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Shrubs & Plants for Spring Color

You can enhance your garden's Spring appeal by planting shrubs and other plants that produce colorful flowers and/or foliage during the spring season.

Use the chart below to select spring-flowering plants for certain sun exposures, water needs, bloom season and USDA Zones

*Water Needs: Indicates needs once plants are established    

Click on a plant name to see plant

Plant Name or Type Photo Flower Color

Spring
Bloom Time

Spring
Foliage
Berry Color USDA Zones
Abelias - - Multi-color - 6-9
Anise 'Florida Sunshine' - Illicium - - Yellow - 7-9
Azaleas - Encore 29 Colors Mid Green - 6-9 (varies)
Azaleas - Other Many! Early-Late Green - 5-10 (varies)
Camellia Japonicas Pink, Red, Wh Early Dark Green - 7-10
Cypress 'Blue Ice' - - Silver-Blue Blue 6-9
Cypress "Gold Mop' - - Golden-Yellow - 5-10
Cypress 'Silver Smoke' - - Silver-Grey Blue 7-9
Gardenias White Mid-Late Dark Green - 7-11 (varies)
Indian Hawthorne - Rhaphiolepis White, Pink Mid Green - 7-11
Juniper 'Blue Star' - - Blue - 4-8
Ligustrum - Privet White Mid Various - 6-10
Loropetalums (Chinese Witchazel)  Pink, Red Early Purple - 7-10
Mock Orange - Philadelphus White Mid-Late Green - 5-8
Nandina 'Blush Pink' - - Dk. Pink - 6-10
Nandina 'Flirt' White Mid Red - 6-11
Nandina 'Obsession' White Mid Red - 6-11
Rhododendron & Native Azaleas Assorted Early-Mid Green - 6-9
Roses Assorted Early-Late Green - 4-11 (varies)
Tea Olive - Osmanthus   White, Yllw, Orng Early-Mid Dark Green - 7b-10
Viburnum   White Mid-Late Green - 5-9 (varies)
Winter Daphne - Daphne odora   White, Purple Early Dark Green - 7-9
Yucca 'Color Guard'   - Late Yellow - 4-9
             
Perennial Spring Color Plants   Flower Color Spring Bloom Time Spring Foliage Berry Color USDA Zones
Achillea - Yarrow   Assorted Mid-Late Green - 4-9
Ajuga - Bugleweed   Assorted Early-Late Assorted - 3-10 (varies)
Artemisia (Wormwood)   - - Silver-Grey - 5-9
Astilbe (False Spirea)   Assorted Mid-Late Green - 4-9
Autumn Fern   - - Bronze-Orange - 3-8
Baptisia (False Indigo)   Assorted Mid Blue-Green - 4-8
Blue Star Creeper - Isotoma   Light Blue Mid-Late Green - 5-9
Dianthus - Cottage Pinks   Assorted Early-Late Grey-Green - 3-9
Digiplex (Foxglove)   Orange-Pink Early-Late Green - 8-11
Euphorbia   Assorted Early Assorted - 7-9
Fragaria (Strawberry)   Pink Shades Early-Mid Green - 3-9
Helianthemum (Sun Rose)   Red Early-Late Green - 4-9
Heuchera (Coral Bells)   Assorted Mid-Late Assorted - 4-9
Iberis (Candytuft)   White, Pink Early-Mid Green - 3-9
Ice Plants   Assorted Early-Late Green - 5-11 (varies)
Iris   Assorted Late Green - 4-9
Lamium   Assorted Mid-Late Various - 3-11
Lenten Rose - Helleborus   Many Colors Early Dark Green - 5-9
Lamb's Ear - Stachys   - - Silver-White - 4-9
Lithodora   Blue Early-Late Green - 5-8
Lysimachia (Creeping Jenny)   - - Yellow - 4-9
Mazus   Blue, White Early-Mid Green - 5-8
Phlox - Creeping   Assorted Early-Mid Green - 3-8
Pulmonaria (Lungwort)   Blue Early-Mid Silver-White - 3-8
Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower)   Blue Early-Late Green - 4-9
Tiarella (Foam Flower)   White Early-Mid Various - 4-9
Verbena   Assorted Early-Late Green - 6-10 (varies)
Veronica (Spreading)   Blue Early-Late Various - 4-8
Veronica Upright   Assorted Late Green - 4-8

 

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