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Forsythia viridissima 'Bronxensis' - golden bell Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Forsythia viridissima 'Bronxensis' - golden bell

Viridissima species of Golden bell originates in China. Bronxensis is one of its few but truly fantastic varieties valued for very attractive semi-evergreen foliage and primrose yellow, bell-shaped flowers in early spring (April in zone 6). Leaves are soft green, glossy, narrowly lance-shaped, and heavily …

Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie' - Japanese aucuba Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie' - Japanese aucuba

This evergreen shrub 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 unusual shape of foliage and beautiful variegation on some cultivars. …

Magnolia campbellii 'Lanarth' - magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia campbellii 'Lanarth' - magnolia

Lanarth is another breathtaking rare magnolia. It belongs to campbelli group which originated in Nepal and India. Its full name is Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata Lanarth. This one, however, comes from Yunnan Province in China, where it was raised from a seed in 1924 by a famous collector George …

Helleborus 'Winter Moonbeam' - Lenten rose, hellebore Plants / Perennials

Helleborus 'Winter Moonbeam' - Lenten rose, hellebore

Winter Moonbeam is an English variety of hellebore. It is sensational in many aspects offering striking foliage, beautiful flowers, and excellent hardiness. Its leathery leaves are very large, composed of 3-6 broadly elliptic leaflets. They are deep green with silvery-grey marbling and serrated margins. …

Helleborus 'SP Martha' - hellebore, Lenten rose Plants / Perennials

Helleborus 'SP Martha' - hellebore, Lenten rose

Hellebore (Lenten rose) is not a new plant to Czech and Slovak gardens. I remember those flowering stems that surprisingly pushed through the snow in late winter and I kept asking grandma how come that a plant can flower while there is still snow on the ground. These evergreen perennials are still very …

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Feuerzauber' - witch hazel Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Feuerzauber' - witch hazel

Feuerzauber is a witch hazel variety that is in English speaking countries marketed as FIRE CHARM, while a more accurate translation says ‘fire magic’ and that name really fits. When this shrub is at its blooming peak it does look like on fire. The flowers have the colour of the hottest flame of …

Fagus sylvatica 'Black Swan' - weeping copper beach Plants / Deciduous Trees

Fagus sylvatica 'Black Swan' - weeping copper beach

Beech is a reliable and hardy tree of our climate. On the market today there are many wild forms and hybridized varieties as well as selections that can satisfy the taste of almost everyone. They can offer various colours of foliage, and sizes from dwarf to extra large. Just a note about its Latin name: …

Agastache foeniculum - Blue Giant Hyssop Plants / Perennials

Agastache foeniculum - Blue Giant Hyssop

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop; syn. Agastache anethiodora (Nutt.) Britton), commonly called anise hyssop, blue giant hyssop, Fragrant giant hyssop, or the lavender giant hyssop, is a species of perennial plant in the mint family, (Lamiaceae). This plant is native to much of north-central and …

Acer japonicum - Amur maple Plants / Deciduous Trees

Acer japonicum - Amur maple

Acer japonicum, the Amur maple, downy Japanese-maple or fullmoon maple; Japanese: ハウチワカエデ hauchiwakaede) is a species of maple native to Japan, on Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū (Nagasaki Prefecture), and also southern Korea. …

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Aurea' - sweetgum Plants / Deciduous Trees

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Aurea' - sweetgum

Sweetgums are very popular trees from the USA. Thanks to the 5-lobed leaves they are often mistaken for maples. However, leaves of sweetgum are more star-shaped and usually smaller. The most spectacular show begins in autumn when they turn all sorts of vivid colours. They fall down late, throughout winter …

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Albomarginata' - sweetgum Plants / Deciduous Trees

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Albomarginata' - sweetgum

Sweet gums are highly ornamental trees or shrubs which have been on top of the popularity list for centuries. These come from North America from where they spread to nearly whole world: from colder parts of temperate regions to southern countries where summer temperatures easily reach 40°C. Their give-away …