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Top 5 Shrubs to Plant in Your Landscape

Creating a beautiful landscape for your Georgia home hinges on your choice of shrubs and hedges. Here are five of the best shrubs to plant in metro Atlanta to help you create the yard of your dreams.

1. Viburnum Species

Viburnum shrubs fit in with nearly any landscape design. You can choose from several varieties of the species, including the Korean Spice, Chinese Snowball, Shasta, or Brandywine Viburnum. Each type produces dense foliage and beautiful blossom clusters. Be sure to plant your Viburnum in a spot with full sun for at least four hours.

2. Calycanthus Floridus

From Florida to Virginia, the Calycanthus Floridus shrub, or Sweet Shrub, flourishes in our balmy climate. The fragrance of its blossoms carries hints of banana, strawberry, and pineapple, a scent that has earned this shrub the nickname, “Carolina Allspice.” This shrub requires little maintenance, attracts few insects and pests to your yard, and stands up well against hungry deer.

3. Camellia

Camellia shrubs have a special place in any Southerner’s heart. Blooming in white, pink, or red, these flowery shrubs can grow as tall as 15 feet. The two primary varieties of these shrubs bloom at different times, so use them interchangeably in your landscape for the best effect:

  • Sasanqua Camellias (Bloom in fall and early winter)
  • Japonica Camellias (Bloom in early spring)

4. Hydrangea

Popular varieties of the Hydrangea shrub include Annabelle, Bigleaf, Vanilla Strawberry, Limelight, Quick Fire, and Oakleaf. If you want an ideal shrub for fall foliage, the Hydrangea won’t work in your overall design. As the weather turns cooler, Hydrangea’s flowers turn brown and should be pruned prior to winter’s arrival.

5. Fothergilla Hybrid

The Fothergilla Hybrid shrub offers a beautiful appearance any time of year. In the spring, beautiful white blooms grace its branches. Summertime produces dark green leaves that turn into golden foliage with hints of orange and reddish purple in the fall. Fothergilla Hybrid shrubs emit a scent similar to honey and survive well in full sun or partial shade.

If you’re looking to revamp your property and turn it into the focal point of the neighborhood, reach out to Infantry Landscaping today to schedule a consultation for your next landscaping or outdoor living project.

 

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