Tag Archive | flowering shrub

Elderberry ‘Black Lace'(Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’)西洋接骨木

Elderberry ‘Black Lace'(Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’)西洋接骨木

Elderberry 'Black Lace'(Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace')西洋接骨木

Elderberry ‘Black Lace'(Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’)西洋接骨木


Elderberry 'Black Lace'(Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace')西洋接骨木

Elderberry ‘Black Lace'(Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’)西洋接骨木


This type is a common deciduous flowering shrub, very hardy and easy to grow. This variety ‘Black Lace’ has more interesting foliage texture. Fragrant pink flowers and fruit are good for beverage and attract birds, but rest of plant is rather toxic. 😦

Mature height is about 6′-8′, better to thin the leaves and branches after it flowered otherwise the weight will make it droopy. And because it tolerant heavy pruning so cut back low before winter.

Best in full sun to partial shade location. USDA Zones: 4-7.

Lots of recipes on line if you would like to make beverage with elderberry flowers or fruit. Have fun! 🙂

這種西洋接骨木是開花性的灌木,株高約6-8呎. 全日照或半日照,粉紅色的花有香味,果實小成熟會轉成黑色,果實和花都可用於茶飲可是其他部位的植物倒是毒性不小. 連鳥類也喜食它成熟的果實.

由於它耐強剪所以花期後最好修剪才不會看起來因枝葉的重力塌塌的. 過冬前可以強修剪. 網上可以找到一些用它的花或果制做成茶飲的食譜,有興趣的人可以試著做做看! 🙂

King of Flowers – Tree Peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) 百花之王-牡丹花

Tree Peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) 牡丹花

Tree Peony (Paeonia 'Houki') 牡丹花 '芳紀'

Tree Peony (Paeonia ‘Houki’) 牡丹花 ‘芳紀’

Tree Peony (Paeonia 'Renkaku') 牡丹花 '連鶴' 有怡人強香

Tree Peony (Paeonia ‘Renkaku’) 牡丹花 ‘連鶴’ 有怡人強香

Very hardy and easy to grow, native in China.  Tree peony is shrub and garden peony is herbaceous perennial, many people mixed them up.  Garden peony died back to ground and re-emerge in spring.   Tree peony have twigs and under matured buds for next year over winter period.

It has medicinal uses in Chinese medicine.   Most of  tree peony plant in market are cultivated plants.   Some are grafted.   Tree peony has 100 years+ life span and garden peony is 50+.  Some varieties are extremely fragrant and with large flowers.   Flowers so huge, luxury look and fragrant and the epidermis of its roots is used in traditional Chinese medicine so Chinese call it king of flowers and use tree peony flowers to represent or imply  wealth.

牡丹是木本灌木,芍藥是草本.   牡丹比芍藥早開.   很多人常將之混淆.  在中藥上牡丹是很重要的藥用植物.  市上所見的品種絕大多數是園藝種.  有些牡丹甚至於是牡丹嫁接在芍藥根上的.  牡丹花可活超過百年之久,芍藥則至少有50年.

牡丹花巨大,富貴逼人且香氣濃郁怡人,其根皮稱為’牡丹皮’或簡稱’丹皮’,是重要的中藥藥材.   故自古以來受到人們的喜愛.  牡丹花有’花王’之稱,常用來代表或寓意富貴.

Weigela (Weigela)錦帶花

Weigela (Weigela)錦帶花

Weigela (Weigela)錦帶花 Variegated 斑葉品種

Weigela (Weigela)錦帶花
Variegated 斑葉品種

 

Weigela (Weigela)錦帶花 Variegated 斑葉品種

Weigela (Weigela)錦帶花
Variegated 斑葉品種

Weigela is small to medium size (depends on variety) spring flowering shrub.  Low maintenance but requires once a year pruning.   Very easy to propagate it by green wood cuttings in end of summer to fall.  Very hardy, best in full sun to partial shade location.  Some taller varieties have long blooming time.   Most flowers colours are pink, red, white and purplish.   Flowers attract humming birds.

忍冬科錦帶花屬,中小型開花性的灌木.  有矮性和較高的品種,一般是春天開粉紅色或紅色或紫色等花色,有的品種有很長的花期.  強健容易栽種,全日照或半日照為佳.  容易用當年的新枝條扦插來繁殖.   此花吸引蜂鳥,是牠們的蜜源之一.

Bridal Wreath Spiraea (Spiraea prunifolia) 繡線菊屬

Bridal Wreath Spiraea (Spiraea prunifolia) 繡線菊屬

Bridal Wreath Spiraea (Spiraea prunifolia) 繡線菊屬

Bridal Wreath Spiraea (Spiraea prunifolia) 繡線菊屬

It is stunning in spring!  Very hardy large flowering shrub which tolerant heavy pruning.  Best in full sun location.  Huge amount of small white flowers blooming in spring.  H:8′ X W:10′

大型強健的開花灌木,春天開量很大的小白花,耐強剪,可以當綠籬. 栽種在全日照處為佳. 成熟植株可達8呎寬幅10呎.

Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera morrowii)灌木忍冬

Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera morrowii)灌木忍冬

Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera morrowii)灌木忍冬

Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera morrowii)灌木忍冬

Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera morrowii)灌木忍冬

Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera morrowii)灌木忍冬

Very hardy native flowering shrub.   With very fragrant red/deep pink flowers in spring and followed with red inedible fruit.  Suitable for natural garden.  5-12 feet high and wide.  Very easy to grow in full sun or partial shade location.

北美原生,春天開紅色或深粉紅極香的大型開花灌木,強健,易栽種.  夏天結不可食用的紅色小果實.    成熟植株可達12呎高及寬幅.  全日照或半日照為佳.  適合野生或低維護的自然化花園.

 

 

Deutzia (Deutzia) 溲疏

Deutzia (Deutzia) 溲疏

Deutzia溲疏

Deutzia溲疏

Deutzia (Deutzia) 溲疏

Deutzia (Deutzia) 溲疏

Deutzia溲疏

Deutzia溲疏

Deutzia gracilis is very popular short bush, about 2-5 feet, very hardy, USDA Zones 5-8.  Full sun to partial shade area.  Pretty trouble free.  White flowers in spring.

Deutzia x kalmiiflora is pink flowered, larger shrub (4-6 feet).  Quite a show when it blooms in spring!

Deutzia crenata ‘Nikko’ is popular with its dwarf rounded shape, size is about 2 feet.  Deutzia in fall foliage will change from green to purple.

春天開白花或粉紅色小花的灌木.  有的種類是矮性的約2呎高及寬幅,有的可達6呎,事實上我看過有到8呎的.. 容易栽種,非常強健,以栽種在全日照為佳.

 

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 紫丁香

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 紫丁香

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 紫丁香--French Lilac, double white

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 紫丁香–French Lilac, double white

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 紫丁香-- Common Lilac

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 紫丁香– Common Lilac

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 紫丁香--French Lilac, Variegated

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 紫丁香–French Lilac, Variegated

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 紫丁香--French Lilac, single white

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 紫丁香–French Lilac, single white

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 紫丁香--Bicolor French Hybrid Lilac 'Sensation'

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 紫丁香–Bicolor French Hybrid Lilac ‘Sensation’

You can see them everywhere in spring and you can smell their beautiful, powerful fragrance in the breeze!  It is a shrub but in nurseries you can find so called ‘standard’ (tree form) for small garden.  Best in full sun location.  Very hardy and easy to propagate from green wood cutting or seeds.

With good care, it can flower twice in a year!  Once in spring and once in fall.

春天到處可見可聞到乘風而來的芬芳花香!  它是灌木或苗圃會訓練它做成樹型,很適合小花園.  全日照為佳.  非常強健也很容易扦插新枝條或種子繁殖.  照顧的好可一年開春秋各一次花.

 

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 flowers.  Foliage colour is purple-red.   Easy to grow and very hardy.  Best in full sun to partial shade location.

It goes very well with evergreen in rock garden. 🙂

小型開花灌木,春天開粉紅色單瓣小花,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.

Yellow Flowering Currant (Ribes aureum) 黃花醋栗

Yellow Flowering Currant (Ribes aureum) 黃花醋栗

Yellow Flowering Currant (Ribes aureum) 黃花醋栗

Yellow Flowering Currant (Ribes aureum) 黃花醋栗

Yellow Flowering Currant (Ribes aureum) 黃花醋栗

Yellow Flowering Currant (Ribes aureum) 黃花醋栗

2016-06-08Yellow Flowering Currant fuiting (Medium)

Yellow Flowering Currant (Ribes aureum) is growing currants. 黃花醋栗黃色香花謝掉後開始結果子了.

Hardy shrub with yellow fragrant flowers in spring and black edible fruit follow in late summer.  Very easy to grow in sun or shade location.   Plants tolerant heavy pruning and drought but not wet.   It is a good hedging plant.  Nice scarlet-red fall colour!  Very useful shrub.  Easy to propagate by seeds in early spring or by green wood cuttings in fall.  Attract humming birds.

春開芳香小花,夏末結黑色可食性的果實.  非常容易栽種,全日照或低光照環境皆可.  耐強修剪也耐旱但不耐濕.  是很好的綠籬植物.  秋天綠葉轉成美麗的緋紅色後才落葉.  非常有用的植物.  易於初春時用種子或秋末用新枝扦插來繁殖. 它是吸引蜂鳥的蜜源植物.

 

Flowering quince ( Chaenomeles ) 木瓜梅

Flowering quince ( Chaenomeles ) 木瓜梅

Flowering quince ( Chaenomeles ) 木瓜梅

Flowering quince ( Chaenomeles ) 木瓜梅

 

Flowering quince ( Chaenomeles ) 木瓜梅

Flowering quince ( Chaenomeles ) 木瓜梅

 

Flowering quince ( Chaenomeles ) 木瓜梅

Flowering quince ( Chaenomeles ) 木瓜梅

 

Whit flowering quince

Whit flowering quince

White flowering quince

White flowering quince

Red Flowering quince ( Chaenomeles ) 木瓜梅

Red Flowering quince ( Chaenomeles ) 木瓜梅

Red Flowering quince ( Chaenomeles ) 木瓜梅

Red Flowering quince ( Chaenomeles ) 木瓜梅

Red Flowering quince ( Chaenomeles ) 木瓜梅

Red Flowering quince ( Chaenomeles ) 木瓜梅

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Flowering quince ( Chaenomeles ) yellow ripe fruit in fall. Quite many seeds in each fruit. 木瓜梅秋熟的黃色果實. 一枚果實中的種子量還不少.

It is pretty and low maintenance especially like Japanese Dwarf Flowering Quince – Chaenomeles japonica, Zone 4, very hardy and do not over grow. Best in full sun location. The twigs of this genus have long pricks. Flower in spring and then fruit in late summer. Common flower colour are red and bright orange-red.    Ripe fruit is edible, often are used for jam or preserves.

強健易栽種的木瓜屬灌木,全日照為佳,春天開花,夏末偶有黃色的果實,有日本的矮性木瓜梅,莖幹有刺要小心. 常見花色有紅色和明亮的橘紅色. 熟果可以食用,通常用於果醬或醃製成蜜餞.