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Ceanothus

Ceanothus

These shrubs or small trees produce mainly blue flowers and fantastic glossy leaves, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Nicotiana

Nicotiana

Very popular among experienced gardeners, these plants often give off a sweet fragrance, says Miranda Kimberley.

Loropetalum

Loropetalum

Colourful flowers and stunning foliage are great rewards for growing this often unfamiliar plant, says Miranda Kimberley.

Kalmia

Kalmia

Beautiful flowers and striking buds make these little-known evergreen shrubs well worth a try, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Eryngium

Eryngium

This florist's favourite offers interesting foliage and alluring flowers in a range of colours, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Pterocarya

Pterocarya

This attractive tree is rarely planted in the UK but deserves consideration in larger gardens and estates, says Miranda Kimberley.