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 (15)

Manzanita - Arctostaphylos Sunset

Manzanita

Arctostaphylos Sunset

From $9.50

Gold Dust Plant - Aucuba japonica Variegata

Gold Dust Plant

Aucuba japonica Variegata

From $29.00

Tuscan Blue Rosemary - Roemarinus officinalis Tuscan Blue

Tuscan Blue Rosemary

Roemarinus officinalis Tuscan Blue

From $6.00

Heavenly Bamboo - Nandina Domestica

Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina Domestica

From $5.00

Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia reginae

Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae

From $17.50

Bush Germander - Teucrium fruticans 'Azureum'

Bush Germander

Teucrium fruticans 'Azureum'

From $7.00

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

Blue Sage - Salvia clevelandii 'Winifred Gilman'

Blue Sage

Salvia clevelandii 'Winifred Gilman'

From $22.00

Indian Mallow - Abutilon palmeri

Indian Mallow

Abutilon palmeri

From $29.00

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

Indian Hawthorn cultivar - Rhaphiolepis 'Clara'

Indian Hawthorn cultivar

Rhaphiolepis 'Clara'

From $16.00

Guardsman New Zealand Flax - Phormium 'Guardsman'

Guardsman New Zealand Flax

Phormium 'Guardsman'

From $37.00

Spring Bouquet Laurustinus - Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet'

Spring Bouquet Laurustinus

Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet'

From $23.00

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 !