Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' H&S 5m but can be pruned hard in March to fit available space. Dark red-purple leaves turning bright red in autumn. Fluffy plumes of purplish -pink flowers in July-Aug
Amelanchier lamarckii. In April a cloud of white star-shaped blossom, before producing sweet purple-black fruits that will enrapture blackbirds and can be cooked. Meanwhile the leaves turn from bronze in spring to green to brilliant red and orange. Even when it is bald in winter it is an asset, providing strong multi-stemmed structure. It will put up with extreme cold and wet, requires very little pruning and is happy in sun or partial shade, but it does insist on lime-free soil.
Liatris spicata - H50cm S45cm. Spikes of deep magenta flowers open from the top downwards in Aug to Sept. Brings a vertical accent and late colour to the border.
Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass' H45cm S40cm. Large heart shaped silver-grey leaves followed by sprays of tiny light blue flowers in spring. Excellent ground cover plant for moist shady areas.
Paeonia delavayi - Tree Peony. H& S 1.2m. The young leaves of this tree or shrub peony are flushed burgundy and in April-June, lustrous, single, maroon flowers appear among the handsome dark green foliage. This magnificent tree peony is ideal for a sunny border, planted among shrubs that flower later in the summer. with deep, maroon flowers
Pennisetum 'Little Bunny' H 40cm S 50cm. Dwarf Fountain Grass. Compact clump forming perennial grass with arching leaves. In late summer and authum bristly, creamy white flower spikes appear.
Sorbus vilmorinii feathery dark green leaves turning deep purple and red in Autumn. In spring, flat-headed corymbs of small white flowers April to May followed by berries initially crimson-pink slowly changing to a near-white colour. The delicate, fern-like leaves hang gracefully on the arching branches and contrast beautifully with the summer flowers and the autumn berries. compact specimen tree Full sun / light shade.Hardy. Size 5m x 5m
Astilbe x arendsii 'Bumalda' H60cm S45cm. Creamy white flowers June-Aug aging to pale pink.