds freely.

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


Digitalis purpurea 'Alba'
White form of our native foxglove. Biennial but will seed itself about.

  • 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


Dryopteris a. 'The King'
Deep green fronds, each with a crest. Superb form of native fern.

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


Dryopteris dil. 'Crispa Whiteside'
Fresh green fronds with frilled edges.

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


Dryopteris erythrosora
Coppery pink fronds when young, a semi-evergreen fern.

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


Dryopteris f.-m 'Lin. Polydactyla'
Tall lacy fronds with frilled edges, a very decorative fern.

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


Dryopteris felix-mas
Dark green fronds with orange scales on stalk and midrib.

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


Dryopteris wallichiana
Bright yellow green fronds with black scales on stalk and midrib.

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


Echinacea purp. 'Magnus'
Fine echinacea with rose pink daisies and a pronounced coppery-brown cone. 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


Echinacea purp. 'White Lustre'
Large white daisy flowers with distinctive grey-yellow cones.

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


Echinacea purpurea
Deep pink daisy flowers with prominent central cone flowering late summer and into autumn.

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


Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue'
Blue, globe shaped flowers above grey-green thistle like leaves in mid-summer.

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


Echinops ritro
Prickly grey-green leaves with blue globe flowers in summer.

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


Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'
Steel blue globe flowers above prickly grey green leaves. Flowers in mid-summer.

  • 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


Epimedium versicolour
Great evergreen groundcover, heart shaped leaves, bronzing in winter with small yellow flowers in spring.

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


Epimedium versicolour 'Sulphureum'
Great evergreen groundcover, heart shaped leaves, bronzing in winter with delightful, small yellow flowers hovering over the leaves in spring.

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


Erica carnea 'December Red'
A heather for any soil, pink flowers from December to February that deepen in colour as the winter progresses.

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


Erica carnea 'Foxhollow'
A heather for any soil, pink flowers from January to April. Slow growing with gold foliage that is tipped with bronze.

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


Erica carnea 'Golden Starlet'
White flowers from December to March and golden foliage that turns lime green in winter. A heather for any soil.

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


Erica carnea 'Ice Princess'
A heather for any soil with white flowers from February to March and light green foliage.

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


Erica carnea 'Isabel'
White flowers from January to April and light green foliage and like all carneas is happy in any soil.

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


Erica carnea 'King George'
Pink flowers from December to March that darken as the winter progresses. Dark green foliage on a heather happy in all soils.

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


Erica carnea 'Pink Spangles'
A heather that is happy in all soils and bears shell pink flowers from December to May which deepen as the year progresses.

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


Erica carnea 'Queen Mary'
Pink flowers from November to March and like all carneas, is lime tolerant.

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


Erica carnea 'Rosalie'
A heather for any soil, with bright pink flowers from February to April.

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


Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink'
A vigorous heather happy in any soil, pink flowers from December to May and whose young foliage is bronze.

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


Erica carnea 'Springwood White'
A vigorous heather happy in any soil, white flowers from December to May.

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


Erica carnea 'Vivellii'
Heliotrope flowers that deepen to magenta and flowers from January to May. Tolerates lime.

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


Erica cin. 'Velvet Night'
One of the deepest reds of any heather, flowers from June to September.

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


Erica darl. 'Ada S. Collings'
A gorgeous white heather, flowering from December to May.

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


Erica darl. 'Darley Dale
Shell pink flowers from November to April, the evergreen foliage is white tipped in spring.

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


Erica darl. 'Furzey'
Lilac pink flowers from December to May with dark green foliage tipped in pink in spring.

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


Erica darl. 'George Rendall'
Pink flowers from November to May and dark green foliage tipped in pink in spring.

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


Erica darl. 'Ghost Hills'
Pink flowers from November to May and light green foliage with cream tips in spring.

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


Erica darl. 'J.W. Porter'
Heliotrope flowers from January to May and dark green foliage that is tipped red in spring.

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


Erica darl. 'Jack H. Brummage'
Heliotrope flowers from January to May and striking yellow/orange foliage.

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


Erica darl. 'Jenny Porter'
Lilac flowers from January to May and mid-green foliage tipped cream and red in spring.

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


Erica darl. 'Kramer's Rote'
Deep magenta flowers from January to May above bronze-green foliage.

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


Erica darl. 'White Glow'
White flowers from December to May with mid-green foliage.

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


Erica darl. 'White Perfection'
White flowers from December to April with bright green foliage.

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


Erica darl. Mary Helen'
Pink flowers from February to April and yellow/gold foliage bronzing in winter.

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


Erica stuartii 'Irish Lemon'
Bright pink flowers above yellow foliage that is bright yellow in spring. A heather for any soil.

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


Erica vagans 'Mrs. D.F. Maxwell'
Deep rose pink flowers from August to October and dark green foliage.

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


Erica vagans 'St. Keverne'
Clear pink flowers from August to November and dark green foliage.

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


Erigeron 'Rose Jewel'
Bushy perennial with sugar pink daisy flowers all summer. Needs good drainage but is perfect for seaside locations.

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


Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion'
Charming little daisy that will seed itself around in the cracks in paving. A lovely thing from Mexico needing good drainage.

  • 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


Eryngium planum
Metallic cone shaped flowers above spiny leaves, a substantial perennial rising to a metre.

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


Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit'
A dwarf form with cone shaped flowers above spiny leaves. Metallic blue throughout and only 30cm tall.

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


Eryngium varifolium
A North African sea holly with cone shaped flowers above a rosette of spiny leaves in summer.

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


Erysium 'Bowles Mauve'
A perennial wallflower whose mauve flowers rise above the grey green leaves from early spring until very late autumn. Named after A.E. Bowles who knew a good plant when he saw one.

  • 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


Eucalyptus gunnii
Very fast growing tree to a huge size if allowed. Trimmed as a bush in March the new young growth will always remain silvery blue. Used extensively for floral arrangements.

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


Eucalyptus pauciflora 'Niphophila'
A beautiful, medium - sized ornamental tree. Large grey - green leaves. Beautiful green - grey and cream patchwork bark likened to a python skin. Plant in sheltered position, but is a good hardy form.

  • 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


Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'
American perennial with stiff, brown stems and luscious chocolate coloured leaves.

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


Euphorbia amygd. 'Purpurea'
Low creeping spurge that makes a good ground cover with dark purple leaves and typical yellow bracts in early summer. Good for dry shade under trees.

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


Euphorbia amygd. 'Rubra'
Compact, bushy spurge with purple-red leaves and yellow bracts in mid-spring to early summer.

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


Euphorbia amygd. Robbiae
Dark evergreen foliage on a spurge that will carpet the ground beneath trees. Bright yellow bracts in early summer.

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


Euphorbia char. Wulfenii
Tall, architectural spurge with lovely blue grey foliage which is topped by yellow bracts in late spring.

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


Euphorbia martinii
Bushy dome shaped spurge whose lime green bracts possess foxy red brown eyes. Late spring early summer flowering.

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


Euphorbia martinii 'Tiny Tim'
Dwarf spurge with dark grey green foliage whose lime green bracts bear purple eyes in late spring.

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


Euphorbia myrsinites
Striking silvery green leaves on a prostrate plant which bears yellow bracts in late spring. Needs a sunny, dry position.

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


Euphorbia polychroma
A compact, clump forming spurge with spectacular acid yellow bracts above dark green foliage in late spring.

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


Euphorbia polychroma 'Purpurea'
Compact clump forming spurge with dark green to purple foliage topped by acid yellow bracts in late spring.

  • 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


Fagus crenata
A large tree closely allied to the 'Common Beech' - from which it differs in its rather more obovate leaves.

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


Fagus sylvatica
A magnificent, familiar tree in Britain. Pale green, silky leaves in spring turn yellow and orange in autumn and copper brown in winter. Also used extensively as a dense hedge, when planted small and clipped annually.

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


Fagus sylvatica 'Asplenifolia'
Large, noble tree with relatively narrow, deeply cut leaves. Will thrive in any well drained soil, acid or alkaline. Good yellow autumn colour.

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


Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold'
A columnar tree of dense habit, with bright yellow young foliage. Pale yellow - green in summer and back to gold and orange in autumn.

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


Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'
Slender young tree, broadening to form an imposing column of purple leaves. Coppery in autumn.

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


Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck'
Slender as a young tree, it gradually broadens to maturity when it forms an imposing column of green. It becomes coppery gold in colour in autumn.

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


Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula'
A magnificent tree with high arching, weeping branches, forming a large dome of silky green foliage in spring which changes to yellow and orange in autumn.

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


Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula'
A magnificent, small tree with glossy, coppery - purple leaves which cascade to the ground to form a tree which makes a statement in any garden.

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


Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor'
A large, attractive beech, with purple leaves, edged with an irregular pale pink border. For those who like copper beech, and have the space, but prefer something a little different.

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


Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'
A large, majestic tree with purple leaves. Slower growing than green beech but a traditional sight in Britain and always a great favourite.

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


Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'
This is the best copper beech with leaves of a deep, rich purple. A large tree needing plenty of space.

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


Fagus sylvatica 'Rohanii'
A remarkably beautiful, slow - growing tree or large bush. Deeply cut, purple leaves make an excellent foil to golden plants.

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


Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia'
Soft yellow leaves in spring and early summer which turn green by late summer and gold in autumn. Good contrast with purple beech. A large tree for a big garden.

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


Fallopia baldschuanica
A very hardy and vigorous climber, nicknamed 'Mile a Minute'. Good for covering unsightly objects. Creamy white flowers.

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


Fargesia murieliae
Graceful, clump forming bamboo that reaches 10 - 14 feet. A lovely thing.

  • 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


Festuca glauca
Clump - forming, blue grass to 40cm. Best on good soil, in full sun, and planted in groups, at 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


Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Low hummocks of silvery-blue leaves and, in this cultivar, really vivid leaves.

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


Festuca glauca 'Golden Toupee'
A form similar to 'glauca' but with lemony - yellow evergreen foliage. Low growing and mound forming. Best planted in groups at front of border.

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


Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'
Hardy fig. Brown Turkey has been proved to be the most reliable for producing ripe figs in Britain.

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


Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
Imposing perennial with masses of feathery bronze leaves, umbels of yellow flowers followed by long lasting seed heads.

  • 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


Fraxinus angustifolia 'Raywood'
A large tree of fairly upright habit. Foliage turns a glorious plum - purple in autumn. Plant in full sun for the best effect.

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


Fraxinus excelsior
A large, magnificent, native tree and one of the most valuable for timber. The winter buds are black. Pinnate 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


Fraxinus excelsior 'Jaspidea'
A vigorous, large tree. Young twigs golden yellow. Branches yellowish and golden young foliage which turns clear yellow in autumn. An interesting, particularly conspicuous tree in winter.

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


Fraxinus excelsior 'Pendula'
A statement tree, which forms a mound of weeping branches. Smaller form, but quite wide spreading. Given space it is a very attractive and imposing tree.

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


Fraxinus ornus
A medium - sized tree which produces a profusion of creamy - white panicle flowers in May. A breathtaking sight when the flowers are at their best.

  • 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


Galium odoratum
Creeping evergreen with green whirls of leaves and tiny starry white flowers in spring. An old strewing herb, strongly scented of hay but only when cut and dried.

  • 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


Geranium macrorrhizum
Semi-evergreen with highly aromatic foliage that turns pink, gold and crimson in autumn. Magenta flowers in late spring.

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


Geranium 'Ann Folkard'
Choice hardy geranium with dramatic, black-centred magenta flowers in summer and autumn.

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


Geranium 'Brookside'
Hardy geranium with pure blue flowers with white centres flowering from June to September.

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


Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'
Famous hardy geranium with large dark veined lavender blue flowers from May to August.

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


Geranium 'Philippe Vapelle'
Large blue flowers on a compact, clump forming hardy geranium appear in early summer.

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


Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir Purple'
Hardy geranium that makes a good ground cover plant with violet-purple flowers veined in lilac. Flowers in summer.

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


Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir White'
Hardy geranium that makes a good ground cover plant with violet-purple flowers veined in lilac. Flowers in summer.

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


Geranium endressii 'Wargrave Pink'
Low, clump forming semi-evergreen geranium with sugar pink flowers in summer and autumn.

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


Geranium himalayense
Hummocks of green foliage above which blue flowers with purple veins appear in mid summer.

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


Geranium himalayense 'Plenum'
Small hummocks covered in double flowers in vivid purple blue in mid-summer.

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


Geranium macr. 'Bevan's Variety'
Semi-evergreen with highly aromatic foliage that turns to gold and crimson in the autumn and bears deep pink flowers in late spring.

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


Geranium macr. 'Ingwersen's Variety'
Semi-evergreen with aromatic foliage that runs to gold and crimson in the autumn and bears pink flowers in early summer.

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


Geranium macr. 'Spessart'
Semi-evergreen with aromatic foliage that turns to gold and crimson in the autumn and bears 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


Geranium magnificum
Hardy geranium with clumps of large violet flowers, veined in blue in early summer.

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


Geranium papuanum 'Patricia'
Hardy geranium with large bright magenta flowers with dark centres flowering all summer.

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


Geranium phaeum
Soft green leaves above which tall stems of small purple flowers with refluxed petals appear in summer.

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


Geranium phaeum 'Album'
Soft green leaves above which tall stems of small white flowers with reflexed petals appear in summer.

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


Geranium phaeum 'Samobor'
Striking foliage with deep brown centre markings above which tall stems of maroon flowers appear in summer.

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


Geranium renardii
A compact hardy cranesbill with purple veined white flowers in summer.

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


Geranium sanguineum
Hummocks of green leaves and deep, magenta flowers in summer. Good ground cover.

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


Geranium sanguineum 'Album'
Hummocks of green foliage with white flowers in summer.

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


Geranium sanguineum Striatum
Lovely pale pink flowers veined with rose above soft green leaves in summer.

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


Geranium sylvaticum 'Mayflower'
Lovely ground covering cranesbill with violet blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

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


Geranium wlassovianum
A moisture loving cranesbill whose leaves open pink turn green in midsummer and crimson in autumn. Pretty violet flowers with white eyes in summer.

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


Geum 'Borisii'
Brilliant terracotta orange single flowers in mid and late summer.

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


Geum chiloense 'Mrs Bradshaw'
Beautiful bright red geum flowering all summer. A splendid plant.

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


Ginko biloba
One of the most beautiful oriental trees and certainly the most ancient in existence. Superb, fan shaped leaves that turn bright gold in autumn.

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


Gleditsia triacanthus 'Ruby Lace'
Unusual small tree with dark, ruby - coloured, ferny leaves. Prefers a sunny, sheltered situation.

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


Gleditsia triacanthus 'Sunburst'
A glorious, golden, small to medium - sized tree for a sheltered, sunny site. To keep as a shrub prune hard each year to produce a mass of bright yellow, ferny leaves. Shiny red - brown pods ripen in autumn. A great favourite for the small garden.

  • 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


Gunnera manicata
Spectacular bog plant with enormous umbrella shaped leaves - a child can stand beneath them.

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


Gymnocladus dioicus
An unusual, attractive, medium - sized tree with large pinnate leaves which are pink - tinged when young. Foliage turns yellow in autumn.

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


Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Golden yellow bamboo - like foliage. Suitable for a moist, sunny spot. A very pretty, low, clump forming grass. Good for a pot.

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


Halesia carolina
A large shrub or occasionally small spreading tree which is very beautiful in spring when the branches are draped in white, nodding, bell - shaped flowers. Fruits pear- shaped, four winged.

  • 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


Hedera 'Jesters Gold'
Deeply lobed ivy, richly variegated with gold.

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


Hedera algeriensis 'Gloire de Marengo'
Evergreen, self-clinging climber with large glossy, green leaves with silver variegation. Prefers a more sheltered situation away from the coldest winds in winter.

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


Hedera colchica
A handsome, strong growing species with large leaves. Foliage is dark green, thick and leathery. Ideal for planting in dry shade.

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


Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart'
Large leaves boldly marked with an irregular central splash of yellow.

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


Hedera colchica dentata 'Variegata'
The large attractive leaves are bright green shading to grey, conspicuously margined creamy yellow. Prefers a more sheltered situation away from the coldest winter winds.

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


Hedera helix
Vigorous evergreen ivy with five-lobed dark green leaves. Good ground cover.

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


Hedera helix ' Glacier'
A very popular form for climbing or ground cover, in shade. Leaves small, silvery - grey with a narrow white margin.

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


Hedera helix 'Arborescens'
A shrubby form with green leaves, that makes a broad mound. Ideal for dry shade.

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


Hedera helix 'Baltica'
Rampant ivy with dark glossy leaves with prominent white veins.

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


Hedera helix 'Buttercup'
One of the best of the golden ivies. Slower growing with small, bright yellow, leaves becoming greener with age.

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


Hedera helix 'Erecta'
A slow growing form with stiffly, erect shoots. Leaves are dark green and arrow-shaped. Excellent plant for putting by a rock or tree stump.

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


Hedera helix 'Eva'
A small form of ivy with leaves of green with a broad creamy - white margin.

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


Hedera helix 'Gold Heart'
Always a favourite with splashes of bright gold on the small green leaves.

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


Hedera helix 'Goldchild'
Very attractive with small, green leaves, conspicuously edged in gold.

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


Hedera helix 'Green Ripple'
An understated ivy with small, wavy edged, green leaves. Excellent as a background, ground cover plant.

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


Hedera helix 'Ivalace'
A compact plant with bright green, shallowly five - lobed leaves, stiffly curled at the margins.

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


Hedera helix 'Little Diamond'
A dwarf, bushy plant of dense growth. Leaves diamond -shaped, green mottled grey with a creamy - white margin.

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


Hedera helix 'Pin Oak'
Deeply lobed form of common ivy, very attractive.

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


Hedera hibernica
A distinct form with large, dark green leaves. Excellent ground or wall cover especially in the wild life garden.

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


Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'
North American perennial with crimson red daisy flowers subtly shaded with lighter hues. Flowers in mid summer.

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


Helenium autumnale
North American perennial with bright, yellow orange daisy flowers in mid and late summer. Ideal for prairie planting.

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


Helianthemum 'Wisley White'
Dark green leaves show off cream flowers whose paper thin petals have golden centres.

  • 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 italicum 'Korma'
Small bushy plant with silvery white leaves smelling strongly of curry when crushed. Mustard 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


Helichtotrichon sempervirens
Clumps of stiff, blue - grey evergreen leaves and tall arching flowering stems in early-midsummer.Ht 90cm - spread 60cm.

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


Helleborus 'Ashwood Hybrids'
From a specialist hellebore breeder comes these early spring flowering Lenten roses. A mixture of colours, pale pink to deep plum, cream speckled with damson all set above palm shaped evergreen leaves.

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


Helleborus argutifolius (corsicus)
Pale green flowers in winter last until spring. An architectural plant with spiny evergreen foliage, very handsome.

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


Helleborus foetidus
Clusters of lime green bell like flowers with a narrow maroon edge in late winter and early spring. Superb dark green, deeply divided evergreen leaves. A splendid native.

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


Helleborus foetidus 'Wester Flisk'
The same clusters of lime green bell like flowers with a narrow maroon edge in late winter and early spring as our native hellebore. However, Wester Flisk has long grey-green rather than deep green leaves.

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


Helleborus niger
White flowered hellebore that often flowers at Christmas, hence its common name. Shining white flowers above dark green foliage.

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


Helleborus orientalis
Spring flowering hellebore with hanging cup shaped blooms in varying colours from pale to deeper pinks and creams. Deeply divided dark green foliage.

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


Hemerocallis 'Arctic Snow'
Creamy white lily shaped flowers from June to August above green strap like leaves.

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


Hemerocallis 'Autumn Red'
Brick red lily shaped flowers in late summer and early autumn above green strap like leaves.

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


Hemerocallis 'Bonanza'
Soft orange starry flowers with central red splash, lovely scented flowers from mid to late summer above strap like leaves.

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


Hemerocallis 'Bumble Bee'
Soft yellow lily shaped flowers with a brick red inner ring, very attractive and not unlike the markings of a bumble bee. Flowers mid-summer above strap like leaves.

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


Hemerocallis 'Catherine Woodbury'
Pale lavender pink lily shaped flowers above strap like leaves. Flowers all summer long.

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


Hemerocallis 'Corky'
Bright yellow lily shaped flowers above light green foliage. Flowers all summer and deserves its A.G.M.

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


Hemerocallis 'Crimson Pirate'
Vivid red starry flowers with yellow throat in late summer. Green strap like leaves, a very striking daylily.

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


Hemerocallis 'Gentle Shepherd'
White lily shaped flowers with a ruffled edge in summer above light green foliage.

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


Hemerocallis 'Mauna Loa'
Bright orange daylily with yellow throat flowers all summer above strap like foliage.

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


Hemerocallis 'Pink Damask'
Rich salmon pink lily like flowers all summer above green strap like foliage.

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


Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro'
Bright yellow lily shaped flowers in profusion all summer above green strap like leaves.

  • 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


Heuchera 'Plum Pudding'
Deep purple leaves over a background of pewter, very attractive. Sprays of tiny pink flowers in midsummer.

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


Heuchera 'Rachel'
Coppery reddish-purple ivy shaped leaves on a heuchera with a well deserved AGM. Sprays of pale pink bell flowers in late spring early summer.

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


Heuchera 'Stormy Seas'
Ruffled maroon purple leaves that age to bronze, complimented by dainty sprays of cream bells in midsummer.

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


Heuchera cylindrica 'Greenfinch'
Foliage plant with delightful silvery leaves veined in deep green. Tiny green bell shaped flowers in midsummer.

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


Heuchera mic. 'Palace Purple'
First and still one of the best of the new breed of heucheras. Purple maple shaped leaves complemented by sprays of cream coloured bell like flowers in summer.

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


Heuchera sang. 'Ruby Bells'
Fresh green leaves on a heuchera whose crowning glory are the sprays of bright red bells in midsummer.

  • 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


Hosta 'Francee'
Large heart shaped blue-grey leaves edged in cream and lavender bells in summer.

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


Hosta 'Frosted Jade'
Large glaucous leaves with a white edge and striped lavender flowers in summer.

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


Hosta 'Honeybells'
Light green, deeply veined leaves and scented lavender flowers, an excellent hosta.

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


Hosta 'Patriot'
Large mid-green leaves with very wide white margins that will lighten any dark corner in the garden.

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


Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
One of the largest leaved hostas, with light green, buttery leaves and pale lavender flowers.

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


Hosta 'Twilight'
Large deep green heart shaped leaves with wide creamy edge and lavender flowers.

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


Hosta for. 'Aureomaginata'
Heart shaped leaves edged in cream with lavender bell like flowers in summer.

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


Hosta sieboldii 'Elegans'
Very large blue-grey leaves, almost waxy in appearance. A superb hosta and much sought after for its architectural qualities.

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


Hosta sieboldii 'Frances Williams'
Large heart shaped leaves in grey-green and a yellow-green edge, one of the most desirable hostas with a glaucous shadow over the leaves, deserves its AGM.

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


Hosta sieboldii 'Snowflakes'
Bright, light green narrow leaves and white bell flowers in summer.

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


Hosta undulata 'Albomarginata'
Dark green oval leaves with an irregular creamy edge and lavender bell shaped flowers in mid summer.

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


Hosta undulata 'Mediovariegata'
Narrow wavy green leaves with central white splashes, a pretty hosta with typical bell shaped flowers in summer.

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


Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'
Striking ground cover plant with heart shaped green leaves edged in white and red.

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


Humulus lupulus
A vigorous climber, the flowers of which are traditionally used to flavour beer.

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


Humulus lupulus 'Aurea'
A vigorous, golden leaved form which with soft yellow leaves. Useful to add interest to dark red foliage plants in summer.

  • 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 '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 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 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
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 '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 '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 '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 '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 '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 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 '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 '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 '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 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 '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 '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 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 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 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


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


Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
A most unusual and eye catching grass. Leaves turn to crimson as summer proceeds. Height 60cms - spread 30cms. Needs some protection in winter.

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


Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'
Upright leaves to 60cm, emerging green at the base and red at the tips. The red colour increases throughout summer.

  • 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


Iris 'Kent Pride'
A bulbous iris with rust coloured standard and falls, needs a sheltered position as it can be damaged by hard frosts.

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


Iris chrysographes
Stunning little iris with inky-purple bordering on black petals faintly pencilled with gold.

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


Iris foetidissima
Evergreen iris with unremarkable flowers but superb seed pods which appear in autumn splitting open to reveal bright orange seeds. A native that will grow in difficult places under trees with dense canopies.

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


iris germanica 'Alizes'
White standards and ruffled white falls edged in blue, very pretty iris flowering in late spring and early summer.

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


Iris germanica 'Bel Azur'
Sky blue flowers in early May on this shorter growing iris.

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


Iris germanica 'Elizabeth of England'
Pale shining blue ruffled falls and standards, flowers in late spring. Outstanding iris.

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


Iris germanica 'Lady Snowflake'
Lovely white iris very faintly shaded with lavender. Can flower twice in spring and again in autumn.

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


Iris germanica 'Night Owl'
Ruffled falls in deep, velvety purple and ruffled purple standards, flowers in late spring and early summer.

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


Iris germanica 'Ola Kala'
Golden yellow bearded iris flowering in late spring and early summer.

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


Iris germanica 'Sultan's Palace'
Dramatic bronze red iris, one of the very best and flowering from late spring to early summer.

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


Iris pallida 'Variegata'
Striking variegated leaves that often persist through the winter into spring. Soft purple flowers in late spring.

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


Iris pseudacorus
Our native iris whose yellow flowers are seen in ponds and boggy areas throughout the country. Vigorous plant whose bright yellow flowers can be seen in late spring and summer.

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


Iris pseudacorus 'Variegata'
Variegated form of our native iris with handsome cream and green leaves and bright yellow flowers in late spring and summer.

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


Iris sanguinea 'Snow Queen'
A Japanese beauty with white petals. Happy beside a pond.

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


Iris sibirica
Dainty iris with thin, strap like leaves and heads of purple iris flowers rising above the leaves.

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


Iris sibirica 'Blue King'
Dainty iris with thin, strap like leaves and very fine deep blue iris flowers in profusion in mid-summer.

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


Iris sibirica 'Perry's Blue'
A dainty iris with Cambridge blue iris flowers in early summer above thin, strap like leaves.

  • 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


Juglans nigra
Noble fast growing large tree with deeply furrowed bark. Large round fruit are produced. Protect from late frost.

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


Juglans regia
Slow growing medium to large tree. Highly prized, very valuable timber. High quality fruits are produced on mature trees.

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


Juglans regia 'Franquette'
A grafted variety chosen for its early fruiting ability.

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


Juglans regia 'Mayette'
A grafted variety chosen for its early fruiting ability.

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


Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Alps'
A striking form with steel - blue foliage. Large, vigorous, columnar tree of medium - size.

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


Juniperus chinensis 'Pyramidalis'
A dense, slow growing, conical bush with glaucous, prickly foliage. Good in tubs or rock gardens.

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


Juniperus chinensis 'San Jose'
Dwarf shrub, with prostrate branches, slowly forming a dense carpet. Leaves grey-green. Fruits blue.

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


Juniperus chinensis 'Stricta'
Slow growing compact, narrow pyramid of blue prickly foliage. Excellent specimen conifer or will grow in containers.

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


Juniperus communis 'Compressa'
True perfect miniature cigar-shaped conifer which grows no more than 5cm a year. Ideal for sinks or rock gardens.

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


Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone'
Attractive conical plant with golden foliage. 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


Juniperus communis 'Green Carpet'
Wide spreading habit. Forms a dense, flat carpet of green foliage. Good ground cover.

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


Juniperus communis 'Hibernica'
A hardy conifer whose dense columnar habit makes it ideal for formal gardens.

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


Juniperus communis 'Hornbrookii'
Very flat growing conifer the tight green foliage creeps over the ground.

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


Juniperus communis 'Repanda'
A dwarf, carpet forming, conifer. Excellent ground cover. Mid - green, curly foliage which is slightly bronze - tinted in winter.

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


Juniperus communis 'Sentinel'
Beautiful slow growing conifer forming a compact column of blue green foliage. Suitable for the larger rock garden, border or container.

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


Juniperus gracilis 'Grey Owl'
Vigorous shrub with wide spreading, prostrate, branches and soft, silvery grey foliage. Suitable for large borders or under trees as ground cover.

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


Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip'
A low prostrate conifer, with deep bluish grey foliage.

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


Juniperus horizontalis 'Glauca'
Very flat growing, blue ground cover. Slender sprays spread to make a small to medium - sized horizontal conifer.

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


Juniperus media 'Gold Coast'
A low growing, golden conifer. Flat topped and wide spreading.

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


Juniperus media 'Mint Julep'
A spreading, flat - topped bush with beautiful mint - green foliage. Arching and spreading habit. Suitable in large borders or in containers.

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


Juniperus media 'Old Gold'
Similar to Pfitzeriana Aurea but with more compact spreading habit. One of the few spreading golden conifers available.

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


Juniperus media 'Pfitzeriana Aurea'
Vigorous spreading conifer with golden foliage. Good, horizontal ground cover. One of the few golden foliaged spreading conifers available.

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


Juniperus media 'Sulphur Spray'
Semi - prostrate Juniper with striking, sulphur - yellow foliage, especially in spring. Similar to 'Hetzi', but slower growing to medium size.

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


Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'
Bright apple green foliage with a prostrate habit. A really good ground cover plant.

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


Juniperus sabina 'Tamariscifolia'
A low growing, wide spreading, flat - topped bush. Compact, horizontally - packed, bright green branches. Very popular, architectural plant. Useful for dry areas.

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


Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow'
Lovely, slender, blue - grey conifer eventually reaching up to 15ft. Probably an improvement on 'Skyrocket'

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


Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket'
Attractive, narrow, columnar blue green conifer.

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


Juniperus squamata 'Blue Carpet'
Makes a splendid, steel - blue carpet. Excellent ground cover, especially in dry, sunny areas.

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


Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'
Forms a low growing, mound of steel - blue, spiky foliage. Excellent in rock gardens containers or borders. Plant with golden varieties for a dazzling effect. Especially drought tolerant.

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


Juniperus squamata 'Meyeri'
Semi - erect habit, with stout, ascending, angular branches and glaucous, blue foliage.

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


Juniperus virginiana 'Hetzi'
A medium to large, wide spreading conifer. Vigorous, glaucous blue with arching branches.

  • 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


Knautia macedonica
Lovely little perennial with ruby red scabious like 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


Kniphofia 'Bee's Lemon'
Typical poker flowers opening lemon from green buds and flowering 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


Kniphofia 'Little Maid'
Delightful small poker with pale yellow flowers opening from green buds above grass like foliage. Flowering 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


Kniphofia 'Royal Castle'
Stately red hot poker with red and yellow flowers up to a metre in height in summer and autumn.

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


Kniphofia 'Royal Standard'
Robust red and yellow pokers flowering in summer.

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


Kniphofia uvaria
One of the tallest pokers with typical orange and yellow flowers in late summer.

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


Koeleria glauca
Attractive clump forming grass with glaucous blue leaves and silvery inflorescences in midsummer that age to straw colour as the autumn approaches.

  • 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


Laburnum alpinum
A small, broad headed tree producing long pendulous racemes of fragrant flowers in early June. Leaves trifoliolate, deep shining green above, paler with a few hairs beneath. Pods flattened - glaborous and shining.

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


Laburnum alpinum 'Pendulum'
Beautiful small tree. Long elegant branches are covered in racemes of yellow flowers in spring with lush green leaves.

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


Laburnum watereri 'Vossii'
The most popular form with long racemes of yellow flowers in May - June. Ideal tree for archways or avenues.

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


Lamium gal. 'variegatum'
Unusual ground cover that deserves wider use. Bright green leaves splashed with white all year long and typical yellow ornamental nettle flowers in spring.

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


Lamium mac. 'Beacon Silver'
Ornamental form of dead nettle with silver leaves and cerise flowers. Good groundcover or front of border plant.

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


Lamium mac. 'Roseum'
Ornamental dead nettle with a white central stripe on its leaves and pale pink flowers in spring.

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


Lamium mac. 'White Nancy'
Ornamental dead nettle with entirely silver leaves and white flowers in spring.

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


Larix decidua
A large deciduous tree with a slender, cone - shaped crown when young. Young shoots are fresh, lime- green, yellow in autumn. Dislikes wet to chalky soils.

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


Larix leptolepsis 'Kaempferi'
Vigorous, deciduous, large tree. Leaves sea - green, turning pale yellow in autumn. Reddish, bare twigs have a purple haze in winter. Withstands exposure well.

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


Laurus nobilis
An ancient evergreen tree. It's leaves are used for flavouring. Prune in April to keep bushes shapely.

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


Laurus nobilis 'Aurea'
A large shrub or small tree with golden yellow aromatic leaves that are particularly attractive in winter and spring. Can be used for flavouring foods. 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


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


Leontopodium alpinum
Well loved alpine flower which will forever be associated with 'The Sound of Music'. Grey felted leaves and flowers composed of white heavily felted bracts. Needs a sunny position and free draining soil.

  • 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


Leucanthemum sup. 'Wirral Supreme'
Lovely double form of this perennial daisy. Glossy green leaves and stout stems support double white daisies with golden centres that will flower from summer through the autumn.

  • 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


Leymus arenarius
This aggressive grass is a native of sand dunes, which it can colonise. However, it is a highly desirable blue - grey grass, a particular favourite of Gertrude Jekyll who recommended to planting it amongst sea kale.

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


Leymus magellanicus
Architectural grass to one metre, intensely blue with straw yellow inflorescences in summer.

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


Liatris spicata
Tall spikes of rose-pink flowers bloom all summer and autumn. A striking perennial from the North American prairies.

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


Libertia grandiflora
Good clump forming perennial with narrow strap like leaves above which tall spikes composed of clusters of three-pedalled white flowers appear in late spring and early summer. Super plant, very good for prairie-style plantings.

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


Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'
Stately perennial for damp gardens with large rounded bronze leaves with deep purple undersides. Clusters of orange-yellow daisy flowers in late summer and autumn.

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


Ligularia przewalskii
An attractive plant for a damp garden with attractive deeply toothed green leaves above which spires of yellow flowers appear in mid to late summer.

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


Ligularia stenocephala 'The Rocket'
Green deeply toothed leaves from which strong black stems arise carrying loose spires of bright yellow flowers. A good plant for boggy conditions.

  • 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


Liquidambar styraciflua
A handsome tree with glossy green, maple - like leaves which turn crimson and purple in autumn. Thrives best in moist, well drained acid soils and grows to medium - size.

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


Liquidambar styraciflua 'Lane Roberts'
A selected form, grown especially for it's brilliant red autumn foliage. Very attractive tree all year. Medium to large in size.

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


Liquidambar styraciflua 'Variegata'
An interesting medium tree with leaves that are striped and mottled yellow.

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


Liquidambar styraiflua 'Worplesdon'
A beautiful large tree, with maple - like leaves that have long, narrow lobes. In autumn the tree bursts into fiery colours or orange and yellow.

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


Liriodendron tulipifera
One of the finest ornamental trees. Huge saddle - shaped leaves turn butter yellow in autumn. Tulip shaped yellow -green flowers June - July on mature trees.

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


Liriodendron tulipifera 'Aureomarginata'
An unusual, ornamental tree with huge, saddle - shaped leaves with yellow margins which turn bright yellow in autumn. Tulip - shaped, yellow - green flowers on mature trees June - July.

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


Liriope muscari
Green strap like leaves form a low mat above which pale blue grape hyacinth like flowers appear all autumn.

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


Liriope muscari 'Gold Banded'
Very attractive evergreen whose low, strap like leaves are banded with golden yellow. Lavender to purple grape hyacinth like flowers in autumn.

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


Lobelia pedunculata 'Queen Victoria'
Showy perennial with tall spires of scarlet flowers above burgundy leaves, no wonder this plant has an A.G.M.

  • 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 'Gold Flame'
A vigorous honeysuckle with striking orange and crimson flowers in July to September.

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


Lonicera americana
Magnificent, vigorous scented climber. Very free flowering with a spectacular display of long, white - yellow - tinged purple, 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


Lonicera brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'
Vigorous climber with clusters of hot orange - red 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


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 japonica 'Aureoreticulata'
A vigorous, semi - evergreen, twining climber with bright green leaves veined with golden yellow. Small yellow, scented 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


Lonicera japonica 'Halliana'
Vigorous, semi-evergreen, twining climber. Fragrant white flowers turn yellow from June to October. A popular and easy plant.

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


Lonicera japonica 'Henryi'
An evergreen, vigorous climber with long, lanceolate leaves. It produces small, yellow flowers, stained red, during June and July.

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


Lonicera japonica 'Horwood Gem'
Vigorous, semi-evergreen, twining climber whose young leaves are handsomely speckled with cream before turning green with maturity. Highly fragrant creamy yellow flowers in summer.

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


Lonicera japonica repens
A distinct variety, the leaves and shoots flushed purple. Flowers flushed purple on the outside, paler within.

  • 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 periclymenum
The common honeysuckle of our hedgerows. A vigorous species with very fragrant flowers, of creams, yellows and pinks.

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


Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica'
A vigorous, twining climber which will grow in sun or shade. Fragrant, yellow and pale orange 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


Lonicera periclymenum 'Graham Thomas'
Lovely, fragrant honeysuckle with flowers of white and yellow, borne over a long period.

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


Lonicera pericylmenum 'Serotina'
A vigorous twining climber, which grows in sun or shade. Rich, reddish - purple, fragrant 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


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


Lonicera tellmanniana
A vigorous twining climber which will grow in sun or shade. Long, rich coppery - yellow flowers, flushed red in bud, are produced in large clusters June to July. A popular and easy plant.

  • 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


Luzula nivea
Fine and underrated evergreen perennial masses of pretty white flowers in sprays in the midst of grassy leaves appear from early to mid-summer.

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


Luzula sylvatica
Densely tufted perennial up to 80cm. Makes a lovely ground cover in shade. Usually seeds freely.

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


Lychnis chalcedonica
Vibrant heads of scarlet flowers, each head being made up of many individual flowers, each in the shape of a Maltese cross. Flowers in summer above green leaves.

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


Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'
Tall perennial whose purple leaved stems contrast beautifully with lemon yellow flowers that appear in summer. A very good plant for the edge of a pond.

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


Lythrum sal. 'Feuerkerze'
Tall spikes of rose-red flowers from mid-summer through to autumn. A plant that will thrive in damp or even boggy soil.

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


Maclura pomifera
A hardy, medium sized tree with thorny branches. Remarkable, orange - like, fruits on older trees. Yellow autumn colour. Will grow on any well drained soil, excellent on chalky ground.

  • 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 'George Henry Kern'
A compact, medium - sized shrub. Lovely pink, tulip like 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


Magnolia 'Heaven Scent'
A magnificent, small to medium - sized tree. Richly scented flowers appear in April and May of pale pink, flushed deep pink.

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


Magnolia 'Susan'
Medium sized upright shrub, with large purple flowers during spring and summer.

  • 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


Magnolia grandiflora
A superb evergreen tree with large, glossy leaves felted brown beneath. Huge creamy white chalice shaped flowers strongly lemon scented in late summer and autumn.

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


Magnolia grandiflora 'Exmouth'
A beautiful specimen shrub with large, lustrous evergreen leaves with copper reverse. Richly fragrant, creamy - white flowers appear July to Sept. Plant by a warm sunny wall for best results.

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


Magnolia grandiflora 'Gallissoniere'
A magnificent evergreen shrub with dark, glossy green leaves. Fragrant creamy - white flowers. Especially hardy form.

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


Magnolia hypoleuca (obovata)
A handsome medium - sized tree. Young shoots are tinged purple. The creamy white, very fragrant flowers in May and June have a central ring of crimson stamens.

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


Magnolia kobus
A very hardy small tree or large shrub which does not require the usual acid soil. It is slow to flower, but once mature, the fragrant white blooms are borne with great profusion during April.

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


Magnolia lilliflora 'Nigra'
Bushy, compact habit with large flowers which are deep purple outside and creamy - white stained purple inside, from spring into summer.

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


Magnolia loebneri 'Leonard Messell'
Magnificent tall shrub. Lilac - pink flowers appear in April.

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


Magnolia loebneri 'Merrill'
A small tree or large shrub with white, fragrant flowers, freely produced in April.

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


Magnolia salicifolia 'Wada's Memory'
A small tree, with an abundance of large, fragrant, white flowers.

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


Magnolia soulangeana
Probably the most popular magnolia. Huge, tulip - shaped flowers, stained rose - purple at the base, appear during April and May.

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


Magnolia soulangeana 'Rustica Rubra'
A vigorous clone, with oval leaves and rich, rosy - red flowers April and May.

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


Magnolia stellata
A small slow growing shrub. Lovely, star - like white flowers produced in March - April.

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


Magnolia stellata 'Rosea'
Similar to stellata, but with pink-flushed flowers.

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


Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'
Beautiful compact shrub which has larger star - like, white flowers in profusion during March and April.

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


Magnolia stellata 'Water Lily'
Outstanding, slow growing shrub. Large white, fragrant flowers with many petals open during April.

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


Magnolia tripelata
A very hardy, medium to large tree, with an open head. Large leaves with cream, scented 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


Magnolia virginiana
A large shrub or small rounded, semi-evergreen tree. The fragrant, pure white, globular shaped flowers, open from June to September, with thick, fleshy broad sepals.

  • 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


Malus 'Butterball'
A small, spreading tree with arching branches . Flowers pink in bud, fading to white, flushed pink. Heavy crops of large golden yellow fruits. Disease resistant.

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


Malus 'Directoer Moerland'
A small tree with partially lobed purple foliage. Red flowers in spring followed by dark red fruits. Highly recommended.

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


Malus 'Evereste'
A small, conical tree. Red buds turn into white flowers. Very attractive yellow-red fruits in autumn. Disease resistant.

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


Malus 'Golden Hornet'
One of the better known of the crab apples. A small tree with white, apple - blossom flowers and masses of small, yellow fruits in autumn.

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


Malus 'Gorgeous'
A small, well - shaped, rounded tree which has apple - blossom coloured flowers and beautiful red fruits which last until December.

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


Malus 'John Downie'
White flowers in May are followed by bottle - shaped, orange and crimson fruits from late summer into autumn. The fruits can be used for preserves and is one of the most popular, small crab trees.

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


Malus 'Profusion'
Small tree with profuse flowers of wine - red. Masses of small, dark red fruits. Young leaves copper - crimson.

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


Malus 'Red Jade'
Picturesque, small weeping tree with, green foliage. Pink and white flowers in spring, followed by bright red fruits. Good for small gardens.

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


Malus 'Red Sentinel'
Attractive small tree which has white flowers during April-May and bright red fruits well into winter.

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


Malus 'Royal Beauty'
A small weeping tree with stems and leaves of reddish purple when young, becoming dark green but purplish beneath with age. The flowers are deep red - purple followed by dark red fruits.

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


Malus 'Royalty'
Deep purple foliage turning red in autumn on this small tree of rather upright habit. Large pink flowers from May-June. Wine red fruits late summer into autumn.

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


Malus 'Rudolph'
An excellent small tree of upright habit with glossy, bronze-red, later dark bronze-green leaves. Flowers rose-red, deeper in bud, followed by long persistent, orange-yellow fruit. Disease resistant.

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


Malus floribunda
Long, arching branches are smothered in April and May with blush - white flowers. An excellent tree for small gardens extremely attractive when flowering.

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


Malus sylvestris
A small tree or large shrub, often with spurs. Flowers white or suffused pink followed by green or red - flushed fruits, traditionally used for crab apple jelly.

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


Malus tschonoskii
Strong growing tree of conical habit famed for it's spectacular autumn colour. Flowers pink and white in May, followed by small, yellowish-green fruits. Excellent autumn colour.

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


Matteuccia struthiopteris
Superb ornamental fern which, quite rightly, holds an A.G.M. Large, one and a half metre high fronds of vivid green appear in spring forming a shuttlecock shape or, fancifully, looking very much like the tail of an ostrich. A denizen of damp woodlands and

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


Mespilus germanica
A small, wide spreading, picturesque tree. Large leaves turn a warm russet in the autumn. White flowers are followed by brown edible fruits.

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


Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Vigorous, deciduous conifer with light green leaves which turn pink and yellow in autumn. A large tree which needs a lot of space and deep, moist rich soil in order to look its best. Shaggy, cinnamon - brown bark.

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


Miscanthus sinensis
The most widely grown Miscanthus. Clump - forming, to about 3m. Inflorescence produced October-November, lasting through winter.

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


Miscanthus sinensis 'Augustfeder'
A tall, bright green deciduous grass which flowers in great, white plumes in August.

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


Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'
A very beautiful grass with one and a half metre tall red spires topped by pink grass flowers in late summer.

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


Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Reliable, clump - forming, graceful ornamental grass. Very narrow grey green foliage. Ht. 90-100cm.

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


Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeeder'
Large, feathery flowers emerge silver with a slight pink tinge and are held high above the foliage in August. Clump - forming.

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


Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'
Reliable slow spreading ornamental grass. Leaves striped with cream. Clump - forming to about 1.5M

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


Miscanthus sinensis 'Yakushima Dwarf'
Clump forming. with wiry variegated leaves, to small size. Any soil - sun or part shade. Drought tolerant.

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


Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'
Arching sage - green leaves with yellow cross banding at intervals. Stunning, if placed with the sun shining through it. Grows to about 1.5M

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


Molinia caerulea 'Variegata'
Attractive yellow variegated leaves. Clump - forming, a good pot plant, growing to about 60cm.

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


Morus alba
Small - medium - sized tree of rugged appearance. Fruits whitish, turning reddish - pink, sweet and edible. Leaves usually heart - shaped. Traditional tree, for a sheltered, warm spot.

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


Morus alba 'Pendula'
A striking, small, slow growing, weeping tree with closely packed, falling branches and white edible fruits. Makes an unusual ornamental tree. For a warm, sheltered site.

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


Morus nigra
Traditional, architectural small tree which becomes gnarled with age. Black - red edible fruits. For a warm, sheltered site.

  • 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


Nothofagus antartica
Elegant, fast growing tree. Likes deep moist well drained soil. Small, leathery, shiny, dark 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


Nyssa sylvatica
A handsome, slow growing, medium - sized tree. Glossy green leaves erupt into a bonfire of yellow/orange/scarlet in autumn. Once planted, do not move again.

  • 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


Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Clump forming perennial with distinctive black strap - shaped evergreen leaves. Racemes of purplish flowers in summer. Height 15cm x Spread 30cm. Plant in groups in front of sunny border.

  • 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


Pachysandra terminalis
An evergreen, ground cover shrub with glossy, prettily shaped leaves and greenish - white flowers in February and March.

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


Pachysandra terminalis 'Variegata'
Dwarf, evergreen, ground cover with glossy leaves and cream variegations. Greenish - white flowers during April and March. This plant grows particularly well in moist, shady areas.

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


Paeonia (LD) 'Baroness Schroeder'
An old and greatly loved peony with very full petalled flowers of pale pink that fade to white.

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


Paeonia (LD) 'Duchesse de Nemours'
Fragrant, pure white double flowers on one of the best and well known of all peonies.

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


Paeonia delavayi
The RHS has given this tree peony an AGM. When you see its dark red flowers in early summer you can only agree.

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


Paeonia lutea
Striking golden yellow single flowers appear in early summer on this superb tree peony.

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


Paeonia lutea 'Ludlowii'
This splendid tree paeony grows up to 2m. It has beautiful, large, deeply cut leaves and large, single flowers of golden yellow. Keep protected in late spring frosts.

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


Paeonia suffruticosa
A branching tree paeony of up to 2m high, with large flowers in a range of colours, in late spring. Protect from late spring frosts.

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


Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Imposing grass over a metre in height whose leaves are a dramatic blue-green turning yellow in autumn. Red-purple seed heads.

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


Panicum virgatum 'Rubrum'
Metre high purple-red grass that turns bright red in autumn and is accompanied by purple green seed heads.

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


Panicum virgatum 'Squaw'
Metre high red flushed green grass that turns reddish purple in autumn when lovely weeping panicles of pink flushed flowers appear.

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


Papaver orientale
Flamboyant orange or bright red poppy flowers in early summer. A favourite cottage garden plant.

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


Papaver orientale 'Allegro'
Huge deep orange poppy flowers with black centres and a black blotch at the base of each petal. Flowers in early summer.

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


Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum'
Much sought after poppy with unique plum coloured poppy flowers in early summer.

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


Papaver orientale 'Rembrandt'
Dramatic deep red poppy flowers in early summer. Quite stunning.

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


Parrotia persica
A small, wide - spreading tree or large shrub, which is unusual and beautiful. Magnificent crimson and gold leaves in autumn.

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


Parthenocissus henryana
Wall - hugging creeper with dark, velvety - green leaves with 3-5 lobes and veins picked out in silver. Superb, vivid, red in autumn. Best on north or east wall.

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


Parthenocissus quinquefolia
A good plant for covering an unsightly object quickly. Autumn colour of a superb, rich scarlet. Suitable for any aspect, but best colour on a sunnier site. Not always self clinging.

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


Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii'
Leaves tinged purple when young. Rich crimson and scarlet colouring in autumn. A vigorous grower which is self clinging.

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


Passiflora caerulea
Well known semi- evergreen climber with large creamy flowers and striking, electric blue coronas. The number of stigmas, anthers and petals are connected to Christ's passion - hence the name.

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


Paulownia tomentosa
Fast growing tree forming a rounded top with large, lobed leaves. Heliotrope blue foxglove flowers in May on older plants, given a warm, sunny, frost free site. Can be pruned as a large shrub.

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


Pennisetum al. 'Hameln'
Charming grass which produces fluffy pinkish flower heads in summer and autumn.

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


Pennisetum alopecuroides
A compact grass of rounded outline. Attractive grey - pink 'bottle brushes' on short stalks.

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


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'
A true miniature at only 40cm in bloom. Flowers like soft, bunny tails.

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


Pennisetum orientale
One of the most striking, hardy fountain grasses .Low growing, compact and exceptionally floriferous from June until October.

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


Penstemon 'Apple Blossom'
Upright spires of large, tubular foxglove shaped flowers of pale pink with a white throat in late summer and autumn and narrow semi-evergreen leaves.

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


Penstemon 'Garnet'
One of the hardiest of the penstemons with spires of small, deep garnet red foxglove like 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


Penstemon 'Plum Jerkum'
Very beautiful and striking spires of large, purple foxglove like flowers with mottled white throats in late summer and early autumn above narrow semi-evergreen leaves.

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


Penstemon 'Snowstorm'
Spires of pure white foxglove shaped flowers from midsummer until late in the autumn above narrow semi-evergreen leaves.

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


Penstemon 'Sour Grapes'
Spires of purple foxglove shaped flowers with a metallic sheen from late summer until late autumn above narrow semi-evergreen leaves.

  • 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


Persicaria affinis 'Darjeeling Red'
A good ground covering plant forming low mats of semi-evergreen leaves. Planted for its spikes of pink flowers in summer that 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


Persicaria affinis 'Donald Lowndes'
A good ground covering plant forming low mats of semi-evergreen leaves. Planted for its spikes of pale pink flowers in summer that turn dark pink in autumn.

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


Persicaria affinis 'Superba'
A good ground covering plant forming low mats of semi-evergreen leaves. Planted for its spikes of light pink flowers in summer that deepen with age in the autumn.

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


Persicaria amplexicaulis
Clump forming perennial that is often seen beside ponds or at the edge of bog gardens. Taller in all its parts than the related knotweed with metre high spikes of pink flowers in summer and autumn.

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


Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba'
Tall spikes of white flowers in summer and autumn on a clump forming perennial at home beside ponds and the edge of bog gardens.

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


Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'
Terrific spikes of red flowers in late summer and autumn on a clump forming perennial at home beside ponds and the edge of bog gardens.

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


Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Inverleith'
Spikes of carmine red flowers in late summer and autumn on a clump forming perennial at home beside ponds. At 60cm the spikes are rather smaller than others in this family.

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


Persicaria bistorta 'Superba'
Good bog plant forming a metre wide clump of dock like leaves above which spikes of pale pink flowers appear in late spring and early summer.

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


Persicaria vaccinifolia
The lovely spikes of pale pink flowers deeping to rosy pink as they age in autumn have given this plant an AGM. Good groundcover and happy in most soils.

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


Phalaris arundinacea 'Picta'
White and green variegated grass whose new growth is flushed pink. Widely spreading and therefore very useful in shady areas under trees and a good bog grass. A grass for all positions.

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


Phellodendron amurense
Small to medium, handsome wide spreading tree with corky bark in maturity and long, bright green leaves. Winter buds are silky. Small, yellow flowers are followed by small black fruits.

  • 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


Phlomis russeliana
Lovely perennial that deserves to be better known. Throws up tall spires in the summer with whirls of pale yellow hooded flowers. Very attractive.

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


Phlox diverticulata 'Clouds of Perfume'
Small, low growing phlox with masses of fragrant pale blue flowers in spring.

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


Phlox paniculata 'White Admiral'
Large heads of fragrant white flowers in late summer and early autumn. The RHS has awarded this phlox 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


Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes' syn. 'Tamaongalei'
Pretty little alpine phlox with pink and white candy striped flowers in spring above a mat of evergreen foliage.

  • 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


Picea abies
Conifer grown as the traditional Christmas tree. Fast growing, large tree with dark green needles.

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


Picea abies 'Nidiformis'
Spreading flat topped, dwarf bush. Bright green growths in spring. Commonly called the 'Birds Nest Conifer'.

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


Picea breweriana
A most beautiful weeping conifer. Foliage trails in long streamers. New growths lime - green, turning dark green. Medium to large tree.

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


Picea glauca var 'Albertiniana Conica'
A dwarf conifer which in time grows to a perfect cone shape. Bright green foliage. Its small size and slow growth rate makes it perfect for container planting.

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


Picea mariana 'Nana'
A slow growing dwarf conifer and ideal subject for the rock garden. Dense blue-green foliage.

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


Picea omorika
Fast, tall, graceful tree. Medium to large growing, with drooping branches at tips and bluish needles. Branches grow right down to base of tree. An excellent lawn specimen.

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


Picea orientalis 'Aurea'
A really beautiful, slow growing specimen. Young shoots bright creamy yellow in spring and summer. Very eye catching in spring.

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


Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa'
Highly ornamental, globular, dwarf conifer for rock garden or containers. Beautiful blue foliage which is particularly lovely in spring.

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


Picea pungens 'Hoopsii'
A really beautiful, slow growing specimen. Small to medium - sized, of dense conical habit and vivid, blue foliage.

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


Picea pungens 'Kosteri'
Highly ornamental conifer with intense blue foliage. Small to medium - sized, conical tree.

  • 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


Pinus aristata
Slow growing conifer which produces a large shrub or small tree. The needles are a deep bluish-green often flecked with white resin.

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


Pinus contorta
A vigorous, medium to large tree with yellowish - green leaves. Dislikes chalky soils, but suitable for stony or sandy land. Sometimes used for fixing sand dunes in maritime areas.

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


Pinus mugo
Very hardy, small tree of dense, bushy habit. Very lime tolerant and will grow in almost any soil and situation.

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


Pinus mugo 'Gnom'
Popular and beautiful, neat bush forming a dark green, globular mound. Excellent in rock gardens or containers.

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


Pinus mugo 'Mops'
Very hardy dwarf pine. Dense, slow growth to a globular shape. Excellent with heathers and in rock gardens. Young spring shoots are light green and most attractive.

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


Pinus mugo 'Ophir'
An unusual, dwarf mountain pine with attractive blue/green needles which turn yellow in winter. Slow growing, compact and bun - shaped.

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


Pinus mugo 'Pumilo'
Compact, rounded bun of short rich green needles. Excellent in containers or large rock gardens.

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


Pinus mugo mughus
A dwarf pine reaching only 6' at maturity. Lovely conifer with a rounded crown ideal for a Japanese garden or alpine border.

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


Pinus nigra
Dark green foliage becoming umbrella - shaped. Eventually a very large tree. Excellent wind break and thrives in chalky soils and maritime areas.

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


Pinus radiata
A large, fast growing tree which is well suited to maritime areas. The tree has attractive dark brown, deeply fissured bark.

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


Pinus strobus
A large tree, conical when young, later developing a rounded head with glaucous - green foliage. Fast growing and ornamental.

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


Pinus sylestris 'Watereri'
A slow growing pine which forms a dense rounded bush or small tree. Highly ornamental with clusters of cones when young.

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


Pinus sylvestris
Our only native pine. A large, tall stemmed tree with a rounded top when mature. A lovely blue - green foliage. May be grown in all types of soil, except wet, in bleak conditions.

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


Pinus wallichiana
Elegant, broad - headed pine. Blue - green, long leaves. A graceful, attractive tree with its resin - smeared, pendent cones. Moderately lime tolerant.

  • 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


Platanus hispanica
A large, noble tree with attractive, mottled, flaking bark and large, palmate leaves. Rounded burr - like fruits from early summer through to the following spring. Tolerates pollution and hard pruning.

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


Platanus orientalis
A magnificent ornamental tree which is long lived and will reach up to 25m. Its flaking bark is streaked with gold. The leaves are deeply lobed.

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


Pleioblastus 'Tsuboi'
A small bamboo reaching just over a metre with pretty green and white variegated leaves.

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


Pleioblastus auricomus
A small bamboo reaching just over a metre in height, green leaves have yellow stripes on purple tinged canes. AGM holder.

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


Polygonatum multiflorum
Well loved cottage favourite which appears in spring and from whose arching stems and bright green leaves, ivory bells are suspended.

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


Polygonum affine aka Persicaria affinis
Spreading perennial with glossy, evergreen lance shaped leaves above which spikes of rosy red flowers appear from June to October. A good ground cover.

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


Polystichum munitum
Tall evergreen fern with dark green leathery fronds. Has been given an A.G.M.

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


Polystichum setiferum
Lovely fern with soft evergreen fronds. Has been given an A.G.M.

  • 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


Populus alba
Irregularly, lobed, white, woolly leaves. Yellow autumn colour. An excellent, large tree on exposed sites.

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


Populus balsamifera
A large, erect tree. The buds and unfolding leaves have the distinctive smell of balsam.

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


Populus canadensis
A large group of hybrids, known as the 'Black Poplars', these vigorous trees are ideal as screening or windbreaks.

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


Populus candensis 'Robusta'
A large, vigorous tree, having copper - red leaves when young then shiny, bright green. Excellent wind break.

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


Populus candensis 'Serotina'
This large vigorous tree was traditionally used for pulp production. It has a large uneven crown. One of the last poplars to break into leaf in spring.

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


Populus candicans 'Aurora'
A highly variegated form of medium size, with broad, ovate leaves that are cream and pink tinged well into late summer. Best foliage if hard pruned in winter to encourage young growth in spring.

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


Populus nigra 'Betulifola'
This round headed tree was traditionally used as timber for building. The young shoots and leaves are covered in downy hairs. Can survive atmospheric pollution.

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


Populus nigra 'Italica'
Narrow, columnar tree with tight, erect branches. Especially suitable for forming a tall screen or avenue. A familiar sight bordering French roads.

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


Populus tremula
A medium - sized tree with small, serrated leaves that tremble in the slightest breeze. Long grey catkins in later winter and early spring. Attractive yellow autumn colour.

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


Populus tremula 'Pendula'
Small growing, weeping tree which produces long purple-grey catkins in spring before the leaves appear.

  • 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


Potentilla nep. 'Miss Willmott'
A herbaceous perennial with narrow, five-fingered leaves and strawberry pink flowers all summer.

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


Potentilla neumanniana
A little ground-cover cinquefoil with bright yellow flowers in spring above strawberry leaf like foliage.

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


Primula 'Candelabra hybrids'
Tall primroses with whirls of flowers in tiers on a strong stem. Flowering in late spring and early summer and very happy on the edge of a pond.

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


Primula 'Wanda'
Similar in every way to our native primrose save that the petals are deep mauve. Well known before all the many coloured hybrids appeared and still one of the best.

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


Primula denticulata
The drumstick primula, with its lollipop balls of flowers, which vary in colour from lavender to purple is a familiar and well loved sight in late spring. Typical rosette of primrose leaves appear first in early spring.

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


Primula veris
A very well known and loved wild flower that will live happily in the garden. From its rosette of leaves, the cowslip sends up a stem with a cluster of yellow flowers.

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


Primula vialii
An early summer flowering primula with spikes of red flower buds which open to lavender flowers. Loves moist acidic conditions.

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


Primula vulgaris
Our own native and much loved primrose which cloths the hedgerows in early spring. Deserves its place in every garden.

  • 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


Prunella grandiflora
A good little ground cover plant which is covered in pink flowers from spring into autumn. Flowers are loved by bees.

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


Prunus 'Accolade'
A small, graceful tree. Deep pink buds open to semi - double pink flowers in early summer.

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


Prunus 'Cheals Weeping' (Kiku-shidare-zakura)
A small, weeping tree. Very attractive when wreathed in clear, deep pink, very double flowers against the bronze - green foliage.

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


Prunus 'Hally Jolivette'
A small, graceful tree. The slender, willowy stems are covered, in early spring with semi - double white flowers.

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


Prunus 'Mume'
This attractive, small tree has green young shoots and single, almond scented, pale pink flowers. Widely grown in Japan.

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


Prunus 'Okame'
A small, very lovely cherry with masses of carmine rose flowers opening throughout March. Attractive autumn colour.

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


Prunus 'Shirofugen'
Vigorous, wide spreading tree with large, double white fragrant flowers in May and copper coloured leaves. Very late and long lasting flowers.

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


Prunus 'Shogetsu'
A lovely, wide spreading tree with a broad, flattened crown. Double flowers, pink tinted in bud opening to pure white, all along the branches in long stalked clusters.

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


Prunus 'Taihaku'
A superb, medium - sized, robust tree. Large pure white flowers and rich, coppery - red young leaves.

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


Prunus 'Ukon'
A robust tree of spreading habit. Unusual, greenish - yellow, semi double flowers. Nice autumn colour.

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


Prunus 'Umineko'
A slim upright growing cherry. Single white flowers in April and good autumn colour combine to produce a tree of great merit for a more confined space.

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


Prunus avium
Medium to large, native tree with smooth grey bark which turns to mahogany - red and peels with age. White flowers in mid - late spring. Nicknamed, very aptly 'Lady of the Woods'.

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


Prunus avium 'Plena'
An attractive, medium - sized tree with mahogany red - peeling bark. Covered with double white flowers in spring. One of the loveliest of all flowering trees.

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


Prunus cerasifera
A small tree which produces large numbers of small white flowers early in spring. Mature specimens sometimes produce small red plums.

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


Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'
Small tree with rich, ruby - red leaves. Pink budded, white flowers in early spring. Makes a lovely, good value tree.

  • 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 dulcis
A traditional spring flowering tree. Its large pink flowers are formed single or in pairs. Edible almonds will form on older trees in warmer areas.

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


Prunus hybrid 'Kanzan'
One of the most popular of medium sized, ornamental cherries. Large, showy, double rich pink flowers in May, young foliage, bronze. A large headed, upright tree.

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


Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai'
A beautiful and ornamental shrub or small tree whose pale pink flowers in early spring shimmer on the zigzag branches. Foliage turns scarlet in autumn.

  • 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 maackii 'Amber Beauty'
A small tree that has amber coloured, flaking bark and a narrow crown. Small white flowers appear in mid spring.

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


Prunus padus
A small to medium - sized, native tree. In May the tree is covered drooping racemes of scented white flowers. The black fruit which follow are popular with the birds.

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


Prunus padus 'Coloratus'
This is a particularly ornamental form, the purple shoots and bronze foliage contrast well with the pale pink flowers..

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


Prunus padus 'Watereri'
A medium - sized tree with small, white flowers on conspicuous racemes in May.

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


Prunus sargentii
One of the loveliest, medium - sized cherries. Single pink flowers in March and April. Young leaves bronzy - red and glorious autumn colour.

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


Prunus serrula
Small tree which has glistening, polished red - brown mahogany - like bark and willow - like leaves. Small, insignificant, white flowers in late April. One of the best trees for year round attraction. Plant on or next to a path so that the trunk can be

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


Prunus serrulata 'Amanogawa'
Small, columnar, neat tree with clusters of pale pink, double flowers from top to bottom in April to May. Excellent specimen tree for small gardens or where space is restricted.

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


Prunus serrulata 'Pink Perfection'
A small tree whose young foliage is bronze. Double rose-pink flowers appear in May. Good autumn colour.

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


Prunus spinosa
Small white flowers in March and April on bare stems. Makes a dense, thorny hedge in sun or shade. The fruit of this Prunus is used to make sloe gin. Suckers freely in a hedge, so forms a dense thicket.

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


Prunus spinosa 'Purpurea'
A neat, compact bush with rich, purple leaves and white flowers. One of the best of purple leaved shrubs.

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


Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea'
Beautiful, small tree. Branches bear semi - double pink flowers, during November to March. Hardy in any weather. A great joy in winter.

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


Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis'
During the dreary winter months from Nov - March this tree produces semi-double, frilled white flowers. In autumn leaves turn bright red and bronze. A lovely tree in any garden.

  • 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


Prunus yedoensis
A small, wide spreading tree whose arching branches are covered with almond scented white flowers in March.

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


Prunus yedoensis 'Ivensii'
Small, weeping cherry with single white flowers March / April.

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


Pseudotsuga menziesi
A fast growing, large tree. Mature specimens have corky bark and down swept branches. The tallest tree in Britain.

  • 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


Ptercarya fraxinifolia
A large, wide spreading, suckering tree. Flowers greenish, in pendulous clusters, followed by winged fruits. Hardy, fast growing tree.

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


Pulmonaria officianalis 'Blue Ensign'
Very pure and bright blue flowers in early spring. Unlike most pulmonaries, the hairy leaves are plain green.

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


Pulmonaria officianalis 'Sissinghurst White'
Pure white flowers over spotted leaves in early spring. An excellent lungwort which has been given an A.G.M.

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


Pulmonaria rubra
The brightest plant in the garden in late winter when coral red flowers glow above green foliage. Has a coveted A.G.M.

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


Pulmonaria sacch. 'Cambridge Blue'
Pale blue flowers in spring above spotted lungwort leaves.

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


Pulmonaria saccharata 'Dora Bielefeld'
A lungwort with lovely rosy flowers in spring above its spotted foliage.

  • 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


Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'
A vigorous, medium - sized, narrow tree. Foliage glossy, green and long persistent, white flowers appear in mid - spring. Good for planting in more confined spaces.

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


Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'
A small tree with elegant, silver - grey foliage on weeping branches. White flowers. An asset to any garden. Have as a complete dome or prune to more of an umbrella shape.

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


Quercus alba
Medium sized tree whose dense wood is traditionally used in ship building. Irregularly lobed leaves turn from a soft green in summer to brilliant reds and purples in autumn..

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


Quercus castaneifolia
This impressive tree has leaves which resemble those of the sweet Chestnut hence it's common name. The leaves are dark shiny green above and a downy grey on the underside.

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


Quercus cerris
Large, fast growing tree. Winter buds and acorn cups covered with long narrow, downy scales. Leaves oval, coarsely toothed. Excellent on chalky soils or maritime conditions.

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


Quercus coccifera
A slow growing, dense, evergreen shrub of medium - size. Small, polished green leaves. Host plant to Kermes insects from which the dye cochineal is obtained.

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


Quercus coccinea
A large tree with attractive, deeply lobed leaves. The leaves turn brilliant scarlet making it a good choice for an autumn display.

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


Quercus coccinea 'Splendens'
One of the best large trees for autumn colour. Glossy, dark green above during summer turning rich scarlet in autumn.

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


Quercus frainetto
A magnificent large, fast growing tree which can be grown on all soil types including chalk. The large leaves are deeply lobed with a dark green upper surface and a downy grey-green beneath.

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


Quercus ilex
A large, evergreen tree with attractive bark and leathery dark green leaves with yellow catkins in June. Responds well to clipping and tolerates shade. Prefers well drained soil and some shelter.

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


Quercus palustris
A fast growing, large, elegant tree whose branches droop gracefully. The deep green, shiny leaves turn to bright scarlet red in autumn.

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


Quercus petraea
One of the two native, British species. . Large deciduous tree with larger long stalked leaves. Good for maritime exposure and damper soils.

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


Quercus phellos
This large slender tree has long narrow leaves resembling those of the willow. Orange and yellow autumn colour. Requires a lime free soil.

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


Quercus robur
This large, long lived tree is the traditional oak seen throughout the British countryside. The leaves are sessile whilst the acorns are formed on a slender stalk.

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


Quercus robur 'Atropurpurea'
An unusual slow growing form with purple leaves.

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


Quercus robur 'Concordia'
Small rounded tree whose leaves are yellow throughout the growing season.

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


Quercus robur 'Fastigiata'
A large, imposing tree of columnar habit. A splendid specimen tree where space is limited.

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


Quercus rubra
A fast growing, broad headed tree. Stunning crimson colours in autumn. Suitable for large gardens, open spaces and park land only.

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


Quercus suber
Short stemmed, wide spreading tree of medium size. Broadly toothed leaves grey - green felted beneath. Bark is thick, rugged and corky and provides the cork of commerce. Plant in a sheltered spot.

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


Quercus turneri
This small sized oak looks like a traditional oak but has the advantage of being semi evergreen. Can be grown on chalky soils.

  • 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


Rheum palmatum
An ornamental rhubarb whose jagged edged leaves look magnificent beside a pond. Tall spires of white, pink or red flowers in June.

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


Rheum palmatum tanguticum
Architectural plant with superb red-purple jagged edged leaves and spires of cerise flowers in June. Lovely beside a pond.

  • 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


Robinia pseudocacia
Fast growing, spreading tree. White, fragrant, pea-like flowers in late spring. Thrives in well drained soil and sheltedered from winds.

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


Robinia pseudocacia 'Frisia'
A colourful tree with bright yellow, pinnate foliage right through to autumn. Very popular, graceful and desirable. Associates well with purple foliage.

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


Rodgersia aesculifolia
A lovely plant especially suited to a pond side. Bears panicles of pink tinged cream flowers in summer but is grown for its leaves which are palmate and resemble horse chestnut leaves, save that these are bronze tinged.

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


Rodgersia pinnata
Panicles of cream flowers in summer but planted for the sake of its big, horse chestnut like leaves. Exceptional pond side plant.

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


Romneya coulteri
A sub - shrubby perennial with fragrant, large white scented poppy - like flowers with golden stamens from July to October. Prefers light soil, to be able to spread freely.

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


Rosa 'Alberic Barbier'
Rambler rose which will thrive in difficult situations. Flowers in late June and July with lightly scented, double, creamy white blooms.

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


Rosa 'Albertine'
Vigorous rambling rose ideal for growing on sunny walls or through old trees. Very fragrant, double, salmon pink flowers.

  • 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 'Felicite et Perpetue'
Vigorous semi-evergreen rambler ideal for scrambling through trees. Profuse flowering with double white, scented blooms.

  • 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 'Gloire de Dijon'
A repeat flowering climbing rose . The large buff yellow flowers are sweetly scented.

  • 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 'Madame Alfred Carriere'
A quick growing climber able to thrive on north facing walls. The fragrant white, flushed pink flowers appear throughout summer and autumn

  • 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 'Paul's Himalayan Musk'
A beautiful vigorous climber whose blush pink flowers have a musky perfume.

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


Rosa 'Phyllis Bide'
A delightful little rambler which, unlike most of its kind, repeat flowers all summer and autumn. Masses of small, pink flushed yellow roses that fade to cream. Under three metres in height.

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


Rosa 'Rambling Rector'
Vigorous rambling rose ideal for covering buildings and growing into trees even those with a north facing aspect. Scented creamy white flowers throughout the summer.

  • 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 'The New Dawn'
A repeat flowering rambling rose. Large numbers of small, semi double, peachy-pink flowers.

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


Rosa 'Zepherine Drouhin'
A reliable climbing rose, particularly useful for a north facing aspect and for areas where a thorn less rose is required. Repeat flowering, double pink blooms.

  • 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 banksiae 'Lutea'
Vigorous climbing rose with slightly fragrant double yellow flowers. Needs a sheltered position to thrive.

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


Rosa canina
Native rose used mainly in hedgerows. Delicate white or pink flowers 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 filipes 'Kiftsgate'
Rampant rambler which will quickly cover large trees or buildings. In July the plant is covered in small, scented white blooms followed by deep amber-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 tricolor
Attractive, evergreen, ground cover with white flowers in July followed by large bright, red, edible berries. Good in shade, even under trees. Non thorny.

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


Rubus tricolor 'Betty Ashburner'
A prostrate, evergreen shrub with glossy green rounded leaves with wavy margins and edible fruits. Good ground cover where Rubus tricolor is too invasive.

  • 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


Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
One of the very best daisies for the border bearing large, golden yellow daisy flowers with a black eye all summer and autumn.

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


Rudbeckia nitida 'Herbstonne'
Tall cone flower with large lemon yellow daisy flowers and a green, cone shaped centre. Flowers from mid-summer into autumn.

  • 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 '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 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 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
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 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 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


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 nemorosa 'Blaukonigin' aka Blue Queen
A very pretty sage with spires of royal blue flowers from mid- summer and into the autumn. Reaching half a metre in height at most, a nice compact salvia.

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


Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' aka East Friesland
Spires of deep purple-blue flowers with pink bracts all summer and autumn have given this sage an AGM.

  • 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


Salvia pratensis
A very pretty and neat herbaceous perennial whose candy floss pink spires of flowers appear in May and June above a rosette of grey green leaves.

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


Salvia superba
A statuesque sage reaching almost a metre in height. Deep violet blue spires of typical sage flowers appear in 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


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


Sasa tsuboiana
A very vigorous, small bamboo reaching to a metre or perhaps more in good conditions. Noted for its large leaves but also for its ability to cover the ground quickly.

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


Sasa veitchii
A vigorous small bamboo about a metre in height. It will form a dense carpet wherever it is planted. Its leaves are subject to a curious but natural withering giving them an attractive broad edge in winter.

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


Sasaella masamuneana albostriata
A small bamboo of a metre high with large leaves that, when they first appear, are striped with a bright white. However, this fades with time so that by the winter the plant is green. Very vigorous, a good ground cover plant.

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


Saxifraga urbium
Pretty little evergreen with neat rosettes of leaves. In spring sprays of dainty pale pink flowers appear above the leaves. A well loved cottage plant.

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


Scabiosa caucasica 'Clive Greaves'
Wiry stems above which lilac flowers form. These have a central 'pincushion' around which there is a frill of petals. A popular cottage garden plant which will flower from mid-summer into the autumn. A particularly good form with an AGM to prove it.

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


Scabiosa caucasica 'Miss Willmott'
Lovely white form of a well-loved favourite with a white 'pincushion' surrounded by a frill of equally white petals. Flowers 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


Scabiosa caucasica 'Perfecta'
A lovely scabious with lavender blue flowers above grey blue foliage. Flowers from June to September with pretty 'pincushions' surrounded by a frills of petals.

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


Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'
A pretty and prolific 'pincushion' flower in soft lavender blue above grey green leaves. Flowers 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


Schizophragma hydrangeoides
A superb large climber with large cream flowers in July. Self supporting but slow to start. Any aspect including north facing.

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


Schizostylis coccinea
A lovely perennial for the early autumn border with narrow, sword shaped leaves above which appear starry, lily like flowers in brilliant red.

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


Schizostylis coccinea 'Mrs Hegarty'
A lovely perennial for the early autumn border with narrow, sword shaped leaves above which appear starry, lily like flowers in pale pink. A 'flapper' of a flower having been bred in 1921.

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


Sciadopitys verticillata
Slow growing, unique conifer. Dense and conical when young. Leaves in attractive whorls like the spokes of an umbrella. Peeling bark and attractive, green cones.

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


Sedum 'Autumn Joy' (Herbstfruede)
Fleshy, succulent green leaves are topped by flat corymbs of salmon pink flowers in autumn. Loved by bees and butterflies alike.

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


Sedum 'Matrona'
Fleshy succulent bronze tinged leaves are topped by flat corymbs of pink flowers from summer into autumn. Loved by bees and butterflies.

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


Sedum acre 'Yellow Queen'
A small succulent that creeps around over rockeries with yellow flowers that are beloved of bees and butterflies.

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


Sedum atropurpureum 'Purple Emperor'
Fleshy, succulent leaves of deepest purple are topped by flat corymbs of pink flowers in autumn. Loved by bees and butterflies alike. One of the showiest of all sedums.

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


Sedum spectabile
Fleshy succulent grey green leaves are topped by flat corymbs of pink flowers in summer and autumn. Loved by bees and butterflies.

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


Sedum spectabile 'Brilliant'
Brilliant rose-magenta corymbs in summer and autumn have earned this iceplant, with its fleshy grey green leaves, an AGM.

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


Sedum spectabile 'Star Dust'
Pale green fleshy leaves above which rise flat corymbs of white flowers from august until November. Flowers are loved by bees and butterflies.

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


Sedum spectabile 'Vera Jameson'
Blue green fleshy leaves become purple tinged in late summer above which corymbs of pink flowers also appear from summer into autumn.

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


Sequoiadendron giganteum
A very big tree eventually, slow at first. Deeply furrowed, reddish - brown bark. Young trees have densely conical habit, older trees have widely spaced down - swept branches. Can live up to 3,000 years.

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


Sisyrinchium striatum
Spires of yellow flowers in summer are complimented by a fan of narrow grey green iris like leaves. A lovely evergreen which likes a well drained soil.

  • 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


Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'
A good evergreen climber with purple, star shaped flowers all summer. Flowers are similar to potato flowers, from whence it gets its common name, but much prettier.

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


Solanum jasminoides 'Album'
Semi-evergreen, fast growing climber. White flowers with yellow beak July to September. Best in a sheltered spot.

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


Solanum variegata
Spectacular climbing plant for a sunny, sheltered position. Flowers white with a yellow centre and yellow variegated leaves.

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


Sollya heterophylla
A beautiful plant with slender stems of medium size. Delicate, bell - shaped, sky-blue flowers, during summer-autumn. Needs a sheltered sunny site.

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


Sophora japonica
A medium - sized, tree of graceful habit. Creamy pea - flowers in large clusters, in late summer with pinnate foliage.

  • 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


Sorbus 'Chinese Lace'
A small, upright tree with leaves that have deeply cut and divided leaflets giving a charming, lacy effect which turn purple in autumn. The fruits are dark red.

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


Sorbus 'Eastern Promise'
A small, oval headed tree of upright habit. Deep rose - pink fruits in dense clusters which weigh down the branches in late summer. Good autumn colour of purple and red.

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


Sorbus 'Sunshine'
Similar to Sorbus Joseph Rock, with orange and red autumn foliage and yellow fruits. Small hardy tree.

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


Sorbus aria
Small - medium sized tree which is compact with a rounded head. Leaves greyish - white at first, later green. Gold and russet autumn colour with deep crimson fruits. One of the best trees for windswept or maritime districts.

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


Sorbus aria 'Lutescens'
Especially striking form in spring when leaves are silvery and look almost like a magnolia in flower. Leaves turn green as summer progresses. Neat and compact.

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


Sorbus aria 'Magnifica'
An upright form, with glossy green leaves and clusters of red fruits.

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


Sorbus aria 'Majestica'
Handsome, pyramidal tree with larger elliptical leaves which are a delightful silver in spring, with white flowers. Clusters of red berries in autumn.

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


Sorbus aucuapria
Native tree of small to medium size. White flowers May to June and bright red berries in autumn. 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


Sorbus aucuparia 'Asplenifolia'
A small elegant tree with deeply divided, fern - like leaves. Large bunches of red berries hang from the branches in autumn.

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


Sorbus aucuparia 'Dirkenii'
Small-medium sized tree. Fruits bright red, carried in bunches in the autumn. This variety has yellow leaves when young, becoming greenish - yellow.

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


Sorbus aucuparia 'Edulis'
A strong growing, hardy tree with large deeply cut leaves. Heavy bunches of red, sweet, edible fruits in autumn.

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


Sorbus aucuparia 'Fastigiata'
A remarkable, slow growing, columnar tree with stiff erect branches. Dense bunches of red berries in autumn. Good for small gardens.

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


Sorbus aucuparia 'Joseph Rock'
Superb, small tree with upswept branches. Amber - yellow fruits last well into winter. Fiery autumn colours of orange, red, copper and purple. A very popular and easy tree.

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


Sorbus aucuparia 'Sheerwater Seedling'
A vigorous, upright, small tree with ascending branches. White flowers May to June. Orange red berries in autumn with crimson foliage.

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


Sorbus cashmeriana
A beautiful small tree with spreading branches and pale pink flowers in May. Gleaming white, marble - like fruits persist after leaf fall. Excellent for small gardens.

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


Sorbus commixta
A small tree which broadens as it matures. Beautiful autumn colour, and small globular red fruits in erect bunches.

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


Sorbus commixta 'Embley'
A superb, small tree with consistent, red autumn foliage. Large bunches of orange red berries.

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


Sorbus discolor
A small open headed tree. Fruits, creamy-yellow, tinged pink. Richly coloured autumn foliage.

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


Sorbus hupehensis
A strong growing tree, bearing distinctive, bluish - green leaves. Strongly ascending purplish - brown branches. Clusters of white, pink - tinged berries into winter. Purple autumn foliage.

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


Sorbus huphensis 'Rosea'
Small but strong growing tree, with large blue - tinged leaves, turning purple in autumn. Drooping bunches of large, pink fruits. An effective and unusual form.

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


Sorbus intermedia
Small to medium - sized tree with glossy, toothed leaves, silver beneath. Orange red berries in bunches in autumn.

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


Sorbus koehneana
Slow growing, shrub or small, elegant tree. Dense habit with large spear - shaped, toothed leaflets. Small, porcelain - white fruits are borne on slender, dropping clusters.

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


Sorbus latifolia
A small to medium sized tree with distinctive bark which cracks vertically with age. The flowers are followed by large, yellow speckled, edible fruits dotted .

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


Sorbus reducta
An unusual, small, suckering shrub forming thickets of slender erect stems. Small, finely cut, shining green foliage, turning red in autumn. Fruits white, flushed pink.

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


Sorbus sargentiana
A magnificent, slow growing tree. Large crimson, sticky, winter buds, resembling those of horse chestnut. Large heads of scarlet berries in autumn. Rich red autumn colour.

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


Sorbus scalaris
A small tree with neat wide-spreading habit. Attractive frond - like leaves turning rich red and purple in late autumn with small red fruits.

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


Sorbus torminalis
An attractive, medium - sized, native tree. The leaves are maple - like and turn yellow in autumn with russet - brown fruits.

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


Sorbus vilmornii
A small graceful tree with fern - like leaves and drooping clusters of berries which turn from glossy red to pink and pink - tinted white.

  • 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


Stachys byzantina
Well loved cottage favourite with furry silvery leaves. Will form a dense carpet, being low growing. Spikes of flowers in summer. A very tactile plant, children love stroking it.

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


Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
With smaller leaves and a predisposition not to flower, this is the best of its kind if you want ground cover. The furry leaves are a more intense silver too.

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


Stachys lanata
Lovely cottage garden plant with silver leaves that feel very much like fur, hence its common name. A good, evergreen groundcover.

  • 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


Stipa arundinacea
As its common name implies, the flowering heads of this grass are the coppery-bronze of a pheasant's feathers. Very lovely arching growth make this one of the most popular grasses.

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


Stipa calamagrostis
One of the most free - flowering of all the perennial grasses. It's seed heads open in June and look beautiful right through winter. Forms a dense mound up to 1m.

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


Stipa gigantica
A magnificent grass which begins flowering early in the summer sending up 6 to 8 ft high stems topped by flowers which turn into seeds that resemble golden oats. Lasts well into the winter. A terrific plant.

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


Stipa tenuissima
A pretty little grass with feathery seed heads in summer which persist through the autumn.

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


Stuartia pseudocamellia
A small to medium - sized tree with attractive, red peeling bark. Cup - shaped white flowers with bright yellow anthers in mid - summer. The leaves turn yellow and red in autumn. For moist, acid, woodland conditions.

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


Stuartia pseudocamellia 'Koreana'
A form which is particularly well known for it's vivid autumn colours. Flowers similar the species but opening wider. Attractive flaking bark adds to the plant's appeal.

  • 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


Symphytum grandiflora 'Hidcote Blue'
A comfrey with very attractive blue flowers in spring, named after the famous garden where it was discovered. Like all comfreys it spreads to form a thick ground cover and its leaves can be used as a fertiliser.

  • 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


Taxodium distichum
A stunning large, deciduous tree ideal for moist soils. Bright green foliage turns vivid yellow in autumn. Leaves linear, and flattened. Reddish - brown bark. Best if mound - planted on wet soil.

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


Taxus baccata
One of Britain's native conifers. Small to medium - sized tree. Dark green foliage. Often seen in church yards or grown as a hedge. Good drainage a necessity.

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


Taxus baccata 'Dovastonii Aurea'
Distinct and unusual conifer. Wide spreading, pendulous branches grow from leading shoots. Good golden yellow colour especially in summer. Male form.

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


Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata Aurea'
An excellent, columnar, golden Yew. Foliage is brilliant gold spring and summer and holds some golden yellow foliage on exposed parts in winter.

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


Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata'
Compact, erect habit with dark green foliage. Forms an erect, narrow column when young, broader with age. A useful statement conifer,

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


Taxus baccata 'Repandens'
A low growing, spreading variety which is ideal for ground cover in both sun and shade.

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


Taxus baccata 'Semperaurea'
A large, spreading conifer. Its ascending branches are covered in yellow foliage which turns golden with age.

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


Taxus baccata 'Standishii'
Very slow rich yellow column. A beautiful dwarf which keeps neat and tight in shape. Excellent for growing in containers or borders.

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


Taxus baccata 'Summergold'
A beautiful, low growing golden - yellow yew. Broadly spreading branches, make this a good ground covering shrub. Does not burn in full sun.

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


Tellima grandiflora
A good plant for a damp, shady border with spires of curious flowers that resemble tiny down turned cups which are, as the common name implies, fringed. Flowers early summer.

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


Tellima grandiflora 'Purpurteppich'
A good plant for a damp, shady border with spires of curious flowers that resemble tiny down turned cups which are, as the common name implies, fringed. The leaves of this cultivar have a bronze-purple cast to them.

  • 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


Thalictrum aquilegifolium
A lovely perennial with tall spires of fluffy deep lilac flowers in summer above aquilegia like foliage.

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


Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Globe'
A dwarf conifer which forms an attractive globe shape, with year round, golden foliage.

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


Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Midget'
Very neat, dense globe of ascending shoots. Slow growing with bright green foliage. Ideal for rock gardens or containers. Perhaps the smallest form of all Thujas.

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


Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup'
Excellent slow growing pyramid, of rich apple - green foliage, throughout the year in spirally arranged sprays.

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


Thuja occidentalis 'Little Gem'
A dwarf, flat topped conifer which grows wider than its height. Dark green foliage sometimes turns bronze in winter.

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


Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold'
Popular low growing conical bush, rich deep gold in summer, amber - bronze in winter. Suitable for rock gardens - containers or borders.

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


Thuja orientalis 'Aurea Nana'
Very popular slow growing bush of upright foliage. Bright yellow spring and summer. Yellow bronze autumn and winter. Bun shaped. A little gem for the rockery.

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


Thuja plicata
A large, fast growing, ornamental tree which makes a good hedge. It's dark green foliage smells of pineapple when crushed.

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


Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens'
Attractive, fast growing conifer that is ideal as a specimen tree or grown as a hedge. Foliage, aromatic, and dark, glossy green.

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


Thuja plicata 'Zebrina'
Beautiful, free growing, conical tree with bands of bright yellow and green variegated foliage, which gives an overall golden effect. Medium - sized conifer.

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


Thujopsis dolobrata
A distinctive and attractive large shrub or small tree of dense , broadly conical habit. Leaves are dark green above, silver beneath.

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


Thujopsis dolobrata 'Variegata'
Bold patches of creamy white on rich green foliage. Large shrub or small tree.

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


Thymus citriodorus 'Archer's Gold'
Lovely, evergreen herb with lemon scented golden foliage and pink flowers in summer. Very decorative but a good culinary herb too.

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


Thymus citriodorus 'Golden Queen'
Evergreen herb with variegated golden lemon scented foliage and pink flowers in summer. Very decorative but a good culinary herb too.

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


Tiarella cordifolia
Airy little plant for a shady border with maple shaped leaves often splashed with bronze above which tiny white flowers foam in late spring and early summer.

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


Tilia cordata
Medium - large native tree, of rounded habit. Glossy, dark green, heart - shaped leaves and ivory coloured, scented flowers in late July.

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


Tilia cordata 'Greenspire'
An American selection, fast growing with a very narrow crown.

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


Tilia euchlora
A medium - sized tree, with shiny, dark green leaves on arching branches. Small creamy yellow flowers which are toxic to bees.

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


Tilia henryana
A slow growing, but ultimately large, rare tree, with wonderful, broad - fringed leaves and flowers in autumn. One of the most distinct of all limes.

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


Tilia platyphyllos
Large, vigorous tree of rounded habit. Roundest, sharply toothed leaves. Creamy - yellow flowers in late June and July.

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


Tilia tomentosa
Large, dark green, round leaves with white - felted undersides. Fragrant ,white flowers July and August. Large, stately tree which is free from aphid problems, but flowers are toxic to bees.

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


Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris'
A beautiful large weeping tree with graceful downward sweeping branches. Flowers richly scented. Leaves, green above, white - felted beneath, especially attractive when ruffled by a breeze.

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


Trachelospermum asiaticum
A very beautiful species, when grown on a wall, presenting a dense leafy cover up to 6m high or more and as much across. Leaves oval, dark green, fragrant flowers, creamy - white with buff - yellow centre changing to yellow.

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


Trachelospermum jasminoides
A slightly tender evergreen climber whose dark green leaves turn bronze in winter. White star like very scented flowers all summer and into the autumn. Needs a warm wall or conservatory.

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


Trachycarpus fortunei (Chamaerops excelsa)
A remarkable species of small to medium size. Tall, single trunk and large, fan - shaped leaves. Terminal panicles of yellow flowers. Needs a sheltered position to protect the foliage.

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


Tradescantia andersoniana 'Charlotte'
Narrow strap like leaves above which large, three-petalled amethyst 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


Tradescantia andersoniana 'Osprey'
Narrow strap like leaves above which large, three-petalled white flowers appear in summer.

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


Tradescantia andersoniana 'Rubra'
Narrow strap like leaves above which appear three-petalled pinkish-red flowers in summer.

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


Tricyrtis formosana 'Purple Beauty'
An ugly name for a pretty flower, purple spotted star shaped lily-like flowers above deep green leaves in autumn.

  • 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


Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen'
Globe shaped flowers in bright golden orange appear in late spring and early summer. A plant for damp borders or beside a natural pond.

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


Tsuga canadensis
This shade loving tree often develops a branched trunk in cultivation. The soft needles are glossy green on the top side and glaucus grey beneath.

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


Tsuga canadensis 'Jeddeloh'
A dwarf conifer which is ball shaped with light green, soft foliage and branches arching from the centre. Excellent in rock gardens.

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


Tsuga canadensis 'Nana'
Dwarf, mound forming conifer. Slow growing of graceful, spreading habit. Suitable for growing in a large rock garden.

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


Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula'
A very attractive form ideal as a specimen plant. The dense weeping branches form into a mound shaped plant.

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


Tsuga heterophylla
A large, fast growing tree with gracefully spreading branches. A beautiful conifer particularly as a single specimen.

  • 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 glabra
A large native tree, usually developing a dome - shaped crown with spreading branches. Leaves large and rough and coarsely toothed. Fruits lime green, very effective when they appear in spring.

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


Ulmus hollandica 'Dampieri Aurea'
A narrowly conical tree, on which the crowded broad leaves are suffused golden yellow.

  • 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


Ulmus procera
Native plant which can be allowed to grow into a large majestic tree or used in hedges. Its dense dark green leaves turn a fantastic yellow in autumn.

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


Uvularia grandiflora
A lovely little woodland plant that requires moist soil and a shady position. It will reward you with soft yellow downward facing flowers whose petals twist slightly, very pretty and set against fresh green foliage.

  • 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


Valeriana officinalis
A well-known native with bright green leaves and fleshy stems and clusters of pink or white flowers all summer.

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


Verbascum olympicum
Tall spikes of yellow flowers arise from a rosette of woolly grey leaves. The plant may die after flowering but it will seed itself around and once acquired, you should never be short of mulleins in your garden.

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


Verbena bonariensis
Tall stems are topped by heads of tiny, nectar rich lavender-purple flowers in late summer. Is slightly tender, so should be mulched before winter, but seeds itself around. Outstanding plant with an A.G.M.

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


Verbena rigida
A front of border verbena which is covered in tiny, nectar rich purple flowers in late summer. It is slightly tender and needs good drainage to come through the winter but will seed itself around.

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


Veronica gentianoides
A good groundcover plant whose evergreen leaves are covered with dainty spires of sky blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

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


Veronica gentianoides 'Pallida'
A good groundcover plant whose evergreen leaves are covered with dainty spires of pale blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

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


Veronicastrum virginicum
Spires of mauve flowers in late summer that are loved by bees. A favourite clump forming border plant.

  • 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


Vinca major
Vigorous, trailing plant. Mauve flowers late spring, early summer. Grows almost anywhere, even in dry shade.

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


Vinca major 'Variegata'
Large cream and green variegated leaves. Blue flowers from spring onwards.

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


Vinca minor
Small, evergreen leaves. Bright blue flowers from spring onwards.

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


Vinca minor 'Alba'
A good groundcover plant which trails along the ground. Small evergreen leaves and white flowers in spring.

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


Vinca minor 'Argenteovariegata'
Pretty, variegated ground cover which spreads by runners. Mauve flowers in late spring, early summer.

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


Vinca minor 'Atropupurea'
Green leaves and masses of deep purple flowers April to June and on and off into autumn.

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


Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll'
Green leaves and masses of pretty white flowers April to June and on and off into autumn.

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


Vinca Minor 'Illumination'
Very pretty variegated periwinkle where the foliage is gold narrowly margined in green. Typical blue periwinkle flowers in spring.

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


Vinca Minor 'La Grave'
Excellent periwinkle whose lavender blue flowers appear from April to September earning this evergreen groundcover an A.G.M.

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


Viola ordorata 'Konigin Charlotte'
An old variety introduced from Germany in 1900, very fragrant violet blue flowers in early spring.

  • 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


Vitis 'Black Hamburg'
Large bunches of blue - black grapes which are very juicy and sweet, mid to late season. Needs a cool greenhouse.

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


Vitis brant
Popular, hardy, fruiting vine. Dark purple - black, bloomy, sweet grapes are produced late summer. Attractive leaves.

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


Vitis coignetiae
Spectacular, ornamental vine with huge shield - shaped leaves which turn orange - scarlet in autumn. Excellent plant to grow into a tree.

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


Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea'
Leaves emerge green, then claret - red, later deep vinous purple. Beautiful with grey or silver foliaged shrubs.

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


Waldsteinia ternata
A very good and underused groundcover. Evergreen leaves that resemble a strawberry leaf form a dense carpet above which bright yellow flowers appear in late spring and early summer.

  • 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


Wisteria floribunda
A beautiful climber with attractive leaves and fragrant blue - purple flowers in long trusses May and June. Velvety seed pods. The stems twine in a clockwise direction.

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


Wisteria floribunda 'Alba'
A lovely climber, up to 4m or more, with white, tinted lilac, fragrant flowers, in long racemes. Stems twine in a clockwise direction.

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


Wisteria floribunda 'Macrobotrys'
Magnificent climber with long lilac - blue racemes of scented flowers, up to l metre long, during May and June.

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


Wisteria floribunda 'Rosea'
A lovely large climber with pale rose, scented flowers, tipped purple in long racemes.

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


Wisteria floribunda 'Violacea Plena'
A beautiful form with semi - double, violet flowers.

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


Wisteria Sinensis
Perhaps the most popular and traditional form. Scented, lilac - purple flowers on bare stems in May. Stems twine in an anti-clockwise direction.

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


Wisteria sinensis 'Alba'
Very large, noble climber. Fragrant, white flowers in racemes in late spring before leaves appear. It often has a second flush of flowers later in the summer.

  • 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


Zelkova serrata
A medium - sized, graceful, wide - spreading tree with a rounded crown and smooth grey flaking bark. In autumn the leaves turn bronze or red.

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