Dwarf Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens Tiny Tower) Presented with a small space an urban courtyard or a roof patio I always devote considerable attention to structural plants. With solid bones, such a small space will come to life and endure. In this charming example, pencil-shaped dwarf Italian cypresses (Cupressus sempervirens Tiny Tower) lead the way.
Laurel has been a popular plant throughout the ages, but one overlooked attribute is how incredible they smell when they are in bloom. No matter which strain you purchase, the evergreen shrub is beautiful and fragrant. I personally believe they work best when used as a hedge. It grows in zones 5 to 9 and prefers full sun to partial sun.
Mount Airy Fothergilla gardenii Shrub: From its wonderfully fragrant spring blooms to its neon-bright fall foliage, 'Mount Airy' is a delightful shrub that keeps your garden colorful 3 seasons a year and is as easy as pie to grow! The perfect size for a foundation planting, hedge, or accent, this vigorous shrub is one of the most beautiful investments you can make in your year-round landscape
Fothergilla Mount Airy
Jackson and Perkins
Hey Liz!: ".....Citrus are a very versatile garden plant, they can be left to grow naturally into a small tree or trained into a variety of shapes only limited by your imagination. Clipped into a dense hedge, standardised for a formal look, pruned into topiary balls, espaliered against a wall or pleached and under planted, the uses of citrus are endless...." (and not even a little bit deciduous!)
Parkland Pillar Birch Discovered in Alberta, Canada, ‘Parkland Pillar’ birch is a great choice for northern gardeners who need quick privacy on a tight lot. This fast-growing and handsome tree has a tall, narrow growth habit that makes it a top pick to screen side yards or fence lines. ‘Parkland Pillar’ is heat and drought resistant and can tolerate alkaline soils. Name: Betula platyphylla ‘Parkland Pillar’ Growing Conditions: Sun Size: 35–40 feet tall, 6–7 feet wide Zones: 3–7
Catalina Perfume, Ribes viburnifolium. Native to California. 3–6 ft. tall, spreading to12 ft. wide. Wine red stems are arching or half trailing; they may root in moist soil. Roundish,leathery dark green leaves are fragrant after rain or when crushed (pine or apples). Light pink to purplish flowers from midwinter into spring. Red berries.To keep plant low, cut out upright-growing stems. Needs partial shade in hottest climates.