As winter begins, the garden loses its architecture and greenery. Restructure it by making good use of the vegetative palette offered by small conifers. Dwarf pine and cedar, false cypress or Korean fir, there are many small, slow-growing conifers. Small conifers Unlike their big brothers who take all the place for them, the small conifers (pines and dwarf cedars, false cypresses, Korean fir…), often originating in Asia, have a very slow growth and remain small.
Category Trees and shrubs
The thorny angelica is an interesting shrub, both for its summer flowering and for its large, prickly leaves. While there are many species (around 40), the maintenance remains fairly identical and easy in all cases. '' you should know: Name: Aralia spinosaFamily: AraliaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 3 to 8 mExposure: SunnySoil: OrdinaryFoliage: DeciduousFlowering: July to AugustPlanting of the thorny angelica In autumn or in spring but preferably in autumn to facilitate a good rooting before winter.
The false cypress is a very beautiful conifer with a very decorative appearance. Maintenance is easy and pruning is not mandatory. A good planting is nevertheless necessary In summary, what you should know: Name: Chamaecyparis Family: Cupressaceae Type: Conifer Height: 2 to 20 m Exposure: Sunny Soil: Ordinary Foliage: Persistent Planting false cypress 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.
Name: Ricinus communisFamily: EuphorbiaceaeType: Annual shrubHeight: 2 to 4 mExposure: SunnyClimate: HotSoil: Quite richFoliage: DeciduousFructuring: SummerRicin plantingIn the spring in soil preferably mixed with potting soil and ideally with an organic amendment such as manure and algae.
Name: Ruscus aculeatusFamily: AsparagaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 0.8 to 1.2 mExposure: ShadeSoil: FreshFoliage: EvergreenPlanting butcher's broomNot important, in spring or autumn for all plants in a pot.Follow our advice on planting shrubs Size of the butcher's broom No pruning is necessary, but it is not recommended either.
Serviceberry is a shrub that presents assets in all seasons. It blooms in spring and offers us superb white flowers in April or May. It then offers very pretty little berries to finally adorn itself with superb foliage, yellow , orange and red in the fall.Easy to grow and maintain, you will find all the advice on growing serviceberry
The tulip tree is a magnificent tree, renowned for the quality of its foliage, especially in the fall. It thus takes on surprising colors as evidenced by the yellow of its leaves from the first cold. In summary, what you need to know: Name : Liriodendron tulipiferaFamily: MagnoliaceaeType: TreeHeight: 15 to 40 mClimate: Temperate to warmExposition: SunnySoil: Ordinary to richFoliage: DeciduousFlowering: May-June-July depending on the climatePlanting the tulip treeIt is recommended to plant the tulip tree from the beginning of autumn in order to promote rooting before winter.
The caryopteris, also called blue spirea or blue beard is an original shrub due to its flowering.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Caryopteris x clandonensisFamily: VerbenaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 1.5 mExposition: SunnySoil: Rather rich Foliage: Deciduous - Flowering: August to October Planting of caryopteris The caryopteris is a flowering shrub that is best planted in fall or spring and even in summer if it was purchased in a container.
What could be more beautiful in the garden than the flowering of fruit trees? Along with ornamental apple trees, small spaces and home gardeners can also enjoy it. Branches covered with pale pink to red flower buds opening onto hundreds of flowers, white, pink or red: the sumptuous flowering of fruit trees , from pear trees to cherry trees, is a highlight of spring for any self-respecting gardener - and esthete -.
Contrary to popular belief, what the olive tree suffers the most from is not the cold but the humidity.In good conditions of cold and dry air, the olive tree has a hardiness of the order of -15 to -18 °. But if we mix this cold with water and humidity, then nothing will work out. Find here our gardening sheet dedicated to the olive tree Let's see how to protect your olive tree in winter Your olive tree is in the ground : If you live in southern regions, you shouldn't worry, your olive tree will normally withstand winter conditions without any problem.
The tree tomato is a fruit shrub of tropical origin that offers delicious fruits, the tamarillo, with a tangy taste and firm flesh. Here is how to grow it at home. In summary, what you need to know: Name: Cyphomandra betaceaFamily: SolanaceaeType: Fruit shrubHeight: 1 to 4 m (in its natural environment) Exposure: Sunny or bright indoorsSoil: Light, fairly richHarvest: Summer, let ripen on the stalk.
Lonicera purpusii is a winter honeysuckle that offers a delicious and fragrant winter flowering.In summary, what you should know: Name: Lonicera purpusiiFamily: CaprifoliaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 2 to 3 mExposition: SunnySoil: OrdinaryFoliage: Deciduous or evergreen - Flowering: Winter The maintenance of this shrub is easy and the foliage, like flowering, is very decorative.
The viburnum mariesii is a very beautiful shrub, appreciated in our gardens for its beautiful flowering.In summary, what you should know: Name: Viburnum plicatum mariesiiFamily: AdoxaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 2.5 mExposition: Sunny or partial shadeSoil: Ordinary , well drained Foliage: Deciduous Flowering: April to June Planting, maintenance and pruning play a large part in the good growth of viburnum mariesii.
Superb in autumn and very fragrant, the caramel tree is a marvel in the garden.In summary, what you should know: Name: Cercidiphyllum japonicumFamily: cercidiphyllaceaeType: TreeHeight: 5 to 15 mExposition: Sunny, partial shadeSoil: Rather Rich Foliage: Deciduous - Flowering: Insignificant Planting the Caramel Tree Like most plants, the best time to plant the Caramel Tree is fall.
The piéris come in a wide variety and make the show all year round in the garden, both for their evergreen foliage, rich in colors, varying with the seasons, and for their spectacular and generous panicles of flowers. To read also: Pieris Japonica: maintenance advice Andromeda: maintenance advice Pieris: a very attractive shrub The flowers of piéris, white, pink or red clusters, more or less fragrant, like so many small bells suspended from slender stems, announce the spring.
Contrary to popular belief, boxwood pruning is easy and does not jeopardize your shrub at all, quite the contrary. Pruning a boxwood is a gesture that allows both to shape this magnificent shrub while allowing it to renew its foliage. and densify.Do not be afraid to prune it, it also gives it more vigor!
The choisya Sundance amazes from the beginning of spring with its magnificent small white flowers and its superb golden yellow foliage.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Choisya ternata SundanceFamily: RutaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 1 to 2 mExposition: Partial shade and shade Foliage: Evergreen - Flowering: April to June Planting choisya SundanceIt is best to plant choisya sundance in spring or fall.
With its brightly colored flowers, the hibiscus has the enchanting accents of the Tropics. There is a shrubby form, which thrives in our latitudes and enchants our summers with its multicolored flowers.Originally from India and China, from where it was introduced in 1596, the hibiscus syriacus comes in many appellations. popular: althea, tree marshmallow, tree mallow, garden hibiscus, etc.
The hop charm is a beautiful ornamental tree that can reach a good adult size.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Ostrya carpinifoliaFamily: BetulaceaeType: TreeHeight: 10 to 20 mExposition: SunnySoil: OrdinaryFoliage: CaducFlowering: April -maiPlanting, maintenance and pruning, here are our tips: Planting the hop charmThe hop charm dreads too acidic soils and will do well in a rather chalky soil but if it will also be very good in neutral soil.
The callicarpa or candy tree is a beautiful shrub that is equally suited to growing in soil as it is in pots. © Michele Paccione In summary, what you need to know: Name: Callicarpa bodinieri Family: Verbenaceae Type: Shrub Height: 2 m Exposure: Sunny, light partial shade Soil: Ordinary Foliage: Deciduous - Flowering: June to July Easy to maintain, it will amaze you with its pretty berries appearing in midsummer until the end of winter.
Allyogyne is a remarkable shrub-like plant with generous flowering.In summary, what you need to know: Name: AlyogyneFamily: MalvaceaeType: ShrubHeight: 1 to 2 mExposition: Sunny Soil: Light, well drainedFoliage: Evergreen - Flowering: April to November Maintenance, from planting to pruning, is easy and will allow you to have a magnificent alyogyne.