Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Japanese skimmia (male)

2 litre pot
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A small winter evergreen with festive sprays of** **of cherry-wine buds that are a real feature from November onwards - eventually opening to white in April

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: partial to full shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Flower colour: pink
  • Other features: male plant
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A compact male shrub with red-margined, deep green leaves. Dark red flower buds are produced in autumn and these last all through the winter until the flowers open in spring. A great shrub for growing in a pot or for filling in gaps in the garden border.

  • Garden care: Lightly trim after flowering, if necessary. To improve the moisture retention qualities of the soil add plenty of well-rotted compost when planting.

Sarcococca confusa

sweet box

Sweetly scented, pure white flowers December to March

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Pachysandra terminalis

Japanese spurge

Evergreen ground cover with white flowers. For sun or shade

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Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Freckles'

clematis (group 1)

Unusual creamy flowers

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Helleborus × hybridus 'Harvington Shades of the Night'

Lenten rose / hellebore

Early spring flowers in shades of deep purple

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Tiarella 'Appalachian Trail'

trailing foam flower

Great groundcover for shade

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Chimonanthus praecox

wintersweet

Deliciously scented winter flowers

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