8 Plants That Look Great In A Front Garden

source: First Editions Plants

Never underestimate the importance of landscaping! In my opinion, landscaping can make all the difference in the overall look of a house. If you’ve been thinking of giving your garden an overhaul but don’t want the landscaping to completely take over your porch, deck, or house, check out these eight plants that stay a decent size and will make the front of your home look lovely!

1. Japanese Boxwood

source: Garden Style San Antonio

Japanese boxwood is an evergreen, flowering shrub that only grows to about one meter high. The bright green leaves are delicate and pretty, and they can be pruned into different shapes if desired.

2. Japanese Pittosporum

source: Monrovia

Japanese pittosporum is another flowering shrub that works wonders as a border plant. This shrub prefers either full or part sun, but can withstand extreme weather and droughts.

3. Loropetalum

source: Annie’s Annuals and Perennials

Loropetalum is a hardy, flowering plant that produces either tiny white blooms or deep purple/burgundy blooms, depending on the variety. Gardeners love this fairly low-growing plant because of the pretty shape and flowers it produces.

4. Red Bottlebrush

source: Backyard Nature

Red bottlebrush is a flowering shrub that only grows about two to three feet tall and wide. In addition to being pretty, it also attracts bees, butterflies, and other important pollinators!

5. Carex

source: Southern Living Plant Collection

Carex is a light green grass variety that makes for a great ground-cover plant. It’s easy to maintain and looks stylish in both planter boxes and directly in the garden.

6. Rosemary

source: The Old Farmer’s Almanac / Pxhere

You already know that rosemary is a great herb for cooking with, but did you know that rosemary bushes make for great decorative plants in the garden? Rosemary can grow anywhere from one to four feet tall, so if you’re considering planting it, just be sure to give it enough room in your garden.

7. Mahonia

source: Caragh Nurseries / Ramblin’ through Dave’s Garden

Mahonia grows about three feet tall and wide, and produces vibrant yellow blooms from November to March. This ground-covering plant tends to look very full and is great for filling up a sparse garden.

8. Distylium

source: Nature Hills Nursery

Distylium is disease and pest-resistant, and can grow in both wet and dry soils. This plant generally grows three to four feet tall and wide, and requires very little pruning or upkeep.

Now that you have some more information about great, low-growing plants, you’ll be able to get your front garden looking its absolute best – without covering your entire porch in the process!