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Balcony trees

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Balcony trees

Even a small balcony immersed in the chaos of the city can reserve pleasant surprises for those who want to have a green corner where to relax and put their green thumb into action, the balcony is in fact a valid alternative, to create even if in miniature, a real green oasis.

Deciding to create a green corner on the balcony implies minimal botanical knowledge, but it can easily be within everyone's reach, even the less experienced. To ensure a successful result of the trees you need some tools such as the shovel, essential for transporting the soil and for making repottings. The vases, an essential element for balcony trees, in fact the vase is the "place" where the tree will be positioned, it is advisable to use terracotta pots that guarantee a good temperature range. Fundamental for the care of terrace trees also the scissors, useful for cutting the dry branches and pruning the plants to avoid overgrowth, finally essential for the growth of the trees a nebulizer and a watering can.

Before choosing the type of plant to be placed on our terrace, it is right and proper to make a series of evaluations, first of all understand the capacity of the balcony itself, in fact there are balcony plants that grow quickly, reaching considerable sizes and therefore they need quite large pots, it is therefore advisable to understand the maximum weight that our balcony can support avoiding to overload it creating damage to the structure. Another essential evaluation is the exposure of our terrace. The exposure is essential to ensure a good growth of our plants in fact implies the presence or absence of sun and therefore the type of plant suitable for this exposure, in fact some types of plants are not suitable for every type of terrace.


Trees for balconies facing east

If the terrace is exposed to the east it implies a not excessive exposure to the sun in the morning hours which then decreases normally during the day. In the summer, i.e. in the period of maximum heat, the balcony does not overheat, for this reason the evergreen acidophilic plants are suitable, the most common are: the Camellia, the Skimmia.

In addition to giving a splendid and fragrant flowering in the spring, the Camellia is also an evergreen tree, in fact in the winter it does not lose its leaves.

The Monkey is a shrub that grows up to a maximum of 80 centimeters, is spontaneous in the woods, has a luxuriant and beautiful vegetation with an erect and compact habit. The characteristic of this tree are the leaves, in fact they are dark green in color that vaguely reminiscent of the leather and have a long oval shape, in spring they bloom filling up with very fragrant white flowers in the shape of small stars.

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