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.
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Water Needs: Average, Drought-tolerant, Low
Features: Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest
Focus: Year-round Interest, Privacy and Screening
Seasons of Interest: Summer, Fall, Winter, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest
Maintenance Level: low