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 (66)

Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia reginae

Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae

From $17.50

Gold Euonymus - Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Gold Euonymus

Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

From $7.25

Bush Germander - Teucrium fruticans 'Azureum'

Bush Germander

Teucrium fruticans 'Azureum'

From $8.85

Princess Flower - Tibouchina urvilleana

Princess Flower

Tibouchina urvilleana

From $39.00

Silver Sheen Kohuhu - Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'

Silver Sheen Kohuhu

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'

From $37.00

Firesprite Grevillea - Grevillea 'Firesprite'

Firesprite Grevillea

Grevillea 'Firesprite'

From $169.00

Lion's Tail - leonotis leonurus

Lion's Tail

leonotis leonurus

From $23.00

Variegated Elephant Food - Portulacaria afra 'Variegata'

Variegated Elephant Food

Portulacaria afra 'Variegata'

From $9.00

Coast Rosemary - Westringia fruticosa 'Smokey'

Coast Rosemary

Westringia fruticosa 'Smokey'

From $7.00

Tuxedo California Lilac - Ceanothus 'Tuxedo'

Tuxedo California Lilac

Ceanothus 'Tuxedo'

From $45.00

White Sage - Salvia apiana

White Sage

Salvia apiana

From $11.00

Kohuhu - Pittosporum tenuifolium

Kohuhu

Pittosporum tenuifolium

From $29.00

Blue Sage - Salvia clevelandii 'Winifred Gilman'

Blue Sage

Salvia clevelandii 'Winifred Gilman'

From $26.00

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 $32.00

Mexican Bird of Paradise - Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Mexican Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

From $35.00

Red Pencil Plant - Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire'

Red Pencil Plant

Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire'

From $12.00

Texas Ranger - Leucophyllum frutescens

Texas Ranger

Leucophyllum frutescens

From $25.00

Butterfly Bush - Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

From $28.00

Papyrus - Cyperus papyrus

Papyrus

Cyperus papyrus

From $35.00

Ray Hartman Mountain Lilac - Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

Ray Hartman Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

From $45.00

Pink Escallonia - Escallonia  fradesii

Pink Escallonia

Escallonia fradesii

From $16.50

Indian Laurel Fig - Ficus retusa nitida

Indian Laurel Fig

Ficus retusa nitida

From $27.00

Blue Jeans Mountain Lilac - Ceanothus 'Blue Jeans'

Blue Jeans Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus 'Blue Jeans'

From $45.00

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 !