Category Archives for Trees

PINUS (PINE)

(evergreen)  Pines are too large for the average garden, although old specimens of the Scots pine, towering 70 to 80 ft. in the air, are very decorative in large gardens. Plant pines in a sandy soil in September or November. … 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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Halesia (Silver Bell, Snowdrop Tree)

(deciduous leaf-losing)  Halesia Carolina, 20 ft., a vigorous shrub, called the snowdrop tree because, when established, it bears bell-shaped white flowers in profusion in April or May. Looks most attractive if the branches are left unpruned so that they sweep … Continue reading

11. October 2012 by admin
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Choisya (Mexican Orange Blossom)

(evergreen)   Choisya ternata, 6 ft., bears bright ever-green leaves, and sweetly scented white flowers appear in May and sometimes again in the autumn when the plant is established. As it is not completely hardy, where frosts are frequent or … Continue reading

09. October 2012 by admin
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Aucuba Tree

(E=evergreen) Aucubas grow in any soil and in sun or shade. Plant in October, November or April. Among the best, which grow to 6 to 8 ft., are: Aucuba japonica crotonoides, leaves densely mottled with small gold markings. A.j. Maculata … Continue reading

06. October 2012 by admin
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Artemisia

  (D=deciduous leaf-losing) Artemisia arborescens, 3 ft., bears silvery-grey leaves (not as finely cut as those of Artemesia abrotanum). A. abrotanum (lad’s love, old man or southernwood), 3 to 4 ft., grown for its finely divided greyish leaves, which are … Continue reading

06. October 2012 by admin
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Arbutus Tree

  (D=deciduous leaf-losing) Artemisia arborescens, 3 ft., bears silvery-grey leaves (not as finely cut as those of A. abrotanum). A. abrotanum (lad’s love, old man or southernwood), 3 to 4 ft., grown for its finely divided greyish leaves, which are … Continue reading

06. October 2012 by admin
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Araucaria (Monkey Puzzle Tree)

  (E=evergreen)   Araucaria araucana (syn. A. imbricaia), 60 to 70 ft. or more, unusually attractive with its regularly overlapping leaves borne on long, arching branches. Plant this conifer from September to November in deep, moist soil, remembering its eventual … Continue reading

06. October 2012 by admin
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Buying, Planting and Aftercare of Shrubs and Trees

Buying The first essential when buying any tree or shrub is to know what you want. That does not necessarily mean the genus and species, but you should know the amount of space the plant can occupy when it is … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Shrub and Tree Gardens

Shrubs and decorative trees give a garden permanence, but they do a great deal more than that. They add a new dimension: they give it height and a sense of space. They help to bind the garden together, giving it … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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