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    How to Grow Flowering Crabapple — Malus

    The flowering crabapple is a beautiful, disease-resistant tree with horizontal branches and a dense rounded head. Crabapples grow 20 to 30 feet tall and wide. In spring crab apples are covered with clusters of deep reddish-pink flower buds that open to 1-inch-wide fragrant pink flowers that fade to white. There are many crabapple cultivars in […] More

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    How to Grow Dogwood — Cornus

    Dogwoods, Cornus, are small to medium-size trees and shrubs. Many consider the dogwood the most beautiful of flowering trees. White and pink flowers appear in spring and remain on the tree for nearly a month, longer than other flowering trees. Dogwoods are among the most useful of hardy ornamental woody plants. Some grow to fair-sized […] More

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    How to Grow New Zealand Christmas Tree — Metrosideros

    Metrosideros–commonly known as New Zealand Christmas tree–is a subtropical tree or large shrub that bears colorful red flowers with many stamens from spring to early summer. Metrosideros is native to New Zealand. Metrosideros can be grown as a specimen, hedge, or screen. It takes well to pruning and clipping. It can be planted on coastal […] More

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    How to Grow Brisbane Box — Lophostemon — Tristania

    Lophostemon or Tristania–commonly called Brisbane box or brush box–is an evergreen tree or tall shrub native to subtropical regions of Australia and New Guinea. It can be grown as a shade tree or tall hedge. Where not hardy it can be grown in a cool or warm greenhouse. Brush box–also called Brisbane box–can grow 30-50 […] More

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    How to Grow Olea – Olives

    Olea–commonly called olive–is a genus of evergreen trees and shrubs best known for producing edible fruits, but some cultivars are fruitless and grown as ornamental plants. Olea is a medium-sized tree growing to as tall as 35 feet and spreading 20 to 30 feet wide. Olives have distinctive grey-green foliage of 1 to 2 inches […] More

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    How to Grow and Care for Citrus

    Citrus are subtropical, fruit-bearing trees. They can be grown as specimens outdoors and many can be grown indoors. Citrus include limes, oranges, lemons, citrons, grapefruits, mandarins, clementines, satsumas, and tangerines. Nearly all citrus have thick, leathery, and shiny green leaves and stems that are often spiny. They bear handsome flowers that are fragrant, white and […] More

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    How to Grow Lady Palm — Rhapis

    Rhapis–commonly called lady palm–is a reedlike palm whose stems appear in clusters. Rhapis has fronds that are fan-shaped and divided lengthwise into narrow green leaves that can be blunt-edged or pointed. The shiny bright green fronds are divided into five to eight leaves up to 9 inches long and 2 inches wide. Indoors. Rhapis grows […] More

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    How to Grow China Doll — Radermachera

    Radermachera  is a genus of subtropical shrubs and trees that bear attractive glossy, dark green leaves that are light and wispy. One species, Radermachera sinica, is often sold as a small houseplant though it can grow to 9 feet (3m) tall indoors. Outdoors in its native tropical China, Radermachera can grow to 90 feet (30m) talll […] More

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    How to Grow Avocado — Persea

    Persea–commonly called avocado–is a tropical tree that grows to greater than 60 feet (18m) tall. It also is grown as a foliage plant indoors. Persea is a rapid grower in tropical and subtropical regions. It produces dense shade. Persea is an evergreen that drops leaves throughout the year. Persea terminal shoots can be trimmed or […] More

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    How to Grow Mango — Mangifera

    Mangifera–commonly known as mango–is a tropical evergreen tree with an erect, woody trunk and leathery green leaves that may be oval or narrow and lance-shaped. Mangifera is a genus of about 70 species, more than 25 of those species produce edible, fleshy fruits. Mangifera indica is the common mango. It will fruit in tropical regions. […] More

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    How to Grow Chinese Fan Palm — Livistona

    Livistona–commonly called Chinese fan palm–is a tropical palm with fan-shaped leaves that are borne in dense, terminal heads. Livistona is grown as a specimen tree in tropical regions; in temperate regions, it is grown as a houseplant. Livistona has fan-shaped, glossy, rich green leaves with short spiny leaf stalks; the leaves are divided into pendent […] More

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    How to Grow Kentia Palm — Howea

    Howea–commonly called Kentia palm or sentry palm–is a dark green, feather-leaved palm with deeply cleft, arching fronds that grow from a single stem. It is often grown as a houseplant; indoors it usually grows to not more than 8 feet (2.4m) tall. Howea is a slow grower and easy to maintain indoors. It has a tolerance […] More