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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Princess Flower - Tibouchina urvilleana

Princess Flower

Tibouchina urvilleana

From $32.00

White Sage - Salvia apiana

White Sage

Salvia apiana

From $7.25

Butterfly Bush - Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

From $21.00

Pink Escallonia - Escallonia  fradesii

Pink Escallonia

Escallonia fradesii

From $16.50

Blue Jeans Mountain Lilac - Ceanothus 'Blue Jeans'

Blue Jeans Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus 'Blue Jeans'

From $32.50

Compact Shiny Xylosm - Xylosma congestum ‘Compacta’

Compact Shiny Xylosm

Xylosma congestum ‘Compacta’

From $6.75

Lavender Coast Rosemary Variety - Westringia 'Wynyabbie Gem'

Lavender Coast Rosemary Variety

Westringia 'Wynyabbie Gem'

From $6.50

Feathery Cassia - Senna artemisioides

Feathery Cassia

Senna artemisioides

From $25.00

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 !

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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 !