Plants: 131

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Latin name Common name Type Description Cultivation Hedging
Helichrysum rosmarinifolium shrub See Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius. No
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis shrub 8ft (2.5m). Evergreen. Oval, toothed leaves. Large, crimson flowers. Frost tender, 0C. Sun. No
Hippophe rhamnoides Sea Buckthorn shrub 20ft (6m). Deciduous. Spines. Narrow, greyish leaves. Insignificant, yellow flowers in April. Bright orange fruit in autumn. Fully hardy. Sun, thrives in sandy soil. Male and female plants required for fruit. Ideal for hedging. Yes
Hydrangea macrphylla shrub 5ft (1.5m). Deciduous. Oval, serrated leaves. Many varieties. Flower In pH below 5.5, pink or red flowers. In pH above 5.5, blue or purple flowers. White not affected by pH. Poisonous. Frost hardy, -5C. Sun or partial shade. Remove dead flower heads. No
HYPERICUM genus perennial, sub-shrub, shrub 2ins-5ft (5cm-1.5m). Deciduous or evergreen. Oval leaves. Bright yellow, cup-shaped flowers in summer and autumn. Half-hardy, 0C to fully hardy. Sun or partial shade. No
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
Juniper communis "Compressa" shrub 32ins (80cm). Evergreen. Dwarf form. Aromatic, blue-green foliage. Berries ripen from green to blueish, then black. Fully hardy. Sun or partial shade, well-drained soil. No
Juniper communis "Hibernica" Irish Juniper shrub 15ft (5m). Evergreen. Columnar. Greyish blue foliage. No
Juniper communis "Stricta" shrub See Juniper communis "Hibernica". No
Juniperus communis Common Juniper shrub 25ft (8m). Glossy green or yellowish needles. Aromatic. Small, green berries turn blueish then black. Varieties include "Compressa", dwarf 30in (75cm) with glaucous leaves; "Hibernica", narrow column, 15ft (5m). Fully hardy. Sun or partial shade, well-drained soil. 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
Lavandula angustifolia "Hidcote" shrub See Lavandula "Hidcote". No
Lavatera "Rosea" shrub 10ft (3m). Semi-evergreen. Lobed leaves and large, deep pink flowers in summer. Frost hardy, -5C. No
Leptospermum scoparium Manuka, Tea Tree shrub 10ft (3m). Evergreen. Narrow, dark green leaves. Double, red flowers from May to August. Frost hardy, -5C. Needs south- or west-facing wall in cold regions. 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
LIMONIUM genus Sea Lavender annual, perennial, sub-shrub c.6ins-3ft(15cm-1m). Oval or narrow leaves, sometimes lobed or in basal rosette. Some are evergreen. Tubular flowers, generally blue, in summer or early autumn. Frost tender, 10C, or fully hardy. Sun and well-drained soil. No
LINUM genus annual, biennial, perennial, sub-shrub, shrub c. 2-24ins (5-60cm). Some are evergreen.Leaves are generally oval, greyish-green. Flowers are funnel- or cup-shaped flowerse in summer and autumn. Colours include white, yellow, red, or blue. Half hardy, 0C, to fully hardy. Sun, and shelter in cold areas. No
LOBELIA genus annual, perennial, shrub c. 4in - 6ft (10cm-2m). Some are evergreen. Narrow, sometimes reddish, leaves. Flowers are two-lipped, in summer. Colours include red, blue or purple. Some are irritants. Frost tender, 5C, or fully hardy. Sun, in summer needs moist soil. No
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
MATTHIOLA genus Stock annual, biennial, perennial, sub-shrub c.12ins-2ft (30-60cm). Narrow, greyish-green leaves. Spikes of 4-petalled, fragrant flowers, in summer. Colours include white, yellow, pink, red or purple. Frost tender, 4C, to fully hardy. Sun and preferably in limed soil. 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

Plants: 131

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