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Aquatic
Bamboo
Bedding
...by Flower Shape

Bulb
...Allium/ Anemone
...Autumn
...Colchicum/ Crocus
...Dahlia
...Gladiolus
...Hippeastrum/ Lily
...Late Summer
...Narcissus
...Spring
...Tulip
...Winter
Climber
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Deciduous Shrub
...Shrubs - Decid
Deciduous Tree
...Trees - Decid
Evergreen Perennial
...P-Evergreen A-L
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...Flower Shape
Evergreen Shrub
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Evergreen Tree
...Trees - Evgr
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
...P -Herbaceous
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...Flower Shape
Herb
Odds and Sods
Rhododendron
Rose
...RHS Wisley A-F
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...Rose Use
...
Other Roses A-F
...Other Roses G-R
...Other Roses S-Z
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
...Apple

...Cherry
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Vegetable

Wild Flower
with its
flower colour page,
space,
Site Map page in its flower colour
NOTE Gallery
...Blue Note
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...Red Note
...White A-D Note
...White E-P Note
...White Q-Z Note
...Yellow A-G Note
...Yellow H-Z Note
...Shrub/Tree Note
Poisonous
Wildflower Plants

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Topic - Flower/Foliage Colour
Colour Wheel Galleries

Following your choice using Garden Style then that changes your Plant Selection Process
Garden Style
...
Infill Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...
12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...
All Plants Index
...
Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...
Shape, Form
Index

or
you could use these Flower Colour Wheels with number of colours

All Flowers 53

All Flowers per Month 12
with its
Explanation of
Structure of this Website with

...
User Guidelines
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per Month 12
...Index
Rock Garden and Alpine Flower Colour Wheel with number of colours

Rock Plant Flowers 53

...Rock Plant Photos

or
these Foliage Colour Wheels structures, which I have done but until I can take the photos and I am certain of the plant label's validity, these may not progress much further

All Foliage 212

All Spring Foliage 212
All Summer Foliage 212
All Autumn Foliage 212
All Winter Foliage 212

or
Flower Colour Wheel without photos, but with links to photos
12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...
All Plants Index

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Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly
Usage of Plants
by Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly

Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly usage of
Plant A-C
Plant C-M
Plant N-W
Butterfly usage of Plant

 

Ivydene Gardens Plants:
Plants for Chalky Soil A-F Page 1 of 3

 

Tree/Shrub Growth Shape with
Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit

 

The plants suitable for Chalky Soil list is sorted in the following pages under the following Name:-

Surface soil moisture is the water that is in the upper 10 cm (4 inches) of soil, whereas root zone soil moisture is the water that is available to plants, which is generally considered to be in the upper 200 cm (80 inches) of soil:-

  • Wet Soil has Saturated water content of 20-50% water/soil and is Fully saturated soil
  • Moist Soil has Field capacity of 10-35% water/soil and is Soil moisture 2–3 days after a rain or irrigation
  • Dry Soil has Permanent wilting point of 1-25% water/soil and is Minimum soil moisture at which a plant wilts
  • Residual water content of 0.1-10% water/soil and is Remaining water at high tension
  • Available Water Capacity for plants is the difference between water content at field capacity and permanent wilting point

Sun Aspect:-

  • Full Sun: At least 6 full hours of direct sunlight. Many sun lovers enjoy more than 6 hours per day, but need regular water to endure the heat.
  • Part Shade: 3 - 6 hours of sun each day, preferably in the morning and early afternoon. The plant will need some relief from the intense late afternoon sun, either from shade provided by a nearby tree or planting it on the east side of a building.
    Dappled Sun - DS in Part Shade Column: Dappled sunlight is similar to partial shade. It is the sun that makes its way through the branches of a deciduous tree. Woodland plants and underplantings prefer this type of sunlight over even the limited direct exposure they would get from partial shade.
  • Full Shade: Less than 3 hours of direct sunlight each day, with filtered sunlight during the rest of the day. Full shade does not mean no sun.

When selecting plants, you should start by using what you already have in the garden; especially mature trees and shrubs. Each tree or shrub will have one of the following growth shapes:-
Columnar
Oval
Rounded/ Spherical
Flattened Spherical
Narrow conical/ Narrow Pyramidal
Broad Conical/ Broad Pyramidal
Ovoid/ Egg-shaped
Broad Ovoid
Narrow Vase-shaped/ Inverted Ovoid
Fan-shaped/ Vase-shaped
Narrow Weeping
Broad Weeping
Single-stemmed palm, cyad, or similar tree
Multi-stemmed palm, cyad, or similar tree

 

 

When selecting plants, you should start by using what you already have in the garden; especially mature shrubs and some of your perennials.
Growth Habit - The way a plant grows is genetically determined. How well individual plants grow varies with:

  • availability of light,
  • exposure to wind,
  • and competition for food and space with other plants.

So, if you wish to see your plant at its best, rather than as a plant within a hedge effect, please give it room to grow to produce its natural growth habit. Mature shrubs and perennials will have one of the following growth habits:-
Mat-forming.
Stems densely cover the ground and the flowers extend above.
Prostrate or Trailing.
Stems spread out on the ground and the flowers are borne close to the foliage.
Cushion or Mound-forming.
Tightly packed stems form a low clump and
the flowers are close to the foliage.
Spreading or Creeping.
Stems extend horizontally then ascend, forming a densely packed mass.
Clump-forming.
Leaf-stalks and flower stems arise at ground level to form a dense mass.
Stemless.
Leaf-stalks and flower stems arise at ground level.
Erect or Upright.
Upright stems stand vertical, supporting leaves and the flowers.
Climbing and Scandent.
Long flexible stems are supported by other plants or structures.
Arching.
Long upright stems arch over from the upright towards the ground.

The overall amount of sunlight received depends on aspect, the direction your garden faces:-

North-facing gardens get the least light and can be damp

South-facing gardens get the most light

East-facing gardens get morning light

West-facing gardens get afternoon and evening light

Sun Aspect, Soil Type, Soil Moisture, Plant Type and Height of Plant are used in the Plant Photo Galleries in the comparison of thumbnail photos

Acid Site - An acid soil has a pH value below 7.0. Clay soils are usually acid and retentive of moisture, requiring drainage. The addition of grit or coarse sand makes them more manageable. Peaty soil is acidic with fewer nutrients and also requires drainage.

Alkaline Soil - An alkaline soil has a pH value above 7.0. Soils that form a thin layer over chalk restrict plant selection to those tolerant of drought.

Bank / Slope problems include soil erosion, surface water, summer drought and poor access (create path using mattock to pull an earth section 180 degrees over down the slope). Then, stabilise the earth with 4 inches (10cms) depth of spent mushroom compost under the chicken wire; before planting climbers/plants through it.

Cold Exposed Inland Site is an area that is open to the elements and that includes cold, biting winds, the glare of full sun, frost and snow - These plants are able to withstand very low temperatures and those winds in the South of England.

Dust and Pollution Barrier - Plants with large horizontal leaves are particularly effective in filtering dust from the environment, with mature trees being capable of filtering up to 70% of dust particles caused by traffic. Plants can also help offset the pollution effects of traffic. 20 trees are needed to absorb the carbon dioxide produced by 1 car driven for 60 miles.

Front of Border / Path Edges - Soften edges for large masses of paving or lawn with groundcover plants. Random areas Within Paths can be planted with flat-growing plants. Other groundcover plants are planted in the Rest of Border.

Seaside Plants that deal with salt-carrying gales and blown sand; by you using copious amounts of compost and thick mulch to conserve soil moisture.

Sound Barrier - The sound waves passing through the plant interact with leaves and branches, some being deflected and some being turned into heat energy. A wide band of planting is necessary to achieve a large reduction in the decibel level.

Wind Barrier - By planting a natural windbreak you will create a permeable barrier that lets a degree of air movement pass through it and provide shelter by as far as 30 times their height downwind.

Woodland ground cover under the shade of tree canopies.

In the case of some genera and species, at least two - and sometimes dozens of - varieties and hybrids are readily available, and it has been possible to give only a selection of the whole range. To indicate this, the abbreviation 'e.g.' appears before the selected examples ( for instance, Centaurea cyanus e.g. 'Jubilee Gem'). If an 'e.g.' is omitted in one list, although it appears beside the same plant in other lists, this means that that plant is the only suitable one - or the only readily available suitable one - in the context of that particular list.

Chalky alkaline soils are derived from chalk or limestone with a pH of 7.1 or above.
Clay soils swell and shrink as they wet and dry.
Lime-Free soils are acidic and without chalk.
In poorly drained soils (50 % solid materials and about 50 % pore space), most of the pore space is filled with water for long periods of time, leaving too little air.
Light sandy soils dry out quickly and are low in nutrients.

 

Clay soil will absorb 40% of its volume in water before it turns from a solid to a liquid. This fact can have a serious effect on your house as subsidence.
A mixture of clay, sand, humus and bacterium is required to make soil with a good soil structure for your plants.
The rain or your watering can provides the method for transportation of nutrients to the roots of your plants. Soil organisms link this recycling of nutrients from the humus to the plant.
Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen as gas is used and expired by the roots of plants into a soil which has airspace in it in order for those plants to grow.
Understanding the above provides you with an action plan for you to do with your own soil.

Explaination of how soil works:-

"Plants are in Control

Most gardeners think of plants as only taking up nutrients through root systems and feeding the leaves. Few realize that a great deal of energy that results from photosynthesis in the leaves is actually used by plants to produce chemicals they secrete through their roots. These secretions are known as exudates. A good analogy is perspiration, a human's exudate.

Root exudates are in the form of carbohydrates (including sugars) and proteins. Amazingly, their presence wakes up, attracts, and grows specific beneficial bacteria and fungi living in the soil that subsist on these exudates and the cellular material sloughed off as the plant's root tips grow. All this secretion of exudates and sloughing off of cells takes place in the rhizosphere, a zone immediately round the roots, extending out about a tenth of an inch, or a couple of millimetres. The rhizosphere, which can look like a jelly or jam under the electron microscope, contains a constantly changing mix of soil organisms, including bacteria, fungi, nematodes, protozoa, and even larger organisms. All this "life" competes for the exudates in the rhizosphere, or its water or mineral content.

At the bottom of the soil food web are bacteria and fungi, which are attracted to and consume plant root exudates. In turn, they attract and are eaten by bigger microbes, specifically nematodes and protozoa who eat bacteria and fungi (primarily for carbon) to fuel their metabolic functions. Anything they don't need is excreted as wastes, which plant roots are readily able to absorb as nutrients. How convenient that this production of plant nutrients takes place right in the rhizosphere, the site of root-nutrient absorption.

At the centre of any viable soil food web are plants. Plants control the food web for their own benefit, an amazing fact that is too little understood and surely not appreciated by gardeners who are constantly interfereing with Nature's system. Studies indicate that individual plants can control the numbers and the different kinds of fungi and bacteria attracted to the rhizosphere by the exudates they produce.

Soil bacteria and fungi are like small bags of fertilizer, retaining in their bodies nitrogen and other nutrients they gain from root exudates and other organic matter. Carrying on the analogy, soil protozoa and nematodes act as "fertilizer spreaders" by releasng the nutrients locked up in the bacteria and fungi "fertilizer bags". The nematodes and protozoa in the soil come along and eat the bacteria and fungi in the rhizosphere. They digest what they need to survive and excrete excess carbon and other nutrients as waste.

The protozoa and nematodes that feasted on the fungi and bacteria attracted by plant exudates are in turn eaten by arthropods such as insects and spiders. Soil arthropods eat each other and themselves are the food of snakes, birds, moles and other animals. Simply put, the soil is one big fast-food restaurant.

Bacteria are so small they need to stick to things, or they will wash away; to attach themselves they produce a slime, the secondary result of which is that individual soil particles are bound together. Fungal hyphae, too, travel through soil particles, sticking to them and binding them together, thread-like, into aggregates.

Worms, together with insect larvae and moles move through the soil in search of food and protection, creating pathways that allow air and water to enter and leave the soil. The soil food web, then, in addition to providing nutrients to roots in the rhizosphere, also helps create soil structure: the activities of its members bind soil particles together even as they provide for the passage of air and water through the soil.

Without this system, most important nutrients would drain from soil. Instead, they are retained in the bodies of soil life. Here is the gardener's truth: when you apply a chemical fertilizer, a tiny bit hits the rhizosphere, where it is absorbed, but most of it continues to drain through soil until it hits the water table. Not so with the nutrients locked up inside soil organisms, a state known as immobilization; these nutrients are eventully released as wastes, or mineralized. And when the plants themselves die and are allowed to decay in situ, the nutrients they retained are again immobilized in the fungi and bacteria that consume them.

Just as important, every member of the soil food web has its place in the soil community. Each, be it on the surface or subsurface, plays a specific role. Elimination of just one group can drastically alter a soil community. Dung from mammals provides nutrients for beetles in the soil. Kill the mammals, or eliminate their habitat or food source, and you wont have so many beetles. It works in reverse as well. A healthy soil food web won't allow one set of members to get so strong as to destroy the web. If there are too many nematodes and protozoa, the bacteria and fungi on which they prey are in trouble and, ultimately, so are the plants in the area.

And there are other benefits. The nets or webs fungi form around roots act as physical barriers to invasion and protect plants from pathogenic fungi and bacteria. Bacteria coat surfaces so thoroughly, there is no room for others to attach themselves. If something impacts these fungi or bacteria and their numbers drop or disappear, the plant can easily be attacked."

Negative impacts on the soil food web -->

 

Negative impacts on the soil food web

"Chemical fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, and fungicides affect the soil food web, toxic to some members, warding off others, and changing the environment. Important fungal and bacterial relationships don't form when a plant can get free nutrients. When chemically fed, plants bypass the microbial-assisted method of obtaining nutrients, and microbial populations adjust accordingly. Trouble is, you have to keep adding chemical fertilizers and using "-icides", because the right mix and diversity - the very foundation of the soil food web - has been altered.

It makes sense that once the bacteria, fungi, nematodes and protozoa are gone, other members of the soil food web disappear as well. Earthworms, for example, lacking food and irritated by the synthetic nitrates in soluble nitrogen fertilizers, move out. Since they are major shredders of organic material, their absence is a great loss. Soil structure deteriorates, watering can become problematic, pathogens and pests establish themselves and, worst of all, gardening becomes a lot more work than it needs to be.

If the salt-based chemical fertilizers don't kill portions of the soil food web, rototilling (rotovating) will. This gardening rite of spring breaks up fungal hyphae, decimates worms, and rips and crushes arthropods. It destroys soil structure and eventually saps soil of necessary air. Any chain is only as strong as its weakest link: if there is a gap in the soil food web, the system will break down and stop functioning properly.

Gardening with the soil food web is easy, but you must get the life back in your soils. First, however, you have to know something about the soil in which the soil food web operates; second, you need to know what each of the key members of the food web community does. Both these concerns are taken up in the rest of Part 1" of Teaming with Microbes - The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis ISBN-13:978-1-60469-113-9 Published 2010.

This book explains in non-technical language how soil works and how you can improve your garden soil to make it suitable for what you plant and hopefully stop you using chemicals to kill this or that, but use your grass cuttings and prunings to mulch your soil - the leaves fall off the trees, the branches fall on the ground, the animals shit and die on the land in old woodlands and that material is then recycled to provide the nutrients for those same trees, rather than being carefully removed and sent to the dump as most people do in their gardens leaving bare soil."

 

The following is from "A land of Soil, Milk and Honey" by Bernard Jarman in Star & Furrow Issue 122 January 2015 - Journal of the Biodynamic Association;_

"Soil is created in the first place through the activity of countlesss micro-organisms, earthworms and especially the garden worm (Lumbricus terrestris). This species is noticeably active in the period immediately before and immediately after mid-winter. In December we find it (in the UK) drawing large numbers of autumn leaves down into the soil. Worms consume all kinds of plant material along with sand and mineral substances. In form, they live as a pure digestive tract. The worm casts excreted from their bodies form the basis of a well-structured soil with an increased level of available plant nutrients:-

  • 5% more nitrogen,
  • 7% more phosphorous and
  • 11% more potasium than the surrounding topsoil.

Worms also burrow to great depths and open up the soil for air and water to penetrate, increasing the scope of a fertile soil.

After the earthworm, the most important helper of the biodynamic farmer is undoubetdly

  • the cow. A cow's digestive system is designed to make use of roughage such as grass and hay. Cow manure is arguably the most effective and long lasting of all the fertilizing agents at the farmer's disposal and has been found to have a carry over effect of at least 4 years. It is also one of the most balanced and it contains no grass seeds, since they have been completely digested.
  • Pig manure is rich in potassium, attractive to earthworms and beneficial on sandy soils.
  • Horse manure increases soil activity and stimulates strong healthy growth, but it does contain grass seed and other seeds."

To locate mail-order nursery for plants from the UK in this gallery try using search in RHS Find a Plant.

To locate plants in the European Union (EU) try using Search Term in Gardens4You and Meilland Richardier in France.

To locate mail-order nursery for plants from America in this gallery try using search in Plant Lust.

To locate plant information in Australia try using Plant Finder in Gardening Australia.

a

Columnar
Tree/Shrub Growth Shape

Soil:-

AN = Any Soil

Soil Moisture:-

Sun Aspect:-

Plant Location:-

Plant Name

with link to mail-order nursery in UK / Europe

Plant Names will probably not be in Alphabetical Order

Common Name

with link to mail-order nursery in USA

Flower-ing Months

Flower-ing Colour

Height x Spread in
inches (cms).
 

25.4mm = 1 inch


304.8mm = 12 inches


12 inches = 1 foot


3 feet = 1 yard


914.4mm = 1 yard

 

I normally round this to
30 cm = 1 foot,
90 cm = 3 feet and
100 cm = 40 inches

Plant Type
(Per = Perennial)
with link to
Plant Description Page,
Companion Plants to help this plant Page,
Alpine Plant for Rock Garden Index Page
and/or
Native to UK WildFlower Plant in its Family Page in this website

Comment

b

Oval
Tree/Shrub Growth Shape

AC = Acid Soil

c

Rounded/ Spherical
Tree/Shrub Growth Shape

AL = Alkaline Soil
 

d

Flattened Spherical
Tree/Shrub Growth Shape

AN = Any for Acid, Neutral or Alkaline Soil

e

Narrow Conical/ Narrow Pyramidal
Tree/Shrub Growth Shape

FA = Grow for Flower Arrangers

f

Broad Conical/ Broad Pyramidal
Tree/Shrub Growth Shape

FB = Front of Border
/ Path Edges

RB = Rest of Border

SP = Speciman

RG = Rock Garden

WP = Within Path

CL = Climber or Shrub grown against a wall or fence

g

Ovoid/ Egg-shaped
Tree/Shrub Growth Shape

h

Broad Ovoid
Tree/Shrub Growth Shape

j

Narrow Vase-shaped/ Inverted Ovoid
Tree/Shrub Growth Shape

BE = Bedding

k

Fan-shaped/ Vase-shaped
Tree/Shrub Growth Shape

GP = Grow in Pot / Container

m

Narrow Weeping
Tree/Shrub Growth Shape

HB = Grow in Hanging Basket

n

Broad Weeping
Tree/Shrub Growth Shape

HE = Hedge
SC = Screening

TH =
Thorny Hedge

p

Single-stemmed palm
Tree/Shrub Growth Shape

q

Multi-stemmed palm
Tree/Shrub Growth Shape

BG = Grow in Bog Area

1

Mat-forming
Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit

BA = Grow on Bank / Slope

2

Prostrate or Trailing
Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit

SE = Seaside / Coastal Plants

3

Cushion or Mound-forming
Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit

CH = Chalk

EX = Cold Exposed Inland Site

4

Spreading or Creeping
Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit

CL = Clay

DP = Dust and Pollution Barrier

5

Clump-forming
Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit

LF = Lime-Free

D = Dry

S = Full Sun

SO = Sound Barrier

6

Stemless
Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit

PD = Poorly Drained
PE = Peaty

M = Moist

PS = Part Shade
DS = Dappled Sun

WI = Wind Barrier

7

Erect or Upright
Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit

LS = Light Sand

W = Wet

FS = Full Shade

WO = Woodland

8

Climbing and Scandent
Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit

AN

CH

CL

LF

PD

LS

D

M

W

S

PS

FS

AC

AL

AN

FA

FB
RB

BE

GP

HB

HE

SC

BG

BA

SE

EX

DP

SO

WI

WO

9

Arching
Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit

SP
RG

Tree/Shrub Growth Shape

Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit

PE

DS

WP
CL

TH

a

b

c

d

e

f

g

h

j

k

m

n

p

q

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

CH

 

 

 

LS

 

M

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

RB

 

 

 

 

 

 

SE

 

 

 

 

 

Abelia floribunda

Mexican abelia

Jul-Sep

Cerise-Purple

120 x 144 (300 x 360)

Evergreen Shrub

Half hardy with pendent tubular flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

CH

 

 

 

LS

 

M

 

S

DS

 

 

AL

 

 

CL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abelia grandiflora 'Francis Mason'

Golden abelia

Jul-Oct

Pale Pinkish- White

60 x 72 (150 x 180)

Evergreen Shrub

Golden-yellow foliage variegation ages to dark green. Grow against a wall or fence.

 

 

c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

CH

 

 

 

LS

 

M

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

CL

 

GP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abelia schumannii
(Abelia parviflora)

Schumann abelia

Jul-Oct

abeliaschumanniiflot

72 x 120 (180 x 300)

Deciduous Shrub

Bee magnet in a sheltered, south-facing aspect. Fill difficult corners of garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

CH

 

 

 

LS

 

M

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

GP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abutilon mega-potamicum
(Abutilon vexillarium)

Trailing abutilon

Jul-Sep

abutilonmegapotamicumflot9

72 x 72 (180 x 180)

Evergreen Shrub

Grow in greenhouse or conservatory in UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

CH

 

 

 

LS

 

M

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abutilon suntense

Chinese lantern, Parlour maple

May-Jul

Mauve to Blue

144 x 96 (360 x 240)

Deciduous Shrub

Grow in unheated greenhouse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

LS

 

M

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

FA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acanthus mollis
(Acanthus lusitanicus,
Acanthus spinosisimus)

Bear's breeches

Aug-Sep

White with Purple bracts

60 x 36 (150 x 90)

Herbaceous Per

Tubular, 2-lipped flowers in racemes 36 inches (90 cms) long

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

7

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

LS

 

M

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

HE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acer campestre

Common maple,
Field maple, Hedge maple

Apr-May

Yellow-green

180 x 120 (450 x 300)

Deciduous Tree

Native UK maple - nectar and pollen for insects. Makes excellent clipped hedge.

 

 

c

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

LS

 

M

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acer griseum
(血皮楓;
pinyin: xuè pí fēng)

Paper-bark maple

Apr-May

Yellow-green

360 x 360 (900 x 900)

Deciduous Tree

Slow-growing, spreading tree. Green foliage ages to red and orange in autumn. Speciman tree within lawn area for 15 years.

 

 

c

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CL

LF

 

LS

 

M

 

S

DS

 

AC

AL

 

FA

 

 

 

 

HE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acer negundo 'Flamingo'

Box elder maple

Apr-May

White

300 x 300 (750 x 750)

Deciduous Tree

Pink juvenile foliage matures to green with creamy margin. Excellent Hedge on well-drained soil.

 

 

c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

LS

D

M

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

FA

RB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen'

Yarrow

Jul-Sep

achilleacflosmillefoliumcerisequeengarnonswilliams

30 x (75 x )

Deciduous Per

Cerise-pink flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

LS

 

M

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actinidia kolomikta

Variegated kiwi (video of this climber climbing into old tree)

May-Jul

actinidiacfloskolomiktawikimediacommons

 

White

180 x indefinite
(450 x indefinite)

Deciduous Climber

Grow twining stems into old trees. It requires support since it will not self-cling. Green and white foliage tipped with pink. Attractive to cats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

CH

 

 

 

LS

 

M

 

 

DS

FS

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WO

Adiantum pedatum

Five-fingered maidenhair fern

Ferns do not have flowers

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Evergreen Fern

Cold Hardy . Pair with broad-leaved plants. Use as Green foliage Ground cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

LS

 

M

 

 

DS

FS

 

AL

 

 

RB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adiantum venustum

Evergreen maidenhair

Ferns do not have flowers

6 x indefinite
(15 x indefinite)

Evergreen Fern

Cold Hardy . Use as Ground Cover and underplanting of roses and shrubs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

LS

 

M

 

S

DS

FS

 

AL

 

 

RB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aesculus parviflora

Dwarf horse chestnut, Bottlebrush buckeye

Jul-Aug

White

132 x 168 (330 x 420)

Deciduous Shrub

Leaves open bronze, then dark green, turning yellow in autumn. Forms thickets from suckering. Avoid poorly drained sites.

 

 

 

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

LS

 

M

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akebia quinata
 

Chocolate Vine

Apr-Jun

Reddish-Purple
akebiacfloquinataroseland

336 x 36 (540 x 90)

Semi-Evergreen Climber

Fruity fragrance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

AN

CH

 

 

 

LS

 

M

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

FA

RG

RB

FB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allium moly

Golden Garlic, Lily leek

Jun-Jul

alliumpflosmolygeetee1a
Star-shaped

8 x 4
(20 x 10)

Bulb
Particularly effective when naturalized or grown in wide drifts.

Use in rock garden, under-planting roses and long-lasting cut flower on any well-drained soil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

CH

CL

 

 

LS

W

M

 

 

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

SC

 

 

SE

 

 

 

WI

 

Alnus viridis

Green Alder Tree

Apr-May

Green
Catkins

120 x 72 (300 x 180)

Deciduous Shrub

Ideal for shorelines, wind breaks, screening and afforestation on infertile soils of screes and shallow stone slopes. Multi-stemmed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alyssum montanum
'Mountain Gold'

 

 

 

6 x 18
(15 x 45)

Evergreen Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alyssum wulfenianum

 

 

Pale Yellow

6 x 18
(15 x 45)

Evergreen Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amelanchier laevis

Allegheny Service-berry, Sarvis tree

 

 

240 x 240 (600 x 600)

Deciduous Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amelanchier lamarckii

Snowy mespilus, Lamark Service-berry

 

White

276 x 240 (690 x 600)

Deciduous Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anchusa azurea
(Anchusa italica)

 

 

Blue to Purple

48 x 24 (120 x 60)

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anemone apennina

 

 

anemonecflosapenninawikimediacommons

8 x 12
(20 x 30)

Deciduous Rhizome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

FS

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anemone blanda 'Atrocaerulea'

 

 

Deep Blue

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Deciduous Tuber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

FS

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anemone blanda 'Radar'

 

 

anemonecfloblandaradarrvroger

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Deciduous Tuber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

FS

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anemone blanda 'Violet Star'

 

 

anemonecfloblandavioletstarrvroger

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Deciduous Tuber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anemone coronaria

Florist's Anemone, Wind Poppy, Wind-flower

 

anemonecflos1coronariawikimediacommons

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Deciduous Tuber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

FS

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anemone hupehensis

 

 

anemonehupehensisflot9

24 x 16
(60 x 40)

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

FS

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anemone japonica
'Honorine Jobert'

 

 

anemonecflohybridahonorinejobertgarnonswilliams

60 x 24 (150 x 60)

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anemone nemorosa

Wind-flower, Wood Anemone

 

anemoneflonemerosaroger

4 x 12
(10 x 30)

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

FS

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anemone ranunculoides

Buttercup Anemone

 

anemonecfloranunculoideswikimediacommons

2 x 18
(5 x 45)

Deciduous Rhizome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anemone rivularis

 

 

 

30 x 12
(75 x 30)

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anemone sylvestris

 

 

 

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana

 

 

White

12 x 36
(30 x 90)

Evergreen Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthemis sancti-johannis

 

 

Golden yellow to orange

24 x
(60 x )

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthemis tinctoria e.g.
'Grallagh Gold'

 

 

 

30 x
(75 x )

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthemis tinctoria e.g
'Wargrave Variety'

 

 

Lemon yellow

30 x
(75 x )

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antirrhinum majus e.g.
'Little Darling'

Snap-dragon

 

 

18 x
(45 x )

Bedding Annual,
Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aquilegia alpina

Alpine Columbine

 

aquilegiacflo1alpinawikimediacommons

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aquilegia chrysantha

 

 

 

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aquilegia 'Crimson Star'

 

 

Cream

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow'

 

 

Green, white and pink

24 x 20
(60 x 50)

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arabis caucasica 'Variegata'

Rock Cress

 

White

6 x 18
(15 x 45)

Evergreen Alpine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arbutus menziesii

Madrona, Madrone, Pacific madrone

 

White

240 x 300 (600 x 750)

Evergreen Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

FS

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arum italicum 'Marmoratum'

 

 

Pale green spathe with cream spadix

12 x 6
(30 x 15)

Deciduous Tuber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arundinaria auricoma
(Pleioblastus auricomus)

 

 

 

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arundinaria fortunei
(Pleioblastus auricomus)

 

 

 

15 x 12
(37 x 30)

Bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arundinaria japonica

 

 

 

138 x 30 (345 x 75)

Bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arundinaria murielae
(Fargesia murieliae)

 

 

 

120 x 36 (300 x 90)

Bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arundinaria nitida
(Syn. Fargesia nitida)

 

 

 

156 x 36 (390 x 90)

Bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arundinaria pygmae
(Pleioblastus pygmaeus)

 

 

 

16 x 36
(40 x 90)

Bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

FS

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asplenium scolopendrium (Phyllitis
scolo-pendrium)

Hart's tongue fern, Scollies

 

No flowers

24 x 24
(60 x 60)

Evergreen Fern

prefers limestone soil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aster alpinus

Alpine aster

 

White and all shades of pink, mauve and purple

10 x 18
(25 x 45)

Herbaceous Alpine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aster amellus 'King George'

 

 

Purple

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aster x frikartii 'Monch'

 

 

Laven-der -blue

30 x 18
(75 x 45)

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrantia major

Greater master-wort

 

astrantiacflos1majorkevock

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aubretia x cultorum 'Argeneo-variegata'

Aubretia Hybrid Cultivars

 

Purple

2 x 24
(5 x 60)

Evergreen Alpine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FS

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aucuba
japonica

Japanese Aucuba, Japanese laurel

 

aucubacflosjaponicawikimediacommons

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FS

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonofolia'

 

 

 

60 x 48 (150 x 120)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FS

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie'

 

 

 

36 x 120 (90 x 300)

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FS

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata'

 

 

 

60 x 48 (150 x 120)

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aurinia
saxatilis 'Citrinia'

Basket of gold, yellow alyssum

 

Yellow

8 x 12
(20 x 30)

Evergreen Alpine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baptisia australis (Baptisia caerulea)

Blue false indigo

 

baptisiacflo1australisgarnonswilliams

60 x 24 (150 x 60)

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis 'Chenaultii'

 

 

 

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis calliantha

 

 

 

30 x 36
(75 x 90)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis darwinii

Darwin barberry

 

berberisflodarwinii

144 x 144 (360 x 360)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis julianae

Winter-green barberry

 

Yellow or tinged red

96 x 120 (240 x 300)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis thunbergeii
'Atropurpurea Nana'

Japanese barberry

 

Yellow

24 x 30
(60 x 75)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis thunbergeii
'Helmond Pillar'

Japanese barberry

 

 

48 x 30 (120 x 75)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis thunbergeii
'Red Chief'

Japanese barberry

 

 

72 x 48 (180 x 120)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis wilsoniae

Wilson barberry

 

Pale yellow

36 x 60
(90 x 150)

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis x bristolensis

 

 

Yellow

60 x 72 (150 x 180)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis x frikartii 'Amstelveen'

 

 

Yellow

48 x 48 (120 x 120)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis x frikartii 'Telstar'

 

 

Yellow

48 x 60 (120 x 150)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis x interposita
'Wallich's Purple'

 

 

 

60 x 72 (150 x 180)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis x ottawensis
'Superba'

Hybrid purple barberry

 

Pale yellow

96 x 96 (240 x 240)

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis x stenophylla

 

 

berberiscflos1stenophyllawikimediacommons

96 x 96 (240 x 240)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis thunbergeii 'Bagatelle'

Japanese barberry

 

Yellow

30 x 30
(75 x 75)

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betula ermanii

Epman's birch, gold birch, russian rock birch

 

 

720 x 240 (1800 x 600)

Deciduous Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betula nana

Dwarf birch

 

 

24 x 48
(60 x 120)

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betula papyrifera

Canoe birch, paper birch, white birch

 

 

720 x 240 (1800 x 600)

Deciduous Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borago officinalis

Borage

 

boragocflo1officinaliswikimediacommons

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

Herb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bocconia cordata

 

 

 

96 x 36 (240 x 90)

Deciduous Rhizome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brachyglottis compacta (Senecio compactus)

 

 

Bright yellow

36 x 72
(90 x 180)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brachyglottis 'Dunedin Hybrids'

 

 

 

60 x 72 (150 x 180)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brachyglottis monroi (Senecio monroi)

 

 

Bright yellow daisies

36 x 72
(90 x 180)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buddleia
davidii
'Black Knight'

Butterfly bush

 

buddleiacflos1davidiiblackknightcoblands

180 x 180 (450 x 450)

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buddleia
davidii
'Royal Red'

Butterfly bush

 

Purple-red

180 x 180 (450 x 450)

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buddleia
davidii 'White Profusion'

Butterfly bush

 

White

180 x 180 (450 x 450)

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brunnera macrophylla
'Dawson's White'

 

 

 

18 x 24
(45 x 60)

Deciduous Rhizome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buddleia globosa

Orange ball tree

 

Scented, orange-yellow

216 x 216 (540 x 540)

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buddleia officinalis

 

 

 

96 x 96 (240 x 240)

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buphthalmum salicifolium

Yellow ox eye, willow-leaved ox eye

 

buphthalmumsalicifoliumflot9

24 x 18
(60 x 45)

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bupleurum fruticosum

 

 

bupleurumcflos1fruticosumwikimediacommons

72 x 96 (160 x 240)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buxus microphylla

Chinese box, Japanese box, Korean box

 

Green-ish-yellow

30 x 60
(75 x 150)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buxus sempervirens
'Elegantissima'

Common box, english box

 

Green-ish-cream

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buxus sempervirens
'Suffruticosa'

Common box, english box

 

Green-ish-cream

36 x 60
(90 x 150)

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caryopteris x clandonensis See photo -->
e.g. 'Ferndown'

Blue mist shrub, blue spiraea

 

caryopteriscflos1clandonensisheavenlybluewikimediacommons

30 x
(75 x )

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centaurea cyanus See photo --> e.g. 'Jubilee Gem'

Bachelor's button, blue-bottle, corn-flower

 

centaureacflo1cyanuswikimediacommons

12 x
(30 x )

Annual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centaurea dealbata e.g.
'John Coutts'

Persian corn-flower

 

Pink to purple

24 x
(60 x )

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centranthus ruber
 

Jupiter's beard, red valerian

 

CentranthusRuberbox42

24 x
(60 x )

Deciduous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceratostigma willmotianum

Chinese plum-bago

 

ceratostigmacfloswillmottianumcoblands

36 x
(90 x )

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cercis siliquastrum
 

Judas Tree

 

cerciscflo1siliquastrumwikimediacommons

240 x
(600 x )

Deciduous Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheiranthus cheiri e.g.
'Blood Red'
(Erysimum cheiri)

Wall-flower

 

erysimumcfor1cheiriwikimediacommons

18 x
(45 x )

Evergreen Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chry-santhemum carinatum e.g. 'Monarch Court Jesters'

 

 

chrysanthemumcflo1carinatumwikimediacommons

18 x
(45 x )

Annual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Convolvulus tricolor e.g.
'Royal Ensign'

 

 

convolvuluscflo2tricolorwikimediacommons

18 x
(45 x )

Annual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coreopsis verticillata
 

Tickseed

 

coreopsiscfor1verticillatamoonbeamgarnonswilliams

24 x
(60 x )

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dictamnus albus
 

Burning bush, dittany

 

White

36 x
(90 x )

Deciduous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Echinops ritro

Globe thistle

 

Steel-blue to purple

42 x
(105 x )

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eremurus robustus
 

Foxtail lily, desert candle

 

Pink

96 x
(240 x )

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eryngium alpinum

 

 

Purple-blue

24 x
(60 x )

Herbaceous Per

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fremont-odendron californicum

Flannel bush, fremontia

 

fremontodendroncflos1californicumkevock

120 x
(300 x )

Evergreen Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

CL

 

 

LS

 

M

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acer platanoides 'Drummondii'

Silver Variegated Norway Maple

Mar

Yellow

400-600 x 200-400
(1000-1500 x 500-1000)

Deciduous Tree

Screening. Dark green lobed leaves with a creamy varie-gated margin turn orange in autumn.

 

 

c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

LS

 

M

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

SP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acer negundo var violaceum

Box Elder, Ash-leaved Maple

Mar-Apr

Purple-Pink

320-480 x 160-320
(800-1200 x 400-800)

Deciduous Tree

Light green foliage becomes golden-yellow in autumn. Grow as speciman.

a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acer pseudo-platanus 'Brilliant-issimum'

Sycamore maple

 

Green-ish-yellow

1200 x 960
(3000 x 2400)

Deciduous Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acer saccharinum

Silver Maple, river maple, soft maple, white maple

 

 

1200 x 960
(3000 x 2400)

Deciduous Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aesculus pavia (Aesculus splendens)

Red buckeye

 

Crim-son

180 x 120 (450 x 300)

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alnus glutinosa

Black Alder, Common alder

 

Male and female Catkins

720 x 410 (1800 x 1000)

Deciduous Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betula utilis
var. jacquemontii

Hima-layan birch, white-bark

 

 

 

Deciduous Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buxus sempervirens 'Greenpeace'

Box (columnar)

 

 

 

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpinus betulus

Common Hornbeam, European hornbeam

 

Yellow catkins

960 x 720 (2400 x 1800)

Deciduous tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea'

Golden Indian bean tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cercis siliquastrum f. albida

White Judas tree

 

White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornus controversa

Wedding cake tree

 

White

720 x 180 (1800 x 1500)

Deciduous Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crataegus
crus-galli

Cockspur thorn

 

White

360 x 420 (900 x 1000)

Deciduous Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crataegus laevigata 'Crimson Cloud'

English Hawthorn, may, white thorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crataegus laevigata
'Paul's Scarlet'

English Hawthorn, may, white thorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'
(Crataegus x prunifolia)

Hawthorn

 

White

240 x 300 (600 x 800)

Deciduous Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpinus betulus

Hornbeam

 

Yellow catkins

960 x 720 (2400 x 1800

Deciduous Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eucalyptus dalrympleana

Mountain gum, white gum

 

White

1440 x 420 (3600 x 1000)

Evergreen Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eucalyptus parvifolia
(Eucalyptus parvula)

Small-leaved gum

 

White

180-300 x 120-240 (450-800 x 300-600)

Evergreen Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cedrus
atlantica Glauca group

Atlantic cedar, Atlas cedar

 

 

 

Conifer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cedrus deodara

Deodar, deodar cedar

 

 

2400 x 360 (6000 x 900)

Conifer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cedrus libani

Cedar of Lebanon

 

 

1800 x 1080
(4500 x 2700)

Conifer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupressus sempervirens Stricta group

Cypress

 

 

 

Conifer

Very narrow form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chimonanthus praecox
(Chimonan-
thus fragrans, Merata praecox)

Winter-sweet, Japanese allspice

 

Yellow

144 x 120 (350 x 300)

Deciduous Shrub

Winter Flowering Shrub
from Plants recommended for Alkaline Soils in Chalk and Limestone Gardening by Sarah Coles (ISBN 1 86126 738 X)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornus alba 'Siberica'

 

 

Cream

 

Deciduous Shrub
Glowing coral-red stems

Winter flowering shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornus mas

Corn-elian cherry

 

Yellow

300 x 240 (800 x 600)

Deciduous Shrub

Winter flowering shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronilla valentina glauca 'Citrina'

 

 

Pale yellow

 

Evergreen Shrub

Winter flowering shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daphne bholua

 

 

 

 

 

Winter flowering shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea'

Japanese barberry

 

 

 

Deciduous Shrub

Shrub for its Foliage
from Plants recommended for Alkaline Soils in Chalk and Limestone Gardening by Sarah Coles (ISBN 1 86126 738 X)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpuea Superba'

Japanese barberry

 

 

 

Deciduous Shrub

Shrub for its foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berberis thunbergii 'Harlequin'

Japanese barberry

 

 

 

Deciduous Shrub

Shrub for its foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choisya ternata 'Sundance'

Mexican orange blossom

 

 

 

Evergreen Shrub

Shrub for its foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornus controversa 'Variegata'

Wedding cake tree

 

 

 

 

Shrub for its foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corylus avellana
'Aurea'

Golden hazel

 

 

 

Deciduous Tree

Shrub for its foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cotinus coggygria
(Rhus cotinus)

Smoke bush, Venetian sumach

 

Bronze-pink

180 x 180 (450 x 450)

Deciduous Shrub

Shrub for its foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Purple smoke bush

 

Bronze-pink

180 x 180 (450 x 450)

Deciduous Shrub

Shrub for its foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elaeagnus angustifolia

Oleaster, russian olive

 

Fra-grant yellow-ish

300 x 240 (800 x 600)

Deciduous Shrub

Shrub for its foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver'

 

 

 

 

 

Shrub for its foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

 

 

 

 

 

Shrub for its foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Euonymus fortunei 'Silver Queen'

 

 

 

 

 

Shrub for its foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fatsia japonica
(Aralia japonica, Aralia sieboldii)

Fatsia, japanese aralia

 

Creamy-white

72-144 x 72-144
(180-350 x 180-350)

Evergreen Shrub

Shrub for its foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

 

 

Pink

 

Deciduous Shrub

Shrub for its foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shrub with Fragrant Flowers in Summer
from Plants recommended for Alkaline Soils in Chalk and Limestone Gardening by Sarah Coles (ISBN 1 86126 738 X)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buddleja alternifolia

Fountain buddleja

 

Frag-rant mauve

180 x 180 (450 x 450)

Deciduous Shrub

Shrub with Fragrant Flowers in Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buddleja
davidii 'Dark Knight'

Butter-fly bush

 

Frag-rant mauve

120-204 x 204
(300-500 x 500)

Deciduous tree

Shrub with Fragrant Flowers in Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buddleja globosa

Orange ball tree

 

Scented, orange-yellow

216 x 216 (540 x 540)

Deciduous Shrub

Shrub with Fragrant Flowers in Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calycanthus floridus

Carolina Allspice, straw-berry Shrub

 

Frag-rant red to dark red-brown

120 x 84 (300 x 200)

Deciduous Shrub

Shrub with Fragrant Flowers in Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpenteria californica

Tree Anemone

 

White

96 x 96 (240 x 240)

Evergreen Shrub

Shrub with Fragrant Flowers in Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choisya ternata

Mexican orange blossom

 

Frag-rant white

72 x 72 (180 x 180)

Evergreen Shrub

Shrub with Fragrant Flowers in Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cistus ladanifer

Gum cistus, ladanum

 

White with a brown-ish crimson blotch

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Evergreen Shrub

Shrub with Fragrant Flowers in Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colletia hystrix
(Colletia armata'

 

 

Scen-ted white

120-180 x 120-180 (300-450 x 300-450)

Deciduous Shrub

Shrub with Fragrant Flowers in Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daphne x burkwoodii

Burk-wood daphne

 

Frag-rant pink

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Evergreen Shrub

Shrub with Fragrant Flowers in Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS

 

 

AL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daphne mezereum

February daphne, mezereon

 

 

48 x 36
(120 x 90)

Deciduous Shrub

Shrub with Fragrant Flowers in Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daphne odora 'Aureo-marginata'
Daphne odora 'Variegata')

 

 

 

 

Evergreen Shrub

Shrub with Fragrant Flowers in Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Abelia x grandiflora

Glossy abelia

 

Perf-umed mauve-pink

72 x 72 (180 x 180 )

Evergreen Shrub

Shrub with Fragrant Flowers in Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soil over chalk and limestone is almost invariably alkaline (Limey). It is usually fairly fertile, but can be shallow and consequently dries out quickly. In such cases, use drought-tolerant plants, such as ones that grow in dry soil conditions (see plants in the Dry section of the Moisture column of the soil type, aspect and moisture list page).


Sources of further information:-

  • Chalk and Limestone Gardening by Sarah Coles (ISBN 1 86126 738 X) shows how to improve the soil and which plants flourish on alkaline soils - chalk and clay.
  • Ferguson's Garden Plant Directory by Nicola Ferguson (ISBN 0 330 26594 6) shows which plants flourish on alkaline soils - shallow soil on chalk.
  • Acid soil is most common in places that experience heavy rainfall and have moister environments.
  • Find Me Plants has further details on other plants for alkaline soils, when you set Soil ph in Part 1: Surveying the planting area to Alkaline (chalky) soil, and then click on Search Now.
  • Plants for Chalky Soils from Royal Horticultural Society.

 

Action to assist in Chalk soil maintenance:-

  • Mulch the beds with a 4 inch (100mm) deep layer of Spent Mushroom Compost to improve fertility and drainage; preferably in the Autumn in between the existing plants, and top it up each year after that. This will stop the chalk soil from drying out through the action of sun and wind on its surface, and it will provide carbon to aid in soil formation and fertility. It should also prevent the annual weeds from germinating - use a hoe just below the surface of the mulch each fortnight during the spring, summer and autumn to cut through the roots of new weeds.
  • If starting a new lawn or bed, rotovate the wet chalk soil, add the 4 inch layer of Spent Mushroom Compost mulch and rotovate that in. Heel and rake the ground for a new turf (or to be seeded) lawn, before laying or seeding it. Insert plants in new bed, before installing the irrigation system and then applying a 4 inch layer of this mulch on top of it.
  • Mow the existing lawn closely before spreading a 1/4 inch (6mm) deep layer of any Top Dressing (Kiln dried Top Dressing is easier to spread, both that and sand is available from Gardenscape in small bags or in 1 tonne bags) over it, starting in late April. Repeat this each month until July for one season. This will improve the fertility of the lawn by providing silica in the form of sand together with 20% of it as loam (See What is Soil Texture Page in the Soil Section for further details). The combination of the sand with the loam can provide the quartz grains and perhaps some clay in the loam and use the bacterium in the ground to aid the soil structure (See What is Soil Structure). Spreading the same depth of sand on the flower/vegetable beds at the same time would also be beneficial for the soil structure.

 

Chalky Soil is Alkaline on the pH scale.

 

Height in inches (cms):-

25.4mm = 1 inch
304.8mm = 12 inches
12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard
914.4mm = 1 yard

I normally round this to
25mm = 1 inch
300mm = 30 cms = 12 inches =1 foot,
900 mm = 3 feet = 1 yard and
1000mm = 100 cms = 1 metre = 40 inches

Site design and content copyright ©December 2006. Page structure changed September 2012. Created New Page structure and Pages before information added to those new pages. May 2015. Data added to existing pages December 2017. Extra plants added November 2017. Chris Garnons-Williams.

DISCLAIMER: Links to external sites are provided as a courtesy to visitors. Ivydene Horticultural Services are not responsible for the content and/or quality of external web sites linked from this site.  

 

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