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Groundcovers That Give Lift to Your Landscape

If you crave a bit of dimension, perspective, height and extra color in your groundcovers, consider wide-spreading shrubs.

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Photo 2 of 8These junipers seem to be faring fine beneath a dogwood.

Broadening a Juniper's Reach(2 of 8)

Junipers -- here Juniperus chinensis -- come in a wide range of heights, including the ground-hugging forms that are ubiquitous throughout residential and commercial landscapes. Junipers are adaptive to a range of soils and do best in full sun, but they also do tolerably well with only a half-day of sun.

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