The skeletal form of any garden requires all different types of plants, ranging from shrubs to perennials to summer and Spring flowering bedding. Ideally these plants should work like a concert, with each in tune with each other in perfect harmony throughout the gardening year.
Evergreen shrubs are an absolute essential for any garden with their foliage remaining consistent with occasional changing shades. The Evergreen Shrub Collection has been cultivated with the greatest of care to ensure that there’s something different happening within your garden at varying points in the seasons.
What shrubs will I get in my Evergreen Shrub Collection?
You will receive a selection of 6 named varieties, all sharing the same evergreen nature, so great for a year round mix of colour. As this is a lucky dip of sorts, we cannot guarantee you will received certain varieties or not. But to give you a rough idea, here are some examples of the sorts of stunning varieties you will get.
Cotoneaster features delicate small flowers which are then followed with a flourish of berries later in the year. During the winter, these berries will transform into a gorgeous ruby red which has the practical benefit of feeding the birds. Cotoneaster is an excellent option for those gardeners’ requiring groundcover plants.
Photinia ‘Red Robin’, earning its namesake due to the eruption of vivid red foliage in the Spring. A truly hard-working shrub, Red Robin will blossom with flowers and berries later in the year, a huge benefit to the local wildlife.
Euonymus will bless your garden with an evergreen column of statuesque form.
Ceanothus blooms with an amazing shock of bright blue flowers in early Summer, a real must for gardeners craving more vivid complexions.
Prunus Lusitanica is a beautiful variety that will bloom with flowers and divine fragrances whilst being moldable enough to train into any shape you desire. A great option is to trim them into a spherical shape and position them either side of a pathway to create a beautiful welcoming atmosphere.
Lonicera is a member of the honeysuckle family but is available here in evergreen shrub form.
Each of the incredible 6 varieties you will recieve will be hardy perennials that are so easy to grow whilst being low maintenance in the long term. They’re the perfect colourful solution to any gaps or spaces that you may have. All of these fantastic shrubs are the highest of quality and are guaranteed to give your garden year-round interest. Make sure to get yours today whilst stocks last!
How to Plant Evergreen Shrub Collection
When planting, be sure to leave plenty of room between plants to allow them to grow and spread. Pot-grown shrubs can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen. If in doubt, err towards spring but remember to keep pots well-watered so that the soil does not dry out.
Shrub roots generally tend to spread out rather than down, so dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you’re planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the shrub is in place.
Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain. Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots. Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot. Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling). Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball, then water well.
Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
How to Care for Evergreen Shrub Collection
Our Evergreen shrubs are incredibly easy to care for so require very little aftercare once planted. Just make sure to keep plants well-watered once they’re established, especially if they’ve been planted in plant pots.