European mountain ash is a small to medium-sized, rounded, deciduous tree native to Europe, Siberia and western Asia. It has also become naturalized in northern regions of North America--from Newfoundland to Alaska. Many features make it a showy landscape tree all season long, including its feathery, pinnately compound leaves, flat heads of musky-s..
A decidious Shrub growing to 6m. It is hardy to zone 3. It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from September to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant pre..
Decorative and very rare, abies like in appearance.Timber is insect resistant and is useful for construction and household furniture making.Used in construction, railroad ties, mine timbering and sundry house implements. The seeds are rich in essential oil that can be used for burning and soap manufacturing. The tree can also be used in medicine.A ..
It is in leaf all year, in flower in July, and the seeds ripen in August. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by Wind. The plant is not self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sand..
Gardeners usually think first of the large-flowered hybrid Clematis, but there are other types also well worth growing. Flowers in the first year of cultivation.This adaptable species features bright yellow bell-shaped flowers that appear through the summer, followed by the feathery tufted seed heads. An excellent ground cover for difficult areas w..
This species is appropriately called the giant or grand fir because it's one of the tallest growing firs in the world, usually in the 200- to 300-foot (70 to 100 m) range. This evergreen is very fast growing, attaining a narrow column-like or spire-like silhouette with massive trunk. Native to the central Pacific coast of North America, the giant f..
This rugged, cold hardy, short-lived birch from northeastern North America is useful for naturalistic plantings in its native region. Typically multi-trunked, it has gray-white, flaky bark peppered with black markings. The twiggy branches are purplish-brown. The narrowly triangular, bright green leaves are often marred by leaf miners. The foliage t..
The highlands of Greece reveal stands of this tall evergreen conifer, appropriately known as the Grecian fir. It grows on calcareous and alkaline soils at elevations between 1,800 and 7,000 feet. When mature, the tree's silhouette is a tall, broadly pyramid with horizontal branches. When young, the Grecian fir has smooth, reddish brown branches, bu..
It is a tree 5-20 m high with a dense spheric crown, stems and branches usually dark to black coloured, fissured bark, grey-pinkish slash, exuding a reddish low quality gum. The tree has thin, straight, light, grey spines in axillary pairs, usually in 3 to 12 pairs, 5 to 7.5 cm long in young trees, mature trees commonly without thorns. The leaves a..
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..
This cypress, apart from its elegant growth, is interesting as being the only species of Cupressus indigenous to India. It forms, therefore, a connecting link, as it were, between the true cypresses of the extreme east and those that are natives of Europe.It is in leaf all year. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or fema..
it is culinary edible bean that is cooked or fried before use, with both astringent and diuretic properties. Indicated for urinary tract sisorders. Also it makes good green manure. It is in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated b..
Glossy heart-like leaves and the persistent brown seed fruits make Italian alder a great shade tree with multi-season interest and grace. An upright deciduous tree that does not get too wide, it hails from southern Italy and Corsica. Its barks becomes light gray-sandy brown with shallow fissures and small plates, often blotched.In early spring this..
This Italian Cypress is one of the more impressive cultivars. Pencil-thin and conical, reaching heights of perhaps up to 36 ft tall in maturity, this cultivar is highly valued for the ascending, spire-like effect it can bring to a restricted space, or a space where shade is not desired. 'Stricta' is the narrowest of all the C. sempervirens. Plant a..
Italian cypress is a narrow, columnar evergreen tree native to western Asia and southern Europe. Its dark green to blue-green soft-scaled needles are short and wispy, and help hide the small oval tan cones.Grow Italian cypress in full sun in average to dry soil with good drainage. Although it grows in several warm temperate climates, it will be tro..