Category Archives for Shrubs

Rhododendron

Varieties of Rhododendron, members of the Ericaceae family, grow everywhere in the world. Besides the evergreen hybrids with large flowers and the Yakushimanun varieties, the evergreen Japanese azaleas also make excellent container plants. All share a common feature in the … Continue reading

27. January 2014 by admin
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Spartium (Spanish Broom)

Spartium junceum, 9 to 10 ft., the only species, is here classified as evergreen because the long, whippy flowering shoots remain green, although its leaves are rarely seen except on young plants. The main flush of large, yellow, fragrant pea-flowers … Continue reading

13. August 2013 by admin
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Broad-Leaved Trees

Trees have a major part to play in any garden by giving height and screening power as well as conferring an air of maturity and permanence. They are also, of course, beautiful in all their varied shapes and sizes. All … Continue reading

05. July 2013 by admin
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Climbing and Wall Shrubs

Walls and fences offer gardening opportunities that are not to be missed. They can provide a home for climbing and wall shrubs, while the extra protection offered by a south-or south-west facing wall enables you to try a few exotic … Continue reading

04. July 2013 by admin
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Ornamental Shrubs

Where would we be without ornamental shrubs to provide colour and mass in a garden? They are among the essential permanent inhabitants that go on, season after season, delighting us with their infinite variety of flowers and foliage, yet demanding … Continue reading

04. July 2013 by admin
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Pruning Shrubs

The time for pruning flowering shrubs depends on their season of blooming, and whether the bloom is produced on the old or the new wood. Those shrubs which bear their flowers on the current year’s shoots, may be cut hard … Continue reading

05. June 2013 by admin
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WEIGELA

(Deciduous) These beautiful spring-flowering shrubs are often called diervillas. They bear trumpet-shaped flowers in great abundance in various shades of pink or red. All grow well in good soil and need pruning after the flowers are over to remove old, … Continue reading

07. November 2012 by admin
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FLOWERING ALMOND AND PEACH

(deciduous leaf-losing)  Primus persica Aurora and Clara Meyer, 15 to 20 ft., bear double pink flowers, and have the advantage of producing edible fruit. P. triloba florepleno, 8 ft., small rosette-like pink flowers all along the branches in March and … Continue reading

16. October 2012 by admin
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Species of Cherry

(deciduous leaf-losing) Many of the Japanese flowering cherries are decorative small trees, 15 to 20 ft. tall, bearing great quantities of double flowers in white or shades of pink from April to May, and having such names as Hokusai, Kanzan, … Continue reading

15. October 2012 by admin
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PERNETTYA

(evergreen) Pernettya mucronata, 4 ft., in its various forms is commonly grown, and has tiny white flowers in spring, like those of the ericas, followed by decorative berries. It is a dense shrub with small evergreen leaves and wiry stems. … Continue reading

15. October 2012 by admin
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