Colorful flowers and luscious foliage are the crowning jewels of a great landscape. They add texture, shape, and a beautiful palette of colors found only in nature. If you want to accent your Briarcliff Manor, NY, landscaping with flowering shrubs, here are five of our favorites:
Azaleas are visual stunners whose star-shaped flowers completely fill the bush to the brim when it’s time to bloom. They come in a wide range of colors, from a silky white to bright magenta. Growing well in almost any soil, reblooming types will produce flowers for most of the warm season. The dense, woody shrubs are perfect for lining walkways and borders. As perennials, they’ll keep coming back with more and more blooms each year!
Native to the Northeast, the Highbush Blueberry is a large shrub that produces lots of soft, white bells when it flowers in the spring. Shortly after, those bells are replaced by delicious blueberries that you can eat right off the bush. Once it gets cooler, the foliage turns a fiery crimson red, just in time for fall. They’re a sound choice for an eco-conscious alternative to ornamental flowers, and they provide habitat for bees and butterflies. Perhaps best of all, they provide a beautiful show throughout three different seasons.
Hydrangeas are landscaping classics, as they look gorgeous in bloom and last a lifetime. They produce big bunches of dense flower-heads in powdery blues, lavenders, pinks, and even creamy whites. Growing stronger each year through the frost, hydrangeas will keep getting bigger and fuller, and serve dutifully as framers of your garden at the end of a row. Their natural round shape is formed by long branches balancing big blooms. Use them to fill wide spaces where you want a soft, delicate shrub, like underneath windows.
Hibiscus shrubs are known for their large, tropical-looking flowers that constantly bloom throughout the warm season. The blooms are so large they can be seen from the street. They make a great hedge, so they could behind or in front of a small fence to define your yard. There are different varieties in a wide range of colors like periwinkles and corals, so coordinate your choice with other color selections in your garden.
Roses are a classic flower for any garden, and are so versatile in their shrub form. You can place them almost anywhere—along walkways, against fences or trellises, or in garden beds. Shrub roses tend to be the most fragrant, giving off a delightful perfume that will add an extra element to your garden. Another great feature of roses is that they come in so many different colors. Deep purples, bright pinks, sunny yellows, and even multi-colored varieties are all options when adding roses to your landscape.
Any of these great flowering shrubs would be a fitting addition to your Briarcliff Manor, NY, landscape. Our landscaping professionals can help you create a beautiful design unique to your home, with plantings in all the right places! When you reach out to contact us, be sure tell us which of these shrubs you simply must have in your landscape.