Abelia is so versatile. Green and cream edged foliage, small white flowers. Hardy to cold and drought, they make great formal or casual hedges. You can turn them into standards or topiaries for fun, grow in a pot, use as ground covers, fantastic filler plants and as specimen tree. Evergreen
Flower Colour: White / Pink Habit: Rounding Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m
This easy to grow shrub has glossy, fresh green leaves with a creamy yellow edge. New spring growth is flushed red, creating interest early in the year. Tubular white flowers with a sweet smell are produced through the summer, much to the delight of bees. Perennial
An attractive evergreen shrub that produces a mass of rich red flowers with large maple-like foliage. Plant in full sun or partial shade where soil is fertile, moist but free-draining. Prune in early spring to maintain shape and to prevent the plant from becoming too leggy.
Flower Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m
Hybridum Chinese Lantern. There is something about the bright pink 'lantern' blooms of this evergreen shrub that is particularly appealing, perhaps they just combine so well with the evergreen foliage or they just look so bright and cheerful nearly all year round. Easy to grow in sun or part shade.
Abutilon respond well to a bit of a hard-prune every now and then to keep a nice compact shape. Make sure you use nice sharp secateurs and prune on a dry warm day.
Flower Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m
Hybridum Chinese Lantern. What a fantastic evergreen shrub this is with non stop flower power and and so easy care. Will grow in the sun or part shade and responds well to a good chop back every now and then. Bright orange lantern flowers look festive amongst the dark green foliage. Can be container grown.
Flower Colour: Orange Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m