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A few hard working flowering shrubs in the garden add structure & height while bridging the season with interesting foliage. Plant in groupings or singly depending on the desired result or select flowering shrubs that bloom at different times for continued bloom from spring-fall.
Gardening has never been so easy with drought tolerant Butterfly Bush. A wide variety of colors and heights await your garden design. Plants grow fast and appreciate full sun and well drained soil. Cut back this deciduous shrub in the spring.
Blue Mist Shrub or Bluebeard is a low growing shrub with low water needs and beautiful blue flowers growing around 3-4 feet tall. Plant in full sun and well drained soil. Cut back this deciduous shrub in the spring.
(Weeping Redbud) This small tree or large shrub has showstopping bright pink flowers in spring, giving way to heart-shaped leaves. Grows in full sun to part shade. Remove dead wood during or after flowering. Fertilize after flowering.
Hydrangea boasts foliage & flowering appeal and is regarded as one of the most popular shrubs for the home gardener. Versatile, they thrive in a range of soils from sun to shade.
Knock Out Roses
Perhaps one of the best landscape rose on the market today – hands down. Knock Out Roses bloom 5+ months and even flower well in part shade. Trim back 1/3 in the spring and fertilize with Osmocote.
This hardy shrub is commonly called lilac. Lilacs produce early spring, fragrant flowers. There is nothing like a fresh bouquet of lilacs to rejuvenate the spirit. A deciduous shrub, prune after blooming.
There are tons of varieties on what is commonly called Snowball Bush. White flowers in spring, Nice green color all season long. Foliage turns red/orange in fall and sometimes berries. Very easy to grow and widely adaptable to a range of soils.
Weigela is yet another foolproof shrub that thrives under adverse conditions, yet remains beautiful all season long. The star performance is in spring. Easy to grow.
With the array of sizes, shapes, flowers and forms, flowering shrubs are a natural fit in almost any setting large or small.