Plant Info from Barraston Nursery

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Arundinaria Japonica • Bamboo

Arundinaria Japonica •; - Bamboo

Evergreen - dark glossy green leaves - forms thickets - NOT suitable for small gardens. 3-4.5m (10-15ft) but can reach 6m (20ft) - plant 2-2.4m (6-8ft) apart. Ordinary moist drained garden soil - add peat and fert - never allow ground to dry out. Sun or partial shade, out of wind. Peat/fert mulch, spring.

Ampelopsis Brevipedunculata Elegans

Ampelopsis Brevipedunculata Elegans

Deciduous climber - densely mottled white and pink tinged leaves. Grows to 3-3.5m (10-11.5ft) high. Any ordinary garden soil - add peat and fert before planting. Sun or semi-shade. Requires support. Give peat mulch and fertiliser each spring. Excellent patio plant.

Alyssum Procumbens Snowdrift

Alyssum Procumbens Snowdrift

Compact creeping plants with pure white flowers on plants 8cms (3ins) high. Plant at 15-20cms (6-8ins) centres in full sun position - add peat and fertiliser before planting. Picking off spent flower heads encourages new flowers. Use for edging or the rock garden.

Alyssum Oriental Night

Alyssum Oriental Night

Compact type with purplish violet flowers on plants 10cms (4ins) high. Plant at 15-20cms (6-8ins) centres in full sun position - add peat and fertiliser before planting. Picking off spent flower heads encourages new flowers.

Alyssum Saxatile

Alyssum Saxatile

Rockery plant - grey foliage - light yellow flowers in clusters, spring. 30cms (1ft)high. Any well drained soil but will grow in poor soil - add lime if soil is acid. Full sun position. Trim back immediately after flowering.

Ajuga Reptans Purpurea • Bugle

Ajuga Reptans Purpurea • Bugle

Rockery plant - reddish purple foliage - blue flowers April/June - spreading type. 10cms (4ins) high. Moist drained soil - add peat and fertiliser. Sun or partial shade. Divide clumps in autumn or spring. Give peat and little fert, each spring. Also use as ground cover.

Ajuga Reptans Pink Delight • Bugle

Ajuga Reptans Pink Delight • Bugle

Rockery plant - red/pink variegated foliage - blue flowers, April/June - spreading type. 10-15cms (4-6ins) high. Moist drained soil - add peat and fertiliser. Sun or partial shade. Divide clumps in autumn or spring. Give peat and little fert, each spring. Also use as ground cover.

Ajuga Reptans Multicolor • Bugle

Ajuga Reptans Multicolor • Bugle

Rockery plant - variegated colourful bronzy foliage - blue flowers May/June - spreading type. 15cms (6ins) high. Moist drained soil - add peat and fertiliser. Sun or partial shade. Divide clumps in autumn or spring. Peat/little fert, spring. Also use as ground cover.

Ajuga Reptans Atropurpurea • Bugle

Ajuga Reptans Atropurpurea • Bugle

Rockery plant - reddish purple foliage - blue flowers April/June - spreading type. 15-23cms (6-9ins) high. Moist drained soil - add peat and fertiliser. Sun or partial shade. Divide clumps in autumn or spring. Give peat and little fert, each spring. Also use as ground cover.

Ajuga Metallica • Bugle

Ajuga Metallica • Bugle

Rockery plant - dark purple foliage - blue flowers May/June - spreading type. 10cms (4ins) high. Moist drained soil - add peat and fertiliser. Sun or partial shade. Divide clumps in autumn or spring. Give peat and little fert, each spring. Also use as ground cover.

Ageratum Blue Danube

Ageratum Blue Danube

Outstanding vigorous plants - lavender blue flowers first show at 8-10cms (3-4ins) - final height 15-18cms (6-7ins). Plant at 15-20cms (6-8ins) centres in sun or light shade but not in windy position. Add peat and general fertiliser before planting. Picking off spent flower heads encourages new flowers.

African Marigold F1 Moonshot

African Marigold F1 Moonshot

Early type - 8cms (3ins) bright yellow flowers on plants 23-30cms (9-12ins) high. Plant at 30cms (1ft) centres in sunny position - add peat and general fertiliser before planting. Ideal for pots and borders. Picking off spent flower heads encourages new flowers.

African Marigold F1 Apollo

African Marigold F1 Apollo

Very early type - 8cms (3ins) light orange flowers on plants 23-30cms (9-12ins) high. Plant at 30cms (1ft) centres in sunny position - add peat and general fertiliser before planting. Ideal for pots and borders. Picking off spent flower heads encourages new flowers.

Actinida Kolomikta

Actinida Kolomikta

Deciduous slender twining climber - heart shaped leaves start green, streak white, turn pink to cream - white slightly fragrant flowers, June - best planted in pairs. Eventual height 4.5-6m (14-20ft). Most fertile soils - add peat and fertiliser. Warm sunny wall facing south or west. Peat/fert mulch, spring.

Aconitum Bressingham Spire • Monkshoods

Aconitum Bressingham Spire • Monkshoods

Herbaceous plant - violet blue flowers, July/Sept. 1m (3ft) high. Moist well drained soil - add peat and fertiliser. Sun or partial shade. May require staking. Divide large clumps in autumn or spring. Mulch with peat and fertiliser when dormant.

Achillea Tomentosa King Edward

Achillea Tomentosa King Edward

Rockery plant - primrose yellow flowers, June/August - greyish foliage. 10cms (4ins) high. Well drained poor soil. Sunny position. Divide clumps in spring.

Achillea Tomentosa Aurea

Achillea Tomentosa Aurea

Rockery plant - golden flowers, June/August. 20cms (8ins) high. Well drained poor soil. Sunny position. Divide clumps in spring.

Achillea Moonshine

Achillea Moonshine

Herbaceous plant;yellow flowers, June/August - scented silvery foliage - good for cutting. 60cms (2ft) high. Well drained soil - add peat and fertiliser. Sunny position. May require staking. Cut to ground in autumn. Divide large clumps in autumn or spring. Give mulch of peat and fert each spring.

Acer Platanoides • Norway Maple

Acer Platanoides • Norway Maple

Deciduous fast growing tree - leaves turn yellow in autumn - green-yellow flowers, April. 9-10m (30-35ft) high: 4.5-6.5m (15-20ft) spread. Most well drained soils - add peat and fert. Most situations, best in full sun. Cut out dead and diseased wood in spring. Peat/fert mulch, spring.

Acer Platanoides Goldsworth Purple or Crimson King

Acer Platanoides Goldsworth Purple or Crimson King

Deciduous fast growing tree - rich dark purple foliage - makes shapely specimen. 8m (26ft) high. Most well drained soils - add peat and fert before planting. Most situations, best in full sun. Cut out dead and diseased wood in spring. Peat/fert mulch, spring

Acer Palmatum Dissectum Viridis • Japanese Maple

Acer Palmatum Dissectum Viridis • Japanese Maple

Deciduous shrub - finely divided green leaves. Height in 10years 1m (3ft) or less. Moist well drained soil - add peat and fert. Sheltered site, protect from north and east winds. Cut out dead/diseased wood in spring. Peat/fert mulch, spring. Plant with heathers, azaleas, dwarf conifers.

Acer Palmatum Dissectum • Japanese Maple

Acer Palmatum Dissectum • Japanese Maple

Deciduous shrub - finely divided green leaves. Height in 10years 1m (3ft) or less. Moist well drained soil - add peat and fert. Sheltered site, protect from north and east winds. Cut out dead/diseased wood in spring. Peat/fert mulch, spring. Plant with heathers, azaleas, dwarf conifers.

Acer Platanoides Drummondii

Acer Platanoides Drummondii

Deciduous fast growing tree - leaves have marginal creamy white band - any green leaved shoots must be removed as soon as they appear. 6m (20ft) high. Most well drained soils - add peat and fert. Most situations, best in full sun. Cut out dead and diseased wood in spring. Peat/fert mulch, spring.

Acer Palmatum Dissectum Atropurpureum • Japanese Maple

Acer Palmatum Dissectum Atropurpureum • Japanese Maple

Deciduous shrub - finely divided deep purple leaves. Height in 10years 1m (3ft) or less. Moist well drained soil - add peat and fert. Sheltered site, protect from north and east winds. Cut out dead/diseased wood in spring. Peat/fert mulch, spring.

Acer Palmatum Atropurpurea • Japanese Maple

Acer Palmatum Atropurpurea • Japanese Maple

Deciduous shrub - striking bronzy crimson leaves, summer - turn clear red, autumn. Slow growing to under 4m (13ft). Moist well drained soil - add peat and fert. Sheltered site, protect from north and east winds. Cut out dead/diseased wood in spring. Peat/fert mulch, spring.

Acer Negundo Aurea

Acer Negundo Aurea

Deciduous tree of medium size - creamy white variegated leaves. Can reach 8m (26ft). Most garden soils - add peat and fertiliser before planting. Most situations. Hard prune every other year in late winter. Give mulch of peat and fertiliser each spring. A striking tree for the garden.

Acanthus Mollis

Acanthus Mollis

Herbaceous plant - spikes of white to purple flowers, July/August. 1m (3ft) high. Ordinary garden soil - add peat and fertiliser before planting. Sun or partial shade. May require staking. Cut leaves to ground level after flowering. Divide large clumps in early autumn. Give peat and fertiliser each spring.

Abies Procera Glauca Prostrata

Abies Procera Glauca Prostrata

Semi-prostrate conifer - blue grey foliage. Height X width in 10 years 20-30cms (8-12ins) X 60-70cms (24-27ins). Moist well drained soil - add peat and fertiliser before planting. Sunny position. Give mulch of peat and fertiliser each spring.

Abies Balsamea Hudsonia

Abies Balsamea Hudsonia

Compact conifer - attractive buds and shoots in spring. Height X width in 10years 30cms (1ft) X 30cms (1ft). Ultimate height X width 60-90cms (2-3ft) X 1-1.25m (3-4ft). Moist well drained soil - add peat and fert. Sunny position. Peat/fert mulch, spring. Ideal for rock gardens.