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8 shrubs that provide reliable good looks without a lot of work

The Best Shrubs for Your Yard

If you've been wanting to add some foliage and color to your yard, look no further. These are the best shrubs to grow, according to our expert.

Ceanothus - spring flowering evergreen, grown as a tree

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The ordeal started in the mid 1990's when I excitedly wrote in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution about a viburnum I hadn't seen before. It was called 'Kern's Pink', and I had come across it at Don Shadow's wholesale nursery in Winchester, Tennessee. The shrub was in full bloom in late April, maybe a bit past its prime, but you could tell that this had the potential to be a blockbuster plant. Instead of the usual white snowball type blooms on Viburnum plicatum, the flowers were a lovely…

WEIGELA 'Midnight Wine'  A Paradise Garden Five Star Shrub    A marvelous low mounding, dwarf version of 'Wine & Roses'. Dark burgundy-purple foliage and pink flowers. Perfect for the front of the border.

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Catawba Crape Myrtle zones 7-9 full-partial sun. This lovely shrub can also be trimmed into a small tree. It will have a mature height of about 10-12 feet. It has a spread of around 8 to 12 feet and will be widest at the crown. Front yard: 1st choice!

Catawba Crape Myrtle Tree

Vibrant Purple Blooms for Months! The Catawba Crape Myrtle is a timeless tree that's well-loved. Why? For starters, this prime pick has: • The most vibrant purple hue. • Healthful growth and manageable height. • Vibrant blooms that last all summer. In other words, the fresh florals of the Catawba Crape Myrtle attract attention. You'll get bright, deep color from its perfectly-formed petals. Dark purple blooms take hold from late spring through fall, meaning you'll get more than 120 days of…

Duranta erecta is a species of flowering shrub in the verbena family Verbenaceae. Common names include Golden Dewdrop, Pigeon Berry, and Skyflower.


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Purple Rock Rose (Cistus x purpureus) - Monrovia - Good drought tolerant flowering shrub,

Purple Rock Rose

Neat, compact shrub with showy rose-purple blooms with maroon spots. Tolerates drought, poor soil, little maintenance. Great for informal divider, in rock gardens or accent plant. Evergreen. Full sun. Moderate grower to 4 feet tall, 4 to 6 feet wide. Cutting grown.

When to Prune Flowering Shrubs - Prune spring flowering shrubs and trees a month after flowering. Common shrub examples include forsythia, lilac, weigela, mockorange, loropetalum, honeysuckle, and many viburnum species.  Summer-flowering are pruned in late summer into early fall (after flowering). You may also wait until late winter into early spring before shrubs leaf out. Some examples are crape myrtles, althea (Rose of Sharon), chaste tree (vitex) and most hydrangeas.

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April is time for a minor lawn renovation. All lawn chores should be completed before April 18th, here in the Southern Appalachian region (USDA zones 6a – 7a). If you are planning a major lawn renovation, hold off until September. Following a rough winter, fertilizing is a positive first step for rapid green recovery and filling in dead spots. Steps for over-seeding small dead areas: 1) light soil tilling with a rake, 2) fertilizing, and 3) seeding. Over the lawn, apply a crabgrass…

Top Flowering Shrubs for the South Hibiscus syriacus

Top Flowering Shrubs for the South

Choose the right shrubs for the South and lots of bright color is guaranteed.

Purple Haze Buddleia are from the Lo & Behold Series of dwarf butterfly bush plants of flowering shrubs. Good choice for #small_yards.

Seen this Spring flowering shrub blooming in the Greenhouse today. Just love this series of flowering quince! Buy Chaenomeles Double Take Pink Storm Shrubs Online. Garden Crossings Online Garden Center offers a large selection of Quince Flowering Plants. Shop our Online Shrub catalog today!

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