Make Your Landscape Look Brighter with Yellow Bushes
Why grow a regular green bush when you could grow a yellow bush? Our collection of yellow bushes includes a variety of plants, from bushes with yellow-green foliage to dazzling yellow flowers. If you need a pop of color, consider getting something yellow!
The Carex Everillo Grass starts as a bright lime green but will turn to a gorgeous golden yellow in the fall. It’s a great way to add extra color to areas that may lose color during this part of the year. If you prefer a yellow flower bush, you’ll love the Lynwood Gold Forsythia Shrub. It begins blooming in spring and will last for most of the year.
Yellow Flowering Bushes Care Overview
Bushes with yellow flowers work well as accent plants around seating areas, house foundations, or as border plants along flower beds and walkways. They’re easy to care for once established in your garden, and you can count on them to come back year after year for endless color in your landscape.
How to Plant Yellow Bushes
Yellow bushes can grow in the ground or containers, so you can plant them almost anywhere you want them as long as they have the right amount of sunlight and drainage. The best time to plant shrubs is in early spring before new growth appears.
Plant your yellow bush in a hole the same size as the root ball. Backfill the hole with soil, but make sure you don’t cover the plant too much. Water your shrub well, and often for the first year, it’s in your garden.
You can follow these same steps for container plants. Choose a container that’s no more than 3 inches bigger than the root ball so you don’t risk overwatering your plant or planting it too deeply.
Mature Heights and Zoning
Our yellow bushes range from 1-8 feet tall and are excellent accent plants or for planting in groups. The taller shrubs will make excellent focal points in small flower beds or yards. We have options for growing zones 3-11, so there is sure to be something for every garden.
How to Water Yellow Bushes
Your yellow bushes will need to be watered frequently for their first year in your garden while they acclimate to the climate. Depending on the time of year, you may need to water up to three times each week.
Once the plants are established and have a sturdy root system, you won’t have to water as often, especially if they’re drought tolerant. However, even established plants will need extra water during high temperatures or drought, so this is something to consider as you plan your garden.
How to Fertilize Yellow Bushes
Yellow bushes produce more foliage and have brighter colors when fertilized. Fertilizing is easy—you only need a slow-release fertilizer that you can apply once in the spring! Your plants will be well-fed and have all the necessary nutrients, making these bushes super easy to care for.
How to Prune Yellow Bushes
Yellow bushes don’t need to be pruned, but doing so will help most of them grow back bushier, and flowering shrubs will have more flowers. For ornamental grasses, cutting them all the way back will help them look fuller the following year.
Prune your bushes in late winter or early spring before new growth appears. If you don’t want to cut the bushes all the way back, you can remove branches as needed.Some plants, like the Lynwood Gold Forsythia Shrub, develop blooms on old branches, so be careful not to remove too much of the plant, or you won’t see any blooms.