Planning For Color

How would you like color for your garden?

Use this helpful chart to plan your garden for color from April to September.

April Flowers Color Height Sun or Partial Shade
Forsythia Yellow to Gold 18" to 6' S
Andromeda White 2' to 6' PS / S
Pussy Willow White, Pink 6' to 15' S
Quince Red & Apricot Pink 3' S
Lilacs White, Pink, Purple, Blue, Lavender 3' to 10' S
Shrub Dogwood White Flower Red or Yellow Twigs 4' to 6' PS / S
Bridalwreath White 4' to 6' PS / S
Red Bud (tree) Red to Pink 15' to 20' S
Magnolia (tree) White, Pink, Purple 10 to 30" PS / S



May Flowers Color Height Sun / Partial shade
Rose Pink 12" to 18" S
Deutzia White 2' to 3' S
Leucothoe White 2' to 3' PS / S
Kerria Yellowish 3' to 4' PS / S
Andromeda White bloom w/red new growth 3' to 5' PS / S
Enkianthus White to Pink 3' to 6' PS / S
Beach Plum White Blooms 3' to 6' S
Purple Leaf Pink blooms 3' to 6' S
Scotchbroom Yellow, Red 3' to 6' S
Spirea White 3' to 6' S
Pyracantha (tree) White blooms, orange fruit 3' to 6' S
Rhodondendrons White, Pink, Red, Blue, Lanvender 3' to 8' S / PS
Viburnum White & fragrant 4' to 6' S / PS
Cherry (tree) White, Pink 10' to 15' S
Crabapple (tree) White, Pink, Red 10' to 20' S
Dogwood (tree) White, Pink 10' to 20' S
Plum (tree) White blooms, red foliage 15' to 20' S
Pear (tree) White 15' to 25' S



June Flowers Color Height Sun / Partial Shade
Potentilla White, Orange, Yellow, Gold 2' to 3' S
Spirea Red, Pink, White, some Variegated 2' to 4' S
Mockorange White 3' to 4' S
Beauty Bush Pink 3' to 4' S
St. Johnswort Yellow 3' to 4' S
Mt. Laurel White, Pink, Red 3' to 6' S / PS
Honeysuckle White, Yellow 3' to 6' S / PS
Exbury Azaleas Pink, Yellow, Red, Orange 3' to 6' S / PS
Rhododendrons Red, White, Pink, Orange, Lavender 3' to 8' S / PS
Wisteria (tree/vine) White, Blue 3' to 10' S
Weigela Red, Pink, Variegated leaves 4' to 6' S
Golden Chain (tree) Gold 10' to 15' S
Kousa Dogwood White to Pink, Red Fruit 10' to 25' S

July/August Flowers Color Height Sun / Partial Shade
Yucca White 2' S
Caryoteris Blue 2' to 3' S
Potentilla Yellow, White, Orange, Gold 2' to 4' S
Spirea Pink, White 2' to 4' S
Blueberry White Bloom, Blue fruit 2' to 6' S
Hydrangea Blue, White, Pink 3' to 5' S
Clethra White 3' to 6' S
Smokebush Pink, Purple 4' to 8' S
Hibiscus White, Pink, Red Blue, Bi-color 6' to 15' S
Franklinia (tree) White 15' to 20' S
Sourwood (tree) White bloom 15' to 20' S
Stewartia (tree) White 15' to 20' S

Sept/Oct Flowers Color Height Sun / Partial Shade
Burning Bush Red Foliage 3' to 6' S
Cotoneaster Red fruit 3' to 6' S
Viburnum Red Fruit 4' to 8' S / PS
Hollies Red Fruit 4' to 8' S / PS

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