Hydrangea petiolaris is useful against a wall because it can be grown in fertile, well drained soil in a shady location, where its lacy white flower caps can be most attractive.
Passion Flower (Passiflora Edulis) is the common hardy passion fruit vine. A self-clinging, vigorous climber which will grow up to 3m each year, it dies back to root level in winter. Blooming from May to October, the flowers are abundant, large and complex – the various parts supposedly representing the Passion of Christ, hence the name. The edible orange autumn fruits glow against the foliage.
Pyracanthas, in several varieties, is possibly the most versatile shrub in the garden, but is also ideal as a trained wall shrub. Masses of blossom in June turn into bright red or orange berries in autumn, whilst the thorns make it a perfect burglar deterrent. Height can be up to 3m (10ft), but pyrocantha can be pruned robustly as required. They prefer a good quality, well drained soil, in a sunny location.
Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) is a vigorous climber, happy in full sun or partial shade. The large leaves turn a striking bright or deep red in autumn before they fall. Ensure the soil is not left to dry out and is well drained. Will need pruning.
If you are looking for something a little bit different we may have it in stock! For instance, Akebia, Berberidopsis, Campsis and many less common wall shrubs. Come and ask – you will be pleasantly surprised. We will also endeavour to find plants for you.
All are plants are English grown with the majority coming from our growers in Evesham and Somerset.