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There are many types of trees on our territory, all with specific characteristics that make them unique. We are aware that we will not be able to encompass all the various species, but we will do our best to introduce you to or deepen your knowledge of the most common and most cultivated ones. We will also consider plants that we find in many gardens of our homes. How many hedges and how many laurel plants we see every day while walking around the city, a plant with leaves with an intense aroma that is very suitable for flavoring the dishes of our kitchen and preparing decoctions very useful for our body. The olive tree, a symbol of peace, is now more and more often found in our gardens, small plants that embellish in a simple way and communicate a sort of serenity and sweetness. The magnolia found in parks ... continues


Articles on: Trees


  • Oak tree

    The oak is a highly symbolic tree, a tree that when it reaches a large size becomes of a rare beauty and also very impressive. Let's find out the characteristics and the different ones
  • Maritime pine

    The maritime pine is one of the traditional plants of our peninsular territory. We find it in fact in the coastal areas where the climate is milder
  • Cedar of Lebanon

    In this section we will talk about the characteristics of the cedar of Lebanon, its properties, the optimal climate and diseases
  • Linden

    The linden tree with large foliage used in parks and gardens to create shaded areas, let's find out how to grow it.
  • Strawberry tree

    The strawberry tree is a plant of Mediterranean origin that shows small fruits of various colors. Discover the characteristics and curiosities of the plant
  • Spruce

    Spruce is an evergreen plant with a particular charm. Discover the characteristics of the plant with our informative guide!
  • Olive tree

    In addition to being a plant widely used for production purposes, the olive tree is also a beautiful ornamental plant thanks to its beautiful wood and its particular bearing.
  • Mimosa

    Although mimosa is the undisputed symbol of Women's Day, it is still a pleasant-looking plant that can be grown as an ornamental in the garden.
  • Chestnut

    The chestnut is a tree found in many hilly and low mountain areas of Italy as it has always been favored by man for its dual quality as a tree producing chestnuts and
  • Judas tree

    Learn about the usual uses and the most widespread species of the Judas Tree
  • Create a garden with deciduous trees

    Deciduous trees, that is, those that lose their leaves in autumn, falling into vegetative rest until spring, let us perceive the passing of time and the passing of the seasons: emotion
  • Feijoa - Acca sellowiana

    This plant has very suggestive and particular flowers with a unique charm. Acca sellowiana is native to Central America, especially Brazil
  • Magnolia

    Do you want to find out how to grow a magnolia grandiflora in the best way? Here is our in-depth study dedicated to this beautiful ornamental plant
  • Palm tree

    Plant with a great exotic charm, the palm is a species that grows without problems in many areas of Italy even if lately it is suffering from various problems ... let's see which ones
  • Oak

    Oak is one of the noblest native plants there is and is one of the most appreciated oaks both for the wood and for the acorns it produces, useful for feeding animals
  • Weeping willow

    The weeping willow is one of the most used for ornamental purposes: it is a fast-growing deciduous tree, which can reach a height of up to 25 meters

continue ..., gardens, we cultivate it in pots for its magnificent flowers and its many species. You will also find information and curiosities about the Lebanese cedar plant, originally from southern Anatolia, Syria and precisely from Lebanon; this cedar, in the wild, is found on sloping, rocky soils, with a very cold climate and very dry summers, today it is especially common in parks and gardens in most of Europe. Within this section you will also find interesting information on mimosa, a beautiful ornamental plant, a symbol of Women's Day, which prefers mild climates and soils with high acidity. Another ornamental plant of which we will explain characteristics, varieties and more, is Ibiscus, widely used to compose hedges and embellish balconies and terraces. How many do you want, we happened to see those beautiful flowered, colorful balconies and in observing this splendor we were pervaded by a sense of lightness and tranquility! In the description of this plant, as for other plants and trees, you will find not only positive things such as colors, beauty, description of the lush flowers and fantastic bushes, but also diseases and methods to fight or prevent them, very useful for treating and giving the maximum to your plants and trees. A well-known plant that we will inform you about is maple, with its many species from Europe, China, Japan, North America. Some varieties of this plant are considered ornamental due to their elegance and the beautiful colors of their leaves. Perhaps a little less famous is the Bagolaro, a tree used above all to decorate avenues and reforest difficult land, in fact, as we will explain in this section, it manages very well to live and grow even along stony soils, thanks to the very strong roots that penetrate in these rocks and manage to crumble them (hence the name of "crushers"). The Hornbeam is also interesting, which is divided into black and white. In ancient times it was considered the hard of hard people, planes were made only with this type of wood. This plant lives in stony soil and feeds on a few substances that the soil makes available. There are two types of Catalpa that we will try to talk to you about in detail, the Bignoniodes and the Bungei. The characteristic of the first is that if you rub the leaves and the bud, they give off a bad smell. It is a tree that tolerates the cold that can reach up to 15 meters in height; the second has a lower height and in the summer it turns pink, it is not an evergreen plant and therefore loses its leaves at certain times of the year. In addition to those listed, other no less important plants and trees will be described in this section. An act, it seems to us, is due to write about these vegetables. They also have merits of no less importance but sometimes underestimated or abused: they provide us with shelter and refreshment on hot and sultry days spent in the fields, in the gardens, in the open air; they give us partial shelter in cases of light rains; from the cellulose extracted from their wood we get paper, last but not least they provide us with material to build parts of our houses. This section like all the others is very important to us, we have done our best to provide you with general information, characteristics, cultivation methods, curiosities, advice and much more regarding plants and trees. We very much hope to have been able to complete and deepen the knowledge you have already acquired and to have satisfied your desire to learn or just your curiosity, we wish you a good reading and, if you want, we are waiting for you in the other sections.


Everything you need to know about ornamental garden and evergreen trees

The ornamental trees they can rightly be considered what gives body to a garden or a balcony.
With theirs hair, dimensions and colors are the element that defines the character and identity of the courtyard itself: the right tree is capable of ennoble a limited space or bare.
The variety of ornamental plants they are many and different, and they can go from deciduous trees to evergreen, high or low trunk, by types grown in jar to others suitable for courtyards.

For ornamental plants grown in pots, the choice of it is fundamental. There are many types of pots, from the heavier and less manageable ones made of concrete, to the more economical and practical ones made of plastic. The size of the pot then depends on the plant that will be placed inside. We at Portale del Verde have chosen this plastic jar which also offers you the possibility to choose the size that is most comfortable for you! Don't miss this opportunity.

Below is the main information to get to know the world of ornamental trees: what are the main types, what must be taken into consideration when choosing the plant, how to plant it, how much energy is needed for proper care and many other useful information.

For the garden, public or private, it is necessary to make a choice aimed at respecting the needs of the space available, as for ornamental trees.
First of all we need to consider their size, which can direct the decision towards low or tall trees, and the presence of buildings around, a fact that must be taken into account when planting a tree that could grow too much. Secondly, it is necessary to choose a plant according to the type of soil and the typical climate of the place.


A brief history of garden trees

In common memory, one of the earliest historical references to garden trees lies in the famous Alhambra gardens.
In the splendid setting of Granada, the Moors created a triumph of evergreen, fruit and ornamental trees.
From Italy to France it was a flourish of gardens where the trees were chosen for ornament and color and were interspersed with beautiful fountains.

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Expense distribution of trees of exclusive property

Different is the case of trees of exclusive property. These can be placed:

  • on common parts of the condominium: Article 1102 of the Civil Code allows all condominiums to use the common parts according to their own interests as long as they do not alter the distinction and do not prevent other condominiums from doing the same. Therefore, it is certainly permissible to plant flowers or trees in the common garden
  • on parts of private property: in this case, the tree is planted in the exclusive property garden.

If in the first case the expenses for ordinary or extraordinary maintenance of the plants are borne only by the owner, since he cannot ask the other condominiums to participate in the costs for pruning, for uprooting or planting (it is he who in fact made the choice to acquire the plants), in the second case instead ( trees on private property) a distinction must be made. In particular:

  • if the trees were planted by the original builder with the aim of providing an ornamental value to the entire building, any expenditure - ordinary or extraordinary - will be divided among all condominiums in proportion to thousandths, unless otherwise agreed in the regulation
  • if, on the other hand, the trees have been planted on the initiative of the condominium owner of the garden, they will have to face all expenses.


There are several varieties of plum, but the fruits are always sweet and juicy! Plums are delicious to eat as they are, but also made into a delicious jam. The tree grows well in a large pot on the terrace or balcony, or simply on the ground in the garden. This sun-loving tree simply rejoices in its warmth.


Evergreen garden trees: Eucalyptus

Born in Oceania, in Italy the eucalyptus can reach up to 25 meters in height (unlike the native lands, where it reaches 90 meters in height). The shrub it should be planted in full sun and sheltered from the wind which could damage its hair, generally oval or irregular in shape.

He can't stand the cold: better that temperatures do not drop below 10 degrees. The soil in which it is to be planted must be fertilized and well drained. Its cultivation is perfect for the bark, flowers and aromatic leaves.


Caring for ornamental trees

Take it care of ornamental trees garden implies first and foremost a correct planting: once this is done, the plant grows well independently, obviously with the necessary irrigation.
Particular attention should be paid in the early days to root development and branching, which could interfere with the roots of other trees. It is also good prune dry branches for the growth of new shoots, but you also have to be careful about do not prune the plant unless necessary, to leave it free to grow in the most natural way possible.

In the case of important pruning, you need to equip yourself with the right equipment, both for safety and for making clean and clean cuts, such as:

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