Ivydene Gardens Plants:
Groundcover Plant
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The plants normally selected by most landscapers and designers are by nature low-growing, rampant, spreading, creep-crawly things and yet the concept of ground cover demands no such thing. The ideal description of a groundcover plant includes:-

  • a bold dense mass of leaves completely covering the ground most of the year; evergreens gain gold stars.
  • They should require little or no maintenance - if you have to give the plant more than its share of attention, you might as well save your money and spend the time weeding.
  • use the plant on ground areas that are difficult to maintain, such as steep banks or boggy patches.
  • use the plant to cover areas where not much will grow, such as deep shade or sandy soils.

Ground Cover a thousand beautiful plants for difficult places by John Cushnie (ISBN 1 85626 326 6) provides details of plants that fulfill the above requirements.

Using these groundcover plants in your planting scheme (either between your trees/shrubs in the border or for the whole border) will - with mulching your beds to a 4 inch depth and an irrigation system - provide you with a planted garden with far less time required for border maintainance.

Plant Name

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Type

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Height x Spread in inches (cms)

Foliage

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Flower Colour in Month(s)

Comments

Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata'

Evergreen Herb below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

18 x 18 (45 x 45)

Dark Green

Pink in
June-August

Calamintha nepeta

Evergreen Herb below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

18 x 30 (45 x 75)

Dark Green

Mauve in
June-August

 

Callistemon citrinus 'Austraflora Firebrand'

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 144 (150 x 360)

Dark Green

Bright Crimson in
April-July

 

Callistemon pityoides

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 36 (150 x 90)

Dark Green

Yellow in
July-August

 

Callistemon rigidus

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

84 x 84 (210 x 210)

Matt Dark Green

Deep Red in
May-June

 

Calluna vulgaris 'Annemarie'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

20 x 20 (50 x 50)

Green

Rose-Pink in
September-October

Good for cutting.

"The common heather or ling - Calluna vulgaris, is found growing on mountains and moorlands throughout the British Isles, and encompasses a vast range of foliage colours, flower colours and plant sizes. All Callunas grow well in light, lime-free soil, in an open sunny position. Avoid planting in shade. We recommend the removal of dead flower spikes to keep the plants compact." from Ashwood Nurseries

Calluna vulgaris 'Blazeaway'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

14 x 24 (35 x 60)

Gold in Spring and Summer, Orange in Autumn, Fiery-Red in Winter

Lavender in
August-September

 

Calluna vulgaris 'Boskoop'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 22 (30 x 55)

Rich Gold in Spring, Summer and Autumn, Orange with Red in Winter

Lavender in
August-September

 

Calluna vulgaris
'Con Brio'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

14 x 18 (35 x 45)

Yellowish-Green in Spring, Summer and Autumn, Bronze-Red in Winter

Ruby in
August-September

 

Calluna vulgaris
'County Wicklow'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

10 x 14 (25 x 35)

Mid Green

Shell Pink in
August-October

 

Calluna vulgaris 'Cuprea'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

10 x 10 (25 x 25)

Copper in Spring, Summer and Autumn, Bronze Red in Winter

Lavender in
August-October

 

Calluna vulgaris 'Darkness'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

10 x 14 (25 x 35)

Dark Green

Crimson in
August-October

 

Calluna vulgaris
'Firefly'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

18 x 22 (45 x 65)

Terracotta Red in Spring, Summer and Autumn, Brick Red in Winter

Deep Mauve in
August-September

 

Calluna vulgaris 'Flamingo'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 22 (30 x 55)

Dark Green

Lavender in
August-September

 

Calluna vulgaris 'Golden Carpet'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

4 x 12 (10 x 30)

Gold in Spring, Summer and Autumn, Orange and Red in Winter

Mauve in
September-October

 

Calluna vulgaris
'Gold Haze'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 18 (30 x 45)

Pale Yellow

White in
August-October

 

Calluna vulgaris
'Grey Carpet'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

4 x 14 (10 x 35)

Silver-Grey

Mauve in
August-September

 

Calluna vulgaris
'H.E. Beale'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 22 (30 x 55)

Dark Green

Shell Pink in
August-November

 

Calluna vulgaris
'J.H. Hamilton'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

4 x 10 (10 x 25)

Dark Green

Deep Pink in
July-September

 

Calluna vulgaris
'John F. Letts'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

4 x 10 (10 x 25)

Gold in Spring and Summer, Bronze in Autumn, Red and Orange in Winter

Lavender in
September-October

 

Calluna vulgaris 'Kinlochruel'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

10 x 16 (25 x 40)

Bright Green in Spring, Summer and Autumn, Bronze in Winter

White in
August-September

 

Calluna vulgaris
'Red Carpet'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

10 x 18 (25 x 45)

Gold in Spring, Summer and Autumn, Orange/Red in Winter

Mauve in
August-September

 

Calluna vulgaris
'Red Haze'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

18 x 28 (45 x 70)

Dull Gold in Spring, Summer and Autumn, Reddish-Bronze in Winter

 

 

Calluna vulgaris 'Robert Chapman'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

10 x 14 (25 x 35)

Red in Spring, Gold in Summer, Orange in Autumn and Red in Winter

Lavender in
August-October

 

Calluna vulgaris
'Ruby Slinger'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

10 x 14 (25 x 35)

Green with Yellow tips in Spring, Bright Green in Summer, Autumn and Winter

White in
August-October

 

Calluna vulgaris
'Sir John Charrington'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

10 x 16 (25 x 40)

Bronze in Spring, Gold in Summer, Gold with Scarlet tips in Autumn, Red in Winter

Deep Lilac Pink in
August-October

 

Calluna vulgaris
'Spring Cream'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

14 x 16 (35 x 40)

Mid Green, Cream tinted in Spring, Mid Green in Summer, Mid Green, Yellow tinted in Autumn and Winter

White in
August-November

 

Calluna vulgaris
'Spring Torch'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

16 x 24 (40 x 60)

Green, Pink/Red tips in Spring, Green, Cream/Pink tips in Summer, Mid Green in Autumn, Green, Pink/Red tips in Winter

Mauve in
August-October

 

Calluna vulgaris 'Sunset'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

10 x 18 (25 x 45)

Gold and Bronze in Spring, Gold in Summer, Red in Autumn and Winter

Lilac Pink in
August-October

 

Calluna vulgaris 'Tricolorifolia'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

10 x 16 (25 x 40)

Green, Pink/Cream tinted in Spring, Green in Summer and Autumn, Chocolate Brown in Winter

Lavender in
August-September

 

Calluna vulgaris
'Velvet Fascination'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

18 x 28 (45 x 70)

Silver Green

White in
August-September

 

Calluna vulgaris
'White Lawn'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

2 x 16 (5 x 40)

Clear Green

White in
August-September

 

Calluna vulgaris
'Wickwar Flame'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

18 x 26 (45 x 65)

Gold in Spring and Summer, Orange in Autumn, Red in Winter

Lavender in
August-November

 

Calluna vulgaris
'Winter Chocolate'

Evergreen Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

10 x 17 (25 x 42)

Salmon in Spring, Gold with Pink tips in Summer and Autumn, Bronze in Winter

Lavender in
August-October

 

Calycanthus floridus

Deciduous Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

96 x 120 (240 x 300)

Dark Green

Dark Red in
June-August

 

Camellia japonica

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

336 x 300 (840 x 750)

Glossy Dark Green

... in
March-May

 

Camellia reticulata

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

600 x 180 (1500 x 450)

Dark Green above, paler beneath

Rose-Red in
April

 

Camellia sasanqua

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

240 x 120 (600 x 300)

Dark Green above, paler beneath

White in
October-November

 

Campanula
'Birch Hybrid'

Evergreen Alpine below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

4 x 20 (10 x 50)

Bright Green

Mauve-blue
in June-August

Herbaceous

Campanula glomerata 'Superba'

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

30 x 36 (75 x 90)

Dark Green

Violet-Purple in
June-August

"Clustered Bellflower".

Campanula lactiflora 'Pritchard's Variety'

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

54 x 24 (135 x 60)

Mid-Green

Violet-Blue in
June-September

"Milky Bellflower".

Campanula latifolia

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 24 (120 x 60)

Mid-Green

Violet in
June-August

 

Campanula persicifolia

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 12 (90 x 30)

Bright Green

Lilac-Blue in
June-July

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Campanula persicifolia 'Telham Beauty'

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 12 (90 x 30)

Bright Green

Light Blue in
June-August

 

Campanula portenschlagiana

Evergreen Alpine 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

72 x 24 (180 x 60)

Mid-Green

Deep Blue
in June-September

"Dalmation Bellflower".

Campsis grandiflora

Deciduous Climber above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

360 (900 cms)

Mid to Dark Green

Dark Orange to Red in
August-November

 

Campsis radicans

Deciduous Climber above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

360 (900 cms)

Dark Green

Orange to Red in
August-November

 

Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madam Galen'

Deciduous Climber above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

360 (900 cms)

Dark Green

Orange-Pink in
August-November

 

Cardamine raphanifolia

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

Dark Green

Lilac or White in
June

 

Cardiocrinum giganteum

Bulb above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

96 x 18 (240 x 45)

Glossy Dark Green

Strongly Scented White in
July-September

"Giant Lily".

Carex comans

Grass below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 30 (30 x 75)

Yellow-Green in Spring, Pale Grey or Reddish Brown in Summer and Autumn

Brown Spikes in
July-August

 

Carex elata 'Aurea'

Grass 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

28 x 18 (70 x 45)

Rich Yellow, Narrowly margined Green

Brown and Green spikes in
May-June

 

Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold'

Evergreen Grass below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 14 (30 xxx35)

Dark Green with a broad cream yellow central stripe

Brown spikes in
April-May

 

Carex pendula

Evergreen Grass 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

54 x 60 (135 x 150)

Shiny Mid-Green leaves, which are 36 inches long and Blue-Green beneath

Dark Brown spikes in
May-June

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Carex siderosticha 'Variegata'

Grass below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 16 (30 x 40)

Pale Green, margined and narrowly striped White, and pink flushed at the bases

Pale Brown spikes in
May

 

Carpinus betulus

Deciduous Tree above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

960 x 840 (2400 x 2100)

Mid-Green in Spring and Summer, Yellow to Orange in Autumn

Yellow and Green catkins in
March-May

 

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'

Deciduous Tree above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

360 x 180 (900 x 450)

Mid-Green in Spring and Summer, Yellow and Orange in Autumn

Yellow and Green catkins in
March-May

 

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue'

Deciduous Sub-Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 36 (90 x 90)

Grey-Green

Blue to Purplish-Blue in
August-October

 

Catananche caerulea

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 12 (60 x 30)

Light Green

Lilac-Blue in
July-September

 

Caulophyllum thalictroides

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

30 x 6 (75 x 15)

Mid-Green

Green or Yellow-Brown in
April-May

 

Ceanothus
'A.T. Johnson"

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

96 x 96 (240 x 240)

Light Green

Rich Blue in
August-October

 

Ceanothus
'Autumnal Blue'

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

120 x 96 (300 x 240)

Bright Green

Blue in
May-October

 

Ceanothus
'Gloire de Versaille'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Dark Green

Pale Blue in
July-September

 

Ceanothus
'Italian Skies'

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 120 (150 x 300)

Mid-Green

Bright Blue in
May

 

Ceanothus 'Marie Simon'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Mid-Green

Pink in
July-September

 

Ceanothus 'Southmead'

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Dark Green

Rich Blue in
May-June

 

Ceanothus divergens

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 60 (90 x 150)

Dark Green

Purple-Blue in
April-May

 

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus repens

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 96 (90 x 240)

Mid-Green

Blue in
May-June

 

Cedrus deodara 'Aurea'

Evergreen Upright Conifer above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

180 x 120 (450 x 300)

Golden-Yellow in Spring, Yellowish Green in Summer, Autumn and Winter

...

 

Celmisia walkeri

Evergreen Alpine below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 12 (30 x 30)

Grey-Green above and densely White woollly beneath

White
in June

 

Centaurea cineraria

Evergreen Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

32 x 18 (80 x 45)

Grey-White

Purple in
July-August

 

Centaurea macrocephala

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 24 (150 x 60)

Mid-Green

Yellow in
July-August

 

Centaurea montana

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

18 x 24 (45 x 60)

Mid-Green, woolly beneath and densely wooly stems

Blue in
May-July

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Centranthus ruber

Evergreen Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 36 (90 x 90)

Mid-Green

White, Pink or Crimson in
May-August

 

Cerastium tomentosum

Herbaceous Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

3 x 12 (7 x 30)

White

White in
May-August

"Snow-in-Summer". Ground cover

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

18 x 8 (45 x 20)

Bright Green in Spring and Summer, Rich Red in Autumn

Brilliant Blue in August-October

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Ceratostigma willmotianum

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 60 (90 x 150)

Mid to dark Green with purple margins in Spring, and Summer, Red in Autumn

Rich Blue in
August-November

 

Cercis siliquastrum

Deciduous Tree above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

360 x 324 (900 x 810)

Bronze in Spring, Blue-Green in Summer, Yellow in Autumn

Bright Pink in
April

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Chaenomeles x superba

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 72 (150 x 180)

Mid-Green

White, Pink or Crimson in
April-July

 

Chaenomeles x superba 'Crimson and Gold'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 72 (90 x 180)

Mid-Green

Red with Yellow anthers in
April-July

 

Chaenomeles x superba 'Rowallane'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 72 (90 x 180)

Mid-Green

Scarlet in
April-July

 

Chamaedaphne calyculata

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

30 x 36 (75 x 90)

Dark Green

White in
April-May

 

Chamaemelum nobile

Herb below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 18 (30 x 45)

Fresh Green

...

 

Chelidonium majus 'Flore Pleno'

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 12 (60 x 30)

Bright Green

Yellow in Spring-Summer

"Greater Celandine". Self-seeding. Ground cover. Best in a wild garden.

Chionanthus virginicus

Deciduous Tree above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

120 x 120 (300 x 300)

Dark Green in Spring and Summer, Yellow in Autumn

White in
July

 

Chionodoxa

Deciduous Bulb

6 x 2 (15 x 5)

Dark Green

Blue in
April

"Glory-of-the-Snow".

Choisya 'Aztec Pearl'

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

96 x 96 (240 x 240)

Dark Green

Pink-tinged White in
May

 

Choisya ternata

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

96 x 96 (240 x 240)

Bright Green

White in Spring

"Mexican Orange Blossom".

Choisya ternata 'Sundance'

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

84 x 84 (210 x 210)

Bright Yellow

White in
May

 

Chrysanthemum parthenium

Annual below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 12 (30 x 30)

Mid Green

White in Summer

"Feverfew".

Cimicifuga japonica

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

Dark Green

White in
August-November

 

Cissus striata

Evergreen Climber above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

360 (900 cms)

Obovate, leathery, Glossy, Mid-Green

Green in
June-August

 

Cistus 'Silver Pink'

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 36 (60 x 90)

Dark Green

Clear Pink in
June-July

"Rock Rose". Evergreen. Withstands sea winds well

Cistus x corbariensis

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 60 (90 x 150)

Dark Green

White in
June-July

 

Cistus x cyprius

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Dark Green

White in
June-August

 

Cistus x florentinus

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 60 (90 x 150)

Grey-Green

White in
June-August

 

Cistus x purpureus

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 36 (90 x 90)

Dark Green

Dark Pink in
June-August

 

Clematis armandii

Evergreen Climber above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

144 x 96 (360 x 240)

Dark Green

White in
April

 

Clematis cirrhosa

Evergreen Climber above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

108 x 60 (270 x 150)

Dark Green above, slightly bronze beneath

Cream in
March-April

 

Clematis integrifolia

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 24 (60 x 60)

Light Green

Mid-Blue in
July-September

 

Clematis macropetala

Deciduous Climber above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

96 x 60 (240 x 150)

Dark Green

Blue in
April-July

 

Clematis marmoraria

Deciduous Alpine below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

6 x 8 (15 x 20)

Glossy Dark Green

Greenish-White
in April-May

Deciduous.

Clematis montana 'Elizabeth'

Evergreen Climber above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

360 x 96 (900 x 240)

Purple-flushed Mid- Green

Pale Pink in
May-June

 

Clematis montana grandiflora 'Alba'

Evergreen Climber above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

360 x 96 (900 x 240)

Mid-Green

White in
may

 

Clematis montana var. rubens

Evergreen Climber above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

360 x 96 (900 x 240)

Bronze-Purple

Mid Pink in
May-June

 

Clematis recta

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 30 (120 x 75)

Grey-Green

Heavily scented White in
August-November

 

Clematis tangutica

Evergreen Climber above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

180 x 96 (450 x 240)

Sea-Green

Yellow in
June-September

 

Clerodendrum bungei

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

72 x 72 (180 x 180)

Dark Green tinged with purple when young

Very fragrant dark Pink in
August-November

 

Clethra alnifolia

Deciduous Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

96 x 96 (240 x 240)

Mid-Green

White in
August-September

 

Clethra fargesii

Deciduous Shrub above 2 feet in height

120 x 120 (300 x 300)

Dark Green, turning Red and Yellow in Autumn

White in
August-October

 

Colchicum

Herbaceous Bulb

4 x 1 (10 x 2)

Green

Pink some in
October-November others in March-April

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See photos of Colchicums in Colchicum and Crocus Gallery.

Convallaria majalis

Deciduous Rhizome below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

9 x 12 (23 x 30)

Dark Green

Stongly scented White in
May

"Lily-of-the-Valley".

Convallaria majalis 'Albostriata'

Deciduous Rhizome below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

9 x 12 (23 x 30)

Bright Green striped Creamy-White

Stongly scented White in
May

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Convallaria majalis var. rosea

Deciduous Rhizome below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

8 x 12 (20 x 30)

Dark Green

Pale mauvish-Pink in
May

 

Convolvulus cneorum

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

30 x 36 (75 x 90)

Silvery-Green

White in
May-August

 

Coreopsis auriculata

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

32 x 24 (80 x 60)

Mid-Green

Bright Yellow in
June-July

 

Coreopsis verticillata

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 18 (60 x 45)

Mid-Green

Yellow in
July

 

Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

72 x 72 (180 x 180)

Green, edged White

Creamy-White in
May-June

 

Cornus alba 'Kesselringii'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

72 x 72 (180 x 180)

Brown in Spring, Dark Green in Summer, Reddish-Purple in Autumn

Creamy-White in
May-June

 

Cornus alba 'Siberica 'Variegata'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Green, White margins

Creamy-White in
May-June

 

Cornus canadensis

Herbaceous Alpine below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

5 x 12 (12 x 30)

Mid-Green

White bracts
in May-June

"Creeping dogwood".

Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

72 x 144 (180 x 360)

Dark Green, Red or Orange in Autumn

White in
May-June

Bright Yellow -Green winter shoots

Corokia cotoneaster

Deciduous Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

96 x 96 (240 x 240)

Dark Green

Fragrant Yellow in
June

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"Wire-Netting bush".

Coronilla valentina

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Bright Green

Fragrant Bright Yellow in
March-April

 

Coronilla valentina glauca 'Variegata'

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 36 (90 x 90)

Green, Creamy-White margins

Fragrant Yellow in
April-June

 

Cortaderia selloana 'Sunningdale Silver'

Evergreen Grass above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

120 x 96 (300 x 240)

Mid-Green

Silvery-White spikelets in
September

 

Corydalis nobilis

Deciduous Rhizome Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 18 (60 x 45)

Bluish-Green

Light Yellow in
June

 

Corylus maxima 'Purpurea'

Deciduous Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

240 x 144 (600 x 360)

Purple

Purple and Yellow in
February

 

Cotinus coggygria 'Flame'

Deciduous Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

144 x 144 (360 x 360)

Dark Green in Spring and Summer, Orange-Red in Autumn

Purplish-Pink in
August-November

 

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Deciduous Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

144 x 144 (360 x 360)

Deep Purplish-Red in Spring and Summer, Red in Autumn

Deep Pink in
August-November

 

Cotoneaster
'Coral Beauty'

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 72 (90 x 180)

Glossy Dark Green

White in
July-September

 

Cotoneaster
'Hybridus Pendulus'

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

72 x 60 (180 x 150)

Dark Green

White in
June

 

Cotoneaster conspicuus

Evergreen Shrub above 2 feet in height

12 x 84 (30 x 210)

Shiny Dark Green

White in
July-September

 

Cotoneaster horizontalis

Deciduous Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

18 x 60 (45 x 150)

Glossy Dark Green in Spring and Summer, Orange in Autumn

Pinkish-White in
May-June

 

Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Variegatus'

Deciduous Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

15 x 60 (37 x 150)

Green with Cream margins in Spring and Summer, Red with Cream margins in Autumn

Pinkish-White in May-June

 

Cotoneaster integrifolius

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 60 (90 x 150)

Glossy Dark Green

...

 

Cotoneaster lacteus

Evergreen Shrub above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

144 x 144 (360 x 360)

Dark Green above, Yellow-White felted beneath

White in
June-July

 

Cotoneaster linearifolius

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

30 x 30 (75 x 75)

Glossy Dark Green

White in
July

 

Cotoneaster rotundifolius

Evergreen Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 120 (150 x 300)

Glossy Dark Green

White in
June

 

Crataegus prunifolia

Deciduous Tree above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

300 x 360 (750 x 900)

Dark Green in Spring and Summer, Red or Orange in Autumn

White in
June

Syn. Crataegus persimilis

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Herbaceous Bulb 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 3 (90 x 7)

Mid-Green

Tomato-Red in
August

"Montbretia".

Crocosmia 'Solfatare'

Herbaceous Bulb 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

24 x 3 (60 x 7)

Bronze

Apricot-Yellow in
August

 

Crocosmia masoniorum

Evergreen Bulb 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 12 (150 x 30)

Mid-Green

Reddish-Orange in
June-October

 

Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans'

Evergreen Bushy Conifer above 72 inches (180 cms) in height

240 x 144 (600 x 360)

Fresh Green in Spring and Summer, Red-Bronze in Autumn and Winter

...

 

Cryptomeria japonica 'Vilmoriniana'

Evergreen Bushy Conifer 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 36 (90 x 90)

Yellow-Green in Spring, Summer and Autumn, Bronze in Winter

...

 

Cyclamen cilicium

Deciduous Tuber below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

2 x 3 (5 x 7)

Mid-Green above, purplish beneath

White or Pink in
October-November

 

Cyclamen cilicium 'Album'

Deciduous Tuber below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

2 x 3 (5 x 7)

Mid-Green above, purplish beneath

White in
October-November

 

Cyclamen coum

Deciduous Tuber below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

2 x 4 (5 x 10)

Deep Green with Silver pattern

White and Red in
March-April

 

Cyclamen hederifolium

Deciduous Tuber below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

5 x 6 (12 x 15)

Mid to Dark Green

Scented Pink in
November-December

 

Cynara scolymus

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

72 x 48 (180 x 120)

Grey-Green

Purple in
October

"Cardoon".

Cynoglossum nervosum

Herbaceous Perennial 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

30 x 20 (75 x 50)

Mid-Green

Blue in Summer

"Himalayan hound's tongue".

Cytisus 'Hollandia'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Dark Green

Cream and Cerise-Red in
May-June

 

Cytisus 'Lena'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 60 (120 x 150)

Dark Green

Dark Yellow in
June-July

cytisusflotlena1a

 

Cytisus praecox 'Zeelandia'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

60 x 60 (150 x 150)

Dark Green

Pale Yellow in
May-June

 

Chamaecytisus purpureus

Deciduous Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

18 x 24 (45 x 60)

Dark Green

Pink to Deep Lilac in
July in
June

"Purple Broom".

Cytisus 'Killiney Red'

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

48 x 60 (120 x 150)

Dark Green

Rich Red in
June-July

 

Cytisus scoparius
f. andreanus

Deciduous Shrub 24-72 inches (60-180 cms) in height

36 x 36 (90 x 90)

Dark Green

Yellow-and-Red in
May-June

cytisusflotscopariusandreanus1a

 

Cytisus x beanii

Deciduous Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 24 (30 x 60)

Hairy Dark Green

Golden-Yellow in
May-June

cytisusflotbeanii1

 

Cytisus x kewensis

Deciduous Shrub below 24 inches (60 cms) in height

12 x 72 (30 x 180)

Hairy Dark Green

Cream in
June

 

 

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. Height x Spread in feet changed to Height x Spread in inches (cms) June 2015. Chris Garnons-Williams.

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