Can you plant an entire beautiful garden with nothing but shrubs? Yes! Here are some combinations for stellar gardens planted with nothing but, you guessed it, shrubs!
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs are the star of this show. We offer these great shrubs because they are predictably showy in the garden, whether from flowers, fruit, foliage, or bark.
Whether you want to attract birds or butterflies, here are some shrubs to start with when planting a wildflower garden.
This pretty shrub is a North American native beloved by birds and butterflies. Purple Pearls has burgundy leaves and clusters of purple flowers covering the shrub in the fall.
Late season butterflies need something to sip and the blue flowers of Sunshine Blue™ Caryopteris deliver. Chartreuse leaves provide interest all summer long and a profusion of blue flowers when everything else has stopped blooming carry the garden well into fall.
Fragrant red flowers in the summer are the true beauty of this shrub. Butterfly larvae call Calycanthus home, and more baby butterflies means more adult butterflies!
Can one shrub be perfect? If so, this one fits the bill. It has cascading white flower clusters in the late spring to early summer. In the fall the leaves turn a bright red-orange foliage. In the winter, the mounding branches are bright burgundy-red. Make room for this one.
Four Season Color
Four season color can come from the foliage, flowers, or even the branches of a shrub. Here are some of our favorites for interesting color throughout the year.
Pretty yellow-green leaves on this shrub fall off to reveal bright yellow twigs during the winter. It's gorgeous all year round, with different aspects shining depending on the season.
This pretty little shrub has green and gold variegated pinky-sized leaves. It can be pruned as a low, dense hedge or as a mound. Grows well in the landscape and in containers.
An evergreen Euonymus, this green and white shrub grows to a max height of 2 feet, so it won't ever overwhelm the landscape. It's equally happy in sun or shade, so it's quite versatile, too!
Polar Gold is almost more of a small tree than a shrub. This pyramid-shaped evergreen has a gold-green color year-round. It is quite resistant to burn. Responds well to hedging!
What kind of shrubs are you looking for? Chances are there's a Proven Winner for your garden!