Looking for the Right Shrub

Discussion in 'Trees, Shrubs and Hedges' started by Wayne, May 17, 2017.

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    Wayne

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    Can anyone suggest a shrubbery that will only get around 3 foot tall, has a small root system and will thrive in 6b zone with lots of Sun ? I would appreciate any suggestions. Would like to get something by the weekend. Thanks.
     
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    Choisya White Dazzler.......smaller, more compact version of choisya. Aromatic evergreen foliage and vanilla/orange scented flowers in spring and summer :)
    For foliage, artemisia Powys Castle......very tactile, very silver and aromatic
    Slightly smaller is Convolvulous Cneorum.....velvety silver foliage and brilliant white flowers in summer
     
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    I have this wonderful Shrub book. it has a nice grid in the back of it , showing heights, width, zones, flowing time etc. and then within a full description of it. Using a book like this is wonderful.
     
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    The Blue Chip Juniper is popular as a ground cover for the landscape evergreen shrubs. Its mainly scale like silvery blue foliage provides good winter interest. It often takes on purple tones in winter. Berry-like seed cones are dark blue, but are often absent in cultivated plants. It makes an attractive addition to a rock garden or along a pond. It is most beautiful

    Juniperus horizontalis ‘Blue Chip’ grows best in Full Sun. It will grow 9-12″ tall with a spread of 3-5′. Plant in zones 3 to 8. Tolerates air pollution. Deer resistant. Attracts birds. Drought tolerant once established. Tolerates shallow, rocky soil. Very tolerant of snow and frost in cold regions.
     
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    Thank you for the info. But I didn't get hardly any websites with info about them here in the U.S. More from the UK. Much less anyone who sells them. Does anyone know a reputable online seller here in the states ?
     
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    Thank you. I'm mainly wanting some stand alone shrubs that don't spread too wide. Three foot x Three foot would be about perfect. :)
     
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    Two I have...weigela and a small rhododendron variety, both would fit your criteria.
    No idea about online sellers...you have no garden center near you, where you could go browse?
     
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    Thanks. I do have one garden center near me, other than Wally World and HD. I just think I could browse and get more info alot quicker online from different stores before going to the ONE place available to me.
     
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    Thanks for responding everyone. I went to the nursery and ended up getting a Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea and Two Sixteen Candles. Had to get something today, so I could do the work this weekend. Perfect weather for working outside too. Thanks again.
     
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