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St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort

Cheery golden-yellow flowers greet you (and happy pollinators) in summer while tidy, dainty foliage mixes well with bolder textures and colors. Several forms have rosemary-shaped, blue-green leaves that pair well with purples, golds, or white accents from neighboring shrubs or…

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Nandina

Nandina

Called "heavenly bamboo" because the tapered leaves and clumping stems look a bit like bamboo but without the running habit. (Bamboo is a grass, so they're actually not related at all.) Showy red berries hang in clusters all winter on…

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Photinia

Photinia

"Red-tip" has two claims to fame that it does really well - rapid growth and brilliant red new leaves. Valuable for blocking a view, unpruned plants will even flower and develop into sizeable specimens. Regularly trimmed, they provide multiple growth…

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Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush

Just like the name suggests, these are magnets for butterflies and other pollinators like bees, moths, and hummingbirds. They're great bang-for-your-buck in limited-space gardens, too, since they bloom for such a long time and offer fragrance to boot. So many…

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Weigela

Weigela

Another of the favorite "old-timey" shrubs has undergone a rebirth of late - Weigela. Resilient and valuable assets for multi-season interest, choices now abound in foliage colors and shrub sizes, with many repeat-blooming better than they already did. Leaves can…

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Spirea

Spirea

Spireas are a great bang-for-your-buck in the garden because they offer multiple colors throughout the season. Loads of new varieties recently introduced showcase colorful new leaves in shades of orange, rosy-red, or dusky plum. Summer foliage is blue-green or chartreuse-yellow…

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