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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...



Catalpa

Catalpa

Catalpa are large shrubs or small trees grown for their large soft green leaves and small pinkish-white flowers in summer. They are noted for their tolerance of polluted urban conditions. They need a site in full sun and are best with hot summers.... more...


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Dizygotheca

Dizygothecas are frost tender evergreen shrubs and trees grown for their delicately cut foliage. In some varieties the leaves may be purplish coloured. Flowers are insignificant and only appear on large plants. They require partial shade and ferti... more...



Laurus nobilis

Laurus nobilis (Laurel, Bay tree)

Laurus nobilis is a large shrub grown for it's dense foliage which makes it suitable for use as formal hedging or for larger topiary work. The leaves are scented when crushed and are often used in cooking. Laurus nobilis needs fertile, well-draine... more...



Magnolia

Magnolia

Magnolias are shrubs and small trees grown for their sometimes fragrant flowers which are usually borne in the spring. Flowers vary from small to large and cup shaped and come in shades of white, cream and pink. Magnolias like any soil which is no... more...


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Osmanthus fragrans

Osmanthus fragrans (Fragrant olive)

Osmanthus fragrants is a small tree with evergreen foliage. It is grown for it's small, white, fragrant flowers in late summer and autumn Osmanthus grows well in any well-drained garden soil in sun or light shade. more...



Sambucus

Sambucus (Elder)

Sambucus is a group of perennials, shrubs and small trees. A number of selections are available with interestingly coloured foliage. Most bear clusters of small pink flowers in mid summer to early autumn and some have colourful fruits. Elders pref... more...



Syringa

Syringa (Lilac)

Syringas are shrubs and small trees bearing heads of pink or purple flowers usually in late spring and early summer. The flowers are often scented. Syringas grow well on most soils except those which are too acidic. They grow best in full sun. more...


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Yucca recurvifolia 'Margaritaville'

Yucca recurvifolia 'Margaritaville'

Yucca recurvifolia 'Margaritaville' is an upright evergreen shrub or tree with clumps of strong, lance shaped, yellow striped leaves. As the plant grows the leaves start to form a woody stem, with a cluster of leaves at the top and sometimes at in... more...


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Aloe

Aloe

Aloes are perennials and small trees with rosettes of succulent lance shaped leaves. Leaves can be green, blue-grey or variegated. Spikes if lily-like flowers may be borne usually during spring. They can be planted outdoors in frost free areas or ... more...



Dicksonia antarctica

Dicksonia antarctica (Australian tree fern)

Dicksonia antarctica makes an impressive site in a suburban garden. A slow growing plant it eventrually forms a strong trunk with a rosette of evergreen fern leaves at the top. The Australian tree fern grows well-drained soil in sun or light shade... more...