Category: Plant Encyclopedia

Providing an invaluable resource for new and experienced gardeners around the world, our Plant Encyclopedia category allows you to search for care tips by plant type and other important characteristics for over 3000 plants.

Take advantage of our plant encyclopedia to find inspiration for new landscape designs, planters, and containers, raised garden beds, and more. Access details on classic favorite plants such as hydrangeas, orchids, and ornamental grasses, and more unusual varieties for you to try out.

You can find your plants in the Plants Encyclopedia section A-Z the easy way, by their common and scientific or botanical names.


  • Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus lyrata)

    Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus lyrata)

    Fiddle-Leaf figs (Ficus lyrata) are popular and spectacular houseplants. If you…

  • Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

    Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

    Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) is a small North American understory tree…

  • 20th Century Asian Pear Tree – Pyrus pyrifolia ‘Nijisseiki’

    20th Century Asian Pear Tree – Pyrus pyrifolia ‘Nijisseiki’

    The 20th Century pear is one of the most popular Asian…

  • Ice Cream Banana Tree (Musa acuminata × balbisiana ‘Blue Java’)

    Ice Cream Banana Tree (Musa acuminata × balbisiana ‘Blue Java’)

    Ice Cream banana (also known as blue bananas, Blue Java, Hawaiian…

  • Windmill Palm Tree (Trachycarpus fortunei)

    Windmill Palm Tree (Trachycarpus fortunei)

    The Windmill Palm is a hardy tree and very easy to…

  • Sky Pencil Holly Tree (lex crenata ‘Sky Pencil’)

    Sky Pencil Holly Tree (lex crenata ‘Sky Pencil’)

    The Sky Pencil Holly is a cultivar of Ilex crenata, Japanese…

  • Jaboticaba Tree (Myrciaria cauliflora)

    Jaboticaba Tree (Myrciaria cauliflora)

    The Jaboticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora, Eugenia cauliflora, Plinia cauliflora) is a tropical…

  • Papaya Tree (Carica Papaya)

    Papaya Tree (Carica Papaya)

    Papaya (Carica papaya) is a herbaceous perennial plant of the Sericeae…

  • Nagami Kumquat Tree (Fortunella margarita)

    Nagami Kumquat Tree (Fortunella margarita)

    The Nagami Kumquat (Fortunella margarita), also known as the oval kumquat,…