The purpose for which a particular shrub is going to be used holds greater importance. One should determine the position of the landscaping plant in the garden by taking into account shade/light requirement.
Landscaping shrubs need a soil that is well-drained, therefore, it is necessary to add compost to the soil before planting them. These plants require plenty of water for a healthy growth. Let us understand more about shrubs and bushes for landscaping through descriptions presented ahead.
They flourish in shade, but grow well even in bright sunlight. The Buxus sempervirens is a commonly used dwarf variety of boxwood. They can be pruned into different shapes like the angular, rounded mounds, etc.
It grows well in hardiness zones from 3 to 7. This plant flowers in spring season and the overall growth takes place well in bright sunlight. The lilac has flowers with a pale lavender color. However, there are hybrid varieties with colors like red and white.
Leaves of this plant are green-blue colored during the summer season. In the autumn season, these leaves turn yellow. The change in color of leaves proves to be useful for the purpose of landscaping. This plant is generally used for entryways; it grows well in average soils and also with moderate watering. Full sunlight promotes the growth of this plant.
Holly grows well in both shade and sunlight. One would have to plant male and female plants of holly, since it is dioecious in nature.
Rhododendrons are characterized by shiny and leathery leaves that have a large size. Flowers of this shrub bloom in the spring/summer season and they possess a shape that resembles a trumpet.
Color of the juniper shrubs range from light-green to blue-green. It is used both, as stand-alone and hedge plant. This plant is resistant to pests and drought. It is not very difficult to care for juniper plants.
List of Landscaping Shrubs
Here is a short list of shrubs used for landscaping. These are the shrubs not included in the earlier descriptions.
- Butterfly Bush
- Rosa Rugosa
- Forsythia Bush
- Dwarf Burning Bush
- Red-Tip Photinia
- Black Chokeberry
- Common Witch Hazel
- Red Chokeberry
- Compacta Burning Bush
- Red Rum Honeysuckle
- Red Leaf Japanese Barberry
- Variegated Yucca
- Winter Honeysuckle
With proper care and maintenance, it is possible to grow healthy shrubs and bushes for landscaping.