Betula Pendula ... or commonly known as Silver Birch are a highly ornamental fast growing, deciduous, slender white trunked tree with attractive bark and foliage with autumn colours.... wow what a mouthful, but thats how good they are !!!... they have so many different, attractive features throughout the year, that it is no wonder, they are one of the most used ornamental trees in gardens all around the world.
Silver Birch will grow generally tall, narrow or column like up to 15metres tall or more by up to 10 metres wide in full sun to partial shaded areas and having an amazing display or autumn colours of yellows and oranges before they go dormant for the winter months.
Silver Birch will grow in most conditions and climates, that have freely draining soil types and can tolerate more dryness than other trees once established. For best results use a thick organic mulch before the Summer months and water well until established.
Silver Birch has year round interest, is an excellent feature tree, planted on mass or in groups or in rows or avenues.
Luma Apiculata is an old fashioned forgotten favourite of the garden world. Luma Apiculata can grow to 3 metres tall, by 1.5 metres wide, making it an excellent screening and hedging option for those seeking some privacy. Luma is a fast growing shrub with creamy flaky bark and waxy rounded lemon scented foliage. small sized white fragrant flowers appear during the warmer months of the year. Luma prefers a well drained soil in a sunny to shaded position and is tolerant of frosts, dry conditions and coastal conditions once extablished.
Magnolia Grandiflora Little gem is a compact upright evergreen tree with glossy dark green leaves with an attractive underside of soft velvety brown, producing beautiful large creamy, fragrant, tea cup shaped flowers in the spring & summer months.
Magnolia Little Gem will grow up to 4 metres tall and 2 metres wide in full sun to part shade gardens and prefers rich, moist, free draining soil.
Little Gem is heat, cold and frost tolerant, looks great as a hedge, specimen tree, or in tubs / containers.
Remone any leaves or branches that appear at the base of the trunk or on the lower 20cm of the trunk, to allow air flow around base of tree and to assist with fertilising, watering and better shaping of the tree.
Magnolias respond really well to regular pruning after flowering to encourage newer, thicker growth, remove any spent or damaged flower buds.
Fertilise Magnolias 3 times a year with a good quality manure to get best, thicker growth and more flowers.