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 Venus
Calycanthus Venus
(H5) Large scented creamy-white Magnolia type flowers with yellow and purple central markings from late Spring to early summer. Deciduous multi-stemmed shrub with glossy green leaves that turn yellow-brown in autumn. Height 200-400cm in 10 years. Calycanthus are deciduous shrubs with simple, aromatic leaves and solitary, fragrant flowers in summer. Also known as × Sinocalycalycanthus 'Venus'
£24.95
Cornus 'Ascona'
Cornus 'Ascona'
Picture for example only. Please see descriptions below. (H5) Clusters of small, green flowers are surrounded by conspicuous white bracts up to 8cm long. Spherical, orange-red fruit follow in the autumn. A large deciduous shrub with mid-green leaves that turn red orange in Autumn Height and spread 200-400 cm in 10 years.
£33.95

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....
£33.95
Eucryphia nymansensis Nymansay AGM
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Eucryphia nymansensis Nymansay AGM
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...
£22.95

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.
£17.95
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...
£18.95

Liquidamber styraciflua 'Wisley King'
Liquidamber styraciflua 'Wisley King'
Picture for example only. (H6) A large upright deciduous sweetgum, selected by RHS Wisley Gardens. Its five-lobed, glossy leaves turn through orange and yellow, to a brilliant crimson red in late autumn. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years, ultimately growing to 10m tall and 8 metres wide. Best on acid or neutral soils
£19.95
Pieris Flaming Silver  AGM
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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.
£12.95

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.
from £10.95