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.
Eye catching indeed. Typical grey-green mallow like foliage on a shrubby plant displays largish rich pink flowers with bright reddish eyes from midsummer to the frosts. Drained soil in full sun. Cut back in spring. 1.5m?
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.
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.
Beautiful palest blue flowers fade to sparkling white on this pretty hardy form of "potato vine". Ideal for a sunny wall in a sheltered spot or grow in a conservatory or cold greenhouse. Up to 5m but can be pruned!