Register with us or sign in
How big a shrub do you want chicky?
Viburnum opulus has white flowers and red berries and I think there is a compact variety. There are types with blue berries as well and others with darker red berries, just give it a Google, you'll find quite a few.
Coral Beauty has some wonderful berries on it at the moment
roots down as it goes so can do a good spread.
Holly? Some are self-fertile and berry reliably well, and as they take well to being clipped can be kept to size.
Skimmias have good red berries as long as you choose the right one as some need a boy and a girl plant to get the berries whilst others are hermaphrodite and produce berries on tehir own. They need acid soil to do well - http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Harlow-Carr/About-Harlow-Carr/Plant-of-the-month/December/Skimmia-japonica-subsp-reevesiana
pryagantha,lovely for birds and lovely white flowers in spring plus good protection.
Brilliant - thanks for all your replies. Off to google pyracantha, skimmia, hollies and coral beauty. Will let you know what i go for in due course
choose a good coral beauty chicky, if it isn't the shape you want and covered in berries now, leave it at the GC. I have 2, one is lovely the other not so good
Just to finish this thread off - i went for pyracatha red saphyr - and here it is ....
Thank you all for your suggestions ..... I love this site!!