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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Callicarpa bodinieri Profusion
Callicarpa bodinieri Profusion
(H6) Small lilac flowers in summer turning to amazing violet purple fruits in clusters in the autumn. Lovely purplish young foliage turned pink in autumn. Height 3m in 10 years. Deciduous with an upright habit.
£12.95
Cornus Gloria Birkett
Cornus Gloria Birkett
A choice 'dogwood' with large white flower bracts in May and June that mature to a strong reddish pink, followed by strawberry like fruits in autumn. A hybrid of C. capitata and C. kousa. Best in moist acid or neutral soils.
£19.95

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.
£19.95
Cornus mas aurea
Cornus mas aurea
(H5) Small clusters of bright yellow flowers in late winter and early spring, followed by dark red glossy cherry like fruits. Large shrub with showy golden-yellow leaves in spring, with autumn tints. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Best on acid-neutral soils.
£19.95

Edgeworthia chrysantha
Edgeworthia chrysantha
Numerous lightly fragrant yellow daphne like flowers open from hairy buds in late winter and spring before the leaves appear. Cinnamon coloured bark on very flexible stems. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Plant in sheltered position.
£23.95
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...
£19.95

Hamamelis Arnold Promise
Hamamelis Arnold Promise
Large fragrant bright yellow spider-like flowers, which are frost hardy in winter, January to March. Lovely autumn foliage colours of reds and yellows. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Best in an open position.
£23.95
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.
£23.95

Hamamelis Jelena
Hamamelis Jelena
Large dense clusters of scented yellow and coppery-red spider-like flowers, giving an orange appearance from January to March. Autumn colours of orange, red and scarlet. Spreading habit. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Best in an open position.
£23.95
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.
£12.95

Liquidamber Slender Silhouette AGM
AGM
Liquidamber Slender Silhouette AGM
A strongly fastigiate form of 'Sweet Gum' selected by nurseryman Don Shadow from a plant growing in a railroad siding in Tenessee. Forms an excellent plant for small gardens, with a rich burgundy autumn leaf colour. Height 3 metres in 10 years. Prefers moist acid soils.
£16.95

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.
£16.95
Nyssa sylvatica Wisley Bonfire AGM
AGM
Nyssa sylvatica Wisley Bonfire AGM
A medium sized vigorous conical shaped tree with brilliant red autumn colour. Known as tupelo or sour gum in Eastern USA. This good selection was raised at RHS Wisley Gardens. Height 2-3m in 10 years. Best planted on acidic soils.
£19.95

Pieris Mountain Fire  AGM
AGM
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
Stewartia pseudocamellia
Stewartia pseudocamellia
(H5) Showy white cup shaped flowers, (a bit like a camellia) borne in the leaf axils in late spring and summer. Good autumn leaf colour. Forms a small deciduous tree with attractive flaking bark. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years. Best in moist acid soils.
£19.95

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