Selecting Sweet Shrubs for Your Smallest Spaces

Whether you've got a bare spot in your border, an empty pot on your patio or an incomplete area in your garden, a small shrub may fit the bill. Here are our 25 suggestions for the prettiest petite shrubs around.

Excerpted from Garden Design
Heavenly Spring Cream Heather DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited


Heathers bring compact delicacy that is deceivingly tolerant of tramplings. Shown here, the leaves of 'Spring Cream' become white-tipped in spring, when they are joined by long-lasting white flowers that are irresistable to bees. For more color options, go with the robust and low-maintenance 'Gold Haze' heathers, whose short spikes of white flowers are set against a background of pale yellow leaves.

Grow heathers on a moist, but free-draining sunny bank, where they'll grow to 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide.

Excerpted from Garden Design

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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