Front Yard Shrub Choices
Planting your Sugar Land, Texas front yard gardens is easier when you know what works best.
Come along and see what he recommends…
Tired of researching plants for the Sugar Land area and feeling confused about what will really grow? Feeling like you’d like to DIY some of your landscaping and need some Sugar Land landscaping ideas? We understand! We hope these recommendations will help your landscaping look beautiful for years to come.
Here are Todd’s top choices for landscaping Sugar Land and the BEST low-maintenance shrubs to make you a WINNER!
- Indian Hawthorne
Low, and slow-growing, Indian Hawthorne is the perfect shrub for sunny spots in your Sugar Land landscape. It has a naturally rounded growing habit and needs little pruning. You will love the clusters of pink or white blooms each spring. Birds and wildlife love the blue berries it produces too. Landscaping Sugar Land becomes so easy and beautiful with this evergreen shrub! It is also tough when it comes to Texas heat.
Cleyera requires full sunlight and partial shade and is suitable in Sugar Land for a border, hedge, screen, or foundation planting. It is a broadleaf evergreen shrub. Enjoy its glossy new growth as it emerges ending in an attractive bronze tint before maturing to a deep lustrous green. If you’re looking to nail down landscaping in Sugar Land, this shrub us a winner!
- Encore Azalea
Everyone loves the gracious southern classic flower, azalea! Todd likes to plant this fast-growing dwarf azalea for its numerous, semi-double and single blooms in Sugar Land landscapes in spring, summer and fall. Encore Azaleas bloom best when given four to six hours of direct sunlight daily here in Sugar Land.
- Kaleidoscope Abelia
This lemon-lime colored shrub can be used when landscaping Sugar Land. It can be planted in the Sugar Land area throughout the year. Abelia easily attracts butterflies and is also a disease-resistant plant. Todd loves this outstanding accent shrub! It has bright variegated foliage that is yellow with green centers and it produces a heavy bloom of light pink flowers in summer and fall.
- Viburnum Suspensum
This foundation shrub is easy-care and beautiful. It likes full sun to part shade and
BONUS! Deer do not usually eat it. Viburnum suspensum’s lush green foliage makes it a great foundation plant or short hedge for landscaping Sugar Land. It blooms in the spring and early summer with a white flower too.
- Crimson Princess Azalea
Look at this beautiful purple-red ornamental. It’s lovely to look at in your landscaping, but it can also take the heat. Todd loves landscaping Sugar Land with the Crimson Princess Azalea. This is the most dwarf form of the crimson azalea. It measures 2 feet by 2 feet in your landscaping. It looks so pretty in a landscape and never really needs care.
These shrubs are available at most big box store nurseries.
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Todd Farber, Aggie Horticulturist and owner of Garden Guy knows what works plants can take the Texas heat.
These choices are the very ones that he has been using for the past 30 years to make Garden Guy the most successful local, family-owned landscaping company in Sugar Land, Texas and Missouri City, Texas.
Need more help than this? Contact Sabrina for a private landscape consultation with Todd at your home.
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