These shrubs are best used among evergreens, where they can make a show when in flower, then blend back in with other greenery later on. Bloom season coincides with that of late-spring bulbs such as tulips and Dutch iris. Prune shrubs after bloom. With low- or medium-growing kinds, cut some of the oldest stems to the ground every other year. Prune tall-growing kinds severely by cutting back wood that has flowered. Cut to outward-facing side branches.Deutzia gracilis
Native to Japan. Grows to 2–4 ft. (possibly 6 ft.) tall, 3–4 ft.wide. Many slender stems arch gracefully, carry bright green, 2 1/2-in., sharply toothed leaves and clusters of snowy white flowers.
Growing to 2–3 ft. tall and wide, with aromatic, ferny-looking blue-green leaves, this native of...
Substantial, leathery foliage makes this a good groundcover as well as climber. Deep ruby-red flowers....
Native to North America, Asia, Europe. Clumps of narrow dark green leaves grow to 1–2 ft. tall a...