I’ve always said that perennials are the easiest way to garden, but I’ve changed my tune since I’ve tried out some of the new, dwarf shrubs being offered by Proven Winners®. Versatile, well-mannered and low maintenance are good words to describe the latest generation of shrubs that are showing up in garden centers this spring. These varieties offer multiple seasons of interest, extended bloom times and they are suited for both containers and in-ground flower beds. These shrubs promise more beauty with less effort on your part. Here are ten that I recommend.
- Generally dwarf shrubs are under 3 feet high at maturity.
- Dwarf shrubs can be grouped into 5 foot centers for larger plantings, or planed in individual tubs.
- There are a variety of different colored dwarf shrubs that can add an interesting landscape to a garden.
“Dwarf shrubs for gardens make great edging plants for walkways and more formal garden designs.”