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Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' - Norway maple Plants / Deciduous Trees

Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' - Norway maple

Crimson King is a majestic looking maple tree for large gardens, parks, and city avenues. Its palmate leaves are dark crimson red, almost black, and glossy, turning orange-red in autumn. In the spring, just as leaves emerge, it flowers profusely with many small yellow flowers, typical for many Norway …

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 …

Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' - Japanese maple Plants / Deciduous Trees

Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' - Japanese maple

Japanese maples are pride of every neat garden. Some are large, others seem motionless owing to extremely slow growth rate. This variety looks similar to acer palmatum but does not grow so large or wide. Its leaves are punkah-shaped leaves are golden yellow, with pinkish tinted margins and veins. They …

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' - autumn monskhood Plants / Perennials

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' - autumn monskhood

Autumn monkshood is a showy perennial flowering for late summer and autumn. It produces erect racemes of large, 6-7 cm tall flowers of deep indigo blue flowers from September till October. They appear along sturdy stems that grow just over a meter tall. The wise thing about this monkhood is that even …

Aconitum napellus - monkshood Plants / Perennials

Aconitum napellus - monkshood

Monkshood is a showy perennial flowering in summer. The flowers are indigo blue, formed in erect racemes on stems that can be 1.5 tall. Individual flowers open up from July and continue as the stems grow taller until end August. Leaves are deeply lobed, almost dissected, mid green, very ornamental. A …

Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - mini-kiwi Plants / Climber Plants

Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - mini-kiwi

Issai is a self-fertile variety of the so-called mini-kiwi. This means that unlike the species it does not need a male and a female plant to produce fruit. Apart from tasty fruit it is a nice plant, too, with deep green leaves and scented flowers in June. …

Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - mini-kiwi Plants / Fruit woods

Actinidia arguta 'Issai' - mini-kiwi

Issai is a self-fertile variety of the so-called mini-kiwi. This means that unlike the species it does not need a male and a female plant to produce fruit. Apart from tasty fruit it is a nice plant, too, with deep green leaves and scented flowers in June …

Actinidia deliciosa 'Jenny' - kiwi Plants / Climber Plants

Actinidia deliciosa 'Jenny' - kiwi

Jenny is another self-fertile variety of kiwi. This means that it does not need a male and a female plant to produce fruit. Apart from tasty fruit it is a nice plant, too, with deep green leaves and scented flowers in June. …

Aesculus x mutabilis - hybrid painted buckeye Plants / Deciduous Trees

Aesculus x mutabilis - hybrid painted buckeye

This buckeye is a garden hybrid between aesculus pavia and aesculus sylvatica, both from S.E. USA. It was described already in early 20th century but in Europe it is still little known since another, very similar tree has been popular here for decades = aesculus pavia “Koehnei”. …

Agapanthus 'Jack's Blue' - African blue lily Plants / Bulbs

Agapanthus 'Jack's Blue' - African blue lily

African blue lily is one of the most attractive summer plants. This perennial is from southern Africa where less hardy species are grown. We are very lucky to have good breeders here in Europe. They made several hybrids most of which have not only nicer flowers but are hardier than the species and can …

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' - yarrow Plants / Perennials

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' - yarrow

Yarrow is a maintenance-free perennial suitable for standard flower beds as well as dry locations. Fern-like leaves are fine and deep green, basal leaves are larger than stem leaves. Flowers come out in flat corymbs in early summer. They are vivid red with tiny yellow centres. It tolerates wide range …

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, …

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 …