Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum): History, Cultivars, Growth Rate, Lifespan & More

Acer is a genus of trees and shrubs commonly known as maples. The genus is placed in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae, along with lychee and horse chestnut. There are approximately 132 species, most of which are native to Asia, with a number also appearing in Europe, northern Africa, and North America.  Acer saccharum, the sugar … Read more

London planetree: Bark, Leaves, Root System, Growth Rate Cultivars & Lifespan

Platanus × acerifolia, Platanus × hispanica, or hybrid plane, is a tree in the genus Platanus. It is often known by the synonym London plane or London planetree. It is a hybrid of Platanus orientalis ( Oriental plane) and Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore). It prefer U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 8. … 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

18 Types of Pothos Plants (Characteristics & Pictures) – Identification Guide

Epipremnum aureum (family Araceae), commonly referred to as pothos, devil’s ivy or pothos vine, contains some of the most popular and durable interior tropical ornamental foliage plants. The genus Epipremnum and its 10 known species are tree-climbing vines native to the Solomon Islands. In tropical settings, pothos can grow to be large in size, climbing trees 50 feet … Read more

32 Types of Pansies (Annual and Perennial Pansy Varieties)

The garden pansy is a type of polychromatic large-flowered hybrid plant cultivated as a garden flower. It is derived by hybridization from several species in the section Melanium of the genus Viola, particularly V. tricolor, a wildflower of Europe and western Asia known as heartsease. Pansy blooms are fragrant and edible. They originated in England … 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

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