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The 13 Best Summer-Blooming Shrubs

Add beautiful blooms without a lot of maintenance to your garden this summer with easy-growing, summer-blooming shrubs. Here are some of the best.
Lisa Kelsey
Lisa Kelsey • 2 years ago

Caryopteris - Bluebeard shrub

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Bluebeard Shrub This shrub is a treat in late summer when it bears its airy clusters of beautiful blue blooms. It's extra-easy to grow, too, laughing off all but the worst heat and drought. As an added bonus, birds and butterflies love it. Bluebeard shrub makes a great cut flower, too. Name: Caryopteris varieties Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 4 feet tall

Ninebark Name: Physocarpus selections Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade; well-drained soil Size: 5-10 feet tall and 5-15 feet wide Zones: 3-7

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Butterfly garden -Anise Hyssop-There are lots of reasons to grow anise hyssop: It's super heat and drought tolerant, deer and rabbits leave it alone, it blooms for weeks in late summer, and butterflies love it. Plus it's a great cut flower. Name: Agastache foeniculum Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide Zones: 4-10

Summersweet With a name like summersweet, you can guess that this shrub's pink or white flowers are fragrant. It's one of the few shrubs that bloom well in shade, although it also will grow in full sun in the north, provided it has adequate moisture. Name: Clethra alnifolia Growing Conditions: Full sun to shade and moist soil Size: 3-5 feet tall and wide Zones: 3-9

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