7 flowering shrubs

The cultivation of shrubs is often linked to the need to delimit the garden or create separations within the same flowerbed through hedges. This does not mean that they are minor species or that they should be underestimated because they are not strictly decorative. There are species that are not only beautiful, but also really fragrant. These seven examples will make you look at shrubs with different eyes from now on.

7 flowering shrubs

7 Flowering shrubs

Fragrant olive (Osmanthus fragrans) - Also known as fragrant or sweet, this ornamental perennial shrub that grows up to 12 meters has orange flowers with a fragrance reminiscent of peaches.

Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium) - Mahonia is a shrubby species with an attractive contrast between the vivid green of its leaves and the bright yellow of its crowded flowers. It adapts well to various climates.

Sweet box (Sarcococca confusa) - You will be more likely to find it by its common English names: sweet box or Christmas box. This evergreen hedge blooms in winter giving everything an unmistakable scent.

Daphne (Daphne odora) - Its pale pink flowers have a very special and appreciated fragrance. This woody plant, whose name in Greek means laurel, resists frost very well, although full sun suits it much better.

Flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa) - A thorny Asian shrub barely 2 meters high, but with beautiful flowers of a spectacular scarlet hue. Its fruits have medicinal applications.

Winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) - With other surnames such as yellow or St. Joseph's, this climber is full of vibrant yellow flowers during the winter, but its scent is not too intense.

Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) - This shrub grows spectacularly, and even becomes invasive, when temperatures are mild. Its white, fragrant flowers gradually turn yellow.

The ornamental possibilities offered by flowering shrubs are really wide. Don't waste them and use these examples to give your garden a new look, you're sure to succeed!

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