Container Planting. Raising the Standards

Container Planting.  Raising the Standards

Well ½ standards really!  Our courtyard area is jammed pack full of ½ standard options ideal as alternatives to Laurus nobilis for a formal look in containers.

We have:

  • Arbutus unedo which is ideal for a spot in full sun
  • Callistemon citrinus Splendens for something a bit different
  • Ligustrum delavayanum an excellent alternative to Buxus
  • Elaeagnus x ebbingei with fragrant silver flowers in the spring
  • Photinia x fraseri Little Red Robin a compact form of Red Robin with flushes of new red growth in the spring
  • Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy which will lift the fantastic heart shaped leaves to head height
  • Eriobotrya japonica with its dramatic dark green leaves
  • Ilex crenata Kinme, another excellent alternative to Buxus
  • Olea europea with loads of options in head size, shape and overall plant form

There are always more options landing in the nursery at this time of year so keep an eye out on the website for regular stock updates