Shrubs are the absolute all-rounders of any garden: they attract pollinators, create privacy and provide great colours! And that’s not all! Most shrubs can stay beautiful for years without having to do much about it. We have listed 10 of these all-rounders for you.
There is nothing so characteristic of spring as the bright, canary yellow flowers of the Forsythia. Older Forsythia shrubs quickly get long branches, so keep up with this shrub by pruning them immediately after they have bled out (if you wait too long, you can remove next year’s flowers). Newer varieties of this shrub are more compact and therefore suitable for small gardens.
The butterfly bush is an old-fashioned spring bloomer that gives off a sweet scent. It can vary in colour from light pink to deep purple. Butterfly bushes are great hedges and they also attract butterflies! Newer varieties are more compact and repeat-flower throughout the season.
This attractive shrub offers beautiful, smooth leaves and colourful spring flowers in almost every colour, including: red, purple, pink, orange and coral. Some species repeat flowering. There are both evergreen and deciduous species for sale, so take a good look at the product description before purchasing this shrub!
They are also very beautiful hedges.
In late summer, when other shrubs are extinguished, the Hibiscus is in full bloom. It offers beautiful pink, white, purple or even blue flowers that bloom well into autumn. New types grow in a column shape that is the right size for small gardens.
The butterfly bush has many pointed, fragrant flowers that attract butterflies (and hummingbirds!). The flowers have a beautiful white, pink or purple colour. It is a sturdy shrub that can take a beating. Newer varieties are smaller and non-invasive. They can therefore easily grow close to other plants.
This native plant has elegant, overhanging branches that bloom in clusters of cream-coloured flowers in spring. It grows quickly and can grow quite large, so give it enough space. Some types also have beautiful, wine-coloured flowers.
Look for a dwarf variety if you don’t have a lot of space, but still want this beautiful shrub in your garden.
These beautiful shrubs ignore the heat and bloom all summer long. They have vividly coloured flowers in shades of white, purple, dark red or pink. Some species grow into small trees. The dwarf variety, however, remains small.
When the rest of the garden calms down, this little beauty begins to bloom. This sun lover has nice blue flowers from late summer to autumn. Moreover, beiens and butterflies love them! Plant them next to each other in large quantities if you want to create a good separation.
This reliable bloomer needs little attention. Newer varieties keep their shape well, without having to prune them. Long-lasting clusters of red, white or pink flowers provide a nice contrast to the green or golden leaves. This shrub also feels at home among other plants and can be used as a low hedge.
This beautiful shrub is one of the few plants that can grow in almost any climate. In the summer this shrub has bright colors, in the autumn faded tones and in winter the flowers are papery and dried. This shrub is divided into types that all have their own needs. So read the product description carefully before purchasing the shrub!