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Tag Archives: Deciduous

Magnolia kobus ‘Borealis’

Magnolia kobus 'Borealis'

Magnolia kobus ‘Borealis’ is a deciduous tree native to Japan and Korea. It is also known as Kobus Magnolia, Mokryeon, Kobushi Magnolia, Northern Japanese Magnolia, or Magnolia praecocissima. It belongs to the Magnoliaceae family of plants. It is a slow grower. Magnolia kobus ‘Borealis’ grows as tall as 80ft or 24m. The branches if crushed, are fragrant. It has fragrant, creamy-white-colored flowers. They are about 5in or 12.5cm wide. After flowering it produces fruits. ...

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Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame Lemoine’

Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine'

Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame Lemoine’ or Lilac ‘Madame Lemoine’ is a deciduous shrub. It is from the Oleaceae family of plants. This plant is also known as the Common Lilac (vulgaris means common). It is related to the olives. It flowers in late spring or early summer. Flowers are white dense panicles. The flowers are fragrant. It has heart-shaped green leaves. Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame Lemoine’ is easy to grow. Grow Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame Lemoine’ ...

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Prunus serrulata – Cherry Blossom Tree

Prunus Serrulata

I think one of the symbols of springs is the flowering cherry tree. Prunus serrulata is a species of cherry trees that is native to Asia in particular, China, Korea, and Japan. Prunus serrulata is a deciduous tree. It grows from 12m or 39ft. It has smooth dark green leaves, similar to other cherry trees. It blossoms usually appear before the leaves. And it flowers profusely. The flowers are produced ...

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Alcea rosea – Hollyhock

Alcea Rosea - Hollyhock

I wrote about Hollyhock or Alcea rosea or Althaea rosea almost 9 years ago. Today as I was walking in the Bankside area of London I came across it on the sidewalk. It was such a wonderful display I decided to write about this flower again. I had never seen Alcea rosea planted in the street. They are deciduous biennials, or sometimes perennials. Alcea rosea can grow pretty tall almost 2m ...

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Euphorbia epithymoides

Euphorbia Epithymoides

Euphorbia epithymoides is a herbaceous perennial native to the middle east and middle and eastern Europe. It is part of the Euphorbiaceae family of plants. With its green foliage and bright yellow star-shaped flowers, it is a nice addition to borders. It is also known as the Cushion Spurge, Euphorbia polychroma, or Euphorbia villosa. Euphorbia epithymoides is a compact clump-forming plant that grows to about 40cm about 18 inches. It ...

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Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Rosea’

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea'

Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Rosea’ is a pink variety of Persicaria amplexicaulis. It is also known as Bistorta amplexicaulis, Polygonum amplexicaule ‘Roseum’, Mountain fleece. It is part of the Polygonaceae family of plants. It is a deciduous, clump-forming plant. You can propagate it by division. It does well both in full sun or partial shade so you can use it in many areas in the garden landscape. Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Rosea’ looks wonderful with its ...

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Jasminum polyanthum

Jasminum polyanthum Flowers

Jasminum polyanthum is native to China and is also known as Pink Jasmine or White Jasmine. It produces fragrant flowers in spring. It is a climber that could grow to about 10 feet. Jasminum polyanthum has dark green leaves and flowers are star-like. The flowers have a darker pink tint but they usually open and are white or very light tint of pink. You can grow them in the garden ...

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Eucomis comosa – Sparkling Burgundy

Eucomis Comosa, Sparkling Burgundy

Eucomis comosa – Sparkling Burgundy or also called Pineapple Lily – Sparkling Burgundy is a member of the Asparagaceae family and it is a bulbous perennial. It has kind of reddish-purple leaves. It flowers in the summer. The flowers are produced on racemes with a hint of purple. Eucomis comosa is deciduous and you can propagate from seeds. Plant it in the sun in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Pineapple ...

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Zantedeschia aethopica – Calla Lily

Zantedeschia, Calla Lily, Arum Lily

Zantedeschia aethopica, Calla Lily, or Arum Lily belongs to the Araceae family of plants. Zantedeschia aethopica native to South Africa it is a plant that can be grown in the garden as well as in containers. It can thrive in sun or partial shade in moist soil, in this case actually poorly drained, you can even use it in a water garden in the shallow water of up to 30 ...

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Phytolacca rugosa


Phytolacca rugosa belongs to the Phytolaccaceae family of plants. A deciduous herbaceous perennial that flowers in summer and have fruits in fall adding nice color to the garden. The flowers which are pink grow on racemes grow to about 1 to 1.5 meters tall. Plant Phytolacca rugosa in the sun or partial shade in fertile, well-drained soil and propagate in spring by seeds. Phytolacca rugosa Phytolaccaceae Phytolaccaceae at Kew Gardens

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