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Vast selection of easy-to-grow shrubs ranging from prostrate ground huggers to the magnificent "Cornubia" and frigidus with yellow or red berries.
Genus of more than 400 species of deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen shrubs and trees from woodland and rocky areas in northern temperate regions of Europe, Asia and northern Africa.
A UK (Wales) native, the critically endangered C. cambricus, is at present struggling for existence at Great Orme.
Very useful as a source of nectar for bees in the "June gap".
Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Full sun - shelter from cold winds. Deciduous species prefer sun. Dwarf evergreen species fruit best in full sun.
Partial shade - larger and medium evergreen species thrive in sun or partial shade.
Additional Features - Good to know - - a shrub with a species for every situation. Wildlife plant - insects for the sweetly scented flowers and birds for the berries..
Pests & Diseases - aphids. woolly aphids, webber moth caterpillars, scale insects, fireblight, honey fungus.
Place of origin - northern temperate regions of Europe, Asia and North America.
Soil Conditions - Alkaline / Chalk loving -
Fertile well drained soil - will tolerate a dry position.
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
- How to plant a tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree
- Checking ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young trees - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing Ivy - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Crown uplift - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing shoots below graft - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing peeling bark - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Maintaining variegation - Video Tip ondemand_video