The Q&A Archives: Flowering Shrubs

Question: Looking for a flowering shrub, morning shade, late afternoon and evening sun. Easy to maintain, fairly compact, but an eye catcher.

Answer: Here are a couple of suggestions: Sunjoy gold Beret Barberry: A unique dwarf, low mounding gold barberry with attractive red new growth and red fall color.

Buddleia X ?Miss Ruby?: Miss Ruby is a sweetheart of a plant noted for its compact habit and remarkable vivid, rich pink blooms. The flower color is unlike any other Buddleia.

Ceanothus x pallidus 'Minmari': This native shrubs is commonly known as New Jersey Tea or California Lilac. A hybrid that combines strong growth, dark green leaves, hardiness and rich blue flowers. Loads of misty blue flower heads cover this compact plant in late spring. Adding to its attraction red seed capsules add another season of garden interest. grows 2-3' tall and 3-4 feet wide. Shear lightly after blooming to produce a stronger rebloom. Prune in late fall or early spring. In Northern states, this plant may dieback to the ground though roots are hardy and the plant will recover in time to flower.

Hope one of these appeals to you.

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