Low maintenance shrubs
What to Prune When in Your Garden for the Healthiest Plants
A good starting point for pruning any plant is to remove dead, diseased, or damaged stems as soon as you see them. Dead stems attract insects and invite diseases to develop. Also remove crossing branches, water sprouts (vigorous upright growing shoots tha
Choisya ternata 'Sundance'
Choisya ternata 'Sundance®' (Mexican Orange Blossom, Choisya ternata 'Lich') Hardy Shrub Flowering Period: April, May, August, September Position: full sun Grown for its evergreen foliage, scented blooms with glossy, evergreen, bright yellow leaves, above which fragrant white flowers are borne in late spring, and again in late summer and autumn. A low-maintenance addition to borders, where the yellow foliage contrasts well with darker foliage. Height and spread: 2.5m (8').
Hebe - A Useful evergreen shrub for low maintenance areas as the larger varieties fill the space quickly. It is easy to grow from cuttings, when in flower colours range from purple, lavender, blue and stunning white from June to late summer depending on variety. Hebes in flower attract insects particularly bees.
17 Low-Maintenance Plants and Dwarf Shrubs
17 Low-Maintenance Plants and Dwarf Shrubs: Wooly thyme bears bright pink flowers in summer. Thymus pseudolanuginosus Evergreen perennial groundcover with wooly gray leaves and bright pink flowers in summer Plant in full sun Plant in coarse, sharply drained soil Height: 2-4 inches Width: 8-12 inches Hardy in zones 5-8: Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost ...
'Purple Pixie.' A true dwarf with a weeping, cascading habit that grows 1-2 feet high and spreads 4-5 feet. You can plant it as an evergreen ground cover, but I think it's even better for a container. You can plant it in a pot that's 3 feet tall and in a couple of years, you won't be able to see the sides of the pot. It also combines pink flowers and purple leaves. (Best for in front of siding, not brick, or in natural area.) (Grumpy Gardener)
Dwarf mugo pine, 3 x 4. This is a dwarf, low-growing, spreading pine. Nice dark green, stiff needles that are 2-3 inches long. Very tolerant - can handle poor, rocky, dry, windy conditions. Widely used in foundation plantings. Extremely hardy, with a superb growth habit that requires no maintenance at all.
Eriogonum fasciculatum foliolosum "Buckwheat"
Eriogonum fasciculatum foliolosum. low maintenance, drought tolerant native shrub, Important food source for many native insects. It blooms late Spring through Summer & longer. Flowers start out as white, but gradually turn a rose color. Spent blooms will fade to rusty shades, adding Fall interest. Seeds attract birds-there's almost no part of the plant that isn't desirable to some creature or another. 3' tall & 4' wide. Clay & sand tolerant; Sun, Low/average water, deer resistant; perennial
PlantFiles Pictures: Ceanothus, California Lilac 'Ray Hartman' (Ceanothus) by AnniesAnnuals
It's almost Ceanothus season!!! This handsome native shrub or small tree is attractive in so many respects: it requires little water to thrive, has lovely true-blue flowers, attracts bees, butterflies & birds, & has a lovely fragrance. It’s also evergreen, fast growing, long lived (in Ceanothus terms), heat tolerant, & low maintenance. 'Ray Hartman'
Leucadendron salignum (Devils blush) Beautiful burgundy winter flowers. Suitable for cut flowers, it can be grown in pots and containers (with Australian native potting mix). Very low maintenance, frost and drought tolerant once established. Suitable for a variety of soil types, but must be well drained. Prefers a full sun to part shade postion. Bird attracting. Grows 1m high x 1m wide.
Caryopteris, Sapphire Surf. (Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Blauer Splatz') Compact, low-maintenance shrub produces a mondo swell of stunning flowers from top to bottom from late summer through early fall. Its sweet blue blooms are a butterfly magnet, and make far out cut flowers. Deer resistant and drought tolerant. Excellent border or accent plant from First Editions. 2' x 3'