Heather shrub

This evergreen perennial totes white or purple coloring, and earns points in the low-maintenance shrub department for its adaptability in acidic soil. Plus, as one of the first early spring bloomers, the plant welcomes pollinators.

Zones: 4-6

Weigela shrub

Full sun and well-drained soil help foster this pretty pink low-maintenance shrub, which typically blooms in the late spring.

Zones: 4-8