Slow Growing Shrubs

Slow Growing Shrubs

As a group of shrub family, slow growing shrubs are great candidates for gardens in which low maintenance is provided. These plants do not need frequent watering, feeding and trimming in most of the days. They can also save you time to clean the leaf debris.

One of the best usages of slow-growing plants is that they can be used as the foundation shrub to provide visual beauty and texture for the garden. Some evergreen shrubs can offer all-year-round green foliage to the winter garden while very little maintenance is required.

Here are some common shrub species which has low growth rate. Glossy abelia can grow up to 4 feet and spread up to 6 feet. Its dark green foliage will turn to maroon in winter days, which make it a perfect semi-evergreen plants for the gardening landscape. It can produce light pink flowers in summer times and can tolerate nearly any soil environment. Also, it is capable of tolerate medium level of drought and partial shade during its growth.

Winter daphne can grow to 4 feet in height and have round-shaped foliage. As an evergreen shrub, it prefers to grow in damp areas with at least partial exposure of sunlight during the day. Unlike most shrub plants, it produces pink blooming during winter times and well-drained soil is their favorite habitat. Sometimes, winter daphne is capable of producing small red fruits.

Boxwoods is another popular shrub plants with a slow growth rate. It is widely used as the foundation plant due to its compact appearance. It likes to grow in warm climate and partial sunlight. It will grow no more than 4 feet and spread less than 6 feet. One of the most important usages of Boxwoods is for the hedge building.

Image Provided By Photo (c)2006 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) (Self-photographed) [GFDL 1.2 ( or CC-BY-SA-2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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