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Compared to deciduous trees that shed their foliage to adapt to the change of seasons, evergreen trees stay green and functional throughout the year. An essential difference between the leaves of deciduous trees and evergreen ones is that the latter have thicker and broader foliage. All of it makes evergreens life savers for the garden during winter. Something is calming and reassuring about their stability – when the other trees change over the year, evergreens are as green as ever!
Before planting an evergreen tree, pay attention to a few things that will help to choose the best one for your garden:
Select the spot to plant it. Do it even before buying the tree; you need to know exactly if it will have enough space in your yard.
Please pay attention to its future size. It would help if you found a perfect place for your best evergreen tree, so its growth won’t be restricted by limited space. Consider planting it somewhere it won’t create shade close to the house since it can cause some problems during winter.
Consider the foliage’s density. If you plan to use the evergreen trees for privacy as sort of a fence between you and the rest of the world, the density of leaves is crucial. If they are thick, they will suit better for such a purpose; for example, conifers are great for this purpose.
Decide on the most suitable color for the landscaping. Evergreens come in various colors – from dark and light green to bluish, so plant in your garden the one that will supplement it.
Choose a tree for your soil type. Soil is vital because the tree will thrive in suitable soil but not otherwise.
And last but not least, consider the climate. Some trees are deciduous in one environment and evergreens in the other. Conifers are primarily hardy, but some trees native to the tropics won’t survive in a colder climate.
Pines are the ones that can be considered the most popular among evergreen trees. Such a variety as the Monterey pine is the most cultivated among the pines. It is worth mentioning that such popularity is linked to the fact that pine trees are generally the most notable representatives of evergreen trees.
Oriental spruce isn’t the kind of tree that is easy to find in some garden centers. But it is insanely disease-resistant, especially towards the needle cast disease that is very damaging for other spruces since it turns their needles brown and then makes them fall off. In general, these trees aren’t only tough but also pretty!
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