Bottlebrush – Flowering shrub for hedges and screens

Bottlebrush are evergreen flowering shrubs from Australia and consist of about 34 species of shrubs known as Callistemon. The name comes from cylindrical, brush-like flowers that actually resemble a bottlebrush. Callistemon is available commercially in many colors. Most of the species are low growing shrubs that grow fast and attain a height of 4 to 4.5 […]

Adenium Obesum, The Desert Rose

Adenium Obesum, also known as Desert Rose, is a succulent and caudex forming shrub from southern region of Africa and Arabia. Adenium are popular for their unusual shapes and spectacular flowers. This slow growing flowering shrub can ultimately turn in to a small tree with large swollen trunk/caudex. Adenium Obesum can be used in landscape […]

Jacaranda Tree

Sequel to the Native Trees of Pakistan series, today I am introducing Jacaranda tree. If I have to describe the beauty of Jacaranda in one phrase, I would introduce it as: ‘breath-taking’. You only have to see this splendid tree in full bloom to truly appreciate its beauty – slender trunk, delicate leaves, and rich […]

Moringa Oleifera, the Miracle Tree

This post is third in the Native Trees of Pakistan series. The Indian sub-continent is home of amazing flora and fauna. The flowers, fruits, shrubs, herbs and trees of this region are well known for their spectacular beauty, mesmerizing fragrance, exotic colors and wonderful uses. In this post, I am writing about Moringa Oleifera, which […]

Delonix Regia, Gul Mohr Tree

This post is the first in the series of Native Trees of Pakistan. In this post, I am writing about Delonix regia also known as Gul Mohr tree. (Buy seeds online). Delonix regia belongs to the Fabaceae family and is known for its showy flowers. In fact, it is one of the most striking ornamental trees. […]

Agave Macroacantha

Agave Macroacantha is one of my favorite Agave Plants. It is neat, compact, and stiff. The leaves are usually blue-green with prominent black teeth and very sharp black spine. Agave Macroacantha is quite hardy plant and can withstand drought. It likes full to partial sun and can be grown from seeds and off-shoots though it […]