Perfect for creating a feature evergreen hedge full of interesting, year-round colour, these popular varieties are perfect for time-strapped gardeners who need quick results.
Consisting of 4 reliable, tried and tested favourites, this collection of groundcover shrubs will provide structure for your garden as well as a home and foods source for wildlife which is so important right now.
Easy to look after and able to be clipped to a manageable size, they're a popular addition to municipal and park planting where you'll often see them covering areas of heavy footfall - giving you an idea of how tough they are too!
Lonicera ligustrina var. pileata
The box-leaved honeysuckle is a type of shrub with leaves similar to common box. Its long, glossy leaves are evergreen and form a low growing, ground-cover shrub.
H1m x 2.5m. Grows up to 60cm/year with small white inconspicuous flowers in April - May
Lonicera nitida 'Maigrun'
Also known as May Green, this evergreen has dainty shiny green leaves which contrast with new, paler green leaves in spring. Its dainty flowers are produced in spring, followed by small, deep purple berries.
H3m x W3m. Grows up to 40cm/year with small white inconspicuous in April - May
Pyracantha koidzumii 'Victory'
With clusters of intensely red berries from October through winter, this thorny evergreen makes an excellent choice for use as an impenetrable hedge, screen, or windbreak. Flowers April - May.
H2.5m x W2.5m. Grows up to 60cm/year with small white flowers in abundant clusters.
Irish ivy is a vigorous evergreen climber with broad, 5-lobed dark green leaves. Small greenish flowers in September are perfect for pollinators and these are followed by black berries.
H12m x W8m. Grows up to 60cm/year. Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy.
Supplied as 8 plug plants, 2 of each variety:
Planting Advice for your Shrub Collection: