Jabuticaba, The Brazilian Grape Tree

Myrciaria Cauliflora is a beautiful and unusual tree from the family of Myrtaceae. Native to tropical climate of Brazil, the tree is commonly known as Jabuticaba and usually grown for its grape-like purple fruits. Though a bit slow growing, Jabuticaba makes a nice ornamental tree for small gardens. From a horticulturist’s point of view, Jabuticaba […]

Aromatic Flowering Shrub: Cistus Ladanifer

Cistus is a genus of evergreen flowering shrubs from the Mediterranean climates. Known for their colorful and variety of flowers, Cistus are excellent addition to any garden where they offer a long flowering spell in early summer. Originally growing is rocky plains and mountains, these colorful flowering shrubs are commonly known as Rock Rose because […]

Flowering Shrubs for Borders and Landscapes: Eupatorium

Eupatorium is a genus of flowering shrubs of wide distribution across temperate regions of Asia, North Africa, Mexico and Europe. These tall and semi-woody shrubs produce tufts of fluffy flowers of purple, white, pink or mauve colors. Good for borders and dividers, these evergreen shrubs are equally good as landscape or garden specimen plants that […]

Ipomopsis: The Standing Cypress Plant

Ipomopsis is a genus of lovely perennials, biennials and a few annuals from the family of Phlox. Native to North America and Europe, these lovely bloomers are excellent plants for small gardens as well as landscapes because of their prolific and showy scarlet flowers. Most species produce erect branches up to 2 to 4 feel […]

Hardy, Ornamental Flowering Shrub: Deutzia

Deutzia is a nice, low-growing and usually mound forming shrub that produces very ornamental flowers in summer. The genus offers more than 60 species and varieties (mostly from East Asia especially Japan) that add very nice and delicate show of colorful flowers in gardens. Most of the species are quite hardy and are capable of […]

Ornamental & Tropical Flowering Tree: African Tulip

These lovely flowers grow on Spathodea Campanulata which is an ornamental, evergreen tree from tropical climates of Africa. Commonly described as African Tulip tree or sometimes Flame Tree, Spathodea Campanulata makes an excellent ornamental tree for gardens and landscapes. African Tulip is a fast growing tree that grows up to 80 feet in its natural […]