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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Variegated Kohuhu - Pittosporum tenuifolium Marjorie Channon

Variegated Kohuhu

Pittosporum tenuifolium Marjorie Channon

From $35.00

Tree Aloe - Aloe Arborescens

Tree Aloe

Aloe Arborescens

From $12.00

Tree Mallow - Lavatera bicolor

Tree Mallow

Lavatera bicolor

From $16.00

Mock Orange - Pittosporum tobira

Mock Orange

Pittosporum tobira

From $6.00

Round Leaf Tea Tree - Leptospermum rotundifolium

Round Leaf Tea Tree

Leptospermum rotundifolium

From $29.00

Variegated Mock Orange - Pittosporum tobira Variegata

Variegated Mock Orange

Pittosporum tobira Variegata

From $6.00

Waxleaf Privet - Bush Form - Ligustrum japonica Texanum

Waxleaf Privet - Bush Form

Ligustrum japonica Texanum

From $17.00

Tuscan Blue Rosemary - Roemarinus officinalis Tuscan Blue

Tuscan Blue Rosemary

Roemarinus officinalis Tuscan Blue

From $6.00

Waxleaf Privet (On Stake) - Ligustrum japonica Texanum

Waxleaf Privet (On Stake)

Ligustrum japonica Texanum

From $22.90

Purple Hopseed Bush - Dodonaea Viscosa Purpurea

Purple Hopseed Bush

Dodonaea Viscosa Purpurea

From $7.25

Heavenly Bamboo - Nandina Domestica

Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina Domestica

From $5.00

Fraser Photinia - Photinia x fraseri

Fraser Photinia

Photinia x fraseri

From $7.00

Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia reginae

Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae

From $17.50

Gold Euonymus - Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

Gold Euonymus

Euonymus japonicus 'Ovatus Aureus'

From $6.25

Princess Flower - Tibouchina urvilleana

Princess Flower

Tibouchina urvilleana

From $32.00

Silver Sheen Kohuhu - Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'

Silver Sheen Kohuhu

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'

From $37.00

Mexican Bird of Paradise - Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Mexican Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

From $28.50

Indian Laurel Fig - Ficus retusa nitida

Indian Laurel Fig

Ficus retusa nitida

From $25.50

Majestic Beauty Indian Hawthorn - Rhaphiolepis 'Majestic Beauty'

Majestic Beauty Indian Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis 'Majestic Beauty'

From $26.00

Sweet Olive - Osmanthus fragrans

Sweet Olive

Osmanthus fragrans

From $75.00

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 !