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Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou 1'
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'
Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl'
Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa'
Phyllostachys nigra 'Henonis'
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi'
Nandina domestica 'Woods Dwarf'
Kalopanax septemlobus syn pictus
Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis 'Huangwenzhu'
Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea'
Cordyline australis 'Pink Champagne'
Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosum Densum'
Dryopteris buschiana (crassirhizoma)
Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen'
Japanese gardens (日本庭園 nihon teien?) are traditional gardens that create miniature idealized landscapes, often in a highly abstract and stylized way. The gardens of the Emperors and nobles were designed for recreation and aesthetic pleasure, while the gardens of Buddhist temples were designed for contemplation and meditation.
Japanese garden styles include karesansui, Japanese rock gardens or Zen gardens, which are meditation gardens where white sand replaces water; roji, simple, rustic gardens with teahouses where the Japanese tea ceremony is conducted; kaiyū-shiki-teien, promenade or stroll gardens, where the visitor follows a path around the garden to see carefully composed landscapes; and tsubo-niwa, small courtyard gardens.
Japanese gardens were developed under the influences of the Chinese gardens, but gradually Japanese garden designers began to develop their own aesthetics, based on Japanese materials and Japanese culture. By the Edo period, the Japanese garden had its own distinct appearance. Since the end of the 19th century, Japanese gardens have also been adapted to Western settings.
Acacia pravissima is a completely whacky and remarkable member of the Mimosaceae family. One can expect a breath-taking abundance of bright yellow flowers in the form of tiny pom-poms. These flowers usually form during late summer and sit on the ...
Hydrangea paniculata 'Pinky Winky'
The flowers of 'Pinky Winky' actually open as a beautiful, fresh lime greenin early August and as they mature, they turn a beautiful pink, starting at the bottom of the flower cone then the colour 'bleeds' up towards the tipThe flowers also benefit f...
Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'
Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' The Black Elder. The lacy, finely-cut foliage is darker than Black Beauty. The wonderful foliage is accented by creamy pink flowers in spring that turn into purple black berries in autumn for the fall. Berries are ideal fo...
A cross dating to 1955 between V. rhytidophyllum and V. utile, from Prague Municipal Gardens. Has beautiful large heads of pink buds opening to pink white flowerheads, gently fragrant up to 10cm across. Evergreen, waxy, dark green, deeply veined le...
Viburnum burkwoodii 'Anne Russell'
This semi evergreen variety of burkwoodii has wonderful large rounded heads of white fragrant flowers emerging from pink buds in March-April. Plant next to a path where the highly fragrant flowers can be fully appreciated. A bushy medium sized shrub ...
Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora'
Carlesii Viburnum 'Aurora' 'in Dutch "snowball," is a medium-sized semi-evergreen shrub with round upright form. Aurora blooms in April and May generously with strongly scented pink flowers that open from red buds. The efflorescence is sometimes pink...
Viburnum davidii 'Angustifolium'
Clusters of white flowers are held above the dark green, leathery foliage in May and June. During the summer the compact, domed habit of this evergreen shrub, sited toward the back of your border, makes an attractive foil for your later flowering pla...