In fashion, white, tan, brown and black are considered neutrals. In the garden, perennial yellow flowering bushes work in the same manner. They seem to blend well with any other flowering trees, bushes or annual flowers. To get a cohesive appearance in your garden, choose just one yellow flowering bush, but purchase five to seven of them. Place them evenly around your landscaping.
You can’t go wrong if you pick the potentilla variety gold drop (buttercup shrub or shrubby cinquefoil). Its buttercup-like flowers last through the summer months. After the first blooms, give the bush a trim to find new growth and flowers emerge. This perennial will mature between 2 and 3 feet, spreading as wide as it is tall. It does well in various types of soil and ground moisture. However, it will do better when planted in a full-sun location. The gold drop potentilla can be grown in USDA plant hardiness zones 2 through 7. Other potentilla varieties to consider are goldstar, jackmani or yellowbird.
It’s difficult to resist putting a romantic rose bush in your garden. If you have to choose one yellow rose, choose the peace rose. It’s a hybrid tea rose, which is the type used by florists because of the long stems and large blooms. There are many rose bushes with peace as part of the name, such as lasting peace, Chicago peace and love and peace. However, there is only one rose simply called peace. It is a pail yellow flower with a slight tinge of pink. This original peace rose is said to be the most famous of all the rose varieties. This bush grows from 4 to 7 feet tall and requires little pruning. It grows best in zones 4 through 9. Other popular yellow roses include sunhit, summer sunshine, Persian yellow, pot o’ gold, Houston and Midas touch.
You can prune your yellow flowered forsythia to remain a small bush or let it grow into a hedge. The bell-shaped petals show up in early spring along with the early flower bulbs in your garden. This bush loves a full-shade location, but will do fine if part of its day is spent in shade. It’s an easy-care flowering bush that grows well in most soil types. The forsythia grows best in zones 3 through 9, depending on the variety. Fiesta, northern sun, New Hampshire gold and weeping forsythia are all popular variety choices.