help me select shrubs next to my side walk

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by grass disaster, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    we want to plant some type of srub ar possibly a hedge.

    its not very wide. i'd like to leave those bricks in there. we used to have flowers in there but the wife said no more.

    something taller maybe i thought would look cool. maybe something that needs trimming/shapping. you can see this from the road.

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  2. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
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    id like dog woods there
     
  3. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    dog woods get too big and crazy.
     
  4. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Dwarf Boxwood (SP.)
    They are used here around driveway borders and when planted at 16" centers will create a small hedge, or you can space them more for a less formal approach. We trim them in a formal box shape for a select few customers. These little guys will fit right in between those bricks......Chaching!! They do well and are evergreen's!!
     
  5. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sky Pencil Holly's or some sort of trellis/arbor with a climbing vine of some sort.
     
  7. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Korean Boxwood, winter gem's woud work nice.
     
  8. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    man that is a small space best case dwarf box wood maybe small hews abd keep them trimmed or possibly an enyomous with a lot of trimming how about an ornamental grass on the edge and 3 bow woods dwarf hinokou cypress and more box woods
     
  9. here's boxwoods, china girls and stella's. with a plant on the sidewalk.

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  10. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
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    i would put the box woods where u have the flowers so in the winter it is not empty and i like the one on the side walk that can stay
     

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