Types of Shrubs For Your Landscape
Amazing Garden Shrubs to Showcase Your Home
There are many types of shrubs, bushes and garden
hedges you can use in your gardens and landscapes. It all depends on the size,
color, texture and shape you want to use.
Here are a few different plants that you can add to your landscape.
Hydrangea Shrub (Hydrangea)
Often called a snowball bush because of the big round flower clusters that fill the plant in the summer. This fabulous fast growing garden shrub can be grown in sun or shade.
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)
One of the longest blooming shrubs with clusters of flowers that attract butterflies and other pollinators. It's a fast growing shrub that can benefit from a light pruning in early spring.
Weigela Plant (Weigela florida)
For best blooming, Weigela plants like to be in full sun but can tolerate some light shade. They can grow from 4 to 10 feet tall and wide and look incredible when in full bloom with their tiny trumpet-like flowers. They also attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Common Lilac Bushes (Syringa)
The smell of lilac bushes is what attracts most people to these awesome plants. The ones I grow only get to about 5 to 8 feet tall and not as wide which are on the dwarf side of lilacs.
Spirea Bush (Spiraea japonica)
Depending on the variety a Spirea bush can grow any where from 2 to 10 feet tall and wide in full sun. They are easy to care for and fast growing condensed shrub that will look great in any garden or landscape.
Salt tolerant. Read More
Forsythia Bush (Forsythia x intermedia)
With its bright yellow flowers that bloom in
early to mid spring, it is a reliable sign that spring is in the air. Maxing out at about 8 to 10 feet tall and wide, they are fast growing shrub that should be pruned right after flowering.
Viburnum Bush (Viburnum)
Another great garden fast growing bush for full sun to part shade and can also be considered a snowball bush with puff ball-like flower clusters that cover the shrub.
Rose of Sharon Bush (Hibiscus syriacus)
With striking large flowers in late summer
to late fall, this low maintenance bush will compliment any garden. They can grow to about 8 to 10 feet tall and about 6 to 10 feet wide if planted in full sun.
Salt and Juglan (Walnut trees) tolerant.
Beauty Bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis)
If you are looking for a deer and rabbit and also disease
resistant garden shrub, this is it. Beautiful pink flowers from May into June, this Beauty bush shrub
is something to consider.
Potentilla fruticosa (Potentilla fruticosa)
Quickly growing only to about 2-4 feet tall and wide, this low maintenance shrub makes a great attraction to a small garden as ground cover. Gorgeous flowers cover it from late spring until frost.
It's also drought and salt tolerant.
Deutzia will grow 3 to 4 feet tall and up to 5 feet wide. It gets covered with small white flowers that last a couple of weeks during the spring. Pruning should be done right after the flowers are done blooming as this plant blooms on old wood.
Purple leaf Sand cherry (Prunus x cistena)
Add some colour to your yard with the purple leaves and the springtime flowers. This low maintenance garden shrub can be grown in full sun or part shade.
It's also salt and drought tolerant.
Barberries (Berberis thunbergii)
A low maintenance, slow growing shrub that is great as a hedge or stand alone specimen plant. The small berries have a tart flavour that has medical benefits.
Drought and salt tolerant.
Euonymus fortunei (Euonymus)
With variegated green and gold leaves, these year round types of low maintenance shrubs can be
used as a climber, ground cover or even a hedge. Some can even grow as large as 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide.
If you are looking for a ground cover you might consider this low and fast growing shrub. The berries produced in fall are a great food source for birds during the winter.
Golden Privet (Ligustrum x vicaryi)
This golden leaved slow growing shrub looks best when planted in full sun and will grow to about 10 feet tall. In milder winter the leaves will remain but typically it is a
deciduous shrub. It's blooms are small white clusters of flowers that appear during summer.
Dogwood Bush (Cornus alba)
If you are looking for types of shrubs that are native to Ontario, this is one. It adds great winter
interest with its red stems that really stand out in the snow. It
can grow as large as 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide or trimmed back to around 4 feet.
It's fast growing and Salt tolerant.
Yew Shrub (Taxus)
Great for making a hedge, border or just by themselves. Adding one to your landscape will give you added texture and attract wildlife.
It's slow growing, low maintenance, drought tolerant, and can be poisonous.
These are the types of shrubs I currently offer. Keep checking back as I am always adding new plants to my landscape.
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