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 (13)

Mock Orange - Pittosporum tobira

Mock Orange

Pittosporum tobira

From $6.00

Variegated Mock Orange - Pittosporum tobira Variegata

Variegated Mock Orange

Pittosporum tobira Variegata

From $6.00

Oregon Grape Holly - Mahonia Aquifolium

Oregon Grape Holly

Mahonia Aquifolium

From $23.00

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

Bush Germander - Teucrium fruticans 'Azureum'

Bush Germander

Teucrium fruticans 'Azureum'

From $7.00

Mexican Bird of Paradise - Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Mexican Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

From $28.50

Butterfly Bush - Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

From $21.00

Indian Hawthorn cultivar - Rhaphiolepis 'Clara'

Indian Hawthorn cultivar

Rhaphiolepis 'Clara'

From $16.00

Majestic Beauty Indian Hawthorn - Rhaphiolepis 'Majestic Beauty'

Majestic Beauty Indian Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis 'Majestic Beauty'

From $26.00

Guardsman New Zealand Flax - Phormium 'Guardsman'

Guardsman New Zealand Flax

Phormium 'Guardsman'

From $37.00

English Lavender - Lavandula angustifolia

English Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia

From $22.00

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 !