Dwarf Shrubs for LandscapingA collection of the most useful online plant finders
The greatest cause of maintenance in small gardens is pruning to keep woody plants at a limited size. Proper plant selection ensures that the shrub is matched to the diameter of its growing space at maturity to eliminate maintenance. It should also meet height limitations to avoid crowding overhangs and eaves.
Gardenia jasminoides 'Veitchii'
Dwarf Japanese Juniper
Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'
Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo
Nandina domestica 'Harbour'
Wheeler's Dwarf Tobira
Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf'
The demand for small shrubs led contemporary plant breeders to yield new smaller versions of our more popular shrubs. Many of these feature the same leaves, flowers and fruits as their ancestor, but their height and diameter are vastly diminished.