Look around at some of your favorite yards, and you’re sure to see a combination of shrubs, all at different heights and widths, with blooms or berries, attracting birds and butterflies over multiple seasons. Many Midwestern shrubs require minimal maintenance, are hardy, and provide visual interest all year long, even when their leaves are gone. Select from this grouping, and add some shrubs to your yard based on your garden goals. (See our "Shrubs" Top 25 Rankings!)

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2024 Plant Club "Shrub" Top 25

Plant 2024 2023
Buxus 'Green Velvet' 1 NR
Buxus 'Glencoe' 2 NR
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' 3 NR
Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo' INCREDIBALL 4 NR
Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' 5 NR
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight Prime' 6 NR
Hydrangea paniculata 'Dvppinky' PINKY-WINKY 7 NR
Hydrangea macrophylla 'PIIHM-II' BLOOMSTRUCK 8 NR
Aralia cordata 'Sun King' 9 NR
Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd' 10 NR
Hydrangea paniculata 'Tiny Quick Fire' 11 NR
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmacfive' SUMMER CRUSH 12 NR
Clematis 'Happy Jack' 13 NR
Thuja occidentalis 'Congabe' FIRE CHIEF 14 NR
Buxus 'Green Mountain' 15 NR
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice' 16 NR
Viburnum carlesii 'Spice Baby' 17 NR
Rosa x 'NOA250092' 18 NR
Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lime Punch' 19 NR
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Amber Jubilee' 20 NR
Buxus 'Wilson' 21 NR
Hydrangea paniculata 'Ilvobo' BOBO 22 NR
Deutzia 'Yuki Cherry Blossom' 23 NR
Lavandula x intermedia 'Phenomenal' 24 NR
Syringa vulgaris 25 NR

NR: No Ranking

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