Shrubs & Hedges
From compact greenery to colorful blooms.
Whether you're dressing up your plant beds or creating the perfect focal point in your front yard, our Shrubs & Hedges make an elegant statement. Richly-hued favorites and Summer Flowering Shrubs like the Hydrangea contrast perfectly with tried-and-true Boxwoods, creating easy, effortless layers in your garden. Shrubs & Hedges are also perfect for Fall Color, or Fall Blooms, like Camellias and beyond.
How and When to Plant Shrubs & Hedges
Though specific directions vary for the plants you purchase, knowing your growing zone is an important first step. After you’ve determined your zone, keep sunlight and watering needs in mind for your Shrubs and Hedges. Most prefer full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day) and well-drained soil. Your fertilizing and pruning needs will also depend on the plant you choose.
As far as when to plant, we recommend planting your Shrubs and Hedges in early spring or fall, before or after the threat of frost. As long as the ground is not frozen, your plants should be fine.
From there, planting is easy. Select an area with well-drained soil, dig a hole large enough to accommodate the plant’s root ball (along with a bit of extra width for growing space), place your plant and backfill the hole. Finish by watering the area and mulching to conserve moisture.
When to Trim Shrubs & Hedges
Pruning and More
Basically, it all depends on the type of Shrubs and Hedges you've purchased. In general, removing dead, diseased or damaged branches is important to do year-round. And removing any suckers growing at the base of your plants is ideal.
For Flowering Shrubs and Hedges, prune for shaping after the blooms have faded. For Evergreen Shrubs and Hedges, including Boxwoods, prune for shaping any time of the year, other than fall. Always ensure you're using clean, sterilized shears and making cuts at a 45-degree angle. And avoid removing too much foliage from your Shrubs and Hedges. A cleaner, neater appearance is the goal.