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Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie' - Japanese aucuba

Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie' - Japanese aucuba

This evergreen shrub is a commonly known favourite especially in Britain and in milder parts of humid regions of Germany and Benelux. The first specimen was brought from Japan to Europe in 1783, and has been sought after ever since for its unusual shape of foliage and beautiful variegation on some cultivars. …

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Tricolor' - holly osmanthus

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Tricolor' - holly osmanthus

If you like the features of hollies such as toothed leaves, dense habit, and the fact that they are in leaf all year, you will love this plant: sometimes called false holly, osmanthus has rather dentate leaves than spiny, although touching it is not the best plan for Sunday afternoon. …

Buxus microphylla 'Faulkner' - box

Buxus microphylla 'Faulkner' - box

If you are looking for a nice, evergreen plant that can be either trimmed to a desired shape or quite the contrary – left to its own devices, look no further. …

Vinca minor 'Bowles' - periwinkle

Vinca minor 'Bowles' - periwinkle

Periwinkle is a European native plant growing wildly in the woods of Central Europe to Caucasus. It is a prostrate, evergreen groundcover offering a long flowering period. …

Osmanthus armatus - sweet olive

Osmanthus armatus - sweet olive

Osmanthus armatus means “armed” sweet olive. Quite a funny name for a plant, don’t you think? It obviously refers to the shape of its leaves which are toothed at the margins but not prickly and I would definitely not say dangerous. They might cause a ladder but cannot bite a calf. They are dark …

Ilex cornuta - chinese holly

Ilex cornuta - chinese holly

Leaves of this chinese holly with their 3 lobes look like sugar coated, they are very glossy. The flowers will produce a load of bright red berries which will bring the ideal Christmas feeling in the winter. …

Pyracantha 'Navaho' - firethorn

Pyracantha 'Navaho' - firethorn

Firethorns are thorny evergreen shrubs, planted mostly for their abundant fruits, which rippen in the autumn, have amazing colours, pending variety. The hybrids are objectively selected to prevent pests and diseases. …

Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia' - cherry laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia' - cherry laurel

Rotundifolia is one of the most popular cherry laurels in Great Britain, Belenux, and southern Europe. It has mid green to dark green, widely ovate leaves as opposed to most cherry laurels whose leaves are more narrow and elongated and usually very dark. It makes a neat, compact habit because new shoots …

Osmanthus aquifolium - sweet olive, tea olive

Osmanthus aquifolium - sweet olive, tea olive

Osmanthus is a genus of about 15-20, while only a few ones are hardy enough to grow down to zone 6. Those are often mistaken for hollies owing to their foliage appearance. Osmanthus is native to Japan and China, some species originate in the south of USA. …

Viburnum davidii - David viburnum

Viburnum davidii - David viburnum

David viburnum is a handsome, compact little shrub, with eye-catching foliage. The leaves are elliptic, emerald green with pink-red stalks, and have remarkable deep veins, which give this shrub an additional 3D image. The flower buds are pink-ish, too, but the flowers themselves are not what this plant …

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' - Japanese Aucuba

Aucuba japonica 'Variegata' - Japanese Aucuba

Aucuba japonica Variegata is a great choice for even the shadiest of landscapes because it is extremely shade tolerant. It also grows well in partial sun. It grows to a form of a rounded, evergreen shrub. It has large, elliptic, glossy, yellow spotted, leathery leaves. Under dense trees, its roots compete …

Ceanothus x 'Blue Sapphire' - blueblossom

Ceanothus x 'Blue Sapphire' - blueblossom

Californian blue lilac | This Californian lilac is an outstanding introduction from New Zealand. In the warmer days of late spring it blooms with profusion of dense panicles of deep blue flowers. Leaves are short, obovate, dark green with reddish brown tint. Branches are chocolate brown, fragile and …

Viburnum 'Eskimo' - Eskimo viburnum

Viburnum 'Eskimo' - Eskimo viburnum

Eskimo is a jewel among viburnums. It is an evergreen or semi-evergreen, compact shrub, growing slowly about 1m tall and wide. In mid-spring it makes almost spherical corymbs of pure white, lightly scented flowers. …

Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo' - Oregon grape

Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo' - Oregon grape

An old-fashioned plant that is so easy to grow can turn into a jewel in your garden if you give it what it needs. We are used to seeing it in country gardens where it does not look its best, often put in the silliest corner, just waiting for the autumn to be sheared like sheep for the attractive evergreen …

Rhododendron 'Golden Gate' - rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Golden Gate' - rhododendron

Compact hybrid | Rhododendrons are reliable, beautifully flowering, evergreen shrubs of variable origin: S.W. China, Himalayas, Northern America, and even Europe. The original species were hybridized several times for better performance so in the 1950´s there were more than 10,000 cultivars registered, …

Ilex x meserveae 'Heckenstar'® - blue holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Heckenstar'® - blue holly

Castle Wall™ | Heckenstar® is quite a novelty from Germany, bred by Hans Hachmann and patented only in 1998. It is a cross ilex aquifolium „Pyramidalis“ and ilex x meserveae „Blue Prince“®. The result is a strictly upright growing, very hardy, evergreen shrub. Outside Europe it is distributed …

Ilex x meserveae 'Casanova' - blue holly, Meserve holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Casanova' - blue holly, Meserve holly

We are always happy to hear about any success as far as increasing plants hardiness. And when it happens and a new plant variety is hardy and at the same time beautiful we are lost for words. Casanova is the one that left us speechless. It is a brand new variety that was only in 2006 introduced at the …

Rhododendron ponticum 'Variegatum' - rhododendron

Rhododendron ponticum 'Variegatum' - rhododendron

Rhododendrons are reliable, beautifully flowering, evergreen shrubs of variable origin: S.W. China, Himalayas, Northern America, and even Europe. The original species were hybridized several times for better performance so in the 1950´s there were more than 10,000 cultivars registered, and the number …

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Angel'® - blue holly, Meserve holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Angel'® - blue holly, Meserve holly

Blue Angel ® is a favourite female variety of blue hollies. It flowers abundantly in the spring and fruits are born in the autumn. They are bright red, shiny berries that remain on the plant until early to mid spring. It needs a male pollinator e.g. Blue Prince®. Leaves are very glossy, larger than …

Pieris japonica 'Katsura' - lily of the valley

Pieris japonica 'Katsura' - lily of the valley

Lily of the valley shrub is an attractive evergreen shrub with handsome flowers and striking red new leaves. Vase-shaped flowers are pink and hang on pink stamens in slightly pendent, long racemes. “Katsura” is the darkest variety with deep burgundy red new leaves, which turn to dark green in summer. …

Pieris japonica 'Little Heath' - dwarf Japanese pieris

Pieris japonica 'Little Heath' - dwarf Japanese pieris

Little Heath is a dwarf variety of pieris. It is a neat little shrub with short, elongated, pointed leaves of mid green colour with white margins. New leaves emerge orange to copper red. It grows very slowly and forms a compact shrub without pruning. It likes moist, slightly acidic soil. Once established …

Rhododendron 'Brasilia' INKARHO® - rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Brasilia' INKARHO® - rhododendron

Brasilia is another sensational variety which has the long-desired orange shade in the flower colour. The flowers are a combination of salmon pink and light orange, with slightly frilled margins. The overall colour appearance is a nice and warm shade of orangey-pink. …

Rhododendron 'Balalaika' INKARHO® - rhododendron

Rhododendron 'Balalaika' INKARHO® - rhododendron

Balalaika is a one of the few sensational varieties which have orange shades in the flower colour. The flower margins are salmon pink, grading through rich orange to deep yellow in the throat. The blooming shrub looks exquisitely but naturally at the same time. …

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var.repens - creeping blueblossom

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var.repens - creeping blueblossom

Creeping blueblossom (Californian lilac) is a beautiful, true blue flowering mounding shrub. It grows about 0.5m tall and spreads 1-2m wide. New branches are soft and drooping. Flowers are dense panicles of tiny, sky blue blossoms and appear in warmer days of late spring. …

Buxus sempervirens 'Aureovariegata' - English box

Buxus sempervirens 'Aureovariegata' - English box

English box is a well-known and popular evergreen shrub, used in both town and country gardens. Unless you grow it for trimming into a certain shape it is absolutely maintenance-free and a reliable feature. Leaves of Aureovariegata have creamy-yellow margins, some of them may be completely yellow, others …

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' - blue holly, Meserve holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' - blue holly, Meserve holly

Blue Princess is probably the most popular female variety of blue hollies. It flowers abundantly in the spring and fruits are born in the autumn. They are bright red, shiny berries that remain on the plant until early to mid spring. To produce fruits it needs a male pollinator e.g. Blue Prince® or Casanova. …

Ilex x meserveae 'Mesgolg' GOLDEN GIRL ® - blue holly, Meserve holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Mesgolg' GOLDEN GIRL® - blue holly, Meserve holly

GOLDEN GIRL ® is probably the first ever patented holly with yellow berries in the world, US plant patent 7652 from 1990, as a cross between ilex aquifolium ´Fructa Lutea´and ilex rugosa. Yellow fruits are an awesome feature because it never happened with any other blue holly before. And it has at …

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Monria' - Tropical Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Monria' - Tropical Hibiscus

Kona Princess series; aka Itsy Bitsy® | Hibiscus Itsy Bitsy is a profuse blooming evergreen shrub valued for its small, bright red flowers. This very showy accent is ideal for containers, against walls, along sunny walkways, accenting columns, or anywhere season long color is desired. When using in …

Ceanothus impressus 'Victoria' - blueblos, California lilac

Ceanothus impressus 'Victoria' - blueblos, California lilac

This charming shrub is called blueblossom or California lilac. It has nothing to do with lilacs though. The flowers are absolutely amazing, not violet, not pale, just unbeatable sky blue. They are formed in rounded, terminal cymes and come out in early June and usually last for about a month. That is …

Azalea japonica 'Johanna' - Japanese azalea

Azalea japonica 'Johanna' - Japanese azalea

Japanese azaleas are very popular features of our gardens. In their home climate they grow to relatively substantial shrubs, as opposed to limited sizes in our continental, dry climate. …

Azalea 'Dorothy Hayden' - Robin Hill azalea

Azalea 'Dorothy Hayden' - Robin Hill azalea

These hybrid azaleas come from New Jersey, USA, and were developed by Robert Gartrell. The aim was to select and further breed cultivars with the best performace, extending their flowering period and keeping majority of leaves in winter months …

Pyracantha coccinea 'Orange Glow' - Orange Firethorn

Pyracantha coccinea 'Orange Glow' - Orange Firethorn

Evergreen, dense, fast growing shrub of regular round habit and small oval dark green leaves. Grown for its dense inflorescences of small white flowers and masses of brightly coloured ball-shaped small fruits which surround the young branches all along their length. In case of Orange Glow variety they …

Caesalpinia pulcherrima - Mexican Red Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia pulcherrima - Mexican Red Bird of Paradise

Mexican Red Bird of Paradise flower is an evergreen shrub or small tree in frost free climates. In the tropics it gets 15-20. In cultivation peacock flower is usually 8-12 tall, growing that large even after freezing to the ground the previous winter. Mexican Red Bird of Paradise flower lives up to its …

Rhododendron 'Azurro' (hardy hybrid) - rhododedron

Rhododendron 'Azurro' - rhododedron

Rhododendrons are reliable, beautifully flowering, evergreen shrubs of variable origin: S.W. China, Himalayas, Northern America, and even Europe. The original species were hybridized several times for better performance so in the 1950´s there were more than 10,000 cultivars registered, and the number …

Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' - cherry laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' - cherry laurel

“Novita” is a new sensation among cherry laurels. Eventually there is a hardy variety which has benefits of the formerly more tender ones: it grows fast and big, has large leaves of a nice colour, and of course if fully hardy! The leaves are 10-15 cm long, obovate, very glossy, soft green when young …

Ilex aquifolium - Common Holly

Ilex aquifolium - Common Holly

Common holly is a useful evergreen shrub or small tree that can be grown as a specimen tree, clipped bushes or as a hedge. If unpruned it can reach height of 15m and spread 8m. It lives on wide range of soil types - from calcerous to poor and acid but preferably dry, well-drained / light. …

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' - aukuba japonská

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' - aukuba japonská

This evergreen shrub is a commonly known favourite especially in Britain. The first specimen was brought to Europe in 1783, and has been sought after ever since for its beautifully varigated/golden-spotted leaves. Should the top leaves be damaged after winter, just get rid of them in the spring, or cut …

Cotoneaster dammeri 'Skogholm' - Cotoneaster Skogholm

Cotoneaster dammeri 'Skogholm' - Cotoneaster Skogholm

Evergreen, fast growing first-class ground cover with oval, glossy, bright green narrow leaves and bright red fruit. Excellent for banks, slopes or even a low facer for shrub borders. The late spring flowers are not very showy, but they produce shiny, red fruit. Entirely frost hardy, this cultivar will …

Abelia Confetti® 'Conti' - glossy abelia

Abelia Confetti® 'Conti' - glossy abelia

Abelia Confetti® can be the true dwarf jewel, for instance, in the evergreen group of your front yard. It has 2-3 cm long, pointed, glossy, semi-evergreen, variegated leaves with white margins and green centres. It blooms from July until October with pale pink, funnel-shaped, tiny flowers. …