By Evangeline P Alfeche, Owner of Writeandshareit
Know about the shrubs that bloom all year. These year round shrubs according to seasons will make your garden full of blooms and colors.
With careful planning and design, you could have your shrubs flowering in your garden all year long. These colorful flowering shrubs can be the focal points in your landscape and the foundation plants of your garden bringing all the wonders of nature in just one place.
Year Round Shrubs by Seasons
Basically, I have given two of the best flowering shrubs for each season and by growing them in your garden, you will have year round blooms.
Azalea (Rhododendron spp.)
This wonderful flowering shrub that comes almost in any color and in various sizes blooms best with a lot of moisture, partial sun and requires a rich, acidic soil to grow.
Bridal wreath spiraea (Spiraea prunifolia ‘Plena’)
This type of shrub is perfect for the wedding finery with its tiny bunches of white flowers that bloom before it leafs out as it welcomes the spring season. It needs enough sun with well-drained soil.
Brandywine (Viburnum nudum)
In fall, this shrub’s glossy foliage darkens into maroon-red and blooms with white flowers in late spring. As a result, you get pink and blue berries clusters during fall. It needs partial sun and moist soil.
Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
Its spikes are full of white, purple, yellow, blue or pink florets and this flowering shrub blooms starting to appear from the middle of the summer until the first frost. Being a summer plant, it can live in drought and heat.
Just like the color of the bridal wreath spiraea, this fragrant flowered shrub starts blooming in late spring to early summer with its fragrant pure white to cream colored flowers lasting for weeks after that. It needs full sun in order to grow.
Petit Bleu, Sunshine Blue, Miss Sunshine (Caryopteris)
These plants start flowering in late summer with its blue to purple flowers until fall. They are better in a sunny location and well-drained soil.
Kaleidescope Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora)
This shrub is great as a background plant because of its ever changing variegated foliage. Its colors include gold and orange with evergreen leaves in flame shades. Its white flowers bloom in late summer to fall.
Harlequin Glorybower (Clerondendrum trichotomum)
Its white and purple pink flower clusters are nestled above its heart-shaped leaves, which are either cream, sage green or deep green in color. They look best during late summer and in autumn.
Daphne Odora (Aureomarginata)
This evergreen shrub with its beautiful clusters of fragrant pink flowers looks great. It blooms anytime during midwinter to early spring. Flowers are surrounded by shiny dark green foliage with golden edges and after the flowers fade, scarlet berries replace them. It is easy to grow and will delight you with its enchanting scent.
Rubella (Skimmia japonica)
Its panicles of red buds appear in winter that makes it among the most colorful shrubs in your garden. Its cones of flowers stay through winter and opens in early spring.
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