Burning bush is a large shrub and an excellent choice for beginning gardeners because it is easy to grow and does not require extensive maintenance. This shrub is best know for its gorgeous shades of crimson. Burning bush works well in containers, flower beds and borders. It thrives in just about any soil type and does not need extensive pruning to be attractive.
Gardeners who want a fast-growing shrub that produces vibrant color should look no farther than Forsythia. This shrub is hardy, producing blooms of buttery yellow in early spring. Each bloom is shaped like a little bell. Forsythia reaches 8 to 10 feet in height and has a spread of 10 to 12 feet when full grown. It is a great choice for sunny parts of the yard, as it grows best in full sun and partial shade. Forsythia has an upright growth pattern and a pretty rounded shape.
There are many flowering shrubs that make attractive additions to both residential and commercial landscape settings. Here are some of the most popular:
- Snowball Hydrangea
- Tree Peony
- Witch Hazel
- Sweet Pepperbush
Most flowering shrubs are fairly hardy and resistant to pests and diseases. They make attractive accent trees and work well as hedges, in flower beds or to line decks and driveways. Flowering shrubs produce lovely blooms during the spring. Home gardeners who want a fragrant variety should consider adding honeysuckle or lilac to their yard.