Itea ilicifolia

Itea ilicifolia

This classy shrub has many good qualities; light green leaves armed with prickly edges, long (up to 30cm, but usually less) catkins of scented, pale green flowers from mid- to late summer, and a fairly…

Viburnum tinus ‘Gwenllian’

Viburnum tinus ‘Gwenllian’

One of the most reliable and easy evergreens, ‘Gwenllian’ is a dense shrub with dark green, leathery leaves. Clusters of deep pink buds open to white flowers throughout winter, but don’t overlook the metallic blue…

Ribes laurifolium

Ribes laurifolium

The laurel-leaved currant is less of a structural element and more of a spring treat. The leathery leaves provide the perfect backdrop for cascading heads of creamy green, scented flowers in late winter or spring.…

Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’

Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’

Glossy leaves with the narrowest of yellow margins, dense clusters of pink, heavily scented flowers in late winter/spring and a good shaped shrub up to 1.5m tall combine to make this a very special plant…

Fargesia murielae

Fargesia murielae

Bamboos are the antithesis of the often leaden effect you can get from other evergreens such as yew and rhododendrons. They won’t enjoy a dry, windswept garden, but give them some shelter and they are…

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