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Common Shrubs

Common Shrubs

Common Shrubs

These are popular plants for the garden and we offer these in large sizes for instant effect

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  1.   Arbutus unedo-Strawberry Tree

    Arbutus unedo

    Strawberry Tree
    Container plants
    Shrub
    Evergreen shrubby tree or multi-stem shrub with small serrated leaves and red shedding bark. Small bell shaped white flowers tinged pink in late summer will produce orangey-red strawberry like fruits the next autumn. Ultimate height 5-8m. Hardy but does best in a warm sheltered site. . Learn More
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  2.   Aucuba crotonifolia Gold-Spotted Laurel

    Aucuba crotonifolia Gold

    Spotted Laurel
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A rounded evergreen shrub with large oblong glossy vivid yellow speckled leaves. Inconspicuous purple red flowers produce brilliant red berries on female plants. Ultimate height and spread 2-3 metres. Suits most soils. Prefers shelter and partial or deep shade in most soils and even dry soils. Learn More
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  3.   Buxus sempervirens-Box

    Buxus sempervirens

    Box
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A favourite for hedging and topiary. Slow growing dense shrub evergreen requires a well drained soil. Grows well in sun or shade. Not for very acid soils. Learn More
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  4.   Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy-Cercis Forest Pansy

    Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy

    Cercis Forest Pansy
    Container plants
    Tree Feathered
    A spreading deciduous shrub with beautiful heart-shaped dark purple-red leaves. Clusters of purple or pink pea-like flowers are borne directly on stems before the leaves appear. Ultimate height 6-8m. Fully hardy. Avoid windy situations. Suits most well drained soils. Learn More
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  5.   Cornus alba elegantissima-Variegated Dogwood

    Cornus alba elegantissima

    Variegated Dogwood
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A reliable vigorous shrub. Grey green leaves with white margins turning red in autumn. White flowers are followed by white berries often tinged blue.This deciduous shrub has red stems which are very striking in the winter. Ultimate height and spread 3 metres. Hardy and thrives in most soils. Sun or partial shade. Cut back stems every 2-3 years to get the best winter colour . Learn More
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  6.   Cornus alba sibirica-Red Barked Dogwood

    Cornus alba sibirica

    Red Barked Dogwood
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A reliable vigorous shrub with dark green leaves tuning red in the autumn. White flowers in spring followed by white berries. A deciduous shrub which has red stems and are very striking in the winter. Ultimate height and spread 3 metres. Hardy thrives in most soils and in sun or partial shade. Cut stems back every 2-3 years for best winter colour. Learn More
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  7.   Cornus controversa variegata-Wedding Cake Tree

    Cornus controversa variegata

    Wedding Cake Tree
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A small deciduous tree, 4-6 metres in height . The variegated leaves hang from layered branches giving a beautiful display . Needs a very sheltered site and well drained soil prefering light shade to full sun . Learn More
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  8.   Cornus kousa chinensis-Flowering Chinese Dogwood

    Cornus kousa chinensis

    Flowering Chinese Dogwood
    Container plants
    Tree Feathered
    Small deciduous conical tree to 7m with dark green leaves turning crimson purple in autumn. Covered with showy white flowers (bracts) eventually turning pink-red. The green true flower at the center of the bracts will develop into a strwberry-like fleshy red fruit. Prefers a neutral to acid moist but well drained soil and a sheltered site. Will tolerate partial shade. Learn More
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  9.   Cornus stolonifera Flaviramea-Yellow Barked Dogwood

    Cornus stolonifera Flaviramea

    Yellow Barked Dogwood
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A deciduous shrub with bright yellow stems in winter. Dark green leaves are followed by white flowers in spring. This hardy shrub thrives in most soils in sun or partial shade. Ultimate height and spread 3 metres. Plant with red stemmed cornus for an excellent winter effect. Learn More
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  10.   Elaeagnus ebbingei-Oleaster

    Elaeagnus ebbingei

    Oleaster
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A vigorous evergreen shrub silver-tinged glossy green leaves silvery beneath. Fragrant creamy white flowers in autumn followed by orange speckled fruits. Ultimate height and spread 4 metres. Very hardy thrives in most soils in sun or shade. Makes an excellent hedge or ideal for screening. Learn More
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  11.   Euonymus alatus Compactus-Winged Spindle Tree

    Euonymus alatus Compactus

    Winged Spindle Tree
    Container plants
    Shrub
    An interesting deciduous shrub with dark green leaves. Foliage turns brilliant red in autumn with reddish purple fruits opening to reveal orange seeds. Height 1.5 metres spread can be up to 3 metres. This hardy reliable shrub can be grown in most situations. Learn More
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  12.   Euonymus japonicus Bravo-Variegated Japanese Spindle

    Euonymus japonicus Bravo

    Variegated Japanese Spindle
    Container plants
    Shrub
    An attractive evergreen shrub with dark glossy green leaves with white margins. A hardy shrub thriving in a well drained soil in sun or part shade. Ultimate height 3 metres and spread 2 metres. Learn More
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  13.   Euonymus japonicus Elegantissima Aurea-Variegated Japanese Spindle

    Euonymus japonicus Elegantissima Aurea

    Variegated Japanese Spindle
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A striking evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves boldly margined gold. Hardy ideally planted in a sunny spot in a well drained soil. Ultimate height 3 metres and spread 2 metres. Learn More
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  14.   Euonymus japonicus-Japanese Spindle

    Euonymus japonicus

    Japanese Spindle
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A useful evergreen shrub with dark glossy green leaves. Hardy ideal for coastal planting or hedging. Thrives in a well drained soil in sun or shade. Ultimate height 3 metres spread 2 metres. Learn More
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  15.   Fatsia japonica-Japanese Aralia

    Fatsia japonica

    Japanese Aralia
    Container plants
    Shrub
    An architectural evergreen shrub with large mid green hand shaped leaves. Round creamy white flowers followed by black fruit. Thrives in sun or shade in a sheltered site. Needs well drained soil. Height and spread 2.5 metres. Learn More
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  16.   Griselinia littoralis-New Zealand Privet

    Griselinia littoralis

    New Zealand Privet
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A dense upright evergreen shrub with glossy leathery light green leaves. Hardy a good shrub for coastal areas and hedging. Ulitmate height and spread 4 metres. Can be trimmed to make a good hedge. Learn More
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  17.   Hydrangea macrophylla-Hydrangea

    Hydrangea macrophylla

    Hydrangea
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A rounded hardy shrub with dark green leaves.The large mophead flowers appear in mid to late summer in a range of colours pink ,blue or white. Soil ph will change the colours of some cultivars Height 1 metre spread 1.5 metres. Prefers a moist soil and thrives in part sun or a shady spot. Deciduous. Learn More
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  18.   Ilex aq. argentea marginata-Variegated Holly

    Ilex aq. argentea marginata

    Variegated Holly
    Container plants
    Shrub
    An evergreen shrub with spiny white margined dark green leaves. Insignificant white flowers in summer are followed by abundant bright red berries in autumn. Ultimate height 5 to 10 metres spreading to 4 metres can be grown as a specimen tree as a clipped bush or as a hedge. Hardy. Thrives in a sunny site in most soils except wet. Learn More
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  19.   Ilex aquifolium-Holly

    Ilex aquifolium

    Holly
    Container plants
    Woodland/Hedging
    An evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy oval leaves the irregular edges of which have sharp spines. The plants can be male or female, bright red berriues are produced on female plants in autumn. Makes a good evergreen hedge and can be trimmed as standards or balls . Thrives on most soils including drier soils but does not do well on very chalky sites. Learn More
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  20.   Laurus nobilis-Bay

    Laurus nobilis

    Bay
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A columnular evergreen tree or large shrub with glossy dark green aromatic leaves. Produces small yellow fluffy flowers in early summer followed by black berries. Ultimate height 6 metres spread 4 metres. Can be grown as a specimen tree clipped topiary or as a hedge. Hardy thrives in sun or shade in most soil types. Shelter from cold drying winds. Learn More
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  21.   Magnolia grandiflora Goliath-Evergreen Magnolia

    Magnolia grandiflora Goliath

    Evergreen Magnolia
    Container plants
    Shrub
    Evergreen Magnolia lovely evergreen tree or large shrub often grown against walls. Can be grown in the open if on a sunny sheltered site. Leaves large leathery and some varieties are reddish below, especially young leaves. Large creamy white fragrant flowers produced summer into autumn. Learn More
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  22.   Magnolia soulangeana-Saucer or tulip Magnolia

    Magnolia soulangeana

    Saucer or tulip Magnolia
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A large deciduous shrub or rounded tree with dark green leaves and large goblet shaped flowers in varying shades of pink on the outside white on the inside produced from mid spring before the leaves emerge. Ultimate height and spread 4-6 metres. Hardy. Prefers a moist well drained soil not chalk. Thrives in sun or partial shade shelter from cold drying winds. Learn More
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  23.   Magnolia stellata-Star Magnolia

    Magnolia stellata

    Star Magnolia
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A large compact bushy shrub or tree with mid green leaves. Star shaped pure white flowers apppear in early to mid spring. Ultimate height and spread 3 metres. Hardy prefers a moist well drained soil not chalk. Thrives in a sunny position shelter from cold drying winds. Learn More
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  24.   Nandina domestica-Sacred Bamboo

    Nandina domestica

    Sacred Bamboo
    Container plants
    Shrub
    An evergreen shrub with elegant green foliage which colours well in spring and autumn. Panicles of white flowers appear in mid summer followed by bright red fruit. Ultimate height 2 metres spread 1.5 metres. Hardy prefers a well drained soil and a sheltered site with some sun. Learn More
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  25.   Osmanthus burkwoodii-Osmanthus burkwoodii

    Osmanthus burkwoodii

    Osmanthus burkwoodii
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A rounded evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves and clusters of very fragrant tubular white flowers from mid to late spring. A good border shrub which thrives in a well drained soil in full sun or dappled shade. Hardy, slowly reaching a height and spread of 3 metres. Learn More
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  26.   Photinia serrulata Red Robin-Photinia Red Robin

    Photinia serrulata Red Robin

    Photinia Red Robin
    Container plants
    Shrub
    Upright evergreen shrub to small tree with bright red young leaves which turn dark glossy green. White flowers in April may produce bright red berries in autumn.Ultimate height and spread 3-5m can be restricted by regular pruning. Frost hardy. Prefers a sunny site. New growth can scorch in exposed situations. Dislikes wet feet in winter. Suits most well drained soils including chalk. Excellent screening shrub or tree. Learn More
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  27.   Prunus laurocerasus-Common Laurel

    Prunus laurocerasus

    Common Laurel
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A dense bushy evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Produces fragrant white flowers on upright spikes in spring followed by bright red fruit ripening to black. Height and spread 5 metres can be grown as specimen clipped bushes or as a hedge. Hardy can be grown in sun or shade in most soils except wet. Foliage tends to yellow in very chalky soils. Learn More
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  28.   Prunus lusitanica angustifolia-Portugal Laurel

    Prunus lusitanica angustifolia

    Portugal Laurel
    Container plants
    Shrub
    Dense bushy evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy dark green leaves and reddish petioles. Fragrant white flowers on pendent racemes in early summer followed by red-black berries in autumn. Full sun to half shade. Ultimate height 8-10m. Suits any well-drained soil including chalk. Hardy. Excellent hedging and screening plant. Easy to clip and shape. Learn More
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  29.   Quercus ilex-Evergreen Oak

    Quercus ilex

    Evergreen Oak
    Container plants
    Woodland/Hedging
    Evergreen hedging plant and long lived tree. Small stiff dark green leaves with silvery grey undersides. Good tolerance of coastal winds. Frost tolerant. Produces acorns. Learn More
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  30.   Trachycarpus fortunei-Chusan Palm

    Trachycarpus fortunei

    Chusan Palm
    Container plants
    Shrub
    A single stemmed evergreen palm with large fan shaped dark green leaves. Small yellow flowers emerge close to the leaf bases in early summer. This is the hardiest palm in the U.K requires a well drained soil in sun or part shade. Shelter from cold drying winds. Trunk height in 10 years 1.5 to 2 metres. Learn More
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