Choice Plants

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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Calycanthus Hartlage Wine  AGM
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Calycanthus Hartlage Wine AGM
(H5) Wine red flowers with cream in the centre, resembling a magnolia flower. Scented and long flowering through summer A multi-stemmed shrub with upright to arching branches. Height 200-400cm in 10 years. Best in sheltered sun/shade. Calycanthus are deciduous shrubs with simple, aromatic leaves and solitary, fragrant flowers in summer 'Hartlage Wine' is a multi-stemmed shrub with upright to arching...
£24.95
Cornus kousa China Girl AGM
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Cornus kousa China Girl AGM
A choice strong growing 'dogwood', with a profusion of lovely white flower bracts in June. Excellent autumn colours. Best in full sun. Height 2 - 4 metres in 10 years. Grow in acid or neutral soils.
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Cornus kousa Milky Way
Cornus kousa Milky Way
(H5) Large star shaped creamy white flowers in early June, followed by raspberry like fruits which will attract birds. Dark green leaves with a blue-green underside and a purple-red autum colour. Height 250-300cm in 10 years.A sunny position in the shelter of other trees and shrubs is best, avoiding very hot dry sites. They will grow happily in semi shade but their flower production and colour will...
£50.95
Cornus kousa Miss Satomi  AGM
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Cornus kousa Miss Satomi AGM
A choice medium sized 'dogwood', with a spreading habit, covered with lovely pinky red flower bracts in June. Excellent rich autumn colours of orange and red. Best in full sun, in moist acid or neutral soils, this makes a fantastic garden plant. Named after the grand-daughter of a Japanese nurseryman.
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Cornus kousa VenusCornus kousa Venus
Cornus kousa Venus
(H5) This relatively new Cornus variety has large creamy white flower bracts approximately 15cm across opening in May. These bracts tend to flush pink in the tips and edges as they mature, once they have finished flowering and the bracts have dropped attractive strawberry-like fruits appear and last well into the autumn.Cornus Venus is a hybrid between Cornus Nuttallii and Cornus kousa Chinensis, this...
£56.95
Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Shadow'
Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Shadow'
Also known as the witch alder, this medium sized shrub has wonderful white bottlebrush type scented flowers in the spring months followed by glaucous blue rounded foliage all summer. This plant grows between 120cm and 180cm width and hight in 10 years. It is a wonderful addition to the garden to attract butterflies and birds. This plant loves to be in dappled shade but will tolerate fun sun and it...
£29.95

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.
from £25.95
Hamamelis Diane
Hamamelis Diane
One of the best red flowering Witch Hazels. Frost hardy scented red spider-like flowers during the winter from December to March. Large leaves with rich autumn shades. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Best in an open position.
£65.95

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.
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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.
£34.95

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' AGM
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Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' AGM
(H6) Very Large spherical heads of white sterile flowers to 25cm across in summer. 'Annabelle' is a bushy deciduous shrub with broadly oval leaves. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Will tolerate all aspects and an exposed or sheltered location.
£24.95
Hydrangea paniculata 'Whitelight'
Hydrangea paniculata 'Whitelight'
(H6) Attractive spherical panicles of pure white flowers in the summer, lasting well into the autumn. Happy in all aspects, full sun and partial shade. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soil.
£24.95

Hydrangea paniculata Limelight  AGM
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Hydrangea paniculata Limelight AGM
(H5) Panicles form a dense broad cone, entirely green at first. Sterile florets open pale lime green, later white. A slight pink flush deepens to give pink and green colours. This plant is a robust and upright spreading selection with distinctive colouring. 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...
£24.95
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.
£13.95

Hydrangea quercifolia Snow Queen
Hydrangea quercifolia Snow Queen
Profuse, dense, conical, upright flower panicles composed of large white ray florets in summer, turning pink in autumn. Large lobed green leaves turn bronze-purple in autumn. Height 1.5m in 10 years. Best on moist acidic soils. A striking form of oak leaved hydrangea, Snow Queen is a deciduous, mound-forming shrub, with great autumn colour.
£13.95
Kalmia latifolia ‘Nani’Kalmia latifolia ‘Nani’
Kalmia latifolia ‘Nani’
Kalmia latifolia ‘Nani’ has stunning white octagonal flowers with a ring of burgundy spots in June on a backdrop of dark green leaves. This plant was bred in 1994 and later named after Karl Hubber’s wife’s grandmother. Kalmias are a medium sized evergreen shrub from south-eastern USA and Asian mountains where they typically grow under the canopy of tall trees. They are an under...
£21.95

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
Nandina domestica 'Blush Pink'
Nandina domestica 'Blush Pink'
(H4) This new compact evergreen Nandina commonly known as “Sacred Bamboo” has been named after the colour that its new leaves produce. The new foliage comes through a blushed pink colour, unlike most Nandina’s which turn green within a few months this varieties colour improves with age and goes to a deep red in the summer and autumn months before turning green over the winter. Ideal...
£20.95

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.
£9.95
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.
£9.95

Pieris Katsura
Pieris Katsura
(H5) Rosy pink flowers in February and March. Outstanding new plant from Japan with deep bronze new foliage through the year. Best in light shade. Height 125-150cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soil.
£15.95
Pieris Mountain Fire  AGM
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Pieris Mountain Fire AGM
(H5) Dense panicles of creamy white flowers, March to May. New leaves are bright red, changing to copper then maturing to deep green. A very hardy 'Lily of the Valley', suitable for sun or shade. Height 150cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soil.
£9.95

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...
£44.95