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Trees for the Small Garden Other / Books

Trees for the Small Garden

Much more than just another tree encyclopedia, Trees for the Small Garden is a careful selection of the 100 best trees for use in small temperate gardens. Each entry includes lavish photographs and clear information about growth rate, care requirements, and seasonal interest. An extensive, illustrated …

Bonsai Tree Care Other / Books

Bonsai Tree Care

Bonsai Tree Care: What You May Not Know About Bonsai Trees Everybody has heard of the Bonsai tree but very few people know anything about the history of the miniature shrub or where the tradition came from. …

Nicotiana glauca - Tree Tobacco Plants / Other

Nicotiana glauca - Tree Tobacco

Large tobacco species growing up to the size of a small tree. Bluish foliage with rubber texture. Small tubular yellow flowers, about 4 cm long. Huge plant, 3 to 4 m high. Needless to say, this plant needs a very big container. Toxic foliage containing an alkaloid similar to nicotine. Hardy to -5 Celsius. …

Cercis siliquastrum - Judas Tree Plants / Deciduous Trees

Cercis siliquastrum - Judas Tree

The most extravagant flowering small tree we know. Simply drips with rose-pink flowers from every conceivable point along the branches and trunk, then gives an encore by producing a mass of purple pods in the Autumn. Frost hardy tree. Prefers sun. …

Malus 'Royalty' - crab apple Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Malus 'Royalty' - crab apple

This crab apple is a beautiful small tree with excellent flowering in the spring. The flowers are deep pink to bright purple and are followed by non-edible dark purple small fruits. The leaves are small-ish as opposed to real apple, shiny, deep purple throughout the season. …

Pinus thunbergii - Japanese Black Pine Plants / Conifers

Pinus thunbergii - Japanese Black Pine

Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii) is an excellent, small, irregularly shaped, pine tree. The plant tolerates dry soil and salt. The dark green, twisted needles are 5 to 7 inches long. It grows approximately 12 to 18 inches per year. It is hardy in zones 5-8. It s mature height is 30 feet with a …

Malus 'Royal Beauty' - crab apple Plants / Deciduous Trees

Malus 'Royal Beauty' - crab apple

Some crab apples can easily compete with Japanese ornamental cherries as far as the beauty and colours of their flowers. This is the case of ´Royal Beauty´. It is a small tree growing about 2.5m tall, with weeping, somewhat narrow crown. In the spring it brings a profusion of deep pink to light purple …

Acer griseum - Paperbark Maple Plants / Deciduous Trees

Acer griseum: Paperbark Maple Seeds

Zone: 4 to 8 Grows to: 20-30 ft. Can be a little tricky to grow from seed, but very rewarding. A beautiful small tree with great individuality and brilliant red fall foliage. Lovely rich reddish brown peeling bark stands out wonderfully in a winter landscape. A wonderful specimen tree. …

Cercis siliquastrum - Judas tree Plants / Deciduous Trees

Cercis siliquastrum - Judas tree

Judas tree is a rather special plant with profusion of beautiful, bright pink flowers in mid spring. They are small, pea-like, and so special due to their appearance on bare wood and even the main stems, however large and old they are. For prolific flowering the plant needs a hot and sunny summer in …

Aesculus x mutabilis - hybrid painted buckeye Plants / Deciduous Trees

Aesculus x mutabilis - hybrid painted buckeye

This buckeye is a garden hybrid between aesculus pavia and aesculus sylvatica, both from S.E. USA. It was described already in early 20th century but in Europe it is still little known since another, very similar tree has been popular here for decades = aesculus pavia “Koehnei”. …

Tree Identification Other / Books

Tree Identification

A new method for the practical identification and recognition of trees -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods. The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of …