Choose garden shrubs that are suitable for your garden and climate. Not all evergreen, deciduous or flowering bushes are suitable for seaside gardens.
A flowering shrub adds a splash of color to a mixed shrub border, an evergreen is there all year round keeping the show on the road when other plants go dormant in the winter. Use dwarf shrubs for smaller borders and flower beds.
Shrubs and bushes are one of the most important elements in a garden. These plants form the structure and backbone of every garden.
Evergreen shrubs and in particular shrubs with attractive foliage keep the color and interest during the seasons. Flowering bushes add a splash of color when they are in bloom and are a great highlight.
You have the choice between evergreen and deciduous shrubs, variegated or golden foliage bushes, flowering shrubs or shrubs with berries from all over the world. There are thousands of different shrubs a gardener can choose from.
Not all types of shrubs, however, are suitable for coastal climates and conditions. A lot of garden shrubs though are able to grow in seaside gardens once they are provided with a little bit of shelter from other hardy shrubs, hedges or walls.
Before choosing a shrub you should do your homework. Analyze and decide what you want for the spot where you are going to plant the shrub.
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