Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' (Sunflower) Free-flowering, Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' (Sunflower) is ideal to brighten up the late season garden. This tall and upright perennial features luminous sprays of pale yellow flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), with light yellow ray florets surrounding a dark yellow central disk. Oct 12, Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is the perfect autumn shrub, turning golden-yellow in fall and even bearing yellow spider-y flowers in late winter.
A native plant hardy to zone 3, it can grow to be 12 to 15 feet tall and wide so give it plenty of room. Our native animals and plants evolved over thousands of years into a integrated system of food producers and food consumers.
Planting native shrubs will help this natural relationship carry on. Choose which sorts of plants to use based on the type of soil you have bushleaning.buzzon: 1 Rabbit Hill Road #N#Westborough, MA Shrubs are an easy choice for Massachusetts.
Whether residing in the lovely Berkshire Mountains or the Connecticut River Valley, Nature Hills Nursery has the perfect shrub for every location. Such favorites as the Rosy Glow Barberry (with a name that says it all), and the Common Purple Lilac (which is anything but common), are among the most requested from our Massachusetts guests.
The plant stays green and somewhat dull during the late spring and summer, but when fall hits, its drab outer layer comes off to reveal hidden beauty. Suddenly, the shrub’s leaves explode into flames of bright red, giving the plant its name. Nov 17, Go ahead and plant them.
Even though it’s late in the season, your shrubs will be happier in the ground than in pots. Ideally, trees and shrubs need about a month to establish roots before a heavy freeze, but it’s actually OK to plant them anytime the ground is workable, and many bare-root trees and shrubs are planted in very early spring while they’re still dormant.