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Rhododendron offer the advantages of trees
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With large gardens becoming a thing of the past, shrubs are the new trees, says Paul Williams, so it’

Rhododendron offer the advantages of trees

Rhododendron offer the advantages of trees

Don't downsize your trees, upsize a shrub

Don’t downsize your trees, upsize a shrub - Telegraph

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HGTV Gardens experts show you how to prune a shrub into a tree.

Learn about shrubs you can turn into trees with just a little pruning.EVERY SPRING, REMOVE TRUNKS(S) until trunks are the total height, pick off new buds/sprouts along length of trunks

Hydrangea Care: To Prune or Not to Prune Your Hydrangeas

Before you start pruning, know what type of hydrangea you have advises HGTV Master Gardener Danny Flanders.

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A stone walkway cuts through lush flowers in this English style cottage garden.

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Modern and beautiful residence with sustainable features (the Mosman House) Cottage Garden

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Evergreen Hedge Plants | Nerium Oleander - Oleander. Fast-growing evergreen shrubs. It is small ...
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Again... courtesy of the builder. These won't work as a foundation planting, planted 2' from each other and the wall... let's move these to the 2 back corners and let them grow naturally. They'll provide some screening... and their inconspicuous flowers actually smell fairly pleasant. In school, we called this one Ugly Agnes... but I think it can be nice in the right place.
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Buy oleaster (syn Elaeagnus × ebbingei ) Elaeagnus × submacrophylla - Great as an informal hedge: Delivery by Waitrose Garden in association with Crocus

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Again... courtesy of the builder. These won't work as a foundation planting, planted 2' from each other and the wall... let's move these to the 2 back corners and let them grow naturally. They'll provide some screening... and their inconspicuous flowers actually smell fairly pleasant. In school, we called this one Ugly Agnes... but I think it can be nice in the right place.

Again... courtesy of the builder. These won't work as a foundation planting, planted 2' from each other and the wall... let's move these to the 2 back corners and let them grow naturally. They'll provide some screening... and their inconspicuous flowers actually smell fairly pleasant. In school, we called this one Ugly Agnes... but I think it can be nice in the right place.

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Don't have room for an apple, peach, or pear tree? Think again! Try espalier, or the art of growing a tree or shrub on a flat surface. Here, for example, an espaliered apple tree hugs a cedar privacy fence, making the most use of the small space.

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Try espalier, or the art of growing a tree or shrub on a flat surface. Here an espaliered apple tree hugs a cedar privacy fence, making the most use of the small space.

How to turn a rosemary bush into a tree

How to turn a rosemary bush into a tree

Grown as a little tree rather than as a sprawling shrub, a rosemary plant takes up little sill space and is easy to prune.

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Bog garden- no use fighting the heavy clay soil!

Having a waterlogged or boggy bit of garden is not always inspiring and the immediate impulse may be to install drainage, but by working with nature it is possible to provide another really valuable habitat in your garden.

Wine & Roses Weigela - Partial to full sun - 4-5' tall and wide deciduous shrub. Summer blooms with purple foliage.  zones 4-8. Can get leggy if not kept trimmed up

Wine & Roses® Weigela (Weigela florida 'Alexandra' P. - Monrovia - Wine & Roses® Weigela (Weigela florida 'Alexandra' P.

Design*Sponge - “I took this shot standing in the midst of our overgrown veggie patch, looking back into our kitchen. Five years ago Paul suggested that we replace our back lawn with a veggie garden. Now our backyard is filled with edibles… it’s lush and delicious out there.”

“I took this shot standing in the midst of our overgrown veggie patch, looking back into our kitchen. Five years ago Paul suggested that we replace our back lawn with a veggie garden.

Osmanthus heterophyllus - Osmanthus - Tree Shrub - Majestic Trees

An attractive, slow-growing holly-like shrub beloved for its deliciously fragrant flowers and lustrous dark-green leaves, spiny when young but gainging a smooth

Lots of gardeners want fast-growing trees for privacy, especially when a tree is lost to old age or other factors. While it's true that fast-growing trees provide quick beauty, seclusion and shade, they may be short-lived and tend to have weak, brittle wood that can break during severe weather and ice storms. Here's how to choose wisely.

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Columnar trees are shaped like columns or cylinders, with branches of uniform length -- top to bottom.

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Choisya × dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'

Mexican orange blossom - Choisya 'Aztec Pearl' - shiny evergreen foliage with white flowers early summer and sometimes autumn too, highly scented

I love this layered planting on the edge of the woods at Cornell Plantations in Ithaca, New York. A small hosta (perhaps 'Golden Tiara'?) along the front edge gives way to a swath of extravagently blooming rodgersias next, and then comes a row of large ferns before the darkness beyond begins to take over.

A wonderful lawn-to-woodland transition

Transition from lawn to woodland: small hosta Tiara, blooming Rodgersia and then into woodland ferns

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Pruning A Shrub Into A Tree: Learn How To Prune Shrubs Into Trees

You can transform that mundane shrub into a single stemmed plant in most cases by pruning a shrub into a tree. All you need is a little know how and some proper pruning techniques to learn how to turn a shrub into a small tree. This article will help.

Trees for small gardens: Strawberry tree Arbutus Unedo. 8m. Can be used as a shrub, or pruned to be a small tree. Unique looking fruits.  Needs a sunny sheltered site 8m

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Trees for small gardens: Strawberry tree Arbutus Unedo. Can be used as a shrub, or pruned to be a small tree. Needs a sunny sheltered site

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