New Shrub Varieties

Every season lots of new varieties are launched and it is always difficult(and quite exciting) deciding which ones to grow.

This year we have quite a number of new Berberis varieties mainly selected for their attractively coloured foliage. Ones to look out for include Berberis thunbergii Concorde which is compact with large, deep-purple leaves, Berbers thunbergii Orange Dream with an arching habit and superb orange/red foliage and also Berberis thunbergii Maria with bright golden-yellow leaves which have attractive copper tints to the new growth.

Also new is Weigela Wings of Fire which has much larger leaves than many of the more traditionally grown weigelas. The leaves become redder as the season progresses and this plant is easily grown in a wide range of situations. Weigela florida Magical Rainbow forms a compact mound of attractively variagated leaves tipped in shades of red and with soft pink flowers in summer - again easy to maintain.

Looking for Something Different....

We always have lots of unusual plants here perfect if you are a collector or perhaps looking for a gift for a keen gardener.

This year we have a superb collection of ornamental beech. Many of the varieties are fairly rare and quite unusual in appearance. Most are significantly smaller than the more commonly grown varieties but will make spectacular specimens. Within the collection we have Fagus sylvatica Roseomarginata - also known as the tricoloured beech due to its beautifully variagated leaves, Fagus sylvatica Black Swan which is a graceful weeping form, Fagus sylvatica Laciniata with elegant, finely cut foliage and Fagus sylvatica Ovalifolium - a small plant with rounded leaves.