Shrubs can diversify wildlife habitat planting schemes and are easy to incorporate on any property. To visualize how shrub planting increases habitat diversity, think of a forest. Typically, forests include (1) tall trees (canopy), (2) smaller trees and shrubs (sub-canopy) and (3) herbaceous plants and ground covers (understory).
Maryland Shrubs; Invasive & Introduced Shrubs While most shrubs can be distinguished from trees by their multiple stems and short height (generally under 20 ft), some shrub species may be defined as either tree or shrub, depending upon available growing conditions. Azaleas at Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, Maryland, May leaves die and fall off in the autumn, they have changing interest throughout the year -they are valued for their flowers, fruits, foliage, and twigs, and for their varied shapes and textures.
Embellish your landscape with these beautiful yet functional plants! Evergreen shrubs are valued for their relatively constant foliage year-round. Sep 24, The U.S. Department of Agriculture divides the country up into 11 growing zones. Zone 7 is the only continuous zone of these four, spanning the country.
This zone includes Eastern Maryland and most of Virginia. If you are planting a garden in zone 7, you’ll be able to choose among a wide variety of shrubs, veggies and flowers. The warm days and cool nights in fall make it the perfect season to plant shrubs, giving them time to settle in and spread their roots before going dormant in winter. Moderate autumn temperatures make it easier on a hard-working gardener, too. This is the time to plant Knock Out roses, known for disease resistance and constant color.
Be sure to choose a location with. 1) Fall is cooler. Which means it’s more comfortable to be outside, for you and your evergreen. Planting isn’t such a workout, moisture doesn’t evaporate as quickly, freshly planted trees lay down their roots in a much more hospitable setting and your evergreen doesn’t have such a shock when it goes in the ground. Feb 21, Trust us - you do.
Russell knows the best evergreen trees and plants for Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. She can’t wait to suggest the perfect year-round beauties for you. If you’re not already a Level Green Landscaping client, we’d love to add you to our growing list of happy customers.