Many of our clients wonder what are the popular landscaping plants, and if these would be suitable for their garden. To dispel doubts our team of landscaping specialists prepared a list of 10 popular plants which are mostly easy to maintain and will be a great decoration no matter if your garden has a large size or its space is restricted.
Lavender (Lavandula) is a well-known garden plant which you can grow in a British garden. Lavender officially is native to the Mediterranean and due to the origin, lavender will grow successfully in a sunny area of your garden with well-drained soil. English Lavender will be a great choice for our British cooler climate. You should also consider planting the lavender in the containers with a shelter or in the pots which can be moved inside during the wintertime.
We would recommend planting lavender near various herbs such as basil, oregano or thyme which have similar growing requirements.
Many of the modern gardens have Hosta planted. These highly popular perennials will be a great choice for gardens placed in busy cities where the air is highly polluted. Beautiful large green and golden leaves will harmonize beautifully with flowers like bleeding hearts or Astilbe.
We would suggest planting Hostas as border plants with the accompaniment of plants with colourful flowers such as Foxglove, Impatiens or Golden Shrimp Plant.
Tip: Some of the mentioned flowers need to be planted yearly.
Sedum plant is a great choice for those who want a plant which is drought and disease resistant. Due to the high tolerance for most types of soil Sedum is a very popular choice in many modern gardens. Additionally, plants from the Sedum family require little attention and care to maintain this plant in good shape. If you have decided that you would like to get one of the Stonecrops then you will have to choose one of the over 400 Sedum species available with a large number of variations.
We would suggest planting Sedum plant (also known as a Stonecrop) in parts of your garden which are very sunny and/or get just a small amount of water.
Aucuba plants are one of the toughest and most popular shrubs for landscaping projects. These easy to care and maintain plants have a high tolerance of dry soil, pollution, full shade and coastal conditions. In autumn female Aucuba plants produce red berries which are a beautiful decoration for large, glossy leaves.
We recommend planting Aucuba in shaded corners of your garden as well as in contrast to other foliage plants.
Holly is a very well known shrub with dark green and glossy leaves. Bright red berries are a fantastic source of food for birds in the wintertime and are very attractive to bees in the spring. Most of the Holly species should be planted on a rich and slightly acidic soil which has been previously enriched by organic matter. Even though most of the Hollies will survive in the partial shade, it is recommended to plant them in the sunny parts of your garden for better berry production.
Tip: Most Hollies require pruning to remove unwanted and broken branches in early spring. To find out how we can help you with Holly pruning, then visit our website today.
Daphne plants are very popular landscaping plants which require minimal pruning services. To protect the roots during the year you should provide them with a large amount of mulch in spring and autumn. Daphne produces beautiful flowers, but you should be aware of the fact that this plant is highly toxic if consumed and its sap might give the skin and eye irritation.
Tip: Daphne’s leaves might start yellowing on the edges which in most cases is caused by waterlogging and lack or little nutrients provided in the soil.
7. Creeping Thyme
Creeping thyme is one of the best plants for driveway borders and gardens. Those low growing, hardy perennials will be a great choice for those who have honeybee focused gardens. For those who look for evergreen subshrub which is edible and spreads quickly across your garden, Creeping Thyme will be one of the most popular landscaping plants.
We recommend planting creeping thyme in the soil with neutral or slightly alkaline soil pH.
Nigrescens is one of the best plants for driveway borders. This mondo grass is forming large turfs or arching. Those deers and rabbit resistant plants grow their nearly black leaves to the length of 15-20cm. This evergreen perennial can adapt to the wide range of conditions, it is also drought and salt tolerant. Nigrescens can be planted in coastal and city gardens, gravel gardens and driveways.
Tip: For outstanding effect, we recommend planting Nigrescens with silver and gold foliage plants.
Camellia is one of the most popular landscaping plants due to the generosity of flowers this plant produces. There are between 100-300 officially described species of Camellia and another 3,000 hybrids. Camellia is an evergreen shrub which gives flowers in spring or autumn depending on the chosen type. You should plant Camellia in the shaded area of your garden or if you have planted Camellia sasanqua you should plant it in the full sun as it thrives in these conditions.
Tip: You should keep your Camellia plant well-watered through the entire summer as this is the time when Camellia produce next year’s flower buds.
Fatsia is another evergreen shrub which can survive in difficult conditions and will cope well with shady areas in your garden or coastal conditions. Fatsia is hardy up to -10°C and should survive British winter well. This plant is rarely affected by diseases or pests which makes them even easier to maintain.
We recommend this plant to anyone who has just started their gardening adventure or has limited gardening space or time.
Our team of experienced landscapers will advise you on the most popular landscaping plants and the best plants for your type of garden.