Christopher D.

Christopher has a bachelor of technology degree in nature conservation and is involved in the protection of wild fauna and flora. He has always had a keen interest in the natural world and is actively involved in the study and protection of wild flora, particularly on the 400 hectare property where he lives.

golden euonymus

How To Grow and Care For Golden Euonymus (Euonymus japonicus ‘Aureo-marginatus’)

The golden euonymus makes a bold statement wherever it is planted. This evergreen shrub has a number of uses in the landscape, but sadly it is prone to a few serious pests and diseases and may change color over time. Read on to find out whether the golden euonymus is the right plant for you.  …

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acalypha

How To Grow and Care for Acalypha (Acalypha spp.)

Acalyphas are attractive warm-climate evergreens that have either spectacular warm-colored foliage or bold pendulous crimson flowers.  Two species are popular garden plants and they both have very similar care and growth requirements, so we’ll cover them both in this guide to growing and caring for acalyphas.  What Is Acalypha? Acalypha, pronounced ack-uh-life-uh, is a genus …

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murraya paniculata

How To Grow And Care for Orange Jasmine (Murraya paniculata)

Are you looking for a deliciously fragrant, showy evergreen shrub for your tropical garden? Orange jasmine (Murraya paniculata) has all these qualities and more. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to grow and care for this sweet-smelling shrub.   What Is An Orange Jasmine? The orange jasmine (Murraya paniculata) is also known as …

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Euonymus americanus

American Strawberry Bush (Euonymus americanus): How To Grow and Care

The strawberry bush brings unique combinations of shapes and colors to the native garden. This plant has many interesting and attractive features, so let’s jump right in and get to know this fantastic shrub.    What Is A Strawberry Bush? The strawberry bush (Euonymus americanus, E. americana) is an upright, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub that is native …

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