All Things Gardening forum→ideas for low-growing shrub or perennial plant zone 3b-4a

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MN 3b-4a
May 12, 2020 4:08 PM CST
We had some low-growing sumac that spread beyond the bed. Would like something to replace it. Colorful. Low maintenance. Somewhat squat. Long blooming during summer and autumn. Trimmable to keep its growth within about 2' high and 2' wide or so. S-side full sun. Sandy soil.

Probably not spirea or potentilla, which we have nearby.

So many varieties would do what the sumac did, which was shade and crowd out the perennials in this bed.

Too much to ask for?
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Roses Garden Photography Region: Michigan
May 14, 2020 5:10 PM CST
At first I thought of maybe euonymus but I don't think that blooms much. There are some really lovely variegated ones though.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
May 15, 2020 8:35 PM CST
Rainbow Sensation™ Weigela beautiful fragrant pink flowers May through June.

go to clematis the forum and ask them for bloom time clematis.
I use clematis in all my bushes to extend bloom time.

Sand cherry and clematis

Purple Smoke and clematis

Knockout Yellow rose. Blooms fragrant yellow rose summer to Fall.
[Last edited by Cinta - May 15, 2020 11:01 PM (+)]
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