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
Chimonanthus praecox
Chimonanthus praecox
'Wintersweet' Sweet smelling yellow flowers in mid-winter, when little else is flowering. Prized by flower arrangers. Ideal against house walls, but can take time to establish. Height 1.75-2.00m in 10 years. Best in moist loamy soil.
£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
Cornus sericea Kelsey's Gold
Cornus sericea Kelsey's Gold
(H5) Unusal dwarf form of dogwood. Bright golden foliage throught the summer, turns rich purple-bronze in autumn. Stems are a purple-red in winter months. Suits sun, partial shade. Height in 10 years 120cm. Suitable for all good fertile soils. Low maintenance.
£12.95

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
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

Garrya elliptica James Roof  AGM
AGM
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.
£15.95
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.
£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. This Witch Hazel gives Autumn colours of orange, red and scarlet. Spreading habit. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Best in an open position.
£23.95

Hydrangea aspera Sargentiana
Hydrangea aspera Sargentiana
Hydrangea aspera subsp. sargentiana is an upright medium-sized deciduous shrub of open habit, with peeling bark and large, velvety ovate leaves. Flowers in large flat heads, purple or blue, surrounded by white ray florets. Grows best in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade; tolerates full shade. Height in 10 years 150cm
£16.95
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 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.
£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
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...
£19.95

Nyssa sylvatica Red Rage
Nyssa sylvatica Red Rage
(H6) An upright pyramidal tree native to the eastern U.S. The glossy, deep green foliage turns to brilliant red, yellow and oranges in the Autumn. Good disease resistance. It grows best in full sun to part sun, and moist well-drained, acidic soils, with shelter from cold, dry winds. Resents transplanting. Height 2-4 metres in 10 years.
£19.95
Nyssa sylvatica Wisley Bonfire AGM
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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

Parrotia persica Vanessa AGM
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Parrotia persica Vanessa AGM
(H6) Parrotia are deciduous trees with broadly ovate leaves which colour well in autumn, and small but abundant red flowers in late winter and early spring. 'Vanessa' is an small, upright tree with attractive, flaking bark and small red flowers on bare stems in late winter and early spring. The young foliage is red and bronze turning green for summer then producing spectacular autumn colour with shades...
£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.
£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.
£11.95
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

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