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Amelanchier arborea 'Robin Hill' - downy serviceberry Plants / Deciduous Trees

Amelanchier arborea 'Robin Hill' - downy serviceberry

Juneberry and downy serviceberry species are popular shrubs and trees that are celebrating their renaissance at the beginning of the new millennium. They belong to both ornamental plants as well as fruit trees which is why they are regaining interest. They are very easy to grow and can cope even with …

Anemone hupehensis 'Praecox' - windflower Plants / Perennials

Anemone hupehensis 'Praecox' - windflower

Praecox is earlier than other summer blooming anemones. It often starts flowering already in early August and continues until end September. It has 40-60 cm long stalks with up to 15 flowers of deep pink colour, 4-6 cm wide. The outter petals are slightly darker which makes another interesting dimension …

Anemone hupehensis var.japonica Plants / Perennials

Anemone hupehensis var.japonica

Bressingham Glow is a later variety of anemone. It is true to its name because anemos (from Greek) means wind - probably because this type flowers in the season of autumn winds. It has 60-80 cm long stalks with ox-daisy-like deep pink semi-double flowers with bright yellow centres. It starts blooming …

Anemone 'Andrea Atkinson' - anemone, windflower Plants / Bulbs

Anemone 'Andrea Atkinson' - anemone, windflower

Andrea Atkinson is a later variety of anemone. It has 60-80 cm long stalks with snow-white camellia-like flowers with distinct yellow stamens. It starts blooming at the end of summer and continues until October. 3-palmate basal leaves are mid to dark green, sharply toothed, sparsely hairy beneath. …

Aralia elata 'Variegata' - Japanese angelica tree Plants / Deciduous Trees

Aralia elata 'Variegata' - Japanese angelica tree

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 Japanese angelica tree. Could the leaves look like angel’s wings to be …

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 …

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 …

Aronia melanocarpa - black chokeberry Plants / Deciduous Trees

Aronia melanocarpa - black chokeberry

Recently, less known fruit trees and shrubs are becoming more and more popular mainly thanks to their original taste as well as positive impact on our health. Black chokeberry is one of them. It is in the same rosaceae family as the service tree and its fruit is similar, too. The lustrous fruits are …

Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking' - black chokeberry Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking' - black chokeberry

Recently, less known fruit trees and shrubs are becoming more and more popular mainly thanks to their original taste as well as positive impact on our health. Black chokeberry is one of them. It is in the same rosaceae family as the service tree and its fruit is similar, too. The lustrous fruits are …

Arum italicum - lords and ladies Plants / Perennials

Arum italicum - lords and ladies

Lords-and-ladies is an old favourite among tuberous plants. And as you can tell by the Latin name, it does not come from Bangladesh though it looks rather exotic. The arrow-shaped leaves are very attractive, marbled green with conspicuous creamy white or yellowish veins. They are popular for flower bouquets. …

Asplenium scolopendrium - hart´s tongue fern Plants / Ferns

Asplenium scolopendrium - hart´s tongue fern

Hart’s tongue fern is the only hardy fern with entire edge. There are not individual leaflets as on other species but one wide, bright green and glossy leaf. They respond well to fertilizing: the more nutrients – the bigger leaves. …

Athyrium filix-femina - lady fern Plants / Ferns

Athyrium filix-femina - lady fern

Lady fern is an elegant and beautiful fern, one of the most popular. It has bright green fronds of lacy leaves. The plant is clump forming, growing into a dense perennial with profusion of leaves from one centre. If desired, divide in March-April, after frosts, before leaves emerge. …