How to Grow and Care for Symphoricarpos orbiculatus (Coralberry)


Symphoricarpos orbiculatus belongs to the honeysuckle family of shrubs. It is a flowering plant and sometimes known as Indian currant, Devil’s shoestring, or buckbrush. This is a flowering, woody plant which is native to parts of the United States and Canada. Coralberry is grown as an ornamental low-growing shrub, and it attracts wildlife and beneficial … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Deutzia


Deutzia is a magnificent genus of flowering shrubs that are native to parts of Asia, America, and Europe. There are about 60 species in the genus, with the largest range of species being found in China.  The flower color is primarily white, but certain varieties have clusters of pink-white blooms. There are even hybrids that … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata)

creosote bush

Creosote bush is a flowering plant and is a prominent species in the Larrea genus of shrubs. Native to desert lands in western North America, this evergreen shrub commonly grows in well-drained soil, covering large areas of terrain.  This perennial is known as the creosote bush because it exudes a smell of creosote. This is … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Cotoneaster


Cotoneaster is a very large genus of flowering shrubs in the rose family. There are cotoneasters that are low-growing, others used for ground cover, as well as some species that will grow as trees up to 10 feet (3.05 m) tall.  Although there are many species in the cotoneaster genus of shrubs, all produce dark-colored … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Bottlebrush


Callistemon (bottlebrush) is a genus of perennial shrubs with around 50 recognized species. Native to Australia, this plant commonly grows in many regions of the world, both wild and cultivated.  History There is some confusion as to whether Callistemon is a genus in its own right, or whether these perennials should be classified as Melaleuca. … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Burning Bush

burning bush

Euonymus alatus (Burning Bush) is an ornamental shrub grown for its spectacular flame-red leaves and vibrant, red berries in fall. Native to Asia, this plant became a very popular addition to US gardens.  E. alatus is one of around 170 plants in the Euonymus genus. Also known as a winged spindle tree, the burning bush … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Colletia


Colletia is a genus of flowering shrubs with five, spiky species. Native to Southern parts of South America, this plant commonly grows in dry and rocky places. Some species have a unique look and their appearance is relished by gardeners seeking out an out-of-the-ordinary, architectural plant.  These shrubs have a distinct, and unusual succulent-like appearance. … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Coprosma


Coprosma is one of the largest genera of flowering shrubs in New Zealand, with about 90 recognized species. The leaves of some species give off a pungent and unpleasant odor when crushed. Coprosma is native to Australia, New Zealand, and countries in the Pacific Ocean.  Species of this perennial shrub, also known as the mirror … Read more