Tag Archive | flowering shrub

Butterfly Bush/Cambridge Bush ‘Ugandense'(Rotheca myricoides ‘Ugandense’) 藍蝴蝶

Butterfly Bush/Cambridge Bush ‘Ugandense'(Rotheca myricoides ‘Ugandense’) 藍蝴蝶

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Butterfly Bush/Cambridge Bush ‘Ugandense'(Rotheca myricoides ‘Ugandense’) flowers like flying blue butterflies! 藍蝴蝶的花形如飛翔中的藍色蝴蝶!

Butterfly Bush/Cambridge Bush 'Ugandense'(Rotheca myricoides 'Ugandense') is easy to propagate by cuttings.藍蝴蝶容易以枝條來扦插繁殖.

Butterfly Bush/Cambridge Bush ‘Ugandense'(Rotheca myricoides ‘Ugandense’) is easy to propagate by cuttings.藍蝴蝶容易以枝條來扦插繁殖.

2016-07-04 028 (Medium)

Butterfly Bush/Cambridge Bush ‘Ugandense'(Rotheca myricoides ‘Ugandense’) flower buds are forming! 藍蝴蝶有花苞形成了!

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Butterfly Bush/Cambridge Bush ‘Ugandense'(Rotheca myricoides ‘Ugandense’) cutting survived and now is flowering! 成活的藍蝴蝶枝條開花了!

Tropical shrub.  Prefers growing in full sun to partial shade location. Blue/violet and white flowers in shape as butterflies, blooming from spring to winter, very long blooming time!  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds. Mature size:8′-10′(H)/(W). USDA Zones:9-11.  If you live in colder region you will need to move the plants indoors over winter.  Oterwise it is fairly easy to grow and propagate.  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Plant is toxic if ingested. In warm region this plant is evergreen.

熱帶開花灌木.  最好種在全日照到半日照處. 藍/紫色與白色的花朵形如蝴蝶,從春開到冬,開花不斷! 花為頗吸收蜂蝶及鳥類的蜜源.  成熟株高8-10呎,寬幅亦同.  喜熱不耐寒.  若居住在較冷天候區,天氣轉涼前就須將它搬進屋. 除此外它很容易栽種及繁殖.  繁殖可以種子或枝條扦插來進行.  植株有毒勿食.  在溫暖氣候區它是常綠的灌木.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotheca_myricoides        http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1874/

Nannyberry/Sheepberry (Viburnum lentago) 莢蒾

Nannyberry/Sheepberry (Viburnum lentago) 莢蒾

Nannyberry (5) (Medium)

Nannyberry/Sheepberry (Viburnum lentago) edible ripe dark fruit. Its foliage is turning red in fall. 莢蒾秋天轉黑的可食熟果. 秋天葉色開始轉紅.

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Nannyberry/Sheepberry (Viburnum lentago) seed germination. 莢蒾種子孵出.

Nannyberry/Sheepberry (Viburnum lentago) 莢蒾

Beautiful flowering shrub with edible fruit and nice red fall color!  It is very hardy and easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  White flowers in late spring to early summer and ripe dark fruit in mid to late fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies, ripe fruit attract birds.   I have tried the berries myself, they are rather sweet!   USDA Zones:2-8.  Mature size:12′-15′(H) X 10′-12′(W).  But it is easy to prune to keep the desired height, often seen pruned height are 4′-6′, that way the plant will branch more.   Otherwise, the plant will be a large shrub or small tree shape.   Propagate by seeds or cuttings.  Low maintenance!

漂亮的開花灌木,春天有花可賞,秋天有著可食果實與轉紅的美麗秋色可以享受!  很耐寒強健又容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春末夏初開白色頂生的小花簇生的花序不小,秋末可食性熟果轉黑. 春花是吸引蜂蝶的蜜源,秋天的熟果吸引鳥類覓食. 我自己吃過它的果實,蠻甜蠻好吃的!  極其耐寒不甚耐熱.  成熟株高12-15呎高,寬幅10-12呎.  但是很常見經由修剪高度做成綠籬的,看到的通常將它們維持在4-6呎的高度.  修剪能刺激植株多分株看起來較為飽滿.  不修剪的話就能長成較高的大型灌木或小樹型.  繁殖以種子或扦插來進行.  低維護的花園植物!

 

Downy Rosemyrtle/Hill Gossberry (Rhodomyrtus tomentosa) 桃金娘

Downy Rosemyrtle/Hill Gossberry (Rhodomyrtus tomentosa) 桃金娘

Downy Rosemyrtle/Hill Gossberry (Rhodomyrtus tomentosa) seeds.   桃金娘種子.

Downy Rosemyrtle/Hill Gossberry (Rhodomyrtus tomentosa) seeds.
桃金娘種子.

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Downy Rosemyrtle/Hill Gossberry (Rhodomyrtus tomentosa) seeds germination in 15 days. 桃金娘種子約15天會孵出.

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Downy Rosemyrtle/Hill Gossberry (Rhodomyrtus tomentosa) seedling. 桃金娘小苗.

This tropical flowering shrub grow edible fruit!  late winter to spring with pink single flowers.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.  Hardy and easy to grow in warm region.  Best growing in full sun location.  Ripe purple berries are edible to human and animals, birds enjoy them very much!  Whole plant is medicinal.  Propagate by seeds.  Mature size:4′-6′(H) X 4′-6′(W).  It remains evergreen in warm region, and can be invasive because plant self seeds easily.

熱帶開花性灌木. 冬末到春天開深粉紅色花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶與鳥類.  強健喜熱,容易栽種. 最好種在全日照處. 成熟的紫色漿果人可以食用,鳥類也愛吃.   全株可藥用.  繁殖以種子來進行. 成熟株高及寬幅:4-6呎.  在溫暖地區它是常綠的. 在某些溫暖地區為強勢植物.  容易自行結籽繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodomyrtus_tomentosa

http://jky.qzedu.cn/zhsj/hhzp/mb–2/tjn.htm

http://www.zysj.com.cn/zhongyaocai/yaocai_t/taojinniang.html

Peacock Flower/Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) 紅蝴蝶/番蝴蝶

Peacock Flower/Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) 紅蝴蝶/番蝴蝶

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Peacock FlowerPride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) seeds and flowers.紅蝴蝶/番蝴蝶的種子與花.

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Peacock Flower/Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) seed germination in 10 days. 紅蝴蝶/番蝴蝶種子約10天孵出.

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Peacock Flower/Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) seedling. 紅蝴蝶/番蝴蝶小實生苗.

This tropical shrub has striking flowers which flower shape looks like peacock or butterfly!  Pea family.  Easy to grow in warm region as semi-evergreen or in cold region it can be planted in pot indoors for winter.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Red and orange flowers has long blooming time from late spring/early summer to mid fall sometimes to winter in warm region. — Which for plant with long blooming time is worthy the trouble even in cold climate.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.  Suitable in container indoors by the bright window.   Medicinal.  Toxic if ingested.    USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:4′-8′(H) X 4′-6′(W) in ground.  Propagate by seeds.  Self seeds easily.

它是熱帶多年生小型灌木,有著蝶形花朵很是美麗!  豆科植物.  容易栽種在熱帶或溫暖的地方,植株會呈常綠或半常綠現象. 最好是種在全日照到半日照處.  紅橘色或黃色的蝶形花的花期很長,春末或夏初時開到中秋左右,所在地溫暖的話冬天也還能續開.–所以在溫帶冬天較冷較長的地區是值得盆植室內過冬的.  花吸引蜂蝶及鳥類.   它是藥用植物.  有毒勿食.  喜熱怕冷.  成熟植株於地植能長到4-8呎高,4-6呎的寬幅.  當然盆植的話或小的多.  繁殖以種子為主.  容易自行落籽繁殖.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesalpinia_pulcherrima           http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=e498                https://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Caesalpinia_pulcherrima.html

 

Koreanspice Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii ‘Diana’ ) 紅蕾莢蒾

Koreanspice Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii ‘Diana’ ) 紅蕾莢蒾

Koreanspice viburnum flowers in spring.(Viburnum carlesii 'Diana' ) 紅蕾莢蒾春天的花.

Koreanspice viburnum flowers in spring.(Viburnum carlesii ‘Diana’ ) 紅蕾莢蒾春天的花.

Koreanspice Viburnum foliage.(Viburnum carlesii 'Diana') 紅蕾莢蒾葉片.

Koreanspice Viburnum foliage.(Viburnum carlesii ‘Diana’) 紅蕾莢蒾葉片.

2015-08-09 097 (Medium)Koreanspice Viburnum mature seeds.(Viburnum carlesii 'Diana') 紅蕾莢蒾成熟的種子.

Koreanspice Viburnum mature seeds.(Viburnum carlesii ‘Diana’) 紅蕾莢蒾成熟的種子.

Koreanspice viburnum in brilliant red fall color with ripe seeds.(Viburnum carlesii 'Diana' ) 紅蕾莢蒾秋末絕美的豔紅秋色與成熟的黑色種子.

Koreanspice viburnum in brilliant red fall color with ripe black seeds.(Viburnum carlesii ‘Diana’ ) 紅蕾莢蒾秋末絕美的豔紅秋色與成熟的黑色種子.

It is a beautiful flowering shrub for all kinds of garden.   White fragrant spring flowers (this variety its buds are deep pink) and beautiful red fall color is excellent for display.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Not too tall and easy to manage, low maintenance shrub.  Mature size of Viburnum carlesii ‘Diana’ is only 4′-6′(H) X 6′-8′(W).  USDA Zones:5-8.  Easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.   Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

這個美麗的開花灌木適合各種花園種植.  春開白色香花(這個品種的花苞呈深粉紅色),葉色入秋色由綠轉為豔紅,精彩無比.  春天的香花頗吸引蜂蝶採蜜.  成熟株高僅4-6呎,寬幅6-8呎.  不大所以容易修剪維護–它其實也不怎麼需要維護.  耐寒,耐熱性尚可.    容易栽種在全日照到半日照處.  繁殖方式為種子或扦插枝條的方式來進行.

Double Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) 重瓣繡球花

Double Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) 重瓣繡球花

Double Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) 重瓣繡球花

Double Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) 重瓣繡球花

So beautiful!  Its double pink or blue flowers are just gorgeous!  🙂  真漂亮!  它的重瓣花真的是好看啊!  🙂

This flowering shrub is very easy to grow, best growing in partial shade location.  Like all Hydrangea prefer in well drained but moist soil.  Good for cut flower.   All Hydrangea is toxic if ingested.  Mature size:3′-4′(H) X3′.  USDA Zones:5-9.  Very hardy.  This variety is called ‘Forever’ (‘You and Me’ series).

繡球花是很容易栽種的.  以半日照為佳. 跟同屬的一樣喜濕潤但排水良好的土壤. 適合切花.  植株有毒勿食.  成熟植株高3-4呎,寬幅3呎.  耐寒.  很強健的植物.  這個重瓣的品種叫做’永遠'(‘Forever’)是’你和我’系列的品種(‘You and Me’ series).

Purple-leaf Sand Cherry (Prunus x cistena)紫葉矮櫻

Purple-leaf Sand Cherry (Prunus x cistena)紫葉矮櫻

Purple-leaf Sand Cherry (Prunus x cistena)紫葉矮櫻

Purple-leaf Sand Cherry (Prunus x cistena)紫葉矮櫻

Purple-leaf Sand Cherry (Prunus x cistena)紫葉矮櫻

Purple-leaf Sand Cherry (Prunus x cistena)紫葉矮櫻

Purple-leaf Sand Cherry (Prunus x cistena)紫葉矮櫻

Purple-leaf Sand Cherry (Prunus x cistena)紫葉矮櫻

Nice flowering shrub flowers in spring with small pink single fragrant flowers.  Very hardy.  Foliage colour is purple-red.   Easy to grow and very hardy.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. USDA Zones:4-8. Mature size:4′-6′(H) and (W).  But it is easy to be pruned to desired size.  Propagate by cuttings, grafting or seeds although not often fruit.  Fall foliage is brighter red or purple.

It goes very well in small garden or with evergreen in rock garden. 🙂

小型開花灌木,春天開有香味的粉紅色單瓣小花,葉片為紫紅色.  容易栽種和修剪,強健.  全日照或半日照處為佳. 耐寒性佳. 成熟株高6-8呎高及寬幅.  以扦插或高壓來繁殖.種子也可但不常見到結果. 秋天它的紫葉會變的較紅.

How to grow Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) from seeds 四照花種子孵法

How to grow Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) from seeds 四照花種子孵法

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) flowers in early summer. 四照花初夏的花開滿枝椏.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) flowers in early summer. 四照花初夏的花開滿枝椏.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) flowers in early summer. 四照花初夏的花開滿枝椏.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) flowers in early summer. 四照花初夏的花開滿枝椏.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) red ripe fruit in late summer to early fall. 四照花夏末秋初的紅色成熟果實.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) red ripe fruit in late summer to early fall. 四照花夏末秋初的紅色成熟果實.

Fall colour of  the 3rd year seedling. 實生苗第3年的紫紅秋色.

Fall colour of the 3rd year seedling. 實生苗第3年的紫紅秋色.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seeds. 四照花種子.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seeds.
四照花種子.

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seeds germination. 四照花種子孵出

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seeds germination from day 34. 四照花種子第34天開始孵出

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seedlings turning green. 四照花種子開始伸展及轉綠

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) seedlings turning green. 四照花種子開始伸展及轉綠

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First set of leaves. (Cornus kousa) 第一對本葉長出.

Second set of leaves. (Cornus kousa) 第2對本葉長出.

Second set of leaves. (Cornus kousa) 第2對本葉長出.


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Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) from seeds, first time having flower buds! (red circle). 實生的四照花第一次有花苞形成了!


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Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) from seeds, first time having flower buds! (red circle). 實生的四照花第一次有花苞形成了!


This beautiful small flowering tree or large shrub is very beautiful and easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.  Late spring pink flowered varieties usually bloom first then white flowered varieties. The four large “petals" are not really flower petals, they are actually bracts.  The pom-pom like center are many tiny flowers.

這種美麗開花的小型樹或大型灌木很容易栽種在全日照或半日照處.  春末夏初才開白花,白色的花瓣其實不是花瓣,是萼片,中間那撮小小的團狀看似花心的才是真正的花. 不過也因此有更長的賞花期.

I like the white varieties just because the most of spring flowering trees and shrubs bloom in mid to late spring, when white flowered varieties flowers to summer, I feel I have spring extended! 😉

我喜歡白色的這種,因為它晚開,當春花都開盡了它才登場,感覺就是春天因此而延續了! 1.Its fruit ripe in mid-late fall so you have to collect the fruit, remove the fruit pulp and clean seeds.

Dry seeds, put the seeds in a re-sealable bag and then store in freezer for 1-1.5 months to simulate winter.

1.這白花的成熟的果實是紅色形如小荔枝的果實,內有數個種子.  要去掉皮與果肉渣後取出種子,洗淨乾燥後放在小夾鍊袋於冰箱冷凍庫來保存"過冬"如此種子可以保存數年,要種時才取出.

2.Wake up the seeds by bath seeds in warm water for 2 days. You can use thermal bottle to do this if you have large quantities of seeds to grow.    Seeds have quite thick hard shell so it is OK.

2.將種子由冰箱取出後泡溫水2天可叫醒種子. 若孵的種子數量多可以用小保溫壺. 種殼很厚,稍熱的溫水都沒關係.

3.Scoop the seeds and plant in a pot or container.  Use moist potting soil or well drained growing medium.  I covered the container to keep seeds moist and place in warm place.

3.撈出種子後種在溼苗盆或容器上放在溫暖處,用蓋住保溼保溫方式悶到發芽破殼.

4.Check seeds once every 2 or 3 days.  Seeds usually germinate around 30-45 days according to the temperature.

4.每兩到三天檢查種子並打開透氣.  依氣溫不同通常30-45天發芽.

5.Pick up the germinated seed and plant in the individual small pot.  Place them in warm, partial shade location.   Keep moist.

5.揀出剛發芽破殼的種子個別種在小盆中,置放在半日照溫暖處生長.  注意保溼.

6.Transplant the seedlings to bigger pots or in the ground when they have 8 leaves.  Move them to full sun location and apply light fertilizer. From seed to flower is about 4-6 years according to the soil and light exposure.  It is very nice gift tree to grow for any garden! 🙂

6.小苗本葉約8片時可以移到較大盆或是地植. 改成全日照可以開始施用肥料.   根據土壤肥沃及日照程度不同,種子種到開花約4-6年.   它是很適合當禮物的庭園小型開花樹種.

Language of flower – Am I Indifferent to You?

四照花的花語:我與你不同嗎?

Withch Alder (Fothergilla gardenia) 巫榿木

Witch-alder (Fothergilla gardenii) 巫榿木

Withch Alder (Fothergilla gardenia) flowering in spring 春天開花的巫榿木

Withch Alder (Fothergilla gardenia) flowering in spring 春天開花的巫榿木

Withch Alder (Fothergilla gardenia) beautiful orange red fall colour 巫榿木秋色由綠轉橘紅

Withch Alder (Fothergilla gardenia) beautiful orange red fall colour 巫榿木秋色由綠轉橘紅

Very hardy and easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.   Fragrant white fuzzy flowers in spring.   Stunning orange red fall colour!    USDA Zones:4-8.  Mature size:6′-10′(H) X 5′-10′(W).   It is a shrub requires very low maintenance.  🙂   Propagate by soft wood cuttings.

非常強健容易栽種的灌木.  適合種植在全日照到半日照處.  春天開絮狀白色的香花.  秋色轉橘紅或紫紅很美豔.   耐寒.  成熟株高約6-10呎,寬幅約5-10呎.  是屬於不太需要庭園維護的灌木.  🙂  主要用嫩枝來扦插繁殖.

 

 

Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa)金露梅

Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa)金露梅

Potentilla fruticosa 'Gold Drop'金露梅

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Gold Drop’金露梅


Potentilla fruticosa 'Gold Drop'金露梅

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Gold Drop’金露梅

Beautiful flowering shrub, very hardy and easy to grow. Best in full sun to partial shade location. USDA Zones:3-7. Flower colour are vary, from white, yellow, pink and orange.

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Gold Drop’is about 3’ tall and wide. Some varieties are smaller. Potentilla have very long blooming time, from late spring to almost end of fall. Great value!

薔薇科委陵菜屬,小型開花性的落葉灌木. 花期很長且開花不斷. 最好一年修剪一次,最佳修剪時間為秋末冬初. 容易扦插繁殖. 全日照或半日照處種植為佳. 花色有白,黃,粉紅及橘色.