Shrubs for areas of chalky soil (D to H)


Here's a list of some shrubs which grow well in areas of chalky soil - the list is not exhaustive and any suggestions of further suitable shrubs will be welcome.

*: E = evergreen

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

DEUTZIA All varieties
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
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
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
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.
SPECTABILIS (8)   Bright yellow flowers in early spring
LYNWOOD GOLD (8)   Rich yellow flowers in spring
SUSPENSA (6)   Yellow flowers, good wall shrub
ELLIPTICA (8)  E  Grey-green catkins from Jan-Mar
- JAMES ROOF (8)  E  As above with longer catkins
ALBICANS (2)  E  White flowers Jun-Jul. Compact mound, glaucous foliage.
- RED EDGE (2)  E  Pinkish-red edges to upper leaves in winter, mauve flowers in June
AUTUMN GLORY (3)  E  Deep violet flowers from Jul-Oct
BABY MARIE (3)  E  Small pale pink flowers
CARL TESCHNER (1)  E  Prostrate growth, violet flowers Jun-Jul
GREEN GLOBE (1)  E  Moss green foliage, dome-shaped habit
GREAT ORME (3)  E  Flowers pink in bud opening white
JAMES STIRLING (1)  E  Whipcord branches, green in summer, bronze in winter
MARGRET (2)  E  Sky-blue flowers from may, bright green leaves, compact habit
ORATIO BEAUTY  E  Flowers are pink in bud opening white.
PINGUIFOLIA PAGEI (1)  E  Blue-grey foliage, white flowers from may-Jun
PINK ELEPHANT  E  Variegated foliage
PURPLE PIXIE (2)  E  Abundant purple flowers from Jun - autumn
RAKAIENSIS [SUBALPINA] (2)  E  White flowers from May-Jun compact growth
ROSIE (2)  E  Free flowering pink blooms June until late autumn
SILVER DOLLAR  E  Variegated foliage.
SUTHERLANDII (1)  E  Low growing, blue foliage & white flowers
VERNICOSA  E  Shiny green foliage, small white flowers in July
HIDCOTE (4)   Semi-evergreen, yellow flowers from Jul- Sept.
X MOSERANUM (2)   Yellow flowers with crimson stamens from Jul-Oct.
- TRICOLOR (2)   Pink, cream & green variegated foliage, needs some protection.
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