Plant Types / Shrubs
Adding interest and color throughout the seasons, shrubs are essential elements of many garden designs. The permanent structure associated with the wide array of size, flowers, foliage and fruits make them very desirable components of any plantings. There are flowering shrubs for almost every month of the year. You may want to create a year-round display and select beautiful shrubs to create dramatic spring, summer, fall or winter schemes. Check our list of shrubs and browse our fabulous garden ideas to get inspired. Before selecting any shrubs for your garden, remember to check that they are well-suited to your climate, sun exposure and soil conditions.
A dwarf Bottlebrush variety, Callistemon 'Little John' is a beautiful, dense, evergreen shrub grown for its dazzling blood red flowers and evergreen foliage of narrow, blue-green leaves. Blooming throughout most of the year, the elongated flower spikes of this Australian native are surrounded by long, bristlelike stamens, giving them the look of bottlebrushes
Award-winning Calluna vulgaris 'Dark Beauty' (Heather) is one of the darkest flowered Calluna. Its profuse, semi-double, dark cerise flowers, deepening to ruby-red, are on display for many weeks in late summer and early fall (Aug-Oct) and contrast beautifully with the dark green, evergreen foliage
Named after the glimmering color of its new spring growth, Calluna vulgaris 'Spring Torch' (Heather) will offer you a fabulous color show all year round. First, its bright, mid-green spring leaves are profusely tipped with yellow, pink and dark red.
Valued for the sweet, fruity fragrance of its flowers, Calycanthus floridus 'Michael Lindsey' is a compact, dense, rounded, well-branched deciduous shrub that is regarded as one of the best cultivars of Carolina Allspices. Exceptionally fragrant!