Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.
Fatsia japonica - Japanese aralia. Happy in full sun to shade. A tropical-looking, evergreen shrub with gorgeously glossy, deep green palmate leaves. In autumn, creamy white flowers are produced in large panicles, which are often followed by round, black fruit. It makes a superb feature in an exotic-style garden, where the large leaves team well with bamboos and grasses.
Pieris 'Flaming Silver' lily-of-the-valley shrub A pretty, small, variegated, evergreen shrub with bright red, young leaves which develop silvery-white edges, contrasting beautifully with the older leaves. In mid and late spring, clusters of pretty, white, nodding bell-like flowers, resembling lily-of-the-valley appear. This compact shrub looks wonderful in a shady shrub border with well-drained, acid soil or in a container in a patio or courtyard garden.
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Heath Heath, also called heather, brings bright doses of color to the late winter or early spring landscape. Heath is a tiny, compact shrub that's ideal for rock gardens and other spots with well-drained acidic soil. It bears a profusion of pink, white, or red flowers. Name: Erica carnea Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 10 inches tall and 2 feet wide
By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener If you’re looking for an interesting shrub that offers low maintenance in the garden, then look no further than the barberry. Barberry shrubs make great additions to the landscape and are known for their rich color and year-round garden interest. Barberry Plant Information Barberry bushes are hardy deciduous plants commonly…