No other shrub gives more colour and satisfaction than the Hardy Fuchsia. Masses of pendulous earing type flowers July through to October. Prefers a sunny position, but will tolerate semi-shade. Average height to 1.5m. Prune hard every March to encourage strong new flowering shoots. Megalanica and Ricartonii are the hardiest.
Hybiscus (Tree Hollyhock)
This upright, deciduous shrub is late to leaf up in Spring, but it rewards you with a fantastic show of blooms in August and September. Many different colours available. Height around 1.5m. Requires full sun and fertile soil.
A sheltered spot in the North is recommended.
Ever popular favourite. Producing beautiful and scented blooms throughout Summer.