Your choice of shrubs may vary between evergreen shrubs and flowering shrubs.
The evergreen shrubs may be broad leafed or needle shaped and they come in several varieties. They stay consistently green through out and are useful as a long term landscape plan.
Several evergreen bushes and shrubs grow in a dense fashion which adds to the beauty.
Popular Evergreen Shrubs
With evergreen shrubs you get to enjoy the lush foliage year long. Just make sure you work on trimming the shrubs to ensure they don’t get cramped for space or infringe upon the space of other plants nearby.
Popular Dwarf Evergreen Shrubs
Dwarf evergreen shrubs ideally should not grow more than 10 to 12 ft in height. There are varieties which are restricted to a growth of 5ft or less.
Most of the popular shrubs can be obtained in their dwarf varieties also. Look for the label indicating “compact growth”. Evergreen dwarf shrubs are usually used as living borders for home gardens.
Dwarf evergreen shrubs require full sun and would be benefitted by a slightly acidic soil. All shrubs are robust and highly drought resistant, but watering them regularly will give you great results.
A few popular dwarf evergreen shrubs are mentioned below:
Dwarf English boxwood : Boxwood very popular as a fencing shrub.
Miniature holly: Can be used as to cover the house foundation and for hedging.
Dwarf golden trumpet: These shrubs yield beautiful yellow flowers and they don’t shed their leaves come fall.
Miniature powder-puff: Uniquely beautiful flowers. The blossoms can be had by spring.
Dwarf balsam fur: These shrubs look good when grown near the patio or deck. Can also be used for hiding house foundation.
Dwarf spruces: Great shrubs to have as a hedge.
Dwarf evergreen shrubs work great in modest sized gardens and are good landscape investment. Be sure to purchase these shrubs from a reputable nursery to make sure you get the right variety. Mail ordering these shrubs is also a good option.