Types of Flowering Bushes and Shrubs

Flowering bushes and shrubs help add color, structure, and elegance to flower gardens and landscapes. It helps attract birds because of the sweet berries. The best part is that you can prune it in whichever shape and size you want to look even more beautiful. Making great anchors for any small planting bed and hide otherwise unsightly areas like compost piles and air conditioner units. If you wish to add style and elegance to your yard, we have a list of fragrant flowering plants that will make your yard blossom year-round.

Important Planting Tips
Choose the right plant for the right place, that’s what makes any landscape stand out.
While adding certain plants, you need to be sure about what type of soil it requires (acidic or alkaline), fertilizer, watering requirements, and soil drainage.
What Are Your Choices?

You can design your backyard, front yard, or lawn, and bring life to the plain area with flowering plants. Before you step into a nursery and make your selection, go through the following list.

Frost Proof Gardenia
Cold hardy, gorgeous; spring to summer blooms; zone: 7―10

Endless Summer Hydrangea
6 months of continuous bloom, blue flowers in acidic soil, bright pink flowers in alkaline; Growing zones: 4―9

Autumn Embers Encore Azalea
Scarlet flowers blooming in spring; Growing zones: 6―10

Dwarf English Boxwood
Evergreen, compact hedge; Growing zones: 5―8

Annabelle Hydrangea
Huge white flowering bushes; Growing zones: 3―10

Conversation Piece Azalea
Spring and fall pink bushes; Growing zones: 6―9

Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea
Purple flowers in spring, summer and fall; Growing zones: 6―10

Dwarf Radicans Gardenia
Fragrant, small white blooms; Growing zones: 7―10

Fire Power Nandina
Compact winter shrub with red leaves; Growing zones: 6―10

Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea
Huge pink shrubs in spring, fall and summer; Growing zones: 6―10

Yellow Rhododendron
Huge, evergreen yellow blooms; Growing zones: 5―9

Heavenly Bamboo Nandina
Semi-evergreen landscaping bushes; Growing zones: 6―10

August Beauty Gardenia
Evergreen bushes and shrubs; Growing zones: 7―9

Red Rhododendron
Red bushes in spring; Growing zones: 3―9

Limelight Hydrangea
Lime green flowers in summer, deep pink in fall; Growing zones: 3―8

Coral Bells Azalea
Pink bushes in spring; Growing zones: 6―9

Harbor Belle Nandina
Evergreen landscaping shrubs, pink foliage in fall, dark green/burgundy in spring, white flowers with red berry clusters in fall; Growing zones: 6―9

Nikko Blue Hydrangea
Dark blue bushes; Growing zones: 6―9

Yuletide Camellia
Fall to winter gorgeous red flowers; Growing zones: 7―9

White Rhododendron
White flowering bushes with citrus fragrance; Growing zones: 3-8

Lavender Rhododendron
Huge lavender flowers in spring; Growing zones: 7―9

Mine No Yuki Camellia
Evergreen, white flowering shrubs in fall; Growing zones: 7―9

Shi-Shi Gashira Camellia
Red-pink flowering bushes from fall to winter; Growing zones: 7―9

Blushing Bride Hydrangea
White flowering shrubs; Growing zones: 5―9

Pieris Mountain Fire
Evergreen, white flowering shrubs; Growing zones: 6―9

Double Pink Knockout Rose
Long, gorgeous double-tone roses; Growing zones: 5―10

Fragrant Tea Olive
Evergreen shrub for all seasons; Growing zones: 7―9

Sunny Knockout Rose
Bright, yellow bushes year-round; Growing zones: 5―10

Snowball Bush
Huge balls of white flowers; Growing zones: 4―9

White Out Rose
9 months of snowy white flowers; Growing zones: 5―10

Autumn Angel Encore Azalea
Gorgeous white flowers 3 times a year; Growing zones: 6―10

Kramers Supreme CamelliaJanuary to April red flowers; Growing zones: 7―10

Debutante Camellia
Huge pink flowers from January to March; Growing zones: 7―9

Black Knight Butterfly Bush
Gorgeous purple blooms; Growing zones: 5―9

Vanhoutte Spirea
Bluish foliage and huge white flowers in Spring; Growing zones: 3―8

Lynwood Gold Forsythia
Sunny yellow flowers that bloom in frigid northern springs; Growing zones: 4―8

Yuletide Camellia
Fall to Winter red flowers; Growing zones: 7―9

Little Richard Abelia
Spring to Fall color variation and flowers; Growing zones: 6―9

Ruby Loropetalum
Ruby red leaves and pink flowers; Growing zones: 7―11

April Snow Camellia
White fragrant double blooms all spring; Growing zones: 6―9

Lavender Rose of Sharon Hibiscus
Lavender flowers throughout Summer; Growing zones: 5―9

Oakleaf Hydrangea
Oak leaf shape with huge flowers and fall color; Growing zones: 6―9

Forever and Ever White Out Hydrangea
Huge white flowers throughout Summer; Growing zones: 4―9

Variegated Weigela
Bright foliage, pink flowers, arching braches; Growing zones: 5―9

Pink Rose of Sharon Hibiscus
Summer blooming shrub with pretty pinks; Growing zones: 5―9

Goldmound Spirea
Seasonal color changes, red flowers; Growing zones: 4―9

Pink Delight Butterfly Bush
Long spray of pink flowers throughout Summer; Growing zones: 5―9

White Profusion Butterfly Bush
White flowering bushes with sweet scent, great to attract butterflies and beneficial insects; Growing zones: 5―9

Mary Flemming Rhododendron
Yellow flowers with mist of pink on edges; Growing zones: 5―9

White Rose of Sharon Hibiscus
Huge white flowers that are disease resistant; Growing zones: 5―9

Little Princess Spirea
Blue-green foliage with cluster of pink flowers; Growing zones: 4―8

Flowering Almond
Ruffled pink flowers, easy to grow; Growing zones: 4―8

Yellow Twig Dogwood
Bright yellow stems after leaves fall; Growing zones: 3―7

Variegate Pittosporum
Evergreen, citrus scented flowers; Growing zones: 7―11

Red Rose of Sharon Hibiscus
Red flowers that bloom for weeks on end; Growing zones: 5―9

Miss Kim Lilac
Pink to purple to light blue flowers with other fall colors; Growing zones: 3―8

Dwarf Forsythia
Similar to Lynwood Gold Forsythia, just more compact; Growing zones: 4―8

You can’t go wrong while selecting attractive, gorgeous, sweet-smelling flowering bushes and shrubs for landscaping. Be sure to get as much information as you can about pruning, and the care and maintenance. A healthy garden will only thrive when you work for it.