Types Of Shrub To Use In Your Garden

Written by Paul Curran

Amongrepparttar bewildering lists of shrubs, certain names stand out as new and unusual, or, onrepparttar 113366 other hand, tried and familiar. These include bothrepparttar 113367 evergreen and deciduous types.

Rhododendron and azaleas (a type of rhododendron) headrepparttar 113368 list of evergreens with some 700 species. Hardy and long-lived, these ornamental woody plants have flowers of all shapes, colors and tints. Well-liked arerepparttar 113369 pink pearl, andrepparttar 113370 Rhododendron maximum, with its large pinkish flowers.

Hardy hybrid species also arerepparttar 113371 Boule de neige (white) ;repparttar 113372 Abraham Lincoln and Lady Armstrong (pink) ;repparttar 113373 Everestianum (purple) ; andrepparttar 113374 Caractacus (red). Rhododendrons won't grow in limey soil, and humus should be supplied liberally to protect them from winter-burn.

Azaleas thrive underrepparttar 113375 same conditions as rhododendrons—that is, in partial shade—and like rhododendrons in general may be used for foundation planting; they do well in thin woodlands. The Azalea malus has flowers in pastel shades of orange, yellow and tan.

Boxwood has been a well-loved shrub for generations, especially where winters are not so severe. This evergreen can be pruned to formal rounded shapes. Left to grow, it sometimes attains 20 feet. It is used as a shrub for paths and walks.

More Types Of Shrub To Use In Your Garden

Written by Paul Curran

Buddleia,repparttar butterfly bush, is 16 feet or more if not killed back by winter, and gets its name fromrepparttar 113365 fact that inrepparttar 113366 summer, butterflies are always seen around it. The buddleia takes many forms: as a small - leaved shrub with small purple flowers; as fascinating, a cattleya-pink bush; as flaming violet, a brilliant purple, and as white profusion, a dwarf variety with pure white flowers. Alsorepparttar 113367 Empire blue shrub,repparttar 113368 dubonnet,repparttar 113369 red glory and white cloud.

Flowering quince (Cydonia) has roselike flowers and a scarlet bloom in spring. Japanese quince grows to 6 feet; has orange-scarlet flowers.

Deutzia is an easily grown shrub, pleasing forrepparttar 113370 many small flowers in spring. Types includerepparttar 113371 2- to 3-foot pink deutzia, with its delicate flowers;repparttar 113372 pride of Rochester, with large double white flowers, and Deutzia Lemoinei, which has large, pure white flowers.

Other shrubs arerepparttar 113373 dwarf buckeye, which blossoms in July with 12-inch spikes;repparttar 113374 chokeberry bush, liked for its decorative fruit; broom, which grows in sandy places and blooms in June and July, and witch hazel, a shrub that grows to 20 feet and has spidery yellow flowers.

Forsythia is a welcome shrub because it needs little care; with its drooping sprays of yellow flowers, it is useful for softening repparttar 113375 lines of walls.

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