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REALLY BIG OCTOBER SALE
Do you like to play? We have an attractive October play with huge disounts on selected items. How does it work? For a period of 3 DAYS we will announce a group of plants for which you get 30% DISCOUNT. Great, isn't it? And when these three days are over, we advertise another group of plants to play with.

Here are conditions:
  • the plant(s) you wish to buy with a discount has to be paid immediately, either in our garden centre or online when shopping here, online payments do not show discounts, we will refund you with the discount after we have recieved your payment
  • no reservations possible, once you select a plant with a discount it has to be paid, no prolonged reservation
  • no further discounts possible
  • on the third day of each three-day offer the discount can be applied for until 6 pm (CET), or until midnight if paying online

    What do you think, will you join our play? Stay tuned and try to catch your desired plant - from now until the end of Octber we will continuously put ALL plants on sale in relevant groups. So do not miss yours! :-)

    RIGHT NOW THE SALE IS ON JAPANESE MAPLES and all plants named japonica or japonicus such as azalea japonica, styrax japonicus etc.
  • CHANGE OF OPENING TIMES
    From October 1 we are closed on Sundays and all holidays.
    This floribunda shrub rose has a name that really fits – Schöne vom See which means ‘Beauty of the Lake’, so no need to feel puzzled finding out that it truly is beautiful. Its semi-double to fully double flowers are a sight for sore eyes, indeed. They are a rare combination of warm apricot orange and golden yellow as they open, and turn to pale salmon pink later, and just before they fade out they open up extremely wide into large tousled heads showing a very light pink tone without any other discol ...entire article
    Showy Chinese gentian is an autumn flowering species with possibly the showiest flowers in the family. They are erect trumpets of dark sky blue colour with white throat and white and navy blue stripes outside. The flowers appear continuously from September until November atop short, 5-20 cm long, procumbent stems. Needle-like leaves are very similar to those on ground-covering phlox, and are evergreen in mild climates where they turn ginger-orange in winter, in zone 6 they are deciduous and the whole plant emerges again in spring. S ...entire article
    YELLOW MEILOVE® is a yellow flowering rose from the MEILOVE® series bred by Meilland in France. It exhibits bushy and compact growth, and profuse flowering from May until October, sometimes even November if the frost has not killed the flower buds. The flowers are fully double, standard yellow from late spring till summer, and deeper yellow in late summer and autumn. Fragrance is medium strong, citrus sweet. Deep green leaves are glossy and very resistant to common diseases. YELLOW MEILOVE® rose grows i ...entire article
    07.10.2017HELLEBORES
    We have a new supply of long-awaited, fresh hellebores. Altogether 9 varieties, 7 of which you can find in our Catalogue, and 2 varieties are new. These are Shooting Star and Sophie, they will soon be introduced here on our News page. Most of them have flower buds, some of them are blooming already, and 3 varieties are late i.e. they will be making buds from winter.
    02.10.2017New in catalogue
    stonecrop (Sedum "'LEMON BALL'")
    Lemon Ball is a beautiful ground covering stonecrop with chartreuse green foliage. Its small, evergreen, needle-like leaves are thick and contain a lot of water. They turn bright yellow for winter. In late spring or early summer emerge small, yellow, star-shaped flowers at tips of some branches. Lemon Green grows moderately, forming a thick cushion that resists some stepping on. It can be pruned in early spring. Lemon Ball sedum is easy to grow, just make sure it does not stand in water. As one of its parents come ...entire article
    Ferruginea is a southern magnolia variety with large, 24-26 cm across, creamy white, lotus-like flowers whose fragrance attracts not only bees and other insects, but also most perfume producers and every passer-by, especially in late afternoon and early evening when it releases its rich, sweet and citrus fragrance several meters around. Each flower opens for one or two days only but is followed by another so the whole plant produces flowers from June until September. The older and stronger the plant the more flowers a ...entire article
    Shining Spectre is a gorgeous torch lily variety from England. It was bred by Adrian Bloom from The Bressingham Gardens in Norfolk. It produces up to 15 cm long spike-like racemes composed of small, tubular flowers on strong, green stems. The flowers are bright sulphur yellow at first, and mature into a fantastic shade of hot afternoon sun - rich golden yellow. The flowers appear from mid July in several flushes, and in good, fertile soil it can produce the last fresh flowers in late September highlighting the colours ...entire article
    Dazzleberry stonecrop emerges with small, oval, deciduous, dark blue-green leaves flushed dark purple red in spring, and mature to deep purple blue or almost deep burgundy red in summer. Huge flower heads measure up to 20 cm across, and open into sparkling rich pink star-shaped flowers from late August for 6 to 8 weeks. They provide excellent food for bees which are grateful for any flowers late in the season. It makes dense and compact cushions, and looks great among rocks, or surrounded by white or light grey gra ...entire article
    Cliff stonecrop is Japanese native plant popular for its compact growth and profuse flowering. Lidakense is one of the top varieties producing small, oval, deciduous, silvery blue-green leaves flushed with purple pink, and masses of star-shaped, bright pink flowers from late August for 6 to 8 weeks. They provide excellent food for bees which are grateful for any flowers late in the season. Lidakense makes neat, compact, low cushions, and looks great among rocks, or surrounded by white or light grey gravel in an alp ...entire article
    Joshua® hellebore is a very early variety bred from German breeder Josef Heuger. Its flowers are small to mid-sized: 4-5 cm across, pure white with yellow stamens in the centre, and in warm winters come out in profusion from early December until February. In cold winters blooming starts from late winter. Evergreen leaves are leathery, palmate, and deep green and form a compact clump. Patent No. PP17957 issued in 2007. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral to alkaline, rich in humus soil in dappled shade ...entire article
    MADAME LEMONNIER® is truly a fantastic hellebore variety bred by an enthusiastic breeder from northern France Martine Lemonnier in 1995, and patented as PP25646 ‘Lem 100’ in 2013. Flowers are huge – up to 10 cm across, open wide, pastel purple pink, decorated with numerous yellow stamens and a crown of tiny yellow-green funnels around them, and deep burgundy red stigma in the centre. They are atop strong, about 20 cm tall stems, facing its admirers (not nodding), and come out from mid to late De ...entire article
    Chestnut Leaf is probably the most common variety when you happen to come across a Koehne holly in Europe early 21st century. I am giving this date deliberately in case you are reading this article in 2050 or later, laughing how come that we used to be so deprived having just one Koehne holly then. Anyway, back to the subject. Its name reckons there is a similarity to sweet chestnut leaves which I can only confirm. The leaves are up to 15 cm long, broadly elliptic, serrated or short-spined at margins, rich green, and glossy. The difference is that they are leathery and evergreen. It is a femal ...entire article
    Maestro® hellebore is another from the ballardiae hybrids i.e. crossings of h.lividus and h.niger. They usually have marbled foliage and dusky coloured flowers. Maestro® makes 4-5 cm wide flowers which open white and turn dusky pink, and mature to cloudy pink when all stamens have fallen off. Evergreen leaves are palmately divided, leathery, and almost lying on the ground taking up a larger area than other varieties. In warm winters flowering beg ...entire article
    Lily is a novelty Lenten rose from Spring Promise® series from 2016. It makes large, 5-7 cm across flowers which resemble water lilies. They have 2 or 3 rows of petals, profusely decorated with purple pink veins and a rich flare in the centre on almost white background. Stems are strong and upright, 35-40 cm tall. Leaves are leathery, deep green, palmately divided into 5 leaflets. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral to alkaline, rich in humus soil in dappled shade or filtered sun. This hybrid ...entire article
    Elly® is a fantastic Lenten rose from Spring Promise® series. It makes large, up to 7cm across double flowers with 3 rows of petals. They are purple pink with prominent dark purple red veins. They appear atop 35-40 cm tall, strong stems from late November until late winter. Leaves are leathery, deep green, palmately divided into 5 leaflets. Elly was patented under PP23,820 in 2013. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral to alkaline, rich in humus soil in dappled shade or filtered sun. This hy ...entire article
    Merlin® hellebore needs no or very limited glorification in order to attract your attention. It receives it deservedly the very moment the flowers open. They are medium large, purple pink to cranberry red with many yellow stamens in the centre, and are borne atop 15-20 cm tall, deep wine red stems. In warm winters flowering begins around mid to late December, and continues for about 3 months, in cold winters from early March. Evergreen leaves are leathery, palmate, deep green, and conspicuously veined or marbled. ...entire article
    Conny is a fantastic Lenten rose from Spring Promise® series developed and bred by Josef Heuger in Germany. Conny is a strong and healthy growing Lenten rose with large, up to 5cm across flowers of silvery grey flowers with conspicuous purple red speckles. They appear atop 25-35 cm tall, strong stems from mid January until early March in mild winters in zones 6b and 7, or from late February until mid April in cold winters of zones 5 and 6. Leaves are leathery, deep green, palmately divided into 5 leaflets. ...entire article
    Feuerzauber is a witch hazel variety that is in English speaking countries marketed as FIRE CHARM, while a more accurate translation says ‘fire magic’ and that name really fits. When this shrub is at its blooming peak it does look like on fire. The flowers have the colour of the hottest flame of a fire torch – deep red with fiery orange. They are fringe-like and very fragrant, their perfume is stronger than on yellow flowering varieties and deeper fruity. ...entire article
    This Japanese holly is a unique species formerly known as ilex mutchagara. Its correct Latin name is far too long and a bit complicated to both pronounce and spell, hence its modern trade name IMPALA® holly. The easiest way to describe IMPALA® holly is to compare it with Japanese box-leaved holly ilex crenata. It differs in larger leaves and faster growth. IMPALA® holly has 2-3 cm long, elliptic, evergreen lea ...entire article
    Ellwood’s Gold is a newer Lawson cypress selection from Ellwoodii variety. Ellwood’s Gold has all the features of its forerunner apart from color. Its shade is soft green with some yellowish-green tips when they emerge and in late autumn when they mature. It is a slow growing, evergreen conifer of very dense growth and columnar habit. It keeps its perfect shape of a fat pillar without a single cut and for ...entire article
    Ellwoodii is a useful and sought-after variety of Lawson cypress with blue-green to steal-blue foliage. It is a slow growing, evergreen conifer of very dense growth and columnar habit. It keeps its perfect shape of a fat pillar without a single cut and forms multiple tips at the top which makes it look rather attractive especially among single-leader plants. It requires no care or pruning. False cypress prefers moist but well-drained, slightly acidic soil but is adaptable to almost all types of soil. It can be pru ...entire article
    Eastern hemlock is a native plant of North America, precisely eastern parts of Canada. Still, this variety comes from a German nursery town Jeddeloh and was introduced already in 1950. It is a dwarf, evergreen conifer with arching branches. They are formed in fan-like sprays, rising at the angle of about 45°and drooping at the ends, creating an image of an overflowing fountain with a nest in the middle. The needles are short, light green with bluish hues. In winter they gain bronze shades. Jeddeloh ...entire article
    Whipcord is a unique variety of western red cedar which does not resemble any other plant from the arborvitae family. It is a slow growing conifer with thin, whipcord-like, arching branches, which always bend downwards making a relaxed appearance. They are deep green from spring to autumn, and turn various depths of bronze in winter. It grows very slowly, expect it to grow one meter tall and wide in 10-15 years. As it does not produce any flowers or fruit it is ideal for growing near swimming pools or garden ponds. ...entire article
    Japanese umbrella pine is an exquisite-looking conifer resembling pine thanks to its needles but botanically it has nothing in common with them. There are quite a few varieties available in the trade now that will fit even a small garden. Beauty Green is one of them. It is a slow growing, evergreen conifer with rich green, flattened, glossy, succulent needles. It forms a conical shape with a wide base and a distinct tip. It was selected by a German nursery Carstens in 1998 and introduced to the green market in 2005 ...entire article
    Wiethorst is a witch’s broom of Schwerin’s pine, found and named by Johann Wieting in Gieelhorst, Germany. It is dwarf, slow growing version of this pine with symmetrical, pyramidal shape and dense habit. It has beautiful, 10-12 cm long, silvery blue-green, and always pendent needles. In summer numerous light green, slim cones are produced even on young plants. Pruning is not required to achieve a compact shape. All pines love sunny sites and dislike wet ground. Though, this pine benefits from constan ...entire article
    Blue Arrow juniper is as thin as a supermodel. This conifer has a truly slim, columnar habit and attractive blue-green to almost silvery blue colour. It is often compared to another juniper variety called Skyrocket against which it has a big advantage – Blue Arrow has shorter branches that do not bend under the weight of fresh snow. The whole plant has a typical fragrance, especially when you crush the foliage. Junipers will grow in almost any reasonably drained soil of any pH. Once established it needs no ma ...entire article
    The name of this Hinoki cypress is as bizarre as the plant itself. Still, its extraordinary appearance makes it look very unique given a good site in your garden. Lycopodioides is a slow growing conifer with contorted branches of mid green colour with blue-green shades. It is often compared to clubmoss. It does not have a shape as such so we suggest trimming the plant in young age to develop a dense structure of inner branches. Ultimate mature size is documented as 3-4m but garden cultivated, looked-after plants are p ...entire article
    Katsura is a Japanese maple that is highly decorative especially in spring, when new leaves emerge, and in autumn, when they change again. They are typically palmate, rather small, 5-lobed, chartreuse yellow-green with coppery margins in early spring, rich green in summer, and glowing golden-yellow and orange in autumn. Leaf stalks are red as well as small flowers which appear in April and are not too showy from the distance. Katsura maple makes a vase-shaped shrub or small tree. It grows slowly and only when it r ...entire article
    Black Sea holly lives naturally in the regions of Balkan Peninsula, Caucasus, and some parts of Turkey. It is becoming less and less common in the wild mainly because of excess exploitation of forests which make the typical microclimate for this holly. It used to be considered a subspecies of common holly ilex aquifoilum until Antonina Ivanovna Pojarkova gave detailed description and comparison for this plant, and classified it as separate species. Black Sea holly...entire article
    Scotch heather is a genus of one species of evergreen shrub from N. and W. Europe to Siberia. They are low and spreading or ground-covering plants that are easy to grow and produce awesome displays when flowering from late summer until late autumn. There are more than 500 varieties to this date and more new ones are bred every year in order to achieve better looking and performing plants. GARDEN GIRLS® is a fantastic series of modern heather – bud-bloomers. They are bre ...entire article
    Seven son flower is a fascinating shrub that was first found in China by Ernest H.Wilson more than a hundred years ago, in 1907. Still, it took almost 80 years before this plant was cultivated commercially. Seven son flower is a large shrub or a small tree with 3 predominant features. Leaves, inflorescence, and bark. In spring it makes medium-sized 7-10 cm long, ovate, deciduous leaves with prominent 3 veins. The leaves are opposite and hang on the tree like dogwood or pear tree leaves. They are light green when they emer ...entire article
    Little Rascal® is a beautiful new variety of blue holly, found in US nursery Monrovia in 1996 as a natural mutation of another blue holly called Blue Boy. The plant exhibits unique features, distinctly different from its parent for which it was patented under PP9,999 as ilex x “Mondo”. Little Rascal® is a compact and slow growing variety of blue holly. It bears plentiful of approx. 3 cm long leaves that are evergreen, undulated, richly serrated ...entire article
    Orange Beauty is another witch hazel variety which competes with all of those orange-coloured ones known so far. Its spider-shaped flowers are quite large and have a unique sweet and spicy perfume. Their colour is like glowing embers – fiery red at the bottom and bright orange and golden yellow at tops of the slender petals. The calyxes, once opened, show deep burgundy red colour. Flowering may begin as early as late January if the winter is mild and sunny, without significant frosts. If the end of winter is too ...entire article
    Humpy is a very beautiful variety of dwarf mountain pine introduced in 1979. It grows extremely slowly into a cushion-like, mound-forming shrub that is some 50 cm tall and a little over one meter wide in 15 years. Its evergreen needles are short, stiff, rich green, and are borne in pairs. Annual growths are small and make numerous little “heads” which emphasizes plant’s dense and compact habit. Humpy is suitable for conifer gardens as well as large rockeri ...entire article
    Columbo is a mountain pine that has absolutely nothing to do with inspector Colombo. Its original name given in 1984 was Columnaris and it perfectly described its columnar habit. It grows slowly and dense, bears short, dark green, stiff needles borne in pairs. Thanks to its compact habit and columnar shape it will look good mixed with flat or prostrate growing plants and perennials. Mountain pines are ideal for larger rockeries, small gardens or even containers on patios, and look great when surrounded by ...entire article
    Growers and fans of lily-of-the-valley shrubs probably know Little Heath variety, but few of them know that there was a selection made some time ago with only green foliage. In my view it is much more elegant since there is no variegation to disturb its beautiful green colour. Little Heath Green pieris is a very slow grower with small, widely elliptic, evergreen leaves that emerge coppery red and orange. It grows slowly, forming an irregular mound with ere ...entire article
    Autumn Joy is a much easier name to pronounce than its German original Herbstferude. This orpine has large, oval, light green, thick leaves. In late August it produces almost flat cymes of deep pink flowers. They continue blooming until mid autumn and even after flowering they remain attractive bringing interest to your winter garden. These perennials are easy to grow, they will like almost any well-drained soil, they do well in rockeries and outdoor pots. Cut them back in early spring. Fuly hardy to min. -34°C (USDA zone 4). Last update 27-08-2011 ...entire article
    Standing Stone is a clump-forming bamboo with erect, dark green, strudy canes and rich green, narrowly elongated, evergreen leaves. Young twigs are almost black. It forms a dense bush ideal for screening. Fargesia is a genus of bamboo which is not only the most suitable type for our climate (zone 6), it is also one of the most attractive bamboos offering beautiful plants. This bamboo is clump-growing so it does not need root barrier as it is not invasive. Grow it in fertile, moisture retentive soil. Standing Stone can be grown in full sun, too, if the soil is kept even ...entire article
    Baby Blue is a dwarf form of a very popular false cypress variety called Boulevard. Its needles are soft, awl-shaped, curving, silvery-blue colour. It grows slowly, forming a low, compact shrub that is about 50 cm tall and 90 cm wide when 10 years old. Its natural shape is widely pyramidal with a rounded top. This small shrub will be beautiful in small gardens and front yards as well as in borders with dwarf conifers and small-leaved evergreens, combined with attractive perennials of small sizes. Thanks to its ...entire article
    Mountain pines and dwarf pines are common conifers of our gardens. Their limited size and dense habit is often welcome in less spacious areas. Laurin is a slow growing variety of such dwarf mountain pine with short, dark green needles and mounding habit. It grows about 50 cm tall and twice as wide while keeping a rounded outline. It is a favourite variety for bonsai makers. Dwarf pines look nice in small front yards or combined with taller shrubs and small trees where they help to fill the lower space. They are ideal for larger rockeries, containers on patios, and look ...entire article
    Little Gloss is a very neat-looking variety of so-called blue holly. It was bred by K.Hübbers in German town Kranenburg. Its evergreen leaves are dark green, small and very glossy. Just like many other blue hollies they are not prickly, only finely serrated at margins thanks to which they are pleasant to touch. Little Gloss is a male variety not producing berries but is suitable as a pollinator for most female hollies that bear attractive fruit in autumn and winter and need a male plant nearby. It grows slowly, naturally making a dense bush, only little pruning is need ...entire article
    Semperaurea is an attractive variety of yew. Its evergreen needles are bright yellow on the top of the shrub from spring to autumn and change to orange or golden yellow in winter. Foliage inside the shrub and on not insolated parts grade to mid to deep green. The plants grows at medium speed, making erect new shoots and forms a dense, wide shrub. Now a few words about its toxicity. The whole plant is slightly poisonous for humans but extremely poisonous for horses. Its beautiful red fruits are also said to be dangerous for people but the truth is that only the seeds co ...entire article
    Although Colorado spruce originates in the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the USA it has been in wide cultivation in Europe and its colder regions. Especially Hoopsii variety is something you come across very often in Czech gardens. This is a slow growing conifer with clear silvery-blue needles that are very prickly and cover the branches densely. It forms a neatly shaped tree with rich branching from the ground if planted as a specimen plant in full sun, making an almost regular pyramidal shape. Owing to slow growth it is a popular feature for medium-sized gardens. As i ...entire article
    Beni Maiko is a fantastic variety of Japanese maple with brilliant red new foliage. Its Japanese name means a red-haired dancing girl. The deciduous leaves are not large, only about 5 cm across, but their emerging colour in the spring is striking and is even more enhanced when new leaves mature in early summer while the branches keep producing fresh new red foliage at their ends. This makes this maple a unique specimen in every garden. It grows slowly about 2.5m tall and wide. Beni Maiko forms naturally a dense and bushy shrub with a neat, oval-shaped or almost rounded ...entire article
    Argentea, formerly 'Candicans', is a superb variety of white fir with almost silver to silvery glaucous foliage and smaller size when adult. Its needles are soft, borne erect on almost horizontal to slightly ascending branches. The tree shape is conical, quite symmetrical. It grows slowly to medium fast. White fir will grow in almost any well drained soil, from slightly alkaline to acidic. The soil should be humus-rich and moist when transplanted but once established it can take long periods of drought. Grow it in full sun for best ...entire article
    When I first saw this Globosa Viridis pine I could not believe it was a scots pine variety. Scots pines have blue-green or silvery green needles and rapid growth, while this jewel is vivid green, like a fresh lawn. It grows very slowly and compact, forming a slim cone with somewhat rounded top. Trimming is out of the question as it grows only about 1m tall when 10-15 years old. You can combine it in a mixed border with other compact or Japanese-style plants, or make it a small specimen in a small garden. As every pine, it needs full sun and well-drained, slightly acidic ...entire article
    27.09.2017New stock
    red oak (Quercus rubra )
    Red oak is also called American oak thanks to its origin in north-eastern USA and Canada, owing to which it is very cold hardy. And just like many other very hardy trees also this one gets considerably tall when adult. Red oak can grow up to 20 m, and even a bit more in large parks where it has enough space and nutrients. Deciduous leaves are rather big for an oak – up to 20 cm across, cut into bristle-tipped 7-11 lobes. They are deep green and glossy in the season, turning spectacular shades of golden orange, scarlet red and rouge in the autumn. The crown is pyramidal when you ...entire article
    Wilsonii is a rare variety of Highclare holly. It bears 5-7 cm long, oval to oblong, deep green and very glossy leaves. They are mildly spiny when young and lose spines as the plant grows taller than 1m, then new leaves become mostly entire with just one sharp tip. It is a female variety that bears profusion of large, vivid red berries if a male pollinator is nearby. It grows medium fast, making strong, erect branches which form an upright, widely oval shrub. Under ideal conditions, e.g. in Benelux countries and England, it may grow quite tall and wide, whereas in our z ...entire article
    Wheeltree is an extraordinary evergreen piece from the East (Japan, Korea, Taiwan). Its uniqueness is emphasized by the fact that it is the one and only species of its genus. Moreover, it is a very old species, imprint of its leaf was found in a 49 million years old fossil found in Washington state, USA. It is special for its spirally arranged, finely serrated leaves. They are broadly elliptic to ovate, up to 12 cm long, salmon pink as they emerge, changing through coppery to dark green in summer. In autumn they turn dark red with some bronze shades until ...entire article
    Irish yew is a popular evergreen conifer. They are very practical due to many varieties available offering various shapes and sizes. Another advantage is that they grow well in both full sun and in deep shade. Fastigiata Aureomarginata is a very elegant variety of yew with golden yellow margins along its deep green, thin needles. It has strictly upright, narrow habit. It grows very slowly which makes it suitable for small gardens, too. Until it reaches full maturity it seldom exceeds width of 1m. The height varies by location and soil fertility. Female plants produce re ...entire article
    Mops is an elegant and very slow growing variety of dwarf mountain pine. It was bred in 1951 and has been in demand ever since. It has short, deep green needles in whorls of two. Natural habit is mound-forming, cushion-like when young, changing to rounded with age. 15-year-old plants are about 80 cm tall and just a little over 1m wide. It is ideal for larger rockeries, containers on patios, it looks great when surrounded by white sand or pebbles. It needs full sun and well-drained soil, no fertilizing required. Fu ...entire article
    Golden Horizon is an interesting variety of Himalayan cedar with weeping branches. The needles are evergreen, yellow-green when young and in summer, turning blue-green as they mature and in the shade. The shape of the shrub is irregular, making horizontal branches with weeping ends. It grows slowly. Pruning is not required, trimming is possible in the spring. Cedars are widely soil adaptable if well-drained. In regions with cold winters mulching is necessary. Fully hardy to min. -21°C (USDA zone 6b). Last update 15-01-2009 ...entire article
    Diane bears the deepest red flowers, so far cultivated. They are fringe-like and appear on bare wood from the first warmer days of February and keep blooming for 6 to sometimes 8 weeks! Leaves are similar to hazel, but larger and turn bright orange-red in autumn. Witch hazel is a beautiful shrub or a small tree of an open vase shape, growing to some 3-4m which is ideal for even a small garden. It is a garden-origin cross between Asian species h.japonica and h.mollis. Soil has to be acidic to neutral, moist but well drained. With hazels will not tolerate lime. Do not prune older plants. Sun ...entire article
    Arnold Promise is considered the heaviest bloomer among the yellow-flowering varieties of witch hazel. It has profusion of bright yellow, fringe-like flowers on bare wood. They come out on the cold days of end January and keep blooming for 6 to sometimes 8 weeks! Leaves are similar to hazel, but larger and turn golden yellow and orange in autumn. Witch hazel is a beautiful shrub or a small tree of an open vase shape, growing to some 3-4m which is ideal for even a small garden. It is a garden-origin cross between Asian species h.japonica and h.mollis. Soil has to be aci ...entire article
    Are you looking for an extraordinary climber with attractive foliage and flowers, too? Climbing hydrangea could be your perfect choice. Its natural habitat is the area east of Asia – from Sakhaline, through Japan, Korea to Taiwan. This deciduous climber offers both. The leaves are to 11 cm long, bright green when they emerge, turning deep green in summer and yellow in autumn. They are ovate to heart-shaped, nearly rounded. The flowers come up from early summer until mid-summer. Only the flowers on the outskirts of the domed corymbs open up and remain open for a long time withou ...entire article
    White (Waymouth) pines are very popular for their soft needles which you want to touch over and over again. They are usually long and come in whorls of 5. Minima is a dwarf variety suitable for small and mid-sized gardens. It grows slowly, forming a compact and rounded head, either grafted on a stem or as a ground-covering plant. The colour of needles is silvery green. Pines like well-drained, sandy soil, they do not need much fertilizing. They are practically maintenance-free. Fully hardy to min. -37°C (USDA 3b). Last update 10-12-2008 ...entire article
    If you google red-leaved Japanese maples I am sure that, amongst the oldest varieties such as Bloodgood and Atropurpureum, you will find this nice piece: Shaina. Unlike the previously mentioned cultivars Shaina is everyone’s love as it offers advantages that come in handy for gardeners-beginners. Shaina has deeply lobed palmate leaves with 5 elongated, pointed leaflets, their shape resembles marihuana. The colour is reliable burgundy red – light red on new leaves to deep burgundy on mature leaves. Lower leaves and if placed in part shade they will turn deep green. ...entire article
    Beauty berry. Sounds like a beauty salon. The truth is the name is right because this plant, originally from China, is grown for its beautifully coloured berries. It is a mid-sized shrub with deep green, elliptic to obovate, deciduous leaves that are bronze when young. It flowers in summer with small, pale pink flowers that are followed by fruit which is the key feature of this plant. The bead-like berries are deep violet and glossy, and they look so unusual which makes you think they are an afternoon dessert from Star Trek. Profusion is the name of this variety and pro ...entire article
    Blue Angel ® is a favourite female variety of blue hollies. It flowers abundantly in the spring and fruits are born in the autumn. They are bright red, shiny berries that remain on the plant until early to mid spring. It needs a male pollinator e.g. Blue Prince®. Leaves are very glossy, larger than other blue’s, deep green, young ones are almost violet-blue. The leaves have crinkled edges as a result of further crossing with ilex aquifolium. This variety is slow growing. Meserveae hollies are called “blue hollies” thanks to the shade of the s ...entire article
    Irish yew is a popular evergreen conifer. They are very practical due to many varieties available offering various shapes and sizes. Another advantage is that they grow well in both full sun and in deep shade. Fastigiata Aurea has strictly upright, narrow habit. It grows very slowly which makes it suitable for small gardens, too. Until it reaches full maturity it seldom exceeds width of 1m. The height varies by location and soil fertility. Needles are bright yellow to lime-green. Young branches are light green, maturing to brown. This variety is usually female produ ...entire article
    Another lovely piece for miniature lovers is this dwarf spruce. It grows slowly, compact and dense to it mature height of 3m only after a few decades. Needles are short and stiff, rich green. New branches show bright orangey-brown bark and are short. No pruning needed for dense growth. The shape is conical with relatively narrow base compared to fir which makes a rather wide base. Spruces need fertile, deep soil that is neutral to acidic. They are fully hardy to -40°C (USDA zone 3). Last update 16-02-2008. ...entire article
    Blue Princess is probably the most popular female variety of blue hollies. It flowers abundantly in the spring and fruits are born in the autumn. They are bright red, shiny berries that remain on the plant until early to mid spring. To produce fruits it needs a male pollinator e.g. Blue Prince® or Casanova. The leaves are glossy, medium sized (4x2cm) and finely, not dangerously toothed. Their colour is deep green, almost blue-green with purple m ...entire article
    Pendula Nootka cypress is a darling among conifers. It has a unique structure which makes the tree look like a conifer with veils. The main branches are horizontal and deflected, lateral branches with mid-green sprays are 100% drooping. It is not a tiny but a show-stopping solitaire growing 6-10m high in regular pyramidal shape with a wide base. In parks and arboretums with unlimited space for root system its size can double. It dislikes air pollution. No pruning required. It prefers moist, slightly acidic soil but is adaptable to almost all types of soil. Fully hardy to -34°C (USDA zo ...entire article
    Cypress trees and shrubs are very popular for their variable shapes, leaf types and colours. Variety Columnaris has blue needles and compact shape. It does not grow wider than 1m which makes it ideal for hedges that are only trimmed at the top. Mature plants can reach 6-8m in many decades, they are usually kept smaller by regular trimming that is best done in April. Medium growth rate. It prefers moist, slightly acidic soil but is adaptable to almost all types of soil. Fully hardy to -28°C (USDA zone 5). Last update 10-01-2008 ...entire article
    Atropurpureum is a famous and commonly used variety with deeply lobed, red-purple leaves that turn bright red and orange in autumn. They have 5 tips. It forms a multi-stemmed shrub with widely spread branches. It grows slowly and is suitable as a specimen in any garden, not just a Japanese style garden. It is an easy-care, hardy plant, which does not need much maintenance. It does well in full sun, too. It requires slightly acidic, semi-fertile, moist soil to establish extensive root system. Young plants need mulching for winter. Fully hardy to USDA zone 5b (about -28°C). ...entire article
    We always love presenting unusual and rare plants. Among those we only select the ones that are not just rare but also beautiful and can enrich your garden with a new feature. This time we have a real jewel for conifer lovers. It is a dwarf Korean fir named “Brillant”. It is a compact and almost ground-covering evergreen shrub, growing not more than 4 cm a year. With its slow growth it appears rather motion-less. But it looks just gorgeous. The needles are short and densely cover the plant. They are bright green when young, turning light green during summer with silvery grey und ...entire article
    We are always happy to hear about any success as far as increasing plants hardiness. And when it happens and a new plant variety is hardy and at the same time beautiful we are lost for words. Casanova® is the one that left us speechless. It is a brand new variety that was only in 2006 introduced at the international nurseries fair in Essen, Germany. Glossy leaves of this jewel have a dark green background with rather irregular varigation of creamy yellow to almost white towards the margins. Some leaves are creamy yellow or white completely. Every leaf is different, same a ...entire article
    Westerstede is a German variety of witch hazel coming from Friesland. It has fringle-like, beautifully scented, bright yellow flowers that come out usually in the second half of February and continue blooming for as long as 6 weeks if March is not too hot. Leaves are similar to hazel, but larger and turn vivid yellow in autumn. Witch hazel is a beautiful shrub or a small tree of an open vase shape, growing to some 3-4m which is ideal for even a small garden. It is a garden-origin cross between Asian species h.japonica and h.mollis. Soil has to be acidic to neutral, moi ...entire article
    If you are looking for a variety of dwarf mountain pine that grows wide but remains compact and not very tall go for this subspecies called pumilio. It is a beautiful mound-forming shrub with short, deep green needles with a touch of grass green shade. It makes uneven lengths of new growth which makes additional 3D effect. However, if you wish to have it smooth and cushion-like trim new growths in the spring to one size. It looks fantastic as a specimen in small gardens or in combination with other evergreen trees ...entire article
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    Korean fir (Abies koreana)
    One of the most popular conifers for small and mid-sized gardens is this Korean fir. It has short, glossy, dark green needles that are silver on the reverse. Already as a young plant it produces very attractive bluish-purple cones. It is slow growing, the tree shape is very regular, pyramidal, no need for clipping. It does best in full sun and slightly acidic, moist soil, it dislikes wet feet. Wind tolerant. Usual height of plants grown from selected seeds from nurseries is 3-4m. In full maturity, given enough space and time, it can grow twice as tall and ...entire article
    Golden Gem variety is a low, dense shrub with bright golden-yellow top leaves, leaving the bottom ones dark green. This bicolour effect is very elegant. Leaves are small and glossy, gently serrated at margins. Fruits, if any, are small, glossy black berries in autumn. Pruning is possible in April: this will encourage new growths, and trimming should be done by end July and is ideal for shaping. It is superb for evergreen groupings as well as a stand-alone specimen in small front gardens. It is usually trouble-free, it tolerates any soil and can withstand summer dry spells onc ...entire article
    Himalayan pine is a tree that many pine growers would love to have in their garden, however, its mature size will not allow growing it in small gardens. That was probably the reason why in 1983 a new selection called Densa (or Densa Hill recently) was introduced and immediately gained much attention and popularity. Densa Hill is a dwarf variety of Himalayan pine with incredibly long silvery-blue needles. They are borne in bundles of 5 and just a little shorter than on the species, ...entire article
    “Aureum” is variety that differs from others by its more or less erect growth with horizontal lateral branches. The fan-shaped leaves are fresh yellow-green to golden yellow, sometimes with pinkish margins. The other difference is fruit: Acer shirasawanum holds its samaras above the foliage, while on acer palmatum they (at least eventually) hang down. It grows medium slowly, a mature tree can reach 4m in many decades. We recommend planting it in semi-shade or filtered sun as it tends to get sunburnt in full sunlight. If you, however, wish to plant it in full sun make sure the ro ...entire article
    Cypress trees and shrubs are very popular for their variable shapes, leaf types and colours. Stardust is a variety with almost flat needles of pale green colour near the main stem, grading to greenish-yellow towards the bright golden-yellow ends of the branches which tend to droop slightly as they grow longer. It has pyramidal form, wide at the base. Medium growth rate. It has pyramidal form, wide at the base. Medium growth rate. It is very hardy, but still we recommend planting coloured varieties in sheltered locations if you live in mountainous regions or frost pock ...entire article
    GOLDEN GIRL ® is probably the first ever patented holly with yellow berries in the world, US plant patent 7652 from 1990, as a cross between ilex aquifolium ´Fructa Lutea´and ilex rugosa . Yellow fruits are an awesome feature because it never happened with any other blue holly before. And it has at least two more attractive features to be sought after for: gorgeous leaves and excellent hardiness. Glossy leaves of this variety are deep emerald green, and in this case without the bluish shade so typical for other ...entire article
    Dwarf conifers are very popular in continental Europe, mostly thanks to its evergreen feature and good hardiness. Their sizes never grow over the top which makes them ideal for small-sized gardens and rock gardens, they look good as solitaires as well as in groupings. This bird’s nest spruce has very compact growth of broad-rounded habit, flat-topped with a nest-like depression in the centre. The needles are medium green with bright green new growths that are slightly ascending. It grows very slowly about 1.2m tall and 2m wide. It is soil tolerant and prefers a cooler location that does ...entire article
    Blue Prince® is probably the most popular variety of all so-called blue hollies. It is a male plant that does not produce fruits but is a pollinator for female plants of this group (e.g. Blue Princess). On the other hand, it grows faster than female varieties and has larger, attractive leaves, finely serrated, which are not as spiked as the ones from the aquifolium group. It has numerous, tiny white flowers in the spring and often again in the autumn. Flower buds and new shoots are pinkish-purple. Leaves are always very glossy and deep green, almost blue-green. Me ...entire article
    Bosnian pine is one of the posh pines with a typical, almost perfect conical shape. Compact Gem is an excellent choice for even the smallest of gardens as it grows slowly and does not exceed 3m when fully mature. Needles are born in two’s, they are deep green, glossy and hard, always vertical. Bark is very light, almost white. It needs a lot of sunlight and permeable soil, which can be sandy, it can even be poor and dry when established. Fully hardy to -27°C (USDA zone 5b). ...entire article
    European gardens love colours. And the truth is what a tropical garden has to offer in terms of colours of the flowers, our gardens can easily compete beating it with colours and shapes of the leaves. Hence one of our most attractive trees, a jewel among gold-leaved: golden locust. It was first discovered in Willem Jensen nursery in Holland in 1935, and was named after the province Friesland. Frisia leaves are pinnate, composed of 23 oval, individual leaflets, forming an overall leaf of 25-30 cm. They are always bright yellow-green, sometimes really golden-yellow when t ...entire article
    Nana variety is a lot different to the species. It can be found under its second Latin name catalpa bungei. It is a small tree that can be considered dwarf as opposed to its parent. It was bred to achieve an attractive tree with exceptional foliage but of reduced size to fit even a small garden or a front yard. The heart-shaped leaves are light to mid-green and soft. The tree keeps it compact, rounded crown without pruning. It grows medium fast and very dense. This variety does not produce flowers. Just one thing has to be observed: summer mildew. When the weather is warm and ...entire article
    The Hinoki cypress is both a must-see and a must-have thereafter. Its dark green foliage is tightly congested, forming a tiny mound. It forms twisting fan-shaped branchlets in dense tiered layers. Want to ask how fast it grows? Well it takes the same time as your partner does getting prepared for a formal evening. You just can’t wait. For this reason we mostly offer older plants where time has done its job, helping this extraordinary dwarf conifer grow to an exquisite specimen. It needs moist but well-drained soil, no other requirements. No pruning whatsoever. Hardy to min ...entire article
    Tamukeyama is an old variety of Japanese maple. It is mentioned in Japanese literature as early as in 1710. It is one of the most preferred varieties among nurseries around the world thanks to its reliable yearly growths, strong branches and suitability for very hot locations. It can do well even in zone 9. Tamukeyama is a sort of a chameleon. Its finely cut, deciduous leaves emerge bright red, turn burgundy red in May and June, their colour deepens to crimson red with some brown hues in summer and then turn shiny ...entire article
    Mughus is a subspecies of dwarf mountain pine with even more compact and slower growth. It has very dense habit and dark green, short needles. It looks great in a large rockery as well as in a Japanese-style garden where it creates a perfect cushion image. Pines need slightly moist soil when getting established but will live in almost any well-drained soil. They do prefer a lot of sunshine to be compact and dense so try to avoid shaded placed when finding it a spot in a garden. Fully hardy to min. -45°C (USDA zone 2). Last update: 29-09-2009 ...entire article
    Forest Flame is a variety that belongs to floribunda group. It has deep green, elliptic, pointed, glossy leaves that emerge orange-bronze to fiery-orange coloured. Flowers are small, vase-shaped, compound in 10-15 cm long, hanging racemes. Buds are orange-red. We recommend dead-heading spent flowers to avoid production of seeds which exhausts the plant. Its grows moderately and forms a compact, upright shru. No pruning required. If you want to trim it do so after flowering which is usually in May. Ericaceous plants require soil that is light, acidic, and constantly moist (not ...entire article
    This mulberry is very special. Deeply cut, dark green, glossy leaves draw your attention as they bear strong resemblance to leaves of plane trees. Many of the largest leaves at the ends of the branches keep their green colour until late in the autumn when they fall down green. The crown is wide spreading and thick, which makes it an ideal opportunity to place a bench underneath and enjoy its shade. The crown is somewhat regular in shape and we have a trick to make it look even more umbrella-like: after danger of bad frosts just cut last year’s branches to about 20 cm. This wil ...entire article
    This evergreen shrub of Japanese aucuba is a commonly known favourite especially in Britain and in milder parts of humid regions of Germany and Benelux. The first specimen was brought from Japan to Europe in 1783, and has been sought after ever since for its beautifully varigated/golden-spotted leaves. They are extremely large for a hardy evergreen plant – upto 20 cm long and 8-10 cm wide. Varigation differs from plant to plant. Crotonifolia is a female variety which can have quite attractive, large, red berries if pollinated by a male plant, e.g. aucuba japonica. ...entire article
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