Trees and shrubs - page 5

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

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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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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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.
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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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Japanese snowball, spring snow

An amazing blooming, beautiful leafage, ornamental fruits… Birds and insects love Japanese snowball. And we do, too!
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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,
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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 […]
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Cyphomandra, the tomato tree

The tomato tree is a fruit shrub native to the tropics which bears delicious fruits called tamarillo, with firm flesh and a tangy taste.
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Shrubs that bloom in fall

Some shrubs have the advantage of flowering during the entire fall season. They let us make-believe that the summer is extended
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Four-seasons hedge

Why not go for a four-seasons hedge? Bored with drab monochrome conifers? Bring a bundle of delight to the neighborhood with a mixed hedge of ornamental flower, leaf and fruit shrubs.
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