Often noticeable in the landscape due to their eye-level height, deciduous shrubs are great for privacy and screening. These plants often add vibrant colors to the landscape during their bloom in the spring and summer. This type of shrub also tends to lose their leaves for the winter. This process of dormancy protects these plants from harsh winter conditions. While beautiful, many types of deciduous shrubs need a decent amount of maintenance. You will need to prune these plants for them to survive. Coming in a variety of colors, these shrubs also feature a variety of textures and sizes.