When is a tree not a tree?
Some invaluable medium to large shrubs deserve an honourable mention! Here are four of the best: Summer: Elegant weeping butterfly bush, Buddleja alternifolia. Winter: No garden’s complete without wintersweet, Chimonanthus praecox.
Spring: Amelanchier lamarckii has airy flowers and edible berries. Autumn: Sweet-scented Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’.