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Main Line Gardens
376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-2300

Heather's Helpful Hint

An Excellent Foundation Shrub
June 16, 2011

One of the most commonly asked for piece of advice is what we recommend for an evergreen foundation shrub. While there are certainly many choices depending on your sun exposure, desired height, and deer population, I can't think of anything more versatile than boxwood. Without a doubt it is the least foraged plant when it comes to deer and with the many varieties now on the market, you will have no problem finding just the size necessary for your situation.

Boxwood survive beautifully in sun to partial sun and respond well to pruning when needed, but can also be kept in a looser form for those who prefer a less formal garden. Boxwood combines well with roses and perennials as well as other shrubs with a different color or texture. Some varieties are more upright and can anchor a garden bed or flag your doorway planted in a decorative container. Others grow easily into a small hedge and will define an herb garden nicely.

For information on feeding, pruning, and the right selection for your landscape, please visit us soon and remember to talk to one of our experts while you are here for any help you need.

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Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.