Plant Types / Shrubs

 

Bushes, Evergreen Shrubs, Flowering Shrubs, Shrub, Flowering Bushes, Evergreen Bushes, Evergreen Plants, Evergreen Shrub

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


Rhododendron luteum (Pontic Azalea)

Prized for its sweet fragrance and bold splashes of color in spring, Rhododendron luteum, commonly known as Pontic Azalea, is a striking, bushy, medium-sized deciduous Azalea.

Read More

Rhododendron mollis

Extraordinarily eye-catching, Rhododendron mollis are hybrid deciduous Azaleas with lush and large clusters of 7-13 flowers in striking shades of yellow, orange, salmon, pink or white in late spring or early summer. More compact and spreading than the other hybrid Azaleas, they are cold-hardy and can withstand temperatures down to -10°F (-23°C).

Read More

Rhododendron mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'

Exceptionally cold hardy and decorative, Rhododendron mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink' is also prized for its very early spring blooms, when very little else is blooming.

Read More

Rhododendron occidentale (Western Azalea)

Regarded as the largest flowered, scented, white azalea species, Rhododendron occidentale, commonly known as Western Azalea, is a plant of great beauty and captivating fragrance that appeals to virtually everyone who comes upon it.

Read More

Rhododendron prinophyllum (Roseshell Azalea)

Prized for its delightful fragrance and stunning floral display, Rhododendron prinophyllum (Roseshell Azalea) is a vigorous and showy deciduous Azalea.

Read More

Rhododendron prunifolium (Plumleaf Azalea)

One of the latest native azaleas to bloom, Rhododendron prunifolium (Plumleaf Azalea), is a large, graceful shrub that sets the garden ablaze in mid to late summer.

Read More

Rhododendron schlippenbachii (Royal Azalea)

Noted for its fragrant, spring blossoms and lovely fall color, Rhododendron schlippenbachii, commonly known as Royal Azalea, is an upright, rounded, deciduous Azalea with four seasons of interest.

Read More

Rhododendron vaseyi (Pink-Shell Azalea)

One of the first and most beautiful spring-flowering native azaleas to bloom, Rhododendron vaseyi (Pink-Shell Azalea) is a deciduous, irregular rounded shrub which features trusses of 4 to 8 delicate pink to white, flat-faced flowers on leafless stems, with some prominent spotting in their throat

Read More

Rhododendron viscosum (Swamp Azalea)

Prized for its strongly-scented flowers and beautiful fall foliage, Rhododendron viscosum, commonly known as Swamp Azalea, is a very appealing native to the swamps of the eastern United States, from Maine to Alabama, and westward to Texas.

Read More

Rhus typhina 'Dissecta' (Cut-Leaf Staghorn Sumac)

Award-winning Rhus Tiphina 'Dissecta' is an open, spreading, deciduous shrub or small tree with nice ornamental features. Its foliage of large, deeply dissected, fern-like, bright green leaves, 2 ft. long (60 cm), warms up to brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow in fall.

Read More

Rhus typhina 'Tiger Eyes' ('Bailtiger')

Considered to be a superior landscape plant to the species, thanks to its compact size, the quality of its golden foliage and its minimal suckering habit, award-winning Rhus Tiphina 'Tiger Eyes' is a real standout!

Read More

Ribes alpinum (Alpine Currant)

Extremely winter hardy, Ribes alpinum (Alpine Currant) is a compact, mound-forming, deciduous shrub with bright green, trilobed leaves in spring. Emerging early, the foliage changes to dark green in summer with an attractive gloss on the leaf uppersides, before warming up to yellow in the fall.

Read More

Ribes odoratum (Clove Currant)

Noted for its fragrant flowers, edible fruits and summer foliage, Ribes odoratum (Clove Currant) provides great ornamental value over a long season of interest.

Read More

Ricinus communis 'Carmencita' (Castor Oil Plant)

Noted for its deep bronze foliage and showy flower spikes, Ricinus communis 'Carmencita' (Caster Oil plant) is a fast growing, tender shrub that adds interest and drama in the sunny garden.

Read More

Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad' (Ausled)

Enjoying a rich, fruity fragrance, Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad' is absolutely ravishing with its large rosettes displaying up to 100 perfectly arranged, soft and peachy pink petals.

Read More

Rosa 'Ambridge Rose' (Auswonder)

Bred by David Austin in 1990, Rosa 'Ambridge Rose' is still very popular today for various reasons. First, it is particularly beautiful with its fully double, nicely cupped, blooms that open to form a loose rosette formation. Second, this lovely rose is rich of a powerful and outstanding myrrh fragrance. Finally, this small shrub rose blooms continually throughout the season.

Read More

Rosa 'Anne Boleyn' (Ausecret)

Adding excitement to the garden, English Rose 'Anne Boleyn' features lovely rosette-shaped, small blossoms, packed with petals of the softest, warmest pink. They are produced in large sprays and borne on gracefully arching stems atop a soft green, highly polished foliage.

Read More

Rosa 'Ballerina'

Reliable and free-flowering, award-winning Rosa 'Ballerina' is a compact, rounded shrub with large sprays of slightly fragrant, single, soft pink flowers adorned with white centers. Blooming continuously from summer to fall, they are produced in great quantities and stand out against the attractive foliage of light green leaves. Loved around the world, 'Ballerina' is a charming and versatile hybrid musk rose

Read More

Rosa 'Benjamin Britten' (Ausencart)

This English rose combines beauty, fragrance, a remarkably long-blooming season and a high resistance to diseases.

Read More

Rosa 'Bishop's Castle' (Ausbecks)

Very robust and healthy, Rose 'Bishop's Castle' (Ausbecks) is a repeat-flowering rose featuring profuse blooms of rich raspberry pink that pale as the flowers mature.

Read More

Rosa 'Bonica'

Stunning and sturdy! Multiple award-winning Rosa 'Bonica' is an irresistible variety of shrub rose which produces generous sprays of semi-double, shell-pink flowers nicely complimented by the dark, glossy foliage.

Read More

Rosa 'Boscobel' (Auscousin)

An absolute beauty which produces fully double clusters of cupped rosettes whose color invariably draws attention. The flowers start as red buds, gradually developing into perfectly formed blooms of a rich salmon color that change with age to a rich, deep pink.

Read More

Rosa 'Brother Cadfael' (Ausglobe)

English Rose 'Brother Cadfael' enjoys some of the largest and most spectacular blooms of all the English Roses. Resembling peonies, the huge (5 in. wide or 12 cm), globular, clear pink flowers are deeply cupped, with reflexed petals (about 45) giving a slightly enclosed effect.

Read More

Rosa 'Buff Beauty'

Regarded as one of the best Musk roses, award-winning Rosa 'Buff Beauty' is a vigorous, spreading medium-sized shrub with large clusters of deliciously scented, very full (over 41 petals), semi-double flowers in the most attractive shades of buff-yellow to apricot and paling to primrose. Rich of a strong tea fragrance, the pretty blooms stand out against the lustrous foliage of dark green leaves.

Read More