Known as the ‘Lilac of the south’, crape myrtle is grown for its flowers that have a very long bloom in the summer. Crape myrtle can be grown as a tree or a shrub, while the flowers come in a wide range of colors. If you’d like to give crape myrtle a go, take a look at this useful care guide.
Despite the huge controversy around Sassafras Tree’s safety and the safety of its active compound Safrole, once a flavorful medicinal plant, this ornamental tree is still favorable by many gardeners. Due to its canopy-like, rich and colorful foliage, it is a very attractive tree for landscaping. Here are some interesting facts and useful information on Sassafras tree and products made of Sassafras.
Have you ever dream of growing a chocolate on a tree? Or wishing to try a fruit that tastes like chocolate? This unusual tree will make your wishes come true. Not only the Black Sapote fruit has a chocolate-like flavor, but it’s also a healthy alternative to chocolate. Black Sapote, also called Chocolate pudding fruit (Diospyros nigra), is a tropical plant cultivated for its tasty, chocolate-like flavor fruits. Native to Central America, Black Sapote is a culinary delight in Mexico, Guatemala, Caribbean, Colombia and Central America. The tasty Black Sapote fruit can be eaten raw, but it can be used as an ingredient in desserts, smoothies, and various beverages. Learn how to grow your own Black Sapote and how to enjoy its healthy and delicious fruits.
Ming Aralia (Polyscias fruticosa) is a tropical plant domestic to Pacific Islands and it is prized both for is feathery foliage and its unusual and attractive form. In its native climate, it is grown outside, but there is no reason why you shouldn’t keep it as a houseplant. Learn how to properly grow this beautiful and exotic plant indoor and outdoors.
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The smoketree (sometimes also called smoke tree or smoke bush) is an awesome specimen tree to have in your garden or landscape. As trees go it’s very compact, usually topping out at 10 to 12 feet tall and wide. It can reach as high as 20 feet, but even this is small enough to fit into most gardens, as long as it’s the main focal point.
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If you ever wondered why a bay tree looks familiar, it’s because you probably have the leaves stored away in your pantry. If you add bay leaf to you stews or soups, you used a leaf from the bay tree. Read on to learn more about the aromatic bay tree!