Trees and shrubs - page 3

Majestic towering trees compete with emblematic shrubs to decorate gardens throughout the year. Here’s all you can expect from your shrubs and trees.

Tamarisk native and invasive ranges: should you plant it?

Tamarisk can be classified into three species: Tamarix aphylla, T. parviflora, and T. ramosissima. On some continents, it is reported as an invasive species since it crowds native vegetation out. Here are a few maps that show the distribution of Tamarix
Tamarisk, invasive and native ranges

Fagus sylvatica, beech tree: varieties, planting and care

Fagus sylvatica or beech is a majestic tree common in European forests. Fagus sylvatica key facts: Botanical name – Fagus sylvatica Common names – common beech Family – Fagaceae Type – Tree Foliage – deciduous and marcescent Bearing – round Height – up to 75 feet (25 meters) Breadth – Up to 60 feet (20 […]
Fagus sylvatica, common beech

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.
Types of hedge, flower mixed, evergreen

Mimosa tree varieties: more blooms in winter!

Sun-loving mimosa trees are native to Australia, and in the Northern hemisphere they bloom as if they were still down under. December to March is when flowers appear on most varieties!
mimosa tree varieties

Bamboo, a plant with mysterious secrets

It’s very difficult to classify these gigantic stalks: they’re the size of shrubs and grow like perennials… but they’re technically grasses! Some bamboo plants are towering high, others are dwarf-sized, some have straight canes and others arch back down and even creep along the ground.
Light shining through bamboo plants

Dwarf weeping trees for pots and small gardens

You’ll be thrilled to discover a whole series of dwarf weeping trees that, even though small, still boast a weeping, trailing branch habit. Here are a few of our favorite ‘Pendula’ varieties!
Dwarf weeping tree

Irresistible mock-orange!

Mock-orange is one of the garden’s most enchanting and fragrant shrubs. Get to know this accommodating, it settles in anywhere it’s planted, and gives the garden a romantic outlook with its cascade of white petals and its scent of fresh orange flowers. Very easy shrub to live with, mock-orange or Philadelphus produces excellent results in […]
Mock orange introduction

Phillyrea, a short olive-like tree for hardy climates

Phillyrea is a new olive-like short shrub. It’s great for growing where winters are cold. Phillyrea facts, a short list Name – Phillyrea Family – Oleaceae Type – shrub Height – 16 to 23 feet (5 to 7 meters) Exposure – full sun to shade Soil: – ordinary  –  Foliage: evergreen  –  Flowering: end of spring, early summer Planting phillyrea In fall or spring for potted shrubs. […]
Phillyrea

Grevillea, superb flower shrub

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

Top 5 spring-blooming trees

They catch the eye along streets and in parks and gardens. Learn how to recognize these five happily common spring-blooming trees.
Trees that bloom in spring
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