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Rhododendron

Rhododendron (syn Azalea) heath family (Ericaceae)

Rhododendron The Rhododendron is an evergreen flowering plant that belongs to the heath family. There are more than 1000 species of rhododendron, densely branched it can grow to 5m in height. also see Trees & Shrubs – Flowering Trees & Shrubs Rhododendron, often called “rhodies”, is a genus of 1,024 species of woody plants in […]

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Tree of the Month – June – Gorse – Ulex

Trees & Shrubs – Flowering Trees & Shrubs – Gorse / Ulex Tree of the Month – June – Gorse – Ulex Evergreen, thorny, flowering shrub or bush. Native species include. Ulex europaeus (common gorse): 2.5m, evergreen, good on poor soil Ulex gallii (western gorse): 2m, evergreen, thrives in sandy, acid soil Gorse, common gorse, […]

Cherry Trees – Prunus Umineko

Cherry Trees – Prunus Umineko

Cherry Trees – Prunus Umineko Trees & Shrubs – Flowering Trees & Shrubs – Cherry Trees – Prunus Umineko Prunus ‘Umineko’ is a cultivar of Prunus incisa or Fuji cherry crossed with Prunus speciosa or the Oshima cherry. Featured as a street tree in Haringey London. The young examples here look tidy and uniform, well suited as […]

Lime pleaching in progress – All Saints Church, Highgate North London

Lime tree pleaching London tree surgeons

Lime tree pleaching London tree surgeons – Job Profile Pleaching or plashing is a technique of interweaving living and dead branches through a hedge for stock control. Trees are planted in lines, the branches are woven together to strengthen and fill any weak spots until the hedge thickens. Branches in close contact may grow together, due […]