What shrubbery would you suggest for this area?


This is my front entrance. I removed Nandenias and want something low!

q what shrubbery would you suggest for this area
  20 answers
  • Em Em on Sep 09, 2018

    Dwarf English boxwood. Beautiful shade of light green. I have barely trimmed mine in two years and they are so pretty.

  • Jane Jane on Sep 09, 2018

    Miniture gardinias and miniture azaleas have worked well for me.

  • Cezba Cezba on Sep 10, 2018

    A couple of tall nandinas planted against the brick wall would look nice.

  • Nancy McFarland Nancy McFarland on Sep 10, 2018

    I would put a trellis on the wall.

  • Lynn Lynn on Sep 10, 2018

    Indian hawthorne is good for areas where you want a flowering shrub that grows quickly,can be shaped easily, is beautiful with a small white bloom..no special care needed....find them at Lowes.

  • Lynn Lynn on Sep 10, 2018

    You could leave as is and add iron wall decor

  • Laura Lawther Bergh Laura Lawther Bergh on Sep 10, 2018

    I would get one of the low, weeping Japanese maples! Perfect spot for a specimen planting. Then around the front edge you could use annuals to change out with the seasons.

  • Ren34036399 Ren34036399 on Sep 10, 2018

    I know you asked for shrubbery ideas, but I would plant a mini tree instead - a weeping cherry, for instance, and then plant perennials such as hosta and Stella d’oro (?) around the base. Maybe someone else already suggested that. I wouldn’t let myself look at anyone else’s answers because I just wanted to have my own thoughts.

  • Cynthia Nye Cynthia Nye on Sep 10, 2018

    Agapanthas are low but spike a tall purple-ish flower, like a pompom. Bronze Ajuga is a self-spreading groundcover good at smothering weeds. A low trellis with Star Jasmine very fragrant w sm white flowers. Repost with your decision please.

  • Mona Blake Mona Blake on Sep 10, 2018

    I would plant hostas. They bloom late summer and don't need sun.

  • Farmer’s wife Farmer’s wife on Sep 10, 2018

    I agree with one of the prior responses. A red laceleaf maple with azaleas would be spectacular

  • Kate Sullivan Kate Sullivan on Sep 10, 2018

    Indian Hawthorne. It's relatively low 2-2.5 feet tall and very compact. In the spring produces white to pale pink star-shaped flowers and, in the fall/winter beautiful purple berries. Very low-maintenance.

  • Beth Beth on Sep 10, 2018

    Since you are from near my hometown, I know that a 6-8' crape myrtle will do well against the brick wall, assuming you get at least 6 hrs. of sun there per day. A lavendar one would be pretty with either encore azaleas or the Indian hawthorne below it in an arch, then come around in front of that with any low-growing annual such as begonias or pansies in a mix of colors.

  • Carolyn Carolyn on Sep 10, 2018

    I think a very small (dwarf) specimen tree would look good here. Everything else looks very nice. You just need a little something to bring your eye up.

  • Pat Long Pat Long on Sep 10, 2018

    Dwarf Japanese maple, pull out the greenery and use the flowering plants that you have. thrown in a few oriental like statues.

  • Em Em on Sep 11, 2018

    Have read all of the comments and you asked for low shrubbery. Most of the answers are for anything but. I stand with the dwarf boxwood. Mine was here when I purchased the house 2 years ago. It is a beautiful light green and still only knee high. I have only had to trim less than 6 tiny branches off of each. Maybe a 4" piece that takes away from the shape. They are round and have kept the shape.

  • Satchel Satchel on Sep 11, 2018

    Not low but maybe you could keep it trimmed...Daphne...we have it planted by all our doors and the smell is heavenly wafting in through an open window...or a jasmine on a trellis or small topiary, surrounded by different varieties/colors of hosta...both grow fast, jasmine smells sweet and both will flower and are hardy....at least they survive our wet winters and occasional snow week.

  • Suzi Boo Suzi Boo on Oct 25, 2018

    Gardenias they are beautiful & smell great at your front door so every time a guest is at your door or you open the door it smells great

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Oct 25, 2018

    I love dwarf mugho pines surrounded annuals such as pansies and alyssum

  • Chaz Chaz on Oct 26, 2018

    What ever you decide to do keep low growing plants or bushes in there because of reasons for roots leading to far down to foundation finding ways to grow into and to high of plants covering windows too much, that is where burglar's hide. Whenever you plant trees or high bushes next to house find out there root depth when mature a lot of pine root growth stay high in the ground. Figure out times of sun and shade you get there and then you can decide what to put there.

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