Plants: 131

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Latin name Common name Type Description Cultivation Hedging
Olearia macrodonta shrub 20ft (6m). Evergreen. Greyish, holly-like leaves with silvery undersides. Tiny, white, daisy-like flowers in June and July . Frost hardy, -5C. Sun. Good hedging plant. Yes
Olearia x haastii Daisy Bush shrub 10ft (3m). Evergreen. Oval, dark green leaves. Scented, white, daisy-type flowers in July and August. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun. Good hedging plant. Yes
Origanum laevigatum Dittany shrub, rock plant 12in (30cm). Deciduous. Forms carpet of small, aromatic leaves. Covered in tiny minute, bright pink flowers in summer. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun, and alkaline soil. No
Ozothamnus ledifolius shrub 5ft (1.5m). Evergreen. Small, dark, aromatic leaves with yellow undersides. Small clusters of white flowers in June. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun. No
Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius shrub 10ft (3m). Evergreen. Leaves like Rosemary, but with downy undersides. Clusters of red buds produce scented white flowers in June. Variety "Silver Jubilee" has silver-grey foliage. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun and well-drained soil. No
Parahebe catarractae shrub, rock plant 12in (30cm). Ebvergreen. Oval, serrated leaves. Spikes of small, white flowers, marked with purple and pink. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun and sandy soil. No
Parahebe perfoliata Diggers Speedwell sub-shrub 24ins (60cm). Evergreen. Blueish, leathery leaves encircle stems. Sprays of blue flowers in summer. Frost hardy, -5C.Sun and sandy soil. Useful for rock gardens and edgings. No
PENSTEMON genus annual, biennial, perennial, sub-shrub, shrub c. 3ins-4ft (8cm-1.2m). Mostly semi-evegreen or evergreen. Narrow or oval leaves. Tubular or funnel-shaped flowers in summer. Colours include white, pink, red, purple or blue. Half hardy, 0C, to fully hardy. Sun and fertile soil.. No
Phillyrea angustifolia shrub 10ft (3m). Evergreen. Narrow, dark green leaves. Small, scented, greenish-white flowers in May and June, then round bluish-black fruit. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun and fertile soil. No
Phillyrea latifolia shrub 25ft (8m). Evergreen. Oval, dark leaves. Minute, scented, greenish flowers from May to June, followed by rounded, blue-black fruit. Frost hardy, -5C. Needs shelter in cold regions. Sun and fertile soil. No
Phlomis fruticosa Jerusalem Sage shrub 5ft (1.5m). Evergreen. Greyish, woolly leaves. Whorls of rich yellow flowers in June and July. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun and well-drained soil. No
Pittosporum tobira Japanese Pittosporum, Mock Orange shrub 20ft (6m). Evergreen. Oval, dark, glossy leaves. White, orange-scented flowers in May to July, turning to pale yellow. Frost hardy, -5C. Needs south- or west-facing wall in cold regions. No
POTENTILLA genus perennial, shrub c. 4ins-5ft (10cm-1.5m) Leaves are strawberry-like, sometimes greyish. Flowers are saucer-shaped, mainly in summer. Colours include yellow, orange, red or maroon. Fully hardy. Sun and well-drained soil. Tolerates hot, sunny places, but flower colour may be paler. No
Pyrocantha coccinea Fire Thorn shrub 12ft (4m). Evergreen. Oval, dark green leaves. Clusterse of small white flowers in June and July, then round, red fruits. Poisonous. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun and shelter. No
Rhamnus alaternus Italian Buckthorn shrub 10ft (3m). Evergreen. Oval, greish, glossy leaves with white margins. Minute, yellowish flowers in May to July, then red,round fruit turning black. Poisonous. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun or partial shade. No
Rosa pimpinellifolia Burnet Rose, Scotch Rose shrub 3ft (1m). Deciduous. Pricky. Dark, fern-like leaves. Double, cream-coloured flowers in June. Fully hardy. Sun and moist, fertile soil. No
Rosa rugosa shrub 8ft (2.5m). Deciduous. Prickly. Glossy, wrinkled leaves that turn yellow in autumn. Large, open flowers, deep pink, in summer and autumn. Large orange-red hips.Varieties include: "Alba" (white) and "Rubra", deep purplish red. Fully hardy.Sun and moist, fertile soil. Yes
Rosmarinus officianalis Rosemary shrub 5ft (1.5m). Evergreen. Narrow, aromatic leaves. Small blue flowers from April to June. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun and well-drained soil. No
Salix reticulata Net-Veined Willow shrub, rock plant 4in (10cm). Deciduous. Rounded, strongly veined leaves, with white undersides. Erect, pinkish catkins in spring, much liked by bumblebees. Fully hardy. Sun, tolerates poor soils that are not too dry. Good ground cover. No
SALVIA genus Sage annual, biennial, perennial, sub-shrub, shrub c.12ins- 6ft (30cm-2m). Oval or narrow leaves, sometimes hairy beneath. Flowers are tubular, 2-lipped, in summer and autumn. Frost tender, 5C, to fully hardy. Sun and fertile soil. No
Sambucus racemosa Red-berried Elder shrub 10ft (3m). Deciduous. Leaves divided into leaflets. Clusters of cream flowers, followed bny round, red fruits which are poisonous when raw.. Fully hardy. Sun and moist, fertile soil. No
Santolina chamaecyparissus Cotton Lavender, Lavender Cotton shrub 2ft (75cm). Evergreen. Narrow, greyish, serrated, leaves. Bright yellow flowers in July and August. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun, thrives in poor soil. No
Spartium junceum Spanish Broom shrub 10ft (3m). Deciduous. Narrow, short-lived leaves. Scented, pea-type yellow flowers from June to September. Frost hardy, Fully hardy. Sun, thrives on poor, well-drained soil. No
SPIRAEA genus shrub c. 3-10ft (1-3m). Deciduous or semi-evergreen. Narrow or rounded leaves.Clusters of 5-petalled flowers in spring or summer. Colours include white or pink. Fully hardy. Sun and fertile soil. No
Tamarix pentandra shrub See Tamarix ramosissima. No

Plants: 131

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