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Acer L. – Maple

Acer campestre

Habit

Small to medium sized tree with ovate crown becoming rounded with age, or multi-stemmed shrub with straggling,dense branches.

Size 5 to 15 m in high, rarely 20 up to 25 m in height and 5 to 10 min spread. Annual growth 40 to 45 cm in height, 25 to 35 cm in spread.
Bark Branches brown, in young plants often distinctively textured in a rectangular pattern.
Foliage

Deciduous, opposite, 5 to 8 cm long and 5 to 10 cm wide, 3 to 5 blunt-edged lobes, dark green, latex sap. Autumn colour bright yellow to orange, sometimes tints of red.

Flowers Yellow-green panicles when leafing out, unisexual and hermaphrodite flowers in same inflorescence. May.
Fruits Born in horizontal pairs, brown, ripening from August to September.
Roots Dense, clump-forming balls, especially fibrous on good soils.
Site Full sun/light shade.
Soils

Undemanding, dry to moist, prefers chalk, intolerant of poor drainage.

Characteristics Frost resistant, likes warmth, tolerates heat, wind and shade, withstands cutting and deer browsing.
Half stem - ball 4 x tr, in air-pot,                           clear stem 80 – 100cm                     high 200-250cm

Acer griseum


 

Habit

Small tree with open, oval crown becoming rounded with age,often multi-temmed, pisturesque large shrub with striking back. Slow growing.

Size 6 to 10 m in high, almost as wide when mature. Annual growth 10to 20 cm in high, 10 to 15 cm in spread.Has reached a height of 6 m with a 5.5 m spread after 45 years in the Thiensen Arboretum. After the age of 40 little growth.
Bark

Branches initially smooth, cinnamon-coloured to bright red-brown, bark peels off in large paper-thin flakes from four year old wood. An exceptionally attractive beauty for the garden in winte.

Foliage

Deciduous, opposite, made up of 3 leaflets, 3 to 5 cm long, obovate, hardly lobed, dark green on top, underside distinctively blue-green, petiole and mid-rib covered in soft hairs. Autumn colour bright orange-red to crimson.

Flowers

Yellow, in dropping cymes, May.

Fruits

Winged fruits set in pairs at right angles, fat and hairy.

Roots

Very deep-lying root system (Ehlers). Densely branched, dense  fibrous roots.

Site

Sun/light shade. Tolerates partial shade but will have lessautumn colour.

Soils

Best on moist, well drained, sandy-humus loams, slightly acid to slightly alkaline. Acer griseum is less demanding than generally presumed and will thrive on all types of soils. On wet and very nutrient-rich soils often unsatisfactory autumn colour late in the year.

Characteristics

Frost tolerant, not prone to diseases.

Specimenl

6 x tr, in air-pot,            high 250-300cm         spread 100-150cm

Palmatum atropurpureum

  Habit

Small and picturesque tree-like shrub.

Size 3 to 5 m in height and often greater in spread.
Foliage

Deciduous, opposite, 6 to 11 cm wide, 5 (to 7) lobes, cut beyond the midrib, consistent dark red to garnet in summer, autumn colour bright red.

Specimen

5 x tr, in air-pot,                                                   high 150-175 cm        spread 100-150cm

 

Palmatum dissectum

  Habit

Small, dwarfed, flat to domed shrub with central stem and primary branches arching in a picturesque manner, branches umbrella-shaped and hanging, slow growin.

Size Up to 2 m in height and often a 2 to 3 m in spread.
Foliage Deciduous, opposite, 5 to 7 lobes, divided to the base and finely cut, light green. Autumn colour bright yellow to orange.
Specimen

4 x tr, container grown,                   spread 80-100


5 x tr, container grown,                   spread 100-125cm


7 x tr, in a masterpiece larix box,     spread 200-225cm


 

 

 

Platanoides norway maple

  Habit

Large tree with round, dense crown, when grown on open site becomes spreading and densely branching.

Size 20 to 30 m in height and 15 to 22 m spread. Annual growth 45 to 60 cm in height, 30 to 40 cm spread, more in young plants
Bark Light brown branches, winter buds red to dark purple, bark is brown-black with vertical splits.
Foliage

Deciduous, opposite, 20 cm wide, 5 to 7 lobes, arching toothed, has latex sap. Autumn colour is intense golden-yellow, often red blotches.

Flowers Yellow-green panicles when leafing out, unisexual and hermaphrodite flowers in same inflorescence. May
Fruits

Winged fruit held at obtuse angles to nearly horizontal, brown

Roots Shallow root system, predominantly horizontally spreading with many fibrous roots.
Site Sun/partial shade.
Soils

No special requirements, tolerates all types of soils, slightly acid to alkaline but fails on moorlands and peaty sites.

Characteristics Wild form is more hardy than varieties. Heat tolerant, extremely tolerant of dry conditions, wind tolerant, withstands shade, tolerant of urban sites.



Platanoides globusum

  Habit

Small tree with dense branches, eventually with an even, closed, mop-shaped crown which flattens with age. Slow growing.

Size Up to 6 m in height with a crown diameter of 5 to 6 m. Annual growth in height and spread 15 cm.
Foliage

Vivid lights green.

Characteristics Absolutely resistant to urban conditions.
Half stem - ball 4 x tr, in air-pot,                 high 200-250cm

 

Amelanchier MEDIC. – June berry, serviceberry, snowy mespilus

 

The genus of Amelanchier includes about 25 species, nearly all of which are found in North America, only two species are native to Europe and Asia Minor and one is native to East Asia. They are deciduous shrubs or small trees with alternate leaves, often with colourful juvenile leaves and abundant flowers on white terminal racemes. 

Amelanchier have bright yellow to fiery red autumn colour. Amelanchier are exceptionally undemanding as to site conditions and climate and transplant easily. 

  

lamarckii

 


Habit

Large, multi-stemmed shrub, open, upright when young, becoming broader with a near umbrella-shapedcrown and slightly drooping side branches in maturity.

Size 4 to 6 (up to 8) m in height, when old often wider than high. After 40 years about 6 m high and 7 (8) m spread. Annual growth 20 to 25 cm in height, 15 to 25 cm spread.
Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, 3 to 8.5 cm long, elliptic, juvenile leaves copper-red, autumn colour bright yellow, orange to red.

Flowers White, solitary flowers, stellate, in upright racemes, abundant in April.
Fruits Blue-black, round berries, edible, formerly used as a substitute for currants.
Roots Main shallow, densely branching.
Site

Sun to light shade.

Soils

Normal, cultivated soils, acid to slightly alkaline, moderately dry to moist. Amelanchier is generally undemanding. 

Characteristics

Exceptionally tolerant of frosts, tolerant of winds, urban sites, temporary wet or dry conditions. Even large Amelanchier specimens transplant well.

Specimen

4 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 200-250          spread 100-150

4 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 250-300          spread 100-150

Specimen

5 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 300-350          spread 200-300

5 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 350-400          spread 200-300 

5 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 400-450          spread 200-300 

5 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 450-500          spread 200-300

Specimen

6 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 400-450          spread 300-400 

6 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 450-500          spread 300-400 

6 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 500-600          spread 300-400

Specimen

6 x tr, wire rootballed                                high 500-600          spread 400-600

6 x tr, wire rootballed                                high 600-700          spread 400-600

Specimen

8 x tr, wire rootballed                                high 800-900          spread 600-800

Espalier

4 x tr, wire rootballed                                high 200-225          spread 150-200

4 x tr, wire rootballed                                high 225-250          spread 150-200

Umbrella form, multi-stemmed

5 x tr, wire rootballed                                high 250-300          spread 150-200

5 x tr, wire rootballed                                high 300-350          spread 150-200

Umbrella form, multi-stemmed

6 x tr, wire rootballed                                high 300-350          spread 200-300

6 x tr, wire rootballed                                high 350-400          spread 200-300

6 x tr, wire rootballed                                high 400-450          spread 200-300

6 x tr, wire rootballed                                high 450-500          spread 200-300
Umbrella form, multi-stemmed

7 x tr, wire rootballed                                high 500-600          spread 400-500

7 x tr, wire rootballed                                high 600-700          spread 400-500

 

  

Betula L.-Birch

  

Utilis ‘Doorenbos’

  Habit

Medium-sized tree,generally multi-stemmed, broadly ovate and open, transparent crown, main branches erect and funnel-shaped, side branches more horizontal, twigs drooping, not very fast growing.

Size 8 to 10 (up to 15) m in height and 5 to 7 m in spread. Annual growth 20 to 30 cm in height, 20 cm in spread.
Bark Young shoots olive-brown, turning shiny brown-yellow in the fourth year and pure white in their sixth year, peeling in thin rolls. 
Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, heart-shaped, 5 to 7 cm long, golden yellow in autumn.

Flowers Green-yellow catkins up to 12 cm long, May.
Roots Shallow spreading, many fibrous roots in the topsoil layer.
Site Sun.
Soils

No special requirements, thrive on all neutral to acid soils.

Specimen, multi-stemmed 5 x tr, air-pot, extra wide spacing,                  high 500-600

6 x tr, air-pot, extra wide spacing,                  high 600-700

Specimen 4 x tr, air-pot,                                                 high 400-500                          spread 100-150

5 x tr, air-pot,                                                 high 500-600                          spread 150-200

5 x tr, air-pot,                                                 high 600-700                          spread 150-200

 

  

Carpinus L. – Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus

  Habit

Medium-sized tree with a conical crown, becoming highly domed and rounded when mature, often has a twisted stem. Initially slow growing.

Size 10 to 20 (up to 25) m in high and 7 to 12 m in spread. Annual growth 35 cm in high, 25 to 30 cm spread.
Foliage Deciduous, alternate, ovate to oblong. Autumn colour is brilliant yellow. Leaves often remain on the tree until spring. 
Flowers

The plant is monoecious, male catkins are yellow, 4 to 7 cm long, before or during budding, female catkins are green, 3 cm long, inconspicuous, pollination by wind. 

Fruits Small nuts on 3-lobed bracts held in light green clusters. 
Roots Predominantly radial and horizontally spreading, up to 1.4 m deep, very high proportion of fibrous roots in topsoil layer and slightly intolerant of disturbance, very adaptable to different soil conditions. 
Site Sun/shade.
Soils Tolerant of most soils, moderately dry to moist, deep, acid to alkaline, but will also thrive on sandy and clay soils which arenot too poor in nutrients. Tolerates a high ground water table and short periods of flooding, but not waterlogged sites.  
Characteristics

Reliably hardy, grows back fast after hard pruning, tolerant of winds and heat, warmth loving, withstands summer droughts relatively well, leaves are good soil amelioration. Carpinus can reach of the age of 150 years.  

Hedging element 3 x tr., air-pot, container grown                      width x length x heighy (cm)      45x45x175

3 x tr., air-pot, wire rootballed                        width x length x heighy (cm)      60x100x200

4 x tr., air-pot, wire rootballed                        width x length x heighy (cm)      60x100x250

5 x tr., air-pot, wire rootballed                        width x length x heighy (cm)      60x100x275

Specimen trees, trained into box-shape

6 x tr, air-pot, clear stem 200-225                  high 250-300                            spread 150-200

Bonsai form

4 x tr, air-pot,                                                  high 175-200                            spread 125-150

5 x tr, air-pot,                                                  high 200-250                            spread 200-250

Arch

6 x tr, in air-pot,                                              high 275-300                            spread 250-300

6 x tr, in air-pot,                                              high 275-300                            spread 225-250

betulus ‘Fastigiata’


 

Habit

 Medium-sized tree with symmetrical, cone-shaped crown and straight central leading stem.

Size  15 to 20 m in high and 4 to 5 m in spread. Annual growth 30 cm in high, 10 cm spread.  
Foliage

 Deciduous, alternate, ovate to oblong. Autumn colour is brilliant yellow.

Cone

 6 x tr, air-pot,                                          high 400-500               spread 100-150

Logo tree, Mercedes

 5 x tr., air-pot, wire rootballedhigh  300-350 

 

Cornus L. – Dogwood

Kousa ‘China Girl’

  Habit

Large shrub with a wide, funnel-shaped, open, upright crown and relatively fine shoots which hardly hang, even when mature. 

Size 4 to 5 (up to 6) m in height and 2.5 to 3.5 m in spread.
Bark

Thin shoots are light brown, older branches grey-brown.

Foliage

Deciduous, opposite, ovate-elliptic, narrowly pointed, 7 to 10 cm long (light green) mid-green, grey-green beneath, petioles are slightly yellow, up to 1 cm in length. Autumn colour is bright red. 

Flowers

White with delicate, greenish glow. Bracts have various shapes broadly ovate to narrow ovate, often with a 0.5 cm long tip. June/July.

Fruits

Raspberry-like, dark pink, about 2 cm across, on 4 to 6 cm long stalks, very attractive.

Roots

Strong main roots, intensively spreading through the topsoil layer with many fibrous roots.

Soils

Moist, sandy, humus-rich, acid to neutral, sufficiently rich soils. Intolerant of chalky and water-logged sites.

Specimen

4 x tr, air-pot,                                high 150-175

4 x tr, air-pot,                                high 175-200

  

Kousa var. chinensis Osborn

  Habit

Larger and stronger than Cornuskousa,branches widely spreading when mature.

Size to 7 (up to 10) m in height and 4 to 6 (8) m in spread.Annual growth 20 to 25 cm in height, 15 to 20 cm spread, becoming noticeably less with age.
Bark

Shoots are stronger than in Cornuskousa and the winter buds are fatter.

Foliage

Deciduous, opposite, 8 to 12 cm long, ovate to elliptic, hardly undulate, mid-green, white beneath, more hardy than Cornuskousa. Autumn colour is bright red.

Flowers

Green-yellow heads surrounded surrounded by large, white bracts; the “flowers” are up to 10cm across and are borne at the end of May to June.

Fruits

Raspberry-like, dark pink, about 2 cm across, on 4 to 6 cm long stalks, very attractive.

Roots

Strong main roots, intensively spreading through the topsoil layer with many fibrous roots.

Soils

Moist, sandy, humus-rich, acid to neutral, sufficiently rich soils. Intolerant of chalky and water-logged sites.

Specimen

4 x tr, air-pot,                                high 150-175

4 x tr, air-pot,                                high 175-200

Specimen

6 x tr, air-pot,                                high 250-300                spread 150-250

6 x tr, air-pot,                                high 300-350                spread 200-300

 

Kousa ‘Satomi’

  Habit

Medium-sized to large shrub with upright base shoots and side branches arranged in layers.

Size Up to 6 m in height, sometimes higher, 4 to 5 m spread.
Foliage

Deciduous, opposite, 7 to 11 cm long,  ovate-elliptic with long drawn out leaf tip, slightly undulate, mid-green above, grey-green beneath. Autumn colour: brilliant red.

Flowers

Green-yellow heads surrounded surroundedby  4 overlapping, pink bracts, symmetrical structure, to 8 cm wide flowers are born in profussion from early June to end of July.

Fruits

Raspberry-like, dark pink, about 2 cm across, on 4 to 6 cm long stalks, very attractive.

Roots

Strong main roots, intensively spreading through the topsoil layer with many fibrous roots.

Characteristics

Young plants are susceptible to frost damage, wind protection is recommended, older plants are more tolerant of frost.

Specimen

4 x tr, air-pot,                                high 150-175

4 x tr, air-pot,                                high 175-200

Specimen

5 x tr, air-pot,                                high 200-250                spread 150-200

5 x tr, air-pot,                                high 300-350                spread 200-250

 

Fagus L. – Beech

Sylvatica ,Common beech 


 

Habit

Large, broad, and round crowned tree, with strong branches hanging to the ground, in stands and in groups forming immense, straight stems.

Size 25 to 30 m in height. Free-standing, mature specimens are 25 to 30 m in spread. Annual growth is 50 cm in height and 40 cm spread. 
Bark

Young branches are grey –brown, becoming smooth and silver grey with age.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, broad elliptic to oval, 5 to 10 cm long, with 5 to 9 pairs of veins, wavy margins, juvenile leaves have silky hairs, later dark green, glossy and smooth above, hairy veins beneath. Autumn colour is bright yellow to red-brown.

Flowers

Plant is monoecious, numerous male flowers are held on long stalks in globose clusters; female inflorescences in twos. Flowers after 15 to 20 years, May.

Fruits

Always two nuts with one seed each, in bristly, horizontal or upright husks. Consumed in large quantities they are mildly poisonous (high content of oxalic acid).

Roots

The widely spreading, densely branching main side roots are very strongly developed. Of all the native woodland trees, beech trees have the most intense root penetration of the topsoil layer. The roots lie at a depth of 1 to 1.4 m on compacted soils and, with a high ground water table, the root-mass is often only 30 cm deep. On light, sandy soils the root system is occasionally twice the spread of the crown diameter.

The roots are extremely sensitive to compaction, covering, excavation, sealing with an impermeable material, changes in the ground water table and flooding.

Site

Sun/shade. 

Soils

Generally undemanding, but prefers moist, nutrient-rich, loamy soils with some lime, warm calcareous soils in positions of high atmospheric humidity are the optimum sites. Beech will also thrive to a satisfactory degree on mildly acid, poorer soils. 

Characteristics

Shade tree, tolerates much shade (beech will thrive at light levels of 1/60 of  full day light). Tolerant of frosts to minus 30°C, temperatures below that will cause damage to the crown and branches, slightly susceptible to damage by the late frosts. Sensitive to heat, loves high atmospheric humidity, suffers on waterlooged sites and in long periods of drought, sensitive to atmospheric and soil pollution. The sudden exposure of the trunk and branches to slight results in damage through sunburn. Beeches can reach an age of 300 to 400 years. 

Hedging plants

 3 x tr., rootballed, in air-pot system  width x length x heighy (cm)         60x80x200

Bonsai form

7 x tr, air-pot,                                                      high 200-250               spread 150-200

Arch

6 x tr, in air-pot,                                                  high 275-300               spread 225-250

 

Magnolia L. – Magnoliaceae 

Magnolia is an ancient plant family going back more than 100 million years. It dates from the beginning of the development of the angiosperms and is probably the closest link to the ancient relatives of our flowering plants.

 

‘Galaxy’

 
Habit

Small tree, generally single-stemmed or large shrub, columnar when young, later with upright conical crown, fast growing.

Size 4 to 7 m in height and 3 to 4 (5) m spread.
Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, obovate, 15 to 22 cm long, 8 to 11 cm wide, dark green, blue-green beneath.

Flowers

Appear at leafing-out, dark pink buds, light red-purple when open, light pink on the inside, tulip-shaped, up to 20 cm long, petals 11 to 12 cm, slightly scented, mid-April, May.

Roots

Fleshy, with strong main roots, shallow and deep spreading, sensitive.

Site

Sun to light shade, sheltered positions.

Soils

Prefers humus-rich, evenly moist, very open and well-drained soils, acid to neutral.

Characteristics

Tolerant of frosts, late flowering times make it less susceptible to frost damage, flowers appear already on 5-year old plants.

Specimen

4 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high150-175           spread 100-150

4 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 175-200          spread 100-150

4 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 200-225          spread 100-150

Specimen

5 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high200-225           spread 150-200 

5 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 225-250          spread 150-200 

5 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 250-275          spread 150-200

 

 

Kobus

 
Habit

Small tree or tree-like large shrub, initially with a conical crown, later more rounded, main branches spreading in maturity.

Size Up to 10 m in height and 4 to 8 m spread.In its native environment 20 to 30 cm in height. Annual growth is 30 cm in height and 20m cm spread.
Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, obovate.

Flowers

Appear before leafing-out, wide open, about 10 cm in size, white, composed of 6 (to 9) petals, occasionally tinted pale lilac-pink, except for the base.

Fruits

Barrel-shaped, reddish seed capsules.

Roots

Fleshy, with strong main roots, shallow and deep spreading, sensitive.

Site

Sun to light shade, sheltered positions.

Soils

Prefers humus-rich, evenly moist, very open and well-drained soils, acid to neutral.

Characteristics

Very tolerant of frosts.

Specimen

4 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high200-225           spread 100-150 

4 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 225-250          spread 100-150 

4 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 250-300          spread 100-150

Specimen

5 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 400-500          spread 150-200

 

Loebneri ‘Merrill’

 

Habit

On favourable soils a vigorous, broadly conical large shrub or single-stemmed small tree with strong, upright side branches, which become slightly hanging in the lower parts of the plant after 30 years. 

Size 5 to 7 (up to 9) m in height and 4 to 5 m in spread. After 20 years 6 m in height. Annual growth is 15-25 cm in height and 10-20m cm spread. 
Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, obovate.

Flowers

Appear before leafing-out, covering the entire shrub, white, star-shaped, 10 to 12 cm wide.

Roots

Fleshy, with strong main roots, shallow and deep spreading, sensitive.

Site

Sun.

Soils

Prefers humus-rich, evenly moist, very open and well-drained soils, acid to neutral.

Characteristics

Very tolerant of frosts.

Specimen

4 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 150-175          spread 100-150 

4 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 175-200          spread 100-150

4 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 200-225          spread 100-150

Specimen

5 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 250-300          spread 150-200 

5 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 300-350          spread 150-200 

5 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 350-400          spread 150-200

Specimen

5 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 350-400          spread 200-300 

5 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 400-450          spread 200-300 

5 x tr, air-pot, wire rootballed                    high 450-500          spread 200-300

 

 

Malus MIL L. - Flowering crab apple

 

Requirements and characteristics of flowering crab apples

Site: Sunny position.

Soils:  Crab apples are generally adaptable to soils and site. They prefer a medium heavy, nutrient-rich, not too dry to moist, humus-rich, open soil, acid to neutral (to alkaline), DIRR recommends an optimum pH-value of 5 to 6.5.

Roots:  Sallow root system with many fibrous roots, on loamy soils down to 1 m, on sandy soils down to 1.5 m, main roots are strong, side roots are horizontally spreading, generally loosely branched, very tolerant of underplanting.

Characteristics: Very frost tolerant frost tolerant and tolerant of urban sites. Some cultivars are susceptible to apple scab, and, in the first half of the year, infestation with caterpillars. Longer lived than ornamental cherries, 50 year old trees are often still vigorous and healthy.

Flowering time:  Beginning of May to beginning of June. 

 

‘Butterball’

 
Habit

Large shrub or small tree with broad and open upright habit, develops wide-spreading, picturesque crown and hanging side branches in maturity.

Size

4 to 6 m in height, 3.5 to 5 (6) m spread.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate.

Flowers

White, tinted delicate pink, pink buds, single flowers are 3 to 4 cm across.

Fruits

Round, apple-shaped to flattened spherical, calyx persists on some plants or is shed, yellow, slightly shiny, 2 to 2.5 cm across, fruit keep for long and are good for cooking.

Flowers

Green-yellow catkins up to 12 cm long. May.

Site Sun.
Characteristics

Malus ‘Butterball’is not susceptible to apple scab and mildew. Special characteristics are its high resistance to apple scab and the large number of fruits held on the tree into late autumn. 

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                              height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                              height 125-150

3 x tr, container grown                              height 150-200

3 x tr, container grown                              height 200-250   

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot                                             height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot                                             height 300-350               spread 150-200         

  

‘Evereste’®

 
Habit

Large shrub or small tree with broadly pyramidal, open structure, spreading side  branches, hanging in maturity.

Size

 4 to 6 m (up to 8) in height. 

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, ovate, 6.,5 to 8 cm long and 3.5 to 5.5 cm wide, margins are irregular, crenate sawn, dark green, matt, petiole is crimson, 2.5 to 3 cm long, leaves are sometimes 3-lobed. 

Flowers

White with pink tings (stripes on the margins of petals), simple, single flowers are 3 to 3.5 cm wide, petals do not overlap, creased and bowl-shaped, curled towards the inside, buds are madder red. Early flowering time.

Fruits

Flattened spheres, slightly irregular, generally without a calyx, 1.5 to 2.3 cm long and 2.6 cm across, orange-red, where exposed to sunlight pepper red (lobster red), fruit generally on red stalks with a pale blue-grey bloom, thin petioles, 3 cm long.

Characteristics

Malus ‘Evereste’®is not susceptible to apple scab, healthy leaves, remaining on the tree late into autumn, very good pollen donor.

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                              height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                              height 125-150

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350               spread 150-200

Hedging element

4 x tr, air pot,                                    width x length x height            60 x 100 x 200    

Cone

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-325              

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 325-250              

Espalier

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 200-225               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 225-250               spread 150-200

Specimen trees, horizontally trained canopies,

4 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 200-225              

4 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 225-250 

Umbrella form

5 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 250-300               spread 150-200

5 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 300-350               spread 150-200

Table-top form

6 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 250-300               spread 150-200

6 x tr, wire rootballed,                                height 300-350               spread 150-200

 

 

‘Red Jewel’

  Habit

Large shrub or small tree with upright, pyramidal crown, becoming oval to funnel-shaped with age.

Size

4.5 to 5.5 m in height, 3 to 3.5 m spread, slow growing.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, broad ovate to elongate, slightly lobed, 5 to 7 cm long, dark green.

Flowers

White, simple, single flowers 3 to 4 cm, born in great profusion. 

Fruits

Round, apple shape, shiny cherry red, 1.2 to 1.5 cm across, held on the tree late into autumn.

Characteristics

Malus ‘Red Jewel’ is very slightly susceptible to apple scab and slightly susceptible to mildew, fruits are often held until December, one of the best new generation crab apples. 

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                               height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                               height 125-150

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                             height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                             height 300-350               spread 150-200

 

‘Red Sentinel’’

  Habit

Large shrub or small tree with a slender crown and hanging side branches.

Size

4 to 5 m in height, 2.5 to 3.5 m spread, slow growing. 

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, oval, up to 7.5 cm long and 3.5 cm wide,  mid-green, petioles are tinged red.

Flowers

White, simple, buds are light pink, single flowers 3 cm wide.

Fruits

Round, apple shape, shiny cherry red, 1.2 to 1.5 cm across, held on the tree late into autumn.

Characteristics

Free of apple scab.

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                               height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                               height 125-150

3 x tr, container grown                               height 150-200

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350               spread 150-200

Specimen

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350               spread 200-300

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 350-400               spread 200-300

Espalier

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 200-225               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 225-250               spread 150-200

 

 

‘Royalty’

  Habit

Upright shrub, compact growing with thick shoots, or tree-like large shrub, becoming more spreading in maturity. Slow growing.

Size

4 to 6 m in height, 4 to 5 m spread.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, ovate to elongate, 8 to 12 cm long, glossy dark green, later dark green-red, margins are rough sawn. Autumn colour is brown-red.

Flowers

Ruby red, simple, single flowers are 3.5 to 4 cm wide, petals do not overlap. Flowers often hidden by foliage.  

Fruits

Long, to 1.5 cm, dark red. 

Characteristics

Limited susceptibility to apple scab.

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container g                                     height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                             height 125-150

3 x tr, container grown                             height 150-200         

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350               spread 150-200

Espalier

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 200-225               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 225-250               spread 150-200

  

    

 

Prunus L. Cherry,Plum, Peach, Almond, Apricot

Serrula

 
Habit

Small tree or multi-stemmed large shrub, main branches are stiffly ascending when young, the crown grows more asymmetrical in maturity, broadly round, dense, and branched in a shrub-like fashion.

Size

Up to 9 m in height and 6 to 7 m in spread. Annual growth is 30-40 cm. 

Bark

Mahogany brown and shiny.  

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, pointed elliptic, 8 to 12 cm long, dark green, yellow-green when juvenile.

Flowers

White, single, individual flowers are 2 cm wide, solitary; April to May.

Site

Sun/light shade. 

Soils

Prefers moist, nutrient-rich, sandy-loamy soils, neutral to strongly alkaline. Prunusserrula is generally undemanding and tolerates all cultivated garden soils. 

Characteristics

Good frost tolerant.

Specimen

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350                  spread 100-150

 

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 350-400                  spread 100-150

      

Specimen

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 400-450                  spread 200-300

 

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 450-500                  spread 200-300

            

  

Serrulata ‘Kanzan’

 
Habit

Large shrub or small tree, funnel-shaped crown with stiffly ascending strong main branches, becoming more spreading in maturity with slightly hanging branches. Fast growing.

Size

7to 10 (12) m in height and 5 to 8 m in spread. Annual growth is 30-40 cm.

Bark

7to 10 (12) m in height and 5 to 8 m in spread. Annual growth is 30-40 cm.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, pointed elliptic, 8 to 12 cm long, juvenile leaves are bronze coloured, glossy green in summer. Autumn colour is yellow-orange.

Flowers

Pink, densely double (30) petals, individual flowers are up to 6 cm wide, held in clusters of 2 to 5, extraordinarily floriferous. Beginning of May.

Site

Sun.

Soils

Prunusserrulata ‘Kanzan’ is generally undemanding, tolerates all cultivated soils, prefers moist, nutrient-rich, sandy-loamy soils, neutral to strongly alkaline. 

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                               height 100-125 

3 x tr, container grown                               height 125-150

Specimen

5 x tr, air pot,                                             height 350-400                  spread 200-300

5 x tr, air pot,                                             height 400-450                  spread 200-300      

Specimen

6 x tr, air pot,                                             height 400-450                  spread 300-400

6 x tr, air pot,                                             height 450-500                  spread 300-400        

 

 

Serrulata ‘Kiku-shidare-zakura’

  Habit

Small tree with arched branches and branchlets. 

Size

3 to 5 (6) m in height and 3 to 4 m in spread often of similar spread and height. Annual growth is 20-30 cm.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, elliptic, 8 to 10 cm long.

Flowers

Pink, densely double (30) petals, individual flowers are up to 6 cm wide, held in clusters of 2 to 5, very numerous. End of April to beginning of May.

Site

Sun. 

Soils

Prunusserrulata ‘Kiku-shidare-zakura’ is generally undemanding, tolerates all cultivated soils, prefers moist, nutrient-rich, sandy-loamy soils, neutral to strongly alkaline.  

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown            height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown            height 125-150

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                          height 250-300                 

4 x tr, air pot,                          height 300-350                  

Specimen

5 x tr, air pot,                          height 300-350               spread 100-150

5 x tr, air pot,                          height 350-400               spread 100-150

  

 

Serrulata ‘Pink Perfection’

  Habit

Large shrub or small tree with an upright, funnel-shaped crown. 

Size

Up to 8 m in height and 5 m in spread. Annual growth is 30-40 cm.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, pointed elliptic, 8 to 10 cm long, leaf margins doubly serrate, dark green. Autumn colour is brilliant orange-red.

Flowers

Deep pink, single, up to 3 cm wide, on long peduncles, very numerous. End of April to beginning of May.

Site

Sun.

Soils

Prunusserrulata ‘Pink perfection’ is generally undemanding, tolerates all cultivated soils, prefers moist, nutrient-rich, sandy-loamy soils, neutral to strongly alkaline.  

Half-standard tree

2 x tr, container grown                                                                     height 60-100

2 x tr, container grown                                                                     height 100-150

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot , extra wide spacing,                                                   height 300-400             

4 x tr, air pot , extra wide spacing,                                                   height 400-500              

Specimen

5 x tr, air pot , extra wide spacing,                                                   height 500-600             

 

 

Serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’

  Habit

Large shrub or small tree with a broad, funnel-shaped crown and, stiffly ascending, strong main branches, becoming more spreading in maturity, slightly less vigorous than Prunus ‘Kanzan’.

Size

5 to 7 (8) m in height, 4 to 5 m in spread. Annual growth is 25 cm approx.

Bark

Red-brown, later brown-grey, fissured.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, pointed elliptic, 8 to 12 cm long, deep violet-purple. Autumn colour from violet-red to bronze orange.

Flowers

Dark pink to purple-pink, densely double, in clusters of 2 to 5, very floriferous. End of April to beginning of May.

Site

Sun.

Half-standard tree

2 x tr, container grown                               height 100-125

2 x tr, container grown                               height 125-150

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                             height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                             height 300-350               spread 150-200

          

  

 

AutumnalisRosea

 

 

Habit

Small, delicate tree or large shrub with a broadly upright crown, delicate branches and shoots, in maturity dense and hanging. 

Size

Up to 5 m in height and in spread. Annual growth is 25 cm approx.

Bark

Dark brown, later brown-black.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, acute-elliptic, 6 to 8 cm long, serrate. Autumn colour yellow-orange to violet-brown-red.

Flowers

White-pink with pink centres, semi-double, calyx is reddish, single flowers are 2.5 to 3 cm wide. In mild climates as early as November/December, main flowering period in March/April.

Site

 Sun.  

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                              height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                              height 125-150

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350               spread 150-200

Specimen

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 450-500               spread 200-300

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 500-550               spread 200-300

 

Yedoensis ‘Ivensii’

 

Habit

Small tree or large shrub. 

Size

5 to 8 (10) m in height and 4 to 7 m in spread. Annual growth is 40 cm decreasing with age.

Foliage

Deciduous, alternate, elliptic, 6 to 12 cm long, pointed, vivid green. Autumn colour yellow to yellow-orange-red.

Flowers

Pink buds, later brilliant white, single, individual flowers are 3 to 4 cm wide, held in racemes of 5 to 6 flowers, often as early as end of March, main flowering period is April.

Fruits

Black, pea-sized fruit, rarely produced.

Site

Sun, sheltered positions. 

Soils

Tolerates all cultivated garden soils, prefers moist, nutrient-rich, sandy-loamy soils, neutral to strongly alkaline. Characteristics: Frist tolerant.

Half-standard tree

3 x tr, container grown                              height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                              height 125-150

Specimen

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 250-300               spread 150-200

4 x tr, air pot,                                            height 300-350               spread 150-200

Specimen

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 400-450               spread 200-300

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 450-500               spread 200-300

5 x tr, air pot,                                            height 500-550               spread 200-300

  

 

Salix L. - Willow

 

Integra ‘Hakuro-Nishiki’

 

Habit

Salix Integra ‘Hakuro-Nishiki’ is sometimes called Flamingo Tree. Domed crown and wide-spreading branches.Habit of the shrub when young is upright, and outward in all directions.  As the plant matures, branches will arch gracefully.  It is quite elegant with the drooping branches, delicate looking variegated leaves, and dangling catkins. It is almost a shame to shear back the elegant foliage just to produce more colourful growth. 

Size 2 to 6 m tall with greyish-green bark.
Foliage

Deciduous. The leaves 2 to 10 cm long and 1 to 2 cm wide; they are pale green both above and below, and unusually for a willow, are often arranged in opposite pairs or whorls of three, rather than alternate.

Flowers

The flowers are produced in small catkins 1-2.5 cm long in early spring; they are brownish to reddish in colour.

Sun Full sun, part sun or part shade. Best colour is produced in full sun but will not tolerate prolonged heat.
Soils

‘Hakuro-nishiki’ in moist, fertile, well drained soils. It will tolerate poor soil, somewhat sandy soil or clay soil but may not produce ideal growth and colour.  

Specimen

3 x tr, container grown                          height 100-125

3 x tr, container grown                          height 125-150

3 x tr, container grown                          height 150-175

Specimen

4 x tr, wire rootballed,                           height 200-250               spread 150-200

4 x tr, wire rootballed,                           height 250-300               spread 150-200