Abelia x grandiflora deserves to be seen more often in gardens, remaining colourful and fragrant over many months - particularly in the autumn. Semi-evergreen, with bowing branches that bear clusters of sweet flowers, Abelia grandiflora is perfect for borders in full sun, and for adding interest to mixed hedging. When grown by a wall, this elegant plants is extremely hardy, with glossy and long-lasting foliage. Height: 3m (9?). Spread: 4m (13?).
Best Price: £13.99 from Van Meuwen
The magnificent foliage of this pretty evergreen shrub blends from citrus greens and yellow in spring/summer to gorgeous reds and purples through autumn/winter. Bears white bell-shaped flowers too. Height when mature 1m. Supplied in 8cm pot.