Novelties of heirloom seeds for the first week of February 2018
The assortment of goods of our store has been replenished, - novelties of heirloom seeds. All the seeds before packaging are tested for germination and variety, so you can be sure that the plant that is mentioned in the description will grow.
The Cornelian Cherry or Cherry Dogwood is an early blooming small dogwood bearing tiny yellow flowers. A year-round ornamental with nice fall colors and edible 3/4-inch bright scarlet berries. Since it blooms before most other trees or plants it is a welcomed sight in a bare garden. Rounded and multitrunked with gray and tan bark. When planted with an evergreen background or where it will be backlit from the sun this tree is even more beautiful.
Cotoneaster is a low growing, colorful shrub with attractive small flowers, berries and fall foliage color. The long spreading branches look particularly attractive when grown to cascade down a wall or bank. It can also be used as a ground cover.
The Amur Maple is native to Northeast China and Japan. Amur maple has only started to attain popularity as a bonsai. It can be grown as a multi-stemmed clump or can be trained into a small tree with a single trunk. The tree grows about 20 to 30 feet tall.
Native to most of Europe except for the far south, and northern Asia this tough small to medium-sized tree is very tolerant of cold and exposure and is often found at high altitude on mountains-in the UK it occurs at up to 1 000m altitude.
This is actually called a pearl bush and flowers long and abundantly with cascades of beautiful, pure white blooms! So lovely to see! This ornamental shrub is compact growing with a bushy growth, remains low and grows wide.
The Norway Spruce is a valuable timber and shelter belt tree and is the classic Christmas tree, consumed in countless millions. It is a tough and vigorous tree that is not prone to serious attacks from pests and diseases.
Amur cork tree, called Huang Bai in China, is commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs, but one that should be used with care.
An upright columnar evergreen for home landscape use, featuring dense deep green foliage all year long; eventually grows quite tall, excellent for vertical emphasis, hardy and adaptable, takes pruning well.
An evergreen tree with fan-like branches and scaly leaves. Unlike the closely related species, Thuja plicata (Western Redcedar), it is only a small tree. Growing to a height of 10-20 m tall with a 0.4 m trunk diameter, exceptionally to 30 m tall.
The native, wild Crabapple tree, Malus sylvestris, is an excellent hedging plant, commonly planted in mixed country hedges. It makes a decent, if unevenly shaped, ornamental tree for an average sized garden and it will also pollinate orchard apples.
A most handsome lime from NE Asia with really luxuriant, broad foliage: large, heart-shaped, with a slight pewter tinge, downy on expansion and greyish beneath. A specimen of this really stands out in the late Harry Hay's Tilia collection in Surrey.
Honeylocust is a fast growing deciduous flowering tree which is very tolerant of alkaline soils, salty soils and urban conditions. Young specimens can put on 2 to 3 feet of growth per year. Honeylocust usually obtains a height of 40 to 80 feet.
The Austrian Pine is a handsome large growing tree native to Austria and most of the Balkans. It can be long lived, with some trees over 500 years old. It needs full sun to grow well and is intolerant of shade.
Rare in the east, abundant in the lower Ohio valley and middle of Mississippi valley. Reaches its largest size in southern Illinois and Indiana. Bark: Light brown, scaly; on young stems light brown, smooth.
Indigofera gerardiana is a superb pea cousin from the northwest Himalayas (5,000-9,000' elevation from Afghanistan to western China) that makes a superb garden specimen. The open branches can reach 5-7' long, creating a 7' tall x 7' wide specimen.
Pinus siberica belongs to the family of the Pinaceae, the pine trees. This pine tree species is native to Siberia. Due to that is also known as Siberian yellow pine. In Siberia it occurs in big populations that cover big areas. Those populations are mostl
Another excellent native shrub for year-round interest. Arching branches with lobed leaves give Common Ninebark a mounded look. Five petaled flowers appear in dense, spirea-like clusters in spring, and give way to a multitude of reddish-pink.
The Catalpa has the distinction of bearing some of the showiest flowers of all the American native trees. Its value in this respect has long been recognised and it holds an assured place in the parks and gardens of all temperate countries.
It is best known for its colorful spring flowers of red, white, pink or multi. It produces apple-shaped fruit that are a golden-yellow color containing red-brown seeds. The fruit is edible but not as well known for its jelly and pie.
Fig trees are all self-fertile and very productive. A fertile well-drained soil is recommended along with plentiful sunlight for maximum production. The chill hour requirements are few, if any, and most varieties are cold tolerant at least to 20 degrees.
Seeds that have been successfully pretreated will have swollen to around 2 to 3 times their previous size. Remove all swollen seeds as these will be damaged by further pretreatments. These can be sown immediately.
Pyracantha coccinea is the European species of Firethorn that has been cultivated in gardens since the late 16th century. The tree has small white flowers. It produces small, bright red berries.
It is a medium-sized to large deciduous tree reaching a height of 60 to 120 ft (exceptionally 129 ft) with a trunk diameter of 3-4 ft at maturity. The crown is domed, the branches spreading, often pendulous. The bark is gray to light brown, with narrow.
A particularly unusual and rarely seen shrub which originates from China. Rhodotypos scandens bears single, white flowers from the tips of each shoot with an appealing simplicity. The blooms are later replaced by large berries meausining up to 8mm across.
The Swedish whitebeam is a sturdy mid-sized tree reaching about 10m, with a broad round crown. It grows naturally along the coasts of the Baltic Sea, and sparsely in the south-west archipelago.
The Red Oak grows rapidly and is tolerant of many soils and varied situations. It is native to the north eastern United States and south eastern Canada. The tree gets its name from the leaves rich autumn colouring when they turn to a rich red color.
Pittosporum tobira is a species of flowering plant in the Pittosporum family known by several common names, including Japanese mock-orange and Japanese cheesewood. It is native to Japan but it is used throughout the world as an ornamental plant.
The large bladder like fruiting structures of this medium sized shrub are just irresistible to curiosity each one containing one or more chestnut brown seeds that are a bit larger than a fat pea.
Japanese Pagoda Tree, Sophora japonica, is a spectacular late summer flowering tree. Also known as Chinese Scholar Tree, the Pagodatree is held in high regard throughout its native Asian range for its beautiful summer flowers.
The Dwarf Mountain Pine is particularly slow-growing. This spreading conifer will stay neat and compact for many years, eventually forming a mound of spreading branches covered by dense green needles.
This deciduous tree grows to 40 feet tall and blooms in early spring with a profusion of white-tinged pink goblet to saucer-shaped blossoms that are 3 to 4 inches wide. Grow in moist, well-drained preferably acidic to neutral soil in sun or partial shade.
This venerable plant is loved and hated for the same reason - it grows fast and covers everything. Most people love the deep green glen it creates as it covers the ground, and also any tree trunk it reaches - with plenty of moisture, it'll climb to 50 ft.
Cupressus sempervirens, commonly known as the Mediterranean Cypress or Pencil pine, is a species of cypress native to the eastern Mediterranean region, in northeast Libya, southeast Greece), southern Turkey, Cyprus, western Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
Umbrella Tree/Umbrella Magnolia (Magnolia tripetala) Deciduous. This Appalachian native tree gains its name from giant, jungle-like leaves; reaching 2 feet in length and nearly 1 foot across. There’s some shelter for ya!
Wild Privet is a very popular semi evergreen/deciduous variety (it will lose some leaves in frosty weather). This is the variety that is most often included in mixed native hedges to give some element of evergreen cover in Winter.
It was only discovered in 1943 and due to World War 2 was not studied further until 1946 and only finally described as a new living species, metasequoia glyptostroboides, in 1948. Only one natural forest containing around 5400 trees is known to exist.
The Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) is definitely a tree to plant for the long term. The allure of a tree with tulip-like flowers is strong; even though it can take 20 years before the large green and orange tulip-shaped flowers.
The trees range from 40–60 feet (12–18 m) high with short trunk and round-topped head. The juice is milky and acrid. The roots are thick, fleshy, covered with bright orange bark.
Corylus colurna (Turkish hazel) is a tree native to southeast Europe and southwest Asia, from the Balkans through northern Turkey to northern Iran. It is the largest species of hazel, reaching 25 m (82 ft) tall, with a stout trunk up to 1.5 m.
These small trees are found in North America, northern Asia, and in Europe, generally in forested and mountainous areas. The berries have a crown, this is important because no berry that has a crown is known to be poisonous.
This widely planted ornamental tree is a hybrid of two Chinese magnolias, the Yulan Magnolia and the Lily Magnolia. The bark is smooth and light gray. The Saucer Magnolia originated by chance in 1820, as an accidental seedling in a French garden.
A “hot off the press” version of the beloved Cosmos, the Picotee Cosmos seeds bloom into white or pale pink flowers with distinctive, bright rose-red colored edges. Picotee Cosmos flowers make stunning rear borders for flowerbeds.