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!

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Tree Mallow - Lavatera bicolor

Tree Mallow

Lavatera bicolor

From $16.00

Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia reginae

Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae

From $17.50

Coast Rosemary - Westringia fruticosa 'Smokey'

Coast Rosemary

Westringia fruticosa 'Smokey'

From $7.00

Mexican Bird of Paradise - Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Mexican Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

From $28.50

Texas Ranger - Leucophyllum frutescens

Texas Ranger

Leucophyllum frutescens

From $17.00

Lavender Coast Rosemary Variety - Westringia 'Wynyabbie Gem'

Lavender Coast Rosemary Variety

Westringia 'Wynyabbie Gem'

From $6.50

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 !

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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 !