The Growers Plantspo - Plants for April Interest

The Growers Plantspo - Plants for April Interest

April sees the garden starting to wake up, as more shrubs and herbaceous plants start to bloom including some Clematis. Pieris, Spirea and Brunnera varieties. Check out some of our favourite April flowering varieties below

Amelanchier lamarckii

Delicate star-shaped flowers appear in spring against bronze leaves that mature to dark green with great autumn interest.

🌸Flowers: March - April

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 10m depending on the variety

 Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained neutral to acid soil

 Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L,12L +  (subject to availability and the variety)

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Bergenia varieties such as 'Silberlicht' and cordifolia 'Purpurea'

Bergenia's large leathery leaves make attractive ground cover, while its flowers provide an early source of pollen for bees and other pollinating insects.

🌸Flowers: March - April

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.6m depending on the variety

 Soil: Any soil type

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

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Brunnera varieties such as macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

Tiny blue forget-me-not flowers appear against heart-shaped silver dusted leaves in spring. A beautiful groundcover plant for a shaded border.

🌸Flowers: April - May

🌞 Position: Partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.4m depending on the variety

 Soil: Fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil

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

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Chaenomeles varieties such as 'Jet Trail, 'Crimson & Gold' & 'Nivalis'

A great addition to a wall or fence in the sun or partial shade-providing colour in early spring when little else is flowering. Flowers are available in pink, red and white.

🌸Flowers: March - May

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 2.5m

 Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil

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

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Camellia varieties

Some of our Camellia plants are in full bud right now (start of February) this plant makes a great addition to a partially shaded border or large pot with luscious green foliage and flowers available in shades of pink, red and white.

🌸Flowers: February - April (depending on the variety)

🌞 Position: Partial shade (not east-facing)

📏 Height: Up to4m + (depending on the variety)

📏 Width: Up to 2.5m (depending on the variety)

Soil: moist but well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil

Pot size: 2L, 3L, 5L, 7.5L, 10L, 20L + ( subject to availability and the variety)

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Clematis varieties such as 'early sensation'

🌸Flowers: March - April

🌞 Position: Full sun -  Partial shade

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

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

Soil: Fertile, well drained soil

Pot size: 10L, 20L ( subject to availability and the variety)

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Corylopsis pauciflora

Sweetly scented yellow flowers appear on bare stems during March and April gollowed by bronzed, hazel like leaves which mature to bright green.

🌸Flowers: March - April

🌞 Position: Partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1,5m (depending on the variety)

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

Soil: Fertile, moist, well drained ,acid soil

Pot size: 10L, 20L ( subject to availability and the variety)

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Choisya varieties such as 'Aztec Pearl', 'Sundance' & 'White Dazzler'

🌸Flowers: April - May (often have a second flush in summer)

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 2.5m

 Soil: Moderately fertile,well-drained soil

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

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Deutzia varieties like 'Mont Rose' and 'Rosea'

🌸Flowers: April - June

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

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

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Dicentra varieties such as 'Bleeding Heart'

Heart-shaped flowers appear in spring above fern-like green leaves. Great in a shady border or as part of a cottage garden planting plan.

🌸Flowers:  April - May

☀️ Position:  Full sun or partial shade

Soil: Moist, humus-rich, preferably neutral to slightly alkaline

Pot size: Available in 2L  and 3L pots subject to availability.

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Erysimum 'Bowles's mauve'

A long-flowering semi-evergreen with narrow, grey-green leaves. This perennial produces spikes of purple flowers from late February to July and will make a great addition to a long flowering sunny border.

🌸 Flowers: February – July

☀️ Position: Full sun

Soil: Fertile, well-drained, neutral soil

Pot size: Available in 2L pots subject to availability.

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Euphorbia wulfenii

Is filled with huge heads of yellow-green flowers with ‘bronze eyes’ from late March-May that tower above its bluish-green foliage. Great at the back of a sunny border.

Available in 2L pots subject to availability.

🌸Flowers:  Late March-May

☀️ Position:  Full sun

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Exochorda x macrantha varieties such as 'The Bride' & 'Niagara'

🌸Flowers: April - May

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 2m

Soil: Moist, well-drained soil

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

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Forsythia 'Lynwood Gold' 

Yellow flowers smother branches from March - April providing a notable cheery sight to the start of spring. Try planting at the back of a dull border or even as a hedge with its full height reaching 2 meters.

🌸Flowers:  February to April

☀️ Position:  Full sun or light shade

Soil: Fertile, moist, well-drained, neutral soil

Pot size: Available in 2L  and 3L pots subject to availability.

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Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'

A great addition to the garden, brighting up a dark corner, with double yellow flowers that burst from mid-late spring.

🌸Flowers: March-May

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 2m

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Osmanthus x burkwoodii & delavayi

🌸Flowers: April-May

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 3m

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 2L3L, 5L 10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Prunus Kojo-no-Mai

A pretty deciduous shrub with zig-zag branches and crimson buds that open to display white flowers with pink centres in early spring. Its luscious green leaves appear after the summer months and are then followed by bright reddish/orange leaves before falling in the Autumn. A perfect small compact tree for a smaller garden or patio pot.

🌸Flowers: March-April

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 2m

Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil

 Pot size: 10L (depending on variety and subject to availability)

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Magnolia x soulangeana and the variety 'Susan'

Another sign that spring is on its way... Magnolias in bud, these varieties generally flower from March-April onwards but some may appear towards the end of February.

🌸Flowers:  March - April onwards

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

📏 Height: Up to 10m (depending on variety)

Soil: Moist-well-drained, acidic soil

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

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Pieris varieties such as 'Passion'

Pieris plants generally flower from March-May but buds start to appear in February. Ideal for a partially shaded shrub border with flowers resembling lily-of-the-valley and available in shades of pink, red and white.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

🌸Flowers:  March-May  (depending on variety)

📏 Height: Up to 2.5m (depending on the variety)

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

Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained acid soil or ericaceous compost

 Pot size: 2l, 3L, 5L, 7.5L, 10L, 20L (depending on the variety and availability)

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Ribes sanguineum varieties such as 'King Edward', 'Pulborough Scarlet'

🌸Flowers:  April - May

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 3m depending on the variety

Soil: Moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil

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

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Salix varieties with catkins such as 'Mount Aso'

Fuzzy pink catkins appear on varieties such as 'Mount Aso' during late winter - early spring, a wonderful eye-catching addition to the garden.

🌞 Position: Full sun

🌸Flowers: April - May

📏 Height: Up to 4m (depending on the variety)

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

Soil: Moist but well-drained soil

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

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Skimmia varieties such as 'Rubella' and 'Kew Green'

Are you in need of some autumn/winter colour? Skimmia Rubella are known for their dark red flower buds that are produced in autumn and last through to winter until the flowers open in spring — an excellent plant for a patio pot or border.

🌸Flowers:  End of March - May (depending on variety and whether its a male or female cultivar) flower buds are seen in autumn-winter.

🌞 Position: Partial - full shade

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

Soil: Moist-well-drained, acid soil

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

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Viburnum varieties such as 'tinus' and 'bod Dawn'

Evergreen Viburnums such as tinus are a great shrub for winter interest with dark green leaves and clusters of tiny white flowers from December to April.

A great low maintenance, easy to grow shrub that can brighten a part shaded area of the garden when little else is flowering.

🌸Flowers:  December - April

🌞 Position: Full sun or partial shade

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

Soil: Fertile, moist-well-drained soil

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

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Vinca varieties such as 'major', minor' and 'atropurpurea' 

A great low growing ground cover plant with pale blue flowers and lance-shaped dark green leaves. It is excellent at suppressing weeds and would make a great addition to the front of a border. It generally flowers from April – September.

🌸Flowers: End of March- April - September

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.45m depending on the variety

Soil: any but very dry soil

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

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Posted 11th Apr 1:00pm

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