A small tree or shrub from Mexico and Guatemala, poinsettia is cultivated for its striking red bracts, and potted forms are the basis of a lucrative Christmas industry.
A woody climber native to Europe, common ivy has long been collected for winter decorations and is an important food-source for wildlife.
Golden weeping willow is an artificial hybrid of two willow cultivars, from which it has inherited a weeping habit and golden branches. It is widely grown as an ornamental, especially near water.
Tall mountain aloes growing on hillsides are a common sight in southern Africa.
The daffodil is the 'golden' flower that inspired the poetry of William Wordsworth.
A slow-growing tree native to southeast Europe and southwest Asia, Caucasian elm is cultivated for its unusual goblet-shaped outline and attractive autumn leaves.
A rapidly growing tree native to southeastern North America, black locust is loved by many as an elegant ornamental of parks and city streets.
A giant among European trees, large-leaved lime can grow up to 35 m tall.
A root parasite with explosive seed capsules, purple toothwort is becoming increasingly popular as a decorative garden plant.
Australian tree fern is a handsome plant native to south-eastern Australia, where it grows in fertile, high-rainfall areas and moist, sheltered gullies.