Lavandula; Laburnum; Lagerstroemia; Lantana; Laurus; Lavatera; Leptospermum; Lycesteria; Ligustrum; Lithodora; Lonicera; Lupinus:
Lavenders - Lavandula for our featured group of shrubs starting with the letter L.
Laburnum – Golden Rain: - More of a small tree, but often planted in association with shrubs. Can be bought as a multi stem shrub - which is quite spectacular - for a couple of weeks!
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Lagerstroemia – Crape Myrtle – Crepe Myrtle: - Generally half hardy shrub with attractive peeling bark. The upright panicles of flowers are superb.
Lantana: - Tender shrub - evergreen foliage and showy flowers in various colours. Can be griown outdoors in summer in UK, then overwintered frostfree.
Lapageria: - generally not hardy. Evergreen climber with tubular/bell shaped flowers normally red, but also with a white form. Only for warmer countries, or grow in greenhouse.
Laurus The bay tree: - Often clipped to shape, otherwise largish evergreen shrub with aromatic foliage beloved of chefs.
Lavatera – Mallow: - One of the longest flowering of all shrubs. Only drawback is that it gets damaged in hard winter, and oftend splits assunder. No matter. Easy to grow and cut back hard. Off it goes again.
Lavender - Lavandula: - See Lavandula above.
Leptospermum – Tea tree:- Evergreen with multitudinous flowers. Hardy in many areas - unless cold, wet winter. Grow in a sheltered but sunny place.
Leucothoe:- Not reliably hardy evergreen with good foliage. needs acid and preferably moist soil conditions to thrive. Flowers are similar to Pieris - but not as showy.
Leycesteria – Pheasant Berry: - Hardy deciduous shrubb with good foliage, but mainly grown for the drooping deep crimson flower bracts and berries. Cut back hard each year.
Ligustrum – Privet: - Not only for hedges but also one or two that have good variegated foliage and very sweetly scented flowers. Hardy.
Lithodora: - Deep blue flowers on this ground hugging shrub. Evergreen and generally hardy.
Lupinus – Shrubby Lupin: - There is the tree lupin and also a few shrubby Lupins that are hardy and well worth growing.
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