Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'

pear

10lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £47.99 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Flower colour: pure white
  • Other features: spherical, brown inedible fruit
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This narrowly conical ornamental pear is smothered in sprays of pure white flowers in April and May, followed by spherical brown fruit. The glossy, dark green leaves turn marvellous shades of purple and scarlet in autumn and are retained until winter. An excellent specimen tree for small urban gardens, it tolerates pollution and alkaline soils.

  • Garden care: In late winter or early spring remove misplaced or crossing branches to build up a healthy, permanent framework.

Pachysandra terminalis

Japanese spurge

Evergreen ground cover with white flowers. For sun or shade

£8.99 Buy

Geranium phaeum 'Album'

dusky cranesbill

Small, white nodding flowers. Will thrive in shade

£8.99 Buy

Clematis montana var. rubens 'Pink Perfection'

clematis (group 1)

Sweetly scented, pink flowers

£10.99 Buy

Brunnera macrophylla 'Betty Bowring'

Siberian bugloss

Frothy sprays of pure white

£8.99 Buy
 

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