Trees and Shrubs

Magnolia insignis

With a few name changes Magnolia insignis (syn. Michelia insignis, Manglettia insignis) is also known as the ‘Red Lotus Tree’ With so many wonderful species Magnolia insignis is one species that is a little underused in gardens. Although the flowers…

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Magnolia ashei

One of the wonders of the species Magnolia macrophylla subsp. ashei or as it is commonly know ‘The Ash Magnolia’ is rare but worth seeking out. This is a deciduous species and it is from North America, which in itself…

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Japanese Maple Tree Varieties

Japanese Maple trees come in a range of shapes, sizes and Autumn colors, all of these are considerations when choosing the right varieties for your garden. Pictured we have Acer palmatum Osakazuki, a popular type in many gardens. The Japanese…

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Hibiscus syriacus

Rose of Sharon If you are looking for a cold tolerant hibiscus, this is the one. Hibiscus syriacus is a deciduous hibiscus that will grow 6 – 12′ depending on conditions. This is a fairly upright shrub with a tidy habit, easy…

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Growing trees in the USA

With a huge range of climate zones, the variety of trees that can be grown in the US is large. From trees that are planted for reforestation to ornamental trees for use in home gardens and public landscaping you can…

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