Sweet gum, spherical amber tree – care and pruning

Because of its comparatively small pyramid-shaped crown, the sweetgum tree is also very suitable for smaller gardens. It reaches heights between 10 and 25 m and grows around 40 – 50 cm annually. In width it reaches a diameter of about 12 m. Due to its unusually beautiful, widely visible autumn color, this tree is very suitable…

Japanese maple, red and Japanese – care and cutting

The Japanese maple is native to Japan, Korea and China, where it is also widely used in bonsai art. In any case, the Japanese maple is a horticultural treasure that offers gardening enthusiasts plenty of creative freedom in design. In terms of care, the Japanese maple does not make particularly high demands; Nevertheless, a few prerequisites must be…

Silk tree, sleeping tree, silk acacia – care, pruning and wintering

The flowers of the silk acacia, also known as the silk tree and sleeping tree, look like bright pink cotton balls when the tree blooms during the summer months. The fast-growing tree, which is originally native to Asia, Japan, Pakistan, Iran and the Himalayas, belongs to the genus of the mimosa family. The delicately scented flowers, together…

Hawthorn, hawthorn tree – care and cutting

The hawthorn enchants with its bright and full flowers. And it is also the ideal plant for beginners and everyone who wants to spend their time in the garden relaxed and not with laborious maintenance. In order for it to thrive, however, a few points must be taken into account when caring for and cutting the hawthorn….

Trumpet tree – care, pruning, wintering and diseases

Although all parts of this plant are poisonous, it is very popular in regions with a temperate climate. There is a risk of confusion with the nightshade plant of the angel’s trumpet because the flowers are very similar; but otherwise have nothing in common. The egg-shaped leaves of the trumpet tree are between 10 cm and 20 cm…

Laburnum – care and pruning

The laburnum enchants with lush, bright yellow flowers that are a real eye-catcher in the garden. In addition, the laburnum, as the shrubby plant is also called, makes very little demands. Great beauty, an attractive effect on butterflies and little effort make the laburnum an enrichment – even for gardeners without green fingers. However, the Laburnum cannot be…

Pfaffhütchen (spindle bush) – care, cutting and propagation

Pfaffhütchen (spindle bush) – care, cutting and propagation

Parts of the plant have been used in folk medicine for centuries. The peacock has a diuretic, heart-strengthening and wound-healing effect and an effective powder against vermin was also made from the fruit. In the meantime, internal and external use is strongly advised against. All parts of the eucoat are considered to be extremely poisonous for humans and…

Japanese maple – care, cutting & propagation

Japanese maple – care, cutting & propagation

The Japanese maple (Acer japonicum) is a small tree or shrub that, as the name suggests, comes from Japan. It can be up to 10 meters high. The autumn color is striking. The leaves then change colors, becoming bright yellow, orange and red. But the flowers are not without it either. They are not big, but they are still noticeable. They…

Tulip tree – care, pruning & propagation

Tulip tree – care, pruning & propagation

While the real tulip trees, including the American and Chinese variants, are initially stingy with flowers, magnolia tulip trees enchant with their colored stands at an early stage. Both are reminiscent of tulips with their flowers, as the name suggests, and they also have similarly simple requirements in terms of location and care. Nevertheless, care should be…