SHRUBS FOR SHADE
Bergenias (also known as Elephants Ears or pigsqueak) are evergreen, ground cover perennials (live longer than two years) which normally grow to a height of 50cm / 18in high. They spread to around 1m / 3ft round after a couple of years. In spring …..
All varieties of Euonymus Fortunei are evergreen and hold their colour particularly well in winter.Height and spread does depend on the variety from 1m / 3ft for “Emerald n Gold” up to 2.5m / 8ft for “Silver Queen”.They are easily pruned to the height and shape ….. more
Fatsia japonica is an evergreen shrub which grows to about 2.5m high and has rather exotic and tropical looking leaves.It prefers a shaded position and will not thrive in full sun. They are strong growing plants and recover well evenif treated badly …..
Gaultheria procumbens makes an excellent evergreen shrub, growing to only 30cm / 1ft high. Small white / pinkflowers in July and August then red berries into late autumn. The foliage turns reddish in winter. …..
HYPERICUM / ST JOHNS WORT
Hypericum Hidcote is by the most common of the group producing masses of medium sized yellow flowers in July to August.It is evergreen in most winters and forms an attractive dome shaped shrub which is extremelyeasy to care for ….. more
Mahonia are evergreen shrubs and most, but not all, are fully hardy in the UK tolerating cold as far down as -15°C.The more common varieties such as Mahonia media Charity grow to a height and spread of 2m / 6ft but there are smallervarieties, some even ….. more
They are equally at home in high daytime temperatures and low night time ones. Their flowers and berries makethem stand out as exceptional ornamental plants in small and large gardens. Their dense growth, combined withvicious thorns also make them ideal hedging plants. ….. more
The most commonly found variety of Skimmia in the UK (and around the world) is Skimmia japonica.This is strong growing and probably the hardiest of all the varieties. It produces flower buds andflowers freely and it is difficult to …. more
This shrub is often under-rated principally because it was so widely grown. Several varieties of Aucuba japonica have beengiven a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit, the most popular being Crotonifolia, Rozannieand Golden King. …. more