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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
Sarcococca confusa (Large Plant)
Sweet Box, Christmas Box
You can enjoy winter colour and fragrance in your garden with this ever-popular, easy to grow shrub, Sarcococca. The flowers of Sarcococca confusa might be inconspicuous, and hide beneath the leathery foliage, but you won't miss their powerful, honey-like fragrance. The flowers are followed by black berries, which stay on the plant for a long time.
Christmas Box is a versatile, evergreen shrub that needs little maintenance and can tolerate many different garden situations, especially difficult areas such as dry shade. A useful plant for shady borders or growing in large containers near to the home, where the fragrance can be enjoyed. Height: 2m (6.6'). Spread: 1m (39").More info
Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna (Large Plant)
Sweet Box, Christmas Box
Fragrant flowers should have a special place in every garden. Sarcococca blooms emit a powerful fragrance during the winter; and it's so strong that it can cut through the chilly winter air too!
Sarcococca plants are tough and resilient, thriving in deep and partial shade. Plants can be grown into a low hedge similar to Box. In fact, Sarcococca is sometimes known as Sweet Box or Christmas Box.
Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna has purple-tinged stems and the foliage is leathery and weatherproof. From winter onwards, fragrant, firecracker-like blooms appear, followed by black berries. Plant them into the border, by the back door or front door or into large patio containers. Height: 1.5m (5'). Spread: 2m (6').More info
Viburnum tinus 'Lisarose' (Large Plant)
LaurustinusThis hardy evergreen shrub is indispensible in the garden for its scented flowers and winter berries. Viburnum tinus 'Lisarose' is an attractive cultivar, bearing clusters of fragrant, creamy white flowers that open from deep red buds. The nectar rich blooms are followed by glossy black fruits. Flowering from December to April, this useful shrub makes a valuable winter feature at a time when colour is sparse in the garden. Laurustinus is particularly versatile - grow it in borders or woodland edges, or create a dense evergreen hedge that will attract pollinating insects. The blooms make good cut flowers too. Low maintenance and easy to grow; just perfect for bringing year round interest to borders or containers. Height and spread: 3m (10'). More info
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