There are literally hundreds of varieties of flowering shrubs available, each with its own growing characteristics and care requirements. With so many options, choosing the right ones to fit your needs can be confusing. At Garden Goods Direct, we don’t just sell flowering shrubs — we also give you the knowledge you need to choose the best ones for your yard as well as your own personal tastes. Woodie’s team of nursery experts is here to help. Just drop us a line or shoot us an email and we’ll work to steer you in the right direction
What Are the Types of Flowering Shrubs
- Buddleia Lo and Behold (Butterfly Bushes): Better known as miniature butterfly bushes, these plants thrive in full sunlight and feature long bloom seasons. A compact bush that somewhat resembles a lilac, butterfly bushes are quick-growing shrubs that bloom in midsummer and attract butterflies as few other plants can. For a beautiful living display in your garden, buy butterfly bushes online today. Drought and heat tolerant, these plants are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds and come in several varieties, including violet, pink and white.
- Lilacs: Lilacs give you a show twice a year, blooming in the spring for a few weeks, then again from mid-summer through the fall. Buy lilac shrubs online through the Garden Goods Direct catalog to find varieties ranging from dark purple to bright pink.
- Azaleas: Azaleas are a popular flowering shrub choice throughout the United States, with their tapered blooms and luscious green foliage. At Garden Goods Direct, we offer several varieties of Azaleas, including the pink Ribbon Candy and yellow Lemon Drop, as well as the repeatedly-blooming Encore.
- Chokeberry: This upright fruit and nut shrub features beautiful flowers and berries, offering something new with each season. The Black Chokeberry and Brilliant Red Chokeberry are two varieties we offer, both featuring beautiful white blooms.
- Camellia: Camellias are intensely popular evergreen shrubs most easily recognized for their small to medium sized flowers. We offer several varieties, including the dark pink April Kiss, the pink and white Hana Jiman, the hot pink Kanjiro and the white Setsugekka.
- Crape Myrtle: This shrub is well-known for its picturesque leaves and showy flowers, as well as its attractive bark. Many customers choose crape myrtle shrubs for their year-round beauty.
- Viburnum: Buy viburnum shrubs online for a versatile shrub that blooms white in mid-spring. With fragrant flowers and colorful berries, these shrubs provide a beautiful look throughout the year.
- Rhododendron: Rhododendron are low-maintenance shrubs available in a huge variety of colors. Closely resembling Azalea’s in appearance, rhododendrons thrive in a wide range of environments, making them an excellent choice for most locations.
- Hydrangea: With flat clusters of tiny flowers, hydrangeas are white, blue or pink, and bloom in the early summer for several weeks of color. Hydrangea shrubs are a great fit if you’re looking for a classically beautiful shrub that’s easy to care for.
- Forsythia: Shop for forsythia shrubs online if you’re looking for an early-blooming shrub. With vibrant yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers, the forsythia bush is a welcome addition to any garden, growing up to 10 feet tall in optimal conditions.
- Barberry shrubs come in a variety of colors from dark green to vivid red. These evergreens produce beautiful golden blooms in the spring for an added pop of color. Low-growing and easy to maintain, these shrubs are perfect for garden and walkway borders.
- Euonymus: These shrubs offer a very broad range within the genus. Euonymus shrubs come in a wide variety of colors and sizes, from compact red bushes to large gold and green shrubs. All of them do very well in the sun and quickly adapt to most soil types. Low-maintenance and great choices for privacy hedges, these shrubs produce light-colored blooms.
What Are The Benefits of Planting Flowering Shrubs at Your Home
In addition to their aesthetic appeal, flowering shrubs have an even greater, but less know benefit. They are an essential part of a natural healthy environment. Flowering shrubs not only improve your garden’s health, they play a larger role in sustaining the wildlife that surrounds. Flowers blossoms and the nectar they produce attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and birds that in turn play the critical role in pollinating other plants ensuring a healthy biotic lifecycle.
How to Pick the Best Flowering Shrubs for Your Property
Choosing the right flowering shrubs often comes down to aesthetic preference as well. Your own personal taste in flower color or leaf hue, as well as the overall color scheme of your home and garden influence which bloom colors you can feasibly choose.
If you’re not exactly sure which type of flowering shrub will best fit your needs, feel free to speak with one of our nursery experts today! We’ll make sure you find the flowering shrub to give you the yard of your dreams.
How to Take Care of Your Flowering Shrubs
All flowering shrubs require healthy soil. Be sure that you amend soils as required to allow for proper drainage and oxygen as well as organic material for nutrient content and or fertilizer to supplement the plants varying needs. A well-balanced soil base is essential for root development and long term plant health Good soils retain minerals and nutrients along with soil moisture which is the vehicle for uptake. A healthy underlying soils base reduces overall subsequent watering, fertilizer and ongoing maintenance time that would otherwise be required for plants un unhealthy soil. Healthy Roots mean a healthy Plant.
If you have any questions about how to properly care for your flowering shrub, get in touch with Garden Goods Direct today!
Ready to Buy Your Flowering Shrubs? Contact Garden Goods Direct Today
If you’re ready to add a flowering shrub to your landscape, you can order your dream shrub now through Garden Goods Direct. As America’s Number One Online Garden Center, we offer an easy ordering solution so you can purchase your next flowering shrub with just a few clicks. And you can count on the quality and longevity of the shrubs since each of our plants earns Woodie’s Seal of Approval.
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