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 […]
Who doesn’t feel a twinge of emotion upon seeing the wavy fronds of a weeping willow sway in the breeze? Those living waves of leaves that great artists and painters have forever tried to immortalize on their canvas?
This smallish pear tree has a bearing and leaves that closely resemble those of the weeping willow. Wispy leaves and sometimes weeping branches make willow-leaf pear a great ornamental tree in the garden. Willow-leaf pear key facts Name – Pyrus salicifolia Family – Rosaceae Type – tree Height – 16 to 32 feet (5 to 10 m) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – ordinary […]
Fall is the season of nature’s grand finale, an explosion of color before a well-deserved rest. Like a show of fireworks, a culmination of powerful fiery bursts of color bursts forth from trees left and right in the scenery and in the garden. Gold in particular flashes and shines in all its rich tan-to-orange leaves, […]
Persian ironwood is an impressive short tree: colorful as a bonfire in autumn, and very useful hard wood whenever it needs to be chopped down. Persian Ironwood facts Name – Parrotia persica Family – Hamamelidaceae Type – shrub Height – 20 to 25 feet (6 to 8 m) Exposure – full sun to shade Soil – rather acidic Foliage – deciduous Flowering – January to March Planting Persian ironwood […]
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!
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.
The coral tree (Erythrina species) is actually a family of trees with incredible flowers. It’s part of the Fabaceae family. Core Coral tree facts Name – Erythrina Family – Fabaceae Type – shrub Height – 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters) Exposure – full sun Soil – rich enough Foliage – deciduous Flowering – May to August Planting coral tree We recommend planting in spring. Refer to our […]
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.