Most flowering shrubs bloom from early spring to summer, and by the time July rolls around there aren't many colorful shrubs other than crape myrtles and hydrangeas. But a relatively uncommon shrub from Korea and China is now becoming more widely available because of its late-season white flowers.
Campylotropis macrocarpa is a 4- to 5-foot-tall shrub from Korea and China that blooms from mid to late summer. This legume family shrub features a multitude of 3-inch purple and white bloom clusters with red centers. Campylotropis is a widely adapted, sun-loving, deciduous shrub that's hardy in USDA zones 5 to 9.
For more information on this unusual shrub, go to: Wayside Gardens.
Article published on July 10, 2008.