Low to Medium Height Hedge - Knowledgebase Question

Question by mandcrodgers
January 4, 2009
We live in southern Florida, Zone 10. Can you suggest some shrubs that we could use for a garden renovation that won't grow too tall? I am looking for something to create a low hedge 2 to 3 feet high to act as a border around our walkways and patio area. The area has full sun. Drought tolerant would be preferable but we are installing and irrigation system. Thanks!

Answer from NGA
January 4, 2009


There are several plants you might consider: Spirea japonica 'Anthony Waterer' is a dwarf variety of Spirea. It grows 2-3' tall and wide, has reddish tinged foliage and maroon flowers.

Other plants to consider include Santolina, Rosemary, Lavender and Sarcococca. Each of these plants can be sheared or pruned to a height and width of 2-3' and all grow well in your gardening region.

Hope these suggestions are helpful!

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