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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Chimonanthus praecox
Chimonanthus praecox
'Wintersweet' Sweet smelling yellow flowers in mid-winter, when little else is flowering. Prized by flower arrangers. Ideal against house walls, but can take time to establish. Height 1.75-2.00m in 10 years. Best in moist loamy soil.
£12.95
Cornus florida Cherokee Brave
Cornus florida Cherokee Brave
A free flowering dogwood with pink bracts, and pale pink or white centre. Each flower head has 4 conspicuous petal like bracts in May. Originating from North America, Cherokee Brave is choice clone which forms a small bushy tree or a large shrub, with rich autumn colours. Dogwoods always look good planted near water, and will grow on most garden soils, but poor shallow chalk soils are best avoided....
£21.95

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 kousa chinensis
Cornus kousa chinensis
White, flushed pink bracts up to 5cm in May-June. Leaves 3cm that turn a rich bronze and crimson autumn colour. Lovely flaking bark on a tall, spreading tree with an open habit. Height 2 to 4m in 10 years. Ideal in partial shade.
£19.95

Cornus kousa Greensleeves
Cornus kousa Greensleeves
Beautiful large white flower bracts with a hint of green, held above the dark glossy veined foliage in June. It is a heavy fruiting Dogwood, and wildlife love the red fruits. A fast growing tree with a symmetrical branch structure with a height of 2-4m in 10 years. Best in sunny or fairly sunny position.
£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 Norman Haddon  AGM
AGM
Cornus Norman Haddon AGM
This strong growing 'Dogwood' pruduces lovely white bracts at an early age, gradually turning pink. Each flower head has 4 conspicuous petal like bracts in May. Cornus originate from North America, and Norman Haddon is a choice clone which forms a small bushy tree or a large shrub, with rich autumn colours. Dogwoods always look good planted near water, and will grow on most garden soils, but poor shallow...
£21.95
Cornus sericea Kelsey's Gold
Cornus sericea Kelsey's Gold
(H5) Unusal dwarf form of dogwood. Bright golden foliage throught the summer, turns rich purple-bronze in autumn. Stems are a purple-red in winter months. Suits sun, partial shade. Height in 10 years 120cm. Suitable for all good fertile soils. Low maintenance.
£12.95

Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'
Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'
(H4) Very fragrant purple-pink flowers, with white inside during early spring. Good in pots or by paths near the house. Variegated dark green foliage with narrow yellow margins. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. Give shelter and good drainage.
£23.95
Hydrangea quercifolia Alice
Hydrangea quercifolia Alice
Large pointed panicles of single white flowers, turning pink as they age in summer. Vigorous form of oak leaved hydrangea with lobed deep green leaves, turning red and purple in autumn. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Best in sun or light shade.
£12.95

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.
£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.
£16.95
Nyssa sylvatica Red Rage
Nyssa sylvatica Red Rage
(H6) An upright pyramidal tree native to the eastern U.S. The glossy, deep green foliage turns to brilliant red, yellow and oranges in the Autumn. Good disease resistance. It grows best in full sun to part sun, and moist well-drained, acidic soils, with shelter from cold, dry winds. Resents transplanting. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years.
£19.95

Parrotia persica Vanessa AGM
AGM
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 Carnaval AGM
AGM
Pieris Carnaval AGM
(H5) White urn shaped flowers in panicles during spring on a neat compact growing upright plant. Variegated evergreen leaves with cream edging, red new growth turns green in summer. Flowers best in light and airy position. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. Ideal for patio pots. Requires moist acid soil. A superb new introduction from Holland, name sometimes translated to Pieris Carnival.
£11.95

Pieris Flaming Silver  AGM
AGM
Pieris Flaming Silver AGM
(H5) Nodding panicles of white 'lily of the valley' flowers March to May. Pretty, small variegated plant with bright red new leaves, turning deep green with silvery white edges. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. This compact shrub looks wonderful in a shady shrub border with well-drained, acid soil or in a container in a patio or courtyard garden.
£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