Specimen plant is an unusual or impressive plant or tree grown as a focus of interest in a garden.Specimen plants are exhibition pieces in the garden. They are typically isolated from other plants so that they stand out, rather than being situated in a mass of plantings.

Specimen plants are one of the key aesthetic elements of the garden, and in some cases they can be decades or even hundreds of years old.  Our Specimen plants come in all sizes and include attractive flowering shrubs, dense evergreens, spectacularrarities to provide an artistic look to your garden.

For people designing a garden from scratch, choosing Specimen plants can be very exciting. Specimen plants are for people who want a well-established garden from the very start.

Green Garden Park’s Specimen plants are showy, with features like bright flowers, unusual foliage, peculiar twists and turnings of their branches, and so forth.

  

Note: For other varieties as well as sizes available please contact our team. 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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                    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 200-225          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                    high 200-225          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

 

 

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,                                                                   high 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

 

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

Red-brown, later brown-grey, fissured. 

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 ‘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             

 

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