Smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens): Characteristics, Cultivars, Best Uses And More

The Smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) is a is a species of hydrangea that is deciduous in nature. It is a small- to medium-sized, multi-stemmed, growing to heights of 3 to 8 feet tall. Smooth hydrangea was first documented in the United States, where it is found growing wild amid woods, slopes, and stream banks throughout the … Read more

28 Types of Red Berry Trees (With Pictures)

With their endless variety of textures, shapes and sizes, trees and bushes both form the backbone of a landscape and help define its boundaries. Trees or shrubs that produce clusters of red berries also contribute a bright splash of color to the garden. Many fruit-producing trees and shrubs also attract beneficial wildlife such as crows, … Read more

32 Different Types of Carrots (With Pictures)

Carrots are a widely cultivated root vegetable, belonging to the Apiaceae family. They are usually orange in color, although they can also come in purple, white, yellow, and black varieties. They are native to Europe and Southwestern Asia. The cultivation of carrots has a long history, with evidence of their domestication in Central Asia around … Read more

14 Types of Pampas Grass Varieties With Pictures

Cortaderia selloana is a species of flowering plant in the Poaceae family. It is referred to by the common name pampas grass, and is native to southern South America. Pampas grass is named for the Pampas plains, where it is endemic. It is cultivated as an ornamental in warm parts of the world and is considered an invasive species in some areas … Read more

24 Different Types of Geraniums With Pictures

Pelargonium is a genus of flowering plants that includes about 280 species of perennials, succulents, and shrubs, commonly called geraniums, pelargoniums, or storksbills. Geranium is also the botanical name and common name of a separate genus of related plants, also known as cranesbills. These plants are typically herbaceous perennials and can grow to a mature … Read more

Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum): History, Cultivars & Other Characteristics

There are about 130 species of maple trees (Acer) in the world, with different varieties found throughout U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 9.  Each species has its own characteristics, including variances in leaf shape and color, bark, hardiness and overall tree form. The bigleaf maple also referred to as Oregon maple has the largest leaves of … Read more

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

21 Types of Papaya Varieties And Their Characteristics

The papaya, papaw, or pawpaw is a tropical fruit native to Mexico and South America. The papaya plant is part of the Caricaceae family and is native to Central America and southern Mexico. Today it is cultivated throughout the tropical world and into the warmest parts of the subtropics. The papaya fruit is slightly sweet, with an agreeable … Read more