The landscape-worthy Adam's needle is certainly the most cultivated of all Yucca species. A widespread native of the eastern United States, it forms bold, dense clusters of long, sharp leaves that look super all season long. In the summer, large spikes of showy ivory flowers are produced. Wild plants are most commonly found growing in open, upland ..
Osteospermum are a large, daisy like flowering perennial. These plants make an eye catching summer display in an open border, as ground cover or in containers. Flowers can be single or semi-double. Osteospermum Daisy-Mae Mixed produces masses of large long lasting daisy-like flowers in a variety of colours. Osteospermum give vigorous, brightly colo..
Elegant and tough, crimson fountaingrass is an attractive warm-season perennial to tender perennial that makes a great addition to sunny borders. It is native throughout warm regions in the Mediterranean, Africa, and southwest Asia.This popular ornamental grass forms graceful, upright to arching clumps of slender medium green blades. From midsummer..
Rhododendron ferrugineum (sometimes called alpenrose, snow-rose, or rusty-leaved alpenrose) is an evergreen shrub that grows just above the tree line in the Alps, Pyrenees, Jura and northern Apennines, on acid soils.It is the type species for the Rhododendron genus. It may grow up to 1 m tall and produces clusters of pinkish-red, bell-shaped flower..
Very tall and narrow in form, subalpine fir looks like a green church spire. A cone-bearing evergreen tree with green needles that have a bluish cast, it is native from the Yukon of Canada southward in the Rocky Mountains to northern Arizona and New Mexico in the United States. Its bark is gray to nearly white, smooth but mildly bumpy.The short but..
Pokeberry (Phytolacca Americana) occurs naturally in the fields and woodlands of the eastern United States with rare occurrences west of the Mississippi River. It is a large species of plant, often reaching over 6 feet in height with ovate, textured leaves and a central flower stalk that develops into a cluster of purplish berries in late summer. A..
The spiny fruits, palmate foliage and stark appearance of the American sweetgum are all unmistakable. This impressive tall, deciduous tree is native to the central and southeastern United States from New York to Florida and across to Texas. Specimens are also said to grow into Mexico and Central America. Sweetgum is an incredibly adaptable hardwood..
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..
Asparagus fern is a tuberous, semi-woody perennial native to South Africa. In its native habitat, it is a scrambling subshrub that survives in a wide range of habitats across the southeastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. These include rocky lands, scrub, coastal dunes and wooded areas. In the landscape and garden, it is grown primarily for its soft, fea..
Ninebark is a hardy deciduous shrub with long-lasting flowers and fruits and exfoliating bark. This native of the eastern United States suckers and has an irregular habit and informal look but tough constitution. In the wild it exists along the fields and forest margins of uplands and lowlands.The small lobed leaves of ninebark are typically dark g..
An evergreen Tree growing to 30m by 8m at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 6. It is in leaf all year, in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind. The plant is not self-fertile. The plan..
This pine is one of the most decorative and grows in a wide climate scale - from cold northern regions to warmer sites. They are probably most beautiful in their natural environment.It is an excellent choice if you are looking for compact growing conifers. It has a conical growth without a need for trimming. Needles are dark green, long, growing up..
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..
This dense, narrow, medium to tall evergreen tree from the Balkan Peninsula is prized by gardeners for its symmetrical habit and formal bearing. The long, semi-rigid, deep blue-green needles of this pine occur in bundles of five. They densely clothe the short, ascending, closely spaced branches. In spring, trees produce tiny male cones and large cy..
Unusual 'balloon-like' buds open into beautiful bloomsBeautiful open, delicately veined blooms sit above attractive blue-green foliage. Delightfully versatile subjects for the perennial border and extremely good for pots or as cutflowers. Some plants may flower in the first year.Balloon flower is an upright herbaceous perennial native to eastern As..
Balsam fir is a tall coniferous evergreen tree native to the northeastern fifth of the United States and extreme southern Canada. It has a fine pyramidal form and becomes a very tall tree when mature. Its small deep green needles are soft, glossy and smell of sweet balsam. The female cones are full of resin and are brown when mature, and shatter re..
Musa ensete is commonly called Abyssinian banana. It can be grown easily indoors. But grown outside in warm climate zones (10 and above) and planted around water features and as a specimen plant, this lush foliage plant adds a tropical look to the garden. In cooler zones can be grown in containers and overwinter it indoors.Banan tree grows with tro..
Annual herbal plant, approximately 50 cm high with a pleasant cinnamon scent of crashed leaves.Fresh or dried leaves are added to vegetable and fruit salads, sauce cakes, cheeses, casseroles, meat dishes and fish. Suitable for year-round cultivation in pots on the window sill. Basil helps digestion, and the infusion soothes coughs and is used as an..
Aromatic, deep red-purple leaves, wonderful to add color to salads, pasta and pizza. A colorful addition to the herb garden.Sweet basil is commonly grown as an aromatic culinary and medicinal herb in warm temperate and tropical climates. An interesting twist on th eclassic basil, the leaves have a definite lemony tang.Grows 0,30-0,50 meters tall. I..
'Siam Queen' is an annual herb with highly aromatic, glossy green leaves rich of a licorice basil aroma. As an added bonus, it is late to produce flowers, which often make basil develop a bitter taste. In many Thai dishes, Thai basil is added last, just prior to serving for its fragrance and flavor. While most basils are grown just for their leaves..
Sweet basil is commonly grown as an aromatic culinary and medicinal herb in warm temperate and tropical climates. An interesting twist on th eclassic basil, the leaves have a definite lemony tang.Grows 0,30-0,50 meters tall. It is a very good companion plant to grow in the house or greenhouse, its aromatic foliage helping to reduce problems caused ..
Attractively cloaked in deeply lobed leaves, hops produces pine-scented flowers that are widely used to preserve and flavor beer. A fast growing, perennial vine, it is native to North America, Europe and western Asia. The tender new stem tips can also be harvested and cooked as a vegetable.The bright to medium green leaves are lobed, usually three ..
Rhodochiton atrosanguineus is a quickly growing climber with heart-shaped leaves and stems that coil around any support. Although perennial in warm climates, in cooler areas it is usually grown as an annual, flowering from late summer until the first hard frost.The flowers hang down on slender stalks with a bell-shaped, violet-pink calyx contrastin..
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..
Hardy for zones 10-14 (growing outside) or can be cultivated as indoor plant in other zones only.This is perhaps the ultimate flowering showpiece for frost-free landscapes or a sunny interior room. Bird-of-paradise is a clump-forming, evergreen, subtropical perennial native to South Africa. Its large, bold dark gray-green leaves contrast nicely wit..
Sambucus melanocarpa is a deciduous Shrub growing to 4 m (13ft 1in). It is hardy to zone 6. It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. 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 can grow in..
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..
A decidious Shrub growing to 3m at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 4. It is in flower from March to April, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. It is noted for attracting wildlife. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and ..
Colutea arborescens is a species of leguminous shrub known by the common name bladder senna. It is native to Europe and North Africa, but it is known on other continents where it is grown as an ornamental and used in landscaping for erosion control. It is also known in the wild as an occasionally weedy escapee from cultivation. The shrub takes a ro..