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)

Mexican Marigold - Tagetes lemmonii

Mexican Marigold

Tagetes lemmonii

From $6.50

Lavender Coast Rosemary Variety - Westringia 'Wynyabbie Gem'

Lavender Coast Rosemary Variety

Westringia 'Wynyabbie Gem'

From $6.50

Mother of Thousands - Kalanchoe daigremontiana

Mother of Thousands

Kalanchoe daigremontiana

From $7.90

Guardsman New Zealand Flax - Phormium 'Guardsman'

Guardsman New Zealand Flax

Phormium 'Guardsman'

From $37.00

English Lavender - Lavandula angustifolia

English Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia

From $22.00

Feathery Cassia - Senna artemisioides

Feathery Cassia

Senna artemisioides

From $25.00

Sweet Olive - Osmanthus fragrans

Sweet Olive

Osmanthus fragrans

From $75.00

Spring Bouquet Laurustinus - Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet'

Spring Bouquet Laurustinus

Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet'

From $23.00

Dwarf Variegated Mirror Plant - Coprosma repens 'Marble Queen'

Dwarf Variegated Mirror Plant

Coprosma repens 'Marble Queen'

From $9.00

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 !