Other Choice Plants

Other Choice Plants

We stock a range of our favourite plants which associate well with Rhododendrons. Some of these are featured in our garden at Crosswater Farm, and often create plenty of interest and enquiries

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Clerodendrum trichotomum fargesii 'Carnival'  AGM
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Clerodendrum trichotomum fargesii 'Carnival' AGM
A deciduous large shrub or small tree, with young purple leaves with a broad yellow margin, that turn grey-green with creamy white margin. Fragrant flowers are produced from midsummer to autumn, with berries that are bright blue at first, turning black contrasting with red calyces. Flowering from July-October the fragrant white clustered blooms contrast against the variegated foliage. In autumn it...
£19.95
Cornus Eddie's White Wonder  AGM
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Cornus Eddie's White Wonder AGM
Huge and stunning large white bracts cover the branches in May. A choice large shrub or small tree with an upright habit becoming more spreading as the plant matures. Height 2.00 - 4.00 metres in 10 years.
£29.95

Cornus Florida Cherokee Princess
Cornus Florida Cherokee Princess
(H5) A choice "dogwood", forming a large shrub or medium sized tree with masses of white bracts flowering May-June. Prefers sun or light shade position. Brilliant Autumn colour. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Best in moist acid soils
£21.95
Cornus florida Sunset
Cornus florida Sunset
(H5) Small green flowers in late spring with a large pink bract. New foliage has pink edging, which turns yellow with a green centre in summer, then deep purple red in autumn. Height 200-400cm in 10 years. Best in moist sunny position. Cornus Florida Sunset, known as a flowering dogwood is a deciduous ornamental tree which can also be grown as a shrub and provides interest to the garden from spring...
£21.95

Cornus kousa Galilean
Cornus kousa Galilean
Large, hunter green leaves emerge in spring and are followed in late spring by extra-large white flowers that smother the branches of this robust-growing tree. Upright habit with horizontal branching. Red fruits in late summer resemble large strawberries. Cornus kousa chinensis 'Galzam
£21.95
Cornus kousa National
Cornus kousa National
(H5) A floriferous bloomer with white flowers in June. A vigorous upright plant with open horizontal branches. It produces large red fruits in late summer with lovely reddish new spring foliage. Requires good moist soil.
£21.95

Cornus mas aurea AGM
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Cornus mas aurea AGM
(H5) Small clusters of bright yellow flowers in late winter and early spring, followed by dark red glossy cherry like fruits. Large shrub with showy golden-yellow leaves in spring, with autumn tints. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Best on acid-neutral soils.
£21.95
Cornus Ruth Ellen
Cornus Ruth Ellen
Cornus x rutgeriensis 'Ruth Ellen' is a hybrid flowering dogwood, a cross between Cornus florida, found in South-eastern United States, and Cornus kousa, from China. It was developed as one of the 'Stellar' dogwoods bred at Rutgers University in New Jersey. It is vigorous and will form a large shrub, or small tree in time, the rate of growth being determined by soil fertility and the availability...
£21.95

Eucryphia nymansensis Nymansay
Eucryphia nymansensis Nymansay
Multiple dish faced white flowers, 6cm wide, with prominent stamens in late summer and early autumn. A vigorous tall growing evergreen tree of columnar habit. Raised at Nymans garden (now National Trust) in 1915. Height 2-3 metres in 10 years. Best in moist loamy soil with roots shaded from hot sun, in a sheltered position. Flowering later in the season, and evergreen, this is a useful choice plant...
£19.95
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Halesia Monticola
Long mid-gree, oval, tapered, downy leaves turning yellow in Autumn. Bell shaped flowers before or with the leaves followed by 4-winged green fruit. Vigorous shrub or small tree. Shelter from cold winds. Full sun/partial shade. Expected height 2-4 meters in 10 years.
£24.95

Hamamelis Arnold Promise
Hamamelis Arnold Promise
Large fragrant bright yellow spider-like flowers, which are frost hardy in winter, January to March. This Witch Hazel gives lovely autumn foliage colours of reds and yellows. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Best in an open position.
£25.95
Hamamelis intermedia Pallida  AGM
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Hamamelis intermedia Pallida AGM
(H5) One of the most popular witch-hazels with large sulphur yellow flowers in dense clusters on naked stems. Strong and delicately sweet scented, January to March. Good yellow autumn colour. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Best in moist sunny position.
£25.95

Hamamelis intermedia Yamina
Hamamelis intermedia Yamina
(H5) Sweetly scented sulphur yellow flowers from December to February. Distinctive bronze purple leaves especially in sun turning butter yellow and blood red before they fall. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Best in sunny spot. Hamamelis Yamina is a choice new Hamamelis like no other, with a unique leaf colour to give added interest to the garden through the growing season. Yamina has a bronze-purple-red...
£25.95
Hamamelis Jelena
Hamamelis Jelena
Large dense clusters of scented yellow and coppery-red spider-like flowers, giving an orange appearance from January to March. This Witch Hazel gives Autumn colours of orange, red and scarlet. Spreading habit. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Best in an open position.
£25.95

Hydrangea aspera Sargentiana
Hydrangea aspera Sargentiana
Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana is an upright medium-sized deciduous shrub of open habit, with peeling bark and large, velvety ovate leaves. Flowers in large flat heads, purple or blue, surrounded by white ray florets. Grows best in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade; tolerates full shade. Height in 10 years 150cm
£16.95
Hydrangea paniculata Pink Diamond  AGM
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Hydrangea paniculata Pink Diamond AGM
(H5) Massive heads of ray florets, white in summer turning deep pink through autumn, with a red reverse as they age. Tolerates more sun and exposure than most hydrangeas. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Best in moist sunny positions. For large panicles, the laterals should be pruned back to within 5-8cm of the previous year's growth in early spring.
£16.95

Hydrangea paniculata Silver Dollar  AGM
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Hydrangea paniculata Silver Dollar AGM
(H5) Elegant panicles of white flowers, turning light pink later in the season. These look good set against the dark upright stems. Fast growing, but neat compact habit. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Best in moist sunny positions. Bred and selected by Dutch plantsman Peter Zwijnenburg at the turn of the century, For large panicles, the laterals should be pruned back to within 5-8cm of the previous...
£16.95
Liquidamber acalycina 'Spinners'
Liquidamber acalycina 'Spinners'
Selected 'Sweetgum' from China growing to a pyramidal shape. Maple like leaves start wine red in spring, are green for summer, turning brilliant long lasting rich burgundy for autumn. Height 2-4 m in 10 years. Avoid chalky soils.
£19.95

Liquidamber Slender Silhouette AGM
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Liquidamber Slender Silhouette AGM
A strongly fastigiate form of 'Sweet Gum' selected by nurseryman Don Shadow from a plant growing in a railroad siding in Tenessee. Forms an excellent plant for small gardens, with a rich burgundy autumn leaf colour. Height 3 metres in 10 years. Prefers moist acid soils.
£16.95
Liquidamber styraciflua Thea
Liquidamber styraciflua Thea
A Dutch selection of 'Sweet Gum' with shining green leaves with long central lobes in summer, followed by very deep autumn foliage. Forms a beautiful large tree, which looks good all year. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Best on acid or neutral soils.
£19.95

Liquidamber styraciflua Worplesdon   AGM
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Liquidamber styraciflua Worplesdon AGM
A selection of 'Sweet Gum' with long narrow lobes, turning brilliant orange and yellow which lasts well in autumn. One of the best trees for autumn colour. Looks good all year. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Best on acid or neutral soils.
£19.95
Mahonia eurybracteata Sweet Winter
Mahonia eurybracteata Sweet Winter
(H4) Large yellow flower clusters in winter, followed by dark blue berries. Beautiful, dark green, fine foliage, soft to touch and without the usual sharp spines. New shoots are bronze. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Best in sun/shade with shelter. Mahonia Sweet Winter has beautiful, dark green, fine foliage without the usual sharp spines. The new shoots are bronze. Sweet Winter blooms in the winter...
£19.95

Nandina Domestica 'Summer Sunset'
Nandina Domestica 'Summer Sunset'
This new compact evergreen Nandina commonly known as “Sacred Bamboo” has beautiful contrasting young deep purple leaves above older dark green leaves. Stunning spikes of dark pink buds open to small white flowers. It looks lovely as a specimen plant, amongst other border plants, in a pot on your patio or balcony. Prefers partial shade. Height 125-150cm in 10 years.
£13.95
Parrotia perscia Persian Spire
Parrotia perscia Persian Spire
(H6) Small upright tree with attractive foliage. New leaves are dark green with a striking purple border, turning yellow orange and red in autumn. Very hardy, ideal for small gardens. Height 2-4m in 10 years. All good fertile soils. Parrotia Persian Spire is never short of a colourful outfit! Its exquisite sense of style perfectly matches its elegant shape. Parrotia Persian Spire is characterized...
£19.95

Parrotia persica Vanessa AGM
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Parrotia persica Vanessa AGM
(H6) Parrotia are deciduous trees with broadly ovate leaves which colour well in autumn, and small but abundant red flowers in late winter and early spring. 'Vanessa' is an small, upright tree with attractive, flaking bark and small red flowers on bare stems in late winter and early spring. The young foliage is red and bronze turning green for summer then producing spectacular autumn colour with shades...
£19.95
Pieris Forest Flame  AGM
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Pieris Forest Flame AGM
Brilliant red young foliage changes to pink, creamy-white then green. Large drooping white flowers in April-May. One of the larger and hardier growing selections of Pieris. Height 150cm in 10 years.
£11.95

Pieris japonica Little Heath
Pieris japonica Little Heath
(H5) Pink flowers in spring on a neat compact growing plant with small variegated leaves, cream edging, pink new growth. Flowers best in a light airey position. Ideal for patio pots. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soil.
£11.95
Pieris Japonica Passion
Pieris Japonica Passion
(H5) Panicles of maroon red flowers, March-April, followed by red new growth in spring. A neat evergreen shrub, best in a sheltered spot away from cold winds. Sun or light shade. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. Best in moist acid soils.
£11.95

Pieris japonica Variegata
Pieris japonica Variegata
(H5) A slow growing evergreen shrub with striking foliage variegation to the edge of the leaves. Beautiful white flower racemes in March and April, followed by pinkish red new growth. Height and spread 175cm in 10 years.
£11.95
Prunus incisa Kojo no Mai  AGM
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Prunus incisa Kojo no Mai AGM
(H5) Pink buds open to delicate single flowers with white petals, and deeper pink centres, in early spring. A lovely plant for spring interest, with rich orange autumn colours. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Best in sun, and moist well drained soil. 'Kojo-no-mai' is a deciduous shrub to 2.5m tall, with zig-zag branches bearing mid-green, lance-shaped leaves. Single flowers are1.5cm wide opening before...
£11.95

Salix gracilistyla 'Mount Aso'
Salix gracilistyla 'Mount Aso'
The stems of this wonderful new form are clothed with fuzzy pink catkins in late winter and early spring. These look their best as they start to swell in mid- to late winter and make a wonderfully eye-catching feature for the winter garden. Even when the flowering has finished, the lush foliage, which has a silvery reverse, makes a great backdrop throughout the spring and summer for other plants that...
£11.95
Stachyurus praecox  AGMStachyurus praecox  AGM
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Stachyurus praecox AGM
This is a unusual plant, in late winter and early spring, pendant racemes of small, cup-shaped flowers from the bare, arching branches, creating a beautiful show. A native of thickets and woodland throughout the Himalayas and Eastern Asia, it is ideal for adding interest to a shrub border during the coldest part of the year. Alternatively the branches can be tied onto wires or trellis and trained to...
£19.95

Toona sinensis 'Flamingo'
Toona sinensis 'Flamingo'
Wonderful foliage tree with brilliant pink large pinnate young leaves turning cream, and then to green. Fragrant white flowers in drooping panicles in late summer. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Best in a sheltered spot. Often looks best when grown as a multi-stemmed tree, such as the specimen on Battleston Hill, RHS Wisley gardens.
£19.95