Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Trees And Shrubs Gardening Information

Article by Renu

Camellia Japonica “Takanini” Common camellia

A wonderful long flowerer. Another claret- red, anemone-form species whose flowers turn a bluish color in time. Ideal for hedges or border planting.

Camellia X Williamsii “Joan Trehane”

The fairy-tale beauty “Joan Trehane” looks almost like a rose, with its rose-pink, rose-form flowers. The vigorous, upright-growing camellia has the same needs as other plants of its genus. Cut back slightly in early summer after flowering, prune and fertilize.

Carpinus Betulus Common hornbeam

C. betulus is often used as a classic hedging plant, produces fresh, green foliage in spring and summer and bright, golden-yellow foliage from fall on, providing a good screen. Some of the leaves shrivel up and remain on the branches throughout the winter until the new growth comes in spring, thereby showing a constantly changing face during the course of the year. The greenish-yellow catkins are fairly inconspicuous, but the yellowish-brown, nut-like seed heads are more striking. Hedges grown from C. betulus are extremely popular nesting sites with birds. The plant will tolerate very hard pruning, if necessary, in mid- to late summer. Easy-going and robust, the plant will be happy with almost any type of soils, although sites with deep, humus soils are best.

Camellia “Barbara Clark” Camellia, tea shrub


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