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OCTOBER SALE - FOREST LARGE DISCOUNTS
Autumn is here and we have prepared an extensive sale programme for all of you who want to go shopping :-) Here are the conditions:

1. discounts are applicable for plants in stock only - not for special orders from our growers
2. they reflect purchase value: 10% for purchase over 5,000 CZK, 20% for over 25,000 CZK, and 30% for over 50,000 CZK
3. discounts do not add up - if you have our loaylty card for larger discount it will be preferred
4. plants must be collected latest one week from date of purchase, but latest Oct. 31,2019
5. this offer is valid from Oct. 1, 2019 till Oct. 31, 2019 (incl. online orders)

So good luck with fishing for the best discount!
VIV® Victoria is a Lenten rose from the VIV® series producing soft burgundy red flowers very early in the season - as early as in late September appear the first flowers atop 30-40 cm tall, strong, upright stems. New flowers buds are formed continuously by late winter and thanks to flowers' longevity they remain nice for about 6-8 weeks even after the stamens have fallen down. Evergreen leaves are leathery, palmate, and deep green and form a compact clump. VIV® Victoria Lenten rose was bred by Het Wilge ...entire article
Les Barrés mock privet originates from l’Arboretum National des Barrés in France. Its evergreen, opposite leaves are larger and glossier as opposed to the species, 4-6 cm long, and almost 3-4 cm wide, broadly elliptic, dark green, leathery, and somewhat convex. In mid or late spring appear profusion if tiny, insignificant, creamy white flowers followed by small, blue-black, spherical fruit. Its habit is best described by one of its common names – a broccoli tree. It grows slowly but very dense into a c ...entire article
LITTLE QUEEN™ is a primrose series from the Gold-laced Group. LITTLE QUEEN™ Violet bears small but very handsome flowers with numerous dark violet petals with yellow centres and pale yellow to white margins. They appear in rich trusses atop only 10-15 cm tall stems. Their flowering period is as fascinating as in the GOLD NUGGET™ series. The first flowers appear in late March and show off in profusion for about two months. Then the number of flowers is reduced ...entire article
GOLD NUGGET™ Yellow is a rich golden yellow flowering, fragrant variety of primrose whose flowering period took us by surprise. The first flowers appeared atop only 10-15 cm tall stems in late March, and continued to push up in profusion. In late May the number of flowering stems got reduced but new flowers still kept coming up by early July. Then, following such an exhausting job, the plant decided to have a well deserved break, and holidayed until late August to be back in early September when we noticed a few ...entire article
GOLD NUGGET™ Red is a vibrant red flowering, fragrant variety of primrose whose flowering period took us by surprise. The first flowers appeared atop only 10-15 cm tall stems in late March, and continued to push up in profusion. In late May the number of flowering stems got reduced but new flowers still kept coming up by early July. Then, following such an exhausting job, the plant decided to have a well deserved break, and holidayed until late August to be back in early September when we noticed a few flowers o ...entire article
17.10.2019New in catalogue
mock privet (Phillyrea latifolia)
Large-leaved mock privet is possibly the key feature of so-called macchia vegetation found in dry and hot, rocky slopes of South Europe. They cope extremely well with long-lasting drought and are usually unattacked by wild animals. This mock privet is called large-leaved just to be differed from its close relative narrow-leaved mock privet phillyrea angustifolia. The truth is, however, that its evergreen, opposite leaves are quite small: 3-6 cm long, broadly elliptic, very dark green, leathery, and glossy. In mid or late spring appear profusion if tiny ...entire article
Faros Red is one of the new Fraser’s photinia selections after 2000 which combines vigour of Red Robin and compact, upright habit of Carré Rouge. Its newly emerging leaves are bright red in early spring and after a long time they turn dark green. They are evergreen, broadly oval, and come out at least twice a year: in early spring and in midsummer. If the summer is hot and long there is a third ...entire article
16.10.2019New in catalogue
tree mallow (Lavatera maritima )
Tree mallow is an evergreen subshrub or semi-evergreen woody perennial which looks like a Rose-of-Sharon shrub when in flower. No wonder, they are from the same family. Flowers of tree mallow are 5-petalled, 6-8 cm across, white with rich magenta violet centres, and appear from midsummer until early to mid autumn. The distinct flower colour contrast also gave birth to another Latin name lavatera bicolor which is accepted as a synonym. Pelargonium-like leaves are shallowly lobed to almost rounded or maple-like palmate. In our climate they are semi-evergreen to ...entire article
Eiffel is an attractive maidenhair tree variety from the beginning of the new millennium. It makes compact, more densely branched trees or multistemmed shrubs 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 20-40 cm per year. The ultimate height of this variety is yet to be determined but is expected to reach about 10 m. Eiffel's habit is bushy and the trees develop upright, broadly oval ( ...entire article
AZURA is undoubtedly the first reliably hardy cider gum variety of European origin. It has typically steel blue-green, rounded, highly aromatic, evergreen foliage along silvery blue stems. It grows moderately to fast and its ultimate height is expected to reach about 4-5m without pruning but it can be clipped in spring to be kept smaller. Its dramatic foliage colour and shape are impossible to imitate, and will bring a subtropical touch to your garden wherever you put it. It looks great among other green shrubs, as a ...entire article
LITTLE ANGEL is a dwarf selection of ninebark producing normal-sized leaves just like the large growing varieties. They have a fantastic colour shade – a combination of warm rich red and medium burgundy red with fiery orange hues and new shoots, like little flames of a small fire. They are deciduous, 3-lobed, serrated at margins, and turn deep orange and red in autumn. In late spring appear numerous small corymbs of light red buds opening to almost white, melliferous flowers, soon followed by dark red fruit that ...entire article
10.10.2019New in catalogue
groundcovering stonecrops (Sedum)
Groundcovering stonecrops are alpine perennials which are available in so many species and varieties that everyone can find his favourite. They are native to almost all continents including their coldest parts, except for Australia and Antarctica. They are cultivated for their spreading, low habit, and offer a wide range of leaf shapes and colours, as well as melliferous flowers. Many of them are evergreen, some are deciduous. Their leaves are silvery blue, blue-green, all shades of green, yellow, burgundy to maroon red, and tinted pink or flushed red. Tho ...entire article
Pretty Lady Emily® is a Japanese anemone hybrid, probably the shortest of all among the Pretty Lady® series. It produces semi-double, medium to light pink flowers decorated with a small crown of showy, rich yellow anthers in the centre. Stems are only about 30-40 cm tall and even young plants make numerous stems providing a great floral display in late summer. Basal leaves are deciduous, palmate, dark green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. Patented as PP22303 in 2011. Japanese anemones like moi ...entire article
Pretty Lady Susan® is a Japanese anemone hybrid with rich pink flowers. They are single, with petals of uneven size and a bright yellow centre, borne atop about 40-50 cm tall stems. Basal leaves are deciduous, palmate, dark green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. Patented as PP22331 in 2011. Japanese anemones like moist, humus-rich, slightly acidic, and well-drained soil. When planted in full sun and if you live in area with cold winters make sure the plants are well mulched to keep the roots cool and ...entire article
Pretty Lady Julia® is the tallest yet still very compact Japanese anemone hybrid from the Pretty Lady® series. It produces semi-double, medium pink flowers decorated with a small crown of showy, rich yellow anthers in the centre. Stems are 60-80 cm tall and produced in profusion. Basal leaves are deciduous, palmate, dark green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. Patented as PP23131 in 2012. Japanese anemones like moist, humus-rich, slightly acidic, and well-drained soil. When planted in full sun a ...entire article
'Like a Virgin' is not just Madonna’s track but also a beautiful coneflower discovered by world famous landscape designer and plant breeder Petrus Hendricus Oudolf aka Piet Oudolf from Dutch town Hummelo in 2004. Patent No. PP18684 was issued in 2008. Virgin coneflower became a showstopper ever since we introduced it. Its large, 10-12 cm across flowers have a sweet, medium strong to strong fragrance. They are almost white with very pale lime green hues, and are produced atom about 50 cm tall, strong stems. Th ...entire article
Prinz Heinrich is a Japanese anemone bred by Lindner already in 1902. It produces large, single flowers with long and narrow petals which can be visibly separated from one another or they may overlap. Centres are decorated with a small crown or rich yellow stamens. Flowers are borne freely on usually about 50 cm tall, well-branched stems, but under ideal conditions they may grow almost twice as tall. Basal leaves are deciduous, palmate, dark green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. Japanese anemones like m ...entire article
BLACK SCALLOP bugle boasts extremely glossy and very handsome foliage of near-black colour. The leaves are evergreen, scalloped, and anything from dark wine red or deep maroon to dark brown. In June and early July rise only about 15 cm tall spikes composed of small, two-lipped, deep violet, 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 plants form a dense, impenetrab ...entire article
Polar Bear panicle hydrangea offers almost snow white flowers composed in large panicles topped with lime green caps. The inflorescence is 20-25 cm long and almost 15 cm wide, and is composed mostly of sterile flowers that open from mid July. In late summer and autumn they turn only a pale shade of pink. Stems are red flushed, and deciduous, ovate leaves are deep green. Polar Bear hydrangea makes an upright, bushy, and compact shrub about 1.5m tall and wide. Panicle hydrangea will grow in almost any soil type, pref ...entire article
Flames of Passion® is a 2003 selection of water avens discovered by world famous landscape designer and plant breeder Piet Oudolf from Dutch town Hummelo in 1999. It makes 2-3 cm large, semi-double flowers of pastel red flowers atop about 40 cm tall, dark red stems. They bloom from late May until early July and if regularly dead-headed, strong plants may continue producing stems with more flowers until late summer. PP13730 was issued in 2003. Basal leaves are rounded, shallowly toothed, fresh green, quite sho ...entire article
08.10.2019New in catalogue
avens (Geum "'LADY STRATHEDEN'")
Lady Stratheden, aka Goldball, is a hybrid Chilean avens with rich golden yellow flowers. They are semi-double, 3-4,5 cm across, and open frm as early as late May atop 40-50 cm tall stems. If regularly dead-headed, strong plants continue producing stems with more flowers until late summer, without deadheading it blooms for about two months. Basal leaves are rounded, shallowly toothed, fresh green, and quite showy, while pinnate leaves along the stems are small and rather insignificant. Basal leaves can make a nic ...entire article
SUMMER BIRD Violet is a profusely flowering, dwarf butterfly bush producing short panicles of lilac pink flowers. They are 6-8 cm long and sweetly fragrant, and appear from mid July until autumn if you regularly deadhead spent flowers. Individual flowers are tubular, sweetly fragrant, and have an orange throat. Deciduous leaves are rather small, narrowly elliptic, serrated at margins, and medium to light green with blue green hues. Butterfly bush requires little care. Still, we strongly recommend hard pruning every ...entire article
SUMMER BIRD Blue is a small butterfly bush producing possibly the largest flowers of all SUMMER BIRD series. The purple blue panicles are about 12-14 cm long and quite fat - some 5-6 cm wide, and appear from mid July until autumn if you regularly deadhead spent flowers. Individual flowers are tubular, sweetly fragrant, and have an orange throat. Deciduous leaves are rather small, narrowly elliptic, serrated at margins, and medium to light green with blue green hues. Butterfly bush requires little care. Still, we st ...entire article
Burkwood's sweet olive is a garden hybrid between Chinese osmanthus delavayi and Turkish osmanthus decorus. It is more beautiful and tougher than either of its parents. It boasts dense habit, profuse flowering, and handsome foliage. Evergreen leaves are leathery, ovate, 3-5 cm long, medium green, glossy, and slightly twisted. In mid spring appear small clusters of snow white, sweetly fragrant flowers in such profusion that the plant looks like covered in snow. Talking of snow - branches are very flexible and even if bent under a load of fresh we ...entire article
Orange Vanilla Popsicle™ is a bi-coloured torch lily variety from the Popsicle™ series. It produces long-lasting, contrasting flowers of pastel red tops and pale yellow bottoms. Its spike-like inflorescence appear atop strong, smooth stems from mid July. Under ideal growing conditions and in fertile soil it will flower continuously until September. Commonly it flowers for about 6 weeks and then repeats flowering in a weaker flush from early September. Semi-deciduous leaves are linear, narrow, dark green, a ...entire article
POCO™ Red torch lily has an interesting shade of pastel red, 10-12 cm long spike-like inflorescence (terminal raceme) composed of small, tubular flowers which open from bottom to top. They appear as early as in mid July, and stems with new flowers are formed continuously until the last sunny and warm days of autumn (October) which makes POCO™ torch lilies the longest flowering varieties known today. Semi-deciduous leaves are linear, narrow, dark green, and look like day-lily leaves but are firmer and more ...entire article
POCO™ Yellow torch lily is a pure yellow flowering variety with 10-12 cm long spike-like inflorescence (terminal raceme) composed of small, tubular flowers which open from bottom to top. They appear as early as in mid July, and stems with new flowers are formed continuously until the last sunny and warm days of autumn (October) which makes POCO™ torch lilies the longest flowering varieties known today. Semi-deciduous leaves are linear, narrow, dark green, and look like day-lily leaves but are firmer and mo ...entire article
POCO™ Orange torch lily is a rich orange flowering variety with 10-12 cm long spike-like inflorescence (terminal raceme) composed of small, tubular flowers which open from bottom to top. They appear as early as in mid July, and stems with new flowers are formed continuously until the last sunny and warm days of autumn (October) which makes POCO™ torch lilies the longest flowering varieties known today. Semi-deciduous leaves are linear, narrow, dark green, and look like day-lily leaves but are firmer and mo ...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
Royal Purple lily-turf is like an improved version of an older car type - better in all aspects compared to its predecessor: larger leaves, larger flowers, deeper colour. The foliage is ribbon-like, dark green, very glossy, and are evergreen in mild winters of zone 6, and reliably evergreen in warmer areas. In early August are borne 30-40 cm tall stem with terminal spikes of deep lavender violet flowers on strong, dark purple stems. They rise well above the foliage making a good display of richly coloured flowers. New ...entire article
GALYA™ Wild Fire is another bi-coloured blanket flower which flowers from its first year. Its large, daisy-like flowers can really resemble a wild fire with its glowing combination of red ray florets with golden yellow tips, and garnet red discs with only a small yellow centre. They appear from about mid June and continue blooming restlessly until October, sometimes even November if early autumn is sunny and warm. The stems do not fall, bend or break even after a heavy rain, and usually reach about 30 cm in heig ...entire article
MESA™ Red blanket flower makes 6-8 cm wide, dark red flowers where discs are dark burgundy red with golden yellow centres. They appear from about mid June and continue blooming restlessly until October, sometimes even November if early autumn is sunny and warm. The plants usually reach some 30 cm in height, though if more nitrogen-based fertilizer is used along with more irrigation it can get to 40 cm, still on strong stems that do not fall, bend or break after a heavy rain. Deciduous, somewhat hairy leaves are ...entire article
Yellow is the colour of sun and yellow flowers are sought after by those who want to light up their garden beds. Green Flutter daylily can do that, too, of course, and on top of that its lime green undertones in 7-8 cm large flowers will add an extra feeling. They are medium late, opening from midsummer for about 3 weeks and then again in late summer. Stems are 40-50 cm tall, leaves are semi-evergreen. Leaves are deciduous. Bred by Richard Williamson and introduced in 1964. Dailily leaves are deep green, strong and ...entire article
SWEET ANNABELLE® is a smooth hydrangea with clear pink flowers forming large, mop-head inflorescence, up to 20 cm across, composed mostly of sterile flowers. They come out from from late May until early July. If pruned immediately after flowering they can rebloom in late summer. Deciduous leaves are ovate, mid to dark green, changing to yellow in autumn. Another essential feature are strong stems holding well large flowers in spite of their height of almost 1.5 m. SWEET ANNABELLE®< ...entire article
Miranda is a popular variegated climbing hydrangea with medium large, dark green leaves with rich yellow brims. They are deciduous, 8-10 cm across, heart-shaped to almost rounded. The flowers come up from early summer until mid-summer. Only the flowers on the outskirts of the domed corymbs open up and remain open for a long time without a sign of deteriorating. Miranda is not a prolific bloomer and is valued mostly for its highly decorative foliage which perfectly covers its support. You can let it climb trees, fences ...entire article
EARLY HARRY is a panicle hydrangea with pagoda-like inflorescence composed mostly of tiny, fertile flowers, and a few exceptionally large sterile flowers which look like crown jewels. Flower buds are pale pink and appear as early as in late May which makes EARLY HARRY possibly the earliest flowering panicle hydrangea today, perhaps competing with EARLY SENSATION hydrangea. Flowers are creamy white and turn various de ...entire article
Strawberry Sundae is a Helen's flower variety with rich red flowers and coppery orange undertones. To be honest I cannot see a strawberry colour anywhere but let's face the poetic license in naming new plants when the best girl names had already been taken. Anyway. The first flowers of this gorgeous invention appear in profusion as early as in mid August, and new buds keep coming up until autumn. If you deadhead spent flowers new flowers open sooner and make the plant look clean. Leaves are soft green, lanceolate, and ...entire article
TINY WINE® is a dwarf ninebark variety growing only about half the size of the species i.e. about 1.5m. It produces a profusion of small leaves which are deep burgundy red overall, and dark green inside the shrub. They are serrated at margins and turn deep orange and red in autumn. In late spring appear numerous small corymbs of light red buds opening to almost white, melliferous flowers, soon followed by dark red fruit that lasts for several months. In autumn becomes visible another attractive feature which gave ...entire article
26.09.2019New in catalogue
summersweet (Clethra alnifolia)
Sweet pepper bush or summersweet is a deciduous shrub from the east coast of USA, occurring in moist locations to wetlands, and on stream banks. It is a trouble-free plant which is becoming popular again in our country thanks to its strongly scented flowers and fresh green foliage. Summersweet is a medium-sized shrub producing profusion of flowers composed in upright racemes 10-15 cm long which open in July and August. They have a lovely, strong, sweet fragrance, hence its name. Oval leaves are deciduous, mid-green, upto ...entire article
Lemore is a more compact solidaster variety producing 60-80 cm tall, well branched stems with terminal composite inflorescences. They are composed of numerous, tiny, daisy-like flowers which open rich yellow and mature to pale banana yellow colour, and look their best during the phase when you can see both the colours together. Flowering begins in August and lasts for 4-6 weeks. Leaves are mid green, narrowly lanceolate, and may be prone to powdery mildew in too dry soil. Solidaster, like both its parents, is quit ...entire article
LUNA ROSE® swamp mallow bears large, 14-16 cm wide, rich pink flowers with a small dark purple pink eye in the centre from which rise a long pistil with numerous light beige anthers and a purple pink stigma at the top. It is a compact, dense growing perennial with sturdy stems and bushy growth. Deadheading of spent flowers and regular fertilizing from early August will encourage formation of new flower buds. Deciduous leaves are heart-shaped, medium green, and turn yellow in autumn. They do not have lobes like ot ...entire article
DARK DIAMOND® leucothoe is a small evergreen shrub with large, 8-10 cm long and about 4 cm wide, leathery, glossy leaves. They are acuminate and emerge rich carmine red and mature to dark green while tips of the branches keep on producing new, small, red leaves until the autumn. Then the whole shrub slowly turns to deep burgundy red and remains so until hot spring days when the leaves change back to green. In late April and May appear small, urn-shaped, insignificant, white flowers. Twigs with spent flowers shoul ...entire article
Biedermeier is a chameleon among Helen's flowers. It seems that two plants are never identical. Their flowers are golden yellow with various strength of rich and some flowers may be just yellow. The reverse of petals is orange. Flowers are highly meliferous and borne atop about one meter tall, well branched stems from early August until October. Leaves are soft green, lanceolate, and appear along the stems as well as near the ground. Sneezeweed will grow in almost soil type but prefers fertile, reasonably drained ...entire article
Greentorch is a fastigiate cherry laurel variety from France, bred and introduced by Minier Nursery in 2009. Its almost columnar habit is highly appreciated in small gardens where space is limited, as well as in evergreen hedges. Leaves are evergreen, leathery, deeply veined, highly glossy, and deep green. The plant is dense even without pruning and grows 30-40 cm per year. Cherry laurels have compound inflorescence made out of small, white, fragrant flowers that appear in April and May. They are followed by very ...entire article
ICE'N ROSES® is an attractive series of early hellebores bred by Josef Heuger from Germany. It produces dense tufts with profusion of very large flowers which in warm winters come out in profusion from early December until February. In cold (normal) winters of zones 5-6 blooming starts from late February and lasts almost 3 months. IICE'N ROSES® Red has flowers as red as if you look through a glass of good red wine against afternoon sun. Evergreen leaves are leathery, ...entire article
I must admit that I used to have problems to believe that hellebores could made yellow flowers because the internet images were often photoshopped, and when the plant flowered in my yard it was completely different. Only until I got to know Josef Heuger hybrids. They are really almost yellow such as this one called Anja Oudolf®. It is from the Spring Promise® series and produces near yellow flowers with burgundy veins and margins. They are drooping like bellflowers a ...entire article
JOHN HOPKINS® is another Lenten rose from Spring Promise® series bred by Josef Heuger from Germany. It produces very dark, single, rich burgundy red flowers that may appear from January if the winter is mild. Stems are mostly upright, about 35-40 cm tall. Leaves are leathery, deep green, palmately divided into 5 leaflets. They are frost hardy to about -15°C, then they die back and re-emerge in spring after flowering. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral t ...entire article
Alice® is another Lenten rose from Spring Promise® series that looks like the most noble water lily. Its flowers are medium to large, white with deep burgundy red margins and veins, and may appear from January if the winter is mild. Stems are mostly upright, about 35-40 cm tall. Leaves are leathery, deep green, palmately divided into 5 leaflets. They are frost hardy to about -15°C, then they die back and re-emerge in spring after flowering. Bred by Joseph Heuger in 2 ...entire article
AZTEC GOLD is a Hillier Nurseries introduction from 2012, bred by Alan Postill. It is a bright golden-yellow-leaved choisya shrub. It produces profusion of simple, star-shaped, pure white, and very fragrant flowers with yellow stamens from late April until early June. Their perfume is very similar to orange flowers hence its name Mexican orange or Mexican blossom. The evergreen leaves are palmately divided into 3-7, glossy, narrow leaflets that are rich golden yellow above and lime green to yellow green inside the com ...entire article
Black Pearl coral bells produces very dark burgundy, almost black leaves with rosy purple undersides. Leaves are large and glossy, with rounded and slightly ruffled lobes. From early summer appear 40-50 cm tall stems of dark red colour holding an upright panicle of small, white flowers with pink calyxes. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. Leaves show good resistance to mild frost and are quite nice even in winter. It performs better in full sun, in shaded areas the leaves turn deep green ...entire article
WHITE DWARF® is a dwarf, male Japanese skimmia variety. It has evergreen, leathery, broadly elliptic, deep green, and glossy leaves. In early spring it produces large clusters composed of tiny, creamy white flowers with yellow anthers. They are strongly fragrant, almost like lilacs. It forms low, compact, almost congested shrubs so it requires no pruning. If you plant it well you needn’t look after it any longer except for occasional watering in dry spells. There are a few rules you have to follow if you want your skimmia look perfect: th ...entire article
DARK GREEN is a Japanese holly variety which says it all in a name. Evergreen, small, oval leaves are very dark green, handsome, and glossy, and appear along deep purple red stems. Being a female variety, it produces profusion of small, creamy white flowers in mid spring, followed by abundance of spherical, slightly poisonous, glossy, black berries if pollinated by a male variety from nearby. It grows about 20-30 cm per year into a well-branched, bushy shrub almost 3m tall and a little less wide. Use it just like ...entire article
Little Frosty is a dwarf lily-of-the-valley shrub bred by Ron van Opstal. Its evergreen leaves are narrowly elliptic, short, acuminate, medium green with white variegation at margins. In spring they emerge coppery orange to orange brown and their white margins gain pink shades. In winter pink colour returns, especially to the tips which turn rich pink. Winter also enhances the colour of the stems which are purple red. All in all, one could say this plant is more attractive in winter which makes it an ideal pick fo ...entire article
GENOLIA® is an excellent addition to the family of hedging cherry laurels. It comes from Switzerland, and was bred by Pepiniéres de Genolier in 2002. It forms a handsome, columnar, evergreen shrub which requires no pruning to look recent great. Leathery leaves are mid to dark green, narrowly ovate, and glossy. Its naturally upright habit makes it ideal for a hedge, however, it can serve as a slender, free-standing, evergreen specimen in small gardens. It was awarded silver medal at Plantarium 2005, a leading Eur ...entire article
Little Flames® leucothoe is a love at first sight if you like vibrant red colours. It has short, narrowly ovate, evergreen leaves with a conspicuous tip. They emerge rich red in spring, mature to medium green with red margins in summer, and change to vibrant carmine red in autumn, and glossy wine red in winter. In late April and May appear small, urn-shaped, insignificant, white flowers. Twigs with spent flowers should be removed immediately after flowering to prevent the plant from making seeds, and thus exhaust ...entire article
Compacta is a recent selection of Evergreen (Ebbing's) silverthorn, very probably of Italian origin (not confirmed). Unlike its mother plant - the species of Ebbing's silverthorn - it makes a compact and well-behaved shrub without overgrown twigs in one season. In fact, this sport makes quite a handsome shrub. It hase 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. A ...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
Sunseekers Salmon is truly a unique coneflower. Among the load of colours available today this one stands out like a proud princess who knows that she is being watched. Semi-double, large flowers have frayed ends and appear from July until October atop short and strong stems. Young, emerging flowers are a delicious shade of salmon pink with a few soft yellow petals in the centre, and mature to pale pink around a large, dark crimson red cone hiding plenty of nectar for butterflies, bumble bees as well as bees. Deadh ...entire article
Little Pinkie is a unique hybrid gentian with rich pink to purple pink flowers. It makes compact, handsome carpets of dark green, glossy, thick, and ovate to shortly lanceolate leaves with plentiful of flowers. They are broadly trumpet-shaped, erect, and open only in full sun, and close in the afternoon while showing their pink colour on the closed flowers. They are borne atop very short stems (10-15 cm), and regular deadheading will help promote production of new flower buds. Little Pinkie< ...entire article
MARYLINE® is a trade name for a striking selection of evergreen silverthorn, found by Albert Breneliére in France. It is a very bushy, upright growing, evergreen shrub with irregularly variegated leaves. They are leathery, oval to ovate, partially undulated, and glossy. The centres are very pale yellow maturing to deeper yellow, margins dark green, and between margins and centres are some light green highlights which make the leaves look extremely fresh and colourful. Newly emerging leaves are silvery-beige. Twig ...entire article
Adeyaka means Fascinating in Japanese, and the name was aptly chosen for this special Japanese camellia. It produces uniquely bell-shaped (but not nodding) flowers, 6-8 cm across when fully open, revealing multiple yellow stamens in the centre. The colour is rich velvet red, and flowers appear from very young age, usually from late March for 6 to 8 weeks while the plant has enough buds. These are formed from the previous year and need as long as half a year to mature. Exceptionally it may flower during winter if it is ...entire article
SOPHIE® is a fascinating Lenten rose variety from Spring Promise® series with large, 5-7 cm across flowers of soft yellow-green colour and profusion of burgundy red dots. Young flowers are nodding, and turn to the sky when the stamens start to fall off. Stems are strong and upright, 35-40 cm tall. Leaves are leathery, deep green, palmately divided into 5 leaflets. SOPHIE® thrives in partial shade. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral to alkaline, rich in humus soil in dappled shade or ...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
Rosalba is a little mysterious variety of evergreen azalea because no one knows where it came from, who bred it, nor when it was first seen or introduced. Never mind. The only thing that matters is that it is beautiful. It produces small but lovely, hose-in-hose, semi-double, white flowers flushed pale salmon pink. Reliably evergreen leaves are small, ovate to elliptic, and glossy. Rosalba forms a dense, upright shrub at moderate growth rate. Japanese azaleas can be clipped to shapes in early June. If so, do not us ...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
Cliff stonecrop is Japanese native plant popular for its compact growth and profuse flowering. Lidakense is one of the top varieties producing small, oval, deciduous, silvery blue-green leaves flushed with purple pink, and masses of star-shaped, bright pink flowers from late August for 6 to 8 weeks. They provide excellent food for bees which are grateful for any flowers late in the season. Lidakense makes neat, compact, low cushions, and looks great among rocks, or surrounded by white or light grey gravel in an alp ...entire article
WHITE DAZZLER is a follow-up choísie to Aztec Pearl from Peter Moore, introduced in 1991. It produces masses of simple, star-shaped, pure white, and very fragrant flowers with yellow stamens in May and June. Their perfume is very similar to orange flowers hence its name Mexican orange or Mexican blossom. WHITE DAZZLER is special for being very compact as well as the ability to re-bloom from September onwards. The evergreen leaves are distinctly narrower ...entire article
MADAME LEMONNIER® is truly a fantastic hellebore variety bred by an enthusiastic breeder from northern France Martine Lemonnier in 1995, and patented as PP25646 ‘Lem 100’ in 2013. Flowers are huge – up to 10 cm across, open wide, pastel purple pink, decorated with numerous yellow stamens and a crown of tiny yellow-green funnels around them, and deep burgundy red stigma in the centre. They are atop strong, about 20 cm tall stems, facing its admirers (not nodding), and come out from mid to late De ...entire article
Lime Marmalade? Wow, that must be something extraordinary, sharp and sweet at the same time. Just this coral bells variety bred by Jane N.Egger from the famous Oregon based Terra Nova Nurseries in the USA. It makes dense tufts or upright growing foliage of striking colour - the ruffled leaves combine bright vivid green and yellow green shades. In early summer about 40 cm tall, slender stems rise above the foliage, topped with airy panicles of tiny white flowers. The older the plant the more stems are produced, and ...entire article
Houseleek is in fact a plant of two genus - sempervivum and jovibarba. They are so similar that the trade does not really differentiate them, possibly also because sempervivum is an accepted synonym for jovibarba. Houseleek comes from mountainous regions of Asia, Central Russia, and almost all Europe. It is an evergreen, thick-leaved succulent with handsome rosettes of coloured foliage. Several species and numerous varieties and hybrids are known, many of them combining shades of green, silvery blue, various depths of red, even pink and burgundy ...entire article
Maestro® hellebore is another from the ballardiae hybrids i.e. crossings of h.lividus and h.niger. They usually have marbled foliage and dusky coloured flowers. Maestro® makes 4-5 cm wide flowers which open white and turn dusky pink, and mature to cloudy pink when all stamens have fallen off. Evergreen leaves are palmately divided, leathery, and almost lying on the ground taking up a larger area than other varieties. In warm winters flowering beg ...entire article
Charllotte® is another Lenten rose from Spring Promise® series. It makes large, up to 5cm across flowers with rich dotting on white to pale pink petals. Their colour deepens as the weather turns warmer in spring, and flower from mid January for about 4 months. Stems are strong and upright, 35-40 cm tall. Leaves are leathery, deep green, palmately divided into 5 leaflets. SP Charlotte® was patented under PP21,526 in 2010. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral to alkaline, rich in humus s ...entire article
Elly® is a fantastic Lenten rose from Spring Promise® series. It makes large, up to 7cm across double flowers with 3 rows of petals. They are purple pink with prominent dark purple red veins. They appear atop 35-40 cm tall, strong stems from late November until late winter. Leaves are leathery, deep green, palmately divided into 5 leaflets. Elly was patented under PP23,820 in 2013. Hellebore likes heavy, evenly moist, neutral to alkaline, rich in humus soil in dappled shade or filtered sun. This hy ...entire article
Carré Rouge is a French selection of Fraser's photinia from Red Robin variety. It originated in Nantes and produces smaller leaves of intensely red colour when young, maturing to deep green, yet keeping the top leaves crimson or wine red. New leaves with red colour emerge at least twice a year: in early spring and in late summer, and you can bring the second phase forward by pruning the shrub in early summer just as the new leaves turn green. Young twigs are r ...entire article
Merlin® hellebore needs no or very limited glorification in order to attract your attention. It receives it deservedly the very moment the flowers open. They are medium large, purple pink to cranberry red with many yellow stamens in the centre, and are borne atop 15-20 cm tall, deep wine red stems. In warm winters flowering begins around mid to late December, and continues for about 3 months, in cold winters from early March. Evergreen leaves are leathery, palmate, deep green, and conspicuously veined or marbled. ...entire article
Marmalade is another coneflower hybrid with fascinating colours. It was bred by Arie Blom in the Netherlands and patented under PP22,602 in 2012. Marmalade coneflower produces rich orange or coppery orange fully double flowers. They open quite – from late June and if regularly deadheaded and fertilized they will continue showing up until late summer or early autumn. Leaves are deep green, broadly lanceolate and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. The plant is usually trouble-free and r ...entire article
Brenelia is an elegant novelty variety of Portugal laurel from early 21st century. In appearance and use it is similar to Angustifolia variety but has larger leaves with undulated margins. The stalks and new stems are rich burgundy red not only in winter but most of the growing season. It grows moderately and very dense into a regular, pyramidal shrub. In our climate it seldom reaches 3m tall. Blossoms are numerous racemes, compound of white, sweetly scented flowers in late May and early June. Fruits are black berries ...entire article
Conny is a fantastic Lenten rose from Spring Promise® series developed and bred by Josef Heuger in Germany. Conny is a strong and healthy growing Lenten rose with large, up to 5cm across flowers of silvery grey flowers with conspicuous purple red speckles. They appear atop 25-35 cm tall, strong stems from mid January until early March in mild winters in zones 6b and 7, or from late February until mid April in cold winters of zones 5 and 6. Leaves are leathery, deep green, palmately divided into 5 leaflets. ...entire article
Thick-leaved evergreen honeysuckle comes from China and has small but very pretty and glossy leaves. They are rounded, rich green with purple margins in summer and dark purple red in autumn and winter. Little Honey® is a recent introduction from the Netherlands which produces profusion of honey yellow or light orange flowers from early June. The have no fragrance but last for at least a month. It is a ground-covering plant and can be trained along a vertical support as a climber. Its new shoots are quite long ...entire article
Antony Waterer is a beautiful variety of Japanese spiraea with the most striking colour. In mid June open rich corymbs of small, vivid pink flowers that are best deadhead to promote further flowering. If this is done regularly, at least once a week, the shrub will continue making new flowers until early September and will look pretty and fresh without those ugly and dry seedpods. Leaves are deciduous, rich green, narrowly ovate to lance-shaped, shallowly serrated at margins, with some coppery hues as they emerge. ...entire article
Viveleg silverthorn is a bushy, upright growing, evergreen shrub 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 weather comes in autumn the deeper the colour gets. Apart from the foliage this plant is also interesting for its almost ...entire article
BURNING LOVE® leucothoe is a keiskei species i.e. it makes narrowly lanceolate leaves with a conspicuous tip. They are evergreen, leathery, very glossy, and change colours from crimson red when they emerge to dark green when mature, and dark burgundy red from autumn till spring, when they revert back to green. The habit is very uniform and compact as opposed to the older keiskei variety Ro ...entire article
LO & BEHOLD, what a name! Yes, seeing a butterfly bush so small will leave you staring indeed. This new introduction from the breeders of J.C.Raulston Arboretum in North Carolina, USA, is proud to be the very first dwarf butterfly bush in commerce, patented in 2009. Blue Chip is this new dwarf buddleja with violet blue flowers with rich orange throats. The scented inflorescence is a little shorter than on its taller relatives, still, it attracts butterflies no less. Blooming begi ...entire article
Avens is a pretty perennial whose wild forms can be found on every continent except Australia. Mrs. J.Bradshaw, formerly known as Feuerball, is a hybrid of geum chiloense with small but attractive, scarlet red, semi-double flowers that come out from early June, and, if regularly dead-headed, strong plants continue producing stems with more flowers until late summer. Basal leaves are rounded, shallowly toothed, mid green, while stem leaves are pinnate. They can make a nice groundcover in mass plantings. ...entire article
Sahin’s Early Flowerer sneezeweed is an early variety of this perennial commonly known to be a flowering item of late summer and early autumn. This variety begins to open its rounded flower buds already in June, and offers a stunning show of richly coloured flowers with warm shades of orange, golden, copper-red, and even crimson. The centres are chocolate brown with golden marks and look so delicious they make you want to eat them. We can’t but bees love them and never want to leave them. I often wondered ...entire article
This variety called Aztec Pearl was bred by Peter Moore and introduced in 1989, when Hiller Nurseries celebrated their 125th anniversary. Its name perfectly describes this evergreen plant from the moment it begins to show flower buds. They are pearl-shaped, very light pink, and open into simple, star-shaped, pure white, and very fragrant flowers with yellow stamens in the centre. Their perfume is similar to that of orange flowers hence its name Mexican orange or Mexican blossom. The evergreen leaves are rich and juicy green in acid soil, palmately ...entire article
Mondo grass is a highly attractive evergreen perennial from China and Japan. It is cultivated for handsome, strap-like foliage. Niger is a variety offering narrow, flat, grass-like leaves of extremely deep purple, almost black leaves. In midsummer appear small, light pink flowers on short stems followed by glossy, black berries. The plants make dense tufts and unless young plants are removed and transplanted, they slowly form a unique groundcover. Thanks to its unusual foliage of dark colour mondo grass looks best ...entire article
Canzonetta is a Japanese azalea bred by Hans Hachmann in 1987, and is still among the most popular varieties until today. The reasons are rich colour, compact shape, and reliable evergreen foliage. Canzonetta bears medium-large double flowers of rich magenta red colour. Leaves are small, broadly elliptic to almost rounded, very glossy, rich green in summer and changing to deep purple or bronze in winter. The plant makes a compact cushion or a ground cover, growing only about 3 ...entire article
Angustifolia is a very elegant variety of Portugal laurel. Irrespective of its origin it belongs to the hardiest evergreen plants for our climate and performs better than some large-leaved cherry laurels. It has narrower leaves than the species and brighter red stalks and new twigs. In May and June appear numerous racemes, compound of white, sweetly scented flowers. Fruits are black berries, and tests proved that they are not poisonous, only seeds from unripe fruit can cause stomach discomfort if eaten in quantity. ...entire article
Scotch heather is a genus of one species of evergreen shrub from N. and W. Europe to Siberia. They are low and spreading or ground-covering plants that are easy to grow and produce awesome displays when flowering from late summer until late autumn. There are more than 500 varieties to this date and more new ones are bred every year in order to achieve better looking and performing plants. GARDEN GIRLS® is a fantastic series of modern heather – bud-bloomers. They are bre ...entire article
Helena Yellow is a Helen’s flower variety with single colour flowers. They are just yellow, without brown or read heads. Blooming begins in first half of August and continues until October. Stems are 80-100 cm tall. Leaves are soft green, lanceolate, and appear along the stems as well as near the ground. The whole plant looks very joyful and healthy, ideal for cheering up a sunny border. It will grow in almost soil type but prefers fertile, reasonably drained soil and full sun. It is recommended to divide eve ...entire article
Little Rascal® is a beautiful new variety of blue holly, found in US nursery Monrovia in 1996 as a natural mutation of another blue holly called Blue Boy. The plant exhibits unique features, distinctly different from its parent for which it was patented under PP9,999 as ilex x “Mondo”. Little Rascal® is a compact and slow growing variety of blue holly. It bears plentiful of approx. 3 cm long leaves that are evergreen, undulated, richly serrated ...entire article
Carnaval is a beautiful and colourful variety of Japanese lily-of-the-valley shrub. This evergreen gem shows narrowly lance-shaped, evergreen leaves that are dark green in the middle and creamy white along the margins. New foliage is vivid red or purple-pink. This colour remains for a few weeks before it matures to variegated. New growths are often shown again in late summer. Well established plants grown under good conditions bear long racemes of small lily-of-the-valley like white flowers from March to April. De ...entire article
Honorine Jobert is a late variety of Japanese anemone. It produces 2-3 cm wide snow-white flowers with deep yellow centres of stamens from end August until the last warm days of autumn. The stalks are about 1 meter tall, well-branched. Basal leaves are deciduous, palmate, mid green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. Japanese anemones likes moist, humus-rich, slightly acidic, and well-drained soil. When planted in full and if you live in area with cold winters make sure the plants are well mulched to keep the roots cool and away from dry frost. They prefer slight ...entire article
Flaming Silver is a fantastic variety of a lily-of-the-valley shrub. This evergreen gem shows narrowly lance-shaped, evergreen leaves that are dark green in the middle and creamy white along the margins. New foliage is vivid red or purple-pink. This colour remains for a few weeks before it matures to variegated. New growths are often shown again in late summer. Well established plants grown under good conditions bear long racemes of small lily-of-the-valley like white flowers from March to April. Deadhead spent flowers immediately after flowering so that the plant has ...entire article
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hebe (Hebe "'GREEN GLOBE'")
Green Globe is a true gem among hebes. This variety, though relatively new to the market, has become one of the best-selling hebes ever. Its dominant feature is a deep but yet warm green colour of tiny, scaly leaves and mounding habit. This hebe does not flower. It can be used along garden pathways or as a dense, substantial ground-covering plant in beds and borders. It grows slowly and requires no pruning. Still, it can easily be clipped and shaped in early spring after all frosts. When pruning make sure you cut the plant evenly on all sides. Hebes need very well- ...entire article
Hot Shot Variegated is a Japanese azalea with small, elliptic, dark green leaves with white margins. They are evergreen in zone 7 and semi-evergreen in zone 6 when temperature drops below -18°C. The plant will always make new leaves in spring again even it loses foliage completely. The flowers are large, bright red, opening from upright buds. In 10 years it can be some 50 cm tall and wide. We recommend growing it in semi-shade in zones 5 and 6. Japanese azaleas need light, permeable soil that is acidic, constantly moist (keep azaleas mulched at all times) and moderately ...entire article
Japanese cedars proved to grow happily in our garden where winter temperature dropped to -27°C a couple of times. They showed no damage whatsoever and thrive. This variety has one more plus as opposed to other cryptomerias – it does not change its colour to coppery brown in winter and remains green all year round. Elegans Viridis is the name confirming that this Japanese cedar is green at all times. It is also quite different from other cryptomerias due to its foliage and branches that are soft, long and drooping at the ends. Evergreen needles are longer, not so c ...entire article
Königstein is an old fortress near Dresden, Germany, as well as a name for this Japanese azalea. It was bred at Pillnitzer castle gardens, close to Königstein fortress. It is a slow and dense growing plant with profusion of large, 3-4 cm across, widely open, purple-violet flowers with a darker blotch just like rhododendrons have. Leaves are small, elliptic to oval, mid green in summer changing to coppery red from autumn until spring. They are reliably evergreen. Königstein azalea flowers in May and grows about 50 cm tall and 80 cm wide in 10 years. Japanese azaleas can be cli ...entire article
Juneberry is a large shrub cultivated mostly for its delicious and healthy fruit. It is a large deciduous shrub or a small tree. Flowers are star-shaped, white and scented and appear in mid spring. Oval leaves are up to 8 cm long, emerge bronze and mature to green colour, turning scarlet red or deep pink in autumn. The fruit are purple-blackish berries, 1 cm in diameter and ripens in early summer. They are sweet and juicy and can be picked up for as long as one month. They look like blueberries. If you want to keep this shrub smaller prune it every year at the end of winter. It ...entire article
Dawn is a Bodnant viburnum variety with deep pink flowers when young, maturing to light pink, borne in terminal and axillary clusters on bare wood. Their most attractive feature is heavy, but nice, sweet perfume which is strongest on warm and sunny days. It brings the feeling of forthcoming spring. Viburnum is a deciduous shrub with open habit. The leaves are slightly furrowed and have serrated margins. They emerge bronze-coloured, maturing to deep green, and turning burgundy red in autumn. The shrub grows fast. Deciduous viburnums like sunny or partially shaded location, medium fertile, ...entire article
Limelight® is a panicle type hydrangea, not a mop-head one with big leaves and large flowers heads. Well, how to explain then that this new variety has even bigger flowers? Never mind, let’s just call them XXL size. The panicles are upto 30 cm long, fat blossoms of greenish-white colour when they come out in early August, changing to almost white after about 2-3 weeks and turning clear pink in September. The shade of pink is not a fading one, but fresh pink as if it was meant to be pink from the very beginning. Ovate, pointed leaves are dark green. The most b ...entire article
LUNA RED® swamp mallow is the darkest coloured out of the Luna® range bred in 2000. The flowers are deep red and decorated with a long pistil with numerous light beige anthers and a purple pink stigma at the top. It is a compact, dense growing perennial with sturdy stems and bushy growth. Deadheading of spent flowers and regular fertilizing from early August will encourage formation of new flower buds. Deciduous leaves are heart-shaped, medium green, and turn yellow in autumn. They do not have lobes like oth ...entire article
LUNA WHITE® is the white version of swamp mallow from the Luna® series bred in 2000. The flowers are white with a small red eye in the centre and a short pistil with numerous light beige anthers. It is a compact, dense growing perennial with sturdy stems and bushy growth. Deadheading of spent flowers and regular fertilizing from early August will encourage formation of new flower buds. Deciduous leaves are heart-shaped, medium green, and turn yellow in autumn. They do not have lobes like other hibiscus speci ...entire article
Japanese Rosy Buckler fern is especially pretty for its bronze-pink new leaves. The fronds are of a classic fern appearance, about 40 cm tall and new growths are always erect. It forms a dense clump. It is evergreen and looks beautiful without any sign of damage down to about -10°C, whereas it is hardy to -30°C. Cut off all leaves in spring to encourage new growths. It needs light shade or shade, preferably acid, moist but well-drained soil. Last update: 25-02-2013 ...entire article
We are always utterly happy when we can introduce a plant which in its original form was too tall or wide for a usual-size garden. But thanks to special breeding we can then enjoy dwarf varieties with slower growth which still keep their main features. This pin oak is a perfect example. The thick compact crown bears leaves that are deeply lobed, glossy and green, very attractive for a summer garden giving it a feeling of natural woodlands. But the main show begins in the autumn when the leaf colour changes to orange yellow and golden, crimson red and purple, still with flashes of green. Usual ...entire article
Novita is a new sensation among cherry laurels. Eventually there is a hardy variety which has benefits of the formerly more tender ones: it grows fast and big, has large leaves of a nice colour, and is surprisingly hardy for a large-leaved cherry laurel. It is a selection of Rotundifolia variety hence the resemblance. The leaves are 10-15 cm long, obovate, very glossy, soft green when young turning to deep green. It is a perfect specimen or a superb hedging pl ...entire article
i>Umbraculifera is a popular variety of locust with 25-30 cm long pinnate, deciduous leaves that are made of up to 23 elliptic to ovate individual dark green leaflets. New leaves appear all season long so there are always some new at the tip of the branches, looking really fresh. An exceptional advantage is the fact that the leaves, especially in towns and cities, remain on the tree until very late – often until December when the first serious frosts come. It does not flower and therefore makes no mess from fallen flowers. It is called mop-head acacia because ...entire article
"Praecox" is earlier than other summer blooming anemones. It often starts flowering already in early August and continues until end September. It has 40-60 cm long stalks with up to 15 flowers of deep pink colour, 4-6 cm wide. The outter petals are slightly darker which makes another interesting dimension of the bloom. 3-palmate basal leaves are mid to dark green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. Anemones, when planted in full sun, prefer light, sandy soil. In partial shade the soil has to be moist but well-drained. In any location provide fertile, humus-rich soil. They like slightly ...entire article
Japanese tassel fern belongs to the evergreen group. Its leaves are hardy to about -20°C if sheltered from sun and wind. In any case the plant is fully hardy to about -30°C. Upright growing leaves are long fronds made of dark green, glossy, leathery leaflets, often with hairy indumentum on the reverse. It does not require that much moist soil, it will even do well in a partially shaded rockery. Dislikes being overwet in winter. Cut off all last-year’s leaves in the spring to encourage new growths. ...entire article
The real king of all British ferns, and not only in the U.K, is this male fern called ´Cristata the King´. Throughout the mild and colder zones of Europe, this fern is a must have. Quite a robust one for a perennial, it creates long, arching fronds with striking crested tips. Each frond can grow up to some 50 cm on a mature plant and the stems, same as the little leaflets, are quite strong for a fern. If the winter is warm it stays green and alive until harsh frosts. Nevertheless, we recommend cutting back all last year’s leaves in the spring to encourage new growths. ...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
We are specialists in evergreen plants and offer the widest possible range of hardy, quality plants. Angustifolia is a very elegant variety of Portugal laurel. Irrespective of its origin it belongs to the hardiest evergreen plants for our climate and performs better than some large-leaved cherry laurels. It has narrower leaves than the species and brighter red stalks and new twigs. It grows moderately and very dense into a regular, pyramidal shrub. In our climate it seldom reaches 3m tall. Blossoms are numerous racemes, compound of white, sweetly scented flowers. Fru ...entire article
Another selection of grape holly comes from Irish nursery Slieve Donard. Its name “Winter Sun” is perfect as it really starts flowering well before Christmas if the beginning of winter is mild without substantial frosts. If the frosts come early the buds (unless damaged by extremely harsh weather) wait to flower until the end of winter. Small and very fragrant, deep lemon yellow flowers are bornE on long, upright racemes. Its dramatic foliage makes it as successful in continental climates as palm trees in the coastal areas. The leaves are holly-like but gigantic, arranged in sp ...entire article
“Mount Vernon” is an American variety of the lowest cherry laurel which is used for borders, rock gardens, and most often as a luxuriously looking groundcover. The leaves are highly glossy, bright to deep green and slightly drooping which brings an extra elegant feature. Although this is a dwarf form, it keeps the leaf size of its parent plants – the leaves can be up to 15 cm long. Occasional tiny white flowers appear in May and are followed by black fruit which is often hidden under the leaves. For a groundcover use 3-4 plants in one square meter. It prefers a semi-shaded lo ...entire article
Scarletta® is probably the top variety of leucothoe with lance-shaped, glossy leaves that emerge bronze or red, change to mid green in summer, and turn red in autumn and deep burgundy red in winter. It dislikes direct sunlight. However, if grown in full sun, it has to be well mulched and never left dried out. Thus it will show more red and purple even in summer. As a groundcover, it is ideal for planting beneath taller shrubs or trees providing diffused sunshine, or in semi-shade. It tolerates most soils but will be beautiful and healthiest in slightly acidic, fert ...entire article
Just like many beautifully flowering trees or shrubs, this flowering cherry too comes from China. It even bears a name of an ancient tendai buddhist temple. Kanzanu is a mid sized tree with double pink to magenta flowers which come out in early April and follow throughout the spring. It is probably the most showy cherry of all and therefore highly popular with garden architects. Almost leafless bare branches covered with enormous blooming is a must see in early spring as well as a must-have. Soil tolerant, prefers ...entire article
Fraser’s photinia is a popular shrub in countries and regions with milder winters. It is a hybrid between photinia glabra and photinia serratifolia. Red Robin is a variety with larger and glossier leaves producing a fantastic coppery and red colour when they emerge. They turn green in summer. In Southern Europe it is often grown as a hedge. Here we will find it a place sheltered from strong, drying winds in winter. It grows fast and can be pruned to achieve a more compact and denser habit. If it is damaged by harsh frost it always regenerates even fr ...entire article
Gilt Edge is a beautiful variety of this evergreen silverthorn. It has ovate, up to 10 cm long, leathery but thin leaves that are deep green in the middle and bright yellow at margins. Newly emerging leaves and twigs are silvery-beige. Apart from the foliage this plant is also interesting for its almost invisible flowers. They are tiny and appear from late summer to early autumn and are hard to see unless you look up close. But you can definitely smell them. They have a lovely, sweet fragrance, especially in the evening. They are followed by fruit in spring. 1,5cm long, ov ...entire article
This evergreen shrub of Japanese aucuba is a commonly known favourite especially in Britain and in milder parts of humid regions of Germany and Benelux. The first specimen was brought from Japan to Europe in 1783, and has been sought after ever since for its beautifully varigated/golden-spotted leaves. They are extremely large for a hardy evergreen plant – upto 20 cm long and 8-10 cm wide. Varigation differs from plant to plant. Crotonifolia is a female variety which can have quite attractive, large, red berries if pollinated by a male plant, e.g. aucuba japonica. ...entire article
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