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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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 150-175cm 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
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 150-175cm in 10 years. Calycanthus are deciduous shrubs with simple, aromatic leaves and solitary, fragrant flowers in summer. Also known as × Sinocalycalycanthus 'Venus'
£24.95

Euonymus Red Cascade  AGM
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Euonymus Red Cascade AGM
A selected 'Spindle Tree' with fantastic rich scarlet autumn foliage colour. Arching branches often droop under the weight of rosy red fruits in autumn. Can be trained to form a small weeping tree. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Tolerates chalk or acid soils.
£12.95
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.
£25.95

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.
£25.95
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.
£19.95

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
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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

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...
£13.95
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 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.
£11.95

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...
£11.95
Salix gracilistyla 'Mount Aso'
Salix gracilistyla 'Mount Aso'
The stems of this wonderful new form are clothed with fuzzy pink catkins in late winter and early spring. These look their best as they start to swell in mid- to late winter and make a wonderfully eye-catching feature for the winter garden. Even when the flowering has finished, the lush foliage, which has a silvery reverse, makes a great backdrop throughout the spring and summer for other plants that...
£11.95

Toona sinensis 'Flamingo'
Toona sinensis 'Flamingo'
Wonderful foliage tree with brilliant pink large pinnate young leaves turning cream, and then to green. Fragrant white flowers in drooping panicles in late summer. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Best in a sheltered spot. Often looks best when grown as a multi-stemmed tree, such as the specimen on Battleston Hill, RHS Wisley gardens.
£19.95