Desert Island shrubs
If you had to recommend eight shrubs for a garden, what would they be?
Top of my list would be viburnum tinus (flowers for six months).
Maybe potentilla 'Abbotswood' (white flowers) and a variegated weigela.
Physocarpus 'Diabolo' (deep purple foliage) and a golden-leaved sambucus (cut-leaved elder).
One of the sarcococcas (Xmas box) for winter scent.
Must include melianthus major (peanut bush) with that amazing glaucous jagged-edged foliage (there's a picture of that one among my photos).
Only one more? That's going to b difficult! Probably another foliage shrub - euonymus 'Silver Queen' (evergreen and brightens even the darkest corner).
But there are so many others I'd like to include. Perhaps I should make it a dozen?
What are your Desert Island shrubs?
- 7 Jan, 2008