The “Eat it, Use it” forum is a good reminder for me to only cultivate plants from which I receive enjoyment and or can eat. So, if you are reading between the lines, I’m not into the suburban shrub. Any plant that I expend any resources (time, water, fertiliser, etc) has to produce either flowers, fruit or vegetables.
The only exception to the rule are those plants that are given to me by neighbours. But having a little think about this, I have been given a whole lot more that has been productive, that is they are easy to propagate and flower at different times of the year, and or fruitful. Or, whatever the plural is for producing things that we can eat.