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If you are into landscaping, you know that plants are crucial in taking it an upper notch. Plants always make the difference, and if you are venturing into this for the first time, you will never look back. You should know that your landscape says more than words ever will, and as a result, you need to ensure that it looks perfect. Fortunately, there are numerous plants to consider for landscaping, as you will see in a bit. Also, whether you are a minimalist or maximalist, ensure you choose plants that complement the surroundings rather than seem misplaced. You can even seek expert knowledge on what plants would be best. If anything relying on the ones and twos you know won’t be the best thing. The following are some plant ideas for landscaping you could consider.

 

Celosia.

The landscaping point is to decorate the outdoors, and this plant is a fantastic choice. This is because of how its colour pops and the texture it adds to your garden. If you want a taller option of the celosia plant, consider the Dragon’s breath celosia. It grows to about 15 to 24 inches, and its flowers are bright and grow in unusual spiky plumes.

 

Golden Chain Tree (Laburnum x Watereri).

If you want a tree that shows off through all the seasons, this is not it. This is because that only happens during spring. However, it would help to know that they brighten the surrounding since they have yellow flowers. They can grow up to 15 to 30 feet in height and width. In addition to that, they thrive in a moderate climate; however, if you live in cold areas, ensure there is a protected planting site for them. Otherwise, they won’t grow as expected or may fail altogether. You can grow them as either large shrubs or small specimen trees. The only requirement for the Golden Chain tree to grow is rainfall, and having a layer of compost in spring can also be a bonus. Its soil needs include one with excellent drainage.

 

Korean Boxwood.

It is one of the best medium-sized evergreen shrubs for landscaping. The Korean Boxwood is easy to maintain since it only requires you to prune it. It is an excellent option for anyone who wants a hedge and driveway landscaping. If anything, it is a beauty to behold.

 

Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica).

With leaves that turn red, orange, and gold, it has the potential to be the fall foliage stand out. Therefore, ensure to grow it in full sun for optimal fall colour. In addition to that, they should be watered frequently while young to retain moisture. On the other hand, when mature, they should be tapered weekly. You are recommended to use a granular fertiliser that is balanced during spring. This will ascertain that it gets the essential nutrients needed. Also, if you want a substitute for the burning bush plant, which has recently become invasive, consider the Virginia Sweetspire. The sun exposure should be full to part shade. The soil it thrives under should be average, medium to wet, and well-draining.

 

Peony.

Also referred to as Paeonia lactiflora, it is a deciduous flowering perennial known for its flowers’ spring fragrance. It would be best if you planted it during fall or spring. Its sun exposure requirement should be full to part shade. Ensure that you grow the eyes or the growing points in well-drained soil. The latter should be mixed with compost or other organic materials at your disposal. It is best to know that they vary in size; however, that is dependant on the variety. For example, if you go for the Sarah Bernhardt, it grows up to 30 to 36 inches in height and width. However, you must know that the herbaceous peonies die in the fall. You can cut any plant remnants to the ground and get rid of them. Also, if there is a need to divide them, do so in the fall. However, note that it is not necessary.

 

Coleus.

Its leaves are among the prettiest you may have ever seen. There are a few things to note in this plant family: deep burgundies, electric greens, soft pinks, and fiery reds. More specific coleus includes the chocolate drop coleus, which has green leaves with burgundy centres and veins. Their pattern is undoubtedly beautiful and will have the wow factor every time you look at it.

The above are some of the landscaping plants to consider. Remember seeking the help of an expert never hurt anyone. Inform them of your thoughts and make enquiries; that way, you will end up with the landscape of your dreams. Ensure you know or have a rough idea of what you want. For example, do you want plants that will grow into a hedge in a few years or not? Also, choose plants that you love and consider the surrounding at large.