Hydrangea

Hydrangea

The Incrediball® hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens ‘Abetwo’ Incrediball) is a broadleaf, deciduous flowering shrub. Like Annabelle hydrangea, it is a cultivar of the smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) that is hardy and flowers on new wood, but Incrediball has stronger branches and bigger flower heads than the Annabelle. The cultivar name is ‘Abetwo,’ while “Incrediball”—notably, not “incredible”—is a trademark name. “Incrediball” was presumably chosen as the […]

Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera daisies are so vividly colored that they can sometimes make you wonder if they’re real. Native to South Africa, Gerbera jamesonii is in the Aster family, alongside sunflowers. Gerbera daisies today are the result of hybridization techniques. In most parts of the United States, Gerberas are tender perennials that come back every year. In cold winter zones without winter protection, these plants are […]

Galaxy Petunia

Galaxy Petunia

A real flower that looks like a speckled night sky If you’re looking for a showstopping flower that looks spectacular in containers, cascading over the sides of hanging baskets, or being used as an eye-catching bedding plant, look no further than the galaxy petunia. Also called night sky petunia, this new species was created by an Italian plant breeder who crossed two […]

False Cypress Trees

False Cypress Trees

The Chamaecyparis genus, often referred to as false cypress trees, offers a wide array of sizes and colors for anyone searching for a textured evergreen. Some are tall conical trees while others are smaller dwarf tree varieties, better suited for use as hedges.  Adorned with textured, scaly, cedar-like foliage, false cypress trees can be seen with green, blue-green, blue-gray, yellow, or gold foliage. […]

Date Palm Trees

Date Palm Trees

The date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) has a commanding presence. Its arching, gray-green, waxy fronds can reach more than 10 feet long, forming a stately crown at the top of the tree. Panicles of pale yellow flowers generally appear in the spring. And they give way to the edible oblong fruits (the dates) that begin as green and then typically turn to brown […]

Acoma Crape Myrtle

Acoma Crape Myrtle

A Compact Tree With Beautiful Blooms and Lush Foliage The Acoma crape myrtle is a hybrid variety of the Lagerstroemia, most frequently known by its common name the crape (or crepe) myrtle. This particular variety only attains a height of up to 10 to 15 feet or so and is frequently reported as staying small in size and being more shrub-like […]