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Yellow Shrubs | Landscape Options

February 8, 2022 Jill Raver
Filed in: Landscaping Guides

forsythiaThe feeling when you see a beautiful landscape covered in yellow shrubs! Aaaah, the warm, happy glow of the color yellow. Isn’t it lovely? Yellow represents hope, happiness, positivity, peace, remembrance, honor, loyalty, and joy. Studies show that increased energy and mental activity are associated with the presence of the color yellow.

Wouldn’t you love to add some cheerful yellow to your landscape? Let us help you! There are amazing, low maintenance options for adding butter, lemon, or golden yellows to your landscape. We will show you evergreen shrubs, flowering options, and more, in all shapes and sizes.

Yellow Evergreen Shrubs

All Gold Shore Juniper

All Gold Shore Juniper

Zones: 6 - 9
Mature Size: 1 foot tall and 4 to 5 feet wide
Sunlight: Full to part sun (best color in full sun)
Drought Tolerance: Good

This no maintenance, dwarf juniper is a great groundcover. The All Gold has golden-yellow highlights over green foliage. It turns a deeper bronze in winter. The All Gold Shore Juniper looks great cascading over walls and in rock gardens. This Juniper helps control erosion and is perfect for hills and slopes. Junipers are very hardy and drought tolerant.

Golden Euonymus

Zones: 6 to 9
<Mature Size: 5 to 10 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide
Sunlight: Full to part sun
Drought Tolerance: Semi

The Golden Euonymus is a standout evergreen shrub with its gorgeous yellow and green variegated leaves that will dazzle in your landscape. This hardy plant can tolerate conditions from shade to sun and any type of soil. The Golden Euonymus is drought tolerant and requires little to no maintenance. They look fantastic as a small hedge or staggered throughout your landscape.

Gold Mop Cypress

Zones: 4 to 8
Mature Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide
Sunlight: Full to part sun
Drought Tolerance: Good

The Gold Mop Cypress is very hardy and requires minimal maintenance. This compact bush has lovely yellow fringe foliage that adds golden yellow color and softens any landscape. For a pop of color contrast this shrub cypress is an excellent choice! The Gold Mops are great insect and disease resistant evergreen shrubs.

Sunshine Ligustrum

Zones: 6 to 10
<Mature Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and wide
Sunlight: Full to part sun
Drought Tolerance: Good

The Sunshine Ligustrum is a vibrant yellow low-growing hedge plant with stunning color! The year-round yellow color gives your landscape just what it was missing. This shrub is pest and disease resistant and once established is virtually maintenance free! The Sunshine Ligustrum is even drought, heat, pollution, and deer tolerant! Add this sunny, cheery shrub to your landscape for bold color and contrast!

Yellow Flowering Shrubs

Lynwood Gold Forsythia

Zones: 5 to 8
>Mature Size: 8 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade (best flowering in full sun)
Drought Tolerance: Semi

The flowers of the Lynwood Gold Forsythia are a lighter, buttery color and smaller compared to the Beatrix Farrand. This Forsythia is an extremely prolific bloomer. The Lynwood Gold Forsythia is low maintenance and a great shrub for beginners. Easily growing over 2 feet per year, you won’t need to wait long for these showy shrubs to brighten your landscape! They are even drought, deer, pollution, and salt tolerant!

Popcorn Drift Rose

Zones: 5 to 10
Mature Size: 1 to 2 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide
Sunlight: Full sun to part sun
Drought Tolerance: Good

>A cross between a full-size groundcover rose and a miniature rose, the Drift® Rose is a fabulous addition to any yard, small or large. These hardy roses are disease resistant, extremely cold tolerant and low maintenance. Drift® Roses bloom and re-bloom from Spring until the first frost so you’ll have beautiful color for 3 seasons! Great for filling empty spaces, colorful containers, beautiful borders, and adding bursts of color throughout your landscape, this rose is extremely versatile in the landscape. Enjoy buttery yellow buds and blooms that mature to creamy white with the Popcorn Drift Rose.

Sunny Knock Out Rose

Zones: 5 to 10
Mature Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide
Sunlight: Full sun to part sun
Drought Tolerance: Good

You really can’t go wrong with the immensely popular Sunny Knockout® Rose. Your neighbors will covet your beautiful roses that flower almost nonstop for 3 seasons! Because they are disease and pests resistant and don’t even require deadheading, Knockout Roses are much easier to care for than standard roses. These roses are absolutely stunning in a mixed bed or border. Try a mass planting or a hedge for huge impact. Sunny Knockout roses have single yellow blooms that are sweetly fragrant.

carolina yellow jessamine

Carolina Yellow Jessamine

Zones: 7 to 10
Mature Size: 15 to 20 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide
Sunlight: Full sun to part sun
Drought Tolerance: Semi

Sick of looking at an ugly chain-link fence? Is your mailbox beyond boring? Does your porch need some flare? The evergreen Yellow Jasmine is a fast-growing vine that masks what you don't want to see while adding a sunny pop of color. Of course, you will love the fragrant, trumpet-shaped yellow flowers that pop up all over your Carolina Yellow Jessamine, but the deep green, glossy leaves are not to be overlooked!

We recommend a balanced slow release fertilizer when planting and once yearly in spring for all of these pretty yellow shrubs. Browse our online plant nursery for additional Shrub options!


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