The Ultimate Winter Hardy Shrub Collection - 12 bushes

The Ultimate Winter Hardy Shrub Collection - 12 bushes

Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Shade
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Pack of 12 Bare Roots - Item: 500001
Only £24.99
*Despatched from 30/10/2016
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What Is Supplied
Plant Info

You can now enjoy true year-round interest with vibrant flower colour, brightly coloured berries and stems, tactile bark and wonderfully fragrant flowers  - simply brilliant value for money compared to expensive potted garden centres shrubs.

These 12 tried and tested garden winners will fill any gaps you might have in your existing beds and borders or allow you to plant a new one from scratch, with each individual shrub having the potential to fill 1m2 / circa 10ftsq. Once planted they will rapidly grow away and look tremendous from this year onwards, providing a stunning visual display and a degree of privacy and security for you, as well as a natural safe haven for a wide variety of wildlife. The berries will provide much needed winter food for wild birds and the shrubby structure will provide cover and protection for them too.

Varieties Included:
Symphoricarpos albus: Known as the 'Common Snowberry' for obvious reason! The berries provide much needed winter food for wildlife. Height 3-4ft.
Syringa vulgaris: The common Lilac produces fragrant lavender coloured blooms each May. Hardy and deciduous and great for hedging, it grows to 10-15ft tall.
Cornus alba: The 'Red-Barked Dogwood' provides fantastic autumn colour with its bright red vertical branches. In summer it leafs up and even has soft pink flowers in mid-summer. Height 3-4ft.
Potentilla fruticosa: An evergreen beauty, with masses of yellow saucer-shaped bloom throughout summer. Trim each March to make a perfect hedge. Height 3-4ft.
Ribes aureum: Part of the currant family and known as the 'Golden Currant' or 'Clove Currant'. The bright yellow blooms have a vanilla-clove aroma. The foliage has beautiful autumn colour. Height 3-4ft.
Spirea douglasii: Part of the rose family, it is often know as the 'Rose Spirea'. Easy to grow with masses of pretty pink flowers in early summer. Perfect for small spaces - height 3ft
Forsythia intermedia 'Spectabilis': Literally one of the most spectacular early season shrubs because of its bright yellow bloom. Perfect for hedges and really easy to grow. Height 4-5 ft. although can be trimmed in to a tidy hedge.
Hypericum moserianum 'St John's Wort: Lush green foliage and pretty, bright yellow flowers all summer long. Perfect for a sunny or part-shaded position. Height 3-4ft.
Deutzia scabra: Also Known as the Fuzzy Deutzia, this native of Japan & China grows to around 8ft tall and smothers itself in pure white fragrant flowers in June.
Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea': A great hedging plant because of its spiky branches, but also a beautiful garden plant. The yellow flowers appear in late spring and the purple foliage provides lovely autumn colour. Height 3-4ft.
Philadelphus coronarius: Commonly known as the 'Mock Orange' it will be clothed in a profusion of creamy-white flowers throughout June & July. The flowers are fabulously fragrant. Height 5-6ft.
Weigela rosea: A lovely garden shrub, with fabulous pink flower colour in May, June and July. Height 3-4ft.


'We ordered the collection of 12 shrubs back in March/April as we have a large garden which was just lawn. We had previously purchased 2 shrubs from a garden centre that cost more than the 12 we bought from you. We thought if half survived, it would be worth the money but all 12 have thrived and a few have over taken the ones from the garden centre. The Spirea has even flowered, the Ribes has grown about 24 in these few months. What a bargain for these shrubs, yes its worrying when they turn up all bare but if regularly watered, they soon spring to life.'

ZR, Southend, July 2014


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-- Service rating : We have had problems before with the courier service used - just throwing parcels over the fence. This is now the second time that I have had a problem in that I have received only half my order. There were specific instructions left for the courier to call my mobile if no one was at home. An attempted delivery was made on Sunday 15th May, however no calling card was left and we still do not have the remainder of parcel. I sent You Garden an email over the this weekend (21st / 22nd May) trying to find out where the rest of my products are and am still awaiting a reply. Very poor customer service.
Product : only one of this collection has arrived - all others missing
YouGarden Comments
I'm sorry to hear that you do not yet have your order. We will of course investigate this and replace your order.

As explained in our auto-reply to your email, our office is open Mon-Fri and we answer emails sent over the weekend asap the following week. We appreciate your patience at this busy time.

Head of Customer Service
+ Service rating : Exactly as described ...I would buy again
Product : Arrived all ok and I followed their instruction ...all looking good although I believe I was one shrub short .
++ Service rating : Very good price for 12 bushes
Product : Excellent so far but can't wait until they flower
+ Delivery service was poor didn't describe where they had left the shubs very well
+ Hassle free, efficient
+ Service rating : Delivered quickly
Product : One plant unlabelled but otherwise in good order and were planted within a day.
++ Good communication and plants arrived in great condition
+ Service rating : First class service.
Product : A very good and money-saving collection.
++ Service rating : There was a mix-up over pricing but it was sorted instantly and courteously. Delivery was spot-on.
Product : Fanttastic condition - exceeded all expectations.
+ Service rating : Have always found that they are very good with delivery, packaging and information on the plants.
Product : Looks good- but not planted yet.
+ Service was satissfactory
++ Service rating : Delivery prompt
Product : Good quality
++ Service rating : DELIVERY AS PROMISED
++ Service rating : Prompt, efficient service with well packaged goods.
Product : All arrived with healthy roots and the forsythia is in flower just one week after planting.
++ Service rating : Superb
Product : Will tell you in a couple of years,great so far
++ Service rating : speedy service
Product : very pleased with quality and si
++ The shrubs arrived promptly and in good condition. However, in the advertisement it says they cost £21.99, but I was charged £29.99 - do you owe me £8?
++ Service rating : Very efficient and easy to use when ordering - I forgot to enclose my address and they were so good at contacting my bank etc.
Product : The plants all came well packaged and in a very healthy condition, all with new buds just starting to develop.
++ Service rating : Very pleased!
Product : Very pleased !
+ Service rating : Delivered promptly with good instructions
Product : look to be good quality and good sized plants, yet to plant them.
++ Service rating : Rapid delivery. Very helpful.
Product : Fantastic value. All plants arrived in good condition.
++ Service rating : Quick delivery
Product : Plants look in good condition
+ Service rating : arrived on time in good packaging
Product : advice on the potential height and spread would have been useful
NA Service rating : Quick delivery, well packaged.
Product : Haven't yet planted due to weather, all seems OK.
+ Service rating : service was good, courier delivery day could have been more specific, information given reference the plants was most informative.
Product : plants looked healthy, information on immediate care very helpful would recommend the company to friends
NA Service rating : Delivered quickly and in good order
Product : Planted but the proof will be in a couple of months time
++ Service rating : Prompt delivery
Product : Good condition
++ Service rating : I'm happy to use the service again thanks
Product : They looked healthy and we'll see how they thrive now that they are planted out.
++ Service rating : Good quality plants prompt delivery.
Product : Good quality plants in excellent condition.
+ Service rating : It would have been Excellent but i had not received my delivery in the timescale and not been updated. I will state that when i asked i got a quick reply with the update and then the order was sent out quickly
Product : they all looked OK. I need to see if they survive to be excellent!
+ Service rating : Disappointed at the delay in receiving the plants
Product : All received in good condition and are all growing well
YouGarden Comments
Sincere apologies for the slight delay. Please email me - I am sure we can make up for it in some way next time you order!

Glad to hear that you are happy with the plants.

Head of Customer Service
NA Very helpful. Good customer service
++ Service rating : Ordering and delivery completed without problem
Product : Plants have started to sprout new shoots. Look in good condition
+ Service rating : everything was fine
Product : everything was fine
++ Service rating : Swift delivery.
Product : Too soon to tell! Good packaging though.
++ Very good and quick service would use agai
+ Service rating : GOOD
Product : GOOD
++ Service rating : Fast delivery time and product well packaged.
Product : Look to be in good condition and with clear planting instructions.
++ Service rating : Very quick delivery. I liked the information sheet.
Product : Can't tell what I think until they start growing!!
+ Service rating : Did exactly what it said on the tin
Product : Too early to judge as yet
NA Service rating : Prompt delivery service
Product : Shrubs are in bloom yet, therefore unable to comment
NA Service rating : Order placed and a reply came soon after .Goods arrived three days later !
Product : Too early to say what the plants ( shrubs) are like but they certainly look healthy on arrival .
++ Service rating : Very good company
Product : The shrubs were very healthy and my husband was very pleased with them.
+ perfect service.
+ Service rating : Prompt delivery well packed
Product : Although they have been planted for just ove a week one had leaves already & some have buds. Very pleased.
+ Service rating : Happy with company's service
Product : Bushes look good some budding, but a bit early to say how they are going to be
+ Service rating : all arrived ok, it arrived early in the week, it may be helpful to have the option of delivery closer to weekends for those in employment, just an idea. Thanks
Product : arrived ok, it arrived early in the week, it may be helpful to have the option of delivery closer to weekends for those in employment, just an idea. Thanks
++ Service rating : Good service
Product : Very healthy plants
++ Service rating : arrived on time and simply packaged with detailed planting instructions
Product : Good variety
++ Service rating : Very pleased with the prompt service.
Product : item was well packed and arrived in very good condition.very pleased with whole package. looking forward to seeing how they grow.
++ Service rating : A vey good company with excellent customer services
Product : All arrived safely in gooid condition
++ Service rating : Quick, efficient and good service
Product : well rooted healthy looking shrubs...mostly larger than I expected
++ Service rating : Very efficient service. Shrubs arrived in good health with a wealth of extremely useful information. They were very well packaged and will hopefully all take well.
Product : All shrubs well were packaged in a plastic bag around the roots and then into a long cardboard box. All in good health, looked strong (as a stick in winter can) and some had buds already.
YouGarden Comments
Thank you again for your order. I am glad to hear that you're impressed. Hope to hear from you again soon!

Head of Customer Service
++ Service rating : Have only made one order, but it was dealt with efficiently and promptly.
Product : Received in good condition and appear to all be established.
+ Service rating : Very quick delivery.
Product : The shrubs seem good so far. I will see how they develop through the year.
NA Service rating : Always good telephone help
Product : Always been pleased with service speed of delivery and quality
++ Service rating : Plants arrived quickly and well packed
Product : Shrubs were in very good condition
++ Service rating : The plants arrived promptly and in good condition.
Product : All the plants appear to be in good health and condition. Of course, I won't know how well they grow until the spring!
++ Service rating : good
Product : great
+ Service rating : Good company with good offers well worth having
Product : Not sure if alive or dead being an inexperienced gardener so will have to wait to spring before I'll know for sure
++ Service rating : Plants arrived in very good condition
Product : They couldn't be planted immediately, but are still in good condition having followed enclosed instructions
++ Service rating : always a speedy service
Product : All plants look healthy and are in the ground,now waiting for Spring
NA Service rating : Have had other products from You Garden, and always fast delivery service.
Product : Perhaps I may be given time for the plants to grow !!
NA Item was delivered within the quoted date with packaging undamaged.
-- Service rating : Delivery and packaging good
Product : Shrubs in good condition , 3 agapanthus poor condition
YouGarden Comments
We're sorry to hear that you were unimpressed with your Agapanthus. However, please be aware that these Herbaceous Perennials certainly won’t be looking their best at this time of year. It's normal for their tops to die back to the ground each Autumn, whilst their crowns and root systems remain alive (though dormant). Rest assured that they’ll regrow from those roots and crowns once temperatures begin to warm up.

I hope this puts your concerns at ease, though do let us know if they're still looking unwell in late Spring.

Amelia Elliot
+ Service rating : Good service, good delivery and excellent plants.
Product : All plants look healthy and if they are like all the other plants I have bought from them they will grow strong and healthy.
NA According to my gardener, my shrubs have not yet arrived. I am abroad so cannot check myself.
YouGarden Comments
According to the tracking your order was delivered - left in your front porch on 12th January. Could you ask your gardener to double check please...

+ Service rating : Delivery excellent, Prices very reasonable, Hope to continue with You Garden!
Product : Delivery & condition were very good. Hoping everything will take OK?
+ Service rating : Good service
Product : Very good
+ Service rating : Good service
Product : Cannot really tell until they show some life which I expect to be in the spring .
+ Service rating : Very Quick and easy service
Product : I don't like the follow up emails with offers every day, once a month would be fine. Plants all seem healthy apart from the Berberis which looks and feels dead.
++ Service and assistance prompt and really helpful
++ Quick service, nicely packaged, plants look healthy.
NA Service rating : ordered on the 21/12/15 at about 1150pm and received by mid day 23/12/15, very good delivery time by all considering time of year
Product : when unpacked the shrubs look,,,,,, well dead, i have only been able to plant a couple so far as weather in my area has been so bad {wet} and the rest are in a bucket of water, on checking them a couple of days ago 2 of them have green shoots on them so i know they are going to come to something even if they dont all take when planted out
++ Service rating : Plants looked a bit tired on arrival, bulbs were fine
Product : Shrubs looked a bit tired on arrival but after a bit of watering they were fine!
++ Service rating : The shrubs arrived as and when expected and have just been planted with soil as a bunch due to the somewhat unusual weather conditions. My only grievance was the cost of postage which was rather excessive, I thought at £13.98 !
Product : Seem fine at present waiting to plant in final position when weather dries up a bit.
++ Service rating : Service is excellent!
Product : Very pleased with my shrub collection.
++ Service rating : My order was dealt with promptly and efficiently. The plants arrived much sooner than I had expected or hoped.
Product : The plants were well packed and arrived in good condition. I put them in pots immediately and, some week later, they are all looking well. The labelling was also efficiently attached to the stems of the plants. Good service!
YouGarden Comments
Thanks again for your order. Glad it was to your satisfaction!

++ Service rating : Great customer relations to hold back an order for return from holiday.
Product : They look good and should be ok in the spring
++ Service rating : Information available by E-Mail
Product : No problem at present , good packing, only slight damage to taller plants

all successfully potted on.
++ Service rating : An excellent service, the goods arrived when stated.
Product : Great plants in good condition.
++ Service rating : excellent service
Product : very good
++ Service rating : Excellent service and plants are very good
Product : Very good, am waiting for a break in the wind and rain to plant. In meantime have potted up
++ Quality service all round , including customer support
++ Very good service
++ Service rating : a1 dealer
Product : a1 dealer
++ Service rating : The first delivery went missing and You Garden didn't hesitate to send a replacement Shrub Collection. All done by email and they couldn't have been more helpful. I will definitely continue to use them.
Product : Shrubs are dormant on delivery but look strong & healthy.
++ Service rating : very good delivery service
Product : excellent product all shrubs had a wonderful root ball fantasic condition
++ Service rating : Arrived swiftly
Product : Well developed bare root plants which will hopefully develop into beautiful shrubs
- Service rating : Packaging could have been stronger to protect plants; customer service good and another package sent free of charge, this time no problems. Therefore, my need to change their courier service.
Product : Several of the shrubs had broken stems and so may not grow next spring.
YouGarden Comments
Thanks again for your order and feedback. I am very sorry that your order arrived damaged first time and glad your replacement was in good condition.

We have sent hundreds of thousands of dispatches this year with Yodel, with very few issues indeed. Unfortunately it is impossible to eradicate every single problem as I'm sure you'll appreciate!

++ Service rating : Excellent service once again - no problems at all - and bushes are brilliant can't wait for spring ... oops sorry wishing everyone's life away again !!!!!!!
Product : Brilliant - these shrubs were a lot bigger than expected and all so healthy - nothing to complain about - only praise - will be back in the spring. Many thanks
++ Service rating : received order when promised
Product : excellent value for money and healthy plants
++ Service rating : Very good selection and in very good condition.
Product : Lovely plants with good roots
+ Service rating : Thanks
Product : All I can say t the moment is that the delivery dates where keept, will not know what the products are like until the summer will let you know thanks.
++ Service rating : Very prompt delivery. Will use this company sgai.
Product : Shrubs were in excellent condition.
++ Prompt service well packaged.
++ Service rating : Have bought several plants from You Garden - all have been very good except 1 standard rose which did not take, otherwise all have been promptly delivered, in good condition and have taken well.
Product : Prompt delivery and good condition.
++ Service rating : Just easy and efficient.
Product : These were in good condition and easy to get ready to plant.
++ Service rating : Excellent service, ordering very easy, and delivered on time. Thank you. Will definitely use your company again..
Product : Shrubs arrived well packed, with healthy plants which are already budding with new shoots.
++ Service rating : Cannot complain in any way..highly recommended
Product : The shrubs were as described with plenty of roots which were still moist. Cannot praise them enough. Would have been nice to have an evergreen or two
++ Service rating : Plant came in excellent condition
Product : Fantastic
NA Service rating : All the plants etc we have purchased from You Garden have been a total success. It is of course to early to comment on the shrub collection as we have them in the Greenhouse planted up in 10Ltr pots until early next year.
Product : Too early to comment as they are dormant at present.
++ Service rating : good value for money
Product : all plants appear to be strong and healthy
++ Service rating : All I could have wanted
Product : Excellent value & quality
++ Service rating : Very quick
Product : Good packaging. Very good quality of shrubs received
++ Service rating : A very efficient service.
Product : Arrived safely in a well packaged box, all shrubs look in good condition.
++ The 12 bare rooted plants arrived on time and in good condition.
NA plants were reasonably priced, arrived in good time and were well packaged
+ Service rating : ok
Product : Too early to say if plants will survive
++ Service rating : Very good information
Product : Good products & service
++ Service rating : Do exactly what they say gonna do
Product : Packaged well are in the ground fingers crossed
++ Service rating : Very well organised
Product : Up to now they're all ok
+ Service rating : ok
Product : ok
++ Great service everytime
++ Service rating : Quick delivery
Product : Flowers in condition
++ Service rating : Well packed and fast delivery
Product : Bare root plants with plenty of care and planting information.
++ Service rating : Very good service, most pleased
Product : Will order again if similar offers appear
+ Service rating : Promptly received.
Product : Will know next year when growing.
+ Service rating : Fast, efficient service. Product well packaged.
Product : Arrived undamaged. Too early to comment on condition of shrubs.
NA Service rating : Received the winter Hardy Shrubs but there was no information regarding to the height or spread. Contacted You Garden by e-mail regarding this problem but so far still have not heard from you.
Product : Not planted yet as still waiting for a reply. See above comment.
YouGarden Comments
Sorry to hear that you don't have this info yet. We have emailed it to you.

+ Service rating : the plants are bigger than I thought they would be .they are in 50cn pots and are budding already well done .from eric john 80yrs old,
Product : as above
YouGarden Comments
That's great to hear. Thanks again and happy growing!

+ Service rating : easy ordering & good info about delivery
Product : what can I say about plants...have to wait until they grow
NA Service rating : I placed an order for shrubs in October and received confirmation 27/10/15 that delivery would be in 2/3 days by Yodel.I phoned 9/11 @ noon & was told they would look into the matter & phone back within the next 30 minutes.I am still waiting 3 days later for their response, still no delivery!
Product : Phone *Personal Information removed by Feefo*
YouGarden Comments
I am sorry again for the problems in delivering your parcel. We did try to get back to you however could not get through.

Could you email me your full, complete delivery address and any brief instructions for the courier and I will replace the order for you at our cost.

++ Service rating : Great, simple service
Product : Great condition - great plants
+ Service rating : Delivered ok
Product : Bare root so only time will tell if they survive and grow to be worthy of our garden

On paper good collection that we look forward to seeing thrive.
++ Service rating :
Product : All items have grown. Happy with service and plants will use again (when I have room in the garden..)
+ No complaints at all !
What Is Supplied Supplied as 12 freshly lifted 2 year old bare-root bushes, 1 each of the varieties listed.
Will produce new leaves next spring as the weather gets warmer.
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