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, a very easy shrub

Tamarisk is a spring-blooming or summer-blooming shrub that is well known for its pale pink flowers. Ideal for seaside gardens thanks to wind and salt resistance.
Tamarisk shrub with forget-me-nots

Soap bush, variations in blue

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

A garden of colorful bark

Don’t let your garden turn all drab 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.

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.

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.

Ornamental apple tree, flowers galore

The flower apple tree or ornamental apple tree is a magnificent tree to decorate a garden, even though it doesn’t produce any palatable fruits.
Pink-flowered branches criss-crossing on a blue sky background.

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

Cestrum

Cestrum is native to Mexico, and makes for a wonderful
Pink cestrum flowers

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.

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.
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