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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, VI 5 m 1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun Zones 5 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun Zones 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, VIII 5-6 m 1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun Zones 4 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m sun, 3/4 sun Zones 4 - 9

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, VI 8-10 m 2-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 5 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
2-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 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, VI 5 m 1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun Zones 6 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-3 m sun, 3/4 sun Zones 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 VI 10-20 m 1-2 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun Zones 4 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun Zones 4 - 9

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, VII 5 m 1 m 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 6B - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1 m 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 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 Zones 6B - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun Zones 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 Zones 5B - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow, sun Zones 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, VI 7 m 1 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 4 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 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, XI 7 m 1-2 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow Zones 7 - 10
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow Zones 7 - 10

Hedera colchica 'Dentata Variegata'
Colchis Ivy 'Dentata Variegata'

A striking, strong-growing variety of ivy with exceptionally large leaves, splashed with cream colour but of a moderate frost hardiness. Selected in Great Britain before 1907. The leaves are 15-20 cm long, varying from ovate to cordate, non-lobed, irregul..

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

Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart'
Colchis Ivy 'Sulphur Heart'

A striking, very strong-growing ivy variety of exceptionally large green and yellow leaves but moderate frost hardiness. The leaves are 15-20 cm long, varying from ovate to cordate, non-lobed, irregularly dentate, evergreen, leathery, lustrous, green with..

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

Hedera helix 'Białystok'
Common Ivy 'Białystok'

A strong-growing and strong-propagating Polish variety of ivy, relatively frost hardy, selected in North-eastern Poland. Large leaves(8-12 cm), usually with 5 lobes, leathery, evergreen. Dark green on the upper side, underside is light green, as are the v..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves 20 m 1 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow Zones 5B - 10
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1 m 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun, shadow Zones 5B - 10

Hydrangea anomala 'Cordifolia'
Climbing Hydrangea ‘Cordifolia’

A dwarf variety of roundish leaves 4-6 cm in diameter, green, glossy on the upper side and white and green underneath, serrated and set on long petioles. Flowers are sterile, cream coloured, honey scented and scarce, gathered in corymbs, blooming in June ..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves, flowers VI, VII 1 m 0.1 m 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 5 - 7
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
0.1 m 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun, 1/4 sun Zones 5 - 7

Millettia japonica
Summer wisteria

Slow-growing vine similar to wisteria, but blooming in summer. Flowers are light violet-pink gathered in loose clusters 25-35 cm long. Blooming in June and July. Leaves are pinnate, consisting usually of 13 narrow ovate leaflets. Stems twine anticlockwise..

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

Parthenocissus quinquefolia var. engelmannii
Engelmann's Virginia Creeper, Engelmann's Ivy Plant

A popular self-clinging variety with numerous adhesive pads at tendrils’ ends that enable the plant to climb over smooth surfaces. Leaves compound, consisting of 5 elliptical lobes, pointy and dentate, dark green lustreless on the upper side and light gre..

Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
leaves VI 10-20 m 1-2 m 1/4 sun, shadow, sun Zones 4 - 9
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
1-2 m 1/4 sun, shadow, sun Zones 4 - 9

Schisandra chinensis 'Sadova No.1', wu-wei-zi
five flavour berry (magnolia vine, wu-wei-zi) ‘Sadova No.1’

A Ukrainian, autogamous variety abundant in fruit. Its valuable stems are used for decorative, medicinal and nutritional purposes. The fruit, but also to some extent the leaves and the bark contain schisandrine (toning and strengthening substance), Vitami..

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

Actinidia arguta 'Domino'
kiwi berry, hardy kiwi (bower actinidia, tara vine) 'Domino'

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dr Piotr Latocha, SGGW, Poland
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
edible fruit V, VI 8-10 m 2-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 5 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
2-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 5 - 8

Actinidia arguta 'Chang Bai Giant'
kiwi berry, hardy kiwi (bower actinidia, tara vine) 'Chang Bai Giant'

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Chang Bai Mountain Research Institute, China
Decoration form Flowering month Plants height Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
edible fruit V, VI 6-8 m 2-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 6 - 8
Annual growth Aspect Frost hardiness
2-3 m sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun Zones 6 - 8

Actinidia arguta 'Lucy'
kiwi berry, hardy kiwi (bower actinidia, tara vine) 'Lucy'

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