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 (14)

Mock Orange - Pittosporum tobira

Mock Orange

Pittosporum tobira

From $6.00

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

Fraser Photinia - Photinia x fraseri - Column Form FORM

Fraser Photinia

Photinia x fraseri - Column Form FORM

From $25.00

Thompson's Flowering Maple - Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii'

Thompson's Flowering Maple

Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii'

From $32.00

Papyrus - Cyperus papyrus

Papyrus

Cyperus papyrus

From $26.00

Pink Escallonia - Escallonia  fradesii

Pink Escallonia

Escallonia fradesii

From $16.50

Compact Shiny Xylosm - Xylosma congestum ‘Compacta’

Compact Shiny Xylosm

Xylosma congestum ‘Compacta’

From $6.75

Mexican Marigold - Tagetes lemmonii

Mexican Marigold

Tagetes lemmonii

From $6.50

Lavender Coast Rosemary Variety - Westringia 'Wynyabbie Gem'

Lavender Coast Rosemary Variety

Westringia 'Wynyabbie Gem'

From $6.50

Mother of Thousands - Kalanchoe daigremontiana

Mother of Thousands

Kalanchoe daigremontiana

From $7.90

Sweet Olive - Osmanthus fragrans

Sweet Olive

Osmanthus fragrans

From $75.00

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 !