Whether you’ve only got a small area to work with or you just want to add something small and fun to your landscaping, some of these small bushes may be just the think you’re looking for. HGTV featured 25 small bushes in their latest article, and here are some of our favorites from their list.
Boxwood – can grow up to 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide, which makes it a great choice for hedges and screens. The 'Suffruticosa' English boxwood’s foliage is a pretty deep emerald color and the Elegans boxwood has small, white-margined evergreen leaves and tiny, star-shaped flowers.
Bluebeard – this shrub can grow up to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide. For something a little different, the 'Worcester Gold' bluebeard has small, bright lavender-blue flowers that pop against the warm yellow foliage.
Blueblossom – grows to a height of 3 feet and a width of 8 feet and is perfect for banks along a small water source. This shrub produces fluffy, pale to dark blue flowers that sit upon beautiful, glossy, green foliage.
Bush Morning Glory – this is a great choice for small spaces, as it only gets up to 2 feet tall and 2.5 feet wide. This bush has silky, silvery leaves and blooms with pink buds and white flowers in the spring.
Wintercreeper – this is a fairly low-maintenance plant (tolerates full sun and poor soil). In the wintertime, the bright green leaves turn pink-ish
Cherry Trees – some species of cherry trees do well in small areas and don’t get too tall. The 'Zabeliana' cherry laurel is an evergreen ground cover and has fragrant white flowers that appear in the spring. Additionally, cherry-like fruits start red and turn black later in the season.
Rhododendron – some species, such as the 'Golden Torch' have salmon-pink buds that turn into pale creamy-yellow flowers.
For the entire list from HGTV of shrubs that are great for small spaces, check out the original article here.