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Osmanthus

Osmanthus

Neat leaves, a tough constitution and fragrant flowers are a winning combination, says Miranda Kimberley.

Actinidia

Actinidia

This genus features fruiting and ornamental varieties but is loved by cats, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Gleditsia

Gleditsia

These deciduous, spiny trees can tolerate pollution, making them a good choice for parks and gardens, says Miranda Kimberley.

Scilla

Scilla

With star- or bell-shaped flowers mainly with blue accents, these bulbs make a splendid contribution to any spring display, says Miranda Kimberley.

Elaeagnus

Elaeagnus

Fragrant flowers and lustrous leaves help these often overlooked shrubs and small trees to stand out, says Miranda Kimberley.

Dodecatheon

Dodecatheon

Showy flowers and striking colour are helping these 'shooting stars' to grow in popularity, says Miranda Kimberley.


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