Exotic plants for the garden.

Almost all of the exotic plants in central Russia on its southern homeland are quite common and unpretentious of flora. However, getting in inappropriate conditions associated with extreme temperature changes, frost without snow and frequent thaws, they «act up.» By ensuring «foreigners» comfortable existence, we are increasing their chances of not only survival, but also to preserve the decorative appearance.

Mr. ortenziya oakleaf

The height of shrubs rarely exceed 1.2 meters. Valued for the beautiful dark green leaves, top and bottom covered with white tomentose pubescence, in the form they are similar to oak. By late summer the leaves become reddish-burgundy color. Varieties of interest to us are not, since this type of blooms only in the southern regions. Oakleaf hydrangea water-loving, demanding to high acidity and soil fertility. Location prefers sunny or light partial shade. It requires shelter spruce branches. Often it freezes but is easily restored.

Calycanthus blooming

The value of this plant in a fairly rare, but very exotic brownish-red flowers original form. Height up to 1.5 m (in favorable conditions -up to 2.5 m), but in extreme cold may frost up to the level of snow. Because of slow growth after flowering frost comes no sooner than two years. The leaves are elliptical, with pointed tip, at a young age are light green, later darker, fragrant when crushed. The downside — grayish. Flowers with a slight aroma of strawberries bloom in June. Original and fruit plants. Calycanthus undemanding to the soil, it prefers sunny, protected from cold winds. Poor tolerate dry soil. Relatively hardy, resistant to lowering to -25 0C. Forms with ovate or the underside of the leaves are brown capricious and is not suitable for cultivation in the middle lane. His land in mixborders and as a single plant

Daphne upland

A short (30 cm), an evergreen shrub with creeping leafy branches. The leaves are shiny, leathery, dark-green, bottom-bluish hue. Dark pink, very fragrant flowers, gathered in the lush umbrellas bloom in May-June. It grows well in moderately moist, humus rich lime and air- and water-permeable soils. Place selected solar, but not in the sun. Partial shade is not as abundant blooms. Hardy. It fits perfectly in rock gardens and rocky. slides, retaining walls, where decorative suspended from large stones. It has more demanding to heat variegated forms and varieties with bright flowers.

Kolkwitz pretty

Homeland of the plant are the mountainous regions of China. Unusual, elegant bloom in late June, just created for contemplation. Looking at bell-shaped, bright pink flowers, collected in corymbose inflorescences, which are abundantly covered with a two-meter crown of the plant, you can indefinitely. The flowers give way to at least the original fluffy fruit. Particularly impressive looks bush, is reflected in the pond water surface. Photophilous plant prefers sandy, well-drained soil. Suffice drought-resistant, but do not neglect the timely watering. Srednemorozostoykoe plant at podmerzaniya well and safely restored.

Amorpha fruticosa

Plant name comes from the Greek word «amorphos», which means «without form.» and it was given the part of the corolla. But precisely because of the unusual and long blooming flowering gardeners are willing to wait. The height of this deciduous shrub up to 3 m. The leaves are very fine, delicate flowers are collected in upward thick stalks with purple sun yellow stamens. It blooms in the nurse. It is believed malozimostoykim plants, but in central Russia even winters without shelter. In severe winters can freeze much, but well-restored root shoots and new shoots. The mild climate of salt-tolerant, tolerate the proximity highways, drought and shading, but it is better to plant it on a protected sunny spot with fertile soils.

Dwarf birch

Despite the fact that this is an endemic plant moss bogs in central Russia and Western Siberia, in the gardens, it is extremely rare. A short (70 — 80 cm) heliophilous bush forms a beautiful globular crown. Silnovetvyaschiesya shoots are rounded, small green leaves, glossy bright green above and paler below. In autumn the leaves turn yellow. Hardiness, does not tolerate drought. It integrated into the forest area where it is placed in full sun with moist soil. As a groundcover to birch podsazhivayut zhivuchka, saxifrage Arends.

Magnolia Lebnera

Deciduous species, more winter hardy than evergreens. Blooms large white flowers blooming to narrow oval leaves.

However, flowers and buds are often damaged by frost returnable requiring shelter lutrasilom. Sheltering tree is problematic, since its height even in harsh environments can reach over 3 meters. He does not like transplanting, but if necessary, the young trees can be transplanted in early spring, despite the bloom Transplantation as well as conifers, absolutely not tolerate even a short peresushki root system. It is believed undemanding plant, but in critical prefers acidic, well-fertilized soil. For planting must be protected from the wind a sunny place. Suitable for planting the garden in the Japanese style.

Barberry warty

An evergreen shrub with shiny, leathery dark green leaves. Yellow branches covered with warts and large triple sharp prickles. Malomorozostoykoe plant annually to the level of snow frosting. Because of this, it does not bloom and rarely above 35 — 40 cm. In the harsh environment to survive only on well-drained soils and sunny, sheltered from the wind and frost. Absolutely can not stand water stagnation and becoming soaked spring root to soil fertility is not demanding. In winter it is recommended to cover the wooden box. Vymerzshie spring and thickening branches can be cut. It tolerates forming a haircut.

Due to its high drought tolerance for rocky gardens, which looks good with stonecrop, molodilami, low grasses and perennials.

Tamarisk branched

Delicate plant with spreading stems covered with light green leaves and inflorescences with haze fluffy pale pink flowers. It flowers in early summer. For irrigation and soil fertility is undemanding. Planted in open sunny location with air-permeable soil. Often much frosting to the level of snow, but it does not harm ornamental plants in general as adult bushes look worse than the young, and Tamarisk still every three years must be cut to ground level. However, the following year flowering do not wait, but do not worry, because it is no less decorative.

Fothergill Gardena

So rare plant that only you can see it in the botanical gardens in areas so enthusiastic collectors. Slowly growing shrub up to 1m, with funny white-cream «hedgehogs» flowers in spring and autumn leaves krasivookrashennymi. When blooming flowers are greenish, and the leaves are light green. It blooms in late May and early June each year, but not abundant. Always sunny location and fertile soil and shelter for the winter spruce branches. Podmerzshie shoots pruned after flowering. Planted singly or blooming at the same time low perennials.

Rhododendron Canadian

Low (meter) deciduous type of rhododendron with rare enough branches and lilac-purple flowers are disclosed in May. Preferring well hydrated, humus-rich soil, he successfully developed on the waterfront. Like all rhododendrons partial to acidity. He does not tolerate shade, drought and overdrying of the root system. Has high resistance to frost, winters without shelter. It looks spectacular plantings in 2 — 3 copies. As a companion plant lingonberry, blueberry, crowberry.

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