Landscaping shrubs are an excellent way to improve the curb appeal of your property. The shrubs available to you come in all shapes and sizes and can be crafted and molded into nearly any shape you imagine. While it can be hard to decide what shrub to choose, given that there are hundreds of varieties, you should always choose your shrub based on what you want it to do over time. For example, you should decide if you would rather have flowering shrubs or shrubs which you can turn into a maze or sculpture. There are different bush varieties that are better for one task than the other, and you should not generally try and turn a flowering shrub into a decorative plant sculpture. Also be sure to decide if you want a shrub bush or a shrub tree.
Those looking for a flowering shrub should focus on the world renowned rose shrub. Roses come in a huge variety of different colors and will grow in nearly any climate region. They are widely considered to be a beautiful flower in both scent and look, and are at home in nearly any garden. Alternatively, the azalea shrub is gaining popularity and may, someday, actually be considered more beautiful than the rose shrub. Nevertheless, any flowering shrub you add to your home’s landscaping will surely make your house look more beautiful. Other shrubs renowned for their flowering ability include the holly shrub, and the lilac shrub.
If you want to build yourself a hedge maze or some plant sculptures, look no further than the evergreen shrub varieties. The most common of these “architectural shrubs” is the hedge shrub, or boxwood shrub. Used for centuries throughout Europe, the boxwood shrub is an asset to anyone’s home, whether they simply want to outline their garden with shrubs or create a stunning hedge maze. These shrubs can generally be grown in the shade, and when they reach maximum height will be able to generate shade, making the hedge shrub a perfect shade shrub.