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.

Coral tree, ablaze with flowers

The coral tree (Erythrina species) is a family of trees with incredible flowers. Core Coral tree facts Name – Erythrina Family – Fabaceae Type – shrub Height – 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters) Exposure – full sun Soil: rich  –  Foliage: deciduous  –  Flowering: end of spring, early summer It’s part of the Fabaceae family, as are Acacia and beans. Another common name for […]
Coral tree

Thuja, a true hedge conifer

Thuja isn’t the most elegant conifer but it does truly excel in cutting off the view for intrusive onlookers.
Thuja

A hedge that’s a haven for birds

Inviting wild birds to forage for snacks in hedges is one of the most thrilling garden shows – and it’s great for the environment, too.
hedge shrubs for birds

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.

A green balcony, even in winter

Don’t leave your garden boxes and pots empty during the cold season: many plants will let you landscape your balcony with plants in winter.
A balcony in winter overloaded with green ivy and red and white cyclamen flowers.

Butterfly bush, fluttering and buzzing all around fabulous flowers

Butterfly bush key facts : Botanical names: Buddleja, Buddleia Common names – Butterfly bush, butterfly tree, summer lilac Family – Scrophulariaceae Type – Shrub Bearing – round Height – 10 to 18 feet (3 to 5 meters), depending on the species Breadth – 6 to 10 feet (2 to 3 meters) Exposure – full sun to part sun Soil – any type […]
Butterfly bush

Bradford pear, the calleryana pear tree that went from true love to hate

A short-lived species in the Pear family, Bradford pear (Pyrus calleryana) bears particularly abundant blooms in early Spring. Bradford pear key facts Name – Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’ Family – Rosaceae Type – tree Height – 30 to 50 feet (9 to 15 m) Exposure – full and part sun Soil – no special requirements Foliage – deciduous Flowering – March to […]
Wonderful white blooming of the Bradford pear tree

Japanese maple, superb foliage

Colorful to the point of being flamboyant, Japanese maple is a very beautiful shrub thanks to the color and delicate shape of its leaves.
Japanese maple leaves, bright orange-red against a hazy ivory-colored bokeh.
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