The Q&A Archives: Need a Flowering Shrub

Question: I want to plant a low maintenance flowering shrub that needs little watering in front of my house. It will be directly in front of my house-not more than 3 ft. away and next to 3 other small tree type shrubs. This area faces west with full sun all day. I'm in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Thanks!

Answer: Bumald Spirea grows 2-4 feet tall and wide, Dwarf Nandina (Heavenly Bamboo) is also a small shrub. Aside from those two, you might consider some bushy perennials in the spot - lavender cotton might work or red hot poker. Both are drought tolerant.

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