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

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

Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus): History, Varieties, Lifespan & Care

Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus) is a large shrub that reaches heights between 15 and 20 feet. It is a member of the bittersweet family (Celastraceae). It originated from Korea, China, Eastern Russia and Japan and is usually called winged spindle tree, winged euonymus because of its wing-like leaves protruding from the stems. The common name “burning … Read more

150 Types of Trees (Root System, Growth Rate & Lifespan)

Trees are among important organisms on Earth. They maintain the balance of ecosystems and supporting life in numerous ways. All over the world, there are many different types of trees, each with its characteristics, growth habits, and uses. Trees are mainly categorized as Deciduous and Evergreen (coniferous). Further classification include: Fruit Trees, Flowering Trees and … Read more

Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum): History, Cultivars, Lifespan & Other Characteristics

Silver Maple is a species of maple native to the eastern and central United States and southeastern Canada. Its natural range extends from New Brunswick, central Maine, and southern Quebec, west in southeastern Ontario and northern Michigan to southwestern Ontario, and south in Minnesota to southeastern South Dakota, eastern Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Silver maples … Read more

Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica): History, Varieties, Lifespan & More

The rubber tree (Ficus elastica), is a popular houseplant with large, glossy, and leathery leaves. It is native to the tropical regions of Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia and Malaysia. The plant belongs to the Moraceae family, which also includes figs and mulberries. It has become naturalized in Sri Lanka, the West Indies, and the US … Read more