Nandina; Neillia; Nerium; Notospartium:
Nandina - our featured 'N' shrub - is normally grown for the interesting evergreen - sometimes coloured - foliage. As can be seen here, the flowers are also attractive.
Nandina - Heavenly or Japanese Bamboo: - Attractive evergreen pinnate foliage on this generally hardy shrub. Best for sheltered position in colder areas. Flowers are followed by bright red round fruits on some varieties.
Neillia: - Fully hardy deciduous shrubs with attractive pink flowers in late Spring.
Nerium - Oleander: - Non hardy, but can be grown outside in good UK summer. Best grown under glass protection, but do not over-water. Lanceolate evergreen foliage with white, pink or red flowers. Very showy.
Notospartium:- Unusual shrub in that is does not have (visible) leaves! Erect growth with typical 'pea' flowers - normally pink/purple. Need frost free environment, dry and with plenty of sun.
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