Sunny yellow flowering shrubs and yellow blooms are a great way to add plants that brighten up your landscape. The color yellow signifies optimism, energy, joy, friendship, and happiness.
Bright yellow flowering shrubs and blooms pop out among all backgrounds, mainly in the lush green foliage of plants with a pop of yellow flowers to add curb appeal to your front yard.
Some of these yellow flowering shrubs bloom in the early spring, while others bloom flowers as summer approaches.
Bonus Tip: Want your yellow shrub flowers to shine even brighter? Ensure that you provide your lovely shrubs in both full sun to part sun!
Without further ado, let’s look at the best yellow flowering shrubs that produce blooms to adorn your garden and bring in pollinators too!
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Table of Contents
- 1 1. Yellow Roses (Rosa)
- 2 2. Forsythia (Forsythia x Intermedia)
- 3 3. Witch Hazel (Hamamelis x Intermedia)
- 4 4. Azalea (Rhododendron)
- 5 5. Potentilla (Potentilla Fruticosa)
- 6 6. Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla)
- 7 7. Northern Spicebush (Lindera Benzoin)
- 8 8. Mahonia Yellow Flowering Shrub (M. aquifolium)
- 9 9. Genista Lydia (Lydia Broom)
- 10 10. Sunshine Ligustrum (Ligustrum sinense)
- 11 Other Yellow Flowering Shrubs to Consider
- 12 What Other Plant or Evergreen Shrub Look Good All Year Round?
- 13 Conclusion
1. Yellow Roses (Rosa)
While this yellowing flowering shrub blooms yellow flowers, in the past yellow color roses signified jealousy. Now, this yellow color flower signifies friendship, joy, and warmth.
In reality, the rose is a classic flower known for its beauty, elegance, and unparalleled grace.
Roses love water, and the yellow rose is no exception. However, it’s not the best beginner plant. These gorgeous flowers enjoy a regular water supply but stress in wet soil.
They require full sun for at least four to six hours of the day.
Plant yellow roses in soil that drains well to keep roots moist but not soaked. Fertilize the soil regularly for brighter yellow flowers.
Roses should be planted in the spring to have a better chance of survival before they become dormant in winter.
By the way, if you are looking for a fertilizer for your plants and shrubs, try this shrubs fertilizer. This works amazingly well for a wide variety of trees and shrubs – even flowering shrubs.
2. Forsythia (Forsythia x Intermedia)
A complete sun lover, Forsythia is a highly adaptable and hardy yellow flowering shrub.
Forsythia is a low-maintenance plant that blooms in early or mid-spring and looks excellent as a shrub border, in mass plantings, or as a flowering hedge.
Forsythia is a deciduous shrub that thrives in 6-9 hardiness zones and 5-9 heat zones. Forsythia is a yellow flowering shrub that can grow up to 10 feet tall and thrive in moist but well-drained soil.
Simply prune it immediately after flowering to encourage healthy shootings and growth.
3. Witch Hazel (Hamamelis x Intermedia)
Another full sun-loving yellow flowering shrub, the witch hazel, has a lot to offer. Gardeners adore it for its golden yellow flowers and because it requires minimal maintenance.
However, these yellow flowers demand regular watering during the first season and subsequent pruning to shape as desired.
The witch hazel shrub needs a spot that receives full sun or partial shade and well-draining soil. Caring for the witch hazel is simple.
Apart from adding Feng Shui to your garden, according to a study done in 2011, witch hazel has been shown to help soothe and reduce inflammation and redness after the skin is exposed to UV radiation.
For example, some people use these yellow flowering shrubs to treat itching, pain, and even inflammation.
4. Azalea (Rhododendron)
Azalea( Flame Azalea) is a fancy ornamental yellow flowering shrub with golden yellow flowers that blaze from early spring through summer and into fall.
Avoid keeping them in a place with deep shade or under the full sun to part shade, as the azalea shrub thrives in partial shade.
Even though Azaleas are undemanding plants, they cannot survive in alkaline soil above Ph level 7.
In essence, the sun to part shade soil should be acidic, well-draining soil, moist, and rich nutrient hummus.
5. Potentilla (Potentilla Fruticosa)
Vigorous and floriferous, the Potentilla Fruticosa are deciduous shrubs that are widely planted by urban landscapers.
Why? It is a highly generous plant, and is tolerant to drought, air pollution, and salty air.
However, it doesn’t adjust well to hot and humid weather conditions. This shrub flowers will bloom brightly with 6 hours of full sun exposure but can do well in partial shade as well.
The flowers last from spring through fall, and all it asks for is moist, well-draining soil.
6. Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla)
The Bush Honeysuckle shrub flourishes in full sun to partial shade, requires full shade soil Ph level of 6.1- 6.5, and can easily adapt to sand, clay, or loamy shade soil.
In short, if you want lush, year-round, yellow-colored shrubs, this fast-growing bush is a dream come true.
However, keep in mind that this shrub may attract and bring in bumblebees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds to your garden.
7. Northern Spicebush (Lindera Benzoin)
The Northern Spicebush is a fast-growing shrub that is highly beneficial for wildlife. The yellow shrubs bloom and flourish in US hardy zones 4 -9 and require rich, well-drained sun soil.
Plant them in partial or full sun soil; the lovely hardy shrub will eventually make their way up.
The oval, sea-green colored leaves and yellow blooms make the bush an ideal choice for hedges. Also famous for its medicinal properties, this densely packed shrub is a welcome addition to any garden.
8. Mahonia Yellow Flowering Shrub (M. aquifolium)
The Mahonia yellow flowering shrub is a non-demanding plant that needs to be watered only in dry periods. The honey-scented yellow flowers bloom from late Autumn to early winter.
You will be awe-struck by these plants that have bright yellow flowers that bloom and shoots out of the green leaves, reaching up to six and a half feet tall.
The Mahonia yellow flowering shrub will do well if planted in the sun to the partial sun since it doesn’t require a lot of sunlight. The best part: Mahonia leaves and berries are edible and delicious!
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9. Genista Lydia (Lydia Broom)
Genista Lydia is a hardy yellow flowering shrub famous for its blue-green leaves and pea-like flowers. Fortunately, the low-growing dwarf shrub does well in poor soil as long as it drains well.
This evergreen yellow flowering shrub plant produces yellow orange flowers does not bloom in the winter, but from May to June (spring to mid-summer), as long as it receives ample sun to partial shade.
10. Sunshine Ligustrum (Ligustrum sinense)
If you are looking for a bright, cheerful shrub around your garden, Sunshine Ligustrum offers year-round golden foliage.
Safe to say, Sunshine Ligustrum shrub loves to bask in the sun, for at least 6 hours a day! This yellow flowering shrub hates wet feet but does well in drained shade soil.
It thrives well in the US hardy zone 6-10 and can grow about 3-6 feet tall. Once established, the plant is heat and drought-resistant- effortless to look after even if you have a brown thumb.
Other Yellow Flowering Shrubs to Consider
Here are some other yellow flower plants that can keep your garden blooming all year round.
- Oregon Grape (Mahonia)
- Japanese Rose
- St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
- Bush Cinquefoil
- Golden Currant
What Other Plant or Evergreen Shrub Look Good All Year Round?
Here are a few plants with evergreen foliage that stay vibrant throughout the spring and summer months, even in winter.
- Red Tip Photinia
- Darwin’s Barberry
- Japanese Andromeda
- Gold Dust Plant
- Boxwood Shrub
- Mexican Orange
- Japanese Barberry
You could plant any kind of plant in your landscaping.
Why not add yellow flower plants that add that extra color? Some popular bush plants include St. John’s Wort or Forsythia.
Whatever you decide, just make sure it’s a manageable size and that it will thrive in the area where you live.
Lindsey Hyland grew up in Arizona where she studied at the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center. She continued her gardening education by working on organic farms in both rural and urban settings. She started UrbanOrganicYield.com to share gardening tips and tactics. She’s happy to talk about succulents and houseplants or vegetables and herbs – or just about anything in a backyard garden or hydroponics garden.