10 Shrubs That Look Great in June

10 Shrubs That Look Great in June

June is when all of the work you did last fall and even earlier this year starts to pay off. Shrubs are luxuriously leafy and those that bloom are billowing and beautiful. Missed those windows for work? No worries. In most parts of the country, June is still a prime planting month providing you get to it as soon as possible.

We asked our social media community members what they’re planting for blooms in June (and then added a few of our favorites too!). If you’re looking at your garden and something’s missing, here are a few suggestions for what to plant so that summer kicks off with vibrant colors and rich greens. (Of course, a visit to your local garden center will give you even more awesome options.)

Need suggestions for a specific situation? Comment below. We’re always happy to help.

Grace N’ Grit™ Yellow Shrub Rose
Zone: 4 – 9

Top of EVERYONE’S list? Roses that are fuss-free and beautiful. Up to 5′ tall, 4′ wide.

ZONE 3 - 5


Crimson Kisses™ Weigela
Zone: 4 – 9

Readers chose this because it’s got those kicky flowers, but also because it blooms in spring and throughout summer. Great low hedge, too. Up to 3′ tall and wide. Full sun.


Seaside Serenade® Bar Harbor Hydrangea
Zone: 3 – 8

Coming on a bit later, this was a favorite because of the big flower clusters and sturdy stems. Up to 4′. Partial to full sun.


Flower Carpet® Amber Groundcover Rose
Zone: 4 – 10

Gets high marks because  it can handle a rough winter and bounce back beautifully in spring. Up to 3′ tall and wide. Full sun.

ZONE 6 - 8


Summer Snowflake Viburnum
Zone: 5 – 8

Something about the wedding-cake layers of white blooms made readers swoon. And that was before they knew about fall berries. Up to 8′ tall, 10′ wide. Full sun.


Chateau™ d’Amboise Rose of Sharon
Zone: 5 – 9

Height and scale and those tropical-looking flowers made this series a reader favorite. Up to 6′ tall, 4′ wide. Partial to full sun.


Blue Enchantress® Hydrangea
Zone: 4 – 9

What’s not to love about big mophead flower clusters in spring and throughout summer? And those black stems! Up to 5′ tall and wide. Partial shade to partial sun.

ZONE 9 - 11


Fullmoon® Hibiscus
Zone: 10 – 11

Readers were over-the-moon for the bright-yellow double flowers of this stunner that blooms nearly year round. Up to 6′ tall and 4′ wide. Full sun.


Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush
Zone: 8 – 11

Bees love it, it’s easy and fuss-free, but we think the blood-red, bottlebrush-like, pet-me flower spikes made this a reader favorite. Up to 3′ tall and 5′ wide. Full sun.


First Love® Gardenia (Grafted)
Zone: 8 – 11

Our grafted gardenias scored big with readers who need an amazing solution for sites with less than wonderful soil. Up to 8′ tall and 6′ wide. Partial to full sun.

Which of these are your favorites? What else should be included? Tell us in comments below.

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