Shrubs

Shrubs and bushes act as wind breaks, privacy, and beauty in your garden. Learn which are best and how to grow them here.

A 'Wine and Roses' weigela shrub basks in soft sunlight, showcasing its elegant allure. Its purple blooms captivate, each delicate petal adorned with intricate white stamens, creating a mesmerizing contrast against the lush foliage.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for ‘Wine and Roses’ Weigela

Weigela is a gorgeous, low-maintenance flowering perennial shrub perfect for all types of gardens across many zones. ‘Wine and Roses®’ is a stunning variety with deep-colored foliage and bright pink contrasting flowers, and organic farmer Jenna Rich will tell us all about it.

A close-up reveals the vibrant 'Nellie R. Stevens' holly tree, adorned with glossy, emerald leaves contrasted against ripe, red berries. Each leaf features pronounced, jagged edges, adding texture and depth to the tree's lush foliage.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for ‘Nellie Stevens’ Holly

Looking for a vigorous evergreen with multiseason impact? ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ holly grows quickly with attractive form, foliage, and fruits. Loads of bright red berries shine against glossy green leaves in winter. Explore how to plant, grow, and care for Nellie Stevens holly with gardening expert Katherine Rowe.

White clusters of 'Renhy' hydrangeas adding a soft elegance to the scene. Vibrant green leaves form a lush backdrop, enhancing the purity and elegance of the blossoms, creating a serene garden scene.

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13 Beginner-Friendly Hydrangea Varieties

Hydrangeas can be tricky to grow, especially for a beginner gardener. Some varieties are sensitive to poor soil drainage, incorrect soil pH, too much sun, pruning at the wrong time, over-fertilizing, and too much water. Luckily, these 13 beginner-friendly hydrangea varieties will reward you with stunning blooms and low maintenance needs. Gardening expert Kelli Klein describes each variety in detail so you can choose the right one for your garden.

A close-up of vibrant green, meticulously manicured round boxwood bushes. Each leaf displays a glossy, deep green hue, reflecting optimal health. These boxwoods are nestled within a meticulously maintained garden, surrounded by a diverse array of plants and towering trees in the background.

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Boxwood Shrub Fertilization: 5 Fertilizer Tips

Are your boxwood shrubs looking a little sad and pale? Wondering if a shot of fertilizer might help perk them up? Boxwood shrubs tend to become nitrogen deficient over time, and a proper fertilizer application can help restore their vibrant green glory. But how much and how often should you feed them? In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros talks about the boxwood shrub’s specific nutritional needs and offers 5 tips for fertilizing them properly.

A vibrant row of pink Piedmont azalea bushes bursts into full bloom within a sun-dappled forest garden. Towering trees, their bark veiled in emerald moss, cast dappled shadows on the colorful display, while other forest plants peek through in the background.

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9 Native Azalea Varieties for Your Shade Garden

Native azaleas make gorgeous specimens in woodland and naturalized gardens. From blush pink to vibrant scarlet, a profusion of spring and summer blooms bring color and fragrance to the early-season garden. Pollinators can’t resist the nectar and pollen. Explore native azalea species with garden expert Katherine Rowe.

A close-up of Spicebush plants reveals wooden branches intermingling intricately. The tiny, umbel-like, greenish-yellow blooms add delicate charm to the scene. Lush branches in the background create a verdant tapestry of nature's beauty.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Spicebush

Are you curious about growing your own spicebush shrub? Spicebush is a native plant that makes a great addition to a shade garden or naturalized woodland garden. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen will discuss the proper care and maintenance of these interesting plants.

A manzanita tree stands gracefully amidst the sun-drenched landscape, its branches reaching towards the sky, adorned with smooth, mahogany bark. The dappled sunlight highlights the intricate twists and turns, creating a mesmerizing dance of shadows.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Manzanita

With its peeling reddish bark and mysterious twisting branches, manzanita is an evergreen shrub in dry chaparral habitats. This iconic Western shrub thrives in dry xeriscapes with no irrigation. Garden expert Logan Hailey digs into everything you need to know about this striking tree with beautiful flowers and fruit.

A trio of rose of Sharon blooms unfurls their delicate lavender and pearl pink petals in soft focus, their centers ablaze with vibrant crimson. The velvety textures stand out against the muted backdrop of blurred greenery, creating a striking contrast.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Rose of Sharon

Are you thinking of planting Rose of Sharon in your gardens? This flowering shrub comes in a variety of beautiful colors that will suit almost any garden style. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago digs into everything you need to know to plant, grow, and care for a beautiful Rose of Sharon shrub.

A close-up reveals the delicate beauty of petite deutzia flowers, showcasing five exquisite purple petals. Gracefully positioned behind the blooms, the ovate green leaves provide a verdant backdrop, enhancing the overall charm of this floral composition.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Deutzia

Deutzias are a genus of deciduous shrubs offering the sought-after combination of beautiful flowers and a low-maintenance lifestyle. Join Briana Yablonski as she covers the characteristics and care of deutzia plants.

Pruning hydrangeas in February. Close-up of a gardener's hands in yellow gloves trimming faded hydrangea flowers in a winter garden. He prunes the hydrangeas with pruning shears. Hydrangea paniculata has erect, bare brown stems with large cone-shaped flower clusters known as panicles, composed of numerous small, densely packed flowers. These flowers are small, brown, dry.

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9 Popular Shrubs to Prune in February

From roses to rose of Sharon, there are several popular garden shrubs that benefit from pruning in February. Gardening expert Madison Moulton lists nine shrubs to prune now, with tips on how to get it right.

A regal crown of thorns adorned with slender thorn stems, showcasing nature's intricate design. Delicate pink flowers bloom amidst the thorny crown, adding a touch of softness to the resilient structure.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Crown of Thorns

Crown of thorns plants are eye-catching and exciting to look at, as well as easy to care for, and make great houseplants. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss tells you all you need to know to care for your own crown of thorns.