Euonymus alatus – “Spindle” – there is no better plant for reliable, intense red autumn colour. Corky stems give great winter interest too. Versatile – sun to moderate shade.
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ – first the requirements – consistently moist, rich soil in sun or light – medium shade. If you can manage this, get one! This is a stunning plant with big white ball flowers on a relatively short (1 m) plant. Flowers on current year wood – i.e. can be cut in spring. Fully hardy. Hidcote is a garden where it is much used, to good effect, (plants available in 1.5 or 2 litre pots).
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Merveille Sanguine’ – the most popular plant on the nursery over recent years and not hard to see why. A nice compact grower.
Red tinged foliage builds to a rich purple in autumn. Mophead flowers start pink, but quickly turn red, deepening with age. On acid soils a blue eye is a bonus, (plants available in 2 litre pots), larger specimens rarely offered. ORDER NOW TO GUARANTEE YOURS
Lonicera syringantha – beautiful scent from small pink flowers in spring - as good as any Daphne. Trim after flowering to get a decent shaped plant.
Untrimmed plants grow to 2 metres or more. Very tough (can survive temperatures of -25°C).
Well drained soil. Sun or light shade.
Physocarpus opulifolius Lady in Red (‘Tuilad’) – our favourite new selection.
Dark foliage with rich red new growth. White flowers in summer are much loved by bees. Sun or light shade in moist soil. Very hardy. Prune as desired, but potential height is just over 2 metres.
Rubus spectabilis ‘Olympic Double’ – a vigorous, suckering shrub with prickly stems and trifoliate leaves. Double, bright magenta rose flowers are fragrant, freely produced in late spring.
Excellent for mid-back of borders and for informal / wild areas. Easy, hardy and only slowly spreading.
Orange stems showing best colour on new wood. Lovely in winter with sun shining on it. Usual rules – not too close to drains, houses, etc; keep moist; cut back hard each year in late spring to keep bushy, colourful and tidy.
Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’ – dark, finely cut foliage giving the effect of a Japanese Maple. Pink tinged flowers. Elderberries for making wine or pleasing the wildlife, you decide!
Hard pruning can be done to rejuvenate and reduce size – great foliage, but less flowers will result that season. Hardy and easy. Sun gives richest foliage colour. 3 litre pots also available for £ 7.95.
Spiraea japonica ‘Crispa’ – something special. Foliage is serrated, looking especially good when young (red) and with autumn colour (yellow).
The pink flowers are typical of the sp. Good in tubs and borders. Easy, rounded, hardy shrub showing best colour in sun, (plants available in 1.5 or 2 litre pots).
Spiraea prunifolia – excellent plant looking great in spring (white button flowers) and autumn (seriously great red foliage over good period). Hardy, beautiful and easy to grow.
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