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.

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 […]
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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 […]
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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.
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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
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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 […]
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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.
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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 […]
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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.
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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.
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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 ⅓ 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.
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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.
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Andromeda, a 4-seasons shrub

Andromeda is a shrub that stays beautiful from spring to winter thanks to abundant blooming in spring and changing flamboyant hues for the leafage during the rest of the year.
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Castorbean

Core Castorbean facts Name – Ricinus communis Family – Euphorbiaceae Type – annual shrub Height – 6 to 13 feet (2 to 4 meters) Exposure – full sun Climate – warm Soil – rich enough Foliage – deciduous Fruit formation – summer Planting castorbean In spring in soil preferably amended with soil mix, and if possible, organic soil conditioner like manure or […]
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Create your own bonsai!

The Egyptians were familiar with putting trees in pots to carry them around easily, then the Chinese did it because it looked good, but the Japanese are the people who became masters in the art of bonsai.
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Growing an evergreen hedge

Choosing evergreen shrubs is often a great solution to cut off inquisitive onlookers or simply to mark the limits of a garden with regarding to immediate neighbors.
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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.
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Italian Buckthorn

Italian Buckthorn facts Name – Rhamnus alternus 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. […]
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Phillyrea

Phyllyrea 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 […]
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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.
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Amelanchier, berries and colors

Amelanchier is a shrub that boasts great assets in every season. It blooms in spring and offers superb white flowers in April or May. After that, it offers very cute little berries and ends up draped in flamboyant yellow, orange and red foliage in fall. Easy to grow and care for, you’ll find all the […]
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