Some plants, when you search for their web images, are so ridiculously manipulated when it comes to colours. As if they were not beautiful enough as they are. Big Blue sea holly is one of those which, owing to its deep steel blue flowers, always look fake in the photo but in fact are absolutely natural. Big Blue is a hybrid sea holly, found as a chance seedling by Jeff Hodson from Preston, UK, in 1997. It makes 40-60 cm tall stems with prickly flower-heads decorated with na ...entire article
After a huge success with bi-coloured rhododendrons Hachmann Nursery in Germany comes with another gem called Painted Purple. Its large flowers have frilled, rich purple red margins. The throat is almost white decorated with a fantastic curry yellow blotch. Blooming begins in the first decade of May and continued by the end of the month. Evergreen leaves are leather, thinner, broadly elliptic, mid green, and not very glossy. The shrub get wider than tall with age and remains reasonably compact. It was bread by the tea ...entire article
24.06.2018New in catalogue
old man's beard (Clematis "'SERAFINA'")
Serafina is a female version of a Roman name Serafino which means angel. And truly speaking this clematis is heavenly. It produces extra large, pastel violet pink flowers with almost white central bar, and a centre packed with purple red stamens. It was bred in 2000, and introduced 9 years later by Stefan Franczak from Poland. It belongs to Group 2 clematis: in early spring remove dead and damaged stems before growth begins, trimming all remaining stems to where strong buds are visible. These buds provide a framew ...entire article
LIL' BANG™ Daybreak is a beautiful tickseed with eye-catching, daisy-like, golden yellow flowers with deep reddish brown eyes. In fact there is more brown than yellow so it would be no lie to say that the flowers are reddish brown with golden yellow tips and a yellow button in the centre. They come out in abundance from June until the first frost. The stems are upright and strong enough not to bend. They are about 20 cm tall and thanks to continuous branching they will reach some 40 cm by midsummer. Leaves are m ...entire article
GEYSER, or often also called GEYSER WHITE is a beautiful and compact, white flowering gaura from GEYSER series. It produces wide-open, pure snow white flowers atop thin stems from late June until October. Deciduous leaves are narrowly lanceolate, soft green, and form a dense cushion. The plant is about 30 cm tall before flowering, and as the flowering stems grow taller it may reach up to 60 cm at the end of the season. GEYSER was paten ...entire article
SENSATION® is a superb new wood sage series. All of its varieties are truly sensational offering low, very dense and compact habit with profuse flowering. Sensation® Compact Deep Blue is even more compact that others from the series, almost dwarf. It produces profusion of purple red spikes with dark violet blue flowers from mid spring until late summer if you deadhead regularly and fertilize the plant. Leaves are mid green, narrowly ovate, wrinkled, and softly hairy. ...entire article
Haru-no-sono is a hybrid Satsuki azalea, a sport of , a beautiful, large-flowered chameleon. The flowers are a combination of white and a various portions of pink and purple. Even the dots in the throat vary from yellow green to purple red. You never know how many pink, white, and pinky-white flowers you get year to year, isn't that thrilling? Blooming time is later than Japanese azaleas: end May till end June, and in Czech climate we often see its last flowers yet in early July. It is slow and dense growing, making ...entire article
Thyrislund is a fabulous large flowered, semi-vigorous clematis found by a Danish grower Flemming Hansen. He claims no credits for its breeding, and confirms that the plant was one of many that arrived from England without a label. Unable to trace its origin he gave it a name of his region, and began propagating it. Its flowers are about 12 cm across, light lavender violet with pointed tips, semi-double in spring, and single in late summer. It belongs to Group 2 clematis: in early spring remove dead and damaged st ...entire article
GALLO™ DARK BICOLOR is an exceptionally compact and low blanket flower with large flowers. They are daisy-like, bright golden yellow at petal tips, and rich red towards the burgundy red centre. The leaves are narrow, pale green, pubescent. Blanket flowers are a great food for bees and bumble bees, and butterflies can also dine some of its nectar for a long time. Blanket flower blooms from June until early autumn. Place in full sun and make sure the soil is free draining – in boggy soil it will most cert ...entire article
BLACK AND WHITE® is dwarf weigela suitable for small gardens and pots. It was bred by Luc Decourtye from France in 1987 as a cross between varieties Mansais and Foliis Purpureis. Patent No. PP22766 was issued in 2012, and in 2009 it received a Bronze Medal at the Plantarium fair introducing plant novelties. BLACK AND WHITE® weigela produces dark olive green, shortly lance-shaped, deciduous leaves which gain deep burgundy red or almost chocolate brow ...entire article
BUZZ™ HOT RASPBERRY is a gorgeous addition to the BUZZ™ series of compact butterfly bush. It is an erect shrub with rich magenta purple flowers. The inflorescence is a conical panicle, about 20 cm long, composed of tiny trumpets with orange throats. They are sweetly fragrant and bloom from early July until late September. Deciduous leaves are lanceolate, hairy as they emerge, mid and partly glossy green above and silver on the reverse, without a significant autumn ...entire article
BUTTERFLY GOLDEN SKIPPER coneflower is a rich golden yellow flowering variety with 10-11 cm large flowers. They appear from early July until late September atop strong, green stems about 50-60 cm tall. The colour is vivid and deep, and combines well with purple blue sage or deep pink monardas, or you can use gauras and thin-leaved grasses to soften the clumps. Lanceolate leaves are very dark green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Flowers attract butterflies and bumble bees and benefit from regular ...entire article
Flamingo is a newer sport of so popular Hakuro Nishiki dappled willow from 1979. It was found in a Dutch nursery Salixkwekerij Bontekoe, and boasts earlier colouring of new leaves and twigs that are rich pink, just like flamingo's feather. Leaves are deciduous, narrowly elliptic, 3-4 cm long, pea green with rich cream-white variegation. When new leaves emerge they are almost entirely creamy white gaining bright pink colour at the tips that disappears as the leaves mature in summer. It grows very fast and is easy to ...entire article
12.06.2018New in catalogue
deciduous azalea (Azalea "'PARKFEUER'")
Parkfeuer is a striking and large deciduous azalea bred by Hans Hachmann from Germany in 1969. It makes large, strongly scented, rich fiery red flowers from mid May for 2-3 weeks. Deciduous leaves are mid green, oval to elliptic, emerge burgundy red flushed, and turn carmine red in autumn. This azalea is tough, reliable, absolutely hardy, and trouble-free. Deciduous azaleas are ericaceous plants, loving insulate position with always moist soil. During temporary summer dry spells in certain areas their leaves may su ...entire article
HOVARIA HAYES STARBURST is a unique sevenbark (smooth hydrangea), found by Hayes Jackson in Alabama, USA, as a natural mutation of an old and popular Annabelle sevenbark. Hovaria brand is now bringing this specialty to Europe to enrich the assortment of early summer flowering hydrangeas. HOVARIA HAYES STARBURST is a fully double flowering Annabelle hydrangea, sometimes also called Double Annabelle. Its inflorescence is not the typical mop-head shape, it is rather dome-shape ...entire article
Essence Purple is a compact lavender variety which forms an evenly rounded bush without fallen stems. It is about 40 cm tall and still very compact and very dense. Fragrant flowers are rich lavender violet and appear from June until August. Leaves are evergreen, linear, light green and very slightly silver. We recommend cutting the plant every spring leaving about a third or maximum half its size to maintain a dense and profusely flowering shrub. You can remove the stalks with spent flowers after flowering to make ...entire article
Who would believe that this lilac has been cultivated since 1943. It was bred by a Russian breeder and named Krasavitsa Moskvy, but in international horticultural trade its English name (BEAUTY OF MOSCOW is preferred. And the name is aptly chosen, indeed. Its panicles are a mixture of rich lilac pink buds which open into very pale lavender pink, almost white, very fragrant flowers. They open from late April until mid May. Pruning is not needed but can be made immediately afte ...entire article
BUTTERFLY POSTMAN coneflower produces breathtaking flower colour - rich red, not purple, not pink, true deep red. Such red that drags all the attention when looking at the whole bed. Flowers are sweetly fragrant and appear from early July atop strong, dark burgundy red stems that do not break in wind or heavy rain. They are 40-60 cm tall and well branched. Lanceolate leaves are very dark green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Flowers attract butterflies and bumble bees. Coneflower will tolerate ...entire article
WILD SWAN™ is a fantastic hybrid anemone producing large, white flowers, decorated with a wide, smoky violet stripe on the sepals reverse. It has a unique flowering time - from late May until autumn, often early November. Basal leaves are deciduous, palmate, dark green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. Even young plants flower abundantly and form bushy clumps. Overall height is about 40 cm with flowers, or 30 cm without, exceptionally 60 cm in too fertile soil. Japanese anemones like moist, humus-ric ...entire article
Early® Cerise is one of the great EARLY START™ summer phlox. From about mid June appear large panicles of numerous rich red flowers, opening continuously for almost 2 months. Once the main panicle has finished flowering, remove it to encourage formation of smaller ones along the stems. The flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies. Stems are dark burgundy red. Deciduous leaves are rich green and totally disease resistant. Growing phlox is easy. It likes almost any garden soil, fertile or poor, but wit ...entire article
Mango is a fantastic new variety of Middendorff weigela, raised by John. G. Hillier in 2011, and patented in 2017 as PP28346. Compared to the species, Mango is a compact and freely branching shrub. From mid spring it makes pale yellow, broadly funnel-shaped flowers with a distinct orange throat. They are 3-4 cm long, lightly scented, and bloom until early July. Pruning can be done immediately after flowering – cut off flowering branches by at least two thirds to encourage growth of new twigs that will flower in ...entire article
27.05.2018New in catalogue
black locust (Robinia "'PURPLE ROBE'")
Purple Robe locust makes profusion of 15-20 long racemes of pea-like, deep pink to fuchsia-purple flowers in mid spring. They come out from mid May and continue for about three weeks. You can make the tree flower once again in mid summer by pruning it right after the first flowering in early summer. Locust blooms on new wood, too, so you will be able to enjoy its bright pink flowers again on hot summer days. Pinnate leaves are mid green and continue emerging until autumn. Thanks to its new leaves the plant keeps it ...entire article
SpinTop is a new blanket flower series from Dutch company Dümmen Orange® introduced to market after 2015. SpinTop Orange Halo is a tricky one which some may found expandable now that we have several yellow and red varieties to date. Well, not quite. This one is truly unique. Its flowers are much deeper red compared to those known so far, and the ray florets are distinctly ribbed giving the flower and extra 3D effect. Moreover, they are always firm at tops of stronger stem ...entire article
SpinTop is a new blanket flower series from Dutch company Dümmen Orange® introduced to market after 2015. SpinTop Yellow Touch left me breathless when I first saw its ingenious flowers. While yellow in many bi-coloured blanket flowers occupies a large enough portion to almost outstrip the overall flower appearance, here you will find something entirely different - a very fine line at the petal tips, so thin as if pen-drawn by a skillful artist. The centres are yellow with ...entire article
SpinTop is a new blanket flower series from Dutch company Dümmen Orange® introduced to market after 2015. SpinTop Red is a variety with rich red, daisy-like, medium large flowers. Their centres are yellow with red corolla when young, and mature to dark, almost wine red. Flowers appear from about mid June and continue blooming restlessly until October, sometimes even November if early autumn is sunny and warm. The stems are hairy and short which helps maintain a compact, m ...entire article
Millenium is a beautiful variety of ornamental onion with about 30 cm tall, strong stems atop which appear 4-5 cm wide flower heads composed of numerous rich lilac pink, slightly fragrant flowers. They open from early July and continue blooming for about 4-6 weeks, sometimes there are belated flowers on shorter stems extending the flowering period until early September. Leaves are narrowly linear, rich green, and glossy. It was bred by a famous onion breeder and enthusiast Mark McDonough from Massachusetts, USA, wh ...entire article
Sensation Pink is another coneflower bred by Dutch lover of perennials Marco van Noort in 2012. It makes rich pink, almost magenta pink flowers from late June until September. They are first borne atop strong, 40-60 cm tall stems, and then along the lower parts of stems. The central cones are deep red with orange tips later. Leaves are deep green, broadly lanceolate and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. Patented as PP26593 in 2014. The plant is usually trouble-free and resistant, just be c ...entire article
Evi's Pride (also spelled Evey's Pride) is a purple-leaved form of silk tree which boasts with better hardiness and richer flowering as opposed to Summer Chocolate®. Its flowers are rich pink, hairy spheres with nearly white centres, 3-5 cm large and with a sweet fragrance. Fern-like, compound leaves emerge soft green with coppery tones, and mature dark burgundy purple. They close for the night and re-open in the morning, just like mimosa when touched. They ...entire article
Dutchman's pipe is a vigorous climber native to America, found in moist woodlands from N.E.Canada to S.E.USA. It is cultivated for its dramatic large foliage which looks as if just escaped from a rainforest. The deciduous leaves are 10-30 cm across, fresh green, heart-shaped. In summer small pipe-like, sandy beige flowers are hidden under the foliage. Once established it grows very fast making about 1 meter per year or more. It quickly covers its support, be it a single post or a fence. Make sure to provide strong support - adult plants are quite heavy. ...entire article
Munstead is a name for several plant varieties, all of which are somehow linked with Munstead Heath in southern Surrey, England, where Gertrude Jekyll's house called Munstead Wood was located. The house and garden were designed by Sir Edwin E. Lutyens and built by Thomas Underwood for Gertrude Jekyll, one of the most influential landscape architects and writers, contributing to many renowned magazines at the turn of the century, and creating over 400 gardens in the UK, Europe, and the United States. Munstead...entire article
The very first time we saw Felice lavender it was obvious that it would be a bestseller. A compact plant with plenty of flowers and the most important feature above all - so fragrant! It releases its scent without touching it. Just bend over or move the pot or simply stand against the wind and you WILL smell the typical lavender perfume yet before it begins to bloom since the fragrance is released from the leaves. Felice lavender is also known to have the longest bloom period - from June until August. The flowers ...entire article
Flamingo is an eulaila variety of a graceful habit. It has deep green, glossy leaves with a conspicuous white stripe in the middle. In autumn they quickly gain purple shades and later turn fiery orange. Glossy, wine red flowers are borne late in the season, and open just above the horizon of leaves making the clump look very compact and well-behaved. Eulalia does not tend to be invasive here. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in almost any well-drained soil with only occasional watering in summer. It hates ...entire article
Malepartus is a robust eulalia variety with striking foliage and flowers. The leaves are wide, rich green with a prominent white midrib, turning orange in autumn. Flowers are produced from late July and are held high above the foliage. They come out maroon red and turn soft beige in autumn when they open wide like a pampas grass, and even silvery white in winter. Malepartus is one of the most striking eulalias for winter season. Eulalia does not tend to be invasive here. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, i ...entire article
Gracillimus is a maiden grass (eulalia) which is very popular among both interior as well as landscape designers. It offers a lush effect of dense tufts of narrow, rich green leaves, elegantly arching. It is not very tall but can be quite substantial given the space in your garden. Tassel-like flowers are bronze as them emerge, show up much later than on other miscanthus varieties, and are not much taller than the tuft. Eulalia does not tend to be invasive. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in almost any w ...entire article
Feather grass comes from a country where it would definitely be called maravilloso as it comes from Mexico, Argentina, and can also be found in New Mexico and Texas in USA. Ponytails is a compact and a little shorter variety with thin, soft green foliage and about 30-40 tall stems with plume-like flowers from early summer until autumn. They are light green first, maturing to beige or buff later. Somewhat arching habit is what makes this ornamental grass so popular along with the fact that the flowers move in the s ...entire article
Highbush blueberry is native to North America. It is a deciduous shrub 1-2m tall and wide producing edible, sweet berries in summer. Individual varieties differ in habit, fruit size and also slightly the taste. New, modern varieties are bred to eliminate cracking and to enhance hardiness. Flowers are small, creamy white, urn-shaped from late May. Leaves are deciduous, rather thick, elliptic, rich green, turning orange, red and burgundy purple in autumn. Highbush blueberry produces best quality fruit and reliable crop if ...entire article
Chinese fountain grass is an elegant feature to every garden. It has mid to dark green linear leaves growing in a thick cluster forming a shape of a fountain. From midsummer it produces yellow-green spike-like flowers which look like bottlebrushes. They are beige with some purple red overlay. Hameln is a popular variety of compact and smaller habit while flowering stems are well above the clump of foliage letting the flowers exhibit their beauty. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in well-drained but evenly ...entire article
KAHORI PINK is a very pretty hybrid pink variety with rich rosy pink flowers from May until midsummer. The main flowering season is June when this mounding perennial is covered with about 2cm wide flowers atop very short stems, only a few centimeters above thin, evergreen, medium green foliage. Dwarf pinks love free draining but not very dry, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. They respond well to reasonable fertilizing when flowers are produced, and benefit from light shearing after flowering. Hardy to about -34 ...entire article
Pink Ice™ is a lovely hybrid variety of candytuft with profusion of soft pink flowers atop 10-15 cm tall stems. They last for a long time and new buds appear along the stems when you trim the plant cutting away faded tops. This way the plant can bloom until midsummer. Leaves are deep green, narrowly ovate, only some 3cm long, evergreen. Candytuft is cultivated in well-drained but moist soil of neutral to alkaline pH. It loves full sun. Like most mat-forming perennials this one, too, will benefit from light tr ...entire article
01.06.2018New stock
sandwort (Arenaria montana)
Sandwort is a superb, low-growing, and profusely flowering perennial with hundreds of small, single, white flowers from mid spring until early summer. The leaves are very narrow, elliptic, rich green and make a dense cushion which remains evergreen all year round. Newly planted sandwort might be a little slow to establish but from the following year it offers a profusion of flowers without a doubt. Sandwort requires almost nothing. Grow it in reasonably drained soil. It loves evenly moist ground and full sun but will be ok in drier places, too. Trim it li ...entire article
You must remember how thrilled the hydrangea world was when Limelight® was introduced. Well, a few years later it seems it has a little sister. And ‘little’ is the most correct word since this new achievement is called LITTLE LIME® for a reason. This panicle hydrangea is a dwarf selection of Limelight bearing equal profusion of flowers of the same colour as Limelight, it is just smaller and quite compact. LITTLE LIME® is a trade nam ...entire article
RISING SUN is a profusely flowering tickseed variety with golden yellow, semi-double flowers with mahogany red centres. They come out on 30-40 long stems from late June until early autumn. Deadheading will enhance the flowering but is not a must. It flowers abundantly every year. RISING SUN tickseed forms a bushy clump with healthy, light to mid green, narrowly lanceolate leaves, and is not invasive seeding itself around like some other ticks ...entire article
Winter Orange is an outstanding linden tree variety. It features rich orange colour of branches in winter, vivid yellow leaves in autumn, and bright red buds in spring. The leaves are broadly heart-shaped, mid green, deciduous. Flowers come out in July and attract bees which produce very aromatic honey out of its pollen. Winter Orange linden tree makes widely pyramidal crown with a rounded top. The canopy is dense and casts deep shade. It does not grow as fast as the species. Grow linden trees in full sun or parti ...entire article
Sungold butterfly bush dates back to 1960’s when it was bred in the Netherlands as a sport of Golden Glow. It has mid-sized panicles of rounded clusters with yellow, tubular, sweetly scented flowers from first half of summer until the last hot days of early autumn. Deciduous leaves are broadly lanceolate, deep green, and slightly hairy. The shrub is a fast grower making arching branches that look best if regularly pruned every year in spring. Cut back last year’s growths to 20-30 cm before the buds begin t ...entire article
Creeping dogwood originates in North America (N. USA and Canada), Greenland, and N. Asia. It is a tough, rhizomatous perennial which forms a beautiful carpet of attractive foliage and flowers. Being a dogwood, its true flowers are inconspicuous, tiny and composed in small, spherical heads. But the bracts surrounding it are the showy things. They are white and their size largely varies among individual seedlings, but plants commonly sold in garden centres are selected for larger flowers/bracts that can measure up to 4 cm across. They are followed by cluste ...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
Molli is a dwarf variety of Korean fir from late 20th century. It is a compact, smaller version of common Korean fir with rich green, short, glossy needles with silver-grey film underneath. It grows slowly and develops a more or less regular conical shape. It always has a central leader giving it a typical appearance of a fir tree, just much smaller. Lateral branches grow upright, and are held at an angle of about 45°. Molli does not reach much taller than 2m tall and about ...entire article
Old Gold is an old juniper variety, indeed. It was introduced already in 1958. It is a typical example of Pfitzer juniper, making soft branches ascending at an angle of about 45° with bended tips. Old Gold juniper has the brightest foliage colour of all. The small, scale-like leaves are of rich yellow colour that turns golden in winter with minimum brown shades. It grows moderately, forming a flat-topped shrub, about 1m tall and 2.5m wide in full maturity (20-30 years). Its tiered fo ...entire article
Empire Blue is a butterfly bush variety bearing rich violet flowers with an orange eye. The inflorescence may look like lilac hence its other name: summer lilac. However, it can get misleading as summer lilac is more often used for lagerstroemia. Deciduous leaves are lanceolate, pale green to almost blue-green, and slightly hairy. The shrub is upright growing and more compact than older varieties though it does make arching branches when enriched with heavy flowers. We strongly recommend hard pruning every spring t ...entire article
Sundae Fraise® is another new hhydrangea clone from Jean Renault from France. It was derived from the already successful variety Vanille Fraise®, but this one is smaller and more compact. The flowers are medium sized panicles that open creamy white in late July and soon gain light pink shades that get deeper and richer with time. By the end of summer the whole shrub is covered with strawberry coating all over. The flowers can be cut at any time and ...entire article
Marjorie is a weigela with white and light pink flowers. They are funnel-shaped, 2-3 cm long, slightly scented. They appear from end spring until early summer and may repeat in late summer again. Deciduous leaves are ovate, mid green. Weigelas thrive in semi-fertile, slightly moist soil, preferably in full sun. They can take heavy and compacted soil, too, but will need more time to grow nice. Pruning: remove flowering branches right after flowering in early summer. Hardy to about -29°C (USDA zone 5) but not suitab ...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
Would you like a gnom for your garden? Not the one from plaster, a living one – a dwarf pine called the same name = Gnom. This one is very beautiful, slow and dense growing with short to medium sized, dark green needles. It is mound-forming when young, making a shrub about 60 cm tall and almost twice as wide when 10 years old. Later it slows down spreading, and makes more height, so in maturity its height and spread are equal – encyclopedia says it can reach up to 3m in 25 years which is hard to believe. ...entire article
01.06.2018New stock
herbs (BYLINKY)
Culinary herbs have been an important item of almost every garden. Depending on who likes what you can find marjoram, rosemary, thyme or at least parsley in most European gardens. These plants usually come from warmer zones and therefore like plenty of sun and well-drained soil. We offer individually pot-grown herbs or mixed pots with 3 species. You can grow them both in the garden as well as on a kitchen window or a conservatory. They are excellent sources of vitamins in winter and spice up every meal with freshness and natural taste. Check the list of prices below to see what is curr ...entire article
Shrubby wallflower is a long-flowering perennial, or to be precise a subshrub forming woody stems, exactly like lavender plants do. Bowles’ Mauve is a beautiful variety with mauve flowers that open in late May and continue blooming until autumn. They are small, produced at the tops of erect stems which keep growing and producing new flowers buds over and over until the stem is about 50-60 cm tall. If unsightly it can be clipped off carefully to encourage lateral growth push up new flowering stems. We can see many flowers even in November if the night frost is not dee ...entire article
Tiny Curls is a picturesque selection of white pine with twisted needles and straight trunk and branches. The needles are mid green with a silver stripe. It is very similar to another variety with twisted needles called Tortulosa but Tiny Curls show much more symmetrical growth, forming a compact, conical shape at a slower growth rate. Being new in the gardening world its ultimate size is not known yet but only expected: about 2-3m tall and 1-1.5m wide in 20-25 years. Pines like sunny locations and well-drained, sandy soil, they do not need much fertilizing. They are p ...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
Fastigiata Robusta is a slender growing variety of columnar yew that originated probably in Italy in 1950. It is similar to its parent variety Fastigiata but much slimmer, like a model who prefers not to eat to stay slim forever. The needles are dark green, glossy, longer than on the species, and evergreen. Its strictly upright growth can be used in any type of garden where a vertical feature is required. Now a few words about its toxicity. The whole plant is slightly poisonous for humans but extremely poisono ...entire article
Petite Garden® is a novelty of 2010. This abelia makes a dense shrub growing lower than its parents, only about 1m tall. It produces masses of lilac-pink flowers from early summer to autumn. Leaves are deep green and glossy. This abelia is considered to be a semi-evergreen shrub, however, in mild winters it may keep most of its foliage while in harsh winters the leaves will fall down completely and new ones will emerge in spring. Abelias are soil tolerant but will thrive in good, moist well-drained soil, preferably acidic for best leaf colour. Find them a location in ful ...entire article
01.06.2018New stock
medlar (Mespilus germanica)
Medlar is a less known fruit tree from S.W.Asia. It is a small tree or a large deciduous shrub whose close relative is loquat, a less hardy species of the same genus. So if you are looking for a tree with similar foliage but hardier try this one. The mid green leaves are stiff, partly glossy, oblong-oval, and turn bronze-red and golden yellow in autumn. From mid spring until early summer it bears typically apple-like, white to pink-tinged flowers that are up to 5 cm across. They are self-fertile. Flowers are followed by almost spherical orange-brown fruit in autumn that tak ...entire article
Blue Spire is a hybrid between two types of perovskia. It was first introduced to RHS in 1961 and since late 80´s it has been in cultivation in most of the world with mild climate. It is a very hardy plant originally found in Central Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan) but is successfully grown even further north. Perovskia is a fantastic plant offering an extremely long time of attractivity. It bears profusion of indigo-blue flowers that open up from hairy, violet buds. These buds appear from early summer and take quite some time before they let the flowers out which usually ...entire article
Royal Red is a butterfly bush with deep purple-red flowers that are fragrant and up to 50 cm long. Individual flowers are small and tubular, formed in up to 40 cm long, dense panicles at the ends of the branches. The inflorescence may look like lilac hence its other name: summer lilac. However, it can get misleading as summer lilac is more often used for lagerstroemia. Deciduous leaves are lanceolate, deep green, and slightly hairy. The shrub is airy and makes arching branches. It grows fast and gains attractive shape with age. To achieve a nice looking plant cut back l ...entire article
If you like pink and butterflies at the same time, Pink Delight is butterfly bush variety ideal for you. Individual flowers are small and tubular, formed in up to 40 cm long, dense panicles at the ends of the branches. The inflorescence may look like lilac hence its other name: summer lilac. However, it can get misleading as summer lilac is more often used for lagerstroemia. Deciduous leaves are lanceolate, medium green, and slightly hairy. The shrub is airy and makes arching branches. It grows fast and gains attractive shape with age. To achieve a nice looking plant cu ...entire article
White Profusion is a white flowering butterfly bush. Individual flowers are small and tubular, formed in up to 40 cm long, dense panicles at the ends of the branches. The inflorescence may look like lilac hence its other name: summer lilac. However, it can get misleading as summer lilac is more often used for lagerstroemia. Deciduous leaves are lanceolate, medium green with a silvery blue tint and slightly hairy. The shrub is airy and makes arching branches. It grows fast and gains attractive shape with age. To achieve a nice looking plant cut back last year’s bra ...entire article
Black Knight is a butterfly bush variety with one of the deepest colours currently available in the market. They are deep purple blue, heavily scented, up to 30 cm long. Individual flowers are small and tubular, formed in dense panicles at the ends of the branches. The inflorescence may look like lilac hence its other name: summer lilac. However, it can get misleading as summer lilac is more often used for lagerstroemia. Deciduous leaves are lanceolate, deep green and slightly hairy. The shrub is airy and makes arching branches. It grows fast and gains attractive shape ...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
Junipers are popular, evergreen conifers that are 100% maintenance-free plants that will grow almost anywhere. There are plentiful of varieties, each of which is suitable for a slightly different use. Tamariscifolia is an elegant variety with deep green leaves and horizontal layers of branches. If grown as shrubs, they are perfect ground-covers. They can be trained into a small tree which will reveal its reddish-brown, pealing bark. Grow juniper in any soil, including chalky, that is not boggy. It will tolerate drought. Fully hardy to -40°C (USDA zone 3). Last upd ...entire article
Mariken is a new variety from 1999. It is a dwarf form with short branches, densely covered with foliage. It is usually available as a small shrub suitable for rockeries, or a half-standard for gardens with less space, or a standard tree. Thanks to its dense growth and attractive foliage mainly tree forms look rather luxurious. It is ideal for sophisticated gardens where you need a dignified but compact specimen tree. It belongs to conifers though its needles are so flat and wide that you just have to call them leaves. They are fan-shaped, young leaves are fresh green and tur ...entire article
Schoon’s Bonsai is a beautiful variety of Japanese white pine of slow growth. It has whorls of five needles that are silvery green, slightly curled and soft when touched. It forms an irregular shrub which looks like a bonsai. Ultimate height is not known yet but is expected about 2m. You can combine it in a mixed border with other compact, 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 soil. Do not over-water pines but make sure it does not dry out when re-planted. Absolutely ...entire article
Karl Fuchs is quite a recent selection of deodar / Himalayan cedar. Its seeds were collected in cold parts of high mountains of Afghanistan. The plants are much hardier than the species and also offer two other significant features: the needles are striking blue when young which is not common for many Himalayan cedars; and it has much narrower habit which will help it fit a mid-sized garden, too. Grow cedars in full sun, almost any well-drained soil. They are lime tolerant. Himalayan cedars usually need a location sheltered from severe, drying winds in winter, but Karl ...entire article
This attractive hydrangea comes from Belgium and was bred by Johan van Huylenbroeck. It was patented only in 2004 and got a peculiar name: Pinky Winky. Allegedly, the breeder was inspired by the children’s programme Teletubbies. Pinky Winky® is a panicle type hydrangea, not a mop-head one with big leaves and large flowers heads. It has upto 40 cm long panicles, growing strictly upright on sturdy stems so the flowers never bend under heavy rainfall. They come out in mid-summer and continue blooming until the first frosts. The individual flowers appear cream w ...entire article
Service tree is becoming popular in the Czech Republic again. It is believed that hundreds of years ago it was a common fruit tree in warmer parts of the country serving people with delicious and healthy fruit. These days it occurs naturally in České středohoří and south-eastern Moravia. The oldest tree has trunk with girth of 390 cm. The deciduous leaves are pinnate, dark green and decorative. Clusters of white flowers appear in May and June and are followed by small (only 2-4 cm long) fruit in September. It is yellow and red and tastes best if let ripen for a few days until it soft ...entire article
Lily-turf is a unique plant that is often sold in grass sections of garden centres. However, it belongs to the lily family, hence its name. It comes from shady forests of Eastern Asia. Liriope has dark green, ribbon-like, semi-glossy foliage. The leaves are narrow and evergreen in mild winters. Beginning of summer spikes of lavender or violet flowers come out. They are usually not taller that 10-20 cm above the leaves. New spikes are produced continuously until early autumn. In warmer parts of Europe this plants spreads out readily. In our climate (zone 6) it stays compact. It do ...entire article
Indian Summer is another gorgeous variety of trumpet creeper which was trained into a small tree. It is a brilliant idea because such form does not need a trellis or a wall, it can stand anywhere in the garden, on its own or in the middle of other, smaller shrubs. The trumpet-shaped flowers are pure orange, 7 cm long, 5cm wide. The buds form a raceme that blooms from July till frosts. Attractive leaves are pinnate, dark green and slightly glossy. They create a green mass as a luxurious background for the flowers. New branches are shorter on tree forms than on vines but we ...entire article
Hidcote is a very popular variety of lavender with the brightest violet-blue flowers. It forms a compact and dense clump, ideal for beds where tall and leggy perennial is not required. Evergreen leaves are narrow, silvery blue-green. You can remove the stalks with spent flowers after flowering to make the clump look neat again, or even sooner if you wish to dry the flowers (hung with flowers heads upside down in an airy room). We recommend cutting the plant every spring by about a third its size to maintain a dense and profusely flowering shrub. It will grow in most ty ...entire article
This elm is a slender shrub - a cross between ulmus minor and ulmus glabra from Germany, yet from 1875. It has been a popular small tree or rather a shrub ever since. Its size is suitable for gardens with restricted space as it seldom grows more than 1,5m wide and can be 3-5m tall. The leaves are vivid yellow when fully insolated. Bottom leaves or near the trunk remain green. We suggest trimming last year’s branches early in the spring to achieve a denser habit with multiple number or branches with golden-yellow leaves. It grows in almost any well-drained soil. Young and fre ...entire article
Japanese umbrella pine is an exquisite-looking conifer with dark green needles. They are glossy, 5-12 cm long and grow in whorls of 15-20. They are borne at the shoot-tips like the spokes of an umbrella, hence it name. In Japan it grows some 10m tall, however, in our climate you can count on 2-4m, conditions pending, and not more that 2m wide. Its shape is strictly pyramidal though it may need several years to develop a central leader that will make the tree look symmetrical. It will be happiest in semi-shade or filtered sun. You can place it in full sun, too, and provide some mi ...entire article
Maidenhair tree is probably one of the oldest species on Earth. It was here some 180 million years ago … obviously it was the time when the Dead Sea was still ill. Its extreme tolerance of various conditions made it survive to our time. One tree can live as long as 2000 years. It belongs to conifers though its needles are so flat and wide that you just have to call them leaves. They are fan-shaped, leaves on male plants are more deeply lobed, matt and pale or pea-green. In the autumn they turn vivid yellow. Maidenhair tree is deciduous. Its growth rate is somewhat peculiar & ...entire article
Dwarf subalpine fir is another jewel among silver-blue conifers. It grows slowly and is suitable for even the smallest of gardens, for rockeries or as a complement of any evergreen arrangement. The needles are about 2cm long, stiff, flattened, bright blue with a white stripe on top. The older it gets the denser it is. Firs like moist but well drained, acid soil, sunny location with some shade from the hottest sun. Depending on soil quality it can grow 2-3m tall and about 2m wide. Fully hardy to about -28°C (USDA zone 5). Last update 29-12-2007 ...entire article
Firs belong to the most beautiful and spectacular conifers thanks to density of needles and in many cases large sizes. Noble fir, however, and its variety “Glauca” is a slow grower, propagated by grafting which makes it suitable even for small gardens. It has striking silvery blue needles and rather irregular growth unlike its parent. Thanks to grafting, the plant produces attractive cones even when young. It likes moist, neutral to slightly acidic soil. Young plants like partially shaded location. Fully hardy. ...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
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
Black Lace is a variety of European elder that has lace-like, deep burgundy leaves that look like those of dissectum Japanese maples. Flowers are striking pink panicles that appear in May. Its vigorous growth helps this shrub soon make a dense cover of leaves that are vivid purple in the spring, deep burgundy throughout the summer, and bright crimson in the autumn. Elder tolerates wide ranges of soil and will be happy of almost any location. By pruning in early spring you will achieve a denser plant, that will be easier to maintain the size and shape. Fully hardy to ab ...entire article
We are specialists in evergreen plants and offer the widest possible range of hardy, quality plants. Angustifolia is a very elegant variety of Portugal laurel. Irrespective of its origin it belongs to the hardiest evergreen plants for our climate and performs better than some large-leaved cherry laurels. It has narrower leaves than the species and brighter red stalks and new twigs. It grows moderately and very dense into a regular, pyramidal shrub. In our climate it seldom reaches 3m tall. Blossoms are numerous racemes, compound of white, sweetly scented flowers. Fru ...entire article
Looking for the most spectacular trees and shrubs with eye-catching flowering one tends to forget the smaller ones, which are not less diligent or beautiful. Take abelias for instance. These small, elegant shrubs have 2-3 cm long, pointed, very glossy, semi-evergreen, dark green leaves that turn burgundy red in winter. They starts blooming in June and continue tirelessly throughout the summer until October. White flowers are tiny, but numerous, funnel-shaped, born in pink calyxes which make the flowers look light pink from the distance. In warmer climates ...entire article
If you like sweetgum and you are afraid of its size in maturity try this one. Gum Ball is a great variety with dwarf growth and reduced size. After 10 years it can grow to some 2.5m with a total of 3m in maturity. Its crown is quite regular even without pruning. The leaves are identical to basic sweetgum: deep green in the summer, with 5 lobes, deeply cut, in the autumn they change to dark red and deep burgundy, almost black. The bark is grey with striking ribs that appear as the tree grows older. It likes any fertile to mid-fertile soil, preferably acidic and moist. Full ...entire article
Cypress family belongs to old time favourites in Central Europe. This golden thread-leaf sawara cypress proves the fact. It has string-like branches that elegantly droop to the ground. It is low growing, making a compact and dense, dwarf shrub with lime green needles and golden new growths. For best colour place the plant in a sunny position. It grows moderately or slowly. It is extremely hardy and adapts well to all soil types except for water-logged, however, for best results grow it in well-drained but evenly moist, semi-fertile soil. It can be grown in outdoor pots. Hardy to abou ...entire article
Blue-flowering hibiscus varieties are very popular in gardens. Marina is one of them. It bears medium-large mauve flowers with deep burgundy red centres that have conspicuous veins along the flower tepals. Stigmas are creamy white which makes an adorable contrast with the flower colour. Marina is ideal for combinations with yellow-flowering lower shrubs. It has very decorative leaves that are unique. They are medium large, 7-8 cm long, narrowly palmate, 3-lobed with one lobe deeply cut, mid to dark green and coarsely toothed. If they turn yellow in summer the plant mani ...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
Weeping Higan cherry has rich pink, double flowers in early cherry season. It makes pendent branches that soon reach the ground. It is the right spring-teller as it announces warmer weather as one of the first flowering trees. It seldom grows taller than 3 m which makes it an ideal selection for even the smallest of gardens. Flowering cherries can take almost any well-drained soil. But if you are after a good looking tree grow it in slightly acid, evenly moist soil. Pruning, if needed, should be done immediately after flowering to prevent silver leaf and b ...entire article
It is hard to believe that only a few bare branches, which you can see in winter, can develop into such a stunning thing. Foliage of this shrub almost looks like a fluffy hairdo of a red-haired lady. The leaves are deeply cut and when young they are glossy and brownish-red, in summer they turn to deep burgundy, and in the autumn they change to bright cerise-red. Among all dissectums, this one has the largest leaves. Though the branches cascade, the plant itself has a rather erect form. It requires slightly acidic, semi-fertile, moist soil to establish extensive root system. ...entire article
Aconitifolium is a Japanese maple with large leaves. They are very attractive, deeply lobed but look entire. The colour is light to mid green, turning bright shades of orange and fiery red in autumn. In spring it bears profusion of small flowers. The shrub is spreading and even though in Japan you can find specimens 5m tall, in our climate they are commonly about 2-3m tall and wide. The canopy is airy and branching is not dense. Japanese maples prefer acidic to neutral soil, moist but well drained, semi-fertile ...entire article
Just like many beautifully flowering trees or shrubs, this flowering cherry too comes from China. It even bears a name of an ancient tendai buddhist temple. Kanzanu is a mid sized tree with double pink to magenta flowers which come out in early April and follow throughout the spring. It is probably the most showy cherry of all and therefore highly popular with garden architects. Almost leafless bare branches covered with enormous blooming is a must see in early spring as well as a must-have. Soil tolerant, prefers ...entire article
Spring in the garden is announced by flowering Japanese cherries. Amanogawa is a fantastic variety with narrowly columnar growth. In early spring it produces masses of double or semi-double, light pink flowers that may turn to clear white later. Young leaves are bronze, changing to green in summer, and yellow with purple veins in the autumn. It never spreads to sides which makes it ideal for even the smallest of gardens. Being an early bloomer we suggest placing it in front of evergreen shrubs and trees that will provide a solid green background. When planting it, make ...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
Fraser’s photinia is a popular shrub in countries and regions with milder winters. It is a hybrid between photinia glabra and photinia serratifolia. Red Robin is a variety with larger and glossier leaves producing a fantastic coppery and red colour when they emerge. They turn green in summer. In Southern Europe it is often grown as a hedge. Here we will find it a place sheltered from strong, drying winds in winter. It grows fast and can be pruned to achieve a more compact and denser habit. If it is damaged by harsh frost it always regenerates even fr ...entire article
Otto Luyken is probably the best known and the hardiest selection among cherry laurels. It is a small, healthy shrub, which predominantly spreads to sides. It reaches no more than 1,5m in many years, therefore can be used be used for planting under trees or as a ground cover. Pointed leaves are glossy and deep green. Compound flowers are white, fragrant and appear in April, followed by very ornamental but poisonous fruits. It is common that second flowering occurs in early autumn. This cherry laurel flowers profusely. It needs slightly acidic, normal to fertile, moist soil, and ...entire article
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