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Paeonia suffruticosa - tree peony Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Paeonia suffruticosa - tree peony

Tree peonies are beautiful, woody shrubs. Unlike the perennial type, these make woody branches that slowly form a low, mounding shrub. Flowers are large, often double or full, of all possible colours – white, cream, yellow, orange, various shades of pink, purple and red, even violet. Leaves are deeply …

Liquidambar orientalis - Oriental sweet gum Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Liquidambar orientalis - Oriental sweet gum

Oriental sweet gum is a beautiful, slow growing shrub or a small tree from SW Asia. It bears attractive, deeply cut leaves that are fresh green from spring until late summer, and turning rich yellow in neutral soil or orange and red in highly acidic soil in autumn. Each lobe is decorated with a pair …

Quercus palustris 'Swamp Pygmy' - dwarf pin oak Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Quercus palustris 'Swamp Pygmy' - dwarf pin oak

This pin oak has a great name, so true to what it really is = a slow growing dwarf suitable for even the smallest of gardens where it can easily be used as an attractive specimen. It has extremely deeply lobed leaves, 15-17 long, that are deep green and glossy during the season. Its main feature are …

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 'Burgundy' - Sweetgum Plants / Deciduous Trees

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Burgundy' - Sweetgum

Burgundy sweetgum is a rare variety prized for its richly coloured autumn leaves and corky furrowed bark. The leaves are typically sweetgum-lobed, star-shaped with 5 tips, deciduous, mid green in summer, and rich carmine and dark burgundy red in autumn. Coloured leaves remain on the tree for a considerable …

Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii' - Boston Ivy Plants / Climber Plants

Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii' - Boston Ivy

This variety of Boston ivy has shallow-lobed leaves, creating a jagged appearance. It is an excellent clinging deciduous vine which is most well-known for its amazing autumn foliage colours. Rich and intense hues of scarlet, fiery purplish red, yellow and orange light up with the onset of autumn. After …

Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty' - European elder Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

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 …

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 …

x Cornus 'Rutgan®' - STELLAR PINK® dogwood Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

x Cornus 'Rutgan®' - STELLAR PINK® dogwood

STELLAR PINK® | Stellar Pink® is another beautiful cross coming from hybridization of flowering dogwood and Japanese dogwood. It was the answer to the so-called dogwood decline in the USA caused by the anthracnose epidemic in the last decades of 20th century. This variety, same as a number of others, …

Aralia spinosa - devil's walkingstick Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

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 …

Echinacea, Rudbeckia and summer grasses Plants / Other

Echinacea purpurea Magnus - purple coneflower (PPH)

‘Heat’ is a powerful sensory stimulus – look at how it is used in advertising everything from perfumes to cars. Heat equates to danger, excitement, sexual attraction. Plants can very much evoke a sense of heat too, with vivid colours setting the pulse racing. Rudbeckia and Echinacea are two prairie …

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: …