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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - November 1st, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus just added these new products

Cornus florida 'Rubra' (flowering dogwood)

Cornus florida ‘Rubra’ (flowering dogwood) £49.99
Tiny, yellowish-green flowers in May, surrounded by showy, reddish- pink flower bracts, and curled mid-green leaves turning red-purple in autumn. This conical, deciduous tree or shrub is an excellent specimen for the smaller garden. For the best results chose a site with fertile, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil, since it dislikes alkaline soil. Position: full sun to part shade Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained, neutral to acid soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: May Flower colour: reddish-pink flower bracts Other features: the flowers are followed by bright-red fruits poisonous to humans, but loved by birds Hardiness: fully hardy Garden care: Incorporate a quantity of composted pine needles or well-rotted leaf mould when planting. Requires minimal pruning Goes well with: Lonicera fragrantissima, Galanthus nivalis, Anemone x hybrida, Myrtus communis, Crocus chryanthus ‘Herald’, Kerria japonica

Silver birch tit box

Silver birch tit box £19.99
This tit box has a natural look to it and will look great hidden amongst the trees in your garden. It has thick walls which provide great insulation for the birds and it is built to last. It has a hindged lid for easy cleaning and it comes complete with wall or tree mounting bracket. Measurements: Height: 22cm Width: 20cm Length: 21cm

Echinacea 'Tiki Torch' (coneflower)

Echinacea ‘Tiki Torch’ (coneflower) £9.99
Position: full sun Soil: most soils, except very dry or boggy Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to September Hardiness: fully hardy Dazzling orange petals that are slightly darker at their base, surround a prominent orange-red boss. This creates a zesty combination of colour that looks great in a ‘hot’ themed border. The flowers have a spicy fragrance, are look great when cut and popped into a simple arrangement in a vase. The long lasting flowers attract butterflies and bees and the birds will flock to them after they have set seed. Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. In autumn cut back all dead flower stems to the ground. Coneflowers benefit from a spring or autumn mulch with well-rotted compost.

Epimedium x rubrum (bishops hat)

Epimedium x rubrum (bishops hat) £7.99
Position: partial shade Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: slow-growing Flowering period: April to May Hardiness: fully hardy Pretty and versatile with distinctive, heart-shaped leaves and a spreading habit, epimediums bring lightness and airiness to a shady border. The young le aves of this variety are bronze-tinted and turn reddish-brown in autumn. In lat e spring a froth of tiny, crimson and pale yellow flowers appear, suspende d on wiry stems. Slow to spread, it makes a good groundcover plant for shady ar eas or under deciduous trees. Garden care: In early spring remove dead and damaged leaves before the flowers appear and apply a thick mulch of compost or well- rotted compost around the crown of the plant. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.