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Shrubs

All plants are grown and sold in a 100mm diameter pot
  • Buddleia crispa
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    Buddleia crispa

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    Considered to be one of the most attractive species within its genus, Buddleia crispa has the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. Foliage is a silvery white in colour. Periods of drought intensifies the white felted coating which protects its leaves and stems. This coating extends to the flower buds which open to lilac pink flower heads in late Spring and Summer. Forming a medium to large shrub which can be clipped to great effect. Approx. 3m high x 2m wide. 

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  • Carissa 'Green Carpet'
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    Carissa 'Green Carpet'
    Carissa 'Green Carpet'
    Carissa 'Green Carpet'

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    On a quick trip to Cape Town in 2017 we first noticed this compact, dwarf Natal Plum growing in several public landscape installations. Firstly, it was used to grow as a dense ground cover and secondly, it was grown as a low hedge. Carissa macrocarpa 'Green Carpet' has glossy emerald-green leaves and can be used across a range of landscapes from formal clipped gardens, to a spillover plant in coastal plantings. Tolerant of coastal conditions, poor soils and drought once established. A more robust looking plant will be achieved with regular irrigation. Fragrant white star-like flowers in Spring. Edible bright red fruit follow in Summer. Tolerant of mild frosts only. 30cm high x 150cm wide. 

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  • Ceratonia siliqua
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    Ceratonia siliqua

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    Native to the Mediterranean and Middle East, this evergreen tree is well known for its pods that are used around the globe as a substitute for chocolate - Carob. Extremely drought tolerant and readily withstands high temperatures above 40 °C. Young trees or shoots of mature trees are susceptible to frost damage below -4 °C. Requires well drained soils. In hot, dry areas of Europe they are often planted as a hedge. Attains a height approx. 10m high if left unpruned. 

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  • Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'
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    Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

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    This small semi-deciduous shrub bears sapphire blue flowers through late Spring, Summer and Autumn. Our hot dry Summer last year didn't deter this tough little plant. An added bonus is the red and orange hues that the leaves take on once the colder nights begin in early Autumn. 60 x 60cm. 

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  • Chaenomeles speciosa 'Nivalis'
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    Chaenomeles speciosa 'Nivalis'
    Chaenomeles speciosa 'Nivalis'
    Chaenomeles speciosa 'Nivalis'

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    A spreading, deciduous shrub with prolific, pure white flowers on bare tangled branches in late Winter to early Spring. The small yellow-green fruit which follows can be used for preserves. An incredibly tough plant that can handle a wide range of soils and dry periods. Can be pruned to shape. 1.5-2m high x 2m wide. Full sun. 

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  • Eriogonum giganteum
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    Eriogonum giganteum
    Eriogonum giganteum
    Eriogonum giganteum

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    A Californian native that fits in well with Mediterranean plantings. The unusual woolly silver-grey leaves are a feature in themselves. Flowering adds to the interest with clusters of creamy white flowers that form a dinner plate size, and turn copper rust colour as they age. Commonly known as Buckwheat. Handles drought, some frost and coastal conditions. Good drainage is a must as this Eriogonum doesn't tolerate wet or waterlogged soils. Grows to 1m tall and up to 2m wide. We are excited to be able to offer this plant. It would be great to see it grown in more gardens. 

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  • Myrsine africana
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    Myrsine africana

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    Being fortunate enough to observe this plant on a trip to Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa, we decided to investigate further. Olivier Filippi sings its praises in his drought tolerant gravel garden in the south of France. He reports it to be drought tolerant and beautiful in form. African Boxwood grows slowly to 2m x 75cm, has dark green oval shaped leaves and deep red new growth. We have planted it in our own dry garden to compliment greys and silvers of Mediterranean plants including Phlomis, Rosemary and Dwarf Olives. Clips very well, is long lived and very adaptable. 

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  • Olea europaea 'Garden Harvest' close up of foliage
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    Olea europaea 'Garden Harvest' close up of foliage
    Olea europaea 'Garden Harvest' close up of foliage
    Olea europaea 'Garden Harvest' hedge planting

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    An excellent dwarf Olive. Perfect for hedging where the foliage reaches all the way to the ground. We have it planted surrounding our driveway and it gets many comments. Can be kept clipped 1 x 1m, or grown to 2.5m high. Tough for coastal or inland areas. Frost tolerant. Makes an excellent table olive. 

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  • Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Purpureus'
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    Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Purpureus'

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    Holly Osmanthus is known as Holly Leaf Tea Olive or Purple Leaf False Holly. It is an extremely tough and versatile shrub which tolerates drought once established. The feature of this plant is its deep purple-black new growth. Mature shrubs bear masses of sweetly perfumed tiny white flowers. A great hedge or specimen plant. Excellent cold hardiness. 2m x 2m in 8 years. 

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  • Punica granatum 'Nana'
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    Punica granatum 'Nana'
    Punica granatum 'Nana'
    Punica granatum 'Nana'

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    The dwarf Pomegranate is a natural variant of the species occurring throughout the Mediterranean and the Middle East. In our climate we have gained a new respect for this tough and beautiful deciduous plant, as during the current drought we have found the dwarf Pomegranate to be very durable. Our plants in ground have tolerated frost to -5℃ in Winter and 45℃ in Summer, all with limited rainfall (330mm in the last nine months) and two additional deep waterings. The plants are thriving and look fantastic in new Spring growth. We have kept them pruned to 70 x 70cm although they can reach 2m unpruned. The fruits are the size of golf balls and are very tasty. This plant would make a great hedge. 

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  • Rhagodia spinescens 'Silver Border'
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    Rhagodia spinescens 'Silver Border'

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    Incredibly tough native silver foliaged plant. Very low maintenance we prune them to shape to form flat silver mounds which make a great contrast to dark green or grey shrubs. Also looks great as a foreground to ornamental grasses. Fast growing. Height to 1-1.2m, width 2m. Tolerant of drought, light frost and coastal conditions. 

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  • Strobilanthes gossypinus
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    Strobilanthes gossypinus
    Strobilanthes gossypinus
    Strobilanthes gossypinus

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    Native to India and Sri Lanka, Strobilanthes gossypinus forms a rounded, dense mound with evergreen leaves covered in silver-grey fur. The word 'gossypinus' means cotton-like in latin, which refers to the masses of shiny hairs on the surface of the leaves, providing a shimmering silvery gold appearance in the sunlight. A designer's dream, this plant looks neat all year round and its unique foliage colour and texture contrasts beautifully along side other plants. We have found Strobilanthes gossypinus to perform well in both full sun and shady situations, whether in the garden or in pots or planters. Tolerates dry conditions and coastal spots where the furry leaves resist salt laden winds. The only requirement for this plant is a frost free environment and free draining soil. Whilst it's foliage is the feature of this plant, it does produce soft mauve, tubular flowers in elongated panicles above the foliage. Grows approximately 1m high x 1.5m wide. 

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