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 Aloe - Aloe Arborescens

Tree Aloe

Aloe Arborescens

From $12.00

Tree Mallow - Lavatera bicolor

Tree Mallow

Lavatera bicolor

From $16.00

Variegated Mock Orange - Pittosporum tobira Variegata

Variegated Mock Orange

Pittosporum tobira Variegata

From $6.00

Heavenly Bamboo - Nandina Domestica

Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina Domestica

From $5.00

Silver Sheen Kohuhu - Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'

Silver Sheen Kohuhu

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'

From $37.00

Golden Currant - Ribes aureum

Golden Currant

Ribes aureum

From $8.00

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

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 !