Shrubs with Fragrant Flowers for Sale Online

Fragrant blooming shrubs possess a unique beauty that surpasses the pure beauty of the flowers. Fragrant shrubs possess an extraordinary beauty that can capture attention or bring back memories of times gone bye.  We often still hear the phrase, "Take time to smell the flowers." Never has this statement been more timely or welcome. In this age of hectic schedules and deadlines, it's so essential, mentally for us to take a few minutes each day to smell the flowers. 

We've assembled a collection of fragrant bushes that are easy to grow. At Garden Goods Direct, we believe that people should take the time to smell the flowers but not work tirelessly to maintain them. This collection is full of easy-care, fast-growing shrubs, and bushes that are available for most hardiness zones. Any landscape design should include flowering shrubs, but isn't it nice when things serve dual purposes. Why not add color and fragrance to your yard. 

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Types of Fragrant Shrubs

Fragrant shrubs will fill your garden with heavenly scents from spring through fall. We’ve chosen a number of our customers' favorites for this collection. Choose a variety of different types to add fragrance to your yard throughout the growing season. Each season has it's own scents, and with proper selection (and our help if need be), you can have a full three seasons of flowers and perfumes.

Lilac Shrubs: Lilac Flowers burst forth in the mid to late spring, and we offer newer varieties that will continue to re-bloom through the early to mid-summer as well. Lilac shrubs bring a fresh scent to any area of the garden. There is probably no other flowers that are as popular for cutting and bringing into the home for fragrance.

Gardenia Shrubs: The heady perfume of gardenia flowers will fill your yard and your senses. The pure-white flowers glow against the dark green leaves. Gardenia plants are also excellent plants for pots and containers. You can move the pots to any part of the landscape where friends gather.

Butterfly Bushes: Most people know that the fragrant flowers attract butterflies, but did you also know that hummingbirds are attracted to the nectar-producing flowers as well! Buddleia shrubs are great for adding bright blooms throughout the Late Spring through Fall.

Cherry Laurels: Imagine lining your lawn with a hedge that’s easy to care for as well as fragrant. That’s what you get with the Cherry Laurel. The dark green foliage is highlighted by the white, fragrant flowers that bloom in early spring. Cherry Laurel Shrubs are excellent when used as Foundation Plantings or Privacy Screens.

We enjoy planting dwarf burning bushes in front of Cherry laurels as the dark green shrubs make a great backdrop to the bright red foliage of burning bushes. Schip Laurels can grow to heights of 12 Feet Tall.

Itea Shrubs: Itea Shrubs, a North American Native Plant that has found its way into the home landscape. It’s become popular because Itea shrubs produce showy, fragrant flowers, have reliable performance, and the unbelievable Fall Color. Itea Shrubs should find a place in your landscape, too, due to these factors. The flowers of Itea are pure white and are wonderful for attracting pollinators to the garden in the summer.

Clethra Ruby Spice: Clethra Ruby Spice produces fragrant spikes of small, vibrant white-pink flowers stand above glossy green foliage and attract butterflies in summer.

Camellia Shrubs: One Camellia, in particular, the Camellia Ack-Scent features delicate pink, medium to large, peony-shaped flowers in early spring against lustrous dark green leaves. The flowers have a rich, spicy fragrance. There is a wide variety of camellias available on the market today, and we are always adding new types.

Wisteria Amethyst Falls: Amethyst Falls Wisteria Vine is perfect for smaller spaces, this beautiful climbing vine grows at about a third the rate of Asian wisteria which makes it far less aggressive. Blooms at an early age, with its lightly fragrant soft purple clusters hanging down gracefully from the plant. Use in containers for porch or patio, train up an arbor or trellis, or train as a small free-standing flowering tree.

Osmanthus fragrans: Tea Olive Shrub also is a compact evergreen shrub with dark green leaves and tiny clumps of fragrant white flowers. Tea Olives akes for an exciting Hedge or low privacy Screen. Gives off an apricot-like fragrance making it a great addition to the garden.

Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea: This captivating, compact evergreen shrub is cloaked in clusters of beautiful violet-purple blooms that will emerge all season. Autumn royalty is an excellent choice to mass in groupings as a focal point of the garden; it must have fertile, acidic soil. Encore Azalea Autumn Royalty is bathed in stunning clusters of lightly-scented purple trumpet-shaped flowers with a hot pink flare at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall.

Viburnum Winterthur: Some shrubs will light up the fall garden with both leaf color and fruit. Viburnum Winterthur is one of those shrubs. It begins its display in late summer, as clusters of half-inch-diameter fruit begin to blush pink and become more intense over a few weeks until the whole shrub looks bedecked in bubble gum. 

How to Care for Fragrant Shrubs

Each shrub has a slightly different ideal environment for optimal growth and health, but most Fragrant shrubs require relatively little maintenance once planted. As long as you space your fragrant shrubs appropriately for their size during planting, the majority of your privacy shrub maintenance will consist of yearly fertilization and pruning.

The frequency of your pruning and fertilizing, however, will depend mainly on the species of privacy shrub you choose. Some shrubs such as Osmanthus fragrans are heavy feeders and will require fertilization 2 per year. Once in the spring and again in the Mid-summer. We recommend Bio-Tone fertilizer in the spring and Espoma Tree-tone in the summer.

Most fragrant shrubs prefer rich, yet well-drained soil that retains moisture. The best way to ensure this is by watering your fragrant shrubs every few days until established. You may also consider improving soil conditions with light fertilizing and mulch each spring.

Many types of fragrant shrubs are also relatively pest-resistant, meaning that insects are less likely to feast on them. But it’s still worthwhile to check your shrubs regularly for signs of pests, like browning leaves or yellowish color.

If you’re not sure how to care for your fragrant shrubs or foundation planting, Garden Goods Direct can help. Talk to one of our nursery experts today, and we’ll answer any questions you might have about the care and keeping of your fragrant shrubs. Call us today with any questions you may have about ordering shrubs online.

Order Your Fragrant Shrubs from Garden Goods Direct

If you’re looking to create a hedge that will give you privacy and fragrance, check out the wide variety of fragrant shrubs available through Garden Goods Direct. As America’s number one online garden center, we carry a wide selection of healthy plants — in fact, each of our bushes and shrubs is personally inspected by Woodie, and we don’t sell them unless they earn his Seal of Approval. Order your fragrant shrubs online today!