Your own garden – a real blessing and true paradise of peace. You can recharge your batteries every day, alone or with your loved ones, and recover from the stresses of everyday life. A lush green, colourful, fragrant blossoms, the meditative chirping of the birds – simply fantastic. A good garden design does not come by itself. Of course, it takes a lot of time and patience. But there are a few ways that can lead to this a little faster. One of them is fast-growing shrubs. They not only reach their maximum growth height much faster than other trees, but are also much more robust and easy to care for. Many of them are also suitable as living privacy screens and have magnificent flowers or turn their foliage in beautiful shades of color in autumn. Here are our TOP 7 fast growing shrubs for your garden.
Kolkwitzie (Kolkwitzia amabilis)
A low-maintenance, fast-growing flowering shrub, the mother-of-pearl shrub impresses with a fountain-like spray of pink flowers that lives up to its name. It blooms later than many others (from late spring to summer – up to June in some areas) and is a perfect must-have for flower viewers. The striking deep green foliage continues into summer and then turns reddish in autumn. This fast-growing shrub is perfect as a specimen plant or as a flowering hedge.
panicle hydrangeas (Hydrangea paniculata – Grandiflora)
The panicle hydrangea is hardy and the easiest to grow of all hydrangeas. It is also extremely adaptable. The plant has upright, spreading branches and is a very robust plant. The flowers appear from July to September when few other shrubs are blooming. The large ovate leaves turn an attractive yellow color in autumn. Panicle hydrangeas do well as a hedge or grouped in a woodland garden. They can be pruned heavily in late winter or early spring as they will bloom on the current season’s new growth rather than the lignified stems formed the previous year. These hydrangeas are more sun tolerant than other varieties but prefer morning sun and afternoon sun. They are shallow rooting and benefit from a light layer of compost or mulch.
Mock-stripe/Peasant Jasmine (Philadelphus coronarius)
A rounded shrub of the Hydrangea family with stiff, straight ascending, arching branches. It grows dense and branchy, so it may need pruning to shape. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Tolerates a wide range of soil types but prefers moist, well-drained soil. It is drought and wind tolerant. While the farmer’s jasmine blooms beautifully and its scent is intoxicating, the shrub is rather unremarkable the rest of the year. So plan your landscaping accordingly. It is advisable to plant the plant near a terrace so that the scent can be enjoyed, especially in the evening. It makes an excellent addition to a cottage garden or used anywhere as a hedge and privacy screen.
Fast-growing shrubs, weigela are real garden design favorites from the old days. They belong to the honeysuckle family. Although these shrubs took a back seat for a while, new Weigela cultivars are now making a well-deserved comeback, making them a popular choice in decorative landscaping. Native to Asia, weigela shrubs are quite dense, often growing between 30cm and 60cm per year. Best planted in early spring or late fall, they have bright green foliage and dainty flowers that can attract bees and butterflies to your garden when they bloom in early summer.
Liguster (Ligustrum vulgare)
These shrubs can create a natural privacy fence for those looking for a secluded environment in their garden. Many privet species are not particularly ornamental plants. They are either evergreen or deciduous with dense, oval or lanceolate, glossy green leaves, depending on the variety. Small, tubular flowers bloom on racemes in early summer with a strong scent that some people dislike. The flowers are followed by round, black fruit clusters. Privets have a fast growth rate and can be planted in spring or fall.
The summer lilac is definitely one of the fast-growing shrubs that grow to a height of about 3 m. It is drought tolerant and can grow in most soil types as long as they are well drained. Ideally suited to full sun or part shade and does not require pruning. The shrub often responds well to heavy pruning in spring as the new growth encourages more blooms. Buddleia is perfect for cottage gardens or informal hedges. The flowers attract bees and butterflies and are also recommended for wild gardens. The plant is deciduous but often retains its leaves well into winter.
forsythia (Forsythia spp.)
Another deciduous, medium-sized shrub, growing to around 150-200cm tall, ideal for hedges and semi-natural gardens. Forsythia also grows well in coastal locations, in most soil types as long as it is well-drained. They thrive in full sun or partial shade, in sheltered spots. Masses of yellow tubular flowers appear in early spring. Because of this, they are ideal for adding some fresh, sunny color to the garden.
Enrich your garden oasis with flowers and fruits with fast-growing shrubs!
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