Drzewa i krzewy liściaste„Drzewa i krzewy liściaste” [“Broadleaf trees and shrubs”]

Authors: Bronisław Szmit, Bronisław Jan Szmit, Maciej Mynett

The book contains descriptions and illustrations of over 900 species and varieties of broadleaf trees and shrubs proven to grow well in our climate. The selection is based on tens of years of authors' observations – experienced dendrologists.

The book is a compendium of knowledge about broadleaf decorative plants that can be grown in our country. It contains descriptions of very popular species and varieties as well as of those cultivation of which is a bit harder, and which are intended for experienced gardens enthusiasts. Introduction of this comprehensive work contains general cultivation and care requirements applicable to the said group of plants.

”Broadleaf trees and shrubs“ is recommended for all plants enthusiasts. It can be useful not only for owners of gardens but also for persons professionally involved in cultivating greenery as well as for pupils and students of gardening or landscape architecture. The book is a perfect gift for both professionals and persons just starting their adventure with plants.

The book was published in Warsaw by Multico publishing house. The premiere took place on 20 May 2013.

The book can be purchased in good book stores or ordered at the publishing house's web site.


Słownik Roślin Zielnych„Słownik Roślin Zielnych” [“Dictionary of herbaceous plants”]

Szmit Nursery published Latin-Polish ”Dictionary of herbaceous plants“. The dictionary's author  is Wiesław Gawryś – plants enthusiast, longstanding employee and director of the Polish Academy of Sciences Botanical Garden in Warsaw.

This is the first publication that in such a complete manner accumulates and systematizes Polish nomenclature of herbaceous plants. The author presents nearly 10 000 Latin names, representing 8254 species, subspecies, forms and hybrids and provides their Polish equivalents. The fact that a significant number of plants included in the Dictionary has never had their Polish names is to be paid attention to – it is a very innovative and necessary work. The Dictionary includes all the herbaceous plants that can be found in Poland both those occurring in wilderness and the cultivated ones.

Information included in the Dictionary may be used as a source of proper applicable nomenclature by persons professionally involved in plants as well as by all plants enthusiasts who are not indifferent to purity and correctness of the Polish botanic language.

Officina Botanica publishing house, Cracow 2008.

The Dictionary can be purchased in good book stores or ordered at the publishing house's web site:

Recommended plants

  • Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' PBR

    Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' PBR

    Uniquely decorative and hardy shrub with pink orange leaves that become yellowish over time. Can be used for large planting in towns and along roads. According to the research it is the best plant to be used in fitoremediation.

    Sorbus AUTUMN SPIRE 'Flanrock' PBR

    Sorbus Autumn Spire 'Flanrock' PBR

    Small tree with narrow columnar habit and gold yellow fruits. In autumn leaves change their colour to wine red. Due to its habit, the variety is recommended to small gardens and to be planted along roads, pathways and driveways.
    Sorbus 'Rubinowaja''

    Sorbus  'Rubinowaja'

    One of the best Russian fruit bearing varieties of Sorbus. Its claret red fruits are tasty, full of vitamins and can be used for jams and infusions.

    Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor Gold' PBR

    Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor Gold' PBR

    Low-growing dense shrub with gold yellow leaves that change color to orange in autumn. Extremely frost hardy variety recommended as a ground cover plant.
  • Phlox paniculata 'Olienka'

    Phlox paniculata 'Olienka'

    One of the best varieties of phlox bred in Russia. Light pink flowers with brighter "eye" and darker violet pink centre. The variety grows up to 0.8–1 m high.

    Quercus 'Monument' PBR'

    Quercus 'Monument' PBR

    Polish variety of Quercus with wide columnar habit. Very large dark green shining leaves. Variety resistant to mildew. Recommended for representative areas.
    Quercus robur 'Posnania'

    Quercus robur 'Posnania'

    New Polish variety of Quercus robur introduced to cultivation by our Nursery. Very long, up to 20–25 cm long, fancifully and irregularly indented pendant leaves.

    Sambucus nigra BLACK LACE 'Eva' PBR

    Sambucus nigra BLACK LACE 'Eva' PBR

    Beautiful variety with dark purple shining leaves that resemble a lace. Both light pink flowers and fruits can be used for preserves.
  • Betula nana 'Golden Treasure' PBR

    Betula nana 'Golden Treasure' PBR

    The first gold-leaved variety of the species. Grows up to 0.5 m high and approximately 1 m in diameter. Especially recommended as a ground cover plant for the coldest regions of Europe.

    Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

    Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

    Very effective multi-colour perennial. Vibrant orange inflorescences appear on intensely red stems with brown green leaves. Up to 0.7 m high.
    Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Silver Lining' PBR'

    Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Silver Lining' PBR

    New variety of Hydrangea anomala with grey green, white variegated leaves. Grows slower than the species. Perfectly brightens shadowed corners of a garden. Recommended for walls, pergolas, trees' trunks and as a ground cover plant.

    Hydrangea paniculata BOBO 'ILVOBo' PBR'

    Hydrangea paniculata BOBO 'ILVOBo' PBR

    This profusely blooming dense variety of Hydrangea paniculata grows only up to 0.7 m high. White flowers become slightly pink over time. Variety especially recommended as a ground cover plant.

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