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Surprising Shrubs for Small Spaces

If you want four-season impact in a downsize package, look no further than these nine stunners

Fine Gardening – Issue 163
 My old garden was big. There was room for tree-size lilacs, billowy shrub roses, and rhododendrons so sturdy that you could climb on them. I knew that moving across town would present a list of challenges, but I did not think tracking down small shrubs would be one of them. My new garden is urban and, as you can imagine, quite a bit smaller. One mature lilac would take up half the backyard. I still needed a woody framework for my new space, but I realized quickly that the shrubs would have to fit the new scale.

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