Clethra, native shrub that butterflies love!

Summersweet is a great choice for a compact shrub in a damp, shady area. Also: inkberry holly, dwarf Virginia sweetspire and buttonbush. garden by garage

Beyond Midnight Bluebeard is a lovely shrub, with a rounded nature and deep green coloring. However its true value is seen as the season progresses. Long stems shoot up above the glossy, dark-green foliage in late summer, clothed in a multitude of delicate, deep-blue blossoms. The shrub is so populated with the long wands of dark blue color that it has the effect of turning the vibrant green shrub into a veritable “ball of blue” in the landscape. #nature #shrubs #garden

Beyond Midnight Bluebeard is a lovely shrub, with a rounded nature and deep green coloring. Long stems of blue blossoms shoot up above the glossy, dark-green foliage in late summer. The shrub grows requires sun, and is hardy in zones

Green Velvet retains the upright, rounded shape you'd expect from a boxwood on it's own, with little to no pruning from you. This evergreen shrub boasts deep green, glossy leaves year round. - Buy 6 1-gallon plants for $28.85 each @ http://www.brighterblooms.com/

'Green Velvet' retains the upright, rounded shape you'd expect from a boxwood on it's own, with little to no pruning from you. This evergreen shrub boasts deep green, glossy leaves year round. 'Green Velvet' matures at X with a globose shape.

Forsythia- for bordering neighbors house

These brilliantly colored yellow shrubs are typically the first to bloom in spring. They have a fountain shape that I am partial to and the foliage looks good even when they aren't in bloom.

burning bush shrub | Dwarf Burning Bush Euonymus alata Compacta from Berry Nurseries

burning bush shrub Dwarf Burning Bush Euonymus alata Compacta from Berry Nurseries

Perennial shrubs add a pop to your landscape garden plan | PrettyPurpleDoor.com

Perennial shrubs add a pop of color to your garden or landscape. Here are some great picks for gorgeous blooming perennial shrubs in every color!

Spilled Wine® Weigela Wine & Roses® weigela has been a garden classic since we introduced it over 10 years ago. Have you tried its little sister, Spilled Wine®? Both have that luscious dark purple foliage that contrasts so beautifully with the pink flowers and are easy to grow, deer resistant shrubs that bloom in late spring. But Spilled Wine® is just 2-3 feet tall, making it ideally suited to perennial beds, the edge of foundation plantings, or any landscape need.

Spilled Wine® Weigela Wine & Roses® weigela has been a garden classic since we introduced it over 10 years ago. Have you tried its little sister, Spilled Wine®? Both have that luscious dark purple foliage that contrasts so beautifully with the pink flower

purple smoke bush - one of my fave perennials!

In my yard: Cottinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ . considered a tree but I grow it as a shrub, whacking it back to the ground each spring to keep the height lower and make it bush out. easily grows tall in a season. glows purple with the sun behind it.

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Boxwoods: Perfect for Pots

Potted boxwoods offer formal elegance with little maintenance. This large American variety creates a living wall in a line of concrete planters. Plant Boxwoods in Pots I could use to disguise septic tank

Firehouse Dwarf Nandina  evergreen, red fall color  This dwarf variety holds that red fire engine color all Winter. It has a compact mounding form with bright green Spring foliage.  prune, selectively cut the stalks and stagger the heights of each cane instead of cutting them all off to the same height.  - resistant to deer, drought, heat & humidity, pollution, rabbits, seashore, slope, and wind

Dwarf heavenly bamboo ‘Firepower’ (Nandina domestica ‘Firepower’) gets red-tinged new leaves in spring, then stays light green all summer. Foliage turns bright red in fall and holds that color most of winter.

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