Shrubs play an important part in landscaping your garden to your wishes. They can act as natural borders, grow in shady and sunny places and give your garden a lush green feel. At Horticentre Garden Centre, we take pride in our extensive range of shrubs that can transform your garden into a year-round oasis of beauty. Whether you're looking for shrubs with evergreen foliage, those that burst into fiery autumn colours, or hardy varieties to brighten up your winter garden, we have just the selection you need to make your outdoor space truly spectacular.
Shrubs for Year-Round Foliage
For those seeking constant greenery in their gardens, our selection of evergreen shrubs is sure to please. These resilient plants maintain their lush foliage throughout the year, providing a vibrant backdrop for your garden. Popular choices include the classic Boxwood, versatile Laurel, and the elegant Rhododendron. These shrubs not only offer visual appeal but also serve as natural privacy screens and windbreaks.
As autumn approaches, our garden centre comes alive with a kaleidoscope of colours. Our collection of autumn shrubs promises to paint your garden with vivid reds, oranges, and yellows. Japanese Maples, Burning Bushes, and Witch Hazels are some of our favourites. These shrubs burst into a fiery display of autumn hues, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere as the leaves gently fall to the ground.
Shrub Care Tips
Caring for your shrubs is crucial to ensure their health and beauty. Regular watering, mulching, and occasional feeding will help your shrubs thrive. Pruning is essential for maintaining their shape and encouraging new growth. For specific care instructions, feel free to consult our knowledgeable staff or refer to our comprehensive gardening guides.
Shrubs in a winter garden
Don't let the chill of winter leave your garden bare and lifeless. At Horticentre, we offer a variety of winter-friendly shrubs that can brighten up your outdoor space even on the frostiest days. Choose from fragrant winter-flowering Daphne, the resilient Winter Heather, or the ever-popular Holly. These shrubs will ensure that your garden remains a delightful sight, even amidst the winter's frost.
Planting and Pruning Shrubs
For optimal results, plant your shrubs in early spring or early autumn, when the soil is still warm. This allows them to establish strong roots before the harsher weather arrives. When it comes to pruning, the timing varies depending on the type of shrub. Generally, prune spring-flowering shrubs after they bloom, and summer-flowering ones in late winter or early spring.
Horticentre's Top 3 Autumn Shrubs
With so many shrubs to choose from, it's hard to pick your favourite. Our green experts at Horticentre have established a top 3 of shrubs that thrive in autumn:
- Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum): Known for its stunning foliage, this tree offers shades of red, orange, and yellow in autumn, making it a showstopper in any garden.
- Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus): With its vibrant red leaves in the fall, this shrub adds a fiery touch to your landscape.
- Witch Hazel (Hamamelis): Renowned for its unique and fragrant winter blooms, this shrub brightens up the coldest months.
Shop Shrubs Online or Visit Us in Overton
At Horticentre, we offer the convenience of shopping for shrubs online, with the added benefit of free local delivery. You can explore our diverse range of shrubs, place your order from the comfort of your home, and have your chosen plants delivered straight to your doorstep. Alternatively, we welcome you to visit our garden centre in Overton, where you can immerse yourself in the world of outdoor plants, receive expert advice, and discover even more treasures for your garden. Join us in making your garden a true masterpiece, year-round!