last updated 20/10/2014

BUXUS sempervirens 
I'm sure that traditional "Box" needs no introduction, save to explain why we have added 
it to our eclectic range. This is one seriously versatile plant! We all know it for hedging, topiary and pot culture, but I value it for its evergreen protection in a woodland setting. Very tolerant of dry conditions beneath trees, it will provide shelter for those precious woodland bulbs and early perennials.

BUXUS sempervirens 'Elegantissima' 
The same principle as the species above, but with a little more colour to brighten a darker corner. Neat gold margins to the leaves.


"Carolina Allspice". As the name implies, this N. American native is wonderfully aromatic. Easily grown to form a dense medium sized shrub, it produces a mass of multi-petalled brownish-red flowers all summer, but also has rather nice autumn colour (photo left).

NEW CALYCANTHUS floridus 'Aphrodite'

CALYCANTHUS floridus 'Athens'
An amazing American selection with greeny-yellow flowers.

NEW CALYCANTHUS floridus 'Michael Lindsay'
Another American clone, selected for reliable and profuse flowering as well as large and darker blooms. To put it simply - a superior selection!

CALYCANTHUS floridus var. glauca 'Purpureus' 
This differs from the above since the leaves are tinged purple beneath.


CARPENTERIA califonica 'Bodnant'

CARPENTERIA californica 'Elizabeth'
"Tree Anemone" This highly sought after medium shrub is famed for its glossy green foliage highlighting dramatic white flowers with golden anthers in June. Best in a sheltered sunny site, perhaps against a wall. This American selection is reputedly even better than the species with large clusters of flowers.

CARPENTERIA californica 'Ladham's Variety'
As above, but quality over quantity with this one - the flowers can measure 8cm across! However, the easiest way of telling them apart is by looking at the purple stems.

CEANOTHUS 'Puget Blue' 
Back in the list simply because our garden plant looks so fantastic each spring that I cannot resist propagating it! One of the deepest blue-flowered evergreen Ceanothus. Also one of the hardier!

CEDRUS atlantica 'Glauca'
Classic blue-needled version. What more can I say!

CEDRUS atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'
Beautiful blue needles but with a supremely elegant, narrow weeping form. 

CEDRUS deodara 'Bush's Electra'
This lovely American selection has intense powder-blue needles cladding side branches which run nearly parallel to the trunk. Their laterals are much more horizontal, creating a much denser tree than the classic layered cedar look. Beautiful.

CEDRUS deodara 'Miles High'
This one has a completely different habit; its branches are formed along the trunk like sequoia, giving a taller and narrower tree.

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