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Dogwood Tree Lifespan

July 26, 2023

How Long Does a Dogwood Tree Last?

In their native habitats or in ideal conditions, dogwoods are able to live for as long as 125 years. When conditions are not ideal, you can expect a dogwood tree to decline after just a few decades. 

Dogwood Trees A Complete Guide

July 26, 2023

Dogwood Trees – Types, Care Guide, Identification, and Uses

Dogwood trees are deciduous, flowering trees that add interest to the landscape throughout the year. They are favored among gardeners for their decorative qualities and the fact that they are very easy to care for.

Palm Tree Sizes

June 29, 2023

How Big is a Palm Tree?

Palm trees come in a broad range of sizes depending on their species and the conditions they are grown in. Small palm trees can have mature heights of just 6 feet when grown outside, while as houseplants, they can top out at just 1 foot tall. The tallest palm trees reach nearly 200 feet in height, though it’s more common for tall palms to extend to between 50 and 80 feet in height.

Pink Dogwood Trees

June 6, 2023

Pink Dogwood Tree – Origins, Types and Care

The Pink Dogwood tree is widely regarded as one of the most decorative types of deciduous trees amongst gardeners, thanks to its continual interest throughout all four seasons. Here we explore the best ways to care for a Pink Dogwood tree, along with other varieties of Pink Dogwood.

Ponytail Palm

June 4, 2023

Ponytail Palm Care & Growing Guide

The Ponytail Palm is misleadingly named because it is not a palm at all, and in fact, it is not even a tree. Instead, it is a type of succulent that belongs to the Agave family, and it grows in desert, rainforest, and mountain environments. Here we explore the origins of the Ponytail Palm and delve into the best ways to care for it as both a garden specimen and as a houseplant.

Acai Palm Tree

June 4, 2023

How to Grow and Care For Acai Palm Tree

The Acai Palm is native to the Amazon rainforest, primarily growing in Brazil but it can also be found in swamplands and floodplains across South America. It is an evergreen tree that has multiple tall and slender trunks, and long, elegant pinnate leaves.

How Much Does a Tree Weigh?

May 27, 2023

How Much Does A Tree Weigh?

Though there are many variables that will impact the weight of a tree, generally speaking you can expect a small tree to weigh in the region of 50 to 150 pounds, and a medium tree to weigh between 1000 and 3000 pounds. Larger trees will run at upwards of 6000 on the scales.

Fertilizers for maple trees

May 27, 2023

Fertilizers for Maple Trees – All You Need to Know

Caring for a maple tree is pretty easy, and in fact these are very low maintenance plants for much of the year. If you want to give your maple tree a boost then you can add fertilizer to improve the nutrient content of the soil. Here we look at how to feed maple trees and which are the best fertilizers to use.

How far apart to plant maple trees

May 27, 2023

How Far Apart to Plant Maple Trees?

The spacing you need to allow between maple trees is heavily dependent on which type of maple you have. Smaller maple trees, like most notably Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum), can be planted as close as 5 feet from one another.

When do maple trees bloom

June 3, 2023

When Do Maple Trees Bloom?

Although maple trees are not known for their flowers, they do bloom annually during spring. The month during which your maple tree will bloom depends on the species of the tree, as well as your local climate.

How long do maple trees live

June 3, 2023

How Long Do Maple Trees Live?

Maple trees are large, deciduous trees which are popularly cultivated in parklands and on sidewalks to add beauty and shade to the landscape. These trees are often associated with North America, where many of them grow natively. Here we look at the typical lifespan of various Maple trees, and how you can encourage them to live for longer.

Types of ferns

July 26, 2023

18 Different Types of Ferns (with Pictures)

Ferns are one of the oldest types of plants on the planet, with fern fossils dating back as far as 360 million years. There are a huge range of ferns still alive today, growing in a variety of climates and habitats all over the world. Estimates indicate that there are between 10,000 and 15,000 different types of ferns. Here we take a closer look at some of the most popular ferns amongst gardeners.