Trees & Shrubs Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Virginia Willow (Itea virginica), a North Carolina Shrub
Lovely white flowers hang down from the branches on the Virginia willow.

Wild Raisin Viburnum (Viburnum cassinoides), a North Carolina Shrub
You can add color to your garden in winter by planting a wild raisin viburnum.

Beaked Hazelnut (Corylus cornuta), a North Carolina Shrub
If you are looking for a hazelnut shrub that comes from North Carolina, try the beaked hazelnut.

Black Huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata), a North Carolina Shrub
If you are planting a wildlife garden in North Carolina, try growing the edible black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata).

Broadleaf Meadowsweet (Spiraea latifolia), a North Carolina Shrub
If you want butterflies to come to your North Carolina garden, consider planting a broadleaf meadowsweet (Spiraea latifolia).

Carolina Rose (Rosa carolina), a North Carolina Shrub
One pretty species of rose that is native to North Carolina is the Carolina rose (Rosa carolina)

Coastal Plain Willow (Salix caroliniana), a North Carolina Shrub
If you are prone to outdoor allergies, the coastal plain willow might be problematic. However, this can work well for others in moist location.

Grow Your Own Aphrodisiacs
Get in the mood when you grow your own aphrodisiacs. 10 trees and shrubs are found within.

Pine Nuts
Pine nuts (Pinus edulis) - Grow Your Own Aphrodisiacs

Roses
Roses (Rosa spp.) - Grow Your Own Aphrodisiacs

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Almonds
Almonds (Prunus dulcis) - Grow Your Own Aphrodisiacs

Avocados
Avocados (Persea spp.) - Grow Your Own Aphrodisiacs

Bananas
Banana (Musa spp.) - Grow Your Own Aphrodisiacs

Cacao
Cacao (Theobroma cacao) - Grow Your Own Aphrodisiacs

Coconuts
Coconuts (Cocos nucifera) - Grow Your Own Aphrodisiacs

Durian
Durian (Durio zibethinus) - Grow Your Own Aphrodisiacs

Fig
Fig (Ficus carica) - Grow Your Own Aphrodisiacs

Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo biloba - Grow Your Own Aphrodisiacs

Blue Gum
Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) - Meet 12 Species of Gum Trees

Northern Swamp Dogwood
Northern Swamp Dogwood (Cornus racemosa) - 12 Species of Dogwood Trees, Shrubs and Subshrubs

European White Elm
European White Elm (Ulmus laevis) - Meet 10 Species of Elm Trees

Angel's Trumpet
Trees & Shrubs.

Fringe Tree
Trees & Shrubs.

Giant Dogwood
Trees & Shrubs.

Kobus Magnolia
Trees & Shrubs.

Salmon Gum
Salmon Gum (Eucalyptus salmonophloia) - Meet 12 Species of Gum Trees

Red Cap Gum
Red Cap Gum (Eucalyptus erythrocorys) - Meet 12 Species of Gum Trees

Lemon-Scented Gum
Lemon-Scented Gum (Corymbia citriodora) - Meet 12 Species of Gum Trees

Dwarf Apple
Dwarf Apple (Angophora hispida) - Meet 12 Species of Gum Trees

Meet 11 Trees and Shrubs with White Flowers
If you are looking for a tree or shrub that produces white flowers, check out one of these 12 lovely species.

Orange Jasmine
Trees & Shrubs.

Manna Gum
Manna Gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) - Meet 12 Species of Gum Trees

Buttonbush
Trees & Shrubs.

Carolina Silverbell
Trees & Shrubs.

Black Chokeberry
Trees & Shrubs.

Natal Plum
Trees & Shrubs.

More Evergreen and Tropical Trees and Shrubs
Further Choices of Tropical Trees and Shrubs -Meet 12 Species of Gum Trees

European Privet - Ligustrum vulgare - Invasive Shrubs
European privet is an invasive shrub in some areas around the world.

Heavenly Bamboo - Nandina domestica - Invasive Shrubs
Heavenly bamboo, an invasive shrub, is so named because it looks like bamboo.

Himalayan Blackberry - Rubus armeniacus - Invasive Shrubs
The Himalayan blackberry can be incredibly invasive.

Japanese Barberry - Berberis thunbergii - Invasive Shrubs
The Japanese barberry is commonly used in gardens despite being invasive.

Japanese Spiraea - Spiraea japonica - Invasive Shrubs
This species of spiraea from Asia can force out native spiraea shrubs.

Japanese Tree Lilac - Syringa reticulata - Invasive Shrubs
Japanese tree lilac has the potential to become invasive, but is not usually a problem.

Lantana camara - Invasive Shrubs
Lantana can become invasive in some areas.

Scotch Broom - Cytisus scoparius - Invasive Shrubs
A common invasive shrub is Scotch broom.

Wineberry - Rubus phoenicolasius - Invasive Shrubs
Wineberry is a bramble that can become invasive.

Burning Bush - Euonymus alatus - Invasive Shrubs
Though it's glorious in the fall, burning bush can be quite annoying and not worth planting.

Common Gorse - Ulex europaeus - Invasive Shrubs
Common gorse can be an invasive shrub.

Amur Corktree - Phellodendron amurense - Invasive Trees
The Amur corktree has become a nuisance in many areas.

Melaleuca quinquenervia - Invasive Trees
Though melaleuca has medicinal uses, it tends to be invasive.

Paper Mulberry - Broussonetia papyrifera - Invasive Trees
The bark of the paper mulberry can be made into paper.

Peruvian Pepper - Schinus molle - Invasive Trees
The Peruvian pepper can be an invasive tree in warm regions of the United States.

Quaking Aspen - Populus tremuloides - Invasive Trees
The quaking aspen clones itself and can take over rapidly.

Siberian Elm - Ulmus pumila - Invasive Trees
Siberian elm is very tenacious and can be invasive.

Tamarisk - Tamarix - Invasive Trees
The tamarisk trees use lots of water, causing other plants to have problems.

Black Locust - Robinia pseudoacacia - Invasive Trees
The black locust can be an invasive tree.

White Poplar - Populus alba - Invasive Trees
The white poplar will sucker and spread.

Box Elder - Acer negundo - Invasive Trees
The box elder, a maple species, can be invasive.

Brazilian Pepper - Schinus terebinthifolius - Invasive Trees
In warm areas like California, Hawaii and Florida, the Brazilian pepper can become invasive.

Chinese Tallow Tree - Sapium sebiferum - Invasive Trees
Though the Chinese tallow tree has useful products, it should not be planted due to its invasive nature.

Common Buckthorn - Rhamnus cathartica - Invasive Trees
Common buckthorn will easily come back even if cut down.

Spotted Gum
Spotted Gum (Corymbia maculata) - Meet 12 Species of Gum Trees

Snow Gum
Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora) - Meet 12 Species of Gum Trees

Scribbly Gum
Scribbly Gum (Eucalyptus haemastoma) - Meet 12 Species of Gum Trees

Silver Dollar Gum
Silver Dollar Gum (Eucalyptus cinerea) - Meet 12 Species of Gum Trees

Allegheny Chinkapin (Castanea pumila ), a North Carolina Shrub
If you would like wildlife to visit your garden in North Carolina, try planting an Allegheny chinkapin (Castanea pumila).

Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata), a North Carolina Shrub
Leatherleaf bears bell-shaped flowers that are white. It liked soil that is moist and acidic.

American Mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum), a North Carolina Shrub
American mistletoe is a small shrub that can be somewhat parasitic in that it sends out roots into the branches of other plants.

Spice Trees and Shrubs
If you want to add your own special touch to the food you cook, why not grow the spices yourself? Here are basic growing facts for 11 of them.

Mace and Nutmeg
Mace and Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) - Grow Your Own Spices

Pink Peppercorns
Pink Peppercorns - Grow Your Own Spices

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Annato
Annato (Bixa orellana) - Grow Your Own Spices

Carob
Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) - Grow Your Own Spices

Members of the Genus Fraxinus
You can use one of the 12 ash tree species here for shade or to line a street. Each one is a member of the Fraxinus genus.

Narrow Leaf Ash
Narrow Leaf Ash (Fraxinus angustifolia) - 12 Species of Ash Trees

Pumpkin Ash
Pumpkin Ash (Fraxinus profunda) - 12 Species of Ash Trees

Velvet Ash
Velvet Ash (Fraxinus velutina) - 12 Species of Ash Trees

White Ash
White Ash (Fraxinus americana) - 12 Species of Ash Trees

Black Ash
Black Ash (Fraxinus nigra) - 12 Species of Ash Trees

Blue Ash
Blue Ash (Fraxinus quadrangulata) - 12 Species of Ash Trees

California Ash
California Ash (Fraxinus dipetala) - 12 Species of Ash Trees

European Ash
European Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) - 12 Species of Ash Trees

Green Ash
Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) - 12 Species of Ash Trees

Gregg's Ash
Gregg's Ash (Fraxinus greggii) - 12 Species of Ash Trees

Manna Ash
Manna Ash (Fraxinus ornus) - 12 Species of Ash Trees

Meet 12 Species of Dogwood Trees: Cornus Genus
See facts and photos about 12 different species of dogwood trees, shrubs and subshrubs. They all belong to the Cornus genus.

Red Osier Dogwood
Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea) - 12 Species of Dogwood Trees, Shrubs and Subshrubs

Stiff Dogwood
Stiff Dogwood (Cornus foemina) - 12 Species of Dogwood Trees, Shrubs and Subshrubs

Swedish Cornel
Swedish Cornel (Cornus suecica) - 12 Species of Dogwood Trees, Shrubs and Subshrubs

Canadian Bunchberry
Canadian Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) - 12 Species of Dogwood Trees, Shrubs and Subshrubs

Flowering Dogwood
Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) - 12 Species of Dogwood Trees, Shrubs and Subshrubs

Kousa Dogwood
Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa) - 12 Species of Dogwood Trees, Shrubs and Subshrubs

Pacific Dogwood
Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nuttallii) - 12 Species of Dogwood Trees, Shrubs and Subshrubs

Pagoda Dogwood
Pagoda Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia) - 12 Species of Dogwood Trees, Shrubs and Subshrubs

Members of the Ulmus Genus
Elm trees are deciduous trees that have a problematic past due to Dutch Elm disease, but new varieties are offering improved resistance.

Siberian Elm
Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila) - Meet 10 Species of Elm Trees

Slippery Elm
Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) - Meet 10 Species of Elm Trees

Other Trees to Consider
Other Species to Consider - Meet 10 Species of Elm Trees

American Elm
American Elm (Ulmus americana) - Meet 10 Species of Elm Trees

Camperdown Elm
Camperdown Elm (Ulmus glabra 'Camperdownii') - Meet 10 Species of Elm Trees

Cedar Elm
Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia) - Meet 10 Species of Elm Trees

Cherry Bark Elm
Cherry Bark Elm (Ulmus villosa) - Meet 10 Species of Elm Trees

Chinese Elm
Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) - Meet 10 Species of Elm Trees

David Elm
David Elm (Ulmus davidiana) - Meet 10 Species of Elm Trees

English Elm
English Elm (Ulmus procera) - Meet 10 Species of Elm Trees

Red Flowering Gum
Red Flowering Gum (Corymbia ficifolia) - Meet 12 Species of Gum Trees

Rainbow Gum
Rainbow Gum (Eucalyptus deglupta) - Meet 12 Species of Gum Trees

Members of the Eucalyptus, Angophora and Corymbia Genera
If you are interested in trees that are tropical and evergreen, one of these 12 species of gum trees may be perfect for your garden.

American Elderberry
Trees & Shrubs.

Bridal Wreath Spirea
Trees & Shrubs.

Amur Honeysuckle - Lonicera maackii - Invasive Shrubs
The Amur honeysuckle can become invasive in some areas.

Multiflora Rose - Invasive Shrubs
This species of rose can be weedy.

Staghorn Sumac - Rhus typhina - Invasive Shrubs
Staghorn sumacs spread through rhizomes, becoming invasive

Autumn Olive - Elaeagnus umbellata - Invasive Shrubs
Be cautious when planting autumn olive as it may be invasive.

Beach Vitex - Vitex rotundifolia - Invasive Shrubs
Beach vitex is a scourge on many coasts.

Bush Honeysuckle - Lonicera tatarica - Invasive Shrubs
Though bush honeysuckle has beautiful flowers, it can spread rapidly.

Cape Honeysuckle - Tecomaria capensis - Invasive Shrubs
Cape honeysuckle is one of my favorite shrubs, even if it can become invasive.

English Holly - Ilex aquifolium - Invasive Shrubs
English holly is a symbol of Christmas and is invasive.

Amur Honeysuckle - Lonicera maackii - Invasive Shrubs
The Amur honeysuckle can become invasive in some areas.

Glossy Buckthorn - Rhamnus frangula - Invasive Trees
The glossary buckthorn can be difficult to remove.

Norway Maple - Acer platanoides - Invasive Trees
The Norway maple is now considered to be invasive.

Russian Olive - Elaeagnus angustifolia - Invasive Trees
Russian olive is able to grow where other plants struggle. It can become invasive.

Tree of Heaven - Ailanthus altissima - Invasive Trees
The tree of heaven seems to have no limits in where it is able to grow.

Blue Gum Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus globulus - Invasive Trees
The blue gum eucalyptus has become especially invasive in California.

Chinaberry - Melia azedarach - Invasive Trees
In addition to being invasive, Chinaberry is poisonous.

Common Ironwood - Casuarina equisetifolia - Invasive Trees
The common ironwood is similar in appearance to pine trees.

American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), a North Carolina Shrub
For a North Carolina native shrub that will provide color during, winter, try the American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana).

Star Anise
Star Anise (Illicium verum) - Grow Your Own Spices

Allspice
Allspice (Pimenta dioica) - Grow Your Own Spices

Black Pepper
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) - Grow Your Own Spices

Capers
Capers (Capparis spinosa) - Grow Your Own Spices

Cinnamon
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) - Grow Your Own Spices

Cloves
Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) - Grow Your Own Spices

Juniper Berries
Juniper Berries (Juniperus spp.) - Grow Your Own Spices

See Other Trees and Shrub Species
More tree and shrub galleries that are included on Trees and Shrubs at About.com

Carolina Ash
Carolina Ash (Fraxinus caroliniana) - 12 Species of Ash Trees

Rough Leaf Dogwood
12 Species of Dogwood Trees, Shrubs and Subshrubs

More Trees and Shrubs
Look at these trees and shrubs for more possibilities

Common Dogwood
Common Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea) - 12 Species of Dogwood Trees, Shrubs and Subshrubs

Cornelian Cherry
Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas) - 12 Species of Dogwood Trees, Shrubs and Subshrubs

Grand Fir
Grand Fir (Abies grandis) - Meet 12 Species of Fir Trees

One Seed Juniper
One Seed Juniper (Juniperus monosperma) - 12 Species of Juniper Trees and Shrubs

Chinese Juniper
Chinese Juniper (Juniperus chinensis) - 12 Species of Juniper Trees and Shrubs

Common Juniper
Common Juniper (Juniperus communis) - 12 Species of Juniper Trees and Shrubs

Creeping Juniper
Creeping Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis) - 12 Species of Juniper Trees and Shrubs

Drooping Juniper
Drooping Juniper (Juniperus flaccida) - 12 Species of Juniper Trees and Shrubs

Subalpine Fir
Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) - Meet 12 Species of Fir Trees

Other Types of Evergreen Trees
Meet 12 Species of Fir Trees - More Evergreen Trees

Fraser Fir
Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) - Meet 12 Species of Fir Trees

Members of the Juniperus Genus
You may be surprised to learn that the berries on juniper trees and shrubs are cones, making them evergreen conifers. Learn more about them here.

Rocky Mountain Juniper
Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) - 12 Species of Juniper Trees and Shrubs

Utah Juniper
Utah Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma) - 12 Species of Juniper Trees and Shrubs

More Evergreen Trees and Shrubs
Trees & Shrubs.

Alligator Juniper
Alligator Juniper (Juniperus deppeana) - 12 Species of Juniper Trees and Shrubs

California Juniper
California Juniper (Juniperus californica) - 12 Species of Juniper Trees and Shrubs

Eastern Redcedar
Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) - 12 Species of Juniper Trees and Shrubs

Greek Juniper
Greek Juniper (Juniperus excelsa) - 12 Species of Juniper Trees and Shrubs

Meet 12 Species of Fir Trees - Members of the Abies Genus
Are you looking for an evergreen tree for your landscape? Consider one of the fir trees. These are also a popular choice for use as a Christmas tree.

Spanish Fir
Spanish Fir (Abies pinsapo) - Meet 12 Species of Fir Trees

Common Shrub Profiles
Descriptions of commonly used shrubs including scientific and common names, soil, water, and light needs, zone, common varieties, and photos.

Growing the Pomegranate in the Home Garden
The pomegranate (Punica granatum) offers brightly colored fruit that ripens during the fall. Learn how to grow this superfruit in your own garden.

Growing the Princess Flower in the Home Garden
The princess flower (Tibouchina urvilleana) is best grown in tropical and subtropical gardens. It features gorgeous purple blossoms.

Seven Son Flower (Heptacodium miconioides) Facts
Bring butterflies to your yard in late summer with a seven son flower shrub. This plant features fragrant white blooms.

Growing the Violet Churchu in the Home Garden
If you are a fan of purple blossoms and hummingbirds, you will definitely want to check out the violet churchu (Iochroma cyaneum) shrub.

Western Juniper
Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) 12 Species of Juniper Trees and Shrubs

Photo of Banana - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The banana is one of the most common fruits grown in the world. Page 5.

Photo of the Brazilian Cherry - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The Brazilian cherry is grown almost exclusively in the Americas. Page 8.

Photo of Citrus Fruit - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Citrus fruit comes in many different shapes and sizes. Page 15.

Photo of the Coffee Tree - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Coffee trees produce the second largest commodity product in the world. Page 17.

Photo of the Fig Tree - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The fig tree is one of the oldest cultivated fruit trees - over 5000 years. Page 23.

Photo of the Fuchsia Fruit - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Fuchsia berries are edible and used in jams. Page 25.

Photo of the Jujube - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Jujube can have a taste similar to apples or dates, depending on how ripe they are. Page 31.

Photo of Kei Apple - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Kei apple is an African fruit that is a great source of Vitamin C. Page 32.

Photo of the Mangosteen - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Mangosteen is called the

Photo of the Mysore Raspberry - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Mysore raspberry is a tropical raspberry that tolerates heat well. Page 43.

Photo of the Pomegranate Fruit - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The pomegranate is a tasty fruit that is full of antioxidants. Page 51.

Photo of the Rambutan - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Rambutans are red and covered in soft, hairy spines. Page 52.

Photo of Acai - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Acai juice and pulp is becoming a popular ingredients in health and diet products. Page 2.

Photo of the Acerola - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Acerola is a good source of Vitamin C. Page 3.

Photo of the Black Sapote - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Black sapote is also called

Photo of the Breadfruit - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The breadfruit is a staple of the Polynesian diet. Page 9.

Photo of Cacao - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Cacao is the source of a favorite food for many - chocolate. Page 10.

Photo of the Cashew Apple - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The cashew apple is not a true fruit. The actual fruit is the gray nut on top. Page 13.

Photo of the Cherimoya - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Cherimoya was named by Mark Twain as

Photo of the Coconut Palm - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The coconut palm is one of the most familiar tropical fruits. Page 16.

Photo of the Custard Apple - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The name custard apple is used for several related fruits. Page 18.

Photo of the Date Palm - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Dates can be eaten fresh or made into pastes, juices and syrups. Page 19.

Photo of the Durian - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Durian is known as the

Photo of the Feijoa - Pineapple Guava - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Feijoa is also known as pineapple guava. Page 22.

Photo of the Grosella - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The grosella fruits are generally too sour to eat, but can be cooked. Page 26.

Photo of the Guanabana - Soursop - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Guanabana is also called soursop. It is related to the cherimoya, custard apple, and sweetsop. Page 27.

Photo of Jaboticaba - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The jaboticaba is eaten fresh or made into jellies, jams, and juices. Page 29.

Photo of the Longan - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Longan is also called dragon's eye because of the white pulp and single black seed. Page 34.

Photo of the Loquat - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Loquats grow in clusters of 4-30 fruits. Page 35.

Photo of the Lychee - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Lychee has a red skin that is easily removed, revealing white pulp inside. Page 36.

Photo of the Mamey - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The orange pulp of the mamey has a strong, pleasant smell and tastes like apricots or berries. Page 37.

Photo of the Mango - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The mango is likely the most popular fruit in the world. Page 38.

Photo of the Miracle Fruit - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Miracle Fruit is popular for the way it makes sour foods taste sweet. Page 41.

Photo of Monstera - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Monstera has a flavor that is said to be like a mix of several other tropical fruits. Page 42.

Photo of the Noni - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Noni fruit is said to have many medicinal benefits. Page 45.

Photo of the Papaya - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Papaya comes in 2 kinds - Hawaiian and Mexican. Page 46.

Photo of Pineapple - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The pineapple is a tropical bromeliad. Page 49.

Photo of Salak - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Salak is also known as the

Photo of Santol - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The santol is eaten fresh, candied, or made into alcohol. Page 55.

Photo of Star Apple - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Star apples have a core that looks like a star when cut. Page 57.

Photo of the Sweetsop or Sugar Apple - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Sweetsop is also called the sugar apple. Page 58.

Photo of Tamarind - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Tamarind is usually used as a flavoring for drinks and desserts. Page 60.

Asian Pear - Photo of Asian Pear
Asian pear may be called apple pear because it has the texture of an apple and tastes like a pear

Photo of Bitter Orange
Bitter orange is usually used to make marmalade.

Photo of Calamondin - Citrofortunella microcarpa
The calamondin is a hybrid citrus fruit that results from the kumquat and sour mandarin. Page 3.

Photo of Lemon
Lemons star in many recipes like lemonade. Page 8.

Photo of Mandarin Orange
There are three kinds of mandarin oranges. Page 9.

Photo of Pummelo
The pummelo is similar in taste to a grapefruit, though not as strong. Page 12.

Photo of Tangerine
The tangerine is a type of mandarin orange. Page 14.

Photo of the Ackee - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The ackee is said to have a flavor that is a little like eggs and nuts. Page 4.

Photo of the Bilimbi - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Bilimbi is closely related to carambola, the star fruit. Page 6.

Photo of the Carambola - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The carambola also called

Photo of the Carob Tree - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Carob is a tropical fruit that is often used as a substitute for chocolate. Page 12.

Photo of the Dragon Fruit - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Dragon fruit flesh can be bright white or deep magenta. Page 20.

Photo of Finger Bananas - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Finger bananas are about the size of your thumb and sweeter than standard bananas. Page 24.

Photo of the Guava - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Guava is one of the most commonly cultivated fruits in the world. Page 28.

Photo of the Jackfruit - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The jackfruit is the largest edible tree fruit in the world. Page 30.

Photo of the Kiwi Fruit - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Kiwi fruit are a good source of nutrients, being high in Vitamins A,C,and E. Page 33.

Photo of the Marang - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
The marang is related to the breadfruit and jackfruit. Page 40.

Photo of the Natal Plum - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
In addition to beautiful white flowers, the natal plum fruit is edible. Page 44.

Photo of the Passion Fruit - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Passion Fruit has two varieties - purple and yellow. The yellow variety is called lilikoi in Hawaii. Page 47.

Photo of the Pepino Melon - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Pepino is related to tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and tamarillo. Page 48.

Photo of the Plantain - Banana - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Plantains are often fried and not eaten fresh. Page 50.

Photo of the Rose Apple - Malay Apple - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Rose apples are red and bell-shaped with white flesh. Page 53.

Photo of Sapodilla - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Sapodilla tastes like a mix of brown sugar and root beer. Page 56.

Photo of Tamarillo - Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
Tamarillo is known as the tree tomato, which what you will get if you order one from those ads. Page 59.

Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
A whimsical photo journey through the wonderful world of tropical fruits. From açaí to tamarind, there's sure to be a fruit for everyone.

Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
A whimsical photo journey through the wonderful world of tropical fruits. From açaí to tamarind, there's sure to be a fruit for everyone.

Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
A whimsical photo journey through the wonderful world of tropical fruits. From açaí to tamarind, there's sure to be a fruit for everyone.

Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
A whimsical photo journey through the wonderful world of tropical fruits. From açaí to tamarind, there's sure to be a fruit for everyone.

Tropical Fruit Photo Gallery
A whimsical photo journey through the wonderful world of tropical fruits. From açaí to tamarind, there's sure to be a fruit for everyone.

Yuzu Tree - Types of Citrus
The yuzu tree yields fruit that is often used in Asian cooking for its sour juice and fragrant rind. It is used for its scent as well. Page 16.

Photo of Blood Orange
Blood orange has dark red pulp. Trees & Shrubs. Page 2.

Photo of Buddha's Hand Citron
Citron peel is used in baking. The Buddha's hand resembles an octopus. Page 4.

Photo of Grapefruit
The grapefruit is a hybrid citrus that likely came about because of the sweet orange and pummelo. Page 5.

Photo of Key Lime
Key limes are tiny and a key ingredient for pies. Page 6.

Photo of Kumquat
The kumquat now has its own genus name of Fortunella. Page 7.

Photo of Orange
Oranges are one of the sweetest kinds of citrus. Page 10.

Photo of Persian Lime
If you buy limes at the market, they are likely Persian limes. Page 11.

Photo of Tangelo
Tangelos are a hybrid of a pummelo (possibly a grapefruit) and a mandarin orange. Page 13.

Photo of Ugli Fruit
The Ugli fruit comes from Jamaica. Page 15.

Types of Citrus Photo Gallery
See pictures and facts for 16 common citrus fruits.

Types of Citrus Photo Gallery
See pictures and facts for 16 common citrus fruits.

Learn How to Correctly Plant Bare Root Tree Seedlings
Learn how to plant your new bare root seedling so it has the best chance of survival.

Plant Your Bare Root Tree Seedling and Care For It Wisely
Maintain your bare root tree seedlings to give them a good chance of growing to maturity.

Plant The Bare Root Tree Seedling at the Correct Depth
This diagram shows you how deep to plant your bare root tree seedling.

Almond
Trees & Shrubs.

Butternut - Juglans Cinerea - Types of Nuts - Try Butternut
Butternut is related to walnuts. Page 3.

Cashew Nut
Trees & Shrubs. Page 4.

Black Walnut - Juglans Nigra - Types of Nuts - Try Black Walnut
Walnuts need to be cured after picking and removing the hull. Relatives include the pecan and the hickory nut. Page 2.

Macadamia Nut - Macadamia Spp. - Types of Nuts - Try Macadamia Nut
Macadamia nuts are native to Australia. In botany they are considered to be a drupe. Page 6.

Hazelnut - Corylus avellana - Types of Nuts - Try Hazelnut
Hazelnuts belong to the genus Corylus. Hazelnuts are edible nuts commercially grown in Oregon and Washington in the US, and in Europe and Turkey. Page 5.

Pecan Nut - Carya Illinoensis - Types of Nuts - Try Pecan Nut
Pecan nuts are related to walnuts and hickory nuts. Page 7.

Pistachio Nut - Pistacia vera - Types of Nuts - Try Pistachio Nut
Pistachio nuts are related to the mango, cashew, and poison ivy. In botany, they are considered to be a drupe, not a nut. Page 8.

Types of Nuts Used in Culinary World
There are several types of nuts that have culinary uses.

Growing Eastern Redbud - Cercis canadensis
Learn the basics of growing the eastern redbud tree, an early bloomer.

Growing the Japanese Maple in the Home Garden
The Japanese maple is a small graceful tree that is a staple of Japanese gardens. There are thousands of cultivars available for sale.

Growing Purple Leaf Plum - Prunus cerasifera
One of the most popular plants featuring reddish-purple leaves is the purple leaf plum. Learn more about planting one in your garden.

Growing American Sweetgum - Liquidambar styraciflua
One of the fall color superstars is the American sweetgum. Learn more about growing this deciduous tree.

Growing the European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) in the Home Garden
The European beech (Fagus sylvatica) is a tree that has many striking cultivars available. These include the tri-color beech and copper beech

Growing the Hedge Maple (Acer campestre) in the Home Garden
The hedge maple (Acer campestre is a smaller maple tree species that can be used to form a hedge. It can also be used as a shade or street tree.

Growing the Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia)
If you live in a tropical or subtropical place and love red flowers, the royal poinciana (Delonix regia) is the tree for you!

Growing the Heather Shrub in the Home Garden
Anyone who has read or seen. Trees & Shrubs.

Growing Fringe Tree - Chionanthus Virginicus
A delightful sight to behold in spring is a fringe tree in bloom. The shrub is covered with white flowers that are fragrant. Learn more about the growing conditions needed for success.

Growing Natal Plum - Carissa macrocarpa
Plant this tropical shrub for the edible fruit and starry flowers.

Growing the Bog Rosemary - Andromeda polifolia
Bog rosemary is a pretty little shrub with bluish leaves like rosemary and pink or white blooms.

Growing the Shore Juniper in the Home Garden
If you are looking for an evergreen groundcover that is drought tolerant, one great choice is the shore juniper (Juniperus conferta).

Selecting and Growing Trees and Shrubs
Choose the right plants for your yard with Expert advice on weeping willows, pine trees, maple trees and other common trees and shrubs.

Growing a Purple Smoke Bush (Cotinus Coggygria)
Purple smoke bush is often used as a garden specimen due to the purple-pink plumes and the purple leaves on some cultivars. It is highly drought tolerant.

Tri Color Beech (Fagus Sylvatica 'Roseo-Marginata')
Tri Color Beech is a striking tree that you won't soon forget. It is often used as a specimen tree due to its variegated leaves that may come in many shades of green, pink, and white. They later turn copper in the fall.

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry in the Home Garden
Purple leaf sand cherry is a deciduous shrub that -features white or pink flowers and purple leaves.

Columnar Tree Shape - Columnar Tree Shape
Columnar trees have a very narrow, upright shape.

Fastigiate Tree Shape - Photo of Fastigiate Tree Shape
Fastigiate trees, as noted in the previous slide, are very similar to columnar trees. However, fastigiate trees are usually composed of multiple trunks, and are created through nursery selection instead of being natural mutations. Page 2.

Irregular Tree Shape - Photo of Irregular Tree Shape
Sometimes trees have no exact shape. This is called an irregular tree shape. Page 3.

Oval Tree Shape - Photo of Oval Tree Shape
Another possibility is an oval tree shape. Page 4.

Pyramidal Tree Shape - Photo of Pyramidal Tree Shape
Evergreens, among other trees, often have a pyramidal tree shape. Page 5.

Round Tree Shape - Photo of Round Tree Shape
Strawberry tree has a round shape. Page 6.

Vase Tree Shape - Photo of Vase Tree Shape
Eastern redbud has a vase shape. Page 7.

Weeping Tree Shape - Photo of Weeping Tree Shape
A good choice for specimens are trees with a weeping shape, where the branches droop. Page 8.

Images of Different Tree Shapes - Round, Columnar, More
An image gallery depicting the typical tree shapes you may find in a landscape.

Interspecific Hybrid Horticulture Definition
Tree & Shrub Glossary - Definition of Interspecific Hybrid

Intergeneric Hybrid Horticulture Definition
Tree & Shrub Glossary - Definition of Intergeneric Hybrid

Horticulture Definition of Ericaceous
Tree & Shrub Glossary - Definition of Ericaceous

Growing Sunset Hyssop - Agastache rupestris
Learn the growing requirements and some design tips for using sunset hyssop (Agastache rupestris) in your garden.

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How To Prune Roses - Knock Outs and Shrubs
This article will help you know how to categorize and tackle your shrub rose, including the Knock Out roses.

Glossary - Suckers, Identification and Control
Suckers are extra mouths for your plant to feed, wastes of energy you usually don’t want that grow from your tree or shrub’s roots. Learn how to recognize, understand, and handle them here.

How to Make a Whip-And-Tongue Graft
The most dependable graft is the whip and tongue. It is also the hardest to make, requiring a skilled craftsman. This article will tell you how and why you would make a whip-and-tongue graft.

Significance of Plant Dormancy in Pruning and Grafting
Dormancy plays a big role in good pruning and successful grafting. This article will teach you what dormancy is and why it happens, and how you use this knowledge in grafting and pruning.

Common Tree Profiles
Whether you are looking for deciduous,evergreen, ornamental or fruit trees, you will find them here. Descriptions of commonly used trees including scientific and common names, soil, water, and light needs, zone, common varieties, and photos.

Growing Paper Bark Birch in the Home Garden
Paper bark birch is a fast growing tree featuring intriguing white bark that peels away from the trunk. Use this near water sites like rivers.

Growing the Tulip Tree in the Home Garden
The tulip tree can be used to provide shade in your garden. It has uniquely shaped leaves and flowers with interesting coloring.

Growing the Common Lilac in the Home Garden
Perfume will fill the air in your garden if you plant the common lilac. Learn more about growing these shrubs.

Growing the Amur Maple in the Home Garden
Is the Amur maple the right choice for your landscape? It is drought tolerant, yet still features beautiful colors every autumn.

Step-By-Step Guide to Prune Hybrid Tea Roses
Traditionally pruned hybrid tea rpses produce very long stems with a single, show-stopping bloom at each end. Learn how to prune them properly.

Growing the Silver Buffaloberry in the Home Garden
The silver buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea) is a deciduous shrub with bright red edible fruit. It adapts well to many different growing conditions.

Growing Cape Honeysuckle in the Home Garden
Set your tropical garden ablaze by planting a cape honeysuckle. Learn some of the basic growing requirements for this shrub.

Growing the Red Chokeberry in the Home Garden
The red chokeberry will liven up your garden throughout all four seasons. You can also use the fruit to make jams and jellies.

Growing Contorted Filbert in the Home Garden
The contorted filbert is a specimen shrub with twisting branches and yellow catkins. It is especially lovely in winter when the branches are exposed.

Growing the Italian Stone Pine in the Home Garden
In Europe, most pine nuts come from the Italian stone pine. Learn how to grow one successfully in your own landscape.

Growing the Cedar of Lebanon
The cedar of Lebanon is an evergreen tree that will serve as a focal point in the landscape. It does indeed hail from that country.

Growing the New Zealand Tea Tree in Gardens
The New Zealand tea tree (Leptospermum scoparium) sports pretty blossoms in shades of white, pink or red.

Growing the Black Gum in the Home Garden
The black gum is a native North American tree that offers gorgeous autumn leaf coloring. It is in a different genus than the evergreen gum trees.

Growing the Arizona Cypress in the Home Garden
The Arizona cypress is a North American native conifer that can tolerate drought conditions. You can also use it as a Christmas tree, cut or living.

Growing Parrotia persica in the Home Garden
For a small tree with a spectacular fall leaf palette, plant Parrotia persica. This low maintenance species works as an eye catching specimen tree.

How Can I Make My Soil More Acidic?
There are ways available to make your soil more acidic if needed.

Some Fish Can Climb Trees
What would do if you saw a fish in a tree? That's a real possibility if you happen to come across any of these fascinating creatures. Mangrove killifish The

How to Order Tree and Shrub Catalogs
Why should you order from a catalog instead of just heading over to your local nursery? Selection. Many nurseries are only able to stock a certain number of varieties of trees and shrubs due to the cost of retail space. Tree and shrub catalogs open a whole new world of choices.

How to Order Tree and Shrub Catalogs
Why should you order from a catalog instead of just heading over to your local nursery? Selection. Many nurseries are only able to stock a certain number of varieties of trees and shrubs due to the cost of retail space. Tree and shrub catalogs open a whole new world of choices.

Tips For Watering Trees in Autumn
There's a chill creeping into the air. The leaves are changing colors. Winter is just around the corner. Now is the time to think about properly watering your trees in autumn to help ensure against damage in the winter.

Grafts for Tropical Fruit Trees
Best grafts chosen by researchers for 13 tropical fruits are listed here! Breadfruit, avocado, mango, jackfruit, and rambutan, and more are listed here, along with links for further reading for other species.

Grafts for Tropical Fruit Trees
Best grafts chosen by researchers for 13 tropical fruits are listed here! Breadfruit, avocado, mango, jackfruit, and rambutan, and more are listed here, along with links for further reading for other species.

What is a Chanukah Bush?
A Chanukah bush is a custom that is practiced in America and Canada. Some Jewish families will decorate a real or artificial tree, usually in shades of blue, white or silver.

Native Irish Trees and Shrubs - Resources to Learn About Native Trees and Shrubs of Ireland
Ireland is a magical place, and it's not just because of the leprechauns and four-leaf clovers. There are many delightful trees and shrubs that are Irish natives. These websites will teach you more about the flora of Ireland.

What is the Difference Between Shrubs and Bushes?
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between shrubs and bushes? Surprisingly, the answer is

11 Trees That Attract Butterflies: Nectar Sources
If you want to help provide nectar for butterflies in your landscape, choose one of these 11 species.

Pruning and Training Climbing Roses Step by Step
Climbing roses can cover anything. This article will show you how to select main stems and tie them to a trellis or wall to make a huge summer impact in tough places in your garden.

Growing Paperbark Cherry in the Home Garden
If you want a tree with intriguing bark, try planting the paperbark cherry. The bark is a rich copper hue that is made up of plastic.

Growing the Serbian Spruce in the Home Garden
For a conical evergreen that doesn't require pruning, choose the Serbian spruce (Picea omorika). It does well in urban conditions.

Growing Hopbush in the Home Garden
The hopbush (Dodonaea viscosa) is able to withstand drought, wind and salty environmental conditions in the garden.

Meet 12 Species of Birch Trees - Betula Genus
If you have a spot with wet soil, a birch tree may be the perfect solution.

Weeping Birches
Weeping Birches - Meet 12 Species and Cultivars of Birch Trees

Yellow Birch
Meet 12 Species and Cultivars of Birch Trees

Downy Birch
Downy Birch (Betula pubescens) - Meet 12 Species and Cultivars of Birch Trees

Japanese White Birch
Japanese White Birch (Betula platyphylla 'Japonica') - Meet 12 Species and Cultivars of Birch Trees

Paper Bark Birch
Paper Bark Birch (Betula papyrifera) - Meet 12 Species and Cultivars of Birch Trees

Silver Birch
Silver Birch (Betula pendula) - Meet 12 Species and Cultivars of Birch Trees

Cherry Birch
Cherry Birch (Betula lenta) - Meet 12 Species and Cultivars of Birch Trees

Dwarf Birch
Dwarf Birch (Betula nana ) - Meet 12 Species and Cultivars of Birch Trees

Himalayan Birch
Himalayan Birch (Betula jacquemontii) - Meet 12 Species and Cultivars of Birch Trees

River Birch
River Birch (Betula nigra) - Meet 12 Species and Cultivars of Birch Trees

Water Birch
Water Birch (Betula occidentalis) - Meet 12 Species and Cultivars of Birch Trees

Bog Birch
Bog Birch (Betula pumila) - Meet 12 Species and Cultivars of Birch Trees

Alder Trees and Shrubs
Alnus trees and shrubs (Alnus spp.) are deciduous and grow very well in moist or wet soils as long as it has some drainage.

12 North American Native Trees You Should Grow
Choose one of these 12 North American native trees to attract wildlife and preserve diversity in your garden.

12 Terrific Trees You Need to Plant Now
Are you looking for the perfect tree to include in your garden? Try one of these 12 terrific tree species!

Eight Key Signs of a Good, Healthy Tree
Here are some good indicators if your tree is in good health.

Glossary of Tree and Shrub Terms - Tree and Shrub Glossary
Does talk of leaders, scaffolding and bud scars leave you scratching your head? Find some common tree and shrub related vocabulary here.

Trees and Shrubs - Selection Guides
Not every tree and shrub will work in your area. Consider your yard carefully as you choose the correct trees and shrubs for your needs. Discover how to tell if your nursery sells high quality plants.Pick trees and shrubs based on certain characteristics and requirements.

Growing the Thornless Honeylocust in the Home Garden
Thornless honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis) is used as a street and shade tree in urban locations. Seedless cultivars are available.

Growing the Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) in the Home Garden
The spicebush (Lindera benzoin) is a lovely deciduous shrub that will help add color to your landscape through all seasons.

Oregon Grape Growing and Maintenance Tips
The Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) is an evergreen shrub with yellow flowers and purple fruit. Use this to keep your garden colorful year-round.

Growing the Sweetbay Magnolia in the Home Garden
The sweetbay magnolia is a United States native tree or shrub that likes moist acidic soils. This is the best example of the Magnolia genus.

Growing the Northern Catalpa in the Home Garden
The northern catalpa (Catalpa speciosa) is a deciduous tree that is native to the United States. It bears an abundance of beautiful white flowers.

How to Choose Trees and Shrubs to Plant
Trees and shrubs can evoke many memories and emotions. Whether you remember the joy of picking nectarines, the heady aroma of blooming lilacs, or a swing in a majestic oak, trees and shrubs affect us all. With careful consideration of the following steps, you can choose the right ones for your location and avoid frustrations and financial losses.

Growing Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) in the Home Garden
The black walnut (Juglans nigra) is grown for its nuts and wood. You have to be careful when planting though, as it produces a chemical that affects other plants.

Tree Blogroll - Suggestions For Tree Blogs
Here you will find suggestions for blogs related to trees and shrubs.

Botanical Latin Meaning - Learn the Meaning of Botanical Latin Terms
Learning the meanings of botanical Latin terms can assist you in plant identification and care. For example, once you learn that spinosa means

Trees and Shrubs - Book and Product Reviews
Look here for reviews on books, products and services related to trees and shrubs. Whether it's pruning shears or fertilizers you're wondering about, you're in the right place.

Nursery Recommendations - State Nursery Recommendations
See what nurseries gardeners have recommended for your state.

Readers' Choice Awards for Trees and Shrubs at About.com
See which plants, products and companies have received nominations and awards in the Readers' Choice Awards for Trees and Shrubs

Trees and Shrubs - Topiary Bonsai and Other Arts
Are you interested in creating art using trees and shrubs? Topiary is the practice of shaping and forming trees and shrubs into shapes. Bonsai is the art of specially training trees and shrubs so they stay in miniature sizes. Learn methods for both in this section.

Trees and Shrubs - Disease And Pest Management
Now that you've been able to identify the cause of your tree and shrub health problems, take steps to cure it. Learn various types and methods of application. Explore the principle of integrated pest management.

Trees and Shrubs - Fruits and Nuts
Many gardeners are especially interested in growing their own fruits and nuts. Here are the basics you need to know.

Trees and Shrubs - Planting
Your trees and shrubs need proper planting to ensure they get a good start in life. Find tips for planting specimens that are ball and burlap, bare root, or in containers. Make sure there won't be any drainage problems for your trees and shrubs.

Propagation - Tree and Shrub Propagation
Here you will learn the ways used to produce new trees and shrubs. Methods include seeds, cuttings, air layering, and more.

Pruning & Grafting Trees and Shrubs
Pruning is essential to maintaining the health and beauty of your trees and shrubs. Learn when to prune and the proper techniques. See what tools you will need.

Trees and Shrubs - Care and Maintenance
Since trees and shrubs are living, it is important to give them the proper care and maintenance. Learn how to test and amend your soil. See ways to irrigate, make your own watering systems, and conserve water. Compare chemical and organic fertilizers, and add as necessary.

Trees and Shrubs - Promoting Tree and Shrub Health
There are so many reasons why your tree or shrub may be in poor health. From beetles to over-watering, here you will find the common causes of poor tree and shrub health. Included are descriptions of possible causes, along with pictures of the damaged plant and the cause. Find out when you need to call an arborist for help.

Growing the Bridal Wreath Spirea in the Home Garden
The bridal wreath spirea will grace your garden with an abundance of tiny white blossoms each spring.

Growing the Red Vein Enkianthus in the Home Garden
The red vein enkianthus features stunning flowers that are white and striped with pink.

How to Repair a Damaged Tree Trunk with a Bridge Graft
When a tree you love is damaged, the bridge graft is the way to repair it. This step by step how-to is made to teach you how to treat a damaged tree trunk or limb.

Alternate Leaf Arrangement on the Stem
One type of leaf arrangement on a stem is alternate. These trees and shrubs are examples of an alternate leaf arrangement.

Opposite Leaf Arrangement - Trees and Shrubs With an Opposite Leaf Arrangement
One facet of tree and shrub identification is the arrangement of the leaves on the stem. There are three basic types of leaf arrangements: alternate, opposite and whorled.

Whorled Leaf Arrangement - Trees and Shrubs With a Whorled Leaf Arrangement
One facet of tree and shrub identification is the arrangement of the leaves on the stem. There are three basic types of leaf arrangements: alternate, opposite and whorled.

Grafting - Your First Graft: Approach
Learn to graft with this step-by-step for your first, easy, but very useful graft. Approach is great for tropical plants and others.

Grafting - Your First Graft: Approach
Learn how to bind and care for your first approach graft.

Grafting - Your First Graft: Approach
Learn how to make the cut on your first approach graft through photos.

Grafting - Your First Graft: Approach
Learn how to join your first approach graft in this photo guide.

Trees and Shrubs That Sucker Often
Many shrubs and fewer trees are genetically programmed to sucker. This makes them useful for many places, but usually not in the lawn or crowded garden. This list will help you know what’s likely to sucker.

Bad Pruning: Limbing Up Evergreen Trees
We often limb-up street trees and other deciduous trees for clearance, but for evergreens this is a bad idea. This Bad Pruning Gallery feature tells you why it’s a bad idea and gives you alternatives.

How to Manage and Use Watersprouts on Your Trees and Shrubs
Watersprouts are a lot like suckers—they are the usually unwanted weak wood on a tree or shrub. However, they also represent vigorous juvenile growth that can make good scions for grafting.

What is a Buckeye?
You may have heard the word

Controlling Spider Mites - Tetranychidae Family
Spider mites are a common garden pest both indoors and outdoors. Learn about the different ways that you can control spider mites.

Growing a Banana Tree in Your Home Garden
One of the most common tropical fruit trees grown in home gardens is the banana tree. Learn how to grow one successfully in your own landscape.

Growing the Japanese Camellia in the Home Garden
The Japanese camellia is a favorite flower in the Southern United States, as well as throughout the world. It will bloom early in the year.

Japanese Quince Growing Profile
If you want a shrub with red flowers that blossoms early in spring, try growing the Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica) in your garden.

Growing the Mexican Orange in the Home Garden
The Mexican orange gets its name because of the resemblance to orange blossoms in color, form and fragrance.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Growing the Firebush in the Home Garden
The bright orange blossoms of the firebush shrub are very inviting to hummingbirds. It can be grown in USDA Zones 8-11.

Growing the Firethorn - Pyracantha Coccinea
Key characteristics of the firethorn include clusters of white flowers, reddish-orange fruit and thorns. The last feature is useful if you are trying to create privacy.

Growing Yellowwood - Cladrastis kentukea
The yellowwood should be used more in home gardens.

Growing the Rose of Sharon in the Home Garden
If you like the look of hibiscus but live in a cooler region, choose the rose of Sharon.

Growing the European Spindle Tree in the Home Garden
A good way to add color to your garden during the fall season is the European spindle tree, since it features red leaves and fruit.

Growing the Yellow Trumpetbush in the Home Garden
Bring bees, hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden by planting the yellow trumpetbush (Tecoma stans). It can also grow in containers.

Growing the Turkey Oak in the Home Garden
One option for a deciduous shade tree that will serve you well for many years is the turkey oak (Quercus cerris). It is native to Europe and Asia.

Types of Pruning Cuts
Thin this branch is a phrase you will see in many pruning guides along with its opposite, head this. What do they mean? Read this article to understand why these cut types are important, and when to use them.

Growing Star Jasmine in the Home Garden
For an intense jasmine-like smell and beautiful white flowers, plant the star jasmine as this vine will produce both in your landscape.

Growing the Hardy Kiwi in the Home Garden
Hardy kiwis are woody vines that can grow in cooler climates and are a delicious treat. They are the size of grapes and don't have fuzz.

Growing Red Tip Photinia in the Home Garden
If you want a shrub that sports red leaves, consider choosing the red tip photinia. The new growth starts out as a bronze or red color that changes to green as the leaf matures. It also can have clusters of white blossoms.

Growing the Dwarf Fothergilla in the Home Garden
Choose the dwarf fothergilla for its fragrance, white flowers and autumn colors. Learn more about growing this small shrub.

Growing the Dove Tree in the Home Garden
One of the most unusual and beautiful flowers can be found on the dove tree. The blossoms are said to look like doves, handkerchiefs or ghosts.

Growing Indian Hawthorn in the Home Garden
Indian hawthorn is a small evergreen shrub that works well for both residential and commercial landscapes. It is drought tolerant.

Growing the Black Chokeberry in the Home Garden
The black chokeberry offers edible fruit that entice birds to come to your garden. It is a North American native shrub.

Growing the Glossy Abelia in the Home Garden
Glossy abelia can help add four season color to your garden since the flowers will be present from late spring through autumn.

Growing the Japanese Aucuba
The Japanese aucuba is a shrub that can liven up gardens since many have speckled leaves and all feature scarlet fruit.

Yaupon Holly Tree Growing and Gardening Tips
The yaupon holly can add color to your yard even in winter because of its red berries.

Growing the Common Elderberry in the Home Garden
It's not just a part of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Learn more about growing the common elderberry.

Growing the Sugar Maple - Acer saccharum - in the Home Garden
Learn how to grow sugar maple, a common source of sap for maple syrup making.

Growing Ginkgo biloba in the Home Garden
Ginkgo biloba has fan-shaped leaves that flutter beautifully in the wind. Grow this living fossil in your home garden.

Growing the European Mountain Ash - Sorbus aucuparia
The European mountain ash is favored due to the fruit display it creates each summer. Learn more about growing this tree.

Growing the Paperbark Maple - Acer griseum - in the Home Garden
For a smaller tree with beautiful bark, choose the paperbark maple (Acer griseum).

Growing the Blue Potato Bush in the Home Garden
If you are looking for a shrub that will offer purple-blue blossoms, choose a blue potato bush. There are also cultivars with white flowers.

Growing the Paperbush Plant in the Home Garden
If you want early color in your garden, try the paperbush plant. Fragrant yellow blooms are produced even before the leaves appear.

Growing the Honey Bush in the Home Garden
Want to add some splashes of red to your tropical garden? One option is the honey bush, which hails from South Africa.

Growing the Fuchsia Flowering Gooseberry in the Home Garden
If you are looking for a California native shrub, one beautiful option is the fuchsia flowering gooseberry. The flowers are indeed similar to fuchsias.