*Boxwood 'Dee Runk' is reportedly the nicest of the columnar boxwoods tolerating shade and clay soils.  Total height of 8-10 ft tall can be sheared shorter.  Max width about two feet.  Advantage over other upright boxwoods is dense growth that won't flop open.  Will fit nicely next to the porch stairs and in the corner by the garage.

*Boxwood 'Dee Runk' is reportedly the nicest of the columnar boxwoods tolerating shade and clay soils. Total height of ft tall can be sheared shorter. Max width about two feet. Advantage over other upright boxwoods is dense growth that won't flop open.

Cottinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ (Smoke Bush)... considered a tree but I grow it as a shrub, whacking it back hard each spring to keep the height lower and make it bush out. easily grows 7-8' tall in a season. glows purple with the sun behind it.

In my yard: Cottinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ . considered a tree but I grow it as a shrub, whacking it back to the ground each spring to keep the height lower and make it bush out. easily grows tall in a season. glows purple with the sun behind it.

If you're looking for a low maintenance shrub that's deer resistant, rabbit resistant, drought tolerant and has outstanding foliage then look no further than Orange Rocket barberry.

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Orange Rocket Berberis - If you're looking for a low maintenance shrub that's deer resistant, rabbit resistant, drought tolerant and has outstanding foliage then look no further than Orange Rocket barberry.

A stunning evergreen shrub to place at the back of your garden bed is the Castle Wall™ Blue Holly. Growing to an impressive 5 to 8-feet tall, but only 3 to 4-wide this holly is perfect for mid-sized gardens as it’s narrow, pyramidal shape won’t overwhelm the garden bed.

A stunning evergreen shrub to place at the back of your garden bed is the Castle Wall™ Blue Holly. Growing to an impressive 5 to tall, but only 3 to this holly is perfect for mid-sized gardens as it’s narrow, pyramidal shape won’t overwhelm - Picmia

Laurel HedgeLaurel is the quickest growing evergreen shrub, so if you don't want a conifer hedge, Laurel is the quickest and cheapest way of creating an evergreen garden hedge.  Laurels will also provide the most instant hedging as the taller sizes (4ft, 5ft and 6ft) are bushy and can often create an instant screen if planted close enough.

Laurel HedgeLaurel is the quickest growing evergreen shrub, so if you don't want a conifer hedge, Laurel is the quickest and cheapest way of creating an evergreen garden hedge. Laurels will also provide the most instant hedging as the taller sizes

Snowball viburnum - flowering hedge, requires full sun/partial shade, stands 3-15 ft tall and 3-12 feet wide.  Perfect for backyard privacy! :)

Best Flowering Shrubs for Hedges

One of my all time fav flowers! Snowball viburnum - flowering hedge, requires full sun/partial shade, stands ft tall and feet wide. Perfect for backyard privacy!

tall thin shrubs | Ilex crenata (Holly 'Sky Pencil') great for creating contemporary interest to front yard

tall thin shrubs | Ilex crenata (Holly 'Sky Pencil') great for creating contemporary interest to front yard

BUSH.  An upright, columnar Barberry with bright golden foliage and red new growth. Bright orange-red fall foliage is stunning. Requires no pruning and is proven to be burn resistant. Grows 3 to 4 feet tall and 1.5 to 2 feet wide. Best used in shrub and perennial borders

Enjoy owning the first upright golden barberry with red new growth, is burn resistant and best planted in full sun. The Sunjoy® Gold Pillar Barberry makes great

These low-maintenance, low-light shrubs add beautiful color to your yard with little work! We've included a variety of shrubs to fit your climate and growing conditions. Most importantly, they grow well in shade for great privacy and a colorful accent to your home!

Shrubs for Shady Spots

Although it's considered a small tree, sumac has a compact, shrublike form that will fit into almost any size landscape. Botanic Name: Rhus typhina Light Conditions: light shade, full sun Size: 6 feet tall and wide Zones:

Texas mountain laurel – Heat and drought tolerant. Makes an attractive evergreen accent to your landscape. Full sun Small tree or shrub Grows up to 25 feet tall and 6 to 12 feet wide Blooms lavender/purple clusters of fragrant flowers in Spring Use as a patio tree or untrained as a screen Native – Sophora …

Texas mountain laurel – Heat and drought tolerant. Makes an attractive evergreen accent to your landscape. Full sun Small tree or shrub Grows up to 25 feet tall and 6 to 12 feet wide Blooms lavender/purple clusters of fragrant flowers

"This abelia kaleidoscope is a great low growing, evergreen shrub getting just…

This abelia kaleidoscope is a great low growing, evergreen shrub getting just feet tall and wide. Plant in sun to partial sun

Skinny evergreens: The huggable 'Wissel's Saguaro' false cypress

Skinny evergreens: The huggable 'Wissel's Saguaro' false cypress// Use THIS style stepping stones-pavers. I DON'T want sharp square corners and I DON'T want circular stepping stones.

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