Spring is known for colourful bulbs and primula but there are many top shrubs that provide great colour in spring.
Forsythia The yellow flowering twiggy shrub that can grow to 10 feet. It flowers before the leaves form and is a strong, bright yellow. Large blossom varieties are now being cultivated but either way you get a mass of bloom.
Rhododendron Evergreen shrubs of many forms and sizes from 12 inches to 12 foot. Some bloom from March and some in May. Many sizes and colors exist and one range is named after Snowwhite’s seven dwarfs.
Ribes sanguineum Red Flowering Currant 6′ by 4′ This easy deciduous shrub flowers in panicles of red or pink in March and April.
Mahonia aquifolium ‘Compacta’Oregon Grape Evergreen shrubs with spiky leaves grow to several feet tall. Yellow flowers in February and March with good scent. It also produces black edible berries. Continue Reading →