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Angraecoid Orchids: Species from the African Region

Species from the African Region | These so-called jewels of Africa with their sparkling flowers, distinctive growth habit and floriferous nature are much prized and this account, the first to include the angraecoid orchids of both Africa and Madagascar, is long awaited. It brings together, in a single …

Pleiospilos bolusii - Living Rock Cactus Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Pleiospilos bolusii - Living Rock Cactus

The genus Pleiospilos is comprised of four species and four subspecies. The genus name is derived from the greek words pleios (full) and spilos (dots), which refers to the many dots on the plants. The plants are also known as kwaggavy (Quagga mesemb), lewerplant (liver plant), lewervygie (liver mesemb), …

Albizia julibrissin 'Boubri' OMBRELLA® - silk tree Plants / Deciduous Trees

Albizia julibrissin 'Boubri' OMBRELLA® - silk tree

Mimosaceae plants are popular mainly in southern Europe as they are very drought tolerant. Even though they come from subtropical parts of the world we can also grow some of them in our climate. Ombrella® belongs to the hardy group. It was a chance selection from France which was observed and cultivated, …

Albizia julibrissin 'Ernest Wilson' - acacia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Albizia julibrissin 'Ernest Wilson' - acacia

Mimosaceae plants are popular mainly in southern Europe as they are very drought tolerant. Even though they come from subtropical parts of the world we can also grow some of them in our climate. Ernest Wilson is a selection found in Korea in early 1900´s. It grew in a colder zone which predestined it …

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 …

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 …

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 …