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Who would not love a fresh and sweet apricot picked off in the middle of summer. Not a garden owner? No problem, dwarf apricots will live in a large pot on a balcony or patio, too. They are all self-fertile so that they don’t need a pollinator which might be a problem to find if located on a city balcony. Apricot trees cannot form a true columnar variety, botanically those which are more slender than the usual trees are called compact apricot trees and we also list them here. Varieties: - Kalula Zwerg...entire article
Dwarf cherry trees are compact and slow growing fruit trees. They are usually at least partially or fully self-fertile so that they don’t need a pollinator which might be a problem to find if located on a city balcony. Cherry trees cannot form a true columnar variety, botanically those which are more slender than the usual trees are called compact cherry trees and we list them here. Varieties: - (Nana) Cerasella – dwarf – medium to dark red, juicy, and sweet fruit in early July, partiall ...entire article
Dwarf pears are short and slender mini trees, usually with erect branches and plenty of fruit on a small tree. They are commonly at least partially or fully self-fertile so that they don’t need a pollinator which might be a problem to find if located on a city balcony. Leaves ma suffer from rust if a juniper is brown nearby as they host this fungi disease, a treatment is suggested if you see rusty orange spots on the foliage. Varieties: - Kurato produces tasty, slim-shaped, aromatic pears with ye ...entire article
09.03.2020New in catalogue
wych elm (Ulmus glabra "'PENDULA'")
Pendula elm is a wych elm variety with strictly weeping branches and large leaves. It is very similar to a sister variety Camperdownii which forms a more cascading framework while Pendula is truly weeping. Its leaves are dark green, deciduous, 10-15, sometimes up to 20 cm long. In early spring appear clusters of insignificant flowers followed by a profusion of conspicuous, chartreuse, winged fruit before the leaves appear. Looking for more information ab ...entire article
Apollo is a variety with pale blue flowers where the inflorescences are produced well above foliage level. The plant has more compact habit compared to the species and it stems seldom exceed 1m tall. Individual Flowers are tubular and decorated with long white stamens with beige anthers owing to which they look hairy. Culver’s root will grow in evenly moist, fertile soil in full sun or with some shade during the day. It requires no maintenance whatsoever except for removing dead stems in early spring and some extra watering in very dry summ ...entire article
Lavendelturm is a German variety of culver’s root bred and introduced by Ernst Pagels (1913-2007) in 1998. It produces very large (tall) inflorescence of soft lavender pink to pale violet colour. The small tubular flowers are decorated with long white stamens with salmon anthers owing to which they look hairy. Mature and well-established plants produce more flowers at the axils in several tiers down the stem. It will look great in any perennial bed, here is one tip – try Monet-like pastel mix – combi ...entire article
Pendula Rubra is a Higan cherry variety, a sister of Pendula Rosea. Compared to her sister it has darker pink flowers which open from richer pink buds and do not turn pale as they mature. They open from late March in such profusion that the tree looks like covered in pink snow. Blooming lasts for 2-3 weeks and only then appear the leaves. They are deciduous, smaller than those on common cherries, broadly elliptic, serrated at margins, emerge bronze, change to ...entire article
Hornibrookiana is a dwarf to almost ground-covering black pine variety found as a witches broom. It makes 6-10 cm long, dark green, slightly glossy, erect, stiff needles in bundles of two. It forms a spreading, saucer-shaped shrub with multiple leaders reaching maximum of about 60 cm in maturity and twice as wide. It is a small shrub for large rockeries or pots, ideal for bonsai makers. Pines need full sun and well-drained soil that will not be too alkaline. No fertilizing required. Pruning is possible in late wint ...entire article
Robusta is a black pine selection. It makes shorter, 6-8 cm long, dark green, slightly glossy, erect, stiff needles in bundles of two. It grows medium fast (20-30 cm per year) and very well-branched even as a young plant. It forms a symmetrical, bushy tree keeping its lower branches and growing slower if fully insolated top to toe, otherwise (especially in forests) it quickly looses lower branches and grows faster towards the sun. A beautiful specimen tree for mid-sized and large gardens. Pines need full sun and we ...entire article
Old Copper is a unique witch hazel variety selected by Hans Bruns from Westerstede in Germany in 1970. It produces the deepest copper orange flowers known so far. The petals are short but the variety blooms profusely, usually from mid-February for 6-8 weeks. Flowers are pleasantly fragrant, releasing a medium strong to strong, sweet and spicy perfume on a sunny day. Old Copper makes a compact, rather upright shrub with strong framework. Another thing makes witch hazels very attractive – autumn foliage colour. Th ...entire article
Charming. Wine and Roses® rhododendron is in one word simply charming. It is another Rosevallon hybrid of the neriiflorum subspecies, a follow-up to a very successful red-blooming Burletta variety bred by Hans Hachmann in 1994. Wine and Roses was bred by Kenneth Cox from Glendoick Gardens in Scotland. It produces soft pink, bell-shaped flowers early in the season on the background of dark olive-green leaves with deep wine-red indumentum on the reverse. They are evergreen, leathery, and oval. The plant grows faste ...entire article
Anastasia is a pink magnet among rhododendrons. It was bred and introduced by Hans Hachmann from Germany in 1998. It makes enormous inflorescence 19x15 cm, composed of neon pink, extra-large flowers (up to 10 cm across). The upper petal is decorated with a pale leopard pattern and the margins are gently frilled. Blooming begins in late May and continues for 2-3 weeks. Evergreen leaves are leathery, oval to broadly elliptic, dark green, and matte. The plant grows fast into a spreading shrub with flattened top, about 14 ...entire article
Amber Kiss is a late flowering rhododendron variety christened in 2013. Its highly attractive flowers open from pink buds to creamy white with pale amber tones before they mature. The throat is marked with a conspicuous burgundy red blotch. Blooming begins in late May and continues for 2-3 weeks. Evergreen leaves are leathery, oval to broadly elliptic, dark green, and matte. The plant makes a neat, compact shrub about 80 cm tall and wide in 10 years. For a better-looking plant deadhead where possible. The roots are ...entire article
Little Henry is a sweet coneflower variety, a shorter version of its predecessor Henry Eilers. Its unique flowers are composed of narrow, tubular, golden yellow ray florets with maroon highlights, and small, chocolate brown discs. Leaves are medium green, narrowly obovate to broadly lanceolate, slightly hairy beneath hence its Latin name subtomentosa. Well-branched stems reach slightly over one meter tall and hold flowers for as long as 3 weeks. Little Henry was bred by Harini Korlipara from TerraNova Nurseris ...entire article
BAMBINO® is another beautiful dwarf hybrid pine, following success of its forerunners Marie Brégeon and BREPO®. It has medium to dark green, 3-4 cm long needles that recall those of pinus mugo. The plant naturally forms symmetrical, mounding shrubs which need no trimming whatsoever, and grows very slowly - only about 5 cm per year. It will look great as a small lawn specimen, or a perfect p ...entire article
Malinki, however Slavic the name sounds, is a Danish variety of Bosnian pine. It originated in Tånum Planteskole and was introduced to market by Werner Wüstermeyer’s Nursery in Recklinghausen, Germany, in mid-1990’s. It is a dwarf selection making a neat, elegantly pyramidal trees with vertical, stiff, deep green, and glossy needles borne in two’s. The bark is very light, almost white. In 10 years, it can grows only 1-1.5m tall and is expected to reach twice as much in maturity. Pines need ...entire article
02.03.2020New in catalogue
sweet fern (Comptonia peregrina)
Sweet fern is a unique plant, the only species in its own genus. It was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753 and named liquidambar peregrina. It comes from North America and naturally occurs in sandy, dry loams among pine trees and surrounded by heather. Sweet fern is a small, deciduous, rare shrub which looks like a fluffy bush of small-leaved ferns. Its fresh green leaves are only about 1 cm wide and up to 6 cm long, shallowly lobed to almost serrated at margins, and release a sweet and spicy fragrance, especially when crushed. Flowers are insignifi ...entire article
01.03.2020New in catalogue
garland flower (Daphne cneorum)
Garland flower is best cultivated as a rocky plant in the garden. It forms neat, low cushions with densely leaved, erect branches if grown in full sun. At their tips appear clusters of immensely fragrant flowers in late spring. Small leaves are evergreen, lance-shaped to narrowly obovate, dark green, and partly glossy. It naturally grows in sharply drained soil which is rather dry yet not as dry as a xeriscape. In woodland conditions with filtered sunlight it loses its compact habit and makes longer, sun seeking branches with leaves only at their tips. If ...entire article
Aurora is a late witch hazel variety with possibly the largest flowers so far described (3-4 cm). They boast a two-tone effect being dark red at the base, grading to golden yellow, keeping some red highlights along the petals. This colour play gives the flowers an overall coppery orange feeling. They come out later than most, usually from mid to late February, and continue blooming for 6-8 weeks. They are pleasantly fragrant, releasing a medium strong, sweet and spicy perfume on a sunny day. Aurora grows fast into a s ...entire article
TROPICAL DREAM is a silk tree variety from Belgium where it was selected by Johan Possemiers around 1984. It was selected among many seedlings raised from seeds collected around Seoul in South Korea. Though, it took many years to reach the trade as only in 2015 it was first introduced at Plantarium exhibition in Boskoop, the Netherlands. Its flowers are sweetly scented, rich pink, 3-5 cm wide, hairy spheres with nearly white centres. They bloom from early July for over 2 months if the summer is sunny and warm. Fer ...entire article
28.02.2020New stock
primrose (Primula vulgaris )
Primrose is one of the first plants to bloom in late winter and early summer. The species of primula vulgaris (or p.acaulis) is commonly found in part-shaded to sunny but moist meadows, and near river banks all around Europe but north parts, to Turkey. It is a long-lived evergreen perennial with elongated, obovate, rich green leaves with deep veins. The flowers are borne atop long stalks, not stems, and are pale yellow or pale pink in the wild but modern varieties and hybrids boast immense range of almost all possible colours and combinations but true blu ...entire article
Wood spurge is a semi-woody perennial native to warm but not parched areas of Europe, Caucasus, and Turkey. Possibly the most popular variety is called Purpurea. Its upright stems are rich burgundy red all season long, and evergreen leaves boast the same shade if fully insolated, otherwise they are dark green. In mid spring the plant produces large heads of numerous bright lime green flowers for a long period. As it blooms on previous year's wood, any pruning, if required, has to be done immediately after flowering in ...entire article
This bladdernut species comes from Colchis - nowadays Georgia in Caucasus, and represents one of the oldest melliferous plants of the region. There are records saying that it was also grown in large pots so it could be moved to greenhouses in winter and forced to earlier production of flowers. Bladdernut is cultivated mainly for its highly decorative and strongly fragrant flowers in mid spring. They are small, white, with narrow, tousled petals, sweetly scented, composed in pendent, up to 12 cm long racemes that resemble fringe tree inflorescence. They are ...entire article
ROSE DELIGHT™ is a rose rock cress variety from North American Syngenta Flowers introduced in 2003. It makes a stunning display of small, 4-petalled, rich purple pink flowers atop only about 10 cm tall stems. Narrowly obovate leaves are formed in a flat rosette just above the ground. It is a perfect border edge plant or a rockery placed among perennials which emerge later in the season and take over when this spring gem goes dormant. Rose rock cress loves full sun. It needs a well-drained soil of any pH, and ...entire article
You can easily fall in love with this Portugal laurel if you like evergreen plants. It will enchant you with its lush, glossy leaves. They are large, thick, somewhat undulated, and emerge coppery orange, turn soft green, and mature to dark green in summer. They resemble foliage of viburnum odoratissimum Awabuki which is not hardy enough for zone 6 so here we have a tough and beautiful alternative. Young twigs are red flushed, in autumn change to rich burgundy red, and remain so until spring. Blossoms appear on slightly older plants. They are cherry- ...entire article
XXL® is a great, yet quite compact or even small rhododendron from Belgium. The extra size refers to its flowers which are incredible - due to its colour and size. Composed in large, not as congested trusses as yaku hybrids make, they are open wide, white in the centre and vivid carmine pink at frilled margins. Blooming begins in mid May. Bred by Hortibreed, Belgium, in 2013. For a better looking plant dead-head where possible. The roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for nutrients. Never plant them ...entire article
Golden Sunshine willow makes very elegant, narrowly lance-shaped, deciduous leaves which emerge bright yellow green, mature golden yellow in summer, and turn chartreuse in late summer and autumn. They are 7-10 cm long and withstand summer heat and direct sunshine without sunburn. Catkins are produced in profusion in early spring. Golden Sunshine willow makes an upright, compact, and bushy shrub about 4m tall and 3m wide. It grows vigorously and can be pruned in any way, best after flowering in order to preserve the ...entire article
Loganberry is an interspecific hybrid between American blackberry rubus ursinus and Red Antwerp raspberry. It was created by James Harvey Logan from Santa Cruz in California, USA, a judge and passionate horticulturist who, unsatisfied by the quality of their blackberries, decided to cross some of them in the aim of achieving fruit of more pleasing taste. Red raspberry was "only" growing nearby and as it produced pollen at the same time some of the new plants showed distinct features proving they had raspberry genes. Loganberry is a vigorous berry plant pr ...entire article
Spring Festival is one of the most valued hardy camellia hybrids (cuspidata hybrid) with double, pink flowers. They are not very large but appear in profusion from early April for 6 to 8 weeks if the plant has enough buds. These are formed from the previous year and need as long as half a year to mature. Leaves are evergreen, leathery, deep green, broadly elliptic, and very glossy so even without flowers the shrub looks lush and beautiful. New leaves are copper tinged. Spring Festival is upright growing, quite compact ...entire article
Claire Austin rose is one of the finest white roses David Austin bred so far. It produces pleasingly cupped buds of a pale lemon shade which gradually open to form large, creamy-white, full-bloom flowers of typical English Musk delicacy. Their petals are perfectly arranged in concentric circles, with a few more loosely arranged in the centre. They have a strong fragrance based on myrrh with dashes of meadowsweet, vanilla and heliotrope. Excellent repeat flowering, hardiness, and health make this rose one of the most s ...entire article
Roseromantic® is another rose you would probably found growing at the tower where Sleeping Beauty snoozed while waiting for Princ Charming. It was bred by Reimer Kordes (†1997) in 1985 as a polyantha (floribunda) shrub rose. Its stunning flowers are so simple, they are single, pale pink to almost white with richer pink margins and lower petals, especially towards the end of the season, 8-10 cm across, and flower continuously from June till October. Deciduous leaves are absolutely healthy, dark green, and gl ...entire article
Black Lace is an older and proved variety of hardy camellia, in fact one of the best reds available. Its is a hybrid of c.reticulata and c.williamsii and has so far withstood -20°C. Its fully double, dahlia-like flowers are rich red, and bloom from early April for 6 to 8 weeks if the plant has enough buds. These are formed from the previous year and need as long as half a year to mature. Leaves are evergreen, ovate, leather, deep green, and very glossy so even without flowers the shrub looks lush and beautiful. April ...entire article
Chinese photinia is a species which is less common in trade and almost nonexistent in European nurseries. Reason being that all European encyclopedias rate it much less winter hardy than David’s or Fraser’s photinia which are very popular evergreen shrubs used for hedges in zones 6 and higher all over temperate regions. However, in the USA this species has been successfully cultivated for a few decades now, and has proved reliably hardy to zone 6 which allows using it in the same areas as the other well-known hybrids and species. Currently, there ...entire article
Peter Pan is a mossy saxifrage variety with beautiful rich red flowers atop thin, about 10 cm tall stems. It forms a compact clump of evergreen, soft green leaves. Flowers come out in profusion from mid spring and create a breathtaking colourful carpet. The plant grows slowly, spreading to sides. Saxifrage likes moist but well-drained, sandy soil and location in full sun or partial shade. It will die in full sun and dry soil. Hardy to about -34°C (USDA zone 4). Unsuitable for pots. Last update 22-03-2017 ...entire article
Evi's Pride (also spelled Evey's Pride) is a purple-leaved form of silk tree which boasts with better hardiness and richer flowering as opposed to Summer Chocolate®. Its flowers are rich pink, hairy spheres with nearly white centres, 3-5 cm large and with a sweet fragrance. Fern-like, compound leaves emerge soft green with coppery tones, and turn to dark burgundy red. This colour lasts for a few weeks, then they mature to dark green, awaiting new growth tha ...entire article
Dutchman's pipe is a vigorous climber native to America, found in moist woodlands from N.E.Canada to S.E.USA. It is cultivated for its dramatic large foliage which looks as if just escaped from a rainforest. The deciduous leaves are 10-30 cm across, fresh green, heart-shaped. In summer small pipe-like, sandy beige flowers are hidden under the foliage. Once established it grows very fast making about 1 meter per year or more. It quickly covers its support, be it a single post or a fence. Make sure to provide strong support - adult plants are quite heavy. ...entire article
Japanese plum yew is still an uncommon evergreen conifer which was first popularized by Earl of Harrington in early 19th century. It is hardy for almost the whole area of Central Europe except for the coldest mountainous regions, and can take diversity of soil types. It comes from Japan and Fastigiata was selected there in 1861. Fastigiata Japanese plum yew is upright, bushy, and slow growing compact conifer with erect stems with dark gree ...entire article
Butterfly Blue is a small scabious variety with large, rich lavender blue flowerheads with domed, pincushion-like central florets and larger marginal florets. They appear on 10-20 cm tall, slender, well-branched stems from late spring until early autumn. Deadheading is recommended for continuous flowering. Leaves form a dense mound which looks great in a rockery or among dwarf plants such as witches brooms. Scabious is a sun-loving perennial which will grow in free-draining, moderately fertile soil of neutral to sl ...entire article
Spectrum is a magnolia hybrid from 1963. It was bred by W.Kosar from the US National Arboretum as a cross between magnolia liliiflora Nigra and magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’. The result is a reasonably vigorous tree magnolia with liliiflora type, slightly fragrant flowers that are rich purple pink outside and almost white inside. No seed production. Leaves are large, deep green, ovate, deciduous. The habit is quite symmetrical, l ...entire article
Jasmina is a rambling (climbing) rose by Kordes. It belongs to the modern Kletter Maxe® series i.e. even though it is a rambler it blooms all summer long until early autumn, and holds very healthy foliage without defoliated canes. Flowers are mid-sized, fully doubly, medium pink with lighter outward sepals. Another attractive feature is the fragrance – medium strong, very fruity with tones of fresh apples, pear and apricot. It grows vigorously about 3m tall and looks very romantic, a perfect example is ...entire article
Hella® is a healthy and vigorous climbing rose from Kordes. It produces profusion of medium-sized, semi-double, lightly fragrant, white flowers from early summer until early autumn. Leaves are usually healthy with limited or no affection of common rose diseases. They are deep green and glossy, and densely cover the upright canes without defoliating bottom parts. The plant reaches between 2.5 and 3 meters and is suitable for pergolas and patios where it can create a romantic screen. Unpruned branches are slightly ...entire article
Hotspur Red is an old variety of deciduous azalea that is still attracting attention as it belongs to the most sought-after azaleas with orange red flowers. Their colour is almost fiery red with shades of deep orange and soft red. They are mid-sized and not fragrant. Bloom time is mid May to early June. Deciduous leaves are soft green, oval to elliptic, and turn wine purple and golden orange in autumn. Young plants grow upright and quite fast making some 20-30 cm per year. When they reach about 1 meter tall they slow ...entire article
Horizontalis is a small variety of maidenhair tree with almost flat canopy with deciduous, 4-7 cm wide, fan-shaped, divided, mid green leaves (botanically classified as needles), that change to fantastic shade of bright golden yellow in autumn. It grows relatively slowly making some 20-30 cm per year. Total height of this variety depends on the stem height it is grafted on. It usually does not exceed 3m but mature trees can be twice as wide. Yet, its spread is easily controlled by early spring pruning. Maidenhair ...entire article
Highbush blueberry is native to North America. It is a deciduous shrub 1-2m tall and wide producing edible, sweet berries in summer. Individual varieties differ in habit, fruit size and also slightly the taste. New, modern varieties are bred to eliminate cracking and to enhance hardiness. Flowers are small, creamy white, urn-shaped from late May. Leaves are deciduous, rather thick, elliptic, rich green, turning orange, red and burgundy purple in autumn. Highbush blueberry produces best quality fruit and reliable crop if ...entire article
28.02.2020New stock
sandwort (Arenaria montana)
Sandwort is a superb, low-growing, and profusely flowering perennial with hundreds of small, single, white flowers from mid spring until early summer. The leaves are very narrow, elliptic, rich green and make a dense cushion which remains evergreen all year round. Newly planted sandwort might be a little slow to establish but from the following year it offers a profusion of flowers without a doubt. It repeats flowering until autumn. Sandwort requires almost nothing. Grow it in reasonably drained soil. It loves evenly moist ground and full sun but will be o ...entire article
Siberian culver’s root differs from its North-American brother with larger leaves and shorter stems – compact growth. Its leaves are wider and coarser, mid to deep green, and grow usually in whorls of 6. They may resemble cannabis. In early summer the tips of the stems begin producing flower buds composed in long spikes, botanically more correctly classified as terminal racemes, opening in early July into small, lavender blue to soft violet flowers with long tubes owing to which they loo ...entire article
Sommerflor is a low growing variety of cinquefoil with quite large, bright yellow flowers that come out from June until September. It forms a dense, prostrate shrub, suitable for small gardens, too, or along pathways, and in between taller shrubs or trees. Cinquefoil grows best in well-drained, poor or moderately fertile soil in full sun. For compact habit long shoots should be removed in spring and the whole shrub clipped by about a third. It does not need extra fertilizing or watering once established. Fully har ...entire article
Marie Rottrová is a famous Czech pop singer whose singing carrier dates from late 1960’s until today (2013). She accepted to give her name to a new beautiful rose bred by Kordes Rosen, Germany, in 2011. This floribunda/polyantha shrub rose makes lovely bi-coloured blossoms from June until early autumn. The petals are creamy white on the outside and rich velvety rosy-red on the inside. There is no fragrance, still, this rose offers exceptionally healthy foliage and good hardiness. It makes a well-branched, uprigh ...entire article
Laguna® is a new climbing rose by Kordes from 2004. It produces large, fully double flowers of deep raspberry pink flowers that are 10 cm across and have a lovely and strong fragrance. It is a combination of lemon, lemon grass, and fruity tones of ripe litchi. It is very healthy and has dark green, glossy leaves. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 cm ...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
If you are looking for a compact rose with red flowers have a look at this beautiful Kordes rose Cherry Girl®. It makes 5-7 cm large, double flowers of incredibly rich but soft red colour. It has a slight fragrance. Leaves are very healthy, highly resistant to common diseases. Bengali® grows about 1m tall and 50 cm wide. Awarded with ADR in 2007. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoot ...entire article
Lithodora is a low, ground-covering perennial which remains evergreen in mild winters of zones 5 and 6, and fully evergreen in zone 7. Its prostrate, spreading branches lie on the ground and overlap edges of elevated beds, patios, and pots. Grace Ward is a variety with deep blue, campanulate, small flowers that appear in profusion from late April to early June, and sparsely throughout all summer. Leaves are narrowly linnear, short like rosemary, thick, deep green, and glossy. Prune it to a compact shape immediatel ...entire article
Balsam fir originates from Canada where it is a source of Canadian balsam, derived from its bark. Nana is a dwarf variety that is cultivated for its beauty, not resin. Dwarf balsam fir is an evergreen conifer with short, deep green needles with white stomatal bands below, releasing strong balsam fragrance when crushed. It grows slowly, making outspreading branches that later form tiered effect. Some plants keep this tiered structure, other grow to a flattened globose shape. It doe ...entire article
Fuji cherry Kojou-no-mai is a fantastic must have for small gardens and yards. This little shrub or tiny tree (if grafted on a short stem) is an eye-catching jewel with year-round interest. In winter it shows attractive architecture of slightly curved and fractured branches that have different angles one bud from another, but yet keeping upright growing direction. In early spring profusion of small, white, cherry flowers appear. They look almost campanulate thanks to their long stalks. Fuji ...entire article
White roses has never been out of fashion. That is why breeders keep coming up with new varieties with improved features. Innocencia® is a popular polyantha rose by Kordes. It bears small, single, moderately fragrant flowers from June until first frost. It is self-cleaning i.e. the flower petals fall down long before they begin to fade and turn brown. It is absolutely resistant to black spot and powdery mildew. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting p ...entire article
Kleopatra® is a recent successful introduction from Hungary, made by Dr.Jozsa Milkos in 2007. This cherry laurel is a compact, graceful shrub with somewhat arching branches and rich green, evergreen leaves that emerge coppery orange just like Etna® variety. On the contrary Kleopatra® bears elongated leaves. They are quite stiff and hold themselves nicely on the branches making this plant an utterly elegant shrub. Laurels need slightly deep and fertile, acidic, moist soil, and extra watering in frost-fr ...entire article
Shrubby wallflower is a long-flowering perennial, or to be precise a subshrub forming woody stems, exactly like lavender plants do. Bowles’ Mauve is a beautiful variety with mauve flowers that open in late May and continue blooming until autumn. They are small, produced at the tops of erect stems which keep growing and producing new flowers buds over and over until the stem is about 50-60 cm tall. If unsightly it can be clipped off carefully to encourage lateral growth push up new flowering stems. We can see many flowers even in November if the night frost is not dee ...entire article
VARIETIES: Oregon Thornless is a fantastic blackberry variety from the leading US blackberry producer: Oregon. It offers high yields of tasty fruit and does not irritate us with thorns. On top of that it has evergreen, deeply cut leaves so the plant looks beautiful even before it sets fruit. The berries are almost black, sweet and juicy, and mature from mid August. You can use them just like traditional forest blackberries – best eaten fresh but also freeze well. Thornless Evergreen is very ...entire article
An amazing novelty among low, polyantha roses is called Clementine®. This rose blooms profusely from June until October with 4-5 cm wide double flowers that are tangerine orange. Unscented flowers are produced on the background of deep green, glossy, healthy foliage. This rose is excellently disease-resistant. Perfect for a border, great for a container on a patio. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 cm high. ...entire article
Caucasian spruce is an attractive conifer with an interesting habit. Lateral branches grow horizontally first, later they rise a bit upwards in an angle of about 45° while new growths are slightly drooping. Aureospicata is a variety with bright yellow new foliage that lasts for as long as 6 weeks. The needles are rather short and stiff, deep green and glossy. Caucasian spruce grows slowly when young making about 3m in 10 years. Adult tree can reach approximately 15m tall and 6m wide. To keep it smaller it can be pruned and sheared. Grow it as a specimen plant in a plac ...entire article
An amazing piece of art is this Kordes rose. It brings a unique combination of golden orange and red colour in medium-sized flowers that appear repeatedly throughout summer. It is a vigorous, absolutely healthy rose, awarded ADR in 2002. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 cm high. Roses tolerate wide range of soils but thrive in deep, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun. Pruning: Cut the branches in halves in au ...entire article
Little Sunset® is a miniature rose offering harmonic growth with high-centered flower in attractive, yellow and red colours, highly resistant to fungi diseases. Repeats flowering. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 cm high. Roses tolerate wide range of soils but thrive in deep, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun. Pruning: These roses needn’t be pruned. What you can do though is deadhead stems with sp ...entire article
Aloha is a great climbing rose with large, repeat flowering flowers of apricot orange to salmon pink shades. It is quitre robust and hardy, reasonably disease-resistant. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 cm high. Roses tolerate wide range of soils but thrive in deep, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun. Climbing roses should not be pruned. Last update 01-06-2010 ...entire article
Amadeus is a superb modern climber from Kordes. It bears trusses of deep ruby red flowers that repeat flowering and have a light spicy scent. Reasonably disease-resistant. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 cm high. Roses tolerate wide range of soils but thrive in deep, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun. Climbing roses should not be pruned. Last update: 01-06-2010 ...entire article
Knirps® is a fantastic groundcovering rose myde by Kordes in 1997. It has 5cm wide, bright pink flowers making an eternal carpet that flowers profusely from June till October. Very strong and healthy, absolutely disease-free. Recommended spacing: 5 plants per square meter. Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 cm high. Roses tolerate wide range of soils but thrive in deep, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun. ...entire article
Natchez is another hardy hybrid of crape myrtle. It has profusion of white flowers from mid summer. Deciduous leaves are 3-4 cm long, elliptic to obovate, very glossy, mid green in summer, turning red and orange in autumn. Older plants reveal cinnamon red flaking-off bark. Natchez is a strong grower that compared to other hardy crape myrtles has longer branches and straight trunk which makes it ideal for growing as a small tree. Crape myrtle needs little care. They need full sun with zero shade during the day. Pruning will secure flowering: cut back last year's growth ...entire article
VARIETIES Black Jewel is a unique variety of raspberry with deep burgundy purple, almost black fruit. It has excellent, typical raspberry flavour, just a little stronger compared to wild raspberry. The canes grow fast about 1.2m tall. Fallgold is a late or twice fruiting variety of red raspberry. The fruit is light golden-yellow and has excellent, super sweet taste. Two ways of pruning. Apricot is midseason or twice fruiting variety with apricot orange ...entire article
Cedrela = Chinese cedar is a highly decorative small tree or multistemmed shrub whose leaves and young branches when crushed release a garlic-like scent. But no worry, the plant itself has only a light spicy scent and when in bloom in has a pleasant sweet fragrance. Flamingo is a commercially successful and probably the only variety of Chinese cedar. It is cultivated for the fascinating colours of young foliage which emerges bright coral red to fuchsia pink, changing through pale pink to light yellow and beige, turning mid green with reddish stalks in early summer. The ...entire article
If you are looking for an architectural plant that will attract passersby’s eyes but at the same time will require zero maintenance, and on top of that will be hardy enough for our winters, have a look at this Japanese angelica tree. Is it because the leaves that look like angel’s wings? Well, yes with a bit of poetic license. But truly it is derived from angelica which is a herbaceous plant whose flower panicles look very similar. Whichever name origin you go for, it is still a gorgeous, slow growing, small tree that is a must have for those who ...entire article
Wheeltree is an extraordinary evergreen piece from the East (Japan, Korea, Taiwan). Its uniqueness is emphasized by the fact that it is the one and only species of its genus. Moreover, it is a very old species, imprint of its leaf was found in a 49 million years old fossil found in Washington state, USA. It is special for its spirally arranged, finely serrated leaves. They are broadly elliptic to ovate, up to 12 cm long, salmon pink as they emerge, changing through coppery to dark green in summer. In autumn they turn dark red with some bronze shades until ...entire article
Silver Beauty honeysuckle is an evergreen or semi-evergreen, low-growing shrub with attractive foliage. The leaves are very glossy, mid green with pure white margins creating silvery effect. It grows fast and new branches are composed in dense fronds, forming a prostrate shrub. In zone 6 it grows 60-80 cm tall, and about 1 m wide. It is used in multiples as a fast growing ground cover in large areas or under tall trees, or in various combinations in mixed borders. Great for slopes. For denser growth you can prune it at the end of March, or shape it by end of July. It is widely ...entire article
Lemon Beauty honeysuckle is an evergreen or semi-evergreen, low-growing shrub with attractive foliage. The leaves are very glossy, mid green with conspicuous creamy yellow margins. It grows fast and new branches are composed in dense fronds, forming a prostrate shrub. In zone 6 it grows 60-80 cm tall, and about 1 m wide. It is used in multiples as a fast growing ground cover in large areas or under tall trees, or in various combinations in mixed borders. Great for slopes. For denser growth you can prune it at the end of March, or shape it by end of July. It is widely soil ...entire article
Anouk is an extraordinary variety of dwarf habit but with large flowers. It grows slowly into a ground-covering shriu with less conspicuous horizontal layers. The flowers are pink and rather wide, when in full bloom they look as if someone dropped a basket of freshly cut rhododendron flowers on green carpet. Small leaves are ovate or rounded, glossy, and dislike winter sunlight i zones 5 and 6. Japanese azaleas need light, permeable soil that is acidic, constantly moist (keep azaleas mulched at all times) and moderately fertile. Use fertilizers for rhododendrons and azaleas, o ...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
Pink Chimes is a rare variety of Japanese snowbell with pink, bell-shaped flowers that hang on short stalks underneath the leaved branches. Leaves are glossy, ovate to elliptic, mid to dark green, turning yellow or red in autumn. It can be pruned at the end of winter. Grow it as a specimen shrub or in a mixed border with lower shrubs. It is usually pest and disease free. It needs moist, acidic soil, humus-rich soil. A location protected from drying winds is preferred. Fully hardy to -29°C (USDA zone 5). Last update 04-01-2009. ...entire article
Japanese skimmia is one gorgeous evergreen plant of low size which does even better with a bit of neglect. Olympic Flame is a female variety which produces number of vivid red spherical fruits from autumn till spring if a male pollinator (e.g. variety Rubella) is present. One male plant is sufficient for 6 female plants. Deep green leaves are elliptic and leathery. The plant grows slowly, making an attractive ground cover. Ideal for Japanese style gardens. If you plant it well you needn’t look after it an ...entire article
This fern brings softness to your shady garden. The fronds are very decorative, composed of many, tiny leaflets forming a lacy-like, glossy leaves of bright green colour. They are evergreen. Though they are very hardy and can withstand heavy frosts evergreen we suggest cutting off all leaves in spring to encourage new growths. It needs light shade or shade, acid, moist but well-drained soil. ...entire article
Hart’s tongue fern is the only hardy fern with entire edge. There are not individual leaflets as on other species but one wide, bright green and glossy leaf. They respond well to fertilizing: the more nutrients – the bigger leaves. Though they are very hardy and can withstand heavy frosts evergreen we suggest cutting off all leaves in spring to encourage new growths. It needs light shade or shade, alkaline, moist but well-drained soil. ...entire article
Maidenhair tree is probably one of the oldest species on Earth. It was here some 180 million years ago … obviously it was the time when the Dead Sea was still ill. Its extreme tolerance of various conditions made it survive to our time. One tree can live as long as 2000 years. It belongs to conifers though its needles are so flat and wide that you just have to call them leaves. They are fan-shaped, leaves on male plants are more deeply lobed, matt and pale or pea-green. In the autumn they turn vivid yellow. Maidenhair tree is deciduous. Its growth rate is somewhat peculiar & ...entire article
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
Heckenfee® is a new variety of blue holly from Germany, bred by Hans Hachmann and patented only in 2000. It is a female variety of its male form Heckenstar. This means that this cross produces berries. Outside Europe it is distributed under trade name Castle Spire™. Heckenfee® is a strictly upright growing, very hardy, evergreen shrub. The leaves are glossy, medium sized (4x2cm) and finely serrated – not prickly. Their colour is deep green, almost blue-green. Branches are violet. It needs a male pollinator to produce berries, such as ...entire article
„Crispa“ is a dwarf brother of „Cristata“ golden male fern. It has upright fronds of leaves where each leaflet is slightly curled making a frilled appearance. It forms a very rich bunch of bright green new leaves every year. Ultimate height is about 25-30 cm. The plant is fully hardy to about -30°C and the leaves show no damage down to approximately -10°C. Male ferns from this group (dryopteris affinis) are more sun and wind tolerant than other ferns. Cut off all last-year’s leaves in the spring to encourage new growths. ...entire article
One of the original trees found in natural woodlands of Europe is hornbeam. Varieties of this deciduous tree are becoming more and more popular in gardens, too. Fastigiata, syn. “Pyramidalis” is an elegant, slow growing hornbeam with columnar habit and branches growing strictly upright. Ovate, unequally toothed leaves are bright to mid-green. In parks, where it has plenty of room for roots, it can grow into a large tree, however, in limited space in middle-sized garden it will grow slower and compact. Also popular is using it in hedges where it forms a tall ...entire article
Fringe tree is a very rare and beautiful small shrub or small tree. In early summer it has profusion of upto 20 cm long pendent panicles of fragrant, shiny snow-white, narrow flowers. Female plants produce bluish black berries, however, usually only male plants are sold in nurseries. Mid to deep green opposite leaves are deciduous, elliptic and glossy. If you like this plant not as much for the flowers but the foliage there is a way you can double the size of the leaves. Either in early spring or immediately after flowering cut last year’s branches to 20-30% of their original ...entire article
When in full bloom this Japanese apricot is a true eye-catcher. Benishidore is a variety with dark pink single flowers which appear early in the spring and may be followed by small, spherical, hairy, edible fruit of sour to bitter taste. It is a small tree with a wide crown reaching about 2.5m high and wide in maturity. It tolerates most soil types except boggy but prefers slightly acidic, moist places. ...entire article
Homebush forms rounded, almost spherical trusses of bright pink to salmon pink, semi-double flowers in late spring. The truss shape resembles flowering snowball viburnum. The tepals are distinctly pointed. Bred by Waterer in 1925, GB. Deciduous azaleas are ericaceous plants, loving insulate position with constantly moist soil. During temporary summer dry spells in certain areas their leaves may suffer and be prone to fungus infections. When spots appear on the leaves or they lose colour and start to curl use a suitable fungicide immediately. 1-2 sprays should help the plant re ...entire article
Golden Eagle blooms from mid May till early June with vivid, deep orange flowers with a golden throat. Very striking. It has dense foliage turning bronzy red in autumn. Deciduous azaleas are ericaceous plants, loving insulate position with constantly moist soil. During temporary summer dry spells in certain areas their leaves may suffer and be prone to fungus infections. When spots appear on the leaves or they lose colour and start to curl use a suitable fungicide immediately. 1-2 sprays should help the plant remain beautiful and healthy. They require no pruning. Should yo ...entire article
Otto Luyken is probably the best known and the hardiest selection among cherry laurels. It is a small, healthy shrub, which predominantly spreads to sides. It reaches no more than 1,5m in many years, therefore can be used be used for planting under trees or as a ground cover. Pointed leaves are glossy and deep green. Compound flowers are white, fragrant and appear in April, followed by very ornamental but poisonous fruits. It is common that second flowering occurs in early autumn. This cherry laurel flowers profusely. It needs slightly acidic, normal to fertile, moist soil, and ...entire article
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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