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.

New year’s plants

Which ornamental shrubs are rooted in history and culture, traditionally planted in the garden or hosted in containers on the balcony? Here are 5 totemic shrubs that will insert your home in the local cultural heritage. Mistletoe and holly, traditional symbols Bearing little white or red berries that are very cute, with evergreen bright green, […]
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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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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 […]

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.

Black locust tree, false acacia

Black locust tree, which is also called false acacia, is a tree species considered to be invasive. Black Locust facts, a summary Name – Robinia pseudoacacia Family – Fabaceae Type – tree Height – 30 to 50 feet (10 to 15 meters) Exposure – full sun Soil – ordinary Foliage – deciduous Flowering – June Fruit formation – […]

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.

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.


Bladder-senna is a shrub bearing unique surprising flowers, and it’s easy to care for.

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. […]


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 […]

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.


Core Cestrum facts Name – Cestrum Family – Solenaceae (nightshade family) Type – shrub Height – 3 to 10 feet (1 to 3 m) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – ordinary Foliage: deciduous or evergreen, depending on the climate Flowering: May to September. Planting Cestrum We recommend planting in spring. Grow it in the ground […]


Key Kerria facts Name – Kerria japonica Family – Rosaceae Type – shrub Height – 3 to 10 feet (1 to 3 m) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – ordinary Foliage – deciduous Flowering – April-May Planting kerria In order to favor root development and renewed growth in spring, plant in fall. Follow the Nature-and-Garden advice on planting and space plants by […]
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Katsura, Cercidiphyllum – the caramel tree

Core Caramel tree facts Name – Cercidiphyllum japonicum Family: Cercidiphyllaceae Type – tree Height – 16 to 50 feet (5 to 15 meters) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – rather rich Foliage – deciduous Flowering – None Planting the caramel tree Preferably in fall. Follow our advice on planting trees. Pruning the caramel tree It isn’t necessary to prune it. […]
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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 […]

Witch-hazel, the tree with golden stars

Witch-hazel: the spooky name betrays its uniqueness. Magical and mysterious, witch-hazel is covered in winter with strange gold yellow flowers and in fall is draped in amazing hues.

Bottlebrush buckeye

Bottlebrush Buckeye facts Name – Aesculus parviflora Family – Sapindaceae Type – shrub Height – 6 ½ feet (2 meters) Exposure – full sun or part sun Soil – ordinary, well drained Foliage – deciduous Flowering – June to August Planting bottlebrush buckeye Preferably in fall. Follow our advice on planting shrubs. Pruning bottlebrush buckeye It isn’t necessary to prune it. To reduce the […]
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4 seasons Pieris

Pieris come in a multitude of varieties and put on a show all year round in the garden,

Irresistible mock-orange!

This is one of the garden’s most enchanting and fragrant shrubs. Very accommodating, it settles in anywhere it’s planted, and gives the garden a romantic outlook with its cascade of white petals and its scent of fresh orange flowers. Very easy shrub to live with, mock-orange or Philadelphus produces excellent results in every garden and […]