September 2020- Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

The Plant of the Month for September 2020 is Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ of the family Hydrangaceae. It is hardy in the Arboretum and provides a wonderful feature plant although it is very versatile and can be used in flower beds and containers. This shrub is deciduous and bushy, reaching 1.5-2m in height and width in 5-10years. It will growContinue reading “September 2020- Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’”

July 2020 – Colutea arborescens

The Plant of the Month for July 2020 is Colutea arborescens, the Bladder Senna. It is a leguminous shrub that has bladder-like seed pods at this time of year. The specimen in the Arboretum is young but the shrub will grow up to 4m in 10-20 years. It likes full sun and is hardy in all of the UK.