Deciduous Shrubs

Deciduous shrubs are those that lose their leaves in fall. Benefits of deciduous shrubs include seasonal color and texture to your landscape.  Their foliage, flowers, bark and fruit add color and interest to your landscape. Well-chosen groups of shrubs can add color and texture year-round.

Many deciduous shrubs grow rapidly and require yearly pruning, which is best done just after the shrub flowers, regardless what time of the year it is.  One-third to 1/4 of the stems should be removed each year.

These plants typically tolerate less-than-optimal growing conditions better than most other ornamental plants. They are known to be resistant to most serious insects and diseases. Aphids and mites can become a problem, but both are easily controlled.