Category: Trees & Hedging

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Vinca Minor- Shrub

Vinca Minor, Commonly Called Lesser Periwinkle, Is A Scrambling Evergreen Shrub With Dark Green Foliage That Is Studded From Spring To Autumn With Pale Blue Or Violet Flowers. Tough And Fully Hardy This Low Growing, Easy-care Shrub Is Excellent For Planting As Groundcover Under Shrubs And Trees Or To Cascade Down Banks. Grow Vinca Minor In Any Moderately Fertile, Moist But Well-drained Soil In Sun Or Shade. plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Prune Out Unwanted Stems In Spring To Keep The Shrubs Manageable.

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Viburnum Opulus Roseum (sterile)- Shrub

Viburnum Opulus Roseum Is Commonly Known As Snowball Trees. These Viburnum Shrubs Bear Round Clusters Of Sweetly Scented White Flowers That Resemble Snowballs And Give The Plants Their Common Name. The Flowers Of Viburnum Opulus Roseum Are Sterile So These Shrubs Won’t Produce Berries. The Green Leaves Of Viburnum Turn To Shades Of Russet And Purple In Autumn.this Viburnum Has Been Given The Rhs Award Of Garden Merit As An Excellent Garden Plant.grow Viburnum Opulus Roseum In Any Moderately Fertile, Moist But Well-drained Soil. plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Prune Established Viburnum Shrubs By Removing Any Old Unproductive Stems To The Base After Flowering To Keep The Shrubs Manageable.

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Ribes King Edward- Shrub

 ribes Sanguineum ‘king Edward Vii’ Is Commonly Called Winter Or Flowering Currant. ‘king Edward Vii’ Is An Aromatic Shrub With Clusters Of Deep Crimson-red Flowers In Spring.  After Flowering The Showy Flowers Give Way To Clusters Of Decorative Fruits.these Ornamental Hardy Shrubs Flower At The Same Time As Forsythias And They Are Good Planting Partners For Other Early Spring Flowering Shrub; Either As Specimen Shrubs In A Mixed Border Or As Part Of An Ornamental Hedge. Flowering Currants Are Excellent Shrubs For Attracting Birds And Insects To The Garden. Grow Ribes Sanguineum ‘king Edward Vii’ In Any Moderately Fertile, Moist But Well-drained Soil. These Easy-care Shrubs Are Tolerant Of Most Soils And Positions. plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Prune Flowering Currants Immediately After Flowering.   On Established  Plants, Cut Flowering Stems Back To Young Shoots Low Down On The Plant To Encourage More Flowers And To Keep The Shrubs Neat. 

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Potentilla Tangerine- Shrub

Potentilla Fruticosa ‘tangerine’ Makes A Twiggy, Spreading Shrub With Small Grey Green Leaves; This Dwarf Potentilla Is Studded With Yellow-orange Flowers From Late Spring To Early Summer. The Flowers Tend To Fade To Yellow In Hot Weather To Give A Lovely Two Tone Effect. Commonly Known As Shrubby Cinquefoil; Potentillas Are Hardy Shrubs That Are Easy To Grow And Care For. Grow Potentilla In Any Moderately Fertile, Moist But Well-drained Soil. These Easy-care Shrubs Are Tolerant Of Most Soils And Positions. plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  No Regular Pruning Necessary But Potentilla Can Be Trimmed To Shape After Flowering To Keep The Shrubs Neat.

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Potentilla Red Ace- Shrub

Potentilla Fruticosa ‘red Ace’ Makes A Twiggy, Bushy Shrub With Small Grey Green Leaves; This Compact Deciduous Shrub Is Studded With Yellow-backed Red Flowers From Late Spring To Early Summer. The Flowers Tend To Fade To Orange In Hot Sun To Give A Lovely Two Tone Effect. Commonly Known As Shrubby Cinquefoil, Potentillas Are Hardy Shrubs That Are Easy To Grow And Care For. Grow Potentilla In Any Moderately Fertile, Moist But Well-drained Soil. These Easy-care Shrubs Are Tolerant Of Most Soils And Positions. plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  No Regular Pruning Necessary But Potentilla Can Be Trimmed To Shape After Flowering To Keep The Shrubs Neat.

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Philadelphus Virginal- Shrub

Philadelphus Virginal, Commonly Called Mock Orange Blossom, Is A Hardy Flowering Shrub That  Bears Sweetly Scented Flowers In Mid Summer. These Deciduous Shrubs Have Double Pure White Blooms And Their Orange Blossom Perfume Often Fills The Garden, Attracting Bees And Other Pollinating Insects. Philadelphus Are Superb Shrubs For A Boundary Or In A Border. They Can Get Quite Large But Regular Pruning Keeps These Shrubs Neat And Manageable And Encourages More Flowers.grow Philadelphus In Fertile, Well Drained Soil In A Sunny Or Part Shaded Position. Philadelphus Are Excellent For Coastal Gardens And They Will Also Tolerate City Pollution. plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Prune Philadelphus As Soon As The Shrub Has Finished Flowering. Cut Flowering Stems Back By Two Thirds To Ensure Next Year’s Flowers.on Well Established Or Congested Shrubs Cut Out A Third Of The Old Stems Every Year, Back To Within A Few Inches Of The Ground, To Encourage New Stems.

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Perovskia Blue Spire- Shrub

Perovskia Blue Spire, Commonly Called Russian Sage, This Aromatic Shrub Resembles Lavender With Its Upright Soft Blue Flower Spikes And Silvery Foliage. Russian Sage Is An Excellent Shrub For A Dry Sunny Spot Or To Line A Path. This Perovskia Has Been Given The Rhs Award Of Garden Merit As An Excellent Garden Plant. Grow Perovskia Blue Spirein A Moderately Fertile, Free Draining Soil In Full Sun. Perovskia Are Drought Tolerant Plants That Will Also Cope With Poor Soil. plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Mahonia X Media Charity Needs No Regular Pruning.on Established Plants Cut Back If Necessary To Rejuvenate Leggy Mahonias. The Cut Stems Are Bright Yellow, Which Can Sometimes Come As A Shock When You First Cut Into Them! 

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Mahonia X Media ‘charity’ Shrub

Mahonia X Media ‘charity’ Is A Popular Variety Of This Architectural Evergreen. From November Through To March It Produces Long Spikes Of Lightly Scented Yellow Flowers Which Are Much Appreciated During A Season Where Few Other Plants Are In Flower. The Foliage Is Very Dramatic, Large, Dark Green And Similar In Appearance To Holly. Mahonia X Media ‘charity’ Is A Valuable Plant For Pollinating Insects, Providing A Source Of Nectar Insects During Winter. The Flowers Are Followed By Ornamental Purple/blue Berries That Attract Birds To Your Garden. ‘charity’ Is A Lovely Variety Of Mahonia, Creating A Focal Point In A Shady Border Or Woodland Garden But Will Tolerate Sun If The Soil Is Kept Moist. A Plant That Truly Provides All Year Round Interest.plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Mahonia X Media Charity Needs No Regular Pruning.on Established Plants Remove Some Of The Old Stems And Cut Back If Necessary To Rejuvenate Leggy Mahonias. The Cut Stems Are Bright Yellow, Which Can Sometimes Come As A Shock When You First Cut Into Them!

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Hypericum Calycinum Shrub

Hypericum Calycinum; Commonly Called St John’s Wort Or Rose Of Sharon, These Summer Flowering, Evergreen Shrubs Bear Golden Flowers With Showy Stamens Amid Large, Oval Deep Green Leaves. The Flowers Give Way To Clusters Of Autumn And Winter Berries That Look Good In Floral Arrangements. Despite Their Exotic Looks Hypericum Calycinum Are Easy To Grow And They Are Ideal Spreading Shrubs To Give Low Maintenance, Weed-suppressing Ground Cover, Especially. grow Hypericum Calycinum In Full Sun Or Partial Shade In Moist, But Well Drained Soil. plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Keep Hypericum Calycinum Neat By Shearing Over The Shrub In Spring .

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Genista Lydia Shrub

Genista Lydia, Like Dwarf Genistas, Is A Very Popular Variety. This Exceptional Shrub Has A Lovely Rounded Form And In Late Spring And Early Summer It Produces A Profusion Of Yellow Flowers, Literally Covering The Plant To Create A Vibrant Golden Coloured Dome. Genista Lydia Is A Common Sight On The Dry, Sunny Hillsides Of Southern France And Spain, Thriving On Poor Quality Soils. Plant Yours In Poorly Fertile Soil To Achieve The Most Flowers. Genista Lydia Is An Rhs Agm Winner And A Great Plant For A Large Rockery.plantingdig A Hole Large And Deep Enough To Take The Plant’s Root Ball.gently Tap The Plant Out Of Its Pot Without Disturbing The Soil Around The Roots.position The Plant In The Hole So The Plant’s Crown Is Level With The Surface And Sits At The Same Depth As It Was In The Pot; Make Sure The Roots Are In Direct Contact With The Soil.backfill With The Excavated Soil And Firm In Gently.water To Settle The Soil Around The Roots. aftercare.watering: Water Regularly In The First Few Weeks After Planting But Don’t Overwater. The Plants Will Send Their Roots Down In Search Of Moisture As They Grow.feeding:  Give Plants A Boost If Necessary With A Handful Of Granular Feed Hoed Into The Soil In Spring.pruning:  Trim Genista Lydia Lightly After Flowering But Don’t Cut Into Old Wood.