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.

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.

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.

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

Cytisus, the French broom

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

Flowering plum, Prunus trees

Key Flowering Plum facts Name – Prunus triloba Family – Rosaceae Type – shrub Height – 6 to 10 feet (2 to 3 meters) Exposure – full sun Flowering – March to April Foliage – deciduous Planting flowering plum It is recommended to plant it in fall to favor proper root development. You can still nonetheless plant your flowering plum in […]
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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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Willows for gardens both big and small

More than 300 varieties of willows are accounted for today (Salix). Reaching up to different heights, these trees and shrubs are resilient and easy to grow.

Willow shrubs

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. […]

Russian Olive, a nice shrub

Russian olive trees are beautiful shrubs, and their name comes from their native region – Southern Russia – and their resemblance to olive trees around the Mediterranean.
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Butcher’s broom

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 […]

Coral tree

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 […]

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
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Tamarillo, the tomato tree

The tamarillo is a fruit shrub native to the tropics which bears delicious fruits with firm flesh and a tangy taste.

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

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 that start with pastel blue to deep indigo.
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White forsythia, the Korean touch

White forsythia is a nice alternative to the more famous golden yellow forsythia, as it brings a touch of creamy white to your garden, balcony or terrace.
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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 […]

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.

Lilac for fragrant bouquets

Colored and fragrant, lilac is a shrub that will do wonders in letting you forget about harsh winters: its blooming is greatly increased when when winters are cold!
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Horse chestnut tree

Short Horse Chestnut tree facts Name – Aesculus hippocastanum Family – Spindaceae Type – tree Height – 50 to 150 feet (15 to 45 meters) Exposure – full sun Soil – rich and cool Foliage – deciduous Flowering – May Planting a horse chestnut tree The planting usually is in October when the first horse chestnuts naturally start germinating. They grow very fast and their root development will have had […]

Liquidambar, flamboyant in fall

Liquidambar is a magnificent tree, especially in fall, when it is draped in scintillating fiery colors like gold, fire red and amber.

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.

Persian ironwood

Persian Ironwood facts Name – Parrotia persica Family – Hamamelidaceae Type – shrub Height – 20 to 25 feet (6 to 8 m) Exposure – full sun to shade Soil – rather acidic Foliage – deciduous Flowering – January to March Planting Persian ironwood Preferably in fall to promote root development before winter. When planting, combine â…“ heath with your garden soil. If you live in an area with […]
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Tamarisk, a very easy shrub

Tamarisk is a spring-blooming or summer-blooming shrub that is well known for its pale pink flowers. It is ideal for seaside gardens because is resists wind very well.

Cypress tree,a superb conifer

The cypress is certainly one of the kings of the conifers to establish elegant hedges, but it is also remarkable as a standalone specimen.

Rejuvenate your hedges

The end of summer is the best moment for light pruning of shrubs and ornamental plants.
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Juniper, a very ornamental shrub

Juniper is a very cute little conifer, famous for its berries from which alcohol is produced and that is also called juniperus.