Posted on: 25 February 2019
Landscaping around your home is beneficial for a few reasons. While it adds color, shade, and appeal, landscaping can also add enormous value to your home. Of course, knowing what trees, flowers, and shrubs to plant can be a challenge.
If you have an area in your yard that is surrounded by tall, shade-producing trees, you may want to add some color and extra texture with a few flowering shrubs. Since there is a lot of shade, this area will need plants that thrive without a lot of sun. Here are a few flowering shrubs to consider for your shady area.
Some species of hydrangea shrubs work best in shady areas. The bigleaf hydrangea is definitely an option to consider for floral blooms in a shady area. These lush shrubs grow tall and wide, producing large flowers in the summer that last through fall.
You can group multiple hydrangea plants together, creating a border around the area, or you can plant a few for some accent color around the yard. There are many colors of flowers available, as well. Choose from pink, red, purple, white, blue, or even green flowers that make a big statement in your landscaping.
The rhododendron is also a flowering shrub to consider for your yard. These shrubs are not only available in different sizes, but they are also available in different colors, allowing you to plant a flowering shrub that produces a great deal of color and whimsy in the natural shady area amongst your trees.
After planting, make sure to water your rhododendrons thoroughly. Although they can thrive in shade, these flowering shrubs do need a good amount of water to grow and thrive, especially in warmer climates.
You may have seen elderberry shrubs but not know what exactly they were called. These shrubs usually have a purplish-black leaf, which adds a dramatic touch to your yard. When the flowers do bloom, they lighten up the shrubs, adding a bit of romance or elegance to your landscape design.
Another benefit of elderberry shrub is that they attract wildlife. Planting numerous elderberry shrubs will most likely result in a butterfly garden or you may notice many deer and birds visiting your yard because of these shrubs.
Adding color to an ordinary area in your landscape design is possible. This guide will help you choose a few shrubs for texture, color, and a lot of appeal. To learn more, get in touch with a company such as Oliver's Landscaping & Garden Service, LLC.Share