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Hippophae rhamnoides - sea buckthorn

Hippophae rhamnoides - sea buckthorn

Sea buckthorn is getting more and more attention as a healthy type of fruit of high medicinal value. Some gardeners may not like its and broomy appearance, while others may welcome its wild and rampant image. …

Fothergilla major - large witch alder

Fothergilla major - large witch alder

Synonyms: Fothergilla latifolia, Fothergilla monticola This (large) witch alder is a special plant that originates in the USA. It is popular among collectors as well as garden designers who want to incorporate a nice and interesting shrub that is almost maintenance-free into their projects for beautiful …

Euonymus europaeus - European spindle

Euonymus europaeus - European spindle

Scientific names: Euonymus europaea, Euonymus vulgaris Euonymus europaeus (spindle, European spindle, common spindle) is a species of flowering plant in the family Celastraceae, native to much of Europe, where it inhabits the edges of forest, hedges and gentle slopes, tending to thrive on nutrient-rich, …

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' - panicle hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' - panicle hydrangea

Eager for something new and hardy? Look no more. This hydrangea is a celebrity of the last few years with awards and praise from every possible corner of the world (can a globe have corners??). Even the one who always disliked hydrangeas look at this novelty with interest when I show them pictures of …

Tamarix ramosissima 'Pink cascade' - tamarisk

Tamarix ramosissima 'Pink cascade' - tamarisk

Tamarisk is a beautiful plant with tiny leaves and profusion of flowers in late summer. The flowers are small, pink, composed in long racemes. Deciduous leaves are scale-like, blue-green, very small. Overall appearance is feathery and very fluffy and the plant looks great in a Mediterranean-style landscape, …

Perovskia 'Blue Spire' - perovskia, Russian sage

Perovskia 'Blue Spire' - perovskia, Russian sage

Blue Spire is a hybrid between two types of perovskia. It was first introduced to RHS in 1961 and since late 80´s it has been in cultivation in most of the world with mild climate. It is a very hardy plant originally found in Central Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan) but is successfully grown even further …

Hydrangea arborescens 'Bella anna' - sevenbark, smooth hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens 'Bella anna' - sevenbark, smooth hydrangea

Bella Anna™ is another successful introduction of sevenbark with pink flowers. It was bred by the famous botanist Michael Dirr in 2008 and patented in 2010 under PP21,227. Compared to the previously introduced variety Invincibelle SpiritŸ this one has a tone deeper pink flowers. It became a part of …

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' - dawn viburnum

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' - dawn viburnum

Dawn viburnum is a garden hybrid between viburnum farreri and viburnum grandiflorum. It is one of winter flowering plants because its flowers come out from end December (in mild winters) until March. If it snows while it blooms it does not matter, snow will do no damage to the flowers. …

Magnolia 'Athene' - magnolia

Magnolia 'Athene' - magnolia

Athene is a large-flowered magnolia hybrid, a cross between magnolia „Mark Jury“ and magnolia x soulangeana „Lennei Alba“. The flowers have almost white petals with deep red or purple red shades at the bottom. They are very fragrant and reach 25-30 cm across when fully opened. It is an early …

Abelia engleriana - Engler abelia

Abelia engleriana - Engler abelia

Engler abelia is quite a different looking shrub compared to other abelias. There are several differences: it is deciduous, it has larger flowers and is very hardy. …

Syringa josikaea - Hungarian lilac

Syringa josikaea - Hungarian lilac

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

Hibiscus syriacus 'Duc de brabant' - Rose of Sharon

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 …

Aralia spinosa - devil's walkingstick

Aralia spinosa - devil's walkingstick

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 …

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' - japanese maple

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' - japanese maple

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. …

x Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn' - chitalpa

x Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn' - chitalpa

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

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Kew Blue' - bluebeard

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

Cornus controversa 'Variegata' - wedding cake tree, giant dogwood

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. …

Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana' - Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana' - Rose of Sharon

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

Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Pocahontas' - Pocahontas Lilac

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 …

Magnolia 'Susan' - girl magnolia

Magnolia 'Susan' - girl magnolia

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

Ficus carica 'Bornholm´s Diamond' - fig tree

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 …

Albizia julibrissin 'Ernest Wilson' - acacia

Albizia julibrissin 'Ernest Wilson' - acacia

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 …

Ailanthus altissima - tree of heaven

Ailanthus altissima - tree of heaven

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, …

Azalea 'Glowing Embers' - deciduous azalea

Azalea 'Glowing Embers' - deciduous azalea

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

Rhamnus frangula 'Aspleniifolia' - fernleaf buckthorn, cutleaf buckthorn

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 …

Azalea 'Satan' - deciduous azalea

Azalea 'Satan' - deciduous azalea

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

Weigela florida 'Victoria' - weigela

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 …

Ulmus x hollandica 'Wredei' - golden elm

Ulmus x hollandica 'Wredei' - golden elm

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

Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' - flowering curran

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 …

Malus 'Evereste' PERPETU® - crab apple

Malus 'Evereste' PERPETU® - crab apple

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 …

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Harmony' - oakleaf hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Harmony' - oakleaf hydrangea

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 …

Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty' - European elder

Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty' - European elder

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 …

Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation' - lilac

Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation' - lilac

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 …

Malus 'Royalty' - crab apple

Malus 'Royalty' - crab apple

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. …

Malus COCCINELLA® 'Courtarou' - crab apple

Malus COCCINELLA® 'Courtarou' - crab apple

Coccinella® is a relatively new variety of crab apple. It is protected as a registered trademark and its features speak for itself. The flowers are pale to rich purple, with tints of red rather than pink as on ornamental cherries. Moreover, this selection has burgundy leaves and dark red branches for …

Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking' - black chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking' - black chokeberry

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 …

Syringa vulgaris 'Primrose' - common lilac

Syringa vulgaris 'Primrose' - common lilac

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. Variety Primrose has yellow-green buds and light creamy yellow flowers. Stiff leaves are heart-shaped, upto 10 cm long, mid to dark green. …

Azalea 'Arneson Gem' - deciduous azalea

Azalea 'Arneson Gem' - deciduous azalea

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. “Arneson Gem” is a true jewel. Its reddish buds open to soft golden-yellow flowers …

Azalea japonica 'Snow' - Japanese azalea

Azalea japonica 'Snow' - Japanese azalea

Japanese azaleas are very popular features of our gardens. In their home climate they grow to relatively substantial shrubs, as opposed to limited sizes in our continental, dry climate. Azaleas are very floriferous, maintenance-free shrubs that bloom from end April until end May. Snow is a pure white …

Azalea japonica - japanese azalea

Azalea japonica - japanese azalea

Japanese azaleas enhance every flowering spring garden. They are an ideal choice for evergreen compositions; they can be easily pruned to reach a shape you like. We offer shrubby forms, cones and half standards. There are plenty of colours to choose from – shades of red, pink, purple or violet, and …

Magnolia 'Betty' - girl magnolia

Magnolia 'Betty' - girl magnolia

In 1955 and 1956 several crosses between m.liliflora and m.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. Betty’s flowers …