Every Garden should contain at least one or two of these beautiful Shrubs. Let's Review some of the most fragrant and lovely shrubs that you should find blooming in your neighborhood!
Spring Flowering Bushes
Beautiful Shrubs not only smell and look nice, they will attract bees, butterflies and if the flowers become berries, you will also have birds in your yard.
A great list of flowering shrubs to look for in your growing area are:
- Viburnum which grows from zones 2 to 9 depending on the type.
- Mock Orange with it's white deeply scented flowers grows from zone 3 to 9 again depending on the type.
- Mountain Laurel is another beauty, related to Rhododendrons, they will grow in zone 5 to 9. Do not grow this bush if you have young inquisitive children as it is poisonous.
- Deutzia is another beautiful shrub that will grow in zones 5 to 8. It can be pink or white and smells beautiful. Not as well known as the Lilac, but just as beautiful and fragrant.
- Bridalwreath Spirea, as its name implies is a beautiful white flowered bush. Hardy in zones 5 to 8 it will grow large if you let it, but is beautiful when trimmed up too.
- Heath or Heathers are low growing shrubs that are really pretty in white, pink and red. Hardy in zones 5 to 7 it will not get taller than 10-12 inches. It is a low growing ground cover that loves the sun and a well-drained soil.
- Camellias are a lovely shrub as well and will do well in anything above zone 6 and under zone 9. Any colder or warmer and they are not at their best. These flowering beauties are a sore sport for more northern gardeners. They just don't do well in anything less than zone 6.
- Fothergilla will grow in shady areas. Beautiful white flowers are fragrant and plentiful on this bush. Great in zones 5 to 9 it will not only look and smell nice in springtime but in the autumn it will give you another whole flush of color as the leaves change to reds, oranges, and golds.
- Loropetalum is another beauty. What Lilacs are to northern gardeners, Loropetalum makes northern gardeners green with envy. Grown in zone 7 to 9 it loves full sun and well-drained soil.
- Ninebark is an all around winner. It will grow in zones 3 to 7 and will take drought and summers heat without giving up. Beautiful foliage is an added bonus.
- Beautybush is an old favorite that is making a comeback in many gardener's homes. Pretty pink florets and the ease of growth make this a winner for everyone. Hardy in zones 5 to 9 it holds up will in drought conditions and is deer resistant too.
- Weigela is the last but not the least on this list. In my books, it would be one of the top bushes/shrubs because not only is it really pretty with its red or pink flowers, but it also encourages Hummingbirds to the garden. Hardy in zones 4 to 9 this is a shrub that should be considered for your gardening pleasure.
Check here if you are not sure about what zones you are doing most of your gardening in.
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