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Weigela florida 'Victoria' - weigela Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Weigela florida 'Victoria' - weigela

Weigelas are valuable garden shrubs that grow freely in almost any soil and require little maintenance. They are deciduous shrubs growing 1.5 – 2.0 tall and just a bit less wide. Leaves are ovate to oval. Bell or funnel shaped flowers come in many colours and appear at the end of spring / beginning …

Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' - sycamore Plants / Deciduous Trees

Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' - sycamore

Men usually get mad when women describe colours with expressions like salmon pink, peachy red etc. Well, men, get ready for another hit below the belt: we have a tree whose leaves are SHRIMP pink. Not familiar with that colour? Go to the nearest restaurant and have a prawn-cocktail to see what the fuss …

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 …

Malus 'Royal Beauty' - crab apple Plants / Deciduous Trees

Malus 'Royal Beauty' - crab apple

Some crab apples can easily compete with Japanese ornamental cherries as far as the beauty and colours of their flowers. This is the case of ´Royal Beauty´. It is a small tree growing about 2.5m tall, with weeping, somewhat narrow crown. In the spring it brings a profusion of deep pink to light purple …

Azalea 'Arneson Gem' - deciduous azalea Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Azalea 'Arneson Gem' - deciduous azalea

Knapp Hill rhododendron | Deciduous azaleas are probably the most striking flowering shrubs. Their colours are vivid and bright, and often have the shades that not many rhododendrons can offer. They need full sun. “Arneson Gem” is a true jewel. Its reddish buds open to soft golden-yellow flowers …

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 …

Hibiscus syriacus 'Duc de brabant' - Rose of Sharon Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Hibiscus syriacus 'Duc de brabant' - Rose of Sharon

Rose-of-Sharon deserves more attention for its abundant flowering in summer. These maintenance-free shrubs come from eastern Asia and are the inevitable ingredient of every summer garden which they highlight with a wide range of coloured flowers. There has been a number of cultivars available since its …

Hibiscus syriacus 'Hamabo' - Rose of Sharon Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Hibiscus syriacus 'Hamabo' - Rose of Sharon

Rose-of-Sharon deserves more attention for its abundant flowering in summer. These maintenance-free shrubs come from eastern Asia and are the inevitable ingredient of every summer garden which they highlight with a wide range of coloured flowers. There has been a number of cultivars available since its …

Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana' - Rose of Sharon Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana' - Rose of Sharon

Diana has large, pure white blossoms without the purple eye, so typical for hibiscus. This makes it a very elegant flowering shrub that is popular in Californian style where masses of green leaves come first and then attractive flowers, preferable of one colour. And white remains the top favourite. …

Hibiscus syriacus 'Lady Stanley' - Rose of Sharon Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Hibiscus syriacus 'Lady Stanley' - Rose of Sharon

Rose-of-Sharon deserves more attention for its abundant flowering in summer. These maintenance-free shrubs come from eastern Asia and are the inevitable ingredient of every summer garden which they highlight with a wide range of coloured flowers. There has been a number of cultivars available since its …

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 …

Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana' - Rose of Sharon Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Hibiscus syriacus 'Diana' - Rose of Sharon

Diana has large, pure white blossoms without the purple eye, so typical for hibiscus. This makes it a very elegant flowering shrub that is popular in Californian style where masses of green leaves come first and then attractive flowers, preferable of one colour. And white remains the top favourite. …