The Chinese snowball viburnum has a lot going for it: virtually no insect or disease pressures, height, spectacular glistening white blossoms, and cut flowers by the buckets. This makes this heirloom that’s strutting its stuff right now in the Sou
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"*Boxwood 'Dee Runk' is reportedly the nicest of the columnar boxwoods tolerating shade and clay soils. Total height of ft tall can be sheared shorter. Max width about two feet. Advantage over other upright boxwoods is dense growth that won't flop open.
Pleaching was common in gardens from the late Middle Ages until the C. - weaving branches of deciduous trees to form a living fence. Sometimes branches woven together grow together, a natural grafting known as inosculation
Keep the garden vertical. That's why it's good to look for shrubs and trees that max out interest as they grow up, not out. Try dwarf varieties for a small backyard, as well as more columnar evergreens (bonus—they boost wintertime interest, too).
Bar Harbor Juniper Juniperus horizontalis 'Bar Harbor' Low-growing evergreen/groundcover Blue-green color that turns reddish-purple in winter Adapts to a wide range of climates from zones 3 to 9 Tolerant of salt spray Grows about tall by wide in 10 years