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E-SHOP 2019 IS OPEN
New catalogue is here. Our webshop is now open for orders for spring 2019 and includes items which will only arrive in spring. Not all of them - we will keep on adding them all winter long as growers confirm them to us. Already now we have over 3000 new plants to come and over 5000 in stock.

Now a piece of good advice - if you are after something, once you see it on our webshop grab it and don't let go. Put it to your basket and complete an order without delay. The numbers of individual varieties are not large and items sold out in winter will no longer be available until late summer 2019.

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SUMMER JAZZ™ FIRE is a showstopper with its brilliant vibrant red flowers. They are large trumpets, possibly not as large as the yellow variety from this series, about 5-6 cm across, and appear from mid July. They are composed in long racemes that may contain 60 or more flower buds that open continuously until the first frosts. The leaves are deciduous, pinnate, rich green, slightly glossy and very attractive as they create a green mass as a luxurious background for the flowers. New twigs grow about 60-80 cm before the flower buds appear. It i ...entire article
DARK GREEN is a Japanese holly variety which says it all in a name. Evergreen, small, oval leaves are very dark green, handsome, and glossy, and appear along deep purple red stems. Being a female variety, it produces profusion of small, creamy white flowers in mid spring, followed by abundance of spherical, slightly poisonous, glossy, black berries if pollinated by a male variety from nearby. It grows about 20-30 cm per year into a well-branched, bushy shrub almost 3m tall and a little less wide. Use it just like ...entire article
CHIC & CHOC honeysuckle is a dwarf flowering shrub for almost any place in full sun. In June appear rich purple pink buds which open into soft golden yellow flowers with two lips, and soon turn almost white which greatly contrasts with various depths of purple and pink buds. And the perfume! Strong fruity sweet with a tiny hint of exotic spices, also loved by bees, bumblebees, and butterflies. Flowers open continuously from June until late August. Or if you prune it after the first strong flowering phase it will set n ...entire article
Little Frosty is a dwarf lily-of-the-valley shrub bred by Ron van Opstal. Its evergreen leaves are narrowly elliptic, short, acuminate, medium green with white variegation at margins. In spring they emerge coppery orange to orange brown and their white margins gain pink shades. In winter pink colour returns, especially to the tips which turn rich pink. Winter also enhances the colour of the stems which are purple red. All in all, one could say this plant is more attractive in winter which makes it an ideal pick fo ...entire article
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
Aphrodite is a beautiful, large-flowered sweetshrub hybrid between c.chinensis and c.occidentalis. The flowers are often compared to magnolias - both in shape and size. They are 7-9 cm across, rich crimson to burgundy red, and appear with the first hot days of May, and continue blooming until late June. In summer they sporadically pop up again in small quantity. Handsome, deciduous leaves are oval to ovate, bright green, and glossy, turning yellow in autumn. The plant gets considerably larger than ...entire article
WHITE DAZZLER produces masses of simple, star-shaped, pure white, and very fragrant flowers with yellow stamens in the centre. Their perfume is very similar to orange flowers hence its name Mexican orange or Mexican blossom. The leaves are notably narrower than those of Aztec Pearl, evergreen, soft green as they emerge and dark green when mature, divided into 3-5 linear, narrow leaflets, and release a tempting spicy scent when crushed, yet please do not consume them. Grow choisya the same way as a sun loving rhodod ...entire article
Compacta is a dwarf version of popular Violacea white fir. It has bright silvery blue, sickle-like needles which turn only one shade darker when mture. They are soft to touch, borne erect on strictly horizontal branches. Young plants are stiffly upright, very dense, forming a miniature of a Christmas tree. 10-year-old plant measures only about one meter tall and 50-60 cm wide. As the plants grow older they lose the conical habit and spread. Shaping and trimming ...entire article
12.12.2018New stock
bog myrtle (Myrica gale)
Bog myrtle is a deciduous shrub found in moist and constantly waterlooged areas all around Northern Hemisphere. It makes small, inversely lance-shaped or narrowly obovate, dark green to slightly blue-green leaves, and fragrant flowers from mid spring. The flowers are yellow green to golden yellow, erect catkins which open from mid spring for a few weeks, releasing an interesting sweet and spicy fragrance, typical for ericaceous plants. Both this perfume and that of crushed leaves keep biting insects at bay. Bog myrtle loves moist and wet sites. Grow it at ...entire article
Nottingham is an English medlar variety renowned for its rusty brown fruit of apple and pear flavour. The fruit is a little flattened at the end and about the same size as those on the species. It is edible only after the first frosts, or if picked early it should be bletted in room temperature in order to become soft and sweet. However, we recommend leaving the fruit hanging on the tree for as long as possible, obviously avoiding serious frosts. Then the flesh is soft, juicy, and sweet, and the easiest way to eat it ...entire article
Carré Rouge is a French selection of Fraser's photinia from Red Robin variety. It originated in Nantes and produces smaller leaves of intensely red colour when young, maturing to deep green, yet keeping the top leaves crimson or wine red. New leaves with red colour emerge at least twice a year: in early spring and in late summer, and you can bring the second phase forward by pruning the shrub in early summer just as the new leaves turn green. Young twigs are r ...entire article
Compacta (or Robusta Compacta) is another new selection of Fraser’s photinia from early 21st century. It exhibits a very compact and dense growth with dark wine red new leaves. It grows about half the size as opposed the famous Red Robin variety. The leaves are evergreen, broadly elliptic, glossy, and mature to dark green in summer. In mid spring medium-sized panicles of creamy white flowers are produced on older plants. Red coloured leaves emerge at l ...entire article
Shirazz (two zeds) is a lush magnolia variety from New Zealand. It is a cross between magnolia denudata and magnolia Vulcan. The result is a profusion of vibrant claret red flowers with paler interior. They are fragrant and come out along strictly upright branches like closed tulips, opening wide a week or more later into a beautiful shape. They are numerous and make more than one flush of flowers u ...entire article
Burgundy Star™ magnolia is another success by Mark Jury, son of Felix Jury, renowned for the famous New Zealand based 'magnolia breeding factory'. This jewel is a cross between large-flowered Vulcan and liliiflora Nigra. Cross pollination was done in 1993, and first flowers appeared in 2002 when the winning specimen was selected among 15 other plants. It was patented under Jurmag4 PP20346 in 2008 . Burgundy Star™ magnolia is on ...entire article
Variegata is an eye-catching mutation of Portugal laurel. It bears evergreen, narrowly elliptic, slightly undulated, deep green leaves with white margins which turn pink in autumn and winter when leaf stalks and young twigs change colour to bright purple red. Blossoms are numerous racemes, compound of white, sweetly scented flowers in late May and early June. Fruits are black berries, and seeds from unripe berries contain the same poison found in bitter almonds. It grows moderately into a compact, densely branched ...entire article
Brenelia is an elegant novelty variety of Portugal laurel from early 21st century. In appearance and use it is similar to Angustifolia variety but has larger leaves with undulated margins. The stalks and new stems are rich burgundy red not only in winter but most of the growing season. 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 in late May and early June. Fruits are black berries ...entire article
Purpan® is possibly the fastest growing bull bay magnolia in Europe. It makes large, leathery, deep green and glossy leaves with thin rusty brown indumentum on the undersides. Once established it can grow half a meter or more per year. Still, this evergreen beauty is more likely valued for its large, 20-24 cm across, creamy white, very fragrant flower that appear in profusion from June until August or September. Pruning is not commonly recommended and this variety is supposed to let grow. Still, for any reaso ...entire article
If you are a magnolia lover who still has some space in the garden which is a rare combination, have a look at this immense beauty in white named Alba Superba. It is a reliable and hardy variety of saucer magnolia. If the weather is nice, from mid April (in zone 6) begins to open its profusion of medium large, cup shaped, very fragrant, white flowers with a little bit of pale purple-pink flame at the bottom of the calyxes. Being quite early to flower it is recommended to avoid the w ...entire article
Ruby Falls is undoubtedly one of the darkest coloured little trees that will grab your attention thanks to its dark burgundy red, typically heart-shaped, approximately 8x10 cm large leaves and a weeping habit. Its crown is quite compact and the branches may soon touch the ground unless pruned on regular basis. In early spring small, purple-pink to lavender-pink flowers are borne on bare wood on tiny stalks. Leaf stalks and branches are deep maroon or almost red, too. Leaves may turn dark green if not exposed to full sun. In autumn they make another sho ...entire article
Sweet bay is a unique magnolia species that was first described by Carl Linnaeus, founder of modern taxonomy, already in 1753. Magnolia virginiana, that was the Latin name it received, was the very first magnolia species ever listed under this name. Interestingly, the plant had already been sent from America to England more than 50 years before that, by botanist John Baptist Banister. At that time the only magnolia known was a plant that was discovered on the island of Martinique by Charles Plumiére. Its local name was ‘talauma’. Magnolia virginia ...entire article
Aztec Pearl Mexican orange is an attractive hybrid between choisya ternata and choisya arizonica. It was bred by Peter Moore and introduced in 1989, when Hiller Nurseries celebrated their 125th anniversary. The variety name perfectly describes this evergreen plant from the moment it begins to show flower buds. They are light pink and open into simple, star-shaped, pure white, and very fragrant flowers with yellow stamens in the centre. Their perfume is very similar to orange flowers hence its name Me ...entire article
Winter Gold Japanese pagoda tree is a novelty brought by the new millennium. It produces vibrant shades of lemon yellow new leaves, and is decorated with rich golden yellow colour or twigs and branches in winter. The pinnate leaves are deciduous, individual leaflets are small, elliptic, and emerge yellow in spring, and turn light green in summer. Still, a part of the foliage on top of the plant remains lighter yellow-green even in summer. Flowering has not been observed yet. The other attraction is a rich golden ye ...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
Cleopatra is another magnolia success by a renowned magnolia breeder Vance Hooper from New Zealand. It is a cross between Sweet Simplicity and Black Tulip varieties. The result is a rich purple red, large flower, almost 20 cm across with a lovely fragrance. In Central European climate it grows moderately into a well-shaped, conical shrub that blooms regularly and profusely every year. The deciduous leaves are fresh green, ovate to obova ...entire article
Evergreen - bull bay magnolias are the queens of flowering trees. We choose the most beautiful and at the same time the hardiest varieties. Ever since Little Gem bull bay magnolia appeared in European market, it has been a sought after variety ever since. Though, not everyone could grow this jewel since its hardiness finished in zone 7 (down to -17°C only). Therefore it is obvious that when a new variety called Kay Parris...entire article
Oberon is a cushion-like, dwarf variety of Korean fir. It grows slowly into a low, mounding shrub that is only about 30-40 cm tall and 40-60 cm wide in 15 years. Its evergreen needles are short, glossy, deep green with silvery underneath, and grow densely 360° around the branches. Oberon Korean fir does not loose needles even on older branches unless cultivated in unsuitable conditions. Thanks to limited size it is ideal for small gardens ...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
Plumosa Aurea is a beautiful Chinese juniper variety that is nice to touch – non prickly. That is because it makes small, scale-like leaves (needles), lying flat along the stems. They are bright yellow-green in spring, pale golden in summer, and golden-brown or coppery orange in autumn and winter. It grows rather slowly, forming a dense, widely funnel-shaped shrub that is only about 1m tall and 1.2-1.5m wide in 15 years. Chinese juniper likes full sun or some shade but will not thrive in deep shade. The soil ...entire article
Silver bell is a gorgeous shrub whose other name is probably even more accurate: snowdrop tree. Its origin is SE USA and it is still quite rare in Europe although it is easy to grow and hardy. Silver bell is cultivated mostly for its snow-white bell-shaped flowers produced in masses in late April and early May. They are followed by 4-winged, brown fruit in autumn. Deciduous leaves are broadly elliptic or obovate, mid green in summer and yellow in autumn. Also interesting is its steel-grey bark with creamy striping which c ...entire article
Vulcan is an awesome magnolia hybrid raised in New Zealand by Felix Jury in 1990. Yet before it got its attention by gardening public it was used for further hybridizing and became a parent for excellent varieties such as Ian’s Red, Advance, Amethyst Flame, and nonetheless a variety bred by his son Mark and named after his late father Felix. Vulcan ...entire article
Himalájský cedr is the most graceful of all cedars. Robusta Glauca is an Italian selection with long, evergreen needles. Their colour is from blue-green to almost silvery blue while new shoots are soft green. Robusta Glauca cedar is unique for its robust structure with strong stem and habit which is not as fluffy as the species. Lateral branches grow from the central leader in the angle of 90°or just a little less, and continue forming an alm ...entire article
Daybreak magnolia has a unique shade of pink. The flower buds are slim and tall, rich pink but not garish. They show small, flame-like triangles of green colour at the bottom of their calyxes. The buds take quite some time looking precious for many days before they open wide into fascinating, soft pink colour that is only disturbed by almost white shade of the triangles that were green on the outside. The centre shows a profusion of purple red stamens and yellow pistil. Perfume is the inherent feature of Daybreak magnolia...entire article
Felix magnolia, also called Felix Jury, is a recent introduction by Mark Jury, and a gorgeous hybrid named after his late father who fortunately lived to see its first flowers, but not its worldwide success a few years later. It was made in 1984 as a cross between extremely large-flowered Atlas and deep burgundy-purple flowering Vulcan. Felix magnolia was released in 2004 and patented as JURmag2. Felix magnolia bears large, goblet-shaped flow ...entire article
Old Port magnolia is a Vance Hooper hybrid from 1992 when this cross of Sweet Simplicity seedling and magnolia liliiflora Nigra first flowered. It bears gorgeous, cup-shaped, firm flowers that open from deep purple red buds. The petals are purple red outside and almost white inside with some purple-pink veins and centre. Thanks to its second parent they came out in mid-magnolia season which is usually from early May in Central Europe when the risk of l ...entire article
Variegata is a unique and elegant form of maidenhair tree, first discovered in 1854. Yet it is still very rare in cultivation and difficult to source. It bears deciduous, 4-7 cm wide, fan-shaped, divided, mid green leaves that show prominent variegation of creamy-white to light yellow colour. Each leaf is different, even entirely white, and some may reverse to green. Do not remove reversed branches – the variegation is unstable and the branches with green leaves may produce variegated leaves again the following ...entire article
ALTA® is a gorgeous southern magnolia of dense habit and narrowly columnar, very elegant shape that looks like a candle flame. From the first hot days of summer large – 20-24 cm across, creamy white, strongly sweet-scented flowers are produced singly and continuously for 2 months or a little longer depending on plant’s age. Evergreen leaves are narrower than on the species, deep green, extremely glossy, covered with rich rusty brown indumentum beneath. Pruning is not necessary to keep its compact ...entire article
This photinia was given a nice name Cassini, but is marketed as PINK MARBLE®. That name tells the truth, though. PINK MARBLE® is an evergreen shrub producing dark green leaves that emerge rich red with white margins, maturing to deep green with silvery-white veins just like marble, gaining pink shades later in the season. Such colouration deserves a well chosen spot in your garden where it can fully display its assets. Young plants grow fast – 30 cm (in garden ...entire article
Skylands, also called Aurea Compacta, is a dwarf version of golden Caucasian spruce. It is an attractive conifer with golden yellow needles all year round, unlike varieties Aureospicata and Early Gold which make excellent colour of newly emerging shoots but then turn back green. Skylands holds is yellow shades from January till December. It grows very slowl ...entire article
Brewer spruce is an evergreen conifer native to the Siskiyou Mountains of southwestern Oregon and northern California where it is a rare plant owing to its sparse occurrence. It has a beautiful shape. The stem and inner branches are firm and upright whereas new branches are soft and pendulous which gives this tree almost a Himalayan cedar appearance. The needles are 2-3 cm long, thin, blue-green. New twigs are reddish-brown. The cones hang down and are 6-15 cm long. This spruce grows slowly: a 5m tall plant must be about 30 years old. In Central-European c ...entire article
Sunrise is a beautiful new magnolia from 2009. We could not trace any information about its breeder or patent, all we found was a note that it arrived from China which probably explains a lot. Nevertheless, we have a picture and know enough we need to present this novelty. Sunrise Magnolia is a slow growing, compact shrub with unique flowers. They are goblet shaped, white inside and creamy white with light yellow hues outside, with distinct claret red triangle at the bottom ...entire article
This (large) witch alder is a special plant that originates in the USA. It is popular among collectors as well as garden designers who want to incorporate a nice and interesting shrub that is almost maintenance-free into their projects for beautiful gardens. Witch alder produces abundance of brush-like, fragrant, white flowers in terminal spikes at the ends of erect branches from about mid April. They flower for a long time, before the leaves unfold. Deciduous leaves are rounded to obovate, mid to dark green and somewhat leathery, with shallowly serrated m ...entire article
Scarlet crabapple is a fantastic addition to the collection of spring flowering apples and cherries. This one, however, has more than one feature to look at (just like Scarlett Johansson who may have been a reason for giving this tree its name …) Scarlet is a flowering crabapple tree with profusion of bright purple-pink flowers in mid spring. The deciduous leaves are borne during blooming. First leaves are typically ovate but from the end of spring the tree starts producing larger leaves with 3 lobes at the end of branches. They are glossy and deep burgundy red as they e ...entire article
Weigelas are valuable garden shrubs that grow freely in almost any soil and require little maintenance. They are deciduous shrubs growing 1.5 – 2.0 tall and just a bit less wide. Leaves are ovate to oval. Bell or funnel shaped flowers come in many colours and appear at the end of spring / beginning of summer and sporadically towards the end of summer. Bristol Ruby has deep green leaves and bright purplish red flowers. It thrives in semi-fertile, slightly moist soil, preferably in full sun. Prune right after flowering to a third or half on new growths as it flower ...entire article
Leuchtfeuer hydrangea is a mop-head hydrangea with large, globular, rosy red flowers. It flowers on old wood so when trimming it in the spring make sure to keep the old framework which will produce new shoots with many flowers. The leaves are deciduous, deep green and very thick. Bela hydrangea grows slowly and remains compact. As its colour is determined by the soil acidity we strongly recommend using e.g. dolomitic lime to keep your soil slightly above neutral pH value or rather alkaline. Grow it in fertile, always moist but well-drained soil. Never let the soil dry out espe ...entire article
Bela hydrangea is a mop-head hydrangea with large, globular, blue flowers. It flowers on old wood so when trimming it in the spring make sure to keep the old framework which will produce new shoots with many flowers. The leaves are deciduous, deep green and very thick. Bela hydrangea grows slowly and remains compact. As its colour is determined by the soil acidity we strongly recommend using e.g. aluminium sulphate or fertilizers for blue hydrangeas to keep your soil at pH level of about 5. Grow it in fertile, always moist but well-drained, peaty soil. Never let the soil dry o ...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
Sekkan Sugi is a gorgeous evergreen conifer not only for Japanese gardens. It forms a fat, cone-shaped shrub or small tree with bright, sulphur-yellow or creamy-yellow new growths. They remain yellow throughout the year until next spring when they turn deep green and are replaced by new foliage that is again bright yellow. This contrast as well as an elegant statue make this Japanese cedar an eye-catching feature of any garden. The reports on growth rate are quite contradictory so we shall use logic to work out how to look after it. If your Sekkan Sugi grows fast it wil ...entire article
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Lena is a very attractive variety of broom that bears small, pea-like flowers that are soft red outside and vivid golden-yellow inside. This combination looks striking and at the same time pleasant thanks to warm colour tones. Blooming time is early May to early June. Leaves are small, deciduous, mid green, up to 2 cm long, and mature plants are almost leafless. The twigs are green all year round. It forms a dense shrub, about 1.2m tall and wide. In order to get the whole plant covered with flowers we recommend pruning it after flowering – in early June. Cut back ...entire article
Francois Treyve evergreen magnolia is more compact than the species. It bears deep green, glossy, broadly ovate or almost rounded leaves with cinnamon-brown leathery undersides that protect them from drying winds and cold. Flowers appear from the first hot and sunny days of summer. They are beautiful as on any bull bay magnolia, creamy white in colour, 20 cm or a little more across, very fragrant. One flower lasts for 1-3 days only but they pop up continuously one by one. Well established, mature plants can produce buds and bloom for as long as 2 months if the weather is sunny an ...entire article
Fine Line® buckthorn is a gorgeous shrub which in its few years on the market has managed to gain attention of many gardeners as well as landscape architects. It is a result of cross-pollination carried out by Ronald Williams in 1989, but only in 1999 he selected plants showing stable characteristics. He had the plant patented under PP 14,791. Fine Line® buckthorn has identical leaves to one of its parents – a href="http://www.havlis.cz/karta_en.php?kytkaid=451">Aspleniifolia variety. They are deciduous, very narrow, fern-like, linear, 10-12 cm long and so ...entire article
This new magnolia is for everyone who fell in love with Lanarth variety and its deep purple red cup shaped flowers. It is another of its new clones with large flowers whose deeper colour is present both outside and inside the petals, and was achieved by crossing Lanarth with magnolia liliiflora "Nigra". It starts blooming at a considerably young age of 2-4 years if grafted (compare to seedlings which m ...entire article
Rhapsody in Pink is another crape myrtle novelty bred and introduced by Dr.Carl Whitcomb. It was first introduced in 2006 and has been a sought after crape myrtle since. It bears rich panicles of pure pink flowers on the background of burgundy red foliage. The inflorescence keeps on producing new flower buds until the first frosts. It starts flowering earlier than many other varieties so already in early August you can see flower buds opening. This variety bears sterile flowers so new buds will be formed on stalks of just finished flowers. Leaves of lagerstroemias are d ...entire article
Mulberry is a versatile tree used in ornamental landscaping as well as pomiculture. You can find it in standard forms with a long trunk, or as a half-standard which is suitable for easy fruit picking. It can also be seen grown as a shrub densely branched from the ground. Here we will describe edible forms of morus nigra, morus rubra, morus macroura and their hybrids, plus morus alba except for its weeping variety Pendula which has its own description here. Deciduous leaves are heart-shaped, toothed ...entire article
Not everyone can afford growing a large tree in his garden but would like to enjoy its foliage. Dwarf varieties are perfect solutions to this problem. And Troll is one of the most recent solutions among them. This German word means hobbit and hobbits, as we know them, are usually small. Troll is a dwarf maidenhair tree which hardly exceeds 1m tall when mature. It is a conifer though its needles are so flat and wide that you just have to call them leaves. They are deciduous, fan-shaped, young leaves are fresh green and turn matt and pale or pea-green in maturity. In autumn ...entire article
Another jewel among magnolias came from New Zealand, again, and was raised by Mark Jury. Its name is Black Tulip® and has been sought after thanks to its very deep purple colour of flowers. They are rich purple in colour, not too large – only about 10-15 cm across, goblet-shaped making a tight cup that almost never opens up. Thick, waxy petals are not translucent which emphasizes the flower colour. Deciduous leaves are mid green. The plant grows into an upright shrub at moderate growth rate. Protected in EU by grant No. 14218 (Plant Breeders Rights). Magnolia ...entire article
Smooth cypress comes from SW of the USA and is probably the only true cypress that can stand winters down to zone 6. Fastigiata varieties are of columnar habit and are a sought after plant for both exotic types of gardens as well as typical Central-European landscapes where it will create a perfect specimen planted among other conifers. Fastigiata Aurea is a gorgeous variety with bright colour of needles. Although the Latin name Aurea means golden, the smooth needles are beige to sand yellow while branches nearer the trunk are silvery grey making a perfectly con ...entire article
Archer’s Dwarf is a compact and slow growing variety of this beautiful conifer. Silvery-blue needles are soft, borne erect on almost horizontal to slightly ascending branches. The tree shape is conical, very symmetrical. This variety grows slowly, making about 6-8 cm per year. It is an ideal choice for small gardens or large pots on patios or other places where you have no open ground to grow it. 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 ...entire article
Pink Velour® is a very attractive crape myrtle with upright panicles of pink-red to purple red flowers with crepe margins and rich yellow stamens in the centre. It starts flowering earlier than the species which makes it suitable for colder regions where the summer begins a little later. The inflorescence keeps on producing new flowers buds until the first frosts. Another important feature is foliage. The deciduous leaves of Pink Velour® are leathery, oval, and deep burgundy red for many weeks after they emerge, only then turning deep green leaving a burgundy red ...entire article
Decaisnea is a very attractive and rare small tree from China. It is cultivated for its beautiful, exotic looking foliage, and coloured seed pods. It produces multiple of thin, upright trunks which bear leaves usually at the tops, just like aralias. The deciduous leaves are elegant, light to mid green, pinnate and rather large – up to 90 cm long. Greenish-yellow flowers appear in early summer and are composed in pendent panicles. In autumn they are followed by conspicuous, dark blue or blue-grey seed pods. Thanks to their shape and colour this plant has another name: dead man&# ...entire article
Genie is a sensational new magnolia from New Zealand. After 15 years of breeding there is eventually a plant that holds its deep red-purple colour well and offers prolonged flowering period. The hybridizing process was truly awesome, if you are interested in how this jewel came to life follow its history of crossing: Sweet Simplicity x liliiflora Nigra = Breeder Breeder x Black Tulip = Sweet Valentine Breeder x Sweet Valentine = Genie Genie has deep red, almost black buds that open into medium-sized flowers with 6-12 petals that open into 10-15 cm wide, cup-shaped, l ...entire article
Common walnut is a native tree of the Old World. Its natural habitat lies between South-eastern Europe and Himalayas. Irrespective of its large size it is still one of the most sought-after fruit trees of our country. Walnut has attractive, pinnate foliage that have a unique scent. Flowers are catkins. Both the leaves and flowers emerge late but yet may be damaged by late frost should it come in May when the leaves and flowers have come out. Fruit is a well-know walnut in a hard shell. This species ripens in October and sets fruit when 8-10 years old. Self-fertile. Walnut is a la ...entire article
Sango-kaku is a Japanese maple that has so many colours that we are lost for words. Its main attraction is the colour of bark which is orangey-red in summer and bright coral red in winter. The palmate leaves have 5 lobes and emerge orangey-yellow with salmon pink shades, changing to light green or yellow in summer, turning golden yellow in autumn. It grows slowly into a tall, upright shrub. Thanks to its vibrant colours in both summer and winter we recommend planting in places where it will contrast with other plants of deeper coloured foliage. Sango-kaku dislikes dire ...entire article
Juneberry is a large shrub cultivated mostly for its delicious and healthy fruit. It is a large deciduous shrub or a small tree. Flowers are star-shaped, white and scented and appear in mid spring. Oval leaves are up to 8 cm long, emerge bronze and mature to green colour, turning scarlet red or deep pink in autumn. The fruit are purple-blackish berries, 1 cm in diameter and ripens in early summer. They are sweet and juicy and can be picked up for as long as one month. They look like blueberries. If you want to keep this shrub smaller prune it every year at the end of winter. It ...entire article
GOLDRUSH is a trade name for a new variety patented as Ogon when it was brought from Japan in 1993, by a Dutch horticulturist Peter Zweinburg. It is a rare, deciduous conifer with bright golden-yellow or yellowish green, opposite, flat, soft needles that fade to coppery-red in the autumn. The bark is fibred, red to light brown. Regular pruning or trimming of young plants in early spring will result in beautiful and bushy plants already from early age. It grows medium fast, making horizontal branches along the main stem when young, and later forming a neat and regular py ...entire article
Skylark is a variety very similar to Victoria, with two exceptions: it has slightly larger leaves and arching branches. The flowers are absolutely amazing, not violet, not pale, just unbeatable sky blue. They are formed in rounded, 6-7 cm long, terminal cymes and come out in early June and usually last for about a month. That is another reason to own this gorgeousness. There are so many of them every year that they totally cover the plant. Evergreen leaves are only 2-3 cm long, ovate, dark green, very glossy and deepl ...entire article
Apricot Gem is a multicoloured broom. Its flowers are apricot orange to salmon pink on the upper petals, and deen golden yellow in the centre with red margins. Blooming time is early May to early June. Leaves are small, up to 2 cm long, and mature plants are nearly leafless. It forms a dense shrub, about 1.2m tall and wide. In order to get the whole plant covered with flowers we recommend pruning it after flowering – in early June. Cut back new branches by one or two thirds. This will result in production of many new branches that will flower the following year. B ...entire article
Boskoop Ruby received an award already for the deepest red flowering broom. The colour of pea-like flowers is bright ed with both magenta and orange shades. Blooming time is early May to early June. Leaves are small, up to 2 cm long, and mature plants are nearly leafless. It forms a dense shrub, about 1.2m tall and wide. In order to get the whole plant covered with flowers we recommend pruning it after flowering – in early June. Cut back new branches by one or two thirds. This will result in production of many new branches that will flower the following year. Broom disli ...entire article
Allgold is a hybrid variety made from crossing c.multiflorus x c.purgans. It has deep yellow pea-like flowers on deep green branches. Blooming time about a month, from the first half of May. Leaves are small, up to 2 cm long, and mature plants are nearly leafless. It forms a dense shrub, about 1.2m tall and wide. In order to get the whole plant covered with flowers we recommend pruning it after flowering – in early June. Cut back new branches by one or two thirds. This will result in production of many new branches that will flower the following year. Broom dislik ...entire article
Carsten’s Wintergold is a selection of very popular Wintergold with stunning winter colour. The needles are deep green from mid spring until early autumn. Then they begin turning yellow and from end autumn until the last cold days of spring they are vivid yellow. This colour is unbeatable so far. Ideal for mixed borders, combined with taller shrubs or perennials. Ideal for rockeries. This slow-growing is mound-forming, making a compact shape, no pruning needed. As every pine, it needs full sun and well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Do not over-water pines but make sure ...entire article
Satisfaction is a European novelty among magnolias from 2002. Its origin is not known, however, so far it has proven to be a real winner. Satisfaction is a small or mid-sized magnolia with mid-sized to large blossoms. The outside colour is deep burgundy red and pure white inside. The cup-shaped flowers resemble magnolia x soulangeana. It blooms later than star-shaped varieties and thus avoids late frosts. The advantage of this variety is profuse and precocious flowering. Magnolias are not supposed to be pruned. You can prune old shrubs if ill, or trim them to shape ...entire article
Cascade Falls is an exciting new variety of bald cypress. It is a novelty from New Zealand, patented in the USA under PP12,296 in 1999. Its eye-catching feature are its pendent branches forming several cascades from the top of the graft. It is a deciduous conifer with bright green, linear leaves. If you trim its long new growths it will form more cascades in the upper part of the tree and become denser. The ultimate height is defined by the height of the rootstock. The branches if left untrimmed will soon touch the ground. Bald cypress will grow in any moist or wet soil, prefe ...entire article
“Yellow Bird” magnolia is a cross between magnolia acuminata and magnolia brooklynensis “Evamaria” from 1967. Yet that year it was suggested the best yellow cultivar so far. Well, a lot of time has passed and these days there are a few more girls to ask that honour that we could maybe organize a wrestling match among the current best yellows. It has deep yellow flowers with green tinges on the exterior. Closed they look like tulips. This variety belongs to the latest ones, blooming after the danger of late frosts is gone. It starts flowering as ...entire article
A few years ago I visited an interesting nursery in Belgium and after we made business my eye rested upon a small shrub with tiny, deep green leaves. It looked rather attractive even in February but the nursery owner expressed his doubts about its hardiness in the Czech Republic. So I said I would give it a try. It was definitely worth it because I had never seen such a colour of flowers in my life before. This charming shrub is called blueblossom or California lilac. It has nothing to do with lilacs though. The flowers are absolutely amazing, not violet, not pale, just unbeat ...entire article
Emerald Gaiety is a variety with small, evergreen leaves that are mid green with rich creamy white margins that look slightly yellow as new leaves emerge in the spring. Variegation tends to reach into the centre of the leaf. In autumn and winter majority of leaves turn pink or purple red and if some of them fall down in spring the plant quickly replaces them. Wintercreepers are excellent, low shrubs that not only withstand low temperatures to some -30°C but retain the foliage without any damage. They can be used as a nice groundcover or a climber if given a support. Just think ...entire article
Emerald'n'Gold spindle has bright green leaves in the centre and vivid yellow edges that often override the green colour giving a golden effect to the whole shrub. In autumn and winter majority of leaves turn pink or purple red and if some of them fall down in spring the plant quickly replaces them. Wintercreepers are excellent, low shrubs that not only withstand low temperatures to some -30°C but retain the foliage without any damage. They can be used as a nice groundcover or a climber if given a support. Just thi ...entire article
It is our utmost pleasure to offer this summer-blooming beauty: false camellia. It comes from moist woodlands of North America and eastern Asia (Japan, China, Vietnam, Nepal). It belongs to the same genus theaceae like camellia and tea. Its main attraction are the flowers. They are 6-7 cm wide, pure white with a cluster of rich yellow stamens in the centre and appear from the first hot days of June and keep popping up until end July. It has thick, rich green leaves which turn yellow, orange and purple in autumn. False camellia has peeling bark which gives an extra feature especially ...entire article
Birches are typical trees of Eastern Europe and Asia, as well as some northern regions. Himalayan birch grows slower and not as tall as white birch so you can try one in your garden, too. Doorenboos is naturally a multi-stemmed shrubby tree with thick trunks. They are highly attractive for the creamy white (on young plants) and snow white (on older plants) bark that peels off in narrow stripes. This feature can be seen in summer, too, as this birch seldom makes bottom branches with leaves so it reveals its white bark beauty. Still, young and thin branches at the bottom ...entire article
Creeping blueblossom is a beautiful, true blue flowering mounding shrub. It grows about 0.5m tall and spreads 1-2m wide. New branches are soft and drooping. Flowers are dense panicles of tiny, sky blue blossoms and appear in warmer days of late spring. Leaves are mid to deep green, obovate or rounded, very glossy. It grows best in well-drained, but moist, lime-free, rich in humus soil. It seems to be one of the hardiest evergreen clones but still it needs our help for winter. Mulch it well and for the coldest days of winter cover it with white woven or fir branches, but never for to ...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
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
Mock orange is a reliable and absolutely maintenance-free shrub of old European gardens. It is popular for its snow white flowers, in case of this variety they are double, which come out in early or mid summer. They release a heavy fragrance that can hardly be mistaken for anything else. It flowers profusely every year. Deciduous leaves are about 8 cm long, bright to deep green, ovate. As it is a vigorously growing shrub you can keep it compact by trimming it after flowering. Fully hardy. ...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
This magnolia is a cross of crosses ... mathematically it is: (magnolia liliiflora x magnolia cylindrica) x magnolia „Ruby“ (which is a hybrid itself), bred by August Kehr in 1997. The result of this rather bizarre looking equation is a gorgeous speciality which is true to its name as it can bloom several times throughout the growing season. In 2010 it was decided for the original name May to Frost to be replaced with March-till-Frost which is more accurate for milder parts of Europe. The flower ...entire article
If you like the spring profusion of blooming magnolias, look at this yellow rarity. Probably the best yellow magnolia so far was raised by a Belgian breeder, Philippe de Spoelberch. It is a cross between ´Miss Honeybee´ a ´Gold Crown´. It is called Daphne. Its flowers are deep yellow, long lasting, born upright at the tips of each branch, and although the tepals are narrow and short it does not belong to the star-magnolias group. It blooms already as a young shrub, later than early varieties, often along with the leaves which enhance the flower display creating an impressive, ...entire article
Gold Rider is still quite new in the Leyland cypress family. It produces flattened sprays of bright yellow-green, scale-like leaves. The branches are not pendent, not erect. Something in between and that makes it stand apart from chamaecyparis. The big advantage of Leyland cypress is the fact that its colour does not fade or change to brown in cold winter months but remains bright and attractive all year round. It grows moderately into a broadly columnar tree with dense branching from the ground. Gold Rider will look ...entire article
European white birch is an attractive tree which, however, in its basic form is not suitable for small-sized gardens. However, this selection is excellent for every garden or even a tiny spot at your doorway. It is a weeping white birch, called Youngii. It is commonly 2-3m tall, and in our climate grows up to some 5m when fully mature. It benefits from pruning at young age – when the upper twigs are cut back to say quarter its size in the spring, the twigs will gain extra strength and will sooner grow upwards rather than producing all new twigs hanging downwards ...entire article
This magnolia variety has only recently been imported from China, under the name Fei Huang. It is a sensational plant with large yellow flowers. It belongs to magnolia denudata (Yulan magnolia) group, however, we have not been able to search for the exact breeding details. The Chinese probably keep it top confidential against the spies from the West… It is a true sensation as it bears large flowers that are 15 cm wide and vanilla yellow when fully opened. Freshly opened buds are deep yellow same as the stamens in the centre of the flower. Petals are rather obovate with rou ...entire article
Etna® is the queen of laurels. Its bright emerald green leaves are glossy and healthy, slightly curved at the ends and edges which gives the whole shrub added plasticity. New leaves emerge coloured in rich bronze. Etna’s foliage is much more tolerant of winter sun scald than most laurels. Compound flowers, if any, are white, fragrant and appear in April and May, followed by very ornamental but non edible fruits. This variety, however, seldom sets flowers. This selection does not grow tall. It forms a thick, compact bush. This feature makes it ideal for several ...entire article
Caucasian fir is perhaps the most beautiful conifer of our climate. No wonder that it is also a commercial bestseller as a Christmas tree. Its short needles densely cover the branches; they are deep green and very glossy, with silvery undersides. Fresh growths are intensely bright green. The growth is dense, narrow, and conical, and very slow so believe us that every centimeter has its value. In mid summer it makes large cones that are pale reddish-brown and change to gray-brown later. Firs like moist but well drained, acid soil, and sunny location with some shade from the hottes ...entire article
This maple Shishigashira received a name Lion’s Head. Its leaves are small, deeply cut and curled, forming dense tufts along twisted branches. The foliage is bright green or yellow-green in spring and summer, turning orange and rust-red very late in autumn or early winter. In a good year when the weather hits it the right way, the autumn golds and reds of the leaves are extremely vibrant and it becomes obvious why it was given the name "Lion's Head" seeming to have a fierce lion's fiery mane. Very impressive are its thick trunks that are green an ...entire article
A beautiful ornamental plum tree with deep purple leaves. Flowers appear in May, after the leaves have started to wrap out, and they are pale, nearly white with light purple tint. They do not flower as richly as the flowering cherries, however, this small tree is exquisite for its foliage. The small eliptical leaves are deep purple and remain such for the whole season. Ideal as a solo plant or in a group next to bright green-leafed trees and shrubs. Suitable also for hedges, too. We suggest to trim it when young to avoid certain broomness ... Likes full sun, tolerates any soil. ...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
This is the species of sweetgum. Its maple-like, star-shaped leaves are medium-deeply or deeply cut and have fresh green colour. As it is reproduced mainly by seeds the plants often vary even if grown from seeds of the same parent. This results in plants having slightly different characteristics such as shallow or deep lobing of leaves and variable autumn colour: some will turn more orange, others deeper red. Nevertheless, autumn colours offer a breathtaking show when leaves turn multiple of colours: yellow, orange, pink, red, and even deep burgundy, almost black. Another nice featu ...entire article
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