How To Grow Hawthorne Tree

Red berries of the Hawthorn shrub

Commonly known as Hawthorn, Crataegus (krah-TEE-Gus) is a genus from the Rosaceae family and related to the: Cotoneaster Flowering Almond Red Tip Photinia The genus comprises several hundred species … [Read more]

Tips On Leucothoe Axillaris Care

Leucothoe Axillaris Coastal Doghobble

Leucothoe Axillaris (loo-KOH-thoh-ee, ax-ILL-ar-iss) is an evergreen shrub and belongs to the Ericaceae family along with Calluna Vulgaris.  The broadleaf evergreen is indigenous to the … [Read more]

Caring For Hebe Plants

Purple blooms of the Hebe plant

Hebe [HEE-bee] is a genus of plants found throughout New Zealand, French Polynesia, and parts of South America.  The genus includes close to 100 different … [Read more]

How To Grow Mexican Heather

Dainty Blooming Mexican Heather plant

Cuphea hyssopifolia [KYOO-fee-uh, hiss-sop-ih-FOH-lee-uh] is a small shrub belonging to the Lythraceae family.  It’s native to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala.  Cuphea hyssopifolia has several common … [Read more]

How To Care For Mirror Plants

Attractive Mirror Plant

Found in the coastal regions of New Zealand, Coprosma repens [kop-ROS-muh, REE-penz] is an attractive evergreen shrub with white and green leaves.  It’s part of … [Read more]

Learn How To Grow Copper Leaf Acalypha

acalypha wilkesiana (copper plant)

The Copper leaf plant, botanically called Acalypha wilkesiana [ak-uh-LY-fuh, wilk-see-AY-nuh], is an evergreen subtropical shrub.  This colorful Acalypha plant along with its cousin the chenille … [Read more]

Tips On Chinese Perfume Plant Care

Blooming Chinese Perfume Plant (Aglaia Odorata)

Aglaia odorata [ah-GLAY-uh, oh-dor-AH-tuh] is a large shrub belonging to the Meliaceae or mahogany family.  This pretty, fragrant perennial plant hails from: Cambodia Indonesia Myanmar … [Read more]

How To Care For Calycanthus Occidentalis

blooming calycanthus occidentalis (spice bush)

Calycanthus Occidentalis [kal-ee-KAN-thus, ok-sih-den-TAY-liss] has a difficult name to pronounce. Most people simply call it the spicebush.  Other common names include: Carolina sweet shrub Carolina spicebush … [Read more]

Caring For Flowering Almond

blooms of the flowering Almond (Prunus Triloba)

Prunus triloba [PROO-nus, try-LO-buh], belongs to the Rosaceae (Rose) family and comes from China.  It’s become a popular ornamental plant due to its pale pink … [Read more]

Learn Philadelphus Lewisii Care [Mock Orange]

Blooms of the mock orange (Philadelphus lewisii)

Philadelphus Lewisii [Fil-uh-DEL-fuss, Lew-ISS-ee-eye] is a deciduous shrub from the family Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea).  This plant is native to North America, east to Montana and Idaho, north to southern British Columbia, and northwest California. The Philadelphus Lewisii var Gordonianus is widespread, yet … [Read more]

Learn How To Plant Azalea Bushes

blooming Azaleas we share how to Plant Azaleas

Azaleas are small, shade tolerant flowering shrubs belonging to the Rhododendron genus.  Their long-lasting blooms appear in the springtime and provide welcome color in shady … [Read more]