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 Aphrodite
Calycanthus Aphrodite
(H5) Deep red fragrant flowers tipped with cream, are borne from late spring and into summer. Glossy leaves, turn yellow with good autumn colour. A multi-stemmed shrub with upright arching branches. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Best in sheltered sun or shade. Aphrodite' is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with Magnolia like flowers up to 10cm in diameter. Calycanthus are deciduous shrubs with simple,...
£25.95
Cornus kousa 'Gold Star'
Cornus kousa 'Gold Star'
(H6) Mid to dark green leaves have a bold, yellow, central, yellow splash. Turning red with purple margins in autumn. Small white flower clusters in early summer surrounded by bracts which open white then turn pink, followed by red strawberry type fruit. Forms a spreading shrub 125-150cm in 10 years. Requires moist well drained acid or neutral soil in a sheltered sunny position.
£21.95

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...
£21.95
Daphne Eternal Fragrance
Daphne Eternal Fragrance
Non-stop blooms from April to October. This unusual semi-evergreen Daphne flowers on new growth. With a compact, slow growth habit and heady sweet fragrance, this elegant shrub is perfect for planting in containers close to a doorway, where you will fully appreciate the fragrance as you pass. Tolerant of sun and semi-shade. Height 80 - 90cm in 10 years
£26.95

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...
£21.95
Hydrangea paniculata Limelight  AGM
AGM
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...
£17.95

Hydrangea paniculata Phantom  AGM
AGM
Hydrangea paniculata Phantom AGM
(H5) Extremely large dense full heads of white flowers, turning coral pink by autumn. These are carried on strong stems. Spectacular, and one of the very best of the species. 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 Pink Diamond  AGM
AGM
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
AGM
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 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
AGM
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 media Arthur Menzies
Mahonia media Arthur Menzies
(H6) This statuesque, evergreen shrub is a stellar specimen for the winter garden. 'Arthur Menzies' has dramatic, frond-like leaves that grow in whirls along its coarsely branched stems. Great sprays of gold flowers appear in winter, developing into grape-like clusters of wax-coated black berries by late summer and autumn. Beautiful foliage and upright growth habit make this hybrid mahonia a strong...
£14.95

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