This late Autumn – Winter flowering bundle includes one of each of the following shrubs in 2 – 3L pots:
Arbutus unedo (Strawberry Tree)
Chaenomeles japonica (Japanese Quince)
Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon Grape)
Sarcococca confuse (Sweet Box)
Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka)
Arbutus unedo: EVERGREEN TREE growing to 8m (26ft) by 3m (10t) in ten years. Stunning in autumn with large red mature fruits at the same time as pretty white flowers. For more information visit the Arbutus unendo product page. Flowering time: September – November.
Chaenomeles japonica: DECIDUOUS SHRUB growing to 1m (3ft 3in) by 2 m (6ft). A profusion of bright orangey-red flowers early in the year develop into round, apple-like, edible fruits from November to January. For more information visit the Chaenomeles japonica product page. Flowering time: February, March, April.
Mahonia aquifolium: SHRUB Grows to 1.5-2m (3’3”-6ft)high by 1.5m (5ft)wide in 10 years. Its grape-like fruit which can be eaten raw or used to make jelly, accounts for its common name from where it originated in North America. For more information visit the Mahonia aquifolium product page. Flowering times: January, February, March April, May.
Sarcococca confusa:EVERGREEN SHRUB growing to 2m (6’6”) which is bushy with small, glossy, dark green leaves. The creamy-white flowers are highly sweetly scented, drawing any bees which may be foraging to its rich pickings of pollen and nectar. For more information visit the Sarcococca product page. Flowering time: December, January, February, March.
Leptospermum scoparium: EVERGREEN SHRUB/tree with its main flowering month in June, this plant will produce an absolute abundance of white nectar-rich flowers, and have a mini second-flush in December, so it is easily to understand why it attracts so many bees, mainly honeybees. Growing fast to 3m high, this shrub/small tree must never bee pruned, unless you wish it to stay clipped forever!. For more information visit the ‘Manuka’. Flowering times: June, December