We love working as landscapers in Atlanta because we have such a wonderful diversity of blooming shrubs to choose from. Blooming shrubs work well in garden beds, but you can also plant them in shady spots under large trees. 

In today’s blog post, the professionals at Michaelangelo’s Sustainable Landscape and Design Group are sharing a few of our favorite blooming shrubs, which we incorporate in both commercial and residential landscaping projects. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you contact us, we’d love to talk more about the shrubs we use and how they might work in your next landscape design project!


There’s nothing quite like the giant purple, pink, and blue blooms of a hydrangea. In some varieties, you can even have all three of these colors in a single flower head! This occurs because the flower heads actually contain two kidneys of flowers, smaller ones at the center (which aren’t always visible), and larger ones with large petals that give it its characteristic look. The color of the flower depends on the pH of your soil, something our landscaping company can check for you. They’re a very popular shrub for Atlanta landscaping, and they’re not only eye-catching, but can also provide you with privacy if planted around the property line.

Banana Shrub

This shrub gets its name from its sweet spring flowers, which smell like, you guess it, a ripe banana. If you like blooming shrubs that fill your yard with fragrance, this is the shrub for you! It’s cup-shaped cream, rose, or maroon flowers will give your garden (and your home if you choose to cut them!) a thoroughly refreshing smell.


No residential landscaping project is complete without the delicate blossoms of a camellia! They’re the perfect evergreen shrub for a semi-shady spot, and they can grow very large — some up to 12-15 feet tall. Because of their size, it’s important to plant them far away from the house. They look great in a hedge line or in shade, and they come in just about every shade of pink possible. More so, they’re a plant that deer do not like to eat, which means less potential destruction.


Azaleas can be pruned and low growing, or, depending on where they’re planted and how much sun they get, can grow into large shrubs. They come in a wide range of colors, so you’re sure to find one that fits your landscape design! We love azaleas because there are both varieties that thrive in shade as well as those that enjoy the sun. They are a very versatile blooming shrub, and can be both a focal point or accent. Overall, a great low-maintenance shrub for a Georgia garden.

Michaelangelo’s Sustainable Landscape and Design Group

Our Atlanta landscaping company is proud to provide our Atlanta community unique landscape design that incorporates elements like blooming shrubs. Along with plantings, we provide a variety of professional landscaping services including turf care, hardscapes, irrigation, and landscape lighting. We serve customers in Alpharetta, Marietta, Roswell, and everywhere in between. Contact us today for a free estimate on residential landscaping or lawn care!