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Old 03-07-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Southern gardeners, your favorite low shrubs?

depends on how you view "low", one really good shrub is largely ignored, Plant a few sprigs of Rosemary about three feet apart, they'll grow at least 3 feet tall and smell good.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:55 PM
 
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My favorite for a evergreen; easy to maintain shrub as a hedge is Japanese drawf Yopon.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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We talked to a nursery guy who made some suggestions...Knock out roses, palms, a kind of azalea which blooms x3 throughout the season, daffodils, that bush that has the magenta, fringy flowers.
The hollys and hawthorns are a must, too.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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Knock out roses are the staple here in TX. They are low maintenance, don't get black spots and bloom pretty much all year long. I was visiting inlaws in AL last week and those bushes that have the magenta, fringy flowers are everywhere. Do you know what they are called? I love the fact they can be shaped into hedges and still bloom. So pretty.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Durham UK
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Nope, I hate and love them.

Love them when they bloom, hate them the rest of the year.

busta

But you can now get the "encore" azaleas that bloom from Spring to Fall.
Several different ones-unlike spring flowering ones they prefer full to part sun.

I also like loropetalum, camelias,roses,hydrangeas and gardenias
Nandinas spread like crazy, but are fairly colorful.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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But you can now get the "encore" azaleas that bloom from Spring to Fall.
Several different ones-unlike spring flowering ones they prefer full to part sun.

I also like loropetalum, camelias,roses,hydrangeas and gardenias
Nandinas spread like crazy, but are fairly colorful.
My mil has loropetalum in her yard and I love them. I'm going to try to grow them here....if I can find them. I don't see them much, if at all in my area.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Firepower Nandina (does not spread)
spreading plum yew Cephalotaxus harringtonia prostrata (I think)
Helleri Japanese holly
English boxwood
Sweetbox
Dwarf yaupon
gumpo azalea
japanese skimmia
otto luyken laurel
radicans gardenia
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