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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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Weigela 'Towers of Flowers'® Duo

…summer, with a second flush in late summer. The oval foliage emerges bronze, gradually darkening to deep green. These slender shrubs are perfect for planting on patio pots and small garden borders where they make the most of the space available. Height: 120cm (48). Spread: 90cm (36). Weigela 'Towers…  More Info

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Fragrant Winter Shrub Collection

…blooms are produced on bare, woody stems. The dark pink flowers fade slowly to white before giving way to small, rounded, purple berries in summer. Sarcococca confusa - An easy to grow shrub, with flowers which might be inconspicuous, and hide beneath the leathery foliage, but you won't miss their…  More Info

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Evergreen Patio Shrub Collection

The ultimate selection of evergreen shrubs! Comprising our most popular, reliable and adaptable evergreens, these shrubs provide the backbone of the garden, delivering all-year-round structure and interest and creating the perfect backdrop to colourful summer plants. This superb collection includes…  More Info

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Azalea 'Dwarf Collection'

Azaleas are fantastic shrubs for exotic colour in spring and these compact, evergreen azaleas become simply smothered with blooms. Slow-growing and hardy, these small evergreen shrubs make excellent low maintenance specimens for acid borders and patio containers. With a combination of glossy,…  More Info

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Rose 'Birthday Wishes' (Shrub Rose)

This charming shrub rose is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, as a gift that will last for many years. Rose 'Birthday Wishes' produces clusters of small, lightly fragrant, orange-red flowers above its lustrous, dark green foliage, which remains semi-evergreen throughout the year. This vibrant…  More Info

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Rose 'Lots of Kisses' (Shrub Rose)

…flowers are each decorated with a cluster of contrasting golden stamens. The small, semi-double flowers are lightly scented and borne in profusion. With a neat habit and good disease resistance, this eye-catching shrub rose makes a fine addition to rose beds and borders, but grows equally well in…  More Info

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Penstemon smallii

…light purple blooms. Each has a white throat that is delicately patterned with darker purple. Native to woodland margins and rocky slopes, Small’s penstemon can cope with a semi-shaded position as well as full sun, and enjoys a free-draining soil. Height: 60cm (24in). Spread: 40cm (16in).  More Info

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Diervilla sessilifolia 'Cool Splash First Edition'

This hardy shrub is known as the Bush Honeysuckle and is a native of North America. It has a reputation of being tough and resilient so is perfect for the novice or 'time-poor' gardener. Diervilla sessilifolia 'Cool Splash First Edition' is an attractive shrub with variegated foliage which makes a…  More Info

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Lilac 'Bloomerang Pink Perfume'

A hardy shrub, loved by butterflies, Lilac 'Bloomerang Pink Perfume' has panicles of dainty, cross-shaped, pink, flowers that bloom in late spring / early summer, then again in later summer / early autumn. The plant has a neat compact growth, making it a great choice for a small garden. This Syringa…  More Info

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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Admiration'

shrub the appearance of being on fire. Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Admiration' produces small pale green flowers in spring followed by red berries in autumn. It's small stature makes this Japanese Barberry perfect for edging the front of borders or growing in patio containers. Fully hardy  More Info

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Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'

…Willow, this fascinating small tree produces pink and white new leaves in spring which gradually become paint-splashed green and white. As the leaves fall in autumn, glossy orange stems are revealed for an attractive winter feature. Perfect as a specimen tree for small gardens or patio containers,…  More Info

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Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'

A wonderfully versatile evergreen shrub with a profusion of delicately scented pink flowers all summer long, which are attractive to bees. The small glossy leaves of this RHS AGM variety persist throughout winter, providing colour and structure in even the bleakest months of the year. Robust and…  More Info

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Aronia melanocarpa 'Hugin'

Brilliant for autumn colour, Aronia melanocarpa 'Hugin' is a small deciduous shrub which is perfect for small gardens. Clusters of pretty white flowers are produced in late spring and early summer, followed by rich black berries which can be harvested in the autumn. Known as Black Chokeberry, the…  More Info

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Buddleja 'Buzz® Indigo'

…for growing in patio containers and small gardens. In summer Buddleja Buzz® Indigo produces masses of fragrant, dense flower spikes that will attract clouds of butterflies to your garden. Like its larger relatives, this dwarf Butterfly Bush is hardy and easy to grow in almost any situation.…  More Info

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Box (Hedging)

Box hedging is probably one of the best known formal hedging plants; its small, glossy green leaves are densely packed on slow growing, bushy plants. For its use in topiary it is second to none as it will tolerate regular clipping to keep it in shape and has traditionally been used in formal gardens…  More Info

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Spiraea japonica 'Gold Mound'

Spiraea japonica 'Gold Mound' is a compact, deciduous shrub with fresh, lime green foliage and panicles of pink and white florets in summer. It is best planted in a full sun or partial sun position, but can grow fine in exposed areas, making it ideal for coastal gardens or gardens with no fence or…  More Info

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Azalea 'Dwarf Red'

…in the season. Compact and slow growing, this hardy shrub makes an excellent low maintenance specimen for acid borders and patio containers. With glossy evergreen foliage and blazing spring flowers, Azalea 'Dwarf Red' is a superb small evergreen shrub for year-round interest. Height and spread: 70cm…  More Info

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Azalea 'Dwarf White'

…evergreen azalea. Compact and slow growing, this hardy shrub makes an excellent low maintenance specimen for acid borders and patio containers. With glossy evergreen foliage and fresh spring flowers, Azalea 'Dwarf White' is a superb small evergreen shrub for year-round interest. Height and spread:…  More Info

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Azalea 'Dwarf Lilac'

…in spring. Compact and slow growing, this hardy shrub makes an excellent low maintenance specimen for acid borders and patio containers. With glossy evergreen foliage and fabulous spring flowers, Azalea 'Dwarf Lilac' is a superb small evergreen shrub for year-round interest. Height and spread:…  More Info

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Kobold'

Forming a dense, bushy ball of grey green foliage, this small but well formed Shrubby Cinquefoil an ideal candidate for container growing. During summer and autumn, Potentilla fruticosa 'Kobold' constantly produces an abundance of bright, butter yellow blooms which will brighten up any part of the…  More Info

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Photinia 'Red Robin' (Standard)

Prized for its brilliant red young foliage, this hardy evergreen shrub is deservedly popular, holding an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Clusters of dainty white flowers appear in spring, followed by small red berries. With regular pruning, photinia is easily maintained as a patio standard and makes an…  More Info

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Philadelphus 'Manteau d'Hermine'

The hardy Philadelphus ?Manteau d'Hermine' or Mock Orange will relish a prominent position in your garden. The double blooms of this delightful shrub are reminiscent of pom-poms, emitting an almost addictive ?orange blossom' perfume. The compact nature of this Philadelphus makes it perfect for small  More Info

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Azalea 'Dwarf Orange'

…in spring. Compact and slow growing, this hardy shrub makes an excellent low maintenance specimen for acid borders and patio containers. With glossy evergreen foliage and vibrant spring flowers, Azalea 'Dwarf Orange' is a superb small evergreen shrub for year-round interest. Height and spread:…  More Info

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Lonicera nitida 'Elegant'

A more compact cultivar than the species, Lonicera nitida 'Elegant' makes an equally good hedge. Small dark green leaves, densely packed onto long stems create a dense evergreen screen. Lonicera nitida 'Elegant' tolerates regular pruning and can even be used as an alternative to traditional Yew…  More Info

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Ribes odoratum

This delightful spring-flowering shrub is smothered with small yellow flowers in April and May, which have a delicious sweet fragrance. Ribes odoratum is also known as the Buffalo Currant or Clove Currant due to its scent. Forming a medium sized shrub, the leaves turn to deep shades of red and…  More Info

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Lilac 'Bloomerang Dark Purple'

…of rich purple, highly fragrant flowers that are nectar rich and attract bees and butterflies. With a compact and neat habit, it is a great shrub for a small or medium sized garden.'Height and spread: 150cm (59). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined…  More Info

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Glowing Embers' is a compact Hydrangea variety that is ideal for small gardens and outdoor spaces such as roof gardens. This Hydrangea will produce two flushes of flowers throughout the summer months, and as with all Hydrangeas, is one of the last of the garden plants to lose…  More Info

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Berberis thunbergii 'Tiny Gold'

…compact, deciduous shrub with striking golden foliage in spring which fades to lime green by summer. As autumn approaches, the leaves take on fiery shades of orange and red for an extended season of interest. Berberis thunbergii 'Tiny Gold' is an excellent shrub for small gardens, looking superb…  More Info

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Pyracantha 'Orange Glow'

…makes a lovely backdrop for its lightly fragrant, small white flowers in late spring. By Autumn this RHS AGM Firethorn is literally aglow with shiny orange-red berries that provide valuable winter food for wild birds. This versatile hardy shrub makes a fabulous, low maintenance specimen for growing…  More Info

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Osmanthus x burkwoodii

…dark green foliage that contrasts perfectly with the clusters of small, highly scented white flowers that appear each spring. This slow-growing, evergreen shrub has a neat, rounded habit, making it an ideal choice for small gardens. Osmanthus plants are extremely versatile, establishing themselves…  More Info

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Deutzia x hybrida 'Mont Rose'

Deutzia x hybrida 'Mont Rose' is an excellent shrub for a sunny spot in a small garden, it's fast growing so is perfect for impatient beginners. During early summer Deutzia produces pale pink blushed flowers in tight clusters releasing a soft fragrance. Height and Spread: 1.2m (3.9').  More Info

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Spiraea x cinerea 'Grefsheim'

…Spiraea x cinerea 'Grefsheim' bears small white flowers against a mass of grey-green leaves on arching branches. Spirea are deciduous shrubs and are very easy to grow. Ideal for those looking to attract wildlife to their garden. An easy to grow, resilient shrub for a wildlife garden or sunny border.…  More Info

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Ligustrum ovalifolium

…as Privet and is one of the most resilient evergreen shrubs you can grow. Oval-shaped rich green leaves create a dense covering and are the perfect backdrop to the small creamy summer flowers, which are attractive to bees and butterflies. Small black berries follow in the autumn which are eaten by…  More Info

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Lilac 'Superba'

Syringa subsp. microphylla 'Superba' is a deciduous shrub that is covered in delicate clusters of subtle pink tubular flowers in late spring. The striking blooms of this Lilac emit a sweet, powerful fragrance that is simply irresistible. Lilac 'Superba' is extremely versatile thanks to its compact…  More Info

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Hypericum 'Gemo'

A profusion of small, bright flowers with central domes of golden stamens add a splash of sunshine to summer borders. Hypericum 'Gemo' is a neat rounded variety with a bushy habit and narrow semi-evergreen foliage. Commonly known as St. John's Wort, this dependable shrub will tolerate most growing…  More Info

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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Tower'

This ornamental Elder is a superb shrub for small and medium sized gardens. Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Tower' is dense and compact, with an upright column like habit, making it ideal for smaller garden borders, or as a stand alone specimen. Its leaves emerge green in colour, then change…  More Info

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Hydrangea paniculata 'Pinky Winky'

Hydrangea paniculata are eye-catching flowering shrubs, they are long-lived being tough and hardy. Hydrangea ?Pinky Winky' is no exception, it is fast-growing but with a compact size and so ideal for small garden situations, such as for training as flowering hedging or in large pots on a patio. The…  More Info

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Exochorda 'Magical Springtime'

Flowering in spring, then again in summer, Exochorda 'Magical Springtime' is a lovely, compact flowering deciduous shrub, that is ideal for small gardens, or in a planter, on a large patio, or decking area. It has a profusion of white flowers, that grow from the base to the tip of its stem. Height…  More Info

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Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lime'

This compact Hydrangea is an impressive plant for a small garden, making an impact in late summer with its lime green blooms which gradually fade through creamy white into a gentle shade of pink. It takes centre stage again in autumn when the leaves change to glorious hues of red and orange. What?s…  More Info

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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Little Devil'

…flowers. New leaves of Physocarpus opulifolius 'Little Devil' emerge bright red and then mature to deep burgundy by summer. Gorgeous clusters of small pink flowers bloom in June, and contrast wonderfully with the dark foliage. As late summer approaches they are replaced by attractive fruits. It is…  More Info

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Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion'

shrub for year-round interest, culminating in a grand finale of violet-purple berries and rosy pink foliage in autumn. The purple-tinted spring foliage is followed by small pink flowers in mid-summer, which are highly attractive to bees and other pollinating insects. Exotic-looking yet hardy, this…  More Info

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Spiraea 'Arguta'

…May is a beautiful, large and bushy garden shrub that becomes covered in arching sprays of small white flowers in May. It is very easy to maintain, and makes a great informal hedge, or as a specimen in a large border, alongside other flowering shrubs, such as Rhododendron. It is well suited to both…  More Info

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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Orange Rocket'

…summer progresses into autumn; from a rich orange maturing to lovely shades of plum and purple. Small yellow flowers appear in spring, emitting a subtle honey fragrance. This handy ornamental shrub has a columnar, upright habit and requires little maintenance or trimming. These plants can be trained…  More Info

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Hydrangea 'Endless Summer POP STAR'

New for 2023, Hydrangea Endless Summer® Pop Star® has the fastest rebloom time of any lacecap hydrangea we’ve seen! A breeding breakthrough, this compact variety will form new blooms within just 4 weeks of pruning. Equipped with this vigorous genetic inheritance it is outstanding both…  More Info

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Pyracantha 'Soleil d'Or'

…berries that provide food for birds throughout the winter. This upright, dense shrub is ideal for any garden. Firethorn plants are a perfect choice for both beginners and small gardens as they are tough and very hardy. Ideal for growing as a hedge or training against a wall, Pyracantha 'Soleil d'Or'…  More Info

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Spiraea japonica 'Magic Carpet'

…to grow and look great in most parts of the garden. The plants are grow quickly in patio pots, as hedging or groundcover. This vibrant plant is resistant to bad weather and is drought-tolerant. This wonderful shrub is perfect novice gardeners and for small gardens. Height and Spread: 60cm (24).  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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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Beauty'

An outstanding black elder with rich, dark foliage and beautifully contrasting light pink flowers in early summer. Forming a large shrub or small tree, Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Beauty' is a fantastic addition to mixed borders and works well with any colour scheme! Clusters of black…  More Info

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Magnolia x soulangeana

…borne in mid-spring and are a sight to behold! Perfect for small gardens and requiring little pruning, this Saucer Magnolia is ideal for low maintenance gardens, shrub borders and cottage gardens, pairing superbly with spring bulbs and shrubs. Height and spread: 6m (20'). Culinary information: The…  More Info

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Azalea Plant - Geisha Orange

Rhododendron 'Geisha Orange' is a beautiful dwarf Azalea, with vibrant, tangerine orange blooms. It is ideal for the borders of small gardens, and is also a great addition to an alpine garden rockery. It flowers in May and sometimes in June, helping to provide colour in between spring bulbs, and…  More Info

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Juniperus chinensis 'Blaauw'

…conifer, Juniperus chinensis 'Blaauw' has blue - grey foliage plumes and is perfect for rockeries, gravel gardens, front garden borders, or as a small specimen tree planted in a lawn. For the first few years it could be planted in a container and placed on a patio or decking, until it is slightly…  More Info

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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Bannow Bay'

…handsome of evergreen shrubs, densely clothed in fine, wavy-edged leaves that come in a variety of purples and creamy variegations. With Pittosporum ‘Bannow Bay’ you don’t have to choose between them because it delivers both colours! This colour-changing shrub begins the season…  More Info

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Deutzia 'Raspberry Sundae'

A shrub that is perfect for small gardens, Deutzia 'Raspberry Sundae', is low maintenance and compact. It has'lovely two-tone, pink and cream flowers, that have a gentle perfume. This deciduous shrub has light green foliage in summer, that turns yellow in autumn. It is well suited to informal,…  More Info

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Buddleja 'Butterfly Towers'

…nectar. Buddleja 'Butterfly Towers' with mauve-purple flowers, is a new upright variety, that grows in a tall, compact column, making it ideal for small gardens, as well as a plant for the back of wide herbaceous garden borders, up against a drab wall or fence. Planted in rows, it can make a…  More Info

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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Lace'

…to deep red in the autumn. In the summer, the shrub is covered in lovely clusters of small scented pink flowers, which then are later replaced by glossy black berries, that are a great food source for garden birds. It is a great hardy, deciduous shrub for borders and is a good choice for a wide…  More Info

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Tamarix tetrandra

Also known as Tamarisk or Salt Cedar, this beautiful deciduous shrub or small tree produces magnificent fluffy plumes of pink flowers from May to June. Hailing from coastal areas, Tamarix tetranda tolerates salt and strong winds making it an ideal windbreak or hedge in coastal gardens or simply as a…  More Info

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Prunus laurocerasus Rotundifolia (Cherry Laurel)

The cherry laurel is a hardy evergreen shrub with mid-green very shiny leaves. Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia', holds an RHS AGM and has a bushy habit with broad leaves. Suitable for hedging, it provides a sheltered home for birds in winter; whilst racemes of small white fragrant flowers provide…  More Info

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Prunus incisa 'Kojo-No-Mai'

…pink. Unlike many ornamental cherries, Prunus 'Kojo No Mai' is a compact, rounded shrub, ideal for small and low-maintenance gardens. Fuji Cherries are easy to grow and look fabulous either as a specimen shrub, under-planted with early spring bulbs or as part of a wildlife garden where the abundant…  More Info

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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Amber Jubilee'

…in spring in salmon-orange shades, creating a stunning display early in the year, before turning to green as they mature. Gorgeous clusters of small creamy white flowers bloom in June, followed later by burgundy fruits. The fiery shades of the foliage will be sure to create a talking point, which…  More Info

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