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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


Beaucarnea recurvata (Pony Tail Palm)

An exclamation point in the landscape, award-winning Beaucarnea recurvata (Ponytail Palm) is an evergreen shrub or tree forming a bulbous trunk-like stem crowned with a dense rosette of long, downward-curving, bright green, grassy leaves. Resembling an elephant's foot, the greatly swollen base of the trunk (caudex) stores water just like a camel's hump, enabling this plant to go dry for long periods.

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Berberis koreana (Korean Barberry)

Extremely hardy, Berberis koreana (Korean Barberry) is a fabulous addition to the landscape thanks to its four seasons of interest.

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Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea Nana' (Japanese Barberry)

One of the most popular barberries, award-winning 'Atropurpurea Nana' is a charming, deciduous dwarf shrub with eye-catching, reddish to purplish, small, obovate leaves which turn into brilliant red shades in the fall. Tiny, scented, pale yellow flowers appear in mid-late spring, but are insignificant in comparison to the foliage.

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Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy' (Japanese Barberry)

Noted for its beautiful burgundy summer and fall foliage, Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy' is a lovely, deciduous dwarf shrub with eye-catching, small, obovate, deep crimson leaves with a bronze tinge, which turn into brilliant red shades in the fall. Tiny, waxy, scented, pale yellow flowers appear in mid-late spring, but are insignificant in comparison to the foliage.

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Berberis thunbergii 'Fireball' (Japanese Barberry)

Very showy, award-winning Berberis thunbergii 'Fireball' (Japanese Barberry) is a compact, dwarf, deciduous shrub with a vibrant foliage of fiery red leaves. The striking coloring remains throughout the summer season and deepens in fall. 'Fireball' is perfect for brightening borders or containers and ideal for small gardens.

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Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Rocket' (Japanese Barberry)

Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Rocket' (Japanese Barberry) is a compact, upright, deciduous shrub with a bright and fresh chartreuse foliage which provides a striking contrast to the coral colored stems. The leaf coloring continues throughout the summer season.

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Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket' (Japanese Barberry)

Award-winning Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket' (Japanese Barberry) is a compact, upright, deciduous shrub with small, vibrant coral-orange new leaves that change to mid-green in summer before turning brilliant shades of red-orange in the fall.

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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Admiration' (Japanese Barberry)

Incredibly beautiful, award-winning Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Admiration' (Japanese Barberry) is a compact, dwarf, deciduous shrub with a showy foliage of glowing coral-red leaves adorned with thin golden-yellow margins. The striking coloring remains throughout the summer season and deepens in fall. 

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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow' (Japanese Barberry)

Award-winning Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow' (Japanese Barberry) is a charming, small, deciduous shrub with an eye-catching foliage of deep rose-red leaves mottled with pink and white. Tiny, pale yellow flowers appear in mid-late spring, but are insignificant in comparison to the foliage.

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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Rosy Rocket' (Japanese Barberry)

Berberis thunbergii 'Rosy Rocket' (Japanese Barberry) is an upright, deciduous shrub with striking deep red leaves adorned with soft flamingo pink when young. Over time, the foliage matures to deep burgundy, creating an interesting bi-color effect. The leaf coloring deepens during the year, particularly in fall when the variegation gets more marked.

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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea (Purple Japanese Barberry)

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea (Purple Japanese Barberry) is always a spectacular addition to the landscape where it brings a strong color accent from spring to fall. This dense, arching, deciduous shrub features broadly oval, reddish-purple leaves which turn into brilliant red or red-orange shades in the fall.

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Bougainvillea 'California Gold'

One of the top performing yellow Bougainvillea varieties, 'California Gold' is a free-flowering, vigorous, evergreen shrub or vine with clusters of warm golden yellow, papery bracts surrounding tiny creamy-white flowers.

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Bougainvillea 'Helen Johnson'

A favorite dwarf Bougainvillea variety, 'Helen Johnson' is an evergreen shrub or vine with clusters of bright pink bracts surrounding tiny white flowers. Emerging coppery orange, the bracts mature to bold pink with a hint of purple, giving it a lovely bicolored look.

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Bougainvillea 'Imperial Delight'

Extremely showy, Bougainvillea 'Imperial Delight' is a semi-dwarf, vigorous, evergreen shrub or vine with elegant clusters of white papery bracts suffused with pale pink, surrounding tiny white flowers. Emerging white, the bracts mature to a delicate translucent pink giving it a lovely bicolored look.

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Bougainvillea 'James Walker'

Extremely showy, Bougainvillea 'James Walker' is a free-flowering, vigorous, evergreen shrub or vine with clusters of large, bold, reddish-magenta, papery bracts surrounding tiny white flowers. Emerging orange, the brightly colored bracts then open to a luminous magenta giving it a rich bicolored look.

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Bougainvillea 'Juanita Hatten'

Extremely showy, Bougainvillea 'Juanita Hatten' is a free-flowering, vigorous, evergreen shrub or vine with clusters of fiery fuchsia-red, papery bracts surrounding tiny creamy-white flowers.

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Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Afterglow'

A lovely bi-color hybrid Bougainvillea, 'Afterglow' is a free-flowering, vigorous, evergreen shrub or vine with clusters of bright yellow and orange, papery bracts surrounding tiny creamy-white flowers.

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Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Barbara Karst'

A very popular hybrid Bougainvillea, 'Barbara Karst' is a free-flowering, vigorous, evergreen shrub or vine with particularly eye-catching clusters of bright red to magenta-red, papery bracts surrounding tiny white flowers.

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Buddleja 'Blue Chip' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja 'Blue Chip' (Butterfly Bush) is a miniature deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented, elongated panicles of intense blue flowers. Borne at the tips of current year's growth, the flower spikes are freely produced from mid summer through early fall and sometimes to first frost.

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Buddleja 'Flutterby Petite Blue Heaven' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja 'Flutterby Petite Blue Heaven' (Butterfly Bush) is a miniature deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, fuzzy, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented panicles of violet-blue flowers. Borne at the tips of the stems, the flower spikes are freely produced from early summer through early fall and sometimes to first frost.

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Buddleja 'Flutterby Petite Tutti Fruitti Pink' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja 'Flutterby Petite Tutti Fruitti Pink' (Butterfly Bush) is a miniature deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, fuzzy, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented panicles of bright fuchsia-pink flowers. Borne at the tips of the stems, the flower spikes are freely produced from early summer through early fall and sometimes to first frost.

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Buddleja 'Orchid Annie' (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja 'Orchid Annie' (Butterfly Bush) is a compact deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented, elongated panicles of orchid purple flowers. Borne at the tips of current year's growth, the long flower spikes, up to 8 in. (20 cm), are freely produced from mid summer through early fall.

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Buddleja 'Pink Delight' (Butterfly Bush)

Award-winning Buddleja 'Pink Delight' (Butterfly Bush) is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches, studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves with white-felted undersides, and sweetly scented, slender panicles of bright pink flowers. Borne at the tips of current year's growth, the huge flower spikes, up to 15 in. long (37 cm), are on display from mid summer through early fall and sometimes to first frost.

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Buddleja alternifolia (Alternate-Leaved Butterfly Bush)

Fast growing and cold hardy, award-winning Buddleja alternifolia (Butterfly Bush) is a gorgeous, deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with gracefully arching branches studded with lance-shaped, gray-green leaves and sweetly scented clusters of lilac-purple flowers. Borne in the leaf axils along the previous year's stems, the long flower spikes, up to 18 in. (45 cm), drape over the bush in late spring or early summer.

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