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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Heavenly Bamboo - Nandina Domestica

Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina Domestica

From $5.00

Gold Euonymus - Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Gold Euonymus

Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

From $6.25

Variegated Elephant Food - Portulacaria afra 'Variegata'

Variegated Elephant Food

Portulacaria afra 'Variegata'

From $8.00

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

Butterfly Bush - Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

From $21.00

Papyrus - Cyperus papyrus

Papyrus

Cyperus papyrus

From $26.00

Guardsman New Zealand Flax - Phormium 'Guardsman'

Guardsman New Zealand Flax

Phormium 'Guardsman'

From $37.00

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 !

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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 !