New Orleans shrubs are perfectly designed for our heat, humidity, rainfall, and have also adapted to our soils and pests.
Here at Southern City Farm, we offer a wide selection of native shrubs such as camellias, azaleas, and boxwood.
These natives attract numerous pollinators, from butterflies and native bees to other animals such as hummingbirds, so be sure to add shrubs for landscaping in your garden.
We all know what shrubs are and what they look like but not many of us know the difference between a shrub and a tree or why we should prefer one over the other.
A shrub is known as a woody plant that’s smaller than a tree and has a rounded shape in general. The main difference between the two is that a shrub has several main stems growing from the ground level, rather than one trunk.
However, the phrase “smaller than a tree” is a bit misleading — in fact, shrubs can vary in size: from covering the ground right up to growing huge bushes.
The South is the heart of camellia country, and although it seems that these beautiful flowers must’ve been born here, they actually hail from eastern and southern Asia.
There are more than 3,000 named kinds of camellias that exist, all in a remarkable range of forms, colors, and sizes.
If you live in the Upper or Tropical South and have problems growing camellias, there’s no need to panic.
We now provide hybrids that flourish in the extreme temperatures found in both regions. So don’t hesitate to start your landscaping goals with us.
Azaleas are some of the most favorite shrubs in the South. While many people think of them as an entirely different species, they actually belong to the genus Rhododendron, which represents more than 800 species and 10,000 different plants.
Even if you’re not familiar with the two, there is one obvious difference between them: rhododendrons have much larger leaves in general.
However, if we look at it from a technical perspective, we can tell them apart from the bell-shaped flowers of the rhododendron, while azalea blooms are typically funnel-shaped. As mentioned above, azaleas are beautiful to look at, so if you’re in the market to get some of these in your front yard, look no further than Southern City Farm.
Boxwood shrubs are a genus of around 70 species of the family Buxaceae.
These slow-growing evergreen shrubs are typically grown in warmer climates. There are, however, new varieties that can handle the cold.
They are some of the most popular shrubs in the United States and are typically grown into hedges.
If you’d like, you can also trim and prune these shrubs into a topiary, while more advanced gardeners can grow them into a bonsai. If you so choose, you can even grow these in garden planters to use them all year long.
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