Spring on Nantucket has a way of being mostly grey. Luckily, we have a wide selection of spring flowering trees and shrubs to brighten up the landscape. With masses of yellow flowers, Forsythia x intermedia is hard to miss in full bloom. As part of a hedgerow or boundary planting, it’s superb. It provides color in spring, and great screening in summer due to a dense habit and pleasant green leaves.
If you need something a little smaller, Spiraea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ might be just the ticket. This three-season performer starts early. It leafs out before many other shrubs in the landscape, and soon after it’s branches are covered in white flowers. In summer its willowy, yellow-chartreuse foliage is the main attraction.
So, whether you fall back on an old standard or want to try something new, we have a plant in the yard to fit your space. And if you don’t see what you want, we would be happy to order it for you!