Sun Loving Shrubs - Knowledgebase Question

Clyde Twp, MI
Question by renokimberly
February 9, 2000
I would appreciate your ideas for a sun-loving, fast growing, bushy perennial or shrub to plant around the edges of my deck, in zone 5. Preferably something that will grow 3-5 feet tall.

Answer from NGA
February 9, 2000


Here are some suggestions:

mock orange 'Dwarf Snowflake' (2-3' tall), or 'Galahad' (4-5' tall)
potentilla 'Primrose Beauty' (2-3' tall)
dwarf flowering almond (up to 7' tall, but can be pruned to 5')
Rhododendron yeodense Poukhanense (3-6' tall depending on cultivar)
dwarf or semidwarf lilac, such as 'Josee' or dwarf Korean lilac or French hybrid lilac 'Little Boy Blue'
There are also some viburnums that would fit the bill.

All of these are available from Carroll Gardens, 1-800-638-6334

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