The Growers Plantspo - October Shrubs

The Growers Plantspo - October Shrubs

In need of some autumn interest for your October projects? check out some of our favourites below from Cornus to Rhus.

Abelia Grandiflora & the variety 'kaleidoscope'

🌸Flowers: June - October (depending on the variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 1.5m (depending on the variety)

Soil: Well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L + (subject to availability)

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Fuchsia varieties such as 'Tom Thumb' 'Genii' and 'Mrs Popple'

🌸Flowers: June-October

🌞 Position: Full sun  or partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Fertile, moist well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Hypericum varieties such as 'miracle bliss' and Hidcote

🌸Flowers: June-October (depending on variety)

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade (depending on variety)

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L,  10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Potentilla varieties such as 'Red Robin' 'Lovely pink' 'Goldfinger' 'Abbotswood' and 'Tangerine' 

🌸Flowers: May - October

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m depending on the variety

Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil

Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 7.5L, 10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Euonymus Alatus

A bushy dense deciduous shrub with green leaves that turn to shades of strawberry red during autumn.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 2m

📏 Width: Up to 3m

Soil:  well-drained soil

Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L,  10L ( subject to availability)

Euonymus europaeus

Dark green leaves turn to a spectacular blazing scarlet colour during autumn and its summer flowers are replaced with orange-pink winged fruit which remains long after leaves have fallen.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to3m

📏 Width: Up to 2.5m

Soil:  well-drained soil

Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L,  10L ( subject to availability)

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Callicarpa Profusion

Known for its striking violet, bead-like berries that appear in autumn and remain after the plant has lost its leaves.

🌞 Position: Sun or dappled shade

📏 Height: Up to3m

📏 Width: Up to 2.5m

Soil:  well-drained soil

Pot size: 3L,  10L ( subject to availability)

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 Cornus varieties such as 'Midwinter Fire', and 'Sibrica' 

Cornus are known for their coloured stems that are revealed when their leaves fall. Shades of red, yellow and orange stems are available.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 3m (depending on the variety)

📏 Width: Up to 2m (depending on the variety)

Soil:  moderately fertile soil

Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L,  10L ( subject to availability and the variety)

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Pyracantha varieties such as 'Red Column' and 'Golden Sun' 

An upright evergreen shrub with dark leaves and spiny branches. Vibrant yellow, red, and orange berries can be seen in autumn when little else is providing interest.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

🌸Flowers: May

📏 Height: Up to 3m (depending on the variety)

📏 Width: Up to 3m (depending on the variety)

Soil:  fertile, well-drained soil

Pot size: 2L, 3LD, 5L,  10L, 20L + ( subject to availability and the variety)

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Cotoneaster  varieties such as' horizontalis'

Berries appear on varieties such as 'horizontalis' and 'Coral Beauty' during the autumn period, in late spring- early summer they are filled with small creamy white flowers.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

🌸Flowers:  May-June  (depending on variety)

📏 Height: Up to 2m (depending on the variety)

📏 Width: Up to 1.5m (depending on the variety)

Soil:  fertile, well-drained soil

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Nandina varieties such as 'domestica' and 'Fire Power' 

Nandinas provide autumn interest when leaves turn shades of fiery red and copper.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

🌸Flowers:  July  (depending on variety)

📏 Height: Up to 2m (depending on the variety)

📏 Width: Up to 1.5m (depending on the variety)

Soil:  moist, well-drained soil

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Viburnum opulus

Bunches of bright red fruits are visible in autumn and three-lobed, dark green leaves turn to striking shades of red before falling.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

🌸Flowers:  May - June  (depending on variety)

📏 Height: Up to 5m (depending on the variety)

📏 Width: Up to 5m (depending on the variety)

Soil:  Fertile, moist, well-drained soil

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Rhus Typhinia 

An upright deciduous shrub or small tree with dark green leaves that turn to shades of orange-red in autumn before they fall.

🌞 Position: Full sun

🌸Flowers:  June - August (depending on variety)

📏 Height: Up to 5m (depending on the variety)

📏 Width: Up to 6m (depending on the variety)

Soil:  Fertile, well-drained soil

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Skimmia Rubella 

Attractive dark red flower buds are produced in autumn and will be visible on the plant until spring when they burst into flower.

🌞 Position: Partial Shade

🌸Flowers:  April - May

📏 Height: Up to 1.5m

📏 Width: Up to 1.5m

Soil:  Fertile, moist, well-drained acid or ericaceous soil

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Cercis 'Forest Pansy'

🌞 Position: Full Sun

🌸Flowers:  March - April

📏 Height: Up to 10m

📏 Width: Up to 10m

Soil: Moist, well-drained soil

Posted 15th Sep 10:52am

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