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Top 5 Flowering Shrubs | "Bring me a SHRUBBERY!" - Monty Python

 

Buddleia davidii 'White Ball'

The 'White Ball' butterfly bush is an attractive and compact multi-stemmed shrub that is perfect for adding a natural touch to any outdoor space. Its showy white blooms appear in late summer and make for stunning cut flowers. The blooms of 'White Ball' will attract many types of butterfly, bee and hummingbird species, and can be seen from quite a distance. It can also be treated as a perennial, so it can be cut back each spring if desired. 'White Ball' can reach 3-4 feet in both height and width after 10 years of growth. It's a great choice for rock gardens and container gardens, and was bred and developed by the Horticultural Research Institute of Boskoop. Unfortunately, 'White Ball' is not available for shipping to Oregon or Washington.

 

Gardenia jasminoides 'Ogon no hana'

Gold Doubloon™ is a beloved gardenia variety that is especially prized for its heavily scented white double flowers. Unlike other gardenias, the leaves of Gold Doubloon™ are larger and boast vibrant, variegated colors of bright yellow and yellow-green. Given the right conditions, this magnificent shrub can reach a height and width of 5-6 feet in just 10 years. But how did Gold Doubloon™ make its way to the United States? It was imported from Japan back in the day under the name ‘Ogon no hana’ by Ted Stephens and given the trade name Gold Doubloon™. When it comes to adding a little sparkle to your garden, Gold Doubloon™ is a great choice.

 

Hydrangea macrophylla 'L.A. Dreamin'

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lindsey Ann', also known as L.A. Dreamin®, is a truly special hydrangea. It's noted for its eye-catching tri-colored blooms, which come in shades of pink, mauve, and blue — no matter the soil's pH. The beautiful plant was discovered by John Bakale and given its name in honor of his daughter, Lindsey Ann. L.A. Dreamin® is highly sought-after and can reach up to 3-4 feet in height and width within 10 years. It's a rare find that won't be around forever, so be sure to add one of these unique hydrangeas to your garden before it's too late!

 

 

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Kaori hime'

The rare and stunning Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Kaori hime' was first discovered by Ted Stephens in a nursery in Japan in 2009. It is an evergreen shrub with small leaves, no more than half an inch in size. The blooms of this variety are white and truly remarkable, and often likened to a cascade of pearls. As it matures, it may reach up to 3-4 feet in size in as little as 10 years. A delight to the eye, 'Kaori hime' is a must-have for any garden.

 

Hamamelis virginiana 'Little Prospect'

'Little Prospect' is a stunning witch hazel variety known for its vibrant foliage, featuring thick yellow margins of variegation on a dark green leaf. This lovely shrub adds an element of contrast to the garden and provides an abundance of yellow blooms in the fall. Discovered by Robert Wilkinson, 'Little Prospect' is exceptionally hardy, stable, and heat tolerant; and is expected to reach 6-8 ft in height and width in 10 years. Its branching is dense, and it has an overall pyramidal form. It's a must-have for any garden as it adds a brilliant splash of color and striking contrast.

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