List of Beautiful Flowering Shrubs for Home Gardens
Published by Admin on 08/11/2020 In category Inspiration
For some people, shrubs are often referred to as disturbing plants. The reason, shrubs can grow quickly and uncontrollably, even some shrubs often become home to insects that disturb other plants. Not a few shrubs that have beautiful flowers and can make your yard or garden look attractive.
Well, for those of you who don’t know, here Names of Trees will make a list of beautiful flowering shrubs that you can choose to plant in your yard or garden. Some of them may already be very
familiar to us.
List of Beautiful Flowering Shrubs for Tropical Climate
1. Azalea (Rhododendron indicum)
Azaleas are plant species that belong to the family Ericaceae. This species is also part of the order of Ericales.
Azalea itself is thought to have originated from Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Yakushima, in Japan, and was the original Tsutsusi described by Engelbert Kaempfer in 1712.
2. Hardy Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica)
Fuchsia is a species of flowering plants in the family Evening Primrose (Onagraceae), native to lower South America.
The plant is found growing in temperate regions in southern Argentina and Chile. It is known, Fuchsia was also naturalized in Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania.
3. Chinese Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Chinese Hibiscus is a flowering plant species that is widely cultivated in the tropics and subtropics. The origin of this plant is estimated from tropical Asia. The plants are traded widely as ornamental plants in the tropics and subtropics.
4. Big-sage (Lantana camara)
Big-sage is a species of flowering plants in the family Verbenaceae, native to tropical America.
As the Big-sage plant has spread from Central and South America to around 50 countries, where it has become an invasive species. Big-sage first spread from America when it was brought to Europe by Dutch explorers and was widely cultivated, eventually reaching Asia and Oceania where it established itself as a fairly well-known weed.
5. Skyflower (Duranta erecta)
Skyflower is a flowering shrub species from the Verbenaceae family, which originates from Mexico to South America and the Caribbean.
This plant is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in tropical and subtropical parks throughout the world, and has been naturalized in many places. Skyflower is considered an invasive species in Australia, China, South Africa and in some Pacific Islands.
6. Snow Flake (Euphorbia leucocephala)
Snow Flake is a small flowering shrub and belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family of plants. This is the endemic flora of Mexico and Mesoamerica.
7. Hisop (Hyssopus officinalis)
Hisop is an herbal plant of the genus Hyssopus that originates from Southern Europe, the Middle East, and regions around the Caspian Sea. This plant is often used as medicine because it has antiseptic, cough reliever, and expectorant properties since ancient times.
Hisop has a bright color appearance with a height between a maximum of 50-60 cm. In summer, this plant produces indigo, blue, or white flowers.
8. Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Butterflyweed is a species of shrub originating from east and southwest North America. Commonly known as the butterfly weed plant because many butterflies are attracted to this plant.
Butterflyweed grows in dry, sandy, gravely soil and requires full sun. It is known, he can also live on the edge of a stream of water like a small river that has moist soil but is open and highlighted by the sun without shade.
9. Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica)
Indian Hawthorn or Hong Kong Hawthorn is a flowering bush in the Rosaceae family. This plant is commonly found on mountain slopes, roadsides, bushes on the riverside, in areas of altitude between 700-1600 meters above sea level. The natural stretch of this plant includes southern China, Japan, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
10. Texas Sage (Leucophyllum frutescens)
Texas Sage is a shrub in the Scrophulariaceae family, originating from Texas in the southwestern United States and the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas in northern Mexico.
Although the plant is known as the Texas Sage, it is not a true sage and is different from the genus Salvia. This species is also sometimes referred to as Texas ranger, Texas silverleaf, Texas barometerbush, Cenizo, Ash-bush, Wild lilac, Senisa, Cenicilla, Palo cenizo, and Hierba del cenizo.
11. Gazania (Gazania rigens)
Gazania is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae family, native to South Africa. This plant is naturalized and cultivated as an ornamental plant in many places.
This is a perennial herbaceous plant in South Africa and the Mediterranean region, also in cooler regional parks. The height of this plant rarely exceeds 30 cm and its growth is often pendulous.
12. Paris Daisy (Argyranthemum frutescens)
Paris Daisy or Marguerite Daisy is a perennial plant that is quite popular because of its flowers. The plants themselves come from the Canary Islands, which is part of Spain.
Hybrids derived from this species (garden marguerites) are widely cultivated as ornamental plants in home yards and public parks in many countries and have been naturalized in Italy and southern California.
13. Garden Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens)
Garden Heliotrope is a species of flowering plants in the Boraginaceae borage family, which originated in Peru. This plant can grow as tall as 120 cm and is a dense green shrub with bright purple flowers.
Garden Heliotrope is famous for its intense aroma, somewhat like vanilla.
14. Fairy Fan-flower (Scaevola aemula)
Fairy Fan-flower is a flowering bush in the Goodeniaceae family, which originated in southern Australia. It reaches 50 cm high and produces white or blue flowers with spikes up to 20-25 cm that bloom from August to March in their native regions in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales.
15. Myrtle-leaf Milkwort (Polygala myrtifolia)
Myrtle-leaf Milkwort is a flowering bush that originates from South Africa. This plant can grow as high as 2-3 meters and is found along the south and southeast coast, from near Clanwilliam in the Western Cape to KwaZulu-Natal.
Myrtle-leaf Milkwort is a fast-growing plant, a unique component of fynbos, and grows on sandy, rocky hills, or dry soil along the edge of a forest or an open river bank.
16. Spanish Broom (Spartium junceum)
Spanish Broom is a species of flowering plant in the Fabaceae family. This is the only species in the genus Spartium, but is closely related to the genus Cytisus and Genista.
Spanish Broom is native to the Mediterranean in southern Europe, southwest Asia, and northwest Africa, where it is found growing in sunny, dry, sandy locations.
17. Jasmine (Jasminum sambac)
Jasmine is a fragrant flowering plant species originating from southern Asia, precisely from India, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. Spread from Hindustan to Indochina, then the Malay Islands.
Jasmine flowers become one of the three national flowers of Indonesia.
18. Brazil Raintree (Brunfelsia pauciflora)
Brazil Raintree is a species of flowering plant in the Solanaceae family, which is a night plant. This plant is endemic to Brazil and grows in cultivation.
Brazilian Raintree cultivars that are bred for the use of ornamental plants include ‘Eximia’, ‘Floribunda’, and ‘Macrantha’.
19. Jungle Geranium (Ixora coccinea)
Jungle Geranium is a species of flowering plant in the family Rubiaceae. It is a flowering shrub that originated in South India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
Jungle Geranium has become one of the most popular flowering shrubs in South Florida parks and landscapes and is the national flower of Suriname.
20. Egyptian Starcluster (Pentas lanceolata)
Egyptian Starcluster is a species of flowering plant in the Madder family, Rubacea which is a plant native to Africa and Yemen. It is known for its wide use as a garden plant where it often brings lots of butterflies.
21. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Rosemary is a spice-producing plant, cooking spices and herbal teas. Rosemary is commonly used in culinary in the Mediterranean region, such as Italian, Greek, Turkish, and Levantine.
Rosemary grows well in dry areas and is also resistant to hot weather. Apart from spices, this plant also can repel insects and other pests.
22. Summer Savory (Satureja hortensis)
Summer Savory is an aromatic plant from the Lamiaceae family, and it is related to Rosemary and Thyme. Savory Summers are native to North Africa, southern and southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Summer Savory is cultivated as a culinary herb called Savory.
23. Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
Chamomile is an inferior plant that is found in dry fields and around gardens or farmland in Europe, North America, and Argentina. This plant is used to flavor foods, herbal teas, perfumes, and cosmetics.
Chamomile can also be used to make ground cover ornamental plants (chamomile pages). However, these plants need light, moist soil, and sun without shade to flourish.
24. Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Tansy is a perennial flowering plant native to Europe and Asia with a temperate climate. This plant has been introduced to other parts of the world, including North America, and in several other areas as an ornamental plant.
Tansy is a native Eurasian plant, it is found in almost all parts of mainland Europe, England, and Ireland. The ancient Greeks treated Tansy as a medicinal herb. In the 16th century, Tansy was considered “important to the park” in England.
25. Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium caeruleum)
Jacob’s Ladder or Greek Valerian is a perennial flowering plant that produces cup-shaped, purple, or white flowers.
This plant comes from wet grasslands, forests, and rocky areas in temperate climates. Jacob’s Ladder was first used as a medicinal herb by the ancient Greeks, but today it is grown only as an ornamental plant.
Philippine Ground Orchid is a purple flowering plant that has habitats ranging from Asia, Australia, to the western Pacific including Tonga and Samoa.
The Philippine Ground Orchid grows in seasonal wet areas and other humid areas, such as on the edge of a swamp, riverbank, or on the edge of water flow.
27. Mexican Marigold (Tagetes erecta)
Mexican Marigold or Aztec Marigold is a flowering plant species of the genus Tagetes originating from Mexico. Although it is a Native American plant, it is often called African Marigold. This plant is easily found in the wild in the states of México, Puebla, and Veracruz.
Mexican marigolds are widely cultivated commercially with many cultivars used as ornamental plants, and for the trading of cut flowers.
28. Narrowleaf Zinnia (Zinnia angustifolia)
Narrowleaf Zinnia is a flowering plant of the genus Zinnia that originates from the north and west of Mexico and has spread to parts of the Southwestern United States and other countries with similar climates. Narrowleaf Zinnia is now planted and cultivated as an ornamental shrub or live hedge.
29. Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ (Dahlia × hortensis)
Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff is a dahlia cultivar between Dahlia coccinea and Dahlia pinnata. This is an ornamental plant that is very popular with dark purple leaves, almost black. Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff produces leaf colors that contrast with her red flowers.
Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff was first bred by Fred Treseder, a Cardiff nursery. It was named in honor of Joshua Pritchard Hughes, Bishop of Llandaff, in 1924 and won the RHS Award from Garden Merit in 1928.
30. Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus)
Carnations are popular ornamental and potted plants. This plant originates from the Mediterranean region. Carnations have bright and colorful colors, so they are often used as decorative plants at events.
To maintain this plant, watering needs to be done regularly to maintain soil moisture. It also requires a mixture of soil media as a source of nutrition, tries to use a mixture of media that can absorb and store water content longer.
31. Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)
Cosmos or Mexican Aster is a medium-sized flowering herbaceous plant that originated in America. Species and varieties and their cultivation are popular as ornamental plants in temperate gardens.
Cosmos is a plant native to Arizona in the US, Mexico, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. This plant has been naturalized in locations scattered throughout North America, South America, West Indies, Italy, Australia, and Asia, where it is a runaway park (introduced species) and in some habitats become weeds.
32. Dwarf Morning-glory (Convolvulus tricolor)
Dwarf Morning-glory or Tricolor is a species of morning glory that is a flowering plant that when in bloom forms a three-color funnel with a width of about 3-4 cm. The flower has a dominant color blue, white, and yellow.
Dwarf Morning-glory has a natural habitat that is open, dry, and exposed to full sun. This flowering plant is native to the southern Mediterranean but is sometimes seen growing in other regions with the same climate.
33. Ragged Lady (Nigella damascena)
Ragged Lady is a flowering plant belonging to the Ranunculaceae family, which originated in southern Europe, northern Africa, and southwest Asia, where it is found in moist and open fields.
34. Starflower (Borago officinalis)
Starflower is an herb in the family of flowering plants Boraginaceae, which comes from the Mediterranean region and has been naturalized in many other places.
Starflower grows wild in gardens in most of Europe such as Denmark, France, Germany, and England. This plant is also commercially cultivated for Borage Oil which is extracted from its seeds.
35. Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans)
Pride of Madeira is a flowering plant species in the family Boraginaceae, which originated from the island of Madeira. This is a large herbaceous perennial subshrub that can grow up to 1-2 meters.
In the first year after germination, the plant produces a broad rosette of leaves. In the second year and thereafter will produce interest. The flowers are visited by bees and butterflies for their nectar.
List of Beautiful Flowering Shrubs for Subtropical Climate
1. Hortensia (Hydrangea macrophylla)
Hortensia or Hydrangea is a flowering plant species in the family Hydrangeaceae, which originated in Japan. It includes deciduous shrubs that can grow as tall as 2 meters with large flowers that appear in summer and autumn.
Currently, hortensia plants have been naturalized in China, New Zealand, and America as ornamental plants in home yard and public parks.
2. Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)
Garden Phlox is a species of flowering shrub in the family Polemoniaceae, native to the eastern and central United States, and eastern Canada.
This plant is widely cultivated in temperate regions as an ornamental plant. This plant is also used medically, with leaf extracts that function as a laxative and to treat ulcers.
3. Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
Dense Blazing Star is a flowering plant of the Asteraceae family. This plant is native to eastern North America, where it occupies grasslands.
Dense Blazing Star has tall purple flowers that resemble bottle brushes. Its natural distribution extends from the Midwest to the East Coast, to eastern and western Canada.
4. Balkan Clary (Salvia nemorosa)
Balkan Clary is a herbaceous plant that originates from large areas in Central Europe and West Asia. This is an attractive plant, easy to grow, and breed in USDA zones 4-8.
5. Dwarf Catnip (Nepeta racemosa)
Dwarf Catnip is a species of flowering herbaceous plants in the Lamiaceae family, which originated in the Caucasus, Turkey, and northern Iran. It can grow as tall as 30-45 cm, has aromatic leaves, and blooms violet or purplish-blue in summer.
This plant is one of the few Nepeta species that is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant.
6. Roman Hyssop (Satureja thymbra)
Roman Hyssop is a perennial green shrub of the Lamiaceae family, which has a strong leaf scent. It includes endemic plants in Libya, southeastern Europe from Sardinia to Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, and Israel.
Roman Hyssop grows mainly in Mediterranean forests and shrubs, adapting well at higher altitudes, but is also seen in rocky limestone ditches as shrubs.
7. Daisy Florist (Chrysanthemum × morifolium)
Daisy Florist adalah spesies tanaman dari keluarga Asteraceae. Di Cina, mereka sudah ada sejak 500 SM. Di Eropa, terutama di Belanda, Daisy Florist telah dikenal sejak pertengahan abad ke-17, tetapi penyebarannya secara umum terjadi pada abad ke-19.
8. Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora)
Tickseed is an annual plant species in the Sunflower family, which originated in North America. This plant is commonly found in eastern Canada (Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick) and much of the United States, especially the south-central part of the country (Oklahoma, Arkansas, etc.).
Today Tickseed is widely cultivated and naturalized in China.
9. Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Anise Hyssop is a perennial plant species in the Lamiaceae family. This plant originates from parts of North America, especially the Great Plains, and it can also be found in certain areas in Canada.
Anise Hyssop is tolerant of drought conditions and is used medically by Native Americans to treat coughs, fevers, wounds, and diarrhea. The leaves are scented with anise, used as a spice, tea, and can be crushed to make salads.
10. Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)
Echinacea is a North American flowering plant species in the Sunflower family. This plant originates from the eastern part of North America and grows in the wild in most of the eastern United States, southeast, and the mid-west and the Province of Ontario in Canada.
Echinacea is most commonly found growing in the Ozarks and the Mississippi or Ohio Valley. Its habitat includes dry open forests and grasslands.
11. Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
Black-eyed Susan is a flowering plant in the Sunflower family, native to East and Central America. This plant is naturalized in the western part of the continent as well as in China. Black-eyed Susan has now been found in 10 Provinces of Canada and 48 states in the United States.
This plant is considered a herbal medicine by Native Americans for various diseases. The roots, but not the Rudbeckia hirta seedheads, can be used like Echinacea purpurea, used to increase immunity, fight colds, flu, and infections. Ojibwa people use it as a poultice for snake bites and make infusions to treat colds and intestinal worms in children.
12. Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata)
Blanketflower is a species of flowering plant native to North America in the Sunflower family. This plant is widespread in most of North America, from the Yukon east to Québec and south as far as California, Arizona, Illinois, and Connecticut. Blanketflower is also naturalized in Europe, Australia, and South America.
13. Chinese Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis)
Chinese Astilbe is a plant in the Saxifragaceae family, which usually grows in leafy gardens. Chinese Astilbe originates from East China, Japan, and Korea, at an altitude of between 400 and 3,600 meters above sea level.
Chinese Astilbe is commonly found growing along streams and the edges of wet forests.
14. Torch Lily (Kniphofia uvaria)
Torch Lily is a species of flowering plant in the Asphodelaceae family, which can grow to heights of 150 cm. There are many varieties of Torch Lily, and generally, they bloom at different times during the growing season. The flowers are red, orange and yellow.
15. Heather (Calluna vulgaris)
Heather is the only species in the genus Calluna in the flowering plant family Ericaceae. This is a perennial shrub that grows low. Heather is found in Europe and Asia on acid soils in open sunny situations or moderate shade.
16. Japanese Marigold Bush (Kerria japonica)
Japanese Marigold Bush is a deciduous shrub in the Rosaceae family, native to China, Japan, and Korea. It is the only species in the genus Kerria, and its genus name is also used as its general name.
This plant is valued for its golden yellow flowers, which appear in spring. Japanese Marigold Bush is best planted in areas with little shade from full sun to avoid pale flowers and must be pruned after flowering to maintain health and strength.
17. Chinese Abelia (Linnaea chinensis)
Chinese Abelia is a species of deciduous shrub in the family Caprifoliaceae, originating from China, Taiwan, and Japan. Chinese Abelia is one of the most cold-resistant species in its genus.
The flowers are funnel-shaped, white, and pink sepals remain long after flowering.
18. Bridalwreath Spirea (Spiraea prunifolia)
Spirea Bridalwreath is a flowering plant species of the genus Spiraea. It blooms in mid-spring, around early May. Spirea Bridalwreath originates from Japan, Korea, and China, the plants are often cultivated as ornamental plants.
19. Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)
Virginia Sweetspire or Virginia Willow is a species of flowering plant in the Iteaceae family, which originated in the southern United States, specifically Virginia. This plant is cultivated as a garden ornamental plant.
20. Dwarf Fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii)
Dwarf Fothergilla or American Wych Hazel is a deciduous shrub species in the Hamamelidaceae family. This is one of two species in the genus Fothergilla. Dwarf Fothergilla itself comes from the southeastern United States, from North Carolina to Alabama.
21. Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)
Bottlebrush Buckeye is a shrub species in the Sapindaceae family. This species originates from the southeastern United States, where it is found in Alabama and Georgia, with separate populations in South Carolina along the Savannah River. Bottlebrush Buckeye’s natural habitat is the mesic forest, cliffs, and ravines.
22. Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa)
Gray Dogwood is a shrub native to southeast Canada and the northeastern United States. He is a member of the genus Cornus and the Cornaceae family.
23. American Cranberrybush (Viburnum trilobum)
American Cranberrybush is a shrub species originating from North America, from western Newfoundland to British Columbia, south to Washington state and east to northern Virginia.
American Cranberrybush is very closely related to Viburnum opulus, which originates from Europe and Asia, and is often treated as a variation of it.
24. Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
Great Blue Lobelia is a species of flowering shrub in the Campanulaceae family. This is a herb, etched eternally native to eastern and central Canada as well as the United States.
Great Blue Lobelia can grow well in USDA zones 4-9 in moist to wet soil. The flowers appear in late summer, between August and October.
25. Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Oxeye Daisy is a flowering plant native to Europe, which was later introduced to North America, Australia, and New Zealand. In most areas, this plant becomes the most difficult weed to eradicate.
In the wild, it forms solid colonies that displace native plants and transform existing communities.
26. Purple Cranesbill (Geranium × magnificum)
Purple Cranesbill is a species of flowering herbaceous plants in the genus Geranium, family Geraniaceae. The multiplication symbol × indicates that it is the result of hybridization, in this case between Geranium platypetalum and Geranium ibericum.
Purple Cranesbill grows into clumps as tall as 70 cm. The flowers are purplish-blue with darker veins and appear early in the summer.
27. Weigela (Weigela florida)
Weigela is a deciduous shrub species in the Caprifoliaceae family, which originated from East Asia.
28. Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
Ninebark is a flowering plant species in the Rosaceae family, which originated in eastern North America. The ability of Ninebark plants to grow in harsh conditions makes it very suitable for erosion control at the edges. But it is also widely planted as an ornamental plant.
29. Border Forsythia (Forsythia × intermedia)
Border Forsythia is a deciduous shrub that is widely cultivated for garden ornamental plants. Border Forsythia is considered to be a cross between Forsythia viridissima and Forsythia suspensa var. fortunei.
Border Forsythia is best grown in full sun or partial shade and tolerant to drought. Like some other Forsythias, it is one of the earliest shrubs to flower.
30. Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum)
Flowering Currant is a flowering plant species in the Grossulariaceae family, which originated in the western United States and Canada (British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California), but is widely cultivated and naturalized throughout Europe and Australia.
Flowering Currants are valued for their brightly colored and fragrant flowers in early spring.
31. Beauty Bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis)
Beauty Bush is a species of flowering plant in the Caprifoliaceae family, which originated in China. It is a shrub that is commonly planted as an ornamental plant.
32. Tree Fuchsia (Fuchsia excorticata)
Tree Fuchsia is a native species of New Zealand belonging to the Onagraceae family. This plants are commonly found throughout New Zealand and the southern Auckland Islands in areas with an altitude of 1000 m above sea level, especially along creeks.
The Fuchsia tree is easily recognized in its original habitat because of its appearance, especially its peeling bark, red crisscross, and showing a pale color beneath.
33. Giant Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
Giant Buttercup is a flowering plant species in the Ranunculaceae family and is one of the most common buttercup plants throughout Europe and Eurasia in temperate climates.
This plant is native to Eurasia but has been introduced in most parts of the world so it now has a circumpolar distribution. Giant Buttercup is naturalized and is often a weed in North America and New Zealand.
34. Perennial Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)
Perennial Candytuft is a species of flowering plant in the Brassicaceae family, native to southern Europe. This species is often used as an ornamental garden because of its beautiful ornamental flowers.
The natural coverage of the Perennial Candytuft in Europe includes Spain, France, Italy, England, Romania, and the Balkan Peninsula. In Africa, it is found in Morocco and Algeria. In Asia, only in Syria, and it has also been naturalized in North and South America.
35. Chinese Pink (Dianthus chinensis)
Chinese Pink is a species of Dianthus originating from northern China, Korea, Mongolia, and southeast Russia. This is a herbaceous plant that can grow as tall as 40-50 cm. Chinese Pink has a large distribution area in East Asia, including Korea, eastern Russia, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan.
Of the many flowering shrubs above, not all grow as native shrubs. However, you need to participate in growth such as pruning or arranging to create a real bush.
Interested in planting one of the flowering bushes above in your yard?