Virtues: A rugged, dense evergreen shrub that makes a nice evergreen mat. Foliage turns bronze or purplish bronze in winter, for something “different.” A good alternative to mat-forming junipers.
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Can you tell me any plants that will grow in wet shade?
Can I collect seed from my blue mist shrub and expect it to sprout?
We love ‘Tom Thumb’ cotoneaster (Cotoneaster adpressus ‘Tom Thumb’) for its tiny leaves, beautiful branch structure, fall color and ground-covering abilities.
I planted some rose bushes last spring and they’ve grown well, but with an odd shape. They each have one stem that’s much taller than the others, creating a weird shape. Can I cut it off?
This shrub stands out because it blooms in mid- and late summer, with prominent, fluffy spikes of flowers, which are also highly fragrant.
What do you recommend as a good plant to use as topiary in a container?
We love Bloomerang lilac for its compact size and because it blooms in spring, like other lilacs—but it also reblooms in summer!
This past winter the deer ate several of my shrubs that I was told they wouldn’t touch, including hollies and some low roses. Can you recommend some truly deer-resistant shrubs?
Shrubs with fragrant flowers have two things going for them. First, obviously, their fragrance. Second, their size. Most mature fragrant shrubs put their blossoms close to nose level and bloom in profusion, ensuring you’ll notice each sweetly scented breeze. Try …
A good book can be a great help in choosing just the right shrub for your situation and desires. Want to improve your winter view? See Wonders of the Winter Landscape, which is all about trees and shrubs with compelling …