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WINTER SALE IS HERE
We are bringing you our Winter Sale which starts December 1 and ends on February 28. You can come and shop in our garden centre using our discount system, or make an order on-line for shipment or collection either now or in spring. It does not matter. The only important thing which matters is when you make your payment. It is simple and easy - when making an order on-line after filling your e-basket simply tick APPLY WINTER DISCOUNT and the system shows you automatically how much you save. Wondering how much you can save? It depends on when you pay for your order - every month has its discount:

DECEMBER - 15%
JANUARY - 10%
FEBRUARY - 5%

You can pay with your card on-line (free of charge) or via bank transfer (a transfer fee is commonly charged). We will notify you when we have received your money, and then when your plants are ready for collection or shipment in the spring.

There is another clever way of how to use our discounts even if you don't know yet what plants you will need - gift tokens. They can be ordered here and you will get the same discount as if ordering plants. Easy, isn't it? :-) Well, that's it, folks, your shopping basket is waiting!
A.W. Smith is a Canadian breeder of rhododendrons from Niagara Falls in Ontario. There are about 70 registered varieties which unfortunately are not widespread or even known in Europe except a few (e.g. Red Impulse). And it is a pity because Smith's rhododendrons boast both hardiness and extraordinary beauty. Most of them are multicoloured such as this one. It is called Virginia Delp and is from 1983. It makes large, wide open flowers of pale lilac-blue c ...entire article
If you are looking for a large, fast growing rhododendron that will not be too wide, have a look at this beauty - Hachmann's Ivory. This large-flowered hybrid produces enormous flowers of rich violet colour with a blackberry blotch and dotting on the upper petal. They are composed of upright inflorescence that can hold up to 25 flowers with slightly frilled margins. They come out from early May for 3-4 weeks, and a few flowers may pop up in early autumn. Evergreen leaves are leathery, thin but firm, slightly wavy, dar ...entire article
Dwarf rhododendron Patty Bee swam up to European coasts from Port Ludlow in the USA where Warren Berg (1923-2006) bred many dwarf and compact rhodo varieties. Now, pay attention to an interesting name coincidence: Warren was from Port Ludlow. This town has nothing to do with Frank Ludlow (1885-1972), an English botanist, who in 1936 discovered a new rhododendron species on his expedition to Tibet, that was later named r.ludlowii in honour of his achievement. And in order to make things even more confused, Warre ...entire article
Sticky Dane is an extraordinary rhododendron from the Dane series put together in Sweden. This variety was propagated by Hachmann Nurseries in 1999, and developed by Swedish botanist and rhododendron enthusiast Svend Hansen from seeds of r.roxieanum ssp. globigerum collected in Chinese povince Yunnan in 1994. It produces snow white flowers with gentle dotting of rich red colour but they are quite rare. Sticky Dane is a collectible due to its foliage rather than flow ...entire article
Candy Striped Pink rhododendron looks as sweet as a funfair lollipop you just cannot resist. It makes white buds with rich purple red stripes which open into almost white, large flowers with bronze dotting on the upper lip. Blooming starts in mid May. Evergreen leaves are thin, leathery, broadly elliptic, slightly wavy, dark green, and partially glossy. The shrub grows fast almost 2m tall and wide. For a better looking shrub dead-head where possible. The roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for nutrients ...entire article
Böhmen means Bohemia (Czech Republic) and it is a bicoloured rhododendron which was found as an unnamed seedling in Prùhonice Arboretum in the Czech Republic, by German horticulturist W.Wüstemeyer in 1974. He liked it so much he made a new variety of it that was introduced to trade in 1985 under a name that honours its origin. Thank you. The flowers of Böhmen are campanulate, golden orange with salmon pink margins, and open from early May for 2-3 weeks. R.dichroanthum is a variable species and even though the plan ...entire article
Matador is a name for a new rhododendron variety, however, it appears that the breeder did not check the registration list because there is already a rhododendron of that name - bred by Lord Aberconway from 1931. Anyway, we will call it 'the new' Matador. New Matador produces dark red, glossy flowers with yet darker red dotting on the upper petal. They come out from the first decade of May and bloom for about 3 weeks. Evergreen leaves are leathery, thinner than usual, slightly undulated, dark olive green, smooth, and ...entire article
05.12.2018New in catalogue
rhododendron (Rhododendron "'KONTIKI'")
Kontiki is another fascinating multiple rhododendron hybrid, in this case a cross of two Chinese species with campanulate flowers (r.haematodes and r.williamsianum), and one elepidote (large-leaved) cultivar (Mars). The result is so unusual and beautiful that the breeder himself must have gasped for air when he saw its first flowers for the first time (Hans Hachmann, 1988). Flowers of Kontiki rhododendron are gentle yet conspicuous. They open from rich pink buds into medium ...entire article
05.12.2018New in catalogue
rhododendron (Rhododendron "'ABRAXAS'")
Abraxas is a rhododendron dichroanthum (bicoloured) cross which, as the name suggests, produces glossy flowers combining two colours - rich red on the outward petals, and golden orange in the throat. Upper lip is decorated with bronze dotting. Flowers are broadly campanulate and appear from about mid May for 2-3 weeks. Evergreen leaves are leathery, broadly elliptic, almost flat, and matte. Abraxas exhibits a very compact habit, growing slowly into a mounded, dense shrub 50-60 cm tall, and twice as wide in 10 years. B ...entire article
Junistolz is a breathtaking rhododendron variety bred by Henry Hesse in 1997 as a cross between Spätlese and San Sebastian. It was introduced more than 10 years later - in 2011, and immediately caught plenty of attention and praise. It produces large, gorgeous flowers which open late in the season - often from early June for almost a month. They are 7-petalled (unusual for a rhododendron), beige in the centre, neon pink outward, and the margins reverse to almost white which gives the same glowing effect ...entire article
04.12.2018New in catalogue
rhododendron (Rhododendron "'CORINNA'")
Rhododendron Corinna, sometimes also listed as Hachmann's Corinna for accuracy, is a triple hybrid including e.g. r.repens, r.yakushimanum, and cv. Nova Zembla or Feuerschein in its ancestry. It was bred by Hans Hachmann in 1983. The typical wide-open funnel-shaped flowers are vibrant red, 6-8 cm across with dark dots on the upper petal, and come out from early May for 2-3 weeks. Everegreen leaves are leathery, broadly elliptic, rather short, slightly undulated, very dark gree ...entire article
Harold E. Greer is an American breeder and writer from Oregon, USA, who bred over 50 rhododendron varieties and wrote many books about them. Extraordinaire is one of the most important varieties with extra large flowers. They are 10 cm across, rich pink above and beige in the centre as they open to almost white with pale pink hues when mature, always with a striking blotch composed of dark red-brown dots. Evergreen leaves are leathery, almost flat, elongated, elliptic, glossy, dark green in summer and in spring emerge ...entire article
Incredible is a dauricum rhododendron hybrid with reliable evergreen foliage and fantastic flowers. They are single, rich lilac pink, wide open, and come out among the earliest rhododendrons - from early April. Leaves are leathery, shortly elliptic, medium green, and partially glossy. It grows slowly into a compact, prostrate shrub about 50 cm tall and 80 cm wide in 10 years. It loves full sun or partial shade. Rhododendron roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for nutrients. Never plant them too deep. Th ...entire article
Mandarin Kiss is another fantastic yellow flowering rhododendron variety. It was bred by Holger Hachmann from Germany in 2004, and introduced in 2017. It is a cross between r.Goldinetta and r.sanguineum hybrid. Flowers appear early in the season, often from the last decade of April. They are campanulate, golden yellow with scarlet orange-red, wavy margins, and rich red spots around the very base of the throat. Evergreen leaves are dark green, leathery, broadly elliptic, 5-8 cm long, and glossy. It grows slowly to mode ...entire article
STARSHIP™ SCARLET is one of the modern lobelia varieties offering first year flowering, longer life and reliable hardiness down to USDA zone 6. It is a part of a small STARSHIP™ series developed by Kieft Seeds, USA. It comprises of only two varieties: Rose and Scarlet and both are fantastic. STARSHIP™ SCARLET makes striking red flowers which cannot deny its Mexican origin (l.cardinalis). Blooming begins in about mid July and continues until late summer, or ev ...entire article
Orange Charmer firethorn produces mid-sized, bright orange, glossy berries maturing to the richest colour from mid to late September. Leaves are narrowly ovate, deep green and glossy, mostly evergreen. Branches have thorns. Berries are not edible but not poisonous and are scab resistant. You can grow firethorn as an upright shrub, trim it into a hedge, or shape it. It is not a climber so needs no support, nevertheless we suggest staking young plants to train a terminal leader. It flowers in June and produces berri ...entire article
Goldchild is a beautiful addition to the family of variegated ivies. It is an English ivy variety with deep green leaves decorated with pale yellow to rich yellow margins. They are evergreen, leathery, and typically have 3 lobes. Goldchild is a slow and rather compact grower. Branches produce aerial roots that cling to any surface (support). Plants are dense and form elegant covers. It was awarded AGM (Award of Garden Merit) by the English Royal Horticultural Society, and voted the ivy of the year 2008 by Am ...entire article
White Ripple is one of three (so far) attractive varieties of the Ripple ivy series. It has mid-sized, deep green leaves with creamy white variegation and marbling. They have acuminate, conspicuous tips, and rippled margins. Branches produce aerial roots that cling to any surface (support). Plants are dense and form elegant covers. Young plants grow slower than adults. This evergreen climber can be used against a wall, or as a ground-cover, or can be planted at a short wall ...entire article
Domino is another attractive variety of Japanese wisteria. In older sources you can also find its other name ’Issai’. It produces medium sized, compact racemes with fragrant, pea-like flowers that are a combination of light mauve and deep violet with a yellow spot in the throat. They come out in May along with leaves, and are followed by seed-pods with poisonous seeds in late summer. Pinnate leaves look rather exotic and densely cover the plant and its support from the ground level. They are light green, d ...entire article
BALMY™ PINK is for the time being the last beebalm variety from the BALMY™ series developed by Scott Trees for Ball Horticultural Company in the USA in 2012. It is a mutation of BALMY™ PURPLE variety forming compact tufts with strong, upright stems. Flowers are light pastel pink and appear from late June until midsummer. Deciduous leaves are widely lance-shaped, deep green, and slightly undulated. F ...entire article
BALMY™ PURPLE is the very first beebalm variety from the BALMY™ series developed by Scott Trees for Ball Horticultural Company in the USA. It is a cross between varieties Pink Lace® and GRANDE PARADE from 2008. It makes compact tufts with strong, upright stems holding rich purple pink flowers from late June until midsummer. Deciduous leaves are widely lance-shaped, deep green, and slightly undulated. Flowers are edible and fragrant leaves can be used in tea a ...entire article
BALMY™ ROSE is a beebalm from the BALMY™ series developed by Scott Trees for Ball Horticultural Company in the USA in 2012. It makes compact tufts with strong, upright stems holding vibrant pink flowers from late June until midsummer. Deciduous leaves are widely lance-shaped, deep green, and slightly undulated. Flowers are edible and fragrant leaves can be used in tea and other cold drinks. Patent no. PP26567 was issued in 2016. Monarda grows reliably in almost ...entire article
BALMY™ LILAC is a beebalm from the BALMY™ series developed by Scott Trees for Ball Horticultural Company in the USA in 2012. It makes compact tufts with strong, upright stems holding rich lilac pink flowers from late June until midsummer. Deciduous leaves are widely lance-shaped, deep green, and slightly undulated. Flowers are edible and fragrant leaves can be used in tea and other cold drinks. Patent no. PP26594 was issued in 2016. Monarda grows reliably in alm ...entire article
Pink Lace® is a dwarf beebalm variety from the Netherlands. It was discovered as a naturally occurring seedling of unnamed parents of monarda didyma in 2002. It forms a neat and very compact tuft with upright branches holding rich pink flowers that are not smaller than those on tall varieties. Blooming begins in mid July and continues tirelessly until the last warm days of early autumn. Deciduous leaves are widely lance-shaped, deep green, and slightly undulated. Flowers are edible and fragrant leaves can be used ...entire article
Baldsmith is a fantastic Japanese laceleaf maple. Its delicate deciduous foliage emerges a mixture of orange, salmon pink, and pale green in spring, and matures to medium green with red hues in summer. In autumn all leaves turn a breathtaking shade of vibrant carmine red. It grows slowly but dense, forming a mushroom head with plenty of leaves along burgundy red branches. It is often grafted on green stems of acer palmatum to achieve a tree form. This way its arching branches create an almost weeping effect having ...entire article
Fragrant viburnum species can make a substantial shrub, however, December Dwarf is only about half its size - about 1.5m tall and a bit less wide. It was bred in Dutch nursery town Boskoop in 1982. Its flowers are small, tubular, pink in buds, pale pink to almost white when they open, intensely sweetly scented, and composed in partially hanging clusters. The inflorescence recall that of Dawn viburnum but is smaller and less spherical. December Dwarf viburnum makes a handsome shrub even when not in bloom. It has a r ...entire article
Alice is an oak-leaved hydrangea bred by a renowned botanist and hydrangea lover Michael Dirr during his Giorgia Plant Introduction Programme. It is a huge dude, indeed - it has extra large leaves, huge flowers, and makes substantial shrubs. Alice It produces enormous foliage: 30-40 cm across. Its highly attractive, deciduous leaves are deeply lobed with conspicuous tips, leathery, rich green in spring, slightly paler in summer, and turn rich carmine red and striking wine red in late summer. These eye-catching le ...entire article
Ruby Slippers is an American variety of oak-leaved hydrangea from McMinnville in Oregon. It is a cross between varieties Pee Wee and Snow Queen from 1998, introduced by U.S. National Arboretum in 2010. It produces very attractive, deeply lobed foliage with conspicuous tips. Leaves are deciduous, leathery, rich green in spring and summer, and turn rich carmine red and striking wine red in late s ...entire article
BREPO® is a very decorative dwarf pine variety. It has bright green, long needles that are thinner than p.nigra but are similarly stiff. It naturally forms symmetrical, rounded crowns which need no trimming whatsoever. It grows very slowly - only about 5 cm per year. Thanks to slow growth and dense, handsome habit it makes a perfect standard tree of compact size when grafted on stems of various heights. It looks great as a small lawn specimen, it will be a perfect piece in a Japanese garden or in a large roc ...entire article
Gaura is a perennial with extra long blooming season and which requires very little or no care at all. It emerges in late spring with deep burgundy red leaves that turn green in summer. It can multiply previous year's size in no time and become almost three times as large. We noticed that if the plant is frequently fed it is big and beautiful but tends to mature more quickly and may become very short-lived and die prematurely. If your soil is reasonably fertile we recommend only one feeding - just before the buds begin to form if you want to prolong its ...entire article
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