Sempervivum tectorum

Scientific name: Sempervivum tectorum Family: CRASSULACEAE Common names: "Common houseleek" "hens and chicks" Plant Type: Evergreen perennial succulent Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered, protect from excessive winter wet Soil: Moderately fertile sand or loam, tolerates poorer soil Moisture: Well drained - dry , drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6-12" W 6-18", vigorous Leaf and … Continue reading Sempervivum tectorum

Sagittaria latifolia

Scientific name: Sagittaria latifolia Family: ALISMATACEAE Common names: "Duck potato" "North American arrowhead" "broadleaf arrowhead" "wapato" Plant Type: Marginal aquatic up to 12", herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 5 - 10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Mud Moisture: Wet soil - shallow still water Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 1-4' W 1-3' Leaf and Stem shape: Arrowhead-shaped leaves Flower: Three-petaled white flowers … Continue reading Sagittaria latifolia

Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Silver Mound’

Scientific name: Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound' Family: ASTERACEAE Common names: "Wormwood" "Angel hair" Plant Type: Semi-evergreen perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun - partial shade Exposure: Sheltered, enjoys heat Soil: Best in poor soil, fertile soils cause form to break Moisture: Well drained - dry, drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 12" W 18" Leaf and Stem … Continue reading Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Silver Mound’

Euonymus fortunei var. radicans ‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’

Scientific name: Euonymus fortunei var. radicans 'Emerald 'n' Gold' Synonym: Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold' Family: CELASTRACEAE Common names: "Spindle" "Winter creeper" Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Loamy Moisture: Needs well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 36" H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Broadly yellow-margined leaves, tinged pink in … Continue reading Euonymus fortunei var. radicans ‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’

Euonymus alatus

Scientific name: Euonymus alatus Family: CELASTRACEAE Common names: "Winged euonymus" "Burning bush" "winged spindle tree" Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun - part shade, tolerates more shade with dim colour Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Average - poor, better colour with poorer soil Moisture: Well drained! drought tolerant once established, tolerant of … Continue reading Euonymus alatus

Ginko biloba

Scientific name: Ginko biloba Family: GINKOACEAE Common names: "Maidenhair tree" "fossil tree" "ginko nut" "icho" Plant Type: Deciduous conifer tree Conditions: Zone: 6-9 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Exposed, impervious to atmospheric pollution Soil: Not fussy Moisture: Must be well drained, drought tolerant once established Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 50-80' W 30' , very slow … Continue reading Ginko biloba

Pyracantha coccinea

Scientific name: Pyracantha coccinea Family: ROSACEAE Common names: "Firethorn" "Egyptian thorn" "everlasting thorn" "fire bush" Plant Type: Semi-evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 6-9 Light: Full sun best for berries Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Not fussy, will tolerate clay Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-12' H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Narrow glossy leaves Flower: Small … Continue reading Pyracantha coccinea

Sorbus aucuparia

Scientific name: Sorbus aucuparia Synonym: Sorbus rehderiana Family: ROSACEAE Common names: "European mountain ash" "Rowan" Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 3-6 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Exposed, tolerant of seaside and pollution Soil: Any including clay Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 20-40' W 15-25' Leaf and Stem shape: Pinnate leaves turning yellow … Continue reading Sorbus aucuparia

Robinia pseudoacacia

Scientific name: Robinia pseudoacacia Family: PAPILIONACEAE Common names: "Black locust" Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Any Moisture: Must have well draining soil, can take drier conditions while established Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 30-50' W 20-35' Leaf and Stem shape: Pinnate rounded green leaves turn yellow in … Continue reading Robinia pseudoacacia