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How to Beautify your Yard and Increase your Property's Value with these Lovely Trees, Shrubs, and Bushes

Updated on August 11, 2017

Trees, Shrubs, and Bushes

Trees, Shrubs, and Bushes
Trees, Shrubs, and Bushes

Shrubs, Trees, and Bushes

Shrubs, trees, and bushes add beauty to a yard and home. They provide you with privacy in your yard and your home. They are very good at providing dividers between your lawn and the lawns of your neighbors. Trees and shrubs make excellent windscreens. Trees and shrubs can be used to cover many landscaping problems and make a yard look perfect. Trees and shrubs can also increase the value of your property.

First, decide the best locations to plant your trees and shrubs. Choose locations that offer ideal conditions for your trees and shrubs to thrive. Take proper care of your trees and shrubs, so that they will do well.

Read about the following 11 trees and shrubs that can add beauty, shade, and value to your property.

Scarlet Red Maple Trees

The Scarlet Red Maple tree is a beautiful tree. It makes an excellent shade tree. The Scarlet Red Maple tree will provide you and your family with a lot of shade.

During the springtime, this tree produces tiny, red flowers that will appear on every red-hued twig. During the fall, its bright green leaves turn to a brilliant, scarlet red color, or to a yellow or orange, or even to a combination of yellow and orange color. The Scarlet Red Maple tree begins blooming during the early springtime.

The Scarlet Red Maple tree reaches 35′ to 50′ tall. It is a hardy, disease-resistant tree.

Autumn Blaze Maple Trees

The Autumn Blaze Maple tree is a fast growing tree. During the autumn, this maple tree produces beautiful, brilliant, orange-red leaves. This hybrid tree combines the best features of its parents: which is, the vigor and adaptability of the Silver Maple tree along with the beauty and strength of the Red Maple tree. What a magnificent combination to behold.

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Sugar Maple Trees

During the autumn, the Sugar Maple tree has fiery, scarlet-orange leaves. This tree is beautiful with its intense, autumn color. The Sugar Maple tree grows to about 50′. It is one of the best, large shade trees for lawns. During the summertime, its dense, dark green foliage will provide you and your family with lots of cool, long-lasting shade. You will love the beauty and the shade this maple tree provides.

Forever and Ever Red Hydrangea Shrubs

The Forever and Ever Red Hydrangea is a patented shrub. It produces lovely red blooms with burgundy-red stems. Its stems are very strong. This plant begins blooming red, and then these flowers fade to shades of purple. This is the new variety of Hydrangea – that blooms on new growth. This means that this Hydrangea will reliably bloom – even in the north – and continue to bloom all summer until frost arrives.

The Forever and Ever Red Hydrangea is compact in size. It stands only 30″ to 36″ tall and wide. This plant is very good for landscaping needs, and makes a wonderful border shrub. Plant the Forever and Ever Red Hydrangea – in either full sun or full shade.

Annabelle Hydrangea Shrubs

The Annabelle Hydrangea shrub produces large, 10″ blooms. This is one of the most popular of the Hydrangea plants. This white flowering, deciduous shrub can be pruned heavily. It can endure severe winter temperatures. The cold temperature won’t affect its prolific blooming nature. The Annabelle Hydrangea is a compact, fast-growing shrub. This pretty shrub blooms continuously all summer until frost arrives. Its pretty, white blooms make excellent cut, flower bouquets or dried arrangements. The Annabelle Hydrangea is an excellent shrub to use for your walkways, borders, hedges, and as accent plants.

The Annabelle Hydrangea grows only 3′ to 6′ tall – in full sun to full shade. This plant spreads 4′ to 6′. The Annabelle Hydrangea does well with part shade, medium water, and low maintenance.

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The Greenery adds Beauty to this Lovely Home and Property
The Greenery adds Beauty to this Lovely Home and Property

3-in-1 Rose of Sharon Shrubs

The 3-in-1 Rose of Sharon produces huge blooms in a multitude of pretty colors. This shrub is an old-fashioned favorite, but with a new idea. This shrub grows 6′ to 10′ tall, with a 6′ to 8′ spread in well drained soil and full sun. It is an extremely hardy plant. It thrives in gardens, and needs only a little care. The 3-in-1 Rose of Sharon blooms prolifically from June through September. Adorn your yard with this shrub – that produces a lovely multitude of pretty flowers. The 3-in-1 Rose of Sharon makes excellent cut flowers.

Christmas Holly Shrubs

The Christmas Holly is a sub-zero, hardy shrub. This evergreen plant has lush, shiny, deep green leaves. It produces brilliant red berries. These berries will attract birds to them. The Christmas Holly grows 6′ to 8′ – if it is not trimmed. The Christmas Holly prefers acidic soil to grow in. The Christmas Holly plant spreads 6′ to 8′. As an evergreen hedge, plant 2′ to 4′ apart from each other. As individual specimens, plant 6′ to 8′ apart from each other. Plant in full sun to partial shade.

Remember, it is the female plant of the Christmas Holly shrub that produces berries. The males of this shrub do not produce berries. You will need a male plant around for pollination. One male Christmas Holly plant will pollinate up to five female Christmas Holly plants.

Spicy Sweet Shrubs

The Spicy Sweet Shrub is a cold-hardy shrub. It can survive – even when temperatures get as low as 25 degrees below zero. In June, 1″ to 2″ reddish-brown flowers appear. These pretty blooms will last 3 weeks to 4 weeks. The Spicy Sweet Shrub’s blooms have a spicy fragrance – that peaks in early evening. In the autumn, its leaves will turn yellow. The Spicy Sweet Shrub grows 6′ to 8′ tall.

Variegated Weigela Shrubs

The Variegated Weigela shrub produces lovely, trumpet-shaped flowers. These lovely, pink flowers bloom profusely. Its fragrant blooms arrive in the late spring to early summer, and then again in fall. Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to this plant.

The Variegated Weigela grows 4′ to 6′ tall, and has a 5′ spread. Plant 5′ apart from each other. The Variegated Weigela thrives in full sun to partial sun. The Variegated Weigela is a very hardy shrub.

Butterfly Bushes

The Butterfly Bush produces fragrant flowers. Its blooms arrive in July. The Butterfly Bush continues to bloom until frost arrives. Its 8″ to 10″ blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

In colder climates, the Butterfly Bush dies back to the ground, but grows very vigorously – when springtime comes around. The Butterfly Bush grows 4′ to 8′ tall, and has a spread of 4′ to 8′. Plant 4′ to 8′ apart from each other.

Snowball Bushes

The Snowball Bush produces masses of very pretty, huge, white “snowball” clusters of flowers. These flowers contrast prettily with the bright green leaves of the Snowball Bush shrub. The Snowball bush makes very good informal hedges and border plants. Reaches a height of 8′ to 10′ tall, and a spread of 8′ to 10′. Spacing should be 8′ to 10′ apart from each other. This shrub prefers full sun to partial sun.

Snowball Viburnum (1 foot tall in trade gallon containers) Common Snow Ball

Snowball Viburnum - Live Plants Shipped Over 1 Foot Tall (No California)
Snowball Viburnum - Live Plants Shipped Over 1 Foot Tall (No California)

1 foot tall in trade gallon containers with soil-less media and a 9-month slow release fertilizer. Cooler temperatures and more rainfall provide a smooth transition for the plants. As long as your soil is not frozen solid 2 inches below ground level, the roots will still take perfectly and continue to grow throughout the winter. This gives you a head start on a spring and summer of production.


Dwarf Burning Bush - Compact Heavy Established Roots 4" Potted

Dwarf Burning Bush - Compact Heavy Established Roots 4" Potted - 3 plants by Growers Solution
Dwarf Burning Bush - Compact Heavy Established Roots 4" Potted - 3 plants by Growers Solution

3 dwarf Burning Bushes in a 4" pot. Ready for immediate shipping.

Hardy, healthy, with established roots. In autumn, its leaves turn a brilliant red.

Compact, mounded, deciduous shrub. Moderate growth rate.

Great accent or specimen tree, hedge rows, border.



Burgess Seed & Plant Co. (2010).

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