The Grove

The Small Wood

We call this part “Small wood” because of its size, but its presence is very important for the general geometric shape of the garden because it meets a particular design requirement creating a spot that develops in height at the centre of the Park for a balanced development of the volumes.

The trees lose their leaves and were chosen for their particular colour in autumn and the flowering in springtime, the undergrowth is rich with bushes, weeds and bulbous plants. During the year it represents a reference point with its different features.

Acer campestre

  • NAME: Acer campestre
  • COMMON NAME: Field maple
  • FAMILY: Aceraceae
  • FOLIAGE: Yellowish green
  • LEAF RESISTANCE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: April/May
  • PLAT CATEGORY: Tree
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: – 15°
  • PROPAGATION: Sowing and grafting
  • ORIGIN: Europe and Caucasus

Adiantum pedatum

  • NAME: Adiantum pedatum
  • COMMON NAME: Northern maidenhair fern
  • FAMILY: Adiantaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Spore on leaf undersides
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: Not blooming
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: – 15°
  • PROPAGATION: Spores or division
  • ORIGIN: North America

Berberis Thunbergii Atropurpurea

  • NAME: Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea
  • COMMON NAME: Japanese barberry
  • FAMILY: Berberidaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/July
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: – 15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seeding, layering and cuttings
  • ORIGIN: China and Japan

Cercis siliquastrum

  • NAME: Cercis siliquastrum
  • COMMON NAME: Judas tree
  • FAMILY: Fabaceae / Leguminosae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Deep pink
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: March/April
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub/tree
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: – 15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seeding, cuttings or budding in summer
  • ORIGIN: Europe, North America and Asia

Chimonanthus praecox

  • NAME: Chimonanthus praecox
  • COMMON NAME: Wintersweet
  • FAMILY: Calycanthaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: December/March
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half shade
  • HARDINESS: – 10°
  • PROPAGATION: Shedding ripe seeds and hardwood cuttings.
  • ORIGIN: China

Cornus alba elegantissima

  • NAME: Cornus alba “Elegantissima”
  • COMMON NAME: Tatarian dogwood
  • FAMILY: Cornaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/July
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: – 10°
  • PROPAGATION: Cutting, seed, layer, grafting
  • ORIGIN: Siberia, China and Korea

Cornus mas

  • NAME: Cornus mas
  • COMMON NAME: Cornelian cherry, European cornel
  • FAMILY: Cornaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: March/April
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub/tree
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: – 15°
  • PROPAGATION: Cuttings, seeding, layering, grafting
  • ORIGIN: Central Europe, Italy

Cornus sanguinea

  • NAME: Cornus sanguinea
  • COMMON NAME: Bloodtwig dogwood
  • FAMILY: Cornaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Opaque-White
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/June
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: – 10°
  • PROPAGATION: Cutting, seed, layer, grafting
  • ORIGIN: Italy, Europe

Corylus avellana

  • NAME: Corylus avellana
  • COMMON NAME: Common hazel
  • FAMILY: Corylaceae/Betulaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: February/March
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half shade
  • HARDINESS: – 15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seeding, winter grafting, cutting and layering.
  • ORIGIN: Northern hemisphere, Turkey

Crataegus monogyna

  • NAME: Crataegus monogyna
  • COMMON NAME: Hawthorn
  • FAMILY: Rosaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: April/June
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub/tree
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: – 15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seeding, offshoots and budding in mid-summer and grafting in winter
  • ORIGIN: Europe

Cyclamen hederifolium

  • NAME: Cyclamen hederifolium
  • COMMON NAME: Persian violet
  • FAMILY: Primulaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pale pink
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: September/November
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Tuberose perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Shadow
  • HARDINESS: – 10°
  • PROPAGATION: Seeding
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean

Cyclamen Purpurescens

  • NAME: Cyclamen Purpurescens
  • COMMON NAME: Cyclamen
  • FAMILY: Primulaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Deep pink
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: September/November
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Tuberose perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full shade
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed or division
  • ORIGIN: Europe

Danae racemosa

  • NAME: Danae racemosa = Ruscus racemoso
  • COMMON NAME: Alexandrian laurel, poet’s laurel
  • FAMILY: Ruscaceae/Liliaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow/green
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/part shade
  • HARDINESS: – 15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seeding or division of tufts
  • ORIGIN: Asia

Dryopteris Filix mas

  • NAME: Filix mas
  • COMMON NAME: Male fern
  • FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Sori
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: All year round
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Shadow
  • HARDINESS: – 10°
  • PROPAGATION: Spore
  • ORIGIN: Europe

Erica Arborea Mediterranea

  • NAME: Erica arborea
  • COMMON NAME: Tree heath
  • FAMILY: Ericaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink/red
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: March/May
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: 0°
  • PROPAGATION: Spring cuttings and offshoots
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean

Euonymus  alatus  europaeus

  • NAME: Euonymus europaeus
  • COMMON NAME: Spindle tree, burning bush
  • FAMILY: Celastraceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow/green
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: April/May
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Shrub
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: – 15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seeding, cutting and spreading
  • ORIGIN: China, Japan, Europe

Fragaria vesca

  • NAME: Fragaria vesca
  • COMMON NAME: Wild strawberry, woodland strawberry
  • FAMILY: Rosaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/July
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half shade
  • HARDINESS: – 15°
  • PROPAGATION: Stolons
  • ORIGIN: Europe

Fraxinus angustifolia "Raywood"

  • NAME: Fraxinus angustifolia var. “Raywood”
  • COMMON NAME: Narrow-leaf ash
  • FAMILY: Oleaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: April/May
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Tree
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: – 15°
  • PROPAGATION: Grafting
  • ORIGIN: Europe