Karen Azalea. The word on the street is that this rhododendron is a very popular option for foundation plantings. Karen blooms in the spring with beautiful pink flowers and the leaves turn burgundy in the fall.
At Abbey Landscape and Design Concepts we frequently use hydrangeas in our designs. They are a beautiful shrub and they’re relatively low maintenance. This is a photo of a Twist and Shout Hydrangea in the spring.