Plant List

This list is representative of our stock but we have a much wider range, for a quote please contact us.

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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