The Best Shrubs For Borders | TN Nursery


Shrubs Make Excellent Border Plants

The beauty and utility of a home are not confined inside four walls but include the house's landscape. The options are limitless when it comes to plants and design. One option that offers a great deal of versatility and beauty is shrubs. Their use should not be limited to a singular planting but also a beautiful alternative to more miniature plants in a border. As a border, shrubs and bushes are excellent choices because they offer a vast selection of sizes and colors. Among the best options are hydrangeas, burning bush, and several varieties of privet.

Hydrangeas are superb for borders since their foliage is full and dense. This feature allows for very few gaps and provides the lush look that makes a border so appealing. Color options are essential considerations when landscaping that's why hydrangeas are such a great choice — the colors available range from pure white to deep, dark hues covering every color imaginable. Also, the variety of blooms is wide. The size of flowers ranges from compact to huge, billowy varieties. Hydrangea is not only a good choice when it comes to color, but they are also easily pruned, so they can be trimmed to any size to fit the contours of any lawn.

Another choice for borders is the Burning Bush. 

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This beautiful plant has a brilliant red display of foliage in the fall which is excellent for any area in need of color or an attractive focal point. Even when it's not displaying in a bright red color, it is a dark green that compliments any surrounding plants. This hardy bush is not only beautiful but is low maintenance and, once established, is fast growing.

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Privet is also highly desirable as a border since it is dense enough for a lush display and is also available in several varieties. The best range is dependent on visual preference. Three types have varying degrees of green foliage throughout the fall and winter. The Amur North River has yellow-green, the Cheyenne has a somewhat medium green color, while the Regel variety is a slightly deeper green. All types provide white blooms and low-hanging blackberries that birds enjoy during the winter months. A different variation is the Golden Vicary which is aptly named because of the bright yellow foliage when planted in full sun. If full sun is not achieved, however, it will be green in color instead of gold.

Although landscaping options are endless, it is essential to consider the options available without getting too overwhelmed with any plant's "proper" use. Using small plants and flowers is not the only choice for creating beautiful borders. A shrub or bush can just as easily provide the same eye-catching effect as its miniature counterpart.

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Japanese Hydrangea

Large Japanese Hydrangea is a shrub featuring large, conical clusters of white, showy flowers that gradually turn pink or red as they mature, creating a stunning display in gardens and landscapes. Incorporating them into landscaping offers various benefits that contribute to the beauty and versatility of outdoor spaces. These elegant shrubs bring striking flowers, adaptability, low-maintenance care, potential for multiple uses, and a timeless charm to garden settings. Japanese Hydrangea has Huge Blooms As summer arrives, these Snowball Hydrangea live up to their name. The blooms grow in rounded clusters and can reach an impressive size of 10 inches. Each spherical cluster includes many tiny flowers, each with four delicate petals. Although initially pale green, they turn a beautiful white during summer. On a sunny day, the blooms look especially radiant as they reflect the sun's rays. The shrub leaves have a rich green hue, complementing the attractive white flowers. When it is in full bloom, its flower clusters may become thick enough that they mimic the appearance of snow. People often plant several shrubs to enjoy being enveloped in their beauty. Japanese Hydrangea Has Timeless Elegance  Japanese Hydrangea, also called Annabelle, is perfect for anyone who wants to add timeless elegance to their property. The enormous flower clusters look ethereal on a breezy day as they sway and bob gently. The rustling sound of the leaves in the wind adds to the peaceful look the shrubs boast. Each silky flower petal contributes to the overall smooth look of these shrubs.  When these shrubs adorn landscapes, they add unique beauty. Homeowners use them to create luxurious tranquility. Event venues use them to design magical-looking spaces for outdoor weddings or other special occasions. The stunning off-white petals complement nearly every hue and shade. With their bright and clean appearance, they can improve the look of any landscape. Today, these shrubs are famous for moon gardens because of their captivating beauty and pleasant aroma. Japanese Hydrangea Has A Wonderful Aroma  Japanese Hydrangea emits a subtle scent comparable to sweet alyssum or jasmine as the blooms appear. On a warm summer day, the smell is delightful. Also, the blooms blend well with the lovely and woody scents of other flowers, shrubs, and trees. Overall, this type of shrub is a versatile choice that appeals to all the senses and adds a distinct touch of sophistication.

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