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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - March 1st, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

New lines added today at Crocus

English rose arch

English rose arch £109.99
This decorative and sturdy arch is perfect for heavier climbing plants such as roses as it is made from iron rather than steel. It also has a painted cream finish which will add a cottage garden look to any space. Being made from iron however this product can rust over time but will only add an aged look to this decorative archway. A seat can also be attached to this archway to allow you to sit back an enjoy the heavenly scent of your new climbing roses. Measurements: Height: 2.3m Width: 120cm Depth: 45cm Additional seat will hold up to 250kg

Prunus triloba (flowering almond)

Prunus triloba (flowering almond) £19.99
Densely branched, deciduous shrub or small tree with dark green leaves. Bowl-shaped, pink flowers are produced from early-mid spring, followed by round red fruits – Harmful if eaten. Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: tolerates most soils Ultimate size: 3m/3m Flower colour: dark pink Other features: pink semi-double flowers Hardiness: fully hardy

Schizophragma hydrangeoides (Japanese hydrangea vine)

Schizophragma hydrangeoides (Japanese hydrangea vine) £19.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil Rate of growth: initially slow-to-establish Flowering period: July Flower colour: creamy-white Other features: toothed, dark green leaves on long stalks Hardiness: fully hardy An attractive deciduous climber producing slightly fragrant, creamy- white flower-heads up to 25cm across, that resemble lacecap hydrangeas, in mid-summer. Japanese hydrangea vine is ideal for covering a large wall or fence or for training through a robust tree. Initially it is slow-to-establish, but it copes well with most conditions except extremely alkaline soil. As it grows it will attach itself to its support by aerial roots. Garden care: Plant at least 60cm (24in) away from a host plant, fence or wall. Tie in to a support and train until established. After flowering cut back the flowered shoots to within 2-4 of the permanent framework of the plant.

Jasminum polyanthum (Chinese jasmine (hoop))

Jasminum polyanthum (Chinese jasmine (hoop)) £14.99
Position: sun to part shade Soil: moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: April – May Flower colour: white Other features: very fragrant flowers Hardiness: tender A vigorous twining climber with attractive dark, glossy evergreen leaves. The real attraction though are the masses of richly scented star-shaped white flowers that open from pink buds. When grown inside in a warm conservatory they flower from late winter, but in colder temperatures the flowers appear from spring to summer. A good choice for covering the wall of an unheated conservatory. Garden care: Grow in a pot on a sunny patio with shade from midday sun during the summer, and move to a protected spot with a minimum temperature of 10C during the winter. Feed every two weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertiliser. Prune to fit the growing frame in late winter or early spring.

Leucothoe keiskei Burning Love ('Opstal50') (PBR) (switch ivy)

Leucothoe keiskei Burning Love (‘Opstal50’) (PBR) (switch ivy) £14.99
Position: partial shade Soil: moist, acidic soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: spring Hardiness: fully hardy Garden care: Minimal pruning is required. Remove misplaced, dead or diseased branches in late spring.