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Low maintenance Bush and shrubs

Question:I want some small, low maintenance shrubs that bloom during the summer. These are for a well-drained area in front of my house that gets sun after 11:00 a.m. What would you suggest? - Sandy Settoon

Answer: It sounds like the area gets enough sun to grow roses. The Drift series rose is an excellent, low maintenance summer-blooming shrub that does not grow too tall. These landscape roses were named Louisiana Super Plants selections in the fall of 2013. Drift roses were bred and selected to provide all of the resilience, disease resistance and frequent flowering of larger landscape roses on much lower growing bushes. They only grow 2 to 3 feet tall with a generous spread of 4 feet or more. The low, spreading habit, colorful flowers and long blooming season of Drift roses makes them a lower maintenance alternative to bedding plants in flowerbeds. Drift roses will fit beautifully into smaller landscape spaces, provide the perfect size shrub for foundation plantings and even look great in containers. They come in several colors. October and November are good months to plant roses and other hardy shrubs.

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