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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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  • Elaeagnus pungens
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    Elaeagnus pungens
    Elaeagnus pungens
    Elaeagnus pungens

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    Often referred to as Silverberry. We have found that in our searing heat during Summer (45℃ +) many plants struggle. Elaeagnus pungens is not one of them. We have pruned our plants into 1m x 1m spheres and in another area as a 1m x 0.5m hedge. The golden bronze new growth has a stunning effect, particularly when plants have been shaped. Very tough and hardy (-5℃ to 45℃) with no supplementary watering. Produces edible berries in Autumn and Winter which contain Omega 3 and Lycopene (reputedly a cancer fighting agent). Elaeagnus harbours nitrogen fixing organisms so is able to grow in poor soils. 

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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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  • Olea europaea 'Piccolo'
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    Olea europaea 'Piccolo'
    Olea europaea 'Piccolo'
    Olea europaea 'Piccolo'
    Olea europaea 'Piccolo'

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    Over a number of years we have planted a series of Olea europaea 'Piccolo' in really tough conditions - drought, frost, poor soil, no irrigation. With a little trimming they look stunning. Olives are known for their ability to survive low water conditions. They have deep roots that penetrate even our reactive clay soils. We are really impressed with this plant as we have had no need to provide any additional water. 'Piccolo' produces no fruit but does provide beauty with silver lanceolate leaves and extreme durability. Although they can grow to 2m, we keep ours to 1m in almost spherical mounds. They would also make a wonderful low hedge. 

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  • Punica granatum 'Mini Magic'
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    Punica granatum 'Mini Magic'

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    A true compact Pomegranate. Flowers heavily with bright orange flowers during Spring - Summer. The smallest of the Pomegranates we have grown at 30cm x 30cm. Fits in nicely anywhere whether it be a courtyard, balcony or garden. Makes a great pot specimen. Small fruits that look like they come from another planet. Tough, hardy and deciduous. 

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  • Rhagodia parabolica 'Grey Edge'
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    Rhagodia parabolica 'Grey Edge'
    Rhagodia parabolica 'Grey Edge'
    Rhagodia parabolica 'Grey Edge'
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    A very hardy native shrub with attractive silver-grey foliage. Naturally grows to 2m high but enjoys a good prune to be kept to 1m or less (as ours are). 'Grey Edge' has very low water needs and is adaptive to most soils that have good drainage. Salt tolerant. Fertiliser not required. Handles heat, some frost and drought once established. 

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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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  • Ruscus hypoglossum
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    Ruscus hypoglossum

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    Ruscus hypoglossum is a fabulous plant for dry shady areas. Indispensable and very valuable for it will grow in the driest darkest conditions. We have used it many times to solve 'planting issues'. The foliage makes great material for floral arrangements and has its own intriguing botanical twist - the apparent leaves are actually modified stems (cladodes). The flowers then appear in the centre of these cladodes. Grows 1m high x 1m wide. Evergreen perennial that looks more like a shrub. Ruscus can be loosely hedged and looks best en masse. 

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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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  • Viburnum rhytidophyllum
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    Viburnum rhytidophyllum

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    Also known as Leatherleaf Viburnum. Coarsely textured, heavily veined dark green foliage with bronze grey undersides. Fuzzy golden brown stems are a distinguishing feature. Creamy white clusters of showy flowers appear in Spring. Can be grown as a feature, in a mixed shrub border or as an interesting hedge. Viburnum rhytidophyllum grows to 3m and is evergreen. They respond well to creative maintenance and can handle some shade.

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