The Q&A Archives: Dog friendly Shrub

Question: I would like to plant shrubs in front of my pet's (chain link) yard fence. They need to be pet friendly for Dogs. I would line Ixora or hibiscus or something with a red flower. Can you sugesst something?

Answer: In addition to the familiar hibiscus, plumerias, ixoras, bottlebrush and bougainvilleas, you might consider Calliandra haematocephala, the red powderpuff, is a large woody stemmed shrub with red flowers. These shrubs are drought tolerant, preferring soils that remain on the dry side, and although they will take some shade, full sun results in more prolific flowering. The dwarf cultivar ?Nana? grows slowly to no m re than 5?, is a good choice where space is at a premium.
Hope these suggestions help.

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