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Wisteria frutescens 'Longwood Purple'
american wisteria 'Longwood Purple'

An American, frost hardy cultivar, with flowers borne later than Asian wisterias. Spectacular flowers open twice a year – in spring and in summer. It is undemanding and easy to maintain. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers ligh-violet with yellow center, fragran..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
flowers V, VIV, VI 5 m 1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9

Wisteria macrostachia 'Blue Moon'
wisteria 'Blue Moon'

An American cultivar, highly frost hardy, blooming later than Asian wisterias. Its most admirable feature are the blue, fragrant flowers gathered in long inflorescences. It may be trained into a tree shape. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers blue, fragrant, gat..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
flowers VI, VIIIVI, VIII 5-6 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Schizophragma hydrangeoides BURST OF LIGHT®
Japanese Hydrangea-vine BURST OF LIGHT®

A plant of beautiful, large, white-green variegated leaves and creamy white flowers gathered in corymbs. Recommended for shaded or semi-shaded sites, along walls and under trees, suitable also as a ground cover. Perfect for bringing light to darker areas ..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, flowers VI, VIIVI, VII 6 m 0.5 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 5B - 8Zones 5B - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
0.5 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 5B - 8Zones 5B - 8

Rosa 'New Dawn'
Climbing rose 'New Dawn'

One of the oldest and most valuable climbing rose cultivars. Blooms generously throughout summer with numerous pale pink flowers. Healthy, resistant and easy to maintain. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Pale pink flowers ca. 8 cm across, fully-double, gathered in la..

Raised by Henry A. Dreer, Somerset Nursery, 1930.
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
fragrant flowers VI, VII, VIII, IX, XVI, VII, VIII, IX, X 3-4 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 6 - 8Zones 6 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 6 - 8Zones 6 - 8

Rosa 'White New Dawn'
Climbing rose 'White New Dawn'

An attractive cultivar of interesting white flowers with petals curled outwards. Suitable for cut flowers compositions. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers white, ca. 8 cm across, double, gathered in large inflorescences. Petals distinctively curled outwards. Bl..

Raised by Henry A. Dreer, Somerset Rose Nusery U.S.A. 1930.
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
fragrant flowers VI, VII, VIII, IX, XVI, VII, VIII, IX, X 3 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 6 - 8Zones 6 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 6 - 8Zones 6 - 8

Rosa 'Paul's Scarlet Climber'
Climbing rose 'Paul's Scarlet Climber'

A valuable cultivar of delicately, sweetly scented, deep red flowers. Healthy, frost and disease resistant. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers of deep, nearly claret red, ca. 8 cm across, semi-double, gathered in large inflorescences; subtly scented. Bloom abun..

Raised by William Paul, Great Britain 1915.
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
flowers VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX 3-4 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 6 - 8Zones 6 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 6 - 8Zones 6 - 8

Actinidia arguta 'Ananasnaya' syn. 'Anna'
hardy kiwi, kiwi berry (bower actinidia, tara vine) 'Ananasnaya' syn. 'Anna'

Considered the best cultivar for commercial cultivation (Berry Kiwi, Mini Kiwi). Oval fruits, about 3 cm long and 2,5 cm across, with a brown red bloom when exposed to sunlight ,ripen in early October. They are very tasty and have an edible skin. It start..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
edible fruits V, VIV, VI 8-10 m 2-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
2-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8

Wisteria brachybotrys 'White Silk'
Silky wisteria 'White Silk'

A cultivar of white, sweetly scented flowers gathered in short but large inflorescences. Recommended for small gardens. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: White flowers gathered in short but large inflorescences are sweetly scented; bloom in V. Leaves pinnate, compound..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
flowers V, VIV, VI 5 m 1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun 6 - 8Zones 6 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun 6 - 8Zones 6 - 8

Parthenocissus quinquefolia 'Yellow Wall' PBR
Virginia Creeper 'Yellow Wall' PBR

A variety derived by Szczepan Marczyński and offered for sale in 2011. It has large matt leaves, which are green in the summer and yellow in the autumn. It grows up to 10-20 m high, climbing with the tendrils tipped with few adhesive pads. This variety is..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2011.
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves VIVI 10-20 m 1-2 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Wisteria 'Anwen'
wisteria 'Anwen'

A new cultivar of decorative, subtle, pale pink flowers gathered in long racemes. Recommended both for small and large gardens.  WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers decorative, pale-pink, fragrant, gathered in very long bunches; appear in abundance in May. Flowe..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
flowers V, VIV, VI 5-6 m 1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun 6A - 8Zones 6A - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun 6A - 8Zones 6A - 8

Rosa 'Albertine'
Climbing rose 'Albertine'

A classic, strong-growing and generously blooming rose of unusual, double pink flowers gathered in inflorescences. Resistant and perennial.  WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers 7-8 cm across, light pink of a warm hue, double, very numerous, gathered in infloresc..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
flowers VI, VIIVI, VII 4-6 m 2-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 6 - 8Zones 6 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
2-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 6 - 8Zones 6 - 8

Rosa 'Alchymist'
Climbing rose 'Alchymist'

A strong-growing and free-flowering climbing rose of highly attractive, double, fragrant flowers of changing colours – from yellow-orange to pink. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers 10-12 cm across, double, multicoloured – peach-orange at the beginning, turning..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
flowers VI, VIIVI, VII 3-4 m 1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8

Rosa 'American Pillar'
Climbing rose 'American Pillar'

Free-flowering rose of attractive, bright pink single flowers. A healthy, robust cultivar. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers 4 cm across, single, of bright pink large petals and yellow stamens; gathered by dozens in inflorescences set on short pedicels. Appear..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
flowers VI, VIIVI, VII 4-5 m 1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8

Rosa 'Emelie'
Climbing rose 'Emelie'

An exceptionally elegant cultivar, attracting attention with beautiful, salmon-pink flowers opening throughout summer. An additional ornamental feature of this rare cultivar are also dark green, glossy leaves.  WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers 8–10 cm across,..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
flowers VI, VII, VIII, IX, XVI, VII, VIII, IX, X 3-4 m 1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8

Rosa FLAMMENTANZ 'Korflata'
Climbing rose FLAMMENTANZ 'Korflata'

The cultivar famous for its strong growth and beautiful, blood red flowers. It is robust and freeze resistant. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers  7–9 cm across, carmine red; blooms abundantly in VI-VII on two-year stems; does not repeat flowering. Leaves large..

Raised in W. Kordes & Sons nursery in 1952 in Germany.
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
flowers VIVI 3-5 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8

Lonicera henryi 'Copper Beauty'
Henry's Honeysuckle 'Copper Beauty' PBR

An evergreen climber with attractive deep green lanceolate leather-like leaves, 10-15 cm long and 3-4,5 cm wide. Rather sparse small (2-3 cm) yellow orange flowers are borne at the tips of stems and in leaf axils in June-July. Black violet berries. Young ..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
evergreen leaves, flowers VI, VIIVI, VII 5 m 1 m 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 6B - 9Zones 6B - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1 m 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 6B - 9Zones 6B - 9

A cultivar selected in the USA. A moderately vigorous, self-clinging vine with attractive large three-lobed light yellow green leaves arranged like roof tiles. In autumn leaves turn orange scarlet. It climbs by means of adhesive pads at the ends of leaf t..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves 8 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun 6B - 9Zones 6B - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun 6B - 9Zones 6B - 9

Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Diamond Mountains' syn. 'Korea'
Boston Ivy 'Diamond Mountains' syn. 'Korea'

A Czech variety selected in a natural setting in the mountains of South Korea. A moderately vigorous self-clinging climber with attractive foliage: three-lobed, coarsely toothed rounded leaves, wavy at the edges, deep green in summer and turning brilliant..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves 4-5 m 1 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun 5B - 8Zones 5B - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun 5B - 8Zones 5B - 8

Celastrus rosthornianus
Rosthorn’s Staff Vine

A vigorous, undemanding vine with attractive leaves and decorative fruit. Flowers are unassuming, greenish in colour, borne in May. The fruit reach the full colour at the end of September or in October and remains attractive for a long time – beautifully ..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
friuts, leaves V, VIV, VI 7 m 1 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 4 - 8Zones 4 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 4 - 8Zones 4 - 8

Hedera colchica 'Dentata'
Colchis Ivy 'Dentata'

A striking, strong-growing ivy variety of exceptionally large leaves but moderate frost hardiness. Selected before 1870 by J. F. Ruprecht in the native site in Caucasus. The leaves are 15-20 cm long, varying from ovate to cordate, non-lobed, irregularly d..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves IX, X, XIIX, X, XI 7 m 1-2 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 7 - 10Zones 7 - 10
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow 7 - 10Zones 7 - 10