Category Archives: Plants

Cheyenne Privet Size, Height, Growth Rate, Care, Zones, Problems

Privet plants (Ligustrum spp. ), commonly known as privet hedges, are evergreen flowering shrubs that, depending on the variety, can also be grown as small, bushy trees. The Ligustrum genus contains about 50 different species, all of which can provide a spectacular, traditional appearance when planted along a property line. Its common name, “privacy,” suggests that these bushes… Read More »

Columnar Maple Size, Growth Rate, Care, Root system, Problems

Columnar trees are perfect for incorporating color, grace, and beauty into a garden setting. When they border driveways, grow along fences, or serve as a privacy hedge, tall, slender trees produce a dramatic visual impression. Some dwarf columnar trees can be grown in pots and placed by a gateway or gate to create a lovely visual impression. Due to… Read More »

Summercrisp Pear Taste, Height, Pollination, Zone, Uses

The University of Minnesota introduced the cold-hardy early-season pear known as Summercrisp for usage in cold locations where most pear cultivars do not thrive and frequently do not bear fruit. This particular type is the product of hybridization between different species. The summer crisp pear tree (Pyrus communis ‘Summercrisp’ in botanical terms) yields fruit at the end of… Read More »

Weigela Wine and Roses Height, Care, Pruning, Companion Plants

Weigela florida Wine & Roses is a beautiful deciduous shrub with narrowly ovate, glossy, dark purple foliage that lasts all season. Large quantities of bright pink flowers bloom throughout the spring and summer, creating an eye-catching contrast. Wine & Roses is the result of Herman Geers’ nearly twenty-year breeding effort in Boskoop, Netherlands. Geers meticulously crossed existing Weigela… Read More »

Abbotswood Potentilla Size, Growth Rate, Pruning, Care

The white potentilla is a deciduous shrub that blooms for an extended period, from late spring to early fall. Potentilla ‘Abbotswood’ is a fantastic option for informal, low hedging because it grows to a height of approximately 75 centimeters but is easily maintained at a height of approximately 50 centimeters. Potentilla ‘Abbotswood’ thrives in moist soil, and while moderately rich… Read More »

Sunkist Arborvitae Growth Rate, Care, Problems, Diseases

The ‘Sunkist’ variety is a broad-pyramidal type that exhibits foliage that is lemon yellow in the spring and then intensifies to an orange-yellow in the winter. It normally reaches maturity at 6–10 feet tall and 5-8 feet broad. It is known as Thuja occidentalis. Sunkist Arborvitae is a spectacular evergreen shrub for residential landscaping, since it keeps a… Read More »