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.

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.

Elegant camellias

If roses are all the rage in summer, camellia takes the limelight during winter.
Red-and-white mottled camellia flowers are easy to grow.

Top 5 spring-blooming trees

They catch the eye along streets and in parks and gardens. Learn how to recognize these five very common flower trees.
5 trees that bloom in spring, here is the cherry tree.

Winterizing your olive trees

It might come as a surprise, but what is most fatal to olive trees in winter isn’t the cold – it’s moisture. If the cold sets in gradually and the air is dry, olive trees are hardy down to 10 to 17°F (-8 to -12°C) and have been known to survive temperatures as low as […]
An olive tree in winter with snow.

Choisya ternata, superb blooming

Choisya ternata is a marvelous flower shrub at the beginning of spring with its magnificent small, white and fragrant flowers.
Choisya ternata bush in full bloom against a deep blue spring sky

Winter blooming shrubs

Even though there aren’t very many, winter blooming shrubs are often among the most amazing. They are unique in that they bloom when all the other plants are at rest.
Witch hazel blooming in winter

Magnolias’ many colors

White, pink or even yellow, flowers from the many magnolia cultivars come in many shapes and colors.
Pastel orange blooms are astounding.

Berberis thunbergii, Thunberg barberry

Berberis thunbergii is a beautiful berberis shrub, especially because of its blooming and its scarlet red berries that make birds tweet with joy in winter.
Ripe berberis thunbergii fruit berries.

Brugmansia, gigantic flowers!

Brugmansia, also called “Angel’s Trumpets” for the magnificent flowers shaped like trumpets, is a very interesting and ornamental shrub.
Dangling brugmansia flower opening up to reveal peach-colored blooms.

Set up a mixed hedge

Setting up a mixed hedge fulfills all the functions of a normal single-species hedge, and provides an added aesthetic touch to your garden that is quite unique
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Hibiscus, a tropical sensation

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.
A red frilly-petaled hibiscus flower reaching for the sun.

Pruning trees and shrubs

Better not to prune than to prune wrong. Before going crazy with your hand pruner in the garden read these lines.
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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.
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Ash tree, a soft-hearted hardwood

Apart from its very hard wood and its elegant ornamental appeal, the ash tree has long been used for its health benefits and therapeutic properties.
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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
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Cytisus, the French broom

Cytisus is a fantastic flowering shrub, instantly recognizable thanks to its golden yellow blooming.
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Sweetgum, a very ornamental tree

The sweetgum tree is reputed for its nice star-shaped leaves and the flamboyant yellow, orange and red hues it displays in fall.
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Caucasian elm

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 […]
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