Cherry laurel: planting distance + neighbor distance

The cherry laurel – also known as Prunus laurocerasus in botanical jargon – is a popular plant for the garden. It is often used both as a solitary plant and as an opaque hedge. But in order to achieve the desired result, a number of factors must be taken into account when planting the laurel cherry. This also…

Bergilex, Buchsilex, Ilex crenata – plants and care

The silex or silex is becoming more and more common in native gardens. It is increasingly taking the place of the more sensitive boxwood. This has to contend with box tree wilt and box tree moths and is no longer offered in some areas. Ilex crenata is a similar looking and low maintenance alternative. The plants are just as…

Taxus baccata ‘Fastigiata Robusta’ columnar yew – care

Columnar yews are ideal both as hedge plants and as solitaires in the garden. Although the trees grow slowly, you have little work with them and lifelong joy. Yews also sprout again from the old wood, which makes them ideal topiary trees. They do not bare from the inside, as is the case with many other conifers. Yew trees…

Cut cherry laurel – timing and instructions

Cherry laurel challenges the gardener with stunning growth coupled with a sweeping silhouette. So that the evergreen ornamental tree does not dominate in the garden, regular pruning must not be put off. Among gardeners, cherry laurel is considered a botanical warhorse that likes to crowd out neighboring plants. So that the cut does justice to the individual attributes…

Creating a bird protection hedge – when can you cut hedges?

The classics for bird protection and their nutrition are fruit trees. But because these are too big for many gardens, many bird lovers resort to hedge plants. A lot can also be done with these for the feathered residents. Depending on the type and variety of plants, they provide shelter, cover, food and nesting sites. A mixture of early…

Cornus – planting, care and pruning as a hedge

The cornel is a widespread shrub, rather rarely a tree, that is highly valued by home gardeners for a wealth of benefits. Already in early spring, usually before the forsythia, the numerous golden yellow flowers announce the approaching spring. They form an attractive contrast to the lush green, slightly shiny leaves that appear a little later. In autumn,…

Narrow hedge as a privacy screen: 6 evergreen hedge plants

A narrow hedge as a privacy screen has numerous advantages, because there is not always enough space for a broader boundary. If the hedge plants are narrow in growth and evergreen, there are even more advantages and almost every area can be protected from unwanted looks and wind with the compact plants. Some plants are particularly good…

Is yew poisonous? Dangers for humans, cats & Co.

The yew – in the botanical jargon Taxus baccata – is a particularly easy-care and vigorous plant. Whether planted as a solitary plant or as a hedge, the lush green and the bright red fruits are eye-catchers and also ideal for people with no experience in plant care. But are the plants safe for humans and animals,…

Privet species in the garden: 10 evergreen and hardy varieties

Privet is one of the hedge classics par excellence. The olive trees are ideal for this purpose due to their dense growth and cut resistance. When looking for suitable privet species, the special properties must always be taken into account. If you’re looking for privet varieties that are hardy and evergreen, a great variety unfolds….

Portuguese cherry laurel, laurel cherry, Prunus lusitanica – care

The Portuguese cherry laurel definitely has the potential to become the new trend plant in German home gardens. He is currently making the first steps in this direction. He deserves it. However, with the restriction that it should be combined with native trees, then the laurel cherry also fits in ecologically. In terms of decorative value, she does so…