Types Of Shrubs With Purple Leaves

Flowering shrubs rarely flower all season long. For lasting swatches of color, many gardeners count on plants with bright foliage. One favorite option is purple leaved shrubs. Purple foliage combines well with almost all other leaf colors and looks particularly good with blue, gold and silver.  You’ll find a variety of purple hues and tones – in heights from 3 to 15 feet (1 to 5m.) to complement every area of the landscape.  Purple Leaf Shrubs Why not start with shrubs you might not know yet like red filbert (Corylus maxima Atropurpurea)? It’s a handsome plant that grows to 12 feet (4m.) tall and grows edible nuts.  Another good choice is smokebush (Cotinus coggygria), a many-stemmed shrub with purple foliage and feathery purple flowers that look like haze. Pick bright cultivars like Royal Purple or Velvet Cloak.  When you need something shorter, consider purple cultivars of elderberry (Sambucus nigra), like Black […]

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