In bygone eras, the mature size of large plants was irrelevant because properties were big and gardeners were plentiful and inexpensive to hire. Now the situation is often vice versa, and though you can always prune a large plant down to size, most of us have limited time in addition to limited space and require low-maintenance landscapes. If you have limited time for pruning or limited space for big plants, try one of these plants on for size.
- ‘Gold Bar’ dwarf variegated miscanthus.
- ‘Ann’ magnolia.
- Lavender twist eastern redbud.
- Meyer lilac.
- ‘James Compton’ bugbane.
- ‘Sem’ false spirea.
Read how to care for them in the source.