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 kousa 'Big Apple'
Cornus kousa 'Big Apple'
Large white flowering bracts in June, followed by extremely large red edible fruits in the autumn. Dark green leathery and heavily textured leaves on a large spreading tree. Height 2-4m in 10 years. Best in full sun or partial shade.
£29.95

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.
£29.95
Erica arborea Albert's Gold
Erica arborea Albert's Gold
(H4) Tree Heather with bright golden soft evergreen foliage all year, and scented white flowers in early spring. March. Compact upright habit. Best trimmed in late spring to keep shape. Height 120cm in 10 years. Best in sunny position and well drained site.
£11.95

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...
£21.95
Garrya elliptica James Roof  AGM
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Garrya elliptica James Roof AGM
(H4) A selected clone forming a strong and vigorous evergreen shrub with large leathery leaves. Long slender greyish-green catkins flower profusely in January and February. Best grown in a sheltered position in sun or partial shade. Height and spread 3-4m in 10 years.
£16.95

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.
£69.95
Hamamelis intermedia YaminaHamamelis 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...
£28.95

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.
£69.95
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

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
Osmanthus delavayi AGM
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Osmanthus delavayi AGM
(H5) Abundant small, highly scented white flower clusters in spring, followed by small blue-black berries in autumn. A slow growing evergreen shrub with dark green leaves. Prefers full sun or partial shade. Height 175-200cm in 10 years.
£28.95

Oxydendrum arboreum
Oxydendrum arboreum
(H6) A large bushy shrub or tree with finely toothed, glossy leaves which turn brilliant red in autumn and small white flowers from late summer into early autumn. Height 200-400cm in 10 years. Requires acid soil.
£20.95
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.
£11.95

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 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 Prelude  AGM
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Pieris japonica Prelude AGM
(H5) Floriferous arching racemes of white, urn-shaped flowers in spring, on a low growing spreading, evergreen shrub with pink leaves in spring turning lustrous dark green Height 50-75cm in 10 years. Requires moist acid soil.
£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.
£10.95