Shrubs

Shrubs

Generally characterised as possessing multiple stems with no main trunk, shrubs can be deciduous or evergreen. Shrubs are the backbone of a garden, used as screens, backgrounds and accents. Shrubs form the framework of a garden and, if selected carefully, can provide interest throughout the year due to the huge variety of colours and sizes; flowering shrubs particularly. Small shrubs often have a compact habit, making them ideal to grow in patio containers.

We offer an enormous range of shrubs, both deciduous and evergreen including Azalea, Choisya, Euonymus, Hebe and Lavandula.

Shrub Considerations &. Maintenance

Shrubs vary substantially in shape and size. Before choosing a shrub it’s important to understand your garden, you must be aware of the soil texture and acidity so you can choose a shrub that will thrive in your garden. Consider the number of hours of sunshine the position where you want to plant the shrub receives throughout the seasons. Also, think about the ultimate height and spread of the shrub, as well as growth rate.

Newly planted shrubs need careful watering, however, once established they need little water. To keep shrubs healthy, productive and to restrict their size, spring is a good time to prune before the shrub leafs out. Wait to prune flowering shrubs such as lilacs after they bloom, pruning after flowering encourages shrubs to bush out and produce another round of blooms.

  • Fargesia Murielae 3 litre £9.99 Wispy, slow growing bamboo
  • Phyllostachys aurea 200/250cm 18 litre £51.99 Yellow stemmed, clump forming
  • Phyllostachys nigra 150/200cm 12 litre £35.99 Tall stem, turning black in one year
  • Pseudosasa Japonica 100/125cm 12 litre £34.99 Deep green foliage, prefers moist site

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Climbers

Climbing plants can soften the look of fences, walls, pergolas and arches. They take up little ground space and are excellent choices for smaller gardens. Clematis prove to be a popular choice, as they produce flowers in a variety of shapes and colours and are easy to grow. Near seating areas, choose climbers with scented flowers like honeysuckles and jasmine, they smell delicious and are fast growing. Climbers we often stock include Clematis, Roses, Wisteria, Honeysuckle, Hedera, Hydrangea and Jasminum.

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