A recent drive to my trailhead, and Texas Sage / Leucophyllum spp. in bloom.
Of course, the public street’s roundabout planting areas are too small for a 6’+ shrub, or such a plant given the need for safety and visibility. (3′-8′ high is the zone many towns require to be clear at intersections)
And the shrubs are under 3′ – by force.
But the usual suspects do it anyway, over and over. Even the city, violating their own rules. Crazy! (at least I try to design appropiately and explain / educate)
Now, here’s a private planting of the same shrub on the same street, but left in its natural form, with space to mature.
Which form of shrub pruning benefits drivers and pedestrians more? Or the plants?