Weeping Trees – large and small, deciduous and evergreen

Caragana Arborescens Walker
The lovely Caragana Arborescens Walker in flower, dwarf weeping tree

 

Weeping Trees with their naturally pendulous habit always seem to add a sense of mystique to the garden or landscape. Perhaps because their trailing growth habit goes against the grain of regular trees whose branches naturally reach for the skies. Although it can be said that some weeping trees require a large space to fulfil their majestic potential, there are many options suited to the smaller garden. Let’s take a closer look! Read more Weeping Trees – large and small, deciduous and evergreen

Cornus Kousa and Cornus Florida – these Flowering Dogwoods take the ornamental tree to new heights!

THE BACKGROUND
Belonging to the Cornus genus, Cornus Kousa and Cornus Florida (a genus commonly known as flowering dogwoods) have long been used as ornamental trees for gardens and landscapes. Compact and upright in shape, Cornus ornamental trees generally don’t get overly big. They tend to flower profusely and these flowers last for a quite a long time (as they are in fact bracts). Although there are 3 families of Cornus (flowering dogwood), Cornus Kousa (Chinese Flowering Dogwood) and Cornus Florida (American Flowering Dogwood) are best suited to our UK climate. Read more Cornus Kousa and Cornus Florida – these Flowering Dogwoods take the ornamental tree to new heights!