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25.02.2024New in catalogue
strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo)
Strawberry tree is another of my favourite evergreen plant, formerly classified as tender in C.E. continental climate, but we began a long-running trial where we test a group of Mediterranean plants for their hardiness. It started when we noticed that many macchia plants have to struggle with adverse conditions almost on daily basis such as less and less water year after year. The climate is changing and macchia plants both show their assets and do their best to adapt. The surprising, yet in the end understandable moment was that their resilience and ability ...entire article
ICE'N ROSES® is an attractive series of early hellebores bred by Josef Heuger from Germany. It is a cross of h. x eriscmithii or h. x ballardiae and h. x hybridus, and Josef Heuger named it in honour of his home town Glandorf: helleborus x glandorfensis. It produces dense tufts with profusion of very large flowers which in warm winters come out in profusion from early December until February. In cold (normal) winters of zones 5-6 blooming starts from late February and lasts almost 3 months. ...entire article
ICE N‘ ROSES® is an attractive series of early hellebores bred by Josef Heuger from Germany. It is a cross of h. x eriscmithii or h. x ballardiae and h. x hybridus, and Josef Heuger named it in honour of his home town Glandorf: helleborus x glandorfensis. It produces dense tufts with profusion of very large flowers which in warm winters come out in profusion from early December until February. In cold (normal) winters of zones 5-6 blooming starts from late February and lasts almost 3 months. ...entire article
19.02.2024New in catalogue
Lenten rose (Helleborus orientalis)
Lenten rose is a hellebore species native to southern Europe whose native habitat stretches from Greece to Turkey. It was first described by French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829) in 1789. He named it orientalis = eastern to better distinguish it from the black hellebore (h. niger), which is also a European species, but unlike the eastern hellebore, it is found more in the central to lower belt of Europe from Switzerland, through Germany to Croatia and Slovenia whereas Lenten rose is rather the domain of the Caucasus and the Balkans. Surprising a ...entire article
PIPPA’S PURPLE hellebore boasts 6-7 cm wide, single, enchanting flowers composed of 5 rounded, overlapping petals. They are burnt pink with a prominent deep purple pink freckles which disappear towards the margins. Their centres are decorated with a chartreuse crown and a small bunch of creamy white stamens. The stems are deep maroon and reach about 30 cm in height. Blooming begins from the first frost-free days of the second half of winter, and new buds are formed for more than a month keeping the clump pretty ...entire article
FROSTKISS™ VIBEY VELVET hellebore was bred by Elisabeth Bisschop and Bart Noordhuis from the Dutch nursery Kwekerij Verboom as a cross between h. orientalis and h. x ericsmithii. In Europe it is included in the Frostkiss™ collection and in the USA in the Winter Angels™ series. Protected by US patent No. PP34456 from 2022. FROSTKISS™ VIBEY VELVET bears 6-8 cm wide, single flowers with 5, almost rounded, overlapping, velvety maroon petals. Centres are decorated with a bunch of creamy white sta ...entire article
St. Cecilia is a Lenten rose variety with large flowers reaching about 10 cm across. They boast an exquisite shade of pastel pink and centres decorated with a chartreuse crown, few beige anthers, and a deep maroon stigma. Stems are deep maroon, too, slightly arching, only new stems with just opened flowers are upright with flowers facing sideways, otherwise they are nodding. Flowers come out according to weather, mostly from February until late April. Evergreen leaves are leathery, palmate, deep green and the clump is ...entire article
FROSTKISS™ MAGICO hellebore was bred by Elisabeth Bisschop and Bart Noordhuis from the Dutch nursery Kwekerij Verboom and instantly, right after its introduction at Plantarium 2024 during its February show, won the first prize as Visitor’s Favorite. In Europe it is included in the Frostkiss™ collection and in the USA in the Winter Angels™ series. Protected by US patent No. PP35383 from 2023. FROSTKISS™ MAGICO bears 7-8 cm wide, single flowers with a white to pale green base. 3 out of i ...entire article
14.02.2024New in catalogue
fig tree (Ficus carica "'ICE CRYSTAL'")
Ice Crystal is a unique variety of fig tree which probably rose from spontaneous crossbreeding with ficus afghanistanica. It stands out for its beautiful, palmate, deeply lobed leaves whose margins are picturesquely carved with smaller lobes and notches, so with a little imagination you can get the idea why the variety name was inspired by the crystallization of ice as in a snowflake. The leaves are large, abt. 30 cm in length and width, sometimes more, typically fragrant, medium green, rather matte, and deciduous. Th ...entire article
Silver Blue is a modern selection of white fir which is now considered a variety. The needles are conspicuously blue-green with silver frosting. The needles are 4-6 cm long, upright, flattened, soft and very pleasant to touch. It is propagated by cuttings to make sure that each plant keeps the same traits. It grows about 20-30 cm per year into a nice and symmetrical, densely branched, narrowly cone-like habit with tiered to slightly ascending branches. Although it is a tall conifer when mature, in normal-sized gard ...entire article
Plane-leaved mulberry has many admirers thanks to its almost exotic large leaves. Fruitless is a follow-up variety from Italy eliminating the only set back this tree may have when it comes to cleanliness: it is sterile (male) and does not produce fruit that would cause coloured waste under its canopy. It makes large, sycamore-like, distinctly lobed leaves which resemble fig leaves owing to their unique outline. They are deciduous, deep green, highly glossy, commonly 3-lobed, up to 30 cm long and 15-17 cm wide. It is i ...entire article
05.02.2024New in catalogue
Fragrant olive (Osmanthus fragrans)
The species of sweet olive is an evergreen shrub from Asia where it occupies a wide area from the western Himalayas to Indochina, and among the large-leaved sweet olive species it stands out with one important feature – it has perfectly smooth (entire) leaf margins without a single prickle. Only leaves on young plants may be gently serrated. The leaves are evergreen, oval to broadly elliptic, slightly undulated, leathery, medium to dark green, partially glossy, and decorated with fine veining. Young leaves emerge with handsome maroon hues. It blooms pro ...entire article
Harry is a witch hazel variety from 1988 that was bred by Robert de Belder from Hemelrijk Arboretum in Belgium and named after the curator of the Kalmthout Arboretum Harry van Trier. It is a vigorously growing variety whose thin petals are bright amber orange from the middle to the tips, and fiery red closer to the calyx. They are fringe-like, narrow, long, and slightly twisted. It begins to bloom in winter, in its warm part, sometimes already at the turn of January and February, and goes on for up to 8 weeks. In sunn ...entire article
03.02.2024New in catalogue
common yew (Taxus baccata "'DAVID'")
David is a columnar variety of common yew with golden needles introduced in 1987. It grows slowly into a dense shrub with strictly upright, congested branches forming relatively slender features with a slightly open top. New needles are flushed golden yellow or completely yellow, predominantly at the top as opposed to greener bottom. David yew does not suffer from snow damage and tolerates harsher frost than the species. Its upright growth can be used in any type of garden where a vertical feature is required. 15-year ...entire article
Resi is a Dutch variety of hybrid hibiscus (h. syriacus x h. paramutabilis) bred by Piere Theunissen and introduced by the nursery Piet Vergeldt Boomkwekerijen in 2008. In the US it is sold under the brand name FULL BLAST™. European Patent No. 33825 was granted in 2013 (expired in 2021). It bears large, up to 8-10 cm wide, pale lilac-pink to mauve flowers with a striking magenta eye. It blooms from mid-July until September if the plant is strong and old enough to set so ...entire article
12.12.2023SMART CREDIT - Prepayment without a plant list
Are you planning to purchase plants in spring or summer or even autumn 2024? Be it one flower bed or the whole garden, consider our latest novelty that guarantees you the highest possible retail discount for plants when purchased at the right time. Using our SMART CREDIT you will make a prepayment using the current discount level does not have an expiry date so you can use it whenever you like.

We used it for a couple of customers last year and they loved it, so now we decided to launch it as a regular new product. It appears that for larger orders it is more popular than vouchers👍

Smart Credit or a Gift Voucher?

Vouchers are commonly designed to serve as a gift, yet you can use it for yourself, too, if you wish to make a discounted prepayment. It is useful for smaller amounts and has an expiry date (maximum a year from the date of purchase). Unlike Smart Credit which is valid indefinitely and you can use it both for large orders as well as in dribs and drabs. It is confirmed electronically and is protected by a PIN code. It can be used for any amount between 20,000 CZK until 500,000 CZK.

Make a saving and keep on planning all winter long

The highest discount you can get is 15 % in December (unless a special is announced). In January it drops to 10 % and to 5 % in February. If you already know that you are planning to revamp your garden or do a brand new one during the following gardening season, get a Smart Credit and then just search for plants, project your designs, choose the right items and simply enjoy yourselves landscaping your future garden 😊😊

You can purchase Smart Credit here.
30.11.2023WINTER SALE IS HERE
We are bringing you our Winter Sale which starts December 1 and ends on February 29. You can come and shop in our garden centre using our discount system, or make an order on-line for shipment or collection either now or in spring. It does not matter. The only important thing which matters is when you make your payment.

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Alba Simplex is a spring flowering hardy camellia whose origin, despite the availability of multiple historical sources, is rather uncertain. One source claims that it comes from China but does not support it with any further details. Another source says it comes from Germany, registered in 1816, and later, given various years of introduction, it was described in other independent magazines as Alba, Alba Flore Simplici, Alba Simple, etc. We tend to believe the third source which describes it as a chance seedling of Va ...entire article
BONAPARTE® is a German cherry laurel variety from Baumschule Straver in Emmerich, west Germany on German-Dutch border. EU plant patent No. 60081 was granted in 2022. It bears beautiful coppery orange-red new leaves when they emerge in spring before they mature to deep green. They are evergreen, broadly obovate, leathery, and glossy. BONAPARTE® forms a sturdy, well-branched, impenetrable shrub with upright branches and may resemble ETNA® variety which is much broader and more rounded in habit. It can ...entire article
Ashton’s Ballet is an autumn flowering camellia from the Ashton series bred by dr. Ackerman and introduced in 1996. It is a cross between a very hardy species camellia oleifera and Shikishima variety (c. hiemalis). It produces utterly pretty, tutu-like, soft pink, semi-double to fully double, non-fragrant flowers that are medium large, 7-9 cm wide, with yellow stamens in the centre. Blooming depends on plant’s age – the older the plant the more buds. It can bloom for 4-8 weeks from late November. ...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
Kuro Delight is a spring flowering hardy camellia from dr. Ackerman, perhaps the darkest red among the hardy varieties. It is a seedling of c. japonica ‚Kuro-tsubaki‘ x ‚Variety Z‘ that first flowered in 1987 and was registered in 1999. It makes medium-sized, 8-10 cm wide, semi-double, non-fragrant flowers with 20 vibrant red petals with occasional but cute white highlights. There are a few, less conspicuous yellow stamens in the centre. Blooming begins in April and continues for 6-8 weeks, unt ...entire article
Spring Frill is a spring flowering hardy camellia from dr. Ackerman that first flowered in 1985 and was registered in 1992. It is a cross between c. oleifera ‚Plain Jane‘ and c. vernalis ‚Egao‘. It produces large, 10-12 cm across, rose-like, double flowers with 34 frilled, rose-pink petals decorated with a crown of yellow stamens in the centre. They come out from late April for 6-8 weeks, until the shrub has flower buds and there are many of them. Leaves are evergreen, broadly elliptic, 8-9 cm ...entire article
Ice Follies is a spring flowering hardy camellia from dr. Ackerman that first flowered in 1984 and was registered in 1992. It is a cross between c. x williamsii ‚November Pink‘ and c. oleifera. It produces large, 10-12 cm across, semi-double flowers. They are soft pink with a bit darker pink veins. They come out from late March or early April for 6-8 weeks, until the shrub has flower buds and there are many of them. Leaves are evergreen, broadly elliptic, 9-10 cm long, gently serrated at margins, deep gree ...entire article
Bonanza is an autumn flowering variety of Camellia sasanqua which originated as a chance seedling of c.sasanqua ‘Crimson Tide’ in Semmes, Alabama, USA, and was registered in 1962. It makes 6-7 cm across, semi-double to fully double, tousled flowers if vivid purple pink colour. They come out from October and continue until frost or early January. Leaves are evergreen, narrowly obovate, gently serrated at margins, deep green, and glossy. It grows vigorously into and upright, spreading, well-branched bush. Pr ...entire article
Arctic Dawn is an autumn flowering camellia bred by dr. Ackerman. It is a cross between a very hardy species camellia oleifera (cv. Lu Shan Snow) and camellia ‘November Pink’. It produces large, 10-12 cm across, semi-double to peony double, coral pink flowers with yellow stamens in the centre. Non fragrant. Blooming begins in mid autumn and may last through warm periods of winter until spring. Leaves are evergreen, broadly elongated, abt. 10 cm long, undulated, gently serrated at margins, deep green, a ...entire article
Little Stranger is a rare, compact growing blue holly variety from Germany. It is an upright, slow growing shrub with evergreen foliage. Leaves are very dark green, narrowly lance-shaped, almost spineless or just gently serrated at margins, and very glossy. As a male variety it has no fruit but is an ideal pollinator for many female hollies (not just blue hollies) to produce berries in autumn. It forms compact, dense, and columnar shrubs which do not need pruning to look good. Still, it can be pruned in any way. Li ...entire article
Ashton’s Pride is an autumn flowering camellia from the Ashton series bred by dr. Ackerman. It is a cross between a very hardy species camellia oleifera (cv. Plain Jane) and camellia sasanqua (cv. Santozaki). It produces medium large, 6-8 cm wide, soft pink, single flowers with yellow stamens in the centre. Non fragrant. Blooming depends on plant’s age – the older the plant the more buds. It can bloom for 4-10 weeks from late September. Leaves are evergreen, narrowly elliptic, undulated, gently s ...entire article
Anicet Delcambre is a Chinese holly often sold under its alternative English name Needlepoint. Its leaves almost completely lack sharp spines, they are entire with only one tip. They emerge soft green and remain such for a long time until they mature in late summer to dark green. They are very glossy and cover the plant entirely. Anicet Delcambre is a female but self-fertile variety producing numerous red berries in autumn (not edible, not poisonous but contain saponins which ...entire article
Pink Icicle is a showy, large-flowered hybrid camellia bred by dr. Ackermann from the United States National Arboretum. Its semi-double, soft pink flowers are 11 cm across, and open in April for 6-8 weeks. Leaves are evergreen, obovate, gently serrated at margins, deep green, and glossy. It grows fast into an upright shrub reaching about 2.5m in maturity. Its size can easily be controlled by pruning after flowering. Cultivation Camellias need similar planting like rhododendrons - once you plant th ...entire article
April Blush is a spring flowering camellia from the April series bred by dr. Clifford Parks. It produces 6-8 cm large, semi double flowers that are near white with a very pale tone of pink. They come out from early April for 6-8 weeks, until the shrub has flower buds. Leaves are evergreen, broadly elliptic, gently serrated at margins, deep green, and glossy. It forms a many-branched, spreading shrub with arching branches. Pruning is possible in spring after flowering. Cultivation Camellias need ...entire article
Winter’s Joy is an autumn flowering camellia from the Winter series bred by dr. Ackerman. It can start as early as in October, producing flowers until the first frost, and if it has more buds and the winter is mild it finishes flowering in late winter. Flowers are semi-double, 6-8 cm across, rich pink, and slightly fragrant. Leaves are evergreen, broadly elliptic, gently serrated at margins, deep green, and glossy. It forms a many-branched, upright shrub of non-symmetrical habit with some arching branches. P ...entire article
Winter’s Star is an autumn flowering camellia from the Winter series bred by dr.Ackerman in 1988. It produces stunning, large, single flowers of pure pink colour. The colour is darker as the flowers emerge, and gets paler as they mature. They have a pale, spicy fragrance, and can reach up to 12 cm in diameter. The centre is decorated with plenty of vibrant yellow stamens just like many camellia sasangua hybrids. Blooming begins in late summer, we encountered first flower ...entire article
Fire and Ice, or Fire’n’Ice is a rock’n’roll among hardy Japanese camellias, and possibly the largest flowering double, red, hardy camellia so far. Its flowers are 9-10 cm across, semi-double or fully double with shorter sepals, rich red with yellow stamens in the centre. Flowers appear from very young age, 2-year-old cuttings produce flowers, usually from late March for 6 to 8 weeks while the plant has enough buds. These are formed from the previous year and need as long as half a year to matu ...entire article
Adeyaka means Fascinating in Japanese, and the name was aptly chosen for this special Japanese camellia. It produces uniquely bell-shaped (but not nodding) flowers, 6-8 cm across when fully open, revealing multiple yellow stamens in the centre. The colour is rich velvet red, and flowers appear from very young age, usually from late March for 6 to 8 weeks while the plant has enough buds. These are formed from the previous year and need as long as half a year to mature. Exceptionally it may flower during winter if it is ...entire article
Bandeau is a mountain laurel variety of striking colour of flowers. They are very large – 2-3 cm across – and come out from pink buds. They bear a dark maroon band on almost white background sporadically decorated with tiny maroon dots. Twigs are coppery orange to red. The evergreen leaves are narrowly elliptic, leathery, dark green, and glossy. For a happy life it MUST HAVE acidic soil (add plenty of peat). Do not dig a deep hole but a wide one. Plant it in light, well drained soil that has to be well ...entire article
Highbush blueberry is native to North America. It is a deciduous shrub 1-2m tall and wide producing edible, sweet berries in summer. Individual varieties differ in habit, fruit size and also slightly the taste. New, modern varieties are bred to eliminate cracking and to enhance hardiness. Flowers are small, creamy white, urn-shaped from late May. Leaves are deciduous, rather thick, elliptic, rich green, turning orange, red and burgundy purple in autumn. Highbush blueberry produces best quality fruit and reliable crop if ...entire article
This variety called Aztec Pearl was bred by Peter Moore and introduced in 1989, when Hiller Nurseries celebrated their 125th anniversary. Its name perfectly describes this evergreen plant from the moment it begins to show flower buds. They are pearl-shaped, very light pink, and open into simple, star-shaped, pure white, and very fragrant flowers with yellow stamens in the centre. Their perfume is similar to that of orange flowers hence its name Mexican orange or Mexican blossom. The evergreen leaves are rich and juicy green in acid soil, palmately ...entire article
Mitternacht means midnight and it is a new, fantastic mountain laurel variety from Germany, bred by one the biggest kalmia enthusiasts Karl-Heinz Hübbers. In 1987 he managed to cross-pollinate 2 well-known varieties Olympic Wedding and Goodrich which resulted in a gorgeous plant with the deepest flower colour registered so far. The flowers are very dark burgundy red, almost black with light grey-white margins just like the flower buds. When they start bloomin ...entire article
Being addicted to special and rare plants I could not miss this unique holly which comes from the USA and is extremely hard to find in Europe. I cannot figure out why knowing that it proves to be one of the hardiest and at the same time utterly beautiful evergreen plants. Long-stalk holly is a spineless holly whose leaves are entire, which means they have soft margins with no spines at all. More than a holly this plant looks like a subtropical ficus benjamina. The leaves are evergreen and pendent which gives the plant a very relaxed appearance. That is why ...entire article
Camelliifolia is a beautiful and robust plant that is not very new worldwide but has not yet been in wide cultivation in Europe. Which is a pity. It is an elegant and densely leaved, evergreen holly with entire, mostly spineless, elliptic, camellia-like leaves with a hard tip. They are dark green in summer, and deep purple-blue when young and before winter. It is a female variety that bears vivid red berries if a male pollinator is nearby. Under ideal conditions, e.g. in Benelux countries and England, it may grow quite tall and wide, whereas ...entire article
An amazing variety of common beech is this narrow-leaved variety called Mercedes. Its leaves are deciduous, deep green, glossy, about 10cm long and max. 1cm wide, and turn yellow in autumn. They look identical to another beech variety Aspleniifolia but Mercedes forms a dense, low shrub, growing about 1m in 10 years. Its slow growth and dense habit will be appreciated mainly in small gardens or in Japanese-style arrangements. It tolerates wide range of soils including chalky but will not grow in water-logged ground. Fully hardy to about -34°C (USDA zone 4). Last upd ...entire article
Peppermint is one of the most sought after novelties that was hybridized and first introduced in 1991 by Richard Jaynes. The main colour of the flowers is white, with 10-12 deep red stripes along the petals in outward direction. The buds are white. Leathery leaves are elongated, flat, medium green. This variety forms a shrub of taller rather than wide habit. There are many cultivars combining all sorts of red, pink and burgundy shades with white, all of them beautiful, all of them very hardy. The best display is when half of the bloom cluster is still in buds which mostly hav ...entire article
Japanese umbrella pine is an exquisite-looking conifer with dark green needles. They are glossy, 5-12 cm long and grow in whorls of 15-20. They are borne at the shoot-tips like the spokes of an umbrella, hence it name. In Japan it grows some 10m tall, however, in our climate you can count on 2-4m, conditions pending, and not more that 2m wide. Its shape is strictly pyramidal though it may need several years to develop a central leader that will make the tree look symmetrical. It will be happiest in semi-shade or filtered sun. You can place it in full sun, too, and provide some mi ...entire article
“Mount Vernon” is an American variety of the lowest cherry laurel which is used for borders, rock gardens, and most often as a luxuriously looking groundcover. The leaves are highly glossy, bright to deep green and slightly drooping which brings an extra elegant feature. Although this is a dwarf form, it keeps the leaf size of its parent plants – the leaves can be up to 15 cm long. Occasional tiny white flowers appear in May and are followed by black fruit which is often hidden under the leaves. For a groundcover use 3-4 plants in one square meter. It prefers a semi-shaded lo ...entire article
Minuet bears large flowers with cinnamon red corolla and almost white centre and margins. Buds are light pink to pale red. Leathery leaves are narrow, laurel-like, pointed, mid green and partly glossy. There are many cultivars combining all sorts of red, pink and burgundy shades with white, all of them beautiful, all of them very hardy. The best display is when half of the bloom cluster is still in buds which mostly have a different colour than the flowers themselves. For a happy life it MUST HAVE acidic soil (add plenty of peat). Plant it in well drained soil that has to ...entire article
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