Plant the Happy Face Potentilla fruticosa for the bright yellow flowers. Adore this bush cinquefoil because it’s so easy to grow and very low maintenance. Happy Face Potentilla is a small compact growing shrub that is deer resistant and also a North America native.
Growing only 2 to 3 feet tall, the large yellow flowers during spring to late summer on theHappy Face bush cinquefoil will pop against the darker green foliage. As with other potentilla varieties, the Happy Face prefers moist, well drained soil, yet tolerates poor, dry soil once established. Prune off 1/3 of the branches in late winter of this low maintenance shrub to keep it full and healthy.
The Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia is the first Nikko type Deutzia with pink flowers. This small growing flowering shrub can also be used as a deciduous ground cover. Plant your Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia where it can easily be appreciated. In fall you will certainly want to witness the colorful foliage as it changes from dark green to amazing purple burgundy shades.
This plant is deer resistant, so if deer are causing you headaches, plant these Deutzia shrubs and send the deer on their way. This small growing Deutzia is perfect for small yards or where space is limited.
An easy to grow plant, the Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia blooms on old wood so only prune for shaping immediately after spring flowering. Fertilize with a timed release general fertilizer in spring after the plant has leafed out.
Calycanthus Aphrodite Sweetshrub will quickly become your favorite flowering shrubs. From mid summer to fall, the Calycanthus Aphrodite will adorn your garden with large red magnolia like flowers. Living up to its name of sweetshrub, this deer resistant shrub will fill the air with sweet apple scented fragrance.
The Calycanthus Aphrodite Sweetshrub blooms on old wood, so be sure to prune only for shaping (if needed) after flowering. The glossy medium green leaves make a nice backdrop for the gorgeous red flowers that bloom from mid summer on to fall. Space your new Calycanthus sweetshrub Aphrodite shrubs 6 to 7 feet apart.
Vinca Minor ground cover is one of the more versatile and best value in ground cover plants. This fast growing ground cover grows in either sun or shade. The dark green evergreen leaves provide a lovely backdrop for the periwinkle blue blooms in spring. The hardy strong growing Vinca Minor is a good choice groundcover for hillsides, in shaded areas, poor soil, and other barren areas. Also referred to as creeping myrtle, trailing periwinkle, creeping myrtle, vinca minor can be contained in specific areas by using edging. Rejuvenate old vinca ground cover plants by cutting it back by about half. Bag the clippings so that they don’t fall and root in unwelcomed areas.
Vinca Minor is available in 3 inch pots. Buy vinca as bare root plants and save. Our 50 plant bare root bundles are affordable garden plants. Cover more area with these discounted ground cover plants.