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Ilex cornuta - chinese holly Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Ilex cornuta - chinese holly

Leaves of this chinese holly with their 3 lobes look like sugar coated, they are very glossy. The flowers will produce a load of bright red berries which will bring the ideal Christmas feeling in the winter. …

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 …

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii - Mediterranean spurge Plants / Perennials

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii - Mediterranean spurge

Mediterranean spurge is an excellent architectural plant. It has linear grey-green leaves formed along the entire length of stem which is upto 1m tall. Flowers are yellow-green cyathias borne in dense cylindrical to spherical, terminal cymes from early spring to early summer. Cut out flowered stems to …

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. …

Erysimum 'Bowles mauve' - shrubby wallflower Plants / Perennials

Erysimum 'Bowles mauve' - shrubby wallflower

Shrubby wallflower is a long-flowering perennial, or to be precise a subshrub forming woody stems, exactly like lavender plants do. Bowles’ Mauve is a beautiful variety with mauve flowers that open in late May and continue blooming until autumn. They are small, produced at the tops of erect stems which …

Osmanthus armatus - sweet olive Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Osmanthus armatus - sweet olive

Osmanthus armatus means “armed” sweet olive. Quite a funny name for a plant, don’t you think? It obviously refers to the shape of its leaves which are toothed at the margins but not prickly and I would definitely not say dangerous. They might cause a ladder but cannot bite a calf. They are dark …

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 …

Helleborus 'HGC Goldmarie'® - hellebore, Lenten rose Plants / Perennials

Helleborus 'HGC Goldmarie'® - 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 …

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. …

Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia' - cherry laurel Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia' - cherry laurel

Rotundifolia is one of the most popular cherry laurels in Great Britain, Belenux, and southern Europe. It has mid green to dark green, widely ovate leaves as opposed to most cherry laurels whose leaves are more narrow and elongated and usually very dark. It makes a neat, compact habit because new shoots …

Prunus serrulata 'Amanogawa' - flowering cherry Plants / Deciduous Trees

Prunus serrulata 'Amanogawa' - flowering cherry

Spring in the garden is announced by flowering Japanese cherries. Amanogawa is a fantastic variety with narrowly columnar growth. In early spring it produces masses of double or semi-double, light pink flowers that may turn to clear white later. Young leaves are bronze, changing to green in summer, and …