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Trees Too Big And Shrubs Too Small? Try A Shrub Tree
Michalis 'BIG Mike' Kotzakolios

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A shrub is too small and a tree is too big. A shrub cannot provide refreshing shade and a tree cannot provide the most beautiful blooms. A shrub requires a lot of care and a tree requires a lot of space. Surely, there should be a compromise, right? There should be a choice for those who wish to enjoy the best of both worlds, without having to be limited by the disadvantages of the same.

Basically, a shrub tree is a shrub that is big enough to serve the purposes of a tree. Through this, you can enjoy all the benefits that can be provided by a shrub, as well as all the benefits that can be provided by a tree. Shrubs that can be considered as a shrub tree are those that belong to the larger classes. These are the shrubs that are more than 8 feet tall. Some of them can even reach the height of 15 feet!

Some varieties of shrubs that can be considered as a shrub tree are the following:

* Rose Acacia Locust. This kind of shrub is often mistaken as a small tree. It's distinctive features are its thin, bristled branches, its pale purple-colored flowers that resemble conventional roses, and of course, its gangly height.

* Common Witch Hazel. The common witch hazel is a little stubbier than the Rose Acacia Locust, but it is still viewed by most as a small tree. This shrub tree bears yellow flowers that blossom in the colder months of the year.

* Mugo Pine. The Mugo Pine is often mistaken for a shrubby pine tree, instead of a shrub that looks like a pine tree. People who are in need of smaller Christmas trees find a lot of ornamental usage from the Mugo Pine.

* Chinese Lilac. Perhaps the smallest of the shrubs mistaken as trees, the Chinese Lilac is known for its flowers that come in different colors, ranging from purple, pink, lavender and white. Gardening shops seldom have stocks of the Chinese Lilac, given the extreme demand for this shrub tree.

* American Elderberry. The American Elderberry is known for its fruits that many believe possess some curative properties. These berries are used to treat coughs, bronchitis, flu and respiratory tract inflammation. And yes, they are often confused as small trees as well.

Finding shrubs that can substitute for trees is not that difficult. There are many stores, online and offline, that stores a variety of seeds and saplings waiting for you to take them home.

BIG Mike is a well known author, developer and Adsense expert as well as the owner of Niche Maniacs - a unique Adsense Marketing System designed to build long-term passive income streams from Adsense, Amazon, YPN, Chitika and other PPC services.

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