In their great variety, deciduous shrubs are surely among the most versatile of all garden plants, providing the garden with a year-round woody framework. These plants also provide often impressive seasonal displays at every moment of the year; some have dazzling flowers which, depending on your choice, can grace the garden in any season. Others are lush and colourful in spring as new growth emerges, while some are at their best in autumn with displays of jewel-like fruit and autumn leaf tints.
There are deciduous shrubs for every situation in every garden, large or small, as can be seen if searching for shrubs online. Grow in light shade below trees, as specimens in a lawn, in containers or to form an informal boundary.