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Shrubs and Other Woody Plants Suited to Your Region

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Our 10 regional gardening experts weigh in on what shrubs and small trees do best in their particular climate.

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Midwest Gardening: Going Native (or Not) with Shrubs

Hardy native shrubs are great for low-maintenance gardens. But don’t ignore old-fashioned favorites from around the world.

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Desert Gardening: Tough Shrubs for the Southwest

Desert gardeners, take heart! Some durable, easy-to-grow woody shrubs can stand up to the hot and dry weather of the Southwest.

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Gulf Coast Gardening: Growing Clerodendrums

For a versatile plant that ranges from vine to shrub to small tree, try clerodendron. It’s suited to Florida, as well as our region’s other hot and humid areas.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: Low-Maintenance Shrubs

Grow easy-care shrubs such as red-twig dogwood, ninebark, holly, and elderberry. They thrive in Mid-Atlantic gardens.

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Mountain Gardening: A Woody Plant for Every Place and Space

Shrubs are the woody-stemmed plants that are central to a landscape’s design. To get more bang for your buck, select shrubs with multiple features.

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Northeast Gardening: Favorite Woody Plants for the Landscape

Looking for hardworking, easy-maintenance plants for your Northeast home landscape? We’ve got them in spades.

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Northwest Gardening: Adorning a Japanese Maple

For an easy-care front-yard landscape, try adding the golden foliage of euonymus and spirea to a burgundy Japanese maple.

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Southeast Gardening: 3 Great Shrubs Worth a Second Look

Discover the seasonal beauty and year-round structure shrubs can give a landscape. Here are three well suited to the Southeast.

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South Central Gardening: Favorite Trees and Shrubs

Trees and shrubs provide color, texture, and winter interest to Oklahoma and Texas landscapes. Here are some to consider for the South Central region.

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Southern California Gardening: Shrubs Extend the Bloom Season

Water-thrifty flowering shrubs offer structure and year-round interest. Lowe’s Southern California garden expert shares some favorites.

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