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 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 200-400cm in 10 years. Calycanthus are deciduous shrubs with simple, aromatic leaves and solitary, fragrant flowers in summer. Also known as × Sinocalycalycanthus 'Venus'
£24.95
Cornus kousa 'Big Apple'
Cornus kousa 'Big Apple'
Large white flowering bracts in June, followed by extremely large red edible fruits in the autumn. Dark green leathery and heavily textured leaves on a large spreading tree. Height 2-4m in 10 years. Best in full sun or partial shade.
£29.95

Cornus kousa 'China Girl' AGM
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Cornus kousa 'China Girl' AGM
A choice strong growing 'dogwood', with a profusion of lovely white flower bracts in June. Excellent autumn colours. Best in full sun. Height 2 - 4 metres in 10 years. Grow in acid or neutral soils.
£29.95
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 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.
£29.95
Cornus kousa Miss Satomi  AGM
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Cornus kousa Miss Satomi AGM
A choice medium sized 'dogwood', with a spreading habit, covered with lovely pinky red flower bracts in June. Excellent rich autumn colours of orange and red. Best in full sun, in moist acid or neutral soils, this makes a fantastic garden plant. Named after the grand-daughter of a Japanese nurseryman.
£29.95

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 Norman Haddon  AGM
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Cornus Norman Haddon AGM
This strong growing 'Dogwood' pruduces lovely white bracts at an early age, gradually turning pink. Each flower head has 4 conspicuous petal like bracts in May. Cornus originate from North America, and Norman Haddon is a choice clone which forms a small bushy tree or a large shrub, with rich autumn colours. Dogwoods always look good planted near water, and will grow on most garden soils, but poor shallow...
£29.95

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.
£24.95
Deutzia x rosea Yuki Cherry BlossomDeutzia x rosea Yuki Cherry Blossom
Deutzia x rosea Yuki Cherry Blossom
(H5) A profusion of creamy white flowers with pink outer edging in April-May, like a carpet of cherry blossom on a neat compact plant. Burgundy autumn foliage colour. Ideal for containers. Height 50-75cm in 10 years. Best in full sun or dappled shade.
£12.95

Eucryphia intermedia Rostrevor
Eucryphia intermedia Rostrevor
(H4) An abundance of white cup shaped fragrant flowers in late summer early autumn. A compact but fast growing evergreen tree with broad upright habit. Needs a warm and sheltered position, Prefers shaded roots with the canopy in full sun. Height 2-4m in 10 years. Plant in moist acid or neutral soils.
£21.95
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

Garrya elliptica James Roof  AGM
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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.
£16.95
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...
£28.95

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...
£28.95
Hydrangea macrophylla Hi Fire Red
Grown by a specialist Hydrangea nursery in Norfolk. (H4) Large rounded flowers heads of red flowers from June to August. Best in full sun or light shade, in moist well drained, humus rich soil. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Prune & thin out shoots after flowering, almost to old wood
Was £13.95 Now £9.95

Hydrangea macrophylla Hi River Blue
Grown by a specialist Hydrangea nursery in Norfolk. (H4) Large rounded flowers heads of blue flowers from June to August. Best in full sun or light shade, in moist well drained, humus rich soil. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Prune & thin out shoots after flowering, almost to old wood.
Was £13.95 Now £9.95
Hydrangea macrophylla Hi River Pink
Grown by a specialist Hydrangea nursery in Norfolk. (H4) Large rounded flowers heads of pink flowers from June to August. Best in full sun or light shade, in moist well drained, humus rich soil. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Prune & thin out shoots after flowering, almost to old wood.
Was £13.95 Now £9.95

Hydrangea macrophylla Red Bull
Grown by a specialist Hydrangea nursery in Norfolk. (H4) Large rounded flowers heads of red flowers from June to August. Best in full sun or light shade, in moist well drained, humus rich soil. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. Prune & thin out shoots after flowering, almost to old wood.
Was £13.95 Now £9.95
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...
Was £17.95 Now £12.95

Hydrangea paniculata Living Little Blossom
(H7) White flowers which turn to soft pink over time from July - September. A compact plant with very dark green leaves. Prefers full sun, helping to keep the plant compact and increasing flower production, very winter hardy. Prune hard between November-April, this will help to promote large flowers on sturdy upright branches. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. For more information and care instructions...
Was £15.95 Now £10.95
Hydrangea paniculata Living Little Strawberry Blossom
(H7) White flowers which turn to pink over time from July - September. A compact plant with very dark green leaves. Prefers full sun, helping to keep the plant compact and increasing flower production, very winter hardy. Prune hard between November-April, this will help to promote large flowers on sturdy upright branches. Height 100-125cm in 10 years.Silver KVBC award 2020 For more information and...
Was £15.95 Now £10.95

Hydrangea paniculata Living Summer Love
(H7) White flowers which turn to pink over time from July - September. A compact plant with very dark green leaves. Prefers full sun, helping to keep the plant compact and increasing flower production, very winter hardy. Prune hard between November-April, this will help to promote large flowers on sturdy upright branches. Height 100-125cm in 10 years.Bronze KVBC award 2020 For more information and...
Was £15.95 Now £10.95
Hydrangea paniculata Living Summer Snow
(H7) Bright white flowers between July-September. A compact plant with very dark green leaves. Prefers full sun, helping to keep the plant compact and increasing flower production, very winter hardy. Prune hard between November-April, this will help to promote large flowers on sturdy upright branches. Height 75-100cm in 10 years. For more information and care instructions see www.livingcreations.com Images...
Was £15.95 Now £10.95

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.
Was £17.95 Now £12.95
Hydrangea paniculata Pink Diamond  AGM
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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

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...
£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

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.
£9.95

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.
£9.95
Pieris Japonica Passion
Pieris Japonica Passion
(H5) Panicles of maroon red flowers, March-April, followed by red new growth in spring. A neat evergreen shrub, best in a sheltered spot away from cold winds. Sun or light shade. Height 100-125cm in 10 years. Best in moist acid soils.
£11.95

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 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.
£10.95

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.
£9.95
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...
£12.95

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.
£21.95