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Syringa josikaea - Hungarian lilac (3137 readers)
Contributed by havlis 02.06. 2014 21:32:47 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Lilacs are common and reliable shrubs of our climate. So it is clear that we will not offer you something that can be seen at every corner, but speciality plants that look a bit different and bring something extraordinary to your beautiful garden. ...

Hibiscus syriacus 'Duc de brabant' - Rose of Sharon (10036 readers)
Contributed by havlis 28.08. 2012 12:31:55 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Rose-of-Sharon deserves more attention for its abundant flowering in summer. These maintenance-free shrubs come from eastern Asia and are the inevitable ingredient of every summer garden which they highlight with a wide range of coloured flowers. There has been a number of cultivars available since its discovery. They have various bloom colours, shapes and sizes, as well as varigated leaves. ...

Aralia spinosa - devil's walkingstick (5877 readers)
Contributed by havlis 28.08. 2012 12:07:08 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

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 devil’s walking stick. Wondering why such a beauty is called a name like that? Keep reading, we will soon tell you and we will also assure you that this plants is a must have for those who love exotic appeal in their gardens. ...

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' - japanese maple (9449 readers)
Contributed by havlis 28.08. 2012 11:58:25 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Bloodgood is an extremely commercially successful variety with deep burgundy leaves. They have 7 lobes and hold the colour reliably. The leaves turn bright scarlet red in the autumn. The bark is blackish-red. ...

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' - japanese maple (6141 readers)
Contributed by havlis 28.08. 2012 11:33:57 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Japanese maples are the „créme de la créme“ of every garden. A majestic looking tree needs no pruning at all and we recommend to let it form its own shape. ...

x Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn' - chitalpa (12333 readers)
Contributed by havlis 06.09. 2011 11:41:49 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Need a tree flowering in summer, ideally with an exotic look? Then chitalpa is the best choice! This beautiful and hardy hybrid was created in 1964 in Uzbekistan. It is a cross between Desert Willow with rather exotic flowers and northern Catalpa. ...

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Kew Blue' - bluebeard (9050 readers)
Contributed by havlis 01.08. 2011 11:48:12 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Bluebeard is an attractive shrub with rare late summer/early autumn flowering. In colder zones it is supposed to be a perennial rather than a woody shrub as it may freeze down to the ground. ...

Cornus controversa 'Variegata' - wedding cake tree, giant dogwood (14919 readers)
Contributed by havlis 01.08. 2011 11:38:01 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

This giant dogwood has another name which, in my opinion, characterizes the plant much better = wedding cake tree. Looking at the habit of the more commonly grown cultivar Variegata one knows exactly what it means. This beauty can easily become a show-stopping specimen in a garden of literally any style. Its tiered branches look exactly like several layers of a wedding cake and the white-variegated foliage stands for rich sugary icing. Want a piece? ...

Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana' - Rose of Sharon (9712 readers)
Contributed by havlis 06.07. 2011 18:14:09 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Diana has large, pure white blossoms without the purple eye, so typical for hibiscus. This makes it a very elegant flowering shrub that is popular in Californian style where masses of green leaves come first and then attractive flowers, preferable of one colour. And white remains the top favourite. ...

Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Pocahontas' - Pocahontas Lilac (7780 readers)
Contributed by amazon 30.04. 2011 18:46:48 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Pocahontas Lilac will extend the lilac season, as it is an extremely hardy, earlier blooming variety. Get a jump on your neighbors as your yard will color up 2 weeks earlier, the maroon-purple buds opening to fragrant, single, deep violet blooms. The flowers from your Syringa Pocahontas will add nice color contrast to an all green landscape. ...

Magnolia 'Susan' - girl magnolia (22910 readers)
Contributed by havlis 01.02. 2010 14:19:32 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

In 1955 and 1956 several crosses between Magnolia liliflora and Magnolia stellata were made at the U.S. National Arboretum by William F. Kosar and Dr. Francis de Vos. These selections bloom two-four weeks later than other spring blooming magnolias, reducing the possibility of frost damage to minimum. ...

Ficus carica 'Bornholm´s Diamond' - fig tree (46342 readers)
Contributed by havlis 04.08. 2008 11:48:19 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Another hardy fig that can grow and even fruit in our climate (zone 6) is called Bornholm’s Diamond (Bornholms Diamant). Its name and characteristics were derived from a Swedish variety called Bornholm bred on on island of the same name. This one is more tolerant of damp weather which makes it suitable for continental climate. ...

Albizia julibrissin 'Ernest Wilson' - acacia (25362 readers)
Contributed by havlis 07.06. 2008 06:37:07 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

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. Ernest Wilson is a selection found in Korea in early 1900´s. It grew in a colder zone which predestined it to be ideal for testing in colder climates of the USA as well as Europe later on. ...

Ailanthus altissima - tree of heaven (61935 readers)
Contributed by havlis 07.06. 2008 06:30:42 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Tree of heaven is a beautiful name for an extraordinary plant. It comes from China but is completely hardy in our climate. It is a tall tree suitable for large garden, parks or as a street tree. It is grown for unusually big leaves that can be half a meter long. The are compound of upto 30 individual, elongated leaflets. ...

Azalea 'Glowing Embers' - deciduous azalea (21713 readers)
Contributed by havlis 07.06. 2008 05:24:51 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Knapp Hill rhododendron | Glowing Embers is true to its name. As if you were watching the very centre of fire, the petals are vivid orange with golden flashes. Mid green leaves have bronze highlight from spring already. ...

Rhamnus frangula 'Aspleniifolia' - fernleaf buckthorn, cutleaf buckthorn (27409 readers)
Contributed by havlis 27.05. 2008 10:54:26 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

We always notice a happy smile on our customers´ faces when we show them a plant that is beautiful and easy to care for at the same time. This is the case of fernleaf buckthorn – a gorgeous shrub that you do not have to anything about from the minute you plant it (apart from regular watering the first year obviously). ...

Azalea 'Satan' - deciduous azalea (10840 readers)
Contributed by havlis 27.05. 2008 10:47:22 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Knapp Hill rhododendron | Deciduous azaleas are probably the most striking flowering shrubs. Their colours are vivid and bright, and often have the shades that not many rhododendrons can offer. They need full sun. ...

Weigela florida 'Victoria' - weigela (110719 readers)
Contributed by havlis 27.05. 2008 10:42:28 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Weigelas are valuable garden shrubs that grow freely in almost any soil and require little maintenance. They are deciduous shrubs growing 1.5 – 2.0 tall and just a bit less wide. Leaves are ovate to oval. Bell or funnel shaped flowers come in many colours and appear at the end of spring / beginning of summer and sporadically towards the end of summer. ...

Ulmus x hollandica 'Wredei' - golden elm (28677 readers)
Contributed by havlis 17.05. 2008 13:34:38 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

This elm is a slender shrub - a cross between ulmus minor and ulmus glabra from Germany, yet from 1875. It has been a popular small tree or rather a shrub ever since. Its size is suitable for gardens with restricted space as it seldom grows more than 1,5m wide and can be 3-5m tall. ...

Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' - flowering curran (15841 readers)
Contributed by havlis 17.05. 2008 13:26:34 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Flowering currant is one of the most beautiful and easy-to-grow plants with early spring flowering. The flowers are formed in short, pending racemes. Their colour is bright pinkish-red and they come out gradually for about 3 weeks as the racemes grow. Deciduous leaves are palmate, lobed, mid green and turn yellow, orange and pink in autumn. Fruits are small berries that are edible but not very tasteful. ...

Malus 'Evereste' PERPETU® - crab apple (17468 readers)
Contributed by havlis 17.05. 2008 13:20:36 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Malus Perpetu® is another crab apple. This variety offers snow-white flowers, very similar to those you can see on apple trees. They open from pink buds and their number is very high every year. Deciduous leaves are green, ovate, mid-sized. The best attraction is the fruit – many tiny apples of vivid golden yellow colour with orange and red highlights mature in September. ...

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Harmony' - oakleaf hydrangea (16437 readers)
Contributed by havlis 17.05. 2008 13:09:09 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Oakleaf hydrangea comes from southeastern USA. It is an attractive mound-forming shrub with oak-like, deeply cut leaves of bright green colour turning purple-bronze in autumn. The flowers of Harmony variety appear at the beginning of summer. They come out in heavy panicles of pure white, double flowers that get so heavy when mature that they droop. Hydrangeas like moist (not wet), slightly acidic soil. This variety can stand in full sun if enough moisture is provided. ...

Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty' - European elder (12150 readers)
Contributed by havlis 02.05. 2008 09:19:05 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Aren’t the breeders krafty, I often say to myself. Take European elder, for instance. This omnipresent shrub grows anywhere, without any maintenance and the more you prune it the thicker it gets. Well, what a promising start for cultivation, someone said. And here we are! So forget this common weed of our countryside and dive in the world of SAMBUCUS, the world of colours, shapes and sizes that, with 10 different varieties, could well do for one complete garden. ...

Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation' - lilac (52559 readers)
Contributed by havlis 02.05. 2008 09:15:44 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Lilacs are famous shrubs with showy flowers from May to June. Rich and dense upright panicles of tiny, fragrant flowers last for 3-4 weeks. Sensation is a variety with a perfect name. Its individual flowers are deep purple to violet with rich, white margins = an eye-catcher even for those who consider lilacs far too usual. They are strongly fragrant. ...

Malus 'Royalty' - crab apple (20466 readers)
Contributed by havlis 02.05. 2008 09:07:43 Topic: Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

This crab apple is a beautiful small tree with excellent flowering in the spring. The flowers are deep pink to bright purple and are followed by non-edible dark purple small fruits. The leaves are small-ish as opposed to real apple, shiny, deep purple throughout the season. ...

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