Waking up in the morning to see a bunch of shrubs in your balcony is always a wonderful view. When you have shrubs of different height, colour, shape and size, then it’s like you are in the middle of a garden. Small flowering shrubs just add colour to your garden and create a pleasing mood. They attract birds and add life to your garden. For people who live in apartments and small spaced areas, there is an alternative. There are flowering shrubs for shade. Let’s have a look at each of these flowering shrubs.
Best Flowering Shrubs with Images:
Here are the list of 6 best flowering shrubs to grow in your yard.
1. Dwarf Bougainvillea:
Bougainvillea is one of the most commonly seen flowering shrub in India. The shrub grows tall to 3 feet. Bougainvillea is a slow growing, hard shrub that blooms with dark pink colour flower. The flowers have sharp spines on their stems. Leaves are dark green in colour and pretty small. You can also see colour varieties in orange and purple tone. Bougainvillea Dwarf can grow even taller, when exposed to full sunlight. The flowers bloom in a bunch and hence it looks so beautiful to see thick bushed shrub. For small gardens, bougainvillea dwarf is best recommended as it fills the garden and makes it look fuller. Plant them near the border wall or in containers for better results. Bougainvillea leaves can be used to cure diarrhea, diabetes 2 and stomach acidity. It is also considered good for sore throat and cough.
2. Golden Dewdrop (Duranta Erecta):
Duranta Erecta or the Golden dewdrop is an evergreen rounded flowering shrub that quickly grows up to 15 feet high when kept in the sunlight. The flowers of this bush come in pleasing colours like purple, white and lavender. Find a moist place where ample sunlight is available and plant this bush there. One of the good things about Duranta Erecta is that it has an adaptable nature. Whether there is plenty of sunlight, or partial sun, or in a rocky sand, Duranta grows well. Golden dewdrop possesses antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Hence, it improves immunity.
3. Chinese Hibiscus (Hibiscus Rosasinensis):
Another evergreen flowering shrubs that are commonly seen in Indian houses are the Hibiscus Rosasinensis. These are also known as Chinese Hibiscus. Hibiscus grows 1-3 meters and blooms frequently in humid and hot climatic conditions. You can see almost 5-6 flowers bloomed daily. The flower comes in red colour. Despite its colour and size, birds get attracted to hibiscus. In India, hibiscus plays a vital role in hair care treatment. It is used in the preparation of hair oil to get thick black hair. The leaves of this shrub are used as a laxative. Studies show that hibiscus helps to treat diarrhea.
4. Dwarf White Bauhinia (Bauhinia Acuminata):
Dwarf white bauhinia is a very pretty flowering shrub from the pea family. It grows up to 2.5 meters in height and the leaves are 10 to 15 cm long. Bauhinia Acuminata grows well in acidic soil. It is ideal to grow Bauhinia in small gardens. Also, you can plant them in pots or prefer container gardening for growing this shrub. The flowers have a nice smell and come in 8 to 12 cm diameter. Bauhinia Acuminata has many medicinal benefits. The roots of this shrub are used for treating respiratory disorders, cough and cold. The mixture taken from the leaves and bark is good at healing asthma.
5. Jungle Flame (Ixora Coccinea):
Jungle flame is common small flowering shrub native to South India. It’s considered to be one of the good indoor plants. It grows up to 4 feet tall with pointed leaves up to 10 cms. This shrub also comes under summer flowering shrubs. The flower is comparatively big and looks like a bunch of small flowers in one stem. This shrub grows well in warm climate. The roots of this shrub possess antiseptic properties. Ixora Coccinea is used to treat hiccups, fever, diarrhea, nausea and dysentery. It is said that the roots of this shrub are used for treating chronic ulcers and sores.
6. Blue Rose Shrub:
For those who are looking for a fragrant flowering shrub, here comes the Blue Rose shrub. The flower comes in velvet texture in dark purple colour. Blue Rose shrub is considered as a symbol of love, immortality and prosperity. It has bright green leaves. Blue rose grows well in cold climatic conditions. Studies show that tea made with this flower is good at relieving cough, fever and cold. For people who suffer from digestive disorders, drinking blue rose tea is good for health. It can be used for internal detoxification and pain relief.
Gardening is a wonderful job when you are at home and have nothing to do, especially when you have these amazing shrubs to grow. Flowering shrubs not just add beauty to the home décor, but also can be used as a medicine for treating various health issues. Each of these flowering shrubs are very popular in Indian botanical garden as it has several medicinal properties.