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Amelanchier

Amelanchier (Juneberry, Serviceberry, Shadbush, Snowy mespilus)

Amelanchiers are deciduous shrubs and small trees grown for their abundant displays of spring flowers and their often brightly coloured autumn foliage. The flowers are usually white and are followed by fruits which are often edible. Hardy in regio... more...



Ceanothus

Ceanothus (Californian lilac)

Ceanothus are shrubs which grown for their vibrant displays of blue flowers. Plants are either deciduous and flower in the spring or evergreens which flower in summer. The foliage is small, glossy and dark green. Ceanothus require a sunny protecte... more...


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Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster

Cotoneasters are a widely variable group of shrubs which an be either deciduous or evergreen. They usually bear white flowers in spring which are followed by red berries. Some make excellent groundcover. Foliage is usually small and dark green. Co... more...


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Escallonia

Escallonia

Escallonias are a group of mostly evergreen shrubs grown for their glossy green leaves and usually pink or red flowers. Flowers are usually displayed from early to late summer. They can be used as an informal, flowering hedge. Escallonias will gro... more...


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Leycesteria formosa

Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan honeysuckle)

Leycesteria formosa is a shrub with arching green stems and unusual flowers. The flowers, borne throughout summer, are in hanging clusters of red and white. Leycesteria formosa grows well in any well-drained, not too dry soil in full sun or light ... more...



Myrtus luma

Myrtus luma (Myrtle)

Myrtus luma is a shrub grown for its small white spring flowers and fruits. Foliage is small, evergreen and highly scented. The peeling bark is golden-brown. Myrtus requires a sheltered position on well-drained soil. It prefers full sun but will t... more...



Philadelphus

Philadelphus (Mock orange)

Philadelphus are deciduous shrubs grown for their white cup shaped flowers. The flowers are delightfully scented of orange blossom and borne during late spring and early summer. Phildelphus will grow on any reasonable garden soil including chalk a... more...


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Fuchsia

Fuchsia is a large group of deciduous shrubs which flower over a long period from late spring to late summer, and may even continue flowering into winter if conditions are suitable. Flowers some in a wide range of colours from white through to pin... more...



Plumbago

Plumbago (Leadwort)

Plumbagos are perennials and shrubs grown for their usually blue or white flowers borne intermittently throughout summer but mainly in late summer and autumn. Some varieties are scrambling climbers which can be trained against a wall. Plumbagos gr... more...


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Rosa (Rose)

Rosa, or the rose, has to be one of the best known and best loved shrubs. They vary in form from compact bushes to scrambling climbers. Roses are available in almost every colour from white through red, pink and yellow. Just about the only colour ... more...



Rubus (Bramble)

This is a large group of upright shrubs, scramblers and ground cover plants which includes raspberries and blackberries. Some types are grown for their ornamental flowers, some for their fruits and others for their decorative winter stems. Rubus w... more...



Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums can be divided into a number of types, which are often classified under separate genera.Florists Chrysanthemums Grown as cut flowers, these flower from late summer to late autumn (depending on variety). They can be of either large f... more...


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Cordyline 'Red Sensation'

Cordyline 'Red Sensation'

Cordylines are evergreen shrubs with rosettes of long, lance-shaped leaves. They are slow growing but eventually reach up to 50 feet (15m) but whilst young are suitable as a dot plant in a border or a winter tub. This variety has deep purple-red l... more...


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Dahlia

Dahlia

Dahlias are a vast group of annuals and perennials. Flowers come in virtually any colour except true blue and in a variety of different forms. Dwarf varieties are used as annual bedding, larger types are used in the perennial border or as dot plan... more...



Dianthus carophyllus

Dianthus carophyllus (Carnation)

The carnation is a hardy perennial grown for its single or double flowers in shades of white, red purple and pink. The blooms are sweetly scented. The carnation is frequently used as a cut flower. All dianthus require a well drained soil and a sit... more...



Hibiscus (Mallow, Tree hollyhock, )

Hibiscus in the wild are large shrubs bearing large trumpet shaped flowers in shades of pink, violet, red and white. Cultivated varieties may be more compact and are popular conservatory plants where flowers can reach over eight inches (40cm) in d... more...


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