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Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia x grandiflora

A vigorous, rounded, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub with arching stems bearing ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and panicles of fragrant, funnel-shaped, pink-flushed, white flowers from midsummer into autumn.

Abelia x grandiflora 'Sherwoodii'

Abelia x grandiflora 'Sherwoodii'

A compact, rounded to spreading, semi-evergreen to evergreen shrub with arching branches bearing glossy, dark green leaves flushed purple and bronze in winter. Fragrant, white to pale pink flowers from summer into autumn.

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' (Japanese Maple)

A small deciduous tree with dark, red-purple foliage and red fruits. The colour is retained throughout summer with little change in the autumn. Height 5m (16ft), Spread 3m (10ft).

Acer palmatum 'Katsura' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Katsura' (Japanese Maple)

A wide branching deciduous small tree or shrub with leaves that are red, pink and orange shades in spring, turning to gold/greenish gold in summer & golden yellow autumnal tints.

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' (Japanese Maple)

An attractive, slow-growing upright bushy shrub. Leaves emerging fresh orange becoming lemon-yellow with orange-tinted margins and tips. Autumn colour golden-yellow. Height & Spread 3m (10ft).

Acer palmatum 'Red Flash' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Red Flash' (Japanese Maple)

A broad, upright, deciduous tree with deeply lobed, red leaves in spring, turning purple-red through summer and then vivid, bright red in autumn. Height 3m (10ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum 'Trompenburg' (Japanese Maple)

A rounded, deciduous shrub or small tree with deeply cut palmate leaves with rolled margins. Leaves are deep red-purple in spring, greener in summer, and orange-red in autumn. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Garnet' (Japanese Maple)

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Garnet' (Japanese Maple)

A small deciduous tree with finely cut, reddish-purple leaves becoming scarlet in autumn. Grows in a mound-like habit with branches that are weeping at the ends. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Amelanchier canadensis (Serviceberry)

Amelanchier canadensis (Serviceberry)

A deciduous large shrub or small tree with oblong leaves turning golden in autumn. White flowers in spring followed by edible fruit changing from red to black in autumn. Height 6m (20ft), Spread 3m (10ft).

Arbutus unedo (Pink Strawberry Tree)

Arbutus unedo (Pink Strawberry Tree)

A slow-growing, evergreen, bushy shrub with rough bark and dark green leathery leaves. Rosy-pink flowers appear in autumn in panicles as the red, strawberry-like fruits, from the previous years flowers also ripen.

Artemisia 'Powis Castle' (Wormwood)

Artemisia 'Powis Castle' (Wormwood)

A compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with finely divided, silvery-grey leaves and narrow panicles of insignificant, dull yellow flowers in summer. Height 50cm (1.5ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Asplenium scolopendrium (Hart's Tongue Fern)

Asplenium scolopendrium (Hart's Tongue Fern)

A rosette-forming, evergreen fern bearing upright to arching, strap-shaped, leathery, bright green fronds with wavy margins. Spores are borne underneath the fronds in stripes across the leaf. Height & Spread 50cm (1.5ft).

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted Laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Spotted Laurel)

A bushy, dense, evergreen shrub with large leaves blotched with dark yellow, and small purple flowers, followed by bright red berries when pollinated. Male. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie' (Japanese Laurel)

Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie' (Japanese Laurel)

A compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and inconspicuous, reddish-purple flowers in spring followed by bright red fruit. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Azalea 'Adonis' (Evergreen Azalea)

Azalea 'Adonis' (Evergreen Azalea)

A compact, dense, rounded, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub with small, ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and clusters of funnel-shaped, white, hose-in-hose flowers in mid- to late spring. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Azalea 'Amoena'

Azalea 'Amoena'

An upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with mid-green leaves and funnel-shaped magenta flowers in mid-spring. Height & Spread 1.2m (4ft).

Azalea 'Blue Danube'

Azalea 'Blue Danube'

A compact, bushy, evergreen shrub with small, oblong, dark green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, clusters of broadly funnel-shaped, lilac-blue flowers, each with a pale centre and a prominent gold blotch.

Azalea 'Dorothy Hayden' (Evergreen Azalea)

Azalea 'Dorothy Hayden' (Evergreen Azalea)

A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub with small, broadly elliptic, glossy, dark green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, dense clusters of white flowers with green-flushed throats.

Azalea 'Feuerwerk' (Deciduous Azalea)

Azalea 'Feuerwerk' (Deciduous Azalea)

An upright, open, deciduous shrub with elliptic, mid-green leaves turning orange and red in autumn and rounded clusters of large, fragrant, funnel-shaped, orange-red flowers in late spring and early summer.

Azalea 'Geisha Orange' (Japanese Azalea)

Azalea 'Geisha Orange' (Japanese Azalea)

A compact, evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and funnel-shaped reddish-orange flowers in late spring. Height & Spread 60cm (2ft).

Azalea 'Geisha Red' (Evergreen Azalea)

Azalea 'Geisha Red' (Evergreen Azalea)

A compact, bushy, spreading, evergreen shrub with small, ovate, glossy, bright green leaves and clusters of funnel-shaped, bright red flowers from late spring into summer. Height 60cm (2ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Azalea 'Gilbert Mullie'

Azalea 'Gilbert Mullie'

A compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with small, ovate to elliptic, glossy, dark green leaves and clusters of funnel-shaped, coral- to rose-pink flowers in mid-spring. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Azalea 'Girard's Variegated Hot Shot' (Evergreen Azalea)

Azalea 'Girard's Variegated Hot Shot' (Evergreen Azalea)

A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub bearing olive-green leaves with creamy-white margins. Clusters of funnel-shaped, orange-red flowers bloom in late spring. Height 75cm (2.5ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Azalea 'Gold Topas' (Deciduous Azalea)

Azalea 'Gold Topas' (Deciduous Azalea)

An upright to spreading, bushy, deciduous shrub with small, elliptic, mid-green leaves turning orange and red in autumn, and red buds opening to clusters of funnel-shaped, fragrant, golden yellow flowers in late spring.

Azalea 'Golden Eagle' (Deciduous Azalea)

Azalea 'Golden Eagle' (Deciduous Azalea)

An upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with mid-green leaves and funnel-shaped reddish-orange flowers with orange-yellow veins in mid-spring. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Azalea 'Hino-Crimson' (Evergreen Azalea)

Azalea 'Hino-Crimson' (Evergreen Azalea)

A compact, dense, spreading, evergreen shrub with small, glossy, oval, mid-green leaves and rounded clusters of funnel-shaped, crimson flowers in late spring. Height & Spread 60cm (2ft).

Azalea 'Hortulanus H. Witte' (Deciduous Mollis Azalea)

Azalea 'Hortulanus H. Witte' (Deciduous Mollis Azalea)

An upright to spreading, bushy, deciduous shrub with small, elliptic, mid-green leaves turning orange and red in autumn, and red buds opening to clusters of funnel-shaped orange or yellow-orange flowers in late spring.

Azalea 'Johanna' (Japanese Azalea)

Azalea 'Johanna' (Japanese Azalea)

A compact, evergreen shrub with small, glossy, dark green leaves and carmine-red flowers in late spring. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Azalea 'Mother's Day' (Japanese Azalea)

Azalea 'Mother's Day' (Japanese Azalea)

A low, spreading, evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and large, crimson, semi-double flowers in mid-spring. Height & Spread 60cm (2ft).

Azalea 'Nabucco' (Deciduous Azalea)

Azalea 'Nabucco' (Deciduous Azalea)

An upright, bushy shrub with dark-green, deciduous, oblong leaves and red flowers in spring. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Azalea 'Orange Beauty' (Kurume Azalea)

Azalea 'Orange Beauty' (Kurume Azalea)

A compact, rounded, bushy, evergreen shrub with glossy, mid-green leaves and salmon-orange flowers in late spring. Height & Spread 60cm (2ft).

Azalea 'Rosa King'

Azalea 'Rosa King'

A compact, upright, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub with small, ovate to lance-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves and dense clusters of semi-double, lightly spotted, reddish-pink flowers in late spring and early summer.

Azalea 'Vuyk's Rosyred'

Azalea 'Vuyk's Rosyred'

A low, spreading, evergreen shrub with small, glossy leaves and large, funnel-shaped, deep rose-red flowers, with a flash of darker red, in late spring and early summer. Height & Spread 60cm (2ft).

Azalea japonica 'Chelsoni' (Japanese Azalea)

Azalea japonica 'Chelsoni' (Japanese Azalea)

A small, upright, bushy shrub with small, oblong, green leaves and masses of pink-purple flowers in late spring. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Azalea japonica 'Purple Splendor' (Evergreen Azalea)

Azalea japonica 'Purple Splendor' (Evergreen Azalea)

A low-growing, evergreen shrub with small green leaves, turning orange in autumn. Long-lasting, vivid, pink-magenta flowers are produced from late spring into early summer. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Azalea mollis

Azalea mollis

An upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with mid-green leaves and scentless, funnel-shaped flowers, with large buds, in shades of orange, red or yellow, in mid-spring. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Ballota pseudodictamnus (False Dittany)

Ballota pseudodictamnus (False Dittany)

A low-growing dwarf evergreen shrub with rounded, fine white-furry leaves and stems and small pink flowers in whorls toward the stem tips, with large pale green calyces. Height & Spread 50cm (1.5ft).

Berberis darwinii (Darwin's Barberry)

Berberis darwinii (Darwin's Barberry)

A vigorous, dense, upright, evergreen shrub with glossy, oblong, spiny, dark green leaves and pendant racemes of dark orange flowers in mid and late spring, sometimes again in autumn, followed by round, blue-black fruit.

Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea Nana'

Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea Nana'

A small spreading shrub with red-purple leaves in summer turning bright red in autumn. Produces small, pale yellow flowers in spring and dark red berries in autumn. Height 50cm (1.5ft), Spread 60cm (2ft).

Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea' (Japanese Barberry)

Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea' (Japanese Barberry)

A vigorous, dense, rounded, deciduous shrub with ovate, reddish-purple to bronze-red leaves turning red in autumn and racemes of red-flushed, pale yellow flowers in mid-spring followed by elliptic, glossy, red fruit.

Berberis thunbergii 'Inspiration' (Japanese Barberrry)

Berberis thunbergii 'Inspiration' (Japanese Barberrry)

A dense, deciduous, rounded shrub with a compact habit. Young, rounded leaves are red with vibrant pink & white mottling. In early summer it has pale yellow flowers. Red berries in late summer & bright red autumn foliage.

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow'

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow'

A dense, rounded, deciduous shrub with oblong to ovate, reddish-purple leaves, marbled pink and white when young. Umbel-like racemes of small, yellow flowers blooming along the branches in spring are followed by red fruit.

Berberis x frikartii 'Amstelveen' (Barberry)

Berberis x frikartii 'Amstelveen' (Barberry)

A vigorous, spreading, evergreen shrub with arching, spiny shoots bearing glossy, lance-shaped, dark green leaves, grey-white beneath. Clusters of yellow flowers in spring are followed by ovoid, blue-glaucous, black fruit.

Berberis x interposita 'Wallich's Purple'

Berberis x interposita 'Wallich's Purple'

A rounded, spiny, evergreen shrub with lance-shaped to elliptic, toothed, dark green leaves, bronze-red when young, and clusters of bright yellow flowers blooming along the branches in late spring and early summer.

Berberis x ottawensis f. purpurea 'Superba' (Barberry)

Berberis x ottawensis f. purpurea 'Superba' (Barberry)

A mid-sized deciduous shrub with deep red-purple leaves that turn brighter red in autumn. It bears small, yellow flowers and has red berries in autumn. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Berberis x stenophylla (Golden Barberry)

Berberis x stenophylla (Golden Barberry)

A vigorous, medium-sized, evergreen shrub with arching branches bearing linear, spiny, dark green leaves. Racemes of deep yellow flowers bloom along the branches in late spring, followed by round, blue-black fruit.

Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight' (Butterfly Bush)

This variety has rich, deep purple flowers held in chunky racemes in midsummer. Flowers from July to September. A fast growing plant, for best results prune back in March. Height 2.5m (8ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Buddleja davidii 'Empire Blue' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja davidii 'Empire Blue' (Butterfly Bush)

A large, deciduous, fast-growing shrub with arching branches, lance-shaped leaves, and long panicles of scented pale-blue flowers from July to September. For best results prune back in March. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Buddleja davidii 'White Profusion' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja davidii 'White Profusion' (Butterfly Bush)

A fast-growing large deciduous shrub with arching branches, lance-shaped leaves and panicles of scented white flowers with yellow eyes. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Buxus sempervirens (Common Box)

Buxus sempervirens (Common Box)

A large, but extremely slow-growing, evergreen shrub. The small, glossy oval leaves form a dense mass, with inconspicuous, yellowish flowers in late spring.

Callistemon laevis (Scarlet Bottlebrush)

Callistemon laevis (Scarlet Bottlebrush)

A tender, bushy evergreen shrub with slender branches bearing narrowly lance-shaped, pointed, dark green leaves and, from late spring into summer, dense spikes of scarlet flowers with yellow anthers.

Camellia 'High Fragrance'

Camellia 'High Fragrance'

An upright to arching, evergreen shrub with ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and fragrant, semi-double, light pink flowers from late winter into spring. Height & Spread 2m (6ft).

Camellia japonica 'Adolphe Audusson'

Camellia japonica 'Adolphe Audusson'

A large, compact, evergreen shrub with glossy, dark-green leaves. It bears semi-double, red flowers with yellow stamens in spring. Height & Spread 8m (24ft).

Camellia japonica 'Cereixa de Tollo'

Camellia japonica 'Cereixa de Tollo'

An upright to spreading or rounded, compact, evergreen shrub with oval, glossy, dark green leaves and semi-double, pink-red flowers from early to late spring. Height 2m (6ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Camellia japonica 'Golden Anniversary'

Camellia japonica 'Golden Anniversary'

A compact, upright, evergreen shrub with oval, glossy, dark green leaves and double, white to pale yellow flowers in early to mid-spring. Height 2m (6ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Camellia japonica 'Kramer's Supreme'

Camellia japonica 'Kramer's Supreme'

A large, open, rounded, evergreen shrub with dark-green, glossy leaves. It bears large, red, fragrant flowers in mid-spring. Height 4m (13ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart'

Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart'

A large evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and large, semi-double flowers which can be white-pink or rose coloured with variable stripes. Height 4.5m (15ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Camellia japonica 'Mamithe'

Camellia japonica 'Mamithe'

An upright to spreading, evergreen shrub with broadly elliptic, glossy, dark green leaves and large, semi-double, bright pink to light red flowers in early spring. Height 3m (10ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Camellia japonica 'Silver Anniversary'

Camellia japonica 'Silver Anniversary'

A vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and white, semi-double flowers with yellow centres blooming in late winter and early spring. Height 3m (10ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Camellia x williamsii 'Anticipation'

Camellia x williamsii 'Anticipation'

A large evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and double, deep rose-pink flowers. Height 4m (13ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Camellia x williamsii 'Debbie'

Camellia x williamsii 'Debbie'

A large, open, evergreen shrub with glossy, dark-green leaves. It bears double, rose-pink flowers in spring. Thrives in semi-shade. Plant in ericaceous compost. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Camellia x williamsii 'E.T.R. Carlyon'

Camellia x williamsii 'E.T.R. Carlyon'

A vigorous, upright, dense, evergreen shrub with glossy, elliptic, dark green leaves and, in early spring, semi-double white flowers. Height 4m (13ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Camellia x williamsii 'Jury's Yellow'

Camellia x williamsii 'Jury's Yellow'

A compact evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves and medium-sized white flowers with yellow centres. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Camellia x williamsii 'Les Jury'

Camellia x williamsii 'Les Jury'

A small, bushy, evergreen shrub with dark-green, glossy leaves. It bears double, crimson flowers in spring. Height 2.5m (8ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Ceanothus 'Blue Mound' (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus 'Blue Mound' (Californian Lilac)

A bushy, mid-sized, evergreen shrub with glossy, dark-green leaves. It bears bright-blue, small flowers in spring. Plant in a warm, sunny site. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Ceanothus 'Concha' (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus 'Concha' (Californian Lilac)

A dense, evergreen shrub with arching branches, narrow, dark green leaves and clusters of deep blue flowers in late spring and early summer. An excellent wall shrub. Plant in a warm, sunny site. Height & Spread 3m (10ft).

Ceanothus 'Italian Skies' (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus 'Italian Skies' (Californian Lilac)

A medium-sized, evergreen shrub with small, glossy dark green leaves and compact conical clusters of small, bright blue flowers in late spring. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Ceanothus 'Zanzibar'

Ceanothus 'Zanzibar'

A low growing, evergreen shrub with gold and green variegated leaves and mid-blue flowers in summer. Best in full sun. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 3m (10ft).

Ceanothus arboreus 'Autumnal Blue' (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus arboreus 'Autumnal Blue' (Californian Lilac)

A medium-sized evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and compact long trusses of blue flowers. Height & Spread 3m (10ft).

Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Yankee Point'

Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Yankee Point'

A vigorous, wide-spreading, borderline hardy, evergreen shrub with small, oval, glossy, veined, dark green leaves, grey-green beneath, and clusters of deep blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark' (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark' (Californian Lilac)

A dense, evergreen shrub with arching branches bearing narrow, dark green leaves and clusters of dark blue flowers in spring and early summer.

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens

An evergreen, low-growing shrub with fluffy, powder-blue flowers throughout summer on an attractive carpet of waxy dark green foliage. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 3m (10ft).

Ceanothus x pallidus 'Marie Simon' (Californian Lilac)

Ceanothus x pallidus 'Marie Simon' (Californian Lilac)

An upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with oval, toothed, deep-green leaves and terminal panicles of fluffy, pink flowers from late spring until summer. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Ceratostigma griffithii (Burmese Plumbago)

Ceratostigma griffithii (Burmese Plumbago)

A semi-evergreen, woody sub-shrub with attractive, bristly foliage outlined in purple-brown, clusters of blue flowers in late summer and autumn, and good autumn colour. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

A bushy, spreading, deciduous shrub with lance-shaped, dark green leaves turning red in autumn and clusters of vivid cobalt-blue flowers from late summer to early autumn. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Ceratostigma willmottianum (Chinese Plumbago)

Ceratostigma willmottianum (Chinese Plumbago)

A compact, bushy, spreading, deciduous shrub with ovate to lance-shaped, mid-green leaves turning red in autumn and clusters of blue flowers from late summer into autumn. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' (Redbud)

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' (Redbud)

A large shrub or tree with broad, heart-shaped, deep red-purple leaves and small, pink flowers. The flowers are infrequent and this shrub is grown mainly for its foliage.

Cercis chinensis 'Avondale' (Chinese Redbud)

Cercis chinensis 'Avondale' (Chinese Redbud)

A compact, upright, densely-branched, deciduous shrub or small tree with heart-shaped, green leaves turning yellow in autumn. Clusters of deep purple-pink flowers bloom in spring on bare stems, before the leaves emerge.

Choisya 'Scented Gem Lissbrid' (Mexican Orange Blossom)

Choisya 'Scented Gem Lissbrid' (Mexican Orange Blossom)

A compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with palmate, aromatic, rich dark green leaves divided into three to five, linear leaflets and clusters of pink buds in late winter opening to fragrant, white flowers in spring.

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican Orange Blossom)

Choisya ternata 'Sundance' (Mexican Orange Blossom)

A medium sized evergreen shrub with glossy bright yellow leaves that have a distinctive aroma & clusters of fragrant white flowers from May to June. Prefers a sunny site. Height 2m (6ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Choisya ternata (Mexican Orange Blossom)

Choisya ternata (Mexican Orange Blossom)

An evergreen shrub with glossy green foliage and fragrant white flowers in late spring, often followed by a second flush in autumn. Plant in a sheltered position in sun or shade.

Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Gold' (Mexican Orange)

Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Gold' (Mexican Orange)

A dense, bushy, rounded, evergreen shrub with palmate, linear, golden yellow to yellow-green leaves and small clusters of fragrant, white flowers in spring and early summer, and again in autumn. Height & Spread 1.2m (4ft).

Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl' (Mexican Orange)

Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl' (Mexican Orange)

A small evergreen shrub with bright green leaves and, from early spring to late summer, white fragrant flowers flushed pink when in bud.

Cistus 'Grayswood Pink' (Rock Rose)

Cistus 'Grayswood Pink' (Rock Rose)

A small, spreading, evergreen shrub with grey-green leaves. It bears white-centred, pale-pink flowers in summer. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Cistus monspeliensis (Montpelier Rock Rose)

Cistus monspeliensis (Montpelier Rock Rose)

A bushy, evergreen shrub with linear, sticky, dark-green leaves and saucer-shaped white flowers with yellow stamens, borne in summer. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Cistus x corbariensis (Rock Rose)

Cistus x corbariensis (Rock Rose)

A dense, bushy, frost hardy, evergreen shrub with ovate, wavy, dark green leaves and, in summer, crimson-tinted buds opening to white flowers with yellow stamens. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Cistus x dansereaui 'Decumbens' (Rock Rose)

Cistus x dansereaui 'Decumbens' (Rock Rose)

A small evergreen shrub with narrow, sticky leaves and white flowers with a crimson blotch at the base of each petal. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Cistus x purpureus (Rock Rose)

Cistus x purpureus (Rock Rose)

A compact, rounded evergreen shrub with narrowly oblong or lance-shaped, slightly wavy, dark green leaves and, in summer, deep purple-pink flowers with maroon blotches at the base of each petal. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Convolvulus cneorum (Silverbush)

Convolvulus cneorum (Silverbush)

A compact evergreen shrub with narrow, silky, silvery leaves and in summer, funnel-shaped white flowers, flushed pink in bud. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Cordyline australis 'Red Star'

Cordyline australis 'Red Star'

An evergreen shrub with striking bronze red foliage, a lovely structural looking plant, good for growing in pots and tubs. Requires protection from frost. Height 2m (6ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Cordyline australis (Manx Palm)

Cordyline australis (Manx Palm)

An architectural, palm-like, evergreen tree with long, sword-shaped, leathery leaves and large panicles of fragrant, creamy flowers in summer. Height 6m (20ft), Spread 4m (13ft).

Cornus alba 'Westonbirt' (Siberian Dogwood)

Cornus alba 'Westonbirt' (Siberian Dogwood)

A medium deciduous shrub producing a dense thicket of slender red stems, turning an even brighter crimson during the winter. Green leaves from spring, turning red in autumn and cream flowers in summer.

Cornus controversa 'Variegata' (Wedding Cake Tree)

Cornus controversa 'Variegata' (Wedding Cake Tree)

A compact, rounded, deciduous tree bearing green leaves with broad, creamy-white margins and flat clusters of small, cream flowers in early summer followed by spherical, blue-black fruit. Height & Spread 8m (26ft).

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' (Dogwood)

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' (Dogwood)

A spreading, deciduous shrub with yellow and orange-red juvenile shoots and ovate, mid-green leaves turning red in autumn. Dense, flat cymes of small white flowers in summer followed by spherical, blue-black fruit.

Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea' (Golden Dogwood)

Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea' (Golden Dogwood)

A deciduous shrub with yellow-olive green stems, very effective in winter, especially when planted with a red stemmed variety. Ideal for moist/wet sites. Height 2m (6ft), Spread 3m (10ft).

Correa 'Dusky Bells' (Australian Fuchsia)

Correa 'Dusky Bells' (Australian Fuchsia)

A tender, widely-spreading, evergreen shrub with reddish-brown stems bearing oval, mid- to dark green leaves and clusters of tubular, carmine-red flowers from autumn to spring. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 3m (10ft).

Correa 'Marian's Marvel' (Australian Fuchsia)

Correa 'Marian's Marvel' (Australian Fuchsia)

A tender, spreading, evergreen shrub with reddish-brown stems bearing oval, dark green leaves and clusters of tubular, pink flowers with wide, yellow or bright green petal margins. Height & Spread 2m (6ft).

Correa alba 'Pinkie' (Australian Fuchsia)

Correa alba 'Pinkie' (Australian Fuchsia)

Evergreen shrub with silver-grey leaves. White funnel-shaped flowers with a pink tinge from August onwards. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Correa backhouseana

Correa backhouseana

Medium sized evergreen shrub that has glossy grey-green leaves and produces yellow bell like flowers in summer through to autumn. Height & Spread 2m (6ft).

Corylus avellana 'Contorta' (Corkscrew Hazel)

Corylus avellana 'Contorta' (Corkscrew Hazel)

A deciduous shrub grown for it's unusual twisted branches. Striking long, yellow catkins in winter. Stems are good for flower arranging. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Cotinus 'Grace' (Smoke Bush)

Cotinus 'Grace' (Smoke Bush)

A large deciduous shrub, with rounded leaves that emerge wine-red maturing to dusky-reddish-blue and then bright orange-red in autumn. Masses of large, deep pink panicles cover this shrub in early summer.

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' (Purple Smoke Bush)

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' (Purple Smoke Bush)

A striking large shrub with dark foliage made up of rounded, deep purple leaves turning red in autumn and large, feathery, panicles of pink flowers in summer. Height & Spread 5m (16ft).

Cotinus coggygria 'Young Lady' (Smoke Bush)

Cotinus coggygria 'Young Lady' (Smoke Bush)

A free-flowering, mid-sized deciduous shrub with rounded, green, shiny leaves that become orange-tinted in autumn. From summer to autumn, it bears plumes of frothy,creamy-pink flowers. Height & Spread 2m (6ft).

Cotoneaster dammeri (Bearberry Cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster dammeri (Bearberry Cotoneaster)

A fast-growing evergreen shrub with small, rounded leaves on long, trailing stems and small white flowers, followed by bright red berries. An excellent ground cover plant. Height 50cm (1.5ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Cotoneaster frigidus 'Cornubia' (Tree Cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster frigidus 'Cornubia' (Tree Cotoneaster)

A large, semi-evergreen shrub with dark-green leaves. It bears white flowers in summer followed by bright red berries in autumn. Height & Spread 8m (26ft).

Cotoneaster horizontalis (Wall Cotoneaster)

Cotoneaster horizontalis (Wall Cotoneaster)

A small deciduous shrub with small, glossy leaves turning red-orange in autumn arranged on herringbone-like branches and pink-flushed flowers followed by red berries. Excellent for growing up against a wall.

Cotoneaster microphyllus

Cotoneaster microphyllus

A small, spreading, evergreen shrub with tiny, rounded, glossy leaves and white flowers in spring and early summer followed by red berries. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Repens'

Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Repens'

A spreading, hardy, evergreen shrub with dark green, glossy leaves. Clusters light red flowers in summer are followed by round, dark red berries in late summer/early autumn.

Crinodendron hookerianum (Chile Lantern Tree)

Crinodendron hookerianum (Chile Lantern Tree)

A large, half-hardy, evergreen shrub, with narrow, dark green leaves producing vibrant, red, unusual lantern-shaped flowers along the branches in spring and summer. Height 8m (26ft), 4m (13ft).

Cytisus battandieri (Moroccan Broom)

Cytisus battandieri (Moroccan Broom)

A medium, rounded deciduous shrub. The trifoliate leaves are very silky when young. Yellow flowers grow in erect clusters in mid- summer and are pineapple scented. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Cytisus x praecox 'Allgold' (Broom)

Cytisus x praecox 'Allgold' (Broom)

A small, graceful, deciduous shrub with small, mid-green leaves that are silky when young and masses of bright-yellow flowers in late spring. Will grow in poor, dry soil in full sun. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Desfontainia spinosa

Desfontainia spinosa

A magnificent evergreen shrub with holly-like leaves. It produces pendant, bright-red, tubular flowers from mid-summer to late autumn. Slow growing. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Dianella revoluta 'Blue Stream'

Dianella revoluta 'Blue Stream'

A compact, clump-forming, rhizomatous, evergreen perennial with stiff, upright, strap-shaped, blue-green to blue-grey leaves and, in late spring and early summer, panicles of star-shaped, pale violet flowers.

Dicksonia antarctica (Australian Tree Fern)

Dicksonia antarctica (Australian Tree Fern)

An evergreen tree fern with a thick reddish-brown, fibrous trunk which is crowned with large, arching, palm-like, dark-green fronds. Height & Spread 3m (10ft).

Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata' (Spotted Oleaster)

Elaeagnus pungens 'Maculata' (Spotted Oleaster)

A bushy, evergreen shrub with glossy yellow leaves narrowly edged green. It has spiny branches and bears small, fragrant, silvery-white flowers in autumn followed by brown fruits that turn red.

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight' (Oleaster)

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight' (Oleaster)

A hardy evergreen shrub. The leaves start green and develop yellow and pale-green central blotches as they mature. Produces small white flowers in autumn and is good for winter colour. Height & Spread 3m (10ft).

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Maryline' (Oleaster)

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Maryline' (Oleaster)

A dense, rounded, medium-sized evergreen shrub bearing broadly ovate, creamy yellow leaves with irregular dark green margins. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Viveleg' (Oleaster)

Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Viveleg' (Oleaster)

A vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub bearing elliptic, leathery, dark green leaves with irregular bright golden-yellow margins and small, fragrant, creamy-white flowers in autumn. Height 2.5m (8ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Elaeagnus x ebbingei (Silverberry)

Elaeagnus x ebbingei (Silverberry)

A large, dense, rounded to spreading, evergreen shrub with elliptic, leathery, dark or metallic sea-green leaves, silvery beneath, and pendent clusters of small, fragrant, creamy-white flowers in autumn.

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' (Ethiopian Black Banana)

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' (Ethiopian Black Banana)

A tender, erect, banana-like, evergreen perennial with dark red leaf stalks bearing large, paddle-shaped, maroon-flushed, olive-green leaves and white flowers enclosed by reddish-brown bracts.

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' (Wallflower)

Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' (Wallflower)

An upright, bushy evergreen perennial with narrowly lance-shaped, dark grey-green leaves and erect racemes of mauve to purple flowers from late winter into summer. Height 75cm (2.5ft), Spread 60cm (2ft).

Erysimum 'Winter Joy' (Wallflower)

Erysimum 'Winter Joy' (Wallflower)

A bushy, evergreen perennial with narrow, grey-green leaves and erect racemes of purple flowers in late winter to midsummer. Height 75cm (2.5ft), Spread 50cm (1.5ft).

Erysimum 'Winter Passion' (Wallflower)

Erysimum 'Winter Passion' (Wallflower)

An upright, bushy, often short-lived, evergreen perennial with linear to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and dense racemes of fragrant, dark red to deep magenta flowers from late spring into summer.

Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'

Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'

A compact, evergreen shrub with small, glossy dark green leaves. It bears small pink and white flowers from early summer. Height & Spread 2.5m (5ft).

Escallonia 'Donard Radiance'

Escallonia 'Donard Radiance'

A small, vigorous, evergreen shrub with relatively large, glossy, rounded leaves. It bears rose-red flowers in early and mid-summer. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Escallonia 'Golden Carpet'

Escallonia 'Golden Carpet'

A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub with glossy, ovate, toothed, golden yellow leaves turning bright green to yellow-green in autumn. Dense, upright panicles of tubular, red flowers bloom in summer.

Escallonia 'Iveyii'

Escallonia 'Iveyii'

A vigorous, mid-sized, evergreen shrub with relatively large, glossy dark-green leaves. It bears an abundance of pure white fragrant flowers in mid through late summer. Height & Spread 3m (10ft).

Escallonia laevis 'Gold Brian'

Escallonia laevis 'Gold Brian'

An evergreen shrub with bright green-yellow leaves slowly becoming greener as the season progresses. Pink flowers in summer. Suitable for coastal sites. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Escallonia rubra var. macrantha

Escallonia rubra var. macrantha

A vigorous, evergreen shrub. Tubular, dark, rose-crimson flowers are set amidst large, glossy, dark green leaves. Makes a wonderful dense hedge. Withstands sea gales. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Eucalyptus gunnii (Cider Gum)

Eucalyptus gunnii (Cider Gum)

A large evergreen tree with peeling cream and brown bark. Pendulous sprays of round, bright glaucous-blue leaves when young, turning grey-green with age and clusters of small white flowers.

Euonymus europaeus 'Aucubifolius' (Spindle)

Euonymus europaeus 'Aucubifolius' (Spindle)

A large, bushy shrub with narrow, oval, mid-green leaves slightly mottled yellow & white which also have pink tints in autumn, while scarlet fruits open to show orange seeds. Inconspicuous, green flowers in early summer.

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

A spreading, dwarf, evergreen shrub with bright golden-variegated foliage tinged bronze pink in autumn & winter. Suitable for sun or partial shade. Height 60cm (2ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

Dwarf evergreen shrub. Leaves have creamy white margins. A lovely and useful shrub that can be used as ground cover, or be trimmed as a bush. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Euonymus japonicus 'Bravo' (Japanese Spindle)

Euonymus japonicus 'Bravo' (Japanese Spindle)

A dense, bushy, evergreen shrub bearing oval, toothed, leathery, glossy, dark to grey-green leaves with broad, irregular, yellow margins that fade to cream with age. Height & Spread 2m (6ft).

Euonymus japonicus 'Elegantissimus Aureus'

Euonymus japonicus 'Elegantissimus Aureus'

A dense, evergreen shrub with oval dark green leaves which have a wide yellow margin to the edge of the leaf. Small greenish white flowers. Height 3m (10ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Euonymus japonicus 'Green Spire' (Japanese Spindle)

Euonymus japonicus 'Green Spire' (Japanese Spindle)

A compact, strongly upright, evergreen shrub with small, oval, glossy dark green leaves, bright green when young. Small, insignificant green flowers in summer are occasionally followed by fruit in autumn.

Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' (Spindle)

Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus' (Spindle)

A slow growing, compact, bushy, mid-sized, evergreen shrub with oval, broad yellow margined yellow-green leaves. Needs a sunny site to keep its colour. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Euryops pectinatus

Euryops pectinatus

A tender, vigorous, evergreen shrub with upright shoots, pinnately-dissected, hairy, grey-green leaves and bright yellow, daisy-like flowers on long stalks from early summer to mid-autumn. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride' (Pearlbush)

Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride' (Pearlbush)

A rounded, deciduous shrub with arching branches bearing oblong, light green leaves and short racemes of small white flowers in late spring. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' (Speckled Japanese Aralia)

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' (Speckled Japanese Aralia)

A bushy, rounded, suckering, evergreen shrub with leathery, glossy, deeply-lobed, dark green leaves, heavily speckled creamy-white. Clusters of small white flowers in autumn are followed by black fruit.

Fatsia japonica (False Castor Oil/Japanese Aralia)

Fatsia japonica (False Castor Oil/Japanese Aralia)

An evergreen shrub with large, deeply lobed, dark green leaves. Milky white flower heads in September & October. Frost Hardy. Height & Spread 3m (10ft).

Fuchsia 'Ariel'

Fuchsia 'Ariel'

A lax, bushy, deciduous shrub with small, ovate, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves, and, throughout summer, small flowers with long, magenta tubes, very short, magenta sepals and small, single, magenta corollas.

Fuchsia 'Delta's Sara'

Fuchsia 'Delta's Sara'

A compact, upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with ovate, toothed, dark-green leaves and single flowers with white sepals and violet corollas from summer into autumn. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'

Fuchsia 'Mrs Popple'

A vigorous, upright shrub with small, dark-green leaves. In summer and autumn it bears single flowers with bright red sepals and tube, and violet-purple petals. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Fuchsia 'Snowcap'

Fuchsia 'Snowcap'

A vigorous, upright, mid-sized, deciduous shrub with small, dark-green leaves. In summer and autumn it bears semi-double flowers with scarlet tube and sepals and white petals with red veins.

Fuchsia 'Tom West'

Fuchsia 'Tom West'

An upright to lax, deciduous shrub with purple-veined, cream-and-light green, variegated leaves and small, single, reddish-pink and purple flowers in summer. Height & Spread 60cm (2ft).

Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea'

Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea'

A robust, erect, deciduous shrub with arching branches, small, yellow-green leaves and single, red and purple flowers blooming from summer to autumn.

Fuchsia magellanica 'Riccartonii' (Manx Fuchsia)

Fuchsia magellanica 'Riccartonii' (Manx Fuchsia)

An upright, mid-sized, deciduous shrub with small, mid-green leaves. In summer & autumn it bears small, single flowers with crimson tube and sepals, and violet-purple petals. Can be used for hedging or as a specimen shrub.

Fuchsia magellanica 'Versicolor'

Fuchsia magellanica 'Versicolor'

A hardy, arching deciduous shrub with small, cream-edged leaves and single, crimson and purple flowers in summer and autumn. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Fuchsia magellanica var. molinae 'Sharpitor'

Fuchsia magellanica var. molinae 'Sharpitor'

An upright, deciduous shrub with arching branches bearing ovate, white-margined, light green leaves and, throughout summer into autumn, pale pink, sometimes purple-flushed, flowers. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Garrya elliptica (Silk Tassel)

Garrya elliptica (Silk Tassel)

An evergreen shrub with leathery dark green leaves and masses of drooping, silky, grey-green catkins in spring. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Gaultheria procumbens 'Big Berry' (Checkerberry)

Gaultheria procumbens 'Big Berry' (Checkerberry)

A compact, mound-forming, evergreen shrub with oval to elliptic, glossy, dark green leaves, flushed red, purple, and bronze in winter, and racemes of bell-shaped, white to pale pink flowers followed by dark red fruit.

Genista hispanica (Spanish Gorse)

Genista hispanica (Spanish Gorse)

A spiny, gorse-like deciduous shrub with green stems and spines and leafy flowering shoots bearing terminal clusters of bright yellow flowers in late spring and early summer. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Grevillea juniperina 'New Blood' (Spider Flower)

Grevillea juniperina 'New Blood' (Spider Flower)

A small, compact, evergreen shrub with narrowly linear to narrowly lance-shaped, sharp-pointed, mid- to dark green leaves and pendent racemes of bright red flowers from late spring into summer.

Griselinia littoralis 'Variegata'

Griselinia littoralis 'Variegata'

A large evergreen shrub with glossy, leathery, green leaves that have an attractive, irregular creamy-white margin. Forms a dense hedge.

Gunnera manicata (Giant Rhubarb)

Gunnera manicata (Giant Rhubarb)

A large, architectural perennial with rounded, prickly edged leaves up to 1.5m (5ft) across. Light green flower spikes in early summer followed by orange seed pods. Height 2.5m (8ft), Spread 4m (13ft).

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena' (Witch Hazel)

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena' (Witch Hazel)

A large, spreading, deciduous shrub with broad green leaves turning red and yellow in autumn. It bears coppery-orange flowers in late winter. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Pallida' (Witch Hazel)

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Pallida' (Witch Hazel)

A large, spreading, deciduous shrub with broad, oval, bright green leaves that turn yellow in autumn and lightly scented, bright sulphur-yellow flowers in late winter. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Hebe 'Green Globe'

Hebe 'Green Globe'

A dwarf, domed, evergreen shrub that has tiny emerald green, elliptical foliage, but does not flower. Height & Spread 30cm (1ft).

Hebe 'Mohawk'

Hebe 'Mohawk'

A compact, rounded evergreen shrub with small green spear-shaped leaves and spikes of purple flowers are freely produced from late spring throughout summer until the first frosts of autumn. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Hebe 'Oratia Beauty'

Hebe 'Oratia Beauty'

A compact, vigorous, bushy, evergreen shrub with broadly lance-shaped to elliptic, dark green leaves and, in summer, dense racemes of pink buds opening to white flowers. Height & Spread 75cm (2.5ft).

Hebe 'Pink Paradise'

Hebe 'Pink Paradise'

A dwarf, compact, evergreen shrub that has small, light green, spear-shaped leaves, with reddish edges on it's new growth, and clusters of pink flowers in spring and summer. Height & spread 50cm (1.5ft).

Hebe 'Spender's Seedling'

Hebe 'Spender's Seedling'

A small hardy evergreen shrub with narrow foliage and sprays of white fragrant flowers over a long period during the summer months. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Hebe 'Wiri Cloud'

Hebe 'Wiri Cloud'

A compact, rounded, bushy, evergreen shrub with mid-green leaves and, in summer, pink flowers that fade to pale pink with age. Grow in well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Height 50cm (1.5ft), Spread 60cm (2ft).

Hebe 'Wiri Image'

Hebe 'Wiri Image'

A bushy, compact, evergreen shrub with violet flowers, fading with age. The main flowering flush is early summer, but there are occasional bursts of colour at other times of the year too.

Hebe albicans

Hebe albicans

A very neat evergreen shrub which forms a rounded dome of attractive grey-blue foliage. Small clusters of white flowers appear in midsummer. Height & Spread 60cm (2ft).

Hebe albicans 'Red Edge'

Hebe albicans 'Red Edge'

A compact shrub forming a dome of grey-blue foliage. During winter foliage is edged red-purple. New growth is purple in spring followed by white flowers in May. Height 60cm (2ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Hebe odora 'Wintergreen'

Hebe odora 'Wintergreen'

An attractive upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with small, narrow dark green leaves. White flowers are produced during the summer. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Hebe pinguifolia 'Pagei'

Hebe pinguifolia 'Pagei'

This very low growing, spreading evergreen shrub has small, oval leaves that are blue-grey in colour. Small spikes of white flowers appear from late spring to early summer. Height 30cm (1ft), Spread 60cm (2ft).

Hebe pinguifolia 'Sutherlandii'

Hebe pinguifolia 'Sutherlandii'

A small dense evergreen shrub with small, narrow grey-green leaves. Clusters of white flowers appear in early summer. Height 30cm (1ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Hebe rakaiensis

Hebe rakaiensis

A dense, rounded Hebe that creates a dome of small pale green foliage. In June and July, it is covered in white flowers, held on short stems which adds to the compact form. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 1.2m (4ft).

Hebe topiaria

Hebe topiaria

A small, dense evergreen, with small silver-green leaves and white flowers during early and mid summer. Height 50cm (1.5ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Hebe vernicosa

Hebe vernicosa

A compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with small, glossy, dark green leaves and racemes of small white-pale lilac flowers in early summer. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 50cm (1.5ft).

Hebe x andersonii 'Variegata'

Hebe x andersonii 'Variegata'

A small, evergreen shrub with large creamy white and grey variegated leaves and purple-violet flowers spikes in summer into early winter. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Helleborus 'Anna's Red' (Lenten Rose)

Helleborus 'Anna's Red' (Lenten Rose)

A bushy, clump-forming, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial with leathery, silver-marbled, dark green leaves and upright, dark red stems bearing cup-shaped, deep reddish-purple flowers from late winter into spring.

Helleborus 'Pink Beauty'

Helleborus 'Pink Beauty'

A branching, clump forming, evergreen perennial with dark green foliage. From late winter through to mid-spring, the plant bears ivory flowers which become streaked with dusky rose as they age. Height & Spread 60cm (2ft).

Helleborus 'Pirouette' (Christmas Rose)

Helleborus 'Pirouette' (Christmas Rose)

A clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with leathery, lobed, dark green leaves and purple stems bearing saucer-shaped, pink flowers from late winter into spring. Height & Spread 50cm (1.5ft).

Helleborus argutifolius (Holly-Leaved Hellebore)

Helleborus argutifolius (Holly-Leaved Hellebore)

A clump-forming evergreen perennial with leathery, bluish, spined leaves and large, pale green flowers from late winter to early spring. Suitable for sun or shade. Height & Spread 60cm (2ft).

Helleborus niger (Christmas Rose)

Helleborus niger (Christmas Rose)

A semi-evergreen perennial with lobed, leathery, dark green leaves and pure white or pink-flushed white, cup-shaped flowers with golden stamens during winter and spring. Height 30cm (1ft), Spread 50cm (1.5ft).

Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Angel Glow' (Christmas Rose)

Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Angel Glow' (Christmas Rose)

A clump-forming, evergreen perennial bearing leathery, dark blue-green leaves & saucer-shaped, pink flowers from late winter into spring that slowly turn dark pink with green tints. Height 50cm (1.5ft), Spread 60cm (2ft).

Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Winter Moonbeam'

Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Winter Moonbeam'

A clump-forming, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial bearing leathery, dark green leaves with prominent silver-grey veins & saucer-shaped, white flowers from late winter to spring that gardually turn pink & then red.

Helleborus x hybridus 'Double Ellen Pink' (Lenten Rose)

Helleborus x hybridus 'Double Ellen Pink' (Lenten Rose)

A clump-forming, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial with leathery, dark green leaves and upright stems bearing outward-facing to nodding, cup-shaped, double, heavily spotted, pink flowers from late winter to mid-spring.

Helleborus x hybridus 'Double Ellen White' (Lenten Rose)

Helleborus x hybridus 'Double Ellen White' (Lenten Rose)

A clump-forming, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial with leathery, dark green leaves and, from late winter to mid-spring, upright stems bearing cup-shaped, double, lightly maroon-spotted, white flowers.

Helleborus x hybridus 'Glenda's Gloss' (Lenten Rose)

Helleborus x hybridus 'Glenda's Gloss' (Lenten Rose)

A clump-forming, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial with leathery, deeply lobed, dark green leaves and, from late winter into spring, upright stems bearing single, cup-shaped, white flowers with deep purple edges.

Helleborus x hybridus 'Molly's White' (Hybrid Lenten Rose)

Helleborus x hybridus 'Molly's White' (Hybrid Lenten Rose)

A clump-forming, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial bearing leathery, veined, dark green leaves and, from late winter into spring, upright stems bearing outward-facing, saucer-shaped, green-flushed, white flowers.

Helleborus x hybridus 'Pretty Ellen Spotted' (Lenten Rose)

Helleborus x hybridus 'Pretty Ellen Spotted' (Lenten Rose)

A clump-forming, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial with leathery, dark green leaves and, from late winter into spring, upright stems bearing single, cup-shaped, cream to pale pink flowers, heavily spotted crimson.

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

A small, bushy deciduous shrub with broadly-ovate, dark green leaves and very large, spherical heads of white flowers in summer. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Hydrangea arborescens 'Pink Annabelle'

Hydrangea arborescens 'Pink Annabelle'

A bushy, rounded, deciduous shrub with upright stems bearing broadly ovate, toothed, dark green leaves and, from early summer to early autumn, large, dense, rounded clusters of pink flowers. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Hydrangea arborescens 'Strong Annabelle'

Hydrangea arborescens 'Strong Annabelle'

A small, bushy deciduous shrub with broadly-ovate, dark green leaves and, in summer, strong stems bearing extremely large, spherical heads of flowers that emerge lime green, turning pure white as they mature.

Hydrangea aspera 'Hot Chocolate' (Rough-Leaved Hydrangea)

Hydrangea aspera 'Hot Chocolate' (Rough-Leaved Hydrangea)

An upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with velvety, purple-flushed, dark green leaves, reddish-purple beneath, and flattened clusters of violet-blue buds open to pink flowers from midsummer to early autumn.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise' (Lacecap Hydrangea)

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise' (Lacecap Hydrangea)

A rounded to spreading, deciduous shrub with ovate to elliptic, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves and, in summer, large, flattened clusters of lilac-blue flowers if grown in acid soil, pink in alkaline soil.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pink'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pink'

A decidous, upright, spreading shrub with green, ovate, serrated leaves and large domes of pink and white, serrated edge, lace-cap flowers in summer. Requires acidic soil to achieve the pink colour.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Red Angel' (Mophead Hydrangea)

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Red Angel' (Mophead Hydrangea)

A compact, upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with maroon stems bearing ovate, toothed, dark green leaves, flushed copper and purple when young, and, in summer, rounded flower heads of reddish-pink flowers with cream centres.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Renate Steiniger'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Renate Steiniger'

A deciduous, upright, spreading shrub with green leaves and bright blue dome flowers in early and late summer. Needs acidic soil for the blue colour. Plant in full sun. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Rotkehlchen' (Lacecap Hydrangea)

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Rotkehlchen' (Lacecap Hydrangea)

An upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with ovate, toothed, dark green leaves and, in summer, flattened flowerheads with reddish-pink outer florets surrounding smaller pink and pale blue florets. Height & Spread 1.2m (4ft).

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Taube' (Lacecap Hydrangea)

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Taube' (Lacecap Hydrangea)

A deciduous, upright shrub with rich green, well-defined leaves and in summer it is covered in rounded lace-cap flowers with an outside ring of pink florets and an inside of smaller blue and pink fertile buds.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Teller Pink' (Lace-Cap Hydrangea)

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Teller Pink' (Lace-Cap Hydrangea)

A deciduous, upright shrub with rich green, well-defined leaves and in summer it is covered in rounded lace-cap flowers with an outside ring of pink florets and an inside of smaller blue and pink fertile buds.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Teller White' (Lace-Cap Hydrangea)

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Teller White' (Lace-Cap Hydrangea)

A deciduous, upright shrub with dark green, tapering leaves and snowy white lace-cap flowers that have white flowers with cupped petals arranged around multi-coloured centre flowers in summer. Height & Spread 1.2m (4ft).

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Zorro' (Lace-Cap Hydrangea)

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Zorro' (Lace-Cap Hydrangea)

A rounded, bushy, deciduous shrub with toothed, veined, dark green leaves and, from summer into autumn, dark purple-brown stems bearing large, lace-cap flowers, deep blue in acid soil, pink in alkaline conditions.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Bobo' (Paniculate Hydrangea)

Hydrangea paniculata 'Bobo' (Paniculate Hydrangea)

A compact, mound-forming, deciduous shrub with pointed, dark green leaves turning dull yellow in autumn and, from midsummer into autumn, large, domed panicles of white flowers turning pale pink to pale purple with age.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Diamant Rouge'

Hydrangea paniculata 'Diamant Rouge'

An upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with ovate, pointed, mid- to dark green leaves and, from summer into autumn, large, domed panicles of white flowers, turning bright pink then deep reddish-pink with age.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu' (Paniculate Hydrangea)

Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu' (Paniculate Hydrangea)

An upright, deciduous shrub with slightly glossy, dark-green, ovate leaves. From late summer to mid-autumn it bears slender, conical flowerheads of creamy-white florets. Height 2.5m (8ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' (Paniculate Hydrangea)

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' (Paniculate Hydrangea)

An upright, deciduous shrub with slightly glossy, dark-green, ovate leaves. From late summer to mid-autumn it bears slender, conical flowerheads which are lime-green to creamy-white.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lime' (Paniculate Hydrangea)

Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lime' (Paniculate Hydrangea)

A compact, upright, rounded, deciduous shrub with ovate, pointed, dark green leaves turning yellow in autumn and, from midsummer into autumn, large, domed panicles of light green flowers turning pink with age.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Phantom' (Paniculate Hydrangea)

Hydrangea paniculata 'Phantom' (Paniculate Hydrangea)

A vigorous, upright to spreading, deciduous shrub with ovate, pointed, dark green leaves and, from midsummer into autumn, large, conical panicles of creamy-white flowers that turn pink with age.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Prim Red' (Paniculate Hydrangea)

Hydrangea paniculata 'Prim Red' (Paniculate Hydrangea)

A bushy, upright to spreading, deciduous shrub with dark stems bearing dark green leaves and large, conical panicles of fragrant, creamy white flowers which quickly change to pink and then red from late spring into summer.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Silver Dollar'

Hydrangea paniculata 'Silver Dollar'

A compact, bushy, upright, deciduous shrub with ovate, dark green leaves. From late summer to mid-autumn it bears dense, rounded, broadly conical panicles of white flowers that turn slightly pink with age.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Sundae Fraise'

Hydrangea paniculata 'Sundae Fraise'

A compact, upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with dark stems bearing dark green leaves and, from midsummer into autumn, large, dense, conical panicles of fragrant flowers opening greenish-white and maturing deep pink.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanille Fraise'

Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanille Fraise'

A vigorous, upright to spreading, deciduous shrub with ovate, pointed, mid-green leaves and, in summer, large, conical panicles of white flowers that turn rose-pink and then deep red with age. Height & Spread 2m (6ft).

Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red' (Paniculate Hydrangea)

Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red' (Paniculate Hydrangea)

An upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with pointed, mid- to dark green leaves and, from summer into autumn, large, domed panicles of creamy-white flowers, turning pink then deep red with age. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Hydrangea petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea)

Hydrangea petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea)

A climbing, self-clinging deciduous perennial forming large clusters of white lacecap-style hydrangea flowers in summer. Ideal for a shady north wall. Height 12m (39ft), Spread 4m (13ft).

Hypericum calycinum (Rose of Sharon/St John's Wort)

Hypericum calycinum (Rose of Sharon/St John's Wort)

A fast-growing, spreading, semi-evergreen to evergreen shrub with lance-shaped leaves and yellow flowers throughout summer into early autumn. Height & Spread 60cm (2ft).

Hypericum patulum 'Hidcote' (St. John's Wort)

Hypericum patulum 'Hidcote' (St. John's Wort)

A small, bushy, semi-evergreen shrub with narrowly ovate, dark-green leaves. In summer and autumn it bears saucer-shaped, bright-yellow flowers with orange anthers followed by bright-red fruits in autumn.

Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska' (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska' (Holly)

An upright, compact, large bush or small tree with narrow, evergreen, glossy, deep-green, spiny foliage. In summer it has tiny white, inconspicuous flowers and produces red berries from autumn until early spring.

Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' (Holly)

A very large evergreen conical shrub or small tree with spiny green leaves edged with cream, flushed pink when young. Small white flowers in spring are followed by bright red berries in autumn.

Ilex aquifolium 'Ingramii' (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium 'Ingramii' (Holly)

A slow-growing, dense, evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves with a broad, irregular, speckled, cream margin and, in late winter and early spring, bright pink-purple shoots. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Ilex aquifolium 'J.C. van Tol' (Holly)

Ilex aquifolium 'J.C. van Tol' (Holly)

A broadly conical, female evergreen shrub or small tree with almost spineless, glossy, dark green leaves. White flowers in late spring & early summer followed by bright red berries in autumn & winter.

Ilex aquifolium (Common Holly)

Ilex aquifolium (Common Holly)

A slow-growing, dense, evergreen hedging shrub with dark green, very spiny leaves. Female plants will produce berries provided there is a male nearby. Can be used as a shrub or a tree growing up to 6m (20ft).

Ilex crenata 'Convexa' (Japanese Holly)

Ilex crenata 'Convexa' (Japanese Holly)

A small, bushy evergreen shrub with small, glossy, mid-green, convex leaves. In spring and summer it bears small, dull white flowers, followed, in autumn, by black berries.

Ilex crenata 'Glory Gem' (Japanese Holly)

Ilex crenata 'Glory Gem' (Japanese Holly)

A small, dense, bushy evergreen shrub with small, glossy, mid-green leaves. In spring and summer it bears small white flowers, followed, in autumn, by black berries. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Ilex mutchagara 'Nellie R. Stevens'

Ilex mutchagara 'Nellie R. Stevens'

A fast-growing evergreen shrub with toothed, dark green leaves and large crops of bright red berries during the winter. Self polinating. Height 8m (26ft), Spread 4m (13ft).

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Golden King' (Holly)

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Golden King' (Holly)

A small, bushy evergreen tree or shrub with dark-green leaves margined with bright yellow. In spring and summer it bears small, dull-white flowers. In autumn and winter it bears sparse, brownish-red berries. Female.

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' (Blue Holly)

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' (Blue Holly)

A vigorous, dense, evergreen shrub that has oval, glossy, spiny, dark blue-green foliage, and purple-green young branches. Produces an abundance of red berries in autumn and winter. Female.

Laurus nobilis (Bay Tree)

Laurus nobilis (Bay Tree)

A large, evergreen shrub or small tree with aromatic, evergreen leaves. Its leaves can be used to flavour cooking but should be discarded rather than consumed.

Lavandula angustifolia 'Blue Spear' (English Lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia 'Blue Spear' (English Lavender)

A compact, bushy, evergreen shrub with aromatic, linear, grey-green leaves and erect, dense spikes of small, fragrant, tubular, deep blue flowers in summer. Height & Spread 30cm (1ft).

Lavandula angustifolia 'Essence Purple' (English Lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia 'Essence Purple' (English Lavender)

A mound-forming, evergreen shrub with slender, upright stems bearing linear, strongly aromatic, grey-green leaves and terminal spikes of fragrant, purple flowers in summer. Height & Spread 50cm (1.5ft).

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (English Lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (English Lavender)

A compact, bushy, evergreen shrub with linear, silver-grey leaves and upright stems bearing dense spikes of fragrant, purple flowers in summer. Height 60cm (2ft), Spread 75cm (2.5ft).

Lavandula angustifolia 'Vera' (English Lavender)

Lavandula angustifolia 'Vera' (English Lavender)

A bushy, compact evergreen shrub with narrow, grey-green leaves. In summer it bears spikes of fragrant, deep blue-purple flowers. Height & Spread 60cm (2ft).

Lavandula stoechas 'Bandera Deep Purple' (French Lavender)

Lavandula stoechas 'Bandera Deep Purple' (French Lavender)

A compact, mound-forming, evergreen shrub with linear, aromatic, grey-green leaves, and, from late spring to early autumn, unbranched stems bearing dense spikes

Lavandula stoechas 'Bandera Pink' (French Lavender)

Lavandula stoechas 'Bandera Pink' (French Lavender)

A compact, mound-forming, evergreen shrub with aromatic, grey-green leaves, and, from late spring to early autumn, dense spikes of tiny, fragrant, dark purple-pink flowers topped with conspicuous, pale pink bracts.

Lavandula stoechas 'Snowman' (French Lavender)

Lavandula stoechas 'Snowman' (French Lavender)

A dwarf, evergreen shrub with narrow, grey-green foliage. It is a compact cultivar, bearing spikes of plump, white, fragrant flowers in summer. Height & Spread 30cm (1ft).

Lavandula stoechas (French Lavender)

Lavandula stoechas (French Lavender)

A compact, evergreen shrub with linear, aromatic, grey-green leaves and small, round purple flowerheads tipped with large, lighter purple bracts. Height & Spread 75cm (2.5ft).

Lavandula x intermedia 'Dutch'

Lavandula x intermedia 'Dutch'

A bushy, evergreen shrub with grey-green foliage. In summer it bears long, slender spikes of fragrant, dark blue-purple flowers. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 60cm (2ft).

Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso'

Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso'

A bushy, evergreen shrub with grey-green foliage. In summer it bears long, slender spikes of fragrant, dark blue-purple flowers. Height 75cm (2.5ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Lavandula x intermedia 'Vera'

Lavandula x intermedia 'Vera'

A bushy, evergreen shrub with grey-green foliage. In summer it bears long, slender spikes of fragrant, dark blue-purple flowers. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 60cm (2ft).

Lavatera maritima (Tree Mallow)

Lavatera maritima (Tree Mallow)

A small evergreen shrub with grey-green foliage that produces a profusion of large, pink, lilac and white flowers with magenta veins from late summer. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley' (Tree Mallow)

Lavatera x clementii 'Barnsley' (Tree Mallow)

A vigorous, upright semi-evergreen shrub or subshrub with lobed, pale grey-green leaves, white-hairy beneath, and, from early summer to early autumn, racemes of open-funnel-shaped, white flowers turning pale pink with age.

Lavatera x clementii 'Rosea' (Tree Mallow)

Lavatera x clementii 'Rosea' (Tree Mallow)

A vigorous, mid-sized, semi-evergreen shrub. It has hairy grey-green stems and grey-silver and mid-green leaves. Throughout summer it bears light-pink flowers. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' (Brass Buttons)

Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' (Brass Buttons)

A cushion to mat-forming, spreading, evergreen perennial with finely-divided, purple-bronze or black-flushed, dark green leaves and insignificant yellow-green flowers from mid-spring to midsummer.

Libertia 'Sunset Strain' (New Zealand Iris)

Libertia 'Sunset Strain' (New Zealand Iris)

A dense, tufted, borderline hardy, evergreen perennial with upright to arching dark green, bronze, and yellow-striped leaves. Star-shaped, white flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by orange fruit.

Libertia 'Taupo Blaze' (New Zealand Iris)

Libertia 'Taupo Blaze' (New Zealand Iris)

A dense, clump-forming, evergreen perennial with erect, green to yellow-orange leaves in spring and summer, turning orange to scarlet in autumn. White, star-like flowers in late spring and early summer.

Libertia grandiflora (New Zealand Satin Flower)

Libertia grandiflora (New Zealand Satin Flower)

A clump-forming, evergreen perennial with erect, leathery, linear, dark green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, sturdy stems bearing clusters of white flowers followed by glossy seed capsules.

Ligustrum jonandrum (Privet)

Ligustrum jonandrum (Privet)

An evergreen, rounded shrub with dark green foliage and creamy white flowers throughout spring. It produces small, black berries in autumn.

Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum' (Golden Privet)

Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum' (Golden Privet)

A large, evergreen shrub with a dense covering of shiny, oval, yellow leaves with a central green splodge. In summer, it bears small panicles of creamy-white flowers that may be followed by small black berries in autumn.

Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' (Purple Gromwell)

Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' (Purple Gromwell)

A low-growing, mat-forming evergreen shrub, bearing small, hairy leaves and abundant, small, bright blue flowers in spring and summer. Height 10cm (4in), Spread 50cm (1.5ft).

Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'

Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'

A small, dense, evergreen shrub with tiny, ovate, yellow leaves which become greenish-yellow in shade. In spring it bears tiny cream flowers and in autumn pale-violet berries are sparsely produced.

Lonicera nitida 'Lemon Beauty'

Lonicera nitida 'Lemon Beauty'

A small, dense, evergreen shrub with small, ovate, green leaves with a golden edge. In spring it bears tiny cream flowers and in autumn pale-violet berries are sparsely produced. Hardy and ideal for ground cover.

Lonicera nitida 'Maigreen' (Honeysuckle)

Lonicera nitida 'Maigreen' (Honeysuckle)

A small, bushy, dense, evergreen shrub with tiny, ovate, bright green leaves and, in mid- to late spring, insignificant creamy-white flowers followed by sparsely produced, purple berries. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Lonicera nitida (Wilson's Honeysuckle)

Lonicera nitida (Wilson's Honeysuckle)

A dense, bushy, evergreen shrub with ovate to broadly ovate, glossy, dark green leaves, lighter beneath. Tubular, creamy white flowers borne in the leaf axils in spring are followed by glossy, purple-blue fruit.

Lonicera pileata (Box-Leaved Honeysuckle)

Lonicera pileata (Box-Leaved Honeysuckle)

A dense, spreading, evergreen shrub with small, glossy, dark green leaves and long, funnel-shaped, creamy-white flowers in late spring followed by purple berries. Forms an excellent evergreen mound.

Loropetalum chinense f. rubrum 'Fire Dance'

Loropetalum chinense f. rubrum 'Fire Dance'

A mid-sized, bushy, evergreen shrub with bronze-flushed, dark green foliage and fragrant, spider-like, pink flowers appearing in late winter to early spring. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Magnolia 'Sentinel'

Magnolia 'Sentinel'

A vigorous, upright, columnar, deciduous tree with ovate to elliptic, mid-green leaves and, in spring before the leaves emerge, cup-shaped, white to reddish pink-purple flowers. Height 10m (32ft), Spread 3m (10ft).

Magnolia 'Spectrum'

Magnolia 'Spectrum'

An upright, broadly conical, deciduous shrub or small tree with ovate, mid-green leaves and large, reddish-purple flowers as or before the leaves emerge in spring. Height 6m (20ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' (Bull Bay)

Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem' (Bull Bay)

A compact, upright, evergreen, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with ovate to elliptic, glossy, dark green leaves, reddish-brown beneath and large, fragrant, white flowers in summer. Height 6m (20ft), Spread 3.5m (11ft).

Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia)

Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia)

A deciduous shrub or multi-stemmed tree with large, dark green leaves that turn yellow to brown in autumn. The deep rose-pink or pure white, saucer-shaped flowers are produced in spring, before and with the new leaves.

Mahonia eurybracteata subsp. ganpinensis 'Soft Caress'

Mahonia eurybracteata subsp. ganpinensis 'Soft Caress'

A compact, evergreen shrub bearing pinnate leaves with dark green leaflets and, from mid-autumn into winter, arching to spreading racemes of lightly fragrant, bright yellow flowers followed by blue-black berries.

Mahonia x media 'Charity' (Oregon Grape)

Mahonia x media 'Charity' (Oregon Grape)

A bushy, upright, evergreen shrub with dark-green, spiny, glossy leaves. In autumn and winter it bears fragrant, yellow flowers which are followed by blue-black berries. Plant in sun or shade. Height 2m (6ft).

Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun' (Oregon Grape)

Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun' (Oregon Grape)

An evergreen shrub with spiny, dark green leaves. Fragrant, yellow flowers are produced in large, erect racemes from late winter. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 1.2m (4ft).

Musa basjoo (Japanese Banana)

Musa basjoo (Japanese Banana)

A tender perennial palm with large bright green leaves, arching up from a main stem and yellow flowers spikes bearing large brown bracts. Height 5m (16ft), Spread 4m (13ft).

Myrtus communis subsp. Tarentina (Tarentum Myrtle)

Myrtus communis subsp. Tarentina (Tarentum Myrtle)

A small, dense, evergreen shrub. In summer, a profusion of pink buds open to white, fragrant flowers that are followed by purple berries in autumn. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Nandina domestica 'Fire Power' (Heavenly Bamboo)

Nandina domestica 'Fire Power' (Heavenly Bamboo)

A small evergreen shrub with yellow-green leaves, turning orange and red in autumn and winter, and small, white flowers, arranged in panicles in summer. Height & Spread 50cm (1.5ft).

Nandina domestica 'Magical Lemon Lime' (Heavenly Bamboo)

Nandina domestica 'Magical Lemon Lime' (Heavenly Bamboo)

A compact, upright to rounded, evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub bearing pinnate, dark green leaves with lance-shaped leaflets, bright green to yellow-green when young. This cultivar does not flower or bear fruit.

Nandina domestica 'Obsessed' (Heavenly Bamboo)

Nandina domestica 'Obsessed' (Heavenly Bamboo)

A compact, upright, dense, evergreen shrub bearing pinnate leaves with lance-shaped, dark green leaflets, bright red when young, and conical panicles of small white flowers in summer. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Nandina domestica 'Twilight' (Heavenly Bamboo)

Nandina domestica 'Twilight' (Heavenly Bamboo)

An upright, bushy, evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub bearing bright pink leaves when young, turning white-splashed, dark green before turning all green by summer. Tiny, white flowers in late spring and early summer.

Nandina domestica (Heavenly Bamboo)

Nandina domestica (Heavenly Bamboo)

A small evergreen shrub with an upright 'bamboo-like' form. Purplish leaves in spring and winter and small, white flowers in large panicles followed by red berries. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Olea europaea (Olive)

Olea europaea (Olive)

A round headed tree. The leaves are coloured unsurprisingly olive-green and silvery on their underside. Small white flowers in summer and these are followed by olives, green at first & ripening to black.

Olearia macrodonta (Australian Holly)

Olearia macrodonta (Australian Holly)

An evergreen shrub with prickly, grey-green leaves that have white underneath & a profusion of large clusters of daisy-like, white flowers in summer. Excellent for screening or as a hedge shrub. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Olearia paniculata

Olearia paniculata

A bushy shrub with attractive, light green wavy or crinkly foliage and very small, fragrant, white flowers. Good for coastal planting. Can be used for hedging and very easy to trim. Height 5m (16ft), Spread 3m (10ft).

Olearia virgata (Twiggy Tree Daisy)

Olearia virgata (Twiggy Tree Daisy)

A large, evergreen shrub with dark silvery grey-green leaves, densely white-felted beneath. Clusters of small, fragrant, daisy-like flowers bloom along the branches in summer. Excellent for hedging in coastal regions.

Olearia x haastii

Olearia x haastii

An upright, evergreen shrub with small, deep green, glossy leaves that are white felted on the undersides. In summer it is smothered with daisy-like, fragrant flowers. Height 2m (6ft), Spread 3m (10ft).

Osmanthus delavayi

Osmanthus delavayi

A multi-stemmed, rounded evergreen shrub bearing glossy, dark grey-green leaves with finely serrated edges and scented, white, jasmine-like flowers in mid- to late spring.

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Tricolor' (False Holly)

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Tricolor' (False Holly)

A compact, rounded, evergreen, slow-growing shrub with holly-like, cream-marbled, dark green leaves, flushed pink when young, & clusters of small, fragrant flowers from late summer into autumn. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Osmanthus x burkwoodii

Osmanthus x burkwoodii

A slow-growing, neat evergreen shrub with lustrous green leaves and small, fragrant, white flowers are produced in spring, followed by black berries in autumn.

Pachysandra terminalis (Japanese Spurge)

Pachysandra terminalis (Japanese Spurge)

A low-growing, evergreen sub-shrub forming rosettes of glossy, dark green leaves with serrated edges and upright clusters of tiny, white flowers in early summer. It is useful for growing under trees.

Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Russian Sage)

Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Russian Sage)

An erect, deciduous sub-shrub with deeply-divided, aromatic grey-green leaves and large, plumy panicles of violet-blue flowers in late summer and autumn. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Philadelphus 'Lemoinei' (Mock Orange)

Philadelphus 'Lemoinei' (Mock Orange)

A compact, upright, deciduous shrub with arching branches bearing ovate, mid- to dark green leaves and racemes of strongly fragrant, cup-shaped, white flowers with yellow centres in summer. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Philadelphus 'Silver Showers' (Mock Orange)

Philadelphus 'Silver Showers' (Mock Orange)

A deciduous dense, hardy, compact shrub covered in a profusion of strawberry-scented pure white flowers in spring on it's gracefully arching branches. Height 1.2m (4ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Philadelphus 'Virginal' (Mock Orange)

Philadelphus 'Virginal' (Mock Orange)

A vigorous, deciduous shrub with oval, dark-green leaves and strongly scented, double white flowers in mid-summer. Height 3m (10ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus' (Mock Orange)

Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus' (Mock Orange)

A deciduous shrub with bright yellow leaves when young, later turning greener and creamy-white, strongly scented flowers in early summer. Height 2.5m (8ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Phormium 'Bronze Baby' (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium 'Bronze Baby' (New Zealand Flax)

A clump-forming, evergreen perennial with leathery, sword-shaped, upright to arching, bronze to maroon leaves. Tall panicles of tubular, bronze to red flowers are seldom produced. Height & Spread 60cm (2ft).

Phormium 'Cream Delight' (Mountain Flax)

Phormium 'Cream Delight' (Mountain Flax)

An evergreen, architectural plant with long, strap shaped leaves. Foliage is marked with a broad central cream band, and narrower cream stripes towards the edges. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Phormium 'Gold Sword'

Phormium 'Gold Sword'

A clump-forming, evergreen perennial with leathery, upright, sword-shaped, bronze-green and creamy-gold variegated leaves. Height & Spread 2m (6ft).

Phormium 'Jester' (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium 'Jester' (New Zealand Flax)

A clump-forming, evergreen perennial with linear, upright, pink leaves with bright green margins and, on occasion, tubular, dull red flowers borne on erect stems in summer.

Phormium 'Pink Stripe' (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium 'Pink Stripe' (New Zealand Flax)

A clump-forming, evergreen perennial bearing upright, leathery, dark bronze-green leaves with wide, bright pink margins and, on occasion, panicles of tubular, burgundy flowers borne on erect, leafless stems in summer.

Phormium 'Platts Black' (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium 'Platts Black' (New Zealand Flax)

A clump forming perennial with rich, dark purple-black foliage. It holds it's colour well & is a useful contrast for other foliage. Best in moist, but not waterlogged soil in sun or partial shade. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Phormium 'Rainbow Queen'

Phormium 'Rainbow Queen'

An evergreen, clump-forming perennial with leathery, arching sword shaped leaves that are olive-green with rose-red edges that fade to cream. Height 1.2m (4ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Phormium 'Red Sensation' (Flax Lily)

Phormium 'Red Sensation' (Flax Lily)

A clump-forming, evergreen perennial with linear, upright, dark red leaves and tubular, dull red flowers borne on erect stems in summer. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Phormium tenax 'Purpureum' (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium tenax 'Purpureum' (New Zealand Flax)

An excellent architectural plant with robust, dull bronze-purple, strap-shaped leaves and panicles of tall red flowers. This plant is happy at swampy pond edges as well as dryer conditions.

Phormium tenax 'Sundowner' (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium tenax 'Sundowner' (New Zealand Flax)

Attractive sword leaved shrub with green, pink and purple foliage. Tall spikes with clusters of bronzy-red flowers in summer. Plant in a sheltered position.

Phormium tenax 'Variegatum' (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium tenax 'Variegatum' (New Zealand Flax)

A clump-forming evergreen with strap-shaped leaves striped with cream towards the margins and tall panicles of red flowers. Height 4m (13ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Phormium tenax 'Yellow Wave' (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium tenax 'Yellow Wave' (New Zealand Flax)

A clump-forming, evergreen perennial with long, arching, leathery, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves, heavily striped with bright yellow. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Photinia fraseri 'Little Red Robin'

Photinia fraseri 'Little Red Robin'

A compact, upright, dwarf evergreen shrub with glossy, elliptic leaves, bright red when young, dark green when mature, and panicles of small white flowers in spring, sometimes followed by red berries.

Photinia x fraseri 'Carre Rouge'

Photinia x fraseri 'Carre Rouge'

An erect, evergreen shrub with elliptic to lance-shaped, leathery, dark green leaves, bright red on red stems when young, and panicles of small, white flowers in spring. Height 3m (10ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Photinia x fraseri 'Pink Marble' (Christmas Berry)

Photinia x fraseri 'Pink Marble' (Christmas Berry)

An upright to spreading, evergreen shrub with red new shoots and leathery, red leaves with pink margins when young, turning green with pink margins & finally maturing to green with white margins &silver splashes.

Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' (Christmas Berry)

Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' (Christmas Berry)

A spectacular evergreen shrub with bright red young leaves that turn green as they mature. Panicles of creamy-white flowers are produced in spring. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Phyllostachys aurea (Golden Bamboo)

Phyllostachys aurea (Golden Bamboo)

A large, clump-forming, evergreen bamboo with thick green stems, maturing to golden yellow when in full sun. Excellent as a screen. Evergreen & frost hardy. Height 6m (20ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'

Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'

A tall, evergreen perennial bamboo with green-grooved, golden-yellow canes, which turn bright red in sun, fading to darker yellow with age. Height 5m (16ft), Spread 6m (20ft).

Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis

Phyllostachys aureosulcata f. aureocaulis

A clump-forming, evergreen bamboo with narrow, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and yellow canes with green stripes near the base. Height 6m (20ft), Spread 10m (32ft).

Phyllostachys nigra (Black Bamboo)

Phyllostachys nigra (Black Bamboo)

An evergreen, clump-forming bamboo with glossy green-black stems which mature to black and green, lance-shaped leaves. Height 4m (13ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' (Ninebark)

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' (Ninebark)

A deciduous shrub with deep-purple, lobed leaves and clusters of small white, pink-flushed flowers in summer. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Pieris japonica 'Bolero'

Pieris japonica 'Bolero'

A bushy, rounded, evergreen shrub with oblong to lance-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves and, in spring, racemes of urn-shaped, white flowers. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Pieris japonica 'Bonfire'

Pieris japonica 'Bonfire'

An evergreen shrub with deep green glossy leaves which are brick red when young. Flower buds develop in autumn and open into fragrant white flowers in early spring. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame'

Pieris japonica 'Forest Flame'

An evergreen shrub with green foliage that starts off red, changes to pink and cream and finally becomes green. Panicles of small, cream-white flowers are produced in spring. Height 4m (13ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'

Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire'

An evergreen shrub with shiny, ovate leaves that emerge red, then change to bronze then dark green. In spring, it bears densly packed racemes of bell-shaped, white flowers. Height & Spread 3m (10ft).

Pieris japonica 'Shojo'

Pieris japonica 'Shojo'

A compact, upright, rounded, evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves, bronze-flushed, pale green when young, and panicles of rose-pink buds opening to urn-shaped, lightly fragrant, pale pink flowers in early spring.

Pieris japonica 'Variegata'

Pieris japonica 'Variegata'

A broadleaf evergreen shrub bearing leaves with a white margin, with new growth tinged pink in spring, and drooping white flowers in late spring to early summer. Height & Spread 60cm (2ft).

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Elizabeth'

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Elizabeth'

An evergreen shrub with variegated, wavy leaves edged in cream and pink. Small, chocolate-purple scented flowers in spring. Height 4m (13ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Garnettii'

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Garnettii'

A large evergreen shrub with rounded grey-green leaves edged in cream and sometimes flushed pink in winter, with small dark-purple flowers.

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golden King'

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golden King'

An erect, bushy, evergreen shrub bearing light golden-green leaves with light variegations. Honey-scented, bell-shaped, dark red-purple flowers in early summer. Height 3m (10ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball'

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball'

A compact, bushy, rounded, evergreen shrub with slender, black stems bearing glossy, bright green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, small, fragrant, purple-brown flowers followed by dark grey seed capsules.

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Irene Paterson'

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Irene Paterson'

A evergreen shrub, with round, white leaves, turning dark-green marked white (and flushed pink in winter) and fragrant dark-purple flowers in late spring. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Midget'

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Midget'

A compact, bushy, rounded, evergreen shrub with oval, glossy, bright green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, small, fragrant, purple-brown flowers. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 75cm (2.5ft).

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Penmarch'

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Penmarch'

A mid-sized, compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with small, grey-green leaves and small, purple-red flowers in summer. Height 2m (6ft), Spread 1.2m (4ft).

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Pom Pom'

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Pom Pom'

A compact, bushy, rounded, evergreen shrub with slender, black stems bearing glossy, bright green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, small, fragrant, purple-brown flowers followed by dark grey seed capsules.

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Purpureum'

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Purpureum'

A bushy, evergreen shrub or small tree with wavy-margined, purple leaves & small, fragrant, bell-shaped, black-red flowers in late spring and early summer. The new leaves are pale green before gradually changing to purple.

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb' (Kohuhu/Tawhiwhi)

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb' (Kohuhu/Tawhiwhi)

A purple evergreen dwarf shrub. The new leaves emerge green, but soon change to a deep blackish-purple colour. Excellent as a colour contrast. Height 75cm (2.5ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Variegatum'

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Variegatum'

An upright, medium-sized, evergreen shrub that forms a neat oval shape. The foliage is silvery grey-green with a cream variegated edge, held on dark brown stems. Scented white flowers in late spring and early summer.

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Victoria'

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Victoria'

A compact, upright evergreen shrub with slender, black stems bearing small, elliptic to oval, glossy, grey-green leaves with cream margins and inconspicuous, fragrant, maroon flowers in late spring and early summer.

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Wrinkled Blue'

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Wrinkled Blue'

A bushy, rounded, dense, evergreen shrub with silver-blue, wavy edged foliage on dark stems. Height 4m (13ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Potentilla fruticosa 'Katherine Dykes'

Potentilla fruticosa 'Katherine Dykes'

A deciduous shrub with small, grey-green leaves and yellow, saucer-shaped flowers from late spring until autumn. Height 1.2m (4ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Potentilla fruticosa 'Tangerine' (Shrubby Cinquefoil)

Potentilla fruticosa 'Tangerine' (Shrubby Cinquefoil)

A deciduous shrub with small, grey green leaves and orange-yellow flowers from summer through to early autumn. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' (Fuji Cherry)

Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai' (Fuji Cherry)

A small compact tree or shrub with long, yellow-green leaves in spring turning green, then red and orange in autumn. Early-spring white flowers with red centres are followed by dark purple fruits in autumn.

Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' (Cherry Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' (Cherry Laurel)

A dense, upright, evergreen shrub with large, oblong, glossy, dark green leaves, mid-green when young, and short, erect racemes of cup-shaped, fragrant white flowers in spring followed by red fruit that ripen to black.

Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken' (Cherry Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken' (Cherry Laurel)

A spreading medium evergreen shrub with slender, glossy, dark green leaves. The small, white flowers borne in erect racemes are followed by cherry-like, red-black berries. Height 1m (3ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Prunus lusitanica 'Angustifolia' (Portugal Laurel)

Prunus lusitanica 'Angustifolia' (Portugal Laurel)

A dense, bushy, conical, slow-growing, evergreen shrub or small tree with red-stalked, glossy, dark green leaves and cup-shaped, fragrant, white flowers in early summer followed by cherry-like, red fruit that ripens black.

Prunus lusitanica (Portugal Laurel)

Prunus lusitanica (Portugal Laurel)

A dense, bushy, evergreen shrub or small tree with dark red shoots, glossy, dark green leaves and, in early summer, small, fragrant white flowers followed by red fruits that ripen to black.

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn/Sloe)

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn/Sloe)

A dense, small tree, commonly used for hedging. It's slender, spreading, spiny branches, clad in small flowers, make spidery trails of white blossom in March & April. Fruits are blue, then turning black.

Pseudopanax lessonii 'Purpurea'

Pseudopanax lessonii 'Purpurea'

An upright, bushy, evergreen shrub grown for its foliage. It has divided, palmate green leaves that are purple tinted. The foliage colour deepens in winter. Height & Spread 3m (10ft).

Pyracantha 'Golden Glow' (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Golden Glow' (Firethorn)

An upright and spreading evergreen shrub with eliptical leaves and spiny stems. Small white flowers are produced in late spring and early summer followed by clusters of golden-orange berries.

Pyracantha 'Saphyr Orange' (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Saphyr Orange' (Firethorn)

A compact, thorny evergreen shrub with narrow glossy leaves, clusters of white flowers followed by bright orange berries. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Pyracantha 'Saphyr Red' (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Saphyr Red' (Firethorn)

A compact, thorny, evergreen shrub with narrow glossy leaves, clusters of white flowers followed by bright red berries. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Pyracantha 'Soleil d'Or' (Firethorn)

Pyracantha 'Soleil d'Or' (Firethorn)

An upright, thorny, evergreen shrub with red-flushed stems, elliptic, glossy, dark green leaves and clusters of white flowers in early summer followed by golden-yellow berries in autumn and into the winter.

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' (Firethorn)

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' (Firethorn)

An upright, dense, thorny, evergreen shrub with small, ovate to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and clusters of white flowers in summer followed by bright red berries in autumn and winter.

Pyracantha koidzumii 'Victory' (Formosa Firethorn)

Pyracantha koidzumii 'Victory' (Formosa Firethorn)

An erect, spiny, evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and clusters of small white flowers in summer followed by dark red berries that persist through autumn into winter.

Rhododendron 'Albert Schweitzer'

Rhododendron 'Albert Schweitzer'

A bushy evergreen shrub with dark green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, dark pink buds opening to large, domed clusters of funnel-shaped, rose-pink flowers, each with a prominent, dark red blotch.

Rhododendron 'Bengal' (Dwarf Rhododendron)

Rhododendron 'Bengal' (Dwarf Rhododendron)

A small, evergreen shrub with small, glossy, deep green leaves and clusters of waxy, red flowers that bloom in mid-spring on the tips of the branches.

Rhododendron 'Blue Tit' (Dwarf Rhododendron)

Rhododendron 'Blue Tit' (Dwarf Rhododendron)

A very compact, mounding, dense shrub with bright yellowish new growth that gradually changes to a medium-green. In early spring it has masses of blue-grey, trumpet flowers. Height & Spread 75cm (2.5ft).

Rhododendron 'Christmas Cheer'

Rhododendron 'Christmas Cheer'

A dense, compact, evergreen shrub with broadly lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, in late winter and early spring, pink buds opening into dense clusters of funnel-shaped, pink flowers that gradually fade to white.

Rhododendron 'Cosmopolitan'

Rhododendron 'Cosmopolitan'

A broad, dense, evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and, late in spring, rounded clusters of funnel-shaped, pink flowers, each with a deep red blotch. Can sometimes flower again in the Autumn.

Rhododendron 'Cunningham's White'

Rhododendron 'Cunningham's White'

A vigorous, upright to spreading, evergreen shrub with ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves and loose clusters of mauve buds opening to funnel-shaped, lightly spotted, white flowers in late spring.

Rhododendron 'Goldflimmer'

Rhododendron 'Goldflimmer'

A compact, evergreen shrub with deep green leaves variegated with a splash of yellow in the centre of each leaf. Lavender coloured trumpet flowers bloom in spring. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Rhododendron 'Gristede' (Dwarf Rhododendron)

Rhododendron 'Gristede' (Dwarf Rhododendron)

A compact, dwarf, evergreen shrub with glossy, oblong to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and large clusters of funnel-shaped, deep purple-blue flowers in spring. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Rhododendron 'Halfdan Lem'

Rhododendron 'Halfdan Lem'

An upright to spreading, evergreen shrub with leathery, glossy, dark green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, clusters of funnel-shaped, rich red flowers. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Rhododendron 'Horizon Monarch'

Rhododendron 'Horizon Monarch'

An upright, evergreen shrub with dark green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, bright red to pink buds opening to large clusters of funnel-shaped, pale yellow flowers, often with a small red flare.

Rhododendron 'Marcel Menard'

Rhododendron 'Marcel Menard'

A compact, upright, evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, large, dense clusters of funnel-shaped, dark purple flowers with yellow to green, spotted throats.

Rhododendron 'Pearce's American Beauty'

Rhododendron 'Pearce's American Beauty'

A large, broad, upright, evergreen shrub with elliptic, dark green leaves and rounded clusters of large, funnel-shaped, deep rose-pink flowers in late spring. Height 2m (6ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Rhododendron 'Purple Gem' (Dwarf Rhododendron)

Rhododendron 'Purple Gem' (Dwarf Rhododendron)

A compact, dense, mound-forming, evergreen shrub with leathery, dark green leaves, bronze in winter, and clusters of funnel-shaped, violet to purple-pink flowers in mid-spring. Height 60cm (2ft), Spread 1.2m (4ft).

Rhododendron 'Rocket'

Rhododendron 'Rocket'

A medium-sized shrub with dark green glossy leaves and vivid pink funnel-shaped, frilled flowers with a scarlet blotch, that appear in April and May. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 1.2m (4ft).

Rhododendron 'Wee Bee' (Dwarf Rhododendron)

Rhododendron 'Wee Bee' (Dwarf Rhododendron)

A compact, mound-forming to spreading, evergreen shrub with elliptic, dark green leaves and, in mid-spring, clusters of funnel-shaped, pink flowers, flushed red on the outside. Height 50cm (1.5ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Dreamland'

Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Dreamland'

A small evergreen shrub with pale pink flowers edged deeper pink and white outer petals. Height & Spread 1.2m (4ft).

Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Hoppy'

Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Hoppy'

A small, rounded, bushy, evergreen shrub with broadly lance-shaped, green leaves and, in late spring/early summer, clusters of frilly, pale pink flowers. Height & Spread 1.2m (4ft).

Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Nancy Evans'

Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Nancy Evans'

A compact, evergreen shrub with bronze new growth and deep green leaves. In summer it has pink buds that open to rich yellow, trumpet flowers. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Polaris'

Rhododendron yakushimanum 'Polaris'

A compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with ovate, hairy, dark green leaves and deep red buds opening to rounded trusses of funnel-shaped, slightly frilled, bright pink to purple-pink flowers in late spring into early summer.

Rhus typhina 'Dissecta' (Cut-Leaved Stag's Horn Sumach)

Rhus typhina 'Dissecta' (Cut-Leaved Stag's Horn Sumach)

A deciduous, suckering shrub with deeply dissected foliage that turns red and orange in autumn. Yellow, erect panicles of green-yellow female flowers are followed by dense clusters of red fruit. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Ribes odoratum (Buffalo Currant)

Ribes odoratum (Buffalo Currant)

A medium-sized, deciduous shrub with mid-green leaves and fragrant, yellow-green flowers in spring. Height & Spread 1.2m (4ft).

Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' (Flowering Currant)

Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' (Flowering Currant)

A compact, upright deciduous shrub wth lobed foliage. In spring, before its leaves have emerged, it bears clusters of dark-red flowers, followed by blue-black berries in summer. Height 2m (6ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Rosa 'Arabia' (Shrub Rose)

Rosa 'Arabia' (Shrub Rose)

An upright, deciduous shrub with thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves divided into ovate, toothed, dark green leaflets and large, lightly fragrant, double, yellow-orange flowers from late spring into autumn.

Rosa 'Broadlands' (Ground Cover Rose)

Rosa 'Broadlands' (Ground Cover Rose)

A vigorous, spreading, thorny, deciduous shrub bearing pinnate leaves with ovate, toothed, glossy, light green leaflets and clusters of fragrant, cupped, double, light yellow flowers from summer into autumn.

Rosa 'Canary Showground' (Floribunda Rose)

Rosa 'Canary Showground' (Floribunda Rose)

A compact, bushy, deciduous shrub with thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves divided into glossy, toothed, dark green leaflets and clusters of lightly fragrant, double, yellow flowers from late spring into autumn.

Rosa 'Congratulations' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Rosa 'Congratulations' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

A tall, vigorous, upright, thorny, deciduous shrub bearing glossy, dark green leaves and lightly fragrant, urn-shaped, fully double, rose-pink flowers on long stems in summer and autumn. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Rosa 'Crazy for You' (Floribunda Rose)

Rosa 'Crazy for You' (Floribunda Rose)

An upright to rounded, bushy, deciduous shrub with thorny stems bearing semi-glossy, dark green leaflets and clusters of double, fragrant, red-streaked, cream to pale pink flowers from early summer into autumn.

Rosa 'For Your Eyes Only' (Floribunda Rose)

Rosa 'For Your Eyes Only' (Floribunda Rose)

An upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with thorny stems bearing toothed, glossy, dark green leaflets and, from late spring into autumn, clusters of large, fragrant, single, pink to salmon flowers, reddish-pink at the centre.

Rosa 'Frau Dagmar Hastrup' (Rugosa Rose)

Rosa 'Frau Dagmar Hastrup' (Rugosa Rose)

A compact, upright, deciduous shrub with thorny stems bearing glossy, veined, bright green leaves and single, strongly fragrant, light to mid-pink flowers from summer into autumn. Flowers are followed by large, red hips.

Rosa 'Golden Delicious' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Rosa 'Golden Delicious' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

An upright, deciduous shrub with thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves divided into ovate, toothed, dark green leaflets and, from late spring into autumn, large, strongly fragrant, double, intense golden-amber flowers.

Rosa 'Golden Wedding' (Floribunda Rose)

Rosa 'Golden Wedding' (Floribunda Rose)

A compact, upright, floribunda rose with pinnate leaves divided into ovate, toothed, dark green leaflets and clusters of lightly fragrant, double, golden-yellow flowers from late spring into autumn.

Rosa 'Happy Retirement' (Floribunda Rose)

Rosa 'Happy Retirement' (Floribunda Rose)

A deciduous, upright, rose with glossy, green leaves. It has clusters of fragrant, soft pink, double blooms that repeat throughout the summer. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Rosa 'Harlow Carr' (English Rose)

Rosa 'Harlow Carr' (English Rose)

A hardy, deciduous, medium-sized, rounded shrub which forms fragrant, rose-pink, double flowers down to ground level. Height & Spread 1.2m (4ft).

Rosa 'Hot Chocolate' (Floribunda Rose)

Rosa 'Hot Chocolate' (Floribunda Rose)

A rounded, bushy, deciduous shrub with thorny branches bearing ovate, toothed, glossy, dark green leaflets and clusters of lightly fragrant, fully double, cupped, russet flowers from late spring into autumn.

Rosa 'Jean Robie' (Shrub Rose)

Rosa 'Jean Robie' (Shrub Rose)

A bushy, deciduous shrub with thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves divided into glossy, toothed, mid-green leaflets and clusters of fragrant, globular, double, amber-yellow flowers from late spring into autumn.

Rosa 'Peace' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Rosa 'Peace' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

A vigorous, small shrub with dark, glossy foliage and fragrant, rounded, double flowers that are light yellow, tinted with pink. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Rosa 'Precious Time' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Rosa 'Precious Time' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

An upright, deciduous shrub with thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves divided into ovate, toothed, semi-glossy, mid- to dark green leaflets and lightly fragrant, double, dark red flowers from summer into autumn.

Rosa 'Red Blanket' (Ground Cover Rose)

Rosa 'Red Blanket' (Ground Cover Rose)

A deciduous, spreading shrub with dark-green, shiny leaves and, in summer and autumn, bears large clusters of relatively small, double, dark-red flowers with pale centres. Height 75cm (2.5ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Rosa 'Remember Me' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Rosa 'Remember Me' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

A vigorous, compact shrub with dark-green, shiny leaves that are bronzed when new. In summer and autumn, it bears large, double, orange flowers that are dark-orange at the margins of the petals. Height & Spread 1m (3ft).

Rosa 'Royal Celebration' (Floribunda Rose)

Rosa 'Royal Celebration' (Floribunda Rose)

A compact, upright, deciduous shrub with pinnate leaves divided into ovate, toothed, dark green leaflets and clusters of fragrant, double, deep purple flowers from late spring into autumn.

Rosa 'Scented Garden' (Shrub Rose)

Rosa 'Scented Garden' (Shrub Rose)

A bushy, deciduous shrub with thorny stems bearing pinnate glossy, mid-green leaves and clusters of fragrant, semi-double, lemon flowers with hints of pink that fade to cream from late spring into autumn.

Rosa 'Silver Jubilee' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Rosa 'Silver Jubilee' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

A vigorous, upright, dense shrub with shiny, dark green leaves and double, creamy, orange-pink flowers, tinted darker orange at the edges in summer and autumn.

Rosa 'Super Dorothy' (Rambling Rose)

Rosa 'Super Dorothy' (Rambling Rose)

A vigorous, arching, deciduous shrub bearing pinnate leaves with large, glossy, ovate, dark green leaflets and clusters of unscented, fully double, mid-pink flowers from late spring into autumn.

Rosa 'Sweet Remembrance' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Rosa 'Sweet Remembrance' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

An upright shrub with glossy, dark-green leaves and, in summer, lightly fragrant, large, double, bright yellow flowers. Height 1.2m (4ft), Spread 60cm (2ft).

Rosa 'Taxandria' (Shrub Rose)

Rosa 'Taxandria' (Shrub Rose)

A bushy, deciduous shrub with thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves divided into glossy, toothed, mid-green leaflets and clusters of fragrant, semi-double, cupped, creamy white flowers from late spring into autumn.

Rosa 'Tickled Pink' (Floribunda Rose)

Rosa 'Tickled Pink' (Floribunda Rose)

A compact, upright, deciduous shrub with pinnate leaves divided into ovate, toothed, glossy, dark green leaflets and clusters of fragrant, double, pink flowers from summer into autumn.

Rosa 'Wedding Bells' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Rosa 'Wedding Bells' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

An upright, deciduous shrub with thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves divided into ovate, toothed, semi-glossy, mid- to dark green leaflets and fragrant, fully double, deep pink flowers from summer into autumn.

Rosa 'Westerland' (Shrub Rose)

Rosa 'Westerland' (Shrub Rose)

A vigorous, upright shrub with bonze-tinted leaves when new. In summer and autumn, it bears clusters of fragrant, semi-double, orange flowers that are yellow on the undersides of the petals.

Rosa rugosa 'Alba'

Rosa rugosa 'Alba'

An upright, bushy shrub with thorny stems and shiny, bright-green, wrinkled foliage. In summer and autumn, it bears clusters of single, yellow-centred, pure white flowers.

Rosa x odorata 'Mutabilis' (Tea Rose)

Rosa x odorata 'Mutabilis' (Tea Rose)

A vigorous, deciduous shrub with nearly thornless stems bearing purple-flushed leaves and, from midsummer to early autumn, clusters of single, cupped, lightly fragrant, light yellow flowers turning pink then red with age.

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' (Prostrate Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus' (Prostrate Rosemary)

A dense, low-growing, evergreen shrub with linear, aromatic leaves and clusters of blue flowers in summer. Height 50cm (1.5ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

A dense, bushy, upright to rounded, evergreen shrub with linear, leathery, aromatic, dark green leaves and spikes of whorled, blue or white flowers in mid-spring and early summer. Height 1.5m (5ft), Spread 60cm (2ft).

Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty' (Elder)

Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty' (Elder)

A compact, deciduous shrub or tree with dark purple-black leaves, flat heads of pink flowers in early summer and dark purple-black berries in autumn. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Sambucus nigra 'Instant Karma' (Elder)

Sambucus nigra 'Instant Karma' (Elder)

A compact, deciduous shrub with creamy yellow-margined grey-green leaves, large clusters of fragrant white flowers in early summer and purple-black fruit in autumn. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold' (European Red Elder)

Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold' (European Red Elder)

A deciduous shrub with attractive bright golden-yellow, pinnate leaves and small heads of creamy-white flowers followed by glossy red berries. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Santolina chamaecyparissus (Cotton Lavender)

Santolina chamaecyparissus (Cotton Lavender)

An evergreen shrub with fine, aromatic foliage. In summer, it is covered with a mass of spherical, yellow flowers. Trim back after flowering. Plant in full sun. Height 60cm (2ft), Spread 1m (3ft).

Sarcococca confusa (Sweet Box)

Sarcococca confusa (Sweet Box)

An evergreen shrub forming dense clumps of dark green, glossy foliage with sweetly scented, pure white flowers in winter followed by black fruits.

Senecio greyi

Senecio greyi

An evergreen shrub with downy, grey-green, ovate leaves and stems. Throughout summer and early autumn, it bears bright-yellow, daisy-like flowers. Plant in a sunny site. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

A small, male variety with dark-green leaves & attractive red flower buds, which appear in autumn and winter, opening into scented flowers in spring. It is suitable for containers and provides good all year round colour.

Skimmia x confusa 'Kew Green'

Skimmia x confusa 'Kew Green'

A male evergreen shrub with shiny mid-green leaves. Fragrant creamy white flowers in spring. Flowers April to May. Can be planted in a shady site.

Spiraea 'Arguta' (Bridal Wreath)

Spiraea 'Arguta' (Bridal Wreath)

A deciduous shrub with graceful, arching branches which bear fine pale green leaves and spikes of tiny, pure white flowers in spring. Grows in sun or partial shade. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Mound' (Japanese Spiraea)

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Mound' (Japanese Spiraea)

A compact, dense, rounded, deciduous shrub with golden-yellow leaves in spring, turning yellow-green in summer, and yellow-orange in autumn. Flattened clusters of pink flowers bloom from late spring to midsummer.

Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess' (Japanese Spirea)

Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess' (Japanese Spirea)

A small, deciduous, mounded shrub with bronze new growth turning mid-green as they mature. In summer it produces tiny pink flowers that make up bigger heads. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound' (Tosa Spirea)

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound' (Tosa Spirea)

A fast-growing, spreading, deciduous shrub with arching branches, dark green leaves, and clusters of small, white flowers in midsummer. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Spiraea x bumalda 'Anthony Waterer'

Spiraea x bumalda 'Anthony Waterer'

An upright, deciduous shrub with lance-shaped, irregularly variegated cream and pink leaves and domed clusters of deep rose-pink flowers in late summer. Grows in sun or partial shade. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Syringa 'Red Pixie' (Lilac)

Syringa 'Red Pixie' (Lilac)

A small, deciduous shrub with mid-green leaves. It bears red buds that open into panicles of fragrant, pale-pink flowers in spring. Height & Spread 2m (6ft).

Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' (Lilac)

Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' (Lilac)

A slow-growing, deciduous, upright shrub with mid-green leaves. In late spring until early summer it has fragrant panicles of single, tubular, lilac purple flowers. They often repeat flower again in autumn.

Syringa pubescens subsp. julianae 'George Eastman' (Lilac)

Syringa pubescens subsp. julianae 'George Eastman' (Lilac)

A deciduous shrub with slender branches bearing oval, mid-green leaves and fragrant clusters of cerise-pink flowers from late spring to summer. Height & Spread 2m (6ft).

Syringa pubescens subsp. microphylla 'Superba' (Lilac)

Syringa pubescens subsp. microphylla 'Superba' (Lilac)

A deciduous shrub with slender branches bearing small, oval, mid-green leaves and fragrant clusters of rose-pink flowers from late spring through to autumn. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Syringa vulgaris 'Beauty of Moscow' (Lilac)

Syringa vulgaris 'Beauty of Moscow' (Lilac)

An upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with mid-green leaves and pink buds opening to dense, conical panicles of strongly fragrant, double, pink-flushed white flowers in late spring and early summer.

Syringa vulgaris 'Belle de Nancy' (Lilac)

Syringa vulgaris 'Belle de Nancy' (Lilac)

An upright, rounded, deciduous shrub or small tree with ovate to heart-shaped, mid-green leaves and dense panicles of fragrant, double, pink to lilac-pink flowers in late spring & early summer. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly' (Lilac)

Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly' (Lilac)

A deciduous shrub with heart shaped, dark green leaves and clusters of fragrant, double, dark purple red flowers in summer. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Syringa vulgaris 'Dentelle D'anjou' (Lilac)

Syringa vulgaris 'Dentelle D'anjou' (Lilac)

A mid-sized, compact, deciduous shrub with heart-shaped, mid-green leaves and fragrant, double, white flowers from yellow-tinted buds. Height & Spread 3m (10ft).

Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer' (Lilac)

Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer' (Lilac)

A deciduous shrub with panicles of fragrant, double, purple-pink flowers in spring and summer. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine' (Lilac)

Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine' (Lilac)

A medium deciduous shrub with heart-shaped leaves and fragrant, double, white flowers from yellow-tinted buds in early summer. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Syringa vulgaris 'Michael Buchner' (French Lilac)

Syringa vulgaris 'Michael Buchner' (French Lilac)

A deciduous, upright shrub with dark green leaves. In spring it has panicles of fragrant, double lilac flowers. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Trachycarpus fortunei (Windmill Palm)

Trachycarpus fortunei (Windmill Palm)

A hardy, evergreen tree palm with a hairy, sturdy trunk and an array of deeply divided, fan-shaped leaves and small yellow flowers in summer. Height 15m (49ft), Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Viburnum davidii

Viburnum davidii

A compact spreading evergreen shrub, with deep green, leathery leaves and flattened heads of small white flowers followed by metallic blue-black berries. Height & Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Viburnum nudum 'Pink Beauty' (American Withe Rod)

Viburnum nudum 'Pink Beauty' (American Withe Rod)

A deciduous shrub with glossy, dark green leaves turning crimson in autumn & clusters of creamy-white flowers in early summer followed by green fruit that turns white, to pink, to blue, & finally blue-black at maturity.

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose)

Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose)

A deciduous shrub with palmate and prominently veined leaves and flat clusters of white flowers which appear in spring and summer, followed by bright red berries in autumn.

Viburnum plicatum 'Lanarth' (Japanese Snowball)

Viburnum plicatum 'Lanarth' (Japanese Snowball)

A large shrub with spreading branches, veined, dark green leaves, which turn purple in autumn, and lacey, white flower heads in late spring sometimes followed by red or black fruit. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii Great Star'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii Great Star'

A large, deciduous shrub with tiered, wide-spreading branches bearing green leaves turning red and purple in autumn and, in late spring and early summer, large clusters of fragrant, white flowers followed by red fruit.

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake'

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Summer Snowflake'

An upright to open, deciduous shrub with dark green leaves that turn red-purple in autumn, flat, lacecap-like clusters of creamy-white flowers in late spring and, occasionally, red berries that turn black as they mature.

Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price' (Laurustinus)

Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price' (Laurustinus)

A bushy, medium evergreen shrub with broad oval, leathery leaves and, flattened clusters of small, starry white flowers and later metallic-blue berries. Flowers from winter through to spring. Height & Spread 2.5m (8ft).

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' (Arrowwood)

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' (Arrowwood)

A fast-growing, deciduous shrub with clusters of fragrant, pale-pink flowers emerging from red buds from late autumn through to spring. Height 2.5m (8ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Vinca difformis 'Jenny Pym' (Intermediate Periwinkle)

Vinca difformis 'Jenny Pym' (Intermediate Periwinkle)

A dense, trailing evergreen shrub with small, dark-green leaves. Throughout spring it bears tiny flowers that are pink-purple edged in white. Height 50cm (1.5ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Vinca difformis 'Snowmound' (Intermediate Periwinkle)

Vinca difformis 'Snowmound' (Intermediate Periwinkle)

A vigorous, prostrate, evergreen to semi-evergreen subshrub with ovate, dark green leaves and upright, leafy stems bearing white flowers in late winter and early spring. Height 50cm (1.5ft), Spread 1.5m (5ft).

Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle)

Vinca major (Greater Periwinkle)

An excellent ground cover shrub with dark-green oval-shaped leaves, and wide funnel-shaped bright blue flowers on the tips of thin stalks in spring. Suitable for sun or partial shade. Height 30cm (1ft), Spread 2m (6ft).

Vinca minor 'Argenteovariegata' (Lesser Periwinkle)

Vinca minor 'Argenteovariegata' (Lesser Periwinkle)

A vigorous, mat-forming, evergreen subshrub bearing ovate, grey-green leaves with pale yellow to creamy-white margins and violet-blue flowers from spring to autumn. Height 10cm (4in), Spread 1m (3ft).

Weigela 'Bristol Ruby'

Weigela 'Bristol Ruby'

A vigorous, upright deciduous shrub with mid-green leaves and ruby-red tubular flowers that come from dark red buds in May and June. Height & Spread 2m (6ft).

Weigela florida 'Alexandra'

Weigela florida 'Alexandra'

A large deciduous shrub with purple-tinted ovate leaves that deepen in colour as they age. In late spring to early summer, it bears clusters of pink tubular flowers. Height & Spread 2m (6ft).

Yucca filamentosa (Needle Palm)

Yucca filamentosa (Needle Palm)

An evergreen shrub forming dense clumps of blue-green, sword-shaped leaves and large flower spikes bearing panicles of cream flowers in summer. Height 2m (6ft), Spread 1m (3ft).


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