Chocolate Cherry®, yummy! Though inedible, this ice plant invented by Dutch breeder Marco van Noort was named aptly describing the coloration of flowers and foliage. It makes small, only about 4cm across, dome-like inflorescence composed of tiny star-shaped flowers. They emerge dark cherry red and mature to pale purple pink with garnet red centres. Such colour combination is enhanced by exquisite background of deep burgundy red to almost chocolate brown, broadly oval, thick leaves which exhibit very good resistan ...entire article
19.09.2019New in catalogue
ice plant (Sedum spectabile "'CARMEN'")
One might wonder why there are so many pink flowering ice plant varieties, aren’t they all the same? Of course not! Carmen is a great example. It makes dense, dome-like, up to 10 cm large flower heads composed of numerous star-shaped flowers. They are dark purple pink as they open, and mature to bright pink. Flowering begins later, usually from first half September, and flowers remain nice until the last sunny and warm days of October. Leaves are rounded to oval, pale green with some blue-green hues. Carmen is m ...entire article
19.09.2019New in catalogue
ice plant (Sedum "'XENOX'")
Xenox is a Dutch ice plant variety bred by a very skillful breeder of perennials Hubertus Gerardus Oudshoorn. It was selected from cross-pollinated seedlings of sedum telephium in 2003. The new plant is notably compact – makes shorter stem of only about 25 cm, and produces dark red leaves. In late summer open smaller dome-like heads composed of numerous star-shaped flowers. Buds are pale purple and flowers change from orange yellow to very soft pink. They attract bees, bumble bees, and butterflies. Leaves are ro ...entire article
Iceberg is one of a few ice plant varieties with white flowers. It makes dense, dome-like heads composed of numerous star-shaped flowers that open from late summer till mid autumn. Leaves are rounded to oval, pale green. Stems are pale green, too, and reach 30-35 cm. Powdery mildew may be a problem at the end of the season. Stonecrops (orpines) are perfect plants for autumn borders. They add extra colour on an architecturally interesting plant. These perennials are easy to grow, they will like almost any well-drain ...entire article
Perfect Storm is a bi-coloured swamp mallow with 18-22 cm wide flowers with white base and dark purple pink hues, and a deep burgundy red eye dominated by a long pistil with numerous light beige anthers. It is surprising that being very similar to an older variety Summer Strom it has entirely different parentage - it is a cross between Crown Jewels and Midnight Marvel. Flowering begins in August and depending on plant's age and fertilizing new flower buds can b ...entire article
My Valentine swamp mallow is one of the richest red varieties available today. Its 15-17 cm large flowers are glossy red, firm, never open perfectly flat, and the centre is decorated by a long pistil with numerous light beige anthers and a purple pink stigma. Flowering begins in August and depending on plant's age and fertilizing new flower buds can be formed till September or October. Compared to very similar Fireball variety, My Valentine is shorter, more ...entire article
Little Bunny is a dwarf selection of fountain grass producing compact, low clumps with only about 40 cm tall foliage. In midsummer rise slightly taller stems with 10-15 cm long, light green to pale beige spikes with purple brown anthers. Unlike Hameln variety, flowers of Little Bunny are arranged well above the foliage level allowing the inflorescence play the main role in late summer. Leaves are luxuriant green, arching, and create a soft, relaxed feeling. In autumn they turn golden yellow. Little Bunny is a small pl ...entire article
Mega Mels is a provocative variety of Stoke’s aster producing enormously large flowers that are 10-12 cm across! It was found by Dutch grower Adrianus van Heesbeen from Rijsbergen. The flowers have cornflower-like flowerheads of rich lavender violet colour. They open from late July and if regularly deadheaded they continue popping up until autumn. The flowers take a few days before they mature completely to the flat shape but on the other hand they are quite long-lasting which is why they are very popular for cu ...entire article
SUPREME™ Cantaloupe is a terrific coneflower variety whose colour is aptly described in its name - a fresh and ripe orange honey dew melon. A sort of pastel orange colour with salmon pink tones. Its fully double flowers form noble heads and release an exquisite fragrance. Stems are strong, 60-70cm tall, and produce more flower buds when the previous phase has finished. The variety received medals and nominations but who cares about them when you can have it in your garden and enjoy its beauty from mid July until ...entire article
Don't mind the name of nootka cypress. Let's have a look a look at one of its variegated cultivars. There have been a few already, yet this one - Gloria Polonica is special and very beautiful. Its thread-like branches are covered with medium green and creamy yellow scale-like needles in almost even ratio 50:50. Branches are weeping as well as the leader on young plants so staking is a suggested procedure. It grows much slower than it green-leaved brother Pendula< ...entire article
Short'n'Sassy is a compact Helen's flower variety producing short stems with highly attractive bi-coloured flowers. They combine golden yellow base and orange red highlights in various depth. Flowers are produced continuously which means that the clump always has fresh flowers from late July until early autumn. Plants grown in full sun make stems of only about 40 cm, those from partial shade are some 20 cm taller. Leaves are soft green, lanceolate, and appear along the stems as well as near the ground. Sneezeweed ...entire article
Salsa is another compact sneezeweed variety from the highly successful Mariachi™ series. It produces profusion of rich crimson red flowers, quite uniform in shade which is unusual in sneezeweed. The plant is very compact and blooms from as early as late July until early autumn. Plants grown in full sun make stems of only about 40 cm, those from partial shade are some 20 cm taller. They are well branched and do not bend in rain. Leaves are soft green, lanceolate, and ...entire article
Biedermeier is a chameleon among Helen's flowers. It seems that two plants are never identical. Their flowers are golden yellow with various strength of rich and some flowers may be just yellow. The reverse of petals is orange. Flowers are highly meliferous and borne atop about one meter tall, well branched stems from early August until October. Leaves are soft green, lanceolate, and appear along the stems as well as near the ground. Sneezeweed will grow in almost soil type but prefers fertile, reasonably drained ...entire article
29.08.2019New in catalogue
Helen's flower (Helenium "'AMBER'")
Amber is a medium tall Helen's flower variety producing very attractive flowers. Their petals are a mixture of golden yellow and amber orange with striking coppery red highlights, surrounding chocolate brown heads. Flowers are highly meliferous and borne atop about one meter tall, well branched stems from early August until October. Leaves are soft green, lanceolate, and appear along the stems as well as near the ground. Amber is a cross between Indianersommer and Julisamt from 2012. Sneezeweed will grow in almost ...entire article
Green coloured flowers on coneflowers are something unique. They look special and extravagant. However, their rather history was not always connected with instant thrill, for example the story of Green Twister is rather amusing. It was found as a natural mutation of pink flowering variety Magnus in a field of German grower and breeder Jelitto back in around 1998. Company's general manager Georg Ubelhart had them burnt then in order to protect the field thinking it was a virus. A few years later he was confronted with ...entire article
Sugar Tip® is a unique Rose-of-Sharon variety, one of the very few with variegated foliage. Its flowers are 6-7 cm across, fully double, very soft pink with deep burgundy red eye in the centre which is difficult to see for the many dwarf petals. Blooming usually begins in late July and continues until sunny and warm days of September. Deciduous leaves are narrowly palmate, deeply lobed, pale green with elegant, thin, creamy white margins. They emerge late so don't worry about frost damage when you don't see any g ...entire article
BELLEVUE® is a hybrid tea rose from Kordes, sold as Gypsy Soul in USA. It produces enchanting and noble flowers of deep red to burgundy red, velvety smooth petals. Flowers are about 10 cm across and release a rich and deep perfume with hints of forest fruit. It is a very healthy rose with deep green leaves. It flowers repeatedly from June until frost. The shrub grows a little less than one meter tall and wide. It was bred by Tim-Hermann Kordes in 2006, and introduced during Baden-Baden rose competition in 2015. I ...entire article
Goldquelle is a fully double flowering variety of cutleaf coneflower. Its bright yellow flowers are 8-10 cm across and look almost like dahlias. Leaves are light to medium green, deeply lobed as if divided. Stems reach about one meter tall which makes Goldquelle a perfect companion plant for the back of a perennial border, or serves as a limelight planted in mass in front of dark green conifers or taller shrubs or trees. Cutleaf coneflower is not picky about soil pH and prefers moist or even boggy soil and under th ...entire article
Mel's Blue Stoke’s aster is a chance seedling found by Adrianus van Heesbeen from the Netherlands in 2007. Compared to the species Mel's Blue has more rounded habit, more stems that are stronger and produce more flowers. The flowers are 8-9 cm large, cornflower-like flowerheads of rich lavender violet colour. They open from late July and if regularly deadheaded they continue popping up until autumn. The flowers take a few days before they mature completely to the flat shape but on the other hand they are quite l ...entire article
Eccentric® coneflower is another fully double coneflower variety producing large blooms with crested top and one layer of ray florets. The colour is vibrant red. Flowers are about 7-8 cm across, mildly scented, and appear atop thick and strong, up to 60 cm tall stems from July until early September. Lanceolate leaves are dark green and grow from the ground and then up along the stems. Bred by Marco van Noort, the Netherlands, and patented as PP23979 in 2012. Coneflowers are maintenance-free perennials blooming ...entire article
DIVA is a German variety of bush honeysuckle bred by Spilkers Jungpflanzen from Barmstedt, home town of a famous rhododendron breeder Hachmann Baumschule. The plant received a Gold Medal at prestigious fair of novelties Plantarium in Dutch Boskoop in 2017. The dominant feature is its dark burgundy red to almost chocolate brown foliage which creates a perfect background for small, typically honeysuckle-like, 2-lipped, sulphur yellow flowers. Leaves are stalk-less, lance-shaped, acuminate, and turn rich red and orang ...entire article
AZTEC GOLD is a Hillier Nurseries introduction from 2012, bred by Alan Postill. It is a bright golden-yellow-leaved choisya shrub. It produces profusion of simple, star-shaped, pure white, and very fragrant flowers with yellow stamens from late April until early June. Their perfume is very similar to orange flowers hence its name Mexican orange or Mexican blossom. The evergreen leaves are palmately divided into 3-7, glossy, narrow leaflets that are rich golden yellow above and lime green to yellow green inside the com ...entire article
STARSHIP™ SCARLET is one of the modern lobelia varieties offering first year flowering, longer life and reliable hardiness down to USDA zone 6. It is a part of a small STARSHIP™ series developed by Kieft Seeds, USA. It comprises of only two varieties: Rose and Scarlet and both are fantastic. STARSHIP™ SCARLET makes striking red flowers which cannot deny its Mexican origin (l.cardinalis). Blooming begins in about mid July and continues until late summer, or ev ...entire article
Toad lily is a rhizomatous plant with orchid-like leaves and unusual star-shaped flowers with 6 heavily spotted petals and stigmas. PINK FRECKLES® is a compact variety producing light lilac pink to pale violet flowers with deep maroon or violet freckles. It blooms profusely on short stems owing to which the plant remains compact also at its peak flowering phase. The clump is compact and dense with fresh green, broadly lance-shaped leaves. It is often accompanied with anemones, leucothoes, azaleas, or mountain lau ...entire article
GENOLIA® is an excellent addition to the family of hedging cherry laurels. It comes from Switzerland, and was bred by Pepiniéres de Genolier in 2002. It forms a handsome, columnar, evergreen shrub which requires no pruning to look recent great. Leathery leaves are mid to dark green, narrowly ovate, and glossy. Its naturally upright habit makes it ideal for a hedge, however, it can serve as a slender, free-standing, evergreen specimen in small gardens. It was awarded silver medal at Plantarium 2005, a leading Eur ...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
Little Flames® leucothoe is a love at first sight if you like vibrant red colours. It has short, narrowly ovate, evergreen leaves with a conspicuous tip. They emerge rich red in spring, mature to medium green with red margins in summer, and change to vibrant carmine red in autumn, and glossy wine red in winter. In late April and May appear small, urn-shaped, insignificant, white flowers. Twigs with spent flowers should be removed immediately after flowering to prevent the plant from making seeds, and thus exhaust ...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
HIGH FIVE PURPLE is a small butterfly bush of a very elegant, upright habit. From mid July appear conical inflorescences composed of tiny trumpets of lavender violet colour. They are sweetly fragrant and ccontinue blooming until autumn if you regularly deadhead spent flowers. Deciduous leaves are rather small, broadly elliptic, partly hairy, and medium to light green. Butterfly bush requires little care. Still, we strongly recommend hard pruning every spring to low permanent framework when buds begin to swell. Plan ...entire article
CHICO is the smallest photina known to trade so far. It is an evergreen shrub with small, glossy, broadly elliptic leaves with conspicuously serrated margins which bear strong resemblance to arbutus unedo foliage. They emerge bronze orange-red and mature to deep green. New leaves emerge at least twice a year: in early spring and in late summer, and you can bring the second phase forward by pruning the shrub in early summer just as the new leaves turn green. Stems are rich burgundy red all year round. It grows slowl ...entire article
Delicious Candy® is one of the most fantastic purple pink coneflowers bred so far. Its semi-double, fragrant flowers appear atop 30-50 cm tall stems from early July until late September. The flowers are attractive for butterflies, bumble bees, and also bees can find a way to suck some nectar from them. Deadhead spent flowers regularly and feed the plants every two weeks during summer. Leaves are deep green, lanceolate, and may suffer from diseases if grown in wet or compacted soil. Delicious Candy® forms bus ...entire article
Big Kahuna is a big catch for American breeder Harini Korlipara from TerraNova® Nurseries in Oregon, USA. This coneflower boasts tropical orange, extra large flowers that are almost 14 cm across. The colour of ray florets are a combination of ripe mango and wild honey above, and pale salmon pink on the reverse which is often seen when the florets slightly curl their margins. Central cones are about 5 high, deep orange, and serve plenty of nectar to bees, bumblebees, and butterflies. Flowering begins in early July ...entire article
SUGAR PLUM is another fantastic success by English breeder Peter R.Moore. It is a butterfly bush, a cross between varieties Royal Red and Summer Beauty. The result has a rich colour of the first parent, and compact habit and smaller size of the latter. SUGAR PLUM buddleja produces about 25 cm long, pointed panicles of rich purple pink flowers which attract you with their colour intensity as well as strong and sweet perfume. Individual flowers are tiny trumpets, composed in ...entire article
Border Beauty is a another butterfly bush proved by time. It was bred already in 1962, by a Dutch breeder Henry Schiphorst. It produces about 20 cm long, dense panicles of purple violet flowers with orange throat. Individual flowers are tiny trumpets, composed in conical panicles born at the tips of slightly arching branches which gain darker shade towards the panicle. Flowers are sweetly fragrant and bloom from early July until late September. Border Beauty makes an upright and compact bush about two meters wide and ...entire article
BUZZ™ HOT RASPBERRY is a gorgeous addition to the BUZZ™ series of compact butterfly bush. It is an erect shrub with rich magenta purple flowers. The inflorescence is a conical panicle, about 20 cm long, composed of tiny trumpets with orange throats. They are sweetly fragrant and bloom from early July until late September. Deciduous leaves are lanceolate, hairy as they emerge, mid and partly glossy green above and silver on the reverse, without a significant autumn ...entire article
Flamingo is a newer sport of so popular Hakuro Nishiki dappled willow from 1979. It was found in a Dutch nursery Salixkwekerij Bontekoe, and boasts earlier colouring of new leaves and twigs that are rich pink, just like flamingo's feather. Leaves are deciduous, narrowly elliptic, 3-4 cm long, pea green with rich cream-white variegation. When new leaves emerge they are almost entirely creamy white gaining bright pink colour at the tips that disappears as the leaves mature in summer. It grows very fast and is easy to ...entire article
31.08.2019New 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
RED LIGHT is a Dutch selection of popular photinia from 2013, bred and introduced by Alexander van Oploo, EU patent 32555. It has distinctively different colour of new twigs - they are bright red (as opposed to common wine red), and perfectly complement deep burgundy red colour of newly emerging leaves. They are evergreen, broadly oval, and come out at least twice a year: in early spring and in late summer, and you can bring the second phase forward by pruning the shrub in early summer just as the new leaves turn gree ...entire article
Lochinch is a hybrid butterfly bush which originated as a natural mutation in the gardens of the Lochinch Castle in Scotland around 1940. It is possibly a hybrid between the most utilized b.davidii and its Chinese relative, more tender sister b.fallowiana. Lochinch buddleja produces about 25 cm long, very fragrant inflorescences composed of lilac pink to pale lavender violet flowers decorated with striking, deep orange throats. They are a magnet for bees and butterflies as ...entire article
MIRACLE® ATTRACTION is rated the most attractive variety of all MIRACLE® series of St.John's wort. It has extended blooming season owing to which the plant keeps on producing flowers in the midst of numerous berries. Flowers are 2-3 cm wide, rich golden yellow, and come out from late June until late September. From late August they are followed by inedible fruit - vibrant red, glossy berries which turn purple black later. Deciduous leaves are broadly ovate, rich gree ...entire article
Leatherleaf is a small shrub native to most temperate parts of Northern hemisphere. It is a bog plant that can be found growing next to andromedas and other acid-soil-loving plants. If your soil is water-retaining clay, add peat and you can grow this care-free beauty without a problem. White Bells is a selection rather than a variety of leatherleaf noted for compact, bushy growth, and profuse flowering. It produces arching shoots with numerous white, urn-shaped, lily-of-the-valley ...entire article
Liriope has dark green, ribbon-like, semi-glossy foliage. The leaves are narrow and 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 stems. They usually overgrow the leaves by not more than 10-20 cm. New spikes are produced continuously until early autumn. Ingversen is a selected variety which does not spread by rhizomes and keeps itself as a dense clump. Flowering is more profuse and thanks to the neat plant ...entire article
CAROUSEL® is an attractive series of several swamp mallow cultivars bred by Alain Tan of French Montauban. Jolly Heart is a wide-eyed variety with 15-16 cm large, white flowers decorated with a Rose-of-Sharon-like, bright red eye in the centre and a few short rosy-pink rays. They come out from mid August until early autumn atop about 80 cm tall stems. Deciduous leaves are dark burgundy red, palmately divided into 3 to 5 leaflets, and turn scarlet red, golden yellow and am ...entire article
CAROUSEL® is an attractive series of several swamp mallow cultivars bred by Alain Tan of French Montauban. Pink Passion makes 16-18 cm wide flowers of deep pastel pink colour. They come out from mid August until early autumn atop about 80 cm tall stems. Deciduous leaves are richer red than most other varieties, palmately divided into 3 to 5 leaflets, and turn scarlet red, golden yellow and amber orange with purple pink veins and margins in autumn. The plant is depende ...entire article
CAROUSEL® is an attractive series of several swamp mallow cultivars bred by Alain Tan of French Montauban. Pink Candy is one of its varieties and is truly as sweet as its name. The flowers are 16-18 cm across, with a deep crimson red eye in the centre producing purple pink rays running throughout the white petals making the flowers look pink-white. They appear early in the season, already from early August until early autumn atop medium short stems reaching some 80 cm tal ...entire article
CAROUSEL® is an attractive series of several swamp mallow cultivars bred by Alain Tan of French Montauban. Géant Red bears large flowers - 15-18 cm across - of deep red colour and come out from midsummer atop well-branched, strong stems reaching about one meter and forming a dense shrub. Deciduous leaves are dark burgundy red, deeply lobed and acuminate. The plant is dependent on regular water and feed supply. Use fertilizers with enough phosphorus for abundant flower ...entire article
WHITE DAZZLER is a follow-up choísie to Aztec Pearl from Peter Moore, introduced in 1991. It produces masses of simple, star-shaped, pure white, and very fragrant flowers with yellow stamens in May and June. Their perfume is very similar to orange flowers hence its name Mexican orange or Mexican blossom. WHITE DAZZLER is special for being very compact as well as the ability to re-bloom from September onwards. The evergreen leaves are distinctly narrower ...entire article
Pink blueberries, now commonly called Pinkberry® are a modern attraction of early 2000's. The first plant was achieved by American breeder Mark Ehlenfeldt from Agricultural Research Service (ARS), who in 1991 crossed rabbiteye blueberry whose immature fruit is pink, and usual highbush blueberry with blue fruit. The result was introduced in 2005 and named 2 years after as Pink Lemonade®. It was a huge success a ...entire article
Silver Dollar is another jewel among panicle hydrangeas of the new millennium. The truth is that it lacked the massive marketing campaign as for example Limelight® hydrangea, however, its beauty and health will prove it deserves the same winners' level. Bred and selected among many seedling by a Dutch plantsman Peter Zwijnenburg at the turn of the century, for its outstanding excellence and performance it gained the AGM prize (Award of Garden Merit) by the ...entire article
Golden King is another selection of old Crotonifolia variety with heavily variegated leaves. The blotches of various size always cover at least 50% of the whole foliage area, and in spring new leaves emerge striking yellow. They are evergreen, glossy, and extremely large for a hardy plant - about 10-20 cm long and around 8 cm wide. Usually considered a house plant it is suitable for outdoor growing, too, up to USDA zone 6 (-24°C). If you wish to make sure the top of the plant will not be da ...entire article
ROCKY DIAMOND BLUE is the autumn gentian with late season flowering. It starts in August, producing large trumpet flowers of rich blue colour with white throat and black dots. Flowers appear continuously until the first frost. Evergreen leaves are dark green and glossy, thick, somewhat ovate to lanceolate, and pointed. This variety was selected for a neat and very compact growth. Gentian is a slow growing, mat-forming perennial requiring zero maintenance. Plant it in humus-rich, reliably moist but well-drained soi ...entire article
STERLING SILVER brings a welcoming refreshment into the bluebeard family. It also produces violet blue flowers like all the others yet there is something more to catch your eye – prominent silvery blue-green shade of the foliage. The deciduous leaves are a little larger as opposed to the parent varieties, have an interesting smell when crushed, and make the plant very attractive long before it begins to bloom. They turn purple red and amber orange in autumn. Flowering starts in midsummer, and the cymes of violet ...entire article
Carré Rouge is a French selection of Fraser's photinia from Red Robin variety. It originated in Nantes and 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 least twice a year: in early spring and in late summer, and you can bring the second phase forward by pruning the shrub in early summer just as the new leaves turn green. Young twigs are r ...entire article
Rozanne® cranesbill was first introduced to horticultural public in 2000 and 8 years later it won a prestigious award Plant Of The Year. It boasts with large, 5-petalled, rich lilac-violet flowers from June until the last warm days of autumn. Very attractive basal leaves are mid green, widely palmate, distinctly lobed, and show some light green marbling. They change to orange and golden in autumn. Rozanne is a reliable filler, it will fill large spaces in no time so un ...entire article
Violacea is a selective seedling variety of white fir with long, silvery needles turning pale blue-green when adult. They are soft to touch, borne erect on almost horizontal to slightly ascending branches. The tree shape is conical, quite symmetrical. It grows slowly to medium fast. White fir will grow in almost any well drained soil, from slightly alkaline to acidic. The soil should be humus-rich and moist when transplanted but once established it can take long periods of drought. Grow it in full sun for best colo ...entire article
ALL SUMMER RED® is a novelty weigela selected in the Netherlands in 2007. It was bred by Gijsbertus Verhoef as a cross between weigela Evita and weigela Red Prince. The result is a compact shrub with rich coloured flowers over a long period of time. Patent No. PP23654 was granted in 2011. ALL SUMMER RED® weigela has rather long, funnel shaped, slightly narrowed flowers of rich carmine red colour. They app ...entire article
MAGICAL VOLCANO is a new photinia bred by Peter R.Kolster from the Netherlands in 2009. It is a cross between popular Fraser’s hedging photinia and Chinese photinia serratifolia. It is renowned for extremely serrated leaf margins, compact growth, and longer lasting colour of new shoots. It was patented under PP25024P2 in 2014. MAGICAL VOLCANO photinia has ovate, 7-10 c ...entire article
Kobold is another dwarf barberry, this time of a uniquely soft green colour. Its deciduous leaves are small, ovate to elliptic, emerge bright green and mature to only a grade darker grass green, turning vivid orange or almost fiery scarlet red in autumn. In spring appear profusion of tiny, pale yellow flowers that are followed by oblong, glossy, red, edible berries. Branches are spiny. It was patented already in 1971 and has been in cultivation ever since. Japanese barberry tolerates most soil types provided it is ...entire article
BURNING LOVE® leucothoe is a keiskei species i.e. it makes narrowly lanceolate leaves with a conspicuous tip. They are evergreen, leathery, very glossy, and change colours from crimson red when they emerge to dark green when mature, and dark burgundy red from autumn till spring, when they revert back to green. The habit is very uniform and compact as opposed to the older keiskei variety Ro ...entire article
Raspberry Truffle is another attractive hybrid coneflower bred by Arie Blom from Dutch town Oudewater. It produces large, daisy-like flowers of rich salmon pink flowers with some orange tones first, later they change to pure pink, elevating the tousled centres which in the end look like a bobble hat. The plant makes about 50-70 tall stems with flowers at the tops. When these fade out, new buds emerge along the stems and if regularly deadheaded this variety can flower until September given enough nutrients. ...entire article
Adonis was very handsome which is why this butterfly bush has his name – Adonis Blue. The flowers are deep indigo blue and violet with orange throat. The inflorescence may look like lilac hence its other name: summer lilac. However, it can get misleading as summer lilac is more often used for lagerstroemia. Deciduous leaves are lanceolate, pale green to almost blue-green, and slightly hairy. The shrub is upright growing and more compact than older varieties though it does make arching branches when enriched w ...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
Makijaz leucothoe is a small, mound-forming evergreen shrub with narrowly elliptic, mid green leaves that are marbled white. The ratio between white and green is quite irregular making every leaf unique. In spring new foliage emerges rich pink or bronze red, and in autumn and winter they turn various shades of burgundy purple. The flowers are small, formed in short racemes, and as they consume a lot of plant’s energy we recommend cutting back flowering branches to encourage new growths. It can also be pruned and ...entire article
31.08.2019New stock
hebe (Hebe "'NEW ZEALAND'")
New Zealand Hebe (veronica) is a hybrid of hebe odora. It has small, rich emerald green, evergreen leaves on erect branches. The plant forms a neat cushion or a mound, and can be 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 constantly moist, poor or medium fertile soil that is anything ...entire article
Rocky Mountains white pine is a North American pine species whose origin ranges through the Rocky Mountains of Alberta in Canada down to Colorado, USA. It has distinctively flexible young twigs and soft, blue-green to silvery-blue needles. Female cones are yellow-brown, 8-15 cm long, and are borne at the ends of the branches. Vanderwolf’s Pyramid is probably the most commercially successful variety of Rocky Mountains white pine. It was introduced by the Vermuelen Nursery fro ...entire article
Scots pine is a European native pine species, and is native in country, too. The green species makes the most beautiful and at the same time the most bizarre specimens in the wild. Aurea is a variety known already since the 19th century and bears 4-5 cm long needles that are bright golden yellow as they emerge and turn slightly paler in summer. In winter the shade gets a bit more pronounced but can never beat the colour of fresh foliage. Mature needles inside the plant are mid green with bluish overlay. ...entire article
Scotch heather is a genus of one species of evergreen shrub from N. and W. Europe to Siberia. They are low and spreading or ground-covering plants that are easy to grow and produce awesome displays when flowering from late summer until late autumn. There are more than 500 varieties to this date and more new ones are bred every year in order to achieve better looking and performing plants. GARDEN GIRLS® is a fantastic series of modern heather – bud-bloomers. They are bre ...entire article
LACEY BLUE perovskia is a fantastic plant offering an extremely long time of attractivity. It bears profusion of deep indigo-blue flowers that open up from hairy, violet buds. These buds appear from early summer and take quite some time before they let the flowers out which usually happens from mid August. Thus the plant keeps its fluffy violet appearance for as long as nearly 3 months. Deciduous leaves are finely dissected, 4-6 cm long, silvery grey when they emerge, turning pale green in summer. The stalks are the most vibrant silver shade ever se ...entire article
Fatal Attraction® is truly a fantastic variety of coneflower bred by Petrus Oudolf from the Netherlands, and patented in 2006. It makes very strong stems which get thicker towards the flower making it look like a microphone. The flowers are large, bright magenta purple, with deep red cones. They are flat as the sepals are not drooping and hold themselves always horizontal. Fatal Attraction® forms a dense clump with profusion of flowers from July until end September. ...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
Breeding a beautiful flower is as important as selecting a perfect name for it afterwards. This case proves the point: Hot Papaya fully describes this coneflower with fiery red flowers with deep orange shades. They are borne on 60-70 cm long stalks from June until early autumn. The stems do not break in wind or heavy rain. Flowers attract butterflies and bumble bees. Lanceolate leaves grow from the ground and sparsely up along the stems. Cutting back spent flowers down to the first leaf that hides the coming flower bud will enhance and prolong flowering until early October ...entire article
Weigelas are valuable garden shrubs that grow freely in almost any soil and require little maintenance. They are deciduous shrubs growing 1.5 – 2.0 tall and just a bit less wide. Alexandra WINE &ROSES is a fascinating new variety with deep burgundy red, ovate, deciduous leaves and bright purple-pink flowers. They are funnel-shaped and come out from late spring until early summer. The shrubs often bloom for the second time in late summer again. Leaves are ovate to oval. It thrives in semi-fertile, slightly moist soil, preferably in full sun. Pruning: cut back ...entire article
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hebe (Hebe "'GOLDEN ESK'")
Golden Esk is a whipcord type hebe. It produces sprays of cypress-like branches covered with tiny, scale-like leaves of bright green colour that changes to golden yellow or even honey yellow in autumn and winter. The branches grow upright with elegantly drooping their tops. It grows slowly and requires no pruning. Only unpruned plants maintain their original, inimitable shape. Only if some branches die off after a severe winter or with age you can cut them off. If you need to reduce its size or if you want to shape it make sure you cut the plant evenly on all sides. ...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 unusually looking hebe. This plant has tiny, scaly leaves on whipcord-like branches. Their shape resembles cypress plants that is why this species if often mistaken for cypress hebe. The colour is very attractive: golden-green in summer to almost honey-brown in winter. In mid spring appear very small white flowers at the tips of the branches. 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 shape. Only if some branches die off afte ...entire article
VARIETIES Black Jewel is a unique variety of raspberry with deep burgundy purple, almost black fruit. It has excellent, typical raspberry flavour, just a little stronger compared to wild raspberry. The canes grow fast about 1.2m tall. Fallgold is a late or twice fruiting variety of red raspberry. The fruit is light golden-yellow and has excellent, super sweet taste. Two ways of pruning. Apricot is midseason or twice fruiting variety with apricot orange ...entire article
When I first saw this Globosa Viridis pine I could not believe it was a scots pine variety. Scots pines have blue-green or silvery green needles and rapid growth, while this jewel is vivid green, like a fresh lawn. It grows very slowly and compact, forming a slim cone with somewhat rounded top. Trimming is out of the question as it grows only about 1m tall when 10-15 years old. You can combine it in a mixed border with other compact or Japanese-style plants, or make it a small specimen in a small garden. As every pine, it needs full sun and well-drained, slightly acidic ...entire article
Blue Spire is a hybrid between two types of perovskia. It was first introduced to RHS in 1961 and since late 80´s it has been in cultivation in most of the world with mild climate. It is a very hardy plant originally found in Central Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan) but is successfully grown even further north. Perovskia is a fantastic plant offering an extremely long time of attractivity. It bears profusion of indigo-blue flowers that open up from hairy, violet buds. These buds appear from early summer and take quite some time before they let the flowers out which usually ...entire article
Weeping form of deciduous larch Stiff Weeper is one of the most sought-after conifers in our country. It has strictly pendent branches with no horizontal growth. The crown looks like a head of a long-haired girl. The needles are about 4 cm long, bright green with a silvery blue shade, turning yellow in autumn. It is grafted on stems of various heights. The plant will never get taller than how tall its stem is. Larch hates wet soil. If it dies for no obvious reason it is often due to water-logged soil. Grow it in any well-drained, preferably deep soil in full sun. Fully hardy t ...entire article
If you like the smell of Japanese skimmia in the spring, then this variety is ideal for you. Fragrant Cloud will cover you in lovely, sweet lilac-like perfume. It is a luxurious, evergreen plant with small, white flowers that open from lime green flowers buds formed in fat, upright panicles the previous autumn. It is a male plant, pollinating female varieties that produce berries in the autumn and winter. It grows slowly and compact, making a neat ground cover. Ideal for Japanese style gardens. If you plant it well you needn’t look after it any longer except for ...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
Limelight® is a panicle type hydrangea, not a mop-head one with big leaves and large flowers heads. Well, how to explain then that this new variety has even bigger flowers? Never mind, let’s just call them XXL size. The panicles are upto 30 cm long, fat blossoms of greenish-white colour when they come out in early August, changing to almost white after about 2-3 weeks and turning clear pink in September. The shade of pink is not a fading one, but fresh pink as if it was meant to be pink from the very beginning. Ovate, pointed leaves are dark green. The most b ...entire article
We are proud to present a novelty bred in the Czech Republic in 1995, and patented in 2005 under US plant patent PP16,921. This barberry has uniquely coloured leaves – they are orangey-red or red in full sun with a fine greenish-yellow margin which is also the colour of bottom leaves. It grows slowly, forming a dense and compact shrub about 40 cm tall and wide. It likes almost any soil type and does best in full sun or partial shade. Fully hardy to min. -29°C (USDA zone 5). Last update 08-08-2008. ...entire article
Another lovely piece for miniature lovers is this dwarf spruce. It grows slowly, compact and dense to it mature height of 3m only after a few decades. Needles are short and stiff, rich green. New branches show bright orangey-brown bark and are short. No pruning needed for dense growth. The shape is conical with relatively narrow base compared to fir which makes a rather wide base. Spruces need fertile, deep soil that is neutral to acidic. They are fully hardy to -40°C (USDA zone 3). Last update 16-02-2008. ...entire article
Firs belong to the most beautiful and spectacular conifers thanks to density of needles and in many cases large sizes. Noble fir, however, and its variety “Glauca” is a slow grower, propagated by grafting which makes it suitable even for small gardens. It has striking silvery blue needles and rather irregular growth unlike its parent. Thanks to grafting, the plant produces attractive cones even when young. It likes moist, neutral to slightly acidic soil. Young plants like partially shaded location. Fully hardy. ...entire article
Have you ever seen a pine that would be more decked out than this Dragon Eye Japanese red pine? Its Japanese name is “Ja-nome” and it attracts your attention thanks to its wide creamy yellow bands on long needles. It has quite irregular growth, it mostly spreads to sides so if you want a neat tree you have to stake the main stem and model the branches a little when young. Female cones are blue-green and plentiful. It needs a slightly moist site with a bit of peat and a sunny location. Fully hardy. ...entire article
If you are looking for a variety of dwarf mountain pine that grows wide but remains compact and not very tall go for this subspecies called pumilio. It is a beautiful mound-forming shrub with short, deep green needles with a touch of grass green shade. It makes uneven lengths of new growth which makes additional 3D effect. However, if you wish to have it smooth and cushion-like trim new growths in the spring to one size. It looks fantastic as a specimen in small gardens or in combination with other evergreen trees ...entire article
One of the hardiest figs for our climate (zone 6) is named Brown Turkey. As the name suggests the fruit is brownish-red or blackish-purple, relatively large and sweet. They do not require pollination. Immature fruit and branches contain sap which can be an eye and lip-irritant. Palmate leaves are very ornamental – mid green and large, with deep, rounded lobes. Pruning is possible in spring, for stronger fruiting you can cut new branches after 3rd leaf in summer. It needs a sunny spot preferably at a south-facing wall where it can accumulate a lot of warmth and is ...entire article
MONET® weigela comes from the Netherlands where it was found in 2001 as a natural mutation of another variety called Tango. MONET® is a dwarf plant, growing into a lovely cushion with variegated foliage. The leaves are broadly elliptic, mid green in the centre with a wide creamy-beige band at margins which turns pink or light magenta in autumn before the leaves fall down. It may produce a few funnel-shaped, carmine red flowers but MONET...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
“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
Scarlet firethorn Soleil d´Or has profusion of vivid yellow fruits which beautifully contrast with deep green foliage. To maintain a compact shape we recommend to trim it a few times a year, but only after flowering. It likes clay, alkaline soil, and is drought tolerant. ...entire article
Bravo to French cultivators who come up with this new variety of bluebeard! Want to hear why we are so excited about it? Compared to its parent this one has deep green, larger leaves with silvery underneath; deeper blue and more numerous flowers; its flowering period is rather extended from mid August till end September; it has a more compact habit which makes it suitable for even the smallest of gardens. Flowers attract bumble bees and butterflies. The leaves have an interesting scent which recalls cooking herbs. It is quite soil tolerant, however, it does best in fertile, very well ...entire article
Etna® is the queen of laurels. Its bright emerald green leaves are glossy and healthy, slightly curved at the ends and edges which gives the whole shrub added plasticity. New leaves emerge coloured in rich bronze. Etna’s foliage is much more tolerant of winter sun scald than most laurels. Compound flowers, if any, are white, fragrant and appear in April and May, followed by very ornamental but non edible fruits. This variety, however, seldom sets flowers. This selection does not grow tall. It forms a thick, compact bush. This feature makes it ideal for several ...entire article
Scarlet firethorn Orange Glow has profusion of bright red fruits on the background of small, bright to dark green, glossy, evergreen leaves. It likes clay, alkaline soil, and is drought tolerant. ...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
Scarletta® is probably the top variety of leucothoe with lance-shaped, glossy leaves that emerge bronze or red, change to mid green in summer, and turn red in autumn and deep burgundy red in winter. It dislikes direct sunlight. However, if grown in full sun, it has to be well mulched and never left dried out. Thus it will show more red and purple even in summer. As a groundcover, it is ideal for planting beneath taller shrubs or trees providing diffused sunshine, or in semi-shade. It tolerates most soils but will be beautiful and healthiest in slightly acidic, fert ...entire article
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. Navaho has bright orange fruits and a maintenance-free compact growth. Although not a climber, it is usually planted next to a wall or a hedge. It is a perfect border plant or a winter eye-catcher in an evergreen composition. Some selections bear fruits that are not too popular with birds so we can enjoy their rich colour until the spring. ...entire article
Mughus is a subspecies of dwarf mountain pine with even more compact and slower growth. It has very dense habit and dark green, short needles. It looks great in a large rockery as well as in a Japanese-style garden where it creates a perfect cushion image. Pines need slightly moist soil when getting established but will live in almost any well-drained soil. They do prefer a lot of sunshine to be compact and dense so try to avoid shaded placed when finding it a spot in a garden. Fully hardy to min. -45°C (USDA zone 2). Last update: 29-09-2009 ...entire article
This honeysuckle has a more compact growth than the species and its leaves are more shiny and bright green even in cold winters. This fast growing shrub that can be grown as a low border or hedge, or clipped similarly to box. Its unbeatable fresh green colour is a welcoming feature making it an ideal ground cover even for posh locations. Unlike box the branches are flexible and do not suffer from breaking under a heavy snow cap. Soil tolerant, it can take both full sun and shade. Well-drained soil is preferred, otherwise it suffers from winter sunscorch. Fully hardy to -24°C (USDA zone ...entire article
Gilt Edge is a beautiful variety of this evergreen silverthorn. It has ovate, up to 10 cm long, leathery but thin leaves that are deep green in the middle and bright yellow at margins. Newly emerging leaves and twigs are silvery-beige. 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. They have a lovely, sweet fragrance, especially in the evening. They are followed by fruit in spring. 1,5cm long, ov ...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
Otto Luyken is probably the best known and the hardiest selection among cherry laurels. It is a small, healthy shrub, which predominantly spreads to sides. It reaches no more than 1,5m in many years, therefore can be used be used for planting under trees or as a ground cover. Pointed leaves are glossy and deep green. Compound flowers are white, fragrant and appear in April, followed by very ornamental but poisonous fruits. It is common that second flowering occurs in early autumn. This cherry laurel flowers profusely. It needs slightly acidic, normal to fertile, moist soil, and ...entire article
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