Shrubs for Walls

With a little training, these bright, blossoming shrubs fan walls and fences nicely.

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Elegant Escallonia

Escallonia is a fast-growing evergreen or semievergreen with glossy leaves and pink flowers. Escallonia makes a good hedge.

Flannel Flower

The flannel flower is an upright, spreading evergreen best grown against sunny walls. Deep yellow flowers from late spring to fall.

Jasmine Shrub

A sprawling, straggly shrub, jasmine positively needs wall training and regular trimming. Jasmine tolerates north or east-facing walls.

Firethorn Shrub

The firethorn is a spiny evergreen with white flowers and red berries. It can be fan-trained or espaliered against walls or fences.

Bittersweet Beauty

A bushy, spreading shrub, the evergreen bittersweet has bright green leaves whose white edges turn pink in winter.

Catkin Charm

Garrya is a large, pollution-resistant evergreen with tough, leathery leaves and long gray-green catkins in mid- to late winter.

Golden Forsythia

Forsythia is a deciduous shrub with golden yellow flowers in early to mid-spring, before leaves appear.

Berry Beautiful

The fishbone cotoneaster is a deciduous shrub whose branches spread sideways in a fishbone pattern. Red leaves and bright red berries appear in fall.

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