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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'
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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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  • 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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  • Elaeagnus pungens
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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 '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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  • 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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  • Rosmarinus officinalis 'Chef's Choice'
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    Rosmarinus officinalis 'Chef's Choice'

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    Grown for its form, flower and culinary value, 'Chef's Choice' has a high oil content with a spicy flavour making it perfect for use in the kitchen. In the landscape it has a compact habit (80cm x 1m) and beautiful mid blue flowers in Winter. 'Chef's Choice' lends itself to clipping and can be kept neat and tidy if desired. Requires good drainage and a sunny position. Low water requirement once established. 

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