Shrubs add color and structure to any bed or border — especially in spring. And they’re a great choice if you don’t have a lot of room in your yard but still want the height and architectural interest a tree provides.
Even though many spring-blooming shrubs put on a show for only a few weeks, it makes us treasure them all the more, especially early in the season. We love them so much we give them key spots in the landscape where they’ll have maximum impact and where we can appreciate them when they are in bloom.
Spring-blooming shrubs worth looking forward to
The first flush of bright yellow flowers of forsythia is a beacon of spring, letting you know what you can look forward to. Count on early spring bloomers to kick-start the show in your garden, and watch the color keep coming with later spring bloomers like dwarf fothergilla and gardenia. Check out the gallery below to learn about 8 beautiful spring-blooming shrubs!