Bluebeard (common name for the sub-shrub, Caryopteris) begins to put out blooms in late summer and continues to bloom into autumn. The blooms of bluebeard attract butterflies and bees. Other flowering shrubs furnish outstanding fall foliage and/or bear berries that attract wild birds. Of course, many flowering shrubs are best known for the beauty they bring to the spring landscape, such as that erstwhile harbinger of spring, the forsythia shrub.
Consult the following resources to learn about some of the other flowering shrubs that are popular: