Hardy Cyclamen

•February 13, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Cyclamen hederifolium and Cyclamen coum are hardy autumn and winter flowering perennials. Given well drained soil they will naturalise happily in grass or under deciduous shrubs and trees, particularly if protected from hot summer sun.

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Clerodendrum bungei

•September 1, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Clerodendrum bungei

A deciduous shrub native to China with rounded terminal clusters of rose-red scented flowers from August to October. The foliage is purple tinged when young with a pungency similar to peanuts!

Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii

•August 30, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Clerodendrum_trichotomum var.fargesii

An exciting plant native to W.China.

It bears fragrant white flowers in July-September  followed by stunning metallic blue-black berries enclosed in eye-catching, maroon calyces. For full sun.

 

Heptacodium jasminoides

•August 27, 2016 • Leave a Comment

“Seven Son Flower of Zhejiang”         Heptacodium miconioides

Heptacodium is a bushy deciduous shrub. It produces prolific clusters small fragrant flowers, from summer to autumn, which are attractive to butterflies and other pollinating insects.