Time to Add Different Shrubs to Your Landscape

Are you looking for something new to add to your garden and landscape? There are a variety of interesting and unusual shrubs that could add visual appeal to your landscape. If you’re stuck for ideas or are tired of the same old shrubs and plants, then read on to find out how to add different shrubs to your landscape and which ones to choose.

Do some research

You probably know the standard choices for landscape shrubs, but choosing more obscure ones is likely to require some research. Find out what different options are available and learn more about them with a quick Google search. This will help you find out things like the best time to plant them, which zones and soil types they’re suited to, and what size they grow to.

Style and substance

When you’re selecting shrubs to plant in your garden, it is important to consider their function as well as how they look. Think about what you want from your shrubs – are you looking for color, shade coverage, something that grows all year round, or that is deer resistant? Choose shrubs that suit your tastes aesthetically, of course, but also take things like these into consideration.

Try these shrubs in your garden

If you’re still looking for somewhere to start that’s a little more exciting than the typical boxwoods and hydrangeas, then here are a few ideas that might suit your needs and tastes:

  • Cephalotaxus harringtonia

  • Leucothoe axillaris

  • Microbiota decussata

  • Picea pungens ‘Glauca Globosa’

  • Pieris japonica

  • Pinus strobus ‘Nana’

  • Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’

  • Deutzia gracilis

  • Hydrangea quercifolia

  • Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’

  • Viburnum carlesii

As we recommended earlier, do your research about these plants, their properties, and their appearances to help you decide which is the best to make your landscape pop. Landscaping with shrubs is a great way to add more texture and accentuate and add different layers to your landscape.

We’re not saying that you should completely scrap the rose and hydrangea bushes from your yard. They can still add a lot to a landscape. But why not mix things up by adding something new and a little different to your garden this year? I’m sure many of these shrubs will nicely complement any traditional ones you already have growing.

If you’re ready to add some new shrubs to your landscape, then see what you can order from Stratford Landscape Supply, and get in touch for information about our professional landscaping services around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.