Grow this trio of drought-tolerant shrubs towards the back of a mixed border to create an easy-care boundary hedge. This space-efficient plant combination is suitable for a small city garden. The rose of Sharon, decorated with a profusion of blue flowers provides a happy boost of color in summer. Year-round, the evergreen foliage of the compact, upright juniper and brightly-variegated buckthorn do the heavy lifting in terms of screening.
7, 8, 9
Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Average, Drought-tolerant, Low
Features: Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest
Focus: Privacy and Screening, Year-round Interest
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Winter, Year-round Interest