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Leafs-icon-kSpring and Summer Shrubs

The golden rule with spring and summer shrubs is to start with your key shrubs and small trees for each season. These plants create the focal point in the garden and the skeleton on which other more decorative and flowering plants hang.

 

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Hydrangea paniculata 

Many produce a stunning floral display from July to November


 


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Abelia grandiflora 

One of the best late flowering shrubs


 


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Berberis thunbergii 

Stunning red new growth turning red/purple


 


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Cornus mas Aurea 

Creamy yellow foliage with pink tints in the autumn. Yellow flowers on the stems in the depth of winter.


 


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Nandinia domestica 

A member of the berberis family with wavy edged colourful leaves.


 


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Philadelphus Belle Etoile 

Popular plant produces white flowers from May to June with a strong sweet scent


 


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Pittosporum tenuifolium 

Useful dwarf evergreen providing a contrast to many other plants


 


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Euphorbia 

A wonderful spring flowering plant with purple tinged leaves


 


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Amelanchier 

Produces white star shaped flowers in early spring along with bronze foliage