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Tag Archives: Shrub

Azalea indica var. simsii

Azalea indica var. simsii

Azalea indica var. simsii is native to East Asia, particularly Japan. It is also known as Satsuki Azalea. Azalea indica var. simsii is a perennial shrub. It is from the Ericaceae family of plants. Azaleas, in their native habitat, grow at higher altitudes of 500-2700m or 1650 to 9000ft. Azalea indica var. simsii is a Rhododendron species and is also known as Rhododendron simsii, Rhododendron breynii, Rhododendron danielsianum, Rhododendron decumbens, ...

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Roses of Queen Mary’s Garden

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Queen Mary’s Rose Garden is one of the gardens in Regent’s Park. It was opened to the public in 1932. Queen Mary was the wife of King George V. This is London’s largest collection of roses. There are 12,000 roses of 85 single varieties. About the Rose: Rose is a perennial. It is part of the Rosaceae family of plants. This is a plant family with over 300 species and ...

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Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame Lemoine’

Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine'

Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame Lemoine’ or Lilac ‘Madame Lemoine’ is a deciduous shrub. It is from the Oleaceae family of plants. This plant is also known as the Common Lilac (vulgaris means common). It is related to the olives. It flowers in late spring or early summer. Flowers are white dense panicles. The flowers are fragrant. It has heart-shaped green leaves. Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame Lemoine’ is easy to grow. Grow Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame Lemoine’ ...

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Callistemon viminalis

Callistemon viminalis

Callistemon viminalis is also known as Melaleuca viminalis or Weeping bottlebrush is from the Myrtaceae family of plants and native to Australia. Actually they are native to more coastal Australia such as Queensland and New South Wales. It is a large shrub or smaller tree and can grow to about 10m or 30ft. It is very similar to Callistemon citrinus but this shrub or tree is weeping rather than upright. ...

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Solanum laciniatum

Solanum Laciniatum

Native to New Zealand, it is also known as the Kangaroo Apple Plant it is part of the Solanaceae family of plants. Solanum laciniatum is a bush that can grow up to 3m or 10ft. Solanum laciniatum Solanum laciniatum has beautiful purple flowers which later develop into egg-shaped orange fruit. It thrives in partial shade or sun, well-drained but moist soil. You can propagate from seed or cuttings. You can ...

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Ricinus communis – Castor Oil

Ricinus communis - Castor Oil

In a recent visit to London’s Regent Park, I noticed a beautiful and exotic looking plant.  Ricinus communis commonly known as the Castor Oil Plant is a species in the spurge family or the Euphorbiaceae family of plants. It is part of the monotypic genus. Regent’s Park, London It is a fast-growing shrub. In its native habitat, it can grow up to 12m or 39ft tall. However, in climates like ...

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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Ceratostigma Willmottianum

Ceratostigma willmottianum, Chinese Plumbago or Hardy Plumbago is part of the Plumbaginaceae family of plants. It is native to China and Tibet and is a small deciduous shrub with bright blue flowers in summer and fall. The leaves of Ceratostigma willmottianum turn reddish in autumn or fall. Chinese Plumbago can be planted in full sun or partial shade in moist well-drained soil. Chinese Plumbago can grow up to 1m or ...

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Rosa arvensis or Briar Rose

Rosaceae - Rosa Arvensis

Rosa arvensis is part of the Rosaceae family of plants. They also call it Field Rose or Briar Rose. Rosa arvensis is a thorny shrub. It blooms in summer. It has fragrant single white flowers. Orange-colored rose hips follow the flowers, later in the season. It is a climber or rambling shrub. It can also be used as a ground cover. Briar Rose How to grow Rosa arvensis: Grow Rosa ...

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Leucophyta brownii

Leucophyta brownii

Leucophyta brownii or Cushion Bush is native to Australia. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. It is a perennial shrub and an evergreen. Robert Brown (1773-1858) originally described it in 1818. He was a Scottish botanist. It usually grows in coastal areas. It is tolerant of coastal winds. Leucophyta brownii Silver stems and leaves It can grow up to 1 meter high. It usually grows in a ...

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Lavatera clementii ‘Bredon Springs’

Lavatera clementii ‘Bredon Springs’

Lavatera clementii ‘Bredon Springs’ is also known as Tree mallow ‘Bredon Springs’. It is from the Malvaceae family of plants. It is a semi-evergreen sub-shrub. It grows to 2 meters tall. It flowers in the summer. You will have beautiful pink flowers all throughout the summer. Grow Lavatera clementii ‘Bredon Springs’ in the sun. Plant it in well-drained but moist soil. It is pest-free. Propagate by cuttings. Lavatera clementii ‘Bredon ...

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