Plants: 131

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Latin name Common name Type Description Cultivation Hedging
Iberis sempervirens Candytuft shrub, rock plant 8in (20cm). Evergreen. Narrow, dark green leaves. Rounded heads of white flowers in May and June. Fs Fully hardy. Sun, thriving on poor soils. No
ILEX genus Holly shrub, tree c. 5-70ft (1.5-20m). Evergreen. Dark, glossy leaves with wavey, usually spined edges. Red or yellow berries. Poisonous. Half-hardy, 0C, to fully hardy. Single-sexed, so both sexes required for berries. Sun or shade. No
Impatienswalleriana "Novette" Busy Lizzie annual 6in (15cm). Evergreen. Oval, pointed leaves. Spurred red flowers with white markings. Half hardy, 0C. Sun or partial shade, damp soil. No
IRIS genus bulb, rhizome c.3-4ft (8-1.2cm). Long, narrow, chanelled basal leaves. Flowers have 6 petals of which 3 are large and pendent. Colours include white, yellow, pink red and blue, sometimes in combination. Spring or early summer. Poisonous. Usually fully hardy. Sun or partial shade, some species like moist soil. No
Laurus nobilis Bay Tree tree 40ft (12m). Evergreen. Oval, dark green, leathery leaves. Small yellow flowers in spring, round black fruits. Frost hardy, -5C. Sunshine, sheltered from cold winds. No
Lavandula "Hidcote" Lavender shrub 2ft (60cm). Evergreen. Narrow, aromatic, greyish leaves.Spikes of deep purple flowers from June, July. Fully hardy. Sun. Useful as a low hedge. Yes
Lavatera "Rosea" shrub 10ft (3m). Semi-evergreen. Lobed leaves and large, deep pink flowers in summer. Frost hardy, -5C. No
Leycesteria formosa Himalayan Honeysuckle shrub 6ft (2m). Deciduous. Oval, dark green leaves. Funnel-shaped, white flowers with red bracts from July to September. Purple-blackish fruits. Frost hardy, -5C.Sun or partial shade. No
LIGUSTRUM genus Privet shrub, tree c. 10-30ft (3-10m). Deciduous or evergreen. Oval, glossy leaves. Tubular flowers in loose clusters, white or cream, in summer. Black, rounded fruits. Poisonous. Frost hardy, C, to fully hardy. Sune or partial shade. Yes
Lonicera pileata shrub 5ft (1.5m). Evergreen. Spreading shrub with narrow dark leaves. Pale yellow flowers in May, then purplish berries.Poisonous. Fully hardy. Useful for ground cover. No
Lycium barbarum Duke of Argyll's Tea Tree, chinese Box Thorn shrub 8ft (2.5)m. Deciduous. Spiny. Narrow, greyish leaves. Funnel-shaped pink or purple flowers, then orange-red berries. Fully hardy. Sun. Thrives in poor, dry soil. Useful for hedging. Yes
Malvaviscus arboreus Sleepy Mallow shrub 20ft (6m). Evergreen. Downy, bright green leaves. Red flowers in summer and autumn. Frost tender, 16C. Sun and fertile soil. No
Melaleuca viridiflora rubriflora Paper-Bark Tree tree 20-40ft (3-6m). Evergreen. Peeling bark. Small white or pinkish `bottle brushes' in spring. Frost tender. Sunshine and poor soil. Tolerates waterlogging. No
Muehlenbeckia complexa climber 3ft (1m). Deciduous. Twining. Wiry stems, oval leaves. Minute greenish flowers in July, then round, white fruit. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun or shade. No
Myosotidum hortensia Chatham Island Forget-Me-Not perennial 2ft (60cm). Big, glossy, ribbed leaves. Clusters of bright blue flowers in summer. Frost tender, 0C. Likes damp, sheltered position. No
NEPETA genus Catmint perennial c.14ins-3ft (35-90cm). Narrow, or oval, toothed leaves. Tubular flowers, in shades of blue, in summer. Fully hardy. Sun or partial shade. No
Nerium oleander Oleander shrub 20ft (6m). Evergreen. Dark, leathery leaves. . Clusters of open flowers in shades of white, pink, red, yellow, in spring and summer. Poisonous. Frost tender, 10C.Sun. Likes a south-facing wall. No
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
Osteospermum jucundum perennial 12in (30cm). Evergreen clumps of narrow, greyish, aromatict leaves. Mauve-pink flowers, from May to September. "Blackthorn Seedlng" has dark purple flowers. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun, well-drained 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
Peperomia obtusifolia Pepper Face perennial 10in (25cm). Evergreen. Reddish stems, dark, metallic green leaves, with red midribs on underside. Frost tender, 10C. Sun or partial shade. 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

Plants: 131

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