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24.10.2021New in catalogue
Helen's flower (Helenium "'EL DORADO'")
El Dorado was a mythical tribal chief of the Muisca people, American Indians from Colombia in Latin America from the 16th century. His ritual was to cover himself with gold dust, showing the richness of the deposits of gold where he lived. His name became a synonym for his town or village and, just like mythical Atlantida and similar, was a subject of many speculations and expeditions but was never found. But the image of someone or something completely covered in gold gave birth to multiple usage of the name El Dorado, be it a material thing glowing like gold, or a vision of a trouble-free an ...entire article
I reckon that Feuersiegel is too complicated a name for anyone outside the German speaking world, however, since it lacks an English (simplified) name we have to do our best to at least try. It sounds something like [foyer-seagull]. It is a beautiful Helen’s flower variety which was introduced in 1959 by German nurseryman and horticultural philosopher Karl Foerster (1874-1970 – yes, he reached nearly 100 years). The name refers to fire and lightning which is exactly what you can see when looking at its ...entire article
Bowles‘ Pink is a hybrid Japanese anemone producing plentiful of medium pink, 5-petalled flowers atop medium tall stems. None of the aforesaid means that the variety would somehow be mediocre, quite the contrary. Its calm flower colour (not too light, not too dark) and about 40 cm tall stems (not too short, not too tall) make it a great combination plant for late summer and autumn perennial beds whom it will enrich with its beauty without clashing with other autumn flowers. Moreover, the reverse of the flower pe ...entire article
Taiwanese photinia is renowned for notably narrower leaves as opposed to Chinese photinia. Those are deep green, narrowly lance-shaped, and glossy. They emerge coppery red in spring, and in autumn many of older leaves turn scarlet red or light maroon, some plants may gain these shades all over. It grows fast, making thin and flexible twigs when young, and forms spreading shrubs of uneven habit if left to its own devices. But regularly pruned plants bush out beautifully and exhibit dense and attractive framework. The best time to prune it is in early spring ...entire article
LIL' BANG™ Red Elf is a hybrid tickseed with small, extremely deep ruby red, almost velvety flowers. They are single, daisy-like, sometimes flushed pale pink, and their ray florets are of uneven size making each flower unique. They come out in abundance from early July until the first frost atop 20-30 cm tall stems which are only upright and strong enough not to bend. The whole plant is extremely uniform, compact, and dense. Leaves are medium green, very narrowly lanceolate. Patent No. PP27918 was granted in 201 ...entire article
12.10.2021New in catalogue
tickseed (Coreopsis "'SOLAR FANCY'")
Solar Fancy is a rather unexpected hybrid tickseed variety from the Solar series bred by Marco van Noort from the Netherlands. All others shine like little suns but Solar Ruby wears velvety ruby red margined with pale vanilla yellow which makes it look like a red carpet star in its afternoon cocktail frock in Cannes. The flowers are large, single, daisy-like and come out in abundance from June until the first frost. Stems are about 20-30 cm tall, upright, and strong enough not to bend. The plant makes a dense, compact ...entire article
12.10.2021New in catalogue
tickseed (Coreopsis "'SOLAR MELLOW'")
Solar Mellow is another hybrid tickseed variety from the Solar series bred by Marco van Noort from the Netherlands. Why Solar? Simply because all of its flowers shine like a thousand of little suns, brightening up your day and perennial border. Solar fancy produces large, single, daisy-like, golden yellow flowers with a small mahogany blotch at the centre. They come out in abundance from June until the first frost. Stems are about 20-30 cm tall, upright, and strong enough not to bend. The plant makes a dense, compact, ...entire article
Beacon Silver is a renowned and popular spotted nettle variety cultivated for its attractive foliage and purple pink flowers. They are small, two-lipped, and appear in terminal whorls atop only about 10-20 cm tall stems from June until September. Leaves are heavily marbled silver with green margins. They are commonly deciduous but may be evergreen in warm climates of USDA zone 7 and 8. The plant makes prostrate, spreading branches which create a colourful groundcover. The variety was found by Beth Chatto from Colch ...entire article
11.10.2021New in catalogue
Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium "'PHANTOM'")
Phantom is a smaller growing Joe Pye Weed variety producing only some 80-100 cm tall, sturdy, maroon stems atop which in August appears a profusion of large, 25-30 cm wide, corymb-like, rich purple pink panicles composed of tiny, fringed flowers. Their calyxes are bright purple and petals almost white which enhances the calyx colour and makes the plant a glowing showcase. Flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other winged insect, and provide them with plenty of food late in the season when not many flowers bloom. Dec ...entire article
BLUE EMPIRE is a stunning bluebeard variety with large flowers and leaves, and non-dwarf habit. Its flowers are considerably larger than on other varieties known so far, they are rich violet blue and come out in profusion from late August until early October. Deciduous leaves are larger, too, broadly lance-shaped to narrowly oval, dark green with silvery-grey hues, and very fragrant. BLUE EMPIRE grows fast into a compact, dense shrub over one meter tall and wide, and enriches late summer borders with a sought-after bl ...entire article
10.10.2021New in catalogue
weigela (Weigela "'WINGS OF FIRE'")
Wings of Fire is a Dutch weigela which originated like an experiment of breeder Hendrik Kolster from Boskoop. He collected many seeds of various weigela species and varieties and let them grow alongside, expecting novelties risen from crosspollination. Truly, there were many of them, some of them quite bizarre, but one kept his attention and showed worth preserving. It was in 2004 and it was named Wings Of Fire. Patents: PP21920 (USA – 2011) and 41417 (Europe – 2015). Wings of Fire weigela is a compact, ...entire article
09.10.2021New in catalogue
quince (Cydonia oblonga "'LESKOVACKA'")
Leskovacka, pronounced with a soft ‘c’ as ‘leskovatschka’, is an old quince variety from Serbia, former Yugoslavia, known already since 1898. It bears large, apple-shaped fruit that is rich yellow when ripe and highly aromatic. In ancient times the fruit was also called golden apple. Quince is renowned for its large, pink flushed, white flowers, which come out later in the season when the tree already has leaves. Those are deciduous, oval, 5-10 cm long or exceptionally longer, rich green in sum ...entire article
MOOODZ® COURAGE is another gem from the MOOODZ® coneflower series. It produces 7-8 cm large, single flowers with bright purple pink ray florets and deep maroon discs which mature to deep orange. Stems are rather short, only some 30-40 cm tall, and appear in profusion from July until October. Lanceolate leaves are deep green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Coneflowers are maintenance-free perennials blooming from early or mid summer until early fall. They come out on sturdy stems that ...entire article
PRINCETON GOLD is a Norway maple variety found and selected by an American botanist and breeder William Flemmer III (1922-2007) who during early 1980’s collected seeds of street trees and grew them in his trial beds in anticipation of a mutation. A breakthrough came around 1983 when one seedling showed extremely yellow foliage colour which did not suffer from scorching and the plant proved vigorous and healthy enough to be considered a new variety. A US patent No. PP6727P was granted in 1989. PRINCETON GOLD N ...entire article
PINK FRAGRANCE™, or also marketed under its complete name SPRING PINK ETERNAL FRAGRANCE™, is a sister variety which arose from breeding its predecessor – ETERNAL FRAGRANCE™ variety. Its is a compact and dense growing hybrid daphne with long flowering period. It makes small, tubular, medium to pale pink flowers which release a strong and sweet perfume. They are produced in profusion from late May until early July, and then ...entire article
Media mock privet bears evergreen, opposite, 3-4 cm long, broadly elliptic, very dark green, leathery, and glossy leaves. In mid or late spring appear profusion if tiny, insignificant, creamy white flowers followed by small, blue-black, spherical fruit which recalls tiny balls of black pepper when fully mature. Its habit is best described by one of its common names – a broccoli tree. Young plants grow fast and unevenly into upright shrubs and slow down with age as they get some three meters tall. Then they begin to form very dense, almost congested ...entire article
Burgundy is a beautiful variety of desert willow of untraceable origin, possibly a selection of Rio Salado with slightly paler flowers. Burgundy desert willow makes deep maroon, velvety flowers with white and yellow stripes in the throat. They are slightly fragrant and formed in narrow, terminal, upright racemes and each raceme holds up to 16 flower buds but their number decreases during the growing season. As the racemes appear at the tips of new growths and those are formed continuously from late spring till late su ...entire article
05.10.2021New in catalogue
winged broom (Genista sagittalis)
Winged broom or arrow-shaped broom is an attractive species from the fabaceae family. Its natural habitat spreads from South and Central Europe to Balkan. It forms low shrubs with green, prostrate branches and profusion of flowers. Winged broom is cultivated for its showy, bright yellow flowers formed in short, terminal racemes from late May for at least 4 weeks or sometimes more. Its name refers to the stems which are covered with narrow, about 3-5 mm wide wings all along their lengths. They are permanently green which makes an illusion of an evergreen p ...entire article
04.10.2021New in catalogue
stonecrop (Sedum "'THUNDERHEAD'")
Thunderhead stonecrop was bred by Janet N. Egger from Terra Nova® Nurseries in Oregon, USA, and is considered one of their most majestic varieties. Granted patents: PP24693 (USA – 2014) and 46411 (Europe – 2017). Thunderhead stonecrop makes impressive, vibrant pink flowers atop 50-60 cm tall, strong stems. Deciduous leaves are ovate, dusky green, flushed purple, and emerge pale olive green with conspicuous purple pink hues along pink stems. Individual flowers are small, star-shaped, and are compose ...entire article
Mojave Jewels Ruby is a stonecrop variety from AB Cultivars in the Netherlands from 2018. It makes extremely dark foliage and stems which perfectly contrast with its flowers. Deciduous leaves are broadly elliptic, mildly serrated at margins, and matte. Stems are upright and strong enough not to flop, bend or break in open ground (plants in pots may be weaker). Both stems and leaves are deep purple, almost black like egg-plant but without glossy skin – they are matte which looks velvety. In late August appear ...entire article
Honey Gold is a stonecrop variety from a Dutch series CENSATION™ marketed by CNB New Plants. It makes upright, light green flushed amber orange, 20-30 cm tall stems. In late August appear small, star-shaped, melliferous flowers composed in dome-shaped corymbs that are pale yellow in colour which is unique in the world of predominantly red or pink coloured hylotelephiums. Just don’t believe those manipulated internet pictures showing plants that are yellow like a ca ...entire article
03.10.2021New in catalogue
stonecrop (Sedum "'RED CAULI'")
Red Cauli is a Dutch addition to the family of upright growing stonecrops and I love it. Why, you may ask, when it makes smaller flowers heads than many modern varieties? Well, perhaps just because of that – don’t you think that the new sedums and their extra-large inflorescence look like flying saucers? I am not a fan of sedum on steroids, I prefer a regular guy. And obviously its rich colour. Red Cauli stonecrop makes the most striking rich ruby red flowers I have ever seen on a hylotelephium. The st ...entire article
BORDER BLUES® is a modern variety of milky bellflower with bright violet blue flowers with almost white throats. They are shortly funnel-shaped, open wide into a star shape, and appear atop about 80-90 cm tall, light green stems. The main flowering season begins in June, lasts for about a month, and if you cut the plant back afterwards it will produce a new mound of fresh and healthy foliage and short stems with flowers that will keep on blooming until the last sunny and warm days of early autumn. Leaves are ...entire article
BlueOne® bellflower belongs to the Tendenza® series. It is an evergreen perennial with small, rich violet, narrowly funnel-shaped flowers from early summer until late autumn, or even early winter if its beginning is mild. The colder the weather the darker the flowers. Leaves are broadly heart-shaped or kidney-shaped, dark green, unevenly serrated. Plants grow quite fast and quickly form low but erect cushions. After the main flowering phase (July) shear the plant to about half its height to encourage formati ...entire article
30.09.2021New in catalogue
bellflower (Campanula "'SAMANTHA'")
Samantha is no newcomer in the bellflower world. It is a proved and beloved variety, a c. carpatica hybrid, producing large flowers and 15-20 cm tall stems. Flowers are 2-3 cm across, combine violet and white, and bloom from June for about a month atop many branched, slender stems. Blooming time can be extended by regular deadheading and cutting back the entire plant after flowering will not only encourage production of new leaves but also new flowers that will keep popping up until the last sunny and warm days of aut ...entire article
Pendulum giant redwood is a true jewel in conifer collectors’ gardens. This picturesque version of originally the largest tree in the world is much smaller and usually extremely slender. It was found as a seedling selection by a nurseryman in Laland Nursery in Nantes, France, in 1863, and first described in detail, given a variety name by Élie-Abel Carrière in his book Traité Général des Conifères published in 1867. The key feature is its pendulous habit which develops in older specimens (10 years o ...entire article
FIREBALLS is a Dutch variety of cowberry from the Netherlands, bred by Sierteeltkwekerij Maarten Bloemen, a nursery in Venhorst, the Netherlands. It produces a profusion of small, glossy, red fruit for a long period of time - from late summer often until spring unless the berries get killed by hard frost. The plant forms rather short but very dense shrubs with somewhat prostrate branches growing about 30-40 cm tall and a 80-90 cm wide in maturity (in plenty of years). European patent No. EU 46224 was granted in 2017. ...entire article
Big Blue lily-turf is perhaps one of the most common lily-turf varieties in North America. It is comparable to Royal Purple variety in Europe. From late summer it produces 30-45 cm tall, purple flushed stems, topped with terminal spikes composed of rich lavender violet, spherical buds which burst to pale violet flowers. They rise well above the foliage making a good display of richly coloured flowers. Flowers are produced until mid autumn. The foliage is ribbon-like, dark green, very glossy, and evergreen in winte ...entire article
LISAROSE® laurustinus is a dense and many branched evergreen shrub of broadly upright habit. Its leaves are 6-7 cm long and 3-4 cm wide, ovate, leathery but thinner than most evergreens, medium to dark green, and glossier than most other varieties. As early as in late August it starts to produce a profusion of highly attractive terminal cymes composed of purple pink flower buds which open into tiny, fragrant flowers in October. They are white as they open and gain pink shades as the weather turns colder. In mild ...entire article
Dark leaves on ornamental shrubs as well as perennials are sought after for the contrast they can create with nearby plants with leaves of lighter colours. In horticulture you may have heard of ‚dramatic foliage‘ or plants ‚offering a drama‘ which simply means that these plants play a significant role in splitting a uniform green landscape into sections which are then more attractive to look at. Like using commas in a long sentence… (my bad). ALL BLACK® ninebark is a fantastic nineba ...entire article
Golden Glow is a Dutch introduction of box honeysuckle, found by Hendrik Johan Harmen Nijland in his nursery Nijland Siergroen in 2008 as a natural mutation of an older variety Maigrün. It makes small, 1-2 cm long, broadly ovate, evergreen leaves which are rich golden yellow in winter and spring, and chartreuse in summer and early autumn. In other words, the colder the weather the more yellow they get. In late spring may appear small, creamy white to pale yellow flowers that may be followed by small, nontoxic berries. ...entire article
Winter Gem is a Himalayan sweet box variety bred by Peter Moore from England. He succeeded in hybridizing a sweet box that will grow well in a pot which is something that sarcococca dislikes and will tolerate chalk (lime soil). Winter Gem boasts highly glossy, evergreen, narrowly lance-shaped, dark green foliage, broader than usual (about 2-3 cm wide). In autumn are formed small, red flower buds which open in profusion during a warmer period of mid to late winder and early spring. Flowers are small, white, extremely f ...entire article
Purple Stem is a Himalayan sweet box variety renowned for rich maroon stems in late winter and spring. They also may (but may not) turn purplish blue in autumn just like young stems of some blue hollies. It boasts highly glossy, evergreen, narrowly lance-shaped, dark green foliage. In autumn are formed small flower buds which open during a warmer period of mid to late winder and early spring. Flowers are small, white, tinged pink, extremely fragrant, and if pollinated they are followed by dark red to almost black, sph ...entire article
FIRESTAR® leucothoe makes 4-6 cm long, ovate to broadly elliptic, falcate, evergreen leaves which emerge pale green with orange tones, mature to medium green with light green or almost white margins and delicate marbling inside, and turn burgundy red in autumn. No flowers have been observed so far. It grows slowly into a small, compact, mounding shrub about 40 cm tall and wide. Being compact and low it can be placed among other shrubs of similar type (rhodos, azaleas, kalmias), it will brighten up a conifer be ...entire article
In 2017 Dutch grower T.C. van Eijk comes with a gorgeous new variety of Japanese skimmia with variegated leaves. There have been a few skimmias with variegated foliage already but they are dwarf. Perosa is not and though it exhibits dense and compact growth its leaves are comparable in size with the species or perhaps a bit larger. They are 10-14 cm long, 4-5 cm wide, evergreen, leathery, narrowly ovate, and quite irregular in shape, acuminate, pale green with random silver marbling, and almost white edges. In autumn, ...entire article
Luzi is a compact variety of evergreen azalea with snow white flowers. It was bred by German rhododendron and azalea breeder Gergard Mittendorf and introduced in 1975. Its flowers are mid-sized and come out in profusion from the first decade of May for 2-3 weeks on the background of medium green, narrowly elliptic, partially glossy, evergreen leaves. The plant is very compact but not dwarf and can reach about one meter tall and wide in maturity in a neat, mounding habit. Japanese azaleas can be clipped to shapes i ...entire article
Twilight nandina is a variegated beauty among heavenly bamboo varieties. It was found as a naturally occurring mutation of Gulf Stream variety by Neil Marek of Magnolia Gardens Nursery from Texas, USA, in 2010. In spring emerges clear pink foliage that quickly turns pure white before marbling appears. Mature leaves are both green and marbled white. In autumn comes another colour: coppery red. The pinnate leaves are composed of small, lance-shaped leaflets. It grows slowly into a dense yet fluffy shrub. The plant is ev ...entire article
Ralph Shugert is another periwinkle variety for lovers of variegated foliage. It was found by a nurseryman David Mackenzie from Michigan, USA, in 1986, and named after his fellow plantsman. It was a natural mutation of large-flowered Bowles’ Variety periwinkle after which it inherited large flowers (3-3.5 cm across). But the leaves are different. They are somewhat lighter green than on the species, and margined cream white to very light yellow when they emerge. Pinwheel-shaped flowers are violet blue, divided in ...entire article
Atropurpurea is a burgundy purple flowering periwinkle variety. Its pinwheel-shaped flowers are divided into 5 petals, 2-2.5 cm across, and bloom continuously from mid spring until early summer while May flowering is the most abundant. Leaves are dark green, ovate, evergreen, leathery, and glossy. Plant makes long shoots which are best trimmed to achieve a dense and compact mat with plentiful of flowers unless you are looking for a quick ground-cover. Periwinkle is ideal in areas where it can be left to its own de ...entire article
Vivid is one of the richest pink obedient plant varieties producing strictly upright, non-falling, square stems with 10-15 cm long spikes of 4 rows of funnel-shaped flowers. They are pure pink with purple pink veins which make them glow like neon. They open from midsummer until about mid September. Narrowly lanceolate, finely serrated, always healthy leaves are soft green and glossy, and look very lush. Plants are dense and upright. It forms dense plants and spreads readily into substantial colonies. Obedient plant ...entire article
LITTLE GOLDY is a dwarf lily-of-the-valley shrub that follows a success of its preceding variety Little Frosty. Its evergreen leaves are narrowly elliptic, short, acuminate, soft green with golden hues and white variegation at margins. In spring they emerge in several colours of fruit jams – first there is raspberry preserve, then strawberry jam, and finally apricot and orange marmalade. LITTLE GOLDY is rather slow growing and makes a uniform, roun ...entire article
Carré Rouge is a selection of Fraser's photinia from Red Robin variety. It is commonly believed to have originated in French Nantes, however, the truth is that the first plants were found in a Tuscan nursery in Pistoia, Italy, and named Mandarino. It 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 ...entire article
Wildberry coral bells belongs to the DOLCE® series and makes bold foliage of deep purple red colours as the leaves emerge, and dark purple pink with charcoal veins as they mature in summer. They are very resistant to both sun and frost, therefore will look nice also through mild winters until spring. Small, purplish-pink flowers are composed in erect panicles atop straight, 30-40 cm tall, dark red stems from early summer onwards. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. Coral bells ca ...entire article
02.10.2021New stock
hebe (Hebe pimeleoides)
Blue hebe comes from the mountains of Marlborough and Cantebury in the South Island of New Zealand. It is a low, evergreen shrub with small, perfectly elliptic, silvery blue leaves. In June or early July appear small clusters of tiny, pale lilac violet flowers atop its rather thin and flexible twigs. Light trimming after flowering is recommended in order to keep the plant compact and bushy - this species is quite variable and left to its own devices it might exhibit a rather prostrate growth losing its pretty, dense habit developed by the nursery grower. ...entire article
Pink Spider is a fabulous Japanese azalea for collectors who obviously do not suffer from arachnophobia. This exotic looking jewel produces semi-double flowers with narrow, acuminate flower petals. They are bright pink with purple pink dotting and white margins. They open in profusion from about mid May for 2-3 weeks on the background of evergreen, narrowly elliptic, dark green leaves. The plant forms a compact, somewhat spreading shrub. Japanese azaleas can be clipped to shapes in early June. If so, do not use fer ...entire article
HALLOWEEN is a compact Japanese leukotoe producing unusually narrow leaves. They are evergreen, leathery, acuminate, narrowly lance-shaped, and very glossy. When they emerge in mid spring and several more times during the season they are deep orange brown, and in autumn they change to deep burgundy red. Then the whole shrub slowly turns deep burgundy red and remains so until hot spring days when the leaves change back to green. In late April and May appear small, urn-shaped, insignificant, white flowers. Twigs with sp ...entire article
Christmas Carol hellebore is a very early variety which is able to start flowering long before Christmas, often in late October until late winter. And thanks to flowers' longevity they remain nice for about 6-8 weeks even after the stamens have fallen down. Its flowers are small to mid-sized: 4-5 cm across, and pure white with yellow stamens in the centre. Evergreen leaves are leathery, palmate, and deep green and form a compact clump. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral to alkaline, rich in humus soil in ...entire article
VIV® Victoria is a Lenten rose from the VIV® series producing soft burgundy red flowers very early in the season - as early as in late September appear the first flowers atop 30-40 cm tall, strong, upright stems. New flowers buds are formed continuously by late winter and thanks to flowers' longevity they remain nice for about 6-8 weeks even after the stamens have fallen down. Evergreen leaves are leathery, palmate, and deep green and form a compact clump. VIV® Victoria Lenten rose was bred by Het Wilge ...entire article
AZURA is undoubtedly the first reliably hardy cider gum variety of European origin. It has typically steel blue-green, rounded, highly aromatic, evergreen foliage along silvery blue stems. It grows moderately to fast and its ultimate height is expected to reach about 4-5m without pruning but it can be clipped in spring to be kept smaller. Its dramatic foliage colour and shape are impossible to imitate, and will bring a subtropical touch to your garden wherever you put it. It looks great among other green shrubs, as a ...entire article
Hello Amber® Lenten rose produces large, pale pink flowers with millions of purple red freckles. Its petals are broadly ovate, acuminate, almost flat, and borne in one or two rows. Flowers come out according to weather, mostly from February until late April atop 30-35 cm tall, upright stems. Evergreen leaves are leathery, palmate, and deep green and form a compact clump. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral to alkaline, rich in humus soil in dappled shade or filtered sun. This hybrid will prefer at le ...entire article
Hello Pearl® Lenten rose makes pearl white flowers with immensely beautiful, dark burgundy red freckles. Its petals are acuminate, slightly undulated, and are borne in one or two rows, exceptionally in three rows. Flowers come out according to weather, mostly from February until late April atop 30-35 cm tall, upright stems. Evergreen leaves are leathery, palmate, and deep green and form a compact clump. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral to alkaline, rich in humus soil in dappled shade or filtered s ...entire article
Double Ellen® Pink is a variable beauty among double flowering Lenten roses. The flowers emerge very pale pink or almost white with richer pink marbling, highlights or dotting, and mature to more uniform, darker pastel pink background on which the purple pink freckles are a dominant feature. Flowers come out according to weather, mostly from February until late April atop 30-35 cm tall, upright stems. Evergreen leaves are leathery, palmate, and deep green and form a compact clump. Hellebore likes heavy, evenl ...entire article
Double Ellen® White is an exquisite Lenten rose variety with white, double flowers. Their petals are slightly undulated, and the largest ones are decorated with less conspicuous lime green freckles, yet the overall appearance remains pure like fresh snow. Flowers come out according to weather, mostly from February until late April atop 30-35 cm tall, upright stems. Evergreen leaves are leathery, palmate, and deep green and form a compact clump. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral to alkaline, rich i ...entire article
Double Ellen® Red is a double flowering Lenten rose with 3 rows of almost rounded, dark burgundy red petals decorated with white marbling at margins. Flowers come out according to weather, mostly from February until late April atop 30-35 cm tall, upright stems. Evergreen leaves are leathery, palmate, and deep green and form a compact clump. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral to alkaline, rich in humus soil in dappled shade or filtered sun. This hybrid will prefer at least half a day with direct sunl ...entire article
Fischbeck is a compact variety of candytuft. From April until late May it produces profusion of snow white flowers composed in flattened corymbs atop 10-15 cm tall stems. Evergreen leaves are very narrow, elongated, deep green, and partially glossy. Like most mat-forming perennials this one, too, will benefit from light trimming after flowering which will help it remain compact and bushy. Candytuft needs free-draining, neutral to alkaline soil that won't remain dry for too long. Though an alpine this plant loves mo ...entire article
ICE'N ROSES® is an attractive series of early hellebores bred by Josef Heuger from Germany. It produces dense tufts with profusion of very large flowers which in warm winters come out in profusion from early December until February. In cold (normal) winters of zones 5-6 blooming starts from late February and lasts almost 3 months. IICE'N ROSES® Red has flowers as red as if you look through a glass of good red wine against afternoon sun. Evergreen leaves are leathery, ...entire article
Rosebud is an old variety of Kurume Japanese azalea bred an introduced by J.J.Chisholm in 1934. It bears unique, double flowers of soft pink colour. They look like those on Indian azaleas but are very hardy and bloom from mid May until early June. Evergreen leaves are small, elliptic, and glossy. Rosebud forms slightly irregular shrubs which benefit from pruning after flowering in order to achieve a nice shape and dense habit. The name Rosebud is chosen aptly for the similarity to a just opening rose bud. Many decades ...entire article
Black Pearl coral bells produces very dark burgundy, almost black leaves with rosy purple undersides. Leaves are large and glossy, with rounded and slightly ruffled lobes. From early summer appear 40-50 cm tall stems of dark red colour holding an upright panicle of small, white flowers with pink calyxes. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. Leaves show good resistance to mild frost and are quite nice even in winter. It performs better in full sun, in shaded areas the leaves turn deep green ...entire article
Wild Rose is a stunning coral bells variety with a striking foliage colour. Its leaves are rich purple red with conspicuous deep mahogany red veins. They are palmate with rounded lobes and only slightly undulated margins. Small pink flowers are borne atop 60 cm tall, slender, pale purple red stems in May and June. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. Leaves show good resistance to mild frost and are quite nice even in winter. Coral bells can take almost any soil with ample moisture and ...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
Hakone grass is one of the top grass species most appreciated by landscape designers. It is so showy and simple at the same time, so no wonder it is often used as undergrowth of larger beautiful Japanese maples or other appealing multistemmed shrubs with bare framework of bottom branches. The species of hakone grass has fresh green, about one centimeter wide leaves on slender, partly arching stems, reaching 30 to 60 cm height with age. In midsummer appear tan coloured, airy panicles composed of small flowers in terminal panicles, and last almost 2 months. ...entire article
Compacta is a recent selection of Evergreen (Ebbing's) silverthorn, very probably of Italian origin (not confirmed). Unlike its mother plant - the species of Ebbing's silverthorn - it makes a compact and well-behaved shrub without overgrown twigs in one season. In fact, this sport makes quite a handsome shrub. It has more prominent silvery leaves when they emerge, as if covered with stardust, which mature to glossy dark green. They are evergreen, leathery but thinner than those on cherry laurels, and somewhat wavy. An ...entire article
Sunseekers Salmon is truly a unique coneflower. Among the load of colours available today this one stands out like a proud princess who knows that she is being watched. Semi-double, large flowers have frayed ends and appear from July until October atop short and strong stems. Young, emerging flowers are a delicious shade of salmon pink with a few soft yellow petals in the centre, and mature to pale pink around a large, dark crimson red cone hiding plenty of nectar for butterflies, bumble bees as well as bees. Deadh ...entire article
Moneymaker is a clump forming lily-turf variety with attractive foliage and flowers. Its dark green, ribbon-like, semi-glossy, narrow leaves are evergreen in mild winters of zone 6, and reliably evergreen in warmer areas. In early August are borne spikes of rich lavender violet flowers on strong, dark purple stems. They usually overgrow the leaves by not more than about 10 cm. New spikes are produced continuously until early autumn. Liriope does well in moist, humus-rich, and preferably acid to neutral soil, but wi ...entire article
MOOODZ® SYMPATHY is another introduction from the MOOODZ® coneflower series. It produces 8-9 cm large, very fragrant flowers with ray florets that open to a beautiful soft salmon pink with orange or even golden tones, and mature to rich pastel pink with salmon orange tones. Stems are very strong, about 50-60 cm tall, and hold numerous buds at the axil of almost every leaf. Lanceolate leaves are very green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Conef ...entire article
Burkwood viburnum is a garden hybrid between v.carlesii and v.utile made in England in 1924. It belongs to the most fragrant viburnums whose flowers people can smell from a distance of 7 or even 8 meters. Small, intensely sweetly scented, tubular flowers are composed in spherical clusters about 10 cm across, and are produced in early spring. Sometimes a few flowers are produced in late autumn if the weather is sunny and warm. They are followed by small, red, inedible fruit turning black later. Anne Russell...entire article
MARYLINE® is a trade name for a striking selection of evergreen silverthorn, found by Albert Breneliére in France. It is a very bushy, upright growing, evergreen shrub with irregularly variegated leaves. They are leathery, oval to ovate, partially undulated, and glossy. The centres are very pale yellow maturing to deeper yellow, margins dark green, and between margins and centres are some light green highlights which make the leaves look extremely fresh and colourful. Newly emerging leaves are silvery-beige. Twig ...entire article
02.10.2021New stock
hebe (Hebe "'BABY MARIE'")
Baby Marie is a dwarf hebe whose origin is unknown, yet it is believed that hebe odora might appear in its parentage. It makes small, light green, scale-like, evergreen leaves along light reddish brown stems. In mid May appear tiny white flowers, opening from lilac violet buds. Light trimming after flowering is recommended. Baby Marie forms small, cushion-like shrubs. Hebes need very well-drained but constantly moist, poor or medium fertile soil that is anything from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. It needs g ...entire article
Purple Beauty is one of the best breedings among moss phlox varieties. Its pastel violet flowers come out in such profusion that the evergreen, needle-like leaves become invisible for a couple of weeks from late April until mid to late May. It quickly forms a large and quite a compact cushion. Still, in order to eliminate bare, woody stems in the central part we recommend trimming it in early summer just after flowering. Grow moss phlox in full sun and free-draining soil of any pH. Once established they take long p ...entire article
OBSESSED is a patented nandina variety discovered by April Hering and Adeiana Garza from Texas, USA, as a natural mutation of Gulf Stream variety in 2005. It grows slowly and makes a compact shrub with very attractive burgundy red young foliage. The leaves are pinnate, composed of small, lance-shaped leaflets which are green in summer and turn bronze red in autumn and winter. It remains evergreen in mild winters and is semi-deciduous in colder regions. Paten ...entire article
Lime Marmalade? Wow, that must be something extraordinary, sharp and sweet at the same time. Just this coral bells variety bred by Jane N.Egger from the famous Oregon based Terra Nova Nurseries in the USA. It makes dense tufts or upright growing foliage of striking colour - the ruffled leaves combine bright vivid green and yellow green shades. In early summer about 40 cm tall, slender stems rise above the foliage, topped with airy panicles of tiny white flowers. The older the plant the more stems are produced, and ...entire article
Black Beauty is an American coral bells variety bred by Daniel M.Heims from Terra Nova Nurseries, USA. It makes large, dark burgundy red, slightly ruffled, semi-evergreen foliage. In May and June it makes dark red stems with small, white flowers, and reblooms in early autumn. The plants looks great accompanied with perennials of tine evergreens of light green or golden foliage, or surrounded by pebbles of light colour shades (grey, pink, or beige). Patented as PP13,288 in 2002. Coral bells can take almost any soil ...entire article
Tapestry® is a beautiful foamy bells bred by Janet Egger from Terra Nova Nurseries, USA, and patented as PP21150 in 2010. It makes large, semi-evergreen, deeply lobed leaves. They are dark burgundy red to almost chocolate brown in the centre, and green at margins. From May until September it produces numerous stems with small cut conspicuous, bell-shaped, rosy pink flowers in several flushes. It grows vigorously forming a dense mound of colourful foliage and attractive flowers for a long period. Foamy bells d ...entire article
Regina is another Lenten rose variety with very dark flowers. Its is from Spring Promise® series and makes medium large, 4-5 cm across flowers from January for about 3-4 months. Stems are strong and upright, 35-40 cm tall. Leaves are leathery, deep green, palmately divided into 5 leaflets. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral to alkaline, rich in humus soil in dappled shade or filtered sun. This hybrid will prefer at least half a day with direct sunlight. Fert ...entire article
Lily is a novelty Lenten rose from Spring Promise® series from 2016. It makes large, 5-7 cm across flowers which resemble water lilies. They have 2 or 3 rows of petals, profusely decorated with purple pink veins and a rich flare in the centre on almost white background. Stems are strong and upright, 35-40 cm tall. Leaves are leathery, deep green, palmately divided into 5 leaflets. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral to alkaline, rich in humus soil in dappled shade or filtered sun. This hybrid ...entire article
Petticoat® is a beautiful variety bred by Hans Hachmann in 1988. It makes quite large, semi-double or almost fully double flowers that are pink with red dots. They come out in mid May for 2-3 weeks. Small, ovate to elliptic leaves are deep green in summer, turning coppery orange and burgundy red for autumn and winter. They are quite reliably evergreen. The shrub is low and compact. Japanese azaleas can be clipped to shapes in early June. If so, do not use fertilizers enhancing growth rate. The size of new branches would get out hand and spoil ...entire article
Marmalade, yummy! This coral bells variety looks tasty indeed. It emerges coppery orange in spring - looks like orange marmalade, and gains salmon pink shades throughout the season, mostly on the reverse of the leaves which in autumn and winter turns incredible violet purple, a stunning shade when it is -10°or -15°C all around. Leaves are mid-sized, heavily lobed and frilled at margins. In June and July small, creamy white, nor very showy flowers appear atop about 50 cm tall stems but if you think they spoil the i ...entire article
25.09.2021New stock
periwinkle (Vinca minor)
Periwinkle is a European native plant growing wild in the woods from Central Europe to Caucasus. It is a prostrate, evergreen groundcover offering a long flowering period. Periwinkle flowers are pinwheel-shaped with 5 divided petals, 2-2.5 cm across, pastel violet, and bloom from mid spring continuously until early summer while May flowering is the most abundant. Evergreen leaves are ovate, deep green, and glossy. It makes long shoots which are best trimmed to achieve a dense and compact mat with plentiful of flowers unless you are looking for a quick ...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
Conny is a fantastic Lenten rose from Spring Promise® series developed and bred by Josef Heuger in Germany. Conny is a strong and healthy growing Lenten rose with large, up to 5cm across flowers of silvery grey flowers with conspicuous purple red speckles. They appear atop 25-35 cm tall, strong stems from mid January until early March in mild winters in zones 6b and 7, or from late February until mid April in cold winters of zones 5 and 6. Leaves are leathery, deep green, palmately divided into 5 leaflets. ...entire article
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
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
German nursery Heuger has been breeding Lenten roses since 1950’s. No wonder they are considered to be the top producers of these beautiful plants in Europe. Their Helleborus Gold Collection® (HGC) is a trade mark for the best inventions in the field of hybrid hellebores. Pink Frost is a variety with soft pink flowers on erect, about 20cm tall, rich burgundy red stems. The evergreen leaves are leathery, dark green with burgundy stalks. Flowering begins a little late ...entire article
BURNING LOVE® leucothoe is a keiskei species i.e. it makes narrowly lanceolate leaves with a conspicuous tip. They are evergreen, leathery, very glossy, and change colours from crimson red when they emerge to dark green when mature, and dark burgundy red from autumn till spring, when they revert back to green. The habit is very uniform and compact as opposed to the older keiskei variety Ro ...entire article
Munstead Dark Red is a good old buddy in the world of orpines. We can call it a classic now as it gained so much well-deserved attention and praise, and is still among the top stonecrop varieties. It produces pale but darker green, oval leaves with a faint burgundy red overlay. Already from July you can see formation of very large flower heads that take almost two months to open fully and reveal one of the most breathtaking depths of rich purple pink colour. A mass planting of this variety is simply stunning and must ...entire article
02.10.2021New stock
hebe (Hebe "'NEW ZEALAND'")
New Zealand hebe (veronica) is a non-flowering hebe hebe odora hybrid, hardier than its parent. It has small, rich emerald green, evergreen leaves on erect branches. The plant forms a neat cushion of a sharp, dome-shaped outline, and can be lightly clipped or shaped in early spring after all frosts. It grows faster than other species and may be used for informal, low hedges, or in mixed borders or large rockeries. Hebes need very well-drained but constan ...entire article
Canzonetta is a Japanese azalea bred by Hans Hachmann in 1987, and is still among the most popular varieties until today. The reasons are rich colour, compact shape, and reliable evergreen foliage. Canzonetta bears medium-large double flowers of rich magenta red colour. Leaves are small, broadly elliptic to almost rounded, very glossy, rich green in summer and changing to deep purple or bronze in winter. The plant makes a compact cushion or a ground cover, growing only about 3 ...entire article
If you like vivid colours and your garden has a more or less exotic design don’t hesitate to fall in love with this variety of spotted laurel called Picturata. This evergreen shrub bears large, glossy, mid green leaves with rich yellow centres and spots all over the leaves. The leaves are ovate to elliptic, sparsely toothed at margins. Picturata is a female variety which may produce bright red berries if pollinated by a male plant nearby. It usually grows slowly or moder ...entire article
Brouwer's Beauty is a mid-sized Lily-of-the-valley shrub with up to 12 cm long, purple-red, horizontal flower racemes. They consist of numerous yellow-green tiny buds that turn red before winter and open up into white, slightly scented, urn-shaped flowers early in the spring. Flowering raceme gets a little heavier and becomes arching. Evergreen leaves are lanceolate, 3-8 cm long, pointed and glossy. Their emerging colour is yellowish-green. This pieris grows slowly and keeps it rounded shape. Pieris does not requir ...entire article
Corsican hellebore is a special plant with deeply toothed margins on light green, leathery leaves. They are evergreen but in regions with cold and long winters they may die back in mid-winter and only flower stems rise up from January till March producing yellow-green flowers. This hellebore is the tallest of the species growing up to 1.5m in Corsica and Sardinia. In our climate it makes it just above knee level. Grow it on a place sheltered from all winter sun and most summer sunlight. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral to alkaline soil in dapp ...entire article
Blue Danube is a German variety of Japanese azalea. It is a slow and dense growing plant with profusion of large, 3-4 cm across, widely open, purple-violet flowers with a darker blotch just like rhododendrons have. Leaves are small, almost flat, elliptic to oval, deep green and partly hairy. They are reliably evergreen. This azalea flowers in May for 2-3 weeks. It makes a low and compact bush about 50 cm tall and 70-90 cm wide in 10 years. Japanese azaleas can be clipped to shapes in early June. If so, do not use fertilizers enhancing growth rate. The size of new branc ...entire article
Compacta is a dwarf bog rosemary with green foliage and profusion of light pink flowers. Leaves are rosemary-like, linear-lance-shaped, 2-3 cm long. Urn-shaped flowers are paler than on Nikko variety and appear in abundance from end April until early June. It is a slow grower forming a neat cushion in your ericaceous border. It loves moist to wet places with humus-rich, cool, and acidic soil. Grow it in constant moisture or even a boggy location in full sun or partial shade. It needs to be mulched as drying o ...entire article
Pinguifolia hebe is probably one of the hardiest hebes of our climate (zone 6). It bears small, blue-green leaves and makes a mounding shrub, useful as a ground cover or a beautiful feature of a heather border. In early summer and often in early autumn it is covered with profusion of tiny white flowers on purple-brown stalks. Sutherlandii is a compact variety that needs no or little pruning. However, if you find your shrub damaged by a load of heavy and wet snow or by a cat or dog just clip it along all sides to e ...entire article
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hebe (Hebe "'GREEN GLOBE'")
Green Globe is a true gem among hebes. This variety, though relatively new to the market, has become one of the best-selling hebes ever. Its dominant feature is a deep but yet warm green colour of tiny, scaly leaves and mounding habit. This hebe does not flower. It can be used along garden pathways or as a dense, substantial ground-covering plant in beds and borders. It grows slowly and requires no pruning. Still, it can easily be clipped and shaped in early spring after all frosts. When pruning make sure you cut the plant evenly on all sides. Hebes need very well- ...entire article
James Stirling is an extraordinary hebe. It has tiny, scaly leaves on whipcord-like branches. They look almost like cypress plants which is why this species if often mistaken for cypress hebe. The colour is the key attractive attractive: golden-green in summer to almost honey-brown with amber hues in winter. James Stirling usually doesn't flower. It is a mound-forming, compact shrub that grows twice as wide as tall. It grows slowly and requires no pruning. Only unpruned plants maintain their original, inimitable s ...entire article
Vanille Fraise® is a breathtaking novelty among panicle hydrangeas. It bears extra large flowers that emerge clear white in midsummer, turning light pink first and deep raspberry pink in late summer. The panicles are up to 30 cm long and 20 cm wide and remain on the plant for a long period of time. Deciduous leaves are ovate to oval, pointed, deep green. Stems are strong, deep burgundy red. We recommend regular pruning every spring before the buds begin to swell. By cutting at least two thirds of previous year’s growth you will get a strong shrub with large ...entire article
Maruschka® is a lovely name for a lovely azalea. Who knows which Maruschka made the breeder Hans Hachmann give this gorgeous plant an East-European name in 1988. This Japanese azalea is a low growing plant with profusion of mid-sized bright red flowers in May. Wen in full bloom they cover the plant almost entirely. Leaves are nonetheless pretty – they are small, oblong, very glossy, deep green in summer and reliably evergreen in winter or should we rather say ever-red since they turn red in autumn and grade to even deeper burgundy red in winter. This colour rema ...entire article
Blue Ice is a variety of bog rosemary with bright silvery blue leaves. They are linear-lance-shaped, 2-3 cm long. Urn-shaped flowers appear from mid spring until early summer and are light pink. It is a slow growing, mound-forming or ground-covering. It loves moist to wet places with humus-rich, cool, and acidic soil. Grow it in constant moisture or even a boggy location in full sun or partial shade. It needs to be mulched as drying out quickly ends up in losing leaves along the stems. Pest and disease free. Extremely hardy to -45°C but dislikes heat over 40°C. Last ...entire article
Nandina originally comes from India, China and Japan but this variety is a smashing introduction from New Zealand. It is called Firepower and shows various colours of leaves throughout the year. Common name heavenly bamboo refers to its crinkly leaves that really whisper like papery bamboo when touched. Firepower (syn. Fire Power) is a name that says much. Evergreen leaves are 3-pinnate with lance-shaped or nearly ovate individual leaflets. Their colour is soft or lime green when young, changing to coppery orange and/or scarlet red at the end of sum ...entire article
Rosinetta® is another unique Japanese azalea bred by Hans Hachmann. It has pure pink, double or tripple flowers that are 4-6 cm wide and come out late in May, and continue blooming until mid June. It grows slowly, 10-year old plant is about 60 cm high and 80 cm wide. Leaves are mid to dark green, ovate, only about 2-3 cm long. In semi-shade and shade they remain on the shrub throughout winter, if placed in full sun some leaves may fall down. New leaves will then emerge after flowering. Japanese azaleas can be clipped to shapes in early June. If so, do not use ...entire article
Red colour on rhododendron flowers is probably the classic which will never get boring. This compact form proves the fact. Scarlet Wonder has loose trusses of cardinal red flowers. Their colour is so vivid and wild that can hardly be left unnoticed. Leaves are very unusual, short and rounded, often with burgundy red stalks and buds. It grows slowly into a prostrate shrub. If well mulched it can take full sun. For richer flowering and growth dead-head where possible. The roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for nutrients. Never plant them too deep. The soil ha ...entire article
A spectacular new variety of silk tree comes from Japan and is called Summer Chocolate®. It was discovered in 1990 as a seedling in a controlled planting of Albizia julibrissin in 1990. It was patented in the USA under PP 13,822 in 2003. It is considered a rarity for lovers of exotic-looking plants of milder climates. Named Summer Chocolate® it offers a stunning feature – deep burgundy foliage. The alternate leaves are bi-pinnate, delicate and persistent in the colour shade. This is what differs this albizia from other plants with burgundy foliage: Summ ...entire article
Passion® is a new variety from Holland. The intention was to breed a new plant that will show more reliable flowering of deep red colour and will be healthier. Only introduced in 2006 this plant is a winner. It is a cross between pieris japonica and pieris japonica Valley Valentine. The flowers are held more or less upright in long racemes. The colour of the flowers is bright red-purple, while the buds, which appear in autumn of the previous year, are deep burgundy red and make the plant even more attractive in winter time. Blooming time is March or April, weather condit ...entire article
Curly Red® variety comes from Dutch town Boskoop where it was found as a naturally occurring mutation among plants of another variety named SCARLETTA®. It was fits introduced in 2003 and received the award of “most striking plant novelty” at the Aalsmeer flower market in November 2004. Curly Red® grows slowly into a compact, low plant of rounded shape. Its main feature are gracefully curled, very glossy leaves. Their colour is light green as they emerge, maturing to deep green. In autumn the ...entire article
Beauty berry. Sounds like a beauty salon. The truth is the name is right because this plant, originally from China, is grown for its beautifully coloured berries. It is a mid-sized shrub with deep green, elliptic to obovate, deciduous leaves that are bronze when young. It flowers in summer with small, pale pink flowers that are followed by fruit which is the key feature of this plant. The bead-like berries are deep violet and glossy, and they look so unusual which makes you think they are an afternoon dessert from Star Trek. Profusion is the name of this variety and pro ...entire article
Graziella is a unique variety with narrow leaves and deep red buds. Funnel to bell-shaped flowers are lilac pink and appear in early June. Leaves are dark green with deep burgundy tint. Though exotic looking it is hardy to min. -24°C. Sturdy plant. For richer flowering and growth dead-head where possible. Rhododendrons are low-maintenance shrubs that will perform superbly provided you plant them well. They mostly prefer bright to dappled shade or partial shade (partial sun). Morning sunlight is their killer, same as deep shade. The roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for ...entire article
Ombrella® belongs to the hardy group. It was a chance selection from France which was observed and cultivated, and later on patented under the name Boubri. It differs from the species by darker leaves and deeply coloured flowers. Exotic looking flowers are pinky-red, hairy spheres with yellowish centres, 3-5 cm large and with a sweet fragrance. Fern-like leaves are deep green, compound. They close for the night and re-open in the morning, just like mimosa when touched. It is a medium-sized tree with irregular, flat or umbrella-shaped, spreading crown. It needs warm, neutral t ...entire article
Johanna is extremely popular for its deep red flowers anddark leaves. It flowers so abundantly that leaves almost disappear under the cloud of flowers. It is a slow grower forming a nice, mounding, compact shrub. Small, ovate to rounded leaves are mid green as they emerge, turning deep burgundy red later. In semi-shade and shade they remain on the shrub throughout winter, if placed in full sun it might lose some but is more reliable than other Japanese azaleas. Japanese azaleas can be clipped to shapes in early June. If so, do not use fertilizers enhancing growth rate. The ...entire article
„Blattgold“ is a sensational new variety from Germany. It is more attractive for its colourful leaves than lavender pink flowers. The leaves have irregular variegation that starts with bright golden yellow in the centre, is followed by light green blotches towards the edges, and finishes with dark green margins. These leaves are more sensitive to hot, direct sunlight so a semi-shade is best for this special variety. The soil has to be acidic (pH 4.5-5.5), rich in humus, cool and always moist. Ideal soil mixture is peat with lime-free, light garden soil topped with leave-mould. ...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
Skimmia is a very nice small shrub, often used as a groundcover. It comes from Japan and the Himalayas. It needs a shady spot or a semi-shade as it loses leaf colour and suffers from sunburn in full sun. In the spring it has clusters of tiny fragrant flowers. It needs well cultivated, permeable, acidic soil, preferably moist. It is a perfect plant under tall trees or shrubs, or along shaded paths. „Rubella“ is a male variety with larger leaves and richer blossoms, and works as a pollinator for female plants. It is very hardy if kept away from winter and spring sunburn. ...entire article
Scarletta® is probably the top variety of leucothoe with lance-shaped, glossy leaves that emerge bronze or red, change to mid green in summer, and turn red in autumn and deep burgundy red in winter. It dislikes direct sunlight. However, if grown in full sun, it has to be well mulched and never left dried out. Thus it will show more red and purple even in summer. As a groundcover, it is ideal for planting beneath taller shrubs or trees providing diffused sunshine, or in semi-shade. It tolerates most soils but will be beautiful and healthiest in slightly acidic, fert ...entire article
Red Robin is a New Zealand selection of Fraser's photinia which is considered the first and also possibly the most successful Fraser's photinia variety of 20th century. After 20 years from its introduction it received the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the English Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) for great performance, beauty, and durability. It produces larger and glossier leaves with a more striking shade of red when they emerge. They are evergreen, 10-15 cm long, 4-8cm wide, highly glossy, dark green when mature, ...entire article
This evergreen silverthorn is hybrid between e.macrophylla and e.pungens. It has evergreen broad leaves, which are leathery but thin, dark green with millions of grey dots making it look like stardusted. Thanks to the foliage it is sometimes called Russian olive which is not correct as this name is already used for its deciduous sister elaeagnus angustifolia. Apart from the foliage this plant is also interesting for its almost invisible flowers. They are tiny and appear from late summer to early autumn and are hard to see unless you look up close. But you can definitely smell them. ...entire article
Limelight is my personal favourite among evergreen silverthorns. It has ovate, up to 10 cm long, leathery but thin leaves that are bright yellow in the middle and deep green at margins. The area between the centres and margins is light, soft green so the overall effect is 3-coloured. Newly emerging leaves and twigs are silvery-beige. Limelight grows fastest among all silverthorns with coloured foliage. New branches that bear only green leaves should be cut off asap. Apart from the foliage this plant is also interesting for its almost invisible flowers. They are tiny and ...entire article
David viburnum is a handsome, compact little shrub, with eye-catching foliage. The leaves have prominent, deep veins, which give this shrub an additional 3D image. They are elliptic, emerald green with rich red or burgundy red stalks, young twigs, and flower buds. The flowers open in early spring in C.E. conditions or in autumn in milder climates, but are not the key feature. When pollinated they produce deep sky blue fruits ripening in the autumn. Thanks to its size and lush foliage David viburnum has multiple uses. It ...entire article
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