Outdoor Gardening

Evergreen & Flowering Shrubs

Shrubs are the framework of any garden setting and they have a multitude of uses. This living plant framework is begun and created with the selection of shrubs.

Frequently shrubs are multi-stemmed and generally range in size from 6 inches to 15 feet tall. Sometimes they begin their life in the garden as a smaller or moderate size shrub and in later years some selections can grow larger and become tree size.

The useful life of a shrub is often 20 or more years. It usually takes 2 or 3 years to develop these plants in the garden. Thus it is wise to try and select your choices of shrubs carefully.
Seeking expert advice and design skill can help prevent a frustrating disappointment

Selection will vary by location and season.

Deciduous Flowering Shrubs

  • Althea/Rose of Sharon
  • Beautyberry
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Caryopteris
  • Deciduous Azalea
  • Duetzia
  • Forysthia
  • Fothergilla
  • Hydrangea
  • Hypericum
  • Kerria
  • Lilac
  • Plum/Cherry
  • Potentilla
  • Smokebush
  • Spirea
  • Summersweet
  • Sweetspire
  • Viburnum
  • Weigela

Broadleaf Evergreen Shrubs

  • Azalea
  • Boxwood
  • Daphne
  • Euonymus
  • Holly
  • Leucothoe
  • Mountain Laurel
  • Pieris Japonica
  • Rhododendron
  • Yucca

Evergreen Shrubs

  • Dwarf Pine
  • Dwarf Spruce
  • Globe Arborvitae
  • Globe Spruce
  • Hinoki Cypress
  • Heather
  • Juniper Ground cover
  • Scotch Broom
  • Threadleaf Chamaecyparis
  • Topiary Juniper
  • Topiary Spruce

Deciduous Ornamental Shrubs

  • Barberry
  • Buckthorn
  • Burning Bush
  • Chokeberry
  • Contorted Filbert
  • Cotoneaster
  • Deciduous Holly
  • Dogwood
  • Ninebark
  • Privet
  • Sambucus
  • Sumac
  • Willow
  • Witchhazel