Plant Choices???

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by TScapes, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. TScapes

    TScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    I am having a brain block on this project....
    We are replacing Dogwoods that have out grown their 4x4 beds and replacing them with something else. This is on a commercial site that faces southeast, with no irrigation. The pads are 4x4 and in between colums for this building. Obviously height (<8') is a concern, as is anything that will out grow the 4x4 area. They want something with some height, preferably 4-5' but they would also like it to be low maintenance. There are 12 of these plots along one building and 11 along another. Uniformity is an option but not a necessity.
    I was thinking a dwarf crepe with stellas or var. liriope under them, but if not trained correctly, the crepes will out grow that 4' width. I also thought about a smaller foster or nellie r. stevens, a yew, nandinas, laurel.....
    Any other ideas?????
  2. TScapes

    TScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    Anybody with some ideas? Just looking for some other insights.... any would be appreciated!
  3. polecat63

    polecat63 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,655

    The Crepe should work fine. Easy to keep them from getting overgrown.

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