Plant List

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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