The American boxwood shrub is a versatile landscaping plant that thrives in most climates and tolerates very cold weather. The Graham Blandy cultivar is particularly well-suited to cold climates, according to Rodale's Or... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

Boxwood leafminers are 1/8-inch-long, orange flies that are often called gall midges. They and their larvae are one of the most invasive pests of boxwood shrubs and trees. The leafminers prefer the American varieties, th... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

Boxwood shrubs are classified as American, English, Korean and Japanese. The dwarf English boxwood variety Suffruticosa, first introduced in the United States in the early 1700s, remains popular today. Reaching a mature ... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

Growing a summersweet shrub requires placing it in a good location, adding organic matter to the soil, mulching the plant, pruning faded flowers and checking for pest infestations. You need organic matter, mulch, pruning... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

For trees to reach full growth, it depends on the climate and the water available. In tropical climates with warm weather and a plentiful supply of water, a tree can become fully grown in 30 years. A tree in cooler regio... More »

Growing a persimmon tree is relatively easy as long as the variety chosen is well suited to the climate. Pick a sunny planting area with plenty of space. Prune and fertilize it annually. More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

Seeds, a warm climate or sunny location indoors, water and soil are needed to grow nutmeg trees. The tree requires rich, well drained soil and full sun to partial shade. The nutmeg tree begins producing seed pods at 6 to... More »