Popular Shrubs that Thrive Across the Four States After Spring Planting
Posted on April 11, 2023 by Van Becelaere Greenhouse
Planting shrubs in Missouri is an extremely rewarding experience. Not only do bushes provide a beautiful addition to any landscape, there are also numerous other benefits for the environment.
From reducing soil erosion and providing wildlife habitat to improving air quality. In addition to being a food source for pollinators, shrubs play a vital role in the four-state ecosystem.
By planting shrubs, you could help reduce energy costs by providing shade and windbreaks around your home or business. With so many potential benefits, it’s no wonder why many homeowners and businesses across the four states choose to plant shrubs!
Shrubs That Thrive Well in Missouri After Spring Planting
Planting shrubs in Missouri during the Spring season can be a great way to add a splash of color and texture to your garden. Missouri has a wide variety of shrubs that are well suited for the climate and soil conditions, making it easy to find the perfect bush for your landscape.
From evergreen shrubs to deciduous bushes, there are roughly 100 varieties of low-profile plants that thrive well in Missouri after Spring planting. In today’s blog, we’ll share some of the popular shrub types to help you decide what shrub you might like to plant this Spring.
The Ever Popular, Evergreen Shrub
Boxwood broadleaf evergreen is a slow-growing, globe-shaped shrub with year-round green foliage. It can be easily pruned to maintain a spherical shape and is an excellent choice for 3 to 4-foot hedges.
The Inkberry is another broadleaf evergreen that is slow to mature and also makes for an interesting hedge while providing wildlife habitat. It is quite tolerant of clay soils found across the four states.
Broadleaf evergreen azaleas are an extraordinary addition to any landscape. In the Spring the azalea plant blooms with vibrant purple flowers and is a hardy addition that grows well in zones 4 through 8. As a shrub, azaleas are a rabbit-tolerant plant that can fill a space up to 6’ x 6’ x 6’ and will stay green year around.
When it comes to deciduous plants, or plants with leaves that change color and drop in the Fall, these are great additions to any yard in the four states. By adding transitory shrubs you bring visual interest throughout a season. Here are a few North American native shrubs that you might consider adding to your landscape this year.
Spicebush makes the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Plant of Merit for its dependable performance. As a native North American shrub, you’ll soon discover this shrub is low maintenance and tolerant to black walnut, clay soils, deer, and drought. But capable of still thriving in heavily shaded areas or even wet soil.
The beautyberry offers a showy display of lavender purples from its fruits. It’s another native shrub that should get pruned once annually to perform well. Other than that, the plant is usually disease and pest free.
Ozark witch hazel is an exceptional native plant that can add visual interest to your garden during the winter months. The flowers are smaller and attractive to many varieties of birds. The bush is also well-suited for the clay soils found across the four states.
Preorder Your Shrubs Today
To preorder your shrubs today, contact the team at Van Becelaere Greenhouse at 620-231-1127. Their knowledgeable staff can help you make the best preorder selection for your yard, soil, and any other challenges you face in your landscape.