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Most Loved Flowering Bushes
Shrubs come in a multitude of shapes and sizes. Some shrubs can be the size of a small tree, while others are short and compact. These popular shrubs are favorites for a variety of reasons but especially for their great looks.
Pee Gee Hydrangeas -a Wonderful Bush
Pee gee hydrangeas are large shrubs that can grow to be as tall as 10 to 20 feet. However, they more often stay under 10 feet for a more compact flowering shrub. These plants are easy to transplant, and they increase. The semi-arching branches look elegant, and there are no serious problems with diseases or pests. The flowers bloom in the late summer and into the fall with large and showy blossoms. These flowers grow on stunning panicles that are from 6" to 8" long. Pee gee hydrangeas flowers tend to be a creamy white, but some have a slight pink tinge. These are great to have because they bloom after many flowering shrubs have already finished their blooming season.
Forsythia Bushes are vibrant and one of spring first bloomers
For an early spring blooming, there are forsythia shrubs. There are many varieties of this plant, and they can get from 2 to 10 feet tall. They grow fast, and there is very little maintenance needed to keep them healthy and to bloom. Their flowers are bright yellow and come in large numbers on long, arching branches. The large flowers are showy enough to be the focal point of your garden when they're in bloom. This shrub is hardy and vigorous, and many varieties can serve as hedges thanks to their height.
Viburnums are known for their enormous clusters of pale cream flowers, though light pink varieties are also. There are many varieties of this shrub, and some of them are semi-evergreen or even evergreen. They bloom with their impressive flower clusters from the early spring through the beginning of summer. They are tolerant of several different soil types, and they can be grown in both full sun and partial shade. Once they have become established, viburnums don't need to be fertilized or pruned. The flowers will bring butterflies to your garden, and the fruit it grows will bring in birds and other local wildlife. They are deer-resistant.
Carolina Allspice Shrub
The Carolina allspice shrub is smaller than many shrubs at the height of between 6 and 9 feet. This plant has multiple layers of visual interest, including their reddish-brown blossoms and the brown urn-shaped seed pod that they grow. They can be grown in just about any amount of light, including full shade, and grow in virtually every soil type, including sandy. Many people adore this shrub because it not only comes with exciting shapes and colors, but it also has a scent that is much like strawberries and bananas.