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.

Italian Buckthorn

Italian Buckthorn facts Name – Rhamnus alaternus Family – Rhamnaceae Type – shrub Height – 10 to 16 feet (3 to 5 meters) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – ordinary Foliage – evergreen Flowering – March to May Planting Italian Buckthorn Plant in spring preferably. If you plant in fall, you might constrain its proper development and regrowth, especially if the winter is harsh in your area. […]
Red berries dot this rhamnus alaternus or mediterranean buckthorn

Viburnum plicatum, Japanese snowball

Viburnum plicatum is a family of shrubs with stunning abundant blooming. Some are doublefile while others bloom like snowballs. Some cultivars are more rare than others, but all are beautiful! Viburnum plicatum facts Name – Viburnum plicatum Family – Adoxaceae (formerly Caprifoliaceae) Type – shrub Height – 10 feet (3 meters) Exposure – full sun or part sun Soil – […]
Green snowball shaped flower of a viburnum plicatum species

Pruning trees and shrubs

Sometimes, it’s better not to prune than to prune wrong. Before going crazy with your hand pruner in the garden, learn why to prune and the do’s and don’ts of pruning.
Pruned grapevine with a drop of sap oozing out

Magical holly!

Not only do elves and fairies hide in its branches. Birds do, too! They build their nest in it to protect their offspring
Holly leaves with a cluster of berries

Phillyrea, a short olive-like tree for hardy climates

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 – April to June Planting phillyrea In fall or spring for potted shrubs. Only in fall for plants purchased with their roots bare. Follow our advice on planting shrubs Pruning phillyrea Follow our […]
Phillyrea shrub with fruits on it

Irresistible mock-orange!

This is one of the garden’s most enchanting and fragrant shrubs. Very 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 every garden and […]
Mock orange shrub in full bloom

Japanese snowball, spring snow

An amazing blooming, beautiful leafage, ornamental fruits… Birds and insects love Japanese snowball. And we do, too!
Japanese snowball with two types of flower

Pink Peppercorn

Pink Peppercorn facts, a short list Name – Schinus molle Family – Anacardiaceae Type – tree Height – 50 to 65 feet (15 to 20 meters) Exposure – full sun Soil – ordinary Foliage – evergreen Flowering – May to September. Fruit formation – June to September Planting pink peppercorn It is recommended to plant pink peppercorn in spring, for it to […]
Pink peppercorn, or Schinus molle, tree with fruit

Spring blooming shrubs

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
Shrub that blooms in spring: soap bush

Grevillea, superb flower shrub

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

Lime tree, a generous tree

Its heart-shaped leaves have turned it into a symbol of love and faithfulness… But lime tree est more than anything an easy tree to grow, with rapid growth and refreshing shade.
Lime tree, a generous giver of many gifts

Summer-flowering shrubs

They share their flowers from spring to summer, and sometimes even longer! Either as part of a hedge or in a pot on your terrace, they share beautiful colors
Shrubs that bloom in summer, like this oleander

Perovskia, it loves the coast

Very much appreciated in coastal areas, this shrub has a magnificent summer blooming that lasts until the beginning of fall.
Perovskia

Holly, holler if it pricks you!

Holly is a shrub that grows in the wild in most areas of the world. It is famous across the globe for its pointed prickly leaves.
Holly leaves, variegated

Russian Olive, a nice shrub

Russian olive is a beautiful shrub. Its name comes from its native region – Southern Russia – and the resemblance to the olive tree around the Mediterranean.
Leaves and flower of the Russian olive tree

How to plant a tree or shrub

Planting a shrub, rose tree or tree is an important phase in the life cycle of the plant you have just purchased. After having been grown in a container in a nursery or garden store, your plant will now
Planting trees and shrubs

Preparing oleander cuttings

Preparing oleander cuttings is very easy to do, and you’ll be able to propagate your oleander in a simple and cheap manner.
Preparing oleander cuttings

Olive trees, even in the North!

Olive trees in the North? Yes, it can grow! 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.
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