Gardeners for many years have flocked to garden centers in early spring to begin their gardening for the season and simply can't resist the bright yellow blooms of Forsythia, but with that come years of annual pruning to keep its size under control. Not with Gold Tide® Forsythia, this gem only reaches a height of 2-3'. It exhibits a low-spreading habit that is perfect for a feature position in the landscape. It will spread 3–4' wide. Before the leaves emerge in spring, the branches are loaded with lemon yellow flowers.
Flutterby PetiteTM Blue Heaven Butterfly Bush grows only 2-3' tall with continuous lavender-blue blooms all summer long, beginning in early summer performing all the way until a hard frost. This Buddleia is noninvasive—it doesn't drop numerous seeds like old Buddleia varieties can do. No pruning is needed for this delightful little shrub either; just enjoy its beauty and watch the butterflies and hummingbirds drop by for a visit and drink some sweet nectar.
Makes a Soft, Sublime Hedge
Little LimeTM Hydrangea is the dwarf form of the popular 'Limelight' Hydrangea. Little Lime has the same great flower panicles in soft green with a pink blush, but on smaller plants. Growing just 2-4' tall, it is perfect for a landscape feature spot or as a low-growing hedge. It provides mid- to late-summer color, then in the fall months, the blooms turn a rich burgundy. The flower panicles make great dried flowers for arrangements.
Each dwarf shrub in this collection will enjoy a full sun to partial shade location. Hardy, carefree shrubs to plant in your landscape, enjoy the beauty and low maintenance while enjoying your summer time work-free!