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No pruning is needed to maintain its tidy ” round shape. Grow this low maintenance shrub in full sun in zones as a short hedge or foundation planting. SHOW OFFStarlet Forsythia. When standard forsythia varieties are too big for the space but you desire a bright pop of yellow in early spring, plant Show OffStarlet instead. Mar 17, Purple beautyberry (Callicarpa dichotoma) is one of the more novel low-maintenance shrubs for zones 5 to 8.
The arching branches become loaded with purple berries in fall after displaying small, pink flowers in bushfalling.clubted Reading Time: 6 mins. Oct 17, Azaleas and Rhododendrons.
It grows in zones 4 to 8.
This is perhaps the largest group of shrubs that are typically left unpruned. Azaleas and rhododendrons (Rhododendron spp.) naturally have an elegant, compact shape.
They can end up looking butchered when pruned plus, the more you prune them, the fewer flowers there will be next year.
Bobo Panicle Hydrangea. For sunny spots, the right hydrangea to grow is panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata). Bobo opens classic full-size hydrangea blossoms on a dwarf plant that grows 36 inches tall and 36 to 48 inches wide. Flowers turn pink as they age.