Shrubs of Flowers
Flowering shrubs are comprised of a group of flowering plants that consist of woody stems. Unlike trees which have one main trunk, shrubs have multiple branches which sprout from the base of the plant. Almost all shrubs, if left to nature, can grow to heights of fifteen feet or more. When used in landscapes, flowering shrubs are usually manicured, and trimmed to a more manageable height.
There are dozens of flowering shrubs from which to choose. Viburnum has over 150 species. It has broad green leaves that emanate a unique fragrance. Viburnum is slow-growing and very easy to maintain, making it a good choice for homeowners. Forsythia shrubs sport bright yellow flowers in early spring. These shrubs grow to a height of 8 to 12 feet. Forsythia is deciduous, meaning it drops its leaves in the fall. Hydrangea shrubs are unique in that you can change the color of the flowers by altering the pH of the soil. Blue, pink, or lilac, you choose! There are also hydrangea trees and vines.
A popular flowering shrub of many homeowners is the lilac. Its purple, pink and white flowers have a fragrant smell, and attract bees and butterflies as well. Hibiscus shrubs come in a wide array of colors—white, red, pink, yellow, salmon, and many variegated colors. Hibiscus needs sunshine to produce the biggest and most colorful blooms. These shrubs also enjoy acidic soil. Fertilizing with a high acid product will ensure that your plants produce prolific flowers throughout the entire year.