Low-growing shrubs are the backbone of most home landscapes. They can be planted along the house without blocking low windows, used to line a sidewalk, or create a border around flower beds. Planting compact shrubs can save you time and effort too. No need to constantly prune a low-growing shrub! Explore some of our most beautiful selections that offer reliable growth with colorful leaves and flowers.
A bulletproof evergreen shrub that hugs the ground while spreading wide. Distylium will grow well in full sun or partial shade, it is extremely drought-tolerant, and it has no disease or pest problems. The fine-textured foliage is rich green, forming a thick mat of leaves 2’-3’ tall by 4’-5’ wide.
This collection of compact, evergreen azaleas produce flowers in the spring, summer, and fall! Encore azaleas come in many colors, but we have found that Autumn Ivory, Autumn Twist, Autumn Royalty, Autumn Lily, Autumn Fire, and Autumn Embers are the best performers for our climate. Encore Azaleas grow from 2 ½’-4’ tall & wide. They perform best in full sun, with fertilizer applied every 2 months in spring and summer.
A versatile native shrub that looks right at home, whether it is in a formal space or a natural garden. The dense evergreen foliage can be trimmed into tight shapes just like a boxwood, or allowed to grow into a loose shrub of 5’-6’ tall & wide. Expect masses of white lacey blooms each spring.
A bulletproof shrub for tricky garden spots. The mounding evergreen plants provide a beautiful, fine-textured foliage that is welcome in containers or mass planted in the ground. Small yellow flowers appear in winter or spring. Exceptionally drought tolerant plants grow 3’-4’ tall & wide.
This vintage shrub has been used in southern gardens for decades. The durable evergreen plants survive in all manner of harsh conditions, though a little love will keep them looking their best 🙂 The fine-textured, creamy white leaves respond well to frequent pruning. Enjoy adorable, dainty white flowers sporadically throughout the year.
It just isn’t summer without the sweet fragrance of gardenia blooms wafting through the evening air. We do not always have the same mix of gardenia varieties in stock, all gardenias are evergreen, thrive in partial shade, and produce fragrant white blooms. Dwarf Gardenia is useful as a groundcover, while August Beauty, Jubilation, and Everblooming Gardenias grow into lovely shrubs that grow 4’-6’ tall & wide.
These southern classics produce colorful balls of joy-inducing flowers that come in varied shades of pink, white, purple, and blue! For many varieties the pH of your garden soil will determine the color of your blooms. Acid soils yield blue and purple blooms, while basic soils yield pink. Most white blooming varieties are not pH dependent. Modern reblooming varieties like Endless Summer produce flowers for months instead of weeks. 1. Bloomstruck, 2 & 3. Endless Summer Original (Blue/Pink), 4. Endless Summer Crush, 5. Snow Storm, 6. Double Delights Wedding Gown
Knockout Roses were the first truly easy-care roses to hit the market, and they still deliver on the promise of “a rose in every garden”. We have found the Red, Double Red, Pink, and Double Pink Knockout roses to be best for our climate. Cut back your Knockout roses every February for a fresh clean display each year.
This classic southern plant proves that vintage style never goes out of fashion. Easy-to-grow plants thrive in shady locations where their colorful & glossy leaves will bring joy & light to your garden. We carry different varieties throughout the year, but most have dark green leaves with golden variegation, growing 3’-5’ tall and wide. Evergreen.
Rich, dark green leaves and finely-textured, evergreen leaves spread out to form a low carpet of foliage. These easy-care plants offer the textural impact of ferns, but they survive in poor soil and are drought tolerant. Creeping Plum Yew really shines when planted in a mass, perhaps surrounding a Japanese Maple focal point.