Flowering Shrub for Full Sun

(Question)

Hi
We live in Thornhill, ON I’m looking for a flowering shrub or low growing shrub for our front garden which has full sun exposure. Could you please make some suggestions.

Thank you

(Answer)

There are many wonderful options for you to consider. There are two excellent Toronto Master Gardener Garden Guides available with ideas on shrubs for full sun and good advice on planting and caring for your specimen.

http://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/index.php/factsheet/blooming-deciduous-trees-and-shrubs-a-toronto-master-gardeners-guide/

http://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/index.php/factsheet/ornamental-shrubs-for-sun-a-toronto-master-gardeners-guide/

You will see there is so much to choose from. Start by considering if you want something that is appealling in all seasons (e.g. Pink Abelia) which flowers, has fall colour and is semi-evergreen. Or you might want intense fragrance (Dwarf Korean Lilac Syringa meyeri palibin) or a cloud of flowering glory in the spring (e.g. Pink Cloud Beauty Bush).

Best of luck choosing!