In addition to flowers and vegetables, we find many types and varieties of trees and shrubs in gardens. The variety of trees and bushes is huge. A distinction is made between conifers, deciduous trees and bushes. The following three groups include the following plants that are common in the garden: spruce and fir as conifers, birch, maple and cherry trees as deciduous trees and lilacs, privet, sea buckthorn and willow as bushes.
Trees and bushes not only provide shade, they also usually bring color to the garden. On the one hand, many of them bloom, on the other hand they have beautiful colored foliage. They are an absolute asset to any garden. Not to forget, of course, fruit trees and bushes. They also provide tasty fruit, a healthy addition to the menu, especially for children. Today there is a large range of new plants, such as fruit trees with 2 apple or plum varieties on one tree, columnar fruit trees, exotic trees such as figs and olives, berry bushes up to 2 meters in height such as blueberries, almond trees and many more. Fragrant plants such as the dark red fragrant elder, eucalyptus, jasmine and others beautify the garden not only with their appearance, but also with their intense scents.
A brightly colored flowering hedge, put together from a wide variety of shrubs, provides a colorful abundance of colors in the garden from spring to autumn and of course a good privacy screen. But also copper beeches, medallions and various other shrubs provide decorative hedges and protection.
Many varieties are presented in the "Trees and Shrubs" guide. What ultimately looks best in your garden can be found in the garden design guide. What happens theoretically here is put into practice and tested there.
Small trees for the small garden Those who have their own garden can consider themselves lucky. It combines rest and relaxation with continuous activity. And trees in particular radiate a special peace that hardly a gardener would want to do without. But not everyone has unlimited space.
Planting a sloe hedge and pruning it correctly is comparatively easy with the appropriate knowledge. Because the blackthorn is easy to care for and at the same time useful for humans and animals. Here you can find out what to look out for during care.
The evergreen pepper tree is a beautiful wood from southern China. The aroma is located directly in the leaves of this spice tree. When the plant begins to bloom, it shines a subtle red. Occasionally, small peppercorns form on these leaves.
You don't want to put an insurmountable fence around your house because that makes your property look a bit like a prison? But you don't want to be visited by burglars more often than the neighbors who have raised your fence almost three meters? Then you could surround your property with a hawthorn hedge, preferably a hedge made of rooster thorn:
The yew (Taxus) impresses with numerous properties. It should be pruned occasionally so that it grows old healthily and develops splendidly in the long term. Above all, a taper cut is of great importance. With the right tips, it's child's play.
The rock pear (Amelanchier) belongs to the pome fruit family. There are around 25 species, one of which is native to Europe: the common rock pear or the Amelanchier ovalis. Their appearance is bush-shaped. It can be up to three meters high.
Beeches (Fagus) are not only known from forests, public facilities or parks. The beech tree is also becoming increasingly popular in your own garden. Maintenance is quite easy here. The pruning should be carried out according to the instructions so that the tree can freely develop its primeval growth.
In order to be able to carry out a professional and above all successful tree pruning, are
First of all, a good knowledge of the biological requirements of the tree is necessary. In order to harm a tree as little as possible, many factors have to be taken into account when pruning a tree.
Walnut trees are usually quite large and not infrequently tower over entire stands of trees. They carry tasty and healthy nuts and the wood is also very noble and expensive. They can reach an almost biblical age of 150 years on average.
A blooming rhododendron bush casts a spell over everyone. The beautiful flowers, which are sometimes delicate, sometimes strong pink, violet or even yellow, white or orange, have a very special charm. Anyone who thinks they can only enjoy this look in spring is mistaken. The plant is incredibly diverse. Some bushes develop their flowers early, others bring color to the gardens in late summer.
Elderflowers not only look great in the garden or in the great outdoors, they can also be made into syrup or sparkling wine in the kitchen. But when does the elder actually bloom? It depends on various factors.
Anyone who succinctly describes the picturesque mayflower bush as undemanding is ignoring important aspects for successful cultivation. Only when their tendency to late frost damage and aging is taken into account, a Deutzia puts on its opulent flower dress. These instructions illuminate all the details about caring for and cutting the May bush in the bed and tub.
The Forsythia is an enchanting ornamental shrub from Asia that feels very comfortable in this country. The golden yellow flowers are an ornament for every garden and ring in the spring due to the early flowering time. The wood grows quickly and is therefore dependent on regular pruning. The ornamental shrub does not make great demands in terms of care and location.
It is becoming increasingly popular to also cultivate trees in planters. No wonder, because trees look particularly noble in a pot. Maybe because they are usually only known as giants by the wayside, from gardens and forests. What would you like, a small birch or an exotic lemon tree?
The exotic genus of the acacia comprises more than 1,000 magnificent species that decorate the summer garden as evergreen ornamental trees. Since the mimosa plants already shiver at 5 degrees Celsius, they thrive in our large tubs. This guide explains in detail how to professionally plant and properly care for an acacia.
The Deutzia is an ornamental shrub of first choice to transform the bed and balcony into a blooming spring fairy tale. Our list introduces you to the broad spectrum of magnificent Deutzia varieties. Once you have discovered your favorite, the care instructions explain how to skilfully care for a Mayflower bush. Information on toxicity leaves no questions unanswered.
The forsythia beautifies every garden with its golden yellow flowers and is a real ornament in spring. However, in order for the gold bell to keep its shape, it has to be well thought out and trimmed at the right time. The correct technique plays an important role, especially with radical pruning, so that the forsythia continues to bloom.
When nature withdraws everywhere in gray November and almost all the leaves have fallen off, the winter snowball becomes active. The fascinating ornamental shrub, Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn', is beginning to develop its dark pink buds. So in early spring it is certainly one of the first to enchant us with its fragrant flowers.
Maple tree - planting, transplanting and cutting maple (Acer
) Trees not only grow in different locations, they can also be found in a wide variety of ways. In the past they were assigned to an independent family, today we know from more detailed studies that they belong to the subfamily of the horse chestnut family and, within this, to the soap tree family.
Successfully transplanting trees Sometimes a tree grows larger than initially expected or than space allows. Replanting this elsewhere is often the better solution than repeatedly pruning it back. That has to be well prepared and accompanied. It can take several years for an older tree to grow properly.
The ash tree is comparatively easy to care for and grows quickly in light locations with sufficient space. After a few years, many young ash trees have already reached their final height in suitable locations.
The oaks belong to the beech family and there are many subspecies. The best known are, for example, the cork oak, English oak, the black oak or the California white oak. The grape oak was named "Tree of the Year 2014".
The species-rich, Australian plant from the genus eucalyptus is often found in the wild, where it can reach a height of 100 cm, but species can also be cultivated indoors. Since it is rather strong, it often has to be cut back drastically, otherwise it would simply be too big for every apartment.
The decorative fir is also known under the names Andean fir, Chilet fir, araucaria, monkey tree, shingle fir and snake fir. In their homeland, the ornamental fir was almost exterminated. The tree is particularly popular as timber there because of its particularly straight trunk.
The sleeping tree belongs to the mimosa family. It is a deciduous shrub or tree that can grow up to ten meters high and four meters wide. It got its German name from the fact that it folds up its leaves during the drought and at night. In the morning he opens it up again.
Ball acacia - planting, care and cutting The ball acacia, also known as ball acacia, is enjoying increasing popularity in domestic gardens. This is not least due to their undemanding nature in terms of soil conditions and the very simple maintenance.
Cypress - Care, Cutting Cypress Trees Cypresses are sturdy and fast-growing plants that are often seen in European gardens. These evergreen plants look impressive and inspire with their rich green color.
The common snowball is also known as the common snowball and has the Latin name Viburnum opulus
. It is also known under the name of heartberry or blackberry bush and belongs to the musk herb family. It is one of the ornamental trees and is widespread in Eurasia.
Flame tree - care, cutting and wintering The flame tree, also called flamboyant, is a member of the carob family and originally comes from Madagascar. However, it also occurs in the Caribbean. It is a popular ornamental and garden plant in the tropics and subtropics.
Laburnum - care and cutting Laburnum (Laburnum anagyroides
) is a butterfly plant that can grow up to seven meters high. The laburnum has been planted here since the 16th century and is called "bean tree" in some areas. It is named after the hanging and yellow flower clusters.