Redbud trees belong to the pea family (Fabaceae) and are very versatile, being suitable for use as both shrubs and trees. They are reliable bloomers, often signaling the first sign of spring when their branches light up with masses of small flowers before their leaves emerge several weeks later.
Rhododendrons are a highly popular plant, thanks to their ability to bloom abundantly with a large array of different flowers. With near 1,000 species available, Rhododendrons offer a wide variety of choices, with something to suit almost any climate.
Blue flowers are not considered exceptionally rare, but they are certainly one of the least commonly found flower colors in gardens, with blue flowers accounting for just ten percent of all flowering plants known in the world.
Johnny jump ups are wildflowers native to Spain and other areas of Europe, though they have since been introduced to North America. Typically, these flowers grow in the wild, in the meadows, wasteland, fields, and beaches.
Willows are popular among gardeners for their ornamental looks. Aside from that, their strong root systems also make them popular in landscaping, working well as a form of erosion control.
Poinsettias are the quintessential Christmas plant. The best-selling variety of this plant comes in shades of red and green, and as the plant is at its most vibrant over winter, it seems that it was created especially for the festive season.
With over 2,600 species of palm in existence, choosing the right palm for you might seem challenging. We’ve narrowed down the most popular types of palms into manageable categories to help you discover the best type of palm for your home or garden.
Shrubs are sometimes described as small trees, and in fact, many trees can take the form of shrubs if they are pruned and trained correctly. Shrubs are typically bushy style plants, some of which can be pruned into ornamental designs, while others do better when left to their own natural shapes.
Jacob’s ladder plant is so-called because of the pinnate leaf pattern, which resembles a ladder. Its delicate foliage is just as attractive as the cup-shaped flowers that bloom in mid to late spring and throughout the summer.
The dusty miller plant is scientifically known as the Jacobaea maritima, though it was previously identified under the name of Senecio cineraria, and some places still incorrectly label the dusty miller with this name.
This perennial herb or ornamental is confusingly commonly known as anise hyssop, although the plant is neither part of the hyssop species, anise seed, or a star anise. In fact, it is part of the mint family and has many semblances to the mint plant, including its square stalks and toothy dull green foliage with paler undersides.
The vitex tree can be grown as a tree or shrub and features beautiful fragrant lilac flowers that bloom throughout the summer. It grows easily, to the point of becoming invasive in some areas, to heights of between 15 and 20 feet. The foliage of the tree resembles the cannabis plant, with five leaflets splayed out like an open hand. The leaves have a similar scent to that of sage.