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Iko Yama Fuji (or Iko-yama-fuji) is a silky wisteria with rich violet blue flowers with a conspicuous yellow spot on a paler upper lip. Individual flowers are pea-like, about twice the size of other wisterias, and have a lovely perfume. They open in late spring and easily avoid late spring frosts. They are followed by long bean-like seed pods which are poisonous. Pinnate leaves are fresh to mid green and look rather exotic. They are downy and soft, hence name silky wisteria. The foliage densely covers the plant and ...entire article
I believe that this Japanese wisteria is something that not only collectors will be happy about. Have you ever seen a wisteria with racemes longer than 1 meter? And that is on the short side: there is a plant whose flower raceme was worth mentioning in the Guinness Book of Records thanks to 180 cm in length! That is a size of a supermodel! 😊 Its name is Multijuga (formerly Macrobotrys) and usually makes 80-130 cm long racemes of light violet, pea-like flowers with a light-yellow blotch in the throat. The sc ...entire article
14.01.2021New in catalogue
Tree staking set (Zavìtrovací úvaz)
Every newly planted tree needs a support by pole staking: - if its stem is taller than one meter. - if the mass of foliage causes an obstacle for wind which would make it unstable and not upright Staking will protect the trees from uprooting, breakage of newly producing roots, and development of crooked trunk shape caused by constant wind disturbance. We offer a complete set of a tree stake, large for standard trees, and small for half-standard trees which consists of: - 3 pointed wooden poles - 1 slit pole – you need to cut it into 3 parts of even size - screws for attachin ...entire article
11.01.2021New in catalogue
chocolate vine (Akebia quinata)
Chocolate vine is a tasty name for a beautiful climbing plant from Asia called akebia. Its home is in China, Japan, and Korea but being hardy to some -34 °C it is popular in almost all temperate parts of the world. It is cultivated for handsome foliage and profusion of attractive flowers in spring. Akebia makes 3-petalled male (larger) and female (smaller) flowers. They are brownish purple and appear from late April until May. The plant was named Chocolate vine for their fantastic fragrance which recalls chocolate with a ...entire article
11.01.2021New in catalogue
bugle (Ajuga reptans "'MINI MAHOGANY'")
Mini Mahogany bugle is a smaller-leaved version of former variety Mahogany. It makes narrowly spoon-shaped, evergreen, glossy, leaves of dark green colour with deep maroon to mahogany brown hues as they emerge. From April till midsummer rise only some 10-15 cm tall spikes composed of small, two-lipped, violet blue, fragrant flowers. For a clean plant it is best to remove the stems after flowering. Bugle spreads with aerial shoots which root as soon as they touch the ground (like strawberry plants). This way the ...entire article
Verboom Beauty is a small jewel among winter blooming hellebores. It was bred by Kwekerij Verboom B.V. from the Netherlands and boasts incredible number of flower buds even on young plants – a one-liter pot can hold as many as 20 to 30 buds. They open into 6-8 cm large, pure white, head-up (not nodding) flowers with yellow stamens. Under good conditions – in mild beginning of winter they may start blooming before Christmas and will continue in frost-free periods until later winter. Or they can be grown in ...entire article
Compacta is a recent selection of 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. Another nice f ...entire article
Viveleg silverthorn is a bushy, upright growing, evergreen shrub or small tree with irregularly variegated leaves. They are leathery, oval to ovate, partially undulated, and glossy. The centres are dark green, the margins are rich yellow, and the borderline between these two colours is light green but is not present on all leaves. Newly emerging leaves are silvery beige. Twigs are orange-brown, and the colder the weather comes in autumn the deeper the colour gets. Apart from its attractive foliage evergreen silver ...entire article
Little Stranger is a rare, compact growing blue holly variety from Germany. It is an upright, slow growing shrub with evergreen foliage. Leaves are very dark green, narrowly lance-shaped, almost spineless or just gently serrated at margins, and very glossy. As a male variety it has no fruit but is an ideal pollinator for many female hollies (not just blue hollies) to produce berries in autumn. It forms compact, dense, and columnar shrubs which do not need pruning to look good. Still, it can be pruned in any way. Li ...entire article
Marvelous Marble™ Silver is a coral bells variety with shallowly lobed, orbicular leaves which emerge purple red in spring and as the temperature rises, leaf margins reveal green colour while leaf centres remain dark maroon or almost purple red. All year round they are decorated with heavy silvery grey marbling. They are evergreen. From early till late summer sporadically appear thin stems with inconspicuous white flowers. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. The plant shows exceptio ...entire article
Southern Comfort coral bells is a true gem. It produces multicoloured mounds of rounded, shallowly lobed leaves which are the biggest among all orange-coloured varieties: 16-17 cm across. They are in shades of amber, orange, burnished copper, and cinnamon peach. They are evergreen. Small, white flowers are composed in erect panicles atop 50-60 cm tall, dark orange stems from midsummer until early autumn. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. The plant shows exceptional vigour and forms l ...entire article
NORTHERN EXPOSURE™ Silver is a coral bells variety with leaves richly marbled with silvery-grey colour. They are bright burgundy red in spring and turn deep purple red in summer and autumn. They are orbicular (rounded in shape), shallowly lobed, and evergreen. From spring till late summer appear about 45 cm tall, red stems holding small, bell-shaped, white flowers. Heuchera is a fast-growing perennial of mounding habit. NORTHERN EXPOSURE™ Silver was bred by Janet Egger and patented as PP29420 (USA, 2018) a ...entire article
NORTHERN EXPOSURE™ Red is a coral bells variety with rich maroon to dark red colour with orange-brown tones. They are orbicular (rounded in shape), shallowly lobed, and exhibit slightly wavy margins. They are evergreen. In spring appear about 35 cm tall, maroon stems holding small, bell-shaped, light yellow flowers. Heuchera is a fast-growing perennial of mounding habit. NORTHERN EXPOSURE™ Red was bred by Janet Egger and patented as PP29420 (USA, 2018) and EU51863 (Europe, 2019). Coral bells can take al ...entire article
Golden Zebra is a foamy bells variety producing attractive leaves combining two distinctly different colours. In spring their margins are bright golden yellow while centres are dark brick red, and in summer the margins turn chartreuse and centres deepen to dark maroon. Leaves are heavily lobed and remain evergreen almost all year round. In June and July rise 40-45 cm tall, thin stems producing tiny white flowers. Bred by Janet Egger from Terra Nova® Nurseries in Oregon, USA, and patented as PP22104 in 2011. Fo ...entire article
If you know and like large-flowered ornamental onion with blue flowers on tall stems, this little boy will take you by surprise. Turkestan onion is its short growing brother from Karatau (Black Mountain) in southern part of Kazachstan, Central Asia. The species produces pale pink, less conspicuous flowers but Ivory Queen is variety with pure white, star-shaped flowers composed in large, 8-12 cm across, globular inflorescence on the background of attractive foliage. Its leaves are blue green with silvery icing, 12-15 l ...entire article
BOULEVARD® CEZANNE is a compact clematis with pale lavender violet-blue flowers. They are 12-15 cm across and each of its 8 petals has a less conspicuous lighter bar. They come out from late June until October if the weather is sunny and warm. It is a short, moderately growing climber so if grown in a pot you can easily tie up new growths within the supporting trellis to enhance its shrub appearance. It belongs to Group 3 clematis whose flowers appear on new growths. Cut back all the previous year's stems to ...entire article
BOULEVARD® EDDA is a compact clematis with rich purple red to purple violet flowers. They are 8-10 cm across and each of 6-10 petals has a broad bar or brighter purple shade. They come out from late June until November if the weather is sunny and relatively warm. It is a short, moderately growing climber so if grown in a pot you can easily tie up new growths within the supporting trellis to enhance its shrub appearance. It belongs to Group 3 clematis whose flowers appear on new growths. Cut back all the previ ...entire article
HECKENBLAU® ('Hedge Blue') is another Hecken- variety of so-called blue holly, again from Germany. It is an upright, moderately growing shrub with evergreen foliage. Leaves are dark green, broadly elliptic to almost rounded, gently serrated at margins but not prickly, and very glossy. Young leaves emerge rich maroon and turn dark burgundy red with purple blue hues in autumn, just like twigs. As a male variety it has no fruit but is an ideal pollinator for many female hollies (not just blue hollies) to produce ber ...entire article
Watereriana or Waterer’s Gold is a beautiful variety of male English holly. It is a slow growing gem with variegated foliage. Its evergreen leaves are dark green in the centre and soft yellow at margins. They are softer and thinner as opposed to i. aquifolium and look more like those on hybrid blue hollies. Young leaves bear small spines but as the plant grows and matures new leaves are eventually borne completely spineless (entire). It grows rather slowly, 8-10 cm p ...entire article
Broad-Leaved-Form is a simple name for a variety of Chinese helwingia found in 1990’s. It has larger and broader leaves as opposed to its narrow-leaved sister var. chinensis. They are evergreen, very glossy, shallowly serrated at margins, dark green in summer, and may or may not turn purple or marron in autumn if chlorophyl (green pigment) is shifted to its roots. It grows moderately to fast (20-40 cm per year), making strong, upright shoots, and its young twigs are maroon to brown-red. It does not spread by ...entire article
South Seas is a daylily of exotic appearance which, thank God, originated in Ohio (USDA zone 6) so despite its tropical looks it is absolutely hardy. It is a tetraploid (with 4 sets of chromosomes: total 44 in each cell) that begins to flower in mid July, and reblooms again in August. Flowers are large, 13-14 cm across, fragrant, firm, deep orange with red flushed band like a young blood orange, and golden yellow throat. They open early in the evening. Stems are strong, 70-80 cm tall, leaves are deciduous. It was b ...entire article
Scarlet Breeze daylily is from the modern BREEZE series which comprises 8 varieties until today, of various colours with extended blooming period just like Stella de Oro. Scarlet Breeze makes 6-8 cm wide, soft scarlet red flowers with lighter midribs on the main three petals, and yellow throat. They come out from late June and continue blooming until autumn atop 30-40 cm tall stems. It forms dense tufts with deciduous leaves. The leaves are deep green, strong and healthy. They appear early in the spring and persis ...entire article
29.12.2020New in catalogue
daylily (Hemerocallis "'SANDY BREEZE'")
Sandy Breeze daylily is from the modern BREEZE series which comprises 8 varieties until today, of various colours with extended blooming period just like Stella de Oro. Sandy Breeze makes 6-8 cm wide, pale orange flowers with lighter midribs on the main three petals, and golden yellow throat. They come out from late June and continue blooming until autumn atop 30-40 cm tall stems. It forms dense tufts with deciduous leaves. The leaves are deep green, strong and healthy. They appear early in the spring and persist ...entire article
Blue or anything close to it is a dream of many daylily breeders, and though there are plenty of so-called lavender-coloured varieties, they are still too far from violet let alone blue, yet every step counts and we never know when the breakthrough comes. Lavender Deal is one of them and was bred by Kirby and Oakes and introduced in 1981. It is a large-flowered tetraploid daylily (with 4 sets of chromosomes: total 44 in each cell), producing enormous, 16-18 cm wide flowers atop 50-60 cm tall, strong stems. They ar ...entire article
29.12.2020New in catalogue
daylily (Hemerocallis "'LUXURY LACE'")
Luxury Lace is an exquisite daylily variety bred by one of the pioneers in hybridizing daylilies Edna Spalding from Iowa, USA, and introduced in 1959. It makes 10-12 cm wide, soft pink with pale apricot tones and midribs, yellow-green throat, and gently frilled margins. Stems are strong, 70-80 cm tall and leaves are deciduous. It blooms from mid July and re-blooms until late August or early September. It was a huge success for Edna and she received many medals and awards including the higher – Stout Silver Medal ...entire article
29.12.2020New in catalogue
daylily (Hemerocallis "'AUTUMN RED'")
Autumn Red is a rather tall, midseason daylily producing 10-12 cm wide flowers of vibrant red colour with bright yellow midribs and throat. They bloom from late July either continuously until early autumn, or with a short break after the first 3 weeks. Stems are strong, 80-100 cm tall and leaves are deciduous. Bred by one of the most significant female hybridizers of daylilies Elizabeth Noble Nesmith (†1972) from Boston, MS, and registered in 1941. The leaves are deep green, strong and healthy. They appear ea ...entire article
Raspberry Candy is a tetraploid daylily (with 4 sets of chromosomes: total 44 in each cell) with 11-12 cm wide flowers. They are pale yellow with a wide, deep raspberry red to maroon band, and appear early in the season (late June in CE) for about a month, and again in late summer. Stems are strong, 60-70 cm tall and leaves are deciduous. Bred by Grace Stamile and introduced in 1992. The leaves are deep green, strong and healthy. They appear early in the spring and persist until winter unlike spring bulbs whose lea ...entire article
29.12.2020New in catalogue
daylily (Hemerocallis "'MINI PEARL'")
Mini Pearl is another Walter Jablonski daylily from 1982. It bears 7-8 cm wide, funnel-shaped flowers of light beige colour with yellow throat. They start blooming early in the season (June-July) on 30-40 cm tall, strong stems and re-bloom in late summer. Leaves are deciduous. It was bred by Walter Jablonski (1896-1986) from Merrillville in Indiana, USA, the breeder who caused a daylily breakthrough in 1975 with his Stella de Oro variety, historically the first repeat blooming daylily. Thanks to its success dayli ...entire article
29.12.2020New in catalogue
daylily (Hemerocallis "'BONANZA' ")
Bonanza is a diploid daylily bred by Lee Gates from Prairieville in Louisiana, USA, and introduced in 1994. It makes 14 cm large, star-shaped flowers of rich golden orange colour with mahogany red eye. They bloom early in the season on 50-60 cm tall, strong stems and may re-bloom in late summer. Leaves are semi-deciduous. Daylily leaves are deep green, strong and healthy. They appear early in the spring and persist until winter unlike spring bulbs whose leaves wither away after flowering. Apart from occasional slug ...entire article
Balearica is another large-leaved Highclere holly. It has dark green and highly glossy leaves that are broadly ovate, evergreen, leathery, shallowly spined at margins, and decorated with conspicuous light green veins. New foliage emerges mahogany red to purple red. Being a female plant, it produces scarlet orange or red berries in autumn if pollinated by a male holly growing nearby. They are not edible nor poisonous but contain saponins which cause discomfort if eaten. It grows fast under good growing conditions, 3 ...entire article
Malcolm S. Whipple is a hybrid male holly which originated in Colvos Creek Nursery, Washington, USA. It was named after Malcolm Whipple (1925-2019), a farmer and horticulturist, who loved plants and gardens, and when he retired, he changed his hobby from digging in the ground to writing poems about the beauty of gardens and nature. This holly is a cross between i. aquifolium and i. cornuta. Especially the influence of the latter is clearly visible in the leaf structure – the spines are always present in pair ...entire article
Comtesse is a rare variety of female English holly. It is sought-after by collectors for its unique and elegant foliage. Its evergreen leaves are dark green with irregular marbling of yellow-green, chartreuse, and medium green colour in the centre. They are partially glossy, and the margins may produce a few spines or be completely spineless (entire). Being a female plant, it produces small red berries in autumn if pollinated by a male plant growing nearby. They are not edible nor poisonous but contain saponins which ...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
Piri is a dwarf cherry laurel variety of dense and almost rounded habit. Its evergreen leaves are leathery, broadly elliptic to ovate, dark green, and glossy. The plant grows slowly, only some 5-10 cm per year, and is suitable for small beds as well as containers. In April or May appear compound inflorescence made of small, white, fragrant flowers. They are followed by black berries which, as recent studies confirmed, are not poisonous. Only seeds from unripe fruit if properly chewed may cause discomfort since they co ...entire article
Yellow Bouquet is a yarrow variety from the Rainbow® series. It makes soft pastel yellow flowers composed in 6-10 cm wide, almost flat cymes atop 40-50 cm tall, strong, upright stems. Blooming begins in late June and may continue until September if stems with spent flowers are removed immediately after flowering. Fern-like leaves are finely cut and rich grass green, basal leaves are larger than stem leaves. The habit is mound-forming to dome-shaped. Yarrow is a maintenance-free perennial suitable for standard ...entire article
TUTTI FRUTTI™ PINK GRAPEFRUIT is a yarrow producing large, 6-9 cm across, almost flat cymes, composed of small, soft pink flowers. They are borne atop about 40 cm tall, strong stems from June until August, or until October if stems with spent flowers are removed immediately after flowering. Fern-like leaves are finely cut and rich grass green, basal leaves are larger than stem leaves. Mound-forming to dome-shaped habit. Yarrow is a maintenance-free perennial suitable for standard flower beds as well as dry lo ...entire article
Schneetaler yarrow produces medium tall stems reaching about 60 cm tall, topped with almost flat corymbs composed of snow-white flowers. They come out from mid to late June and re-bloom until September. The plant makes an upright tuft with strong stems which do not open sideways. Fragrant, fern-like leaves are finely cut and rich grass green, basal leaves are larger than stem leaves. Once the main flowering has finished you can cut off the stems to encourage new growths and late summer flowering but it is not necessar ...entire article
MILLY ROCK™ RED yarrow makes warm red flowers with yellow centres composed in almost flat corymbs atop about 30-40 cm tall stems. Flowering begins in June and continues until late August. Fern-like leaves are finely cut and rich grass green, basal leaves are larger than stem leaves. Removing stems with spent flowers will encourage growth of new stems with new flowers until the weather is warm and sunny. Plants are compact and thanks to shorter stems they form nice mounds. Patent No. PP31757 was issued in 2020. ...entire article
MILLY ROCK™ YELLOW TERRACOTTA yarrow makes attractive flowers combining brick orange-red and pastel yellow colours. They are composed in almost flat corymbs atop about 30-40 cm tall stems. Flowering begins in June and continues until late August. Fern-like leaves are finely cut and rich grass green, basal leaves are larger than stem leaves. Removing stems with spent flowers will encourage growth of new stems with new flowers until the weather is warm and sunny. Plants are compact and thanks to shorter stems they ...entire article
Kinky Krinkle is a collectors’ piece among Japanese maples. It was selected and introduced by Talon Buchholz from Buchholz & Buchholz Nursery from Oregon, USA. It exhibits upright growth and produces small, deciduous leaves which emerge red in spring, soon turn fresh green with red margins, and as the season goes on, they become gently crinkled just like leaves of Shishigashira variety. In autumn they glow with scarlet red colour. Japanese maples need constantly moist soil that has to be well-drained, acidic ...entire article
Cascade Gold Japanese maple is a Dutch introduction from 2015. It is a cross between Orange Dream and Ryusen, offering the best of each – golden orange leaves and weeping habit. Its deciduous leaves are palmate, emerge amber orange but soon turn golden yellow and chartreuse, and in autumn offer a magnificent display of vivid carmine red and honey orange. It grows moderately into a slender waterfall of coloured foliage. Japanese maples need constantly moist soil that has to be well-drained, acidic to neutral, ...entire article
Koto-no-ito is a compact growing Japanese maple variety of elegant and fluffy appearance. It has very narrow, strap-like leaves owing to which it was named in Japanese ‘Harp strings’ or ‘Golden old harp’. They are deciduous, deeply lobed, divided into 5-7 gently serrated leaflets, and emerge coral red in spring, mature to fresh green, and turn glowing scarlet red and orange in autumn. It grows slowly into a V-shaped shrub or small tree with slightly spreading canopy with age. Japanese maple ...entire article
Proctor magnolia is a hybrid of two Japanese magnolia species – m. stellata and m. salicifolia. It is distinguished by early flowering and profusion of star-shaped, white, fragrant flowers, larger than on m. stellata, with less petals but of firmer appearance. Slavin’s Snowy is a selection composed of 6-9, snow-white, 8-9 cm long petals with pale pink stripe outside. They bloom from late March on bare wood. The plant grows fast into a dense, broadly fastigiate shrub or tree. Deciduous leaves are broadly el ...entire article
19.12.2020New in catalogue
magnolia (Magnolia "'PEACHY'")
Peachy is an impressive hybrid magnolia when it comes to both tree size and flower colour. It forms slender, almost fastigiate, tall shrubs or trees with fragrant flowers of a sweet peachy colour. They are composed of 9 petals 12-13 cm long and 4-5 cm wide, pale peachy-rosy-pink with orange, yellow, and green hues outside, and almost white inside. They open late in the magnolia season – in second half April or even early May on bare branches. Leaves are deciduous, elongated to narrowly obovate, medium green. Pea ...entire article
19.12.2020New in catalogue
magnolia (Magnolia "'JADE LAMP'")
Jade Lamp is a Chinese magnolia introduction, a selection of m. denudate, possibly crossed with pollen from another species. It produces large, almost white, semi-double flowers flushed green at the base of the calyx owing to which it received its name (jade is a precious stone of green colour). It blooms among the first in the season, usually from late March or early April, and makes abundance of flowers already on young plants. It forms well-branched, slow growing shrubs of narrowly pyramidal habit. Deciduous leaves ...entire article
19.12.2020New in catalogue
magnolia (Magnolia "'GOLDEN GIFT'")
Golden Gift is a magnolia crossing between m. acuminata ‘Miss Honeybee’ and (m. acuminata x m. denudate) which makes it obvious that thanks to a lot of genes of cucumber magnolia (m. acuminata) the flowers should be yellow. And they are! They are 6-petalled, mid-sized, tulip-shaped, soft yellow with some green on the outside when they open. They are faintly fragrant and open late in the season – from late April, therefore easily escape last spring frosts. Also important is the blooming season which o ...entire article
18.12.2020New in catalogue
magnolia (Magnolia "'VENUS'")
Venus is a fascinating magnolia variety from Germany. From about mid April produces abundance of 14-16 cm large, fragrant flowers of noble shape. They are peony-shaped as they emerge and open into lotus-like shape in maturity. Their firm petals are deep magenta purple outside and almost white inside with some purple red veins. Individual flowers boast unique longevity of up to 12 days and often re-bloom in midsummer in a lighter shade. Being late to flower they easily escape late spring frosts. Venus magnolia is a ...entire article
BELLA SOL cinquefoil makes about 2.5 cm large flowers of rich orange colour which does not fade. Blooming begins in June and continues until September. The plant differs from a similar variety Orange Tip Top by more compact, almost dwarf grow. It is still too new to estimate its ultimate site, still you can expect a mature size of about 40x50 cm. Palmately divided leaves are small, medium green, not very showy. Pruning is possible in early spring. Thanks to very little care needed and high resistance to whims of weath ...entire article
Southland is a compact, lepidote rhodododendron hybrid bred by Dr.August Kehr in 1971. It is a cross of r.minus var.chapmanii which ensures heat tolerance along with less demands for watering, and r.keiskei which extends plant's hardiness to at least zone 6. It is an early variety producing apricot pink buds from late April which open to broadly bell-shaped, soft pink flowers with pale salmon pink shades, and a sort of indescribable yellow flare thanks to which the plant appears as if glowing like a limelight. Evergre ...entire article
Wim's Red panicle hydrangea makes extraordinary, large inflorescence composed of almost 50:50 fertile (small) and sterile (large) flowers already from mid June. They emerge pure snow white and soon gain pale pink shades, and turn almost completely rich pink by late summer, keeping only the top flowers white like the mountain tops covered with snow. In early autumn they change to even deeper shades of dark purple red. Stems are rich red and deciduous, ovate leaves are deep green. Wim's Red hydrangea makes a rather ...entire article
Schönbrunn is a unique and beautiful semi-deciduous azalea. The flower petals are extremely narrow just like its linear, ribbon-like leaves. They are mid green, matte, and remain evergreen through mild winters. After cold winters they dry out and are replaced with new foliage after flowering. Annual growth is only about 15-20 cm and the shrub exhibits a low, spreading habit. Thanks to delicate flowers and fine foliage it looks fluffy and exotic. Blooming begins in late April and continues until mid May, however, in se ...entire article
Raphaela is an attractive bi-coloured rhododendron hybrid by Hans Hachmann from 2009. The flowers combine striking purple pink margins and golden yellow throat. It is an early variety blooming already from second half April for 2-3 weeks. In partial shade the flowers last longer. Evergreen leaves are leathery, broadly elliptic, almost flat, and matte. Raphaela grows upright and bushy, in 10 years it is about 70 cm tall and a little more wide. For a better looking shrub dead-head where possible. The roots are shall ...entire article
Incredible is a dauricum rhododendron hybrid with reliable evergreen foliage and fantastic flowers. They are single, rich lilac pink, wide open, and come out among the earliest rhododendrons - from early April. Leaves are leathery, shortly elliptic, medium green, and partially glossy. It grows slowly into a compact, prostrate shrub about 50 cm tall and 80 cm wide in 10 years. It loves full sun or partial shade. Rhododendron roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for nutrients. Never plant them too deep. Th ...entire article
BELLISSIMA® cinquefoil produces 2-3 cm wide, rich pink flowers on cushion-like shrubs. They come out in profusion from late June until September. Palmately divided leaves are small, medium green, not very showy. This variety grows quite compact and is suitable for small gardens, too, or along pathways, and in rockeries. Cinquefoil grows best in well-drained, poor or moderately fertile soil in full sun. Fast and large growing varieties can be trimmed in early spring. It does not need extra fertilizing or water ...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 rich red to copper red. Spring Festival is upright growing, quit ...entire article
Simson rhododendron is a result of multiple hybridization where possibly the key parent was a Chinese wild form r. wardii from S.E. Tibet and N.E. parts of Yunnan province. Further crossing with hardier species and varieties significantly increased hardiness of this variety as well as improved its flower colour. The open bell-shaped flowers are medium to light yellow without a blotch on the upper lip. Evergreen leaves are flat, medium to olive green, and matte. Simson is popular also for its faster growth rate ...entire article
Schneekissen means 'Snow Kisses'. This yaku rhododendron is truly as beautiful as its poetic name. Profusion of snow white, broadly funnel-shaped flowers open late in the season from congested trusses of 9-12 pink buds. Late flowering starts in the last decade of May and lasts until mid June. Even without flowers this shrub is highly decorative thanks to its super handsome foliage. The leaves are evergreen, narrowly ovate, convex, dark green and glossy when mature, and covered with light silvery blue-green indumentum ...entire article
Silberwolke is a beautiful yaku hybrid bred by Hans Hachmann in 1963. It bears profusion of bell-shaped flowers opening from abundant trusses consisting of 12-16 buds. Flowers are clear pink first, maturing to snow white. They open late in the season - from end May until mid June. Evergreen leaves are short, broadly elliptic, slightly convex, mid to dark green and glossy. Reverse is covered with suede-like indumentum. Young plants form rounded shrubs which spread with age showing more prominent tiers. Tests proved ...entire article
Hachmann's Picobello® is a proof that it is worth waiting for the best result of the many crossings a breeder has to make in order to have enough material to select new plants from. This gorgeous rhododendron makes outstanding, large flowers which are open wide, pure white with a deep garnet red blotch and dots on the upper lip, and slightly frilled margins. They open from light beige buds from late May. Evergreen leaves are long, elliptic, dark green, and very glossy. The shrub is compact and forms a wide and ra ...entire article
Do you like warm colours on rhododendrons? Well, hear this Lullaby, or rather look at its beautiful flowers. They are bell-shaped, rich salmon pink near margins and golden yellow in the throat, opening from salmon orange buds in May. Evergrenn leaves are shortly ovate, leathery, partly glossy, and have a nice and soft shade of rich green. Lullaby forms a compact shrub of about the same height and width. Tests proved that deadheading of these hybrids does not influence formation of flower buds for the following seas ...entire article
Before bass became the lowest male voice, baritone was supposed to be the one. Just like this rhododendron named Bariton for its colour depth. Bred by Hans Hachmann in 1974 it produces large, beautifully open wide flowers of dark purple blue colour with deep burgundy red, almost black blotch on the upper lip. Petal margins are nicely round and flat (not frilled) which makes a welcome change after so many tousled varieties. Blooming begins late in the spring season - in late May and continues until mid June. Evergreen ...entire article
Rhododendrons with dark flowers are still among the most popular varieties among these evergreen shrubs. No wonder breeders keep coming up with new, improved cultivars like this one called Dramatic Dark®. It looks like enhanced Azzuro variety - large, wide-open flowers of deep purple-violet colour with frilled margins and a very dark, almost black blotch. Evergreen leaves are leathery but thinner than usual, almost flat, elongated, mid green, and matte. ...entire article
Iko Yama Fuji (or Iko-yama-fuji) is a silky wisteria with rich violet blue flowers with a conspicuous yellow spot on a paler upper lip. Individual flowers are pea-like, about twice the size of other wisterias, and have a lovely perfume. They open in late spring and easily avoid late spring frosts. They are followed by long bean-like seed pods which are poisonous. Pinnate leaves are fresh to mid green and look rather exotic. They are downy and soft, hence name silky wisteria. The foliage densely covers the plant and ...entire article
This rhododendron variety is commonly mislabeled as Diadem. It is not correct since the real Diadem originated in England already in 1862 and is white. This one is lilac pink and was bred by Hans Hachmann in Germany more than 100 year later - in 1969. It is a cross between Hachmann’s Ornament and Furnivall’s Daughter. Hachmann’s Diadem rhododendron is a showstopper. Bright lilac pink flowers with a conspicuous dark red blotch on the upper lip and slightly frilled ...entire article
Tanaga rhododendron is one of those with an interesting colour contrast between the petal colour and the blotch. This hybrid opens its large, funnel-shaped flowers from pale lavender violet buds into lilac pink flowers with a conspicuous amber orange blotch with yellow and green hues. It is an early variety blooming already from early May for about three weeks. Evergreen leaves are leathery, very dark green, perfectly oval with a pointed tip, and almost matte. For a better looking shrub dead-head where possible. T ...entire article
Barbarella is a stunning yaku-rhodo variety bred by Holger Hachmann, son of the famous rhododendron breeder from Germany Hans Hachmann. It has the following rhodo groups involved in breeding: repens, yakushimanum, viscidifolium, and also wardii which helped with yellow tones. The bell-shaped flowers are rich pink at margins, and light yellow in the throat which can NEVER be described as orange even though some sources mention this colour. They open in the first decade of May and bloom for about 3 weeks. The evergreen ...entire article
Swamp azaleas are a unique species of deciduous azalea of North American origin. These azaleas offer later flowering and extremely fragrant flowers. Karminduft was bred by Hans Hachmann and produces medium sized, deep carmine red, sweetly scented flowers. They open in late May and continue flowering for about 3 weeks. Its leaves are smaller than on other deciduous azaleas, broadly elliptic, rich green. Swamp azaleas love damp soil and plenty of sun. The roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for nutrients. ...entire article
Caroline Allbrook is a compact yakushimanum rhododendron of attractive habit and possible the most sought-after flower colour among all yakushimanums. It forms a neat evergreen shrub with elongated, leathery foliage, above which open rich trusses if dark lilac pink flowers that fade to soft, very pale lavender violet colour. Flowering begins in late May and continues until early June. Bred by A.F.George from Hydon Nurseries in 1975. Caroline Allbrook ...entire article
Kabarett is a fantastic achievement bred by Hans Hachmann in 1984. It is one of the best rhododendrons with violet flowers. They are pale lilac-violet with a prominent deep burgundy red blotch in the throat and frilled margins, and come out from late May until early June. Evergreen leaves are dark green, leathery, elongated, and glossy. It is a healthy, strong growing shrub which in maturity will be wider than tall. 10-year old plants may reach about 1.3 tall and about 1.5m wide. In order to keep the plants lookin ...entire article
Feuerzauber is a witch hazel variety that is in English speaking countries marketed as FIRE CHARM, while a more accurate translation says ‘fire magic’ and that name really fits. When this shrub is at its blooming peak it does look like on fire. The flowers have the colour of the hottest flame of a fire torch – deep red with fiery orange. They are fringe-like and very fragrant, their perfume is stronger than on yellow flowering varieties and deeper fruity. ...entire article
Kokette is a yakushimanum rhododendron introduction by Hans Hachmann (†2004) from 1988. It is a beautiful variety combining rich pink and white colours. The flowers have frilled margins of deep pink colour, the inner funnel is marbled soft pink grading to almost white centre. Evergreen leaves are leathery, dark green, narrowly elliptic and matt. It is an early variety blooming often already from late April. Kokette belongs to the Yakushimanum group of rhododendrons which were crossed with the species origina ...entire article
Pixie is a very showy Japanese maple, a dwarf version of very popular Bloodgood. It has the same 5-lobed, deciduous leaves that are rich burgundy red in summer and striking magenta red in autumn. For best colouring grow it in full sun only. It grows slowly, making only about 10-15 cm per year, forming an upright shrub of a compact shape. Japanese maples need constantly moist soil that has to be well-drained, acidic to neutral, and medium fertile. Keep it m ...entire article
Metallica is an awesome variety of rhododendron bred by Holger Hachmann. It produces profusion of pure violet flowers with very dark, almost black blotch from late May until early June when most other rhododendrons have finished flowering. Evergreen leaves are leathery, ovate, very dark green and glossy. Metallica grows moderately into a wide shrub. For a better looking plant dead-head where possible. The roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for nutrients. Never plant them too deep. The soil has to be a ...entire article
Fortune’s rhododendrons come from China and this one was selected in Germany. Its name is Best Form and you can rest assured it is the best of the best. It produces large, very soft pink flowers from pink buds early in the season (April/May), and as they open continuously the blooming time is extended to incredible 4-5 weeks. What is more attractive than the flowers is their scent – they are very fragrant, sweet and fruity, intoxicating scent is quite intense especially during warm and dry weather. Even wh ...entire article
Maskarill is a fabulous achievement bred by Hans Hachmann in 1985. It is a cross of a wild species rhododendron dichroanthum ssp. scyphocalyx and a little known rhodo hybrid called August. The result is a breathtaking combination of brilliant red and golden orange throat on funnel-shaped flowers from late April until late May. Evergreen leaves are dark olive green, oval or broadly elliptic, rather short, and they cover the plant completely. Maskarill is a slow grower forming a dense shrub about 70 ...entire article
Kalinka is a yakushimanum rhododendron bred by Hans Hachmann in 1983. It flowers are a unique combination of light pink, deeper lilac pink at frilled margins, and orange markings in the throat. They open from almost red buds in the middle of May and densely cover the whole plant. The evergreen leaves are leathery, narrowly ovate, partly glossy, and deep green, their margins slightly curve downwards, and they emerge covered with silvery indumentum as a protection against sun and wind until they mature. 10-year-old plan ...entire article
Burletta is a fantastic rhododendron variety of the neriiflorum subspecies. It produces rich red, bell-shaped flowers early in the season on the background of dark green leaves with purple to wine-red indumentum on the reverse. It grows slowly and usually keeps a mounding shape and compact habit. Bred by Hans Hachmann in 1994. The roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for nutrients. Never plant them too deep. The soil has to be acidic (pH 4.5-5.5), rich in humus, cool and always moist. Ideal soil ...entire article
This rhododendron is currently the flag ship of Hachmann’s nurseries in Germany. It was bred and introduced by Holger Hachmann in 2009, and named after his late father Hans Hachmann (†2004). It bears uniquely coloured flowers with almost white centres, deep violet purple margins, and velvety red blotch on the upper lip. All colours are distinctly divided from one another which enhance the multicoloured effect. The inflorescence is compact, erect, and may consist of 11 up to 22 individual flowers. The everg ...entire article
Chinese wisteria is no doubt the queen of flowering climbers. Alba is a variety with clusters of very fragrant, pure white flowers that are 25-35 cm long and appear on bare wood earlier than other wisterias, usually in April. Rather exotic looking pinnate leaves are mid green, and densely cover the plant and its support. It usually offers second blooming in early summer which is nonetheless beautiful, this time on the background of a fully leaved plant. Tree forms of wisterias have several advantages. They make th ...entire article
Hachmann’s Feuerschein is an outstanding variety of rhododendron with large, cherry red to deep red flowers. They come out from the end of May until the middle of June. Evergreen leaves are dark green, partly glossy. It grows moderately into a compact shrub with profusion of flowers already on young plants. 10-year-old plants are just over a meter tall and a little wider. It can be placed in full sun or part shade where it will withstand deeper frost. It was bred by Hans Hachmann in 1978 and has received several ...entire article
Dagmar is a Czech rhododendron variety bred by Bohumil Kavka in 1965. It is a rather slow growing, compact, evergreen plant with gorgeous flowers. Each inflorescence bears up to 14 soft pink flowers with golden yellow throat in the second half of May. The petal margins are a little frilled. Leaves are beautiful as well – they are evergreen, ovate, thinner than on most hybrids, and make a handsome cover all over the plant. 10-year-old plants are about 1m tall and 1.3m wide. For richer flowering and growth ...entire article
Brigitte is a fantastic rhododendron, no wonder that its breeder Hans Hachmann gave it a girl’s name – I bet the girl was as charming as this piece. Brigitte is a compact and very bushy growing rhododendron that will attract your attention yet before it starts flowering. It bears handsome, evergreen, glossy, long and narrowly lanceolate leaves that persist for as long as 3 years before the plant drops them. Flowers are as beautiful as the leaves – they burst out late in the season from pink buds i ...entire article
Corallinum is a unique variety of Japanese maple that is often mistaken for Sangokaku variety which also has coral pink new leaves but exhibits an entirely different habit. To be honest, we also had troubles getting the variety right in the past but now we have one supplier who has the true mother plant that guarantees all new babies to be the same correct clone. Corallinum Japanese maple...entire article
Mogambo is a fantastic variety of deep purple-blue rhododendron bred by Holger Hachmann in 2004. Its flowers are large, open wide with slightly frilled margins, marked with a deep maroon-red blotch in the throat. Evergreen leaves are leathery, elongated and quite long – up to 17 cm. It grows medium fast and can reach about 1.4m tall and 1.6m wide when 10 years old. Received Silver Medal at horticultural fair BUGA in Munich in 2005. For richer flowering and growth dead-head where possible. The roots are shallo ...entire article
Edelweiss is a Japanese rhododendron that belongs to the Yakushimanum group. These were crossed with the species originally found on Yakushima Island, Japan. It bears rich trusses of large, bell-shaped flowers that open from clear pink buds to only slightly pinkish white flowers with beautifully frilled margins. Evergreen leaves are elongated, quite large, dull green, with hairy underneath. Its further advantage is the suitability for insolate locations. It grows slowly, forming a dense and compact bush only about 60-80 cm tall and about twice as wide in full maturi ...entire article
This rhododendron’s name is as mystical as its looks: Midnight Mystique. It offers large, 7-8 cm across, flowers that are almost white in the throat and rich magenta red or purple at the margins. They come out from mid May until early June. Their colour may slightly vary with soil conditions. Evergreen leaves are dark green, flat, 8-10 cm long. It prefers a part-shaded site protected from winter sun. Bred by F.Fujioka, USA, in 1995. For richer flowering and growth dead-head where possible. The roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for nutrients. Never pl ...entire article
If you like cedars or perhaps if you are a collector or just an enthusiast don’t miss this one. It is a beautiful example of a form that is rarely seen in private gardens or arboretums. Fastigiata is an attractive form of Atlas cedar with strictly narrow, columnar habit. Its evergreen, short needles are deep green with slightly blue-green tint. Lateral branches are short and densely cover the leader. If a branch goes mad and grows too long in the unwanted direction just clip it, any time of year. Other pruning is not required or even suggested. It grows slowly. ...entire article
Camelliifolia is a beautiful and robust plant that is not very new worldwide but has not yet been in wide cultivation in Europe. Which is a pity. It is an elegant and densely leaved, evergreen holly with entire, mostly spineless, elliptic, camellia-like leaves with a hard tip. They are dark green in summer, and deep purple-blue when young and before winter. It is a female variety that bears vivid red berries if a male pollinator is nearby. Under ideal conditions, e.g. in Benelux countries and England, it may grow quite tall and wide, whereas in our zone it makes a symme ...entire article
Jens Jörgen Sörensen is a very special variety of makinoi rhododendron, named in honour of a Danish breeder in 2000. It is a healthy and beautiful variety ideal for exposed locations as it withstands temperatures down to -28°C. Its evergreen leaves look like anything but a true rhody: they are extremely narrow (only some 3 cm wide) and up to 14 cm long, deep green and glossy, with margins curling downwards. The flowers are pale pink and come out quite early: already in April. It grows slowly and very compact and dense. In good soil with enough moisture it lives happi ...entire article
Like a glowing neon sign. This is how Claudine rhododendron shines when in full bloom. It has 6-7 cm large, bright pink flowers with gently frilled margins that are surprisingly lighter that the petals which outlines their beauty even more. It grows strong and wider than tall. Hybridized by Hans Hachmann in 1987 and awarded silver medal at Buga in Düsseldorf in the same year. 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 has to be acidic (pH 4.5-5.5), rich in humu ...entire article
Another eye-catching rhododendron variety is Marylou. This one has 5-6 cm wide flowers of many colour shades: beige, yellow, orange and light pink. The depth of colours may change with situation. It grows slowly, in 10 years it will not exceed 60 cm high and about a meter wide. May flowering. Bred by H.Hachmann in 2004. 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 has to be acidic (pH 4.5-5.5), rich in humus, cool and always moist. Ideal soil mixture is pe ...entire article
Can you still recall how to dance Macarena? Well, refresh your memory because once you get yourself this gorgeous rhododendron hybrid, you will dance around the bush every other day when it starts blooming. The hose-in-hose flowers are very wide: 9-10 cm, deep golden yellow in the centre, grading to salmon-pink or apricot orange towards the margins, so the overall appearance is deep orange. The ovate leaves are 10 by 5 cm large, deep green and glossy. This variety grows medium fast, when 10 years old it may get 1.5m tall and 1.7m wide. Bred by H.Hachmann in 2004. For ri ...entire article
Alexis is a rhododendron with light violet to lilac coloured flowers with a conspicuous deep burgundy red, almost black blotch. Individual flowers are 6-8 cm wide and come at the end of May and last until mid June. Leaves are deep green. This shrub grows vigorously about 1.4m tall and 7.7m wide when 10 years old. Hybridized by H.Hachmann in 1992. 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 has to be acidic (pH 4.5-5.5), rich in humus, cool and always mois ...entire article
Cassata is a striking variety of rhododendron with light rosy-pink flowers that have a super-contrasting blotch of deep red colour. The individual flowers are 6-7 cm wide and come out very late – in early June and last through the hot days of early summer for 2-3 weeks. Leaves are deep green. This shrub grows about 1m wide and tall when 10 years old. Hybridized by H.Hachmann in 1997. 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 has to be acidic (pH 4 ...entire article
Dolcemente is a beautiful rhododendron with Italian name and flowers sweet like Italian ice cream. They are 7-8 cm large, bi-coloured: salmon pink at the margins and golden yellow in the centre. The margins are elegantly frilled. Leaves are deep green and glossy. The shrub is compact, 10-year-old plants can be about 1m tall and a little wider. Its colour combination will light up any border in mid spring. hybridized by H.Hachmann in 2001. For richer flowering and growth dead-head where possible. The roots are shallow, spreading to sides in search for nutrients. Never pl ...entire article
Diane bears the deepest red flowers, so far cultivated. They are fringe-like and appear on bare wood from the first warmer days of February and keep blooming for 6 to sometimes 8 weeks! Leaves are similar to hazel, but larger and turn bright orange-red in autumn. Witch hazel is a beautiful shrub or a small tree of an open vase shape, growing to some 3-4m which is ideal for even a small garden. It is a garden-origin cross between Asian species h.japonica and h.mollis. Soil has to be acidic to neutral, moist but well drained. With hazels will not tolerate lime. Do not prune older plants. Sun ...entire article
Arnold Promise is considered the heaviest bloomer among the yellow-flowering varieties of witch hazel. It has profusion of bright yellow, fringe-like flowers on bare wood. They come out on the cold days of end January and keep blooming for 6 to sometimes 8 weeks! Leaves are similar to hazel, but larger and turn golden yellow and orange in autumn. Witch hazel is a beautiful shrub or a small tree of an open vase shape, growing to some 3-4m which is ideal for even a small garden. It is a garden-origin cross between Asian species h.japonica and h.mollis. Soil has to be aci ...entire article
Calophytum is an exotic type of rhododendron from Tibet which can grow into a size of a small tree. Its main attraction are extra large leaves: 20-30 cm long. They are dark green and matt, and are composed into a regular rosette around the flower head. Dominik is a variety with light pink, bell-shaped flowers with a dark blotch. In cool and moist soil it will do well in full sun which, along with its other features, makes it ideal for summer-styled or tropical looking landscapes. For richer flowering and growth dead-head where possible. The roots are shallow, spr ...entire article
Belami® is a new variety of popular rhody with very attractive flowers. They are large, with white base and prominent red blotch with dotting extending nearly to the flower petal margins. 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 nutrients. Never pla ...entire article
I believe that this Japanese wisteria is something that not only collectors will be happy about. Have you ever seen a wisteria with racemes longer than 1 meter? And that is on the short side: there is a plant whose flower raceme was worth mentioning in the Guinness Book of Records thanks to 180 cm in length! That is a size of a supermodel! 😊 Its name is Multijuga (formerly Macrobotrys) and usually makes 80-130 cm long racemes of light violet, pea-like flowers with a light-yellow blotch in the throat. The sc ...entire article
Hachmann´s Charmant is a charming one with vivid pinky-purple, frilled margins of large flowers. The centres are almost white, the flare is deep red. 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 has to be acidic, rich in humus, cool and always moist. Ideal soil mixture is peat with lime-free, light garden soil topped with leave-mould. Use selective fertilizers for rhododendrons only. Fully hardy to about -24°C (USDA zone 6). Last update 23-02-2009. ...entire article
Goldprinz is considered the best yellow-flowering rhody so far. The flowers are banana or gold-yellow with conspicuous burgundy red dots. It is a yakushimanum sport, growing slowly and very compact, flowering reliably and abundantly every year. It likes full sun and needs a sheltered location. 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 ...entire article
Brasilia is another sensational variety which has the long-desired orange shade in the flower colour. The flowers are a combination of salmon pink and light orange, with slightly frilled margins. The overall colour appearance is a nice and warm shade of orangey-pink. This plant was grafted onto INKARHO® rootstock which is a new, patented system from Germany that allows growing rhododendrons in almost any soil type including limy, chalky, loamy and heavy (provided they are well-drained). This plant will always b ...entire article
Balalaika is a one of the few sensational varieties which have orange shades in the flower colour. The flower margins are salmon pink, grading through rich orange to deep yellow in the throat. The blooming shrub looks exquisitely but naturally at the same time. 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 i ...entire article
Westerstede is a German variety of witch hazel coming from Friesland. It has fringle-like, beautifully scented, bright yellow flowers that come out usually in the second half of February and continue blooming for as long as 6 weeks if March is not too hot. Leaves are similar to hazel, but larger and turn vivid yellow in autumn. Witch hazel is a beautiful shrub or a small tree of an open vase shape, growing to some 3-4m which is ideal for even a small garden. It is a garden-origin cross between Asian species h.japonica and h.mollis. Soil has to be acidic to neutral, moi ...entire article
Jelena is my top favourite witch hazel, and historically the very first orange flowering variety in the world. It produces masses of fiery orange, fringe-like, beautifully scented flowers early in the season. If the weather is sunny and warm it may produce its first flowers from January and continue flowering for as long as 8 weeks unless spoiled by sudden spring heat. Leaves are similar to hazel, but larger and turn bright coral red with a yellow margin in autumn. This variety was bred by one of the witch hazel p ...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
Golden-rain tree is one of the few trees of our climate blooming in summer. This variety, moreover, is yet somewhat rare which makes it a sought-after item. Fastigiata golden-rain tree has strictly upright, slender habit compared to the large-headed species. It forms a columnar, very dense tree well-branched (feathered) from the ground. In late spring emerge pink leaflets, composed in pinnate 30-45 cm long leaves, and mature to rich but not dark green in summer. They are beautif ...entire article
“Mrs T.H.Lowinsky” bears gorgeous white flowers with a distinct orange-brown flare. Margins of the petals same as flower buds are lavender pink. Grow in 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 has to be acidic, rich in humus, cool and always moist. Ideal soil mixture is peat with lime-free, light garden soil topped with leave-mould. Use selective fertilizers for rhododendrons only. ...entire article
Gomer Waterer has profusion of neat trusses of funnel-shaped nearly white flowers flushed pink at the margins. The top petal flare is brownish-yellow. This variety is quite easy to grow – it can take sun, heat, and wind. It grows slow to medium fast and very compact. 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, s ...entire article
This is the species of north-american trumpet creeper trained into a tree with a real stem. It bears terminal cymes of rich red, trumpet-shaped flowers from early summer until the first frosts. Pinnate leaves are deep green and enhance its tropical appearance. Being originally a climbing plant it needs strong support all life long. So stake it well so that it does not break in strong wind. For profusion of flowers it needs to be pruned every spring after the worst frosts (end March). Cut all last year’s branches to 2-3 pairs of live buds. Trumpet creeper flowers on new shoots ...entire article
This trumpet creeper is really trained into a small tree. 1 or 2 meter tall trunk with a blooming crown gives this exotic looking plant a new glamour. Beautiful, golden-yellow flowers grow at the ends of new branches. They come out in July and don’t stop till the first frosts. Flava belongs to the radicans group which means that its new growths may be quite long so we suggest trimming the crown early in the spring but after all frosts to maintain a good shape with strong branches. It is recommended to cut every new branch to 3 live buds. If not absolutely ...entire article
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