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Fabulous Trees-Shrubs Letter F

Fabulous trees-shrubs letter F is another page in the list of plants section. The list can be a reference guide and will give you a little information on a variety of different plant specimens that grow around the world.

Many of these trees and shrubs will grow in various types of soil conditions. They will range in size from a spreading shrub, to an enormous size tree. Here is some information for you about a few trees and shrubs that begin with the letter F.


Fagus

The Fagus - Beech family consists of only ten specimens. The varieties are native to Asia, North America, Europe, and UK. Most of the the ten can be found in Japan, and China. The Beech will grow well in zones five through ten. All of these trees are deciduous and can mature up to 130 feet tall.

The Beech loves well drained soil and will need some shelter from strong winds. These are fascinating specimens as in autumn their foliage turns to a rich brown tone, and the bark illuminates into a gray color. In spring, male and female clusters of flowers emerge. After the flowers have died off in late summer, fruit appears and splits open.

There are tiny seeds that fall resulting in food for the wildlife environment. The timber is widely known for making furniture and wood floors. There's a beautiful grain in the wood.

Fatsia

The small Fatsia family has but three species. This genus is native to Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. The shrubs or small trees will grow well in zones eight through eleven in the United States. The specie can survive in zone seven if brought indoors during the colder winter months.

The fabulous Fatsia is noted for its striking tropical and large foliage. This plant can take sun to partial shade, and will mature anywhere from six to eight feet tall.

Bloom time arrives in October and November, when round clusters of white flowers appear. The flowers are followed by black berries. This is a great specimen for many types of gardens as well as hedges. Try intermingling Fatsia with perennial flowers. It's a wonderful shrub for a tropical garden setting.

Felicia

There are about eighty species that make up the Felicia - Blue Daisy family.

The Blue Daisy is native to Africa and Arabia, and will grow in zones nine through eleven in the United States. Felicia species can be annuals, perennials, and evergreens.

In warm tropical climates, the fabulous flowers will appear throughout the entire year. Purple and blue tones create a wonderful setting for mass planting.

The foliage is highly fragrant and wonderful near a bench or gazebo.

The Blue Daisy thrives in full sun, and needs well drained and rich humus in the soil. Deadheading will give you a longer flowering season.


Ficus

Massive Banyan Roots

Ficus is a large family that consists of over eight hundred species. These deciduous or evergreen species grow in abundance in subtropical to tropical areas around the world.

The Common Fig or Ficus carica bears edible fruit. Most of the species are grown for their ornamental look. The Ficus elastica or Rubber Plant is native in tropical Asia and will reach heights of one hundred feet.

The Ficus macrophylla or Australian Banyan grows in the coastal regions of eastern Australia. The tree can mature up to one hundred and thirty feet. Most of these trees will become very tall and one must consider planting in an open area, as the root systems are very invasive.

These are fabulous trees we saw when we visited the Thomas Edison Botanical Gardens in Fort Myers, Florida. The sprawling trunk structure makes the Banyan a truly unique specimen.

Forsythia

The fabulous Forsythia family consists of seven different species that carry a long history.

Gardens in China and Japan grew this fabulous shrub in the nineteenth century.

They are grown today throughout many different climate regions, and will do well in zones four through nine in the United States.

The Forsythia comes alive in the springtime with massive yellow and gold tone flowers. We have planted the Forsythia in many client's gardens and in an open landscape area.

In one backyard, we planted thirty specimens on one side, and another thirty on the other side.

This created a mass planting and a wonderful setting in front of a lake.

Different varieties range from three to ten feet high and five to twelve feet wide. It is a deciduous shrub and loves full sun.

The Forsythia can be drought tolerant, but does need occasional watering. The flowers aren't as abundant in the warmer climates. It's a great specimen for your spring showcase.

Kumquat

Close Up Of Kumquat

There are five small evergreen trees or shrubs in the Fortunella - Kumquat family. The Kumquat or Cumquat is native to China and Europe.

The Fortunella will grow well in zones eight through ten. In spring the plants emerge with white flowers, followed by the delicious edible mall orange-yellow tone fruit. This family loves full sun and well drained soil.

You can find out more about the Kumquat in our tropic section.


Fraxinus

The Fraxinus - Ash family consists of around sixty five deciduous trees.

The Ash will grow in many northern hemisphere locations and is frost hardy, so this specie will do well in zones four through ten in the United States.

These fabulous species are seen in parks, along streets, and in open areas. The Ash can mature up to eighty feet tall.

One of the most popular Ash trees is the White variety. It is grown in many eastern US areas, as well as in southeastern Canada.

Some varieties will produce flowers and in the fall, fabulous colors of red, orange and yellow leaves take over the landscape.

Fuchsia

There are around one hundred species in the Fuchsia family. They have some of the most fabulous colored flowers. It is native to South and Central America. There are a few varieties that will grow in New Zealand and Tahiti.

In the United States this specie will do well in zones nine through eleven. The sprawling varieties are common in zones seven and eight in containers and hanging baskets.

Fuchsia needs sun to partial shade, and moist, well drained soil. This family does need protection from the hot summer winds and afternoon sun.

Pink, red, and purple tones are in mass quantity on these plants. It's absolutely a wonderful specimen for a ground or container garden.


Herbee Greenthumb

Herbee here. The eight families above are examples of fabulous trees-shrubs letter F. They so many of us to enjoy the beauty of nature and our environment.

Any one of these family members, if grown in your geographic location, will make a great addition to your landscape or gardens.

Other Articles You Might Be Interested In.

Fatsia, Along With Ginger And Angel Trumpet --- Ficus Or Banyan Trees

Kumquat --- More List Of Plants (Besides Fabulous Trees Shrubs Letter F)



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