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 Mallow - Lavatera bicolor

Tree Mallow

Lavatera bicolor

From $16.00

Waxleaf Privet - Bush Form - Ligustrum japonica Texanum

Waxleaf Privet - Bush Form

Ligustrum japonica Texanum

From $17.00

Waxleaf Privet (On Stake) - Ligustrum japonica Texanum

Waxleaf Privet (On Stake)

Ligustrum japonica Texanum

From $22.90

Midnight Mexican Sage - Salvia leucantha 'Midnight'

Midnight Mexican Sage

Salvia leucantha 'Midnight'

From $6.50

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

Silver Sheen Kohuhu - Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'

Silver Sheen Kohuhu

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'

From $37.00

Fraser Photinia - Photinia x fraseri - Column Form FORM

Fraser Photinia

Photinia x fraseri - Column Form FORM

From $25.00

Compact Shiny Xylosm - Xylosma congestum ‘Compacta’

Compact Shiny Xylosm

Xylosma congestum ‘Compacta’

From $6.75

Golden Currant - Ribes aureum

Golden Currant

Ribes aureum

From $8.00

Spring Bouquet Laurustinus - Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet'

Spring Bouquet Laurustinus

Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet'

From $23.00

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 !