TOP 10 Autumn hips and berries
Woman's Weekly Living Series|October 2021
Hips and berries can elevate the October garden with their gem-like colours
HAZEL SILVER

1 GAULTHERIA MUCRONATA ‘MULBERRY WINE’

Shrub whose dense mass of small evergreen leaves provides the perfect backdrop to white flowers in May and June, and magenta-purple autumn fruit. Shade or semi-shade. H: 75cm

2 RUSCUS ACULEATUS

Also known as Butcher’s broom, this spiny shrub’s cut branches will last for weeks out of water – longer than almost any other evergreen. Grow in sun or shade. H: 45cm

3 LEYCESTERIA FORMOSA ‘PURPLE RAIN’

The arching stems of this Himalayan honeysuckle are weighed down by long clusters of white flowers and purple bracts in summer and autumn, with purple berries taking over as the blooms fade. Deciduous. H: 2m

4 HARLEQUIN GLORYBOWER

Weird but wonderful, Farges harlequin glory bower is adorned with turquoise berries encircled by crimson calyces. A deciduous shrub in cold regions; a tree in warm areas. H: 2-6m

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