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Summer flowering (blooming) shrubs, bushes.

The plants are ordered by Botanical names.

Butterfly bush (Buddleia, Buddleja).

Butterfly Bush (Buddleia, Buddleja). Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae). Butterfly Bush (Buddleia, Buddleja). Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae). They are attractive to butterflies, but also to other insects. There 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 (Cephalanthus occidentalis).

Buttonbush, Common Buttonbush, Button-willow, Honey-bells (Cephalanthus occidentalis). Buttonbush, Common Buttonbush, Button-willow, Honey-bells (Cephalanthus occidentalis).  Buttonbush, Common Buttonbush, Button-willow, Honey-bells (Cephalanthus occidentalis). Coffee family (Rubiaceae). Bloomtime VII - IX. Height 150 cm.  

Clematis.

Clematis. Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). Clematis. Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). Clematis. Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). 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 9-7-2012. 
Clematis "Miss Bateman". Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). 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).  Clematis "Niobe". Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). Bloomtime V-IX. Sun, partial shade. 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). Clematis "Ville de Lyon". Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). 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.    

Euonymus

Evergreen spindle, Japanese spindle (Euonymus japonicus). Family Celastraceae. Evergreen spindle, Japanese spindle (Euonymus japonicus). Family Celastraceae. Evergreen spindle, Japanese spindle (Euonymus japonicus). Family Celastraceae.  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.     

Hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus).

Hibiscus. (Hibiscus syriacus)  Hibiscus (Hibiscus 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.

Hortensia (Hydrangea).

Hortensia Macrophylla. Hortensia Macrophylla. (I 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. 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 problem.  
Hortensia, Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu'). Family Hydrangeaceae. Hortensia, Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu'). 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. Hortensiafamilie (Hydrangeaceae). Hortensia Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'. Family 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..  

Hypericum.

Hypericum elite 'Orange Wave' Family Hypericaceae. Hypericum elite 'Orange Wave' Family Hypericaceae. Bloom time: Vl - VIII. Sun, partial shade. Height 60 - 80 cm Afterwards the shrub gets beautiful berries. 

Privet (Ligustrum).

Privet (Ligustrum) Privet (Ligustrum) black fruit 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. 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. 

Shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa).

Shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood' ). Rose family (Rosaceae). Shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa 'Flashlight'). Rose family (Rosaceae).  Shrubby cinquefoil (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.  
 

Rosa.

Rose. Rose. Rose family (Rosaceae). I 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. 
Fairy rose (Rosa ' The Fairy ') Fairy rose (Rosa ' The Fairy '). Rose family (Rosaceae). Bloom time: VI - X. Small, light pink rosette-shaped blossoms. Sun. Ground covers. 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). Rose (Rosa 'New Dawn'). Rose family (Rosaceae). A climbing rose. Bloom time: VI - X.  

Vlier (Sambucus)

Elder, elderberry, black elder, European elder, European elderberry, European black elderberry (Sambucus nigra). Family Adoxaceae. 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. Photo 22-6-2013.    

Spirea.

Japanese spirea (Spirea Japonica. 'Goldflame') 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.

Viburnum plicatum 'watanabe'. Family Caprifoliaceae. 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.    

 

 

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