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Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis

…followed by glossy black berries. This exceptional dwarf evergreen shrub is so versatile it will grow in almost any soil or situation - even those impossible dry shaded spots! A wonderful compact plant for woodland ground cover, or low informal hedges. You can even cut a few stems for a vase…  More Info

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Evergreen Patio Shrub Collection

…semi-evergreen silvery green leaves with white margins providing all year-round interest in the garden or in patio containers. Makes superb ground cover and can also be wall-trained. Height: 100cm (39). Spread: 150cm (59).* Euonymus ‘Emerald 'n' Gold’ - A well-known RHS AGM variety.…  More Info

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Stachys officinalis 'Wisley White'

Stachys officinalis ?Wisley White? provides dependable ground cover beneath shrubs and roses and makes a long-season front of border feature. Related to our native betony and equally attractive to butterflies and bees, this clump-forming perennial produces spikes of pure white, hooded flowers held…  More Info

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Rose 'Sea Foam' (Shrub Rose)

The ultimate hybrid Shrub Rose 'Sea Foam' is a vigorous, mounding variety, covered with cascading, sweetly-fragrant, white double blooms throughout summer, even when it is warm and dry. A garden favourite, making fragrant ground cover, it can also be trained up a wall or used to create a flowering…  More Info

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Spiraea thunbergii

…cup-shaped flowers attract pollinating insects, making this semi-evergreen shrub an ideal choice for the wildlife garden. Its spreading habit also provides good ground cover in mixed borders. Easy to grow, this reliable shrub holds an RHS AGM for excellent garden performance. Height: 1.5m (5?).…  More Info

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Stachys macrantha 'Superba'

Superb by name and superb by nature, Stachys macranthra ‘Superba’ provides dependable ground cover beneath shrubs and roses and makes a long-season front of border feature. Related to our native betony and equally attractive to butterflies and bees, this clump-forming perennial produces…  More Info

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Cotoneaster adpressus 'Little Gem'

A low growing shrub for ground cover, the deciduous Cotoneaster adpressus 'Little Gem' fills it's role superbly. Little Gem has a spreading habit with mounds of green foliage so it can be relied upon to offer generous ground cover and will also carpet low walls or even banks that are impractical to…  More Info

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Hypericum 'Orange Flair'

…moist soil to poor, dry conditions! This versatile shrub is excellent as ground cover in borders and woodland gardens, and can even be grown in patio containers as a stand-alone specimen. Height: 75cm (30). Spread: 90cm (35). Supplied in a 9cm pot. Useful links: How to plant trees and shrubs  More Info

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Erica x darleyensis 'Darley Dale'

…your garden beds with an injection of pale pink flowers courtesy of Erica x darleyensis 'Darley Dale'. This evergreen shrub is neat, compact and offers superb ground cover. Bearing its beautiful blooms from early winter through to mid-spring, this Heather finds itself at home In almost any type…  More Info

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Ajuga Feathered Friends 'Cordial Canary'

…a dense mat and combines beautifully with the stout spikes of deep cobalt blue flowers in late spring and summer. Ideal for ground cover, underplanting trees and shrubs, woodland gardens and adding to rockeries and mixed containers. Low-maintenance and happy to grow almost anywhere, the Feathered…  More Info

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Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'

…The silvery foliage is decorated with creamy margins and flushed with burgundy tones. Ajuga ?Burgundy Glow? makes excellent ground cover in dry, shady spots under shrubs and along border edges where its creeping rhizomes form a spreading mat without being invasive. In late spring and early summer,…  More Info

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Vinca minor 'Illumination'

…a fantastic low-maintenance addition to the garden and provides all-year-round interest. Grow Lesser Periwinkle as ground cover, on sunny steep banks or beneath trees and shrubs where it tolerates even heavy shade and brightens the darkest corner. It also makes a fantastic trailing plant for hanging…  More Info

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Ajuga Feathered Friends 'Petite Parakeet'

…beautifully with the stout spikes of deep lavender blue flowers in late spring and summer. This handsome bugle is ideal for ground cover, underplanting trees and shrubs, woodland gardens and adding to rockeries and mixed containers. Low-maintenance and happy to grow almost anywhere, the Feathered…  More Info

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Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'

…mottled, felted leaves and dozens of pretty little white flowers that bees love through the summer. Pulmonaria will make good ground cover under trees and shrubs or in a shady corner of the garden and is very suitable for a woodland or cottage garden setting. These features make 'Sisinghurst…  More Info

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Muscari Blue & White Mix

Muscari Blue & White Mix are perfect for creating reliable ground cover beneath deciduous trees and shrubs, or for filling gaps between other spring bulbs at the front of borders. This cheery blend needs virtually no maintenance, and once established, they will multiply with each passing year to…  More Info

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Dicentra 'Amore Titanium'

…the flowers are also a clean, pure colour. Use Dicentra ‘Amore Titanium’ to light up shady borders, drifting as ground cover through other plants and shrubs or softening the edges of borders. Height and spread: 45cm (18in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot…  More Info

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Euonymus 'Japonicus Bravo'

…reliable evergreen shrub that provides bright foliage interest throughout the year. Euonymus japonicus ‘Bravo’ forms a bushy, medium-sized shrub that tolerates clipping and can be grown as a hedge or screen, used as low maintenance ground cover or as a background shrub. Tolerant of…  More Info

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Alyssum montanum 'Mountain Gold'

…perennial rock plant, perfect for nestling in wall crevices, creeping over paving stones or covering ground along border edges and beneath shrubs. Rosettes of evergreen, grey-green leaves provide all year cover and interest whilst from March to early summer, it bears a dense carpet of golden yellow,…  More Info

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Viola sororia 'Albiflora'

…above a neat clump of heart-shaped leaves. Requiring virtually no maintenance, this low-growing perennial makes good ground cover for a small area and is great for underplanting shrubs and roses. With a beautifully natural look, the white wood violet is also perfect for planting amongst spring bulbs…  More Info

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Viola sororia 'Rubra'

…above a neat clump of heart-shaped leaves. Requiring virtually no maintenance, this low-growing perennial makes good ground cover for a small area and is great for underplanting shrubs and roses. Woolly violet also looks beautiful planted amongst spring bulbs or in a woodland area, where it will…  More Info

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Nurserymans Choice Grass Collection

…and more to break up the planting scheme with a contrasting texture. Grasses are also great for easy, low-maintenance ground cover, such as underplanting trees and shrubs. Our Nurseryman's Choice Grass Collection may include Miscanthus, Pennisteum, Carex, Festuca, Acorus, Ophiopogon, Imperata…  More Info

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Ajuga Feathered Friends 'Fancy Finch'

…beautifully with the stout spikes of deep lavender blue flowers in late spring and summer. This handsome bugle is ideal for ground cover, underplanting trees and shrubs, woodland gardens and adding to rockeries and mixed containers. The three leaf colours are most apparent in part shade –…  More Info

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Helianthemum 'Bronze Carpet'

…splash of colour to rockeries, containers and the edge of sunny borders and paths. Thriving on free-draining soils, this drought-tolerant shrub makes great ground cover for tricky dry sites. Height and spread: 30cm (12in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than…  More Info

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Hedera Helix Mix

…as an evergreen foliage foil for containerised bedding, to hide an ugly fence with their self-clinging tendrils or as ground cover in the dry, rooty ground beneath trees and shrubs. They also provide a rich habitat for wildlife with their nectar-rich flowers and nutritious winter berries. This mix…  More Info

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Bella Apple'

…late spring to mid-autumn. Forming a low mound densely clothed in tiny, mid-green leaves it makes effective ground cover and needs little maintenance. This robust, drought-tolerant shrub makes a charming addition to a sunny, free-draining border, rockery, or courtyard, rewarding with a long season…  More Info

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Ajuga Feathered Friends Trio

…with the foliage. Virtually maintenance-free and happy to grow almost anywhere, Feathered Friends™ Ajuga are ideal for ground cover, underplanting trees and shrubs, woodland gardens and adding to rockeries and mixed containers. Enjoy gorgeous year-round colour and interest for virtually no…  More Info

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Ophiopogon japonicus 'Silver Mist'

…colour and texture in partial to full shade. Its spreading rhizomes will create carpets of weed-suppressing ground cover in borders and underplanted beneath trees and shrubs. The fine leaves contrast well with other low-growing perennials and are great for softening path edges and adding…  More Info

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Microbiota decussata

Microbiota decussata is a low growing conifer that can be used as a ground cover plant that carpets areas of the garden where low maintenance is preferred. The Siberian Carpet Cypress or Russian Arbor-Vitae is an attractive and practical alternative to lawns on steep banks, narrow strips of land…  More Info

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Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Vinca minor ?Gertrude Jekyll' has spreading, shiny evergreen foliage that is ideal for weed suppressing ground cover and it will flower faithfully from spring until autumn. With its pure white blooms it will bring cheer to the darkest corner of the garden. Vinca is perfect for difficult areas where…  More Info

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Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

…it an attractive, less vigorous plant than its larger cousin Vinca major, as its easier to confine to its allotted space. Vinca are ideal as ground cover for almost any position, perfect for suppressing weeds whether on a slope in sun or a dark, shady corner, where it is often difficult for plants…  More Info

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Cotoneaster horizontalis

…from spring to autumn. In May, this low-growing shrub produces dainty flowers of a pink-white colour. These blooms are replaced with red, autumn berries, making the hardy shrub popular with a variety of birds. The deciduous nature of this ground cover means that the oval shaped leaves then turn from…  More Info

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Euonymus fortunei 'Harlequin'

…reddish-pink tints in winter. This dwarf Euonymus spreads vigorously, covering the ground with a splash of light from its silver-edged leaves. It can also be planted by a wall or fence and grown upwards as an attractive wall shrub. The Spindle thrives in almost any conditions and is tough,…  More Info

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Euonymus fortunei 'Blonde Beauty'

A versatile, evergreen, low-maintenance shrub that thrives in almost any position! The leathery creamy-yellow leaves with green margins form a dense compact shrub which is ideal for borders, patio containers, low hedging and ground cover. This superb Euonymus will happily grow in difficult clay…  More Info

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Weigela 'Candida'

…and spreading habit. This is a particularly large cultivar, at its best when grown as a specimen shrub and given space to mature and to allow the branches to arch to the ground. Its stems are covered with elegant, simple white tubular flowers in May and June. These nectar-rich blooms are popular…  More Info

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Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'

…colour to your borders with this versatile, evergreen, low-maintenance shrub! The leathery green leaves with white margins form a dense compact shrub which is ideal for borders, patio containers, low hedging and ground cover. Winner of a prestigious RHS AGM, Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' can…  More Info

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Vinca major

…tough variety that will flourish in almost any position in the garden, from full sun to difficult shady corners. Periwinkle is a robust, low growing shrub that produces inky blue flowers from April right through until September. Vinca bears dark green, evergreen foliage on ground-covering stems that…  More Info

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Red Lady'

shrubs that are perfect for the front of sunny, free-draining borders. These hardworking and undemanding shrubs flower continuously through summer and most of the autumn, their saucer-shaped blooms shining out amongst low mounds of tiny, mid-green foliage that provides excellent ground cover.  More Info

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Hedera helix 'Green Ripple'

…tint. This vigorous evergreen climber is self supporting, using aerial roots to cling to walls and fences without the need for further support. Hedera helix 'Green Ripple' thrives in sun or shade and also makes excellent ground cover for banks od spilling over low walls. Height and spread: 6m (19?).  More Info

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Distylium 'Cinnamon Girl'

…and other low-maintenance shrubs. Distylium ‘Cinnamon Girl’ has especially small leaves, forming a fine-textured, dense shrub. The young foliage emerges red-purple before maturing to blue-green. Forming a low, spreading mound, it makes excellent ground cover in front gardens or as a low…  More Info

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Mandarin Tango'

shrubs that are perfect for the front of sunny, free-draining borders. These hardworking and undemanding shrubs flower continuously through summer and most of the autumn, their saucer-shaped blooms shining out amongst low mounds of tiny, mid-green foliage that provides excellent ground cover.  More Info

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Bella Lindsey'

shrubs that are perfect for the front of sunny, free-draining borders. These hardworking and undemanding shrubs flower continuously through summer and most of the autumn, their saucer-shaped blooms shining out amongst low mounds of tiny, mid-green foliage that provides excellent ground cover.  More Info

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Glamour Girl'

shrubs that are perfect for the front of sunny, free-draining borders. These hardworking and undemanding shrubs flower continuously through summer and most of the autumn, their saucer-shaped blooms shining out amongst low mounds of tiny, mid-green foliage that provides excellent ground cover.  More Info

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Distylium 'Vintage Jade'

…provides an excellent alternative to box and other low-maintenance shrubs. With layered branches, Distylium ‘Vintage Jade’ forms a low, spreading shrub with glossy, dark green leaves. It makes excellent ground cover or a low, informal hedge, requiring very little attention or pruning…  More Info

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Leucothoe 'Scarletta'

There are few more decorative ground-cover shrubs than Leucothoe ?Scarletta'. It's a richly coloured evergreen shrub with leaves, which start life as rich burgundy, evolving into a lovely green. As autumn arrives they change again into a mature bronze. Leucothoe ?Scarletta' thrives in deep or…  More Info

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Tellima grandiflora

Tellima grandiflora is an adaptable, semi-evergreen, ground cover plant which is extremely useful for dry shade beneath trees and shrubs where it provides weed-suppressing rosettes of attractively veined and scalloped leaves, tinted bronze when young. From May to July these bear tall, slender stems…  More Info

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Clematis viticella

…while its lush green leaves form a dense screen. Growing to a substantial size, it?s ideal for covering a dull shed or wall. This perennial climber is easy to keep neat and tidy and can be right back to ground level at the end of the season to make way for fresh new stems the following year. Height:…  More Info

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Rose rugosa 'Admiration' (Rugosa Rose)

…soils and tolerate pollution and coastal locations. They make a reliable choice for mixed borders or defensive hedging and can even be used as ground cover on dry banks. Height and spread: 75-100cm (29-39in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined…  More Info

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Hypericum x dummeri 'Peter Dummer'

This St John's Wort plant is perfect for low maintenance ground cover. Hypericum x dummeri 'Peter Dummer' is semi-evergreen and has small yellow flowers, with orange anthers, between July and September. In autumn red-flushed conical fruits appear, and the foliage has red-hues. It is a very durable…  More Info

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Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'

…dense covering of glossy, toothed leaves. In early summer, upright spikes of small white flowers emerge above the sea of green. Tolerant of any soil and thriving in partial to full shade, Japanese Spurge is fantastic for low maintenance gardens, underplanting of trees and shrubs and for covering  More Info

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Rose 'Cutie Pie'

This adorable little rose is a recent introduction. At only 10cm high, Rosa ‘Cutie Pie’ is perfect as ground cover or for container growing. This completely thorn free rose forms dinky mounds which from July to September create a carpet of pink flowers like drifts of apple blossom.…  More Info

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Halimium 'April Sun'

…requires is a light trim after flowering to keep its dense, bushy form. This resilient and perfectly behaved shrub is an excellent choice for patio containers and makes superb ground cover or edging in rockeries and hot, dry borders. From spring to the end of summer, it bears an abundance of…  More Info

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Diervilla splendens 'Diva'

…bushy mound clothed in lance-shaped leaves. It makes a useful shrub for a mixed border where its chocolate foliage creates depth and provides a welcome change from the usual greens. It can also be used as a low hedge, as ground cover in massed plantings, or as a container specimen. The foliage makes…  More Info

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Potentilla fruticosa 'White Lady'

…maintain, Potentilla fruticosa 'White Lady' is a gorgeous compact shrub, that from May to September is covered in small, pure white flowers. This Shrubby Cinquefoil, planted in groups, makes a great weed suppressing ground cover, or low hedge. It is ideal for garden borders and rockeries and blends…  More Info

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Cyclamen coum

…marbled with a silvery overlay that creates a stunning carpet of ground cover throughout rockeries, woodland areas and at the base of deciduous trees and shrubs. The foliage remains throughout the spring before disappearing below ground for a dormant summer period. Height: 10cm (4). Spread: 15cm…  More Info

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Anemone nemorosa

…the ground beneath deciduous trees and shrubs. The simple flowers of Wood Anemone rise above spreading clumps of divided green leaves creating a sensational contrast. Plant them alongside English Bluebells for a natural woodland feel. Anemone nemorosa is ideal for creating spring ground cover in…  More Info

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Juniperus communis 'Green Carpet'

This low growing Juniper makes excellent, weed suppressing ground cover for rockeries and borders, or grown as an individual specimen plant. The low, sweeping branches are cloaked in aromatic, evergreen foliage, extending to 1.5m (5?) with maturity. Juniperus communis 'Green Carpet' is easy to grow,…  More Info

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Bella Sol'

shrubs that are perfect for the front of sunny, free-draining borders. These hardworking and undemanding shrubs flower continuously through summer and most of the autumn, their saucer-shaped blooms shining out amongst low mounds of tiny, mid-green foliage that provides excellent ground cover.  More Info

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Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Star of Milano'

…‘Star of Milano’ are a lovely pale pink. This versatile climber suits any garden style, covering anything from walls, fencing to trellis. It’s even suitable for containers, ground cover or growing as a low, clipped hedge. Plant it somewhere you can appreciate its heady perfume…  More Info

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Cornus canadensis

Creeping Dogwood is a lovely looking herbaceous ground cover plant that is the ideal solution for preventing weeds beneath trees and shrubs, as it will act as a weed suppressant, stopping them from growing. Cornus canadensis has small cross shaped white flowers on 6 stems, which each have a rosette…  More Info

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Rose Eyes Collection

…central blotching are set to change the face of modern roses. A short height and compact growth habit makes 'For Your Eyes Only' the perfect ground cover and container rose. Height: 90cm (35). Spread: 90cm (35). Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Rosehips and petals can be used…  More Info

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