Shrubs covers such a multitude of sins it’s hard to narrow down a selection for you but I’ve done my best to put together a range of bestsellers and our own particular favourites.
Again I have tried to put in some good evergreens, some fantastic flowerers and some intererest for all seasons. We have such a wide variety of shrubs above what we have here, if you don’t see what you’re looking for then please do contact us or call in.
Aucuba JaponicaThis resilient evergreen shrub has become popular because it will thrive in inhospitable, shady areas of the garden where little else will grow. It’ s low-maintenance and the spotted, dark green, pointed leaves make an excellent, dense hedge for an urban or coastal site. Small clusters of insiginificant, red-purple flowers are followed by bright red berries on female plants. Use it at the back of a mixed border to provide a foil for other, more decorative plants.
3L 30-50cm €6.50
4L 50-80cm €8.50
Buddleja Black KnightBuddleja can be a fabulous addition to a sunny border, with dramatic, fragrant flowers that are attractive to butterflies and other beneficial insects. Pruned hard in spring, 'Black Knight' produces dense spikes of tiny, fragrant, dark purple flowers. In autumn the pointed grey-green leaves turn butter-yellow.
2L 30-50cm €3.50
Camellia japonicaOne of the classic spring-flowering shrubs with colourful waxy flowers over fine glossy foliage. Even after flowering it is a decorative evergreen for the remainder of the year. It does need an acid soil but even if your soil is limey, it grows superbly in a large tub filled with ericaceous, or lime-free compost.
9L 80-100cm €18.00
36L 120-150cm €36.00
Ceanothus repensIn May and June, this low-growing, evergreen shrub is smothered in fluffy, powder-blue flowers. It is easy to grow and care for, and forms a natural mound, so looks best towards the front of a mixed border with a backdrop of larger shrubs.
2L 20-40cm €3.50
Choisya ternate SundanceMexican orange blossom is an evergreen, compact shrub with white, fragrant flowers in late spring, and again in late summer and autumn. It has an interesting shaped yellow-green foliage with a waxy, glossy texture.
2L 30-50cm €4.50
The Fuchsia is a hardy shrub which can make a stunningly impressive but informal hedge. It has crimson & dark purple flowers on its twiggier stems of small leaved foliage. This plant loves the wet conditions so is really at home here in Ireland!
2L pot 50-80cm tall €4.50
Hebe Red EdgeLilac-blue summer flowers appear on short spikes, fading to white, among grey-green leaves with narrow red margins and veining when young. This small, spreading, evergreen shrub makes an attractive low, informal hedge or edging plant for a mixed border. In an urban or coastal site, it needs protection from cold, drying winds.
2L 20-30cm €3.50
Helleborus orientalisLarge clusters of saucer-shaped flowers with with large leathery-looking, evergreen foliage may die down in a cold winter, but fresh new growth appears just ahead of the flowers, in time to give them a leafy background
2L 30-50cm €3.50
Ilex Golden King / Holly Golden King
Th Golden King Holly is contrary to it's name a female Holly with a faster growing habit than most and a fabulous conical shape. It has deep glossy green and golden variegated leaves and it produces an abundance of deep red berries in Autumn. A fantastic specimen that can be grown as a hedge but can also be grown into an amazing specimen
2L pot 40-60cm tall €5.50
Lavender angustifolia 'Hidcote' / English Lavender
Lavender is actually a low growing shrub native to the Med. Hidcote is a very reliable compact selection great for an unusual low hedge or formal border of the bed, instead of box hedging. It's grey green foliage and dark violet flowers.
2L pot €4.50
Lavender Munstead / English Lavender
Lavender is a low growing shrub native to the Mediterranean, the fragrant flowers and foliage make it a favourite in both herb gardens and herbaceous borders.
Munstead is a compact variety with grey green foliage and bright lavender Blue flowers, lavenders like well drained soil and benefit from being pruned well in early Spring, around St Patrick's Day.
2L pot €4.50
Lavender Provence Blue
This variety of the cottage garden favourite excelled in trials. Plants and flowers are very uniform producing a mass of flowers in deep blue shades that rise to 50cm tall. Like all Lavender they benefit by being pruned by 5-6 inches on or around St Patrick's Day. Preferring free draining to sandy soil.
2L pot €4.50