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5 Bushes to Have in Your Yard ...

By Aprille

These seem to be the most common 5 bushes to have in your yard. My neighbors all have at least a couple of plants from each section of this list. The colors are amazing and look great together. Be sure to check the zone where you live before trying to get any of these to grow. Some aren’t suitable for all zones.

5 Flowering Almond

The pink blossoms are a delicate touch to this bush. It grows three to five feet tall and then three feet wide. The pink blooms appear in the spring. This bush is very hardy and needs lots of sun all day long. The blooms attract a large number of birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

4 Red Rhododendron

This bush has bright red flowers on thick green foliage. It is an evergreen, so you don’t have to worry about it dying back in the fall or losing its leaves for the winter. Full to partial sun is necessary for optimal growth. It gets about four feet high and four feet wide. The blooms show up in the spring.

3 Hydrangea

I love the giant 10 inch flowers that are white, pink, or blue on these bushes. They are almost a ball of blooms and very eye-catching. It can grow to be 4 feet high and wide. The blooms appear in spring and summer. Only partial sun is needed for this plant.

2 Forsythia

The bright yellow flowers are absolutely gorgeous on this plant. This can be a rather large bush; 10 feet tall and 15 feet wide. It needs full sun and the blooms begin to show in spring before the leaves ever appear on the bush.

1 Azaleas

The large pink, purple, white, or red blossoms are between 2 to 5 inches. Each bush is around 3 to 4 feet high and wide. It blooms in spring, summer, and fall. Partial sun is preferred and they look great with a variety of other flowering bushes.

Some of these bushes are tall enough that they might not be considered as a bush. However, most people keep these plants cut short and much more bush-like. Do you already have any of these bushes? Which ones do you like the best of all and why?

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