What are your favorite shrubs? Why?
I'll be planting on a clean slate this spring, (new construction last fall.) Browsing for shrubs now, I'm considering Mock Orange for its frangrant flowers in early spring. I have some lilacs from the old place. The area has both full sun and shade.
Also considering diablo ninebark for it's foliage and appearance.
What are some of your favorites? I'm zone 4.