Ilex Family: Holly Varieties and How to Grow Them

Ilex or the Holly family of plants is familair to most of us – perhaps most notably in winter when this iconic evergreen shrub with deep green, glossy leaves is covered in visually contrasting blood red berries. These gorgeous evergreen plants offer ornamental interest in the garden and sustenance for wildlife.

 

Holly can be grown as a hedge or an ornamental shrub.
Whether grown as a hedge or a standalone shrub, Holly is always impressive. (Left: Common Holly, right: Ilex A. Alaska)

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Euonymus: Spindle Tree Varieties and How to Use Them

Euonymus, which is more commonly known as Spindle or Spindle Tree, is a large family of dwarf shrubs, small trees, and creepers which can be deciduous or evergreen. There are 175 species in this family, all of whom are treasured for their attractive foliage, and, in some cases, interesting fruit and seed pods.

 

Euonymus varieties can be evergreen and deciduous, but in both cases, they boast attractive foliage.
Spindle might be best known for the pretty variegated foliage, such as that of Japanese Spindle Bush Bravo (pictured here).

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Landscaping with Berberis Shrubs – Best Japanese Barberry Varieties to Grow

Berberis Thunbergii, better known as Japanese Barberry or Red Barberry, is a hardy shrub treasured for its spectacular autumn colour. The dense, deer-resistant foliage and the compact growth habit make barberry varieties a popular choice for hedging.

Berberis shrub or Japanese Barberry is one of the most popular choices for hedging in the United Kingdom.
Berberis Thunbergii is a perfect candidate for a striking hedge.

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Amazing Yew Hedging Rootball Offers – Buy 10 root balled, save £££s

AUTUMN / WINTER 2018 & 2019
It’s Yew Hedging Root ball season once again! This is the time of the year when plant growth is dormant and we can sell plants direct from the ground as a root ball without having to pot them up, meaning even more value for money for you.

Buy 10x 1 – 1.25 Metre Tall Yew Trees for an amazing price – UK delivery
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