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What are some beautiful flowering shrubs that would root well on a small hill?

  1. Faith Reaper profile image89
    Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago

    What are some beautiful flowering shrubs that would root well on a small hill?

    At the very back of my backyard, there is a slight hill.  I wanted to plant some flowering shrubs but wonder which would do well on a hill and in full sun.  I appreciate any ideas as far as any flowering shrubs that would root well on a small hill or sloping terrain. 

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  2. pagesvoice profile image85
    pagesvoiceposted 3 years ago

    I planted lilacs several years ago on one of my side hills and they are beautifully magnificent now. I have to keep cutting them back because of how well they are thriving.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image89
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hello pagesvoice, Thank you so much for answering.  How lilacs are beautifully magnificent!  I love that they thrive so well.  Plus, they smell amazing too.  I appreciate the great answer.

  3. Celebrates profile image76
    Celebratesposted 3 years ago

    Forsythia bushes do really well just about anywhere. They are a very hardy shrub and even have some value because florists like them.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image89
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Celebrates, oh, yes, forsythia, I do love their color of bright yellow, I believe?  I have seen them around my neighborhood and they are hardy and colorful.  Thank you for answering.

  4. Patsybell profile image88
    Patsybellposted 3 years ago

    Best Answer Patsybell says

    Is this photo of your garden now? Because I think you have pretty much perfected flowering shrubs on a hill. And lawn care, and privacy fencing. You rock.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image89
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha ... thank you so much, Patsy.  You are so kind.  I still have much to learn.  You are our resident gardening expert no doubt about it!

  5. eugbug profile image99
    eugbugposted 3 years ago

    You can't go far wrong by choosing fuchsia. There are lots of varieties and fuchsia is easy to grow and propagate, tolerant of high or low temperatures, lime or acid soils, either sandy or clayey.
    Hypericum Hidcote is also an easy to grow shrub tolerant of possibly dry ground on a slope. It has yellow flowers and soft green foliage. Growing to 6 feet max, it makes a nice hedge when planted in rows.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image89
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hello eugbug,  Oh, thank you so much for the great plant suggestions!  Yes, we have red clay here, so that is another aspect of the hill/slope I must address too.

  6. Ericdierker profile image58
    Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago

    Holy guacamole! What a great bunch of answers. Show us the pictures in a year or so.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image89
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, Eric. It's a deal lol.

  7. connorj profile image76
    connorjposted 3 years ago

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    Plumbago auriculata (blue plumbago) is spectacular in full-sun.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image89
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, Connor j, thank you, and, yes it is!!!

    2. connorj profile image76
      connorjposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If you don't mind thorns, Bougainvillea is another excellent choice. They flower in every month in Florida...

    3. Faith Reaper profile image89
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, yes, I love Bougainvillea and I have some already.  So beautiful!  I have not planted them in the yard but just in containers.  I should rethink that! Thank you again.

  8. MizBejabbers profile image89
    MizBejabbersposted 3 years ago

    I live on a really steep hill and weeds and saplings of all kinds are a real problem that I haven't solved. I did plant a pink Rose of Sharon (althea) bush that my aunt gave me, and it is doing fine. I acquired two more cuttings, a purple and a pure white that I'm going to plant as soon as spring comes. Of course Rose of Sharon grows tall, so I'm not sure what height bushes you would like.
    I live on the borderline of zones 7 and 8, mainly 8, and these bushes are in the shade. I think they grow well in the sun, too.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image89
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi MizBejabbers, Oh, I do love the Rose of Sharon.  I need some going all across the hill, and it matters not the height, just the width.  The purple and pure white sound beautiful. Thank you for answering!

  9. rosevillaruz profile image75
    rosevillaruzposted 3 years ago

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    how about "forget-me-not" a flower in my country Philippines. am not sure if you have this in your country but maybe they got several variety and termed differently.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image89
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hello rosevillaruz, Oh, yes, we have "forget-me-not" here!  That is an excellent choice.  I love them.  Thank you for reminding me of them.  Blessings

  10. Marina7 profile image80
    Marina7posted 3 years ago

    Try Rose of Sharon hedges. If you need seed let me know and send your address to my email marinagcorbin@gmail.com.
    Also make sure to always cut most of the blooms off after they bloom on this hedge so it won't seed and make more hedges or your entire yard will be full of hedges. I guess it is the same with other plants too.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image89
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, wow, Marina, You are so kind and generous!  The Rose of Sharon sounds perfect indeed.  Thank you for sharing the great tip too.  Bless you.

    2. Marina7 profile image80
      Marina7posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You are welcome. :-)

  11. cat on a soapbox profile image97
    cat on a soapboxposted 3 years ago

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    If you would like beautiful late summer bloom on lovely shaped branches
    , how about a multi-trunked crape myrtle? There are many varieties including smaller shrub types.

 
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