Category: Trees, Bushes, & Shrubs

  • How to Care for The Bradford Pear Tree (Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’)

    The Bradford Pear Tree, scientifically known as Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’, is a popular ornamental tree celebrated for its stunning spring blossoms and vibrant fall foliage. It is a variety of Callery pear that is originally native to Korea and China. Introduced commercially by the USDA in 1963, the tree was marketed as the perfect street…

  • Why are my Japanese maple leaves turning brown?

    Japanese maples are beautiful trees appreciated for their colorful foliage and decorative appearance. However, it can happen that the leaves of these trees dry out and turn brown, which can be concerning for the owners of these specimens. In this article, we will examine the possible causes of Japanese maple leaf drying, associated symptoms, and…

  • When do Japanese maples bloom?

    Japanese maple trees typically bloom between the months of April and June. However, the exact timing can vary depending on the climate and geographical location. Warmer years may lead to earlier blooming, while cooler years may delay the flowering process. The flowers of Japanese maples are rather small and discreet, with a purple-red color, and…

  • Do Japanese maples need full sun?

    While Japanese maples can thrive in full sun in most regions, they generally prefer dappled or afternoon shade, especially in hotter climates. They need some sun exposure to develop their best foliage color, but the amount of sun you give it can vary greatly depending on the specific variety and location. For example, if you…

  • Do Japanese maples lose their leaves?

    Japanese maples are deciduous trees, meaning they go through a seasonal cycle of losing their leaves in the fall and regrowing them in the spring. The exact timing of the leaf drop can vary depending on the specific variety of Japanese maple and the local climate and can be influenced by factors such as temperature,…

  • How big does a Japanese maple get?

    When selecting a Japanese maple, it’s essential to consider the available space and the desired effect in your garden. Whether you opt for a compact dwarf variety or a majestic larger cultivar, these trees are renowned for their exquisite beauty and ability to enhance any landscape. But how big can they get once fully grown?…

  • How to Care for the “Bloodgood” Japanese Maple

    The Bloodgood Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum ‘Bloodgood’) is the most popular cultivar of the Japanese maple. Known for its beautiful foliage and resilient nature when faced with higher temperatures which would harm most other cultivars, the ‘Bloodgood’ maple is a wonderful addition when considering landscaping. The Bloodgood features burgundy red foliage that turns…

  • How to Prune Hibiscus: A Guide to Healthier Blooms

    Whether you’re a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your gardening journey, pruning is an essential skill for any gardener looking to cultivate vibrant and healthy hibiscus plants. If done properly, this simple practice can make a significant difference in the appearance and productivity of your hibiscus by elevating both the aesthetic charm of your garden…