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Easy Flowering Shrubs To Plant in Your Garden

Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill

Do you love the look of flowering bushes but don't have a lot of time to care for them? If so, you're in luck! There are many easy-care flowering bushes that can add beauty to your garden without requiring a lot of maintenance.

  Miss Kim lilac is a slow-growing compact lilac with fragrant flowers that blooms in the  Spring.

 Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon): They are sun lovers and will thrive in a sunny corner of your garden. This late-season bloomer will flower from late Summer until early Fall.

 Rose of Sharon gets quite big after a few years- 8 to 12 feet! This is the “Azurri Blue Satin” variety but they come in shades of white, red, pink too.

The Endless Summer hydrangea is an easy variety of hydrangea to add to your garden.  This fast-growing variety has  abundant blossoms for months. Hydrangeas like partial sunny locations,

Just like the name states, Butterfly Bushes are magnets for butterflies in the summertime.

There are quite a few different colors and different-sized varieties to choose from for your garden. The common purple one that you can find at most home improvement stores grows quite large; between 5-10 feet.


Knock Out Roses are known for how easy they are to grow and maintain. The bush gets to about 3-4 feet high and wide. They look gorgeous planted along a walkway or as a foundation plant.

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