Gardening

Red Tip Photinia Plant Profile

Red Tip Photinia Plant Profile

Red Tip Photinia: Red tip photinia (Photinia x fraseri) is a broadleaf evergreen shrub that gets its title in the stunning red colour of its young leaves, that change into a dark green as they mature. Also called Fraser photinia, it’s a wonderful shrub for hedges and privacy screens. Additionally, …

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Golden Chain Tree Plant Profile

Golden Chain Tree Plant Profile

If you are looking for a plant profile for the Golden Chain Tree, you are in the right place. This particular species of tree has a unique ability to form a single chain, which looks like a bar code when viewed from above. These chains are actually long tendrils that …

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Bridal Wreath Spirea Plant Profile

Bridal Wreath Spirea Plant Profile

The bridal wreath spirea (Spiraea prunifolia) is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with an upright arching habit, including thick sprays of white double flowers that make an automatic focus in the landscape. Since it grows taller, the tree might come to be somewhat open and leggy. The Spiraea genus can be …

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13 Species of Ash Trees

Ash trees are in the Fraxinus genus within the olive (Oleaceae) family of woody plants. They are often used as shade, lawn, and street trees, and were once the most-planted urban tree across the U.S. You can identify ashes by looking for trees with opposite branching (not many trees do this) and …

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How to Plant and Care for a Dogwood Tree

Dogwood trees have an intriguing and storied history. It has been said that Native Americans would make daggers from the tree. Its very name seems to confirm that. Dogwood is derived from dagwood, a name that connects the material used with the tool created. The exceptionally strong wood made great …

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Best Xeriscape Plants: 37 Xeriscaping Ideas

Almost 40 years ago, in response to serious drought conditions at the time, Denver Water gave new life to a concept by coining the term “xeriscape.”  It was the beginning of an initiative to implement the concept of xeriscaping / desert landscaping and the use of xeriscape plants throughout the …

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How to Grow Citronella Plant

The citronella plant is prized for its citrus-like aroma. The scent is mistakenly thought to contain citronella which repels mosquitoes. This belief has given the plants their alternative name of mosquito plant. Pelargonium Citronella may not be the most effective way to keep mosquitoes away from your home. However, they …

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