May 2, 2022
Dwarf Korean Lilac has been a mainstay landscape plant for some time but it’s worth mentioning. This Lilac is an ideal size for many landscapes while still providing that wonderful, beloved Lilac fragrance. In the spring reddish purple buds emerge on almost bare branches and open to dusty lavender flower clusters. When considering new plants, spreading out bloom times amongst your plant selection helps ensure you’ll have color and interest year round. Dwarf Korean Lilac is a great plant to use to kick off the spring season. This Lilac works great as a hedge along the property's edge, as a specimen on the corner of your home, or mixed into a shrub border. Pruning is an important maintenance practice for this desirable shrub. Yearly pruning should be done immediately after the blooms are spent to ensure next year’s buds aren’t removed.
Hedges, border plantings, foundations, specimen
Lenten roses, also known as hellebore hybrids, offer color and beauty to an early spring landscape.
LCbW frequently uses Ann Magnolias in the ‘Little Girl’ series of magnolia hybrids.
Canadian Hemlock are stately yet graceful evergreens in the landscape.
Do you love the graceful texture of ornamental grasses, but have a shady site? Hakone grass or Variegated Forest Grass is a choice plant for such a site.