5 ornamental shrubs that are well suited for decorating borders and low hedges

Landscaping garden paths or creating low hedges requires careful selection of plants. Not all decorative shrubs are suitable for this purpose. The advantage should be given to low-growing crops that do not require special care, tolerate forming pruning and temperature differences.

Barberry boxwood

In nature, this evergreen shrub is found in Argentina and Chile. The maximum height of the plant is no more than 50 cm, although the diameter of the crown can reach 80 cm. Thanks to this, the bush is great for landscaping borders. Just one formative pruning of barberries per year will help maintain the required shape of the bush.

The culture normally tolerates drought and cold, does not need additional shelter for the winter. In addition, evergreen foliage looks very impressive against the backdrop of snow, so the garden will remain beautiful all year round. Boxwood barberry blooms extremely rarely, but if it is possible to achieve flowering, bright yellow inflorescences against a background of dark green foliage will become an additional decoration of the garden.

Boxwood undersized

Another evergreen ornamental plant, which is often used to decorate garden paths and create hedges. For his planting does not require special skills of a gardener. Three-year-old seedlings are transplanted into the open ground from early spring to late autumn. They take root very quickly, but they build up green mass slowly.

Low-growing species need abundant watering during drought. For the winter, it is better to cover them with non-woven material, since when the temperature drops to -20 degrees, the shoots can freeze. For the rest, the undersized variety of boxwood does not really need the attention of the owner. It is enough to periodically give the bushes a shape so that a beautiful and dense hedge is formed.

Fortune euonymus

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This evergreen creeping shrub provides a wide scope for imagination when gardening the garden. This kind of euonymus is evergreen, and in natural conditions is found in China. The height of an adult plant is only 60 cm, but in diameter the culture can reach three meters.

A distinctive feature of Fortune's euonymus is that its creeping shoots are able to form subordinate roots. They plant attached to the ground and climbs the vertical supports. Thanks to this, the bush can be used not only to create hedges, but also for vertical gardening.

Karagana orange

This deciduous shrub reaches a meter high. It is found in nature in Siberia, Altai and in some areas of Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan. The culture is a decorative value mainly due to the bright orange inflorescences. In addition, the plant is highly resistant to frost and drought, so there are no problems with its cultivation.

Dentist Karagana is used not only in landscape design. It is planted in parks for additional landscaping, as well as on forest edges.

Honeysuckle glossy

Most varieties of honeysuckle are rather capricious fruit shrubs. But the glossy variety does not produce edible fruits, but is in demand in landscape design. The height and width of the bush reaches one and a half meters, and over the year the plant adds about 15 cm in length. Glossy honeysuckle berries - purple fruits, with a diameter of up to 4 mm. They are not poisonous, but not suitable for food.

It is easy to grow shrubs on the site. It is completely undemanding to the growing conditions, normally roots and builds green mass in any soil. It is better to plant a plant in sunny areas, but placement in partial shade is allowed. He does not need winter shelter. Even if part of the shoots freezes, the culture will easily recover. In addition, the honeysuckle does not need watering and successfully lends itself to forming pruning.


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