10 Low-Maintenance Plants for Easy Landscaping

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Because of its prickly stems and deciduous nature, barberry (Berberis thunbergii) is a wonderful foundation plant for those who are concerned about house security. It is also resistant to deer.

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Plant a dwarf lorolpetalum called 'Crimson Fire' fringe flower, and you may almost forget about it.

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Butterfly bushes (Buddleia) are a great way to attract thirsty butterflies to your environment, like as monarchs and swallowtails.

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Grow 'Cobalt-n-Gold' (also known as Hypericum kalmianum, or Kalm's St. John's wort) for stunning fall color. It's an easy-going shrub that grows to be 2 to 3 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet broad.

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Mahonia spp. are excellent evergreen shrubs for locations with shade. Their simple, bamboo-like leaves makes them a great choice for low-maintenance, minimalist landscaping.

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Are annual peppers suitable for landscaping? Indeed. with its almost all black leaves and purple-black fruits that become a glossy crimson when ripe.

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Continus coggygria, also known as smoke trees, can be cultivated as tiny trees or as huge, deciduous shrubs. Their airy, smoky-purple seed clusters add to their elegance, and their reddish-purple leaves become crimson in the fall.

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Herbaceous peonies (Paeonia lactiflora) are deciduous plants that are well-known for their fragrant springtime blooms. The double pink cultivar 'Sarah Bernhardt' is a favorite specimen plant and for use in mixed borders.

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We provide low-maintenance landscape plants that are suitable for gardeners in cold climates. Zones 2 through 6 are suitable for Iceberg Alley sageleaf willow (Salix candida).

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Gardeners who like moderate to chilly climates might consider Ninebarks (Physocarpus), which require little care and can flourish in any setting.