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.
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.
Caucasian elm facts Name – Zlekova carpinifolia Family – Ulmaceae Type – tree Height – 100 feet (30 meters) Exposure – full sun Soil – ordinary Foliage – deciduous Flowering – April Planting Caucasian elm Indifferently, in fall or spring. Follow our guidelines on planting trees Pruning Caucasian elm It doesn’t need any pruning. If […]
Wise willow facts Name – Salix Family – Salicaceae Type – shrub Height – 3 to 13 feet (1 to 4 m) Exposure – full sun Soil – cool Foliage – deciduous Flowering – March Planting willow shrubs Best planted in fall to promote root development before winter, thus enhancing recovery. If potted or in containers, you can plant in spring without any risk. […]
Basic Butcher’s broom facts Name – Ruscus aculeatus Family – Asparagaceae Type – bush Height – 32 to 48 inches (80 to 120 cm) Exposure – shade Soil – cool Foliage – evergreen Planting butcher’s broom Equally good are spring and fall for specimens purchased in pots. Follow our advice on planting shrubs. Pruning butcher’s broom No pruning is […]
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 guidelines for planting and select a very sunny spot. Best grow in pots or garden boxes, especially if temperatures drop […]
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