Wednesday, August 3, 2016
It is always good to have white flowering plants in shady corners and the great thing about Michelia and Pieris shrubs is that you can get up close to examine the showy flower forms..
The Michelia shrubs are looking gorgeous . It seems like they have finally reached a size when they can not be ignored. Michelia doltsopa, Michelia x hybrid"Bubbles" , Michelia x hybrid "Mixed up miss", Michelia x hybrid "Coco" amongst others are well worth growing in domestic gardens.
Another favourite right now is Pieris ryukyuensis "Temple Bells' . I know this plant grows well down south and I have seen it as quite a big tree. For us it has been slow but it likes the south east corner where it is fair shady and protected.New foliage on the plant is burgandy /red but I just love the chains of small white bells.
Happy gardening, Kyleigh