The most comprehensive plant guide on iPad!
Enjoyed by thousands of gardeners and landscape professionals world-wide, Landscaper's Companion is the #1 reference guide to all plants including trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials. Containing information on over 26,000 plants and 21,000 pictures, Landscaper's Companion makes an excellent resource for the casual gardener, professional landscaper, aspiring botanist, or anyone looking for a simple, easy to use plant guide.
Landscaper's Companion for iPhone and iPad has been highly rated:
* "Top 10 Reference App" in USA - April, March 2012
* "Top 10 Reference App" in Canada - April 2010
* "What's Hot" app in the UK Store - April 2010
* Featured on the UK app store front page - March 2010
"The search feature is nicely designed. You can enter “cucurbita pepo” or “zucchini” or “summer squash” and the software will find the same vegetable." - Bob Tedeschi, New York Times
"Landscaper's Companion comes out ahead due to it's rich search features, custom offline content and nurturing instructions." - Brodie Beta, The Globe and Mail
"Just wanted to let u know this app is great. I have been looking for something like this for a while." - Daren, Deerwood Landscapes
"Gardeners who want a content-heavy app need to look no further than the Landscaper's Companion, which houses a large collection of data that spans 17 categories of plants" - Lauren Fairbanks, SheKnows.com
"Your app is great!!! As someone who works as a landscaper and nursery retailer/buyer this is most helpful for my customers." - Jessica, NM
Reference Guide Features:
▪ Plant Database with over 26,000 plants in 17 categories covering North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia
▪ General information such as USDA zone, sun exposure, water usage, growth rate, bloom times, deer resistance, and mature height and width
▪ Over 21,000 high quality images from around the web
▪ Extensive Plant Search Capabilities: search by Common or Scientific Name, Sun Exposure, USDA Zone, Water requirements, Color, Bloom Time, Deer Resistance, Height, and Width
▪ Email Detailed Plant Information
▪ Keep a List of Your Favorite Plants and Email the List
Not only is Landscaper's Companion a great reference guide to plants, the Professional upgrade also makes a great tool for professional landscapers or serious gardeners. Professional upgrade features:
▪ Manage Multiple Plant Lists with Projects
▪ Add Your Own Plants
▪ Add Your Own Plant Pictures
▪ Keep Notes on Your Plants or Garden
Please note: the Professional upgrade is a separate purchase within the app.
Still more questions? No problem. Here's more information:
The 25,000 plants are spread throughout these 17 categories:
5) Flowering and Fruit Trees
6) Ground Covers
8) House Plants
9) Ornamental Grasses
13) Shade Trees
15) Vegetables, Fruits, Berries
16) Water Plants
Sorry - we don't have any tropicals or orchids at this time.
Browse the 26,000 different plants by their scientific name and common names. View information such as water usage, size, and sun requirements. Most have a short description of the plant along with cultivation information, common uses, and any problems they may have. Most plant entries include beautiful pictures.
Additional plants and images are added periodically for FREE!
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Please Note: Internet access is required to download plant images. Once images are downloaded, internet access is not required to use app.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Fixes an issue that would cause a crash trying to add your own plants.
Other random bug fixes and optimizations
Ratings and Reviews
At first, I thought this would be useful. Unfortunately, it only covers most basic data, and you must follow the (sometimes available) Wikipedia link for more in-depth info. Plus, this seems to contain more common plants, no help to those with some experience. However, if updated with more rare and uncommon plants (i.e. Sinocalycanthus raulstonii, Persian Shield, etc.) with much more involved detail (growth pattern--besides height and width--etc.), this could be a fantastic app. It already has the foundation of visuals, layout, and interface. It's just simply missing thorough content and...well, plants. Otherwise, good for a quick double-check. I also have to agree with other reviewers prior to myself.
Good basic template
Update: Discovered links to wikipedia. Easier to find better info and photos on trees,etc. you are looking for within app. Useful app! Worth the money. Getting better with updates.
Disappointed after reading reviews, I thought this would be a better app. Photos of trees are lacking. Cannot tell from them what a mature specimen should/would look like. Most appear to be taken from websites based on tags. If someone tagged a photo of a Pin Oak which shows a partial photo of a trunk with a blurred hazy Pin Oak (maybe) in the background, it's here. The photo tells you nothing about a Pin Oak tree. Some species have more than one photo, which is good, but those with only one photo should be better represented. With better editing, this could be a legitimate app, but not worth $5 yet. Might be helpful if you could add your own pictures. Descriptions could be better detailed. Good start.
Exactly what I was looking for
Thank you for this app. I've wasted time on several online plant search databases, but found them all difficult to use and often lacking in quantity. This app simplifies the labyrinth of check boxes on other plant selectors.
A couple improvement ideas: allow users to post cultivation tips on plants, and have multiple lists for plants (ex. Front garden, greenhouse, Mom's garden ideas, etc.). This would be extremely helpful in the planning process, but also if user tips were added it would help those who already have the plant in their garden. Some sort of discussion board would be cool, too, but not as much as the first two.
The developer, Stevenson Software, LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Stevenson Software, LLC
- 42.8 MB
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Stevenson Software, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Landscaper's Companion Pro Upgrade $4.99
- Online Access - 1 Month $9.99
- Online Access - 12 Months $49.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.