There’s no getting around it . . . shrubs take up space! Make them earn their position—insist they offer more than one season of interest. Here are some great multiseason deciduous shrubs.
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Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History by Bill Laws 224 pages Firefly Books, 2011 List price: $29.95 In the spirit of Wicked Plants (and this is a good thing), Bill Laws brings trivia buffs a treasure trove of …
Virtues: Its long, narrow leaves, held in a thick clump, serve as a fine-textured element in the landscape. Though it has a spiky look, its leaves are flexible and arching, not rigid, so they move in the breeze. They also …
Planting berrying shrubs or trees is the quickest way to increase the value of one’s property to wildlife. The natural habitat of the groups suggested here is for the most part open, sunny borders such as along a fence; some …
We love the shrub ‘Mount Airy’ fothergilla (Fothergilla ‘Mount Airy’) for its fragrant bottlebrush flowers in spring, its size and its fall foliage color.
We love chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia), a medium-size deciduous shrub, for its delicate spring bloom, long-lasting red berries and bright fall foliage, which makes it a good substitute for invasive burning bush (Euonymus alatus).
Fringe tree is a good ornamental tree for small gardens.
Itea virginiana ‘Henry’s Garnet’ is a variety of native sweetspire shrub with vivid fall foliage, large flowers and a nice compact size.
Common name: Bush morning glory
Dutchman’s pipevine (Aristolochia macrophylla) is a quick-growing vine that can be trained up a trellis or porch.
Oakleaf hydrangea offers year-round interest in the garden.