HTA chooses berry trees as plant of the moment

The HTA says trees with berries on them such as elderberries and firethorns come into their own in the autumn.

The HTA recommended Viburnum davidii, Gaultheria mucronata, pyracantha, cotoneaster and Skimmia japonica subsp. reevesiana to add a new dimension to any garden and to provide home grown food for birds and wildlife.

The association added that pots give these shrubs a permanant home and should be planted with a free-draining loam-based compost and should be stood on pot feet.

Planting partners recommended by the HTA include Callicarpa ‘Profusion’, Carex ‘Evergold, Heathers, Holly, Pansies, Rosa rugosa, Rosa canina and Rosa ‘Geranium’, Euonymus ‘Red Cascade’, Viola and Viburnum including Viburnum davidii and varieties of Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus.

Meanwhile, the annual HTA-promoted National Confier Week ran up to 2 October.

  • The HTA Garden Futures Conference titled 'Business agility in a disruptive world’ takes place at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire on 12 October.

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