Top 10 Summer Flowering Shrubs for Full Sun

These summer flowering shrubs that thrive in full sun and offer a rich source of nectar in your own backyard are sure to entice hummingbirds and butterflies to visit your garden.

Butterfly bush blooms from July to first frost with arching spikes of purple, white, pink, or yellow flowers. Gardeners value its impact, since it may grow up to 15 feet.      

Summer Flowering Shrubs: Butterfly Bush

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Once you see mock orange, you must have it. Summer flowering shrubs provide beautiful white flowers that last weeks and smell great in early summer.        

Mock Orange

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Find a spirea at the garden center for an easy-to-grow, colorful summer blooming shrub in full light. They offer numerous seasons of interest,          

Spirea

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It's one of the longest-blossoming shrubs, blooming from late spring to October. Northern gardeners adore it since it thrives in Zone 2.            

Potentilla

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If you want blue flowers, this robust summer flowering shrub may do the trick. Most grow only 2–3 feet in full sun, making them a              

Bluebeard

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Viburnum is a popular ornamental shrub and small tree since it's attractive, diverse, and easy to grow. True year-round shrub,              

Viburnum

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Hummingbirds get energy from this late bloomer when other blooms are gone. A hibiscus, it has lovely trumpet-shaped flowers.              

Rose of Sharon

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In the South, crape myrtle thrives in the heat and blooms from July to September. The beautiful blossoms will keep attracting butterflies.              

Crape Myrtle

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Summersweet is a reliable summer flowering shrub that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Actually, one cultivar is very popular.              

Summersweet

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Hydrangeas have long provided summer color for gardeners. They thrive in partial shade and are easy to care for. Hydrangea macrophylla bigleaf              

Hydrangea

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