Alphabetical Plant Listing

Overlooked Flowering Shrubs for New England Gardens

Regional Gardening, Best Shrubs, New England Gardening


Flowering shrubs are important elements in New England gardens. They add depth and character to the garden and not only provide lovely blooms, but also attractive berries, showy fall color and food for the birds.

Most gardeners plant Forsythia, Potentilla, Lilacs and Rhododendrons. They overlook a wide range of exciting flowering shrubs with fragrant flowers, ornamental fruits and colorful foliage in fall.

Below is the list of shrub species and cultivars that could add sparkles and bring the 'wow' factor to your garden.

As you will note, some are top performers and have received prestigious awards.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 3
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden
New England Plant Combination Ideas New England Guides

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 3
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden
New England Plant Combination Ideas New England Guides

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