We grow a range of interesting shrubby plants including many from the Caprifoliaceae. A lot of the shrubs we grow will work very well when grown mixed into the herbaceous perennials and grasses that we grow in a naturalistic style and some can be pruned hard in spring to give fresh, whippy growth each year to keep their size down. Feel free to ask for pruning advice on any of them as most have several options.
A dense bushy shrub with smallish, narrow dark green leaves with felted undersides. Clusters of creamy, scented flowers in autumn and early winter. Should be hardy in the UK. Drained soil in sun, 1.8m.
Very pretty cream margined selection of Box. Grow it as a free standing shrub and don't clip it for the best effect - this also seems to reduce problems increasingly seen with box. 1.2m in 10 years if you're lucky.
AGM Beautiful silver veined, lance shaped evergreen leaves. A trailing/climbing form that will self cling to a suitable surface. Best in at least some shade in most soils except wet. Can be pruned to size.
Delicate looking palest pink flowers, fading to white, with very light lavender blue corollas on a bright green bushy plant. Hardy once established. Potentially to 1.2m, best in drained but good soil in part shade.
AGM A elegant species with slender bright reddish pink flowers with purple corollas and red filaments. Smallish but broad leaves try to be evergreen. Borderline hardy - drained soil in a sheltered position, light shade. 60cm?
BSWJ10478 Collected in Costa Rica at 2800m. Neat twiggy bushes with small silvery leaves and small tubular pink flowers from midsummer into early winter. Round black berries in autumn. Probably hardy but take cuttings! 1m?
A lovely shrubby honeysuckle with warm orange-yellow flowers from glowing reddish calyces in spring and early summer followed by shiny black berries. Deciduous, ordinary soil in sun or shade. 3m in 10 years or can be pruned.
Upright growing New Zealand evergreen shrub with golden orange stems and olive leaves. Masses of tiny white daisy flowers in summer. Can be pruned to size, otherwise 2m+. Hardy in sunny drained position.
AGM A vigorous rambler with clouds of strongly scented white flowers with golden stamens in late spring and early summer. Needs a large support, for sun or shade, best in good soil. 6m. Cutting raised.