Berberis 'Admiration'

Berberis ‘Admiration’

By planting up pots and containers with deciduous and evergreen shrubs, you’ll create longer lasting displays that provide interest all year round. Andy McIndoe recommends five of the best

1 Pittosporum tenufolium ‘Variegatum’ – dense and bushy with waved, blue-green leaves edged with cream. Good in sun or shade. Evergreen.

2 Camellia ‘Jury’s Yellow’ – Pale outer petals and
gorgeous lemon-yellow central ruff. Use John Innes ericaceous compost. Evergreen.

3 Acer palmatum ‘Shaina’ – compact Japanese maple with narrow-fingered red leaves on dark purple stems. Dense, leafy and compact, and more weather-resistant than other acers. Deciduous.

4 Euonymus japonicus ‘Green Rocket’ – upright stems packed with rounded green shining leaves. Striking and architectural. Ideal for small, modern shady gardens. Evergreen.

5 Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea ‘Admiration’  – orange-red leaves in early spring, turning red, edged gold in summer, flame in late autumn. Bright red berries in winter. Deciduous.

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