A New Zealand native, this evergreen shrub has unusual leaves of burgundy, cream and pink. A compact shrub with variegated leaves emerging green, turning burgundy and pink-bronze with the change of seasons. Bears small white flowers in June/July. Lophomyrtus can be planted in full sun or part shade, in well-drained soil, and is great for the front of a border or in containers.
Varieties available: ‘Magic Dragon’ and ‘Black Pearl’.
Pieris are compact evergreen shrubs with leathery, dark green leaves, often brightly coloured when young, bearing small white panicles of flowers in spring. Plant in full sun or part shade in well-drained acidic soil; ideal alongside rhododendrons and azaleas.
Varieties available: ‘Little Heath’, ‘Forest Flame’ and ‘Debutante’.
Pittosporum are compact evergreen shrubs with simple, leathery leaves and small, sometimes fragrant, flowers, followed by spherical, woody fruits. Suitable for all soil types, plant in a moist but well-drained position in full sun or part shade.
‘Warnham Gold’, ‘Elizabeth’, ‘Arundel Green’, ‘Golf Ball’, ‘Tom Thumb’, ‘Abbotsbury Gold’, ‘Brockhill Compact’, ‘Golden King’, ‘Gold Star’, ‘Silver Queen’ and ‘Variegata’.
A beautiful medium sized evergreen shrub with bright green spreading needle-like leaves. Plant in a sunny but sheltered position in well-drained soil. Grevillea grows to around 2m and bears bright red flowering racemes in summer.
Varieties available: ‘Jenksii’ and ‘Juniperina’.
A medium sized evergreen shrub with oblong, glossy, dark green leaves. White flowers in May/June followed by red berries. Plant in a sunny position in fertile, well-drained soil. Cotoneaster are typically low growing and are excellent for ground cover.
Varieties available: ‘Microphyllus’ and ‘Coral Beauty’.
Small compact shrub with leathery green leaves and pinky-red buds in autumn/winter. White flowers in spring sometimes flushed pink or red on the outside. Skimmia is slow-growing and grows well in shade.
Varieties available: ‘Rubella’ and ‘Marlot’.
Lime Cross offers a superb range of home-grown shrubs, trees and conifers, as well as excellent quality perennials, roses, heathers and many other seasonal plants. Pop along today, see what’s new, meet the team and enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in our delightful cafe. We look forward to welcoming you soon!