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Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans viridis' - Japanese cedar Plants / Conifers

Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans viridis' - Japanese cedar

Japanese cedars proved to grow happily in our garden where winter temperature dropped to -27°C a couple of times. They showed no damage whatsoever and thrive. This variety has one more plus as opposed to other cryptomerias – it does not change its colour to coppery brown in winter and remains green …

Buxus sempervirens 'Aureovariegata' - English box Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Buxus sempervirens 'Aureovariegata' - English box

English box is a well-known and popular evergreen shrub, used in both town and country gardens. Unless you grow it for trimming into a certain shape it is absolutely maintenance-free and a reliable feature. Leaves of Aureovariegata have creamy-yellow margins, some of them may be completely yellow, others …

Abies koreana 'Tundra' - dwarf Korean fir Plants / Conifers

Abies koreana 'Tundra' - dwarf Korean fir

Tundra is a dwarf variety of Korean fir. It creates an almost perfect cushion of soft green colour. This dwarf conifer is evergreen, very compact, slow growing and mound-forming shrub with bright green needles whose colour remains fresh from January until December. The needles are short, glossy, soft …

Viburnum davidii - David viburnum Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Viburnum davidii - David viburnum

David viburnum is a handsome, compact little shrub, with eye-catching foliage. The leaves are elliptic, emerald green with pink-red stalks, and have remarkable deep veins, which give this shrub an additional 3D image. The flower buds are pink-ish, too, but the flowers themselves are not what this plant …

Magnolia 'Goldstar' - Goldstar magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia 'Goldstar' - Goldstar magnolia

Another rare magnolia is this cross between magnolia acuminata var. subcordata “Miss Honeybee” and magnolia stellata. It gained flower shape fro stellata and colour from acuminate. Goldstar has medium sized flowers with 14 narrow petals, very similar to star-shaped magnolias. The colour is a delicate …

Magnolia 'Elizabeth' - Elizabeth magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia 'Elizabeth' - Elizabeth magnolia

The name of this magnolia hybrid has nothing to do with the British queen. Obviously, it does not come from the UK but the USA. And story tells the following. Quite a few decades ago – in 1957 – Evamaria Sperber planted a newly hybridized seed in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. …

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, …

x Cornus 'KN30-8' VENUS® - dogwood Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

x Cornus 'KN30-8' VENUS® - dogwood

This dogwood comes from an interspecific hybridization of Japanese dogwood and cornus nuttallii. Dr. Elwin R.Orton from the Rutgers University of New Jersey, USA was the man behind this work that began in 1983 and 20 years later he was able to have his superb plant patented under patent number PP16309. …

Yucca filamentosa - Adam's needle Plants / Perennials

Yucca filamentosa - Adam's needle

Adam’s needle is a great plant which looks as if stolen from sandy deserts in Mexico. Truth is that this plant is native to southern parts of the USA, not necessarily the driest. In both Czech and Slovak republic this plant has been slightly overused over the past few decades in either neglected gardens …