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ORNAMENTAL SHRUBS

Shrubs A - G
Shrubs H - O
Shrubs P - Y

*: E = evergreen

Figures in brackets indicate the approximate height/spread in feet usually attained after 10 years under average conditions.

Name   * Description
ABELIA      
Grandiflora (20/20)    E  Arching shrub with dark green leaves and fragrant white (pink tinged) flowers mid-summer to mid-autumn.
Francis Mason (6/10)    E  Arching shrub with yellowish green leaves and fragrant, bell shaped white flowers mid-summer to mid-autumn.
AMELANCHIER      
Alnifolia (12/10)     Upright shrub - dark green leaves, cream/white flowers in late Spring followed by edible round purple/black fruits.
Canadensis (20/10)     Dense Shrub - White haired leaves mature to dark green, then oramge/red in Autumn. White flowers mid to late Spring.
AUCUBA      
Gold Dust (8/8)   E Dense bushy shrub. Glossy,gold-speckled, dark green leaves with small purple flowers in mid-Spring followed by small red berries.
Japonica (10/10)    E  Dense bushy shrub. Glossy, dark green leaves with small purple flowers in mid-Spring followed, on female plants, by small red berries.
Janonica 'Crotonifolia' (10/10)    E  Dense bushy shrub. Large, glossy, dark green leaves heavily mottled with yellow. with small purple flowers in mid-Spring followed by small red berries.
AZALEA see Rhododendron      
BERBERIS     (BARBERRY)
Buxifloria (8/10)    E  Semi-evergreen, arching shrub. Dark green leaves with orange/yellow flowers mid-Spring followed by round, black fruits.
Darwinii (20/20) Large  E  Arching shrub with small, dark green leaves. Orange/yellow flowers in mid to late-Spring followed by berries.
Linearifolia 'Orange King' (10/10) Medium  E  Upright shrub. Narrow dark green leaves with cup-shaped, deep orange flowers in late-Spring.
Lologensis (10/15)    E  Arching shrub. Broad, dark green leaves with orange flowers in mid to late-Spring.
Ottawensis 'Superba' (8/8)     Oval deep reddish-purple leaves with yellow flowers late Spring and red fruits in Autumn.
Stenophylla (10/10) Medium  E  Arching shrub. Narrow, spine tipped deep green leaves with golden yellow flowers in mid to late-Spring followed by small black fruits.
Thunbergii (6/10)     Dense, arching shrub. Broad oval mid-green leaves turn orange-red in Autumn. Small pale yellow flowers in mid-Spring followed by bright red fruits.
BUDDLEJA      
Alternifolia (20/20) Large   Arching shrub. Narrow grey-green leaves with clusters of fragrant lilac-purple flowers in early Summer.
Davidii 'Black Knight' (15/15)     Arching shrub. Long, dark green leaves with fragrant deep violet-purple flowers from mid-Summer to Autumn.
Davidii 'Harlequin' (20/20) Large   Arching shrub. Long, pointed dark-green leaves with cream/white edges. Fragrant red-purple flowers from mid-Summer to Autumn.
Davidii 'Royal Red' (20/20) Large   Arching shrub. Long, pointed dark-green leaves with white underneath. Fragrant red-purple flowers from mid-Summer to Autumn.
Globosa (20/20) Large   Open shrub. Dark green leaves with orange-yellow ,ball-like, flowers in early-Summer.
Lochinch (10/10)     Arching shrub. Long, grey-green leaves with fragrant, lilac-blue flowers in late-Summer and Autumn.
BUXUS (BOX)      
Microphylla (3/5) (Small leaved box)    E  Bushy shrub. Small, dark-green leaves. Trim to retain shape.
Sempervirens (15/15) (Common Box)    E  Bushy shrub. Slow growing. Small, glossy, dark-green leaves. Ideal for screening and hedging.
CAMELLIA      
Anticipation (10/5)    E  Upright shrub. Dark-green leaves with deep pink blooms in Spring.
Cornish Snow (10/5)    E  Upright, bush shrub. Narrow leaves, bronze when young turning to dark-green. Profusion of cup-shaped white flowers in early Spring.
Hiemalis (10/5)    E  Upright, bushy shrub, Small narrow leaves with fragrant, cup-shaped, white, pink or red flowers in late Autumn and Winter.
       
       
CARYOPTERIS     (BLUE SPIRAEA)
Clandonensis 'Arthur Simmonds' (5/5) Small   Bushy shrub. grey-green leaves with purple-blue flowers in late Summer and early Autumn.
Incana (4/4) Small   Bushy shrub. Narrow grey-green leaves with violet-blue flowers in late Summer and early Autumn.
CEANOTHUS      
Blue Mound (5/6)    E  Bushy, dense shrub. Glossy dark green leaves with rounded clusters of deep blue flowers in late Spring.
Cascade (12/12)    E  Arching shrub. Narrow, glossy, dark green leaves with powder blue flowers in late Spring and early Summer.
Dentatus (5/6)    E  Bushy, dense shrub. Small, lossy dark green leaves with rounded clusters of bright blue flowers in late Spring.
Gloire de Versailles (5/5)     Bushy shrub. Broad, mid-green leaves with pale blue flowers mid-Summer to early Autumn.
Marie Simon (5/5)     Bushy shrub. Oval mid green leaves with clusters of soft pink flowers in mid-Summer to early Autumn.
Rigidus (4/8)    E  Spreading, bushy shrub. Rounded, dark green leaves with clusters of deep purple-blue flowers in mid-Spring to early Summer.
Thyrsiflorus (20/20) Large  E  Bushy shrub/tree. Broad oval glossy, mid-green leaves with rounded clusters of pale blue flowers in late Spring to early Summer.
Veitchianus (10/10)    E  Bushy shrub. Glossy, dark green leaves with dense clusters of deep blue flowers in late Spring to early Summer.
CERATOSTIGMA      
Griffithii (3/5)   E Bushy, dense shrub. Pink edged, dull green leaves readden in Autumn. Bright blue flowers with spreading petals in late Summer and Autumn.
Willmottianum (5/5) Small   Open shrub. Dull green leaves turn red in late Autumn. Rich blue flowers from late Summer to mid Autumn.
CHAENOMELES     (JAPONICA/QUINCE)
Japonica (3/6)     Bushy, spreading shrub with thorns. Mid green leaves with red or orange-red flowers in Spring and round, yellow friuts.
Superba 'Crimson and Gold' (3/6)     Dense, spreading shrub with thorns. Glossy dark green leaves with deep red flowers in Spring followed by yellow friuts.
CISTUS     (Sock Rose)
Albidus (3/3)    E  Bushy shrub. Large pale rose-pink flower in early Summer.
Aguilarii 'Maculatus' (5/5)   E Bushy shrub. Narrow, rich green leaves with large white flowers in early to mid Summer.
Corbariensis (5/5) Small  E  Bushy dense shrub. Dark green leaves with masses of white flowers in late Spring and early Summer.
Ladanifer (5/5) Small  E  Open, upright shrub. Narrow dark green and sticky leaves with large white flowers in early Summer.
Silver Pink (2/3) Small  E  Bushy shrub. Oval dark green leaves with pink flowers in early to mid Summer.
Skanbergii (5/5) Small  E  Bushy shrub. Narrow, grey-green leaves with pale pink flowers from early to mid Summer.
COLUTEA - Poisonous.      
Arborescens (10/10)     Open shrub. Pale green leaves with yellow, pea-like flowers in Summer.
Media (10/10) Medium   Open shrub. Grey-green leaves with copper and yellow flowers in Summer.
Orientalis (6/6)     Bushy shrub. Blue-grey leaves with clusters of copper flowers with yellow markings in Summer.
CONVOLVULUS      
Cneorum (5/5) small E Dense, bushy shrub. Narrow, silver-green leaves with pink buds opening to white flowers with yellow centres from late Spring to late Summer.
CORDYLINE      
Fruticosa (12/6)    E  Slow growing, upright shrub. Glossy deep green leaves with small white, purple or red flowers in Summer.
Indivisa (10/6)    E  Slow growing, upright shrub. Long, narrow green leaves with clusters of tiny white flowers in Summer followed by tiny, round blue/purple fruits.
CORNUS     (Dogwood)
Alba (10/10)     Upright, spreading shrub. Oval, dark green leaves becoming red/orange in Autumn with star shaped, creamy white flowers in late Spring and early Summer followed by round white fruits.
Alba 'Elegantissima' (10/10) medium   Grey-green variegated leaves with small creamy white flowers in late Spring and early Summer followed by white fruits. Young stems are bright red in Winter.
Alba 'Sibirica' (10/10) medium   Upright shrub with bright crimson young shoots in Winter. Dark green leaves with creamy white flowers in late Spring and early Summer followed by round, white fruits.
Alba 'Spaethii' (10/10) medium   Shrub with bright red young shoots in Winter. Bright green leaves with yellow edges has small creamy white flowers in late Spring and early Summer followed by round, white fruits.
CORYLUS     (HAZEL )
Avellana 'Contorta' (20/20) large   Bushy shrub with twisted branches. Mid green leaces. Bare branches have pendents of pale yellow catkins in late Winter.
COTINUS     (SMOKE BUSH)
Coggygria (15/15)     Bushy shrub. Rounded, light green leaves becoming yellow or red in Autumn. Small, pale-pink flowers in late Summer.
COTONEASTER      
Adpressus (1/6)     Arching shrub. Small, rounded dark green leaves turn to red in Autumn. Small pink flowers in early Summer followed by round, red fruits.
Autumn Fire (1/6)    E  Ground level or arching shrub. Small bright green leaves with small white flowers in early Summer followed by round, bright red fruits.
Conggestus (1/6)    E  Ground level shrub. Forms dense mound of small oval, dull green leaves. Small pink/white flowers in early Summer with round, bright red fruits. Round yellow fruits.
Dielsianus (8/8)     Arching shrub. small, dark green leaves with small pink flowers in early Summer followed by round, glossy, red fruits.
Exburiensis (15/15)    E  Arching shrub. Bright green leaves with white flowers in early Summer
Firebird (10/10)     Bushy, open shrub. Large, rounded dark green leaves redden in Autumn with small white flowers in early Summer followed by masses of round, bright red fruit.
Horizontalis (5/5) Small   Stiff branched, spreading shub. Gloss green leaves turn red in late Autumn. Rinkish white flowers in late Spring and early Summer followed by red fruits. Grows well against a wall with fan like branches.
Hupehensis (6/10)     Arching shrub. Oval, bright green leaves turn yellow in Autumn. Small white flowers in late Spring followed by large, round red fruits.
Lacteus (20/20) large  E  Arching shrub suitable for hedging. Rounded, dark green leaves with shallow, cup like, white flowers early to mid Summer. Clusters of red fruits in Autumn and Winter.
Microphyllus (3/6)    E  Dense, spreading shrub. Oval, dark green leaves on stiff shoots with small white flowers in late Spring followed by round red fruits.
Simonsii (10/10) medium   Upright shrub suitable for hedging. Oval dark green leaves with shollow, cup like, white flowers in early summer and orange/red fruits in Autumn.
CYTISUS     (BROOM)
Albus (1/3) Small   Spreading shrub. Oval leaves with dense creamy white flowers from early to mid Summer.
Battandieri (20/20) large   Open shrub. Silver=grey leaflets with yellow, sented flowers in Summer.
Firefly (6/6)     Bushy shrub. Small, mid-green leaves with masses of yellow flowers in late Spring and early Summer.
Praecox (5/5) Small   Densely branched shub. Tiny grey-green leaves with profusion of round creamy/yellow flowers in mid to late Spring.
Purpureus (1½/2)     Arching shrub. Masses of purple flowers in early Summer on previous years growth.
Supinus (3/3)     Rounded, bushy shrub. Grey-green leaves with dense heads of large yellow flowers from mid Summer to Autumn.
Windlesham Ruby (6/6)     Bushy shrub with arching shoots. Small, mid-green leaves with large red flowers in late Spring and early Summer.
DAPHNE      
BURKWOODII (3)     Fragrant, pinkish flowers in spring
MEZEREUM (3)     Fragrant purplish-red flowers from Feb-mar, red berries.
DEUTZIA      
GRACILIS (3)     Panicles of pure white flowers in spring
MONT ROSE (6)     Pink flowers with greyish foliage
SCABRA PLENA (9)     Double rose-purple flowers from Jun-July
ELAEAGNUS      
EBBINGEI (8)    E  A very hardy evergreen, fragrant flowers in autumn
- LIMELIGHT (6)    E  Silver-grey & gold variegated foliage
PUNGENS MACULATA (6)    E  Green leaves splashed with yellow
ENKIANTHUS      
CAMPANULATUS (6)     Good autumn colour, cream-yellow flowers in May.
ESCALLONIA      
APPLE BLOSSOM (5)    E  Pink & white flowers from Jun-Sept C.F.
BALL (8)    E  Upright growth, scarlet flowers in summer
DONARD SEEDLING (6)    E  Pale pink flowers, loose arching habit
DONARD RADIANCE (6)    E  Large soft rose red flowers
MACRANTHA (9)    E  Rose crimson flowers, glossy foliage
PRIDE OF DONARD (5)    E  Brilliant rose-pink flowers throughout summer
RED DREAM    E  Compact form with red flowers
EUCALYPTUS     (GUM TREE)
GUNNII (30+)    E  Silvery-blue foliage, fast growing.
NIPHOPHILA (25)    E  Large grey-blue leaves, ornamental bark
EUONYMUS     (SPINDLE TREE) Harmful if eaten
ALATUS (5)     Corky wings along branches, brilliant autumn colour
EUROPAEUS RED CASCADE (7)     Good autumn colour, rosy-red fruit.
FORT' BLONDY    E  Dark green foliage with a golden central splash
- EMERALD'N'GOLD (2)    E  Yellow & green variegated foliage.
- EMERALD GAIETY (2)    E  Green & silver variegated foliage.
- HARLEQUIN (2)    E  White and green variegated foliage
- MICRO' VARIEGATUS (2)    E  Green & white variegated foliage.
GENERAL GAULTHIER (3)    E  Large, silver variegated foliage
JAPONICUS OVATUS AUREUS (6)    E  Green foliage with yellow border
RADICANS SILVER QUEEN (3)    E  Large silver variegated foliage.
EXOCHORDA      
MACRANTHA THE BRIDE (8)     Racemes of white flowers in My-Jun
FATSIA      
JAPONICA (7)    E  Large palmate, dark green leaves
FORSYTHIA      
SPECTABILIS (8)     Bright yellow flowers in early spring
LYNWOOD GOLD (8)     Rich yellow flowers in spring
SUSPENSA (6)     Yellow flowers, good wall shrub
FOTHERGILLA      
MAJOR (4)     White flowers, green foliage, brilliant autumn colours.
Fuchsia      
magellanica (10)     Red and purple flowers (other colours in varieties), June to October.
Riccartonii (6)     Red and purple flowers from June to October.
GARRYA      
ELLIPTICA (8)    E  Grey-green catkins from Jan-Mar
- JAMES ROOF (8)    E  As above with longer catkins
GAULTHERIA     Harmful if eaten
PROCUMBENS (1)    E  White flowers in spring, red berries in autumn
SHALLON (3)    E  Pinkish-white flowers, purple berries in autumn. Good groundcover.
GENISTA      
HISPANICA (2)     Yellow flowers from May-Jun.
LYDIA (2)     Arching sprays of yellow flowers from May-Jun.
GRISELINIA      
LITTORALIS (9)    E  Grows well in coastal or mild locations.
- VARIEGATA (6)    E  Yellow margined foliage, grows well near the coast.
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