The Only Shrubs You Need to Grow...I think this would really add to our dull yard. This is a picture of purple smoke bushe that ignites the border. Their stems grow straight up like pipe cleaners, a habit which makes them useful additions to any border in need of diverse forms.
Deutzia is an under-used shrub that deserves more attention. It is a hydrangea relative that produces showy clusters of pink or white flowers in spring or summer, depending on type. Some selections are fragrant, so they're great picks for planting near a window or walkway. sun or light shade and moist, well-drained soil, Up to 10 feet tall.