When planting, be sure to dig a hole one-and-a-half to.
Oakleaf hydrangea (Quercifolia) shines in summer when its white panicles (clusters of blooms) emerge. In fall, they dry to a green or pinkish brown. In addition to stellar blooms, the foliage with outstanding oak leaf shapes turns shades of gold and red. Look for cultivars like Proven Winners' Gatsby Moon. Aug 18, Perhaps the most unusual summer-flowering shrub is calycanthus with its beautiful magnolia-like blooms. It has red, slightly perfumed flowers that, once established, will rebloom in late summer to early fall.
Growing only ’ tall and wide, its shiny foliage is quite remarkable and very unique. Its blossoms will turn heads. Apr 20, Viburnums are some of the toughest shrubs out there, and these spring-bloomers have pretty white to pinkish-white blooms with a distinctively spicy scent and attractive reddish fall foliage.
They’ll tolerate some shade. Plant where you can enjoy the fragrance or as part of a shrub border. Bluebeard is a fragrant shrub that produces blue or pink flowers from summer through fall. It has long, graceful stems with small leaves, and each leaf section is loaded with blossoms. The foliage ranges in color from golden to silver-green. This attractive bush grows best in sunny areas of hardiness zones 4 Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins.