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.

Soap bush, variations in blue

Having blue flowers in the garden is rather uncommon. One of the advantages of the soap bush is that it comes in a range of blue hues from pastel blue to deep indigo.
Blue-colored soap bush flowers

Lilac, a shrub of great beauty

Lilac blooms and shares its fragrance right at the beginning of spring, which makes it one of the most beautiful flower shrubs.
Lilac shrub in full bloom.

Japanese maple, superb foliage

Colorful to the point of being flamboyant, Japanese maple is a very beautiful shrub thanks to the color and delicate shape of its leaves.
Japanese maple leaves, bright orange-red against a hazy ivory-colored bokeh.

A garden of colorful bark

Don’t let your garden turn all drab in winter! Make it evolve into a space that is appealing all year long by planting trees with highly ornamental bark.
Winter reveals the beautiful bark of the red dogwood.

How to plant heath plants

Heath plants love acidic, cool and well-drained soil. Planting is an important phase in the life of a plant.
Close-up of a healthy heath plant well planted.

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.

Ornamental apple tree, flowers galore

The flower apple tree or ornamental apple tree is a magnificent tree to decorate a garden, even though it doesn’t produce any palatable fruits.
Pink-flowered branches criss-crossing on a blue sky background.

Willows for gardens both big and small

More than 300 varieties of willows are accounted for today (Salix). Reaching up to different heights, these trees and shrubs are resilient and easy to grow.
Large willow weeping along the side of a lake

Thuja, a true hedge conifer

Thuja isn’t the most elegant conifer, nor is it a hedge shrub that is particularly supportive of biodiversity, but it does, however, excel in cutting off the view for intrusive onlookers.
Backlit branch of thuja against a black background

Cypress tree, a superb conifer

The cypress is certainly one of the kings of the conifers to establish elegant hedges, but it is also remarkable as a standalone specimen.
Cypress alleyway

Bladder-senna

Bladder-senna is a shrub bearing unique surprising flowers, and it’s easy to care for.
Bladder-senna fruits, light pink balloons

Exochorda, the pearl bush

Exochorda is one of the most spectacular flower shrubs thanks to its abundant white spring blooming.
White flowers of the Exochorda shrub

Cestrum

Cestrum is native to Mexico, and makes for a wonderful
Pink cestrum flowers

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.

Cloud pruning for trees and shrubs

Niwaki – this is the Japanese word for cloud pruning. It’s the act of trimming trees into cloud shapes. An ancestral, elaborate art, this cloud pruning technique was developed to create symbolic spaces,
Magnificent example of a cloud-pruned shrub with 8 to 10 clouds and a silver gray trunk.

Control invasive bamboo – options and solutions

Even though your bamboo has been properly settled in the garden for years already, you must stay alert. The need to control invasive bamboo is a constant endeavor! Bamboo growth must be constrained if you don’t want your garden to turn into an impenetrable jungle.
Bamboo shoots clumping together in front of a door.
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