Background Shrubs

Background

Larger anchoring shrubs help define the landscape space and give the garden an established stately look!

Larger anchoring shrubs help define the landscape space and give the garden an established stately look!

Background (57)

Lion's Tail - leonotis leonurus

Lion's Tail

leonotis leonurus

From $17.90

Variegated Elephant Food - Portulacaria afra 'Variegata'

Variegated Elephant Food

Portulacaria afra 'Variegata'

From $8.00

Coast Rosemary - Westringia fruticosa 'Smokey'

Coast Rosemary

Westringia fruticosa 'Smokey'

From $7.00

Fraser Photinia - Photinia x fraseri - Column Form FORM

Fraser Photinia

Photinia x fraseri - Column Form FORM

From $25.00

White Sage - Salvia apiana

White Sage

Salvia apiana

From $7.25

Blue Sage - Salvia clevelandii 'Winifred Gilman'

Blue Sage

Salvia clevelandii 'Winifred Gilman'

From $22.00

Thompson's Flowering Maple - Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii'

Thompson's Flowering Maple

Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii'

From $32.00

Indian Mallow - Abutilon palmeri

Indian Mallow

Abutilon palmeri

From $29.00

Mexican Bird of Paradise - Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Mexican Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

From $28.50

Red Pencil Plant - Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire'

Red Pencil Plant

Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire'

From $8.00

Texas Ranger - Leucophyllum frutescens

Texas Ranger

Leucophyllum frutescens

From $17.00

Butterfly Bush - Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

From $21.00

Papyrus - Cyperus papyrus

Papyrus

Cyperus papyrus

From $26.00

Ray Hartman Mountain Lilac - Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

Ray Hartman Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

From $32.50

Pink Escallonia - Escallonia  fradesii

Pink Escallonia

Escallonia fradesii

From $16.50

Indian Laurel Fig - Ficus retusa nitida

Indian Laurel Fig

Ficus retusa nitida

From $25.50

Blue Jeans Mountain Lilac - Ceanothus 'Blue Jeans'

Blue Jeans Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus 'Blue Jeans'

From $32.50

Yellow Bells - Tecoma stans

Yellow Bells

Tecoma stans

From $25.00

Spice Bush - Calycanthus occidentalis

Spice Bush

Calycanthus occidentalis

From $29.00

Compact Shiny Xylosm - Xylosma congestum ‘Compacta’

Compact Shiny Xylosm

Xylosma congestum ‘Compacta’

From $6.75

Golden Currant - Ribes aureum

Golden Currant

Ribes aureum

From $8.00

Sugar Bush - Rhus ovata

Sugar Bush

Rhus ovata

From $39.00

Indian Hawthorn cultivar - Rhaphiolepis 'Clara'

Indian Hawthorn cultivar

Rhaphiolepis 'Clara'

From $16.00

Majestic Beauty Indian Hawthorn - Rhaphiolepis 'Majestic Beauty'

Majestic Beauty Indian Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis 'Majestic Beauty'

From $26.00

Background: Background plants do just that…create the background to your landscape. They will typically range from 4 to 6+ feet in height. These larger shrubs are meant to be the foundation for the rest of your plants and establish a defined sense of space. This is acquired by placing these adjacent to a wall or structure, then placing medium and smaller shrubs in front to create a ‘layered’ or tiered affect. This height differentiation creates interest in the landscape. Background shrubs may also be used to ‘soften’ a structure by covering a portion of it up. Typically, background shrubs should be evergreen so they do not lose foliage in the cool months. Watch this video for a more in-depth look at planting design. If you need help making the right selections for your landscape project, please contact us !

Background: Background plants do just that…create the background to your landscape. They will typically range from 4 to 6+ feet in height. These larger shrubs are meant to be the foundation for the rest of your plants and establish a defined sense of space. This is acquired by placing these adjacent to a wall or structure, then placing medium and smaller shrubs in front to create a ‘layered’ or tiered affect. This height differentiation creates interest in the landscape. Background shrubs may also be used to ‘soften’ a structure by covering a portion of it up. Typically, background shrubs should be evergreen so they do not lose foliage in the cool months. Watch this video for a more in-depth look at planting design. If you need help making the right selections for your landscape project, please contact us !