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Category: Shrubs

  • 10+ low maintenance shrubs for shade landscaping

    10+ low maintenance shrubs for shade landscaping

    Not many of us have the time required to keep a perfectly manicured yard (and nor do we want to). If your yard has a shady spot that could do with a bit of low-effort landscaping, here are some low-maintenance shrubs for shade to consider. These lovely plants are easy to take care of without…

  • 20+ shrubs for shade

    20+ shrubs for shade

    Choosing appropriate shrubs for shade gardens and low-light spots is key to creating a vibrant landscape. While most shrubs really do need quite a lot of fun to fill out nicely, there are a few dozen standout shade shrubs that are favorites for a reason. 1. Boxwood Boxwood (Buxus spp.) is a popular evergreen shrub…

  • How to grow shrubs

    How to grow shrubs

    The presence of thriving, vibrant shrubs often enhances the charm of a garden. These woody plants serve as cornerstones, adding structure, seasonal color, and even privacy to your landscape. This comprehensive guide on how to grow shrubs will walk you through the process of choosing, planting, and caring for shrubs, transforming your outdoor space into…

  • 14 shrubs for dry shade

    14 shrubs for dry shade

    If you’re like many homeowners, you’ve already experienced the disappointment of planting something in a dry, shady spot only to watch it slowly languish and die β€” and you may have given up by now. Shrubs for dry shade can be hard to find, mainly because key requirements for plants to thrive are barely present.…

  • 17+ fast growing evergreen shrubs

    17+ fast growing evergreen shrubs

    Fast growing evergreen shrubs are on everyone’s wish list because they can quickly create a tall privacy screen or landscaping hedge. But while there are certainly many to choose from, certain species are a better choice for some locations than others. Let’s look at 18 of the quickest-growing evergreens so you can find the right…

  • 25+ small evergreen shrubs

    25+ small evergreen shrubs

    Small evergreen shrubs are perfect for accenting gardens and walkways. They provide year-round green color, require little maintenance, and are generally low-growing plants. Here are some of the most popular small evergreen shrubs to consider planting. 1. Sunshine ligustrum Sunshine ligustrum (Ligustrum sinense ‘Sunshine’) is a small broadleaf evergreen shrub known for its bright golden-green…

  • 17+ white flowering evergreen shrubs

    17+ white flowering evergreen shrubs

    White flowering evergreen shrubs are a must in your garden. The white flowers bloom at just the right time each year, bringing some brightness to the warmer months. Take a look at this list of white spring blooming shrubs with white flowers, and add some to your garden this year. You will love seeing the…

  • 10 dwarf evergreen shrubs for full sun

    10 dwarf evergreen shrubs for full sun

    If you want to “spruce up” a landscape that gets lots of sunlight, dwarf evergreen shrubs for full sun are an excellent choice. They make great foundation plants for varied flower beds and are also outstanding for hardy, low-maintenance ground cover or low hedges. Though many evergreens make excellent garden plants, the following list showcases some…

  • 14 small evergreen flowering shrubs

    14 small evergreen flowering shrubs

    Small evergreen flowering shrubs are an ideal choice for gardeners looking to add vibrant beauty and color to their outdoor space. With various shapes, sizes, and colors of blooms available, small evergreen flowering shrubs are perfect for small yards or gardens where space is limited. These hardy plants require minimal maintenance, making them easy to…

  • 7 best evergreen shrubs for privacy

    7 best evergreen shrubs for privacy

    The best evergreen shrubs for privacy create a dense screen of foliage that lasts year-round. Many top picks are quick growers, while many are low-maintenance, and some are also deer resistant. Let’s look at the top 25 privacy bushes to consider for your landscape. 1. Emerald Green Arborvitae Emerald Green Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Emerald Green’)…

  • 19 evergreens for wet soil

    19 evergreens for wet soil

    Looking for year-round greenery, but your planting location has soil that never seems to dry out properly? Fortunately, there are quite a few plants to choose from! Here are 18 evergreens for wet soil that you can consider for your landscape. As you plan your gardens, you may find it difficult to get the perfect…

  • 19 evergreen flowering shrubs for full sun

    19 evergreen flowering shrubs for full sun

    Do you have a garden space with tons of sun? It’s time to find some plants that are pretty but tough! Fortunately, there are tons of beautiful evergreen flowering shrubs for full sun. Use this list to get started planting in your garden. 1. American holly The American holly bush (Ilex opaca) has vibrant green…