Shrubs / trees for containers

Check the details when you buy and pick appropriate plants for your situation

Key: Common name

Species & 'Variety'

Flowering season

Prune to desired height

Full sun

Bay tree

Laurus nobilis, Mar-May

Holly

e.g. Ilex aquifolium 'J.C. van Tol' female or Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska' female, May-Jun

Rosemary

e.g. Rosemary ‘Miss Jessopp’s Upright’, May-Jun

 

Lilac

e.g. Syringa 'Red Pixie', May-Jun

Viburnum

e.g. Viburnum tinus ‘Eve Price’, Dec-Apr

Apple/fruit trees

e.g. Apple ‘Red Windsor’, 'Ballerina Samba' or ‘Scrumptious’ (on dwarf root stock), Apr-May

Crab apple

e.g. Malus jelly king 'Mattfru', May

Corkscrew hazel

e.g. Corylus avellana 'Contorta', Feb-Mar

Yew

Taxus baccata

Part sun/part shade

Bay tree

Laurus nobilis, Mar-May

Holly

e.g. Ilex aquifolium 'J.C. van Tol' female or Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska' female, May-Jun

Viburnum

e.g. Viburnum tinus ‘Eve Price’, Dec-Apr

Sweet box

e.g. Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem', Dec-Mar

Crab apple

e.g. Malus jelly king 'Mattfru', May

Corkscrew hazel

e.g. Corylus avellana 'Contorta', Feb-Mar

Yew

Taxus baccata

Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus, Apr

Shade

Sweet box

e.g. Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’, Dec-Mar

Corkscrew hazel

e.g. Corylus avellana 'Contorta', Feb-Mar

Yew

Taxus baccata

Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus, Apr