From:Boise, ID Region: Rocky Mountain Topic: Shrubs Title: Shrubs with sparse leaves and flowers for creek in Idaho Answered by: Nan Hampton
I am looking for several shrubs that have spindly limbs and sparse leaves with flowers. The idea is to place them in front of windows or other views to add a lacey/veiled effect for the observer. I live along a creek, zones 5-7 with naturally growing Ponderosa Pines. Deer do pass by but not often.
Usually, people are looking for dense shrubbery to hide eyesores. I can't remember someone asking for spindly limbs and sparse leaves before. Anyway, here are a few that I found that met your criteria for flowers—the sparse leaves and spindly limbs are probably a matter of individual perception, however, so you will have to decide if these meet your criteria. You can look yourself for more shrubs for Idaho landscaping by doing a COMBINATION SEARCH in our Native Plant Database and selecting Idaho from the Select State or Province option and 'Shrub' from the Habit (general appearance) option.
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