FRA­GRANT SHRUBS

A per­fumed gar­den is one of the great joys of spring time. These won­der­ful se­lec­tions bred by renowned New Zealand plants­man Mark Jury will fill your spring spa­ces with en­chant­ing flow­ers and in­tox­i­cat­ing fra­grance.

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Con­sid­ered the ‘holy grail’ of fra­grant shrubs, Daphne Per­fume Princess™ is a spring es­sen­tial, ide­ally planted close to seat­ing, en­trance ways and path­ways where its charms can be en­joyed up close.

Award win­ning Per­fume Princess™ is the ear­li­est and long­est flow­er­ing of all Daphnes, pro­duc­ing an ex­cep­tional per­fume, with cit­rus un­der­tones. The large, blush pink to white flow­ers open pro­gres­sively along the stems, ex­tend­ing the bloom time. The shrub it­self is an ex­cel­lent per­former with healthy green leaves and an up­right, slightly spread­ing growth habit.

An­other of Mark Jury’s prog­eny, the Fairy Mag­no­lias® (Miche­lia hy­brids) have gained a huge fol­low­ing for their tidy growth habit and ex­cep­tional vol­ume of fra­grant bloom, pro­duc­ing one or two flower buds on ev­ery leaf axil. Fairy Mag­no­lias® are quick to es­tab­lish af­ter plant­ing, which makes these beau­ties a top choice for flow­er­ing hedges. They also make a mag­nif­i­cent small gar­den tree or con­tainer spec­i­men. As ev­er­greens with very at­trac­tive fo­liage, they look lovely all year-round, even when not in bloom.

Fra­grant from early spring, Fairy Mag­no­lia® Blush which sports loads of beau­ti­ful blush pink flow­ers was the first Fairy Mag­no­lia in­tro­duced. Now we also have Fairy Mag­no­lia® White and Fairy Mag­no­lia® Cream. Grow­ing up to around 3 me­tres tall, all re­spond well to trim­ming as hedges or top­i­ary trees. Untrimmed they form a beau­ti­ful and very ef­fec­tive pri­vacy screen.

Daphne Per­fume Princess™ and Fairy Mag­no­lias® are brought to you by in­ter­na­tional plant mar­keters ATI (Anthony Tes­se­laar In­ter­na­tional). Best known for the renowned Flower Car­pet Rose® se­ries, ATI pride them­selves on bring­ing the most care­fully se­lected, eas­ily grown and thor­oughly tri­alled plants to mar­ket. A visit to www.tes­se­laar.com will re­veal the gems in the Tes­se­laar se­lec­tion, in­clud­ing these fra­grant su­per­stars of spring!

RIGHT: Fairy Mag­no­lia ‘Cream’ makes a mag­nif­i­cent fra­grant hedge.

Fairy Mag­no­lia ‘Blush'

Fairy Mag­no­lia ‘Cream'

Fairy Mag­no­lia ‘White'

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