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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - August 27th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New lines added today at Crocus

apple £29.99
Position: full sunSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: averageUltimate size (M27): 1.8×1.8m (6x6ft)Ultimate size (MM106): 5.5×5.5m (18x18ft)Flowering period: April and MayFlower colour: whiteOther features: large, sweet, golden-yellow dessert apples (mid-September)Hardiness: fully hardyPollination Group D: late floweringThis upright, spreading tree is covered in pure white, cup-shaped flowers in mid- and late spring, followed by large, sweet, golden-yellow dessert apples for harvesting from mid-September. A heavy cropping variety, it's best planted with a variety from the same or preceding pollination group in a sunny, well-drained site. Garden care: Keep the base of the tree weed-free, fertilise at the beginning of each year and water regularly during hot, dry spells. Remove damaged or crossing branches during the dormant season.

daphne £15.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soilRate of growth: slow-growing Flowering period: January and FebruaryHardiness: fully hardy (borderline)Clusters of small, sweetly scented, deep pink buds open in January and February and are followed by rounded, purple-black berries. This evergreen shrub thrives in a sunny, sheltered position. Try it in a mixed or winter border or next to a path where its fragrance can be appreciated. Strongly upright in habit, it looks wonderful underplanted with a carpet of magenta or white Cyclamen coum. All parts of the plant are toxic if ingested.Garden care: Keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is very susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering, lightly trim back to remove misplaced branches and maintain a compact habit.