Viking Nurseries Newsletter Week 8

Welcome to our weekly Newsletter for Week 8

It was a chilly start to the day here in Colton but with a clear blue sky and bright sun the temperatures are set to rise to the dizzy heights of 15 degrees!

This week we are pleased to introduce our 2 litre shrub collection. Those of you that visited our stand at the HTA National Plant Show last June will have been introduced to some examples of our new range and we now have a fantastic selection of plants which we can offer at a very reasonable price.


This week we shall be delivering orders on green-tagged trolleys. If you are unable to exchange with green tags, please notify us when placing your orders so that alternative arrangements can be made.

2 Litre Shrub Collection

36 plants per shelf, 6 shelves per trolley

Cistus 'Alan Fradd'

Cistus originate from dry, rocky parts of the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, and so are drought-tolerant and low maintenance. They produce masses of flowers in midsummer, but each lasts only one day. In June and July, 'Alan Fradd' produces large, crumpled, white flowers splashed with maroon at the base of each petal, set against dark green, lance-shaped leaves.

Cistus 'Corbariensis'

This evergreen variety bears single white flowers with yellow centres which are borne from rosy-pink buds in June. At the end of each day, all of the petals on all of the flowers fall off and a whole new crop opens every morning. In this way, the plant always looks neat and tidy without any effort. In summer the dark green foliage can give off a pleasant resinous scent, and in winter it takes on striking red tones.

Cistus 'Sunset'

Commonly known as the Rock Rose or Sun Rose, this low growing shrub has grey-green wavy edged evergreen foliage.

From June to August the bright pink, tissue-paper blooms are borne in abundance, each lasting just a day, before a new bloom opens to take its place.

Ceanothus 'Skylark'

From May to June this compact Californian Lilac is covered in dense clusters of deep blue flowers that make an fantastic feature in sunny mixed borders. Ceanothus ‘Skylark’ is a compact variety, with a spreading habit that lends itself nicely to wall training where space is at a premium. This bushy, evergreen shrub has a quick growing habit – perfect for hedging or adding structure to cottage garden schemes.

Escallonia 'Gold Ellen'

Gold Ellen is a compact evergreen shrub with bright golden yellow new growth making a central splash of green in the border. Large heads of upright rosy pink flowers are produced in late Summer.

Euonymus 'Emerald Gaiety'

'Emerald Gaiety' is a small, bushy evergreen shrub, but climbing if planted against a wall. Leaves rounded, with an irregular white margin, tinged pink in winter.

Euonymus 'Emerald n Gold'

'Emerald 'n' Gold' is a dwarf evergreen shrub of spreading habit, with broadly yellow-margined leaves, tinged pink in winter; occasionally produces a few small, inconspicuous greenish flowers.

Prostanthera cuneata (Alpine Mint)

This small shrub becomes a compact spreading mound in the garden. The tiny evergreen leaves have a refreshing minty fragrance when brushed up against.

In late spring to early summer small orchid-like white flowers cover the shrub and are very attractive to pollinators.

Conifer Collection

Conifers available in all shapes, sizes and colours; a fantastic range for your benches. Available in 1.4 ltr, 4.5 ltr and 10ltr pots.

To place your orders, please call Fabio on 07775 596655, Sam on 01603 882196 or email


Please remember you can order at any time. Orders placed before 3pm on a Monday will be delivered the same week. Orders received after this will be delivered the following week.

Use the trolley calculator in the Excel version of the Availability List to help you. Your trolley will build as you tap the number of plants into the order form. Make sure you get as near to a round number as possible or we may need to contact you to add to your order.

Please may we bring to your attention to the delivery costs on our Availability List.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Have a good week everybody!

Kind regards

Sam Nock

Nurseries Ltd Tel: 01603 882196 Fax: 01603 881481

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