Trees and shrubs - page 2

Majestic towering trees compete with emblematic shrubs to decorate gardens throughout the year. Here’s all you can expect from your shrubs and trees.

Brugmansia, gigantic flowers!

Brugmansia, also called “Angel’s Trumpets” for the magnificent flowers shaped like trumpets, is a very interesting and ornamental shrub.
Dangling brugmansia flower opening up to reveal peach-colored blooms.

Magnolias’ many colors

White, pink or even yellow, flowers from the many magnolia cultivars come in many shapes and colors.
Pastel orange blooms are astounding.

Fiery Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum, also well known under the name Japanese maple, is a tree that is simply beautiful. Its leaves volunteer a rare intense red, and both pots and in the ground is how you can savor its appeal. Share tree or shrub ever since its native environment, it loves having cool feet and high acid […]
Fire-colored leaves of an Acer palmatum maple tree.

Olive trees, even in the North!

Olive trees in the North? Yes, you can do it! A single thing matters: take great care of the special needs of this exceptional tree.
Close-up of an olive tree branch covered in heavy snow.

Hibiscus, a tropical sensation

The lively flower colors of the Hibiscus bring to mind the enchantment of tropical flora. Hibiscus also exist as shrubs that have adapted to our latitudes and stud our summer days with multicolored dream-like flowers.
A red frilly-petaled hibiscus flower reaching for the sun.

Arbutus unedo – noted for its berries

The Arbutus unedo tree is a superb shrub that is well-known thanks to its beautiful red fruits that look like strawberries – and they’re edible, too!
Fruits and leaf of the arbutus unedo tree.

Elegant camellias

If roses are all the rage in summer, camellia takes the limelight during winter.
Red-and-white mottled camellia flowers are easy to grow.

Winterizing your olive trees

It might come as a surprise, but what is most fatal to olive trees in winter isn’t the cold – it’s moisture. If the cold sets in gradually and the air is dry, olive trees are hardy down to 10 to 17°F (-8 to -12°C) and have been known to survive temperatures as low as […]
An olive tree in winter with snow.

Pruning trees and shrubs

Better not to prune than to prune wrong. Before going crazy with your hand pruner in the garden read these lines.
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Setting up a hedge, flowered, mixed or evergreen?

Hedges often mark property lines and are usually the first project for the garden. But setting a hedge up means choosing the type of shrub: flowered, mixed or evergreen. There are many options and not all shrubs are suited to growing in a hedge.
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Ash tree, a soft-hearted hardwood

Apart from its very hard wood and its elegant ornamental appeal, the ash tree has long been used for its health benefits and therapeutic properties.
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Magical holly!

Not only do elves and fairies hide in its branches. Birds do, too! They build their nest in it to protect their offspring
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Cytisus, the French broom

Cytisus is a fantastic flowering shrub, instantly recognizable thanks to its golden yellow blooming.
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Flowering plum, Prunus trees

Key Flowering Plum facts Name – Prunus triloba Family – Rosaceae Type – shrub Height – 6 to 10 feet (2 to 3 meters) Exposure – full sun Flowering – March to April Foliage – deciduous Planting flowering plum It is recommended to plant it in fall to favor proper root development. You can still nonetheless plant your flowering plum in […]
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Sweetgum, a very ornamental tree

The sweetgum tree is reputed for its nice star-shaped leaves and the flamboyant yellow, orange and red hues it displays in fall.
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Caucasian elm

Caucasian elm facts Name – Zlekova carpinifolia Family – Ulmaceae Type – tree Height – 100 feet (30 meters) Exposure – full sun Soil – ordinary Foliage – deciduous Flowering – April Planting Caucasian elm Indifferently, in fall or spring. Follow our guidelines on planting trees Pruning Caucasian elm It doesn’t need any pruning. If […]
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