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Aralia elata 'Variegata' - Japanese angelica tree (2683 readers)
Contributed by havlis 12.08. 2014 21:18:41 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

If you are looking for an architectural plant that will attract passers-by’s eyes but will require zero maintenance at the same time and on top of that will be hardy enough not to worry about it in winter, have a look at this Japanese angelica tree. Could the leaves look like angel’s wings to be given this name? Only God knows. What we know is that this tree is a must have for those who love exotic appeal in their gardens. ...

Cercis canadensis 'Forest pansy' - eastern redbud, love tree (9153 readers)
Contributed by havlis 28.08. 2012 12:23:34 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Eastern redbud is a lovely, deciduous, small tree or a large shrub where the word “love” is the key feature. Why? Because its leaves are in a perfect shape of a heart that we are used to draw as an icon. Moreover, Forest Pansy variety has burgundy red to deep burgundy brown foliage. If placed in a location with reduced sunlight the leaves will turn dark green. ...

Campsis radicans 'Flava' - trumpet creeper (10668 readers)
Contributed by havlis 28.08. 2012 12:14:06 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Tree form 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. ...

Prunus serrulata 'Royal burgundy' - flowering cherry (12403 readers)
Contributed by havlis 06.07. 2012 11:26:36 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

God bless all botanists who restlessly create new and yet more beautiful crosses and hybrids of plants, so we can enjoy splashes of colours and abundant flowering in our gardens. ...

Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' - flowering cherry (8882 readers)
Contributed by havlis 06.07. 2012 11:21:03 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

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. ...

Prunus serrulata 'Amanogawa' - flowering cherry (6777 readers)
Contributed by havlis 06.07. 2012 11:14:26 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Spring in the garden is announced by flowering Japanese cherries. Amanogawa is a fantastic variety with narrowly columnar growth. In early spring it produces masses of double or semi-double, light pink flowers that may turn to clear white later. Young leaves are bronze, changing to green in summer, and yellow with purple veins in the autumn. It never spreads to sides which makes it ideal for even the smallest of gardens. Being an early bloomer we suggest placing it in front of evergreen shrubs a ...

Acer platanoides 'Drummondii' - Norway maple (10792 readers)
Contributed by havlis 11.08. 2011 12:47:16 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Drummondii is a variegated form of Norway maple, only some 100 years old. The decades from its birth proved its popularity which is still very high. The leaves are beautifully creamy white variegated at the margins, with bright green centres. ...

Morus platanifolia - mulberry (20930 readers)
Contributed by havlis 04.02. 2010 10:36:26 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

This mulberry is very special. Deeply cut, dark green, glossy leaves draw your attention as they bear strong resemblance to leaves of plane trees. Many of the largest leaves at the ends of the branches keep their green colour until late in the autumn when they fall down green. The crown is wide spreading and thick, which makes it an ideal opportunity to place a bench underneath and enjoy its shade. ...

Koelreuteria paniculata - golden-rain tree (29142 readers)
Contributed by havlis 04.02. 2010 10:25:00 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Not many trees bloom in mid or even late summer when all the spring flowering beauties have only leaves. Golden-rain tree is one of the few. In late July/early August upto 30 cm long panicles of small, bright yellow flowers appear on this medium sized tree. The flowers can remain on the tree for as long as one month. They are followed by bladder-like pink or red-flushed fruit capsules. ...

Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' - Norway maple (41570 readers)
Contributed by havlis 04.02. 2010 10:16:57 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Crimson King is a majestic looking maple tree for large gardens, parks, and city avenues. Its palmate leaves are dark crimson red, almost black, and glossy, turning orange-red in autumn. In the spring, just as leaves emerge, it flowers profusely with many small yellow flowers, typical for many Norway maples. ...

Cercis siliquastrum - Judas tree (15040 readers)
Contributed by havlis 01.02. 2010 14:01:36 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Judas tree is a rather special plant with profusion of beautiful, bright pink flowers in mid spring. They are small, pea-like, and so special due to their appearance on bare wood and even the main stems, however large and old they are. For prolific flowering the plant needs a hot and sunny summer in the previous year. ...

Juglans regia - common walnut (17450 readers)
Contributed by havlis 04.02. 2009 14:33:05 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Common walnut is a native tree of the Old World. Its natural habitat lies between South-eastern Europe and Himalayas. Irrespective of its large size it is still one of the most sought-after fruit trees of our country. ...

Sophora japonica 'Pendula' - Japanese pagoda tree (32547 readers)
Contributed by havlis 27.05. 2008 10:32:32 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

If you went looking for a tree typical for every city you would find jacarandas in Buenos Aires, London planes in London, and in Prague you would be struck by the beauty of Japanese pagoda trees. Numerous specimens were planted there many years ago. Now they have skyscraping trunks and huge crowns, blooming tremendously from July till August. ...

Malus 'Van Eseltine' - crab apple (32361 readers)
Contributed by havlis 02.05. 2008 09:11:41 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Another charming crab apple is this variety “Van Eseltine”. At the end of April / beginning of May it produces profusion of scarlet red spherical buds on long stalks which open to semi double and double pink flowers with yellow stamens. Fruits are small ornamental red-flushed yellow apples. Leaves are mid green, obovate. ...

Malus 'Royal Beauty' - crab apple (24741 readers)
Contributed by havlis 02.05. 2008 09:04:50 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Some crab apples can easily compete with Japanese ornamental cherries as far as the beauty and colours of their flowers. This is the case of ´Royal Beauty´. It is a small tree growing about 2.5m tall, with weeping, somewhat narrow crown. In the spring it brings a profusion of deep pink to light purple flowers. Young leaves are deep burgundy, turning to dark green throughout the season but keeping the purple shade on the underside. ...

Prunus campanulata 'Okame' - flowering cherry (12956 readers)
Contributed by havlis 20.04. 2008 20:54:32 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

This uncommon flowering cherry comes from Taiwan. It is a small tree, well branched even without trimming, with neony pink flowers with yellow stamens. Ideal for japanese style gardens, or anywhere to highlight its surroundings with the splash of early spring colour. ...

Prunus 'Accolade' - flowering cherry (44992 readers)
Contributed by havlis 20.04. 2008 20:50:08 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

This flowering cherry is a cross between prunus sargentii and prunus subhirtella. It has profusion of pale pink, semi-double flowers which open from deep pink buds in mid spring. Leaves are dark green, to 10 cm long. It forms an irregular, wide crown, ideal as a specimen. It does not need much maintenance, it likes moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soil, and a lot of space. ...

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' - Judas tree, love tree (65154 readers)
Contributed by havlis 08.04. 2008 09:02:44 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Judas tree is often called The Love Tree because of the unusual shape and colour of its leaves which do look like a heart icon. Their colour is bronze to deep burgundy, sometimes with green shades or veins. This small sized tree has an upright habit with low branches and is attractive all year round not only because of the foliage but also for its unique small pea-like flowers which come out in April/May and are bright pink. ...

Aronia melanocarpa - black chokeberry (48880 readers)
Contributed by havlis 22.03. 2008 16:51:14 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Recently, less known fruit trees and shrubs are becoming more and more popular mainly thanks to their original taste as well as positive impact on our health. Black chokeberry is one of them. It is in the same rosaceae family as the service tree and its fruit is similar, too. The lustrous fruits are black, slightly larger than black currant, contain vitamin C and other important microelements such as ferrum and iodine. They can be eaten fresh, in fruit salads or sundaes, or processed as stewed f ...

Davidia involucrata - dove tree (16812 readers)
Contributed by havlis 17.03. 2008 10:56:54 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

This elegant and rather exotic looking tree is still rare in cultivation in Europe. It was believed to have been extinct after the glacial era, however, in late 19th century some specimens were found in Sichuan, China. Dove tree was brought to Britain in 1903 and cultivated as a rarity in some gardens of the tempered climate. ...

Pterocarya fraxinifolia - wing nut (12203 readers)
Contributed by havlis 12.03. 2008 13:09:02 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

From Caucasus and Northern Iran comes one of my absolutely top favourites – wing nut. Its large leaves, fruit and monumental statue predetermine this tree to become the most significant feature of any large garden or a park. ...

Albizia julibrissin 'Boubri' OMBRELLA® - silk tree (85674 readers)
Contributed by havlis 05.03. 2008 12:51:56 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Mimosaceae plants are popular mainly in southern Europe as they are very drought tolerant. Even though they come from subtropical parts of the world we can also grow some of them in our climate. Ombrella® belongs to the hardy group. It was a chance selection from France which was observed and cultivated, and later on patented under the name Boubri. It differs from the species by darker leaves and deeply coloured flowers. ...

Fraxinus ornus 'Meczek' - manna ash, flowering ash (15747 readers)
Contributed by havlis 08.02. 2008 10:14:27 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Meczek is a special variety of flowering ash with a compact, mop-shaped, round crown that does not have to be trimmed to maintain its shape. It was selected in Hungary in 1980´s. ...

Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' - sycamore (20323 readers)
Contributed by havlis 25.01. 2008 10:34:14 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Men usually get mad when women describe colours with expressions like salmon pink, peachy red etc. Well, men, get ready for another hit below the belt: we have a tree whose leaves are SHRIMP pink. Not familiar with that colour? Go to the nearest restaurant and have a prawn-cocktail to see what the fuss is all about … ...

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' - Japanese Maple (11925 readers)
Contributed by amazon 03.01. 2008 10:16:06 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Trees

Grows to 20/30 ft. Known as a Red Japanese Maple, this specimen is upright with bright red leaves. Exceptional landscape or Japanese garden planting. An eye-catching specimen with exceptional foliage. A beautiful addition to a small garden or border. ...

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