The cypress is one of the kings of conifers, ideal in hedges but also as an isolated subject.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Cupressus sempervirensFamily: CupressaceaeType: ConiferHeight: 5 to 18 mClimate: Warm temperateExposure: Sunny to shade Soil: ordinary, well drained Foliage: Evergreen To read also: Leyland cypress, king of hedges Planting, maintenance and pruning are essential actions to guarantee them good development and prevent them from becoming sick.
Category Trees and shrubs
Barberry is an original shrub highly appreciated for its foliage, its defensive character and its flowering.In summary, what you should know: Name: BerberisFamily: BerberidaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 1 to 3 mExposition: Sunny and partial shadeSoil: Ordinary Foliage: Deciduous or evergreen Flowering: Spring, summer Planting barberry There are several species of barberry, some deciduous, others evergreen, but all are planted the same way.
The choisya 'Aztec Pearl' is an orange tree from Mexico very interesting for its foliage but especially because it flowers 3 times a year.In summary, what you should know: Name: Choisya Aztec PearlFamily: RutaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 1 to 1 , 5 m Exposure: Sunny Foliage: Evergreen - Flowering: April to October To read: articles on the Mexican orange tree Planting the choisya Aztec pearl It is preferable to plant the choisya Aztec Pearl in the fall for a good rooting before winter but you can also plant in the spring.
The dogwood is a beautiful shrub which offers a pretty flowering and a beautiful foliage, especially in autumn.In summary, what you should know: Name: CornusFamily: CornaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 5 to 12 mExposition: Sun, partial shadeSoil: Ordinary , humus Foliage: Deciduous (some persistent species) - Flowering: April to June Among dogwoods, there are as many shrubs as small trees, but the size never exceeds a few meters in height.
Late summer is the perfect time for light pruning on shrubs and ornamental plants - the goal: to keep them looking great until next spring. Topiary plant sculptures do not tolerate protruding young shoots. Of course, you will have already taken care to remove it throughout the beautiful season.
Spirea is a beautiful spring or summer flowering shrub.In summary, what you need to know: Name: SpiraeaFamily: RosaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 2 mExposition: SunnySoil: Ordinary, well drainedFoliage: Deciduous - Flowering: Spring or summer according to speciesL maintenance, from planting to pruning, will allow you to improve the flowering and growth of spirea.
The leyland cypress is certainly one of the most used conifers to form a hedge.In summary, what you should know: Name: Cupressocyparis leylandiiFamily: Cupressaceae Height: up to 20 m Exposure: Sunny to shade Soil: ordinary, well drained Foliage: Extremely fast growing, it will quickly hide you from view but also from the wind if necessary.
Berberis thunbergii is a beautiful shrub, in particular thanks to its flowering and its scarlet red berries which are the delight of birds in winter.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Berberis thunbergiiFamily: BerberidaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 1 to 3 mExposure : Sunny and partial shade Soil: Ordinary, well drained Foliage: Deciduous or evergreen Flowering: April-May Planting Berberis thunbergii It is preferable to plant Berberis thunbergii in the fall to promote rooting before winter and therefore better recovery in spring Planting possible in the spring for all subjects purchased in pots or containers.
The buddleja offers magnificent clusters of flowers that attract butterflies.Name: BuddlejaFamily: ScrophulariaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 2 to 4 mExposition: SunnySoil: Ordinary, rather richFoliage: Deciduous - Flowering: Summer Planting, maintenance and pruning are gestures that will improve flowering and growth of the buddleja.
Washingtonia is a very large palm tree, both very large, cold resistant and easy to grow.In summary, what you should know: Name: Washingtonia filifera or robustaFamily: ArecaceaeType: Tree, palm treeHeight: 15 to 20 mExposition: Sunny Soil: Rather rich Foliage: Persistent - Flowering: Insignificant We use it in our climates because it can resist down to -10 ° without any problem.
The Chamaecyparis is a very beautiful conifer with a very decorative appearance, often called false Lawson's cypress.It is used as an ornamental tree or as a conifer hedge.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Chamaecyparis lawsonianaFamily : Cupressaceae Type: Conifer Height: 2 to 20 m Exposure: Sunny Soil: Ordinary Foliage: Evergreen Planting Chamaecyparis It is preferable to plant it in the fall to promote rooting, but you can also plant it until spring, but outside the frost period.
Serviceberry is an ideal tree in the constitution of a varied and flowery hedge.In summary, what you should know: Name: AmelanchierFamily: RosaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 2 to 4 mExposition: SunnySoil: OrdinaryFoliage: Deciduous - Flowering: April in May Superb from spring to autumn, the flowers and berries of the serviceberry are its main assets Planting a serviceberry well Planting the serviceberry takes place either in the fall or in the spring, choosing a rather sunny place for a beautiful flowering.
The plane mulberry is a very beautiful tree, appreciated in particular for its superb foliage.In summary, what you should know: Name: Morus Kagayamae, morus australisFamily: MoraceaeHeight: 5 to 15 mExposition: Sunny Soil: Ordinary, well drainedFoliage: Deciduous - Flowering: Summer Easy to grow, the plane mulberry tree will quickly become one of the most beautiful trees in your garden.
Eleagnus is a very beautiful ornamental shrub, persistent and very decorative.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Elaeagnus x ebbingeiFamily: ElaeagnaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 2 to 3 m depending on varietiesExposition: Sunny, semi-shadeSoil: Ordinary Foliage: Persistent or deciduous - Flowering: May to June Maintenance, planting and annual pruning are all gestures that will improve the growth of your eleagnus.
Opt for a four-season hedge! For a change from monochrome conifers, opt for a mixed hedge of flowering, leafy and decorative fruit shrubs. It will offer you a varied decor throughout the seasons. Also find other articles devoted to hedges: Advice sheets devoted to hedgesCreate a hedge of evergreen shrubsCreate a flowering hedge The plants The choice of shrubs According to your tastes, you will choose them by privileging their flowering (color, period, duration), their foliage (green or purple, plain or variegated coloring, golden or silver, green, purple or coppery in autumn), their fruits (decorative or attracting birds), or their scent (flowers or leaves).
Hawthorn is a shrub, often used for a defensive hedge, which is also very ornamental.In summary, what you need to know: Name: CrataegusFamily: RosaceaeType: Tree, shrubHeight: 3 to 8 mExposition: sunny, partial shade : OrdinaryFoliage: Deciduous - Flowering: SpringHealth: benefits and virtues of hawthorn Its leaves, as well as its discreet flowering or its pretty berries are its main assets.
The burning bush, in addition to its superb foliage, offers magnificent colorful berries in the fall.In summary, what you need to know: Name: PyracanthaFamily: RosaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 2 to 4 mExposition: Sunny, semi-shadeSoil: OrdinaryFoliage: Evergreen - Flowering: May through June
When to prune a hedge, when is the best period and what is the appropriate technique? Frequent to demarcate a property or simply to create different spaces in a garden, the hedge generally requires little maintenance, if not to prune it 1 to 2 times a year. Follow our advice to have a beautiful hedge all year round.
The magnolia is one of the most beautiful trees in the spring where it is covered with an exceptional flowering.In summary, what you need to know: Name: MagnoliaFamily: MagnoliaceaeType: TreeHeight: 5 to 15 mExposition: Sunny to partial shade : Rich and fresh Foliage: Deciduous or evergreen - Flowering: Spring or summer To read also: Magnolia grandiflora, the evergreen magnolia Planting, pruning and maintenance of the magnolia, here are all our tips for a beautiful growth of the magnolia over the seasons.
The Japanese aucuba is a very beautiful shrub, as pretty in summer as in winter with its pretty red berries.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Aucuba japonicaFamily: GarryaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 1 to 3 mExposition: Sun and shade Soil: Ordinary but cool Foliage: Evergreen - Flowering: November to April Maintenance, from planting to pruning of the aucuba, will allow you to improve its growth and development.
Hibiscus syriacus is a very ornamental shrub that will delight you from spring to autumn.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Hibiscus syriacusFamily: MalvaceaeType: Flowering shrubHeight: 1 to 4 mExposition: Sunny, partial shadeFoliage : Deciduous - Flowering: June to November Maintenance, from planting to flowering, watering and pruning, is easy and will give you beautiful flowers.