Crocosmia Lucifer (Montbretia): How To Plant, Grow & Care

Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ is a perennial plant with brilliant red, tubular flowers and sword-shaped leaves. It belongs to the genus Crocosmia, which comprises about eleven species native to South Africa, parts of central and east Africa, Sudan, and Madagascar. The ‘Lucifer’ variety was developed in 1966 and is recognized as the most popular and hardy crocosmia … Read more

Climbing Hydrangea: Characteristics, Cultivars And More

Hydrangea petiolaris, a climbing hydrangea, is a species of flowering plant in the family Hydrangeaceae native to the woodlands of Japan, the Korean peninsula, and on Sakhalin island of easternmost Siberia in the Russian Far East.  This woody vine, known scientifically as Hydrangea anomala, climbing hydrangea is not a twining vine that wraps around supports, … Read more

Kwanzan Cherry Tree: Lifespan, Growth Rate And Other Cultural Characteristics

Kwanzan cherry is a flowering cherry cultivar. Developed in the Edo period (1603-1868) of Japan, the Kwanzan cherry isn’t a single species but a cultivar. It’s believed to be the result of multiple interspecific hybridizations involving the Oshima cherry (Prunus serrulata). The original name of the tree is ‘Sekiyama,’ but it is rarely used. Sekiyama … Read more

Lemon Cypress Tree: Lifespan, Growth Rate And Other Cultural Characteristics

The Lemon Cypress, scientifically referred to as Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’ or commonly also known as Golden Cypress or Italian Stone is believed to have originated from a mutation or selective breeding of the Monterey cypress. It was introduced as a cultivated plant for landscaping and container gardening because of its compact size, unique coloration, and … Read more

15 Major Types of Tulips and Their Names – Identification Guide

Tulips are spring-blooming perennial herbaceous bulbiferous geophytes in the Tulipa genus. Their flowers are usually large, showy, and brightly coloured. They often have a different coloured blotch at the base of the tepals, internally. The name “tulip” is thought to be derived from a Persian word for turban, which it may have been thought to resemble by those who … Read more

Prairifire Crabapple Trees: Origin, Lifespan, Growth Rate And Other Characteristics

Prairifire’ crabapple trees (Malus x ‘Prairifire’) also referred to as Iowa crab is a species of crabapple tree ( genus Malus), which includes about 35 species native to Eurasia and North America. Prairifire Crabapple grows to a height of 15-20 feet. It is usually adorned with reddish new foliage that matures to a dark green, complemented by … Read more

Adams Crabapple Trees: Origin, Lifespan, Growth Rate And Other Characteristics

Crabapple trees are valued for their spectacular spring blooms, tree form, ornamental fruit and colorful autumn foliage. The Malus genus to which crabapple trees belong originates from Europe, Asia, and North America, and there are about 35 species within this genus. The Adams Crabapple tree (Malus ‘Adams’) is a variety of crabapple tree that was developed … Read more