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Mediterranean shrubs and trees

Mediterranean shrubs and trees from Lubera

Mediterranean shrubs and trees give your garden or balcony a lasting southern flair.

   
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Blue Potato Bush

Solanum rantonnetii - related to the potato but a thousand times more beautiful

From £17.90 *

Chinese Redbud 'Avondale'

Cercis chinensis 'Avondale' - a compact spring bloomer

From £30.40 *

Chusan Palm

Trachycarpus fortunei - Chinese Windmill Palm

From £13.40 *

Crape Myrtle 'Double Dynamite'

Lagerstroemia indica 'Double Dynamite' with double power and explosive colours!

£30.40 *

Crape Myrtle 'Double Feature'

Lagerstroemia indica 'Double Feature'

£30.40 *

Crape Myrtle 'Fuchsia d'été'

Lagerstroemia indica 'Fuchsia d`été', hardy, fuchsia-coloured flowers from July to...

£30.40 *

Crape Myrtle 'Monbazillac'®

Lagerstroemia indica - with spectacular autumn colouring

£30.40 *

Crape Myrtle 'Pécharmant'®

Lagerstroemia indica 'Pécharmant'® - mauve/blue-coloured variety for containers

£30.40 *

Crape Myrtle 'Périgord Pourpre'®

Lagerstroemia indica 'Périgord Pourpre'® - red with a hint of purple

£30.40 *

Crape Myrtle 'Red Imperator'®

Lagerstroemia indica 'Red Imperator'® - with bright red flowers

£30.40 *

Crape Myrtle 'Rhapsody in Pink'

Lagerstroemia indica 'Rhapsody in Pink' has pink flowers with contrasting dark foliage

£30.40 *

   
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More information about Mediterranean shrubs and trees

 

Here in the Lubera® garden store, you can buy Mediterranean shrubs and trees such as Chusan palms or windmill palms, figs or the evergreen magnolia. We also help you with the important question of whether the Mediterranean shrubs and trees are hardy in your region and at the locations you have chosen. 

 

 

Mediterranean plants for sunny gardens

 

If you want to give your garden a holiday feeling, Mediterranean shrubs and trees play a decisive role in addition to the special potted plants and Mediterranean perennials. As with every garden design, these plants form the framework for flowering beds and they are planted near perennials that are either cushion-like or used as fillers and guides. Mediterranean shrubs and trees are durable and offer something in every season. Since they are also somewhat more expensive to buy than perennials and potted plants, their selection should be made with great care. The team at Lubera® will gladly help you to select beautiful Mediterranean shrubs and bushes for your garden.

Woody plants fulfil several functions: first of all, they give structure to the garden design by providing focal and anchoring points. The eye of the amazed observer wanders from grove to grove and enjoys the blossoming and leafy plants growing between these Mediterranean plants. Shrubs also play an important role as privacy screens and shade providers. And finally, they provide habitats for the native fauna, such as nesting and feeding places for birds. Mediterranean woody plants can also do this, but above all, they add flair to your garden. 

 

When Mediterranean plants are hardy

 

Winter hardiness is essential for planting Mediterranean shrubs and trees in your garden. Many of them are conditionally or almost completely hardy. However, it always depends on the location and region. A selection of the hardiest shrubs and trees with Mediterranean flair can be found here at Lubera®. Among the hardy plants, these are particularly interesting: 

  • Chusan palms or windmill palms with a winter hardiness down to -17°C
  • Figs with a winter hardiness down to -12°C
  • Olive trees with a winter hardiness down to -10°C

However, these temperatures are only approximate values. Winter hardiness is a relative value. One tree is harder than another if it

  • is older
  • acclimatised longer at one location
  • healthier and is more protected.

Thus, for instance, an old olive tree is in principle more robust than a completely young olive tree. If however, the tree lived decades or still longer under the hot sun of Andalusia, it might be difficult for it to get used to damp-cold winters north of the alps. It is, therefore, better to purchase a young to middle-aged plant and slowly it get used to the colder winters. A good method can be to overwinter the plant in a pot outside at first. When the first and maybe the second winter has been successful, you can plant it out. 

 

Planting Mediterranean shrubs and trees

 

Essential points for success with Mediterranean woody plants are already set during planting. The ideal period for planting is either early autumn - i.e. September to mid-October - or early to mid-spring. Of course, the specific location in the garden is decisive for the flourishing of the woody plants with a Mediterranean flair. As a rule, these plants should be planted under protection. This is especially true for regions where winter hardiness could be put to the test. Protected means that the north and east sides of the site, in particular, are protected by a wall, brickwork or other evergreen shrubs. Such protection prevents cold north or east winds from harming the plants. 

Furthermore, one must pay attention to the fact that these Mediterranean plants cannot get waterlogged. The soil must therefore be permeable. In some cases, a garden is located on former agricultural land that has clay layers at the level of the ploughing depth. If such clay layers exist, they must be pushed through during planting. The soil can also be prepared with a little sand and coarse gravel as a drainage material when planting the Mediterranean shrubs. 

 

Mediterranean woody plants in containers

 

If your garden is not quite so large or your region has very cold winters, there may be good reasons to plant Mediterranean shrubs in containers. As long as you choose the right container, this is usually not a problem. Palms, figs or even olive trees are regular potted plants in many a castle or botanical garden. However, the containers must have at least two characteristics: they must allow good water drainage and they must be sufficiently large. However, you should not overdo it with the size of the container. The aim of planting in a container is to protect the trees and shrubs in the winter. For this purpose, the container must be mobile and transportable.

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