Use pachysandra to cover deeply shaded ground. This plant offers rich, dark jade foliage and little clusters of white flowers. Pachysandra will take a few seasons to establish but once at home will thrive on neglect. Plant it and ignore it: The plant is about as low-maintenance as you get.
Tiger Eyes Sumac. A dramatic shrub that puts on an amazing show, Tiger Eyes features brilliant golden-yellow foliage in spring and summer that turns blaze-orange in autumn. It has a unique branching habit, too. Size: To 10 feet tall and wide Zones: 3-8 Bonus: Plant Tiger Eyes in front of an evergreen with deep green foliage to make its bright color stand out even more.
With careful planning and design, you could have your shrubs flowering in your garden all year long. These colorful flowering shrubs can be the focal points in your landscape and the foundation plants of your garden bringing all the wonders of nature in just one place.
Beautybush (Best Flowering Shrubs for Hedges) "Beautybush produces arching branches loaded with delicate pink bell-shape blooms in late spring. The plant is deer resistant and holds up well during drought conditions." Name: Kolkwitzia amabilis Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade and well-drained soil Size: 8-10 feet tall and 8-12 feet wide Zones: 5-9