Category Archives: Shrubs

Types of Wisteria Plants: Trees, Vines, Chinese Wisteria, Japanese Wisteria (With Pictures)

Types of Wisteria Plants: Trees, Vines

Colorful wisteria vines and trees are stunning flowering plants that bloom in beautiful hues of purple, pink, white, and lilac. The beautiful, scented clusters of wisteria flowers cascade from woody vines, filling garden landscapes with color and fragrance. Popular types of ornamental wisteria plants are American wisteria (Wisteria frutescens) and Asian wisterias—Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) and Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis).

Low Maintenance Shrubs – Easy Care Garden Plants (With Pictures)

Low-maintenance shrubs are ideal for making your garden look beautiful throughout the year with minimal care. Many easy-care landscaping shrubs need little or no pruning, grow in full sun or shade, are drought-tolerant, and thrive in various soil types. You can plant low-maintenance shrubs along borders, as foundation plantings, flowering hedge plants, privacy screens, or mixed beds.

Tropical Hibiscus: Care and Growing Guide (With Pictures)

Tropical Hibiscus: Care and Growing Guide

Tropical hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) is a group of beautiful evergreen flowering shrubs that produce huge, colorful flowers. Also called Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, or shoeblack plant, the flowers on these tropical plants can be up to 10” (25 cm) in diameter. Tropical hibiscus flowers can be shades of pink, white, purple, yellow, orange, and red. Very often, the blooms on tropical hibiscus are funnel-shaped with a dark-colored center.

Hardy Hibiscus: Care and Growing Guide

Hardy hibiscus is a group of several hibiscus perennial shrubs that produce large, tropical-like flowers in shades of red, pink, purple, and white. Hardy hibiscus also has some of the largest flowers of any perennial garden shrubs. For example, the “Dinner Plate” hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos) is a cold-hardy shrub with huge, flat circular blooms up to 9” (22 cm) wide.

Hibiscus: The Complete Care and Growing Guide

Hibiscus Care and Growing Guide

Hibiscus is a genus of large shrubs or small trees famous for their large, showy trumpet-shaped flowers. Hibiscus flowers have papery petals in hues such as pink, white, red, orange, yellow, purple, or peach. Growing hibiscus shrubs or trees in your front or backyard adds wonderful summer tropical flowers to your garden landscape.

Types of Viburnum: Shrubs, Trees and Hedges (With Pictures)

Types of Viburnum: Shrubs, Trees and Hedges

Viburnum shrubs, hedges, and trees are beautiful flowering plants that add beauty to garden landscapes. Viburnum are bushy woody plants that produce white or pinkish-white fragrant flowers that bloom throughout spring. The dark-green ovate leaves on species of viburnum turn a spectacular bright orangey-red color in the fall. One reason why types of viburnum are popular in front and backyards is that they are versatile plants that grow in most conditions.

Crape Myrtle Bushes: Types and Care (With Pictures)

Crape Myrtle Bushes: Types, Care (With Pictures)

Crape myrtle bushes (Lagerstroemia indica) are attractive varieties of multi-stemmed flowering shrubs with showy red, white, pink or purple flowers. Crape myrtle shrubs flower in summer, turning the large bushes into colorful floral displays that attract birds and pollinators. You can grow ornamental crape myrtle bushes in warm climates. They are ideal plants for shrub borders, specimen plants, and container plants in beautiful garden landscapes.

Small or Dwarf Flowering Shrubs With Pictures For Easy Identification

Small or Dwarf Flowering Shrubs

Dwarf or small flowering shrubs are ideal for compact gardens, colorful foundation planting, or to enhance larger flowering bushes. Some varieties of miniature flowering shrubs are evergreen plants. So, apart from producing flowers in spring and summer, these small shrubs stay green all year long. Combinations of low-growing flowering shrubs and evergreen bushes at the front of the house can significantly enhance curb appeal.

40 Small or Dwarf Evergreen Shrubs (With Pictures and Names)

Dwarf Evergreen Shrubs

Small or dwarf evergreen shrubs are perfect for enhancing any type of garden landscape. Varieties of compact, miniature shrubs aren’t just for growing in small yards. Due to their small size, you can plant many different types of ornamental dwarf conifers or evergreen plants in a large backyard. You can also plant little or dwarf decorative evergreen bushes such as dwarf boxwood and compact junipers in a front yard to enhance your home’s curb appeal as they don’t grow so large that they hide your property.

21 Evergreen Shrubs (With Pictures and Names) – For Front or Backyard

evergreen flowering shrubs

Evergreen shrubs are perfect for privacy in a backyard and creating decorative garden features in a front yard. The beauty of growing evergreen shrubs in a garden landscape is that the bushy plants stay green all year long. Some varieties of evergreen shrubs such as boxwood and Japanese Spindle are suitable for trimming to create classic formal privacy hedges. Other broad-leafed ornamental flowering bushes such as azaleas and laurustinus have a less formal appearance. These shrubs can brighten up your yard with stunning colors and scents. Whatever type of yard you have, there is a type of evergreen shrub to suit your needs.