LIL' BANG™ Red Elf is a hybrid tickseed with small, extremely deep ruby red, almost velvety flowers. They are single, daisy-like, sometimes flushed pale pink, and their ray florets are of uneven size making each flower unique. They come out in abundance from early July until the first frost atop 20-30 cm tall stems which are only upright and strong enough not to bend. The whole plant is extremely uniform, compact, and dense. Leaves are medium green, very narrowly lanceolate. Patent No. PP27918 was granted in 201 ...entire article
12.10.2021New in catalogue
tickseed (Coreopsis "'SOLAR FANCY'")
Solar Fancy is a rather unexpected hybrid tickseed variety from the Solar series bred by Marco van Noort from the Netherlands. All others shine like little suns but Solar Ruby wears velvety ruby red margined with pale vanilla yellow which makes it look like a red carpet star in its afternoon cocktail frock in Cannes. The flowers are large, single, daisy-like and come out in abundance from June until the first frost. Stems are about 20-30 cm tall, upright, and strong enough not to bend. The plant makes a dense, compact ...entire article
12.10.2021New in catalogue
tickseed (Coreopsis "'SOLAR MELLOW'")
Solar Mellow is another hybrid tickseed variety from the Solar series bred by Marco van Noort from the Netherlands. Why Solar? Simply because all of its flowers shine like a thousand of little suns, brightening up your day and perennial border. Solar fancy produces large, single, daisy-like, golden yellow flowers with a small mahogany blotch at the centre. They come out in abundance from June until the first frost. Stems are about 20-30 cm tall, upright, and strong enough not to bend. The plant makes a dense, compact, ...entire article
Beacon Silver is a renowned and popular spotted nettle variety cultivated for its attractive foliage and purple pink flowers. They are small, two-lipped, and appear in terminal whorls atop only about 10-20 cm tall stems from June until September. Leaves are heavily marbled silver with green margins. They are commonly deciduous but may be evergreen in warm climates of USDA zone 7 and 8. The plant makes prostrate, spreading branches which create a colourful groundcover. The variety was found by Beth Chatto from Colch ...entire article
11.10.2021New in catalogue
Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium "'PHANTOM'")
Phantom is a smaller growing Joe Pye Weed variety producing only some 80-100 cm tall, sturdy, maroon stems atop which in August appears a profusion of large, 25-30 cm wide, corymb-like, rich purple pink panicles composed of tiny, fringed flowers. Their calyxes are bright purple and petals almost white which enhances the calyx colour and makes the plant a glowing showcase. Flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other winged insect, and provide them with plenty of food late in the season when not many flowers bloom. Dec ...entire article
BLUE EMPIRE is a stunning bluebeard variety with large flowers and leaves, and non-dwarf habit. Its flowers are considerably larger than on other varieties known so far, they are rich violet blue and come out in profusion from late August until early October. Deciduous leaves are larger, too, broadly lance-shaped to narrowly oval, dark green with silvery-grey hues, and very fragrant. BLUE EMPIRE grows fast into a compact, dense shrub over one meter tall and wide, and enriches late summer borders with a sought-after bl ...entire article
10.10.2021New in catalogue
weigela (Weigela "'WINGS OF FIRE'")
Wings of Fire is a Dutch weigela which originated like an experiment of breeder Hendrik Kolster from Boskoop. He collected many seeds of various weigela species and varieties and let them grow alongside, expecting novelties risen from crosspollination. Truly, there were many of them, some of them quite bizarre, but one kept his attention and showed worth preserving. It was in 2004 and it was named Wings Of Fire. Patents: PP21920 (USA – 2011) and 41417 (Europe – 2015). Wings of Fire weigela is a compact, ...entire article
09.10.2021New in catalogue
quince (Cydonia oblonga "'LESKOVACKA'")
Leskovacka, pronounced with a soft ‘c’ as ‘leskovatschka’, is an old quince variety from Serbia, former Yugoslavia, known already since 1898. It bears large, apple-shaped fruit that is rich yellow when ripe and highly aromatic. In ancient times the fruit was also called golden apple. Quince is renowned for its large, pink flushed, white flowers, which come out later in the season when the tree already has leaves. Those are deciduous, oval, 5-10 cm long or exceptionally longer, rich green in sum ...entire article
MOOODZ® COURAGE is another gem from the MOOODZ® coneflower series. It produces 7-8 cm large, single flowers with bright purple pink ray florets and deep maroon discs which mature to deep orange. Stems are rather short, only some 30-40 cm tall, and appear in profusion from July until October. Lanceolate leaves are deep green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Coneflowers are maintenance-free perennials blooming from early or mid summer until early fall. They come out on sturdy stems that ...entire article
PRINCETON GOLD is a Norway maple variety found and selected by an American botanist and breeder William Flemmer III (1922-2007) who during early 1980’s collected seeds of street trees and grew them in his trial beds in anticipation of a mutation. A breakthrough came around 1983 when one seedling showed extremely yellow foliage colour which did not suffer from scorching and the plant proved vigorous and healthy enough to be considered a new variety. A US patent No. PP6727P was granted in 1989. PRINCETON GOLD N ...entire article
PINK FRAGRANCE™, or also marketed under its complete name SPRING PINK ETERNAL FRAGRANCE™, is a sister variety which arose from breeding its predecessor – ETERNAL FRAGRANCE™ variety. Its is a compact and dense growing hybrid daphne with long flowering period. It makes small, tubular, medium to pale pink flowers which release a strong and sweet perfume. They are produced in profusion from late May until early July, and then ...entire article
Media mock privet bears evergreen, opposite, 3-4 cm long, broadly elliptic, very dark green, leathery, and glossy leaves. In mid or late spring appear profusion if tiny, insignificant, creamy white flowers followed by small, blue-black, spherical fruit which recalls tiny balls of black pepper when fully mature. Its habit is best described by one of its common names – a broccoli tree. Young plants grow fast and unevenly into upright shrubs and slow down with age as they get some three meters tall. Then they begin to form very dense, almost congested ...entire article
Burgundy is a beautiful variety of desert willow of untraceable origin, possibly a selection of Rio Salado with slightly paler flowers. Burgundy desert willow makes deep maroon, velvety flowers with white and yellow stripes in the throat. They are slightly fragrant and formed in narrow, terminal, upright racemes and each raceme holds up to 16 flower buds but their number decreases during the growing season. As the racemes appear at the tips of new growths and those are formed continuously from late spring till late su ...entire article
05.10.2021New in catalogue
winged broom (Genista sagittalis)
Winged broom or arrow-shaped broom is an attractive species from the fabaceae family. Its natural habitat spreads from South and Central Europe to Balkan. It forms low shrubs with green, prostrate branches and profusion of flowers. Winged broom is cultivated for its showy, bright yellow flowers formed in short, terminal racemes from late May for at least 4 weeks or sometimes more. Its name refers to the stems which are covered with narrow, about 3-5 mm wide wings all along their lengths. They are permanently green which makes an illusion of an evergreen p ...entire article
04.10.2021New in catalogue
stonecrop (Sedum "'THUNDERHEAD'")
Thunderhead stonecrop was bred by Janet N. Egger from Terra Nova® Nurseries in Oregon, USA, and is considered one of their most majestic varieties. Granted patents: PP24693 (USA – 2014) and 46411 (Europe – 2017). Thunderhead stonecrop makes impressive, vibrant pink flowers atop 50-60 cm tall, strong stems. Deciduous leaves are ovate, dusky green, flushed purple, and emerge pale olive green with conspicuous purple pink hues along pink stems. Individual flowers are small, star-shaped, and are compose ...entire article
Mojave Jewels Ruby is a stonecrop variety from AB Cultivars in the Netherlands from 2018. It makes extremely dark foliage and stems which perfectly contrast with its flowers. Deciduous leaves are broadly elliptic, mildly serrated at margins, and matte. Stems are upright and strong enough not to flop, bend or break in open ground (plants in pots may be weaker). Both stems and leaves are deep purple, almost black like egg-plant but without glossy skin – they are matte which looks velvety. In late August appear ...entire article
Honey Gold is a stonecrop variety from a Dutch series CENSATION™ marketed by CNB New Plants. It makes upright, light green flushed amber orange, 20-30 cm tall stems. In late August appear small, star-shaped, melliferous flowers composed in dome-shaped corymbs that are pale yellow in colour which is unique in the world of predominantly red or pink coloured hylotelephiums. Just don’t believe those manipulated internet pictures showing plants that are yellow like a ca ...entire article
03.10.2021New in catalogue
stonecrop (Sedum "'RED CAULI'")
Red Cauli is a Dutch addition to the family of upright growing stonecrops and I love it. Why, you may ask, when it makes smaller flowers heads than many modern varieties? Well, perhaps just because of that – don’t you think that the new sedums and their extra-large inflorescence look like flying saucers? I am not a fan of sedum on steroids, I prefer a regular guy. And obviously its rich colour. Red Cauli stonecrop makes the most striking rich ruby red flowers I have ever seen on a hylotelephium. The st ...entire article
BORDER BLUES® is a modern variety of milky bellflower with bright violet blue flowers with almost white throats. They are shortly funnel-shaped, open wide into a star shape, and appear atop about 80-90 cm tall, light green stems. The main flowering season begins in June, lasts for about a month, and if you cut the plant back afterwards it will produce a new mound of fresh and healthy foliage and short stems with flowers that will keep on blooming until the last sunny and warm days of early autumn. Leaves are ...entire article
BlueOne® bellflower belongs to the Tendenza® series. It is an evergreen perennial with small, rich violet, narrowly funnel-shaped flowers from early summer until late autumn, or even early winter if its beginning is mild. The colder the weather the darker the flowers. Leaves are broadly heart-shaped or kidney-shaped, dark green, unevenly serrated. Plants grow quite fast and quickly form low but erect cushions. After the main flowering phase (July) shear the plant to about half its height to encourage formati ...entire article
30.09.2021New in catalogue
bellflower (Campanula "'SAMANTHA'")
Samantha is no newcomer in the bellflower world. It is a proved and beloved variety, a c. carpatica hybrid, producing large flowers and 15-20 cm tall stems. Flowers are 2-3 cm across, combine violet and white, and bloom from June for about a month atop many branched, slender stems. Blooming time can be extended by regular deadheading and cutting back the entire plant after flowering will not only encourage production of new leaves but also new flowers that will keep popping up until the last sunny and warm days of aut ...entire article
Pendulum giant redwood is a true jewel in conifer collectors’ gardens. This picturesque version of originally the largest tree in the world is much smaller and usually extremely slender. It was found as a seedling selection by a nurseryman in Laland Nursery in Nantes, France, in 1863, and first described in detail, given a variety name by Élie-Abel Carrière in his book Traité Général des Conifères published in 1867. The key feature is its pendulous habit which develops in older specimens (10 years o ...entire article
FIREBALLS is a Dutch variety of cowberry from the Netherlands, bred by Sierteeltkwekerij Maarten Bloemen, a nursery in Venhorst, the Netherlands. It produces a profusion of small, glossy, red fruit for a long period of time - from late summer often until spring unless the berries get killed by hard frost. The plant forms rather short but very dense shrubs with somewhat prostrate branches growing about 30-40 cm tall and a 80-90 cm wide in maturity (in plenty of years). European patent No. EU 46224 was granted in 2017. ...entire article
Big Blue lily-turf is perhaps one of the most common lily-turf varieties in North America. It is comparable to Royal Purple variety in Europe. From late summer it produces 30-45 cm tall, purple flushed stems, topped with terminal spikes composed of rich lavender violet, spherical buds which burst to pale violet flowers. They rise well above the foliage making a good display of richly coloured flowers. Flowers are produced until mid autumn. The foliage is ribbon-like, dark green, very glossy, and evergreen in winte ...entire article
LISAROSE® laurustinus is a dense and many branched evergreen shrub of broadly upright habit. Its leaves are 6-7 cm long and 3-4 cm wide, ovate, leathery but thinner than most evergreens, medium to dark green, and glossier than most other varieties. As early as in late August it starts to produce a profusion of highly attractive terminal cymes composed of purple pink flower buds which open into tiny, fragrant flowers in October. They are white as they open and gain pink shades as the weather turns colder. In mild ...entire article
Dark leaves on ornamental shrubs as well as perennials are sought after for the contrast they can create with nearby plants with leaves of lighter colours. In horticulture you may have heard of ‚dramatic foliage‘ or plants ‚offering a drama‘ which simply means that these plants play a significant role in splitting a uniform green landscape into sections which are then more attractive to look at. Like using commas in a long sentence… (my bad). ALL BLACK® ninebark is a fantastic nineba ...entire article
Golden Glow is a Dutch introduction of box honeysuckle, found by Hendrik Johan Harmen Nijland in his nursery Nijland Siergroen in 2008 as a natural mutation of an older variety Maigrün. It makes small, 1-2 cm long, broadly ovate, evergreen leaves which are rich golden yellow in winter and spring, and chartreuse in summer and early autumn. In other words, the colder the weather the more yellow they get. In late spring may appear small, creamy white to pale yellow flowers that may be followed by small, nontoxic berries. ...entire article
Royal Flush monkshood makes almost one meter tall, extra strong, maroon stems topped with erect racemes composed of huge, deep indigo blue flowers with anthracite anthers. The plant is very healthy which contrasts with many other perennials that are slowly becoming unsightly as they go dormant at the time this monkshood shows its assets. The stems are many branched offering multiple inflorescences and blooming until the last sunny and warm days of autumn. The leaves are dark green, deeply dissected, and highly glossy. ...entire article
BABY BUTTERFLY™ Dark Pink is a compact gaura reaching only some 20-30 cm in height and width. Unlike most other varieties its stems do not continue growing upwards throughout the summer but exhibit profuse branching resulting in an immensely flowering tuft. The flowers are medium pink flushed dark pink and open from deep maroon buds. Stems and young foliage are maroon, too. We noticed that if the plant is frequently fed it is big and beautiful but tends to mature more quickly and may become very short-lived ...entire article
SUP‘BRIDGE® Rose-of-Sharon boasts large, 10-12 cm wide, purple pink flowers with a small, deep maroon eye in the centre. They are single and unlike most other varieties they have 6 petals. Still, SUP’BRIDGE is still very new to confirm whether this a rule or an exception. Flowering begins in July and lasts until all buds have gone - sometimes by end September. The plant grows into a densely branched, upright shrub. It has very decorative leaves that are unique. They are shalowly lobed, palmate, mi ...entire article
Winter Gem is a Himalayan sweet box variety bred by Peter Moore from England. He succeeded in hybridizing a sweet box that will grow well in a pot which is something that sarcococca dislikes and will tolerate chalk (lime soil). Winter Gem boasts highly glossy, evergreen, narrowly lance-shaped, dark green foliage, broader than usual (about 2-3 cm wide). In autumn are formed small, red flower buds which open in profusion during a warmer period of mid to late winder and early spring. Flowers are small, white, extremely f ...entire article
Purple Stem is a Himalayan sweet box variety renowned for rich maroon stems in late winter and spring. They also may (but may not) turn purplish blue in autumn just like young stems of some blue hollies. It boasts highly glossy, evergreen, narrowly lance-shaped, dark green foliage. In autumn are formed small flower buds which open during a warmer period of mid to late winder and early spring. Flowers are small, white, tinged pink, extremely fragrant, and if pollinated they are followed by dark red to almost black, sph ...entire article
HECKENBLAU® ('Hedge Blue') is another Hecken- variety of so-called blue holly, again from Germany. It is an upright, moderately growing shrub with evergreen foliage. Leaves are dark green, broadly elliptic to almost rounded, gently serrated at margins but not prickly, and very glossy. Young leaves emerge rich maroon and turn dark burgundy red with purple blue hues in autumn, just like twigs. As a male variety it has no fruit but is an ideal pollinator for many female hollies (not just blue hollies) to produce ber ...entire article
FIRESTAR® leucothoe makes 4-6 cm long, ovate to broadly elliptic, falcate, evergreen leaves which emerge pale green with orange tones, mature to medium green with light green or almost white margins and delicate marbling inside, and turn burgundy red in autumn. No flowers have been observed so far. It grows slowly into a small, compact, mounding shrub about 40 cm tall and wide. Being compact and low it can be placed among other shrubs of similar type (rhodos, azaleas, kalmias), it will brighten up a conifer be ...entire article
RED DOT is one of my most beloved holly varieties. It was born in French nursery Minier and patented in Europe as EU54100 in 2020. It makes handsome foliage than not many other hollies can beat. Its evergreen leaves are 4-6 cm long, leathery, spineless, broadly ovate with a tiny, slightly sharp tip, soft green when they emerge, and only one or two tones darker when mature, and never so deep green as on many other spiny hollies. It is a self-fertile variety producing plenty of vibrant red berries in autumn. They ar ...entire article
Twilight nandina is a variegated beauty among heavenly bamboo varieties. It was found as a naturally occurring mutation of Gulf Stream variety by Neil Marek of Magnolia Gardens Nursery from Texas, USA, in 2010. In spring emerges clear pink foliage that quickly turns pure white before marbling appears. Mature leaves are both green and marbled white. In autumn comes another colour: coppery red. The pinnate leaves are composed of small, lance-shaped leaflets. It grows slowly into a dense yet fluffy shrub. The plant is ev ...entire article
Ralph Shugert is another periwinkle variety for lovers of variegated foliage. It was found by a nurseryman David Mackenzie from Michigan, USA, in 1986, and named after his fellow plantsman. It was a natural mutation of large-flowered Bowles’ Variety periwinkle after which it inherited large flowers (3-3.5 cm across). But the leaves are different. They are somewhat lighter green than on the species, and margined cream white to very light yellow when they emerge. Pinwheel-shaped flowers are violet blue, divided in ...entire article
Atropurpurea is a burgundy purple flowering periwinkle variety. Its pinwheel-shaped flowers are divided into 5 petals, 2-2.5 cm across, and bloom continuously from mid spring until early summer while May flowering is the most abundant. Leaves are dark green, ovate, evergreen, leathery, and glossy. Plant makes long shoots which are best trimmed to achieve a dense and compact mat with plentiful of flowers unless you are looking for a quick ground-cover. Periwinkle is ideal in areas where it can be left to its own de ...entire article
Vivid is one of the richest pink obedient plant varieties producing strictly upright, non-falling, square stems with 10-15 cm long spikes of 4 rows of funnel-shaped flowers. They are pure pink with purple pink veins which make them glow like neon. They open from midsummer until about mid September. Narrowly lanceolate, finely serrated, always healthy leaves are soft green and glossy, and look very lush. Plants are dense and upright. It forms dense plants and spreads readily into substantial colonies. Obedient plant ...entire article
LITTLE GOLDY is a dwarf lily-of-the-valley shrub that follows a success of its preceding variety Little Frosty. Its evergreen leaves are narrowly elliptic, short, acuminate, soft green with golden hues and white variegation at margins. In spring they emerge in several colours of fruit jams – first there is raspberry preserve, then strawberry jam, and finally apricot and orange marmalade. LITTLE GOLDY is rather slow growing and makes a uniform, roun ...entire article
Carré Rouge is a selection of Fraser's photinia from Red Robin variety. It is commonly believed to have originated in French Nantes, however, the truth is that the first plants were found in a Tuscan nursery in Pistoia, Italy, and named Mandarino. It produces smaller leaves of intensely red colour when young, maturing to deep green, yet keeping the top leaves crimson or wine red. New leaves with red colour emerge at ...entire article
Wildberry coral bells belongs to the DOLCE® series and makes bold foliage of deep purple red colours as the leaves emerge, and dark purple pink with charcoal veins as they mature in summer. They are very resistant to both sun and frost, therefore will look nice also through mild winters until spring. Small, purplish-pink flowers are composed in erect panicles atop straight, 30-40 cm tall, dark red stems from early summer onwards. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. Coral bells ca ...entire article
02.10.2021New stock
hebe (Hebe pimeleoides)
Blue hebe comes from the mountains of Marlborough and Cantebury in the South Island of New Zealand. It is a low, evergreen shrub with small, perfectly elliptic, silvery blue leaves. In June or early July appear small clusters of tiny, pale lilac violet flowers atop its rather thin and flexible twigs. Light trimming after flowering is recommended in order to keep the plant compact and bushy - this species is quite variable and left to its own devices it might exhibit a rather prostrate growth losing its pretty, dense habit developed by the nursery grower. ...entire article
Pink Spider is a fabulous Japanese azalea for collectors who obviously do not suffer from arachnophobia. This exotic looking jewel produces semi-double flowers with narrow, acuminate flower petals. They are bright pink with purple pink dotting and white margins. They open in profusion from about mid May for 2-3 weeks on the background of evergreen, narrowly elliptic, dark green leaves. The plant forms a compact, somewhat spreading shrub. Japanese azaleas can be clipped to shapes in early June. If so, do not use fer ...entire article
AZURA is undoubtedly the first reliably hardy cider gum variety of European origin. It has typically steel blue-green, rounded, highly aromatic, evergreen foliage along silvery blue stems. It grows moderately to fast and its ultimate height is expected to reach about 4-5m without pruning but it can be clipped in spring to be kept smaller. Its dramatic foliage colour and shape are impossible to imitate, and will bring a subtropical touch to your garden wherever you put it. It looks great among other green shrubs, as a ...entire article
Black Pearl coral bells produces very dark burgundy, almost black leaves with rosy purple undersides. Leaves are large and glossy, with rounded and slightly ruffled lobes. From early summer appear 40-50 cm tall stems of dark red colour holding an upright panicle of small, white flowers with pink calyxes. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. Leaves show good resistance to mild frost and are quite nice even in winter. It performs better in full sun, in shaded areas the leaves turn deep green ...entire article
Wild Rose is a stunning coral bells variety with a striking foliage colour. Its leaves are rich purple red with conspicuous deep mahogany red veins. They are palmate with rounded lobes and only slightly undulated margins. Small pink flowers are borne atop 60 cm tall, slender, pale purple red stems in May and June. They can be cut off if only beautiful foliage is what you desire. Leaves show good resistance to mild frost and are quite nice even in winter. Coral bells can take almost any soil with ample moisture and ...entire article
Little Frosty is a dwarf lily-of-the-valley shrub bred by Ron van Opstal. Its evergreen leaves are narrowly elliptic, short, acuminate, medium green with white variegation at margins. In spring they emerge coppery orange to orange brown and their white margins gain pink shades. In winter pink colour returns, especially to the tips which turn rich pink. Winter also enhances the colour of the stems which are purple red. All in all, one could say this plant is more attractive in winter which makes it an ideal pick fo ...entire article
Hakone grass is one of the top grass species most appreciated by landscape designers. It is so showy and simple at the same time, so no wonder it is often used as undergrowth of larger beautiful Japanese maples or other appealing multistemmed shrubs with bare framework of bottom branches. The species of hakone grass has fresh green, about one centimeter wide leaves on slender, partly arching stems, reaching 30 to 60 cm height with age. In midsummer appear tan coloured, airy panicles composed of small flowers in terminal panicles, and last almost 2 months. ...entire article
Compacta is a recent selection of Evergreen (Ebbing's) silverthorn, very probably of Italian origin (not confirmed). Unlike its mother plant - the species of Ebbing's silverthorn - it makes a compact and well-behaved shrub without overgrown twigs in one season. In fact, this sport makes quite a handsome shrub. It has more prominent silvery leaves when they emerge, as if covered with stardust, which mature to glossy dark green. They are evergreen, leathery but thinner than those on cherry laurels, and somewhat wavy. An ...entire article
Sunseekers Salmon is truly a unique coneflower. Among the load of colours available today this one stands out like a proud princess who knows that she is being watched. Semi-double, large flowers have frayed ends and appear from July until October atop short and strong stems. Young, emerging flowers are a delicious shade of salmon pink with a few soft yellow petals in the centre, and mature to pale pink around a large, dark crimson red cone hiding plenty of nectar for butterflies, bumble bees as well as bees. Deadh ...entire article
Moneymaker is a clump forming lily-turf variety with attractive foliage and flowers. Its dark green, ribbon-like, semi-glossy, narrow leaves are evergreen in mild winters of zone 6, and reliably evergreen in warmer areas. In early August are borne spikes of rich lavender violet flowers on strong, dark purple stems. They usually overgrow the leaves by not more than about 10 cm. New spikes are produced continuously until early autumn. Liriope does well in moist, humus-rich, and preferably acid to neutral soil, but wi ...entire article
MOOODZ® SYMPATHY is another introduction from the MOOODZ® coneflower series. It produces 8-9 cm large, very fragrant flowers with ray florets that open to a beautiful soft salmon pink with orange or even golden tones, and mature to rich pastel pink with salmon orange tones. Stems are very strong, about 50-60 cm tall, and hold numerous buds at the axil of almost every leaf. Lanceolate leaves are very green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Conef ...entire article
Burkwood viburnum is a garden hybrid between v.carlesii and v.utile made in England in 1924. It belongs to the most fragrant viburnums whose flowers people can smell from a distance of 7 or even 8 meters. Small, intensely sweetly scented, tubular flowers are composed in spherical clusters about 10 cm across, and are produced in early spring. Sometimes a few flowers are produced in late autumn if the weather is sunny and warm. They are followed by small, red, inedible fruit turning black later. Anne Russell...entire article
02.10.2021New stock
hebe (Hebe "'BABY MARIE'")
Baby Marie is a dwarf hebe whose origin is unknown, yet it is believed that hebe odora might appear in its parentage. It makes small, light green, scale-like, evergreen leaves along light reddish brown stems. In mid May appear tiny white flowers, opening from lilac violet buds. Light trimming after flowering is recommended. Baby Marie forms small, cushion-like shrubs. Hebes need very well-drained but constantly moist, poor or medium fertile soil that is anything from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. It needs g ...entire article
OBSESSED is a patented nandina variety discovered by April Hering and Adeiana Garza from Texas, USA, as a natural mutation of Gulf Stream variety in 2005. It grows slowly and makes a compact shrub with very attractive burgundy red young foliage. The leaves are pinnate, composed of small, lance-shaped leaflets which are green in summer and turn bronze red in autumn and winter. It remains evergreen in mild winters and is semi-deciduous in colder regions. Paten ...entire article
Lime Marmalade? Wow, that must be something extraordinary, sharp and sweet at the same time. Just this coral bells variety bred by Jane N.Egger from the famous Oregon based Terra Nova Nurseries in the USA. It makes dense tufts or upright growing foliage of striking colour - the ruffled leaves combine bright vivid green and yellow green shades. In early summer about 40 cm tall, slender stems rise above the foliage, topped with airy panicles of tiny white flowers. The older the plant the more stems are produced, and ...entire article
Black Beauty is an American coral bells variety bred by Daniel M.Heims from Terra Nova Nurseries, USA. It makes large, dark burgundy red, slightly ruffled, semi-evergreen foliage. In May and June it makes dark red stems with small, white flowers, and reblooms in early autumn. The plants looks great accompanied with perennials of tine evergreens of light green or golden foliage, or surrounded by pebbles of light colour shades (grey, pink, or beige). Patented as PP13,288 in 2002. Coral bells can take almost any soil ...entire article
Tapestry® is a beautiful foamy bells bred by Janet Egger from Terra Nova Nurseries, USA, and patented as PP21150 in 2010. It makes large, semi-evergreen, deeply lobed leaves. They are dark burgundy red to almost chocolate brown in the centre, and green at margins. From May until September it produces numerous stems with small cut conspicuous, bell-shaped, rosy pink flowers in several flushes. It grows vigorously forming a dense mound of colourful foliage and attractive flowers for a long period. Foamy bells d ...entire article
Marmalade, yummy! This coral bells variety looks tasty indeed. It emerges coppery orange in spring - looks like orange marmalade, and gains salmon pink shades throughout the season, mostly on the reverse of the leaves which in autumn and winter turns incredible violet purple, a stunning shade when it is -10°or -15°C all around. Leaves are mid-sized, heavily lobed and frilled at margins. In June and July small, creamy white, nor very showy flowers appear atop about 50 cm tall stems but if you think they spoil the i ...entire article
25.09.2021New stock
periwinkle (Vinca minor)
Periwinkle is a European native plant growing wild in the woods from Central Europe to Caucasus. It is a prostrate, evergreen groundcover offering a long flowering period. Periwinkle flowers are pinwheel-shaped with 5 divided petals, 2-2.5 cm across, pastel violet, and bloom from mid spring continuously until early summer while May flowering is the most abundant. Evergreen leaves are ovate, deep green, and glossy. It makes long shoots which are best trimmed to achieve a dense and compact mat with plentiful of flowers unless you are looking for a quick ...entire article
Brenelia is an elegant novelty variety of Portugal laurel from early 21st century. In appearance and use it is similar to Angustifolia variety but has larger leaves with undulated margins. The stalks and new stems are rich burgundy red not only in winter but most of the growing season. It grows moderately and very dense into a regular, pyramidal shrub. In our climate it seldom reaches 3m tall. Blossoms are numerous racemes, compound of white, sweetly scented flowers in late May and early June. Fruits are black berries ...entire article
Jade Star is an attractive version of a blue holly with variegated leaves. It was found by W.Renken in 1994 as a sport of another very popular blue holly variety Blue Prince®. It has medium-sized spineless leaves that are only serrated at margins which are variegated creamy beige to creamy white. The main foliage colour is dark green with some lighter shades of dull green. In autumn and winter another feature becomes visible and attractive – young ...entire article
Feather grass comes from a country where it would definitely be called maravilloso as it comes from Mexico, Argentina, and can also be found in New Mexico and Texas in USA. Ponytails is a compact and a little shorter variety with thin, soft green foliage and about 30-40 tall stems with plume-like flowers from early summer until autumn. They are light green first, maturing to beige or buff later. Somewhat arching habit is what makes this ornamental grass so popular along with the fact that the flowers move in the s ...entire article
Chinese fountain grass is an elegant feature to every garden. It has mid to dark green linear leaves growing in a thick cluster forming a shape of a fountain. From midsummer it produces yellow-green spike-like flowers which look like bottlebrushes. They are beige with some purple red overlay. Hameln is a popular variety of compact and smaller habit while flowering stems are well above the clump of foliage letting the flowers exhibit their beauty. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in well-drained but evenly ...entire article
Munstead Dark Red is a good old buddy in the world of orpines. We can call it a classic now as it gained so much well-deserved attention and praise, and is still among the top stonecrop varieties. It produces pale but darker green, oval leaves with a faint burgundy red overlay. Already from July you can see formation of very large flower heads that take almost two months to open fully and reveal one of the most breathtaking depths of rich purple pink colour. A mass planting of this variety is simply stunning and must ...entire article
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hebe (Hebe "'NEW ZEALAND'")
New Zealand hebe (veronica) is a non-flowering hebe hebe odora hybrid, hardier than its parent. It has small, rich emerald green, evergreen leaves on erect branches. The plant forms a neat cushion of a sharp, dome-shaped outline, and can be lightly clipped or shaped in early spring after all frosts. It grows faster than other species and may be used for informal, low hedges, or in mixed borders or large rockeries. Hebes need very well-drained but constan ...entire article
Molli is a dwarf variety of Korean fir from late 20th century. It is a compact, smaller version of common Korean fir with rich green, short, glossy needles with silver-grey film underneath. It grows slowly and develops a more or less regular conical shape. It always has a central leader giving it a typical appearance of a fir tree, just much smaller. Lateral branches grow upright, and are held at an angle of about 45°. Molli does not reach much taller than 2m tall and about ...entire article
Little Rascal® is a beautiful new variety of blue holly, found in US nursery Monrovia in 1996 as a natural mutation of another blue holly called Blue Boy. The plant exhibits unique features, distinctly different from its parent for which it was patented under PP9,999 as ilex x “Mondo”. Little Rascal® is a compact and slow growing variety of blue holly. It bears plentiful of approx. 3 cm long leaves that are evergreen, undulated, richly serrated ...entire article
If you like vivid colours and your garden has a more or less exotic design don’t hesitate to fall in love with this variety of spotted laurel called Picturata. This evergreen shrub bears large, glossy, mid green leaves with rich yellow centres and spots all over the leaves. The leaves are ovate to elliptic, sparsely toothed at margins. Picturata is a female variety which may produce bright red berries if pollinated by a male plant nearby. It usually grows slowly or moder ...entire article
Many people mistake Japanese holly for buxus thanks to its small, evergreen leaves. Twiggy is slightly different. Its leaves are lighter green, very soft green as they emerge and mid green in summer along deep burgundy red branches. They are also evergreen, narrowly elliptic, gently serrated at margins and thanks to their colour the shrubs always looks fresh. Twiggy holly is a fantastic plant for me because of its mound-forming, cushion-like habit which is ideal for Mediterranean-style gardens. You It can be p ...entire article
Germany has another novelty among blue hollies. Its name is Heckenpracht and it is a cross between ilex aquifolium Pyramidalis and ilex x meserveae Blue Prince®. Heckenpracht is a bushy shrub with upright branches and evergreen, medium large, glossy leaves that are dark green and serrated at margins but not sharp. As a male variety it is an ideal pollinator for combination with female hollies to produce berries in autumn. Meserveae hollies are c ...entire article
Pinguifolia hebe is probably one of the hardiest hebes of our climate (zone 6). It bears small, blue-green leaves and makes a mounding shrub, useful as a ground cover or a beautiful feature of a heather border. In early summer and often in early autumn it is covered with profusion of tiny white flowers on purple-brown stalks. Sutherlandii is a compact variety that needs no or little pruning. However, if you find your shrub damaged by a load of heavy and wet snow or by a cat or dog just clip it along all sides to e ...entire article
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hebe (Hebe "'GREEN GLOBE'")
Green Globe is a true gem among hebes. This variety, though relatively new to the market, has become one of the best-selling hebes ever. Its dominant feature is a deep but yet warm green colour of tiny, scaly leaves and mounding habit. This hebe does not flower. It can be used along garden pathways or as a dense, substantial ground-covering plant in beds and borders. It grows slowly and requires no pruning. Still, it can easily be clipped and shaped in early spring after all frosts. When pruning make sure you cut the plant evenly on all sides. Hebes need very well- ...entire article
James Stirling is an extraordinary hebe. It has tiny, scaly leaves on whipcord-like branches. They look almost like cypress plants which is why this species if often mistaken for cypress hebe. The colour is the key attractive attractive: golden-green in summer to almost honey-brown with amber hues in winter. James Stirling usually doesn't flower. It is a mound-forming, compact shrub that grows twice as wide as tall. It grows slowly and requires no pruning. Only unpruned plants maintain their original, inimitable s ...entire article
Vanille Fraise® is a breathtaking novelty among panicle hydrangeas. It bears extra large flowers that emerge clear white in midsummer, turning light pink first and deep raspberry pink in late summer. The panicles are up to 30 cm long and 20 cm wide and remain on the plant for a long period of time. Deciduous leaves are ovate to oval, pointed, deep green. Stems are strong, deep burgundy red. We recommend regular pruning every spring before the buds begin to swell. By cutting at least two thirds of previous year’s growth you will get a strong shrub with large ...entire article
White CreamŸ is a fantastic new variety of holly. It was bred in Germany by Ingo Stührenberg. White CreamŸ is a natural mutation of another English holly called Myrtifolia, hence its spiny margins. The leaves are bright creamy white in the centres, changing through light green to deep green at the margins. Young stems are greeny-yellow and purple. It is a male variety that does not have berries but can pollinate female plants. It grows quite dense at medium speed and may be pruned and shaped. In the spring, after danger of frost, prune it to encourage new growths, or yo ...entire article
A spectacular new variety of silk tree comes from Japan and is called Summer Chocolate®. It was discovered in 1990 as a seedling in a controlled planting of Albizia julibrissin in 1990. It was patented in the USA under PP 13,822 in 2003. It is considered a rarity for lovers of exotic-looking plants of milder climates. Named Summer Chocolate® it offers a stunning feature – deep burgundy foliage. The alternate leaves are bi-pinnate, delicate and persistent in the colour shade. This is what differs this albizia from other plants with burgundy foliage: Summ ...entire article
Curly Red® variety comes from Dutch town Boskoop where it was found as a naturally occurring mutation among plants of another variety named SCARLETTA®. It was fits introduced in 2003 and received the award of “most striking plant novelty” at the Aalsmeer flower market in November 2004. Curly Red® grows slowly into a compact, low plant of rounded shape. Its main feature are gracefully curled, very glossy leaves. Their colour is light green as they emerge, maturing to deep green. In autumn the ...entire article
Beauty berry. Sounds like a beauty salon. The truth is the name is right because this plant, originally from China, is grown for its beautifully coloured berries. It is a mid-sized shrub with deep green, elliptic to obovate, deciduous leaves that are bronze when young. It flowers in summer with small, pale pink flowers that are followed by fruit which is the key feature of this plant. The bead-like berries are deep violet and glossy, and they look so unusual which makes you think they are an afternoon dessert from Star Trek. Profusion is the name of this variety and pro ...entire article
Ombrella® belongs to the hardy group. It was a chance selection from France which was observed and cultivated, and later on patented under the name Boubri. It differs from the species by darker leaves and deeply coloured flowers. Exotic looking flowers are pinky-red, hairy spheres with yellowish centres, 3-5 cm large and with a sweet fragrance. Fern-like leaves are deep green, compound. They close for the night and re-open in the morning, just like mimosa when touched. It is a medium-sized tree with irregular, flat or umbrella-shaped, spreading crown. It needs warm, neutral t ...entire article
Heckenfee® is a new variety of blue holly from Germany, bred by Hans Hachmann and patented only in 2000. It is a female variety of its male form Heckenstar. This means that this cross produces berries. Outside Europe it is distributed under trade name Castle Spire™. Heckenfee® is a strictly upright growing, very hardy, evergreen shrub. The leaves are glossy, medium sized (4x2cm) and finely serrated – not prickly. Their colour is deep green, almost blue-green. Branches are violet. It needs a male pollinator to produce berries, such as ...entire article
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 is surprisingly hardy for a large-leaved cherry laurel. It is a selection of Rotundifolia variety hence the resemblance. The leaves are 10-15 cm long, obovate, very glossy, soft green when young turning to deep green. It is a perfect specimen or a superb hedging pl ...entire article
Golden Gem variety is a low, dense shrub with bright golden-yellow top leaves, leaving the bottom ones dark green. This bicolour effect is very elegant. Leaves are small and glossy, gently serrated at margins. Fruits, if any, are small, glossy black berries in autumn. Pruning is possible in April: this will encourage new growths, and trimming should be done by end July and is ideal for shaping. It is superb for evergreen groupings as well as a stand-alone specimen in small front gardens. It is usually trouble-free, it tolerates any soil and can withstand summer dry spells onc ...entire article
Blue Maid® is a female variety of blue holly. It produces abundance of tiny, white flowers in spring that are followed by attractive berries in autumn. They are bright red and glossy, and remain on the plant until the birds find them in winter. Once they do they will eat them all. In order to produce fruit Blue Maid® needs a male pollinator, preferably from blue holly range such as Blue Prince®, ...entire article
We are specialists in evergreen plants and offer the widest possible range of hardy, quality plants. Angustifolia is a very elegant variety of Portugal laurel. Irrespective of its origin it belongs to the hardiest evergreen plants for our climate and performs better than some large-leaved cherry laurels. It has narrower leaves than the species and brighter red stalks and new twigs. It grows moderately and very dense into a regular, pyramidal shrub. In our climate it seldom reaches 3m tall. Blossoms are numerous racemes, compound of white, sweetly scented flowers. Fru ...entire article
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 under trade name Castle Wall™. The leaves are glossy, medium sized (4x2cm) and finely serrated – not prickly. Their colour is deep green, a ...entire article
Skimmia is a very nice small shrub, often used as a groundcover. It comes from Japan and the Himalayas. It needs a shady spot or a semi-shade as it loses leaf colour and suffers from sunburn in full sun. In the spring it has clusters of tiny fragrant flowers. It needs well cultivated, permeable, acidic soil, preferably moist. It is a perfect plant under tall trees or shrubs, or along shaded paths. „Rubella“ is a male variety with larger leaves and richer blossoms, and works as a pollinator for female plants. It is very hardy if kept away from winter and spring sunburn. ...entire article
Red Robin is a New Zealand selection of Fraser's photinia which is considered the first and also possibly the most successful Fraser's photinia variety of 20th century. After 20 years from its introduction it received the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the English Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) for great performance, beauty, and durability. It produces larger and glossier leaves with a more striking shade of red when they emerge. They are evergreen, 10-15 cm long, 4-8cm wide, highly glossy, dark green when mature, ...entire article
This evergreen silverthorn is hybrid between e.macrophylla and e.pungens. It has evergreen broad leaves, which are leathery but thin, dark green with millions of grey dots making it look like stardusted. Thanks to the foliage it is sometimes called Russian olive which is not correct as this name is already used for its deciduous sister elaeagnus angustifolia. Apart from the foliage this plant is also interesting for its almost invisible flowers. They are tiny and appear from late summer to early autumn and are hard to see unless you look up close. But you can definitely smell them. ...entire article
Limelight is my personal favourite among evergreen silverthorns. It has ovate, up to 10 cm long, leathery but thin leaves that are bright yellow in the middle and deep green at margins. The area between the centres and margins is light, soft green so the overall effect is 3-coloured. Newly emerging leaves and twigs are silvery-beige. Limelight grows fastest among all silverthorns with coloured foliage. New branches that bear only green leaves should be cut off asap. Apart from the foliage this plant is also interesting for its almost invisible flowers. They are tiny and ...entire article
David viburnum is a handsome, compact little shrub, with eye-catching foliage. The leaves have prominent, deep veins, which give this shrub an additional 3D image. They are elliptic, emerald green with rich red or burgundy red stalks, young twigs, and flower buds. The flowers open in early spring in C.E. conditions or in autumn in milder climates, but are not the key feature. When pollinated they produce deep sky blue fruits ripening in the autumn. Thanks to its size and lush foliage David viburnum has multiple uses. It ...entire article
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