Low maintenance shrubs

saldaisy asked 11 years ago
I’ve recently had some tall plum trees uprooted which has left the garden desolate. Could you suggest some low maintenance evergreen shrubs to fill the space. I was thinking of a few small fuschia along one side (how high would a dwarf one grow, if there’s such a thing?). Or alternatively, how high would holly grow? I don’t want to end up with anything over 6 or 7 ft. I was also thinking of a trellis with some evergreen climbers. Would jasmine and clematis yield nice flowers in Summer and stay green for the Winter? I welcome any advice,- whatever I sow has to be extremely low-maintenance as my back has given up on me.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
If you are looking for low maintenance, forget about trellis as it entails pruning and tying in.

Plant the area with viburnum, potentila, forsythia, spirea, fuchsia, hypericum and skimmia.