7 Low-Growing Shrubs That Make Beautiful Borders

Hino Crimson' Azalea

Compact 'Hino Crimson' Azalea (Rhododendron 'Hino Crimson') is a low-growing variety of this shrub that produces crimson red flowers and small glossy dark leaves.

Dwarf Fothergilla

A slow-growing deciduous shrub, dwarf fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenia) has a compact, mounded habit.

Dwarf Chenille

Dwarf chenille (Acalypha reptans) is a heat-loving, trailing evergreen shrub with crimson flower spikes above ovate dark green leaves.

Dwarf Bottlebrush

Dwarf bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis) is a showy evergreen shrub with elongated flower spikes and long bristle-like stamens

Crape Myrtle

Dwarf crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) is a deciduous shrub with terminal, crepe-papery inflorescences of showy flowers with crimped petals

Garland Flower

Garland flower (Daphne cneorum) is a beautiful shrub with spoon-shaped leaves and fragrant pink flowers that put on a show until fall.

Minuet Mountain Laurel

A multi-stemmed evergreen shrub, minuet mountain laurel (Lalmia latifolia 'Minuet') has a rounded habit with cup-shaped flowers that bloom from May through June.

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