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Flowering shrubs are used more and more in the landscape by gardeners who want a reliable, and beautiful presentation with minimal fuss.
The new flowering shrubs are not only bred to be more compact, which means less or no pruning, but also have awesome flower power. Let us help you select hardy types that will transform those drab spots in your garden to vibrant focal points.
We carry a full line of flowering shrubs that is always changing to reflect the bloom times of the different varieties, so that you can see what they will look at their peak in your garden.
Blooming workhorses like Hydrangeas and weigela in the garden always feature prominently at Sun Harvest, while native shrubs are increasing in their appeal to the gardener who is looking to coax more habitat for our wild birds and pollinators.
Here are a few examples of the many shrub varieties that we will be carrying.
The Rise Up® series marks the first-ever climbing roses from Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs. We call them "mini climbers," as they keep a neat, dense habit and can be grown as a climber or a shrub rose, depending on how the gardener prunes or trains them.
Rise Up Lilac Days® rose is one of the most unique roses to hit the North American market in years. Its unique lilac-blue color, powerful, heady fragrance, and versatile habit make it the ideal addition to landscapes and gardens.
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Now you can enjoy the showy foliage and unique flower plumes of a smokebush but in a neat compact size. The Velveteeny Smoke Bush offers the same silky smooth, deep burgundy foliage with large feathery pink blooms as it's big brother Royal Purple but in a dwarf, petite size. Growing only 3' tall and wide, about the half the size of its siblings, Velveteeny packs a wallop of color in it's small package. In late spring plumes of airy flowers look like puffs of smoke floating above the showy foliage. In fall the purple leaves turn rich red. Deer resistant and tolerant of dry clay soils. This perfect backdrop shrub for green or yellow leafed perennials or as a dark accent with other vibrant colored shrubs.
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You'll be drinking in the beauty Little Lime Punch®hydrangea serves up all season long. Similar to Little Lime®, its blooms emerge lime green, but they mature a little differently. Flowers change progressively from the bottom up in a gorgeous array of white, light pink, and rich Hawaiian Punch red! As it reblooms throughout the summer you'll see these four colors mix to create a truly memorable show. With a compact habit and strong stems, you'll find that it's as useful in the landscape as it is beautiful.
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Add a sweet, citrus fragrance to your garden with this compact shrub. The double blooms are refreshing, both in fragrance and bright white color. They appear all over gracefully arching stems which adds a sophisticated, formal touch to the landscape. With its compact habit, it's a good choice for smaller gardens, in mass plantings or as part of a hedge. Snowbelle is a slow and steady grower, and becomes more impressive every year. You may not have many flowers in the first blooming season, but the abundance of mid to late spring blooms in the coming years are worth the wait.