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.
£13.95
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

Clerodendrum trichotomum fargesii  AGM
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Clerodendrum trichotomum fargesii AGM
(H5) A deciduous large shrub or small tree, with young purple leaves that turn green with age; fragrant flowers are produced from midsummer to autumn, with berries that are bright blue at first, turning black contrasting with red calyces. Flowering from July-October the fragrant white clustered blooms contrast against the dark green foliage. In autumn it becomes festooned with unusual berries which...
£19.95
Clerodendrum trichotomum fargesii 'Carnival'  AGM
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Clerodendrum trichotomum fargesii 'Carnival' AGM
A deciduous large shrub or small tree, with young purple leaves with a broad yellow margin, that turn grey-green with creamy white margin. Fragrant flowers are produced from midsummer to autumn, with berries that are bright blue at first, turning black contrasting with red calyces. Flowering from July-October the fragrant white clustered blooms contrast against the variegated foliage. In autumn it...
£19.95

Cornus Florida Cherokee Princess
Cornus Florida Cherokee Princess
(H5) A choice "dogwood", forming a large shrub or medium sized tree with masses of white bracts flowering May-June. Prefers sun or light shade position. Brilliant Autumn colour. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Best in moist acid soils
£21.95
Cornus florida Sunset
Cornus florida Sunset
(H5) Small green flowers in late spring with a large pink bract. New foliage has pink edging, which turns yellow with a green centre in summer, then deep purple red in autumn. Height 200-400cm in 10 years. Best in moist sunny position. Cornus Florida Sunset, known as a flowering dogwood is a deciduous ornamental tree which can also be grown as a shrub and provides interest to the garden from spring...
£21.95

Cornus kousa Galilean
Cornus kousa Galilean
Large, hunter green leaves emerge in spring and are followed in late spring by extra-large white flowers that smother the branches of this robust-growing tree. Upright habit with horizontal branching. Red fruits in late summer resemble large strawberries. Cornus kousa chinensis 'Galzam
£21.95
Cornus kousa National
Cornus kousa National
(H5) A floriferous bloomer with white flowers in June. A vigorous upright plant with open horizontal branches. It produces large red fruits in late summer with lovely reddish new spring foliage. Requires good moist soil.
£21.95

Cornus kousa Summer Fun AGM
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Cornus kousa Summer Fun AGM
Boldly variegated leaves of cream, white and green. White flower bracts in May-June. Wonderful red orange and pink autumn colours. Tolerates sunny positions well. Height 2-4m in 10 years. Best on moist acid or neutral soil.
£21.95
Cornus mas aurea AGM
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Cornus mas aurea AGM
(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.
£21.95

Cornus Ruth Ellen
Cornus Ruth Ellen
Cornus x rutgeriensis 'Ruth Ellen' is a hybrid flowering dogwood, a cross between Cornus florida, found in South-eastern United States, and Cornus kousa, from China. It was developed as one of the 'Stellar' dogwoods bred at Rutgers University in New Jersey. It is vigorous and will form a large shrub, or small tree in time, the rate of growth being determined by soil fertility and the availability...
£21.95
Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'
Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'
(H4) Very fragrant purple-pink flowers, with white inside during early spring. Good in pots or by paths near the house. Variegated dark green foliage with narrow yellow margins. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. Give shelter and good drainage.
£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.
£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

Hamamelis 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...
£25.95
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.
£25.95

Hamamelis mollis 'Jermyns Gold'   AGM
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Hamamelis mollis 'Jermyns Gold' AGM
(H5) Clusters of large sweet fragrant golden yellow flowers from December to March on a large handsome shrub, with good yellow autumn foliage colour. Originally collected by the great plant collector Ernest Wilson in China, and named by Hillier Nurseries in 2000. Height 150-175cm in 10 years. Best in moist sunny positions. 'Chinese Witch hazel' - Perhaps the most handsome of all witch hazels and deservedly...
£25.95
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 paniculata Phantom  AGM
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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.
£16.95
Hydrangea paniculata Silver Dollar  AGM
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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...
£16.95

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 eurybracteata Sweet Winter
Mahonia eurybracteata Sweet Winter
(H4) Large yellow flower clusters in winter, followed by dark blue berries. Beautiful, dark green, fine foliage with the usual sharp spines. New shoots are bronze. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Best in sun/shade with shelter. Mahonia Sweet Winter has beautiful, dark green, fine foliage without the usual sharp spines. The new shoots are bronze. Sweet Winter blooms in the winter with large, yellow flower...
£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 perscia Persian Spire
Parrotia perscia Persian Spire
(H6) Small upright tree with attractive foliage. New leaves are dark green with a striking purple border, turning yellow orange and red in autumn. Very hardy, ideal for small gardens. Height 2-4m in 10 years. All good fertile soils. Parrotia Persian Spire is never short of a colourful outfit! Its exquisite sense of style perfectly matches its elegant shape. Parrotia Persian Spire is characterized...
£19.95

Pieris Carnaval AGM
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Pieris Carnaval AGM
(H5) White urn shaped flowers in panicles during spring on a neat compact growing upright plant. Variegated evergreen leaves with cream edging, red new growth turns green in summer. Flowers best in light and airy position. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. Ideal for patio pots. Requires moist acid soil. A superb new introduction from Holland, name sometimes translated to Pieris Carnival.
£11.95
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.
£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.
£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

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
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