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Variegated leaves
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Variegated leaves

The variegated leaves More and more often in nurseries we find plants, sometimes even the most common and widespread, with foliage of particular color, with pink, yellow, white streaks or zoning; in most cases these are not incredible genetic manipulations, in reality they are real mutations, which occur randomly in nature.

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Heather

The heather in the garden Rejoice gardens and terraces throughout the autumn and winter, but in reality they are small shrubs present in Italy even in nature, they are heathers, small evergreen ground cover. There are several species of heather, among which the most cultivated are Erica carnea and erica gracilis; Calluna vulgaris and the species belonging to the genus Daboecia are also called heather: in effect, they are very similar to heather, which bloom at the same time of the year.
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Grevillea rosmarinifolia

Grevillea The Grevillea rosmarinifolia is an evergreen shrub native to Australia; about two hundred evergreen species belong to the genus grevillea. The foliage, as the Latin name says, is similar to that of rosemary, the leaves are small, linear, needle-like, pointed, dark green, shiny and leathery; the shrub has a compact and densely branched development, overall it resembles a small conifer.
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White forsythia - Abeliophyllum

The genus abeliophyllum includes a single species, it is a shrub of small size, with deciduous leaves, originating in Korea. It has thin elongated stems, erect or slightly pendulous, brown or pinkish-brown; with roundish habit, these shrubs have slow growth, and can reach 150-200 cm in height and in width.
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Dypsis

This is a genus that includes dozens of species of palms, widespread in nature in southern Africa, and particularly in Madagascar. They have erect stems, which in some species resemble thin bamboos, while in others they are thick and squat; the fronds are elongated, arched, carried by a long rigid petiole, which can also develop around the stem; the segments develop into two strips, on the sides of the petiole, are bright green, stiff, lanceolate or ribbon-like; the length decreases from the base of the frond towards the apex.
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Agnocasto - Vitex Agnus-castus

Small tree or large deciduous shrub, native to Europe and Asia; the adult specimens can reach 3-4 meters in height, but it is possible to contain their growth with annual pruning interventions, to be practiced during the winter, these prunings are also advisable to maintain the compact shrub, preventing it from losing its branches low.
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Fuchsia - Fuchsia

On this page we will talk about: other articles: The fuchsia genus includes about a hundred species of deciduous or evergreen shrubs, originating in Central and South America and New Zealand. Generally in Italy the little rustic species are cultivated, of small or medium dimensions, which are used as annuals or as perennials to be withdrawn in a tempered greenhouse during the winter; however there are many rustic species, which can be used as garden shrubs, indeed in our country they are not widespread.
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Agapetes serpens

Agapetes serpens is a small evergreen shrub, native to Nepal, has epiphytic development in nature; produces a large tuberous root, from which numerous thin stems, up to 60-80 cm long, arcuate, of reddish color, which bear small lanceolate or ovate leaves, of dark green color, slightly pelossette on the upper page, coriaceous, with conspicuously demarcated central grain.
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Leucothoe axillaris

Leucothoe axillaris is a medium-sized evergreen shrub, native to North America. It has a well branched, erect stem with arched branches; the shoots are reddish in color, with the passage of time the foliage becomes dark green, shiny, slightly leathery and waxy; the leaves are oval, pointed and become reddish during the autumn period.
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Calicanto - Chimonanthus praecox

The calicanto The plant whose Latin name is calicathus is a shrub with a summer bloom, which produces large red flowers, very particular; in Italian with the term calicanto is instead designated another shrub, whose Latin name is chimonanthus praecox, it is one of the first garden plants that produce flower, still in full winter, even with very harsh climates.
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Strawberry tree - Arbutus unedo

Il Corbezzolo The corbezzolo, whose Latin name is arbutus unedo, is an elegant shrub of medium-large dimensions, with a rather disordered development, evergreen; It is highly appreciated in gardens thanks to its brilliant and persistent foliage and reddish bark. The strawberry tree is a small tree or shrub widespread throughout the Mediterranean area.
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Grow holly - Ilex aquifolium

Holly in the garden The holly is a small tree or a large evergreen shrub, which can reach ten meters in height, originating from central and southern Europe and part of Asia; in fact in nature it is more probable to find hollies of smaller dimensions, around 3-5 m high, structured as globose shrubs, with a pyramidal crown and one or more main stems.
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Chrysanthemum - Chrysanthemum

The hybrid chrysanthemums With the name chrysanthemum the flowers of the genus chrysanthemum that bloom in autumn are usually indicated; these are hybrid species, selected for the beauty or the size of the flowers; their diffusion is instead due precisely to the autumn flowering, given that in Italy they are the flowers traditionally used as a gift for the dead, whose feast falls in November.
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Ferns

The ferns in the garden Although they populate the undergrowth, the ferns seem to be more successful as indoor plants than in the garden; in reality there are many species of this plant that can easily find a place in the most humid, cold and dark places of our gardens or terraces, without fearing frost or bad weather.
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Forsythia - Forsythia

Forsythia in the garden The plants belonging to this variety are among the first shrubs that bloom at the end of winter, and their rain of yellow flowers heralds the lengthening of the days and the increase of temperatures, bringing us closer to spring; but how is this plant that is disappearing from the gardens cultivated?
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Grow Rose - Rose

Roses A noble flower, cultivated for centuries in the whole area of ​​the Mediterranean and in Asia, now present in gardens and parks around the world, the rose is one of the favorite shrubs of gardening enthusiasts, thanks to the ease of cultivation and to the beautiful flowers. In fact the cultivation of the rose in Europe is ancient; already in the past centuries the native species were cultivated for the beauty of the flowers, but also used to obtain the rich oil, with which ointments and perfumes were produced.
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Coleonema pulchellum

Coleonema pulchellum is a medium-sized evergreen shrub, native to southern Africa. It has a dense and compact development and can reach a height of 150-200 cm at an age; the foliage is linear, almost scaly, small, light green, very aromatic; the development is densely branched and the foliage tends to develop in a harmonious manner, forming a round, balloon-shaped shrub.
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Sinforicarpo - Symphoricarpos - Syphoricarpos

Synphocarpos white berries, with this strange name is indicated a beautiful shrub of North American and Asian origin; about ten species belong to the genus, all very similar. They are medium-sized shrubs with deciduous leaves, with small, dark green foliage.
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Azalea - Rhododendron

Azaleas and Rhododendrons Azaleas and rhododendrons belong to the same botanical genus, the rhododendron genus, which brings together about five hundred species of shrubs of various sizes, originating in Asia, Europe and nor America, belonging to the Ericaceae family. In the gardens we can admire the various hybrids, born from the cross between the most decorative species, or with the most showy flowering.
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Camellia cultivation - Camellia japonica

Camellias in the garden The Camellias belong to the theacee, there are about a dozen species, among which only some are cultivated as ornamental plants; for centuries cultivated in Europe, in reality the Camellias come from Asia, and in particular from China, Japan and Korea. These are medium to large shrubs, ranging from a meter up to 4-5 meters if they are in the best pedoclimatic conditions; camellias are evergreen, foliage is dark green, bright, oval.
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Tabernaemontana divaricata

The Tabernaemontana divaricata is a genus of medium-sized evergreen shrub, native to tropical Asia; it has a roundish habit and easily reaches 2-3 meters in height; the foliage is dark green, oval or lanceolate, quite thick and rigid; during spring and summer it produces small flowers with five petals, white, slightly fleshy, which give off a pleasant fragrance and bloom at the apex of the branches.
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