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Late Summer Colour

Although we are now moving into late summer there is still plenty of colour around in flowering shrubs and colourful berries and foliage, remember Pete Sims Garden Design services also include full planting schemes ….



Deciduous shrub with an erect habit, grows about 2 metres tall with a spread of around 1.5 metres. During the Summer months, small white flowers appear in reddish bracts which later produce small reddish purple berries. As these berries develop, the extra weight causes the branches to bend over in an arch for a very pleasing effect. Prefers clay,loam,silt type soil.


Give borders a welcome boost in late summer and early autumn . It enjoys well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Mulch around the plants each year, and be prepared to lift and divide clumps
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy
Height: 120cm
Spread: 60cm






Daphne Verigated ‘ Summer Ice’ 

Daphnes form dense, rounded shrubs 3 to 4 feet high and wide.‘Summer Ice’ is a recent hybrid introduction with semi-evergreen, white-margined foliage and fragrant, white flowers produced all summer.

All Daphnes resent being transplanted, so plant them in their permanent position in Spring so they have an entire season to become established before Winter arrives. Daphnes need moist soil with good drainage and ideally mulched to keep moisture in and their roots cool.


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