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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - September 17th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Reduced lines at Crocus

Chaenomeles x  superba 'Crimson and Gold' (flowering quince)

Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson and Gold’ (flowering quince) was £12.99 now £8.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: March to May Hardiness: fully hardy Ornamental quinces bring a welcome flush of colour to the garden in spring, when their bare twigs are smothered in flowers before the glossy, dark green leaves appear. ‘Crimson and Gold’ has striking, cup-shaped, bright red flowers with conspicuous yellow centres from March to May, followed by aromatic, greenish-yellow fruit. This easy-to-grow, deciduous shrub is excellent for a partly shaded border with moderately fertile, well-drained soil and looks stunning trained against a wall. A popular compact variety, it’s perfect for the smaller garden or where space is limited. The fruit can be eaten when cooked. Garden care: After flowering, prune side-shoots to five or six l eaves and remove crossing stems. Once established, remove excess growth in late spring or summer and cut back all side-shoots to two or three leaves.

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Admiration' (PBR) (barberry)

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea ‘Admiration’ (PBR) (barberry) was £9.99 now £8.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained soil Rate of growth: slow to average Flowering period: April to June Hardiness: fully hardy Dazzling red foliage with a narrow yellow edge, puts on a magnificent display from spring to autumn. Useful for creating contrast in the mixed or shrub border, this low-growing deciduous shrub produces small pink flowers from late spring or early summer, followed by crimson berries in autumn. The foliage looks wonderful in ‘hot’ planting schemes, and it also adds pizzazz to pots. Tolerant of partial shade, it is best planted in a sunny spot if you want really vibrant leaf colour. Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Where some pruning is required, cut back in autumn or winter, after the appearance of the autumn fruits.

Escallonia 'Apple Blossom' (escallonia)

Escallonia ‘Apple Blossom’ (escallonia) was £11.99 now £9.99
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to September Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas) Masses of apple-blossom pink, tubular flowers from June to September among small, glossy, dark green leaves. This compact, bushy, evergre en shrub looks lovely towards the back of a sunny, shrub border, as a foil for f lowering perennials, or for growing as an informal, flowering hedge. It is part ularly good as a windbreak in coastal areas. Garden care: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. In mid or late spring lightly cut back any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant. After pruning apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3in) mulch of well- rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

Mahonia nitens 'Cabaret' (PBR) (mahonia)

Mahonia nitens ‘Cabaret’ (PBR) (mahonia) was £29.99 now £19.99
Position: full sun to partial shade Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist or well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: August to November Hardiness: fully hardy This delightful new introduction has only recently become available, so we are one of the first to offer it for sale in the UK. It has the same glossy, holly-like, evergreen foliage, that you would expect to see on a Mahonia, but this compact variety produces its flowers from the end of summer and all the way through autumn. These appear initially as elegant racemes smothered with bright orange-red buds, that open from the base of the spike to reveal cheerful yellow flowers. Once the flowers have faded, bluish-grey berries form, which contrast beautifully with the winter foliage. Garden care: Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.