Winter hardy shrubs

Asked February 1, 2019, 4:33 PM EST

We live in a Association and are limited to planting anything outside of the rock beds that surround our home. The beds are approximately 24 inches from the cement slab to where the lawn starts. The rock beds are on the south and west side sides of our twin home and it gets a LOT of sun. We would like to plant a few evergreen shrubs on the south and east sides are are looking for something that doesn't grow to three of four feet and would survive in our winters and summers. I will be looking forward to hearing what you would recommend. Thank you! Bob Lenertz Mankato, MN

Blue Earth County Minnesota

1 Response

With your landscaping and planting location, I would be more concerned with heat tolerance rather than surviving the winter. There a several native junipers that are attractive and will tolerate the conditions. You could also look at an arborvitae, there are varieties that will stay within your height requirements.