Plant list from the zoom session April 2021

You’ll find below a list of plants which are reliable and work hard in the garden.  In our small gardens, plants need to earn their keep although there’s no harm in having a few ‘show stoppers’ or favourites which you like even if they don’t flower for long.  I find that it’s good to have plants which, as far as is possible, give you year-round interest and which have a variety of shapes (form and function) – very welcome in the winter months.


Trees for domestic gardens




Year-round interest

Amelanchier lamarckii or Amelanchier canadensis

Cornus kousa

Malus ‘Wedding Bouquet’

Malus trilobata

Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’

Prunus ‘Sunset Boulevard’

Prunus serrula (needs a bit of space)

Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’

Viburnum x burkwoodii

Pittosporum varieties . (e.g. tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’, Pittosporum tobira)

Skimmia japonica ’Kew Green’

Fatsia japonica

Phormium varieties

Laurus nobilis

Euonymus varieties

Nandina domestica

Rose varieties

Trachelospernum jasminoides

Jasminum polyanthum

Clematis varieties

(these all fit into the sunny aspect box too)



Autumn/Winter interest

Acer grisseum (lovely bark)

Acer palmatum

Betula utilis (bit big for a domestic garden but lovely bark)

Hamamelis mollis

Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ + others

Acers too in this box

Euonymus alatus

Edgeworthia chrysantha grandiflora

Pyracantha ‘Orange Glow’

Sunny aspect

All good for a sunny aspect

All plants in first box are good for a sunny aspect

Spring/early summer

Rose varieties

Jasminum officinalis

Wisteria sinensis e,g, ‘Alba’

Iris Germanica (bearded iris)

Iris siberica

Agapanthus varieties

Verbena bonariensis

Hardy Geraniums (cranesbills)

Heuchera – many types

Salvia nemerosa ‘Caradonnaand others

Alchemilla mollis

Geum varieties e.g. ‘Totally Tangerine’

Potentilla varieties

Paeonia varieties

Papaver orientalis (e.g. Patty’s Plum)

Euphorbia varieties

Lavandula (Hidcote variety is good)

Astrantia varieties e.g. ‘Major’, ‘Ruby Wedding’, ‘Roma’

Hydrangea anomala ‘Petiolaris’


Late summer/autumn

Sedum (new name: Hylotelephium telephium)

Rudbeckia Goldstrum

Dahlia varieties

Penstemon varieties

Echinacea purpurea (beware as also loved by slugs!)


Schizostylis (new name -Hesperantha coccinea)

Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ and other varieties of Crocosmia


Ceratostigma willmottianum

Verbena bonariensis

Salvia guaranitica ‘Purple Flowered’ or Salvia Amistad, ‘Hot Lips’ …so many types

Sambucus nigra ‘Silver Lace’

Hemerocallis varieties

Nepeta x faassenii

Centranthus ruber (seeds easily so need to keep on top of it)

Shady sheltered aspect – can tolerate dry conditions


Sarcococca confusa

Daphne odora aureomarginata



Heuchera ‘Lime Marmalade’ and Heucherella varieties

Brunnera macrophyla

Geranium phaeum

Geranium sylvaticum


Digitalis varieties

Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’

Eurybia divaricata

Shady/partial shade aspect – moist soil but good drainage


Acer disseticum or palmatum varieties

Daphne odora

Euonymus varieties

Buxus sempervirens (beware the box moth caterpillar which can devastate plants)

Edgeworthia chrysantha grandiflora


Tellima grandiflora

Iris siberica

Hosta (though loved by slugs)

Gillenia trifoliata

Astrantia ‘Shaggy’

Heuchera ‘Lime Marmalade’





Once trees, shrubs and perennials are all planted then there is the fun part of choosing and planting bulbs for all seasons!  It’s good to have herbs too if you like cooking with fresh herbs J



Henrietta Ogbonna

April 2021

One Reply to “Plant list from the zoom session April 2021”

  1. Mantilla Rd has been very inspired by the planting of your roundabout and all the gardening info on this site. We are in the process of starting an embryonic guerilla group to plant the green spaces at the top of Mantilla Rd. Thanks for leading the way.

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