How to Plant Dwarf Coconut Trees

Coconut trees (Cocos nucifera), hardy to U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 10 through 11, are frequently categorized as either dwarf or tall. Tall coconut trees can reach as large as 80 feet when fully grown. Dwarf coconut trees are so named because they are generally shorter-stemmed than tall varieties, but they may still reach 20 [...]

List of Droopy Flowers

Drooping blossoms are found across the flower kingdom. These types of flowers are visually elegant and draw the eye of the garden visitor. Various types of droopy flowers also attract birds, butterflies and hummingbirds who feed on the blossoms. Plant these flowers separately or tiny groups to show them as showcase plants. Perennial Flowers Droopy [...]

What Are the Different Types of Persimmons?

Persimmon fruits (Diospyros spp.) Vary in taste, appearance and reproductive types. Having a botanical name that means “food of the gods,” biting into a persimmon ought to be nothing short of heavenly. But if you bite into certain sorts of unripe persimmons, your mouth will pucker as though it’s been turned inside out. Species Types [...]

Flowering Plum Tree Pruning

Pruning ornamental plum trees (Prunus spp.) Encourages new development, fragrant blossoms and wholesome fruits. Based on cultivar and variety, plum trees developed in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 to 10 along with different regions of earth feature brightly coloured leaves, pink or white flowers and berrylike or pitted fruits. Removing dead or [...]

The way to Germinate Arborvitae

With their clean growth habit and feathery, evergreen foliage, arborvitae shrubs (Platycladus orientalis) add construction and year-round color to gardens within U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 to 11. They are most commonly propagated from cuttings, although arborvitae shrubs will even grow true from fresh seeds. The seeds sprout reliably if gathered in [...]

How to Prune a Bonsai Plant

Bonsai plants require pruning to keep up the miniature size, as well as the stylized shape. Taking your time while pruning a bonsai gives you a well-shaped plant with just the correct amount of branching to seem natural. Bonsai plants mimic nature in scenery and form, making pruning essential to keeping the plant’s aesthetic value. [...]

When to Trim a Citrus Tree

Growing a citrus tree in your backyard does not just create cooling shade, it may also offer you a fresh supply of fruit. The tree’s shiny, green foliage and brightly colored fruit help add interest to your lawn. Unlike many fruit trees, citrus trees don’t require regular pruning to remain healthy and produce fruit, but [...]