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.

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.

A garden of colorful bark

Don’t let your garden turn all drab in 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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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