Tag: perennial

How and when to prune bay tree (Laurus nobilis)

The bay tree (Laurus nobilis), known by other names such as bay laurel, sweet bay, laurel tree, true laurel, is a shrub native to the Mediterranean, used by man for thousands of years. Under the right conditions, this shrub can reach 15 m in height, and its deep green oval . . . Read more

How and when to prune Fatsia japonica

The Japanese aralia or by its scientific name Fatsia japonica is a shrub that can reach 5 m in height, with evergreen leaves and small white flowers. As its name indicates, the origin of this plant is the distant country of Japan, although it is currently cultivated in countries around . . . Read more

How and when to prune Cistus shrubs

Cistus is a genus of evergreen woody shrubs with five-petal flowers that can range from purple, red, white, and pink. This shrub is widely used to beautify gardens or parks around the world, but due to its origin in the Mediterranean they are more common in Europe. Since it does . . . Read more

How and when to prune beech tree and hedge

Beech or in its scientific name Fagus sylvatica, is a deciduous tree belonging to the Fagaceae family. If an isolated specimen is planted it can reach a spectacular size of up to 40 m in height. Although it is very common that it is grown in gardens forming ornamental hedges. . . . Read more