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How To Care For Viburnum Prunifolium

How To Care For Viburnum Prunifolium

Blackhaw Viburnum, bearing the scientific name Viburnum Prunifolium (vy-Bur-num, proo-ni-FOH-lee-um), belongs to the genus Viburnum (like viburnum plicatum) from the family Adoxaceae, commonly known as the moschatel family.Viburnum was historically included in the Caprifoliaceae or honeysuckle family but was then reclassified on the basis of molecular phylogeny.

Nandina Domestica Plant – The Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina Domestica Plant – The Heavenly Bamboo

When used correctly, the Heavenly Bamboo Nandina domestica a member of the Barberry family (Berberidaceae) is an ornamental garden shrub to be treasured the whole length of the West Coast and beyond.In USDA hardiness zones 8-10 it grows as an evergreen shrub. I’ve seen Nandina growing as a landscape specimen in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee and Virginia.

Ixora Plant: Growing Ixora Flower From Hedge To House Plant

Ixora Plant: Growing Ixora Flower From Hedge To House Plant

Ixora plants have been used in the landscape and ornamental plant of South and Central Florida for decades.Its also graduated for use as a patio, and houseplant. Many have seen it used as a formal hedge in southern Florida.Only a few of the approximately 400 species are grown for use in the landscape.

Caring For Little John Bottlebrush

Caring For Little John Bottlebrush

Little John Bottlebrush is the common name for Callistemon citrinus kal-lis-STEE-mon sit-REE-nus .It’s a compact evergreen shrub requiring little care or pruning and enjoys full sun.Callistemon citrinus “Little John” is a dwarf variety of the plant, native to New South Wales and Victoria in Australia.

Escallonia Plant Shrub Care Methods

Escallonia Plant Shrub Care Methods

Escallonia es-kuh-LOW-nee-uh is a genus of flowering shrubs containing several dozen species.Most varieties of escallonia shrubs are cultivated as hedging plants.Escallonias are part of the Escalloniaceae family, which includes six other genera.These are fast-growing plants with thick foliage and masses of flowers.

Mexican Heather Care: Tips For Growing Cuphea Hyssopifolia

Mexican Heather Care: Tips For Growing Cuphea Hyssopifolia

Mexican Heather – 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 names:Mexican heatherFalse heatherElfin herbMexican heather cuphea has been naturalized in Hawaii, where it’s often called Hawaiian heather.

Growing Clerodendrum Plant: How To Care For The Bleeding Heart Vine

Growing Clerodendrum Plant: How To Care For The Bleeding Heart Vine

Plants grown for the spring market have changed over the past few years. We use to see just the usual foliage mix.Now, there isn’t just foliage but color. Color is not limited to only hibiscus tree and bush, but Bougainvillea plant, flowering Mandevilla trellis, yellow flowering Allamanda cathartica, Stephanotis (bridal veil vine), and Clerodendrum.

Clerodendrum Speciosissimum Care: How To Grow The Java Glory Bower

Clerodendrum Speciosissimum Care: How To Grow The Java Glory Bower

Clerodendrum speciosissimum (kler-oh-DEN-drum spee-kee-oh-SIS-ee-mum) hails from the low mountain forest clearings of the Indonesian island of Java. It is a member of the plant family Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee).The plants’ genus name, Clerodendrum, is derived from Latin and is a combination of klêros, which means “chance” or “lot”, and déndron, which means “tree”.

Weigela Shrub Care: Growing Weigelas | Planting | Selecting | Pruning

Weigela Shrub Care: Growing Weigelas | Planting | Selecting | Pruning

The traditional Weigela plant is an attractive shrub, producing abundant bell-shaped or trumpet-shaped flowers in late spring and blossoms sparsely during the early summer.The genus Weigela is named after Christian Ehrenfried Weigel, (1748-1831) a German professor of chemistry and botany at the University of Greifswald.

Growing Purple Leaf Sand Cherry Shrub

Growing Purple Leaf Sand Cherry Shrub

Thanks to its massive popularity, the Rosaceae family has seen a lot of expansion over time to include just about every shape, size, and color imaginable.The famous cherry hybrid Prunus x cistena is no exception.While it may seem strange, plums, cherries, and even almonds are all part of the rose family; and Prunus x cistena‘s cherry blossoms are every bit as wonderful as a common rose.

Caring For Flowering Almond

Caring For Flowering Almond

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 or white flowers and red fruit with soft hair.Prunus triloba, sometimes called flowering almond or flowering plum, is a shrubby cherry.While the plant is relatively hardy, flowering almond requires a few specific steps for proper cultivation.

Lilac Question & Answer: Scale Insects | Not Blooming | Transplanting | More

Lilac Question & Answer: Scale Insects | Not Blooming | Transplanting | More

Lilacs are beautiful bushes and trees for the landscape. Below are questions and answers on a variety of lilac topics readers experience.Check out our article on Lilac Bush Care Lilac Bush Covered In ScaleQuestion: We have a lilac bush in our yard, covered with scale. We sprayed last year without success.