Laurel HedgeLaurel is the quickest growing evergreen shrub, so if you don't want a conifer hedge, Laurel is the quickest and cheapest way of creating an evergreen garden hedge.  Laurels will also provide the most instant hedging as the taller sizes (4ft, 5ft and 6ft) are bushy and can often create an instant screen if planted close enough.

Laurel HedgeLaurel is the quickest growing evergreen shrub, so if you don't want a conifer hedge, Laurel is the quickest and cheapest way of creating an evergreen garden hedge. Laurels will also provide the most instant hedging as the taller sizes (4ft, 5ft and 6ft) are bushy and can often create an instant screen if planted close enough.

If you're looking for a low maintenance shrub that's deer resistant, rabbit resistant, drought tolerant and has outstanding foliage then look no further than Orange Rocket barberry.

If you're looking for a low maintenance shrub that's deer resistant, rabbit resistant, drought tolerant and has outstanding foliage then look no further than Orange Rocket barberry.

*Boxwood 'Dee Runk' is reportedly the nicest of the columnar boxwoods tolerating shade and clay soils.  Total height of 8-10 ft tall can be sheared shorter.  Max width about two feet.  Advantage over other upright boxwoods is dense growth that won't flop open.  Will fit nicely next to the porch stairs and in the corner by the garage.

*Boxwood 'Dee Runk' is reportedly the nicest of the columnar boxwoods tolerating shade and clay soils. Total height of 8-10 ft tall can be sheared shorter. Max width about two feet. Advantage over other upright boxwoods is dense growth that won't flop open. Will fit nicely next to the porch stairs and in the corner by the garage.

fast growing flowering hedges | flowering shrubs http://www.viewsfromthegarden.com/2012/03/bridal-wreath-spirea.html

fast growing flowering hedges | flowering shrubs http://www.viewsfromthegarden.com/2012/03/bridal-wreath-spirea.html

Growing fragrant roses is like adding a perfume bar to your garden. Choose your favorite scent: citrus, honey, musk, cloves or even licorice.

Growing fragrant roses is like adding a perfume bar to your garden. Choose your favorite scent: citrus, honey, musk, cloves or even licorice.

Butterflies love the dense groupings of these tiny blue flowers. Fill out a flower bed with the tall shrub, but it'll need plenty of sun and well-drained soil.

Butterflies love the dense groupings of these tiny blue flowers. Fill out a flower bed with the tall shrub, but it'll need plenty of sun and well-drained soil.

Golden Lights Hardy Azalea  cold-hardy variety successfully withstands harsh temperatures down to -30 degrees F! Covered with bright yellow bloom trusses in late spring. The attractive dark green foliage turns various shades of red during the autumn months. Does best in full to partial shade. 3-5 ft. tall shrub has good resistance to mildew, pests and disease. Potted plants. Zones 4-8. Zones: 4 - 8. Hardy to -30° F.  Height: 3 - 5'. Shade Requirement: Full shade to partial shade.

Golden Lights Hardy Azalea cold-hardy variety successfully withstands harsh temperatures down to -30 degrees F! Covered with bright yellow bloom trusses in late spring. The attractive dark green foliage turns various shades of red during the autumn months. Does best in full to partial shade. 3-5 ft. tall shrub has good resistance to mildew, pests and disease. Potted plants. Zones 4-8. Zones: 4 - 8. Hardy to -30° F. Height: 3 - 5'. Shade Requirement: Full shade to partial shade.

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