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Low Maintenance Landscaping Shrubs To Consider

You’re exhausted from constantly having to do the garden work. Your landscape should be just as beautiful as you want it to be, but your busy lifestyle makes it impossible.  Going through the labor-intensive and time-consuming task of pruning shrubs can be stressful. Pruning shrubs is time-consuming, but it’s also a hassle to constantly pamper them and care for them. ​Enter the ultimate landscaping solution – letting professionals from POPS Landscaping handle landscaping shrubs for you. We have excellent suggestions if you’re looking for lovely low-maintenance shrubs for your home or business. Here, our professional team discusses a few low-maintenance landscaping shrubs to consider this Spring.

Low Maintenance Shrubs For This Spring

Rosa Zlemartincipar

 Rosa Zlemartincipar is a deciduous shrub that grows to five feet tall. It has dark green leaves with white flowers in the summer. Rosa Zlemartincipar is hardy in zones 4-8. Rosa Zlemartincipar will grow best in full sun to partial shade, and it can be grown as a hedge or shrub border. The roses are beautiful when they bloom and make an excellent addition to any garden!

Spiraea Japonica

Spiraea Japonica is a shrub that is native to Japan and China. It is a deciduous shrub with leaves that resemble maple leaves but are not as thick. The plant will grow about 6 feet tall and wide, making an excellent border for larger gardens. Although it grows best in full sun to partial shade, it can also be grown indoors if it has enough light. In Spring or Early Summer, the flowers appear and last for several weeks before they fade away. These white flowers appear in spring or early summer. The seeds from this plant can also be collected and planted in your garden or pots around your home.

Spiraea Japonica does well with little maintenance, but some things need to be taken care of occasionally.

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is perfect for any home. It has beautiful foliage and produces yellow flowers in the spring. Witch hazel is an excellent addition to any garden, including those with limited space. Witch hazel is easy to grow and maintain, and it requires full sun and well-drained soil. You should also avoid planting this plant next to trees or other plants that will compete for nutrients and water.

This plant can be kept at any size by pinching back new growth in early summer. If you want a larger plant, simply prune back the top of your witch hazel bush after it begins blooming in the spring, and this will encourage new growth on the lower branches and make the bush look fuller overall.

Plant your witch hazel shrub in spring after all danger of frost has passed and daytime temperatures consistently reach at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 Celsius) during the day and 50 degrees (10 Celsius) at night. 

Hardy Hibiscus

Hardy hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus) is a deciduous shrub with attractive leaves that turn orange or red in fall. They are hardy to U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9, depending on the variety. The hardy hibiscus grows best in full sun, but can tolerate partial shade if grown in full sun.

The most common problem with growing this shrub is poor drainage and overwatering during the summer months. Hardy hibiscus is susceptible to root rot if it doesn’t have good drainage, resulting in the plant’s death. Hardy hibiscus prefers well-drained soils but can tolerate some wetness if kept well-drained.

For best results with hardy hibiscus, keep your soil moist but not soggy throughout the spring and summer growing seasons, especially when new growth begins in early spring and when new growth resumes after a late frost has passed. Once fall arrives, cut back on watering because hardy hibiscus doesn’t need as much water as spring and summer months. Its leaves were actively growing and producing food for themselves through photosynthesis.

Rose Of Sharon

Rose of Sharon is a hardy shrub with large, showy flowers. The plant can grow up to 4 feet tall, so it’s best planted in the back of the garden or near a fence where it can hide an unattractive view.

The plant’s foliage is large and glossy green with purple veins. The flowers are white or pink, often with red stamens and yellow centers. Rose of Sharon blooms throughout the summer months and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. It’s tolerant of many soil types and grows best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade. This shrub can be propagated from cuttings or seedlings.

Oakleaf Hydrangea

 Oakleaf hydrangea is an easy-care shrub that requires little attention. It blooms during the summer and fall with clusters of mophead flowers pink in color. These flowers are large, up to six inches in diameter, and sweet fragrance. It grows best in full sun or shade and prefers moist soil with good drainage. The plant is tolerant of both heat and cold but does not do well in dry conditions. It also does not like wet feet because it will not tolerate standing water.

The oakleaf hydrangea has a moderate growth rate, making it an ideal shrub for filling in between other plants or growing along borders where space may be limited. Depending on the cultivar that you choose, you can expect it to reach heights of up to 8 feet tall, and equally widespread. The bark on this plant has a shaggy appearance that adds interest over time as the plant ages and grows larger.

Blue Star Juniper

 Blue Star Juniper is low maintenance, drought-tolerant, and easy to grow. They have been known to grow up to 4 feet high and wide. Blue star juniper is a very popular landscaping shrub because it does well in most climates, including hot and dry areas. The blue color comes from the blossoms on the plant.

Blue Star Juniper is an evergreen shrub with blue-gray foliage and tiny blueberries. The plant grows best in USDA zones 3 to 9 and prefers full sun or partial shade. It can tolerate dry conditions but prefers moist soil and regular watering during dry periods.

Blue Star Juniper is hardy in most regions of the U.S., including California and Florida, where it can be grown outdoors year-round with little care required beyond occasional pruning and watering during droughts. This shrub can be planted indoors for winter enjoyment or kept outdoors until temperatures dip below 20 degrees Fahrenheit ( -6 Celsius) in colder climates.


Rhododendron is a genus of landscaping shrubs found primarily in Asia. However, it is also widespread throughout Europe and North America. It belongs to the subfamily Ericoideae. The genus name comes from the Greek words ῥόδον (rhódon) “rose” and δένδρον (déndron) “tree.” Most of the species are large shrubs from 1 to 12 m tall, but some are small trees up to 30 m tall. They have large, flat, leathery leaves with smooth margins and showy flowers. Rhododendrons have numerous stamens clustered close together to appear as a single flower.

In their native habitats, they often grow in soils derived from volcanic rocks, particularly basalt; however, they can also be found growing in limestone or peat bogs. Rhododendrons have been extensively planted in many parts of the world outside their native range: notably New Zealand, western North America, and northern Europe, where they have become invasive. 


Lilacs are beautiful shrubs that can be used to create almost any landscape style. During spring and summer, they bloom and require little maintenance. They grow best in full sun and well-drained soil, but they can also tolerate partial shade. You must plant your lilac where it will get plenty of sunlight, so make sure you do some research before planting.

The lilac is an excellent choice for homeowners who don’t have much time for landscaping. The flowers smell amazing and attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Lilac bushes reach about 6 feet tall when mature, so they can be planted in front of windows or other areas where you want some privacy from the outside world.

Looking For Low Maintenance Landscaping Shrubs?

There are many types and styles of landscaping that you can choose from if you are planning to landscape your house. Landscape design is a great investment in your home, and if you’re looking to get the most out of it, you need to choose the right plants for your yard. Low-maintenance landscaping shrubs are perfect for creating an elegant and stylish garden without doing much work.

If you’re looking to add a layer of protection to your property while enhancing its visual appearance, consider planting landscape shrubs that are extremely low maintenance and reliable. A good choice would be the Rosa Zlemartincipar, which has attractive light pink flowers and can survive harsh weather conditions such as heavy snowfall. It requires minimal upkeep, fertilizing, and pruning. 

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