flowering (blooming) shrubs, bushes.
The plants are ordered by Botanical names.
Butterfly bush (Buddleia,
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia,
Buddleja). Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae). They are attractive to butterflies, but also to
are many flower colours. I have also got a white species. Bloom time: Vll - lX. Full sun, partial
shade. The flowers smell deliciously. You can prune it
back after winter. Many species bloom
on new growth. Propagation: take in spring cuttings (20 cm )
Buttonbush, Common Buttonbush, Button-willow,
Honey-bells (Cephalanthus occidentalis). Coffee family (Rubiaceae).
Bloomtime VII - IX. Height 150 cm.
Clematis. Buttercup family
Every year there are new cultivars of these vines on the market. I don't
remember the name of the clematis on these photos. It grows through an old pear tree.
The foot should be protected from the sun. This can be done by evergreen ground cover. Well drained humus rich soil. Photos
| Clematis "Miss
Bateman". Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). Bloomtime V-IX.
Sun, partial shade.
Height about 2,5 m. It should be
pruned in March to 30 cm above the
ground. A clematis with beautiful white flowers.
| Clematis "Niobe". Buttercup family
(Ranunculaceae). Bloomtime V-IX. Sun,
Height about 3 m. Pruning late winter and early spring (Not the main
branches). We loved the velvety red flowers with the golden heart. Was introduced in 1975.
Clematis "Ville de Lyon". Buttercup family
(Ranunculaceae). Bloomtime V-VI and then VII-IX.
Height about 3 m. Pruning late winter and early spring (Not the main
branches). Likes calcareous soil. Beautiful crimson flowers. It grows against the wall but also through the bramble and bamboo. Photos 27-5-2019, 17-7-2019.
Evergreen spindle, Japanese spindle (Euonymus japonicus).
Family Celastraceae. Bloomtime
VII. Sun, shade. Height 2 m. Pruning early spring, summer. In 1972 we received two small plants with variegated leaves for the living room. We soon put them in the garden. The leaves are no longer colored. After severe winters they had a hard time, but they have grown into large bushes, which I regularly have to prune. Small white flowers appear in July. There are now many cultivars on the market. Photos 15-7-2019. The bush in the third photo has just been pruned. The flowers were mainly in the other smaller shrub.
syriacus). Fam. Malvaceae. Bloom time Vll - X.
Native in parts of Asia. Is called Rose of Sharon in North America, a name also applied for the Hypericum. It is reaching
2-4 m in height, so I have to prune the shrub. The flowers are beautiful. The Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) is family,
but is not winter-hardy.
think) Family Hydrangeaceae. It is a cutting of a shrub of my parents. (One of the easiest ways to propagate hydrangea is by layering.) Fifty years ago this shrub was already flowering
near a ditch at the farm. Bloom time Vl – lX.
| Hortensia (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Rotkehlchen') Family
Hydrangeaceae. Bloom time Vl – lX. Heigth
100 -150 cm. This hortensia has a center of fertile, relatively non-showy flowers and an outer ring
of showy, sterile flowers. It is a pity, they need so much water, during hot weather. Shade is no
Family Hydrangeaceae. The
soil should be constantly moist and well drained, but less moist than for the most other species. During hot weather, they
need plenty of water. Bloom time Vl - lX. Hydrangea
also should be pruned after flowering so they can develop "old wood"
to support blossoms the following summer.
| Hortensia Hydrangea paniculata
Hydrangeaceae. Bloomtime Vl - lX. This is a hydrangea with white, light green
cone shaped flowers which change to pink in September. If you prune the shrub in spring to 20 cm above the ground, the
height will be 100-150 cm. If you don't prune: 400-500 cm. Photo 6-8-2012..
elite 'Orange Wave' Family Hypericaceae. Bloom time: Vl - VIII. Sun, partial shade. Height 60 - 80 cm Afterwards the shrub gets beautiful berries.
Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium). Family Oleaceae. If you don’t prune it, it gets
beautiful flowers. In the autumn it gets small black fruit. Bloom time: Vl
- Vlll. Privet is used for privacy hedging (hence "privet", private). In winter privet often loses its leaves. Almost each
soil is well. Sun, half shade. At us, they stand solitary. Native to
Japan. Ligustrum vulgare is a native species in the Netherlands.
Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum).
| Common Honeysuckle, European
Honeysuckle or Woodbine (Lonicera periclymenum). Family Caprifoliaceae. This is native climber. In my garden it is
growing in an old pear tree. Flowers
are very sweet smelling especially at night . Bloom time: V - Vlll. It ‘s
a self-twining climber. Honeysuckles
grow best in partial sun to partial shade. Well drained soil. Photo 25-7-2013.
(Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood' en 'Flashlight'). Rose
family (Rosaceae). Bloom time: Vl - IX. Sun. Height 100 - 150 cm. You can prune it well.
In winter it sooses its leaves. Normal soil. 'Abbotswood' : White flowers. 'Flashlight': Yellow flowers.
The leaves are divided into pinnate leaflets.
Photos 9-8-2013, 11-8-2013.
| Rose. Rose family (Rosaceae).
don’t know the species. When we bought the house thirty years ago, they
already were in the garden.
The spot, where they are growing is not good (dry, poor soil, shade), but
they bloom every year.
rose (Rosa '
The Fairy '). Rose family (Rosaceae). Bloom time: VI - X.
pink rosette-shaped blossoms. Sun. Ground
In the spring the branches can be pruned to third. The Rose doesn’t grow very well in our garden. I think the
soil is to dry. This Rose tolerates
poor soil and shade.
| Rose (Rosa 'New Dawn'). Rose family (Rosaceae).
A climbing rose. Bloom time: VI - X.
| Elder, elderberry, black elder, European elder, European elderberry,
European black elderberry (Sambucus nigra). Family Adoxaceae. Bloomtime
V - VII. Sun, partial shade. Height 6 m.
It will grow in a wide variety of soils.
They bear flat, large clusters of small, fragrant, white flowers. Fruits in
September, October. When I was young my mother made delicious elderberry. Of the branches we sometimes made
flutes. (an elderberry flute) Elder can be pruned late winter early summer. In our garden it
grows in a corner near the compost heap. It is a native shrub. (large shrub, small tree) Europe, but there are relatives, subspecies? in Asia and North America.
| Japanese spirea (Spirea Japonica 'Goldflame'). Bloom time:
V - Vlll. Partial
shade, full sun.
It will grow in a wide variety of soils. They bloom on the current season's
growth. Japanese spirea should be
pruned in winter or early spring. There are many species of spireas.
Goldflame, because it has
foliage that turns from green-gold to yellow to bronzy-orange. Native
to Japan, Korea and China.
| Viburnum plicatum ' watanabe'. Family Caprifoliaceae. Bloomtime V
- IX. Partial shade.
Height 150 cm. Not pruning. Any soil, it prefers rich soil. Photo 9-8-2012.
Chasteberry, Abraham's balm, lilac chastetree, monk's pepper
(Vitex agnus castus 'Alba'). Family Lamiaceae. 'Bloomtime VIII - X.
Sunny, warm and dry. Frost sensitive. Height 1,5-2m. Photos 3-9-2019.
and wild plants in the garden