Desert spoon Dasylirion wheeleri This plant has a thick, short trunk. The leaves are a cool, grey colour with spiky, dry, caramel-brown split ends. They are drought- and wind-resistant, with a tolerance for extreme heat and low temperatures. Over-watering seems to have no effect. They are also an extremely handsome focal plant.
Pink Princess Escallonia ‘Pink Princess’ is a smaller, more compact hybrid that grows to approximately 1 m x 80 cm and is also suitable for use as a hedge plant. It produces light pink flowers. When do they bloom? E. ‘Iveyi’ produces clusters of fragrant, bell-shaped white flowers in abundance during summer and autumn. […]
The hardy Escallonia ‘Iveyi’, a vigorous evergreen shrub, is the product of an accidental crossing between Escallonia bifida and Escallonia x exoniensis. It has a round form, grows to between 2 and 3 m tall and is very useful in cold gardens. The tops of the leaves are a glossy dark green, the […]
Glossy abelia Abelia x grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’ is a dwarf hybrid (70 x 90 cm) with ever-changing foliage. The new growth in spring is bright yellow around the edges with light green in the centre of the leaves. In summer the bright yellow changes to golden yellow, and the centres turn deep green. In autumn, the […]
Glossy abelia Abelia x grandiflora ‘Francis Mason’ is also known as the golden abelia. The leaves are often the colour of pure gold, and sometimes speckled yellow and green. You can expect noticeable bronze colours during low temperatures. The slender branches of beautifully coloured leaves last well in the vase, making them popular with flower […]
Glossy abelia Abelia x grandiflora ‘Edward Goucher’ is a tamer garden hybrid compared to the ordinary abelia. This compact shrub with glossy foliage carries aromatic lilac-coloured flowers and only grows to 1 x 1 m. In the colder gardens in particular, and even in ‘difficult’ climates such as coastal gardens, you can depend on Abelia […]