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The Best Landscaping Shrubs

The Best Landscaping Shrubs

Landscape shrubs can add year-round beauty to your yard. They’re a great way to anchor a small planting bed, create privacy, or hide unsightly areas, such as compost piles and outdoor air-conditioning units. Here are the best landscaping shrubs for your garden:

1. Dwarf Burning Bush. Flame red foliage in autumn gives this compact grower it’s name. Well suited for zones 4-9, it can reach 4 feet in height. Burning Bush leafs out a deep emerald green in spring and makes a fine hedge longer into winter than most deciduous shrubs. It has cork-like bark and red berries for winter interest. It prefers full sun in northern climates. With a compact habit, it rarely needs pruning. Water well until the shrub is well established.