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Laburnum, Laburnum

Laburnum trees are deciduous. They have yellow pea-flowers in pendulous leafless racemes, up to 40cm long in spring, which makes them very popular garden trees. The fruit develops as a pod and is extremely poisonous. Laburnum species and hybrids are cultivated as ornamental trees for gardens.

Laburnum anagyroides, Common Laburnum

Laburnum trees are deciduous. They have yellow pea-flowers in pendulous leafless racemes, up to 40cm long in spring, which makes them very popular garden trees. The fruit develops as a pod and is extremely poisonous. Laburnum species and hybrids are cultivated as ornamental trees for gardens.

Laburnum x watereri, Voss's Laburnum

Laburnum trees are deciduous. They have yellow pea-flowers in pendulous leafless racemes, up to 40cm long in spring, which makes them very popular garden trees. The fruit develops as a pod and is extremely poisonous. Laburnum species and hybrids are cultivated as ornamental trees for gardens. Laburnum x watereri is a small growing tree with dark green leaves and producing lots of long pendulous yellow flowers that are slightly scented. Laburnum is poisonous so take care where it is planted.

Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii', Voss's Laburnum 'Vossii'

Laburnum trees are deciduous. They have yellow pea-flowers in pendulous leafless racemes, up to 40cm long in spring, which makes them very popular garden trees. The fruit develops as a pod and is extremely poisonous. Laburnum species and hybrids are cultivated as ornamental trees for gardens. 'Vossii' is a medium size tree with magnificent cascading golden yellow flowers.

Lace Aloe, Aristaloe Aristata (formerly Aloe Aristata)

This is a Tropical plant, and in colder climates is treated as a Houseplant. They come in many varieties, some of which flower,- there are hundreds of them! They cannot survive in temperatures below 10c/55f. The leaves are spiky and fleshy. Aristata, or Lace Aloe, has leaves that are spotted with white, and the tip has a soft white spine. The flowers are orangey-red.

Lace Aloe, Aristaloe Aristata

Original:Aristaloe aristata, formerly known as Aloe aristata, is a stemless, clump-forming succulent up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall. It forms dense rosettes of stubby, lance-shaped, toothed, white-margined, dark green leaves up to 4 inches (10 cm) long. They have small white spots and soft white spines. It produces terminal panicles up to 20 inches (50 cm) tall, 2 to 6 branched, bearing cylindrical, orange-red flowers up to 1.5 inches (4 cm) long. Aristaloe aristata is native to Lesotho and South Africa (Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal). This genus is well known for its ease of cultivation, but species are sensitive to excessive irrigation. Provide regular watering in spring and summer to make the soil thoroughly moist then allow the soil to dry before watering again. In winter, during the dormant season, water sparingly or not at all, as it is prone to rotting. New:Aloe is a Tropical plant, and in colder climates is treated as a Houseplant. They come in many varieties, some of which flower,- there are hundreds of them! They cannot survive in temperatures below 10c/55f. The leaves are spiky and fleshy.

Lace Cactus, Echinocereus reichenbachii

Echinocereus reichenbachii is a solitary or slowly branching cylindrical shaped cactus with up to 12 branches. It is one of the smaller Echinocereus species. Cacti occur in all shapes and sizes. They are extremely well adapted to drought and able to store water within the structure to ensure survival through dry periods. They can be found surviving in the driest places on the planet. Almost all cacti are succulents, and are often grown in greenhouses, particularly in regions unsuited to their cultivation outdoors. They can be grown in the ground or in suitable containers which means that they are suitable as houseplants, being tolerant of the often dry atmosphere. Potted cacti can be moved outside in the warm summer months.

Lace Cap Hydrangea, Hydrangea Macrophylla Karnival Violet

Original:Mauve blue flowers New:Hydrangea can be either deciduous or evergreen. The widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous. There are numerous named varieties divided into two groups; Hortensias, with rounded flower heads, and the Lacecaps, with flat heads of inner fertile florets surrounded by sterile florets. On alkaline soils, almost all the blue varieties turn pink or red-purple, whilst on acid or neutral soils, the pink varieties turn purple or blue.

Lace Lady Tree, Robinia pseudoacacia 'Lace Lady'

Robinia Pseudoacacia is a deciduous tree with lime green leaves that turn darker green as they mature. 'Lace Lady Tree' is a dwarf tree that has interesting twisted branches, which makes for Winter interest, when the leaves are not on the tree. It bears white flowers in Summer

Lacebark Tree, Brachychiton discolor

The Lacebark Tree has smooth green bark and a pyramidal shape when young. With age, the bark becomes cracked and gray, and the tree's canopy more spreading. Tap the trunk and it sounds hollow, although packed with fibers. The leaves are bluish green with fuzzy grey-white undersides. In late spring to early summer, branch tips produce velvety orange-pink buds. The plump, bell-shaped flower opens a bright rose in colour.

Lacecap Hydrangea 'Deep Purple', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Deep Purple'.

Hydrangea can be either deciduous or evergreen. The widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous. There are numerous named varieties divided into two groups; Hortensias, with rounded flower heads, and the Lacecaps, with flat heads of inner fertile florets surrounded by sterile florets. On alkaline soils, almost all the blue varieties turn pink or red-purple, whilst on acid or neutral soils, the pink varieties turn purple or blue.

Lacecap Hydrangea 'Double Delights™ Star Gazer', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Double Delights™ Star Gazer'

Hydrangea can be either deciduous or evergreen. The widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous. There are numerous named varieties divided into two groups; Hortensias, with rounded flower heads, and the Lacecaps, with flat heads of inner fertile florets surrounded by sterile florets. On alkaline soils, almost all the blue varieties turn pink or red-purple, whilst on acid or neutral soils, the pink varieties turn purple or blue. 'Double Delights™ Star Gazer' is a double-flowered variety with petals edged in white (the main colour of the petals depends on the Ph of the soil)

Lace-Cap Hydrangea 'Fuji Waterfall', Hydrangea Macrophylla 'Fuji Waterfall'

Hydrangea can be either deciduous or evergreen. The widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous. There are numerous named varieties divided into two groups; Hortensias, with rounded flower heads, and the Lacecaps, with flat heads of inner fertile florets surrounded by sterile florets. On alkaline soils, almost all the blue varieties turn pink or red-purple, whilst on acid or neutral soils, the pink varieties turn purple or blue. 'Fuji Waterfall' is a white-flowered lacecap hydrangea the flowers of which have double sepals that cascade over the dark foliage giving the waterfall effect

Lacecap Hydrangea 'Teller White', Hydrangea Macrophylla 'Teller White' syn. 'Libelle'

Hydrangea can be either deciduous or evergreen. The widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous. There are numerous named varieties divided into two groups; Hortensias, with rounded flower heads, and the Lacecaps, with flat heads of inner fertile florets surrounded by sterile florets. On alkaline soils, almost all the blue varieties turn pink or red-purple, whilst on acid or neutral soils, the pink varieties turn purple or blue. 'Teller White' - or 'Libelle' (the Geman word for 'dragonfly') - is a 'lacecap' flowered hydrangea with white blooms

Lactuca sativa, Lettuce

Lettuce is an annual vegetable for use as a salad vegetable. There are three main types: butterhead, crisphead and Cos (or Romaine), the first being smaller having soft leaves, the second crisp leaves and larger, the latter being conical, semi crisp, and tallish.

Lactuca sativa 'Australian Yellow Leaf', Lettuce 'Australian Yellow Leaf'

Lettuce is an annual vegetable for use as a salad vegetable. There are three main types: butterhead, crisphead and Cos, the first being smaller having soft leaves, the second crisp leaves and larger, the latter being conical, semi crisp, and tallish. 'Australian Yellow Leaf'' lettuce is a loose-leaf lettuce that grows in 50-60 days. The leaves are crinkled and bright yellow-green. The plants are heat tolerant and bolt resistant

Lactuca Sativa 'Bijou', Looseleaf Red Lettuce 'Bijou'

Lettuce is an annual vegetable for use as a salad vegetable. There are three main types: butterhead, crisphead and Cos, the first being smaller having soft leaves, the second crisp leaves and larger, the latter being conical, semi crisp, and tallish. 'Bijou' is a loose leaf variety with dark red leaves, ideal for picking as baby salad leaves over a long period (just pick two or three outer leaves from each plant, each time, and leave the plants to grow on, for continued picking.)

Lactuca Sativa 'Bronze Beauty', Lettuce 'Bronze Beauty'

Lettuce is an annual vegetable for use as a salad vegetable. There are three main types: butterhead, crisphead and Cos, the first being smaller having soft leaves, the second crisp leaves and larger, the latter being conical, semi crisp, and tallish.'Bronze Beauty' - also known as 'Bronze Arrowhead' is a leaf type lettuce with leaves tinted with bronze. It is a heat-tolerant variety, slow to "bolt". Takes 40-50 days to maturity.

Lactuca Sativa 'Buttercrunch', Lettuce 'Buttercrunch'

Lettuce is an annual vegetable for use as a salad vegetable. There are three main types: butterhead, crisphead and Cos, the first being smaller having soft leaves, the second crisp leaves and larger, the latter being conical, semi crisp, and tallish. 'Buttercrunch' is a butterhead lettuce, with soft heads that are creamy-coloured inside

Lactuca Sativa 'Clarion', Butterhead Lettuce 'Clarion'

Lettuce is an annual vegetable for use as a salad vegetable. There are three main types: butterhead, crisphead and Cos, the first being smaller having soft leaves, the second crisp leaves and larger, the latter being conical, semi crisp, and tallish. 'Clarion' is a butterhead type lettuce which is resistant to 10 types of mildew. 'Clarion' is a tasty variety with medium sized heads.

Lactuca Sativa 'Cos Verde', Lettuce 'Cos Verde'

Lettuce is an annual vegetable for use as a salad vegetable. There are three main types: butterhead, crisphead and Cos, the first being smaller having soft leaves, the second crisp leaves and larger, the latter being conical, semi crisp, and tallish. 'Cos Verde' is a crisp lettuce with a sweet flavour. The heads are upright and open, and the leaves have smooth edges

Lactuca Sativa 'Crisp Mint', Lettuce 'Crisp Mint'

Lettuce is an annual vegetable for use as a salad vegetable. There are three main types: butterhead, crisphead and Cos, the first being smaller having soft leaves, the second crisp leaves and larger, the latter being conical, semi crisp, and tallish. 'Crisp Mint' is a Romaine type which makes a good head of ruffled leaves

Lactuca sativa 'Deer Tongue', Deer Tongue Lettuce

Lettuce is an annual vegetable for use as a salad vegetable. There are three main types: butterhead, crisphead and Cos, the first being smaller having soft leaves, the second crisp leaves and larger, the latter being conical, semi crisp, and tallish. Deer Tongue is a green, loose-leaf type, - leaves can be harvested as required, leaving the plant to grow on.

Lactuca Sativa 'Grand Rapids', Lettuce 'Grand Rapids' (Loose Leaf)

Lettuce is an annual vegetable for use as a salad vegetable. There are three main types: butterhead, crisphead and Cos, the first being smaller having soft leaves, the second crisp leaves and larger, the latter being conical, semi crisp, and tallish.'Grand Rapids' is a large green leaf lettuce variety, with wavy edges to the leaves. It is a crisp and tasty variety that can be grown in cold frame, greenhouse or in the garden

Lactuca Sativa 'Iceberg', Lettuce 'Iceberg'

Lettuce is an annual vegetable for use as a salad vegetable. There are three main types: butterhead, crisphead and Cos, the first being smaller having soft leaves, the second crisp leaves and larger, the latter being conical, semi crisp, and tallish. 'Iceberg' is probably the most well-known of all the crisphead lettuces. It forms a tightly packed head of leaves, like a cabbage, that are mild in flavour and crisp.

Lactuca Sativa 'Kos', Kos Lettuce

Lettuce is an annual vegetable for use as a salad vegetable. There are three main types: butterhead, crisphead and Cos, the first being smaller having soft leaves, the second crisp leaves and larger, the latter being conical, semi crisp, and tallish.

Lactuca Sativa 'Little Gem', Lettuce 'Little Gem'

Lettuce is an annual vegetable for use as a salad vegetable. There are three main types: butterhead, crisphead and Cos, the first being smaller having soft leaves, the second crisp leaves and larger, the latter being conical, semi crisp, and tallish.Lettuce 'Little gem' is a small variety of the Cos type, best grown in the greenhouse, but a good way of always having fresh lettuce. White fly can be a problem if the greenhouse is not well ventilated.

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