Magnolias. Oh, how they make the first weeks of spring shine! Coveted for their GORGEOUS flowers, these trees are staples in USDA growing zones 3-9.
Loving these trees and growing them are two different things though. Follow along as we cover the basics of keeping magnolia trees happy and healthy.
Here at Nature Hills, we like to think of Flowering Cherries as the darlings of the garden world. We’re sure that they’re the prized possession of various home landscapes as well.
To keep those beautiful blossoms vibrant and prospering for years to come, it’s important to follow the correct care tips!
How To Plant Flowering Cherry Trees
At first glance, the astonishing crimson red leaves of tall Maple trees take our breath far enough away that we instantly decide then and there that a few would look absolutely incredible planted in the landscape.
We can tell you that that much is true. They will be the show stoppers of the fall season and continue shining green in summer and spring. But what people fail to notice is that some maple trees have extensive system of roots!
This can literally put a bump in the road..but with these #ProPlantTips, you’ll be an expert on all things maple tree root systems in no time.
Do All Maples Have Invasive R
Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns, a cup of fresh hot apple cider, and a few fuzzy scarves are all signs that the fall season has officially arrived in your neighborhood. But the most admired favorites are the burnt orange, light brown, and velvet red foliages that engulf the crisp fall leaves.
Whether it was raking up a pile of leaves just to cannon ball into them or hearing the soft crunch underneath your shoes when trick-or-treating, the fall colored trees have had your back with providing fond memories of the leaves slowly changing.
Fully embrace the fall season by keeping the tradition of a calming, colorful landscape alive in your own backyard. Plant a tree here and there to admire the
Did you know there are over 400 different kinds of trees and shrubs in the Salix genus?
We get a lot of calls from our customers looking for Willows to plant in their landscape. Willows are very popular, because they are so fast growing.
They can grow in most any soil including very wet areas - and even soils or land that can flood on occasion. Most people have seen a large Weeping Willow growing alongside a pond or riverbank and love these incredible specimen trees.
Willows are also used for those people who love to come home to a nice glass of wine on the patio and just chill out. You’d be amazed how relaxing it is to watch your swaying Willow tree.
Kids adore Willow trees, because the branches make natural swings. Please keep a watch out, but what fun memories to create with the little ones.
Read on to learn how to site a
The Crape Myrtle has been renowned for its wonderful long-lasting bloom, its wide range of adaptation, and its versatility as both a tree and a shrub. With the introduction of exciting new varieties, the love affair with the Crape Myrtle is sure to continue.
All Crape Myrtles sold in the United States are deciduous. They are mostly admired for their long bloom period from late spring to fall. Most also feature an outstanding fall color display of oranges, reds and yellows. This fall color varies in degrees by variety.
They are tolerant of a wide range of soils but do require good drainage. Once established, they are quite drought tolerant, good news for water-wise landscapes.
Ouch! This picture shows a horrible "Crape Murder."
Please, don't use heading or topping cuts to pollard Crape Myrtles, it's just won't give you that natural look you want. You'll also avoid creating those knobby knuckles, which sadly wreck the appearance of that beautiful Crape Myrtle bark.
Instead, let's watch Ed Laivo, one of Nature Hills horticulturalists, as he gives valuable information on how to correctly prune this beautiful tree.
The Right Way to Prune a Crape Myrtle
The goal is to get air circulation and sunlight into the canopy of the tree. You also want to allow your Crape Myrtle to showcase the beautiful bark as part of its character.
In the video, you'll learn when to prune Crape Myrtles, and get a step-by-step approach to determine your pruning plan. Hint, start from the ground up!
Nature Hills grows many different kinds of Cedar trees, one that should work in your area. Traditionally, wood from some Cedar trees is very fragrant and resists decay and it gets used for fence posts, shingles and siding for buildings. It seems that all grandmas had a cedar chest and kept things in that chest that would be protected from bugs getting into it as well.
Wide Selection of Cedar Tree Varieties For Your Garden
Deodar Cedar is a large grower that has arching branches so very graceful in appearance and many times in warmer climates it is used for a living Christmas tree. An elegant evergreen, great in natural groups for screening, or even a specimen as a focal point in your yard or perhaps a potted plant on your patio. Beautiful fine textured silvery gray eve
Garden Design Ideas for Using Arborvitae in the Landscape
Natural grown Arborvitae provide a soft, elegant, fine textured look as they gain in size each year. Classic use of Arborvitae is for screening out unsightly views, and for blocking winter winds on the north and west sides of your home.
Both Emerald Green and North Pole Arborvitaes are of the same species (known as Eastern White Cedar or Northern White Cedar) that grows fast, tall and they both stay quite narrow without pruning. If you plant them closer together, they make a solid screen sooner. Both of these varieties can be planted every three or four feet and just allow them to grow and touch each other. Ther
Planting maple trees can be a very straightforward process. It is similar to the act of planting most other trees. There are some considerations, however, to understand before planting maple trees. First of all is the root system of maple trees. Some maple trees, like the Silver maple, have very intrusive root systems. They can grow large and often break or destroy sidewalks, or basement walls. They should be planted away from such areas. Gardeners or landscapers interested in planting maple trees should also consider the location in relation to other plants.
Some maple trees, such as the