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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 …

Lobelia siphilitica - Great Blue Lobelia Plants / Perennials

Lobelia siphilitica - Great Blue Lobelia

Easily grown in rich, humusy, medium wet to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Needs constant moisture. Will tolerate full sun in cool, northern climates, but otherwise appreciates part shade. Divide clumps in spring as needed. May self seed in optimum growing conditions, forming attractive colonies. …

Ailanthus altissima - tree of heaven Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Ailanthus altissima - tree of heaven

Tree of heaven is a beautiful name for an extraordinary plant. It comes from China but is completely hardy in our climate. It is a tall tree suitable for large garden, parks or as a street tree. It is grown for unusually big leaves that can be half a meter long. The are compound of upto 30 individual, …

Fothergilla major - large witch alder Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Fothergilla major - large witch alder

Synonyms: Fothergilla latifolia, Fothergilla monticola This (large) witch alder is a special plant that originates in the USA. It is popular among collectors as well as garden designers who want to incorporate a nice and interesting shrub that is almost maintenance-free into their projects for beautiful …

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' - dawn viburnum Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn' - dawn viburnum

Dawn viburnum is a garden hybrid between viburnum farreri and viburnum grandiflorum. It is one of winter flowering plants because its flowers come out from end December (in mild winters) until March. If it snows while it blooms it does not matter, snow will do no damage to the flowers. …

Sedum spectabile 'Neon' - ice plant Plants / Perennials

Sedum spectabile 'Neon' - ice plant

Sedum is a plant which we, when we were kids, called cabbage. Its leaves looks just like the vegetable that hardly any child likes to eat without moaning. However, when it came to flower in late summer it showed such beauty that we willingly forgot about cabbage and ripped off flowering stems for Mum …

Campsis radicans - trumpet creeper Plants / Trees and Shrubs

Campsis radicans - trumpet creeper

Campsis radicans - tree form This is the species of north-american trumpet creeper trained into a tree with a real stem. It bears terminal cymes of rich red, trumpet-shaped flowers from early summer until the first frosts. Pinnate leaves are deep green and enhance its tropical appearance. …

Aralia spinosa - devil's walkingstick Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Aralia spinosa - devil's walkingstick

If you are looking for an architectural plant that will attract passers-by’s eyes but will require zero maintenance at the same time, and on top of that will be hardy enough not to worry about it in winter, have a look at this devil’s walking stick. Wondering why such a beauty is called a name like …

Magnolia 'Yellow River' - Yellow River magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia 'Yellow River' - Yellow River magnolia

This magnolia variety has only recently been imported from China, under the name Fei Huang. It is a sensational plant with large yellow flowers. It belongs to magnolia denudata (Yulan magnolia) group, however, we have not been able to search for the exact breeding details. The Chinese probably keep it …