If you’re looking to enhance your backyard garden oasis, then incorporating new flowering shrubs is a fantastic choice. In this blog, we present a curated selection of new shrub varieties for 2023 that will make a statement in your garden. From stunning blooms to vibrant foliage, these flowering shrubs are perfect for gardeners who love to stay ahead of the trends. Let’s dive into the exciting world of these new additions to our collection.
New Lilac : Abundant Blooms with Beauty and Fragrance
Bloomerang® Purpink Reblooming Lilac
Get ready to debate the color of Bloomerang® Purpink™ Lilac (Syringa x pubescens ‘SMNSPTP’) flowers, as they gracefully blend shades of purple and pale pink. This prolific rebloomer puts on a magnificent spring display and again in the summer, making it a focal point in your garden. Consider placing it near a front door or driveway for maximum visibility. Thriving in full sun, this Lilac will reach 3 to 5 feet with a spread of 2 to 3 feet.
New Roses : Landscape Performers with Classic Rose Features
Flavorette™ Honey-Apricot Rose
Introducing a new way to enjoy roses, the Flavorette™ series brings roses to your plate! With Flavorette™ Honey-Apricot Rose (Rosa x ‘Boznatafra’), you’ll delight in luscious bowl-shaped blooms filled with petals throughout the summer. This disease-resistant rose requires no deadheading for reblooming, making it a low-maintenance option. Flourishing in full sun, it grows to a height of 3 to 4 feet with a spread of 3 to 4 feet.
Reminiscent® Coral Rose
Reminiscent® Coral Rose (Rosa x ‘BOZFRA221’) is a true gem for rose lovers, combining classic beauty and fragrance with exceptional performance. Featuring blousy, bowl-shaped flowers in deep pink-coral tones and an appealing copper center, this rose is sure to be sought after. Its dark green foliage accents the flowers and stays clean and healthy throughout the season. In addition, deadheading is not required for continuous blooms. In full sun, expect a height of 2 to 3.5 feet with a 2 foot spread.
Reminiscent® Pink Rose
Reminiscent® Pink Rose (Rosa x ‘BOZFRA021’ PP#34,945; CBRAF) combines the classic beauty and fragrance of old-fashioned roses with modern-day performance. Big, lush blooms bursting with petals, pure color, and powerful fragrance will transport you to the glory days of roses. Enjoy continuous blooms all summer long without the need for deadheading. Performing best in sun, this rose reaches a height of 3 to 4 feet with a 2 foot spread.
Rise Up Amberness® Rose
Introducing the Rise Up Amberness® Rose (Rosa x ‘ChewAmberness’), a captivating rose variety that enchants with its wavy amber-colored petals and classic orange rosebud shape. With appealing golden stamens and a delightful fragrance, this rose blooms all summer without the need for deadheading. Thriving in the sun, this versatile rose can be grown as a climber or shrub, adding elegance and charm to any garden.
Oso Easy Ice Bay™ Rose
Pure elegance defines Oso Easy Ice Bay™ Rose (Rosa x ‘Bozmillwin’), with its milky white petals and brilliant golden stamens at the center of each flower. This rose blooms abundantly, providing a bold presence in your landscape. With solid disease resistance and continuous blooming, it’s an excellent choice for borders or cut flower arrangements. Thriving in sun, expect a height and spread of 2 to 3 feet.
New Rose of Sharon : Bold and Stunning Blooms
Paraplu Rouge™ Rose of Sharon
Experience the deepest, darkest reddish-pink blooms you’ll ever see on a Rose of Sharon with Paraplu Rouge™ (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Minsyrou17’). Its large, graceful flowers and graceful habit create an eye-catching display in your garden, ensuring your space stands out on the block. Thriving in full sun, this beauty reaches a height of 6 to 10 feet with a spread of 5 feet.
New Sweetspire : Fragrant Blooms and Lush Foliage
Fizzy Mizzy® Sweetspire
Fizzy Mizzy® Sweetspire (Itea virginica ‘SMNIVMM’) stands out with its abundant upright flower spikes in bright white, emanating a delightful fragrance that attracts both people and pollinators. Its early summer bloom time seamlessly bridges the gap between seasons, while the thick, dark green foliage continues to impress throughout the rest of the year. Perfect for any garden size, it thrives in both sunny and shaded areas, reaching a height of 3 feet with a spread of 3 feet.
New Hydrangeas : Dramatic, Summer Long Blooms
Invincibelle Sublime™ Smooth Hydrangea
Invincibelle Sublime™ Smooth Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens ‘SMNHRL’) ushers in a new day for full-sized smooth hydrangeas. Its cloud-like mophead flowers float above the plant on super-sturdy stems, showcasing deeply saturated tourmaline-green florets. The lively green blooms look refreshing and intriguing throughout the summer, with very dark green foliage setting them off. It also makes a fantastic cut flower, both fresh and dried. In part to full sun, expect a height of 3.5 to 5 feet with a spread of 3.5 to 5 feet.
Let’s Dance Sky View® Reblooming Hydrangea
Let’s Dance Sky View® Big Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla x. serrata ‘SMNHSME’) is a standout for its consistent, yearly blooming. Its sky blue flowers with a honeydew-green eye transition to a full sky blue, adding a touch of tranquility to your garden. Thriving in part sun to full sun, with its compact size, it can be easily grown in containers or gardens. Expect a height of 2 to 3 feet with a spread of 2 to 4 feet.
Puffer Fish® Panicle Hydrangea
Introducing Puffer Fish® Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘NCHP1’), the larger and more puffed up sibling of Bobo®! This remarkable shrub features fluffy white blooms that completely envelop the entire plant, almost hiding the foliage. As the flowers mature, they undergo a captivating transformation from pure white to a vibrant lime green. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, a fresh sprig of white blooms emerges from the tip of the panicle, surprising and delighting onlookers. With its compact habit, this stunner performs best in sun to partial sun, reaching 3 to 5 feet tall with a spread of 3 to 5 feet.
Tiny Quick Fire® Panicle Hydrangea
If you’re seeking a dwarf variety, look no further than Tiny Quick Fire® Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMNHPSB’). Adorable in size, this versatile plant blooms early with white flowers that age to an attractive red-pink. Ideal for sun to partial sun, it grows 1.5 to 3 feet tall with a spread of 2 to 3 feet.
Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Reblooming Mountain Hydrangea
Brimming with color, Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea (Hydrangea serrata ‘SMNHSG’) boasts bold lacecap blooms supported by bright burgundy stems. Each flower is filled with cheery green, fertile florets at the center and purple or pink infertile florets around the edges, attracting pollinators to your garden. With blooms appearing on both old and new wood, this hydrangea offers continuous flowering. Performing best in partial sun to full sun, expect a height and spread of 2 to 3 feet.
New Weigelas : a Reliable, Favorite among Pollinators
Bubbly Wine™ Weigela
For those who appreciate intricate details, Bubbly Wine™ Weigela (Weigela florida ‘FLORACLAR’) is a must-have. Its colorful variegated leaves in bright yellow and green create a striking statement as edging or a low hedge. Delicate pale orchid blooms in late spring complement the burgundy stems, drawing attention to this captivating beauty. Flourishing in partial to full sun, expect a height of 1.5 to 3 feet and a spread of 2 to 3 feet.
Midnight Sun™ Reblooming Weigela
Celebrate the summer with Midnight Sun™ Weigela (Weigela florida ‘Verweig9’), a compact shrub with glossy, blazing orange and red foliage. Resembling coleus but without the need for replanting every year, this beauty showcases its size and vibrant colors throughout the summer and autumn. Pink flowers grace its branches in spring, but it’s the striking foliage that truly sets it apart. Flourishing in sun, this Weigela stands just 12 to 18 inches tall with a compact spread, making it perfect for the front of borders.
Sonic Bloom Wine™ Weigela
Introducing the first-ever dark-leafed Weigela with repeat flowering! Sonic Bloom Wine™ (Weigela florida ‘SMNWFG’) is sure to enchant pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds. While not as dark as Spilled Wine® Weigela, its deep purple foliage beautifully contrasts with the bubblegum-pink flowers. Performs best in sun, with a spread of 3 to 4 feet and reaching a height of 4 to 5 feet. It will unquestionably become a stunning focal point in your garden.
Wine & Spirits® Weigela
Wine & Spirits® Weigela (Weigela florida ‘SMNWFGC’) is an updated version of the classic Wine & Roses Weigela, featuring even more dramatic dark foliage combined with crisp white-green flowers. This vigorous, sun-loving variety reaches a height of 3 to 5 feet with a spread of 3 to 5 feet, becoming a showstopper in any landscape.
Vinho Verde™ Weigela
Vinho Verde™ Weigela (Weigela florida ‘SMNWFBGV’) stands out with its lime green leaves bordered by a bold black margin. Occasionally, like all variegated plants, the variegation may revert, but it reverts to all black, ensuring it doesn’t overgrow the plant. A light crop of red-pink flowers appears in late spring, but it’s the unique foliage and neat habit that make this beauty a must-have. Thriving in sun at 3 to 5 feet tall with a spread of 3 to 5 feet, it’s a captivating addition to any garden.
Your Garden will Radiate Beauty and Charm
With these new flowering shrubs for 2023, your garden will radiate beauty and charm. From the captivating roses to the stunning hydrangeas, each shrub brings unique features and benefits to enhance your outdoor space. Visit your favorite Flowerland garden center and explore these magnificent additions to elevate your garden’s appeal.
NOTE: Please keep in mind that the availability of these new flowering shrubs for 2023 may vary due to seasonality. At Flowerland, we strive to provide a wide selection of plants, but certain varieties may be subject to availability. To ensure the best selection, we recommend contacting your favorite Flowerland garden center or visiting in person. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect shrubs to enhance your garden.