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Japanese gardening made easy.

How to make a Japanese garden. Japanese plants for your garden.


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These are some easy to grow plants that would often be found in Japanese or Oriental gardening. Many are easily adapted to our climate and many will thrive here. Some will need to be wrapped or indoors in the winter. This is my no means an extensive list, however it should give you a taste, and ideas for more investigation. Many of the plants we have in stock or we can obtain for you. This list is expected to grown over the next while so be sure to check by once in a while. If you need any help contact us.

 


Cryptomeria japonica Montrosa Nana

Small Japanese Cedar.
A small compact coniferous bush with slender branchlets.
Height 1m. Spread 1m.
Evergreen.
Foliage colour Green.
Hardy.
Sheltered Site.
Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.


Cryptomeria japonica Elegans

Large Japanese cedar.



Forming a bushy cone of feathery foliage, this conifer is tinted red-bronze during autumn and winter. Makes a splendid specimen plant. if not the best you can have, Works well in shaded corners with Japanese maple or Juniperus scopulorum Skyrocket tress to give contract with the blue foliage and or Juniperus squamata Blue Swede as ground cover.

Height and Spread: 180cmx120cm(6 ft x 4 ft) in 10 years.


Position: Grows best on a sunny, sheltered site in moist but not waterlogged soil that is slightly acid.


Rhododendron Geisha Red Noriko Azalea

A compact dwarf, evergreen shrub with masses of clusters of bright crimson flowers in spring. Really stunning plant, great in Containers. Nice rockeries.


Height 140cm. Spread 140cm.
Flower colour Crimson. Flowers from May to June.
Evergreen.
Foliage colour Green.
Hardy.
Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.

€7


Japanese rhubarb Rheum

A great show plant for almost anywhere. Grows best in dampish soil. ideal as a pond side plant or with a bog garden.

Works a treat with Mellianthus or Gunnera. and Ligularia, Japanese rhubarb Rheum. large plant bog plant waterside
Height and Spread: 240cmx360cm(8 ft x 12 ft).
Position: Requires humus-rich, permanently moist soil in sun or partial shade.


Plant care: Protect with dry mulch in winter.

 


Chamaecyparis pisifera Tsukumo

Japanese - False Cypress.


A dwarf rounded bush of irregular shape, with usually light green foliage in summer, dark green in winter.
Height 0.4m. Spread 0.6m.
Evergreen.
Foliage colour Green.
Hardy.
Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.


Bamboo Pseudosasa japonica

An upright thicket-forming bamboo with olive green canes when young maturing pale beige. Dark green narrow leaves are silver-grey beneath with a yellow midrib. Green flowers are rare. Height 6m. Flower colour Green. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.

€12 / 20 depending on size

 


Fargesia nitida "Jiuzhaiqou"

Fountain Bamboo. A dense clump-forming bamboo with dark purple-green canes with small narrow green leaves. Height 3m. Spread 1.5m. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.

€15 / 25 depending on size


Pieris japonica Mountain Fire

R.H.S. Award of Garden Merit.

A rounded, evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves, red when young, turning glossy chestnut-brown. Clusters of pendent white flowers in late winter and spring.
Height 4m. Spread 3m.
Flower colour White. Flowers from February to April.
Evergreen.
Foliage colour Green, Red, Brown.
Frost hardy. Shelter from cold drying winds.
Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.
Position: Grows best on a sheltered, lightly shaded site in moist, lime-free soil.
Plant care: Apply a mulch of peat or leaf mould in spring.

 


 

Japanese primrose

Primula japonica "Miller's Crimson"

Japanese primrose.

A perennial with large green leaves. Stout stems with tiers of crimson flowers in late spring and early summer. Primroses are well suited to a variety of garden situations and can be used to complement spring blooming bulbs, in exciting container arrangements, as a natural ground cover for ornamental garden trees, or to provide a bright spot of color to a shady garden area.

 

Shakespeare mentions primroses in several of his plays making them popular in Shakespearian themed gardens. A vast amount of folk-lore and legend surrounds these bright flowers including the belief that the proper amount of primroses planted around a rock would create a fairy ring. Wouldn't you love to see if you could create a fairy land in your garden?

Height 45-75cm

Spread 45cm.

Flower colour Crimson.

Flowers from May to June.

Herbaceous.

Foliage colour Green.

Hardy.

Planting instructions Water thoroughly before planting

€4


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