Trees and shrubs - page 4

Majestic towering trees compete with emblematic shrubs to decorate gardens throughout the year. Here’s all you can expect from your shrubs and trees.

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.
Rose of Sharon hibiscus syriacus

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.
Red liquidambar leaves

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.
Large willow weeping along the side of a lake

Very ornamental berry shrubs

Winter isn’t the season where our gardens bear the most flowers, but it still has every chance of boasting very nice colors with berry shrubs.
arbuste à baies

Pruning boxwood, know it all

Running contrary to popular belief, the pruning of boxwood is actually very easy, and doesn’t endanger your shrub in the least. Pruning boxwood is a practice that
Boxwood pruning

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

Boxwood, always the elegant one

Green all year long, boxwood draws back to the elegance of French gardens. Along edges to organize the garden, or sculpted as as a standalone shape, it is currently making a comeback.
Shaped boxwood shrubs forming boxes

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

Where is Russian Olive invasive or native?

Russian olive, or Elaeagnus angustifolia, is native to Europe. On other continents, it is reported as an invasive species since it crowds native vegetation out. Here are a few maps that show the distribution of Russian olive
Invasive Russian Olive in Montana

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.
Ash tree leaves outlined against the sky

Exochorda, the pearl bush

Exochorda is one of the most spectacular flower shrubs thanks to its abundant white spring blooming.
White flowers of the Exochorda shrub

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.

Tamarisk native and invasive ranges

Tamarisk can be classified into three species: Tamarix aphylla, T. parviflora, and T. ramosissima. On some continents, it is reported as an invasive species since it crowds native vegetation out. Here are a few maps that show the distribution of Tamarix
Tamarisk, invasive and native ranges
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