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'Hardy Specimen Shrubs'

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Spiraea japonica 'Pink and Gold'

Spiraea Japonica 'Pink and Gold' is arguably the most colourful of its genre. With its butter-yellow foliage and brilliant pink flowers, this striking shrub will be a colourful addition to any border. In the later summer months, the wonderful blooms of Spiraea…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Escallonia 'Donard Seedling'

Escallonia 'Donard Seedling' is an easy to grow shrub with glossy dark green leaves and an abundance of pale pink saucer shaped flowers during summer. Escallonia have an in-built versatility that makes them suitable for shrub borders, specimen  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Escallonia laevis 'Pink Elle'

From early summer the stems tips of Escallonia laevis 'Pink Elle' are crowded with clusters of tubular pink flowers that are larger than most cultivars. This neat, compact shrub has a pleasing rounded habit that makes a fine specimen for borders, and an…  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

Don't be fooled by this Spotted Laurel's delicate flowers and exotic foliage, for the hardy shrub is well-suited to the changeable British climate. Whether it's planted in a shady, dry or costal garden, Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' will sport glossy,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Hebe '3-in-1 Pot'

Create a patchwork effect with your shrub plantings thanks to this unique 3-in-1 hebe pack. You'll receive one pot, complete with 3 growing hebe plants, in 3 different colours! A resilient, easy-to-grow and prune specimen makes a really special feature on…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Euonymus japonicus

If you are looking for a plant that you can mould to suit your purposes then a Euonymus Japonica is to be considered. It will make a delightful specimen plant with it's attractive dark green leaves but if you want to use it as a formal hedge or screen just keep…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Choisya x dewitteana 'Goldfingers'

If you are looking for a flowering shrub that can be planted as a hedge or want a stand alone specimen for a wide border, then Choisya x dewitteana 'Goldfingers' is a great choice. This Mexican Orange Blossom is evergreen and will produce a profusion of…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Escallonia 'Iveyi'

Escallonia Iveyi is a worthy holder of an RHS AGM award, it's not hard to see why. The plant is an evergreen shrub that is clothed with glossy dark green foliage and further enhanced with large clusters of pristine white flowers from June to August. Iveyi is…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea

This variety of Japanese Barberry is distinguished by its density, which makes it an ideal candidate for use as a thick hedge. However, its rounded habit is equally notable, meaning that the hardy shrub can be grown into an excellent specimen plant,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Philadelphus 'Albatre'

Nothing beats the rich, sweet scent of a Mock Orange in full bloom! These hardy shrubs fill the air with a heady scent which wafts from pure white, semi double blooms which appear with a flourish in early summer. The leaves of Philadelphus 'Albatre'…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Deutzia purpurea 'Kalmiiflora'

Deutzia purpurea 'Kalmiiflora' is an excellent, stand-alone specimen plant, although it will also hold its own in busy, sunny borders. The hardy shrub's foliage consists of open branches covered with deciduous, oval leaves. In the spring, dark pink…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Ceanothus x delileanus 'Gloire de Versailles'

Ceanothus Delilianus Gloire De Versailles (Californian Lilac) is a lovely bushy shrub that is covered in powder-blue flowers from July to September. This tough plant with a prestigious RHS AGM, is very low maintenance and fast growing only requiring a hard prune…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride'

A hardy shrub with pure white flowers makes Exochorda 'The Bride' a graceful addition to your garden. Flowers April to May, and with striking autumnal foliage in October. Height: 2m (6'). Spread: 3m (10').  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Nandina domestica 'Blush Pink'

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Betula nana

Betula nana is a deciduous dwarf shrub native to the Arctic regions of the world so well able to withstand cold and windy weather! Growing to a maximum height of 60cm (24), the Dwarf Birch has a low spreading habit and produces small, toothed green leaves which…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Brown
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Forsythia x intermedia 'Minigold'

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Chaenomeles x superba 'Clementine'

Flowering early in the spring, Chaenomeles x superba 'Clementine' is a welcome sight, heralding the start of a new season with its double orange-red blooms borne on bare, spiny stems. Pollinating insects make a bee-line for its rich nectar which is so valuable early in…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Rosy Rocket'

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Fire Dance'

This handsome shrub is always marvelled at, for it's unique, tasselled blooms, dipped in crimson-red. They'll enjoy a sheltered corner of the garden, and reward you with their showy firecracker-like blooms and colourful foliage. Not as well known as it should be,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Cornus alba 'Ivory Halo'

Cornus alba 'Ivory Halo' is a Dogwood shrub that has the renowned red stems in winter, that contrast magnificently with snowy ground. Earlier in the year it has attractive, variegated foliage with white edges on the leaves. In spring the plant becomes full of…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Calycanthus chinensis

Rarely found in gardens, Calycanthus chinensis deserves to be much more widely grown. This handsome deciduous shrub forms a bushy, medium sized plant cloaked in glossy, mid-green foliage that turns to buttery yellow in autumn. In early summer it bears white,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Cream
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Photinia x fraseri 'Pink Marble'

Photinia x fraseri 'Pink Marble' produces clumps of elegant white flowers in mid to late spring, beautifully complementing the bright foliage. This variation of the well liked Photinia 'Red Robin' features variegated, leathery leaves that appear stunning red with pink…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Nandina domestica 'Gulfstream'

Nandina domestica 'Gulfstream' is famous for its stunning colouring throughout the year. 'Gulfstream', or Heavenly Bamboo, as it is often known, begins the year showing off its pretty purple leaves. Before long, they turn green, as the shrub develops its groups…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Tower'

Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla 'Black Tower' has the most wonderfully deep, dark, dense and compact foliage and with its upright habit makes it a great Elder for small gardens. Sambucus is a great specimen plant too as it has the most unusual, flattened heads of…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Nandina domestica

Delicate in appearance the Nandina domestica is an ideal specimen plant for centre stage in your garden. Heavenly Bamboo from the Far East will happily grow in the UK and is at home in our climate. An upright, bamboo-like shrub with narrow oval shaped,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Cryptomeria japonica 'Sekkan-sugi'

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Clematis 'Madame le Coultre'

This Jackmanii hybrid Clematis 'Madame le Coultre' is a truly stunning specimen! The brilliant, large white flowers with striking golden stamens flourish elegantly throughout the summer months. Madame le Coultre loves a prominent location in any garden. Don't…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Grandiflora'

This shrub is gaining popularity in recent years; much famed for it's punchy honey fragrant blooms, borne on bare stems during the cold depths of winter! Such a unique banana yellow colour too!  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Deutzia setchuenensis var. corymbiflora

A compact deciduous shrub, Deutzia setchuenensis var. corymbiflora produces beautiful clusters of pretty white, star-shaped flowers in June and July. As the leaves fall in autumn they reveal interesting peeling bark on mature specimens, which is great for…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Gardenia 'Crown Jewels'

Who'd have imagined an outdoor hardy gardenia a few years ago? With its pearly white, waxy blooms, 'Crown Jewels' will be a prized specimen from the moment it's delivered to you. And don't underestimate the fragrance. it's far too powerful for the home.…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Chaenomeles speciosa 'Hot Fire'

Chaenomeles speciosa 'Hot Fire' produces crimson-red flowers early in spring, on bare, spiny stems. The rounded green foliage that follows on provides a lovely backdrop for showy, autumn fruits. Flowering Quince are ideal specimens for the border, and with a…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Philadelphus 'Starbright'

Philadelphus 'Starbright' produces fragrant single white blooms with yellow stamens in early summer; these flowers are larger than those of other Mock Orange varieties. New growth in spring is flushed purple, rapidly maturing into vivid green foliage which contrasts…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'

Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' produces a dazzling display of young scarlet foliage in spring which, along with the crimson stems, contrasts fabulously with the mature green foliage further down the plant. Rich white spring flowers further complement this stunning…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Corylus maxima 'Purpurea'

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Beauty'

Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla 'Black Beauty' has the most beautiful, delicate pink flowers which contrast well with the deep, dark and dense foliage; making this hardy shrub a really decorative specimen plant. With sweet, lemon-scented blooms which…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Rhododendron 'Germania'

Upright clusters of deep rose-pink flowers make a showy display in late May. The vibrant blooms stand out against a background of broad, glossy, evergreen leaves. Rhododendron 'Germania' is a hardy, free flowering variety that makes an appealing specimen  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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