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Quercus dentata 'Carl Ferris Miller' - Daimyo oak, Korean oak

Quercus dentata 'Carl Ferris Miller' - Daimyo oak, Korean oak

Oaks are common trees of our natural woodlands. They border our ponds, occur naturally in our mixed forests, and make magnificent specimen trees in our parks and arboretums where less common species or rare varieties can be seen. Carl Ferris Miller is a beautiful variety of daimyo oak. It originates …

Quercus cerris - Turkey oak

Quercus cerris - Turkey oak

Oaks are common trees of our natural woodlands. They border our ponds, occur naturally in our mixed forests, and make magnificent specimen trees in our parks and arboretums where less common species or rare varieties can be seen. …

Magnolia denudata - Yulan magnolia

Magnolia denudata - Yulan magnolia

Yulan magnolia is the most spectacular species among white flowering magnolias. The flowers are snow white and appear on bare branches in April. The bark is quite dark and offers a nice contrast to the flowers. …

Fagus sylvatica 'Black Swan' - weeping copper beach

Fagus sylvatica 'Black Swan' - weeping copper beach

Beech is a reliable and hardy tree of our climate. On the market today there are many wild forms and hybridized varieties as well as selections that can satisfy the taste of almost everyone. They can offer various colours of foliage, and sizes from dwarf to extra large. Just a note about its Latin name: …

Acer japonicum - Amur maple

Acer japonicum - Amur maple

Acer japonicum, the Amur maple, downy Japanese-maple or fullmoon maple; Japanese: ハウチワカエデ hauchiwakaede) is a species of maple native to Japan, on Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū (Nagasaki Prefecture), and also southern Korea. …

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Aurea' - sweetgum

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Aurea' - sweetgum

Sweetgums are very popular trees from the USA. Thanks to the 5-lobed leaves they are often mistaken for maples. However, leaves of sweetgum are more star-shaped and usually smaller. The most spectacular show begins in autumn when they turn all sorts of vivid colours. They fall down late, throughout winter …

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Albomarginata' - sweetgum

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 …

Acer buergerianum - trident maple

Acer buergerianum - trident maple

Trident maple is an attractive medium-sized tree with unusual leaves. They are three-lobed and their size, depth of lobing as well as autumn colour may vary greatly with location. …

Sorbus cashmiriana 'Chinese lace' - Kashmir rowan

Sorbus cashmiriana 'Chinese lace' - Kashmir rowan

Kashmir used to be a principality in the Himalayas known for its extraordinary shawl wool. It was super soft, warm and expensive. Hence, everything connected with the name Kashmir evoked feeling of exotic beauty and high price. Kashmir rowan is a beautiful tree that, luckily, is not an expensive item. …

Sorbus hupehensis - Hupeh Rowan

Sorbus hupehensis - Hupeh Rowan

Sorbus hupehensis (Hupeh rowan or Hubei rowan; Chinese: 湖北花楸; pinyin: hubei huaqiu; literally: Hubei rowan) is a species of rowan native to central and western China (between Qinghai and Gansu in the west, Yunnan in the south, Jiangxi in the southeast, and Shandong in the east). …

Crataegus tanacetifolia - Tansy-leaved Thorn

Crataegus tanacetifolia - Tansy-leaved Thorn

Synonyms: Mespilus tanacetifolia Family: Rosaceae Crataegus tanacetifolia, the tansy-leaved thorn, is a species of hawthorn. It is native to Turkey where it occurs on dry slopes or in rocky places, usually on calcareous rocks. …

Aesculus x mutabilis - hybrid painted buckeye

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”. …

Aesculus flava - Yellow Buckeye

Aesculus flava - Yellow Buckeye

Synonyms: Aesculus flava var. purpurascens, Aesculus lutea, Aesculus lutea var. discolor, Aesculus maxima, Aesculus octandra, Aesculus octandra f. vestita, Aesculus octandra f. virginica, Aesculus octandra var. hybrida, Aesculus octandra var. purpurascens, Aesculus octandra var. vestita, Aesculus octandra …

Amelanchier arborea 'Robin Hill' - downy serviceberry

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 …

Aralia elata 'Silver umbrella' - Japanese angelica tree

Aralia elata 'Silver umbrella' - 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 elata 'Variegata' - Japanese angelica tree

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 …

Cercis canadensis 'Forest pansy' - eastern redbud, love tree

Cercis canadensis 'Forest pansy' - eastern redbud, love tree

Eastern redbud is a lovely, deciduous, small tree or a large shrub where the word “love” is the key feature. Why? Because its leaves are in a perfect shape of a heart that we are used to draw as an icon. Moreover, Forest Pansy variety has burgundy red to deep burgundy brown foliage. If placed in …

Campsis radicans 'Flava' - trumpet creeper

Campsis radicans 'Flava' - trumpet creeper, Tree form

Tree form This trumpet creeper is really trained into a small tree. 1 or 2 meter tall trunk with a blooming crown gives this exotic looking plant a new glamour. Beautiful, golden-yellow flowers grow at the ends of new branches. They come out in July and don’t stop till the first frosts. …

Prunus serrulata 'Amanogawa' - flowering cherry

Prunus serrulata 'Amanogawa' - flowering cherry

Spring in the garden is announced by flowering Japanese cherries. Amanogawa is a fantastic variety with narrowly columnar growth. In early spring it produces masses of double or semi-double, light pink flowers that may turn to clear white later. Young leaves are bronze, changing to green in summer, and …

Acer platanoides 'Drummondii' - Norway maple

Acer platanoides 'Drummondii' - Norway maple

Drummondii is a variegated form of Norway maple, only some 100 years old. The decades from its birth proved its popularity which is still very high. The leaves are beautifully creamy white variegated at the margins, with bright green centres. …

Morus platanifolia - mulberry

Morus platanifolia - mulberry

This mulberry is very special. Deeply cut, dark green, glossy leaves draw your attention as they bear strong resemblance to leaves of plane trees. Many of the largest leaves at the ends of the branches keep their green colour until late in the autumn when they fall down green. The crown is wide spreading …

Koelreuteria paniculata - golden-rain tree

Koelreuteria paniculata - golden-rain tree

Not many trees bloom in mid or even late summer when all the spring flowering beauties have only leaves. Golden-rain tree is one of the few. In late July/early August upto 30 cm long panicles of small, bright yellow flowers appear on this medium sized tree. The flowers can remain on the tree for as long …

Acer platanoides 'Crimson King' - Norway maple

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 …

Cercis siliquastrum - Judas tree

Cercis siliquastrum - Judas tree

Judas tree is a rather special plant with profusion of beautiful, bright pink flowers in mid spring. They are small, pea-like, and so special due to their appearance on bare wood and even the main stems, however large and old they are. For prolific flowering the plant needs a hot and sunny summer in …

Juglans regia - common walnut

Juglans regia - common walnut

Common walnut is a native tree of the Old World. Its natural habitat lies between South-eastern Europe and Himalayas. Irrespective of its large size it is still one of the most sought-after fruit trees of our country. …

Sophora japonica 'Pendula' - Japanese pagoda tree

Sophora japonica 'Pendula' - Japanese pagoda tree

If you went looking for a tree typical for every city you would find jacarandas in Buenos Aires, London planes in London, and in Prague you would be struck by the beauty of Japanese pagoda trees. Numerous specimens were planted there many years ago. Now they have skyscraping trunks and huge crowns, blooming …

Malus 'Van Eseltine' - crab apple

Malus 'Van Eseltine' - crab apple

Another charming crab apple is this variety “Van Eseltine”. At the end of April / beginning of May it produces profusion of scarlet red spherical buds on long stalks which open to semi double and double pink flowers with yellow stamens. Fruits are small ornamental red-flushed yellow apples. Leaves …

Malus 'Royal Beauty' - crab apple

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 …

Prunus campanulata 'Okame' - flowering cherry

Prunus campanulata 'Okame' - flowering cherry

This uncommon flowering cherry comes from Taiwan. It is a small tree, well branched even without trimming, with neony pink flowers with yellow stamens. Ideal for japanese style gardens, or anywhere to highlight its surroundings with the splash of early spring colour. …

Prunus 'Accolade' - flowering cherry

Prunus 'Accolade' - flowering cherry

This flowering cherry is a cross between prunus sargentii and prunus subhirtella. It has profusion of pale pink, semi-double flowers which open from deep pink buds in mid spring. Leaves are dark green, to 10 cm long. It forms an irregular, wide crown, ideal as a specimen. It does not need much maintenance, …

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' - Judas tree, love tree

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' - Judas tree, love tree

Judas tree is often called The Love Tree because of the unusual shape and colour of its leaves which do look like a heart icon. Their colour is bronze to deep burgundy, sometimes with green shades or veins. This small sized tree has an upright habit with low branches and is attractive all year round …

Aronia melanocarpa - black chokeberry

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 …

Davidia involucrata - dove tree

Davidia involucrata - dove tree

This elegant and rather exotic looking tree is still rare in cultivation in Europe. It was believed to have been extinct after the glacial era, however, in late 19th century some specimens were found in Sichuan, China. Dove tree was brought to Britain in 1903 and cultivated as a rarity in some gardens …

Pterocarya fraxinifolia - wing nut

Pterocarya fraxinifolia - wing nut

From Caucasus and Northern Iran comes one of my absolutely top favourites – wing nut. Its large leaves, fruit and monumental statue predetermine this tree to become the most significant feature of any large garden or a park. …

Albizia julibrissin 'Boubri' OMBRELLA® - silk tree

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, …

Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum' - sycamore

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 …