Trees and shrubs - page 3

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

Magnolias’ many colors

White, pink or even yellow, flowers from the many magnolia cultivars come in many shapes and colors.
Pastel orange blooms are astounding.

Berberis thunbergii, Thunberg barberry

Berberis thunbergii is a beautiful berberis shrub, especially because of its blooming and its scarlet red berries that make birds tweet with joy in winter.
Ripe berberis thunbergii fruit berries.

Brugmansia, gigantic flowers!

Brugmansia, also called “Angel’s Trumpets” for the magnificent flowers shaped like trumpets, is a very interesting and ornamental shrub.
Dangling brugmansia flower opening up to reveal peach-colored blooms.

Set up a mixed hedge

Setting up a mixed hedge fulfills all the functions of a normal single-species hedge, and provides an added aesthetic touch to your garden that is quite unique
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Olive trees, even in the North!

Olive trees in the North? Yes, you can do it! A single thing matters: take great care of the special needs of this exceptional tree.
Close-up of an olive tree branch covered in heavy snow.

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.
A red frilly-petaled hibiscus flower reaching for the sun.

Pruning trees and shrubs

Better not to prune than to prune wrong. Before going crazy with your hand pruner in the garden read these lines.
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Setting up a hedge, flowered, mixed or evergreen?

Hedges often mark property lines and are usually the first project for the garden. But setting a hedge up means choosing the type of shrub: flowered, mixed or evergreen. There are many options and not all shrubs are suited to growing in a hedge.
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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.
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Magical holly!

Not only do elves and fairies hide in its branches. Birds do, too! They build their nest in it to protect their offspring
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Cytisus, the French broom

Cytisus is a fantastic flowering shrub, instantly recognizable thanks to its golden yellow blooming.
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Sweetgum, a very ornamental tree

The sweetgum tree is reputed for its nice star-shaped leaves and the flamboyant yellow, orange and red hues it displays in fall.
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Caucasian elm

Caucasian elm facts Name – Zlekova 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 Pruning Caucasian elm It doesn’t need any pruning. If […]
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Willow shrubs

Wise willow facts Name – Salix Family – Salicaceae Type – shrub Height – 3 to 13 feet (1 to 4 m) Exposure – full sun Soil – cool Foliage – deciduous Flowering – March Planting willow shrubs Best planted in fall to promote root development before winter, thus enhancing recovery. If potted or in containers, you can plant in spring without any risk. […]
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Russian Olive, a nice shrub

Russian olive trees are beautiful shrubs, and their name comes from their native region – Southern Russia – and their resemblance to olive trees around the Mediterranean.
Beautiful Russian olive branch in full bloom with blurred background.

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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