Best Low Maintenance Shrubs for Property Owners in Minnesota

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Best Low Maintenance Shrubs for Property Owners in Minnesota

Posted by All Metro Service Companies LLC
1 year ago | June 21, 2023

Maintaining an appealing landscape can enhance the value of your business property or rental units. A beautiful landscape creates a welcoming atmosphere and demonstrates you care about your property and its tenants. However, maintaining landscaping can be challenging and time-consuming if you don’t have the right plants and shrubs.

This is especially true in Minnesota, where the weather can be unforgiving and extreme. From growing shrubs like boxwood or plants with amazing scents like lilac, we have some of our favorite low-maintenance shrubs that appeal to property owners in Minnesota.


This evergreen shrub is famous for its versatility, making it a popular choice for many Minnesota property owners. It can be pruned to various shapes and sizes, making it perfect for creating stunning hedges and landscape borders or as a backdrop for showcasing other garden plants. It does best in partial to full sun and slightly acidic, moist soil but is hardy enough to tolerate the extreme cold during a Minnesota winter.

Ehile boxwoods aren't a north american native plant they are a popular option for many.


Juniper is an evergreen shrub that can be used as a foundation plant and thrives in Minnesota’s cold climate. It’s an ideal option for property owners who want dark green ground cover and a low-maintenance shrub that doesn’t require much water. Juniper is disease-resistant, enjoys full sun to light shade, and can survive harsh weather conditions.

While Juniper is unfortunately not a pest resistant plant, it is a low growing shrub that requires little maintenance.


As its name implies, Winterberry are great low-maintenance shrubs that can tolerate the extremes of Minnesota weather. It produces red berries that attract wildlife, making it a great choice for property owners who want a natural landscaping look. Additionally, the winterberry is self-pollinating, so you don’t need to worry about planting multiple shrubs for fruit production.

Winterberry performs well in sun or part shade and provides food for animals in late winter.


Lilacs are not only low maintenance, but they create a beautiful purple bloom to attract butterflies in late spring to early summer. They require very little pruning and can adapt to different soil types, making them an excellent option for those who don’t want to spend much time or money on landscaping. Lilacs produce a fragrance that is both sweet and relaxing, making them a popular choice for many property owners.


Spirea is a low-maintenance shrub ideal for adding a pop of color to your landscape. A drought-tolerant plant, spirea enjoys full sun or partial shade and can thrive in almost any soil type. This easy-to-care-for shrub can produce beautiful white or pink flowers during early spring and summer, making it an excellent choice for Minnesota properties.

Spirea not only offers privacy, but its summer flowers add curb appeal.

Red Twig Dogwood

Red Twig Dogwood stands out because it requires very little maintenance and can add a pop of red color to your outdoor space and white flowers in the summer. During winter, its attractive red twigs are especially stunning against a white snow backdrop. Moreover, it is drought-tolerant and can be used as a privacy screen or hedge.

Red twig dogwood prefers full sun to partial shade.


When selecting shrubs for a Minnesota property, choose ones requiring little maintenance and can survive harsh weather conditions. While there are other shrubs that may provide long lasting flowers like oakleaf hydrangea, those we shared above are excellent options for any property owner because they are hardy, easy to care for, and tolerant of cold weather. Some also can still add a pop of color to your landscape. By planting any of these shrubs, you can save time and money on maintenance while enjoying a beautiful, welcoming property.

Have further questions regarding low-maintenance shrubs, recommendations for great shrubs, or need assistance adding curb appeal with bright green foliage to your front yard or property? Contact All Metro Service Companies today.


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