Hawthorn is a hardy shrub that does not require much cultivation. Very widespread, it is often used in hedges, because it is armed with thorns which are dissuasive. Hawthorn flowers are often white or pink, but if you want a variety with a red bloom, you can opt for the ‘Crimson Cloud’ variety.
This sub-shrub benefits from a very long flowering in the form of small bells of a beautiful deep red. You will have the choice between different species such as: ‘Tib’, ‘Allegro’, ‘Alportii praecox’, etc. Heather has several advantages: its foliage is persistent, it is a rather rustic and resistant plant, its maintenance is easy . Acidic earth is his favorite terrain.
To enjoy a beautiful carmine red bloom, you can turn to the variety Tamarix ramosissima ‘Rubra’. Native to Asia, this very decorative shrub with a graceful habit is easy to grow, resistant and hardy. You will have no difficulty finding a space for it, as it grows regardless of the type of soil. However, he has a preference for poor, dry and sandy soils.
For flat flowers of a beautiful bright red, you can opt for the species ‘Fasan’. If you prefer large, ball-shaped flowers, turn to ‘The Marne’. Among the color choices you will find red flowers. This easy-going and rustic shrub easily finds its place in hedges, beds or even borders. To offer you all the beauty of its flowering, it prefers a location in partial shade.
Among the multitude of roses that are cultivated, we find the shrub rose. This one offers vigorous vegetation and abundant flowering. It can reach up to 1.50 m. It is very cold hardy, but requires annual pruning. It is advisable to install it in a sunny location. To enjoy beautiful red roses, you can opt for a ‘Scarlet Prodigy®’ rose, for example.
The foliage of this very decorative shrub is persistent. There are 200 species whose flowering can be white or purple, as is the case for Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Purpureum’, ‘wheeler’s dwarf’, ‘Irene Paterson’, ‘Tom Thumb’, etc … Generally speaking, this shrub can withstand short periods of frost and temperatures down to -10 ° C. If you live in an area with harsher winters, then it will be necessary to bring it in or protect it from the cold.
Magellanic Fuchsia ‘Riccartonii’
This small shrub easily finds its place in our gardens. It is hardy and thrives in rich, poorly draining soil in a rather shady location. It will delight you with its unique flowering, in the form of long hanging red bells that will give birth to edible fruits.
This evergreen shrub is widely distributed on the Mediterranean coast, but it must be protected from the winds which can be fatal to it during the harsh weather. You will understand, it is not a very hardy shrub. It enjoys rapid growth, but needs sunlight to grow well. Cestrum elegans has a long purple-red bloom. The flowering of Cestrum ‘Newelii’ is carmine red.
This shrub is known for its generous flowering. Its flowers can be of different colors depending on the variety. For a red bloom, you can turn to Chinese Azalea Wallowa Red, Peter Koster, etc. The foliage of Chinese varieties is deciduous while that of Japanese varieties is persistent. Azalea is quite hardy, but Japanese varieties should be protected from cold winds. As for soil and exposure, it can vary depending on the species you choose.
Not all oleanders are pink! Indeed, species like ‘Otalia’, ‘Petite Red’ or ‘Tamouré’ offer a beautiful red flowering and, in addition, they are quite resistant to cold. Oleander is fairly easy to care for, but requires a sunny location. In any case, you will benefit from a very beautiful shrub with evergreen foliage.
This ornamental shrub will easily find its place in your garden because it is undemanding, easy to grow and very hardy. Make room for it in the sun to enjoy its white, pink or red bloom. For red flowers, you can opt for a ‘King Edward VII‘, a ‘Pulborough scarlet‘, but also the’Ribes speciosum‘whose flowers are reminiscent of fuchsia.
Available in various varieties, this shrub resists temperatures down to -7 ° C and offers bright flowering until December. Among the different species, we will cite the lantana camara ‘Flamenco’ to enjoy beautiful flowers in the shape of red pompoms with a yellow heart. You can also turn to the Corsican red lantana. From the verbena family, it is an easy to maintain shrub that is not too demanding.
Its superb flowering makes it a very popular shrub. Resistant to cold, it is however preferable to install it in a sunny location or in partial shade. What he likes is not to be too hot in summer and not too cold in winter. Depending on the cultivars, you may have pink or red flowers. Nevertheless, an interesting cultivar for magnificent ruby red flowers is ‘Vulcan’.
This shrub gives off a sweet fragrance and is covered with a singular bloom of beautiful colors. Among the different varieties, we find witch hazel ‘Ruby Glow’ which is characterized by flowers of a beautiful coppery red. Exposed to the sun or partial shade, it will ignite your garden with its warm colors. Hardy, it prefers an acidic, rich and rather cool soil.
Loropetalum from China
Besides white, pink and purple, some varieties of Loropetalum allow you to enjoy red flowers. For that you can turn to the ‘Ever Red’ with purple foliage and raspberry red flowers, the ‘Garnet Fire’, the ‘Fire Dance’, etc. As a general rule, the loropetalum is a hardy shrub which will please the sun, provided it is not too scorching, or in partial shade. In regions with harsh winters, care should also be taken to shelter it from the winds. An acidic, even neutral, and well-drained soil is favorable to it.