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Shrubs and roses are great for filling gaps and adding interest to your beds and borders. There are many that are easy to grow and care for and will give you years of pleasure, making this range of plants great value for money! View our video on How to plant shrubs and take a look at Michael Perry's (New Product Development Manager) Top 5 shrub recommendations
Lavandula angustifolia, English Lavender
This neat, compact variety of English lavender bears masses of dark purple-blue flower spikes. The fragrant stems of Lavender 'Munstead' are ideal for cutting or drying, and the nectar-rich flowers are particularly attractive to bees. Lavender makes an excellent low hedge or path edging where the perfume can be appreciated as you brush past the aromatic evergreen foliage. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 60cm (24").
Culinary note: Lavender flowers are edible.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
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Potentilla fruticosa 'Pink Paradise' (Large Plant)
Shrubby Cinquefoil plants are tough, resilient and easy to grow, requiring very little maintenance! Potentilla ‘Pink Paradise' is a bushy shrub, with plenty of punchy little pink flowers from late spring onwards.
Potentilla is unbeatable in the garden, and is remarkably rabbit proof and deer proof. The long flowering season makes it a must for rockeries and cottage garden borders. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 120cm (60").More info
Osmanthus x burkwoodii (Large Plant)
Osmanthus is an evergreen, slow-growing shrub with a neat, rounded habit, which is excellent for small gardens. The foliage of Osmanthus x burkwoodii is glossy, making a fine backdrop for clusters of powerfully scented blooms every spring.
Osmanthus is incredibly versatile, growing in sun or shade, and can be trained a hedge or screen with little maintenance. Plants will also establish well on dry banks and awkward garden slopes. The spring display of flowers is a welcome sight in the garden, not just for the showy display but also the potent fragrance! Perfect for shady corners. Height and spread: 3m (9.8').More info
Osmanthus delavayi (Large Plant)Dense clusters of highly fragrant, tubular white flowers drip from the arching stems of this splendid shrub in spring. The leathery evergreen foliage forms the perfect backdrop for showing off the nectar rich blooms, which are later succeeded by blue-black berries. With a slow growth rate and dense, rounded habit, Osmanthus delavayi makes a well behaved specimen shrub or compact hedging plant. This handsome shrub provides year round interest and holds am RHS AGM for its superb garden performance. Height: 300cm (118"). Spread: 400cm (157"). More info
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