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Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut)

Other names: Sardian nut, European chestnut, Spanish chestnut, Common chestnut, Eurasian chestnut

C. sativa is a large fast-growing tree with grooved bark and glossy, serrated, oblong leaves. Yellow catkins in autumn followed by spiny fruits containing edible nuts.
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Ultimate spread 12m
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Ultimate height 15m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 20 years
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Ocimum basilicum (Sweet basil)

Other names: Lemon basil, Common basil, Greek royal, Kiss-me-Nicholas, Greek basil, Sweet green basil

O. basilicum is an aromatic herb with bright green, delicate leaves and spikes of small, tubular white or pink-tinged flowers in late summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.5m
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Ultimate height 0.5m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 1-2 years
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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gum Ball' (Sweet gum 'Gum Ball')

Other names: American red gum 'Gum Ball', Copalm balsam 'Gum Ball', Satin walnut 'Gum Ball', Liquidambar styraciflua 'Gumball'

'Gum Ball' is a compact, deciduous tree with a dense, rounded crown of deeply-lobed, glossy, mid-green leaves turning bright orange-red in autumn. Insignificant greenish-white flowers in spring and are followed by clusters of woody, burr-like fruit capsules.
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Ultimate spread 2m
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Ultimate height 2.5m
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Time to ultimate size 20-50 years
to maturity
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Liquidambar styraciflua 'Stared' (Sweet gum 'Stared')

Other names: Liquidambar styraciflua 'Stella', American red gum 'Stared', Bilsted 'Stared', Satin walnut 'Stared', Copalm balsam 'Stared', Liquidambar styraciflua 'Star Red'

'Stared' is an upright, broadly conical, deciduous tree with deeply-lobed, glossy, mid-green leaves turning bright red in autumn. Insignificant greenish-white flowers in spring and are followed by clusters of woody, burr-like fruit capsules.
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Ultimate spread 12m
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Ultimate height 18m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 20-50 years
to maturity
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Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus' (Variegated slender sweet flag)

'Variegatus' is a moisture loving grass with a compact, tufted habit and semi-evergreen strap-like leaves with a creamy yellow edge.
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Ultimate spread 0.5m
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Ultimate height 0.5m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
to maturity
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Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna 'Purple Stem' (Sweet box 'Purple Stem')

Other names: Himalayan sweet box 'Purple Stem'

'Purple Stem' has dark green slender pointed leaves and off-white flower tufts which sometimes set as black berries. The scent from the fairly insignificant flowers is sweet and strong.
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Ultimate spread 2.5m
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Ultimate height 1.5m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
to maturity
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Acorus calamus 'Argenteostriatus' (Silver-striped sweet flag)

Other names: Variegated sweet flag, Acorus calamus 'Variegatus', Sweet flag 'Argenteostriatus', Sweet flag 'Variegatus', Acorus gramineus 'Argenteostriatus'

'Variegatus' is a clump-forming, spreading, moisture-loving, deciduous perennial with aromatic, sword-shaped, green- and cream-striped leaves and insignificant, spike-like flowers in summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 0.9m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
to maturity
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Acorus gramineus 'Licorice' (Japanese rush 'Licorice')

Other names: Japanese sweet flag 'Licorice', Dwarf sweet flag 'Licorice', Grassy-leaved sweet flag 'Licorice'

'Licorice' is a mounded, clump-forming, semi-evergreen, aquatic plant with fans of linear, glossy, anise-scented, mid-green leaves.
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Ultimate spread 0.3m
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Ultimate height 0.4m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
to maturity
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Oreopteris limbosperma (Lemon-scented fern)

Other names: Sweet mountain fern, Mountain wood food, Mountain buckler fern, European mountain fern, Mountain fern, Queen's veil maiden fern, Dryopteris oreopteris, Dryopteris montana, Thelypteris limbosperma

O. limbosperma is a tufted, deciduous fern with erect to slightly arching, ovate, pinnate, pale green fronds, the pinnae short, rounded, and widely-spaced.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
max. spread
Ultimate height 1.2m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
to maturity
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Olea europaea (Common olive)

Other names: Green olive, King-of-trees, Manzanillo, Mission, Pickling olive, Queen, Ripe olive, Sevillano, Oleaceae, Olea europeae, Sweet oil plant, Black olive, Lady's oil

O. europaea is a neatly shaped evergreen tree with a dense spreading crown of glossy grey-green to dark-green foliage and sprays of tiny, lightly scented white to greenish flowers followed by small, fleshy fruits which ripen purple-black.
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Ultimate spread 12m
max. spread
Ultimate height 9m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 10-20 years
to maturity
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