Slow growing shrubs
Shop our range of slow growing shrubs, including varieties of spotted laurel, berberis, box plants, camellia, ceanothus, select cornus varieties, corkscrew hazel, daphne, euonymus, witch hazel, hebe, holly, magnolia, pieris, potentilla, skimmia, syringa, viburnum and weigela. These varieties are perfect for the patient gardener who doesn’t mind waiting for bushes to establish and will be rewarded with excellent ornamental features and low maintenance specimens (less pruning, for example) once established. Shrubs are distinguished from trees by their multiple stems and shorter height. They form the foundation of most gardens and planting schemes, comprising a highly varied and versatile group, bringing shape and structure to your garden and boasting a wide range of features such as foliage colour, blooms, berries and seed pods. We recommend incorporating a mix of deciduous and evergreen shrubs into your beds and borders to benefit from both autumnal displays whilst maintaining some year-round foliage colour. Shrubs have a huge array of uses: low growing varieties make excellent groundcover plants; dense, bushy varieties are useful as hedging plants; and evergreen leafy shrubs with compact foliage can be maintained as topiary. Most shrubs are undemanding, easy to grow and cared for in similar ways. Containerised shrubs can also be planted all year round, while bare root shrubs should be planted during the dormant period between mid-October and the end of March.