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Shrubs

Key elements of many garden designs!

Adding interest and color throughout the seasons, shrubs are essential elements of many garden designs. The permanent structure associated with the wide array of size, flowers, foliage and fruits make them very desirable components of any plantings. There are flowering shrubs for almost every month of the year. You may want to create a year-round display and select beautiful shrubs to create dramatic spring, summer, fall or winter schemes. Check our list of shrubs and browse our fabulous garden ideas to get inspired. Before selecting any shrubs for your garden, remember to check that they are well-suited to your climate, sun exposure and soil conditions.


Shrubs Guides


Pyracantha coccinea 'Kasan' (Scarlet Firethorn)

Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet Firethorn) is a thorny, semi-evergrPyracantha coccinea ‘Kasan’ (Scarlet Firethorn) is a thorny, evergreen shrub of spreading habit with glossy, oval, dark green leaves that take bronze shades in winter. In late spring to early summer, a profusion of white flowers held in dense clusters cover the spiny branches, and contrast nicely against the dark green foliage. They are followed by masses of shiny berries that ripen to bright red-orange in fall, and persist well into winter.

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Pyracantha coccinea 'Lowboy' (Scarlet Firethorn)

Low-growing, Pyracantha coccinea ‘Lowboy’ (Scarlet Firethorn) is a thorny, evergreen shrub of spreading habit with glossy, oval, dark green leaves. In late spring to early summer, a profusion of creamy white flowers held in dense clusters cover the arching, spiny branches, and contrast nicely against the dark green foliage. They are followed by masses of shiny berries that ripen to bright orange in fall, and persist well into winter. Hungry birds feast on them.

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Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Cushion' (Scarlet Firethorn)

Noted for its disease resistance, Pyracantha coccinea ‘Red Cushion’ (Scarlet Firethorn) is a thorny, evergreen shrub of compact and tidy habit with glossy, oval, dark green leaves. In late spring to early summer, a profusion of white flowers held in dense clusters cover the spiny branches, and contrast nicely against the dark green foliage. They are followed by masses of shiny berries that ripen to bright red in fall, and persist well into winter.

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Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet Firethorn)

Pyracantha coccinea (Scarlet Firethorn) is a thorny, semi-evergreen shrub of bushy habit with glossy, oval, dark green leaves. In late spring to early summer, a profusion of white flowers held in dense clusters cover the spiny branches, and contrast nicely against the dark green foliage. They are followed by masses of brilliant berries that ripen to bright red-orange in fall, and persist well into winter. Hungry birds feast on them. Evergreen in mild climates, Scarlet Firethorn is perfect for use as an impenetrable hedge or screen or massed to cover slopes.

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Pyracantha koidzumii 'Santa Cruz' (Formosa Firethorn)

Pyracantha koidzumii 'Santa Cruz' (Formosa Firethorn) is a thorny, evergreen shrub of spreading habit with glossy, oval, dark green leaves. In late spring to early summer, a profusion of white flowers held in dense clusters cover the arching branches, and contrast nicely against the dark green foliage. They are followed by masses of shiny berries that ripen to bright red-orange in fall, and persist well into winter. Versatile, this Formosa Firethorn cultivar is best planted as a specimen, impenetrable hedge or as a vibrant groundcover.

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Pyracantha koidzumii 'Victory' (Formosa Firethorn)

Noted for its heat and drought resistance, Pyracantha koidzumii 'Victory' (Formosa Firethorn) is a thorny, evergreen shrub of spreading habit with glossy, oval, dark green leaves that emerge bronze. In late spring to early summer, a profusion of white flowers held in dense clusters cover the arching branches, and contrast nicely against the dark green foliage. They are followed by masses of large, shiny berries that ripen to bright red in fall, and persist well into winter.

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Rhododendron 'April Rose'

Slightly fragrant and exceptionally cold hardy, Rhododendron 'April Rose' is prized for its early spring blooms. This semi-dwarf evergreen shrub bears elegant, widely funnel-shaped, double, purplish-red flowers, up to 2 in. wide (5 cm), at the branch tips in early to mid spring.

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Rhododendron 'Autumn Bonfire' (Encore Azalea Series)

Noted for its multi-season flowers, Rhododendron 'Autumn Bonfire' is a compact evergreen re-blooming Azalea of upright, dense, rounded habit. Blooming in spring for a couple of weeks, then sporadically from midsummer to frost, 'Autumn Bonfire' produces single and semi-double, glowing red flowers, 2.5 in. across (7 cm).

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Rhododendron 'Autumn Cheer' (Encore Azalea Series)

Noted for its multi-season flowers, Rhododendron 'Autumn Cheer' is a compact evergreen re-blooming Azalea of upright, dense, rounded habit. Blooming in spring for a couple of weeks, then sporadically from midsummer to frost, 'Autumn Cheer' produces single, rosy-pink flowers, 1.25 in. across (3 cm).

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Rhododendron 'Autumn Chiffon' (Encore Azalea Series)

Noted for its multi-season flowers, Rhododendron 'Autumn Chiffon' is a compact evergreen re-blooming Azalea of upright, dense, rounded habit. Blooming in spring for a couple of weeks, then sporadically from midsummer to frost, 'Autumn Chiffon' produces single, pale pink flowers, 2.75 in. across (8 cm), accented with darker pink freckles.

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Rhododendron 'Autumn Coral' (Encore Azalea Series)

Noted for its multi-season flowers, Rhododendron 'Autumn Coral' is a compact evergreen re-blooming Azalea of upright, dense, rounded habit. Blooming in spring for a couple of weeks, then sporadically from midsummer to frost, 'Autumn Coral' produces single coral pink flowers, 2.75 in. across (8 cm).

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Rhododendron 'Autumn Embers' (Encore Azalea Series)

Noted for its multi-season flowers, Rhododendron 'Autumn Embers' is a compact evergreen re-blooming Azalea of upright, dense, rounded habit. Blooming in spring for a couple of weeks, then sporadically from midsummer to frost, 'Autumn Embers' produces semi-double, glowing, orange-red flowers, 2.5 in. across (7 cm).

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Rhododendron 'Autumn Fire' (Encore Azalea Series)

Noted for its multi-season flowers, Rhododendron 'Autumn Fire' is a compact evergreen re-blooming Azalea of upright, dense, rounded habit. Blooming in spring for a couple of weeks, then sporadically from midsummer to frost, 'Autumn Fire' produces semi-double, velvety, fiery red flowers, 2.5 in. across (7 cm).

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Rhododendron 'Autumn Lilac' (Encore Azalea Series)

Noted for its multi-season flowers, Rhododendron 'Autumn Lilac' is a compact evergreen re-blooming Azalea of upright, dense, rounded habit. Blooming in spring for a couple of weeks, then sporadically from midsummer to frost, 'Autumn Lilac' produces funnel-shaped, brilliant lavender flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), adorned with darker purple freckles.

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Rhododendron 'Autumn Princess' (Encore Azalea Series)

Noted for its multi-season flowers, Rhododendron 'Autumn Princess' is a compact evergreen re-blooming Azalea of upright, dense, rounded habit. Blooming in spring for a couple of weeks, then sporadically from midsummer to frost, 'Autumn Princess' produces semi-double, salmon pink ruffled flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm).

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Rhododendron 'Autumn Ruby' (Encore Azalea Series)

Noted for its multi-season flowers, Rhododendron 'Autumn Ruby' is a compact evergreen re-blooming Azalea of upright, dense, rounded habit. Blooming in spring for a couple of weeks, then sporadically from midsummer to frost, 'Autumn Ruby' produces single, glowing scarlet flowers, 1.25 in. across (3 cm).

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Rhododendron 'Autumn Sunburst' (Encore Azalea Series)

Noted for its multi-season flowers, Rhododendron 'Autumn Sunburst' is a compact evergreen re-blooming Azalea of upright, dense, rounded habit. Blooming in spring for a couple of weeks, then sporadically from midsummer to frost, 'Autumn Sunburst' produces single to semi-double, coral pink flowers, 2.5 in. across (7 cm), with white ruffled edges.

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Rhododendron 'Autumn Sunset' (Encore Azalea Series)

Noted for its multi-season flowers, Rhododendron 'Autumn Sunset' is a compact evergreen re-blooming Azalea of upright, dense, rounded habit. Blooming in spring for a couple of weeks, then sporadically from midsummer to frost, 'Autumn Sunset' produces single and semi-double, glowing red-orange flowers, 2.5 in. across (7 cm).

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Rhododendron 'Blue Tit Magor'

Noted for its lavender-blue spring flowers, Rhododendron 'Blue Tit Magor' is a compact, mounding, dense, evergreen shrub producing incredibly eye-catching flower clusters.

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Rhododendron 'Christmas Cheer'

Lighting up the dull days of winter, Rhododendron 'Christmas Cheer' is a remarkable sight when in full bloom from late winter to early spring.

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Rhododendron 'Daviesii'

Rich of a delightful fragrance, Rhododendron 'Daviesii' is a beautiful, compact, deciduous azalea producing elegant, funnel-shaped, creamy-white flowers with a yellow flare.

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Rhododendron 'Dora Amateis'

Free-flowering and extremely cold-hardy, Rhododendron 'Dora Amateis' is a remarkable small evergreen shrub. Blooming in early to mid spring, this Rhododendron hybrid bears an abundance of trumpet-shaped pure white flowers, slightly speckled pink and green within, and emitting a spicy perfume.

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Rhododendron 'Else Frye'

Rich of a powerful lily-like scent with nutmeg overtones, Rhododendron 'Else Frye' is a medium-sized evergreen shrub with semi-erect flowers held in lax trusses of 3-6.

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Rhododendron 'English Roseum'

Prized for its tolerance to sun, cold and humidity, Rhododendron 'English Roseum' is a dense and showy evergreen shrub. In late spring to early summer, 'English Roseum' graces the garden with its profuse, large, dome-shaped clusters of 8 to 10, trumpet-shaped, lilac rose flowers with delicate orange freckles.

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