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Garden Shrubs Beginning with N - a-z Letter listing

Nandina; Neillia; Nerium; Notospartium:

nandina domestica flowers

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 domestica FirepowerNandina - 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.

The Nandina domestica is the main one for planting in the UK and has several varieties of note - Nandina domestica 'Firepower' being one of the most popular.

Neillia: -  Fully hardy deciduous shrubs with attractive pink flowers in late Spring.

nerium - Oleander - Pink flowered shrubNerium - 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.

Nothofagus - or Southern Beech, is enigmatically named, in that the common names are normally 'Southern Beech' yet the botanical name could be taken to mean 'not a beech' - Fagus being the family name for Beeches!

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. (Nat a Spartium? but commonly referred to as the Pink Broom. (Spartium being one of the real Broom family within the wider group of Leguminosae. 

Nyssa is sometimes sold as a shrub! But before long the purchaser will realise they have a substantial spreading tree waiting to burst forth.


Recent additions.

Brugmansia Angels TrumpetBrugmansia - The Angels Trumpets shrub for a stunning display in summer.
If the flowers look good, they have the added advantage of scent!

Houttuynia ChameleonThe Chameleon Plant - Houttuynia cordata Chameleon is a colourful perennial for a damp place - or near the pond

Lupin mixtureLupins are the all-time favourite for cottage gardens, but are welcome in any border - sun or dappled shade. A great colourful perennial.

Cleome Spider Flower PlantCleome hassleriana the Spider Flower. A hardy annuals which grows to 5ft (1.5m) in the season!

Close up of Daffodil flowers
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Wisteria close up
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***Wisteria to prune this month of February***


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