Fagus sylvatica or common beech is certainly one of the most majestic trees in our forests. As seasons roll in and out, the fabulous size of its crown, the vast diversity of its shapes, and the many appealing charms it offers make it a favorite. Fagus sylvatica key facts : Botanical name – Fagus sylvatica Common […]
It’s very difficult to classify these gigantic stalks: they’re the size of shrubs and grow like perennials… but they’re technically grasses! Some bamboo plants are towering high, others are dwarf-sized, some have straight canes and others arch back down and even creep along the ground.
Caucasian elm facts Name – Zelkova 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. This is a very hardy tree, down to -10°F […]
Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Umbraculifera’ is a special variety of black locust tree. It sprouts dense twigs and leaves from the crown of the tree and forms a shrubby, umbrella-like canopy that is very dense.
Bottlebrush buckeye is a shrubby tree that spreads more than it grows tall. It’s a relative of the chestnut tree and has the same leaves. 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 […]
Thuja, or Arborvitae, is a long-living tree that just keeps growing. If you miss a few pruning seasons, you’ll have to cut it back hard! Here’s what Michel experienced. Read also: Planting and caring for thuja Evergreen hedges, a good idea? Hedge pruning, timing, tips A short note before beginning, from Michel himself: I think […]
Italian Buckthorn facts Name – Rhamnus alaternus 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. […]
Phillyrea 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Planting a shrub, rose tree or tree is an important phase in the life cycle of the plant you have just purchased. After having been grown in a container in a nursery or garden store, your plant will now