Design: Utility Box - Sun

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Alter the view of a utility box or unsightly area with a landscape design that begins with low-maintenance ground covers, leading into medium-height perennials. Introduce visual interest with a flowering shrub like Knock Out Roses or Paniculata Hydrangea accompanied by a small ornamental tree. Complete the space with an upright evergreen such as a Blue Arrow Juniper for year-round interest.

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Medium Perennials

  • Catmint
  • Salvia
  • Coreopsis
  • Veronica


  • Creeping Sedum
  • Creeping Phlox
  • Liriope
  • Silver Mound (Artemisia)
  • Ajuga

Small Tree

  • Serviceberry
  • Hydrangea
  • Lilac

Upright Evergreen

  • Blue Arrow Juniper
  • Skyrocket Juniper
  • North Pole Arborvitae

Flowering Shrub

  • Spirea
  • Weigela
  • Barberry
  • Shrub Rose / Knock Out Rose
  • Paniculata Hydrangea

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