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.

Caramel tree, delicious eye candy for the garden

Visitors often overlook the caramel tree because its blooming is discrete and fragrance-less. The tree’s silhouette isn’t particularly remarkable, but there is one thing that will make you remember it for ever: the smell of its leaves!
Yellow leaves of the caramel tree

Soap bush, variations in blue

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

Choisya ternata, superb blooming

Choisya ternata is a marvelous flower shrub at the beginning of spring with its magnificent small, white and fragrant flowers.
Choisya ternata bush in full bloom against a deep blue spring sky

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
Holly leaves with a cluster of berries

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

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.

Castorbean

Core Castorbean facts Name – Ricinus communis Family – Euphorbiaceae Type – annual shrub Height – 6 to 13 feet (2 to 4 meters) Exposure – full sun Climate – warm Soil – rich enough Foliage – deciduous Fruit formation – summer Planting castorbean In spring in soil preferably amended with soil mix, and if possible, organic soil conditioner like manure or […]
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Growing an evergreen hedge

Choosing evergreen shrubs to grow as a hedge is often a great solution to cut off curious onlookers or simply to mark the limits of a garden.
Duck on an evergreen hedge

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

Setting up a flowered hedge

Hedges protect us from prying eyes, create intimacy, break the wind and protect our gardens. Flowered hedges boast many advantages and can even become truly ornamental.
Flower hedge

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.
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