12 brilliant shrubs for your garden chosen by experts

Shrubs offer flowers in spring and early summer, then fruit and amazing leaf colour in autumn, or evergreen winter interest. They’re so easy to look after and need much less attention than most perennials and annuals. But have they been forgotten about in today’s herbaceous borders? I’ve asked some experts, including @niallgardens ,for top shrub recommendations. Note that some shrubs can be invasive in some places, so I’ve noted that where the information is available, but you should always check for invasiveness where you are, as plants behave very differently in different areas.
00.00 Welcome
00.26 What is a shrub?
01:02 Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) ‘Lady in Red’
01:59 Black elder (Sambucus nigra) ‘Black Lace’
03:04 Place shrubs in the border first
03:12 Nandina domestica ‘Obsession’ also known as ‘Obsessed’
04:00 Nandina domestica ‘Lemon and Lime’
04:31 Burning bush (Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’)
05:27 Niall Gardens YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NiallGardens
05:40 Mahonia
08:19 Why shrubs make a border better
08:50 Viburnums, such as Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’
09:02 Japanese snowball bush (Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Watanabe’)
09:45 What shrubs add to the garden
10:20 Cornus ‘Norman Haddon’
11:07 Mexican Orange blossom (Choisya ternata)
11:41 Weigela Florida variegata
12:52 Fatsia ‘Spider’s Web’ from http://www.thompson-morgan.com
13:22 Jane Moore’s books are available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jane-Moore/e/B0034NCZ1C/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
13:40 Choosing shrubs to support birds
14:05 Mock orange (Philadelphus)
15:01 Rosa glauca

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