Pyracantha Saphyr ‘Jaune’

Pyracantha Saphyr ‘Jaune’ is commonly known as Firethorn and is evergreen shrub with dark green leaves, spiny branches and bunches of small white flowers in late spring. These are followed by a profusion of bright yellow berries in autumn. It is for these showy berries that it is grown, providing colour in the garden when there is little else. It can be grown as a free-standing shrub, against a wall or as a hedge.

More Hedging

I talk about:

Escallonia ‘Red dream’ is a small, bushy, evergreen shrub with small, glossy leaves. From mid-summer to early autumn, it bears small, red, tubular flowers. Making a low garden evergreen hedge.

‘Gloire de Versailles’ is a vigorous medium-sized deciduous shrub of rounded habit, with broadly oval, light green leaves to 8cm in length, and large panicles of scented powder-blue flowers

Elaeagnus ebbingei with dark green leaves with silvery undersides and fragrant, creamy-white autumn flowers. The leaves have fragrance in Autumn.

Myrtus communis tarentina is a small evergreen shrub of dense growth, with small, narrowly ovate leaves, and pink buds opening to white flowers followed by white berries in a hot summer.

Choisya ternata Aztec Pearl is a small evergreen shrub of open rounded habit, with bright green leaves composed of 3-5 slender leaflets. Flowers to 3cm in width, fragrant, white, tinged pink in bud, in small clusters in late spring, and again in autumn.

Viburnum tinus is a large, evergreen shrub with dark green, oval leaves. Clusters of small, creamy-white flowers, often pink-tinged in bud, are produced over a long period in late winter and spring, followed by blue-black berries

Ilex aquifolium ‘Golden Queen’ or Holly is a small, evergreen tree or shrub with broad, spiny, ovate dark-green leaves boldly margined in golden-yellow. In spring and summer it bears small, dull white flowers.

Cornus or Dog Wood

Cornus is more commonly known as Dog Wood. They make great hedges which are easily grown. In the winter they have an added bonus of beautiful vibrant stem colours.

I look at the following types that we have grown into hedges at the Stackyard Nursery:

Cornus sanguinea or Common Dogwood is a medium to large deciduous shrub that can grow to 6 meters.

Cornus stolonifera ‘Flaviramea’ which is a medium sized shrub grown primarily for its winter stems. Clusters of white flowers in May and June and oval, dark green leaves, which redden in autumn and fall to reveal bright, yellow-olive winter stems. The stems of this dogwood look stunning planted alongside salmon-pink and red-stemmed varieties. An excellent specimen plant for sunny, moist areas of the garden.

Planting Colours

I enjoy the look of areas planted with gradations of colour in this are I have concentrated on yellow using the following plants:

Mahonia are evergreen shrubs native to eastern Asia, North and Central America.  There are approximately 70 different species.

I would also like to show you our Griselinia Littoralis and Euonymus shrubs which also make spectacular hedging plants.  

Forsythia Gold Tide has a varigated leaf, green with a yellow edge and Euonymus emerald ‘n’ gold.

Cytisus battandieri also called Pinapple Broom or Moroccan Broom has beautiful yellow flowers