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 […]

Crape Jasmine, Flowering Bush

Normally known as Moonbeam, Chandani (in Urdu) and Crape Jasmine, Tabemaemontanus Coronaria is an excellent evergreen and ornamental bush for lawns and gardens. Abundance of dazzling white flowers justifies the name Moonbeam – just watch the beauty of its small white flowers under moonlight. Culture Tabemaemontanus produces glossy leaves of dark green color and gains […]

Quisqualis Indica – The Rangoon Creeper

I was raised in a big house with plants, vines and trees in abundance. Naturally, I have a lot of childhood memories associated with these plants… and there are some special memories that I still cherish like a big Rangoon Creeper vine loaded with large tufts of white, pink and bright red flowers. It was […]

6 Flowering Shrubs for Gardens and Landscapes

Flowering shrubs can add dramatic effects to your landscape design and home garden. You can grow and train them according to your requirements – as compact hedges, fences, climbers or just as pruned flowering shrubs growing to provide colorful effect to your landscape design throughout the year. Shrubs are very versatile: evergreen, flowering round the […]

Ixora – growing from a bush to a tree

The Ixora Parviflora growing in my lawn is sprawling in all directions, these days. Previously it has flowered abundantly. It produces bunches of creamy white flowers with a hint of fragrance. This year, it is producing more leaves than it had produced ever. The lime-green leaves are covering the entire plant to form a nice […]