No pruning is needed to maintain its tidy ” round shape.
Grow this low maintenance shrub in full sun in zones as a short hedge or foundation planting. SHOW OFFStarlet Forsythia. When standard forsythia varieties are too big for the space but you desire a bright pop of yellow in early spring, plant Show OffStarlet instead. This ’ tall, refined selection creates a mass of bright yellow flowers. Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris is one of the most carefree and successful climbers for here, too.
Another exceptionally-reliable bloomer (unless you prune too late in the fall, as I did a few years ago) the climbing hydrangea is perfectly happy in full shade. The north side of a house is perfect. Mar 16, Itea virginica 'Merlot' is another bush with arching branches that you shouldn't prune much, but it has one drawback that makes it less low-maintenance than some similar plants: a suckering habit.
Still, your pruning needn't go beyond cutting out these suckers (if you wish to restrict the plant's spread) when you see bushfall.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins.
Pine trees (Pinus spp.), which thrive within U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 3 through 11, depending on the variety, are a prime example of evergreens that don't need pruning. Bobo Panicle Hydrangea. For sunny spots, the right hydrangea to grow is panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata).
Bobo opens classic full-size hydrangea blossoms on a dwarf plant that grows 36 inches tall and 36 to 48 inches wide. Flowers turn pink as they age.