Looking for beautiful shrubs for your garden, look no furthermore, in the post today, we want to share 13 best new shrubs to grow in your yard for 2020. Some bushes that grow in the shade, some that have gorgeous foliage, and some that have beautiful blooms all season long. Regardless of your growing conditions, you’re sure to find some plants that will work in your garden. Check them out!
Bushes are the backbone of any garden so growing them for the garden means you are making your garden more beautiful as well as add some more interest to your yard more attractive. And if you are taking them a look, you will see that each has its own beauty, and of course, you will have a different experience of enjoying their charm beauty. Let’s save them and grow some that are suitable for your favorite right now!
#1 Barberry ‘Sunjoy Sequins™‘ (Berberis thunbergii)
Barberry is a small shrub, it has yellow flowers in spring, but what you’ll really be growing it for is its foliage. The new growth is white, pink, and light green which matures to brilliant emerald green. It does have some prickly thorns so you won’t want to plant it close to where people could walk into it. But it rarely requires pruning so they shouldn’t be much of an issue there.
#2 Dogwood ‘Golden Shadows®‘ (Cornus alternifolia)
Dogwood is another new shrub for 2020 that you’ll likely be growing more for its beautiful foliage than its lacy white flowers. Like most dogwoods, this variety does well in light shade. The further south you live, the more shade it will require. It’s also a native plant that is easy to grow, doesn’t require pruning and resists deer.
#3 Smokebush ‘Winecraft Gold®‘ (Cotinus coggygria)
Smokebush has Chartreuse colored leaves that really stand out in the garden. Avoid pruning smokebush regularly. It blooms on old wood so too much pruning will prevent the smoke-like blooms from forming.
#4 Forsythia ‘Flying Machine®‘ (Forsythia koreana)
Forsythia is one of the earliest shrubs to bloom in the spring. It’s a large shrub that will be covered in yellow flowers. This variety of Forsythia is easy to grow, shade-tolerant (although it will bloom more heavily in the sun), and deer resistant. It blooms on old wood, so prune immediately after flowering to prevent cutting off next year’s flowers.
#5 Weigela ‘My Monet Purple Effect®‘ (Weigela florida)
Weigela has variegated leaves and purple flowers. It has purple tones on the leaves and in the flowers which will make a beautiful addition to any garden border.
#6 Rose ‘Ringo™‘ (Rosa)
Rose is traditional full flowers that have a beautiful scent. They start out yellow with a red center. Then fade to white with a pink center. This plant is disease resistant, blooms continuously all summer, and doesn’t require deadheading, and it’s a pretty perfect rose plant. To encourage a bushier rose bush, cut the plant back by about half in the early spring.
#7 Rose of Sharon ‘Magenta Chiffon®‘ (Hibiscus syriacus)
Rose of Sharon has brightly colored magenta flowers that bloom all summer long. This variety attracts hummingbirds, can be late to leaf out in the spring and blooms on new wood. Which means you can prune it in the early spring without affecting the flowers.
#8 Crapemyrtle ‘Rikki Tikki™ Pink’ (Lagerstroemia indica)
However Crapemyrtle ‘Rikki Tikki™ Pink’ is a dwarf version. It only grows to about 5 feet high and works well as a border plant. It has deep purple new growth in the spring that turns to a silvery green color as it matures. It has beautiful flowers that bloom all summer and into the fall. In cooler climates, this Lagerstroemia may die back to the ground, but it will grow up from the roots and flower the same summer.
#9 Lilac ‘Scentara Pura’ (Syringa hyacinthiflora)
Lilacs have the smell of the beautiful scent and the look of the gorgeous flowers. It has the class lilac fragrance and the pure purple flowers but requires less chilling than other lilacs so it performs better in warmer climates. While it does better in the South than most lilacs, it performs equally well in cold climates so this is a very versatile Lilac variety.
#10 Mockorange ‘Illuminati Tiny Tower™’ (Philadelphus coronarius)
Mockorange ‘Illuminati Tiny Tower™’ is a dwarf variety that only grows to 4′ high and 2′ wide. Perfect for any garden border. It’s deer resistant, drought-tolerant, and has very fragrant white flowers that resemble orange blossoms.
#11 Lily of the Valley shrub ‘Interstella®‘ (Pieris japonica)
Lily of the Valley shrub ‘Interstella’ has pinkish-red flowers that start blooming in very early spring and last for 2 months or more. And it is one of the best shrubs for shade. It loves to grow in the shade.
#12 Rhododendron ‘Dandy Man Color Wheel®‘
This plant has leathery evergreen foliage (as do many Rhododendrons), is disease resistant, and does not require pruning or deadheading.
#13 Azalea ‘Perfecto Mundo® Double Pink’ (Rhododendron)
Azalea ‘Perfecto Mundo® Double Pink’ (Rhododendron) produces the standard spring bloom that most Azaleas have. Then after a brief break, it starts blooming again in mid-summer and continues all the way through to the first frost.