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Garden centre-recommended summer-flowering shrubs


Looking for plants that will flower throughout the summer season? Mark Reeve, from Which? Local-recommended Coolings Garden Centre in Kent, suggests three shrubs with colourful summer blooms. Plant them all from spring onwards.

Hebe

Summer-flowering plant: Hebe

Type of plant: Shrub.
Appearance: Evergreen; usually with mauve, pink or white flowers.
Guide price: £10.99
When to plant: Spring onwards.
Requirements and care instructions: Requires well-drained soil and a sunny or part-shaded position. Plant with tree and shrub compost.


Cistus 'Sunset'

Summer-flowering plants: Cistus sunset

Type of plant: Shrub.
Appearance: Grey-green evergreen leaves with papery cerise-pink flowers.
Guide price: £10.99
When to plant: Spring onwards.
Requirements and care instructions: Requires well-drained soil and a sunny position. Shelter from cold winds. Plant with tree and shrub compost.



Choisya ternata

Choisya ternata

Type of plant: Shrub.
Appearance: Waxy, dark green evergreen leaves with white flowers.
Guide price: £10.99
When to plant: Spring onwards.
Requirements and care instructions: Requires well-drained soil. Plant in a sunny or part-shaded position using tree and shrub compost.