Berberis is a very universal ornamental shrub. Most barberry varieties have their decorative properties thanks to the beautiful tiny and colorful leaves arranged in small bouquets. High varieties are used as hedges.
The average height varieties are most often an element of rebate compositions. The lowest varieties are ideal plants for rockeries.
In addition, barberry has been used in folk medicine for digestive problems, hepatic problems, jaundice or malaria. Until now, some varieties are prepared with fevers or colds, because they contain a lot of vitamin C, mineral salts and other auxiliary substances.
Budleja is a fast-growing shrub with the ends of the shoots hanging from the excess of flowers.
It looks especially beautiful in the autumn garden. It reaches up to 2-2.5 m in height. Often butterfly bush is called a butterfly because the flowers of this plant attract with their fragrance butterflies.
It should be added that this plant is very easy to grow even for beginners. For the full development needs only a sunny position, as fertile and permeable soil and fertilization with compound fertilizers 2-3 times in the season. I should carefully cover the winter with a mound of earth, bark or leaves.
Ornamental dogwood occurs in the form of a high shrub or a low tree reaching 2-3 m in height. In most varieties, dogwood is resistant to frosts and air pollution, thanks to which it is often used as an ornamental plant in city parks and along roads.
The euonymus is an evergreen shrub with decorative leaves that create beautiful compositions ideally suited for hedges, terraces and for planting squares. Some varieties are particularly valued due to the leaves changing color for autumn. Often, especially in larger gardens, it is a background for other plants or is used as a groundcover plant, especially under tree crowns, because it grows practically everywhere. It does not require special care treatments, but what is important, the spindle does not like excessive moisture.
Forsythia is a deciduous shrub reaching 2-3 m high appreciated for beautiful small flowers that are supposed to resemble crowns from spring. The blossoming stem can be a background for other garden plants.
It is often described as a rose without thorns. It comes from the Far East, where it is considered a national plant. Hibiscus is especially valued for large flowers, which are around 10-12 cm in various colors. Ketmia is a beautiful plant for single and group plantings in home gardens and in quiet parks. This plant prefers warm, sunny positions and sheltered from the wind. It is recommended to cover it for the winter, especially on outdoor positions.
Hydrangea bushy is often referred to as tree or tree hydrangea. It grows in the form of a bush that is able to reach about 1-2 m in height. The bouquet hydrangeas are distinguished by large inflorescences reaching up to 25 cm in diameter, which additionally change the shade depending on the phase of flower development. Initially, they are white-green, then at the peak of development they become white, and in the end white receives an admixture of pink. Hydrangeas are best recommended for small gardens, where it can be found alone or in a group, but it looks best on a monochrome background. Hydrangea requires a position sheltered from the wind, slightly shaded and with acidic soil.
Bouquet hydrangeas are one of the best-looking and easiest to grow plants. It comes from areas of eastern Asia, thanks to which it is fully frost-hard in Poland.
Is a small tree or tall shrub growing up to 4-6 m. It is grown because of the characteristic, very decorative flowers. Monotone can be planted singly or in groups. Due to poisonous properties
the entire plant (leaves, flowers, seeds, juice), do not plant it in places where children are.
Magnolia is a magnificent ornamental shrubs that reach, depending on the variety, an average of 3-4 m, even up to 10 m in height. This plant comes from the Far East, but now thanks to its charms it has conquered gardens around the world. Beautiful and expressive flowers in many colors splendidly looking against the background of urban and garden greenery is a feature that distinguishes magnolias among other decorative shrubs. Most varieties grown in Poland are resistant to frosts, with the exception of spring frosts that may harm the already established flower buds. Magnolias require a warm, sunny position and sheltered from the wind.
The shrubs are growing in early spring, they are spread out and have dark green leaves. They are extremely easy to grow and recommended for novice gardener. For the development of jasmine trees only need a lot of water. They can occur in sunny and semi-shade positions, but with the shortage of sun the plant grows worse.
Rhododendrons from Asia (also called azalea) are beautifully blooming, evergreen, long-lived shrubs, growing up to about 1-3 m. They are characterized by flowers with a bell-shaped shape, up to several cm long. Rhododendrons are healthy, resistant plants with high frost resistance. When planting a few shrubs, you can create beautiful and original compositions. In general, do not require cutting, we only remove dead shoots. Rhododendrons like secluded, semi-shaded and shady places. When planting in full sun, use a larger amount of peat in the substrate and maintain moisture to ensure greater flowering and optimal growth.
The division of roses into categories.
The first of them are large-flowered roses with beautiful, large and full flowers with a strong characteristic smell. On average, they reach about 1 m in height. They have high demands on cultivation, but are suitable both as fruit flowers and for bouquets and occasional bouquets. Climbing roses are varieties of roses with long, flaccid shoots, which are most often unfastened on supports. They reach 3 to 5 m in height. Ideally look like decorating walls, gates, pergolas, treasures or arches.
Cover roses, despite their wide use, are relatively rarely used in gardens. They grow up to a height of 25-50 cm. They are distinguished by the fact that they are mostly frost-hardy and durable, and extremely fertile. Therefore, they are often found in urban greenery, on various slopes, walls, cover low walls, replace unsightly lawns and are suitable for backfilling other higher ornamental plants. In addition, they block the development of weeds in the place of which they create a beautiful rug.
Lilac is a profusely flowering shrub popularly used in gardens of urban greenery, and after cutting it is an addition to bouquets and vases. It does not require special treatments, it grows best in fertile, permeable soil. It is an ideal plant for urban gardens because it tolerates air and soil pollution well and smells beautiful. Especially the effect looks like a rebate composition or a low hedge.