Flowering Shrubs

Flowering shrubs are woody ornamentals that do not die back to the ground at the end of each growing season. Their low growing, upright, weeping, single or multistemmed forms are aesthetically pleasing as ground covers, accents, specimens, hedges, screens or small trees. Many provide fragrance, cut flowers and wildlife attraction.


Practical benefits include wind and sun protection, barriers for noise and traffic sound reduction, formal and informal architecture, as well as privacy.


Spring flowering varieties provide a major burst of color; followed by warm weather bloomers throughout summer. Other varieties bloom in fall, while some bear spectacular fruits and bright fall foliage. Even when bare of leaves, their woody stems and attractive winter bark and branch structure provide form and shape in the landscape.

Select Plant Type:

Abbottswood Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa

Annabelle Hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens

Anthony Waterer Spirea

Spiraea x bumalda

April Tryst Japanese Camellia

Camellia japonica

August Beauty Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides

Bangle® Genista

Genista lydia

Black Knight Butterflybush

Buddleia davidii

Black Lace® Elderberry

Sambucus nigra

Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac

Syringa x

Bloomerang® Purple Lilac

Syringa x

Blue Leaf Dwarf Arctic Willow

Salix purpurea

Blue Muffin® Viburnum

Viburnum dentatum

Blush Satin® Althea

Hibiscus syriacus

Bombshell Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata

Brandywine™ Viburnum

Viburnum nudum

Burgundy Star™ Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius

Chang's Ruby Fringe-flower

Loropetalum chinese var. rubrum

Chardonnay Pearls® Deutzia

Deutzia gracilis

Charles Joly French Lilac

Syringa x

Cistena Plum

Prunus x

Common Purple Lilac

Syringa vulgaris

Common Snowball Viburnum

Viburnum opulus

Coppertina® Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius

Coral Beauty Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster dammeri

Cordon Bleu Crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia x

Cranberry Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster apiculatus

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Berberis thunbergii

Dark Knight Bluebeard

Caryopteris x clandonensis

Diana Althea

Hibiscus syriacus

Double Delights™ Peace Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla

Double Take™ Orange Storm Quince

Chaenomeles speciosa

Double Take™ Pink Storm Quince

Chaenomeles speciosa

Double Take™ Scarlet Storm Quince

Chaenomeles speciosa

Dwarf Burning Bush

Euonymus alata

Dwarf Korean Lilac

Syringa meyeri

European Variegated Dogwood

Cornus alba

Fine Line® Buckthorn

Rhamnus frangula

Fine Wine™ Weigela

Weigela florida

Fireball Red Photinia

Photinia x

Fletchers Pink Chastetree

Vitex agnus-castus

Flutterby Petite Lavender Butterflybush

Buddleia x

Forever & Ever® Blue Heaven Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla

Forever & Ever® Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla

Forever & Ever® Peppermint Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla

Forever & Ever® Red Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla

Forever & Ever® Summer Lace Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla

Forever & Ever® Together Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla

Forever & Ever® White Out Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla

Frost Proof Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides

Golden Barberry

Berberis thunbergii

Golden Euonymus

Euonymus japonicus

Golden Magic Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides

Goldfinger Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa

Goldflame Spirea

Spiraea x bumalda

Green Mound Alpine Currant

Ribes alpinum

Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica

Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire

Itea virginica

Homigo Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla

Hummingbird Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia

Invincibelle® Spirit Hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens

James MacFarlane Lilac

Syringa x prestoniae

Java Red Weigela

Weigela florida

Jeanne d'Arc Althea

Hibiscus syriacus

Kaleidoscope Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora

Kanjiro Camellia

Camellia sasanqua

Lemon Princess Spirea

Spiraea japonica

Limelight Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata

Little Henry® Virginia Sweetspire

Itea virginica

Little Lime® Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata

Lo & Behold® Blue Chip Butterflybush

Buddleia hybrid

Lo & Behold® Ice Chip Butterflybush

Buddleia hybrid

Lucy Althea

Hibiscus syriacus

Lynwood Gold Forsythia

Forsythia x intermedia

McKay's White Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa

Miniature Snowflake Mockorange

Philadelphus x virginalis

Minuet Weigela

Weigela florida

Miss Kim Lilac

Syringa patula

My Monet® Weigela

Weigela florida

Nanho Blue Butterflybush

Buddleia davidii

Nanho Purple Butterflybush

Buddleia davidii

New Hampshire Gold Forsythia

Forsythia x

Next Generation Pistachio Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla

Nikko Blue Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla

Oblonga Leptodermis

Leptodermis x

Orange Rocket Barberry

Berberis thunbergii

Pee Gee Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata

Pink Beauty Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa

Pink Delight Butterflybush

Buddleia davidii

Pink Velour™ Crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

Pinky Winky™ Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata

Princess Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa

Quick Fire™ Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata

Radicans Dwarf Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides

Red Prince Weigela

Weigela florida

Redtwig Dogwood

Cornus sericea

Rose Glow Barberry

Berberis thunbergii

Royal Burgundy Barberry

Berberis thunbergii

Royal Purple Smoketree

Cotinus coggygria

Show Off® Sugar Baby Forsythia

Forsythia x

Solar Flare Spirea

Spiraea x

Sonic Bloom™ Pearl Weigela

Weigela florida

Sonic Bloom™ Pink Weigela

Weigela florida

Sonic Bloom™ Red Weigela

Weigela florida

Summer Wine® Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius

Sunjoy® Golden Pillar™ Barberry

Berberis thunbergii

Tangerine Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa

Texas Scarlet Quince

Chaenomeles japonica

Tiny Wine® Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolious

Tonto Crapemyrtle

Lagerstroemia x

Wine & Roses® Weigela

Weigela florida