Jacaranda flowers growing healthy in its natural environment

Jacaranda Tree: Comprehensive Guide

A jacaranda tree adds amazing color to your yard, putting on a striking show of purple to signify the arrival of spring. This hardy tree does best in subtropical and tropical climates making it best suited for USDA zones 9 through 11. Mature trees grow quickly, reaching 40 feet tall and 60 feet wide.

Indian laurel trunk growing healthily

Indian Laurel Fig – Everything You Need to Know

Also known as a Chinese banyan tree, the Indian laurel fig is an evergreen species that retain their glossy green foliage year round. The bark is smooth and light gray, and the wood considered softer and weak because of the tree’s fast growth rate. A unique root system makes this tree one to remember. Aerial roots form from the branches, hanging down to the ground and rooting, doubling or tripling the width of the tree’s trunk.

Pygmy date palm trees growing healthy with proper care

Pygmy Date Palm Tree Care

Popular as a backdrop to pools and other water features, the pygmy date palm reaches its full height of 8 to 12 feet in 5 to 10 years. Native to subtropical areas, they grow best in zones 10 and 11, unable to tolerate frost on cold nights. In colder climates they can be grown in containers and overwintered indoors as a houseplant.

Chinese elm tree growing healthily with the proper care

Chinese Elm Tree – Care Guide

The Chinese elm grows as both a deciduous and evergreen tree, depending upon the climate where it’s grown. In warm areas it lives as an evergreen, maintaining its glossy dark green leaves year round. In colder climates, the leaves on the long arching branches turn bright shades of purple, yellow, and red, falling to the ground as temperatures drop. Trees can live from 50 to 150 years when properly cared for.

Healthy queen palm trees requires proper care

Queen Palm Tree Care – Everything You Need to Know

One of the most popular ornamental palms used in landscaping, the Queen Palm tolerate a variety of climates in hardiness zones 9 to 11. Specimens grow about 6 feet per year, topping out around 50 feet tall and spanning 25 feet wide. Fronds grow out of the top of the trunk to form the distinguishable “crown”.

Fake fiddle leaf that fits in beautifully to surroundings

Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree – A Great Alternative

A faux fiddle leaf fig tree is a great alternative to a true fiddle leaf fig, requiring very little care. These artificial plants have a realistic look and help to pull together a living space. Large, waxy leaves appear very lifelike and help to drawn attention to surrounding decor.

Japanese maple tree leaves growing strong because of good care

Japanese Maple: Care and Maintenance

Japanese Maple trees add elegance and stunning color to landscape with their brilliant shades of red and green. Available in sizes from dwarf species to standard varieties that reach 25-feet tall, there is a variety suitable for every space. These slow-growing trees only grow 1 to 2 feet a year and are cold hardy down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

Green giant in a row being used as a privacy hedge

Green Giant Arborvitae – Everything You Need to Know

Growing 3-5 feet a year, and topping out at 60 feet tall, Green Giant arborvitae are perfect for hedges and privacy screens. They stay full and green year-round and are resistant to insect pest problems, as well as deer. These evergreens are adaptable to most hardiness zones if they have well-draining soil and plenty of room to grow.

Fruit trees that grow in the desert are very popular

Fruit Trees That Grow In The Desert

Living in the desert doesn’t mean your garden has to be barren of fruit trees. Certain varieties of plum, apple, pomegranate, and peach thrive in the arid climates. Look for varieties with low-chill requirements that produce fruit that ripens before hot summer temperatures. Regardless of the type, make sure it’s given plenty of water and appropriate care.

Thuja occidentalis make wonderful trees if grown properly

Emerald Cedar – A Planting and Care Guide

The narrow pyramidal shape and decorate fan-shaped leaves of the Emerald Cedar make it a popular arborvitae species in landscapes. These plants thrive in growing zones 2 to 7, and grow to about 15 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. Younger plants have a bright-yellow green foliage that deepens to emerald green with age.

Tree stump that needs to be removed properly requires a guide

How to Rot Out a Tree Stump

It may sound unconventional, but rotting a tree stump out of the ground is a great alternative if grinding or burning it out isn’t feasible. After drilling holes into the stump, different chemicals are put into the holds to disintegrate the wood. This process needs to be repeated every month and can take up to 12 months to rot a stump to its roots.

Desert trees that grow in arid conditions

8 Different Types of Desert Trees to Consider Growing

Desert dwellers aren’t limited to cacti and native grasses in their landscapes. There are numerous trees such as the desert willow, sweet acacia, and Texas mountain laurel that thrive in arid, hot climates. Different varieties are available in varying heights, flowers colors, and growth habits.

Beautiful bushes planted at correct time

When is the Best Time to Plant Bushes?

The best time of year to plant bushes and trees is early to mid fall, giving the plant time to establish a healthy root system before spring. If this isn’t possible aim to plant in early spring just after the lost winter frost when the ground thaws. Planting in the summer leads to short roots that grow close to the surface.

Fiddle leaf fig can really add a lot to the interior of a house

Fiddle Leaf Fig Interior Design: 7 Inspirational Ideas

The gigantic, glossy leaves on the fiddle leaf fig make it an impressive houseplant. It can add character to the surrounding decor, while highlighting the plant’s beautiful features. Incorporate them into interior design to foster relaxation, create an illusion of movement, or help shrink high ceilings.

Pruning boxwood is important to maintaining a tidy appearance

How to Trim Boxwoods – 5 Important Tips

Trimming boxwoods properly is key to keeping shrubs beautiful and healthy. Prune once a year in the spring using pruning shears, loppers, or hedge trimmers. Perform touch ups through mid-summer if necessary. Immediately remove dead or deceased branches.

Preventing arborvitae disease is important to prevent death and pests

Arborvitae Turning Brown – How to Prevent it From Happening

Seeing your arborvitae trees turn brown is quite disheartening. They may turn brown naturally due to seasonal needle drop or because of fungal diseases, winter burn, and pests. Understanding why it’s turning brown is essential to keep it from reoccurring.

evergreen shrub in the landscape

15 Boxwood Types (The Most Popular Ones)

Boxwoods are incredible versatile, evergreen shrubs that maintain green foliage all year. There are over 90 species, and 365 different varieties. The most common types are divided into 5 subcategories: small-leaved, Japanese, Korean, common, and hybrid cultivars. Read on to find out more about the 15 most popular types.

Planting boxwood in your yard requires proper instructions and tips

How to Plant Boxwood

Plant boxwood in late winter or early spring in a spot that gets a combination of sun and shade. These slow-growing evergreen shrubs grow best when sheltered from the intense afternoon sun. The soil should be neutral to slightly alkaline and drains well. They make great borders or backdrops and can be shaped into topiary forms.

Multiple different types of arborvitae growing in a nursery

Arborvitae Types: 7 of the Most Popular Varieties

Arborvitae are common landscape plants as they are easy to care for and resistant to insect and disease problems. The most popular types are Emerald Green, Green Giant, Firechief, American, Dwarf Golden, Golden Globe, and North Pole. Each type has its own striking characteristics that make it popular.

Healthy ash tree canopy after being given proper care

Ash Trees: Everything You Need to Know

Ash trees are exceptional, medium to large sized trees suited for growing in USDA zones 2 through 9. They are identifiable by their opposite branching — each limb has a mate protruding from the opposite side of the trunk. Older trees are recognizable by the diamond bark pattern.