Choosing the Right Plant

The following lists suggest plants that are suitable for growing in particular situations, or have special uses or characteristics. If a plant is listed for a particular purpose (shade, acid soil, hedging etc) it should thrive there happily in normal growing conditions, even if the situation is not the plants' naturally preferred location. Bear in mind that plants are not always consistent in their growing habits and much of their success depends on climate, location, aspect, care and available nutrients.
Plants for containers