Arabian or Arabica coffee is a lovely upright evergreen shrub with graceful gray-barked branches, fragrant white flowers and fruits (drupes) that yield some of the best coffee for drinking. Native to Ethiopia but now cultivated in wooded, high-altitude plantations throughout the tropics, Arabica coffee is by far the most economically important of a..
Though native to China, Korea and Japan, autumn olive has become naturalized across all of eastern North America since its initial introduction in 1830. The silvery red berries of this large deciduous shrub are produced in profusion and eaten and spread by birds and other wildlife. Tough and fast-growing, the autumn olive was once favored as a road..
Exceptionally cold hardy and boasting extremely fragrant spring flowers and pretty fall foliage, European birdcherry is a terrific deciduous tree. Hailing from Eurasia, from northern Europe fully eastward to Japan and Korea, it is a large shrub or becomes a good-sized tree if allowed to reach full maturity. It eventually attains a broad and rounded..
The largest of the cherries, this fast-growing, medium to large deciduous tree is valued not only for its ornamental attributes but also as a timber tree. It is native from central and eastern North America to Guatemala.The tapered, oval, saw-edged leaves are glossy dark green above and paler underneath. New leaves are often bronze-tinged, and fall..
Small, pretty white blossoms in spring, orangey fall color and dark purplish-black berries make black chokeberry a great shrub for naturalistic massed plantings. An upright deciduous shrub that suckers to form a thicket of twigs and leaves, it is native to the moist soils of the eastern United States and a thin sliver of southeastern Canada. Indivi..
Passionflower is a fast-growing evergreen climber from South America. The flowers emerge in summer and are stunning and exotic. Bowl-shaped, white with blue centers, they bloom repeatedly through the fall. The yellow-orange fruit is edible but not particularly tasty.This fast-growing vine is one of the most hardy passionflowers, and tolerates many ..
An annual plant with shoots 2-3 m long, producing very interesting, light-spotted fruit with a bottle-shaped shape. The slightly thicker neck at the end of the fruit resembles a cobra. Valued for its multiple uses: as an interior decoration element, for the production of dishes and containers. Woody fruits collected in autumn retain their decorativ..
Bottle gourd (aka calabash) is an annual, vining member of the squash family that is widely cultivated for its interestingly long winged fruits. It can be used as a fast-growing summer screen for covering fences, etc..When dry, the fruits can be used as containers, pipes, rattles, and many other uses.Seeds, leaves, flowers, and young stems are all ..
Ornamental climber of flowers and fruit with shoots 2-3 m long. Fruits of an interesting bottle-shaped shape, light green in color.Good for planting near pergolas, fences, curtains, also as a decorative interior element. Genus - Lagenaria Species - Siceraria Variety - Green Common name - Calabash Pre-Treatment - Not-required Hardiness z..
Cornus kousa, commonly called Kousa dogwood, is a small, deciduous flowering tree or multi-stemmed shrub that typically grows 15-30’ tall, with a vase-shaped habit in the early years but eventually maturing to a more rounded form. Bloom occurs in late spring. The showy parts of the Kousa dogwood “flower” (3-5” across) are the four narrowly pointed ..
Grown commercially for its tart red berries, this creeping broadleaf evergreen shrub from eastern North America also makes an excellent plant for the culinary or ornamental garden. The prostrate stems root at the nodes to eventually form large mats of narrow dark-green leaves which turn bronze or red in winter. Clusters of pinkish urn-shaped flower..
An original annual plant with a bushy habit and slightly purple flowers, 40-60 cm high for cultivation in containers and pots. It is decorated with ovoid edible fruit, first white then yellow. Ripe fruit, rich in cholesterol-regulating substances, can be eaten in many ways: baked, grilled, steamed or canned.Grow in a fertile, moderately moist soil ..
European cranberrybush is a wonderful deciduous shrub that develops a pleasing round, mounded habit when mature. Its attractive, medium green leaves are maple-like in appearance and turn brilliant hues of yellow, red and dark purple in fall. Many flat clusters of white flowers appear in late spring to early summer, followed by berry-like fruits tha..
The European Hackberry (Celtis australis) is a tree species that also goes by the names European Nettle tree and Lote tree.A decidious Tree growing to 20m by 10m at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 6. It is in flower in April, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Be..
Break the dreariness of winter with the fragrant flowers that don the wintersweet. Native to the woodlands in China, this slow-growing shrub with an upright but broad shape can begin to look a bit leggy and unkempt with old age. Depending on climate, the bare branches reveal many bowl-shaped flowers that face downward, appearing anytime from midwin..
Break the dreariness of winter with the fragrant flowers that don the wintersweet. Native to the woodlands in China, this slow-growing shrub with an upright but broad shape can begin to look a bit leggy and unkempt with old age.Depending on climate, the bare branches reveal many bowl-shaped flowers that face downward, appearing anytime from midwint..
Perfect for all sorts of containers or border edging, the compact plants produce delicious sweet berries over several seasons.Sowing from January to March. Harvesting from August to October. Genus - Fragaria Species - x ananassa Variety - Fresca Common name - Garden Strawberry Pre-Treatment - Not-required Hardiness zones - 4 - 8 Plant ..
The sweet, aromatic red fruit of this low-growing herbaceous perennial are a late spring favorite. Garden strawberries vary greatly in the size and flavor of their fruits, but all bear three-lobed leaves and most form offsets via trailing stems known as stolons. Plants bear round white five-petaled flowers in early to mid-spring, followed by the co..
Goji Berries - Scarlet wolfberry is a shrub resistant to drought and frost with slack stems growing up to 2-3 m in height. From June to September, the bush pleases the eye with beautiful, light purple, fragrant flowers. Extremely valued for its red fruit appearing from the end of August to November, rich in vitamins and microelements. Eating fruit ..
Hardy kiwi is a deciduous woody vine that originates from eastern Asia. It is an attractive plant with dark green foliage and fragrant white flowers that appear in late spring but is primarily grown for its tart and sweet pale green fruits. Kiwi are dioecious, which means individual plants have either female flowers or male flowers. So, it is neces..
Pyracantha crenulata or Crataegus Crenulata is a species of Firethorn. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant.The leaves are used to make herbal tea. The wood can be used to make walking sticks.It makes an excellent hedge, grows very quickly and will thrive in most soils. Thousands of beautiful red edible berries remains on for a very long time ti..
Tropical vine grown as a garden annual for unusual beauty and decorative qualities. Very famous because the rich light and deep purple flowers and burgundy seed pods. Foliage dark green to purple.Grows very fast to 2 - 2.5 m during one season.Grows well in rich, well-drained soil and full sun. Requires regular feeding.Perfect for planting in balcon..
Admired for its beautiful spring blooms, Japanese flowering quince is a spiny, compact to medium-sized, deciduous shrub native to Japan. Profuse clusters of small, salmon or orange, bowl-shaped flowers cover the plant very early in spring, before and after its smooth green leaves emerge. These are followed by gnarled, yellowish, apple-shaped fruits..
This kiwi is a relatively fast-growing, deciduous, woody vine which typically grows 4,50 - 6 m (15-20') and features tiny, slightly fragrant, greenish-white flowers in early summer and attractive, heart-shaped, green foliage variegated with white and/or pink. Flowers are not particularly showy since they are often hidden by the foliage. Juvenile fo..
The common Medlar (Mespilus germanica) is a slow growing, large deciduous shrub or small tree growing up to 26 feet (8 m) tall. The leaves are dark green and 2 to 6 inches (6 to 15 cm) long and 1 to 1.5 inches (3 to 4 cm) wide.The leaves turn a spectacular red in the fall, and the plant has beautiful white flowers in late spring. The fruit is a pom..
Easy and fast growing, the baby leaves add colour and heat to salads. Larger leaves become more intense and are a great addition to stir-fries.Can be grown inside in pots, containers, grow bags or a seed bed.Harvest from April to October. Pick individual baby leaves as requiered, a few from each plant. They will regrow for up to 4 cuts.Pick large l..
A dense medium-sized deciduous shrub valued for its cold-hardiness and its early bloom, this Asian native bears masses of scented pale pink flowers in earliest spring. Edible round red fruits follow the flowers. The reddish-brown bark provides winter interest. The oval leaves have fuzzy undersides. This tough shrub relishes sun and well-drained soi..
Decorative annual potted plant. Small fruits with shiny skin, of different colors depending on the ripening phase, appear in summer and are a decoration until late autumn.It is an easy to grow favorite that the birds will also appreciate. Can be pruned to shape or to control height. Mild winter will not freeze them to the ground but it can be helpf..
Peanut, also known as groundnut, is a crop of global importance. It is widely grown in the tropics and subtropics, being important to both smallholder and large commercial producers. Very unusual among crop plants, peanut pods develop under the ground.Peanut is an annual herbaceous plant growing 30 to 50 cm tall. Like most other legumes, peanuts ha..
Funky, oddly-shaped, thirst-quenching fruit and beautiful flowers define the pomegranate. This plant, long used by humans, is native to region from Iran to northern India including areas of the Himalayas. It is an evergreen large shrub to small tree. The leaves are held opposite each other on mostly spiny stems and are lance-shaped to oblong. Brill..