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Cercis siliquastrum - Judas Tree Plants / Deciduous Trees

Cercis siliquastrum - Judas Tree

The most extravagant flowering small tree we know. Simply drips with rose-pink flowers from every conceivable point along the branches and trunk, then gives an encore by producing a mass of purple pods in the Autumn. Frost hardy tree. Prefers sun. …

Araucaria araucana - monkey puzzle tree Plants / Conifers

Araucaria araucana - monkey puzzle tree

Among the most spectacular conifers this monkey puzzle tree is the hardiest. The scale-like leaves are dark green, sharp-pointed. This species is said to be 60 million years old. It dislikes atmospheric pollution and hot and dry soil. It does surprisingly well in our climate, too, if you provide a winter …

Melissa officinalis - Lemon Balm Plants / Herbs and Spices

Melissa officinalis - Lemon Balm

Heirloom - Medicinal 18-24 in. Hardy Perennial | Pleasant, lemon-scented leaves make a delightfully tasty tea, said to be calming for children and helpful for stomach upsets. In the 14th century, the French King Charles V drank this tea daily to stay healthy. Best begun in flats indoors and moved to …

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 …

Viburnums Other / Books

Viburnums: Flowering Shrubs for Every Season

Flowering Shrubs for Every Season | With their abundance of flower, handsome foliage, robust constitution, and frequently stunning fruits, viburnums are among the most beautiful and versatile hardy shrubs available to gardeners. Yet despite these outstanding qualities, there has never been an entire …

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 …

Cymbopogon citratus - West Indian Lemon Grass Plants / Grass, Grasses

Cymbopogon citratus - West Indian Lemon Grass

Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), a native of India, is widely used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking. Lemon grass is a perennial, which means once you plant it, the grass comes back year after year. Depending on the area you live in the plant will go dormant in the winter. In harsh climates the plant …

Sansevieria trifasciata - Snake Plant Plants / Perennials

Sansevieria trifasciata - Snake Plant

Sansevierias or as they are commonly called Snake Plants or Mother-in-laws Tongue have a rich history of folklore and new science. These plants have a rich history of cultivation. In China, it was kept as a treasured houseplant because the Eight Gods bestowed their eight virtues on those who grew them. …

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue' - Blue Spirea Plants / Perennials

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue' - Blue Spirea

Blue Mist Caryopteris (also commonly called blue spirea or bluebeard) is a low-mounded, deciduous shrub that is valued for its aromatic foliage and late summer flowers which are said to resemble clouds of blue smoke or mist. The plants typically produce about 18-30 inches of growth per year, so total …

Taxus x media 'Hillii' - yew Plants / Conifers

Taxus x media 'Hillii' - yew

Yews could be called common shrubs, where common not only means omnipresent but mainly dull. Well, perhaps for someone. We see yew and predominantly its varieties as very useful and attractive features of gardens of almost any size. They vary by size, shape and even foliage colour. …