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One of the best things about summer is the excitement of bright and warmer days. This season brings joy to most gardeners and homeowners alike because of the summer garden planning. And what better way to make your garden look alive than by incorporating blooming shrubs? Shrubs are excellent additions to your landscape, especially when they are low-maintenance. Below are some of the best summer-blooming shrubs you can plant without much fuss for your garden.

Butterfly Bush. This shrub will liven up your garden with spiky lilac blooms that grow up to 10 feet tall. The flowers give off a fragrant honey scent and come in shades such as purple, lavender, blue, white, and pink. Butterfly bush bloom from summer to autumn as long as you grow them in full sun and moist but well-drained soil. 

Potentilla. This flowering shrub is a tough one and is deemed almost as invincible. With potentilla being a hardy shrub, it blooms for a long time, from late spring to autumn. The flowers come in yellow, red, orange, and white, perfect for a warm-colored landscape. The shrub grows up to almost 3 feet in nearly any soil and can withstand heat well. Now that’s a low-maintenance shrub right there!

Bluebeard. Attract a bunch of pollinators to your garden, such as butterflies with Bluebeard. This shrub has beautiful blue flowers, a great contrast to a warm summer garden. Bluebeard is also known to be a late bloomer, so this shrub will still be beautiful when most of the summer flowers have stopped blooming. This shrub grows up to 4 feet tall under full sun with moist but well-drained soil.

Rose of Sharon. Another shrub that grows up to 10 feet tall is the rose of Sharon. This shrub provides many colors from midsummer to late autumn, making it an excellent choice for your garden. The blooms are shaped like a trumpet and shades of white, pink, and lavender. To grow this shrub to its full height, place it under full sun and dry to moist but well-drained soil. 

Carolina Allspice. From the name “Carolina Allspice,” this blooming shrub has a prominent and spicy fragrance that matches its vivid red flowers. This hardy shrub blooms from late spring to midsummer so that you won’t worry about maintenance! Carolina Allspice grows up to 8 feet tall when planted in partial shade and full sun. 

Summersweet. Even though summersweet is not a well-known shrub, it still proves itself as a significant landscape addition. Giving off a fresh vanilla scent and pink to white flowers, summersweet is also deer-resistant! Another hardy shrub that is easy to maintain. What’s better is that this shrub will turn into a stunning yellow color that is perfect for the fall season. 

Smoke Bush. Last but not least is the smoke bush. This grows up to 10 feet tall in full sun and well-drained soil. Throughout summer, it will bloom into a beautiful pink flower, but the foliage of the smoke bush is the best part because, during fall, the leaves will turn into autumn hues of yellow, orange, and red. 

Isn’t it better to enjoy summer with a pleasant garden blooming throughout summer? So feast your eyes on your summer garden with low-maintenance flowering shrubs with professional help from us here in Medford Landscape Design.

Medford Landscape Design is a highly regarded and respected full-service landscaping company on the North shore.

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