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.

Spring blooming shrubs

Wonderful at the beginning of spring, these shrubs are among the first to celebrate spring in our gardens, balconies and terraces with their beautiful flowers. They are often major players in our mixed hedges and shrub beds
Shrub that blooms in spring: soap bush

Grevillea, superb flower shrub

Grevillea junipera is a beautiful spring-blooming shrub, that is easy to grow in garden boxes, pots or in the garden.
Grevillea juniperina

Lime tree, a generous tree

Its heart-shaped leaves have turned it into a symbol of love and faithfulness… But lime tree est more than anything an easy tree to grow, with rapid growth and refreshing shade.
Lime tree, a generous giver of many gifts

Summer-flowering shrubs

They share their flowers from spring to summer, and sometimes even longer! Either as part of a hedge or in a pot on your terrace, they share beautiful colors
Shrubs that bloom in summer, like this oleander

Perovskia, it loves the coast

Very much appreciated in coastal areas, this shrub has a magnificent summer blooming that lasts until the beginning of fall.
Perovskia

Holly, holler if it pricks you!

Holly is a shrub that grows in the wild in most areas of the world. It is famous across the globe for its pointed prickly leaves.
Holly leaves, variegated

Russian Olive, a nice shrub

Russian olive is a beautiful shrub. Its name comes from its native region – Southern Russia – and the resemblance to the olive tree around the Mediterranean.
Leaves and flower of the Russian olive tree

How to plant a tree or shrub

Planting a shrub, rose tree or tree is an important phase in the life cycle of the plant you have just purchased. After having been grown in a container in a nursery or garden store, your plant will now
Planting trees and shrubs

Preparing oleander cuttings

Preparing oleander cuttings is very easy to do, and you’ll be able to propagate your oleander in a simple and cheap manner.
Preparing oleander cuttings

Olive trees, even in the North!

Olive trees in the North? Yes, it can grow! 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.

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

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.

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

Bottlebrush buckeye

Bottlebrush buckeye is a shrubby tree that spreads more than it grows tall. It’s a relative of the chestnut tree and has the same leaves. Bottlebrush Buckeye facts Name – Aesculus parviflora Family – Sapindaceae Type – shrub Height – 6 ½ feet (2 meters) Exposure – full sun or part sun Soil – ordinary, well drained Foliage – deciduous Flowering – June to […]
Yellow leaves of bottlebrush buckeye in fall

Horse chestnut tree, are you up to a game of conkers?

The horse chestnut tree is a favorite of schoolyard autumn games: it produces the famed “conkers” which are an infinite source of childish enjoyment! Horse Chestnut tree facts Name – Aesculus hippocastanum Family – Spindaceae Type – tree Height – 50 to 150 feet (15 to 45 meters) Exposure – full sun Soil – rich and cool Foliage – deciduous Flowering – May Planting a horse chestnut tree The planting […]
Horse chestnut tree in a field

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.
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