14 Types of Grevillea Plants (spider flowers)

Grevillea plants, commonly known as spider flowers or Grevillea, are a genus of about 360 species of evergreen flowering plants in the family Proteaceae. These plants are native to Australia, New Guinea, New Caledonia, and Sulawesi. Grevillea plants are range from ground covers to trees, and have adapted to growing from desert to high mountain … Read more

Lawson Cypress: Origin, Characteristics, Lifespan, Cultivars And More

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, Lawson cypress, is a species of conifer in the genus Chamaecyparis, family Cupressaceae. It is native to a small region along the Pacific Coast mountain ranges, from Coos Bay in southwestern Oregon to the Klamath River in northwestern California. It was introduced into Europe in 1854 and named after the Scottish nursery (Lawson & Son) where it was first … Read more

Pampas Grass: History, Characteristics, Lifespan & How To Grow

Pampas grass is an evergreen ornamental grass that grows wild in its native to southern South America, particularly the Pampas region, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. It’s characterized by tall, reed-like appearance and feathery plumes, which can be either white or pink. It was introduced to Europe and North America in the 19th century and has … Read more

Bigleaf Magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla): History, Cultivars, Growth Rate & Care

Bigleaf magnolia leaves and flower Magnolia, (genus Magnolia), genus of about 225 species of trees and shrubs of the family Magnoliaceae native to North and South America, the Himalayas, and East Asia. They are valued for their large and fragrant white, yellow, pink, or purple flowers and frequently handsome leaves and unusual fruits. Some are important garden ornamentals; others are local timber sources. Magnolias are an ancient group of plants, having evolved around … Read more

Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii): History, Characteristics, Cultivars & Care

The Butterfly Bush, botanically referred to as Buddleja davidii, is a flowering plant that belongs to the family Scrophulariaceae. It is native to Sichuan and Hubei provinces in central China, and also Japan. It has been widely cultivated in other parts of the world, including North America, Europe, and Australia. The plant in many places … Read more

Panicled hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata): History, Characteristics, Cultivars & Care

Hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp.) bloom in pink, blue or white throughout the summer, producing their large pompoms or cone-shaped flower panicles on large, rounded shrubs. They grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Hydrangea paniculata, or panicled hydrangea, is a species of flowering plant in the family Hydrangeaceae native to southern … Read more

Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla): Characteristics, Cultivars & Care

Hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp.), with their immense ball-shaped flower clusters are usually good for making an old-fashioned elegance to a yard. Blooming from midsummer to fall, hydrangeas grow 3 to 6 feet tall. There are 23 species of hydrangea, although only five are grown in the United States, with bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) also called French … Read more