Mar
22
2011

Top 5 Low Maintenance Flowering Shrubs

Forget exotic grasses and high profile flowers – choose a low maintenance flowering shrub if you want a long lasting plant that won’t break your back.  Producing vibrant blooms and lush foliage comes easily to the flowering shrubs listed below.  These are perfect for any skill level and are easy to grow in any type of soil.  Let them grow natural or prune them to your desired size and shape.  A flowering shrub can make a captivating focal point for any type of garden.

1.  Double Knockout Roses

Not your average rose bush!  Double Knockout Roses are naturally disease and pest resistant, able to withstand extreme weather conditions, and consistently produce an abundance of vibrant red blooms.  These plants will deliver pure satisfaction for even a beginning gardener.  Want maximum appeal?  Plant these in groups of 3 for a dramatic effect.

Top 5 Low Maintenance Flowering Shrubs2.  Lynwood Gold Forsythia

With no effort at all, the Lynwood gold Forsythia flowering shrub will produce yellow-studded eye candy for you and all your neighbors to admire.  Fast-growing, long-living, and early blooming make this a no-brainer for those seeking a super low maintenance flowering shrub with curb appeal. Let them grow freely or prune to your desired size.  Think big, bright, bliss.

3.  Butterfly Bush

Try a fun Butterfly Bush if you are looking for something unique and low maintenance.  It adds a whimsical quality to your garden.  Kids will love these plants and local butterflies will be attracted to the big bunches of delicate flowers from midsummer to fall.  Butterfly Bush flowers create interesting cut flower arrangements as well.

Top 5 Low Maintenance Flowering Shrubs4.  Frost Proof Gardenia

Surprised?  Yes, this award-winning Gardenia variety requires minimal sweat.  Beginning in late spring, pairs of huge white flowers emerge that are sure to impress beginning gardeners and seasoned growers alike. The new Frost Proof Gardenia is naturally resistant to disease and insects, deer won’t be a problem, and neither will the weather.   For something new, these low maintenance flowering shrubs are a must-have!

5.  Blue Muffin Viburnum

Viburnum is a garden staple and main ingredient for any low maintenance gardener.  The Blue Muffin Viburnum features dark green foliage in spring, fluffy white flowers in summer, and charming blue berries in fall and winter.  Consider the Blue Muffin Viburnum as the bread and butter of a low maintenance garden.  You’ll be delighted with colorful butterflies and sweet song birds all year!

For country gardeners and city gardeners abound – try any of these flowering shrubs and they’ll quickly prove why they’ve landed on the list of low maintenance garden plants.  Fancy flowers can be sensitive and disappointing if not maintained properly.  Exotic grasses and basic shrubs may lack the color your garden needs.  Find the best of both worlds – colorful flowers and attractive greenery with the structure of a bush – with Double Knockout Roses, a Forsythia bush, Butterfly bush, the new Frost Proof Gardenia, or the Blue Muffin Viburnum.


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