LAUBWERK PLANTS KIT 8 – TEMPERATE SHRUBS
The following 10 shrubs and bushes species are included in the Plants Kit 8. Each species comes in 36 variations per species, i.e. 3 variants, 3 ages and 4 seasonal aspects, for a total of 360 models per Kit.
JUNEBERRY: Amelanchier lamarckii
Large erect deciduous flowering shrub or small understory tree of open habit with a vase-shaped crown. Smooth grey-brown bark. Finely-toothed, elliptic to oblong leaves emerge bronze-tinged in spring, mature to dark green in summer turning red-orange in autumn. Star-shaped white flowers in drooping clusters appearing in early spring before the leaves. Berry-like round fruits are dark red when young, which ripen to dark purplish-black and resemble blueberries in size, colour, and taste. Widely cultivated as an ornamental plant. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
YUNNAN REDBUD: Cercis glabra
Medium-sized deciduous tree with a very compact and densely branched crown and a narrow, columnar form in youth, which gradually acquires a tear drop or oval-vase shape with age. Smooth, grey, rippling bark with distinctive muscle-like texture. Ovate, serrate, fresh green leaves are clean and attractive throughout the growing season turning golden yellow in autumn. Its small crown makes it very suitable as a street tree but also as a park and garden tree.
PURPLE-LEAVED FILBERT: Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’
Large deciduous shrub with an upright-growing habit, widely diverging to umbrella-shaped when old. Grey to brown bark. Broad, opulent deep purple leaves. Catkins flowers produced on leafless twigs in late winter. Pale yellow male (pollen) catkins and short bright red female catkins. Followed by edible nuts concealed by a tubular husk. Popular ornamental shrub in parks and gardens. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
COMMON HAWTHORN: Crataegus monogyna
Deciduous thorny shrub or small, rounded tree with a dense crown. Dull brown bark with vertical orange cracks. Glossy, deeply lobed leaves, upper surface is dark green above and paler underneath. Creamy white flowers grouped in broad, dense, flat-topped clusters and resemble cherry or apple blossoms. Dark red berries in autumn. Common hawthorn is extensively planted as a hedge plant, especially in rural landscapes.
BORDER FORSYTHIA: Forsythia x intermedia
Medium-sized, fast-growing deciduous shrub with an upright and spreading habit. Bark green when new, becoming olive-brown to yellowish-brown. Medium green leaves, opposite to sub-opposite, ovate to elliptical, and serrated on the upper half of the leaf blade, with an acuminate tip. Pale-yellow to brilliant yellow flowers produced on one- to two-year-old growth in early spring. Attractive flowering shrub for shady areas or shrub borders.
BACHELOR’S BUTTONS: Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’
Medium-sized deciduous shrub with slender, arching, yellowish-green stems. Double-toothed, narrow, ovate-lanceolate, light green leaves, prominently veined, turn yellow in autumn. Rounded, five-petaled, rose-like, solitary bright yellow double flowers, blooms somewhat profusely from mid-spring. Very popular cultivar in gardens and parks.
DWARF MOUNTAIN PINE: Pinus mugo subsp. mugo
Small, slow growing, evergreen, coniferous shrub. Curved, often multi stemmed trunk, red or grey bark, reddish branches. Bright to dark green leaves are needle-shaped, borne in pairs. Flowering period in late spring. Symmetrical nut brown cones, thin-scaled and matt textured. As an ornamental it is very popular, e.g. in municipal parks, front yards, rockeries.
CHERRY LAUREL ‘SCHIPKAENSIS’: Prunus laurocerasus ‘Schipkaensis’
Evergreen large shrub or small tree with a dense, rounded, upright form. Glossy, leathery, dark green leaves. Showy, strongly scented, small white flowers in spring in erect racemes. Small, cherry-like, glossy red fruits, turning black when ripe in early autumn. Popular ornamental plant used in gardens and parks in temperate regions worldwide.
DOG-ROSE: Rosa canina
Small to medium-sized, fast-growing deciduous shrub with gracefully arching, multiple stems. Stems are covered with thorns. Alternate and pinnately, green leaves divided into 5 to 7 leaflets with serrated margins. Scented, pale pink to white flowers with 5 petals are solitary or in small clusters at the ends of branches and bloom in late spring to summer. Oval, smooth, bright red fruits (hips) that persist on the plant for several months. A perfectly lovely wild rose in its simple charm.
DWARF ARTIC WILLOW: Salix purpurea ‘Nana’
Small, slow-growing, deciduous shrub with a compact, rounded habit and an airy, slender appearance. Attractive purple colour stems adds to the winter interest. Fine twigs and branches. Very narrow, bluish green to whitish green leaves turn yellow in autumn. Silvery catkins in early spring.