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A climbing perennial growing up to 6 m tall with soft yellow leaves throughout the summer. A female form, the most attractive of all hop varieties. Best grown in full sun, not drought tolerant. Very effective in autumn (IX-X) with drooping yellow cones sc..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves VIIIVIII 4-6 m 4-6 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
4-6 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5 - 8Zones 5 - 8

Campsis radicans 'Ursynów'
Trumpet Creeper 'Ursynów'

A polish variety selected in the district of Warsaw of the same name. A robust climber with attractive trumpet-shaped, brilliant orange flowers in July-September. Starts blooming in its second to third year after planting. It normally climbs by aerial roo..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
flowers VII, VIII, IXVII, VIII, IX 6-10 m 1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun 6A - 9Zones 6A - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun 6A - 9Zones 6A - 9

Rosa CLAIR MATIN
Climbing rose CLAIR MATIN

The cultivar produces delicate, semi-double, subtly scented flowers opening in a number of cycles well into October. It is undemanding and resilient. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers semi-double, coral-pink, pleasantly and subtly scented, 6 cm across. Bloom f..

Raised by Marie-Louise Meilland, France, 1960.
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
fragrant flowers, red shoots VI, VII, VIII, IX, XVI, VII, VIII, IX, X 2.5-3 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 '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 'Ghislaine de Féligonde'
Climbing rose 'Ghislaine de Féligonde'

A prolific cultivar producing scented flowers of beautiful apricot colour. Flowers appear in a number of cycles from June to October. The shoots have almost no prickles. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Double, scented flowers, bright orange at the beginning, later f..

Raised by Eugène Turbat, France, 1916.
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
fragrant flowers VI, VII, VIII, IX, XVI, VII, VIII, IX, X 2-3 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

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

Celastrus orbiculatus 'Diana'
Oriental Bittersweet 'Diana'

A strong-growing, twining vine reaching a height of 12 m. A female, profusely fruiting form. Tolerant of cold temperatures and various soil and light conditions. Lots of lovely roundish leaves, turning clear yellow in autumn. Striking yellow-red fruits (o..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
friuts, leaves V, VIV, VI 12 m 1-4 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 4 - 8Zones 4 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-4 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 4 - 8Zones 4 - 8

Celastrus scandens ‘Bailumn’
American Bittersweet ‘Bailumn’

An attractive climber of exceptionally large, decorative orange coloured fruit. It does not require a pollinator to set fruit. A robust and undemanding cultivar. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Simple leaves, elliptical, glossy green turning yellow in autumn. Fruit ..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
friuts, leaves V, VIV, VI 5-10 m 1 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Actinidia arguta 'Weiki' M
hardy kiwi (bower actinidia, tara vine) 'Weiki' M

A rampant growing (up to 8-10 m tall), very interesting male plant, a good pollinator for female and bisexual cultivars of Actinidia arguta - it's enough to plant one male plant for 6-8 female plants. Attractive for its foliage - dark green, slightly lust..

Breeder: Hermann Schimmelpfeng, Technische Universität München, Germany
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves V, VIV, VI 8 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

Celastrus orbiculatus 'Hercules'
Oriental Bittersweet 'Hercules'

A male form of a strong-growing, twining vine reaching a height of 12 m. Tolerant of cold temperatures and various soil and light conditions. Lots of lovely roundish leaves turning clear yellow in autumn. A good pollinator, ensures profuse fruiting of fem..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves V, VIV, VI 12 m 1-4 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 4 - 8Zones 4 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-4 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun 4 - 8Zones 4 - 8

Actinidia kolomikta 'Adam'
arctic kiwi 'Adam'

A Polish male variety, remarkable on account of its variegated foliage. Leaves, white-green in May, become dramatically splashed with pink in June. The variegation appears in its second, third year after planting and is more prominent on leaves in full su..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves VV 3-4 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 4 - 8Zones 4 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 4 - 8Zones 4 - 8

Akebia quinata
five-leaf akebia (chocolate vine)

A vigorous climber with attractive foliage and flowers. Leaves semi-evergreen, composed of 5 leathery, notched leaflets. Stems, violet at first and turning brown with age, twine around the supports. Flowers small, female chocolate-brown and male pink, sli..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, fragrant flowers IV, VIV, V 5-10 m 1-3 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun 6A - 8Zones 6A - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-3 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun 6A - 8Zones 6A - 8

Vitis riparia 'Ania'
Frost Grape 'Ania'

Variety selected by Szczepan Marczyński is a vigorous climber with female flowers. Should there be a male plant (e.g. 'Tomek') in the vicinity, it yields edible but not very tasty fruit, especially attractive for birds. Light green leaves turn yellow in a..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland 2013.
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, fragrant flowers V, VIV, VI 10 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Vitis riparia 'Tomek'
Frost Grape 'Tomek'

A new Polish cultivar selected by Szczepan Marczyński. Vigorous climber with male, fragrant flowers. A good pollinator for female plants. Its light green leaves turn yellow in autumn. Climbs by means of tendrils. Undemanding, tolerant of draughts and sali..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland 2013.
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, fragrant flowers V, VIV, VI 10 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Vitis riparia
Frost Grape

A strong climber reaching 10 m (1-2 m of annual growth). Insignificant, fragrant flowers in June. Large leaves turn yellow in autumn. An undemanding, drought tolerant and fully hardy species. Recommended for covering tall fences and various supports as we..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, fragrant flowers V, VIV, VI 10 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Ampelopsis aconitifolia
Monks Hood Vine

A luxuriant climber growing up to 4-8 m tall, valued for its attractive foliage and fruits. Single, parted, deep glossy green leaves turn to yellow in autumn. Decorative fruits: orange-yellow, small and roundish. Excellent for growing over fences, in simi..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, fruits VII, VIIIVII, VIII 4-8 m 2-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5B - 9Zones 5B - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
2-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5B - 9Zones 5B - 9

Ampelopsis glandulosa 'Elegans'
Porcelain Ampelopsis 'Elegans'

An attractive vine growing up to 2-3 m tall, with coarsely toothed leaves, densely mottled white and tinged pink. New shoots are reddish. In autumn it bears decorative fruits: round, blue-violet and covered with a delicate grey waxy bloom. Requires shelte..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, fruits VI, VIIVI, VII 2-3 m 0.5-1 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 6A - 9Zones 6A - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
0.5-1 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 6A - 9Zones 6A - 9

Ampelopsis aconitifolia 'Seattle'
Monks Hood Vine 'Seattle'

Attractive vine of moderate growth. Slightly pubescent deeply cut leaves change color from pink to green in summer and yellow in autumn. Young shoots and leaf petioles crimson at the beginning turn to pink. Particularly useful for planting over arbors, pe..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, fruits VII, VIIIVII, VIII 4 m 1 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5B - 9Zones 5B - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun 5B - 9Zones 5B - 9