Large shrubs bring many benefits to your garden. These include providing privacy (which is always a concern for many of our clients) together with instant maturity.
Arundel Arboretum is one of the leading stockists of large shrubs in West Sussex and we have many specimen shrubs available. We understand that investing in mature shrubs is a big commitment and we will ensure that we assist you in making the right choices for your garden and its conditions. We supply excellent quality that will not only enhance the appeal of your garden, but will also improve the overall look of your home. In addition they bring benefits to wildlife.
5 large shrubs you could consider are:-
Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’
We have mentioned Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’ in previous blogs, but it continues to be a favourite with many of our clients. It is an ideal evergreen specimen shrub, coming in many forms – bush, standard and half standard. It is very appealing too, as it is a highly ornamental shrub with dark green leaves. The new growth comes out a brilliant red and is followed by small white flowers in April and May. The flowers are sometimes replaced by bright red fruit later in the summer. Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’ can be kept regularly trimmed which will enhance the colour and produce dense foliage. This therefore makes it an ideal shrub for screenage too.
Eriobotrya japonica ‘Coppertone’
Eriobotrya japonica ‘Coppertone’ is an evergreen shrub that has dark green leaves. The new spring foliage has a copper tint to it. In early spring, fragrant pink flowers appear. Eriobotrya japonica ‘Coppertone’ prefers a sunny, sheltered position and well-drained soil. It is fairly hardy, but would be vulnerable during periods of extended extremely cold weather.
Magnolia grandiflora ‘Goliath’
Magnolia grandiflora ‘Goliath’ has short, broad dark green glossy leaves, which are green beneath. It is an evergreen shrub producing cup-shaped, waxy flowers. The flowers appear from late summer into early autumn. They are highly scented and off-white in colour. Magnolia grandiflora ‘Goliath’ has a spreading habit, so it is an ideal shrub to train as a climber. It enjoys a sunny position and is hardy.
Quercus ilex is an evergreen shrub with leathery green leaves, with a pale white-grey underside and short hairs. Quercus ilex is very hardy and an excellent choice for coastal positions, as it is able to withstand the salt conditions. It likes a well-drained soil and will cope with being hard pruned. It is an ideal large shrub for screenage. It will also be happy in shady positions.
Camellia japonica has lush, shiny green leaves, which look fresh during the winter months. Camellia japonica produces beautiful, colourful flowers from February to April. They prefer a moist, acidic, well-drained soil and are also happier in partial shade, as too much sun can depress the flowers. They need to be protected from frost and it’s wise to prune after they have flowered to encourage new growth.
We always have an extensive range of large shrubs suitable for all conditions, and our friendly, knowledgeable staff are always able to assist you with the right choices for your conditions. As the majority of our stock is in containers, you can purchase your large shrubs at any time of the year.
We are always delighted to help with any questions you may have, so please do not hesitate to contact us.