Shrubs for flowerbeds

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

Key: Common name

Species & 'Variety'

Approx. eventual height

(or prune as desired)

Flowering season

Full sun

Senecio

e.g. Brachyglottis 'Sunshine', 1.5m, Jun-Jul

Weigela

Weigela florida, 1.5m, May-Jun

Guelder Rose

Viburnum opulus e.g. 'Compactum',1.5m, Apr-May; ‘Roseum’, 4m, May-Jun

Rosemary 

e.g. Rosemary ''Miss Jessopp’s Upright’, 1.5m, May-Jun  

Dog rose

Rosa canina, 2m, Jul-Aug

Escallonia

e.g. Escallonia 'Apple Blossom', 2.5m, Jun-Sept

Viburnum

e.g. Viburnum tinus  ‘Eve Price’, 3m, Dec-Apr

Black elder

e.g. Sambucus nigra 'Gerda' Black Beauty, 3m, Jun

Juneberry

Amelanchier lamarckii, 4m, Mar-Apr

Part sun/part shade

Weigela

Weigela florida, 1.5m, May-Jun

Guelder Rose

Viburnum opulus e.g. 'Compactum', 1.5m, Apr-May; ‘Roseum’, 4m, May-Jun

Sweet box

e.g. Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’, 1.5m, Dec-Mar

 

Dog rose

Rosa canina, 2m, Jul-Aug

 

Viburnum

e.g. Viburnum tinus ‘Eve Price’, 3m, Dec-Apr

Black elder

e.g. Sambucus nigra 'Gerda' Black Beauty, 3m, Jun

Juneberry

Amelanchier lamarckii, 4m, Mar-Apr

Mahonia

e.g. Mahonia x media 'Charity', 5m, Nov-Mar

Shade

Sweet box

e.g. Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’, 1.5m, Dec-Mar

Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus, 5m, Apr

Mahonia

e.g. Mahonia x media 'Charity', 5m, Nov-Mar