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Shrubs For Foundation Plantings

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Foundation shrub planting Foundation shrubs are those that are typically selected and planted near or against the foundation of homes or buildings. Typically, foundation shrubs are those which are known to be very hardy and long-lived. When selecting shrubs for a foundation planting, keep in mind mature heights and widths. You wouldn't want to plant a shrub that grows six feet tall under a window that's base two feet above the ground. A tall shrub that might be used to frame and soften the corner of a home should not grow taller than the eave, or gutter line of the home. Avoid over-clutter by spacing properly. If a shrub grows six feet wide, plant them five or six feet apart. Only plant closer together if a formal hedge is desired. Keep foliage texture in mind. When planting two or more types of shrubs in a foundation planting, select shrubs with contrasting foliage textures.

Below is a listing of foundation shrubs. Click on any thumbnail image or link to see a detailed description, usage tips and instructions for care.
Arborvitae Emerald Green
Arborvitae Emerald Green

Emerald Green Arborvitae is a tall, conical-shaped ever...
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Arp Rosemary
Arp Rosemary

Rosemary Arp is an evergreen flowering shrub with intensely fragrant foliage, an...
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Athen's Blue Spires Rosemary
Athen's Blue Spires Rosemary

Rosemary Arp is an evergreen flowering shrub with inten...
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Aucuba 'Gold Dust'
Aucuba 'Gold Dust'

'Gold Dust' Aucuba features large, dark green leaves which look as though they h...
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Barberry 'Crimson Pygmy'
Barberry 'Crimson Pygmy'

Crimson Pygmy Barberry is popular for its outstanding b...
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Barberry 'Rosy Glow'
Barberry 'Rosy Glow'

Rosy Glow Barberry features brilliant rosy-pink new growth atop the deep purplis...
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