Prostrated shrub with many branches spreading over the ground. Small light green leaves, evergreen, that turn yellowish in fall. Plenty of small orangey red fruits in August, attrative to birds. Should be planted in a sheltered area. Very good choice for a ground cover that can spread over low walls and slopes.
‘Tom Thumb’ is an interesting, very dwarf, very dense and compact ground cover-type shrub. It has a unique appeal because of its very shiny, tiny leaves that turn a brilliant red-crimson in the autumn. It rarely produces flowers and fruit, but when it occurs the blooms are small, pinkish-white. Then the very small, red fruits follow. This cotoneaster spreads by rooting in where the branches touch the soil. Resistant to de-icing salt. Perfect for rock gardens.
Small creeping shrub with compact, evergreen foliage; dark green and lustrous on top. Small, fragrant dark pink flowers in April-May followed by another flowering of lesser importance in July. Red fruits in fall. Needs a fairly rich, fresh, acidic and well drained soil. Avoid excessive watering. Toxic plant in all its parts. Used in rock gardens or as a groundcover.
Mat-forming plant for rock gardens or low walls with thick and robust foliage. Very small purple-pink flowers in spring. Black fruits at the end of the season. Prefers an acid soil like a peat bog or rocky areas.
Heather with bright yellow foliage turning yellow-green in fall. It bears white flowers in spring. Needs a light and acid soil. The soil has to be VERY WELL DRAINED with a constant humidity. Never neglect watering the heaths, specially after planting (superficial roots). A mulch is recommanded to keep humidity. Uses: low hedges, edges and slopes.
Spectacular dark magenta-red flowering with a beautiful dark green foliage. Never neglect watering the heaths, specially after planting (superficial roots). A mulch is recommended to keep humidity. Uses: low hedges, edges and slopes.
An outstanding heather with wine red flowers flowering in spring, contrasting against its blue-green foliage. Water well for first spring and summer after planting (superficial roots). Water as necessary, particularly in dry weather conditions. Uses: small hedges, border plant, slopes. "
This nice mounded shrub features variegated, evergreen foliage: bright yellow leaves with a dark green margin. In partial shade exposure, variegations are less pronounced. A winter protection is required. Prune in spring, removing dead wood. Use in rock gardens or in borders.
Compact, low shrub with upright and strong branches. Large, evergreen pale green leaves with a golden yellow edge. New shoots are dark yellow. Plant in a sheltered area, away from strong winds. Trim to clean up in spring and to give shape in summer. Use in rock gardens or in borders.