The ubiquitous English Box is a versatile and rewarding plant that is easy to grow. The small, stiff, green leaves are perfect for trimming and shaping and always look good at any time of year. Do any trimming on a warm dry day and if growing as a hedge feed regularly. Evergreen.
Colour: White / Green Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm
Fast growing small shrub which provides abundant rose pink pompom flowers through summer and autumn. Easy to grow in temperate regions preferring full sun and free draining conditions which encourages more flowers.
Bottlebrush. Looking for a breataking red for your garden then plant a hedge or screen of Betka Beauty and you’ll find just that. It will thrive in full sun in most soils, cool to warm climates and coastal or inland is fine too. Betka Beauty is reliable and easy to grow. Clip off the spent flowers in early summer each year. Evergreen
Colour: Red Habit: Multi stemmed Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.8m x 1.5m
Young growth is often attractively covered with dense silky hairs, later becoming smooth. The lemon flowers are borne in profusion throughout spring. Prune to maintain size and shape and to encourage flower production. Great as a specimen or screen plant. Mulching and feeding in spring and autumn is beneficial. Evergreen.
A robust and easy to grow evergreen shrub with stiff green foliage. Masses of crimson 'bottle-brushes' appear at the end of each branch from spring through to autumn. Loved by the birds and the bees. Likes a warm position with protection from harsh frost but generally undemanding.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m
Bottle Brush. A spreading low growing form of this popular Australian shrub. During the summer it smothers itself with bright red 'bottle brush' flowers that are tinged with gold. Loves hot dry areas and happy on the coast. Quite drought tolerant once established. Evergreen.
Members of the Callistemon family or 'Bottle Brush' as they are commonly known do not like too much fertilizer. The safest way to give them some nutrients is with a slow release product but remember in this case 'less is more'.
Colour: Red Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 100cm
A hardy sun-loving ground cover with rich blue pin-cushion type flowers that literally cover the plant. Prefers a sunny site in soil with good drainage. Tolerates some coastal exposure. Trim after flowering to retain density. Evergreen.
Colour: Blue Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 100cm
An attractive spreading evergreen shrub which features sparkling clusters of dark blue flowers in late spring. The shiny foliage turns a deeps ebony shade during winter, changing to dark chocolate-green during spring and summer. Quite hardy and tolerant of wind and cold. PVR 1334.
This is a very useful shrub for cascading over walls and banks. Benefits from a trim every now and then (after flowering) to encourage healthy new growth. Very striking in full flower.
Colour: Blue Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 75cm x 150cm
When this evergreen shrub is in full flower in spring it is hard to see the foliage amongst the brilliant blue flower heads. Stunning. The foliage is dark green and has a neat and tidy habit. Likes the sun and protection from harsh wind and frost. Trim after flowering if required.
Colour: Blue Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m