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Buxus L. – Box

The versatile Box shrub, Buxus, often described as the most popular shrub in the UK, is hand-pruned for quality rather than by the more usual machine method. The results of the more intensive manual input are incredible. The foliage of Green Garden Park’s hand-pruned box is incredibly dense, vibrant and bursting with health.

 

Common box

 

Habit

Large, broadly upright, dense shrub, occasionally growing into a small tree with twisted stems. 

Size 2 to 4 (up to 8) m in height and in spread. 
Bark Shoots are four-edged, green, later rounded, grey-brown.
Foliage

Evergreen, opposite, leathery, ovate to elongate-elliptic, 1.5 to 3 cm long, glossy dark green, lighter beneath.

Flowers Unisexual, small, inconspicuous, yellow-green clusters in the leafaxils, March/April.
Fruits 7 to 8 mm long capsules in three parts, ripening in August/September.
Roots Shallow, dense, clump forming rootballs, densely branching, wide spreading and deep.
Site Sun to shade. 
Soils

Natural to highly calcareous, nutrient-rich, not too dry, open

Characteristics Although moisture loving. Buxus does withstands periods of heat and drought surprisingly well. Tolerant to urban sites, moderately wind tolerant, attractive to bees. Buxus can reach an age of several hundred years, all parts are poisonous.
Ball 4 x tr, container grown (12l)                                40-45 cm

 

4 x tr, container grown (30l)                                50-55 cm

 

5 x tr, container grown (50l)                                60-70 cm

 

5 x tr, container grown (90l)                                70-80 cm

Cone

6 x tr, container grown (12l)                                150-160 cm

Bonsai form

3 x tr, air-pot,container grown                              high 60-80                   spread 40-60

 

4 x tr, air-pot, container grown                             high 100-125               spread 80-100

‘Wedding cake’

6 x tr, air-pot                                                         high 175              

 

 

Chamaecyparis L. – False cypress

 

lawsoniana ‘Columnaris’

  Habit

Narrow columnar tree, densely branched to the ground, branches stiffly upright, branchlets flat, with leaves close to the shoot; maintains its compact and dense habit in maturity.

Size

6 to 10 m in height and 1 to 1.5 (2) m in spread. Annual growth 20 cm in height, 5 cm spread. 

Needles

Scale-like, close to the shoot, steel blue bloom, later more blue-green.

Roots

Swallow, with dense, fibrous roots.

Site

Sun to shade.

Soils

Thrives on all cultivated, not too dry gardens soils, best on moist, nutrient-rich, sandy loamy soil, acid to alkaline, tolerates

Characteristics

Very frost tolerant, sufficiently tolerant of industrial sites.

Half stem - ball

5 x tr, in wooden box,               clear stem 100cm             ball spread 70-80 cm

 

Obtusa ‘ nana gracilis’

  Habit

Slow growing dwarf, young plants asymmetrically rounded to conical; in maturity broadly conical, branches are held in decorative, shell-like sprays.

Size 1.5 to 2.5 (3) m in height and 1 to 1.5 (2) m in spread. Annual growth is 5 cm in height, 3 cm spread. 
Needles

Scale-like, thick, closely pressed to the shoot,dark green, glossy.

Roots

Swallow, with dense, fibrous roots.

Site

(Sun) light shade to partial shade.

Soils

Humus-rich, moist, well-drained, nutrient-rich, acid to mildly alkaline soils.

Characteristics

Very frost tolerant, sufficiently tolerant of industrial sites.

Bonsai form

8 x tr, container,                                               high 175-200

 

 

Ilex L. – Holly  

Crenata 'Kinme'

  Habit

Evergreen, stiffly upright shrub, becoming asymmetrical with maturity, with widely spreading side branches. Very slow growing.

Size 2 to 3.5 m in height and 3 m in spread. Annual growth is 15 cm in height and 10 cm spread.
Foliage

Evergreen, alternate, oval to lanceolate, 2 to 3 cm long, golden yellow, later turning green. 

Flowers

Plant is dioecious, flowers are very small, matt white, May/June.

Roots Densely branched, many fibrous roots in the top soil layer.
Site Sun to shade. 
Soils

Humus and nutrient-rich soil, sufficiently moist, but well-drained, acid to neutral. Loam or clay soils and compacted or water-logged sites are entirely unsuitable. Develops chlorosis if the pH value is too high.

Characteristics Very hardy to minus 27°, prefers high atmospheric humidity levels. Does not withstands heat and lasting droughts, very shade tolerant, intolerant of competition of other plants, can be pruned, tolerates urban sites. 
Bonsai-form 4 x tr, wooden pot                            high 100-125                    spread 80-100

4 x tr, wooden pot                            high 125-150                    spread 80-100

Bonsai-form

5 x tr, wooden pot                            high 150-175                    spread 100-125

5 x tr, wooden pot                            high 175-200                    spread 100-125

 

 

Pinus L. – Pine

Nigra ssp. nigra Arnold

 


Habit

Imposing, large conifer, when young broadly conical with chandelier-like, symmetrical branches, in maturity with a picturesque, broadly spreading, often umbrella-shaped, flattened crown. Fast growing.

Size 20 to 30 (45) m in height and 8 to 10 (15) m in spread. Annual growth is 40 cm in height and 20 cm in spread.
Bark

Deeply and coarsely furrowed, grey-black scaly bark, in maturity very decorative.

Needles

Evergreen, needle-like, in pairs, distinctively dark green and stiff, prickly, 8 to 16 cm long.

Fruits

Cones are 5 to 9 cm long,almost symmetrical, light brown, empty cones are shed in spring. 

Roots Main roots are strong, deep.
Site Sun.
Soils

Undemanding, on all dry to moist, well-drained, even nutrient-poor soils, acid to strongly alkaline, thrives even on humus-free, dry, hot limestone.

Characteristics

Reliably frost tolerant, very good wind resistance, relatively tolerant of salt, unusually tolerant of heat and summer drought, withstands chronic exposure to atmospheric pollution by SO2, tolerates urban sites.

Specimen

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

Specimen

6 x tr, air-pot                                             high 275-300               spread 200-300

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

6 x tr, air-pot                                             high 350-400               spread 200-300

6 x tr, air-pot                                             high 400-450               spread 200-300

Specimen

7 x tr, air-pot                                             high 450-500               spread 300-400

7 x tr, air-pot                                             high 600-700               spread 300-400

 

Sylvestris 'Watereri'

 

Habit

Broadly conical when young, later more asymmetrical, densely closed shrub; old plants with an open, umbrella-shaped, very picturesque crown and fox red stems. 

Size 4 to 5 (6) m in height and 5 to 6 m in spread. Annual growth is 12 cm in height and spread.
Needles

Evergreen, needle-like, grey-blue to steel blue.

Roots On clay soils with a high ground-water table, or on peaty or stony soils, with a shallow root-system; otherwise a tap root is grown. 
Site Sun.
Soils

Very undemanding as to site and water supply: grows on the poorest sandy soils and colonises even acid highland moors. Fails on humus-free, open white sands.

Characteristics Extremely frost tolerant, withstands early and late frost, heat and drought, wind and urban site conditions. 
Bonsai-form 5 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 100-125                    spread 80-100

5 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 125-150                    spread 80-100

Bonsai-form

5 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 125-150                   spread 100-125

5 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 150-175                   spread 100-125

Bonsai-form

6 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 150-175                   spread 125-150

6 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 175-200                   spread 125-150

6 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 200-225                   spread 125-150

Bonsai-form

7 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 200-225                   spread 150-200

7 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 225-250                   spread 150-200

Umbrella-form

5 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 100-125                   spread 80-100

5 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 125-150                   spread 100-125

Umbrella-form

6 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 150-175                   spread 125-150

6 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 175-200                   spread 125-150

Umbrella-form

7 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 175-200                  spread 150-200

7 x tr, wooden pot                                            high 200-225                  spread 150-200

 

  

 

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

 

Laurocerasus ‘Caucasica’

  Habit

Dense shrub, broadly upright to conical. Slow growing. 

Size

3 to 4 (5) m in height, 3 to 4 m spread.

Foliage

Evergreen, alternate, narrow elliptic, 9 to 11 (up to 15) cm long and mostly 3 (5) cm wide, petiole 1 to 1.5 cm, dark green.

Flowers

White, in 15 cm long upright racemes, May.

Fruits

pointed ovate to conical, about 1 cm long, black when ripe, poisonous.

Roots

Strong, deep main roots, on sandy soils to 1.5 m.

Site

Sun to shade, protect from the winter sun and dehydrating winds.

Soils

Moderately dry to moist, humus and nutrient-rich garden soil, mildly acid to alkaline. Prunuslaurocerasus is generally adaptable and thrives even on light sandy soils.

Characteristics

Sufficiently frost tolerant, tolerates heat and drought. Prunus laurocerasus withstands hard pruning (spring); is salt tolerant.

Specimen

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

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

Specimen

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

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

 

Lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’

 


Habit

Large shrub or small tree with asymmetrical crown, becoming very broad and picturesque with age.

Size

4.5 to 6 (7) m in height, 3 to 5 m spread, often same height as spread in maturity, in its native habitat up to 20 m in height. Annual growth is 20 to 30 cm in height.

Bark

Red to red-brown, smooth shoots.

Foliage

Evergreen, alternate, elongate ovate, 6 to 12 cm long, undulate and serrate margins, dark green glossy above, lighter beneath, leaf blade only slightly leathery, red petiole.

Flowers

White, in 12 to 20 cm long upright racemes, June.

Fruits

Dark purple stone fruit, ovate, 8 mm across.

Roots

Shallow root system with many fibrous roots and widely spreading side roots.

Site

Sun partial shade, only thrives in climates with mild winters. 

Soils

Moderately dry to moist, well-drained garden soils, slightly acid to alkaline, generally adaptable, also thrives on dry soils. 

Characteristics

Not reliably hardy, only for climates with mild winters, requires aposition protected from winds and the winter sun. The frost tolerance is repeatedly discussed.

Arch

6 x tr, in air-pot,                                                                    height 275-300               

Ball

4 x tr, wired rootball,                                                             spread 70-80               

Ball

4 x tr, wired rootball,                                                             spread 80-90              

Ball

4 x tr, wooden container,                                                      spread 90-100              

Ball

5 x tr, wooden container,                                                      spread 90-100 

5 x tr, wooden container,                                                      spread 100-120              

5 x tr, wooden container,                                                      spread 120-140              

5 x tr, wooden container,                                                      spread 140-160              

6 x tr, wooden container,                                                      spread 160-180              

Specimen

5 x tr, container grown,                                                         height 100-125

Specimen

6 x tr, air-pot,                                                                        height 250-300

6 x tr, air-pot,                                                                        height 300-350

 

 

Taxus L. – Yew 

 

Taxus baccata

  Habit

Small to medium-sized tree or shrub with an ovate to asymmetrical crown and short, often crooked stem. Branches are held horizontally to ascending, branchlets often hang. 

Size 10 to 15 m in high and 8 to 12 m in spread. Annual growth 25 cm in high, 20 cm spread.  
Bark Thin, red-brown, an old stems grey-brown, flaking in scales. 
Needles

Evergreen, needle-like, black-green, two-ranked, linear, tapering to a point, 1 to 3 cm long.

Flowers The plant is dioecious. Male strobili in yellow heads, female strobili are inconspicuous. March/April.
Fruits Red, fleshy aril enclosing the 6 to 7 mm long and 3.5 mm wide seeds.
Roots

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

Site Sun to partial shade.
Soils

Yew prefers moist, nutrient-rich, calcareous soils, but is generally tolerant of a range site conditions and thrives even on moderately dry, poor, midly acid soils, intolerant of strongly acid soil.

Characteristics Frost tolerant, on unfavorable sites it may suffer in extremely cold winters, lightly intolerant of late frost, has the lowest light requirements of  the native trees, prefers high humidity levels, good re-growth from old wood, withstands root competition from large trees, tolerates urban sites and wind, intolerant of sunny, dry sites in winter. Yewscan reach an age of more than 1000 years. 
Cone 6 x tr, in air-pot,                                          high 175-200                      spread 95

6 x tr, in air-pot,                                          high 225-250                      spread 95

Pyramide

6 x tr, in air-pot,                                          high 175-200                      spread 95

Hedging element

5 x tr., air-pot, container grown             width x length x heighy (cm)    70x90x160

Half standard cone-shaped, multi-stemmed

8 x tr, air-pot,                                             high 175-250                       spread 100-150

Half standard ball-shaped, multi-stemmed

8 x tr, air-pot,                                             high 175-250                      spread 100-150

Shaped

6 x tr, air-pot,                                             high 175-250                      spread 150-200

Cuspidata‘nana’

 

  Habit

Dwarf from of the Japanese yew. Of asymmetrical, low habit, branches are prostrate to upright, in maturity spreading in flat sections with slightlyascending tips. Slow growing.

Size 1 to 2 m in high and 2 to 3 (5) m in spread.
Needles

Leaves are relatively short, 2 to 2.5 cm long, abruptly acute, dull green, generally radially arranged and dense.

Soils

On all moist to dump, nutrient-rich, well-drained soils, acid to strongly alkaline, very tolerant of a range of soil conditions.

Characteristics

Frost tolerant, as a young plant occasionally susceptible to late frost damage, withstands atmospheric pollution, good re-growth from old wood, wind resistant.

Japanese Bonsai

7 x tr, air-pot,                                                high 150-175               spread 125-150

8 x tr, air-pot,                                                high 200-225               spread 200-250

 

 

Thuja L. – Cupressaceae

 

Thuja develops into very symmetrical, conical trees, similar to Chamaecyparis. Thujaoccidentalis is one of the most commonly planted evergreen hedge plants. Thuja is also valuable as narrow, evergreen screens or wind breaks. Thuja is generally undemanding as to site conditions and climate, thriving best on moist, nutrient-rich soils.  

Occidentalis ‘Smaragd’

 

Habit

Very narrow, compact, symmetrical, conical habit, with vertical, very densely held branches. Slow growing.

Size 4 to 6 m in height and 1 to 1.8 m in spread. Annual growth is 10 cm in height and 4 cm spread. 
Needles

Evergreen, vivid glossy green throughout the year, scale-like,densely overlapping.

Roots

Swallow, spreading close to the surface, finely branched, with several deep main roots.

Site

Sun to light shade (partial shade), withstands windy positions.

Soils

Generally adaptable if the site is sufficiently moist. Although calcareous, Thujaoccidentalis also thrives on acid soils with a sufficient water supply, best on moist, nutrient-rich, sandy- loamy, calcareous soils. 

Characteristics

Reliably frost tolerant, wind resistant, withstands wet and peaty sites; intolerant of long periods of drought, good re-growth from old wood, withstands industrial pollution and urban sites. Thuja may rich an age of more than 1500 years.

Toskana

6 x tr, in container,                height 175-200

7 x tr, in container,                height 200-225

Spiral

4 x tr, in container,                height 125-150

5 x tr, in container,                height 175-200

5 x tr, in container,                height 200-225