Shrubs give you a reliable, colourful show year after year. They’re often undervalued and can be the focal point of your garden. Our range of shrubs is a collection of our best-selling products, all which are easy to look after. Why not combine them with plants from our extensive range of perennials to make a classic cottage garden? Whether you’re looking for flowers in the spring, summer, autumn or winter; and whether you are an amateur gardener or an expert gardener, you will find what you are looking for in this fantastic range of shrubs.
There's a tree to suit every garden. If you've got a tiny courtyard why not try the Japanese maple, which offers four seasons of interest. Delicate pink unfolding leaves become purplish in summer before turning turn fiery red in autumn. In winter the tree's elegant framework looks great when highlighted by frost. It's worth bearing in mind that if you've got a small garden you can still grow many different types of trees and shrubs, if you're prepared to prune them. The Princess tree, Paulownia tomentosa can be left to make a full-sized tree, or cut to the ground annually to coppice it for its attractive leaves. The same goes for Eucalyptus.
Trees and shrubs for wildlife
Ornamental shrubs and trees can be great for wildlife as well as people: evergreen shrubs and plants make excellent habitats for birds as they provide year-round shelter. Or why not try a Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) which will bring colour and fragrance (not to mention bees and butterflies!) to your garden over a long period. For early-season scent and flowers for pollinating insects on their first foraging missions, try the Winter Snowball, Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'.
Climbers are some of the most versatile plants; offering everything from flowers to fruit to brilliant autumn colour. Bakker Spalding Garden Company stock a climber for every garden.